These numbers may surprise you!

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These numbers may surprise you!

When people find out that I work in the travel industry one of the questions that I invariably get asked is ‘What’s popular this year?’ When I always reply ‘Spain’, they seem visibly disappointed as if they had expected me to cite someplace far more exotic like Mexico or Mozambique! The reality is that most … Continued



What budgets reveal about how much we spend.

There have been several occasions in my life when money was tight and I had to literally count the pennies to make ends meet. Two of the things I had to discipline myself to do was work only with cash (the rationale being when it was gone, it was gone!) and record details of every … Continued


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The phrase, ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ is generally attributed to have been coined by Benjamin Disraeli, the famous British Prime Minister. The standard definition of statistics is ‘the practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a … Continued


Sometimes, perfection is nearer than you think!

There are many ironies in life and in my case it is the fact that despite having circumnavigated the earth on several occasions during my 41 years spent working in the travel industry, there are still parts of Ireland that I’ve yet to experience — The Aran Islands, The Giant’s Causeway and, until last Thursday … Continued


Some things are hard to quantify …

When people talk about destinations around the world whether they be cities, regions or indeed whole countries, their merits tend to be measured in terms of specific and tried and tested attributes such as quality, value-for-money, culture, friendliness and so on. Similarly, specific travel products such as airline catering, hotel facilities, coach bus seating also … Continued


Choose your holiday based on value for money rather than price alone!

It’s perfectly understandable that intending holidaymakers should compare prices between competing products, destinations or suppliers when researching whom they should book their next travel arrangements with. It’s all too easy though to lose sight of the most important criteria of all — which one represents the best value for money? Everyone is familiar with the old saying ‘You get … Continued


May Day, May Day!

OK, we’ve cheated a little — we should have said May Month but that doesn’t really have the same resonance now, does it? What on earth are we on about? It’s just our ham-fisted way of drawing your attention to the fact that during the entire month of May, Royal Caribbean (along with its sister … Continued


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