Archive | October 2010

Happy Halloween…

Well, Happy Halloween readers. This little video shows a slightly different take on the age-old tradition of bobbing for apples. The real amusement starts about 2min 22secs in, as Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon and Jedward go bobbing for potatoes.

I’m not sure what’s scarier.

The thought of prolonged exposure to Jedward, or the fact they (allegedly) bought some of Michael Jackson’s used bed sheets for a soiled-tastic £20,000.

Nightmares all round and not a witch in sight…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And can’t find the right sort of newts on eBay…

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Welcome to Britain…

The concept of ‘welcome’ can be rather hard to define in travel terms.

For me, the welcome that put the biggest smile on my face was Nadi International airport in Fiji. A tiny little airport, but every single traveller that flies into the country (night and day), is met with the sort of welcome that is guaranteed to put a smile on even the weariest travellers face.

Three happy, smiling men with guitars, welcoming you to Fiji in song. T-mobile’s latest ‘flashmob’ (term used in the loosest sense) that I spotted yesterday, picks up on that sing-song-style at the world-famous Heathrow Terminal 5.

If you’re watching the TV this weekend, you’re bound to see the ad at some stage. Next time your picking someone up at the airport remember.

Do it in song…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is warming my vocal chords before my next airport visit…

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Staycation this summer? Or spraycation…

Firstly dear readers (well, Mum), apologies for having been a little quiet of late. Now that I’m settled in my new abode, normal service shall resume…

Easing in gently, I now share with you my favourite PR story of the year thus far. Our good friends over at Premier Inn were offering guests ‘spraycations’ for those canny stay at home holiday makers in August of 2010.

But what the devil is a ‘spraycation’ I hear you cry?

Just one more coat...

Head of Marketing Steve Conway said: “With our limited ‘spray-cation’ offer, there’s no excuse not to try a British break! With rooms from just £29, Premier Inn is all about offering guests great value and what could be better value than leaving us with a free instant Summer glow?

Britain has everything we need for a perfect break – everything that is, except guaranteed sunshine to give us a perfect tan when holidaying closer to home. As a result of the unpredictable British weather, the UK’s biggest hotel chain today announces it will be providing limited ‘spray-cations’ – free spray tans at selected Premier Inn sites across the country.

So,  next time your friends claim their healthy glow is as the result of a cheeky weekend break in the Balearics, do check if Premier Inn are running their little offer again…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism industry. And would just like to remind you, that pale is beautiful…

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