Travel Advance is the market leader in Central Eastern Europe for destination marketing. We are unique in that we are a genuinely regional company, with offices in five countries – Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania – and affiliates across the Balkans and Baltic states. We are 100% tourism focused.
Our services range from public relations to travel trade marketing, media buying to social media management. We are experts in our dynamic region, and we write strategies to help our clients gain and grow their outbound tourism market share. We place a strong emphasis on market research and data-driven analysis, but also on vibrant personal relations with key players.
Travel Advance was established in 2008 focusing on marketing luxury hotels, MICE providers and tourism event management. Since 2013 we added PR to our portfolio and provide comprehensive services to tourism boards including full representation, consultancy and project work.
Travel Advance's Leadership
CEO at Travel Advance
Paddington Tucker is founder and managing director of Travel Advance. He studied Eastern European languages, culture and history at the universities of Glasgow and London before setting up a tourism marketing agency in London in 2002. Sensing opportunity he relocated to Prague in 2008, where his business grew in tandem with the emerging economies of Central Eastern Europe.
Paddington has promoted destinations in a variety of cultural settings giving him a genuinely global perspective. He presides over a team of 12 people in five countries, which requires excellent inter-cultural skills. He is a good leader of people and a strong communicator of market trends and insights.
“Every country sees the world through the prism of its own cultural perspective. My life-long passion is to study that cultural perspective and to put these learnings to good use during my professional life.”
- Paddington Tucker