“We sell stuff. It’s the best stuff in the world. We’ve got all the best stuff. And all the best prices. All the other shops they tried to match us. Failed terribly. Nordstrom’s? Total losers.”
Did the Mari-Cha Lion actually roar? We will never know. But stand in this beautiful place, look deep into the powerful, probing eyes of this majestic, ancient beast and I swear that you can almost hear the sound.
Can you imagine Heathrow Airport going to tender, picking its two front-runners, then say, the Office of Fair Trading stepping in to do the final judging?
In an age where prejudice is such an easy fall-back, we need all the reminders of culture, humanity, inclusiveness and diversity that we can get.
In a world turned ugly and feral, the beauty of cultures and human communication are more important than ever.
I believe the world is actually a much safer place as clearly President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will get along just fine.
Messrs Geoghegan and Spillane displayed a level of service every bit as slick as Irish scrum-half Conor Murray, hand-delivering their prizes to Diana in Auckland last week.
Whether it be the most dazzling Christmas installations in the airport world, a cultural showpiece or an exuberant celebration of Chinese New Year, Hong Kong feels like an airport with a heartbeat, a crossroads of humanity, culture, technology and aviation.
Contained within a tunnel-like effect, this art exhibition depicting many of Guangzhou’s most revered buildings and cultural attractions is as dazzling a ‘walk to gate’ as you will find anywhere in the airport world.
Like an aging footballer who’s lost his pace, I’m forced to rely more and more on experience and knowledge, and ensuring the work rate simply never drops, no matter how much you’d like it to.
Take my word for it, HNA will become a global powerhouse of our industry.
When you come to Hainan you cannot help but feel energised. The magnificent scenery and balmy weather help, of course, but it’s also the whole sense of pace.There is simply unstoppable momentum here.
Sanjiv is a human dynamo, irresistible in his energy, consumed by his dreams, an all-too rare example of a businessman who wants to get it right rather than get it fast.