Look hard and you will see a Cathay Pacific aircraft rising steeply from Hong Kong International Airport, every bit as beautiful as a bird in flight.
I plan an alternative cry on this, the last day of 2020, an annus horribilis (Latin for ‘horrible year’, or in Antipodean ‘a bloody awful one’) if ever there was one.
What a difference a change of President makes. No, I’m not talking the US where sometime between now and Jo Biden’s inauguration day, Donald Trump will finally be prised like a limpet from a rock out of the White House.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world he walked into his own. Here’s your chance to win a bottle of gin of your choice while applauding distil-it-yourself in-gin-uity.
The whole concept is the best example I have seen yet of an airport adapting to crisis and one that has the added benefit of permanently underlining the allure of Changi as a destination in its own right.
Colm mistook – quite understandably – the chap on the right for American actor and heartthrob George Clooney…
In this year that has brought so much darkness, the spirit of Diwali is perhaps more important than ever to our sector.
Let’s not flip-flop in our industry’s commitment to sustainability. Let’s focus on business for good, not just for growth. Let’s show our soul with some sole. Some Ocean Sole.
I tried it with tonic (with deference to COVID-19, it had to be Fever-Tree of course) to balance the sweetness and then I tried it straight. Gin straight? I tell you, well chilled and on the rocks (the gin, not me) it was a revelation.
In travel retail parlance it’s like a Buy One, Get One Free promotion – Get a tan and your complimentary coronavirus!
If Friendship and Whisky gang thegither, Go together I’m aye the aqua vitae you imbie wi one another. Maybe a nip, a sip, O Macallan Gold to handsel and handfast a partnership? A deal sealed With just your word, a handshake, a dram? What a firm and lasting promise I am! What a lovely sentiment