This is the autobiography of a Travel PR guru. In "Very Public and Private Relations", Jim Dunn takes us on a rollicking ride from poor boy growing up gay in a small town on the west coast of Scotland to the five-star lifestyle of a PR guru in the fledgling travel industry of the early seventies in London.
Along the way he tells us about his life as a mummy's boy, his regular encounters on the "Love Train" home from Glasgow and his first love with a man in uniform.
Gay boys don't like untidiness. His life quite literally 'took off' when he got his first job on the weekly newspaper Travel Trade Gazette.
The fact that he admits he couldn't type, write or understand one end of PR from the other didn't stop him from creating the UK's leading travel and leisure PR consultancy over the next 3O years.
This book is a tour de force of Jim's life and work and is a fascinating insight into the travel business as we know it today - from the decidedly unglamorous British' Benidorm to Hong Kong and the Bahamas. The author Jim Dunn has 40 years' experience in journalism and public relations and extensive knowledge of advising organisations in the corporate, travel and leisure, entertainment, property and financial sectors.
His current business interest is in helping to build up a small group of luxury 5 star hotels in Europe but he still keeps his hand in at writing and contributes a regular column on his travels around the world.
His first book "Successful Public Relations" is also published by Thorogood Publications Ltd.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 339 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Thorogood
- Publication Date: 10/03/2008
- Category: Autobiography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9781854183927