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

World Travel Market 2017 (London)

WORLD TRAVEL MARKET (06 - 08 NOVEMBER 2017) Select Representation will be attending World Travel Market (WTM London) on behalf of our valued clients (www.select-rep.com/portfolio).  WTM is a large annual global b2b exhibition for travel industry professionals. The event is held at EXCEL (Docklands) and brings together suppliers of travel & tourism products under one roof to showcase the latest developments in the travel industry

Government acts to close down bogus holiday sickness law firms

SUPPORT TRAVEL WEEKLY'S FIGHT AGAINST FAKE CLAIMS Several firms suspected of encouraging bogus holiday sickness compensation have been hit in a government clampdown. Ministry of Justice officers swooped on the premises of cowboy companies and found 34 unlicensed firms fuelling a surge in the number of fake claims being made by British holidaymakers. The industry watchdog issued six warnings, started two investigations and removed

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