First Train Ride Ever
I was thrilled when my VIP invitation to the Luxury Travel Fair popped through the letterbox. This gave me the perfect excuse to take Joshua on his first train journey. The event was held at Kensington Olympia which has a dedicated station. It was easy from Weybridge with one change at Clapham Junction we were there in no time.
The Luxury Travel Fair
The Luxury Travel Fair was in full swing when we arrived around 11.30. I was raring to go and meet suppliers of luxury tours and travel. Joshua was in his pushchair and during the short walk from the station to the venue, he had fallen asleep.
Saint Lucia Tourist Board had a great stand and were running a competition to win a holiday. As if that wasn’t good enough, once you had entered the competition you were given a free cocktail token. It seemed rude not to indulge, and after all it is all part of my research as a luxury travel agent. I took one sip and decided I should take my time with it. It was strong!
Wandering off, rum cocktail in hand, I spotted Head of UK Sales for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Paul Beale. The stand was very busy, but Paul kindly made time to say hello to me and we had a brief chat.
Then I saw the lovely Louise Craddock, Regional Sales Manager for Oceania Cruises on their stand. She was busy chatting away to visitors who were eagerly clutching a brochures, so I didn’t stop.
The Champagne Bar, I couldn’t resist a cheeky glass of bubbles. Just as the bartender popped the cork, Joshua decided to wake up.
Prepared with the distractions of a fruit shoot and a packet of mini cheddars, I knew I had little time to enjoy my Louis Roederer.
As expected Joshua wanted to explore, so it was time to go next door to check out the Spirit of Christmas Fair.