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

Hong Kong Travel Mission To The UK 2018

UK TRAVEL TRADE MEETS HONG KONG SUPPLIERS The Hong Kong Tourism Board’s annual Hong Kong ‘Travel Mission to the UK’ returned for its 28th year on 5th March 2018, at 155 Bishopsgate in London.  This popular one day event, which has become a key feature in the travel trade calendar, was originally designed specifically for product and contracting managers from UK tour operators,

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

Flash Sales Are All The Craze

DO FLASH SALES WORK? You may have noticed over the past 10 years that the term ‘Flash Sales’ has become big in the world of commerce.  This shopping trend has grown at such a pace that many customers simply now wait for the best deals to arrive. So what is a flash sale? A flash sale is a discount or promotion offered by

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

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.

Tour Operators Seek Higher Margins Instead Of Volume

IT'S ALL ABOUT BIGGER MARGINS In the recent years, there has been dramatic swing towards tour operators in the UK and Ireland targeting higher spending customers. The reason for this move, is because they are struggling to compete with the pricing and availability of online agents (OTAs) like Agoda, Expedia and Booking.com.  The powerful OTA’s generally sell large volumes with ridiculously low mark

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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