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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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The taxi you have been waiting for…

Will they leave the streets of London...?No, I’m not referring to  the world-famous London black cab (whose drivers I appreciate the more I travel!).

This isn’t about the famous Hackney Carriage that offers Londoners the swiftest way from A to B with juicy pearls of cabby related wisdom along the way.  This new-fangled modern one has no driver…

Driverless taxis (guided by lasers / sensors) will soon ferry passengers from the business car park at Heathrow airport, over to Terminal 5. No inane chatter, just a quick driverless ride from car park to terminal in just over five minutes.

It’s great to see further innovation from Heathrow in the run up to 2012. Certainly brings those Blade Runner-esque cars of the future a little closer. To see them in action, watch the short video on the BBC news website…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And although a self-proclaimed petrol head, loves the look of these cabby free carriages…

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