I hope you’ve enjoyed the summer and the gorgeous weather while it lasted. I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the north of England and Scotland, doing my bit for British tourism, and encountering some very creative people on my way. Highlights included a visit to the stunning gardens at Crathes Castle, a thirty minute… Read More Summer’s ‘almost’ over and #CreateinKent virtual Tweetup is back!
I started the #createinkent Tweetup on 18th September 2013. It’s a virtual meet-up in the twittersphere that usually takes place every Monday from 7.30 – 8.30pm (GMT). Just follow the hashtag #createinkent The Tweetups are sponsored by Spacemaker Architects who offer one hour consultations in East Kent for a donation of £40 to 1 of… Read More What’s the #createinkent virtual Tweet up all about?
I’m delighted that Sandie Dawe has been appointed as Chief Executive of Visit Britain (VB). Not only because we used to work together (at London Tourist Board) and she is a friend, but also because she will be great! Her enthusiasm for Britain has never waned and she understands the politics and challenges that… Read More Woman takes the top job in UK Tourism
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!
A survey by coach company Shearings found that the number of Britons choosing to holiday at home this year has gone up by 50% compared with last year. What’s more, the number of overseas visitors to the UK is rocketing, as Europeans and Americans take advantage of the weak pound. Visit Britain research on costs… Read More British tourism is set for a bumper year in 2009