Laura Davidson is the owner and creative force behind LDPR, a leading New York-based travel and lifestyle public relations agency. For 25 years it has been in the vanguard of its industry, constantly stretching the traditional boundaries of PR, embracing new digital solutions and adding services for its roster of top international clients. LDPR is headquartered in NYC with additional staff in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and affiliate agencies in London, Singapore and Australia. LDPR partners with Thin Pig Media, a leading digital/social agency, to offer supplemental digital solutions to clients.
LDPR’s client list includes incredible destinations like Scotland, Sydney/Australia, Azores Getaways, and Portland/Oregon; global hospitality brands like Aman Resorts and Taj Hotels and Palaces; luxury hotels such as Las Alcobas Napa Valley, Park Hyatt St Kitts, Ritz-Carlton Orlando, the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, Paws Up in Montana, and The Dominick Hotel in SoHo; prestigious tour companies like Abercrombie & Kent and DuVine Cycling Adventures; and luxury lifestyle brands Briggs & Riley; Tidal New York, and Serena & Lily (Chicago).
Over the years, LDPR has earned 12 Platinum Adrian PR Awards from Hospitality Sales & Marketing International (HSMAI) and in 2008, Laura was personally honored with HSMAI’s highest recognition – the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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) 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 lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband Andrew Bill, and her two sons Tobey (16) and Jake (15) who are both intrepid travelers, ticking off destinations almost as quickly as mom does.
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