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.
Couples planning ahead for a post-lockdown trip to paradise should consider the Maldives for an Autumn getaway.
For those who need to convince their partner, Aitken Spence Hotels shares five great reasons to visit the Maldives this Autumn:
Families looking to ‘Dazzle Dad’ and make Father’s Day extra special this year can choose from a range of visionary gifts from SWAROVSKI OPTIK, a world-leading manufacturer of long-range optics, which make the perfect present for any intrepid explorer, stylish rambler, or nature lover.
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.
Visit Maldives together with the Maldives Ministry of Tourism launches the ‘I’m Vaccinated’ campaign, aiming to share a positive message regarding the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector, as well as promote the initiatives undertaken to ensure the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations for travellers.