Shaggy dog story leaves the wags howling

April 2004
Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;4/12/2004, Issue 2609, p32
Trade Publication
Relates the experience of Kuoni UK managing director Sue Biggs during a breakfast meeting with industry peers. Comment by Biggs on the similarity between her introduction and a Labrador retriever; Acceptance of the comment by the attendees as humorous instead of critical; Reactions from Michael East and Keiran Murphy.


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