Nancy Friedman

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Name: Nancy Friedman

Occupation: Travel PR Maven

Hometown: Roslyn/Sands Point, NY

Residence: Manhattan


Twitter: @nancyjfriedman

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Short Bio: Recipient of HSMAI’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, Nancy founded NJFPR in 1987 following a formative career in travel, entertainment, and destination public relations. NJFPR’s “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top of the category in travel and hospitality. For clients seeking senior level counsel, advocacy of their product and unrivalled media savvy, Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations is a first-stop. A self- described “media junkie with wanderlust”, Nancy and her team pride themselves on long-term partnerships with clients and the ability to wring every ounce of marketing potential out of a property or destination utilizing social media, traditional media, events and creative promotions. The Agency pioneered NY’s first Hotel Week in January 2012 to great success and will be increasing participation for January 2013.

How often do you fly: 12-15 times a year

How many countries have you been to: 40

How many continents have you been to: 5

Favorite American city: New York

Favorite international city: Paris and Sydney

Favorite World Heritage Site: The Pitons, St. Lucia

Favorite airline: Private jet!

Aisle or window: Aisle

Favorite airport lounge: Virgin

Favorite U.S. airport: Savannah, Burlington

Favorite hotel: Inn at Little Washington

Favorite island: Galapagos

Favorite fancy restaurant: Daniel

Favorite fruit: White Peaches

Favorite food: Vegetables (I’m a vegaholic)

Least favorite food: Liver and tuna

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Water (in the air), Dry Beefeater martini (on the ground)

Favorite travel movie(s): Whatever’s new

Favorite travel book(s): Fodor’s

Right now I am reading: 50 Shades of Grey

Five things you bring on a plane: Purel hand wipes, snacks, sleep mask, make-up, mouth wash, reading material

What’s your dream destination: South Africa

Favorite travel website(s) – besides, of course!:


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