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Follow In Pep Guardiola’s ‘Golfing Shoes’ And Swing By The Maldives For Putting In Paradise

With white sand beaches and year-round sunshine, it’s no surprise the Maldives is popular with celebrities across the world, including Manchester City Football Club’s manager Pep Guardiola, who publicly announced this week he would move to the Maldives to play golf if he no longer managed football teams. Continue reading

Future Of Travel: APH.com Research Finds Majority Of Airlines Are Cashless

Travel has come a long way since the days of traveller’s cheques and queuing at traditional bureaux de change, and the payment methods holidaymakers use abroad are rapidly changing with only 9% of purchases expected to be made in cash by 2028*. Airlines are also adopting a more cash-free approach with only 5 of 15 major airlines still accepting cash payments onboard. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is therefore helping savvy travellers keep up-to-date with these developments, by releasing an infographic guide detailing which methods of payment are accepted onboard airlines.

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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.

LOVE Is in the Air in Philadelphia This Valentine’s Day

Lovebirds looking to fly abroad this Valentine’s Day should head to Philadelphia for a long weekend of romantic pursuits in the city, including strolls and selfies in the iconic LOVE Park and an excursion to see 50 romantic public murals during the Mural Arts’ Love Letter Train Tour. Couples can also enjoy a cocktail at the new Four Seasons Philadelphia JG SkyHigh bar or an intimate dining experience at the aptly named restaurant The Love, a cosy American bar and restaurant situated just steps from the upmarket and picturesque neighbourhood of Rittenhouse Square. Continue reading

Intimina Panel Discussion Aims To Destigmatise The Career Conversation Around Female Life Cycles At Next Month’s International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum

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Talent, capability, opportunity and success for women working in the travel industry will be discussed during a panel discussion sponsored by intimate health brand Intimina at the first International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum, taking place next month at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in Reykjavik in Iceland on 23-24 January 2020. Continue reading

Feel the Love This Christmas With Fabulously Festive Events in Philadelphia

From visiting one of the largest Christmas markets in the United States to a historic and beer-filled walking tour, holidaymakers travelling to Philadelphia during the winter months can enjoy a seasonal selection of festive events and treats. Continue reading

Airport Parking And Hotels (APH.com) Uncovers Two Thirds Of Popular Airlines Have Put Christmas Crackers On Their Naughty List

Christmas travellers wishing to take the festivities of home abroad with them this December, should approach with caution when packing this Christmas must-have – the Christmas Cracker. Award-winning airport parking operator and retailer Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com), has researched into the airline policies for flying with Christmas crackers, uncovering that over two thirds of the most popular airlines have a strict no-cracker rule onboard. Continue reading

Meet The Team Behind The First International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum

To register for the International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum,
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 From becoming a United Nations Special Ambassador for Tourism as the First Lady of Iceland, to lobbying the Moroccan government, to leading inclusion for the UK’s most popular cruise brands, these experiences have helped shape the female founding partners of the first International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum, taking place at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in Reykjavik in Iceland on 23-24 January 2020. Continue reading

The Maldives Celebrates Arrival Of 1.5 Millionth Tourist In 2019

The Maldives welcomed its 1.5 millionth tourist of 2019 at Velana International Airport on 24th November 2019. This impressive milestone means that the Indian Ocean destination has now already surpassed the total number of visitor arrivals in 2018, when a total of 1.48 million international tourists visited. Continue reading