Category Archives: Platinum News

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Scandinavia Edition

Zoom with us to Scandinavia for this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes. Colleen sits down with Dag Kastennson,  Managing Director of SNE Northern Europe, Platinum’s DMC partner in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Colleen poses these two questions to Dag: How has SNE Northern Europe managed to survive the pandemic in all the Scandinavian countries? […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Egypt Edition

Join us on the banks of the Nile River for this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes. Colleen has a conversation with  Karim ElMinabawy President of Emeco Travel in Egypt. Karim is asked to the following two questions: What are the “must do” highlights for visitors to experience in Egypt? What has Egypt been doing to […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Spain Edition

For this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes, Colleen visits with  Victor Canizares, CEO of SHE Spanish Heritage. The interview is conducted from the Presidential Suite at the W Barcelona overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. So, there’s a mini site inspection as well! Victor replies to these two questions: How are things going in Spain […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – France (northern) Edition

Colleen visits with  Karine Berberian, Managing Director of KeyCall France for this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes. The two questions that Karine answers are: What have you learned during these challenging times? What has KeyCall France been doing during the pandemic to prepare for the return of visitors? Please join the brief conversation from Karine’s […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Southern France/Monaco Edition

In this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes, Colleen chats with  Pierre Oudine, Co-Founder and Director of Raising Stones Events in southern France and Monaco. Colleen asks Pierre the following two questions: What’s happening now on the French Riviera and in Monaco? How is Raising Stones Events managing the current situation and anticipating the future? […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – England Edition

Today, it’s off to London to visit with Jerry Allanson, General Manager of Wedgewood Britain, for this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes. Jerry is asked these two questions: What are a few of the things that Wedgewood Britain has done do meet these changing times, i.e. virtual and hybrid experiences, etc.? What is the […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Turkey Edition

For this edition of Two Questions, Two Minutes, we Zoom to Turkey to chat with  Hasan Dinc, Managing Director of ODS Turkey.  Colleen asks Hasan the following questions: How is the Turkish MICE industry coping with the present situation?  What has ODS Turkey been doing during this time? Please join the brief conversation HERE.

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Malta Edition

Today we travel to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta for Two Questions, Two Minutes. We catch up with  Warren Zahra, Managing Director of Alpine Sterling Malta & Gozo.  Colleen poses these two questions to Warren: What will the new landscape of incentive and meeting travel look like in Malta when business returns?  When will […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Greece Edition

In this issue of Two Questions, Two Minutes, Colleen has a brief conversation with  Michael Argiri, Managing Director of Conceptours in Greece.  Colleen asks Michael these two questions: What is the current situation in Greece, and how is Conceptours dealing with the pandemic?  What other news or exciting things have happened during this period? Please […]

Two Questions, Two Minutes – Israel Edition

Two Questions, Two Minutes continues our conversation series with Amnon Ben David, COO of Eshet Incentives & Conferences in Israel.  Amnon is asked the following two questions: How is Israel doing with the second wave of Covid-19?  When do you anticipate visitors from the U.S. will be able to come to Israel without having to […]