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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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BAME Women In Travel To Host WTM Networking Workshop For Content Creators On 17th September 2019

3 September 2019 – Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, will host a World Travel Market (WTM) Networking Workshop for content creators at Intrepid Travel’s London office from 6pm – 9pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019. Continue reading

Shhh… Click&Boat Reveals The Secret Late Summer Destinations You Can Only Get To By Boat

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

What it’s like to intern at a travel and lifestyle PR agency in London

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!

How To Spend A Weekend In America’s East Coast World Heritage City: Edinburgh Welcomes New Direct Flight To Philadelphia

The launch of American Airlines’ new direct flight route to Philadelphia International Airport from Edinburgh in April allows Scottish travellers to plan a long weekend exploring the East Coast city of Philadelphia, which is rich in history, arts and culture, vibrant neighbourhoods, plus tax-free shopping hotspots. Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Discerning Gifts From SWAROVSKI OPTIK

This Father’s Day, discerning gift-givers looking to spoil the outdoor enthusiast or nature lover in their life can choose a visionary present from SWAROVSKI OPTIK, a world-leading manufacturer of long-range optics. Continue reading

Philadelphia To Celebrate 10.9% Increase In Hotel Room Supply In 2019

The East Coast city of Philadelphia is experiencing a hotel expansion, with numerous new hotels opening in the city and several properties under construction. By the end of 2019, the city is expected to celebrate a 10.9% year-on-year increase in room supply. Continue reading

The Maldives Showcases Its Offerings For Holidaymakers At Five Leading Travel Trade Shows

To further develop and strengthen the Maldives’ position as a leading destination for European holidaymakers, representatives from Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) met with travel industry contacts and travel trade media at five prestigious industry shows throughout the first quarter of 2019. Continue reading