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20Two Studio

530 7th Ave., Suite 502
New York, NY 10018

Lauren Knudsen, President

20Two Studio is a PR and social agency passionate about bold storytelling for lifestyle and luxury brands in the travel, hospitality, wellness and real estate industries and hones in on expertise areas including traditional public relations, social media, influencer relations, brand partnerships and content creation. The ethos of the Studio is inspired by the number 22, symbolizing adaptability and insight and considered to be a master number focused on accomplishment at the highest level. 20Two Studio’s innovative and strategic approach to creative storytelling with a focus on ROI and integrity contributes to the thoughtful results The Studio delivers to its clients. Lauren Knudsen, a 15+-year veteran of J/PR, leads the agency as President.

Established in 2021 with footprints in New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Diego and Tampa, The Studio’s fast-growing client portfolio touts nearly two dozen impressive hotel brands, celebrated resorts and boutique properties around the world including  Miraval Resorts & Spas, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, W New York—Times Square, The Roundtree—Amagansett, Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts, L’Auberge Del Mar, and more.

The Studio is backed by the globally-recognized and award-winning industry powerhouse J/PR, owned and led by partners Jamie O’Grady and Sarah Evans. J/PR is at the forefront of the communications industry in continued innovation, client relations and retention, and award-winning PR and social media campaigns on behalf of some of the world’s leading luxury travel, hospitality and lifestyle brands.

The Abbi Agency

1385 Haskell St.
Reno, NV 89509-2844
[email protected]

Abbi Whitaker, President/Co-Founder: [email protected]
Ty Whitaker, CEO/Co-Founder: [email protected]
Connie Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer/Partner: [email protected]
Lauren Meckstroth, VP of Public Relations, Tech and B2b: [email protected]
Owen Truesdell, Dir. of Public Affairs: [email protected]

Since 2008, Public Relations and Communications have been our flagship services, with destination clients making up a significant portion of our business. We know how much a tailored communications plan can positively impact tourism. In our world, we focus on one thing: ensuring destination visitors are ready for an unforgettable visitor experience.

We build destination brands that inspire desire and provoke wanderlust. We find their essence and bring it to life through award-winning public relations and content-rich campaigns, transforming audiences into participants, sharing the siren-song stories that set places apart and pull people in.

We tap into the mindset of individuals seeking unique and remarkable experiences and bring them to life through media. Our successful track record includes working with renowned destinations such as Travel Nevada, Kalispell, Montana, Visit Carmel, Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Yosemite National Park, Placer County, and more. Through our efforts, we have garnered global attention, generated billions of impressions, and secured millions of dollars in earned media value, all while significantly boosting the local economy through increased room nights.

We are fiercely independent and true to our mission, vision and values—but also fiercely dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a woman-owned business enterprise, we understand the importance of amplifying underrepresented voices, providing opportunities for diverse career growth, and practicing cultural humility to cater to the unique needs, desires, and perspectives of a diverse constituency. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the communities we engage with and leave them better than we found them.

The Brandman Agency

261 Fifth Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

8484 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 245
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

[email protected]

Melanie Brandman, Founder & CEO
Kristen Vigrass, President & COO
Stephanie Krajewski, Senior Vice President
Lee Edelstein, Senior Vice President
Shelby Bartemes, Senior Vice President
Michael Gartenlaub, Vice President
Veronica Werhane, Account Director

Melanie Brandman, Founder & CEO of  The Brandman Agency.Melanie Brandman, Founder & CEO of The Brandman Agency.

The Brandman Agency is a dynamic, results-driven integrated communications and public relations firm, specialized in travel, luxury and lifestyle. Founded by Melanie Brandman in 2000, The Brandman Agency is consistently ranked one of the top tourism and hospitality agencies in the industry.

With offices in New York City (HQ), Los Angeles, London and Sydney, the Agency prides itself on the global lens it brings to their work supporting some of the industry’s most respected organizations. Beyond being fluent in several languages—among them Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin—the team of 40+ staff around the world are also fluent in the business of hospitality, both professionally and personally.

The Agency is committed to exceptional service and highly values its relationships with clients and media. As a result, many have worked with The Brandman Agency for 10+ years and are able to personally engage with media, influencers, and celebrities considered by most to be untouchable. In response to the rapidly changing media landscape, The Brandman Agency launched Travel Curator —a wholly-owned editorial channel—in 2011 followed by Brandman Digital in 2016. The Agency offers a full service social media, content creation and digital marketing arm to our communications offerings.

845/358-3920 x11
[email protected]

Carolyn Izzo-Feldman, CEO & Founder
Amy Sedeño, Vice President & Partner

CIIC PR is an award-winning, 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.

CIIC PR in action at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Cultural Fiesta in Panama.CIIC PR in action at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Cultural Fiesta in Panama.

With over 27 years in business, 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, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, Savoy Signature Hotels in Portugal, Bless Hotel Madrid, Kempinski Hotel Cancun, Novotel Hotel Miami, The Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas, Aliz Hotel Times Square, voco NYC, VIK Hotel & Wine in Chile, Mexico Grand Hotels & Residences, and Cala Luna Hotel &  Spa in Costa Rica, just to name a few.  As destination experts, CIIC’s destination experience includes Nevis, 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 with awards from PR Daily, PR News and has received more than 20 HSMAI industry awards.  In addition, our team has been awarded ‘Top Women in PR’ and was recognized in 2023 as a ‘TOP 100 Agency’ by PR News for the second consecutive year.

CIIC is proud to be Woman-Owned and is Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by WBENC.

Coyne Public Relations

5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

501 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

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

A Jet-Set Journalistic Adventure: Coyne PR Takes Media Maestros on a Whirlwind Expedition to the Tropical Haven at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, February 2023.A Jet-Set Journalistic Adventure: Coyne PR Takes Media Maestros on a Whirlwind Expedition to the Tropical Haven at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, February 2023.

Over the past several years, the travel industry experienced a boom, some even referring to it as the Golden Age of Travel 2.0. However, many media outlets report that the “revenge travel” trend is now turning.  As travel gradually slows down, it becomes increasingly challenging for businesses to capture the attention and spending of consumers. Coyne Travel is here to help you navigate this evolving landscape and stand out.

In this highly competitive environment, our team excels in uncovering consumer insights, developing effective strategies, and implementing comprehensive marketing campaigns that resonate with target audiences. We understand the challenges posed by media shifts, staying ahead of emerging trends on digital and social media platforms to ensure clients effectively exceed their business goals.

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in travel is revolutionizing customer experiences through personalized recommendations, chatbots, and advanced data analytics. Coyne Travel is at the forefront of these trends, leveraging AI to enhance communications, drive growth, and meet key performance indicators.

Coyne Travel believes in the enduring power of the industry to inspire, connect, and transform. Meaningful travel experiences still hold value, allowing people to connect and gain a deeper understanding of the world. Our clients gain access to industry expertise to capture the hearts and wallets of discerning travelers. We invite you to join us on this journey as we navigate the ever-evolving travel industry, offering trusted partnership in maximizing brand potential and driving success.


New York City, London and Toronto

Cathleen Decker, Stacy Royal, Founding Partners
Devyn Barker, Senior Vice President

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.

To celebrate the cruise line’s 150-year journey from immigrant carrier to consumer ocean liner fleet, D/R orchestrated a partnership between client Holland America Line and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Highlights included on-board video content across Holland America’s entire fleet produced by an Ellis Island researcher, and a curated exhibit at Ellis Island detailing the brand’s historical prominence in bringing 1 in 10 immigrants from Europe to the United States.To celebrate the cruise line’s 150-year journey from immigrant carrier to consumer ocean liner fleet, D/R orchestrated a partnership between client Holland America Line and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Highlights included on-board video content across Holland America’s entire fleet produced by an Ellis Island researcher, and a curated exhibit at Ellis Island detailing the brand’s historical prominence in bringing 1 in 10 immigrants from Europe to the United States.

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: Adventure World Travel; App in the Air; Beaches Resorts; Brendan Vacations; Club Wyndham; Contiki; Costsaver; Friendly Planet Travel; Fowl Cay Resort; Holland America Line; Insight Vacations; Island Routes; Lindblad Expeditions; Luxury Gold; Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa; Le Barthélemy Villa Rental; Margaritaville Vacation Club; Market New Haven; Natural Habitat Adventures; Panorama; Reno Tahoe; Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa; Salt Cottages; Sandals Resorts; Sandy Pines Campground; The Claremont Hotel; The Lincoln Hotel; Trafalgar; The Sandals Foundation; Tourism Fiji; Travel + Leisure Co.; Uniworld Boutique River Cruises; Wanderer Cottages; WorldMark by Wyndham; and Your Jamaican Villas.

Development Counsellors International (DCI)

215 Park Ave. South, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10003


Los Angeles

Karyl Leigh Barnes, President
Daniella Middleton, Senior VP

To inspire travelers of color to consider the U.S. Virgin Islands for their vacation, DCI launched a consumer activation at the Made in America music festival in Philadelphia, reaching 40,000 prospective travelers.To inspire travelers of color to consider the U.S. Virgin Islands for their vacation, DCI launched a consumer activation at the Made in America music festival in Philadelphia, reaching 40,000 prospective travelers.

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 and talent. Our Tourism Practice partners with destinations to increase sustainable leisure, corporate and association arrivals and spending which helps create and sustain jobs for local residents. 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 tourism results that advance communities. The firm is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide. We have a strong record of successfully partnering with numerous international brands—Barbados, Belize, Monaco and Thailand; as well as domestic destinations—Baltimore, Florida, St. Louis, and San Antonio.

Di Moda Public Relations

2525 Main Street, Suite 205
Santa Monica, CA 90405
[email protected]

Diana Bianchini, Founder + President

Founded in 2002 by Diana Bianchini, Di Moda Public Relations is an award-winning lifestyle communications agency that focuses on achieving client goals through innovative strategy, strength in relationships and activating intelligently across all media platforms. The agency consistently delivers success through a number of customized services including traditional public relations, marketing, philanthropic management, special events, influencer programming, social media management, specialized introductions, and strategic partnerships. 

Di Moda is recognized as a leader in elevating profiles of experts and thought leaders as well as spearheading sustainable community oriented campaigns that leave an indelible global impact. The agency represents the modern pioneers that are committed to making a positive impact on the world. These brands, projects, campaigns, foundations, and experts think boldly outside the box, create change, and redefine industries and lifestyles. Di Moda’s roster includes clients in wellness, hospitality, travel, emerging lifestyle, technology, architecture & design, foundations, non-profits & philanthropic initiatives, and innovative design groups as well as artists, individual experts, social entrepreneurs, thinkers, visionaries, dreamers, and life lovers.


211 E. 43rd St., 18th Flr.
New York, NY 10017
[email protected]

Daljit Bhurji, CEO and Co-Founder
Ivan Ristic, President and Co- Founder
Kate Ryan, US Managing Director
Ivan Farthing, UK Managing Director

Diffusion is an independent, global communications agency founded in 2008, operating a network of wholly owned offices including New York, Los Angeles and London and an international partner network. The core of Diffusion’s success is our unmatched ability to constantly strive for work that delivers meaning, purpose and measurable impact for our clients, our team and for society to take on the status quo and transform the future faster. Diffusion offers creative public relations services to clients spanning consumer lifestyle, travel and leisure, enterprise and consumer technology, retail and business services, including GoPro, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Hilton, Boll & Branch, SevenRooms, Eyebuydirect and more. The Diffusion team is built of curious explorers who are connected to culture and community around the world. Though the world of travel and leisure has been forever changed following the COVID-19 pandemic, a pent-up demand to see and experience new cultures and destinations remains. Our approach to driving excitement and interest for Travel 2.0 is deeply rooted in our years of experience crafting PR programs for everything from online bookings platforms, hotels, airports, airlines, tour operators and beyond.


250 Hudson St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Fax: 212/704-0117

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

Eleven Six Public Relations

25 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
[email protected]

Katie Barr Cornish, Principal, New York City
Brenda Fuster, Vice President of Business Development, New York City
Amanda Schinder, Vice President, New York City
Joana Costa Marques, Vice President, Dallas

Eleven Six prides itself on creating a new normal in the communications agency world. We are smart, responsive, passionate and engaging marketers who tell our clients’ stories in a way that grabs the media’s and consumers’ 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 boutique firm, we are nimble and flexible, trusted by both big and small brands throughout the world. With a focus that goes beyond just public relations and includes marketing, social media, and content creation, we are driven not only by how much press and likes we can secure for our clients but rather how we can positively impact their bottom lines by driving revenue and sales. The marketing and social media tactics we employ are creative, cost-effective, and realistic to execute.

Eleven Six’s clients include a mix of travel, hospitality, food & beverage and lifestyle brands, such as Caribbean resorts: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Atlantis Paradise Island, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, and Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf; New York City-area hotels and restaurants: InterContinental Barclay New York, Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kanopi restaurant from James Beard-nominated Anthony Gonçalves, NoMo SoHo, The Opus, Westchester, Royalton Park Avenue; and additional hotels and resorts: Andaz West Hollywood, Art of Living Retreat Center, The Elms Hotels & Spa, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Other clients include: non-profits and tour operators Pacific Whale Foundation, PacWhale Eco-Adventures, Remote Lands, and Red Savannah, insurtech company VisitorsCoverage, Visit Argentina and Visit Patagonia events, and more.

Evins Communications

830 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
[email protected]

Mathew L. Evins, Chairman
Louise R. Evins, CEO
Jacqueline Long, COO/CCO
David Harrison, Executive Vice President
Michelle Kelly, Vice President, Travel & Lifestyle Division

Evins believes hospitality goes beyond an industry; it is an ethos based upon creating compelling, engaging and inspiring experiences as well as building interactive, enriching and purposeful relationships. Our approach transforms market data and intelligence into actionable insights and programming, utilizing blue sky thinking with bottom line accountability.

Evins’ Chairman Mathew Evins and Vice President, Travel & Lifestyle Michelle Kelly at Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Summit honoring the best of the best in global luxury hospitality.Evins’ Chairman Mathew Evins and Vice President, Travel & Lifestyle Michelle Kelly at Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Summit honoring the best of the best in global luxury hospitality.

With more than 35 years of experience, Evins has an established reputation for contributing to the growth and success of prestigious industry pioneers and iconic brands. It is also well-regarded for its corporate and executive reputation platforming, issues and crisis management and strategic business counsel. Led by an outstanding team of industry professionals at the intersection of communications, culture and community, Evins is focused on optimizing mind-share and transforming it into engagement, advocacy and market share.

Evins has proudly forged enduring and successful client partnerships, with an average tenure of more than eight years and several in excess of 30 years, including Arlo Hotels, Chenot Palace Weggis, CORE Club, Duxiana, Exclusive Resorts, Flâneur Hospitality, Forbes Travel Guide, Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, Inspirato, International Luxury Hotel Association, Jet Linx Aviation, Laphroaig, Maker’s Mark, Ocean Reef Club, Royal Hawaiian Center, Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute, The Fifth Avenue Hotel, The Knickerbocker Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Lowell and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, amongst many others.

Fahlgren Mortine

4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219

Neil Mortine, Chairman & CEO
Marty McDonald, 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 and South Carolina—with associates in many markets across the U.S. 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; Sonoma County Tourism; Visit Sun Valley; North Dakota Department of Commerce/Tourism; and many other destinations, regions, hospitality properties and more.

FINN Partners

1675 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Jennifer Hawkins, Managing Partner, NY Travel Practice Leader
Debbie Flynn, Managing Partner, Global Travel Practice Leader

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 200+ 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. Destinations include: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Dubai Tourism, I Love New York, Hong Kong Tourism, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Greater Palm Springs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation/Pure Michigan, Orlando, Italy, Colonial Williamsburg, Travel Alberta, Iceland and more. Hotels include: The Ned Hotel, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Accor Power brands, St. Regis Aspen, Mandarin Oriental, Montage Hotels & Resorts, Agriturismo Casetta, Carillon Wellness Resort, Dolder Grand,  Gstaad Palace, Kempinski, Mountain Lodges of Peru, and Turtle Bay in Fiji. Airlines include: Air France-KLM, Turkish Airlines and Korean Air. Private Aviation includes: Air Partners and VistaJet. Cruise services include Seabourn, Starboard Cruise Services (USA), Seatrade Cruise Services (USA) and Galataport Istanbul (USA). Travel Services include: Allianz Insurance, ARDA, and Avis Budget Group. Tour Operators include: Nomadic Expeditions, Intrepid Travel and Wilderness Safaris. Luxury travel brands include: Inspirato, onefinestay, Royce & Rocket luggage. In addition to communication strategies, FINN Travel & Lifestyle offers Trade Representation for clients such as Abu Dhabi, Belize, Dominica, St. Helena, Washington D.C. and Legacy Hotels in Africa. 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.


112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

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

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. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and founded in April 1997, FWV has received 30 National Agency of the Year honors over the past 26 years. Its Travel & Tourism practice is ranked 10th 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 Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage; Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a hotel development and management company for more than 140 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 and Play Greenville, NC Sports.

Prior travel and tourism work includes campaigns for America’s Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Va.); cooperative marketing campaigns for the tourism organizations of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Croix (U.S.V.I. Dept. of Tourism) and St. Maarten; Branson, Mo.; Cabarrus County, N.C., home to NASCAR’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway; Divi Resorts and its nine Caribbean properties; Dorothea Dix Park, a 308-acre destination park in Raleigh, N.C.; the Dude Ranchers’ Association; Gatlinburg, Tenn.; the Greater Raleigh CVB (N.C.); the National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the state’s most-visited attraction; Oakland County, Mich.; Old Salem Moravian Village (N.C.); the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum; Trailways Transportation System (Fairfax, Va.); Tweetsie Railroad (N.C.); and the Washington Tourism Development Authority (N.C.).

FWV is the parent company of fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); mobility and transportation-focused agency The Millerschin Group (Greater Detroit); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching; outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and consumer brand marketing agency CGPR (Greater Boston) and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV employs more than 130 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C., headquarters and offices around the country.

Hemsworth Communications


Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO
Cathy Hayes, VP
Lacey Outten, AVP, Food/Wine/Spirits
Kayla Atwater, AVP, Travel/Hospitality

Hemsworth is a top-ranked public relations and communications firm with locations in Atlanta, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, New York City and Tampa, as well as a network of top freelancers in various other top media markets. The agency specializes in branding, corporate communications and strategic promotion within the travel/tourism and food/wine/spirits sectors, as well as crafting global B2B and B2C PR programs for both emerging and renowned franchise systems. A boutique-sized firm with an impressive background, Hemsworth combines unprecedented passion, insight and connections to surpass client expectations, offering personal service and powerful results.

Travel/Hospitality clients include, among others: AmaWaterways, ATL Airport District, Banana Bay Resort, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Resort, Black Swan Asset Management, B Orlando Resort & Spa, City of Dunwoody, City of College Park, City of South Fulton, Corendon Hotels & Resorts, Cruise Barbados, Discover Dunwoody, Explore Gwinnett, Gateway Center Arena, Georgia International Convention Center, Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens, Holiday Inn & Suites Universal, HomeToGo, Hyatt Place St. Petersburg, Kenefick Ranch Winery, Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao Resort, Massanutten Resort, Performance Hospitality Management, Rental Escapes, VIKAND, WaterWalk Hospitality and Waters Edge Wineries.


530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
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2341 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

10250 Constellation Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90067

818 18th Avenue South, 10th Floor
Nashville, TN 37203

1615 Platte St., Office 127, STE 200
Denver, CO 80202

123 Buckingham Palace Rd.
Victoria, London SW1W 9SH, UK
+44 (020) 3890 5838

Jamie Lynn O’Grady, Sarah Evans, Partners

Established in 2005 by partners Jamie Lynn O’Grady (California) and Sarah Evans (New York), J/PR is a female-founded and operated global communications agency, proudly employing a dynamic team across the US and UK, many of whom have been with the agency for over a decade. Specializing in travel, hospitality, consumer lifestyle, real estate, wellbeing and sustainable brands, the agency brings unmatched depth and experience to clients through traditional public relations, social media strategy, photography, content creation, influencer relations, brand partnerships, and crisis communications.

With offices in San Diego, New York City, London, Los Angeles, Denver and Nashville, plus a presence in Toronto, Atlanta, Arizona, Boston, Chicago and Toronto, J/PR is a trusted leader in integrated media relations and brand strategy, openings, launch campaigns, trend forecasting, guest programming, experiential activations, and influencer engagement. Always innovating, J/PR was the first agency in its space to launch a (now award-winning) podcast in 2018, Priority Status. In its eighteenth year of operation, J/PR has risen to become one of the country’s foremost hospitality agencies, with a global portfolio of clients throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, Maldives, Dubai, New Zealand, and beyond that consistently exceeds the reach and quality of competitive agencies many times the size of J/PR.

The agency’s client portfolio is made up of flagship hospitality brands including Hilton Luxury Brands, Dorchester Collection, Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition, Shangri-La, Relais & Châteaux, Vail Hospitality, Pendry Hotels & Resorts, Great Wolf Lodge, Under Canvas, and Iconic Luxury Hotels, as well as individual hotels around the world and destinations including Panama and Utah. In addition, J/PR has continued to expand its consumer and real estate portfolio with the representation of Hawaiian Airlines, California Olive Ranch, Palazzo Ricci, Velvaere and more.

J/PR is continuously listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms and Crains’ “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.


2777 E. Camelback Road, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
[email protected]

Bill Lavidge, President and CEO
Anne Robertson, Managing Director, Public Relations & Publicity
Dave Nobs, Managing Director, Growth & Development

We work within a wide spectrum of industries and can parachute into any that need us, but we do have favorites, including travel and hospitality. With a focus on the client’s end goal, we craft and activate strategies built for results. We’re available for standalone PR services or as part of LAVIDGE’s unified advertising and marketing offerings.

LAVIDGE snagged coverage in Condé Nast Traveler for The Wilde Resort and Spa, a Sedona, Ariz., property offering yoga, hiking, restaurants and a range of spa treatments.LAVIDGE snagged coverage in Condé Nast Traveler for The Wilde Resort and Spa, a Sedona, Ariz., property offering yoga, hiking, restaurants and a range of spa treatments.

With experience as diverse and best-in-class as the clients we serve, our team is a mix of savvy and seasoned PR professionals from both agency and corporate worlds, former journalists, and fresh talent native to the new and always evolving mediascape.
Our top priority: buzzworthy headlines that spotlight your story and brand to the audiences that matter. Our strengths: identifying and nurturing media relationships across all platforms including print, broadcast, podcasts, and influencers.

We design our social media strategies to fit your goals and resources. From content creation to social listening to campaign calendars and posts that enhance engagement with your audiences, we’re on it.

From groundbreakings to resort and hotel grand openings to launch parties and everything in-between, we help create and manage events that draw attention to and celebrate your brand.


232 Madison Ave., Suite 1100
New York, NY 10016

Laura Davidson, CEO & Founder
Leslie Cohen, President & Owner

LDPR is a leading voice in travel and lifestyle public relations headquartered in NYC with staff in California and Chicago. The agency has been at the forefront of integrated initiatives for destinations, international hotel companies, independent resorts, luxury tour operators and lifestyle products. Agile, intelligent, and strategic, the agency achieves remarkable results by listening to clients, the marketplace, and the media. LDPR has made significant investments in expanding digital capabilities through strategic hiring, and expansion of the in-house team, to enhance the agency’s digital capabilities in order to stay at the forefront of the industry. In addition to numerous industry awards, LDPR was named on The Observer’s 2023 PR Power List Honor Roll and Great Places to Work certified for the second year in a row.

Our clients include Aman; Abercrombie & Kent; VisitScotland; Tahiti Tourisme; Travel Portland; The Boca Raton, Florida; The Resort at Paws Up, Montana; The Ritz Paris; Alila Napa Valley; Charleston Place; Briggs & Riley; Discovery Portugal / Octant Hotels; The Aerial, British Virgin Islands; The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy; Raffles Boston (opening Summer 2023); One Aldwych, London; Sea Island, St. Simons Island, Georgia; The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California, among others.

Lou Hammond Group

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
[email protected]

Lou Hammond, Founder/Chairman
Stephen Hammond, CEO

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is a celebrated, integrated marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Atlanta, Charleston, Denver, Houston, Miami, and Tampa. LHG has built a legendary reputation over the past 39 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, 22-year organization, 22 global members.

• Impressive travel client retention serving partners over ten years: Collier County FL, Explore Bristol RI, Nassau Paradise Island, Panama City Beach FL, Santa Fe, Sonoma Winegrowers; 15 years: Charleston SC, Providence RI and 20 years: Norfolk VA.

Sampling of new travel accounts—Emirate of Dubai; Cartersville-Bartow, GA; County of Newnan-Coweta, City of Newnan, GA; The Junto hotel, OH; Touchstone Golf; Explora Journeys; Whitewater Montgomery; Lambs & Dragons; Visit Oxford, MS; Top Trumps US, Monopoly Board.

International Grammy award winner singer songwriter Ne-Yo performs at MSC Seascape’s naming ceremony in New York City. LHG’s efforts earned 3 billion launch-specific media impressions and 250+ placements in the first six months.International Grammy award winner singer songwriter Ne-Yo performs at MSC Seascape’s naming ceremony in New York City. LHG’s efforts earned 3 billion launch-specific media impressions and 250+ placements in the first six months.

Keys to success—results and creative outreach:

• Maximized Tariq “The Corn Kid’s” viral interview on Recess Therapy by naming him South Dakota’s Corn-Bassador. Solidified designation through hosted official visit and press conference at the world’s only Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. LHG secured more than 2,000 placements and 45+ billion impressions across print, digital, broadcast and social including Good Morning America, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC News, Today, NPR, The New York Times, People, Teen Vogue, Parade, Yahoo Entertainment and Food and Wine Magazine.

• Continued support for Jamaica’s tourism recovery.  Secured on island Bravo’s mega-hit Southern Charm, audience 1.3 million and popular Summer House celebrity influencers at no cost reaching 5.3 million; activated a NYC consumer event showcasing the Island’s food and music enjoyed by some 3,000 consumer; and conducted Minister of Tourism TV tour reaching 5+ million viewers. Destination attracted 3+ million visitors in 2022, up 117% over 2021, and a record-setting 1.2 million visitors in the first three months of 2023.

• MSC Cruises – Devised a multi-level communication plan to launch MSC Cruises’ newest flagship MSC Seascape and capitalize on the brand’s upcoming year-round sailings from New York. Leveraging the ship’s presence in Manhattan, LHG generated buzz for the christening by hosting nearly 100 media on board, including the TODAY Show’s Third Hour. Capitalizing on the extended time in port, LHG also developed a special “Work-from-Seascape” program for The Points Guy editorial team, hosting some 20 staffers. Outreach earned 3 billion launch-specific media impressions and 250+ placements in six months.

• Leveraged Virginia Tourism Corporation’s partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue through a high-level media reception for top outlets that showcased specially designed windows. Event focused on the state’s Luxury Resort Collection in conjunction with United Airlines. Earned media reach exceeded 100 million as Virginia continues to increase its perception as a premier domestic luxury destination.

An official Monopoly Board is coming to Charleston, SC, and Lou Hammond Group is “throwing the dice” to pass GO and taking part in bringing recognition and excitement to the board game.  The new edition is expected to launch in November, highlighting the city’s famed iconic landmarks with customized play spaces and cards.An official Monopoly Board is coming to Charleston, SC, and Lou Hammond Group is “throwing the dice” to pass GO and taking part in bringing recognition and excitement to the board game. The new edition is expected to launch in November, highlighting the city’s famed iconic landmarks with customized play spaces and cards.

• Taste of the Bahamas—Organized a festive New York media event for the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, including a dynamic destination update, local performers, Bahamian culinary creations and interactive demonstrations. Hosted more than 50 guests that generated more than 1 million media impressions in one week.

• Opened the media’s eyes to the State of New Jersey’s highly underrated culinary scene. Having successfully launched the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail, LHG planned and executed a high-profile culinary event. Featuring three James Beard nominated chefs along with top NJ wineries and breweries, the occasion secured a reach of 150+ million. Also orchestrated national coverage, NBC’s Today show and News Now and reached several thousand consumers with an activation in Herald Square that drove 500 million media impressions, $10 million value. New Jersey has enjoyed a tourism renaissance with rapidly growing visitation.

• Leveraged Chubbies, a national lifestyle brand, for a creative collaboration with Visit Panama City Beach. Capitalized on Chubbies’ strong social media following by hosting admired influencers in the destination to drive national visibility for the iconic beach offerings. In less than 3 days, results included 1.5 million video views, $300,000 media value.

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.


352 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
[email protected]

Susan Magrino, Chairman & CEO
Allyn Magrino, President & Chief Revenue Officer

With expertise in brand development, social media strategy, content creation, creator relations, experiential events, and more than 30 years in media relations, Magrino serves as the ultimate connector across the entire communications economy to keep your story trending and ultimately drive consumer preference for your brand.

That is the reason some of the world’s most revered lifestyle brands turn to us—and return to us.

Magrino continues to be run by its Chairman & CEO Susan Magrino and President & Chief Revenue Officer Allyn Magrino, along with a diverse team of communications experts focused on staying ahead of the ever-evolving media ecosystem.


• An All-Star Team

• Multi-Category Reach

• Cross-Channel Expertise

• Industry Connections


388 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Charles Mardiks, president of Mardiks PR, welcomes Condor Airlines’ new A330neo to New York/JFK, where the agency orchestrated a media and client launch event.Charles Mardiks, president of Mardiks PR, welcomes Condor Airlines’ new A330neo to New York/JFK, where the agency orchestrated a media and client launch event.

Charles Mardiks, President/Managing Director

At the intersection of creative and strategic, Mardiks PR is a marketing solution provider, specializing in travel and tourism. The 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. 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.

Clients include:  Celestyal Cruises, Condor Airlines, Passport & Visa Services, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Transcend Cruises and World Nomads

Marketing Maven

2390 C Las Posas Road, #479
Camarillo, CA 93010
[email protected]

Marketing Maven supported Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island in Japan with a luncheon in Santa Monica, CA and a webinar series to promote tourism.Marketing Maven supported Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island in Japan with a luncheon in Santa Monica, CA and a webinar series to promote tourism.

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President

With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Marketing Maven’s integration of PR and digital marketing helps provide a competitive edge to their clients. Marketing Maven helps businesses grow their revenues by developing campaigns that engage a target audience, generate sales then utilize advanced metrics to measure ROI. Their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports, influencer marketing and online product reviews to help increase revenue. Visit for more information.


360 Lexington Ave., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Julie Freeman, EVP & Managing Director
Lauren Kaufman, SVP & Director of Operations

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.

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.

In May 2023 in Malta, Oceania Cruises’ Vista was christened by celebrity chef godmother Giada De Laurentiis followed by a rousing performance by Harry Connick, Jr. The gala event featured a touching passing of the torch from industry icon Frank Del Rio to his son Frank A. Del Rio, new president of the line. The MMGY NJF team worked over a year planning the global launch, hosting 130 media on the inaugural voyage, which immediately generated 168 placements and over 1.6 billion impressions.In May 2023 in Malta, Oceania Cruises’ Vista was christened by celebrity chef godmother Giada De Laurentiis followed by a rousing performance by Harry Connick, Jr. The gala event featured a touching passing of the torch from industry icon Frank Del Rio to his son Frank A. Del Rio, new president of the line. The MMGY NJF team worked over a year planning the global launch, hosting 130 media on the inaugural voyage, which immediately generated 168 placements and over 1.6 billion impressions.

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, Detroit, Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. and an international partner network, MMGY Global Travel Marketing Collective, 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, American Queen Voyages, Aurora Expeditions, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, British Virgin Islands, Cheap Caribbean, City Experiences, Concord Hospitality, Costa Rica Tourism, Crystal Coast, Destination Greater Victoria, Discover Grand Rapids, Etihad Airways, Explore Worldwide, Fairmont Empress, Visit Greater Palm Springs, Go City, HEI Hotels, Hotel Vermont, HSMAI, LATAM Airlines, Marriott Marquis, Meet AC, Oceania Cruises, Rooftop at Exchange Place, Sensei, Student Universe, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, The National World War II Museum, Travel Texas, Visit California, Visit Corpus Christi, Visit Dallas, Visit Elizabeth City, Visit KC, Visit La Paz (Mexico), Visit Newport, Visit Santa Barbara, Visit Traverse City, WTTC and Windjammer Landing Resort.

Pineapple Public Relations

The Globe Building
1954 Airport Road, Suite 121
Chamblee, GA 30341
404/237-3761, ext. 1001
[email protected]

Deborah Stone, President

Your story starts here! Pineapple PR is an integrated communications company specializing in serving businesses and organizations in the tourism, hospitality and economic development industries. We are storytellers with a history of delivering a superior level of service and results-oriented campaigns for destinations, properties and attractions. Our talented team creates and executes public relations, social media, content marketing and digital marketing services that move people to action. 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.

Redpoint Marketing PR, Inc.

85 Broad Street
c/o WeWork
New York, NY 10004
[email protected]

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

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.

As agency of record for Perillo Tours, Redpoint plans robust annual campaigns to help drive brand awareness and bookings, especially for their tours to Italy.  From feature story placement to satellite media tours and everything in between, Redpoint is charged with getting widespread coverage in North American media.As agency of record for Perillo Tours, Redpoint plans robust annual campaigns to help drive brand awareness and bookings, especially for their tours to Italy. From feature story placement to satellite media tours and everything in between, Redpoint is charged with getting widespread coverage in North American media.

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 has a passion for delivering meaningful results.

Clients we’ve represented include Tourism Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism, Tourism New Brunswick, Tourism Prince Edward Island, First Hospitality, 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.

TJM Communications

1170 Tree Swallow Dr., #346
Winter Springs, FL 32708
[email protected]

Treva J. Marshall, Pres., [email protected]
Joel Kaiman, VP, [email protected]

TJM Communications is an award-winning, global lifestyle public relations firm, specializing in the travel, food, wine, convention and event sectors. We provide strategy, media and influencer relations, content creation, crisis management and social media services for leading hospitality brands domestically and globally.

Our agency is distinguished by a committed team of passionate professionals who develop genuine long-standing relationships with media and clients and thrive on exceeding expectations. We don’t believe in PR for the sake of PR. We believe in public relations as a creative, strategic approach aligned with sales and marketing goals. Clients Include: Walt Disney World, Visit Sarasota, Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Evermore Resort, Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa; restaurants: Four Flamingos: A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen; Shula’s Steak House; Rosa Mexicano; Todd English’s bluezoo and Il Mulino.

A Fahlgren Mortine company

250 W. 39th St., 16th Flr.
New York, NY 10018
[email protected]

1614 15th St., 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80202

515 N State St., FL 15
Chicago, IL 60654

Christine Turner, President
Melanie Dennig, Executive Vice President

TURNER represents the world’s best luxury resorts, destinations, spirits, wellness, and outdoor brands. Our tenured teams in New York, Chicago, Denver, Charleston, and Miami have unmatched industry experience and deliver nimble, innovative strategies. TURNER specializes in storytelling, with a particular emphasis on generating editorial influence, social media engagement, and content-forward owned channels.

We’re a boutique-minded crew with big agency resources, infinitely nimble and constantly problem-solving in unexpected ways. Our coast-to-coast footprint integrates seamlessly with global brands, whether it’s a fitness startup, a boutique hotel, or an established outdoor brand looking for its next generation. We craft iconic ideas for heritage brands, emotional experiences for travel destinations, and unexpected stories in the wellness ecosystem. We know when to push the envelope while ensuring brand priorities are at the forefront. We value our team above all else; we are consistently ranked as a “best place to work,” diversity and inclusivity are our strengths, and giving back is in our DNA.

Zapwater Communications

118 North Peoria, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
[email protected]

1460 4th Street, Suite 306
Santa Monica, CA 90401

331 Almeria Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

David Zapata, CEO
Jennifer Lake, Executive VP
Jennifer Barry, Managing Director, Los Angeles
Amanda ReCupido, Managing Director, Chicago
Holly Zawyer, Managing Director, Miami
Stephanie Poquette, SVP, 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 250+ 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.

In 2023, Zapwater was named a finalist for both PRWeek’s Outstanding Boutique Agency and PRovoke Media’s Digital Agency of the Year.

Our travel client roster includes a curated mix of destinations, hotels & resorts and airlines including:

Airlines—Air Tahiti Nui, COPA Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair;

Cruise – Havila Voyages;

Destinations — Discover Baja Sur, Discover Dominica Authority, Jungfrau, National Tourism Board of Serbia, Travel Manitoba, Visit Connecticut, Visit Finland;

Hotels & Resorts—Andaz Mexico City Condesa, Ayana Bali, Borgo San Vincenzo, Casa Kimberly, Cayo Espanto, Coco Collection, Fairmont Chicago, Fairmont Mayakoba, Frangipani Beach Resorts, Grupo Xcaret, Hawks Cay Resort, Hilton Sandestin, Hotel Zachary, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City, Hotel Belmar, Hotel La Compania, Hotel Zachary, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Mount Cinnamon Resort, Ocean Club Resorts, PPHG Hotels, Sofitel Chicago, Swissotel Chicago;

Entertainment & Attractions—Gallagher Way Chicago, Grupo Xcaret, Museum of Illusions, Skydeck Chicago, Tiqets.

The Zimmerman Agency

1821 Miccosukee Commons
Tallahassee, FL 32308
[email protected]

Curtis Zimmerman, Kerry Anne Watson, Andy Jorishie, Principals

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, Visit Rhode Island, Visit Park City, Discover The Palm Beaches, Visit Tallahassee, Bryce Canyon, South Padre Island CVB, Visit Laredo, Hertz Rental Car Company, Pyramid Global Hospitality, Westgate Resorts, Kessler Collection of Luxury Resorts, Delaware North, Hotel Terra and Grand Teton Village in Jackson Hole, Henderson Beach Resort, Little Palm Island, Mahekal Resort (Playa del Carmen), The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Amsterdam Manor (Aruba), The Madison Hotel, Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort, TPC Network (Corporate), The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio, Kimpton Brice Savannah, Kartrite Resort, Brown Palace, Crescent Court Fort Worth, Mansion on Forsyth, The Squire Inn, JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside, Pelican Grand, Ocean Key Resort, Bungalows Key Largo, Beaver Creek Lodge, Wild Dunes and more.

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