Rachel O'Reilly, Head of Communications, DER Touristik UK ‚Äì Kuoni brand Rachel has worked in the travel industry for more than two decades and has been the media spokesperson for premium worldwide travel company Kuoni, part of DER Touristik UK, for the past five years. Throughout her career in travel PR Rachel has worked in both consultancy and in-house roles for companies of all shapes and sizes, from large mass-market companies to small, independently-run businesses and start-ups. For six years, she ran the press office at TUI UK dealing with a wide brief ranging from crisis response to brand campaigns. She's worked and travelled throughout Australia, the USA and Canada and has most recently returned from trips to Mauritius, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Rachel is used to talking about destination trends, but has also been at the forefront of dealing with the many issues which impact on travel. For the past 10 years, Rachel has appeared in the PR Week Powerbook, a list of the UK's most influential communications professionals and is listed in the top 10 PR specialists working in the UK travel industry. She's married with two children, Max and Hannah, and swapped West London for Surrey Life five years ago.