This weekend just gone I travelled with a friend to Amsterdam for just 14 hours! Why you may ask? Well it was actually to gain the remaining 10 tier points I needed to move up to a tier with British Airways.
I arrived in Amsterdam at 8.10pm, made it to Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, checked in, got changed, went to the executive lounge, had a couple of double gin and tonics, a beer and then went back to the airport to take the train into Centraal station.
First drink once there was in a bar that I call “Monkey in the Corner”, purely because it has a life size monkey doll in the corner next to a staircase that leads to no place at all but a wall! Next stop was another traditional Dutch bar where we had some more beers and some Bitterballs, a wonderful savoury local snack. We had a few more beers and cocktails.
We then took the train back to the hotel at 1.45am, went to sleep, woke up, had breakfast and then flew back to London at 10am!
With the flight from London to Amsterdam being just 45 minutes it was actually a really easy trip, an interesting 14 hours.
View near the airport
Cathay Pacific will delay a global marketing campaign, due to photographs of crew members allegedly engaging in a sexual act being published.
The airline was due to launch the campaign in September and the tagline was “meet the team who go the extra mile to make you feel special”.
Click the following link for a full story on BBC.com: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14526285
I am going to start sharing my pictures from some of the places I’ve been and here’s another from Los Angeles, I just like the palm trees and how tall they are, as well as the skyline, beautiful!
This was taken on Wilshire Blvd, right by The Beverly Hilton.
I’ve been away again and neglected this blog for the last 2 months! It has been rather a busy period, and I’ve been away for work during this time to Paris, Dubai and Washington DC, so I have some excuse I guess.
Anyway, I will be putting more interesting stuff on here shortly, and very frequently too!
The new Virgin Atlantic TV ad starts airing globally later this month (October 2010) on tv, in cinemas and on the internet.
Some great imagery and filming that really showcases the Virgin Atlantic product. See it below! I didn’t spot Sir Richard Branson.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve read the newspapers, watched tv and have seen the new brand adverising campaign by Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels Group’s other more budget brand Holiday Inn Express.
The headlines “Stay Impressed” and “Stay Picky”, lead the campaign. I must say that I am not entirely impressed by the message or the creative. The ordinary looking people is fine but it actually makes the creative look cheap, ultimately reflecting on the brand.
The other thing is over the “picky” element, and how they highlight you can choose a type of pillow, well this is nice but probably not the most important factor in choosing a hotel brand to stay with. Good that they’ve tried to differentiate though.