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October 2015 Newsletter

Editorial Through the 185 previous editorials of our Monthly Newsletter we have refrained from writing any ‘smutty’ stories although some articles may have been contentious. We could not however, ignore a recent (true) news article concerning an amazing piece of…

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September 2015 Newsletter

Editorial The way forward It wasn’t very long ago when the Ryanair’s and Easyjet’s of this world used to ridicule the ‘”traditional’ airlines and would have nothing to do with them or their business model; instead focusing solely on their…

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July / August 2015 Newsletter

Editorial Location Location Location The choice of location very often influences whether a business is successful or not; bars, restaurants, supermarkets and even shopping malls all are heavily influenced by location. The same principle is also most definitely true of…

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June 2015 Newsletter

Editorial On the line The Lufthansa’s Group (Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss and Brussels Airlines) recent announcement that it will, from September, start to charge extra fees if bookings are not made directly on its own website has far reaching implications for…

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May 2015 Newsletter

Editorial Bedding down to the future The Kempinski sign has finally come down from the hotel perched on the hill off to the right as you head up Cherni Vrah Blvd. The new owners, the Victoria Group who already own…

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April 2015 Newsletter

Editorial Fares Fair For locally based travellers, trying to conduct ones business travel without involving any of the Lufthansa Group of airlines is like driving to Bourgas and not seeing a black car flash past you in the outside lane:…

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March 2015 Newsletter

Editorial What next for the Sofia hotels? The Kempinski Hotel in Sofia finally has new owners after many years of trying. The new owners are the Victoria Group who already own other resort hotels in the country such as Elenite…

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February 2015 Newsletter

Editorial “The Russians are coming” is an old classic cold war film quote, for many countries in 2015; this very statement is made more in hope than anything else. We are not referring to some Russian speaking enclave stuck into…

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January 2015 Newsletter

Editorial A rather mixed start to the year for the travel sector. Firstly comes the news that Cyprus Airways are effectively ‘”no more”. The Cypriot Government, who are the airlines main shareholder, were forced to close the airline down after…

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December 2014 Newsletter

Editorial Another year draws to a close and it’s at this time we reflect on the past year and look forward briefly to the year ahead. Without doubt the biggest talking point in travel this year has surrounded Malaysian Airlines;…

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November 2014 Newsletter

Editorial Rail On the 14th November 2007, a mere seven years ago, the first commercial passenger train travelled between London and Paris, in so doing it went under the English Channel i.e. that piece of water that had separated Great…

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