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Press Releases

For more information on any of these press releases or clients, please contact our PR director:

Jo Hartley
joh@hillsbalfour.com or call on +44 (0) 207 367 0917

MEET THE LOCAL AGENTS BEHIND THE LARGEST TRAVEL AGENT NETWORK IN THE WORLD, EVANEOS TRAVEL

Evaneos is a secure online travel platform which enables travellers to create tailor-made itineraries by connecting them directly with local experts all over the world. Since launching in 2009, over 160,000 travellers have set off on a trip organised by o More

Costa Navarino recognised for its sustainability practices at the World Travel Awards 2017

Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, has been awarded first place in the category ‘Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award 2017’ at the 24th annual World Travel Awards. More

Jedi training, new Cuba itineraries and golfing getaways – the most exciting new cruise holidays for 2018

To coincide with this year’s Plan a Cruise Month, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) has rounded up the newest cruise holiday experiences on offer in 2018. From Jedi training and brand new race tracks for little ones to enjoy, to fantastic sp More

From the United States to the Caribbean, cruising’s got you covered

Unpack once and sit back and enjoy the ride as cruisers are invited to explore the Americas and the Caribbean with a number of new cruises, new destinations and new itineraries. Whether you’d prefer to explore the snow-capped mountains of Alaska or enjo More

TESTIMONIAL

Hills Balfour is an outstanding agency who we always enjoy the opportunity to work with.

 From their exciting portfolio of clients, to a truly innovative and free-thinking team of staff, they are an agency who we relish working on projects with. They truly understand their clients' needs and most importantly understand my clients' needs. Which for a tour operator looking to introduce destinations and companies to a discerning audience is just about as good as it gets.

Tom Marchant,
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Black Tomato

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MEET THE TEAM

Melissa Medeiros

What I have done...
In 2012, I graduated with a Masters in Professional Communication (my thesis examined how consumers relate to different cultures through travel brochure images) and spent the following five years fostering a successful career in niche tourism and adventure travel PR for a leading travel and tourism consultancy. Recognised by one of Canada’s leading public relations associations as one of the country’s 'Top 30 PR Professionals Under 30’, I have worked with a diverse portfolio of clients including expedition cruises, adventure tour operators, custom travel designers, luxury lodges and emerging destinations. In 2014, I pioneered the Toronto chapter of Young Travel Professionals, a global community that connects the next generation of travel and tourism leaders. 

What I do now...
After taking time off to travel the world (I’m up to 44 countries now), I moved to London and joined the Hills Balfour team in 2017 as PR Account Manager where I lead on several exciting accounts including exotic destinations, a luxury hotel and several tour operators. 

What I do for fun...
I consider myself lucky to have family living around the world, from the Azores and California, to London, Toronto and Hawaii, because it allowed me to experience new destinations, food and cultures at a very young age. When I’m not collecting new passport stamps, you’ll find me spending quality time (a.k.a eating) with my partner and our pup (Oli) as well as my family and friends in the UK and abroad.  

What I bring to Hills Balfour...
I bring a hands-on and integrative approach to my work while tapping into my international network of media contacts to build brand awareness and loyalty, generate positive media coverage, engage core communities and foster key partnerships
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