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

International Animal Rescue….A Worthy Cause

SAVING ANIMALS FROM SUFFERING AROUND THE WORLD Supporting rewarding causes that you care about, not only benefits the charities, but it can be deeply rewarding for you too. Many people give to charities to support a cause that they believe in, as well as, for the positive effect it can have on their own lives. However big or small a charity may be, supporting a charitable organization should be something

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

‘Year of the Dog’ 2018

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

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

The Passage Samui Joins Select Representation

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

Staying in Phuket? Kata, Karon or Patong?

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 Flying Direct To Pattaya

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

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

Top 5 Tips …When Visiting Khao Lak (Thailand)

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.

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