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  • David J Marks


Good morning, I hope you are well and that you had a good weekend, this is my “D-mob” happy Monday morning email to you. The d-mob bit is I’m going on my busman’s holiday to Croatia, why busman’s? Well I have not been to Croatia and from what the conference and incentive market place is telling me is that Croatia is the flavour of the month and year this year, so I need to know about this destination. I sold the idea of going to Croatia on holiday to the girls and they are on board. I believe the temperature is close to 40 degrees which certainly works for me. It’s been cotton jumper on all week this week not something that fills me with joy especially in July and August. It will not be long before it’s jumper on all week all day every day time.

DMC News* MM and Company News * Destination News*

Nothing to tell you except the team at +39 Italy Heather, Gaia, Lorenzo and the team have reminded us yet again as they do every year that Italy closes down in August and that getting responses from suppliers and decisions from suppliers is hard work and every year I tell +39 Italy that unlike the continent the UK does not shut down in August, in fact if anything MM and Company see a spike in requests from our lovely clients, you guys, getting ready for September and October. I think the underlying message from +39 Italy is we will do our best but it will take time.

Other parts of the world

I’m happy to report that other parts of the world where we represent DMCs do not surfer the same problem as Italy. So if you need any help in Prague, South Africa, Dubai or other destinations north, south, east or west give us a call, we can help.

Leyla and Hannah’s twitter and witter bit of the Monday morning e mail

It has finally dawned upon Leyla that she has some homework to do over the summer holidays, whether she will manage to complete her homework is another story. Leyla’s night time baking penchant had an interesting twist last week, she made brownies, then sat on the couch watching TV whilst the brownies were cooking. It was well past midnight and as it was well past midnight girls of 14 years old get tired about then, yup she fell asleep, however the oven didn’t fall asleep, it continued cooking, the brownies were burnt beyond recognition, the brownies turned into blackies, they were cinders, totally cremated.

Hannah has thoroughly enjoyed her first full week of school holidays, she has had two sleep overs, been to the Brent Cross beach a couple of times, this is a fun fair and artificial beach adjacent to the Brent Cross shopping centre in north west London, there is nothing Hannah likes better than a fun fair. They have both finally spent some time googling what to do in Croatia, I can’t wait to find out what they want to do when we get there. We leave home at 03.45AM on Tuesday morning, chocks away at 0700 Zulu, we will be round the pool by midday, a perfect start. The first day is a chilling day in 40 degrees of heat by the pool, then on Thursday it is a full day out to see what Dubrovnik is all about.

That’s it you are totally up to date, hope you have a great week at work or an awesome week on holiday whatever you are doing have fun it is later than you think.

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