Posts Tagged ‘ New York Times Travel Show ’

In search of a Welshman

Feb 16th, 2013 | By

There are lots of Welshmen around, but I wasn’t the one. I was talking to Stephanie Abrams, the nationally syndicated US radio travel journalist about the UK and her thoughts on the UK when the story of this elusive man arose

How Americans see us?

Jan 28th, 2013 | By

The Downton Abbey effect is still strong in the United States – or at least in New York

Britain: not just the Jubilee and the Olympics

Mar 7th, 2012 | By

At the New York Times Travel Show last weekend, Visit Britain, in the shape of Karen Clarkson, was asked what people should see in Britain this year. Apart from the Olympics and the Jubilee of course which, as she pointed out, last only a short period of time.

Real Londoners don’t eat at Aberdeen Steakhouses

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

I was going to write a good old moan. This time, my moan was about the way that Visit Britain was not promoting our countries. I was in New York for the New York Times Travel Show because it is always interesting to see how others view your countries. They see things that sometimes we overlook.

Flying the Flag for Britain and Ireland

Mar 1st, 2011 | By

Both the UK and Ireland have identified the importance of the USA as a source of visitors. New York has more flights to the UK and Ireland than any other destination in the country. Both Visit Britain and Tourism Ireland have offices in New York. Why, then, was there so little representation from either country at the New York Times Travel Show?

Is Egypt Rebounding?

Feb 27th, 2011 | By

Some might have have thought it too earlier to notice a rebound in people looking for holiday in Egypt but one supplier is finding that t has started already. At The New York Times Travel Show I found that Zak Fouad of a US tour operator called Signature Getaways was noticing that he was getting more enquiries about escorted tours there. And the enquiries were turning into orders.