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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 The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA). 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 (Allied Member) Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband Andrew Bill, and has two sons Tobey (19) and Jake (18) who are both intrepid travelers, ticking off destinations almost as quickly as mom does.

Next on the Vacation Bucket List: Scotland, Costa Rica, and Montana.

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
“Best Travel PR Companies”
“America's Best PR
Agencies 2021”
Lifetime Achievement Award
for
Founder Laura Davidson
Best in Show

Client Testimonials

We started working with LDPR in January 2020. Even with such minimal start-up time, they rose to, or rather, went beyond, expectations in guiding us through these challenging times. We cannot imagine a better partner to weather the demands of this past year. Their knowledge, creativity and resilience, not to mention flexibility, is remarkable. The wins they were able to achieve for The Islands of Tahiti, even with border closures and stringent health protocols, are remarkable. LDPR has quickly become part of the Tahiti Tourisme family, and we look forward to a bright future and long-term collaboration.
Kristin Carlson
,
Managing Director
Tahiti Tourisme
LDPR has been terrific to work with; their team professional and personable allowing for a smooth working relationship. Their efforts have produced fruitful relationships with world-class writers and editors of major hospitality publications, which have led to fantastic coverage for us. LDPR’s strategic planning and flexibility to pivot as needed and provide inspirational social support have been instrumental as we navigate through the recent hospitality upheaval. Thank you to the team at LDPR for your partnership.
Amy Taylor
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Area Director of Commercial Strategy
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Hawaii
We are so impressed with the results that LDPR delivers time and time again for both PR and social media. They are always responsive to our requests and are dynamic storytellers that move the needle. They've taken our social media presence to the next level by developing content that has created an engaged community around our resort, especially during the current pandemic. We are thankful to have them as our partner!
Melissa Michaane
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Marketing Manager
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Client Testimonials

Ocean House, Rhode Island
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
Former Managing Director of Ocean House RI
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
VisitScotland
LDPR are an extension of the VisitScotland team, consistently going above and beyond to help us achieve truly integrated activity resulting in a host of quality coverage through relationships with key media and brands. The team’s strategic guidance and ability to pivot in the face of the many challenges of 2020 has been invaluable. Their insights have undoubtedly informed our approach and elevated our work and will continue to do so as we navigate what the pandemic means for future travel.
Laura Mitchell
PR Manager
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
Chief Marketing Officer