Representation Plus, established in 1987, is a full service marketing company specialising in the travel, tourism and leisure industries focusing on the UK and European markets.
Based in London, overlooking the Thames in Battersea, we have lovely modern offices, perfect for hosting seminars, presentations, lunches and evening events.
With a core business of communications, brand strategy, marketing and in-market representation, our clients include destinations, hotels, tourist attractions, tour operators, airlines and related products (travel insurance, websites, food & wine, health & beauty), we develop creative PR & marketing campaigns specifically tailored to meet our clients’ requirements.
Representation Plus' solutions don't come out of a box ready to plug and play. We pride ourselves on identifying your challenges quickly and designing strategies and solutions to address them, always keeping top of mind your need for minimal disruption and maximum support.
We've been helping tourism destinations and their private sector (hotels, DMC's, attractions, airlines, CVBs) for over 30 years, here in the UK and internationally. We know the landscape, we know your market, and we have in-depth understanding of the travel and tourism industry.
Each of our management team has an advanced qualification/degree in their field, and over ten years of experience actually working in that field. This marriage of theory and practice is critical to our strategic approach. Combined, our team has over 100 years of hands-on expertise in the travel, tourism, hospitality and leisure industries behind them. That's a lot of challenges, and even more solutions.
Alison has 30+ years experience of international PR and marketing and more recently digital marketing and social media in the hotel, airline, tourism, leisure and lifestyle industries. She has worked for clients on all continents and from every aspect of the industry – inbound, domestic and outbound. She has a hands on approach and brings passion and drive to all client activity. Alison set-up Representation Plus in 1988, acquired CIB in 2003 and First Public Relations in 2012. Before setting up Representation Plus Alison was Marketing Director worldwide for Copthorne Hotels, during which time she launched the Copthorne Brand and set up the hotel group's European Sales offices. Prior to this she spent four years in hotel and restaurant management in France and Switzerland.
She has an enviable address book of personal contacts from members of the media including editors, writers and bloggers to the CEOs of trade associations, airlines, tour operators, MICE and travel agent consortia.
Her vast experience of brand development, the promotion of existing places and developing new locations has won awards such as the Travel Bulletin Award for top Middle East Tourist Board for Oman for two years running.
Her passions are; travelling with her family, playing “Real” Tennis and skiing. As well as enjoying every aspect of local culture: from music, opera, theatre and ballet, to food, drinks, art and the very soul of a place.