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Six Top Reasons To Put Philadelphia On The Holiday Wish List

As we look ahead to future travel plans, here are six reasons why the city of Philadelphia, recently placed on Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List, honouring the editors’ most coveted Destinations in the World, should be on every traveller’s wish list.

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A Case Study on How to Successfully Promote a Destination During a Pandemic

It’s safe to say this year has been one of the most difficult years the tourism industry has ever experienced. As a PR agency specialising in working with travel and lifestyle brands, we’ve certainly had our share of some of low points. However, we’ve thankfully had first-hand involvement of several of the highs.

So, to end the year on a positive note, we wanted to share our learnings on how the team at GEC PR has successfully handled the PR and Marketing for one of our destination clients, the Maldives Tourist Board.

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Ten Reasons Why The Maldives Should Be Top Of Your Travel List In 2021 Courtesy Of Aitken Spence Hotels

With the Maldives on the UK’s safe travel corridor list and 2021 just around the corner, there’s no better time to start planning for next year’s getaway to paradise.

To help holidaymakers with inspiration for their trip to the idyllic Indian Ocean destination, Chef Amila Silva, Aitken Spence’s Executive Chef at the five-star all-inclusive Heritance Aarah, shares his ten reasons why the Maldives should be at the top of everyone’s travel list in 2021.

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The Maldives Welcomes The 100,000th Tourist Since Its Border Reopening On 15th July 2020

Joint Press Statement by the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Maldives Immigration and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)

The year 2019 was a remarkable one in the history of the Maldives’ tourism, with a groundbreaking record of 1.7 million tourist arrivals to the country. 2020 started off with more diversified and aggressive marketing strategies to break this record and reach a target of 2 million tourist arrivals by the end of the year.

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Airport Parking And Hotels (APH) Is Once Again Voted ‘Best Airport Parking Provider’ For 11th Consecutive Year At British Travel Awards 2020

Airport Parking and Hotels (APH), the award-winning airport parking operator and retailer, has once again been confirmed the winner of the ‘Best Airport Parking Provider’ category at the British Travel Awards, held on 14th December. APH has now won this award for an impressive eleven consecutive years.

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Rediscover Six Unique Aspects Of ‘The Sunny Side Of Life’ On A 2021 Holiday In The Maldives

Whilst being home to 26 atolls and over 1,190 islands, the Maldives is also made up of 99% tropical Indian Ocean waters. Thanks to its unique geographical location, Maldivian culture has been inspired by the Indian Ocean surroundings and the skills brought by early settlers from India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, as well as further afield from Arabia, Persia, Indonesia, and Africa.

With the safe travel corridor announced on 25th October between the UK and the Maldives, UK holidaymakers are able to travel to the Indian Ocean without quarantining on return. Visitors to the Maldives will be able to notice these influences throughout their stay in the local culture and adventurous activities they experience as well as in the sensational spas and romantic packages on offer. And to encourage and allow tourists to experience more than one resort in the Maldives and to enable longer stays, the Ministry of Tourism in consultation with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recently introduced facilitation of Split Stays between resorts and other tourist accommodation.

For those travellers looking to tick off a bucket list destination this winter or in 2021, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation has provided six pillars which will help holidaymakers plan ahead and find their perfect holiday in the Indian Ocean nation.

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Google Supports Diversity and Equality Issues in Travel and Becomes a Corporate Ally of BAME Women in Travel (CIC)

Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel and hospitality industry, is partnering with Google, the latest corporate to join BAME Women in Travel’s Corporate Membership scheme, since launching this summer.

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Our Account Executive Reflects On The First Ever Virtual WTM

I was lucky enough to attend my first World Travel Market last year and was left wide-eyed by the extravagance of the stand designs and marvelling at the industry coming together from around the world. Not to mention exhausted from running from one side of Excel to the other juggling press packs, on-stand badges and a laptop, all whilst wearing high-heeled boots – oh I had a lot to learn!

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