Judged by the company one keeps? If so, THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL is in fine fettle. Here’s what’s being said.
The ‘Trail has appeared on radio, television and featured in national and international press, as well as garnering praise from many tour clients along the way.
Here are some selected highlights:
RADIO / TV
BBC Radio 2: Friday Night is Music Night
‘Trail guide Brian Gray takes Radio 2 listeners on a mini Intelligence Trail around central London during the interval of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s performance of classic spy themes.
KING 5 (US television station) London Spy Tour
The ‘Trail on TV! Seattle reporter Jim Dever (and trusty cameraman Mike) joins Brian on the ‘Trail, highlighting some of the key spots featured on the tour. Recorded in June 2012, this short feature was broadcast during the London Olympics in August 2012, and shown again in December that year.
The National Post (Canada, newspaper) London Olympics: Going to the Games? Why not hit the Spy Trail while you’re at it
Toronto-based writer Nancy Wigston comes on the ‘Trail and finds it ‘better than the movies’.
Group Travel Business Forum
‘Trail head Brian Gray ditched his customary ‘man in black’ look and got booted and suited (with a nice bright tie) to talk marketing – in particular, marketing strategy – to group travel attractions.
Group Travel Organiser magazine Expert View
Brian Gray, Head of Marketing for THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL provides some insight and opinion regarding group tour provision and customer focus.
It is always the intention to deliver a first-rate experience, and thankfully, this has been achieved, judging by the feedback received.
It goes without saying that feedback is much appreciated, whether to discuss any particular aspects or just to give your general thoughts. It’s all gratefully received, and you’re thanked in advance for your time and thoughts if you choose to get in touch.
The following are some of the GENUINE testimonials provided by ‘Trail customers over the years. You can find more (again, GENUINE) reviews on TripAdvisor, which you can access by clicking on the link at the page footer. More are provided elsewhere on the website
“The Intelligence Trail is a very well researched and interesting insight into the history and evolution of the secret world of intelligence gathering and espionage. Conducted in and around Whitehall, it was fascinating to visit the various sites of interest whilst being briefed on the famous (and infamous) by an articulate and well informed guide. Highly recommended.”
Major, Royal Marines, Defence School of Intelligence, UK
“The Intelligence Trail in London was a truly memorable experience. Brian Gray delivered an in-depth and fascinating tour that took me to locations both famous and infamous, and he made the past come to life with his anecdotes and intimate details. As an author, I am unable to spend thirty seconds with a subject matter expert such as Brian without asking a question; he had all the answers and he took me deeper into the history of London’s intelligence community than I could have imagined.”
Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times Bestselling Co-author of ‘Threat Vector’- By Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney, and national bestselling author of ‘The Gray Man’ series.
“Mr. X certainly knows his stuff: From the moment Mr. X mysteriously appears at the rendezvous, he captivates his audience with tales and secrets of the entangled web of the spy world. Interesting facts and Mr. X’s wit and knowledge on this subject makes the events complete value for money and many a talking point!
Social Co-ordinator, Atkins Limited, UK
“This tour is excellent! A great way to learn about the hidden history and intriguing mysteries of MI5 & MI6 that are scattered throughout London. The guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable and really brought the stories alive on the streets and alleyways of the city. If you’re interested in any era of intelligence…this is the tour for you. I would highly recommend it.”
Corinne T., Philadelphia, USA