bgb welcomes a third member to its Travel Consultant Network this month. The bgb Travel Consultant Network has been set up to provide clients with individual senior staff. and current members Cathy Brennan and Rob Bates are now joined by Russell Ison.
Russell has been involved in PR for travel, tourism and transport for almost twenty years. He worked in-house for Thomson Travel before setting up his own consultancy. Since then Swissport, BAA, Manchester Airports Group, Hovertravel, Thomsonfly and the British Air Transport Association have all been amongst his clients.
Russell has particular expertise in crisis communications having managed the media response to an air crash, the opening of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 and the threatened closure of Heathrow Airport by campaigners. He advised clients on their response to the media in the wake of the London bombings, the banning of passenger hand baggage and subsequent restrictions on the carriage of liquids, and of course, the closure of UK airspace by volcanic ash.