Jonathan is hard at work in Dubai representing Aladdin, Chicago and other key clients on the UKinbound stand at the Arabian Travel Market. Celebrating 25 years as the leading global event for the Middle East travel industry, over 2,500 tourism destinations from around the world are showcasing their diverse range of products to over 28,000 influential visitors over the packed 4 days.
The made team braved the rain yesterday to attend the 2018 Olivier Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall.
On Friday, made bid farewell to Natalie Browne and wished nothing but the best for her in her new role at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
The made team were all frocked up for UK theatre's night of nights; the Laurence Olivier Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.
Anthony McNeill joins made as Press Representative for our client the Broadway Collection / Broadway Inbound.
Last night made co-ordinated a FAM trip to Cameron Mackintosh's Legendary Production of Boubil and Schönberg's Les Misérables at London's Queen's Theatre.
More than 300 delegates participated in the 33rd Annual IGLTA Global Convention in Cape Town (14-16 April), making it IGLTA's largest conference outside of North America. The historic first conference in Africa included five IGLTA Foundation-supported educational tour options within the local communities and an IGLTA Foundation reception that raised more than $5,000 for education, advocacy and information sharing related to LGBT tourism.
Pictured above are the IGLTA Global Ambassadors. (The IGLTA Ambassadors represent the association in their local communities. They help market LGBT travel, hold events and connect the organisation with LGBT travel businesses and travelers around the world). The UK Ambassador is made's Jonathan Mountford.
This evening the Tourism Society held its prestigious Annual Dinner at the House of Lords, hosted by the Society's President Lord Thurso MP FTS and attended by Society members and their guests. The black-tie evening included a drinks reception followed by a delicious three-course meal sponsored by made.
Following the after-dinner speeches Lord Thurso presented the Tourism Society Award to Timothy West and Prunella Scales for their popular television series ‘Great Canal Journeys’. Unfortunately they were unable to pick up the award in person due to filming commitments, but Dani Neumann from Spun Gold TV was on hand to receive the award on their behalf from Lord Thurso.
Pictured from left to right; John Holland-Kaye (CEO Heathrow), Lord Lee, Hayley Beer-Gamage (TS Chairman), Adam Bray (The Crown Estate), Jonathan Mountford (Managing Director made) and Lord Thurso (TS President).
More than 300 international buyers and 300 travel trade suppliers from across Britain are set to take their places at the ExploreGB Gala Dinner tonight at Liverpool’s historic Anglican Cathedral. John Corellis and Jonathan Mountford from made will be attending along with many of our tourism industry friends.
This weekend we are exhibiting at the Holiday World Show at the Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin. If you’re in the area please come and say “hello” to made’s John Bridge and Natalie Browne. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit over 1000 holiday experts under the one roof. Come along to receive insider information and ask as many questions as you like!
Tonight made's Natalie Browne and Jonathan Mountford attended the second BBC Music Awards at Birmingham's Genting Arena. Adele was the big winner picking up two awards including best British artist of the year. The ceremony, hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, included brilliant performances from Years and Years, Ellie Goulding and James Bay. One Direction also gave one of their final live performances before going on a break in 2016.
Tonight BBC New Broadcasting House hosted the UKinbound November General Meeting. The building is worldwide headquarters of the BBC and sits right in the heart of central London. The BBC runs tours of the building regularly throughout the day which can be booked in advance via BBC Tours. Natalie Browne and Rosie Ranford from made stepped inside the exciting world of broadcasting! They were shown the studio, which is home to ‘The One Show'. The tour guides explained how the nightly topical magazine programme is put together. Photographed are the UKinbound delegation on the famous sofa where many favourite celebrities and personalities have sat and been interviewed by Matt, Alex and Chris! The Broadcasting House Tour is available seven days a week.
An exceptional and wonderful evening last night at the Houses of Parliament, London, to mark ALVA's (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) 25th Anniversary; drinks in the Speaker's apartments, a private tour and group photo inside the Commons chamber, dinner in the Members' Dining Room, speeches by Loyd Grossman and 'Top Chops' the famously bewhiskered Deputy Sergeant At Arms, all with a suffragette theme. Jonathan from team made was delighted to have been invited by our friend and colleague Bernard Donoghue.
London’s getting Kinky as team made model racy new footwear in celebration of the West End opening of KINKY BOOTS the musical!
Earlier this week made's John Bridge, met, learnt, and connected with industry peers at his first ever SYTA Annual Conference in Branson - southwest Missouri USA. John remarked; "I've been blown away with the welcome I received at my first SYTA Conference. The social events were superb. And most importantly, with the contacts we made, we expect a great return on our clients investment!"