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The Concierge

Charleston, Taiwan and Basel

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26 July 2023

Episode 18

32 minutes


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This week we speak to Ali Smith, the general manager of the boutique Pinch Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina and Clarissa Wei reports from the stunning northeastern coast of Taiwan. Also in the programme: Monocle’s Tom Webb explores the world of retail tourism with Sacha Zackariya, CEO of Changegroup and author of ‘Leading Travel & Tourism Retail’. Plus: Jack Simpson writes to us from Basel and our correspondents around the world answer your questions, from Stockholm to Munich.

26 July 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

From the Concierge Desk

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We speak to Ali Smith, the general manager of The Pinch Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

6 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Ding, Ding!

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Our correspondents from around the world answer listener questions, from Stockholm to Munich.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

The Lowdown

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Journalist Clarissa Wei takes a scenic roadtrip along the northeastern coast of Taiwan.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The Conundrum

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Tom Webb goes on a shopping spree with Changegroup’s CEO, Sacha Zackariya, to discuss retail tourism.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

A Letter From...

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Monocle’s Jack Simpson writes to us from glorious Basel.

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