I had the chance to discover 4 countries in Central America last December : Panama, Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala.

I was particularly impressed by the F.F. Coppola lodges in Belize and Guatemala.
La Lancha, close to the archeological site of Tikal on the shore of Petén Itza lake, is a one stop not to be missed.

Beside the visit of Tikal, located in the middle of the jungle, a very pleasant cruise on the 100 km2 lake to visit the exquisite village of Flores, will complete your stay at La Lancha.

The second lodge located on the other side of the border in Belize, the Blancaneaux Lodge, beautifully decorated, is worth a 3 nights stay in order to visit the many Mayas’ sites and enjoy the discovery of extremely important wild life.

Finally, the splendid Turtle Inn, on the shore of the Caribbean sea offers beautifully decorated villas, excellent service and an amazing wine cellar.

A real must : spend one night at Coral Caye, 35 minutes’ away from Turtle Inn by boat with only company birds, turtles, lobsters and marine fauna.

Thanks to Myriam Kournaf, General Manager of FFC Resorts, for having given me the opportunity to discover those extraordinary and unique venues.

 

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Happy New Year !

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 10:04 AM
22/12/2016

A slow year for our travellers

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 8:51 AM
13/10/2016

The first semester was particularly slow in demands and confirmations. The second was for us far better.

We had the pleasure to organize several high end journeys.

The US and Western Canada were as always the most requested destinations.

Several very successfull programs in Cuba were planned.

In Europe, a fantastic week-end in Andalucia and Sevilla during the Easter week-end with the spectacular processions.

 

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Italy, where we organized several programs in Roma, Amalfitan coast, Sicily, not to mention a wonderful meeting of 60 guests in Florence during the harvest in the Chianti vineyards.

 

This winter, several programs are planned and more particularly  in Central America, including Panama, Costa Rica, Belize & Guatemala.

 

* Cruise in the British Virgin Islands,

* Private chartered cruise on the SeaDream from Istanbul to Athens,

* New-York, Lake Placid, Connecticut, Rhodes Island and Boston,

* Rome,

* Venice,

* West Coast of United States and Las Vegas,

* West Coast of Ireland,

* Positano and Milano,

* Vietnam and Cambodia

Our goal, as travel consultant and specialist, is to plan very high end tailor-made programs for our demanding clientele.

In June 2015, one particular program needs to be mentioned:

A 7 nights’ cruise on board the SeaDream for 65 guests from Istanbul to Athens with several ports of call: Troy, Ephesus in Turkey, Patmos, Paros and Mykonos in Greece.

In 2016, we shall have the opportunity to organize some unique programs in New-York, Orlando and South Beach in Florida, Mauritius Island, Sevilla and Andalucia, Cuba, London, Laos and Myanmar!

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99 Countries!

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 10:26 AM
01/03/2016

Since 1971, I have had the chance to visit 99 countries in the world where over 230 are as of today registered!

My first job as travel director allowed me to discover some of those which are not existing any longer such as Sikkim taken over by India over 20 years ago!

In the 70’s, only 130 countries were existing, I had covered half of the world!

My goal today is to discover new lands for my own culture but also as travel consultant, to enhance our knowledge for our clients looking at new ideas in their travel wishes.

Next steps will be Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and many more!

Thanks to our experience, we have had the opportunity to build strong relationships with Destination Management Companies and hotels around the world , enabling us to get wonderful supports for creative and exceptional programs both for our groups and FIT  clients.

We obviously remain at the entire disposal of our existing and new clients to built extraordinary programs full of emotions!

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posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 10:17 AM
16/12/2015

Don Quixote’s honour!

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 16:17 PM
04/05/2015

“My honour is dearer to me than my life!” cried Don Quixote whilst charging at the windmills with his lance…

This handsome Utopian knight travelled across the Iberian Peninsula with the sole intention of defeating evil.

My own adversaries were not so mythical. They fought me bitterly and for a long time putting at risk all that I had built from scratch, all that I wanted to leave to my children. But more importantly, they damaged what was for me, just like for Don Quixote, most important in my life: my honour.

Although this remained unchanged in the eyes of those closest to me, those who continued to believe in me, it was tarnished in the eyes of others for a while.

I have never been able to avoid or remain insensitive to this kind of scrutiny as I have to admit a weakness for being liked and liked by all. The disdain of a single person, whoever that may be, makes me doubt myself.

That is why throughout my life I have tried to be “kind”, to be a man who people like, a man who it is impossible to despise. So do I need to say how much the doubts, the open or hidden critiques, the turned faces, the “friends” laughing at no longer being friends, the formal accusations and the ostracism really hurt me?

I experienced, despite the unfaltering presence of a few faithful friends, a new solitude that I had spent my whole life avoiding. This first withdrawal into myself protected me and allowed me to open my eyes. I started to have doubts about humanity, I read and quoted Machiavelli. And then the pain eased. I gained strength. I got back on my horse ready to charge at my windmills. And I won!

The French judicial system, despite taking a long time, ruled in my favour at the Commercial Court in Antibes and then again at the Court of Appeal in Aix-en-Provence. Finally, after several years, the Court of Appeal returned my broken honour to me with a simple and definitive ruling.

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” cried Nietzsche in Ecce Homo before sinking into madness. His words are surely true, however, I would add, “that which doesn’t kill you damages you and yet it also makes you stronger.” This is the price we pay for the armour we cover our wounds with. This is life!

That which is damaged is repaired. Despite nothing being the same as before. I come out of this stronger, harder, the winner of this fight. I am also relieved and appeased. I am no longer fighting to survive. I have found my thirst for life once more. I intend to travel the world, to discover it again. I will share this joy with you. That is the advantage of a storm, the sunshine when it breaks is blinding.

I thank with all of my heart all those who have loved and supported me. Keep on doing it!

Long live life, love and honour!

Best wishes for 2015!

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 10:30 AM
17/12/2014

This year promises to be rich to LS Consulting! We are in charge of the organization of several trips, among them we can mention the following destinations:

  • Mauritius
  • Venice
  • Iceland
  • Lausanne
  • Seychelles
  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • San Francisco and Las Vegas

Beyond our advisory role in organizing these trips, we continue our work with Masters 1 MICE at IUP Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, training for careers in business tourism, and bringing our support to the Orchestre Regional  de Cannes through our association Andantino and many other actions that I’ll have the opportunity to develop further!