Environmental Issues – Please share!

A STRONG MESSAGE FROM THE TRADE Today we received this powerful message from Adrian Pointer @ Southall Travel and we feel it's worth sharing with you all..... 'Please forgive me for writing this but I have been wanting to do this for a long time. The e-mail is not being sent to anyone in particular, so please accept this in the way that it

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

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

What’s In A Destination Marketing Slogan?

THE IMPORTANCE OF A COUNTRY TAGLINE A slogan is usually a short, striking or memorable phrase used in advertising.  The primary idea is to capture the attention of the audience and create awareness of the product being offered.  Slogans are often written in a catchy order for the consumer to associate the slogan with the product it is representing.  Country slogans and tourism taglines play an

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

Happy Diwali 2017

HAPPY DIWALI 2017 Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops. They worship Lord Ganesha for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

WHAT IS GANESH CHATURTHI  & WHY IS IT CELEBRATED? Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10 day Hindu festival that begins on 25th August this year. It is celebrated to honour the elephant-headed god Ganesha’s birthday.  The festival begins on the fourth day of Hindu lunar-solar calendar month Bhadrapada. This typically falls in the months of August or September, and in 2017 will fall on 25th August

Holi Festival 2017

HAPPY HOLI - 12th & 13th MARCH 2017 Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair

UK arrivals to India increase due to e-tourist visa

INDIA'S E-TOURIST VISA PROVES TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS Figures released by the India Tourist Office in London (late 2016) suggest that the e-tourist visa system has made it easier to travel to India by reducing the time and expense previously required in securing official permission to enter the country. Raj Sunani, assistant director at the India Tourism Office London, (quoted in the trade press

Happy Diwali 2016

THIS WEEKEND SEES THE RETURN OF THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - DIWALI - ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA. What is Diwali? Diwali is the “festival of lights” celebrated by millions of people worldwide. The festival, also known as Deepavali, meaning “rows of lamps” in Sanskrit, sees people decorating their homes with candles and colourful gifts for five days as they

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