Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has announced the summer extension of its training and mentoring initiatives to provide free guidance for women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new website, travelbounce, promises to take the hassle out of travel and holiday planning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic by collating the latest global travel updates from top tourist destinations, airlines, and travel companies all in one place.
Residents of the UK and Ireland are invited to experience the excitement of US Independence Day from the comfort of their home when Welcome America, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia host 50+ free events as part of the reimagined 2020 Wawa Welcome America seven-day virtual festival.
His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced in an address to the nation on Tuesday 23 June that Maldives will re-open its borders for international tourists on 15th July 2020. Resorts, Liveaboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from 15th July 2020. Guest Houses and hotels located at inhabited islands will be open from 1st August 2020.
We seasoned PR professionals are used to change. In the twenty plus years that I’ve been working in this industry, I’ve gone from pitching features to journalists via fax (yes, it was that long ago!) to selling in content collaborations with influencers via Instagram DMs.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has announced that the Board of Directors unanimously voted and has appointed Gregg Caren to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Caren most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Sales and Strategic Business Development for ASM Global (formerly SMG), operator of over 350 venues worldwide, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. He also served in various senior leadership positions while with the company for over 20 years. Caren has more than three decades of industry experience and will join the PHLCVB on 8th June 2020.
The three virtual panel webinars focused on the impacts of COVID-19 for women will take place on 21st May, 28th May and 4th June 2020. Register here: bit.ly/2YOelWq
To explore COVID-19 feature opportunities with Alessandra Alonso, the Founder of Women in Travel (CIC), please email WIT@gecpr.co.uk.
Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has announced the launch of a series of virtual panel webinars that will highlight the impact, consequences and solutions for women in the era of COVID-19.
Here at GEC PR, we have seen first-hand the effects Covid-19 has had on the global travel industry as well as specifically our clients and travel industry partners.
However, as much as international and domestic tourism has currently been affected there will be a time when the restrictions are lifted and travel will resume, and brands need to be prepared to handle an influx of bookings and enquiries from would-be travellers.
As an agency with extensive experience in handling crisis situations, we thought it would be useful to share some insights to help travel brands plan ahead and prepare to accommodate bookings, once travel resumes.
Whether for personal or economic reasons, there isn’t a UK company that hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and my Travel PR agency is no exception.
I am acutely aware that the challenges of running a travel PR firm in no way compares to the challenges those in the front line are facing in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, such as the National Health Service or supermarkets. However, one day this pandemic will subside and travellers will wish to book holidays again. So I am very mindful of my responsibility to both my employees and clients to do my bit to prepare. For now, that means my fellow Travel PRs and I must keep calm and carry on.
A family ski trip can be an expensive holiday, however the rise in popularity of all-inclusive ski packages is proving savvy skiers are finding ways to avoid the mounting extra costs of ski schools, lift passes and equipment hire that come with a holiday on the slopes. The award-winning airport parking operator, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com), has therefore put together a guide on the best all-inclusive ski packages available this spring to help families choose the one most suitable for their needs. Continue reading →