28 September 2009
17 September 2009
"The proposed $10 penalty for entering the United States is being sold as a 'tourist promotion' measure, but only in Alice in Wonderland could a penalty be seen as promoting the activity on which it is imposed" - Ambassador John Bruton, Head of EU Delegation to the USA, 9 Sept 09
I think that says it all really.
Because the Americans so need one of those! In my time as a travel journalist they've had a continuous parade of public & private tourism bodies - the USTTA, the TIA, VisitUSA, and now just recently the USTA.
14 September 2009
09 September 2009
07 September 2009
Somebody* suggested, in a kind of Dr Samuel Johnson moment, the "-cations" should be collected and recorded for posterity.
If you think that's a good idea, it was mine.
If you think it's a very BAD idea... it was * @alexbainbridge !
It all started with @neilmac 's tweet: Greycationers?!? Please no. Enough. http://bit.ly/1RI7rH
|Vocationer||Someone who has a calling to go on holiday||@alexbainbridge|
|Catcationer||Someone who takes cat with them||@alexbainbridge|
|Naycation||Definitely no holiday||@firstpr|
|Delaycation||Domestic holiday by London Midland railway||@alastairmck|
|Altercationer||Lagered-up stag traveller||@NickRedmayne|
|Flaycation||Kinky S&M resort holiday||@neilmac|
|Braycation||Donkey rides at Blackpool||@mrdavidwhitley|
|Meleecation||Battle re-enactment holiday (well, it works out loud)||@john_oates|
|Dismaycation||Rained out holiday||@alastairmck|
|Praycation||Religious retreat holiday||@CliveTully|
|Embarcation||Start of a cruise holiday ;)||@alastairmck|
|Vaguecation||Not sure where to go on holiday||@sarahmagnetic|
If you have got any more you want to get off your chest, pse add them below.
But don't tell @matthewteller whose response to the whole thing was...