June 01, 2001
> Meetings & Conventions: Out There June 2001

June 2001

Far-flung and fabulous

French lessons. Learn to cook, paint or select wines like a true Francophile at the four-day programs offered by the 40-room Hostellerie Berard in Southern France. Incentive groups are accommodated. (011) 33-494-90-11-43; www.hotel-berard.com

Way to wait. British Airways’ new Terraces Lounge at New York’s JFK International Airport offers business- and first-class passengers a calming refuge before boarding. The 28,000-square-foot facility features a juice bar, cappuccino bar, wine bar and spa facilities where flyers can indulge in pre-runway facials, massages and special relaxation treatments, or simply stretch out on the comfy chaise lounges and recliners. (800) 247-9297; www.british-airways.comLuxe of the Irish. Luttrellstown Castle, outside of Dublin, has 14 distinctive guest rooms, 24-hour butler service, gourmet cuisine and 560 picturesque acres. The property is available for group rentals and stand-alone functions. (011) 353-1-808-9900; www.luttrellstown.ie

The rail deal. From May to October, the Royal Canadian Pacific embarks on six-day sojourns through Western Canada, featuring antique sleeper cars, gourmet meals and guided day tours. The train is also available for incentive programs and individual group functions. (877) 665-3044; www.cprtours.com

Name That Dune Mountain Travel Sobek offers small group (up to 20) tours of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a remote land of sand, elephants and nomads. (800) 282-8747; www.mtsobek.com

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