Categories Archives: Travel Industry

High 5: Reasons to book through a tour operator

One – it saves precious time Most of us don’t have the time to trawl dozens of websites, booking the varying aspects of a holiday – from flights, car hire and accommodation, to transfers, activities and local excursions. Much time can also be spent reading unsubstantiated online reviews to make sure we are booking the

Travel PR rubs shoulders with Ben Fogle at RGS Azores talk

Travel PR’s Julia, Sarah and Sue attended an engaging talk on the Azores by Ben Fogle, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Tuesday 19 March.  The intrepid explorer spoke about his love for islands and, in particular, the unspoilt mid-Atlantic archipelago of which he is now ambassador.  Client Sunvil Discovery, leading UK

The size of Wales

This blog first appeared on Bustling Markets, Travel PR’s Tumblog, which takes a light-hearted axe to classic travel clichés: “THE SIZE OF WALES” Example: “This vast delta is the size of Wales” Incredible, really, how many countries / places / parks / swimming pools / dust storms are the size of Wales, along with Wales itself,

New Year’s Resolutions – to get fit and to walk more

How many times over the years have I thought, come New Year’s Eve, that I really must lose weight and get fit?  One great way to do so is, of course, to walk more.  Both my husband and I are rather plumper than we would wish due to the many hours daily that we spend

WHAT’S HOT FOR 2013?

Here are Travel PR’s predictions for the hottest destinations of 2013 – with the expert rationale behind these ideas:    North Korea (DPRK) Reasoning: Whilst beginning to slightly modify its stern image to the outside world, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – or North Korea – still retains an air of individuality and

A glass above – exploring the Costa Alentejana’s unique wineries in Portugal

I expect that the Costa Alentejana in Portugal wouldn’t immediately jump to mind on many people’s lists of the world’s foremost wine regions.  The Alentejo, perhaps, but its coastal region? Probably not. Yet, after a short visit (courtesy of our clients the Costa Alentejana Tourist Board and Sunvil Discovery), I discovered why this little-known wedge

Challenging Preconceptions

When people write about India, they stereotypically comment on the devastating poverty and scarcity of natural resources.  Tourists will apparently expect to suffer from culture shock and even a bad bout of dysentery (many even come prepared with a list of foods they should and should not eat). The tourist should always be conservatively dressed,

Travel PR presents BGTW’s Travel Writer of the Year Award to Adrian Phillips

Sue Ockwell, Julia Farish and Karen Carpenter joined the travel industry’s glitterati at the annual British Guild of Travel Writers’ Gala Dinner, held on Sunday 4 November 2012 at London’s Savoy hotel. As well enjoying dinner and a surprise performance by Matt Goss (flown in especially by event sponsors, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors’

West Sweden in East London

On 23 October, I spent my lunch break in Sweden and I didn’t even need to leave London. That’s because I was invited to enjoy a West Sweden-inspired lunch at a pop-up red cottage in East London’s trendy Old Truman Brewery, set up as part of a Visit Sweden-led campaign to showcase some of the

I (would) do: the merits of getting married abroad

Getting married abroad in warmer climes seems to be a growing trend among British couples and, with almost-guaranteed good weather for their big day and huge savings to boot, who can blame these amorous globetrotters? The average cost of getting married in the UK sits at around the £20,000 mark, whilst the average cost of