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Terror attack? Not on Pam Ann…

Racial stereotyping? S’never acceptable in this PC world in which we live. But extracting the urine from major recognised airlines?

Why, that’s ok!

Anyone who has seen Pam Ann live will know that she trades off several stock jokes, relentlessly ribs the crew (who flock to see her), and whether it’s home or abroad, every airline falls prey to her vitriol…

Even the terror attacks are getting the Pam Ann treatment. Her live show’s worth seeing. But whatever you do, don’t tell her you’re BA crew…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is wondering if easyJet take Scottish Pounds Trace?

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Go, go, google chrome…

Not the sort of video I’d have expected from Google, but a rather charming watch none the less. And a rather interesting approach to selling the benefits of Chrome…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is off to see Habbo Hotel team…

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I’ll service you…

Although a couple of years old, this ad still does make me chuckle. Sometimes stereotypes (if treated in the right manner whether that be sensitive, or just plain outrageous), can be rather funny…

Great to see Mr. Orange film man cast in an even camper role as the camp air steward.

So, which would you fly…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And still thinks he’d rather fly Pam Ann…

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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The real deputy PM to get tourism brief too?

Looked better on Freddy Mercury (just)...

Looked better on Freddy Mercury (just)...

Well, not yet…

But the British Chamber of Commerce and Travelodge seem to think Mandy should take it on…

They have proposed that the responsibility for tourism be removed from the control of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and reallocated under the authority of Lord Mandelson’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

In response, Kurt Janson, policy director at the Tourism Alliance, said:

“We’re at the stage at the moment where there is less government funding for VisitBritain than there was when Labour came to power in 1997. “We have an opportunity for the sector to provide and maintain jobs… and to provide growth to help us out of the current recession.”

Good old BoJo (London mayor Boris Johnson) has also pledged his support and encouragement to the capital’s tourism sector in the run up to 2012.  Which all makes for great talk.

But ultimately, it’s money that’s required. You’d be amazed how a little can go a long way…

Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And loves that Mandy is back making his presence felt…

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The guidebook you have been waiting for

lonely-planet-iphone

 Excitement…

For those travellers that have been waiting patiently, it’s finally here…

Yes, Lonely planet have finally launched a rather marvellous GPS based city specific guidebook app for the i-phone.

Hurrah! So why is this a good thing?

  • No bulky book to carry (brilliant if you hate looking like a ‘tourist’)
  • As its an app, no roaming internet costs (can’t wait for these evil charges to become a thing of the past)
  • GPS enabled  so you can see your current location / never get lost / make  itineraries on dynamic maps
  • Find the closest / best / most exclusive  bars, clubs, restaurants
  • All the usual brilliant Lonely Planet copy…

Well done chaps, and for all of you out there, San Fran is currently free to download.

GO GO GO!

Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And loves the boys and girls at Lonely Planet…

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