Friday, September 13, 2013

Greetings from Las Vegas

I've spent the past three days in Las Vegas, attending a Destination Britain event. It's been an unbelievably busy time, meeting suppliers from all over Britain. They represented tourist boards, hotel chains and tour wholesalers. (The meetings took place in 12-minute sessions and the younger members of the group tell me it reminded them of speed dating.) When a buzzer would go, we would make our way to pre-arranged appointments at numbered tables. It's been two days of extremely intense activity, which went from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the evening there would be receptions sponsored by different airlines. I leave tomorrow morning for Ottawa.

I've been staying at the Aria Hotel, an enormously large complex: casinos, 4000 hotel rooms, pools , restaurants, etc--hard to believe that it is just one hotel out of many in the city. I've been so busy that I  haven't even gone outside.

In the meantime, I've been receiving many interesting emails and will report on them in future blogs. I find it hard to keep up with everything going on.

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