Browsing All posts tagged under »Destination Management«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’s more important, a destination’s promotion or its product?

November 12, 2011


It’s not often I read an article which sums up that ‘my head’s about to explode’ feeling I get when I pick up a holiday brochure or click on a destination website, and I see a beautiful place staring back at me: A place I know will not live up to my expectations! It’s so […]