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Pointing out the BA way

The Red Arrows will join forces with a specially decorated British Airways 747 at the Royal International Air Tattoo this Saturday

Limping down memory lane

When Carol Lazar used to attend business conferences, she'd only take one pair of formal shoes. In New York, while dressing for a morning session, she discovered the heels of her shoes didn’t match. One was high, the other low ...

Ahoy Polloi!

The service left something to be desired. While clearing away my plate, the waiter spotted a speck of food on the less-than-pristine tablecloth and commented: “You eat like a peeg!”

Hotel hacks

Laundry is another bugbear for the corporate backpacker. Most contracts or company travel policies stipulate the “incidentals are for your own account”. My shirts cost less than what they charge to launder one in most hotels, and for prolonged stays you see the costs mounting.

Tilly Does Russia

Falcons and exotic little monkeys on display with their handlers complete the carnival atmosphere at Red Sqaure, abuzz with Russian and Asian tourists, a few gypsies, ‘guides’ trying to swindle roubles from the gullible, and even a Speakers’ Corner, where pro-communist comrades gather,

Future travel

Alongside the installations will be a virtual reality experience looking to the future for visitors who buy tickets in advance. Named Fly, it is an interactive, full motion, multisensory experience that traces humankind’s relationship to flying.
Officially, the aurora-borealis comprises electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gas molecules but the more arcane among us know these celestial emanations mark the entrance to a twilight paradise lit by a twin sun, where assorted beings, including Germans from the Vril Society, a few pixies, giants, and Lemurian descendants, have lived in perfect health for hundreds of years

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The horror, the horror,

The waiters operate in a blur – harassed, scared, deer-in-the-headlights demeanour – and the patrons, most of whom hold their knives like pencils and couldn’t tell a flute from a fire bucket, become redder and more disassembled with every passing pour.

Caroline Hurry

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Sails and Marketing

Traditionally, ruling the waves has meant waiving the rules.  Ship owners in wealthy maritime nations have registered their vessels in countries with no minimum wages, labour standards, corporate taxes, or environmental regulations; in short, every corporation’s dream.

Luxury on board

From my bed I'd watch a Bloody Mary sunrise fortifying the day, then set off for breakfast at Terrace Café, followed by a cookery class, where I learnt to make scones and  a frittata. I believe I can fry!

Floating City

Despite the daily invasion of tourists that flood Venice, many districts retain their village sensitivities with butchers and bakers rather than the ubiquitous Venetian mask and glass shops, but even at peak visitor times, you’re never more than a bridge and an alley away from more secluded squares, 16th century Gothic palaces and wine bars

Melking it!

The paintings appear three-dimensional and looking up feels a glimpse into heaven. The impressive Baroque library houses 12,000 books from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries that were re-bound in leather with gold leaf.

A blue aqua approach

By reducing water-related costs and environmental impact, the Bluewater Pro water purification unit is a potential game-changer for the hospitality industry.

Pointing out the BA way

The Red Arrows will join forces with a specially decorated British Airways 747 at the Royal International Air Tattoo this Saturday

Xperience 2030 – #LetYouthCreateJobs

If you are interested in the Events Industry, Skills Village in Bez Valley is the place to be. “We are challenging a new generation of...