[CREATE] Short words
create07 at sfina.com
Tue Jul 6 19:46:26 PDT 2010
100% agree with Louis' short words.
On July 6, 2010 02:13:17 am Igor Novikov wrote:
> Such travel expenses are more than price for one week resort on Maldives or
> Seishell islands in All Inclusive option
Could be a valid venue. Some very successful conferences are held on cruise
I organized such a venue for our wedding. We booked a luxury all inclusive
hotel in the Caribbeans more than one year in advance. We showed flexibility
on the timing (two weeks ahead of high-season, allowing them to start hiring
seasonal personnel earlier than the competition) and they showed flexibility on
pricing: 99$/night, 7th night free for a place charging 250$-350$/night. We
had almost complete control of the hotel during the two weeks. They adapted
their schedules to our needs and even built a special structure for us on the
beach. For the flights a small travel agent with personal service negotiated
the airlines for us. Back then more than ten people traveling together got
interesting discounts. Gathering at a few regional hubs and traveling
together to/from the conference site is a good idea. One advantage is that
the airline can reserve a block of seats and is quite accommodating with +/- a
few seat quantity changes.
> classic touristic countries like Egypt/Cyprus/Turkey/Israel
Of these only Turkey makes it into the top ten .
> (last option may be not a good for human rights lawyers).
The human rights record of all of them is debatable but off-topic.
The question we need to answer pragmatically is whether traveling to these
countries represent an increased risk to participants, and whether the risk is
acceptable or not.
Politically motivated terrorists (or freedom fighters, depend on your
perspective on the issue) have targeted and killed more tourists in Egypt and
in Turkey than in Israel; and in all three countries the probability of a
tourist being killed in a car accident is much larger than the probability of
a tourist being killed in politically motivated unrest. What worries me more
than political risk is health risk. Can you drink tap water in those
> P.S.: sorry for copy - CREATE list daemon blocked message in 'Reply to all'
> option due to "Too many recipients to the message" reason.
good reason. keep the messages on the mailing list, no need to receive
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