30 November 2021 – With recent holiday research data* revealing that UK Travellers spend the most on holidays compared to other European nations, and stay away for longest on those holidays – an average of ten days – it’s no surprise that the Maldives is a top long-haul destination on many 2022 travel bucket lists. Continue reading →
After two years of no in-person World Travel Market, I was delighted to hear from our company directors, Fiona and Sarah, that the much-anticipated travel trade event would finally make a return, uniting international tour operators, travel agencies, tourism boards and media contacts once again at Excel London from 1 November – 3 November 2021. Continue reading →
26 October 2021 – Escape to the Indian Ocean this festive season and enjoy Christmas and New Year in the sunshine, but with a difference. With so many unique experiences on offer at Aitken Spence’s all-inclusive Maldives resorts this Winter, you’ll be taking home multiple magical memories as well as a holiday glow on your return to the UK.
Blog post by Eliza Barrett-Holman, GEC PR Account Executive
In the midst of the January lockdown, my family and I booked a late May Bank Holiday staycation to Devon to coincide with my younger brother’s 21st birthday celebrations. Not quite the big trip to the USA that we were hoping for, but it certainly gave us something to look forward to whilst at home.
Philadelphia is already home to an impressive number of cultural activities, indoors and out, and the opening of four new museum experiences this year brings even more choice to travellers planning a visit to the City of Brotherly Love.
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.
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.
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.