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 © MM and Company 2020

Good morning Happy Monday I hope you have dried out since the weekend wet weather or what?

Happy BELATED Valentine’s Day I hope you are well and have recovered from the many paper cuts and repetitive strain injuries from opening all your Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. I had to call the council for another paper recycle wheelie bin for ALL the envelope I had to open I kept the cards of course. I went to see our postman on Sunday he is in hospital suffering with a slipped disc from carrying all the cards to my front door yeah in your dreams David 😊

Corona virus boredom has set in, look I am sad for the people it has effected or it is affected in fact this virus thing has had an effect on the whole world. Trade is slowing, the “just in time” ordering system is getting screwed up as factories are closed down and in quarantine in China, lots of components for industry arrives “just in time”...

Happy Monday, although it seems to be a bit of an unhappy world at the moment, all this Coronavirus talk is not good for a lot of people but I would imagine Corona Extra beer brewed in Mexico management must be quite pleased that everybody is about Corona.  I went out with some friends on Thursday night and all we drank was Corona Extra Beer brewed in Mexico with several huge wedges of lime. 

Wow was it wild, wet and windy weather at the weekend or what? Storm Ciara showed everyone who was in charge. I went out for a run as usual on Sunday morning I shaved 85 seconds of my normal time for 8KM I was propelled along with the help of the strong winds. They say, the Newscasters that is that a British Airways jet arrived from New York an hour earlier than scheduled due to the strong Atlantic winds pushing it along.

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Monday morning greetings from London W10, hope you’re well. Happy February, to be fair I wasn’t sorry to see the back of January although we and our DMCs were quite busy, January tends to be a challenging month.

Yesterday was 02-02-2020 spooky 😊

It’s about this time of year when I think to myself, I have had enough of being cold and I need some warm sunshine.  The weekend has been quite mild, the daffs are in the shops; 99p a bunch. Some of the supermarkets even doing buy one get one free.  Give it another couple of weeks and the daffs will be bright, breezy, yellow and orange growing on the roadside, a sign of good things to come.


Have you seen the new “we are out of the EU Brexit 50p coin yet?  Britain is an island once again, still connected to the EU by the tunnel but that is about it, a good thing? A bad thing? Time will tell and history will report.

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Happy Monday morning and Happy Chinese New Year I wish you a great Year of Rat.

Just in case you plan to be going to your local Chinese restaurant any time soon Gong hei fat choy” is the most common Chinese New Year greeting in Cantonese, which is spoken in parts of southern China and Hong Kong. It directly translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity.” In Mandarin, the same greeting is “gong xi fa cai” (pronounced gong she fa tsai)

I hope you are well and that you had a great weekend its good news week, this is the week that sees January out which means it’s the end of the month and we get paid. Sadly the salary gets sent off to Mastercard, Visa and American Express to pay off for the excesses of Christmas, hey there is always February and that is a shortish month

Today is a very sad day, for some 75 years ago it was a very happy day, it is also a very important day, today is...

Good Monday morning, is that a statement or does it need a question mark, you decide.  We are half way through January that’s almost unbelievable but a fact. It’s been a bit of a quiet news week this week, the Harry and Meghan story rumbles on, if that is indeed a story.  It’s clear that the people in charge of the news have got fed up of the Australian fires even though they are raging. Now they are reporting floods, hailstones and copious quantities of rain in Oz poor people. 

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China and Romania

Two DMCs that MM and Company have worked with over a number of years have asked us to represent them, Barbara Wang Managing Director of Motivate China DMC, I have known for fifteen years, we are very excited to have signed the agreement with Barbara and the team at Motivate China DMC.

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Good morning,  Happy Monday I hope you are well. If you have just come back from your winter sun holiday or your skiing holiday welcome back I hope you had a great time wherever you were, and now finally for this year at least Happy New Year, happy new decade, happy new week.

If you missed last week’s Monday morning e mail let me know I will resend it.

The year has started off with a bang,  literally. Well several bangs to be honest and we are not talking of bedroom antics, the first obliterated a number of unpleasant individuals in Iran swiftly followed by numerous bangs from Iran that as I understand from the news happily only made a lot of noise and hurt no one.

What is it with belligerent military personnel? Can they not tell a Typhon or MiG or F16 from a Boeing 737 passenger jet, come on it cannot be a co incidence that whilst Iran was merrily shooting missiles over to USA bases in Ira...

Happy New Year, happy new decade, happy new week, welcome to my first Monday morning e mail partly written whilst on my way back from a Christmas and a New Year site inspection and break in the South African sunshine.

I hope you are well and that you had an amazing Christmas and New Year. Normally I spend the end of year holidays in London the city is amazing at Christmas plus sooo many people are away it’s easy to get around, however early on in January 2019 I realised I had not been to South Africa for five years and as we at MM and Company are proudly celebrating our 21st year of representing Shaun Blake, Brad Glenn and the team at The Inside Edge DMC Southern Africa I decided that Christmas 2019 was a perfect time to reacquaint myself with the awesome destination that is South Africa. Shaun, Brad and The Inside Edge team put a program together that included safari and time in The Moth...


Happy, warm and wonderful Christmas greetings from London W10 on my final MM and Company Monday morning email of 2019. 

It’s always good to reflect and look back on the year which has been an interesting one, a good description that could mean a lot of things to a lot of people.  A number of our DMCs that MM and Company represents have been bonkers and bananas busy in 2019; Japan, Germany, Dubai, Mexico and Mauritius.  In some destinations Budapest, Prague, France, South Africa, Miami, Spain have done OK.  The other destinations for some reason be it the trading circle of life, politics or a bit of both, have not done very well this year. I am delighted to tell you that Morocco and Istanbul are on their was back to the top of the desirable destination list for both conferences and incentives.  I think the Lions Tour for South Africa and the Olympics...

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