Happiest Cities for Public Relations Professionals

As aspiring public relations professionals with goals of someday landing a job we love, it is helpful to know where we will be able to find that dream job. I was always told growing up that if I am doing something I enjoy I won’t work a day in my life, and that will be … Continue reading Happiest Cities for Public Relations Professionals

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly- PRying into Travel and Tourism Industry!

PR plays a significant role in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Beyond enticing travelers to a destination, PR professionals sometimes have the arduous task of creating and maintaining a safe, comfortable and enjoyable image of the destination. In this blog post I will discuss the three main elements in Travel and Tourism PR; The Good- Stimulating travelers interest in visiting … Continue reading The Good,The Bad and The Ugly- PRying into Travel and Tourism Industry!

9,000 Miles Fueled by Social Media

With only a 75-pound backpack, 28-year-old Michael Lee Johnson will be traveling from a Beijing, China to London, England (an over 9,000 mile trek!), entirely by foot.     Johnson is making history by being the first to walk the entire journey which is estimated to take three to five years and will be entirely … Continue reading 9,000 Miles Fueled by Social Media

Irrive, The New Way To Travel Socially

Have you heard of the new social site which allows you to "weave all of your tweets, posts and check-ins into a sharable story"? Steve Cohn, founder of Living Social, who has since sold the company is beta testing a website called Irrive. Irrive, is a visual story of your travel. It views like a … Continue reading Irrive, The New Way To Travel Socially

GPTMC Dishes It Up on Foodspotting

As a self-proclaimed "foodie-in-training," it's no surprise an app like Foodspotting would capture my interest and appetite. Started in 2009 and launched in January 2010, the guide was created to help users not only decide where to eat, but what to eat through its rating system and photo-sharing capabilities. Since its launch in 2010, more … Continue reading GPTMC Dishes It Up on Foodspotting

How Does Philly Rank in America’s Favorites?

According to Travel+Leisure Magazine's "America's Favorite Cities" reader poll, Philadelphia does not seem to be one of America's favorites in many categories. The best rankings for Philly came in the categories of pizza, historical sites/monuments, and museums/galleries. The worst rankings came in the categories of cleanliness, barbeque, and relaxing retreat. A notably negative result from … Continue reading How Does Philly Rank in America’s Favorites?

Worldwide Connected Travel with Gtrot

I may not have the available funds in my bank account to be the traveling fiend that I yearn to be, however, I do on occasion find the opportunity to pack my bags and explore.I recently took a little trip to a small beach that I had never visited before but had heard several great … Continue reading Worldwide Connected Travel with Gtrot

Arizona Tries to Put Itself Back on the Tourist Map

Arizona, most recently known for its infamous and controversial new immigration law, is now planning to spend $250,000 on a public relations campaign to counter its negative image and promote itself as a "safe and welcoming destination." According to the Associated Press, the state's hotel trade group will also contribute $30,000 to the effort.The USA … Continue reading Arizona Tries to Put Itself Back on the Tourist Map

Travel PR Dilemma in Haiti

Since the crisis in Haiti, cruise lines have been under fire and the subject of heated discussion as they continue to bring tourists into the country. Many question whether it is ethical for Americans to be relaxing on a luxurious vacation while just miles away people are suffering and dying. The cruise lines have responded … Continue reading Travel PR Dilemma in Haiti