All posts by Karen Niven

Travel Trade Insider – New England Summit.

So just how glamorous is a life in the travel industry? Well, take last weekend for instance. It’s Saturday 2nd April and I’m sitting in a large comfortable chair sipping champagne and nibbling on freshly prepared sushi. In front of me stretches a long, groovy cocktail bar lit with neon colours and adorned with every spirit you can think of and some even I have never heard of. To my left is a contemporary open-plan eatery where couples are dining in plush, leather booths. To my right, in a snug area, is a handsome guy in expensive jeans relaxing in a huge, clear plastic bubble chair hanging from the ceiling like something out of Austin Powers. I finish my bubbly and stroll over to the far corner of this vast area where there is a beautician. I book a manicure. “Would you like a haircut too?” enquiries the receptionist. Why not, indeed. Continue reading Travel Trade Insider – New England Summit.

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Lords of The Arctic

Everyone has a bucket list, right? I was contemplating whether to have chops for tea when no.7 on my very own bucket list appeared in my inbox.

Attention Karen Niven – Product Manager, Bon Voyage Travel & Tours. You are cordially invited by Travel Manitoba to Churchill, The Polar Bear Capital of The World”.  Crikey!  A rather large smile spread over my face and I felt the need to jump up and punch the air.. Continue reading Lords of The Arctic

Book ’em, Danno!

In the mid 1970’s the weekly viewing of Hawaii 5-0 was a ritual in our house. My Dad would come home from the pub especially. The oh-so-catchy theme tune burst onto our screens, and the room grew quiet in anticipation.  This was our weekly Tropical Treat.

Once my parents actually made Hawaiian punch to enjoy during the programme. They even had the umbrella cocktail decorations (a la Only Fools and Horses). We lived on the edge in those days. Continue reading Book ’em, Danno!