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Team Members

Meet:

Laura Davidson

President & Founder

Laura Davidson is the owner and creative force behind LDPR, a leading New York-based travel and lifestyle public relations agency. For 25+ years, Laura has been at the top of the industry, constantly stretching the traditional boundaries of PR, embracing new digital solutions and innovating services for her evolving roster of international clients. In addition to her agency work, Laura has played an active role in the travel industry, participating in numerous organizations including SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization), CHTA (Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association), HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International), ILHA (International Luxury Hotel Association) and others. Laura is a founding board member of the Family Travel Association (FTA). Committed to giving back, Laura involves her agency in several philanthropic initiatives—from sponsoring teachers at a primary school in Benin, West Africa to sending soccer gear to schools in Kenya and Antigua. Laura is also an ambassador for Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy and supports the Old Road Fund in Antigua. Laura is a proud recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for PR from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI)as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband Andrew Bill, and has two sons Tobey (18) and Jake (17) who are both intrepid travelers, ticking off destinations almost as quickly as mom does.

Next on the Vacation Bucket List: Mexico City, the Azores, Scotland, and Patagonia.

Dream Dinner Guest: Hugh Jackman. No explanation needed.

My life motto is: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift and that’s why they call it the present.”

Are you ready for a more rewarding partnership?

While many PR firms are mere vendors, LDPR is your strategic advisor. We will work with you to create a specialized, integrated approach to your PR needs. There’s a reason our clients stay with us year after year. If you're ready to take your PR game to the next level, reach out to us.

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LDPR has secured 150+ industry awards & accolades
“Most Powerful Travel & Hospitality
PR Firms of 2018”
“Best Travel PR Companies”
“America's Best PR
Agencies 2021”
Lifetime Achievement Award
for
Founder Laura Davidson
Best in Show

Client Testimonials

The speed, enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail that LDPR puts into everything they do is evidenced in the amount and quality of press coverage generated for our Aman properties. Their network of contacts is vast and they have a very positive and reliable reputation within the industry. They are very much an extension of my in-house team and a joy to work with.
Anna Nash
,
Head of Global Public Relations
AMAN
The bottom line is LDPR is responsive, proactive, competitive, strategic and most importantly, they are nice genuine people. We wouldn't trade LDPR for any other PR firm in the world!
Larry Lipson
,
Owner
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Every time they deliver we raise the bar, and every time we raise the bar they manage to deliver. I cannot recommend them highly enough to any luxury hotel looking for world-class public relations representation.
Daniel Hostettler
,
President and Group Managing Director
Ocean House, Rhode Island
“LDPR has been a trusted partner of ours for over five years, becoming a true extension of our marketing team. Their passion, energy and industry relationships have proved invaluable to us over the years. LDPR’s focus on driving to KPI metrics have enabled us to quantify our success bringing insight and clarity to our strategic planning. We would highly recommend them to any brand looking to significantly grow brand awareness and drive sales through public relations and social media.”
Yvonne Williamson
,
Global Marketing Manager
Briggs & Riley

Client Testimonials

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod
LDPR is more than a partner, they have truly become a part of our team. Always available and able to adjust at a moment’s notice, very creative and approachable are just a few of the strengths that have made LDPR instrumental in Chatham Bars Inn's success. If you are looking to achieve high-level results with a collaborative approach, I can’t recommend the LDPR team enough.
Simon Rodrigues
Director of Sales and Marketing
AMAN
The speed, enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail that LDPR puts into everything they do is evidenced in the amount and quality of press coverage generated for our Aman properties. Their network of contacts is vast and they have a very positive and reliable reputation within the industry. They are very much an extension of my in-house team and a joy to work with.
Anna Nash
Head of Global Public Relations
Abercrombie & Kent
Our goal in using LDPR as our New York-based national PR agency was to expand our reach and frequency in luxury lifestyle media and launch a new product line, Extreme Adventures. Impressions in 2008 tripled with placements in the New York Times, Departures, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Adventure, Elite Traveler, Men’s Journal, Vogue, InStyle and emerging social media such as Globarati, Gadling and Paradizo.
Pamela Lassers
Director, Media Relations