A magazine aimed at cruise devotees is giving away £250,000 of advertising to cruise brands, travel agents and tourist boards.
World of Cruising, published by Real Response Media, will offer the advertising throughout the summer in a bid to kick-start the sector as it re-launches following Covid-19.
Fifty qualifying applicants will each receive a free advertising package to the value of £5,000, which can be used across print, digital and email marketing on a national basis from July to September 2020.
Applicants must tell World of Cruising in fewer than 50 words why they believe they deserve to receive the grant using an online form here. The closing date is 1 July.
The idea for the initiative came from Real Response’s publishing director Peter Grant, shortly before his unexpected death aged 52.
The company’s chief executive Chris Pitchford paid tribute:
“Peter was so much more than a business partner to me, he was a great guy, a true friend and a brother; I cannot put into words how much I will miss him. His untimely death has hit us all very hard and his passing leaves a huge void that will be extremely difficult to fill both in the business and in my heart.”