Travel has come a long way since the days of traveller’s cheques and queuing at traditional bureaux de change, and the payment methods holidaymakers use abroad are rapidly changing with only 9% of purchases expected to be made in cash by 2028*. Airlines are also adopting a more cash-free approach with only 5 of 15 major airlines still accepting cash payments onboard. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is therefore helping savvy travellers keep up-to-date with these developments, by releasing an infographic guide detailing which methods of payment are accepted onboard airlines.
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.
Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has been shortlisted for the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019 in the Women in Social Enterprise category.
27 September 2019 – Those travelling to Japan for the Rugby World Cup shouldn’t just limit themselves to the Japanese host cities where the rugby matches will take place as there is so much more Japan has to offer. And no trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to Japan’s old capital city Kyoto, also home to the Japanese imperial family well into the nineteenth century. Kyoto Traveler’s Inn, one of Kyoto’s best-placed hotels, shares its top five mustn’t-miss experiences in Kyoto this Autumn.
Airport Parking and Hotels (APH), the leading independent airport parking company in the UK, has increased its list of accolades after winning the ‘Best Park & Ride Operator’ Award for its new Gatwick operation at the first Independent Airport Parking Awards 2019.
Kyoto Traveler’s Inn has shared some tips on key Japanese etiquette for UK sports fans heading to Japan this autumn for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Intrepid travellers keen to experience traditional Japanese hospitality and explore the Japanese city of Kyoto can do this and more during a stay at Kyoto Traveler’s Inn, which is located in the Okazaki area of the Higashiyama district of the city. The hotel is well-suited for those who want to see the sites of Kyoto following the Rugby World Cup games, since many of the city’s shrines and temples are located within walking distance from the hotel.
For intrepid travellers looking for their own slice of paradise, the boat hire platform Click&Boat has revealed four hidden late summer European destinations accessible only by boat. Continue reading →
Our intern Isabelle shares her experience of working at GEC PR.
I have to admit that until this year, I never really had any hands-on experience in professional communications. Previously I had tried my hand at writing, editing and blogging, but I still clearly lacked the industry knowledge and routine of PR work. With the end of my MA studies approaching, I decided to find out more and applied for an internship at GEC PR.
As Chair of the UK’s Tourism Society PR Network, I had the pleasure of bringing together some of the UK’s top broadcast travel presenters and producers for The Society’s PR summer event – From Broadcast to Bookings: How To Effectively Engage with TV and Radio Producers.