Only a decade ago Colombia was a place for the hardy, or some would say foolhardy, visitor, but recent years have been ringing in the changes in this north-western corner of the South American continent
“Formed in 1950 by 22 leading travel companies, ABTA – The Travel Association – now represents over 5,000 travel agencies and more than 900 tour operations, throughout the British Isles. Our Members range from small, specialist tour operators and independent travel agencies through to publicly-listed companies and household names; from call centres to internet booking services to high street shops. All of them carry the ABTA logo, which means choice, value, and high levels of service. ”
Singapore has often been viewed as a plane refuelling stop or place to change planes. How many people stop off and explore the island?
That preconception may be about to change as the Singapore Tourist Board launches a campaign called “Your Singapore.” From the press release at the end of April you wouldn’t know what Singapore offered as it was couched in marketing speak and little else.
Although launched in the beginning of March, it is only this week that it is being rolled out across Europe. It was still one of those Far Eastern destinations where the occasional free stopover was thrown in to encourage you, as you flew on to Australia or New Zealand. Then, they encouraged you to get out of the airport for a few hours in between flights to see the sights. Now, “Your Singapore” is pushing the idea of shortbreaks.
We are used to some airlines trying to grab as much money as they can. In fact last week there was a meeting in the US that considered new ways. We aren’t used to tour operators doing it as well but one has broken ranks with the others and wants your money earlier. You won’t pay any more but you will pay earlier
Rollonfriday is a law gossip website passing titbits on about what is happening in law practices around Britain. So I was not expecting to find them running a column on tips for tourists visiting our countries and, in particular, London.About 30 years ago, the “New Statesman” had a competition about the same thing and some [...]
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