Selling Travel Sultanate of Oman event in Manchester

The Selling Travel Dialogue, in collaboration with Oman’s Ministry of Tourism was held at the Renaissance Manchester city centre hotel in Deansgate.

We had two presenters, Kel Patel from Oman Air and Rob Wilson on behalf of the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism.

The big news from Oman Air is that a new daily service will be introduced from Manchester in April 2017, to add to their two flights a day from London. The Manchester flight will will be an overnight on a 2 class (economy & business class) on a Dreamliner.

CTO Caribbean Roadshow in Chester

The main reason for my work trip to the UK was to attend the CTO Caribbean Roadshow event in Chester, having never been to the Caribbean I was keen to learn more about the differences between the different islands, and meet the tourism board representatives face to face.

The event was held at Chester Racecourse, the room had been set up with individual tables and representatives from the Caribbean Tourist Organisation, airlines, tour operators and resort hotels. I tagged along with the friendly group of agents from Chester Travel Connection for our speed dating style sessions at each table, where each representative had a few minutes to deliver their pitch. We earned raffle tickets during the presentation by asking questions, these tickets were for the prize draw at the end of the evening.

Selling Travel JA Resorts & Hotels event in Newcastle

My decision to travel 170 miles up North from Cheshire to Newcastle was a last minute one, having applied for a place on the Selling Travel / JA Resorts event at the Malmaison Hotel in the Quayside area, my confirmation came through the day before.

The event hotel was fully booked, so I stayed at the Ramada Encore hotel, it was clean, basic and fairly comfortable for an overnight. The important factor was location & overnight parking, it was only a short walk over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, spanning the River Tyne.

JA Resorts & Hotels in Dubai

JA Resorts & Hotels offer luxury accommodation, renown for their hospitality and service in Dubai, Maldives and Seychelles.

Choose from a beachfront resort or city location in Dubai, accommodation types range from 5* all inclusive hotel rooms & suites to self catering serviced apartments. There's sure to be an accommodation style to suit your budget and preference in the UAE.

Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for an all inclusive hotel in Dubai, then one of the JA properties at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa is perfect for your luxury holiday.

The two main resort hotels are the JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach, both of which are 5*. Their all inclusive policy allows access of up to 16 bars and restaurants, and non motorised water sports. A brilliant location for families, these hotels offer a creche facility (chargeable) from 4 months to 4 years, and kids clubs from 4 to 16 years old. The childcare is provided by Worldwide Kids. The creche has 2 three hour sessions per day without a dining facility.

There’s a 800m private beach, 9-hole par 36 championship golf course, Wibbit aquapark, camel rides, horse riding, floodlit tennis courts, 3 football pitches where championship clubs train off season, a shooting club and unusually for Dubai, 1000m2 of lush green gardens.

Alcohol is served from midday to 2 am on all inclusive and includes premium brands.