Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hospitality Investment Conference Africa � Johannesburg

Since Sunday I have been the at HICA Conference at the Hilton in Johannesburg � Adama Bah and Paul Miedema both winners of Responsible Tourism Awards; Heidi Keyser one of our ICRT Associates and Marc Myers and Bongani Dlamini both … Continue reading






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Local Distinctiveness is all very well

Faversham is a remarkable place to live, a small town with a strong sense of community and rich in history. For years I have hovered in station bookshops, whiling away time waiting for trains, checking that Faversham has not been … Continue reading






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Reflections on Kerala

The Evening with networking event at the Vintry provided an opportunity to discuss the Kerala Declaration. Krippendorf�s major contribution was to recognise that it was by appealing to people�s sense of responsibility that positive change would be achieved rather than … Continue reading






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Which is the big story?

IATA reports today that it expects airlines to make losses of $9.3bn over the next three years, at �5.2bn significantly less than the Olympics (�9.3bn) � but then the Olympics are arguably an investment. IATA points to the �toxic combination� … Continue reading






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Staycation � the shape of things to come?

I took a staycation this year, I spent August in Faversham � I had planned to daytrip and enjoy Kent. I did, but I didn�t go far. With visitors coming to stay I found myself as guide rediscovering the place … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin