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My life in 3 ½ hours.

January 31, 2012

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Everyone seems to be on a personal ‘journey’ these days, even though they may not actually be going anywhere!  Well, I have been on a personal journey this week, and I was certainly travelling. Why? I had a meeting in Nottingham. I’ve been there before, so it wasn’t a great new world kind of journey […]

Funny that, it says sold on that board outside of your house.

January 29, 2012

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My oldest friend is very special. I can’t tell you how much she means to me, not because I do not have the vocabulary but because she hates ‘that mushy stuff’ and there’s a remote chance she might read this.  She is confident enough in our friendship to realise that her location, a gorgeous house […]

Tourism – more than a bucket and spade!

January 26, 2012

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At last, the chance to write a blog about the importance of tourism and how those in the industry need to do as much as possible to profile it. I followed a very interesting discussion on the South West England Tourism Forum on Linkedin, where rationale’s for and against the new ‘English Tourism Week’ were […]

Holding out for a hero.

January 22, 2012

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I’ve worked in ‘tourism’ for quite a few years now.  During that time I have come across lots of dedicated, passionate, tourism professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to tourism in general and not just their product or service. These individuals are rarely recognised and applauded. They […]

It’s just a cave. Or is it?

January 18, 2012

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It wasn’t until I became one of Cavog’s best friends that I really found out about Kents Cavern. If you’re not close friends with an actual ‘caveman’ but just a visitor, you’d probably be like I was: Kents Cavern’s a great place to visit in Torquay. A show cave. Not a crawly through type of […]

Completely out of order.

January 15, 2012

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That’s definitely how I feel. Why? Because I not only have great attractions, restaurants and scenery on my doorstep, but I also have great theatre and I seem to overlook that. Poor show, given my claim to be a ‘very part time actress’. I travel to London, I love the West End shows and experiences, […]

Giving tourism a sporting chance.

January 9, 2012

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I’m feeling really positive about the impact 2012 will have on tourism in the UK.  I fully understand the argument against, but I truly believe that the plus side of hosting the 2012 Games will out way any negatives. I’m an avid supporter because I have worked on two really successful tourism and sport collaborations […]