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  • David J Marks

Dateline Monday 15th May 2023

Good morning, I hope you are well and that you had two great back-to-back long weekends. OK so the weather was not great but that’s tradition just like the Coronation if its bad weather it must be bank holiday Monday. Talking about the weather one-word springs to mind changeable last Friday it was cold so was Saturday ah but yesterday was lovely more like mid-May.

So let’s review what has been going on since the last Monday morning e mail which was sent on 24th April, hummm oh yes The Coronation and the Coronation oh did I mention the Coronation of King Charles III as awesome as the parade of the military might of the UK was it is time to get back to normal. Eurovision, Eurovision, and Eurovision

Local elections have taken place, some more voting happens on 1st June, as I have said several times, we are so lucky to live in the UK did you see the riot police sent to arrest Imran Khan in Pakistan, dreadful how they treated him regardless of the fact he is not in power he should have been treated with so much more respect being an ex-Prime Minister.

What another interest rate rise? Come on peeps at The Bank of England was that really necessary? Andrew Bailey the Governor of The Bank of England said it was to curb inflation and drive down demand we it certainly has worked here in my house, demand has been dampened by David. I have informed the Marks family members that nothing is to be purchase without a requisition to purchase in triplicate and a Purchase Order number issue by the Household Comptroller (me)

Ha, ha the Moscow Victory Day Parade commemorating the Victory over the Nazi aggressors was a bit of a damp affair, only one tank from 1945, lots of smartly dressed cannon fodder soldiers and a few enormous missiles probably made from Lego.

Eurovision, I think that is going to have to go onto my bucket list, it looked like the audience and performers were having a lot of fun going by the shenanigans we saw on TV that were happening in Liverpool. Shenanigans a great word, on the same level of greatness as bonkers, crackers, kerfuffle.

Well done Sweden on winning Eurovision, “congratulations” as a Eurovision national treasure would say (hello Cliff)

And that’s it, you are up to date from a David point of view.

MM and Company news update

IMEX 23rd -25th May 2023 Frankfurt (next week OMG, are you ready?)

So far I know that

Jyoti Panchmatia of Travco DMC will be on the Abu Dhabi Stand No E520 covering Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Oman

Stephane Louise of Hello Islands DMC Mauritius will be on Stand E695

Muge Altug of Blue DMC Turkey will be on stand E470

Pascal and Enrica NACARA DMC France will be at IMEX on the Euromic stand

Claudia & Erika of MI Malta DMC will be at IMEX on the Malta Stand

Martin Hodi of e+o travel and meetings DMC Austria is attending IMEX but not on a stand

Eva Hoffman of Cornerstone Meetings DMC part of Germanyinsight DMC will be on the IMEX Frankfurt stand


Nassos of AME DMC Greece has told us that Dusit International have opened a new hotel Dusit Suites Athens in the awesome area called Glyfada in Athens, it is one of my favourite suburbs of Athens, it’s a bit like Chelsea in London


James and the crew at The J Team DMC Japan have told us that in less than a months’ time Dusit International is set to open its first hotel in Japan. The ASAI brand’s first hotel outside of Thailand with the opening of ASAI Kyoto Shijo – Dusit’s first hotel in Japan located in the heart of the Shijo-Karasuma neighbourhood, near the famous Nishiki Market in the city’s renowned Downtown area. The hotel has 114 guest rooms, perfect for a buyout.

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