The Danger Of Mass Tourism

DESTINATIONS IN ASIA ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH THE HEAVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF CHINESE ARRIVALS Over recent months there have been many articles written about the long-term damage caused by the mass influx of Chinese tourists to Asia. The following articles are just some examples of the concerns facing countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Article 1 – TTG

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

A day of silence in Bali!

SO WHAT IS NYEPI DAY? ‘Nyepi’ is a very important Hindu holiday in Bali and is generally referred to as the ‘Day of Silence’. It is held at the start of the Balinese year, which is typically around March or April.  In 2018, the silence begins at 6 am (sunrise) on 17 March 2018 and will run for 24 hours. In simple terms, ‘Nyepi’ is

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

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

Mount Agung Bali – Threat Of Volcano Eruption Lowered

MOUNT AGUNG BALI - THREAT LOWERED TO LEVEL III The threat level of Mount Agung volcano in Bali has been officially lowered from IV (caution) to III (standby), meaning that an eruption is no longer considered imminent. The news was confirmed in a statement released by Indonesia’s Geology Body and the governor of Karengasem region yesterday (29/10) at 16:00. It comes as a welcome relief to

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

Welcome to Tour East

TOUR EAST JOINS THE SELECT REPRESENTATION FAMILY Select Representation is delighted to welcome Tour East (www.toureast.net) to the family. Established since 1972, Tour East has risen steadfastly over the years to become one of Asia Pacific’s leading destination management companies, with over 500 tour specialists using their expertise. Tour East offers Asia Pacific's largest DMC network, spanning 14 operating countries........with more to come!  Why not

Bali to get boost with extra flights

EMIRATES AIRLINES TO START DOUBLE DAILY FLIGHTS TO BALI IN JULY 2017 As reported in Travel Daily Media, Bali’s tourism industry will get a significant boost this summer, following the announcement that Emirates will introduce a second daily flight to the island. Commencing on 2 July 2017, the new flight will be operated using a high-capacity Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, adding up to 428

Nyepi Day 2017

"SILENCE IS GOLDEN", NYEPI DAY 2017 In Bali, the Balinese use many different calendar systems. They have adopted the Gregorian calendar for business and government purposes. But for the endless procession of holy days, temple anniversaries, celebrations, sacred dances, building houses, wedding ceremonies, death and cremation processes and other activities that define Balinese life, they have two calendar systems. The first is the

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