We are a small team of PR and Travel professionals, passionate about the hotels and destinations in our collection and about delivering the very best service. We bring a proven track record, local knowledge, and a wealth of experience to each new client or project. And we share with our clients our little black book of contacts and connections from both the media, luxury travel trade and the leading influencers of the region. Travelling regularly to update our knowledge, we have first hand knowledge of every property we represent. Our team also have a huge range of stories to tell and destination information to share, and we write about our personal experiences and travel discoveries for a number of different newspapers and magazines.
Jessica founded Hudsons Travel in 2011 with the aim of providing representation services for unique, luxury tourism clients around the world. She has extensive knowledge of the luxury travel industry, with regional and international contacts at a senior level in both the media and trade, built up over 12 years in the industry.
Jessica’s tourism experience and passion for travel began working for luxury tour operators Abercrombie & Kent and Exsus Travel in the UK, where she travelled throughout the Indian Ocean, Arabia and Africa testing and inspecting her way around the most luxurious hotels, resorts and private islands.
Having grown up in Dubai as a child, she returned to the UAE in 2006 to join the Emirates Group. Her experience with Emirates Hotels & Resorts and Dnata Holidays gave her a valuable insight into the travel trends and demands of the Middle Eastern luxury traveller and developed her contacts amongst the regional travel trade. In 2010 she joined international Travel PR agency PRCo where she managed the GCC PR campaigns for Sofitel Hotels Worldwide, Swire Hotels Asia, The Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Porto Montenegro and Aman at Porto Heli, before launching Hudsons Travel the following year.
Jessica is also a keen travel writer and writes for Gulf News, Conde Nast Traveller, Kanoo World Traveller, Harpers Bazaar Arabia and BBC Good Food Middle East.
Reem El Tal
Reem El Tal has been working in communications in the Gulf for over six years, bringing with her a wealth of experience and top-tier media relations in luxury, arts and design across the GCC and internationally. Prior to joining Hudsons Travel, Reem held positions at international agencies Brunswick Arts and Hill + Knowlton Strategies, as well as Porsche Middle East, Grameen-Jameel, a subsidiary of Abdul Lateef Jameel, and Art Dubai.
Some of the clients she has worked with include Dubai Design Days, Dubai Design Week, the National Pavilion UAE at the Venice Biennale, HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Al Jalila Foundation, Abu Dhabi Art, Dubai Photo Exhibition, Fondation Louis Vuitton, the launch of the Aga Khan Museum, The Armory Show, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, amongst many others.
Reem grew up in Jordan and Dubai before she moved to the US where she graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and a minor in Italian Studies. She is fluent in Arabic, English, is conversational in Italian, and has been living in the UAE for the past 14 years.