Browsing All posts tagged under »Tourism Marketing«

Award winning caveman.

September 30, 2012


As I have said in many of my past blogs, I have developed a love for all things social media!  It’s great that I can use many different routes to promote my business, and also can use my expertise to promote and support my clients in their marketing work. I am delighted that this is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Just the essence of the place …

February 20, 2012


Imagine walking past a bakery, smelling freshly baked bread, but not having time to stop and get some.  Imagine that great scent of a roast dinner, but it’s not for your table; the excitement of a holiday, but you’re not able to go; or the anticipation of a sell-out concert, and you don’t have a ticket. […]

So what’s the story in Balliemeanoch?

February 15, 2012


The best friend is setting up a B&B near Strachur, in between Loch Fyne and Loch Eck.  Apt really, she’s fallen in love with the place and also taken on one ‘eck’ of a project.  The B&B will be up and running by the summer, and then she’ll move on to the self-catering cottages; developing […]

McLizard’s days out (part three)

February 15, 2012


Exploring and admiring the views is one thing, something you’d never get bored of, but on our travels we’ve also found a whole host of other things to see and do. Inveraray Jail, an interesting tale, a bit spooky for me but with enough gory stories to interest a 10 year old; the ‘fairy tale’ […]

McLizard explores the estate (part two)

February 13, 2012


We explored the estate today.  The estate of Sir Charles MacLean, son of Fitzroy MacLean – one of the characters James Bond was based on, so they’d ‘been expecting us!’ What a great place, set on the banks of Loch Fyne, with fabulous walks, scenery, deer and at present, snowdrops a plenty.  We built a […]

Tales of McLizard (part one)

February 13, 2012


With a surname like mine and a son called Cameron, I am sure you can add 2 and 2 together and figure that there’s a bit of Scottish ancestry. I’ve not spent that much time there, but it’s all about to change. My best friend, the one who doesn’t like the mushy stuff, has just […]