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.
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.
With the travel industry poised to reopen internationally, speakers at May’s International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum are urging the travel sector to have a radical rethink. The five-day event, organised by social enterprise Women in Travel CIC (Community Interest Company), will focus on myriad ways corporates and individuals can avoid old business norms and create greater equality and opportunity across travel and hospitality.
With open-air experiences and wide-open spaces likely to remain popular once international travel returns, Philadelphia CVB has put together a list of outdoor hidden gems that future travellers to the East Coast city can experience when walking around Philadelphia’s Downtown City Centre.
For those travellers looking to book a well-deserved holiday for later this year, the secluded island resorts of the Maldives provide the perfect backdrop for a naturally socially distanced holiday in the Indian Ocean.
Travellers can choose from a range of fantastic offers currently available with UK tour operators including 45% off a 7-night holiday at the luxurious Huvafen Fushi Maldives with Caribtours. Enjoy space and seclusion at the five-star Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa and a 20% saving on a 7-night package with Kuoni or snorkel in one of the best house reefs in the Maldives at Milaidhoo Resort, located in the heart of UNESCO biosphere reserve, when saving up to £2,721 per person on a 7-night stay with Abercrombie & Kent.
Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has announced its second International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum will take place digitally, from 10 – 15 May 2021.