Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) board member
Katie Rees brings a decade of public relations and integrated marketing experience in luxury travel and destination representation to PTG Consulting. Her ability to strategize effective campaigns, orchestrate brand partnerships, and maintain strong media relationships has earned clients prestigious print and digital placements and recognition on numerous “World’s Best” lists for top media outlets including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Bloomberg Pursuits. In addition to national coverage, her dedicated approach to promoting niche segments of the travel industry has effectively leveraged clients’ key messaging to target audiences specializing in the LGBTQ+, adventure, and MICE markets.
Katie has significant experience working with international governments, particularly across Latin America and Africa, where she has led accounts for the tourism boards of Jalisco, Guadalajara, Uganda, Kenya, and others. She has also represented notable hotel collections, lodges, and villas around the world.
Based in New York City, Katie serves as board member of the Association of the Promotion of Tourism to Africa's (APTA) Northeast chapter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The College of William & Mary. Over the years, her favorite travel experiences have included summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro at sunrise, witnessing a wild scarlet macaw release in Honduras, and hiking past the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.