Category Archives: Blog

Three Key Takeaways from the First Women in Travel & Tourism Forum

After months of planning, the inaugural International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum took place in Iceland in January, promoted by GEC PR and attended by travel industry chiefs and next-generation female professionals from 18 countries. The inaugural Forum came into being after Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel (CIC)chaired a World Travel Market 2018 panel debate celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage.

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Unusual Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World

Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 14th February, means different things to different people. For some, the day is celebrated drinking champagne twice the price of gold in a restaurant where the views are just as expensive as the food, while for others the weekend is an excuse to discover a new destination and culture with a loved one.

Many countries around the world have their own, unique ways and traditions of celebrating Valentine’s Day, so here are some of our favourites:

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The Tourism Society welcomes GEC PR Director Fiona Anderson as a new elected board member

As we enter an exciting new year, our team is pleased to share that Director of GEC PR Fiona Anderson has been elected as a new member of the Tourism Society. Fiona has been a dedicated member of the Tourism Society for several years, and is currently Chair of its PR Network steering group and now a newly elected board member.

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10 luxury hotels to have on your new year’s wish list

As another year draws to a close and we enter a new decade, those with a passion for travel will most likely spend the days in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve recovering from one too many mince pies by dreaming of their 2020 trips. However, with so many hotel options and online booking companies to choose from, finding the perfect luxury getaway can sometimes be a challenge.

Here are 10 new luxury hotels we have on our 2020 travel wishlist:

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GEC PR’s Review of World Travel Market 2019

The 40th edition of World Travel Market London was busy for GEC PR, with the team meeting with industry partners and media to update them on the exciting developments taking place with our clients. Key travel trends were also discussed during seminars at WTM, and we learnt all about the latest environmental concerns faced by the industry and the rise of conscious travel, as well as the changing role of the digital landscape in promoting destinations.

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Where to find GEC PR at World Travel Market London 2019

With just one week to go until this year’s WTM London, here’s all you need to know about where to find our team and meet our clients.

World Travel Market will take place from 4th – 6th November at ExCeL London, offering an opportunity to meet, network, catch up with the GEC PR team and brush up on the latest industry trends.

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International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum Launch

Alessandra Alonso, the Founder of Women in Travel (CIC), invites those working in the travel industry to participate in shaping a gender inclusive industry that meets the talent and leadership needs of the 21st century by attending the International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum on 23 – 24 January 2020, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Find out more about the Forum by watching Alessandra’s video below and by reading our news post here.

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GEC PR HIT THE ROAD THIS SEPTEMBER AND HEADED TO BELFAST FOR TTG LUXPO

It’s been a busy month for GEC PR with the team hitting the road (and air!) for various client events and roadshows. One of those events was TTG Luxpo in Belfast, during which I spent a very productive and informative afternoon meeting with the Irish travel industry to talk about the new luxury product offerings in the Maldives.

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Interning for Undergraduates: Making the Most of Your PR Summer Internship

Whether you’ve recently finished first year of university, graduated or making the most of your summer holiday – a summer internship is likely to be on your to do list. Internships are not all about mastering the art of making tea and coffee. A good all-round internship is one that can help you to make connections, get to know the industry and receive recommendations for future positions.

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