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  • It’s hard to imagine many Brits even noticing if a local festivity was quietly shelved by a budget-cutting local council. A few disappointed school ch...
  • Hoteliers keen to maximise their downtime and boost occupancy appear to have stumbled upon the ‘Sunday session’ as a potential winner. Within a few...
  • Am I the only one who thinks Twitter is for... er… other people? Should I own up to it? Is it like admitting to liking The Carpenters? Will my street ...
  • They don’t call Thailand the ‘land of smiles’ for nothing. The people there are truly the gentlest and most welcoming I have ever met. The country it...
  • I find myself torn by Ryanair. On the one hand I want the £9.99 flight, on the other, everything about the service makes me want to cry. I turne...
  • If you missed this week’s Channel 5 TV episode of The Hotel Inspector, you missed a treat. It was a glorious revelation of astonishing incompetence in...
  • HM Government is to flog the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. QEIICC chief executive Ernest Vincent confirmed the property is up for sa...
  • In three years time the Olympics will be up and running in London. I know this because at least three different news anchors were doing live feeds yes...
  • Every cloud, they say, etc. Take GSK, for example – while the rest of us are wearing face masks and living in fear, the drug company is rubbing its ha...
  • Amusing news that Britons are eschewing the use of both a knife and a fork, with forks outselling knives two to one as the one-handed ‘eating a takeaw...
  • From drunken ‘tweeting’ at weddings to holiday snaps on Facebook, it is easy to fall foul of the immediacy of the electronic age. And with employers r...
  • The assault by Regus on the corporate meetings market took another turn last week with the announcement of the results of a survey carried out by BDRC...
  • Is the commission model a dinosaur? The news Logical Venue Solutions is taking Britannia Hotel Wigan to court for an alleged unpaid commission invoic...
  • Since yesterday's posting there's been murmurs that the blog focused purely on the negative and M&IT has dug itself a hole with this take on the b...
  • Brighton rocks. I know; I used to live there. It’s a diverse city bubbling over with funky restaurants, shops, bars, hotels and cultural offerings. So...
  • The news that leading performance improvement agency Maritz in the USA has narrowly escaped being owed more than US$25m by bankrupt General Motors wil...
  • As the president of China cuts short his attendance at the G8 summit in Italy to attend to the crisis at home, the streets of Urumqi, the capital of t...
  • At the last SITE international conference I incurred the wrath of several heads of events industry associations by accusing them of being “lousy at PR...
  • In the last few months we’ve written countless stories about the rise and rise of virtual conferencing, and how all event organisers/meetings venues/i...
  • The news that meetings industry association Eventia is ready to allow the fatted calves to the slaughter – ahem, I mean, er, allow buyers to join thei...

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