NO PHOTOGRAPHS, PLEASE

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  To travel to discover a destination is one thing. To travel to fulfill a quiet dream is quite another. We all have our little lists of ‘must see‘s in the world – places near and far where we would one day love to dance, to dine, to take that oh-so-local adventure, find that oh-so-beautiful […]

THE DANCE OF DIPLOMACY

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  September. A month in which the world shifts its focus onto the United Nations. The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly has commenced in New York. The period of the 12th through to the 25th September brings together literally thousands of diplomats, direct reports, decision makers, donors, delegates and media determined to stay […]

NO GREY AREA

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  When did the lens change direction? When did we stop looking forward, and start looking back? When did vision and idealism begin to fade in credibility and practicality? It this truly a reflection of the ‘civilised’ world? How did we get here? And how on earth to we go forward? Events of the past […]

PLEASE, CHOOSE ONE.

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Every day, everywhere it often seems, an overwhelming number of issues find themselves taking over our social media feeds. Our minds. Our hearts. Urgent pleas from someone, somewhere, calling out for our attention, our support, our money. Now. Or it may be too late. The need to know, to do something, seems to be […]

KNOWING WHEN YOU ARE NEEDED, AND NOT

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

    Ours is an ‘I‘-driven generation. Hashtags, ‘likes’, ‘selfies’, images and impressions so far from shy,  have come to dominate what is supposed to be social messaging, social media. The ‘Look what I am doing’ phenomena has gripped the world across ages, classes, colours, cringe-worthy emoticons. Somehow shyness has been eclipsed by ‘I’ness. The […]

OUR GIRLS, OUR VOTE, OUR WORLD

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Monday morning. Two sleeps ago, news broke across the world that 82 kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok were finally being returned home to their families after over a year in the horrific hold of Boka Haram. The exhausted sounds of cries of relief of families in Nigeria were audible around the globe. Quiet yet firm […]

IT TAKES JUST ONE

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

For those of us in the global travel & tourism industry, to call it, now them, ‘heartbreaking‘ would be a profound understatement. Scenes of airline passengers being abused by staff and, systems. First it was a medical doctor being forcefully and ultimately bloodily removed from his seat by local police on request of the airline […]

TAKING CARE OF TRAVEL’S CRITICAL ENABLER

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Tickets. Passport. Money. Mobile & charger. Go. For millions of travellers, the ability to pick up and venture off, whether around the corner or across the world, has become a daily reality, not to mention necessity. Mobility is a must to make each day count. And to make each day an exciting learning. The possibility […]

NOT MY FLAG

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Patriotism. The pride felt for one’s flag, one’s people, one’s national identity and one’s overriding ideology. It is something that is felt, deeply, even if not on show overtly. At times, however, the love of country can reveal itself in full force. Moments of national victory, be it in sporting or political combat, tops […]

COUNTDOWN TO CLOSURE

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Just a few hours left…… As Washington DC concludes final rehearsals in anticipation of today’s inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, rehearsals of not just events related to the ceremony taking place in front of the nation’s capital, but also events set to take place once President Trump takes […]