More needs to be done on single-use plastic abroad

I’m in Tenerife for a few days, in fact longer than I usually spend here and that has opened my eyes more to the environment around me and how other tourists act whist abroad. I am no activist, although I believe in ‘doing the right thing’. The recent highlighting of the use of single-use plastic in the travel industry is one of those causes, and … Continue reading More needs to be done on single-use plastic abroad

‘Selling travel is a profession’ – Maintaining and Improving Standards

‘Selling travel is a profession, not just a hobby.’ – Derek Jones, UK CEO of DerTouristik, June 2019 From years of experience in selling travel, I know it isn’t easy. You have to be thoughtful, truthful, caring, understanding, patient, focused, enthusiastic, confident, transparent, unique, a great storyteller, a great listener and adapt to any situation. Really that list is never ending and ever evolving. We … Continue reading ‘Selling travel is a profession’ – Maintaining and Improving Standards

Could EasyJet introduce ‘Business Class’?

EasyJet and ‘Business Class’ are not what you expect to find next to each other in a sentence, but it could be happening as part of a wider push to create loyalty which includes a new loyalty scheme. EasyJet already has three products, confusingly easyJet Plus both refers to the onboard ‘upgraded’ product and the easyJet Plus Card which for a yearly subscription gives access … Continue reading Could EasyJet introduce ‘Business Class’?

More than Ancient Relics: Athens and Nafplion

Would you like a weekend with ancient relics? That isn’t something I would normally jump at the chase to do, but this was something rather different. Despite having travelled extensively around Europe, Greece is somewhere I have spent very little time, yet is one of the most historical and well visited short haul destinations. Thanks to Kirker Holidays, I was able to experience what both … Continue reading More than Ancient Relics: Athens and Nafplion

My take on flyBe/Virgin/Stobart – ‘A little less convolution, a little more action please’

It has been a few days since the announcement that a consortium which includes Virgin Atlantic and the Stobart Group disclosed they are to purchase flyBe. While not unexpected following a bid last year, the price they are expected to pay is and there in lies a problem. Flybe have been in trouble for a while. It can be traced back to the early 2000’s … Continue reading My take on flyBe/Virgin/Stobart – ‘A little less convolution, a little more action please’