ITB Berlin 2018 – Travel Trade Show

THE WORLD'S LEADING TRAVEL TRADE SHOW (7TH - 9TH MARCH 2018) Yes - it's that time again!  Trade show time in Berlin!  Let's hope there is no repeat of the baggage handler strike this time round, as 2017 was badly affected by major issues at Schoenefeld Airport. Despite all, Select Representation will once again be attending ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse) in Berlin between

Myanmar…. A Photographers Paradise

DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA WHEN VISITING MYANMAR! It’s true to say that Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country in transition.  Today this beautiful south east Asian nation is on the threshold of great change and finally it’s people have the opportunity to join the modern world.  The change in regime, the release of Aung Sung Suu Kyi from house arrest and

Is Singapore The Smallest Country In Asia By Area?

THE ANSWER IS .....NO The continent of Asia covers an extensive area of the world, occupying almost 30% of the landscape of earth's surface. Interestingly, it is the most populated continent and is home to around 60% of the total world’s population (4,470,000,000 estimated). Close to 50 nations make up what is regarded as Asia, as listed alphabetically below. A Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan

Visiting the Taj & Tigers in India

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TOURS IN INCREDIBLE INDIA Ranthambore National Park is a wildlife sanctuary famed for its large population of Bengal tigers (found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar) and is regarded as one of the best places in India to see them in their natural habitat. Tigers are regularly seen here, with the prime time for

Featuring Japan

MOUNT FUJI - JAPAN'S SYMBOLIC MOUTAIN & SO MUCH MORE Recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding universal value, Japan's symbolic Mount Fuji has been the object of worship since ancient times. Dating back as early as the 11th century, various artists and poets have depicted the various faces that the sacred mountain shows in each of the 4 seasons.

Travel Trade Shows – Are there too many?

TRAVEL TRADE SHOWS - WORTH IT OR NOT? Every year hoteliers diaries are likely to be filled with numerous travel trade shows and exhibitions, in search of the key to future business growth. As you can imagine, the instinct for a lot of travel industry people is to attend as many trade shows as possible. However, we at Select Representation have realised (after many years…I might

Why the need for sales & marketing representation for hotels & destination management companies?

SALES & MARKETING.....THE HUMAN TOUCH.... WILL NEVER DIE Select Representation was launched in 2012 by Jonathan Wilkins.  After many years of recommending other sales & marketing companies to hoteliers and destination management companies in need of ‘local’ on the ground assistance…it was finally time to swap sides. Some may say it was a case of ‘poacher turned game keeper’, whilst others may refer to

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