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.
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.
Interning was a great way for me to discover more about the world of PR and see if my skills and qualities matched. Working at the office enabled me to get first-hand insights into the whole process: from media pitching to content generation to monitoring and reporting, everything was starting to make more sense. It was great to see all the different pieces come together, and to find out how much work was actually involved in that article you see in the glossy magazine delivered to your desk in the morning.
What I liked about my work here was that there was always something going on. You never knew what a new day would bring. With all the diverse clients and areas of travel and lifestyle, every day was refreshingly different. That’s exactly what I look for in a career, and I think being based in London is the ideal place to find it. All the events, media headquarters and exciting people make it the perfect place for PR.
But as always, time just flies by when you’re having fun. Over the course of my three months at GEC PR, I got a lot of positive feedback and was really able to enhance my writing skills. I also sharpened my eye for all the different types of language that is used, be it in press releases, newsletters or reports. By working at a smaller agency, I profited directly from the incredible know-how of the team. A big thank you goes out to the team for making this such an amazing experience!
Now I finally feel ready to go out into the working world thanks to my increased skills, knowledge and confidence. I wish the GEC PR team all the best and I’m super excited to see what the future holds for me!
Click&Boat, the UK’s leading boat hire platform, has acquired its competitor Océans Evasion, active in the boat rental industry since 1995. The acquisition comes on the back of a €4m fundraising round last year and will enable Click&Boat to consolidate its leading position in boat rental and expand the range of its services, which will now include the offering of all-inclusive boating holidays.
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Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ historic win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium in October, those NFL fans looking to head to the winning team’s home of Philadelphia can enjoy an ‘Eagle-Eyed’ tour of one of the most passionate sporting cities in the USA. Continue reading →