What Future for Our High Streets? [Thursday, May 23, 2019]

We’ve been clearing out the Blue Sail blog attic and among the old posts were two that I wrote back […]

League Table of European Tourist Offices on Social Media [Friday, March 22, 2019]

With the Eurovision Song Contest just around the corner our attention will hopefully turn to more joyful news than seems […]

Visitors Behaving Badly [Thursday, March 7, 2019]

‘Over Tourism’ everyone clamours. Like it is something of the tourists own making. But what they should really be shouting […]

Authentic tourism – Tobago style [Wednesday, January 30, 2019]

Blue Sail’s Neen Kelly has just returned from a holiday in the Caribbean. But a tourism consultant is never off […]

Building the visitor experience – brick by brick [Tuesday, September 18, 2018]

Blue Sail’s good friend and associate Elizabeth Parbutt recently visited the LEGO house in Denmark with her family.  She spoke […]

Dare to be different [Wednesday, August 22, 2018]

In a world of worthy tourism advertising campaigns and greige websites, this year’s Vilnius multi media campaign is fun and […]

How Social? The UK Cities Instagram Index [Tuesday, May 29, 2018]

Social Media has been around long enough for most destinations to have worked out that it is vital to their […]

Ten pearls of wisdom [Wednesday, January 3, 2018]

For the tenth and last in our series of “Tens” to mark Blue Sail’s first decade – here is our […]

Ten engaging experiences [Tuesday, December 19, 2017]

It’s the latest in our series of Top 10s to celebrate Blue Sail’s 10th birthday – our personal picks of […]

Ten characterful towns [Monday, November 27, 2017]

  These small towns certainly punch above their weight when it comes to character!  Here are 10 personal favourites from […]

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