THE YEAR OF THE DOG Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal, according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is
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
THE PASSAGE SAMUI VILLAS & RESORT - NEW FROM 01JAN18 Select Representation is delighted to welcome The Passage Samui Villas & Resort to the family. Escape to this exotic natural hideaway beach resort located on tranquil Laem Yai Beach in Koh Samui. Just 30 minutes from Samui International Airport, this upscale boutique resort overlooks a beautiful national marine park, with nearby snorkelling, kayaking, biking
AND THE WINNER IS.....KARON BEACH Karon has one of the best and longest beaches in Phuket (Thailand). Located in the south west of the island, between bustling Patong to the north and popular Kata to the south. The central zone of Karon offers a reasonable choice of dining, shopping and bars. Many visitors like the fact that the nightlife is fairly sedate and family orientated.
QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHTS Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for services to Thailand by launching direct flights to Pattaya, the airline’s fifth route to the country. The new four-times-a-week service, which starts on 28 January 2018, is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and soon to be launched, Chiang Mai. The launch of the service to
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
TOP 5 TIPS ...WHEN VISITING KHAO LAK Select Representation's top 5 tips....when visiting Khao Lak in Thailand... are as follows: (1) Khao Sok National Park If you are searching for a fantastic tropical hideaway, then look no further than Khao Sok National Park. Located about 75 minutes drive north-east of Khao Lak, this large area of rainforest is brimming with wildlife, waterfalls and streams.
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
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
TOP STAR PRIVATE POOL RESIDENCE - CAPE DARA RESORT Looking for luxury? Looking for privacy? Why not stay at the Top Star Private Pool Residence @ Cape Dara Resort in Pattaya (Thailand)? This is the only exclusive pool villa..... on a private beach. Offering a 3 storey residence, with a panoramic sea view from the 2 living rooms and infinity private pool. This