April 01, 2000
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts April 2000 Current Issue
April 2000
Short Cuts:ETC.

FOR MANY PLANNERS, Microsoft Excel is the software of choice for managing a meeting. To help handle the data, meetings technology expert Corbin Ball, CMP, based in Bellingham, Wash., has created 11 Excel tools that are available free from his Web site (www.corbinball.com). The tools -- including a catering-cost estimator and a hotel-pickup tracker -- work with association meetings but can be used for corporate events, too. GUESTS OF THEFour Seasons Hotel NY Four Seasons Hotel New York can enlist personal consultant Marina Crispo to help with everything from sightseeing to scouting real estate. For $125 an hour, Crispo, former managing director of Hermes, will be a high-end friend in the big city.

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COUSTEAU FANS will visit the deep in 2002 with the Caribbean launch of Poseidon, a 286-foot, 72-passenger luxury submarine. Fish feeders and huge portholes will bring undersea action to passengers. The sub will cruise a different ocean each year. Don’t let the name scare you. Cruises start at $4,000 per person. (561) 234-4499

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