Half of countries researched operate the low emission zone (LEZ) all year-round including Austria, Belgium, Germany and UK (where they are known as ULEZ)
Fines or penalty charges for driving through low emission zones range from €45 (£38) in Spain to €2,180 (£1,863) in Austria
11 new low emission zones planned for the UK in 2022 including Manchester, Oxford and Bristol
Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com), award-winning airport parking operator, is helping travellers planning a European road trip this Summer avoid unwanted fines or penalty charges by comparing the new rules for driving in Low Emission Zones across eight of the most popular European cities. More than 200 cities across 15 countries now operate low emission zones (LEZ)*, restricting vehicles with higher emissions from entering unless a fee is paid, or the vehicle is pre-registered with the necessary authority.
Celebrate World Ranger Day On 31 July Swarovski Optik And World Land Trust Share Inspiring Wildlife Stories From Five Rangers Around The World
June 2022 – In celebration of World Ranger Day on 31 July 2022, long-range optic specialists SWAROVSKI OPTIK and conservation charity World Land Trust have shared five inspiring stories from rangers working on the front-line of conservation at locations around the world.
Rangers are essential in the day-to-day protection of wildlife, ecosystems and natural resources and World Land Trust’s Keepers of the Wild programme supports many of its partner organisations to employ local men and women to protect these invaluable habitats.
Successfully protecting these large areas of land can however be difficult and unpredictable. These unsung heroes face natural and human threats while safeguarding some of the world’s most threatened habitats and species. To raise awareness of the invaluable work they do, SWAROVSKI OPTIK and World Land Trust are celebrating five inspirational rangers sharing their wildlife success stories and passion for protecting nature.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK, the long-range luxury optics specialist, is helping discerning gift-givers find the perfect Father’s Day present. The new CL Curio 7×21 is the latest member of the SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Family and offers extraordinary power and design prowess, featuring a beautifully compact body and a strikingly design-forward look and feel. The ideal gift for outdoor adventurous Dads looking to enjoy nature.
As a PR and marketing agency, GEC PR works with a variety of travel and lifestyle clients and the team had the exciting opportunity last year to launch a new sustainable wine distributor, Collectivino.
Collectivino was looking to quickly raise brand awareness and generate a buzz around the launch, with the view to drive online traffic and sales. The main target audiences were lifestyle and family consumers including young professionals aged 25+ with a passion for organic and sustainable products, and GEC PR came up with a creative PR campaign focusing on a media launch event.
16 May 2022 – While winter is traditionally the time that many UK travellers escape to warmer climates, for those with a bucket-lust desire to visit the Maldives but without the deep pockets, a summertime stay in this Indian Ocean island paradise may be a great option.
The months from June to August are generally wetter but still warm in the Maldives, and mostly successive days of sunshine. Accommodation prices are significantly lower than in the winter peak period too.
May 2022 – Bird-loving landscape designers Flock Party, with the support of leading optic specialists SWAROVSKI OPTIK, will showcase the JAY DAY urban balcony at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 this May. The garden has been designed as an experiment to move the focus of a balcony from a human-centred space to one more inclusive of urban wildlife, and to inspire visitors to implement elements of the JAY DAY in their own balcony space at home.
Selling in a press release or news story to a journalist over the phone or in-person can feel like a daunting prospect, however it can also be a very efficient method of securing coverage for the client or product.
Journalists want to understand the story and personalities behind the brand and chatting this through during a call or in-person meeting can be an effective way of showing your enthusiasm for the brand, as well as pitching the key story angles.
With many travellers having delayed their passport renewals during the pandemic, the Passport Office last week reported an unprecedented rise in demand and is advising travellers to allow up to 10 weeks to process a renewal application*. Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com) is aiming to help savvy travellers avoid last minute ‘passport panics’ this Summer by publishing a Holidaymakers Passport Guide in the Travel Know How section of the website.
Blog post by Fiona Anderson, GEC PR Company Director
On reflection, I am pleased to say that my degree was not wasted on me, as there are still a few things I learned as a journalism undergraduate many years ago (okay, decades ago!) that have served me well in my PR career.
April 2022 – Out of the 51 independent states which make up Europe, just under half of those (25) use the Euro as its currency despite 27 countries currently EU members*. To ensure savvy travellers looking to holiday in Europe this summer are travelling with the correct currency in their pockets, award-winning airport parking operator Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com) has compiled a table highlighting which European countries use the Euro and which countries have maintained their own currency.