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Hermes + Adelska: Bringing You the Ultimate Experience

We get it, covid-19 has upended the way we connect with others and foster relationships. It has become harder to deepen connections and perhaps harder to even just get to know any of our new coworkers and friends. That’s where Adelska, an experience company, comes in! Adelska creates shared experiences for companies and individuals to connect beyond your average Zoom call. Gretchen Bartek, founder and CEO of Adelska saw a gap in the market of team building (especially when it comes to all the remote positions these days) and filled the need. With seasonal, pre-curated, and multiple tiers to choose from, Adelska offers a wide range of experiences to fit your unique group. Gretchen says it best with the following,

Fostering meaningful connections in an online world has always been challenging. COVID-19 emphasized a need to create a way for people who can’t see each other in person, either because of distance or safety, to have a memorable experience together where they might even forget it’s virtual! 

The same virtual happy hours and networking events with little substance were being repeated. Research has shown that virtual events have more than a 30% no-show rate. We wanted to bring teams virtually together in a sincere way that people want to show up for and fosters thoughtful conversations that goes long after the Adelska experience is over. We’re excited to share that our events have had a 100% attendance rate!

With seasonal, pre-curated and multiple tiers to choose from, Adelska offers a wide range of experiences to fit your unique group.

So now you’re hooked, right? But where does Hermes come in? Good question! Hermes offers the Denver area white-glove delivery service to ensure your experience has an extra special touch.

Contact Adelska today to bring your vision to life with one of their incredible team members!

Travel Insurance: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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To Buy or Not to Buy? That is the Question!

We are living in some challenging times, to say the least. Maybe you routinely skip over that box asking you if you wanted to protect your trip with travel insurance, however, it may be time to give it a second look. With the uncertainty that is facing much of the world with COVID – 19, travel insurance is quickly becoming a hot commodity. Read on to find out what to look for, and what to avoid in good coverage.

Read That Fine Print

There is always plenty to read in the fine print of any insurance policy, travel insurance is no different. Now we all know that insurance companies do not remain profitable by paying out claims, but you want to stay away from companies with highly restrictive underwriting. How do you do that? It’s pretty simple really. Look for companies with more lenient reimbursement policies. Here are some things you will want to see:

  • Cancel for Any Reason
  • Personal or Family Illness
  • Trip Cancellation or Disruption
  • Emergency Medical Care / Transportation

These are just a few of the many circumstances that may be listed under your coverage, but do make sure you read the policy to make sure it will suit your travel needs. For example, you deciding to cancel your trip a week out because you feel like the weather may be bad is not trip cancellation. If a tour operator or an airline has canceled – that is trip cancellation. See the difference? BUT, if you have a Cancel for Any Reason policy, you are good to go. Cancel for any reason policies are going to be about 40% more expensive, but well worth the cost and peace of mind in today’s current climate. They do exactly what they say – reimburse you regardless of the reason. These policies can reimburse you up to 75% of travel costs. Cheaper policies won’t cover travel plans if you cancel by choice (even if the choice was a good one) again, these are things you will need to consider before you buy. You will get what you pay for.

Does Travel Insurance Cover COVID – 19 Issues?

Well, it can. Many travel insurance companies are altering their coverage parameters in this unprecedented time. But buyer beware, COVID – 19 related travel issues generally will not fall under the “unforeseen circumstance” umbrella anymore. Once the disease became so widespread that it evolved into a pandemic, it was no longer unforeseen. That doesn’t mean that it won’t be covered, but it does mean you need to understand the policy you are buying, the time frames for cancellation and cancellation reasons. Make sure you are asking the right questions about coverage so you don’t encounter any issues should you need to cancel a trip, despite the reason.

Corporate and Group Travel Partners

If your job involves a lot of group travel execution, this is a great time to reach out to some of your travel partners to recommend some good travel insurance. People that work in the travel and transportation industry will generally know reputable carriers. Turn to your travel and transportation industry leaders to see if they currently partner with a company that can cover your individual, group or executive travel plans. Who better to trust than people you already partner with?

The travel landscape is radically changing. Whether it’s that vacation you’ve been waiting for all year, or resuming those business trips that have been put on hold, travel insurance may just be the little bit of security that we are all looking for right now.

Ready to purchase? Click here!

Tips for Travel Insurance

As the world starts to gradually re-open, you may be anxious about new surroundings. With a lot of uncertainty and restrictions around airplane travel, regional and domestic trips are expected to see a jump this year. As you plan your next trip with Hermes Worldwide, consider the many benefits of travel insurance.

Besides the peace of mind afforded by travel insurance, it’s a smart economic investment to help protect your wallet. The cost of a travel insurance plan varies based on your age, the cost of your trip, and whether you add an upgrade, but any plan cost is much less than the potential cost of a disruption to your travel plans, whether it’s a cancellation due to illness, a delay due to horrible weather, or a medical emergency away from home.

Are you seeking total security and flexibility when you travel? (Many are nowadays!) Upgrade your plan with the Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) option. This upgrade allows you to cancel your plan for literally any reason at all, including reasons not normally covered by the plan. In the wake of the pandemic, many other travel insurance plans have stopped offering this sought-after upgrade, but we’re happy that we can provide this important option to our travelers. Just be sure to buy your travel insurance plan early – there are time-sensitive benefits, including CFAR, that are only available if you buy your travel insurance shortly after your trip deposit. (For the Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Exclusion Waiver, you must buy your plan within 14 days of your initial trip deposit; for the CFAR upgrade you must buy your plan within 30 days of your initial trip deposit.)

The best news? Hermes Worldwide already has a plan available for you to use. Choose from the regular tour protection plan or the plan with CFAR to secure the plan that meets your coverage needs and budget. Learn more and get a free quote today at my.travelinsure.com/uma/hermesworldwide.

As always, read the plan documents carefully to fully understand your coverage. If you have any questions or need help picking the best plan for you, email customercare@travelinsure.com or call 1-855-874-0156.

Picking the Right Venue for Your Event

Not everyone is a skilled event or meeting planner, for those that have either elected (or been selected) to plan a large or small scale event, there are a lot of choices out there. Read on to find out what successful event and meeting planners consider when selecting a venue.

What kind of event is it?

This is the place to start. The needs for large corporate events is obviously quite different than those of weddings or social events. Many venues cater to both, but stop to consider the type of environment that you are hoping to create. I’ve planned weddings in spaces that were geared more for the corporate crowd, and it can be quite challenging to create the kind of romantic ambiance that most couples desire for their wedding. Meetings also have different needs than weddings, so while a venue may be a beautiful setting, it’s important to know if an event venue will be able to provide you with what you need to have a successful event. 

Location, Location, Location

This is an important consideration for a number of reasons. Take into account the accessibility of the event venue in relation to where the attendees are coming from. Business meetings held off site of the hotel will require some form of ground transportation, perhaps on a very large scale. Ground transportation companies work with event planners daily providing them with group transportation, and there are many options to work with, but definitely something to keep in mind while making this choice.

Hermes Worldwide Transportation, Denver Colorado

Catering 

Many venues have onsite catering, which is a very convenient feature, however, I’ve worked with a number of venues that don’t provide it as well. Regardless of whether or not you are using onsite or off, generally whoever is providing the catering will be the one providing the service staff as well. Generally venues have preferred vendors that they will be happy to put you in touch with if you are not familiar with any caterers.

Inside or Outside?

If you are in charge of planning a social event, outdoor spaces weather permitting, can create amazing events. Some things to remember when making this choice. 

  • Guest Attire – Women in heels walking around in grass will make for some crabby women
  • Regional Weather – If you have some sketchy weather that changes at the drop of a hat, have a back up plan inside should you need it.
  • Vendor Access – Bear in mind what vendor you will be using and how they will get what they need to your event
  • Wireless Internet/Electricity – Make sure your event venue can accommodate these needs.
  • Handicapped Guests – Think about any guests you may have and mobility issues concerning stairs, remote locations or wheelchairs on uneven surfaces.

These are just a few of the many considerations you will be making while planning your event. Employing a little out of the box thinking will go a long way in making sure that you are thinking like an event planner and all of your bases are covered with the right event venue.

Marlon Wayans in Denver

Love live comedy? Then be sure to catch Marlon Wayans in Greenwood Village this weekend! He will be live at Comedy works April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd located at 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, CO.

Wayans is best known for his role in White Chicks and Scary Movie. He will be staring in an upcoming Netflix movie titled Naked.

VIP packages include meet and greet after the show with a photo opportunity. Get your tickets here!

Red Rocks Announces 2017 Concert Schedule

With Summer fast approaching, the official calendar for Red Rocks is taking shape. Don’t worry there are many more announcements to come, but here is a list of concerts this summer! Get your tickets here.

Red Rocks

 

Red Rocks 2017 lineup:

Jan. 27: Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks featuring Zedd with Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and Lil Dicky

April 19: Method Man and Redman, Flatbush Zombies

April 29: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Medeski Martin and Wood

May 5: Dada Land Before Time featuring Dada Life and additional acts to be announced

May 11: Opeth and Gojira

May 12: Bonobo and Nick Murphy (previously known as Chet Faker)

May 20: Global Dub Festival 2017 featuring Flux Pavilion

May 21: Elephant Revival

May 27-28: Odesza (SOLD OUT)

May 29-30: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

May 31: Trey Anastasio Band with Vulfpeck

June 1: Chromeo and Rufus Du Sol with D.R.A.M., Hayden James

June 2: The Motet and Jurassic 5

June 4: John Prine with Kacey Musgraves

June 6: Celtic Woman: “Voices of Angels”

June 9: BoomBox and Nahko and Medicine for the People

June 10: Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Collective Soul

June 11: Marshmello

June 13: Chicago and the Doobie Brothers

June 14: Norah Jones

June 17: DJ Gramatik

June 30-July 2: Umphrey’s McGee

July 3: Zeds Dead

July 10: An Evening with Santana

July 25: 2CELLOS

Aug. 2: The Head and the Heart with Grouplove

Aug. 28: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Sept. 4: Foreigner and Cheap Trick

Sept. 23: Greensky Bluegrass with Fruition

Oct. 6: Snails and Nghtmre

String Cheese Incident – Red Rocks Amphitheater

Don’t miss String Cheese Incident this weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheater! From Telluride, Colorado this local band is amazing live. Their music has elements of bluegrass sounds, as well as rock, electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, progressive rock, reggae, and occasional psychedelia.

SCI headlined festivals such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, and began playing in some larger venues to accommodate their growing fanbase.

Always travel safe by booking with Hermes Worldwide Inc. and have the time of your life at the best venue in the world!

Bacon and Beer Classic – Denver

Saturday April 16th is the Bacon and Beer classic at Sports Authority Field, and season ticket holders for the Denver Broncos can save BIG!

Enjoy 50+ original bacon dished from the best local chefs, sip on over 100 craft beer and cider samples from local and regional breweries, and much more. Click here for more information and use the code: CHAMPS for $10 off your ticket.

 

Bacon and Beer 2016

Early bird registration for GBTA Convention 2014 ends on February 14

It probably seems like last year's convention in San Diego just ended, but it's again time to make plans for the Global Business Travel Association's (GBTA) conference  this year held in Los Angeles. The event runs from July 26 through 30, and registration is currently open.

The organization is offering an early bird pricing scheme for anyone who registers on or before February 14. Anyone who takes advantage of this great deal will save between $500 and $750 on fees. 

Other promotions currently offered by the GBTA for this year's convention include: 

  • Bring your boss – Active GBTA members can register one of their supervisors at the discounted member rate. 
  • Fast Pass – These are are available for each day of the general session and allow attendees to enter the general session prior to doors opening to the public. 
  • Professional association discounts – Active members of Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) can attend the convention at the GBTA member rate. 
  • Team discount – Buyers who attend the conference in a group of three or more can receive a $100 discount on each registration. 
  • VIP registration – Attendees who choose to purchase this benefit will have access to exclusive registration lines for check in and preferred seating areas during general sessions and special events. 

In addition to the above, the GBTA offers a limited number of scholarships to buyer members who are actively involved in the business travel industry. 

Are you planning on attending this year's convention? Contact Hermes Worldwide today to learn about how we can provide your business with coaches in Los Angeles. 

Book chauffeured transportation with Hermes Worldwide this Super Bowl Sunday

This Sunday, upwards of approximately 110 million people across the United States are expected to watch the Super Bowl. If you are going to be one of the very lucky individuals who will be attending this game live in New Orleans, then it’s no secret to you that the stadium is going to be absolutely packed.

If you don’t want crowds to ruin this once-in-a-lifetime event, then make sure to do some planning. Consider booking chauffeured transportation to get you to and from the game. Hermes chauffeurs are some of the best in the industry and will help ensure that your ride isn’t stressful, but enjoyable.

Don’t worry about being late

Nothing is worse waiting for friends to drive over to get you. Hermes chauffeurs are known for their punctuality, so regardless of whether you want to be picked up at a house or a hotel, you can take comfort in the fact that you’ll get to the stadium with plenty of time to spare before kickoff, so you can enjoy all the tailgating activities.

Enjoy the ride over

Are you going to watch the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers with a group of your closest friends? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Hermes is equipped with a fleet of sophisticated vehicles, like luxury SUVs, which can accommodate multiple people in a comfortable setting.

If you are meeting your buddies at the stadium, Hermes chauffeurs will pick you up in a spacious sedan. Whether you are riding over to the site of the biggest football game of the year by yourself or in a group, our spacious and comfortable cars will help guarantee your ride is enjoyable.

Forget about finding a parking spot

Can you even begin to imagine how much of a headache it will be to find a parking spot at or anywhere near the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday? Don’t stress yourself trying to find a place to park your car – instead let Hermes’s door-to-door service drop you off wherever you need to be.

Have the time of your life

If you are planning on enjoying a few drinks, you shouldn’t be driving home. Let one of the chauffeurs at Hermes be your designated driver. Going to the Super Bowl is an experience that you will never forget, and the last thing that you want to be thinking about is drinking water instead of a beer or liquor of your choice.

Don’t ride with just anyone

Sure, you could always get to the stadium with your friend (who has a penchant for driving too fast) or take a cab (with drivers who don’t know where they are going), but are you really going to feel comfortable riding with individuals who aren’t always safe behind the wheel?

Hermes chauffeurs not only know how to drive in rain or shine: All of them undergo state and federal criminal background checks and random drug screenings. But, that’s not all. Before they are hired, these chauffeurs are required to provide a five-year motor vehicle history check to ensure that they have a clean driving record. Can you say your cab driver has to submit to the these rigorous requirements?

Contact Hermes to learn more

If you want to learn more about how Hermes can help ensure that you get the best out of your Super Bowl experience, don’t wait another minute. Contact this world-renowned company by calling us toll free at 877-777-9890. You can also learn more about booking a luxury sedan or SUV by sending an email to reserve@hermesworldwide.com or clicking here.