Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2012«

My life in 3 ½ hours.

January 31, 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Leaving Las Ilfracombe.

January 8, 2012


Moving jobs, moving families and general ‘life changes’ does mean that you have friends all over the place. Fantastic for holidays, day trips or just 24 hours of fun and frolics. It was a delight when Donna moved to Ilfracombe. Having a friend with a house on the edge of a quaint seaside resort, with […]

The things you do in the name of tourism!

January 7, 2012


In what other job would you travel to New York with a Roman centurion, drive across France and Germany collecting roman artefacts or wander the streets of Metz with an oversized Peter Rabbit? When else would you give 7 presentations in 7 American states in 10 days, and still have time to enjoy the spills […]

What were they thinking?

January 3, 2012


Why on earth did they think that they had the right to show Torquay in such a poor light? A hotel which appears to give nothing back to the Bay, does nothing for tourism in the local area and for the image of hospitality in general, decided that it would be fine to showcase all […]