Strictly come Gdansk-ing
Sydney Paulden was in a small group shown round North Poland’s Three Cities by Boruslaw Becla, Director of the Polish Tourist Office in London, in advance of Euro 2012 Football ChampionshipsIn a packed itinerary of only three days, we enjoyed great company with lots of jokes and good humour. The food was not only plentiful but beautifully served and very, very fresh. The sightseeing was fascinating. And there was an array of modern, high quality facilities for events of all types and sizes.
More choice throughout Scotland
‘Scotland has a wide range of venues with a long track record of holding events of every type and size. It can offer a change of culture with optimum accessibility and so should always be on the list of possibles when investigating a destination’, says Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Tourism, VisitScotland.Neil Brownlee illustrates the accessibility of Scotland from south of the border by pointing out that VisitScotland takes groups on site inspections and fam trips to Glasgow or Edinburgh or Inverness ‘and we can be there and back in the day’.
Life after the Cup
Roger St. Pierre visits South Africa to report on what comes nextA disaster for England, France, Italy, Germany and Brazil – did you ever see flags coming down quite so fast? – the football World Cup was a triumph not just for winners Spain but for host country South Africa.
The question everyone is now asking is: ‘What will be the legacy for the self-styled Rainbow Nation?’ On a visit to London immediately after the big event, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told a packed press conference audience: ‘The event brought the whole world to ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ and we are convinced a high percentage of our international visitors will want to return to see more of our kaleidoscopically varied country.