Holly Barnett, former PR manager of Sandals Resorts International has been appointed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board as its new UK assistant PR manager.
Barnett spent eight years at Sandals Resorts International, where she managed press office activity for three hotel brands, a charity and an adventure tour operator.
Joining the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s central London office, she will plan and manage the overall PR for the region, working closely with the head office PR team in Hong Kong and the London-based marketing department.
She will report to Dawn Page, director, UK and Northern Europe, at the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Barnett is joined by Ramandeep Sahota, who has been brought on board as senior PR executive.
Sahota has spent six years working in PR agencies, which specialised in various different sectors of PR, including food, wellbeing and UK travel. Client experience includes Go Ape, Explore Pasta, Breakfast Week, Open Farm Sunday and National Bread Week in Ireland.
In her new role at the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Ramandeep will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the press office, and provide support to Barnett on overall PR strategy.
Page said: “We are delighted to have Holly and Ramandeep on board as part of our thriving team in London and are confident that with their combined experience, we will go from strength to strength, continuing to successfully promote Hong Kong as a top holiday destination choice.”