Sheer beauty — and the statistics that sit behind it!

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Sheer beauty — and the statistics that sit behind it!

Earlier this year whilst en route to Australia, I decided to stopover in Abu Dhabi. I had visited its Emirati neighbour, Dubai, on a number of previous occasions over the years but as I had never been to Abu Dhabi, thought that this was the perfect opportunity to do so — not least because I … Continued


Istanbul — The city with multiple personalities!

People often assume that just because you work in the travel business, you must have been everywhere. I wish! Don’t get me wrong. I have travelled extensively for sure over the course of my 40 years in the industry but what tends to happen is that you end up visiting the same destinations quite a … Continued



All legacy carriers are created equal — right? Wrong!

What is a legacy carrier anyway, I hear you ask? The term ‘legacy’ is used to differentiate the old style (usually national) airline carriers from those that espouse the low cost model. Legacy carriers traditionally charge more but also offer more for those consumers who are willing to pay for a better service or for … Continued


Been to the movies lately?

If you have then you can’t help but notice that Istanbul is turning up as a movie backdrop everywhere you look. Just last week, I went to see Taken 2 which unfortunately wasn’t a patch on it’s predecessor — Taken, starring Liam Neeson. The real star of the show though was Istanbul which looked magnificent. … Continued


Five Great Destinations for Foodies

If you’re anything like me then you love your food. Indeed they say that the world is basically divided into two types of people: those that eat to live and those that live to eat. I most definitely fall into the latter camp and have the waistline to prove it! Food also happens to be one of the highlights … Continued


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