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The Tourism Society welcomes GEC PR Director Fiona Anderson as a new elected board member

As we enter an exciting new year, our team is pleased to share that Director of GEC PR Fiona Anderson has been elected as a new member of the Tourism Society. Fiona has been a dedicated member of the Tourism Society for several years, and is currently Chair of its PR Network steering group and now a newly elected board member.

Fiona’s 20-year PR career spans corporate, lifestyle and travel spheres. Her client experience includes premium travel brands such as Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and PR for travel disruptors and destinations as diverse as Click&Boat, India, the Maldives, the Philippines, Jamaica and Kyoto.

A Cardiff University Communications graduate, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Fiona has a passion for new technology and its role in changing travel communications. An advocate for diversity and inclusion within the travel industry, she is also a board member of Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel and tourism industry.

Founded in 1977, the Tourism Society is the only professional membership organisation of its kind in the UK that represents all of tourism – across all career stages, disciplines and geography. With its diverse membership range from senior executives and academics, to self-employed entrepreneurs and tourism students, the Tourism Society offers individuals opportunities to come together for discussions, to share views and knowledge, and to network across the country and in Brussels, with its regional and special-interest chapters. Alongside the benefits and services it offers its members, for over forty years the Tourism Society has stimulated the development and wider recognition of tourism, highlighting the economic and social benefits for both the UK and further afield. It is a founder of the Tourism Alliance, and contributes actively to Government policy formulation through the submission of position papers. Through these connections, the Society aims to support and encourage individuals’ understanding of sustainable development in tourism and the matters surrounding it.

GEC PR’s Review of World Travel Market 2019

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.

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Maldives Marketing And Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) Announces New Tourism Strategy For 2020 With Stronger Focus On Sports, Culture and MICE Tourism

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) announced the new tourism strategy for 2020 during a press conference at World Travel Market 2019, which will include a stronger focus on promoting the rich culture of the Maldives and attracting niche markets such as MICE, culture and sports tourism. Continue reading

Madhya Pradesh Shines at World Travel Market 2019

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board’s stand attracted non-stop attention at World Travel Market in London’s Docklands (November 4-6, 2019) as UK interest in the Indian state’s unique tourist attractions continues to grow.

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COSMOS UK CEO TO TACKLE GENDER IMBALANCE IN LEADERSHIP ROLES AT JANUARY’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN TRAVEL & TOURISM FORUM: WHAT DOES SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP LOOK LIKE IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM?

The UK CEO of Cosmos and Avalon Cruises, Giles Hawke, is yet another heavy-weight speaker confirmed for the first International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum, taking place in Reykjavik on 23-24 January 2020. Giles will explore a pertinent and global question for our times, around what successful leadership looks like in travel and tourism. Which traits and attributes make for successful leaders? And how do we make sure these are recognised and nurtured in all individuals? Continue reading

GEC PR HIT THE ROAD THIS SEPTEMBER AND HEADED TO BELFAST FOR TTG LUXPO

It’s been a busy month for GEC PR with the team hitting the road (and air!) for various client events and roadshows. One of those events was TTG Luxpo in Belfast, during which I spent a very productive and informative afternoon meeting with the Irish travel industry to talk about the new luxury product offerings in the Maldives.

The event was the perfect opportunity to meet with premium travel agents during one-to-one meetings and to update them on all the new tourism developments taking place across the Maldives including the opening of the ground-breaking multi-island Crossroads project which will be the largest integrated resort in the Indian Ocean.

Other exciting news included the developments at Velana International Airport which will provide capacity for the terminal to cater for over 7.5 million passengers and the continuous expansion of luxury hotel product in the Maldives with the opening of international brands such as Waldorf Astoria Maldives, Lux* North Male Atoll and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives this year alone.

The venue itself, The Merchant Hotel in Belfast, was also a beautiful location for the event and provided the perfect backdrop to showcase all the wonderful new luxury tourism products taking place.

Next on the agenda is World Travel Market so stay tuned for more updates on what’s to come……

Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.Com) Compares Best Airport Parking Options For UK Travellers

From Meet and Greet to Park and Ride, it can sometimes be tricky to understand which airport parking offering is the most suitable type for a traveller’s individual needs. The award-winning operator and retailer Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has therefore compared the different types of airport parking services available in the UK to help travellers choose the right option and get their holiday off to the best possible start.

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Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) Wins ‘Best Park & Ride Operator’ At First Independent Airport Parking Awards 2019

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.

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Do You Know Your Onsen From Your Tatami? Kyoto Traveler’s Inn Shares Japanese Etiquette Guide For UK Holidaymakers

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.

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