I fear for britain, at a time when its sustained ability to punch above its weight, economically and diplomatically, is finally ebbing. With the end of irrational exuberance, the country found itself in an especially difficult position, when the need is to eat a slice of humble pie and be fleet-footed in recognising that many of the pillars its strengths were built on have collapsed. The need was to recognise other supports and partners and embrace them. Instead, the country went in exactly the other direction. Not good.

the airport, airline and tourism nexus

I spoke at the rather massive passenger terminal conference 2019, held fittingly at the abu dhabi-owned excel centre in london, next to the emirates airline cable car. Talk was on the links between airport (here's me on Oman TV, 6s in) airline and tourism, using our work in oman as a case study in how to optimise outcomes, meaning more high-value tourists for the country, through leveraging and co-ordinating the different things these parties can bring to the table

Attached File: PTE6.JPG

Attached File: PTC programme 2019.pdf