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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! [Tuesday, February 21, 2017]

  Blue Sail is 10 years old, and we’re marking our first decade with a series of Top 10 blogposts […]

Room for a View [Tuesday, November 29, 2016]

I had the good fortune this autumn to spend a chunk of time in Florence, one of the most successful […]

Pandering to the metropolitan elite [Thursday, October 13, 2016]

Another visit to Manchester’s newly-glittering Whitworth Gallery, winner of Visit England’s gold prize for large visitor attraction 2016. On a […]

A tale of two chairs and a kiss [Friday, September 9, 2016]

I’ve a confession to make. I’m a bit obsessed with public realm schemes and public spaces.  That obsession comes from seeing […]

Out in a summer storm [Sunday, August 21, 2016]

I was half way to the fish shop yesterday when a wave crashed onto the promenade ahead – pebbles and […]

‘It’s Just a Flesh Wound’ – The Tourism Manager or The Black Knight? [Thursday, June 2, 2016]

    Tourism or Destination Management is an interesting idea. But listening to recent discussions at the TMI Hot Topic […]

France as a Modern Tale [Thursday, May 12, 2016]

This is very clever.  A smart, stylish, sexy 1 min 40 sec video promoting France with a (rather loose) interpretation […]

What do you really mean? [Friday, March 11, 2016]

Gatwick Airport just emailed to say that I can watch “craft gin” being distilled while waiting for my flight.  Has […]

Signs of the Times [Tuesday, February 16, 2016]

I had to drive a tricky little journey today, no more than 20 miles each way, but cross country and […]

Grassroots Tourism [Tuesday, February 9, 2016]

One of the things I love about being an academician of the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) is how it makes […]

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