Patricia Cleveland-Peck gazes in wonder at Isola Bella, a baroque garden shaped like a ship floating on the lake, is entranced by Isola Madre, a romantic garden full of flowers and enjoys a lunch of lake fish on Fisherman’s Island
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Scotland’s Guerrilla Marketing
In The Scotsman this morning, there is an exclusive interview with the new Chairman of Visit Scotland, Mike Cantlay. In it, he announces that there is a £5 budget to attract visitors to Scotland during the rest of the year. Of this money, £2 million is being spent targeting the rest of us living in the UK who are leaving holidays to the last minute and encouraging us to visit Scotland. In the next two weeks, this campaign will hit. Cantlay calls catching people late in the booking period guerrilla marketing. Whatever it is called it worked quite well as Ireland found last year when it left a lot of its promotion to the May/June/July period.
And while I’m writing about airline passengers, from Australia comes a slightly alarming story about passengers who had flown into Melbourne from the small Tasmanian airport at Devonport. I’ve read this story a few times and it still says the same thing. I’m sure I’m not misreading it so I hope its wrong.
According to AAP (Australian Associated Press) passengers were misdirected so that they didn’t have to go through security. This caused the terminal to be evacuated and there were delays to flights.
The fact that a spokeswoman (the report doesn’t make clear if it is an airport or a Qantas person) said “There’s not security screening at every regional airport” does concern me. If this report is correct, then this is worrying for passengers. The same spokeswomen then went on to say that if there was no security screening at a regional airport (which suggests there is more than one airport with no facilities) then the passengers are screened at the destination airport before they are allowed to leave the airport.
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