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Come and join us at the TUR Travel Exhibition

 

MINI

MINI

As I type VisitBritain are on their way to Gothenburg to attend the annual TUR fair. This is the largest travel trade and consumer fair in the Nordic region (March 19th-22nd) and every year we challenge ourselves to come with something more exciting the previous year.  

This time around we are thrilled to be joined on the stand by MINI, who are celebrating their 50th birthday. Not only will you find helpful staff to present hints, tips and ideas to make your next trip to Britain a wonderful experience but we will have a DJ playing a set from the only Disco MINI in the world (complete with smoke machine and glitter ball).
Please pop down and say hello – we would love to see you. Details can be found at www.swefair.com 
VisitBritain Stand TUR 2009

VisitBritain Stand TUR 2009

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The Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street, London

A few of us have just enjoyed the luxury of a visitor this morning from London. Sune Malstroem arrived to present the facilities at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street. It reminded me of my first visit there, where upon arrival I couldn’t see anywhere immediately to enquire about an arranged meeting. Instead I was approached by a very friendly woman holding what appeared to be a laptop. At this point the meeting was confirmed using her touchscreen device and I was then invited to sit down and order the beverage of my choice.  Everyone entering the hotel as a confirmed guest is treated in the same way. A smart, simple and certainly more relaxed experience than the traditional manner of hotel check in. 

 I am looking forward to going back and especially to eating at the recently opened restuarant within the hotel, ‘1901’. In a similar fashion to check in,  if you drink at the bar then the barman comes to you, not only to mix your drink of choice but offer advice and guidance on how to create the perfect taste when mixing your own drinks at home (should you so wish).  The thinking that goes in to the service delivery and its application are fantastic!

Andaz Hotel

Andaz Hotel

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London Images

A friend of mine (thanks Gustaf!) recently sent me a collection of images of London which I found to be rather special.

London at Night

London at Night

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Historical accuracy far from bullseye

Well, well, well.. my first ever blog post worthy of the name so I better make it interesting. Something I am particulaly fond of reading are the Guardian newspaper’s film reviews. These aren’t traditional film reviews in the truest sense as they are primarily concerned with a film’s historical accuracy. I find these reviews often more entertaining than the original film and they certainly offer more insight and understanding of the film’s supposed time in history. 

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It may seem dry, but check out the appraisal of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (starring Kevin Costner). More important than my appreciation are your thoughts  – did you like it and learn from it?

-Tom-

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