Whitstable has always attracted artists and arty types, drawn here by the sea, the skies and the sunsets, not to mention the cutesy houses and colourful beach huts, plus it’s close to charming villages and glorious countryside. All this and Canterbury Cathedral is less than six miles away! Every day there seems to be a… Read More Escape to create in Whitstable
Tankerton Beach in Whitstable has just been awarded a Blue Flag to recognise ‘its high quality environments and facilities’. Only 71 beaches in England achieved this in 2009 so it’s quite an achievement. Further along the north Kent coast you’ll find another 7 Blue Flags on the Isle of Thanet (Margate, Ramsgate, Westgate and… Read More Another reason to visit Whitstable? No sand, but we do have a flag!
Yorkshire Tourist Board has just launched a new brand identity and advertising campaign – see http://www.yorkshire.com If you’ve been to Yorkshire before what do you think? If you haven’t been would it make you go?
I hope tourism providers and marketers throughout the UK are doing their utmost to counter the reported rise in the so called ‘Nano’ (one night) break reported in the Daily Telegraph earlier this year. The report published on The Daily Telegraph’s website used figures provided by hotels.com that showed a 29% increase in… Read More Why the ‘Nano’ break is a No No and the benefits of working with me to create a Lotano! – A blog that should interest most tourism marketing professionals!
Seen on a badge at last week’s Travel Trade Britain exhibition. Me neither! How about you?
I’ve spent the last month travelling around the country delivering workshops and presentations on the subject of ‘How to market successfully in a recession’. Throughout my presentations I’ve been upbeat and spoken about the good news this recession is providing for the UK Tourism industry. For example; The weak pound means that Britain is a… Read More Will the UK Tourism industry do their best?
Holiday camp operator Pontin’s is creating more than 2,000 jobs in a £50 million investment programme at its six UK sites. Owners Ocean Parcs said it was “particularly rewarding” to create new jobs while the country was in recession.” Meanwhile holiday company Butlins says bookings for this year are already higher than last and has… Read More Good news from two popular UK tourism brands