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  • With an increasing desire from travellers to 'live like a local' (thanks for the catchphrase Airbnb), and the associated rise of the sharing economy...
  • “Can you go to Marrakech next week?”The enquiry from the other side of the office came out of the blue on a cold, grey January morning. I thought abou...
  • I have not quite decided what 2016 will signify most to me - Brexit, Trump's election win, Alan Rickman's death or the surprise split of Brang...
  • I write to you as an outcast – I have been banished from London.Quite what I have done to deserve my expulsion from the capital, I don’t know, but ban...
  • It must be a never-ending and expensive process for hotels to stay ahead of trends and technology, while also getting a refresh. ...
  • It's a pub quiz classic: where would you find the two closest professional football grounds in the UK? If, like me, your childhood consisted of l...
  • When it comes to clever marketing campaigns, the Scots have well and truly nailed it. The country's most recent campaign for St Andrew...
  • “When virtual reality takes off, it’s going to be as big a change as the internet. It’s going to change everything.”Sorry, what was that? I’ve spent t...
  • It’s a crisp and clear day here in Barcelona, azure blue skies hang over the Gran Via on the second day of IBTM. Not as busy as last year some are say...
  • Last week saw Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson write an open letter to his fellow hotelier and president-elect Donald Trump in which he proffered some five ...
  • Is there a new political awakening in the events industry?I only ask, because in the run-up to the General Election last year, I was ringing round try...
  • Last Friday saw a cold blustery wind sweep the Thames embankment as black cabs deposited the good, the bad and the smugly outside London’s Supernova...
  • Where were you when Donald J Trump was elected US president? I know I’ll always remember where I was, because I was at Cliveden.I’d been invited along...
  • Venue finding agency The Conference People has been celebrating its 30th birthday this year.Since 1986 the Eastbourne-based firm has been through 96 s...
  • And just like that, America elected Donald Trump as its new president.While the final votes are counted and the rest of the world - including th...
  • Inspired by research showing a shift towards younger conference and events bookers, QHotels put out the call earlier this year for rising stars of the...
  • The circumstances surrounding the future of the QEII Centre would be funny, if they weren’t so tragic and ironic.The story so far: our ermine-decked, ...
  • Much attention has been focused on London’s QEII Centre recently because of the threatened invasion of our unelected upper house (more on that sorry t...
  • I was in Birmingham last week, on a fact-finding mission for the November issue of M&IT.Rather shamefully, it was my first ever visit to the jewel...
  • A friendly Grenadian voice welcomed me to Sandals La Source as a glass of bubbles was offered towards me. “Would you like a head and shoulde...

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