Following the government announcement last week that double vaccinated travellers returning from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine, things are looking more positive for the travel industry over the summer with travel companies reporting a surge in bookings and enquiries.
The global travel industry has however changed dramatically from 16 months ago and rules and regulations are now in place to ensure travellers looking to visit destinations outside of the UK, do so safely and comfortably.
Sarah Salord, Company Director at GEC PR, has put together seven tips to help holidaymakers plan ahead and make the journey as easy and smooth as possible.
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.
We are half-way through March, and approaching a year since the first UK lockdown began. However, as we approach that anniversary with mixed feelings, there’s thankfully more than a whiff of optimism in the air.
For those travellers planning ahead for when international travel resumes, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) has announced several new developments taking place in 2021 including the launch of the world’s first ‘Maldives Border Miles’ loyalty programme allowing travellers to collect and earn points when visiting the destination.
Predicting travel trends is never an easy task and with the pandemic news changing on what seems to be a daily basis, it’s especially hard to make sense of the shifts at a time like this. However, it is important to be optimistic about travel and to focus on the opportunities that might crop up in the year ahead, such as the roll out of the Coronavirus vaccine hopefully opening global travel up once more.
Now that we are officially one month into the new year and while we patiently wait for travel to resume once more, GEC PR has pulled together its top five predictions on what will be big in travel for the year ahead.
It’s safe to say this year has been one of the most difficult years the tourism industry has ever experienced. As a PR agency specialising in working with travel and lifestyle brands, we’ve certainly had our share of some of low points. However, we’ve thankfully had first-hand involvement of several of the highs.
So, to end the year on a positive note, we wanted to share our learnings on how the team at GEC PR has successfully handled the PR and Marketing for one of our destination clients, the Maldives Tourist Board.
Joint Press Statement by the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Maldives Immigration and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)
The year 2019 was a remarkable one in the history of the Maldives’ tourism, with a groundbreaking record of 1.7 million tourist arrivals to the country. 2020 started off with more diversified and aggressive marketing strategies to break this record and reach a target of 2 million tourist arrivals by the end of the year.
I was lucky enough to attend my first World Travel Market last year and was left wide-eyed by the extravagance of the stand designs and marvelling at the industry coming together from around the world. Not to mention exhausted from running from one side of Excel to the other juggling press packs, on-stand badges and a laptop, all whilst wearing high-heeled boots – oh I had a lot to learn!
Known as the birthplace of American democracy, the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S., Philadelphia is home to an abundance of historical gems, making it a playground for history lovers and inquisitive travellers alike.