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Come along for a bucket list adventure of a lifetime as we join hospitality & travel entrepreneurs, Todd Bludworth & Andy McNeill in search of your next travel wanderlust. They’re checking-in with celebrities in the know, hospitality experts and native connoisseurs to discover must do’s, and inspirational destinations to plan your next getaway. Explore the world’s most unique and desirable hotels, exotic foods with top chefs, and once in a lifetime experiences along the way. Todd and Andy are going back to their favorite travel destinations, exploring new ones, and are bringing you along. Get ready to add things to your bucket list after each exciting Podcast. Welcome to Destination Everywhere.
Todd and Andy are the founders of American Meetings, Inc. (AMI), a multimillion dollar global meetings and destination business that has propelled them to over one hundred countries. Whether you are planning your next vacation getaway or a meeting destination for your business, come along to the best places to stay and the most amazing adventures to do through the Destination Everywhere podcast.
As an Army brat, Todd has lived abroad his entire childhood, including Germany, Florida, Hawaii and Kansas before his family settled down in the Washington, D.C. area. His father traveled the world as Army Liaison for the US Senate, and would always bring back new and exciting gifts. This fascinated Todd, and his desire to see the world never waned. In Todd’s early career, he managed a political campaign, then later became a Special Events Manager in South Florida for an Anheuser-Busch distributor. He spent seven years working on some of the state’s largest and most successful sporting and social events. He then traveled the world putting on meetings and events on almost every continent. In 2005, Todd joined AMI as Chief Marketing Officer then became a principal owner in 2006.
Sharing the mic with Todd is Andy McNeill, AMI’s CEO and Founder. With over 30 years of experience in the global meeting management and hospitality services, he is a thought leader in the hospitality and meetings industry.
Being born and raised in South Florida, Andy began his love of travel by experiencing the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands as a child with his family who were avid boaters. Seeing different cultures lit the passion of travel. When he started AMI, the company afforded him to travel even farther staying at the best hotels and locales in the world. He is a true veteran of the hospitality and meetings industry. His weekly blog on the American Meetings website is one of the industry’s leading series of professional meeting management articles and thought leadership. Bringing a wealth of event management knowledge to the AMI team, Andy firmly believes in the strategic meeting management model, and provides consulting services to Fortune 100 clients on the practice.
Whether you’re a business traveler or have a passion for visiting unique and fun destinations, check them off your bucket list with Todd, Andy, and their special guests who are now sharing their unique experiences with you! Hear directly from celebrities, business experts, historians, hotel general managers, and famous chefs, from the region who have boots on the ground and know their way around the greatest places to stay, the best activities, and the top restaurants that will give you the best overall meeting or destination travel experience.
The list goes on and on, so pack up your bags and get ready to explore destinations unknown here on AMI’s Destination Everywhere podcast with Todd and Andy!