In her own words 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: BOOKMARKS OF A NATION’S STORIES

Throughout the calendar year, throughout the world, nations stop to mark days of significance - moments in time of the creation of the history of a nation, shaping the lives, lifestyles, values and future vision of its people.Public Holidays. Days of national 'pause'....

CAUTION: TOURISM CONSTRUCTION AHEAD

Across the globe the Travel & Tourism (T&T) sector has become recognised as a powerful vehicle for building economies, societies, and futures. Through the sector a destination – city, nation, region – can be joined through a shared vision, identity and sense of...

MEGA EVENTS: IN PRAISE OF UNSUNG HEROES

Mega events - large scale activations of sports, cultural, religious or other gatherings of people from across the globe at a single location at a set point in time - are massive drivers of Travel & Tourism (T&T) sector growth.Major events are a powerful means of...

2010: BRAVE NEW WORLD

A new year is unfolding. Thankfully.2009 is officially closed.A clean slate allowing us all to reflect, re-focus, re-plan, re-dream.Still, while the recession of 2009 may also now be defined, statistically, as over, allowing the global economy to exhale deeply and...

COUNTING DOWN

In just a few hours timezones around the world will be ringing in the new year.2009 will be closed.A busy year, a noisy noisy year,A year with so much of the world on the move.Soon it will all be hushed...Silence. Stillness. A global holding-of-breath.And then, in the...

In Praise of Unsung Heroes

2009 has been a remarkable year. As the year comes to an end it is easy and understandable to look back at the past months with a sense of relief. Month after month milestones were reached. headlines madestories beyond fiction unfoldingfortunes lostlegends...

GLOBAL CRISIS, GLOBAL X-RAY

A mere matter of days ago the world was looking forward to a global exhale. Word was spreading in speed and volume that the worst of 2009's global economic crisis may, just may, be over. The time had come to shift into cautious, reconstruction mode of our wounded...

THE DAY THE CONFERENCE CAME TO TOWN

Over the past year, with the global economic downturn putting significant pressure on the ability for people to travel for both work and play, the global Travel & Tourism industry has seen a severe falling off in critical metrics: arrivals, revenues, investment,...

TOURISM: A HOTHOUSE FOR GREEN SHOOTS

Green shoots.These two little words have become a wordwide symbol of hopeful recovery of the global economic crisis which has held markets and minds in a tight grip since the end of 2008. The expression, the image, the sentiment, now appears in news reports and...

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM, RESPONSIBLE TOURISTS

The concept of Responsible Tourism has, rightly, taken a front row seat in the strategies, policies and philosophies of nations seeking to grow and develop their tourism economies. Building a tourism destination responsibly, actively conscious of the impact which the...