Claire recently took a small group of hand-picked British journalists and bloggers around South Africa, in conjunction with South African Airways and South African Tourism UK, to rediscover some of its tourism icons...
We had the privilege this month of joining them at two travel agent dinners. At the first event we represented The Blue Train and at the second Newmark Hotels.
"Travel brat" that I am - I am very lucky to have travelled on The Blue Train three times! And each time it has exceeded my every expectation.
The future of travel trade shows, generally, gets debated in all sorts of ways all the time. A few years ago we had 8 clients exhibiting at World Travel Market, in 2012 we had 4 and in 2013 we will probably have even less. Indaba is historically the key show for Africa, but each year fewer buyers attend.
A journey on The Blue Train in South Africa is a luxury normally reserved for the likes of royalty, celebrities and heads of state. But for the next few months it may just be possible for us mere mortals to sample the extravagant lifestyle of the rich and famous
As someone who can't manage to drink a cup of tea on a moving train without getting half of it down his shirt I wanted to know how the chefs on The Blue Train cope with the movement of the train and the cramped conditions but still succeed in producing such amazing meals so we had a chat with Executive Chef Esther Ndlovu
Ethos Marketing in conjunction with South African Airways have organised an afternoon of tea and scones at one of Britain’s most luxurious hotels, South Lodge Country House Hotel in West Sussex.
Over the next few weeks the Ethos blog will be on a mission to make your tummy rumble, mouth water and taste buds tingle as we go on a foodie journey from Cape Town to Mozambique.