Bundle and Save – Enjoy LEGOLAND Florida and Fun Spot America Combo!

Bundle and Save – Enjoy LEGOLAND Florida and Fun Spot America Combo!

Here’s a triple-play of Florida fun: Check out LEGOLAND Florida Resort, LEGOLAND Water Park and Fun Spot America in a Single Day Combo special from TicketsatWork.com.

Enjoy a fun-filled day going back and forth between LEGOLAND and the LEGOLAND Water Park, featuring a sensational line-up of rides, shows and attraction.

Then jump over to Fun Spot America, which features go-kart tracks, arcades, coasters, and rides geared for the whole family.

If you’re thinking about new travel adventures for the family this year, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. The 150-acre interactive theme park offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, shopping, a botanical garden and the LEGOLAND Water Park all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12.

The hot attraction inside LEGOLAND Florida right now is the new LEGO Ninjago World, which opened in January and introduced fans to an immersive area filled with several hands-on, outdoor activities where kids can sharpen their ninja skills before the ultimate showdown on LEGO Ninjago: The Ride.

What’s great about Fun Spot America is that it’s Central Florida’s only family-owned theme park. There are two locations to enjoy a day of fun: Orlando and Kissimmee.

It’s going to be a super summer at Fun Spot America: In June, the theme park celebrates its 19th birthday (June 10 at the park!). There will be giveaways, music and more. There’s also the June debut of the new wooden roller coaster coming to the Kissimmee location – Mine Blower.

For all you thrill-seekers be sure to check out SkyCoaster. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to mix hang gliding and sky diving and bungee jumping all together, well… the SkyCoaster is going to answer your question in a big, exciting way.

Arguably one of the most exhilarating rides you’ll ever dare to experience, SkyCoaster takes you to the top of a 180-foot steel arch before taking a flying dive from the top with nothing but sky to catch your fall.

If you’re thinking about new travel adventures for the family this year, you can’t go wrong with a triple-dose of fun at LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Water Park, and Fun Spot America.

Take advantage of TAW’s Bundle Special and save!

By: Jeff Hyatt

Must-See Speakers at #SHRM17 in New Orleans


Get pumped! The 2017 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition is only a few days away. This will be my third time attending the annual conference and I have yet to be disappointed by all of the options for speakers, concurrent sessions and networking opportunities. But, without a little guidance, having all these options can also be a bit overwhelming. Here’s my take on the must-see speakers for #SHRM17:

  • Kat Cole: Kat is a food service leader – but she’s also a lot more. Cole is active in providing advice to and investing in start-ups, and she also gives back her time and resources as a humanitarian. Her story is often shared as inspiration: She moved up from working as a hostess at the age of 17, to restaurant and corporate jobs, and eventually became Vice President of Training and Development for Hooters of America, Inc. She is now Group President at FOCUS Brands Inc. (parent company to Cinnabon, Inc.).
    Session: “Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster” on Sunday at 2:30pm
  • Steve Browne: Steve, Steve, Steve. He won’t be hard to find, that’s for sure. Steve helps define what it means to be an “extrovert” and can typically be seen wearing a tie-dye t-shirt. He will strike up a conversation, give advice and hug just about every conference attendee. His session will focus on the brand of HR and how to improve it, apply relevant skills and integrate it into your company brand. Should be a great one!
    Session: “Brand Name HR: Giving Your Function Life and Purpose!” on Tuesday at 2:15pm and a Smart Stage Session, “Connecting on Purpose: How to Make Your Conference Experience Last” on Sunday at 12:50pm
  • Laszlo Bock: The former head of HR/People at Google is an inspiring advisor and best-selling author. If you’re interested in data and analytics related to the HR industry, make sure you catch Laszlo’s session. He is often referred to as a key figure in the creation of the “people analytics” field. In 2010 he was named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” and in 2015 the “HR Professional of the Decade.” If that impressive resume doesn’t draw you in, Laszlo also reveals more than a few fun facts: He held a world record for Greek Syrtaki dance and was, at one time, ranked as the best player in the world for the video game, Assassin’s Creed.
    Session: “Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google and Elsewhere to Transform How You Live and Lead” on Monday at 8:30am
  • Heather Kinzie: As the workforce becomes increasingly connected through technology and the desire for improved work-life balance grows, remote workers will be on the rise. Heather will highlight the critical elements to address in order to maximize the individual and team performance management of remote workers in your organization. Heather is also a member of the #SHRM17 Bloggers and Social Media team so be sure to follow her for awesome connections and hilarious insights.
    Session: “Out of Office Rise of the Remote Worker” on Wednesday at 11:30am and a Smart Stage Session, “STRIVE! Endeavor to Discover, Innovate, and Grow! on Monday at 3:20pm.
  • Patrick Lencioni: Patrick’s illustrious career has focused on a variety of leadership models and how to build high-performing teams. In his general session, he will share the three indispensable virtues that make some people better team players than others. This approach has served as the basis for hiring and evaluation at his own firm (The Table Group) for the past two decades, and now offers an effective method for leaders to identify, cultivate and recruit true team players in any organization.
    Session: “The Ideal Team Player” on Tuesday at 8:30am
  • Dan Schawbel: Dan is a best-selling author and researcher who will be discussing some of the key workplace trends impacting HR practitioners today and tomorrow. If you can’t catch him live or just want to know more, check out one of his books, Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success or Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future.
    Session: “The Top 10 Workplace Trends of 2017” on Tuesday at 2:15pm
    Laila Ali: Wrapping up the conference in the closing general session, Laila will share how she has reinvented herself from world champion athlete to TV personality/author to entrepreneur. One thing we know: She will inspire the audience to “fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee” borrowing a quote from her father, Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer and activist.
    Session: “Reinventing Yourself” on Wednesday at 8:30am

Between these awesome speakers, make sure you visit the TicketsatWork Booth #3047, in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort™, and learn how we help employees save big on thousands of travel and entertainment experiences as they plan for their next vacation. The team from Project: Time Off will join TicketsAtWork at the booth to connect and answer questions about their recently released State of the American Vacation report. Project: Time Off is a nonprofit initiative that was born out of the U.S. Travel Association aimed at transforming America’s thinking and behavior about vacation time. Be sure to follow EBG and TicketsatWork to stay up to date on all the great happenings, giveaways and grand prize sweepstakes.

[Photo: Laila Ali is a featured speaker at SHRM 2017 in New Orleans (Getty Images)]

Q+A with Universal Orlando Resort™ for SHRM 2017

Visit TicketsatWork and Universal Orlando Resort at SHRM 2017!

In just a few days, TicketsatWork will once again join forces with our incredible partner Universal Orlando Resort™ to showcase at the 2017 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans on June 18 to 21. Get transported to a tropical paradise – equipped with lush palm trees, Hawaiian leis, an interactive photo booth, special visits from Universal’s most iconic characters and an exciting sweepstakes – at TicketsatWork Booth #3047. Plus, learn about all the exclusive offers we have through our corporate benefits platform, so you can create vacations you’ll remember for a lifetime. Intrigued to learn more? Check out our Q+A with Universal Orlando Resort™:

Why does Universal Orlando Resort partner with TicketsatWork for the annual SHRM conference?
TicketsatWork and Universal Orlando Resort™ share similar values with the HR Professionals that attend SHRM. We both have a shared goal that aligns with HR initiatives surrounding motivation, retention, recognition morale and providing a real value to the employee benefits package.

What benefits does it have for your business?
SHRM allows Universal Orlando Resort™ to showcase our world-class vacation destination with three theme parks, five on-site hotels and the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex to the industry leaders that attend the annual SHRM Conference and Expo.

What’s your favorite part of the conference?
Our favorite part of the conference is engaging with program administrators who we don’t normally get to have face-to-face time with. It’s also great to meet new people and educate conference attendees about all the great Universal Orlando offers on TicketsatWork. This year is especially exciting because on May 25 we officially grand-opened Universal’s Volcano Bay, which is an incredibly immersive water theme park. We can’t wait to share all of the unbelievable vacation package offerings that are exclusive to TicketsatWork members at SHRM.

What are you most looking forward to?
We are really looking forward to bringing some special Universal “friends” to our booth to meet conference attendees. We hope they don’t cause too much mayhem!

Each year the Universal team helps TicketsatWork bring fun and excitement to the tradeshow floor. What can conference-goers expect this year?
A special meet and greet with some very popular Universal characters. There will also be great prizes raffled off at our booth including Universal Orlando gift cards and vacation packages.

How do you think employers can best connect with the Universal Orlando Resort brand?
I think it’s a very easy connection. The Universal Orlando Resort™ brand is one where everything is extraordinary. Our company culture is every bit as thrilling as the state-of-the-art guest experiences that line our resort. There is a definite energy here. You can feel it, see it and hear it – there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world, guaranteed.

Why is it important for their employees?
When the employees see Universal Orlando Resort as an option for the vacation of a lifetime, they can feel confident that we provide a great value while delivering unforgettable experiences.

What can travelers expect at Universal Orlando Resort in 2017?
We have many exciting things happening in 2017. We recently opened Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon at Universal Studios, and on May 25, we grand-opened our third theme park, Universal’s Volcano Bay. This fall we will kick off our 27th annual Halloween Horror Nights – we have already announced American Horror Story and The Shining, with more announcements coming. And then for the holidays – we have an all-new lineup of events including Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular and Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

Q+A with EBG CEO Brett Reizen for SHRM 2017

EBG, TicketsatWork.com SHRM 2017

The countdown is on for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition! Set to take over New Orleans on June 18 to 21, SHRM will welcome thousands of vendors, suppliers, industry experts and HR professionals from around the world for a fun, inspiring and engaging HR event that provides conference-goers with the information and tools needed to take their organization to the next level. That’s where we come in. Visit TicketsatWork Booth #3047, in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort™, and learn how we help employees save big on thousands of travel and entertainment experiences as they plan for their next vacation.

With SHRM 2017 less than a week away, TicketsatWork correspondent and HR professional Dan Cross interviewed Brett Reizen, President and CEO of Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG), the leading travel and entertainment provider in the United States, including the nation’s largest corporate benefits program, TicketsatWork.

Check out the full interview on SHRM’s official blog here.

And, be sure to follow TicketsatWork for SHRM updates and an exciting sweepstakes.

See you soon!

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