The PR Week: 5.7.2021: Tori Emerson Barnes, U.S. Travel Association

Emerson Barnes talks about COVID-19, the national and global travel economy, how to communicate with a travel-wary public and more.

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On this week’s podcast, PRWeek editorial director Steve Barrett and executive editor Frank Washkuch are joined by Tori Emerson Barnes, EVP, public affairs and policy at U.S. Travel Association.

Podcast topics:

2:06 - Emerson Barnes talks about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the national and global travel economy, the industry’s plans for 2021, how to communicate with a travel-wary public and more

20:55 - Weber Shandwick loses Honeywell to Finn Partners, Michelin to Ketchum

22:57 - Reviewing the Facebook oversight committee's Donald Trump verdict

24:45 - Politics at work: the Basecamp saga

30:02 - Agency holding companies: MDC + BlueFocus

31:56 - CVS + Walgreens face vaccine waste backlash

35:18 - Interesting people moves: Deisha Barnett to UPSJulie Townsend to AmExa Golin healthcare promotion and more

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