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Ilya Iakovlev
Mint Link | Service for MICE
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Alicante, Spain
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About me

co-founder of Mint Link, platform to bring corporate events to great new destinations

Why did you join the community?

we're doing a traveltech startup to help promote local destinations and are looking for new connections and expert advice

Where do you dream of traveling to?

the Arctic, Ethiopia and New Zealand

What was your first travel job?

head of digital transformation at an education abroad agency

What do you want to learn more about?

great lesser-known destinations and experiences

In a few short words, why we should travel?

to learn from the world


  • thank you Ian for the encouraging words. surely, onboarding first participants is the main challenge at the first stage, so we're focusing on a limited number of primary markets first. and even then, it is not easy to explain in a few words how we're di... show more

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    Mint Link 7 months ago

  • that's an interesting point. though many DMCs serve both Croatia and Slovenia, they definitely provide very different experiences. which may bring us to the question of how broadly we should define destinations to account for diversity - whether it shou... show more

  • one could reason that ChatGPT, being a semantic model, compiles the list based on some opinions from inside the depths of its knowledge, so that though created mechanically, it could represent some attempt at a consensus of several existing points of vi... show more

  • Hello, fellow MICE professionals, I'm eager to learn what you think of Mint Link. We're building a platform to help MICE professionals bring corporate events to great new destinations. How come? We've been running a MICE agency of our own and over the... show more

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    Mint Link 7 months ago

  • I recently asked ChatGPT for its top-10 of destinations for MICE (this is a sub-sector of tourism dealing with conferences and corporate events), and here what I got: 1. Iceland 2. Morocco 3. Vietnam 4. Costa Rica 5. Peru 6. Croatia / Slovenia 7. New Z... show more