Testimonials

Las Catalinas

“In our ever-evolving town, Katherine’s flexibility and personal embrace of the vision that unites our many parts has translated into narratives that resonate deeply with our audience. Katherine seamlessly intertwines her professionalism with a genuine appreciation for our destination that translates into authenticity around our stories.”

Renae Johnson, Director of Marketing and Sales, Las Catalinas

Ananda in the Himalayas

“It gives me great pleasure to share my experience of working with Katherine Han. Katherine has been representing Ananda in the Himalayas for PR and media relations in the United States since 2021. Through this time, she has displayed professionalism, commitment, and dedication to present Ananda as the world’s leading wellness retreat. Katherine has developed a complete understanding of the brand’s culture, values and objectives and upholds them with utmost sincerity. She has exemplary relations with media which has helped create several new opportunities for Ananda with leading publications, contributors, and readers. Besides ongoing inclusions in relevant industry coverage, where she has been most effective is in creating in-depth features with comprehensive experiential narratives. She is strategic in her approach and always ahead of the curve in terms of industry knowledge, which helps us address new trends and insights proactively.”

Mahesh Natarajan, Chief Operating Officer, Ananda in the Himalayas

Katie Lockhart, Journalist

“I love working with Katherine because she’s always on top of every email and request you send through. She’s incredibly responsive, doesn’t demand coverage, and truly understands how the industry works. Katherine is one of the most responsive PR people I’ve ever worked with, and as a journalist, that’s the most important thing. Responsive, professional, and patient. Katherine is fantastic to work with because she’s one of those rare PR people that understands how the pitching, commissioning, and publishing process works from start to finish. It makes working with her a breeze.”

Katie Lockhart, Travel & Food Journalist with bylines in Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Daily Beast, MSN and others

Calabash Cove Resort and Spa

“For a luxury boutique hotel owner, it is important to have public relations support that understands our product. There is nothing “cookie cutter” about Calabash Cove Resort and Spa. Just like there is nothing average about Katherine Han. Her energy to create opportunities is contagious and her understanding of how to present the resort is exceptional. In all the years that I have known Katherine, she has never tired of looking for new ways to display the resort to an ever more discerning clientele. Working with Katherine is a real joy.”

Konrad Wagner, Managing Director, Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, Saint Lucia

On Foot Holidays

“Katherine Han has been a pleasure to work with.  As well as seeking out (and getting us mentioned) in roundups and articles, she was particularly successful in arranging journalists to walk our Spanish routes, which resulted in business-getting articles in major magazines and syndicated articles in top-tier newspapers, which at a conservative estimate doubled the footfall on those routes.  A very profitable decision, in other words, for On Foot Holidays to engage Katherine.”

Simon Scutt, Director, On Foot Holidays, UK

KFMC Marketing & Consultancy

“During my tenure at Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), I was part of the hiring team and had the opportunity to meet Katherine Han who impressed us with her outstanding resume and personal achievements. Her skills and experience made her an ideal fit for the SLTA brand, and she didn’t disappoint. Katherine demonstrated a strong commitment to building meaningful relationships, understanding diverse needs, and delivering exceptional results.Katherine’s strategic approach to media relations resulted in valuable coverage in prominent online and offline outlets. Her expertise in content creation, community management, and influencer collaborations played a significant role in expanding the destination’s reach and enhancing brand loyalty and visibility. Furthermore, she effectively incorporated both digital and traditional media in her campaigns, staying on top of current trends and ensuring that the destination remained well-informed. Overall, Katherine Han PR is a shining example of professionalism, dedication, and success.”

Kelly Fontenelle, Owner, KFMC Marketing & Consultancy (former Director of Marketing, USA, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority)

Accela Marketing

“Katherine Han singlehandedly served as the United States Public Relations Representative for the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, between 2019 and 2021. With a long-standing career in travel and tourism public relations, solid connections with the media, comprehensive understanding of public relations and strength in media relations, she proved the ideal candidate for the position. Katherine came on board at a time when the island was attempting to position itself not just in the travel media but to present Saint Lucia to potential visitors looking for more than just a beach vacation.  The goal was to target special interest publications and with her background, she not only had access to important media channels, but she was also able to pitch stories and command attention resulting in significant top-tier coverage for the island. One of the objectives in hiring Katherine was to move away from a large PR agency as we wanted the head of the agency to play an active role in servicing the account.  Katherine handled the day-to-day management of the account with a keen attention to detail.  All in all, her strategic approach and original tactics made for significant success for Saint Lucia, and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Agnes Francis, Managing Director, Accela Marketing (former Executive Chairperson, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority)

JG Collection

“Katherine Han was our chosen agency of record for The Liming Bequia for over a year before the pandemic hit. During her representation, Katherine secured coverage for The Liming in top-tier outlets including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Elite Traveler Magazine, Travel + Leisure Magazine and many others. Her knowledge of the hospitality industry and decades of experience come from her everyday approach to managing and executing a successful PR campaign. Her great attention to detail and follow-through are evident in her ability to craft creative story pitches and secure impactful coverage in print and digital outlets. She has an in-depth understanding of the media, and her professionalism and integrity as a media relations specialist come through in her relationships with industry colleagues. What I liked about Katherine is that she’s motivated, thoughtful, results-driven passionate about the industry and willing to work hard to achieve the best and most productive results. This included getting us up close and personal during Virtuoso Travel Week, where we met a range of top publications and newspapers. I would thoroughly recommend and have no hesitation in working with Katherine again.”

John Green, Owner and Managing Director, JG Collection

Morano Public Relations

“Katherine Han and I have worked together for years.  She is a pleasure and a consummate professional.  Her honesty and clear thinking helped establish good and enduring relationships with clients.  She would assess their needs and offer creative and realistic strategies for ultimate exposure.  Her years of experience and long-standing relationships with the press are invaluable resulting in placements in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, Men’s Journal and others.  If I were looking for a PR professional, she would be my first pick.”

Martha Morano, Retired owner of Morano Public Relations

Prevention

“Working with Katherine Han is a breeze. She’s the ultimate professional, highly trustworthy and meticulous, and I appreciate how direct she is about what she and her clients need. My experience coordinating with her for a trip to India was wonderful, and it’s not often you leave a press trip feeling like you’ve made a new lifelong friend.”

Development Counsellors International

“Katherine prides herself on maintaining strong relationships with the travel media and finding story angles a home within her network. She is well connected, an aggressive pitcher (in the nicest possible way!) and really understands the individual needs of specific travel media. If you want someone who prides themselves in landing placements that move the needle, Katherine is your secret weapon for media relations success.”

Karyl Leigh Barnes, President, Tourism, Development Counsellors International

Traveling Spoon

“Katherine is a true hustler and one of the few PR people we’ve worked with to get real results. She knows the travel industry and she is the first person we call when we need PR help.”

Steph Lawrence, Founder, Traveling Spoon

The Dovetail Agency

“We were very happy to work with Katherine with several clients in New York. From wellness to extreme adventure, clients were always delighted with Katherine’s media partnerships, clear communication, and accurate reports. The press responds well to Katherine with highly qualified meetings generating coverage for clients within days of their visit to NYC.”

Jayne Alexander, Founder and Managing Director. The Dovetail Agency, UK