Client Testimonials

Travel Dog PR champions the independent operator and small hotel owner; a successful business model has been devised that is extremely affordable. If you didn’t think you could afford PR, think again.

Anthony Climpson, OBE, Chief Executive of Go New Forest

“Over the ten years or so I’ve worked with Mick I’ve always been amazed at the incredible value for money his PR output generates.

In the world of destination management and the multifaceted relationships required for success, it is impossible not to be impressed with his ability to provide the personal touch. If he’s agreed to work for your business he will and in doing so he’ll deliver nothing short of total commitment, great results and exceptional return on your investment!”

Alisdair Luxmoore, Managing Director, Fleewinter

“Travel Dog PR has done a great job for Fleewinter over the last ten years. Mick has a genuine interest and enthusiasm for our business and works as part of our team – not like a separate supplier.”

Derek Moore, Owner of The Groups Company and Chairman of AITO
“I first worked with Mick almost two decades ago, when I was a Director of Explore and Mick was working for a well-known PR company. I have recently returned to using him, now with his own business, Travel Dog PR, for my current business as he has something unique.

“He is small, not part of a large PR company, but then for me the size of my PR company is not very relevant; what is important are the contacts that our PR person has. In this respect, Mick fits the bill. He is constantly meeting with his media contacts, whether he has big news for them or not; for him the maintaining of a friendship with his contacts is what it’s all about. As a result we get promotional pieces in the media regularly, sometimes when Mick has spotted an opportunity and seized it before he has even discussed it with us.

“Working with Mick feels personal, like working with a friend, and it’s reassuring that he knows everyone he needs to know to promote our business. Rather than working with an often-changing account handler, we always get Mick, which is important to us – it is Director-level service, guaranteed.

“He is also unassuming, and so doesn’t get our backs up, and – last but not least – as a small outfit based outside London the fees are very reasonable.”

Mark Wright, The Adventure Collection
“I’ve worked with Mick for around a decade and we have renewed our contract with him each year, through thick and thin through the difficult years of the recession. He always goes the extra mile to gain PR and social media coverage for our company, but what makes the relationship special is his ability to think outside the box and help us to drive product and marketing initiatives.

“The ultimate example of this was his original idea to create the UK’s first-ever Mobile-Phone-Free holidays. Once the press release had gone out, the story went viral in the UK, as well as worldwide, cropping up in the Melbourne Age, the Edmonton Sun as well as most quality newspapers and tabloids in the UK.”

Christine Simons, Owner, Cottage Lodge Hotel, New Forest
“The reason I like Travel Dog PR is simple. I like Mick. He cares about my business. He does a good job and, most importantly for me, when I phone up Travel Dog PR I speak to Mick and get director-level service. Not to an assistant or a junior, but to Mick. He is flexible, kind, thoughtful and he knows what he is doing. If you want to talk to me about Travel Dog PR please ring me on 01590 622 296.”
Robin Ball, Director, Bamboo Travel
“After meeting with several other PR firms we came across Mick at Travel Dog PR, and found his no nonsense approach very refreshing. We have now worked with Travel Dog PR for a number of years, and are extremely happy with the consistency of results. Mick has an extensive network of key contacts in the publications that really matter to us, and he is a real pleasure to work with.”
Hugh Fraser, Managing Director, Corinthian Travel
“Mick Thompson has excellent connections in the world of public relations and keeps on pulling the rabbit out of the hat for Corinthian Travel. I highly recommend Travel Dog PR to anyone looking for a smaller, friendly, and results-focused PR company. Your money will be well spent.”