Following the government announcement last week that double vaccinated travellers returning from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine, things are looking more positive for the travel industry over the summer with travel companies reporting a surge in bookings and enquiries.
The global travel industry has however changed dramatically from 16 months ago and rules and regulations are now in place to ensure travellers looking to visit destinations outside of the UK, do so safely and comfortably.
Sarah Salord, Company Director at GEC PR, has put together seven tips to help holidaymakers plan ahead and make the journey as easy and smooth as possible.
Blog post by Fiona Anderson, Company Director at GEC PR
When GEC PR’s client Women in Travel CIC decided to run its global International Women in Travel and Tourism Forum event virtually this year, I must admit, I was apprehensive. The inaugural IWTTF that took place in Iceland in January 2020, was an in-person event, and the connections and authentic, frank debating that happened there would, I thought, be difficult to beat. Women and men from 18 countries had hedged their bets against the stormy Icelandic weather to make it there and certainly there was a sense of ‘triumph over adversity’ about getting there. Swapping tales about cancelled flights were conversational icebreakers that helped the bonding process as we discussed diversity, inclusion and our localised and global experiences of those issues.
Daring travellers on the lookout for future adventures should start planning for a surf trip to the Maldives, where they can experience sensational swells and a true surfer’s paradise away from the crowds.
Philadelphia continues to add to its extensive collection of hotels this year, making it easy for future travellers to Pennsylvania’s largest city to find something that suits their travel needs and budget – from luxurious hotels to cosy neighbourhood boutiques.
Over 350 travel industry leaders and next-generation professionals from across the globe gathered virtually and pledged to build back better at the first virtual International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum (IWTTF), held 10-15th May.
From interning at a PR company in Covent Garden to now running my own London-based travel and lifestyle PR agency with my business partner Fiona, I’ve learned several lessons from my 17 years in the industry.
Leading long-range optic specialists, SWAROVSKI OPTIK, has teamed up with David Lambie and Paul Sharman of SKYEFARI, a specialist wildlife watching tour operator based on the Isle of Skye, to offer top tips for spotting five of the UK’s most elusive wildlife species whilst on a staycation in Scotland this year.
With just days to go until international travel resumes in many countries across the globe, the International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum (IWTTF) offers the tourism sector a timely chance to get together and discuss ways to build back better by placing gender equality and inclusion at the heart of recovery.