Enticing Mexican Festivities

Mexico is a destination that never disappoints and remains a top pick for Incentive Travel programs at all levels. With a range of hotel, resort and all-inclusive choices and ample activities, this destination has a charm that appeals to every demographic.

We create an authentic, luxury experience for our participants by offering a list of little known Mexican festivities that you may want to consider when booking your next Incentive trip in Mexico.

Carnival

Although you may tend to think of Rio for Carnival, Mexico has it’s own version of Carnival celebrations that take place the last week of February every year. If you want to see an authentic Mexican Carnival event head to Mazitlan where you will find thousands taking to the streets in elaborate costumes.  The weeklong fête includes parades, balls and merriment going well into the early morning hours.

Dia de la Candelaria

The Dia de la Candelaria is celebrated each February 2nd across the county.  This gorgeous celebration is festooned with thousands candles and flowers of every color.  Families bring a dressed up baby Jesus as an offering of thanks for a blessed year.  In pre-Hispanic times, villagers would bring corn through the streets on February 2nd according to the Mayan calendar in exchange for a healthy harvest.

If you are lucky enough to be in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz at this time, you will see this festival complete, parades and delicious tamales.

Fiesta de Santa Cecilia

An entire festival centered on the patron saint of music is bound to be a great time! Every November in Mexico City, Plaza Garibaldi is transformed into an open-air party with various music styles playing throughout the day.  This party culminates with more than 500 musicians from all backgrounds singing Las Mañantas to the patroness of mariachis.  While in Mexico City, we recommend staying at Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. , The St. Regis Mexico City or any of the luxury resorts where you will experience the finest accommodations and service.

BPM Festival

And speaking of music, the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen kicks off each New Year with the largest dance music festival in the world.  Thousands of visitors travel to the area every year to take part in dance parties on one of the countries most beautiful Caribbean shorelines.  For a span of 10 days, festivalgoers enjoy 400 artists all while taking in the splendor of Riviera Maya.

From Cancun to Los Cabos, Mexico is a country of great heritage and an endless source of fascination for travelers.  Whether you’ve been once or several times, there is always something new to discover. JNR will incorporate authentic touches into your next Incentive program in Mexico or anywhere in the world you would like to go.


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Information based on A calendar of less-familiar festivities by Meagan Drillinger which was published in Travel Weekly in September 2016.

 

Written by Barbara Williamson

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JNR is a full service, globally recognized leader in the incentive industry offering solutions for Meetings and Conferences, Incentive Travel, Special Events and Entertainment, Prepaid Card Services and AXS Contact Center Solutions. We have over 36 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Our clients trust our comprehensive suite of solutions that offer a better way to reach performance, productivity and loyalty objectives. JNR tends to every detail of your program to ensure an extraordinary experience for your customers, employees and participants and a favorable return on your investment. We allow you to step away from the logistical details and let you focus on what you do best.

The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings

Meetings are a necessity in today’s business landscape and it takes experience and know-how to run them efficiently. There are infinite variables that can defeat your best intentions for your big business meeting.  From having technical difficulties to booking a venue too small, many factors contribute to a smooth and successful event.

JNR has planned and operated hundreds of meetings in the last 35 years and they have ranged from small, intimate summits to global meetings in stadiums with thousands of attendees. Over this time we have seen it all and we have perfected the art of running a meeting.

With all of our experience, we thought it was time to share our knowledge and put together The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings.

This eBook is full of useful advice, checklists to follow and some fun facts. It can be your go-to reference for all things Meetings!

Please click below to download this helpful resource.



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By Stephanie Thomas

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JNR is a full service, globally recognized leader in the incentive industry offering solutions for Meetings and Conferences, Incentive Travel, Special Events and Entertainment, Prepaid Card Services and AXS Contact Center Solutions. We have over 36 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Our clients trust our comprehensive suite of solutions that offer a better way to reach performance, productivity and loyalty objectives. JNR tends to every detail of your program to ensure an extraordinary experience for your customers, employees and participants and a favorable return on your investment. We allow you to step away from the logistical details and let you focus on what you do best.

 

 

JNR Spotlight: Labor Day

As we look forward to a day off next Monday for Labor Day, it is important to recognize and celebrate the contributions and dedication of the American work force. Men and women all over the country work tirelessly in their individual jobs that sustain the overall well-being of the country and the nation’s economy. While relaxing on the beach or barbequing in the backyard, take a moment to remember those who fought the important fight to give workers their rights and those whose continuous efforts keep progressing this country forward.

Although Labor Day is often considered the official end of summer, here are some statistics to be happy about.

  • Summer does not officially end until September 22, 2016.
  • Officially, this is the 122nd Labor Day.
  • President Grover Cleveland signed into law an act to make Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. We have been celebrating ever since.
  • This year, we celebrate the 5 million people in the American labor force
  • Employment has risen 9% since December 2014 bringing our unemployment rate to just 4.9%.
  • Every year there is a Labor Day parade in New York City to commemorate the 1882 march that started it all.

Specifically in the Meetings Industry we can be especially proud of our contribution.

  • Meetings employ nearly 1.8 million people and generate $235 billion in total labor income.
  • The Meetings and Events Industry directly and indirectly supports 6.3 million jobs and generates almost $1 trillion a year.

We hope you and your friends and family have the opportunity to barbeque, spend time on the beach, lay out by the pool and just enjoy the long weekend.  Refresh and get ready to head back to school and work all while being grateful that we have a great country made up of great people.

Happy Labor Day!

 

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JNR is a full service, globally recognized leader in the incentive industry offering solutions for Meetings and Conferences, Incentive Travel, Special Events and Entertainment, Prepaid Card Services and AXS Contact Center Solutions. We have over 35 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Our clients trust our comprehensive suite of solutions that offer a better way to reach performance, productivity and loyalty objectives. JNR tends to every detail of your program to ensure an extraordinary experience for your customers, employees and participants and a favorable return on your investment. We allow you to step away from the logistical details and let you focus on what you do best.

 

Exciting Things Are Happening At JNR

 

JNR celebrates our nation’s diversity with our co-workers.  In celebration of our nation’s diversity and American Heritage Month, we took part in the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign led by Welcome.us.  We shared personal heritage stories and came to understand one another better. We discovered amazing stories of resilience, strength and perseverance; the values that America was founded on.  When you have a moment please watch our video, which showcases some of the amazing people that make up our JNR Team.

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We believe by embracing our differences we promote a rich company culture, allowing the opportunity to learn from each other.  Sharing knowledge improves contributions to providing excellent services. JNR’s core mission is to support organizations in growing and improving their businesses. By employing a workforce as diverse as our client base, we are positioned to develop and provide solutions that meet our clients’ needs and exceed their exceptions.

We appreciate your trust in us and promise to always do our best.

Thank you,

Jim & LuAnn Jalet and all of us at JNR

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JNR is a full service, globally recognized leader in the incentive industry offering solutions for Meetings and Conferences, Incentive Travel, Special Events and Entertainment, Prepaid Card Services and AXS Contact Center Solutions. We have over 35 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Our clients trust our comprehensive suite of solutions that offer a better way to reach performance, productivity and loyalty objectives. JNR tends to every detail of your program to ensure an extraordinary experience for your customers, employees and participants and a favorable return on your investment. We allow you to step away from the logistical details and let you focus on what you do best.

Celebrating the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!

Year after year, one scorching summer after another, the Fourth of July rolls around and the anticipation of the day’s festivities fill the neighborhood streets with excitement. It is, after all, the peak of the summer season. The once vividly colored beach towel is beginning to fade from long days left in the sun and you have mastered the art of grilling the perfect steak after several weekend barbecues of practice!

Undoubtedly, it is the most enjoyable summer celebration! Friends and family come together to enjoy food made with love,  share in laughter and most importantly to create memories that will be shared for years to come; hopefully, not at your expense!

However, not every American has the luxury of spending the holiday poolside or lighting up the night sky with a spectacular firework display. How easy it is to take for granted the brave men and women who choose to put their life on the line for our many freedoms, great and small. This holiday has been built upon tremendous sacrifice since 1776 when American independence was won and continues to be fought for every day. Always remember the strength and courage of our brothers and sisters who protect our country everyday so that we can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

So, this Fourth of July as you celebrate this great land with friends and family, remember to take a moment and salute our country’s brave stars.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Written by Rosie Curiel

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JNR Incorporated is a globally recognized leader specializing in creating custom programs that motivate, engage and reward the employees, customers and channel members of our Fortune 1000 clients. For over 35 years, JNR has designed and delivered a comprehensive suite of solutions including incentive travel, prepaid reward and gift cards, meetings and conferences, events and entertainment, technology solutions and marketing communications.  Our programs produce measurable results and are proven to increase performance, loyalty and revenues.

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