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DATELINE MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2022


Good morning, Monday morning again I hope all is well with you and yours. Yayyyyy it’s not raining today, it could almost be described as sunny, well at least in London that is the case, although with all this working from home going on I doubt very much if the rain is a factor these days. The weather has finally reverted to normal November weather wet, cold, windy and not very nice. It turns out we have had double the amount of rain we normally have in November, guess that makes up for July and August when rain was scarce.


Question, are you ready for December? which starts this week, ohhhh panic, panic, panic. For obvious reasons I never panic on the run up to the Winter festival the name of which I do not mention until the first week of December I also do not buy mince pies, stolen or the German ginger bread biscuits till first week of December, why? if I stated buying them when they first hit the shops in or about the first week of October I would be the size of a house by New Year’s Eve.


IBTM week in Barcelona, if you are going, I wish you safe travel there and a successful time at the show.


The World Cup is well under way but as MM and Company represent a number of DMC in destinations that play against each other in the World Cup I cannot show signs of bias towards any National Team except of course for England. I wish them all well. Although having said that great win for Morocco against Belgium (we don’t represent a DMC in Belgium) Habib, Rachid and the Visit Morocco DMC team will be very pleased with that result.


Watch out XI JINPING Putin’s oppo and pal in China you may not be the silicon President you think you are, your people are very unhappy with the never ending COVID lockdowns, in some China cities

since April especially as the people in China are watching the World Cup seeing hundreds of thousands of people meeting up to watch the games in COVID freedom.


The awesome power of mother nature is out there for all to see, terrible images of the devastation torrential rain bought to the Italian Island of Ischia luckily it seems there are only a few victims although one is one too many it could have been a lot worse.


The London West End lights are up and on, the department store windows are looking festive and awesome, time to wander down the West End and Knightsbridge for some jolly seasonal window shopping for my Instagram page.


That’s it, you are up to date from a David point of view


MM and Company news update


Florida

Clem, Nora, Krystina and the team at C Florida Hospitality tells me that the The Elser Hotel & Residences in Downtown Miami is set to open this Autumn. The 49-story tower has 646 rooms The guests rooms range from studios to three-bedroom suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows framing city and bay views. some guestrooms have balconies. The hotel houses a two-story 10,20-square-foot fitness centre with views of Biscayne Bay featuring an open-air fitness deck. The hotel also has a sauna and a hot tub, besides a 19,000-square-foot sun deck that offers views of MacArthur Causeway and South Beach. It has a 132-foot-long pool lined with daybeds and chaise lounges and a 16-foot LED screen overhead. The sun deck has an outdoor bar and an event lawn with waterfront views.

The hotel is located near cultural attractions, including Wynwood, the Design District, Miami Beach, South Beach’s historic Art Deco District,


IBTM Barcelona 29th Nov-1st Dec 2022

Habib of Visit Morocco DMC will be on the Morocco Booth

Travco DMC Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be there, stand information to be confirmed

Erica and Douglas of Mi Malta DMC will be on the Malta Stand

Loic Mention one of The J Team DMC Crew will be representing The J Team at IBTM, on the Tokyo stand.

Muge of Blue DMC Turkey will be at IBTM on Stand # G 60



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