Monday Morning Blog 16/07/18

Happy Monday, I hope you are well and had a great weekend.

We knew it couldn’t last but it lasted for quite a while, yes I’m talking about the weather. We had a good run until Wednesday when the cloud came over and I thought that’s it the summer sorted and then low and behold the cloud cleared and the sun came out and we were back to summer time. Summer is clearly on track today as well.
Were you involved in the monster downpour on Friday evening? I was in Budapest enjoying amazing weather with not a drop of rain in sight.

The sun was also shining in Budapest, where I had the pleasure to co-host a business development trip with some wonderful clients attending. It’s been a couple of years since I have been to Budapest, such a wonderful city it was lovely to be back. Agnes, Dori, Linda, Gabi and the Microcosmos DMC team are such a wonderful group of people, MM and Company have been representing them since 1999, almost twenty years, it doesn’t seem possible. I calculate that this is my fifteenth visit to Budapest and the city gets better and better. I don’t think I’m travelling next weekend, it will be quite nice to spend some time at home.

It’s crystal clear that holiday time has arrived the roads are quieter, the West End is busier, the out of office replies saying that our wonderful clients are on a well deserved holiday, some call it vacation, some call it leave. Regardless, if you are going on any of these three I wish you a wonderful time away from work, enjoy the rest.

DMC News* MM and Company News * Destination News

Malta
We are also running another trip, this time to Malta with Erika, Helga and the team at Mi Malta in September, seats are going fast so if you’re interested in attending, do let me know.

Austria
When Martin of e+o meeting, event & travel management GmbH was in the UK in May we discussed a few things, one of them being a Business Development Event to Vienna, we will be running a trip in November, so look out for an invitation coming your way soon. If this destination or any other destination is of interest to you, do let me know.

France
Well done to France on winning the FIFA World Cup. Football did not come home to England, so be it, Pascal, Audrey, Anne and the team at NACARA DMC in France as well as Menno, Sandrine and his Phenix Events team in the South of France I am sure will be celebrating this excellent result for France.

Russia
Russia did a tremendous job in staging the FIFA World Cup, the question is can the awesome destination of Russia come back to its rightful place on the must see destinations of the World list. We have been representing Valeria, Olga, Veronika and the team at Russian Event DMC since 2000 I have been there several times both to Moscow and St Petersburg they are amazing world class cities definitely worth suggesting to your clients again. Let’s just run though some of the one word Russian starters: Kremlin, Hermitage, vodka, caviar, Kalashnikov, Bolshoi, Mariinsky, ballet, Rasputin, Tsar, rouble and these are just a few that immediately spring to mind. Then in Russia you have great world class, five star deluxe hotel brands as well as excellent independent four star hotels, terrific classic venues and cutting edge urban venues for events and dinners, great infrastructure in fact nothing to hold it back, even visas can be expedited at speed.

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