Our Issue On Travel & Tourism PR

The travel and tourism issue of our PR magazine features articles and commentary on travel communications realities after COVID-19. Don’t forget to consult our profiles of agencies that specialize in this area.

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Profiles of Travel & Tourism PR Firms:

5W Public Relations

299 Park Ave.,10th Floor
New York, NY 10171
212/999-5585
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, Founder & CEO
Dara Busch, President, Consumer Practice
Matthew Caiola, President, Corporate & Technology Practice

Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Financial Communications, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients. Our 175+ tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of programming is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

5WPR’s notable clients include Sparkling ICE, SodaStream, GNC, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, L’Oreal Professional, Santa Margherita, SAP NS2, VIZIO, The Trade Desk, EPICOR, Xaxis and Zeta Global. Our innovative work has been awarded PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.



Allison+Partners

40 Gold Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415/217-7500
www.allisonpr.com

Kimpton (an Allison+Partners client) launches first ever Chief Virtual Learning Officer.Kimpton (an Allison+Partners client) launches first ever Chief Virtual Learning Officer.

Online Contact:
Emily Wilson-Sawyer, Executive Vice President, Consumer
Emily.Wilson-Sawyer@allisonpr.com
310/403-4233
 
Scott Allison, Co-Founder, Global Chairman + CEO
Andy Hardie Brown, Co-Founder + Global Vice Chairman
Jonathan Heit, Co-Founder + Global President
Scott Pansky, Co-Founder + Social Impact Lead
Julia Farrell, Global Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Della Croce, Global President, Worldwide Client Services
Cathy Planchard, Global President, Marketing Innovation Team + Health
Anne Colaiacovo, President, North America
Lisa Rosenberg, President Consumer Brands
Tom Smith, President Corporate, North America
Jeremy Rosenberg, President, Marketing Innovation Team, North America
Jordan Fischler, Managing Director, Consumer Technology
Karyn Barr, Managing Director, B2B Technology
Michelle Webb, Managing Director, Health
 
Travel brands are recognized less for the products and services they deliver, and more for the experiences they provide. Whether for a destination, airline, cruise  ship, hotel,  restaurant or concierge service, connecting with travelers requires artful storytelling that brings each experience to life. Our team of marketing specialists work with global travel brands to do just this, using an integrated communications approach to drive bookings, visits and sales. To learn more, visit: www.allisonpr.com. 



CIIC PR

NY / Miami
845/358-3920 x11
connect@ciicpr.com
www.ciicpr.com

Carolyn Izzo-Feldman, CEO & Founder
Amy Sedeño, Executive Director & Partner
Paola Cuevas, Senior Director

The CIIC team on location in Barbados launching the destination’s Annual Crop Over Festival.The CIIC team on location in Barbados launching the destination’s Annual Crop Over Festival.

CIIC is an award-winning, highly respected full-service public relations and social media firm specializing in creating dynamic campaigns for the travel & tourism, real estate, hospitality, food & beverage and lifestyle industries. The CIIC team is made up of enthusiastic and connected PR professionals who bring 35+ years of combined experience from several of the country’s top PR firms.

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year, CIIC has been dedicated to servicing the travel & tourism, hospitality and real estate development markets with top-tier public relations campaigns and award-winning results. CIIC has represented leading hotels and resorts as well as independent hotels and hospitality brands in both the US and internationally, including Marriott International, Hyatt, Hilton, Palladium Hotels & Resorts, The Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas, Vivo Resorts, Aliz Hotel Times Square, The Savoy Miami, and Cala Luna Hotel in Costa Rica to name a few.  As destination experts, CIIC’s roster of tourism clients includes Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, The Mexican Caribbean (Quintana Roo), Surfside, FL and Barbados, among others.

CIIC’s work is strategic, creative and results-driven, and has been recognized year after year with awards from PR Daily, PR News and HSMAI with 20+ awards.  In addition, our team has been awarded ‘Top Women in PR’ and was recently recognized as a ‘TOP 100 Agency’ by PR News.

With offices in New York and Miami, CIIC is an esteemed member of LATAM PR and is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise by WBENC.



Coyne Public Relations

5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973/588-2000
coynepr.com/industry/travel-tourism

1400 Broadway
36th and 37th Floors
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
John Gogarty, President
Jennifer Kamienski, Executive Vice President
Lauren Mackiel, Senior Vice President

The travel industry has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and, in response, Coyne Travel is helping clients from the east coast to the west coast—including the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts—navigate this unprecedented situation with on-going creative and strategic counsel. From developing rebound travel road maps, crisis and issues management, and offering creative solutions that will inspire people to travel again, once it’s safe—our team has a pulse on the future of the industry. And while the landscape already looks and feels different, the transformative power of travel will never leave us. As we look ahead, we believe people will rely and seek out travel experiences to help them heal, connect with others and more deeply understand the world around them. After all, it’s not about the destination or hotel—it’s about who we are and who we can become along the way. With an understanding of the ever-changing consumer experience and critical needs within the travel/tourism and hospitality space, we invite you to come along for the journey.



Decker/Royal

New York City and London
646/650-2180
www.deckerroyal.com
@deckerroyal

Cathleen Decker, Stacy Royal, Founding Partners

D/R helped Sandals Resorts International, the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort company, announce expansion plans in its home-base Jamaica.  Later this year, the company will officially celebrate its 40th anniversary.D/R helped Sandals Resorts International, the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort company, announce expansion plans in its home-base Jamaica.  Later this year, the company will officially celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Award-winning Decker/Royal is a creative communications and marketing agency serving hospitality, travel, and tourism clients worldwide.  Simply put, we grow brands in travel. Our innovative and often provocative ideas connect, engage, and influence travel audiences wherever they are, whenever they are and always with a singular purpose: measurable results.
Everything we do begins with a data-driven approach that inspires and informs our team of creative thinkers and ends with our love of travel and the moments that make life great.  We call it “ideas that travel” and it reflects our style of storytelling designed for a new era, right now.

Clients: App in the Air; Beaches Resorts; Bowling Green, KY; Brendan Vacations; Contiki; Costsaver; Friendly Planet Travel; Fowl Cay Resort; Insight Vacations; Luxury Gold; Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa; Panorama; Reno Tahoe; Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa; Sandals Resorts; Trafalgar; Travel + Leisure Co.; U River Cruises; Uniworld Boutique River Cruises; Wyndham Destinations and Your Jamaican Villas.



Development Counsellors International (DCI)

215 Park Ave. South, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212/725-0707
www.aboutdci.com

Toronto
647/276-1917

Karyl Leigh Barnes, President
Daniella Middleton, Senior Vice President

Our passion is places. Established in 1960, Development Counsellors International (DCI), is focused on elevating the lives of people living, traveling and working in the places we serve by engaging our passions for travel, exploring new cultures, and doing good. During the last half century, we have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries to help them attract visitors, business investment (economic development) and talent. Our Tourism Practice partners with destinations to increase leisure, corporate and association visitor arrivals and spending. How? By winning the support of key influencers—media, digital influencers, meeting planners and the travel trade. We combine smart strategy with the right tactics to deliver powerful results. DCI’s work has been recognized annually by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, achieving Best In Show and Platinum awards. The firm is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries. Over the years we have partnered with the world’s strongest destination brands, from Visit California, Travel Texas and Visit Florida, to Tourism Australia, Prom Peru and South African Tourism.



Eleven Six Public Relations

25 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
646/325-5894
info@elevensixpr.com
www.elevensixpr.com

Katie Barr Cornish, Principal
Emma Silverman, Vice President

Eleven Six prides itself on creating a new normal in the PR agency world. We are smart, responsive, passionate and engaging marketers who tell our clients’ stories in a way that grabs the media’s attention, with a proven track record and top-tier relationships. We nurture a culture of creativity and innovation, with an emphasis on client relationships. As a small company, we are nimble and flexible, trusted by both big and small brands. With a focus that goes beyond just public relations and includes marketing and social media, we are driven not only by how much press we can secure for our clients but rather how we can positively impact their bottom lines. The marketing and social media tactics we employ are creative, cost-effective, and realistic to execute.

During a challenging 2020 and into 2021, we worked closely with our clients to keep them at the forefront of the media and consumers’ minds, even when no one was traveling. We continuously pivoted our strategy throughout the pandemic, and led our clients through recoveries amidst shifting travel restrictions and into the emerging new normal. We executed innovative virtual events to spark inspiration and wanderlust, arranged virtual desksides to keep our clients top of mind, developed trend pieces our clients could speak to, arranged for our clients to be on speaking panels, podcast interviews and conferences, secured socially distanced media visits and broadcast segments, participated in sweepstakes with top outlets and executed creative partnerships. Our team opened five new hotels and a market hall in the past year, with successful opening coverage and buzz.

Eleven Six’s clients include a mix of travel, hospitality, lifestyle and food & beverage, working with hotels and resorts such as Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Art of Living Retreat Center, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa and Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, destinations including Visit Richmond, tour operators including Remote Lands and Red Savannah, and the Dairy Market market hall, among others. Over the last year, the agency signed on a variety of new clients as well including Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, Pacific Whale Foundation, Hyatt Centric South Park Charlotte, Regent Phu Quoc, Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre, The Opus, Westchester, The Ven Embassy Row and Stay One Degree.



EVINS Communications

830 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
212/688-8200
info@evins.com
www.evins.com
instagram.com/evinssct

Mathew L. Evins, Chairman
Louise R. Evins, CEO
David Harrison, Executive Vice President & Head of Brand Positioning, Amplification and Engagement Practice
Drew Tybus, Senior Vice President & Head of Food, Wine & Spirits Practice
Chad Belisario, Vice President & Head of Travel & Hospitality Practice, Lifestyle, Health & Wellness Practice

Founded in 1987, EVINS has been consistently recognized for its creative excellence, strategic planning and tactical execution for industry innovators and pioneers in the travel and lifestyle space including, American Express, Arlo Hotels, Chenot Palace Weggis, Colgin Cellars, CORE Club, Departures Magazine, Exclusive Resorts, Flâneur Hospitality, Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, Inspirato, Jet Linx Aviation, Silversea Cruises, The Fifth Avenue Hotel, The Knickerbocker Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Lowell, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Rosewood Hotel & Resorts and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection amongst many others.

EVINS specializes in enhancing brand resonance, catalyzing brand engagement and optimizing brand advocacy in order to consequentially impact a brand’s business, velocity and trajectory.  To that end, EVINS employs activations and events, authority positioning and thought leadership, community management and content creation, event embedding and experiential programming, media and influencer engagement, strategic brand collaborations and partnerships.  EVINS also provides clients with strategic business council as well as corporate and executive reputation management, comprehensive conversation and perception monitoring, issues and crisis management, cause-related marketing and affinity programs. 

Mathew Evins, Chairman of the Agency, serves on several travel and hospitality industry boards, including Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Exchange, the International Hotel Investment Forum and the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA). He has also contributed to numerous industry publications and business media including Elite Traveler and HOTELS Magazine.



Fahlgren Mortine

4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
614/383-1500
Fahlgrenmortine.com

Neil Mortine, President and CEO
Marty McDonald, Executive Vice President, Tourism Practice Leader

As an integrated communications company, Fahlgren Mortine represents dozens of countries, states, cities, food and beverage companies, national attractions and local favorites, and is known as a firm that gets results. The agency has been recognized with dozens of national PR and tourism awards for enhancing brand perception, including Silver and Bronze Anvils from PRSA, Mercury and Destiny Awards from U.S. Travel Association and many others. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Fahlgren Mortine has locations in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, New York, South Carolina and West Virginia. Travel industry client experience includes Discover Dominica Authority; Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB; Travel Nevada; Destination Panama City; Coastal Mississippi CVB; Airstream; Niagara USA; Monterey, CA CVB; Visit Sun Valley; North Dakota Department of Commerce/Tourism; and many other destinations, regions, hospitality properties and more.



FINN Partners

301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/715-1646
www.finnpartners.com

Virginia M. Sheridan, Travel & Lifestyle Managing Partner, USA Travel Lead
Debbie Flynn, Travel & Lifestyle Managing Partner, Global Lead

FINN Partners is one of the world’s fastest growing independent marketing and communications firms with an international Travel & Lifestyle practice in three main hubs—United States, UK/Europe and Asia. With 100 professionals, the team offers client excellence, fresh thinking, and integrated strategies with global and localized approaches to ensure client differentiation and market presence. As travel makes its recovery after COVID-19, FINN Partners’ clients tap into our expertise in travel and lifestyle and also seek our guidance in repositioning and marketing themselves across tech, health, wellness, culinary, social responsibility and other sectors to diversify offerings in a changing world environment.  

Supported by trend research, insights, digital and influencer marketing, our team is unrivaled for award-winning creativity and bottom-line results. Our deep industry knowledge and skill sets put us in a unique position to develop thoughtfully conceived strategies to elevate client brands for immediate recognition and long-term success.

The agency’s global travel portfolio includes clients in lodging, destinations, airline and cruise, design, health and wellness, attractions and travel-related services. FINN’s travel portfolio includes Allianz, Antigua, Dubai, New York State, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Panama, South Africa, and Iceland and more.  Hotels include Accor, Agriturismo Casetta, Fairmont, Kempinski, Mandarin Oriental, and Six Senses. Airlines include Air France-KLM, Turkish Airlines and VistaJet. Cruise services include Starboard Cruise Services (USA), Seatrade Cruise Services (USA) and Galataport Istanbul (USA).

In addition to communication strategies, FINN Travel & Lifestyle offers Trade Representation for clients such as Jordan, Taiwan, Belize, Dominica and St. Helena.  The agency also specializes in Responsible Tourism, Cruise Marketing Services, Multi-Cultural Marketing and Economic Development.

Our commitment to our clients is to be an extension of their brands —a true partner who works hard, plays nice, respects and encourages diversity and collaborates across global offices and practices. 



Fish Consulting

117 NE 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954/893-9150
lfisher@fish-consulting.com
www.fish-consulting.com

Lorne Fisher, CFE, CEO / Managing Partner
Jenna Kantrowitz, SVP / COO
Lauren Simo, SVP
Ashley Davidson, VP

Founded in 2004, Fish is a full-service, national communications firm specializing in franchise and multi-location public relations and marketing. Our clients span a variety of industries, including the travel, restaurant, retail, home services, fitness, beauty, and health/wellness segments. In 2020, Fish formed a new Travel & Hospitality practice, anchored by our work as the global agency of record for Best Western Hotels & Resorts.

From brand building, national media relations, influencer marketing and FAM trips to local grand openings, crisis management and corporate communications, Fish’s expertise in travel and hospitality runs deep and our creative, strategic approach to PR drives impactful results.

Our strategic media relations campaigns consistently land our partners coverage in the most widely read and watched consumer and business outlets nationwide. We love developing creative ways to get media talking about the brands we work with—and getting customers talking about them, too.

Fish has received numerous awards for our work, including being named to Forbes’ first annual list of America’s Best PR Agencies in 2021. And we’re honored to consistently be recognized as a best place to work in the industry from Inc. magazine, PRWeek, PRovoke, and PRNEWS.

Fish is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with operations in Dallas, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, and London.



French|West|Vaughan

112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
919/832-6300
www.fwv-us.com

Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer / Principal
Leah Knepper, SVP, Travel & Tourism Practice

Founded in 1997, French|West|Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency, a distinction it has held since 2001. Its Travel & Tourism practice is ranked tenth in the country.

For more than two decades, FWV’s dedicated T&T practice has worked with and helped grow a number of destinations, resorts, municipalities, attractions, museums, historic regions and event properties. We start by translating a client’s assets into meaningful and emotional storylines and follow that up with meticulously crafted, research-driven campaigns that have been successful at increasing awareness, driving visitation and creating uniquely sharable visitor experiences.

Our experienced and passionate team of storytellers have helped travel, tourism, economic development and special event interests find their voice, from the mountains of Gatlinburg, Tenn., to the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

Current travel and tourism industry clients include Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a hotel developer and operator of more than 135 hotel properties across North America; the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, N.C.); the Wilmington Convention Center; Visit Greenville, NC; Play Greenville, NC Sports and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the state’s most-visited attraction.

Prior travel and tourism work includes campaigns for Divi Resorts and its nine Caribbean properties; cooperative marketing campaigns for the tourism organizations of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Croix (U.S.V.I. Dept. of Tourism) and St. Maarten; Dorothea Dix Park, a 308-acre destination park in Raleigh, N.C.; the Dude Ranchers’ Association; Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Cabarrus County, N.C. (home to NASCAR’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway); Oakland County, Mich.; Branson, Mo.; the Old Salem Moravian Village (N.C.); America’s Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Va.); the Greater Raleigh CVB (N.C.); Tweetsie Railroad (N.C.); Trailways Transportation System (Fairfax, Va.); the National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center; the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum; and the Washington Tourism Development Authority (N.C.).
Among FWV’s operating divisions are: FWV Fetching, a pet and veterinary PR and marketing agency; AMP3 PR, a fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle PR firm based in New York City; CGPR, an active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency based in Greater Boston; and Prix Productions, the company’s long-form content feature and documentary film division, with offices in Raleigh and L.A. FWV employs more than 120 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C., headquarters and other offices around the country.



Hawkins International Public Relations

119 West 23rd St., #600
New York, NY 10011
212/255-6541
hipr@hawkpr.com
www.hawkpr.com

Jennifer Hawkins, CEO, Founder

Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland (a Hawkins International client).Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland (a Hawkins International client).

Founded in 2002 by Jennifer Hawkins, Hawkins International Public Relations is a bi-coastal, award-winning communications agency with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hawkins International’s creative, integrated and tailored approach to public relations and digital strategies, has earned numerous accolades from industry peers, media and clients around the world. The agency’s strong domestic footprint, coupled with its global reach and varied cultural sensibilities have afforded it the opportunity to work with a variety of hospitality-affiliated companies specializing in sectors including travel and tourism, wellness, design, culinary, real estate and more.

Clients: 45 Park Lane, London, United Kingdom; Air Partner; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA; Brookfield Properties; Bryte Bed; The Bushcamp Company; Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami, FL; Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises; Coworth Park, Ascot, United Kingdom; Destin Fort-Walton Beach; Dolder Grand, Zurich, Switzerland; The Dorchester, London, United Kingdom; Dorchester Collection; EDSA; Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland; Hilton Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA; Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy; Hotel Lungarno, Florence, Italy; Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy; Inspirato; JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Venice, Italy; Le Meurice, Paris, France; The Living Vehicle; The Loren at Pink Beach, Tucker’s Town, Bermuda; Lovango Resort + Beach Club, St John, USVI; Montage Hotels & Resorts International; Mountain Lodges of Peru; Nomadic Expeditions; Onefinestay; Palmaïa, The House of AïA, Riviera Maya, Mexico; Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos, Equador; Seabourn Cruise Line; Sharecare; The SoNo Collection; Tradewind Aviation; The Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Westdrift, Manhattan Beach, CA; The Wigwam, Litchfield, AZ; Wilderness Safaris; and XV Beacon, Boston, MA.



Hemsworth Communications

1510 SE 17th Street, Suite 200A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954/716-7614
info@hemsworthcommunications.com
www.hemsworthcommunications.com

Fort Lauderdale • New York • Atlanta • Charleston • Tampa

Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO
Kayla Atwater, Director of Travel & Tourism

During the pandemic, Hemsworth helped keep its tourism clients top-of-mind in innovative ways. One particularly successful campaign was the “Everything Will Be OK” initiative for Dunwoody, Georgia, a thriving “second city” destination just outside Atlanta.  The program – which won an HSMAI Adrian Award and a variety of other accolades – garnered global media exposure, including numerous national TV news segments.During the pandemic, Hemsworth helped keep its tourism clients top-of-mind in innovative ways. One particularly successful campaign was the “Everything Will Be OK” initiative for Dunwoody, Georgia, a thriving “second city” destination just outside Atlanta.  The program – which won an HSMAI Adrian Award and a variety of other accolades – garnered global media exposure, including numerous national TV news segments.

Hemsworth Communications is a full-service global public relations agency that specializes in travel, tourism and hospitality. Capabilities include brand strategy, media relations, promotions, social media, event planning, thought leadership, crisis communications and more.

With an impressive global reach, Hemsworth leverages its Passion. Insight. Connections. to surpass client expectations at every turn. The agency has been hired by companies large and small because of its track record for delivering outstanding results with a distinctively personal touch. Under its innovative new ‘PR Stimulus Program’ launched in Q2 2020 and extended into Q2 2022, Hemsworth now—in addition to ongoing, retainer-based work—offers three levels of customized, affordable PR, social media and marketing support designed to specifically help those in the lodging, cruise, destination and hospitality sectors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ranked one of the country’s fastest-growing agencies for six years running, Hemsworth has received numerous accolades including HSMAI Adrian Awards, American Business Awards, “Best Places to Work” Awards and others.  The agency has been recognized for its innovative, forward-thinking culture as a “Best Place to Work” and “Best Agency to Work For,” specifically noting its flexible remote work policy, wellness credit, leadership retreat, Summer Friday program, two-year paid employee sabbatical, five-year electric car lease and other unique perks like having your birthday off as a paid holiday.

A sampling of clients within Hemsworth’s tourism and hospitality practices include AmaWaterways, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Banana Bay Resort & Marina, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, B Ocean Resort (Orlando), Broadland Drinks, Cruise Barbados, Discover Dunwoody, Driftwood, Hillsboro Beach Resort, HomeToGo, I Heart Mac & Cheese, Kenefick Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Massanutten Resort, Performance Hospitality Management, Serena Hotel Aventura (Tapestry Collection by Hilton), Sheraton Riverwalk Tampa Hotel, Waters Edge Wineries and others.



Imagine PR

262 W. 38th St., #703
New York, NY 10018
212/922-1961
info@imagine-team.com
www.imagine-team.com
 
Gabriele Sappok, Partner
Andreas Sappok, Managing Partner

IMAGINE PR is an award-winning hotel and travel public relations firm based in New York City with global reach. We are a creative communications agency with a modern approach to digital and traditional lifestyle & travel public relations. IMAGINE PR works with some of the most well-known hospitality, destination and travel brands. Our clients are leaders in high-end hospitality and experiential travel who value us for our ingenuity, love of travel and knowledge of the ever-shifting media & influencer landscape.

Clients include: Ellerman House, Cape Town; Maisons Pariente; Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Company Hotel; Niarra Travel, Natural Selection Safaris; Quasar Expeditions; Fregate Island Private; Singita; The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand; The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; The Saxon Hotel; ThirdHome; Tschuggen Hotel Group; Tswalu and YTL Hotels.



J Public Relations

530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
212/924-3600
letstalk@jpublicrelations.com
www.jpublicrelations.com

Jamie Sigler O’Grady, Sarah Evans, Partners

J Public Relations partners Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans.J Public Relations partners Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans.

A global communications agency with a specialization in public relations, social media, content creation and digital marketing. With 55+ team members across four U.S. offices including New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles and Nashville, two international offices in London and Toronto, plus a presence in Denver and Arizona, JPR is a trusted leader in integrated media relations, social media and brand strategy, trend forecasting, guest programming, brand partnerships, experiential activations, influencer engagement and crisis communications.

Established in 2005, JPR has consistently risen as a leader in the travel and hospitality spaces. Today, the agency’s growing portfolio spans many markets outside of travel and hospitality, with clients in lifestyle, culinary, real estate, and wellness. JPR’s global roster includes more than 120+ hotels in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Africa and more. JPR represents destinations such as North Carolina and Utah as well as flagship hospitality brands including Hilton Luxury Brands, Virgin Limited Edition, Relais & Châteaux, Vail Hospitality and Iconic Luxury Hotels.

JPR is continuously listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms and Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City.” The agency also garnered “Top Places to Work” by PR News and received a Five Star rating in Forbes inaugural list of “America’s Best PR Agencies,” in addition to multiple trade and consumer awards for company culture and brand success. An industry innovator, JPR became the first travel PR agency to launch a podcast in 2018, Priority Status.

Clients: Adare Manor—Co. Limerick, Ireland; Africa Adventure Consultants; Andronis Exclusive (multiple properties)—Santorini, Greece; Château du Grand-Luce —Loire Valley, France; Condado Vanderbilt—San Juan, PR; Curtain Bluff—Antigua; Eden Roc Cap Cana—Dominican Republic; Four Seasons Resort Lana’i - Lana’i, HI; Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani—Honolulu, HI; Helena Bay—New Zealand; Hotel del Coronado - San Diego, CA; Iconic Luxury Hotels (multiple properties)—United Kingdom; InterContinental (multiple properties)—North America; MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa —Sonoma, CA; Monarch Beach Resort—Dana Point, CA; Old Edwards Resort & Spa—Highlands, NC; Pendry Hotels (multiple properties)—North America; Rancho La Puerta—Tecate, México; Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa—Rancho Santa Fe, CA; Relais & Châteaux; Rosendale Design—London, UK; Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort—Soufriere, St. Lucia; The Cloudveil—Jackson Hole, WY; The Goring—London, UK; The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort—Bahamas; The Palms and The Shore Club—Turks & Caicos; The Ritz-Carlton (multiple properties)—North America; The Setai-Miami Beach—Miami, FL; The Stafford—London, UK; Vail Mountain Resorts; Vail Resorts Hospitality; Virgin Limited Edition; Visit North Carolina; Under Canvas—North America; Utah Office of Tourism; Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas; Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal; Washington School House—Park City, UT.



LDPR

72 Madison Ave., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/696-0660
Facebook.com/lauradavidsonpr
twitter.com/ldpr
instagram.com/ldprtravel
www.ldpr.com

Laura Davidson, President / Owner
Leslie Cohen, Executive Vice President / Owner

Laura Davidson and Leslie Cohen visit Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.Laura Davidson and Leslie Cohen visit Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.

LDPR is an innovative travel and lifestyle PR agency headquartered in NYC with staff in California and Chicago. The firm has been at the forefront of integrated initiatives for destinations, international hotel companies, independent resorts, luxury tour operators and lifestyle products. Our highly creative and strategic programs for clients showcase the best of media relations, social media / influencer marketing, and collaborative brand partnerships. In addition to numerous industry awards, LDPR was named “One of America’s Best PR Agencies for 2021” by Forbes.

Our clients include Aman; Abercrombie & Kent; VisitScotland; Tahiti Tourisme; The Boca Raton, Florida; Aman New York; The Resort at Paws Up, Montana; The Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island; The Ritz Paris; Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod; The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara; Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort; Alila Napa Valley; Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino; Briggs & Riley, among others.



Lou Hammond Group

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880
lhg@louhammond.com
www.louhammond.com

Lou Hammond, Founder/Chairman
Stephen Hammond, CEO
Presidents: Terence Gallagher, New York; Gina Stouffer, Charleston; Ivie Parker, Denver; Amanda Hansen, Houston

New Orleans – American Queen Steamboat Company sailed with Lou Hammond Group for the christening and debut of its newest paddlewheeler, the American Countess.  The partnership secured over 480 million impressions and led to a nearly sold-out 2021 season for the cruise line.New Orleans – American Queen Steamboat Company sailed with Lou Hammond Group for the christening and debut of its newest paddlewheeler, the American Countess. The partnership secured over 480 million impressions and led to a nearly sold-out 2021 season for the cruise line.

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is a celebrated, integrated marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Atlanta, Charleston, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Tampa. LHG has built a legendary reputation over the past 37 years as the leading mid-sized agency serving the travel industry. A few things to know:

• Independent: known for boundless creativity and enthusiasm

• Operates differently: no time sheets—clients get the attention they need when they need it

• Founder of the PR World Network, 20-year organization, 22 global members

• Impressive client retention, serving partners over a decade; Charleston, Nassau Paradise Island, New Haven, Panama City Beach, Providence, Sonoma, Santa Fe and American Queen Steamboat Company; Norfolk 20+ years

Sampling of new travel clients: Jamaica Tourist Board; MSC Cruises; Jackson County, NC; Garden of The Gods, CO; Visit Hattiesburg; Sea Pines; Grand Hyatt Vail; Russell Lands on Lake Martin, AL; The Alida, GA and after competitive review, retained New Hampshire Div. of Travel & Tourism Development.

Key to success, results and creative outreach:

• Debuted Charleston hotel, Emeline, during the height of COVID by implementing an aggressive, strategic media relations effort and a robust influencer awareness campaign garnering 3.2 million social media impressions. Secured placements in the Travel + Leisure IT List and Condé Nast Traveler Hot List as well as an HSMAI Adrian Award for Influencer Marketing.

• Christened and debuted American Queen Steamboat Company’s newest vessel, the American Countess, securing over 480 million impressions and exceeding sales expectations, which led to the early release of 2022 and 2023 booking itineraries.

• Leveraged “Travel with a Purpose” trend by showcasing Montgomery as a city offering social justice studies; developed awareness of 65th anniversary Bus Boycott and promoted as an ideal destination for Black History Month. Achieved 600+ million reach in two months.

• Promoted Panama City Beach’s outdoor activities and miles of sugar-white sand for social distancing in advance of important summer season; achieved 900+ million reach in nine months; visitation surpassed 2019 results.

• Provided an integrated marketing approach, offering comprehensive social media services to elevate awareness for brands across all platforms and communications initiatives. From strategic consulting and content development, to community management and paid social integration, LHG optimized organic and paid campaigns to increase audience engagement and client visibility.

• After reopening in July, LHG’s campaign for Space Center Houston delivered record ticket sales. Repositioned the Center’s holiday attraction with a safety emphasis, beating pre-pandemic attendance.

• Created integrated marketing campaign for Pearland Economic Development Corporation, Houston, that included public radio sponsorship and native content; digital, print and television advertising. All messaging aligned Pearland as a forward thinking, smart address resulting in some 9 million impressions and 27,000+ visits to Pearland websites.

• Created highly successful “New Jersey in the House!” campaign during height of COVID. Activities included “TasteNJ” culinary videos featuring top NJ chefs along with “Dinner and a Movie” nights focusing on NJ movies while enjoying takeout from local eateries. Reach 150+ million in first 30 days; increased web site traffic by 35 percent.

• Launched educational webinar series for New Hampshire, Sonoma, Natchez, Santa Fe, Norfolk, Charleston, Montgomery and Paducah partners. Panel discussions with national outlets included trends and educational themes such as social media101, working with influencers, travel sentiment and more.

• Promoted first-time partnership between Norfolk and Virginia Beach themed “Together at Last.” The competing destinations worked jointly to create offers, accommodation packages and events. Campaign led to strong summer business despite ongoing pandemic. Reach 140+ million in one month.

• Through positioning The Gant Aspen as an intimate sanctuary amidst nature with private experiences authentic to the region, LHG garnered over 500M+ impressions including Wall Street Journal, Departures, Barron’s Penta, Travel + Leisure, Smart Meetings, Business Insider, The Hollywood Reporter, Martha Stewart Weddings and more.

LHG clients know they are working with the most trusted, go-to media and influencer resource in the industry with a singular commitment to delivering quality, measurable results.



Magrino

352 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212/957-3005
www.magrinopr.com

Susan Magrino, Chairman & CEO
Allyn Magrino, President & CRO
LeighAnn Ambrosi, EVP & CAO

Magrino offers a full suite of public relations and social media services, from media relations and strategic partnerships to platform management, content creation and influencer and event marketing.  Magrino is dedicated to maximizing the reach and power of earned media for our clients, putting over 25 years of strategic insight and intelligence into everything we do. Employing our 360° lifestyle approach to brand building and public relations, our campaigns are focused, strategic and assembled to balance cost-effectiveness with positive results. Our break-through strategies look beyond the silos of traditional PR and individual social channels;  Magrino has a fluency in all mediums, understanding that each function serves as a launchpad for the other to shape perceptions and inspire change. That is the reason some of the world’s most revered lifestyle brands turn to us—and return to us. www.magrinopr.com.



Mardiks PR

388 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
646/283-5273
www.mardikspr.com

Charles Mardiks, President/Managing Director

At the intersection of creative and strategic, Mardiks PR is a marketing solution provider, specializing in travel and tourism. Our agency leverages the power of storytelling to create engaging, integrated campaigns.  Our multi-channel campaigns combine media outreach, social media and event activation along with strategic partnerships to build buzz and business for leading global travel brands, destinations and associations.

The agency was founded by Charles Mardiks. Charles has two decades of integrated marketing and public relations experience in global travel and tourism, and he brings together a highly networked, nimble team of senior-level, hands-on strategists and creative thinkers. This dynamic and flexible structure allows us to tap experts with specific expertise in a variety of disciplines from media relations, social media strategy and event planning to branding strategy, business-to-business marketing, partnership marketing and crisis communications.   The dedicated Mardiks team is fueled by a love for travel, a nose for news and a scrappiness that gets the job done.  As a true extension of our clients’ teams, we work diligently to nurture, build and connect media and industry relationships to solve clients’ marketing problems with smart, strategic and creative solutions.

We have orchestrated brand-building public relations programs for longstanding clients across a broad spectrum of companies including airlines, cruise lines, car rental companies, credit cards/payment systems, hotels and resorts, tour operators, travel agency consortia and destinations including: Athenaeum Hotel & Residences (London), Celestyal Cruises, Condor Airlines, “My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas,” Park Royal Beach Resort (Cancun), Safari Pros, Visit Guernsey, and Visit Sarasota County.



MKR Communications

408B Shasta Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
303/929-2711
www.mkrcommunications.com

Maureen Russell, Owner

MKR Communications is a boutique marketing and public relations agency that helps professional services firms strategize, elevate, and communicate their unique value. We provide all branding, public relations, and marketing services that are customized to our clients’ needs. We work on projects large and small as well as enjoy teaming with like-minded communications firms. Reach out today and let’s chat about your next project!



MMGY NJF

360 Lexington Ave., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/228-1500
www.njfpr.com

Julie Freeman, EVP & Managing Director
Lauren Kaufman, SVP
Nancy Friedman, Founder

Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone delighted “Dreaming On in California” experience recipients enjoying their celebratory do-overs at a beachside dinner. To mark the state’s official reopening for travel, MMGY NJF worked with client Visit California to design a series of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and launch the campaign which called upon locals and visitors to apply and share their stories of postponed dreams, skipped plans and canceled celebrations from 20w20 for the opportunity to make those missed moments come true this year – California style. Photo credit: Max WhittakerCelebrity Chef Curtis Stone delighted “Dreaming On in California” experience recipients enjoying their celebratory do-overs at a beachside dinner. To mark the state’s official reopening for travel, MMGY NJF worked with client Visit California to design a series of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and launch the campaign which called upon locals and visitors to apply and share their stories of postponed dreams, skipped plans and canceled celebrations from 20w20 for the opportunity to make those missed moments come true this year – California style.

Photo credit: Max Whittaker

At MMGY NJF we are global connectors, storytellers and curators of travel experiences—inspiring people to view the world differently and then see it for themselves. As marketers specializing solely in travel and hospitality, we help put travel brands on the map and navigate their narrative through innovative thinking, creativity and storytelling. MMGY NJF offers boutique service and expertise in consumer and trade media relations, social media, corporate and brand positioning, experiential and event marketing, strategic partnerships and promotions, influencer engagement and crisis communications. We are the winners of the 2020 HSMAI Adrian Award Best of Show in PR for our work on the National World War II Museum’s 75th Anniversary of D-Day campaign.

For those seeking senior level counsel, unwavering brand advocacy and unrivaled media savvy, MMGY NJF is a PR powerhouse and one-stop shop. Hundreds of hotel, destination, travel and lifestyle brands have entrusted their reputations to MMGY NJF whose “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top. Our integrated PR and social media team prides itself on long-standing client relationships and an innate ability to move within many spheres: tapping media and industry influencers, forging creative partnerships, uncovering strategic advantages, and providing global perspective. Our campaigns are rooted in research and insights, and we are master storytellers and content creators who know how to make news out of simple concepts or large-scale programs. We forge an emotional connection to reach our audiences where they live, work and play.

Industry innovators and thought leaders, MMGY NJF is the pioneer of Hotel Week NYC, and MMGY Global is the author of the widely acclaimed Portrait of American Travelers® annual research study. With offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Austin, London, Miami, Dubai, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. and an international partner network, Travel Consul, we serve many of the world’s premier travel and tourism brands. Other MMGY Global areas of expertise include research and insights, strategic communications planning and implementation, brand marketing, traditional and social media buying, digital/social media strategy, website development and management, e-CRM, travel industry relations and international destination representation.

Clients Include: Amtrak, Aparium Hotel Group, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Breezes Resort & Spa, British Virgin Islands, Cheap Caribbean, Costa Rica Tourism, Etihad Airways, Eurail, Fitler Club, Greater Palm Springs CVB, Hamilton Princess, HEI Hotels, Hotel Vermont, Intrepid Travel, ITC Hotels, Karisma Hotels, LATAM Airlines, Leisure Pass Group, Meritage Resort Collection, Namron Hospitality Group, Oceania Cruises, Rhode Island Tourism, Sea Island, South Dakota Tourism, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The James New York Nomad, The National World War II Museum, Travel Texas and Visit California.



Pineapple Public Relations

5238 Peachtree Road, Suite 150
Chamblee, GA 30341
404/237-3761, ext. 1001
dstone@pineapple-pr.com
www.Pineapple-PR.com

Deborah Stone, President

Pineapple PR is an integrated communications company specializing in serving businesses and organizations in the tourism, hospitality and economic development industries.  With a history of delivering a superior level of service and results-oriented, inspiring campaigns for destinations, properties and attractions, Pineapple PR provides strategic public relations, social media, content marketing and digital marketing services executed by an experienced team of professionals.  From media events, publicity campaigns, familiarization trips, to organic and paid social media strategies and content marketing campaigns and more,  we tell stories through a truly integrated approach to share and sell our clients’ points of difference. For more than 20 years, we have made headlines across the country. Whether the approach is luxury, history and culture-based, nature-based, or culinary-oriented, inspired and dedicated service is synonymous with our work. Pineapple PR—Your story starts here!



Redpoint Marketing PR, Inc.

85 Broad Street
Suite 18-055
New York, NY 10004
212/229-0119
miranda@redpointspeaks.com
www.redpointspeaks.com

Christina Miranda, Principal & Co-Founder
Victoria Feldman de Falco, Principal & Co-Founder
Ross Evans and Gina Dolecki, Vice Presidents

Redpoint made Norman (the “Lambassador”) a media and social media star in spring 2020 for Billings Farm & Museum.  With the pandemic raging around the world, this pitch was perfectly timed to bring warm fuzzies and infuse joy into media stories. It got snapped up as “photo of the day” by numerous outlets.Redpoint made Norman (the “Lambassador”) a media and social media star in spring 2020 for Billings Farm & Museum. With the pandemic raging around the world, this pitch was perfectly timed to bring warm fuzzies and infuse joy into media stories. It got snapped up as “photo of the day” by numerous outlets.

Founded in 2002, Redpoint is a full-service public relations agency with deep roots in travel, tourism, and hospitality.  We seek, craft, and share compelling stories with media and social influencers to engage audiences that matter most to hotels, resorts, cruise lines, destinations, tour companies attractions, travel services, associations, and more.

We maintain stellar relationships with top journalists and influencers, and our curiosity and imagination fuel the ideas we help clients create to catch (and hold) their attention.  Several of our clients have been with us for more than 10 years, and they say the reason for this is simple:  we bring fresh ideas to their business each year, we never get stale or fall into predictable patterns, and we never—ever—just do the minimum.  From global cruise ship launches and high-profile hotel launches to revenue-generating seasonal programs and SEO-driven digital PR campaigns, our talented group of entrepreneurial, resourceful professionals have a passion for delivering meaningful results.

Clients we’ve represented include Tourism Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism, Tourism New Brunswick, Tourism Prince Edward Island, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, MSC Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Tauck, Collette, Perillo Tours, Learning Journeys, United States Tour Operators Association, Student & Youth Travel Association, Loews Hotels, Affinia Hotels, Woodstock Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport Resort Collection, Topnotch Resort & Spa, Red Lion Inn, Porches Inn at MassMoCA, Brenton Hotel, Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Miramichi River Tourism Association, Taste of Nova Scotia, Briggs & Riley Travelware, Ensemble Travel Group, The Principality of Monaco, SBM Hotels & Resorts, New England Inns & Resorts Association, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks, Billings Farm & Museum, Offshore Sailing School, Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Tropicana Resort & Casino, and many more.



TURNER

250 W. 39th St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212/889-1700
www.turnerpr.com

Christine Turner, President
Angela Berardino, Chief Strategy Officer

TURNER is an industry-leading communications agency with a 20+ year history representing lifestyle, heritage, outdoor, spirits, travel and hospitality brands, skillfully blending public relations and social media strategy, delivering boundless creativity supported by data-driven knowledge.

What We Do: Our capabilities span the mixed marketing spectrum—earned media strategy, digital communications, experiential & entertainment marketing, social media and travel trade representation. We specialize in building brands. We are creators at heart, always finding fresh ways to craft the right narratives.

Who We Work With: Our travel and tourism portfolio spans destinations including Bermuda, Wisconsin, Houston and Toronto; hotels and resorts from major brands and independent stars; and innovative start-ups like Evolve. Our consumer portfolio ranges from emerging F&B brands like Tractor Beverage Co. and Stillhouse, to established heritage brands like Obermeyer, Duluth Trading Company and Red Wing Heritage. We also represent some of the biggest names in studio fitness and wellness: Mindbody, Pure Barre and Nuun.

Why We’re Different: Boutique-minded with big agency resources, we deliver some of the best creative ideation anywhere. Authenticity is a core value for TURNER and we’re proud to live the lifestyles we represent through our clients. Our bilingual team has helped us work with global brands in Latin America and our team’s diverse backgrounds ensure we bring a worldly perspective to our work. Our Simply Give program encourages our team to get involved with volunteer efforts that will effect change in our world. 

Where To Find Us: Our offices are in New York, Denver, Chicago, Miami, and South Carolina, and we have a team of multilingual associates to best service our worldwide client base.



WEILL

29 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
212/288-1144
866/PR-WEILL
www.geoffreyweill.com

Geoffrey Weill, President
Ann-Rebecca Laschever, EVP
Mark Liebermann, SVP
Beth Levin, Assistant VP

Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, WEILL specializes in promoting luxury, exclusive travel experiences and national tourist offices.  We concentrate on across-the-spectrum communications, ensuring every client’s messages are transmitted via all print, electronic, broadcast, digital, influencer and social media. 

Of our 30+ clients, more than 40% have been with us for more than 5 years, and 25% for more than ten. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, while Covid-19 brought international travel to an unprecedented, screeching halt and most of the destinations in which our clients operate closed their borders, WEILL succeeded in retaining its entire portfolio of tourism boards, hotels/resorts, river cruises and tour operators—from the tourist office of Japan, where borders remain sealed to this day, to hotels around the world.

And over the past few months, we have added clients, including with the Ca’ di Dio, the only 5-star hotel opening in Venice in 2021, designed by renowned Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola; French Affaires, purveyor of curated trips to France celebrating French culture, language and l’art de vivre; and Neos Air, Italy’s second largest airline, launching service from JFK to Milan in the summer 2021.  And building off of the success of our 17-year representation of the Hotel Hassler, managed by fourth-generation owner Robert Wirth, WEILL has been appointed to oversee media relations for Mr. Wirth’s entire portfolio of hotel “gems,” including the Hotel Vannucci and Borgo Bastia Creti in Umbria, and the Parco del Principe in Tuscany.

In addition to our long-term relationships with clients, we are immensely proud of our extremely low rate of staff turnover and the commitment of our employees to the company’s continued growth.  With staff members whose tenure with WEILL ranges from three to 14 to 25 years, we are gratified that we managed to keep our entire team employed throughout the pandemic and international travel lockdown.



Zapwater Communications

118 North Peoria, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
312/943-0333
www.zapwater.com
david@zapwater.com

1460 4th Street, Suite 306
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/396-7851

331 Almeria Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305/444-4033

David Zapata, CEO
Cheryl Andrews and Jennifer Lake, Executive VPs
Jennifer Barry, Managing Director, Los Angeles
Holly Zawyer, Managing Director, Miami
Stephanie Poquette, VP, Social Media and Influencer Programming

Zapwater Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in lifestyle brands, with a focus on travel, hospitality, and destination clients. Founded in 2005, the agency has grown into one of the premier creative firms in the United States. In fact, a leading public relations industry publication named Zapwater one of the five most creative agencies in North America.

With offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, we share a culture that fosters creativity, quality, collaboration and enthusiasm. Long-standing relationships and the determination to lead in a dynamically evolving industry distinguishes the agency’s work.

Our agency integrates multidisciplinary services such as digital engagement, experiential tactics and media relations—to drive bottom-line results. To date, Zapwater has won 145+ industry awards for excellence, including some of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, many for our travel and destination clients. 

Zapwater is also a founding member of Travel Lifestyle Network (TLN), representing the United States within its international network of owner-managed marketing and communications agencies serving tourism and lifestyle clients. Network members collaborate to deliver international expertise to clients seeking connections and reach across the globe.

Our travel client roster includes a curated mix of destinations, hotels & resorts and airlines including: Ethiopian Airlines, Visit Finland, Finnair, Grenada Tourism Authority, Tourisme Montréal, Travel Manitoba, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, Cayo Espanto, Frangipani Beach Resort, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, National Tourism Office of Serbia, La Paz Tourism, Baja Sur Tourism, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Fairmont Mayakoba, CASA Kimberly, Mount Cinnamon Resort, Ocean Clubs Resorts, Hawks Cay Resort, Hotel Zachary, Pacifica Hotels, The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort Panama, and Coco Collection Resorts Maldives.



The Zimmerman Agency

1821 Miccosukee Commons
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850/668-2222
curtis@zimmerman.com
zimmerman.com

Curtis Zimmerman, CEO
Kerry Anne Watson, President

For more than three decades The Zimmerman Agency has been among the leading hospitality and travel public relations firms in North America. Today, the firm offers a highly creative and contemporary approach to public relations that includes full-service social media teams, a 360-degree approach to digital, and proprietary analytics. The Zimmerman Agency teams utilize Momentum® Planning, a proprietary planning methodology to drive creativity, strategy and technology to deliver relevant and timely content and communications to generate results for clients. 

Hospitality/travel clients include: Belize Tourism Board, Norwegian Cruise Line, Hertz Rental Car Company, Timbers Resorts, Westgate Resorts, Kessler Collection of Luxury Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality, Blue Diamond Resorts, Hard Rock All-Inclusive, Visit Park City, Discover The Palm Beaches, Visit Tallahassee, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, South Padre Island CVB, Little Palm Island, Mahekal Resort (Playa del Carmen), Margaritaville Nassau Resort, Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort, TPC Network (Corporate), Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Streamsong Resort, Kartrite Resort, Brown Palace, Brazilian Court, Mansion on Forsyth Savannah, Canyon Ranch Woodside, JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside, Pelican Grand, Bungalows Key Largo, Beaver Creek Lodge and more.

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