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  • I am occasionally called upon to make presentations to meetings industry groups on the subject of working with the press. Am I an expert on the subjec...
  • Massive meetings venues are thin on the ground in the UK. Most big annual conferences have a list of three or four venues that can service their needs...
  • “I didn’t hear anything after seeing that picture. I didn’t need to hear the price, I just said yes.”We are standing by the ticket machines at Prince ...
  • It’s Thursday, it’s 3pm, it’s time for…. Charging your phone!Analysing a data set of 10,000 charging sessions, wireless charging company Chargifi has ...
  • There isn’t much that beats tucking into a Sunday roast. The Yorkshire pudding, the gravy, the roast potatoes – and the lie down in front of the telly...
  • It’s unlikely that that the attack in Westminster last week that saw five people killed, including a police officer, will have any bearing on the incr...
  • Sitting at the dining room table of a 600-year-old castle outside Edinburgh, and I've just had one of the best breakfasts of my 29 years. A bowl of ...
  • There is an old Chinese curse that says: “May you live in interesting times”.And I think it’s fair to say the UK has had a fair old amount of “interes...
  • Standing out from the crowd is easier said than done. And when the crowd you’re in is as stuffed as the London hotel marketplace is, it’s even more of...
  • Last week a group of city financiers gathered at the Sofitel London Heathrow for the Intrinsic Financial Services conference. As they tucked in...
  • I've been waiting for the right moment to share a story I recently heard from a female event professional, who shall remain anonymous, on the launch...
  • It’s National Apprenticeship Week, so I’m taking a look at how apprenticeships are becoming increasingly important to the world of hospitality.With a ...
  • A scratchy message came over the radio and our safari guide quickly put his foot down. Off we raced in our open-air jeep, gripping our camera...
  • Cape Town is dry. You can see it from the air as you fly in to the beautiful city. The mountain range that hugs the city - Table Mountain, Li...
  • It felt like walking into some sort of dream when I checked into St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff. Guests in white bath robes and slippers s...
  • Everyone agrees: 2017 is set to be the year virtual reality (VR) finally takes off as mainstream tech.Yes, I know we’re always banging on about VR...
  • The grinding screech of metal on metal is not a particularly pleasant noise. And when that unmistakeable rasp is howling angrily from somewhere undern...
  • Last year an event planner friend described in detail the most bizarre staff Christmas party brief that I have ever heard of: trailer trash. And ...
  • The brief appeared a little ambitious. A three-day press trip to help market the established ski resort, arlberg1800, to groups for the quie...
  • “What I would say to people in the North is this; not every town has to have a cake named after it.”The comedian Stewart Lee probably had a point when...

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