Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

E-word of mouth …

March 26, 2012


A thought for today. In the past, we went on holiday, came home and talked about good and bad experiences. These days? With social media, we’re talking about our experiences as they happen – more reason to offer exceptional customer service (and to make sure you know what your visitors are saying as they say […]

Views from a mountain top. So Slovakia. So delighted.

March 24, 2012


My last few days in Slovakia were spent in the Tatras Mountains. Wow, what incredible scenery, fresh air, crispness and, above all else, calmness. Once I’d booked into the hotel in Smokovec, I was soon out and about in the snow, and the sunshine.  I have never really seen the appeal of a ski-ing holiday, […]

Just a train ride or a great adventure?

March 23, 2012


So the four hour train journey.  Just me with Jack Reacher, Lady Gaga, Neil Diamond, Joan Armatrading and others, for company.  That’s a book and an iPod, in case you were wondering. The world’s nicest taxi driver collected me from my hotel, it said 0850 on my agenda, and he was there, smiling and helpful […]

So surprised by Slovakia.

March 22, 2012


So I’ve been to Slovakia for 5 days, and I really need to write a blog about it, to share my adventures. But where to start? Do I start with the uncertainty about where I was going? Or my nervousness about understanding the country, its culture and past history? Or my lack of knowledge of […]

A bucket and spade trade or a major industry?

March 13, 2012


If you ever thought that tourism in the UK just meant a two week bucket and spade holiday. Think again. To quote the Tourism Alliance: ‘Tourism benefits everyone, everyday, everywhere’. This blog was written during the fantastic English Tourism Week: enjoy it this week, and every week.

Wow. What will they think of next?

March 4, 2012


I’ve already shared with you my addiction to twitter, I can’t help it. I have tried. It now seems that I am not only addicted to twitter, I am also pretty partial to any way to showcase my tweets (rather than just ringing people and asking them if they’ve seen them). Twylah was made for […]

Exporting the lizard …

March 4, 2012


Have you seen the tweet from UKTI looking for destination management consultants to go to Slovakia? It was a simple question. I had not, but soon found it and responded immediately. That’s why I am off to Slovakia to meet with destination organisations over there, to discuss destination management, and hopefully encourage them to use […]