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Orchids, Tulips, Herbs and an Edible Garden

For many, the Chelsea Flower Show is THE garden show to include in any springtime UK garden tour and I’m not going to disagree. However, there are some independent clients who just can’t get away in May because of commitments to their own garden club and I’ve picked out several alternative events that may well […]

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Four Inspirational Reasons For UK Travel

With the post Brexit exchange rate holding at its lowest level since the mid ‘80s, fans of English costume dramas will be thrilled by Masterpiece Theatre’s mid-January screening of ITV’s ‘Victoria’ while Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary will encourage more ‘On Location’ interest in some of their earlier productions. Staying with the literary theme but blending […]

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A Cloud With A Silver Lining For UK Tourism?

Brexit – A Cloud With A Silver Lining While clever people way above my pay grade work out the far reaching implications of the ‘earthquake’ caused by the Brexit victory, as far as our hotels, castles, stately homes, gardens, cathedrals, pubs and tea rooms are concerned, the signs are out everywhere to confirm that it’s […]

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Special Interest Britain Vignettes

If your local theatre stages a Shakespeare season or festival, there’s very good chance that they will have been marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death on St George’s Day, Saturday 23rd April.  Given that any Shakespeare season attracts good audiences, capitalise on the media coverage by talking to them about a customised London […]

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Turning Bookshelves Into A Source of Profit

What do Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and George Washington all have in common? Linked together, they all become key players in a memorable early July Family Travel Experience that starts/finishes in London. Major literary anniversaries make great foundations for a customised tour and in 2016 with the Brontë Sisters, […]

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A Bouquet of English Gardens

To mark the 300th anniversary of ‘Capability’ Brown and in celebration of England’s many fabulous gardens, landscapes and events, Visit England is promoting ‘Year of the English Garden as a major theme for 2016. As most of the places your customers will want to visit lie out of London, you now have the opportunity to […]

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Year of the English Garden: Year of Opportunity

During September, many of your garden club contacts will be reconvening after their summer holiday which makes this a good time for finalizing and presenting a really eye catching, value added customized UK tour at their next meeting. In the months ahead, your customer’s specialist gardening magazines will be carrying details and images of the […]

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Special Interest Britain Vignettes

Just as the Chelsea Flower Show defines excellence for garden lovers so the 3 little words The Flying Scotsman resonate with the tens of thousands of people who flock to see the Steam Preservation and Trolley Museums in North America.  Take a look at Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums and then check out […]

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GDS Negotiations 2015

by Rose A. Haché, Esq., CTIE GDS companies continue to negotiate airline contracts for full content. Whether on Sabre, Travelport, or Amadeus, it is wise to check the contractual status for full content of your most important carriers. Threatening the legacy GDS companies are evolving alternatives, including booking directly on airline Web sites, or through […]

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