“We are ready to host the world!” exclaimed South African Tourism Chairperson, Jabu Mabuza, at the official opening of Indaba 2009 last night. Indaba, one of the top three travel shows in the world, opened in Durban yesterday with the launch of South African Tourism’s 2010 FIFA World Cup welcoming campaign. Reaching more than 600[…]
As one of the lucky visitors attending this year’s Travel Indaba in Durban, South Africa, we look forward to experiencing the throngs of product owners, fantastic exhibitions and many cocktail parties. Indaba brings together a showcase of southern African tourism products and services for the international travel trade. In addition to the dedicated following of[…]
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Interesting shot taken while I was sitting outside enjoying a pint of Guinness.
The dreaded middle seat. No matter how hard you try to avoid it if you’re a frequent traveler, you’re bound to end up sitting in the middle seat on occasion. This past weekend my dad was in town for a visit and got stuck with a middle seat on his way here. In my life,[…]
After a listen to and a look at the new U2 album “No Line on the Horizon,” I was immediately drawn to the sounds and images of Fez. After writing a bunch of new material in Ireland and France, the band traveled to Fez, Morocco and rented the Riad in Batha. They chose the city[…]
One of the first things I noticed on my connecting flight from London to Munich was the presence of quite a few skiers. There was a couple and three different groups of guys (amongst which was a guy with a mohawk and another wearing shorts in February) who were decked out in the latest snowboarding[…]
It was a very busy Saturday at the Javits Center in New York City as travel suppliers from around the globe presented their best for the upcoming year at the New York Times Travel Show. After collecting my badge, I headed to the southeast corner of the floor and jumped right in. My first notable[…]
While at the New York Times Travel Show, I stumbled upon an impressive company called GoPhilanthropic. I sat down with Lydia Dean from GoPhilanthropic to learn more: BrilliantTips: Tell me about GoPhilanthropic. Lydia Dean: GoPhilanthropic is an innovative socially-conscious travel company committed to providing private tailor-made vacation packages to some of the world’s most inspiring[…]
Just back from his TwiTrip to Paris, a trip based entirely on live tweeted tips and suggestions, I interviewed Benji Lanyado: @BrilliantTips: Did you find yourself waiting around for replies after tweeting your requests? @benjilanyado: At first, a bit, yes. For about 20 minutes I was waiting for suggestions outside the Gare du Nord, chatting[…]