World Travel Market London 2018

WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM SHOW HITS LONDON Yes, it's that time of year AGAIN!  World Travel Market (WTM) hits London between 05th - 7th November 2018. As always, Select Representation will be attending WTM on behalf of our valued clients. As a show, WTM is considered as one of the largest global b2b exhibitions for travel industry people. The annual 3 day event is held at EXCEL

Sri Lanka…..formerly Ceylon

WHY CHOOSE SRI LANKA? Imagine long sandy beaches, plodding elephants and colourfully dressed women, picking tea while sharing the day's gossip; Sri Lanka is exactly how you pictured it.  From it's ancient name, Serendib, comes our word serendipity, meaning 'happy and unexpected discovery' and there's no better way to describe it. Beaches: The south coast has Sri Lanka's finest beaches, with Beruwela being

TTM + Thailand 2018 & The ‘Big Match’

TTM+ & THE AMAZING THAILAND FOOTBALL MATCH 2018 The Tourism Authority of Thailand, in conjunction with the Thai tourism industry had the honour of being the host of the largest B2B event ‘Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion’ (TTM+ 2018).  This prestigious travel trade event was held on 13-15 June 2018  at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club (Pattaya), which is the

Tour East Continues It’s Aggressive Expansion Plans

AMERICAS MARKETS EXPANSION... Experiencing continued growth from The Americas source markets, Tour East plans to further expand its presence and support for the Retail, Wholesale and MICE sectors of the industry in this region. After recently setting up a sales structure for both leisure and MICE, Tour East has today announced the opening of a full service travel industry support centre in Los Angeles

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

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