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Got a titbit or two about the travel trade? Then tell TTGina… although she probably knows it already


TTGina @TTGina As a dedicated follower of


fashion, I was fascinated to hear acclaimed designer Kim Winser speak at the Association of Women Travel Executive’s 60th anniversary celebrations on Monday. Kim, who helped turn around classic brands such as Pringle and Aquascutum – had dressed several AWTE board members in some of her designs and they looked super-duper. Good job it was Winser of London designs that they wore, though, as opposed to Agent Provocateur lingerie – another brand Kim worked on. That might have raised some eyebrows in the audience. AWTE also revealed a list of 60 of the most influential women in the travel industry over the past 60 years. One can only assume a certain gossip columnist was excluded from the list for fear of overshadowing the others…


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Showing an almost equal dedication to fashion over the weekend was TTG’s sales director Louise Napier, who joined 17 intrepid teams to drive across Europe as part of the Travel Trade Crusade. Hopping from car to car saw her undertake an impressive array of costume changes, including science geek-chic and Disney’s Snow White. Our favourite was the regionally apt lederhosen she wore to join team The Big ‘O’, seen here sampling German beverages. We’ve been assured there was no drink-driving!


Competition of the week Tell me your funny stories! Email ttgina@ttgdigital.com


Register bookings for a chance to head to California There’s just under a month left to register bookings for the California Superfam 2014. For the seventh year, Visit California is offering 60 agents the chance to


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explore the Golden State from September 25 to October 2, 2014. Five itineraries including Luxury


and Indulgence, Culture and Entertainments and Family, will see agents taking part in activities such as zip-lining, wine tasting and surfing.


Whose ad is it anyway?


Every now and again TTGwill be raiding the archives – and as well as laughing at the old hairstyles, we’ll be asking “Whose ad was that?” SEND AN EMAIL TO FEEDBACK@ TTGDIGITAL.COM AND TELL US. NO PRIZES FOR NOW, IT’S JUST FOR FUN! ANSWERS IN NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE


New for 2014 will be a finale at


Knott’s Berry Farm, North America’s first theme park. For your chance to win a place,


register your BA bookings to any of California’s gateway cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, made between June 12 and August 15. Go to traveltrade.visitcalifornia.co.uk


WHERE IN THE WORLD?


AS PART of Make Holidays Greener Month, we’re featuring a different resort in Greece every week in July. The beach pictured is one of two that share a name, in an undeveloped area on this peninsula, renowned for having the largest and


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safest natural harbour in Greece. The beach is protected by rock formations, creating calm waters, perfect for children. The golden sand is fringed with pine forests, giving shade to beach dwellers – with olive groves nearby. Which peninsula is it?


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Last week’s ‘Where in the World?” was Balos beach in Crete


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