by By Lisa Grimaldi | November 01, 2009

Seasite, a web-based resource for planning cruise meetings and incentives, was launched last month by cruise meeting specialists Landry & Kling.

The Incentive MarĀ­keting Association's Recognition Council has released a white paper, "2010 Recognition Rx: Engaging Employees For Economic Recovery." The document makes the case for how employee engagement can help firms position themselves for postrecession growth. Go to

The Fairmont Nile City opened last month in Cairo, Egypt. The 567-room property has 11,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and a 22,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa.

The winners of the motivation show's
People's Choice award for best new products were the Heys USA BioCase suitcase, the Swany Walkin'Bag and the Oreck Halo vacuum. For details:

The 473-room W Barcelona,
with 27,000 square feet of meeting space, opened in Spain last month. It is the first W in Western Europe.