Nancy Cockerell was respiration journalism and tourism for greater than 50 years.
Born on July 4, 1946, in Alexandria, Egypt, dwelling in Geneva Switzerland, and raised in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, graduated in 1967 from the College of Nottingham, the place she studied Fashionable International Languages, Nancy was well-known for her high-level positions associated to journey, tourism, analysis.
- The Economist Intelligence Unit 1986-2000
- Journey & Tourism Intelligence, Managing Editor, 1998-2000 London UK
- WTTC: Senior guide from Might 1990 – Might 2012
- UNWTO: 1990
- The Journey Enterprise Partnership from 2000 as a managing accomplice
She handed away on January 21. She was survived by her son Justin Alexander Cockerell, by her daughter, and by three grandchildren.
“I’ll at all times cherish the numerous high-energy press conferences we shared in Berlin, London, Sydney, Perth, Cairo, Hong Kong, and lots of different cities.”, mentioned Thailand-based journey journalist Imitiaz Muqbil in his LinkedIn put up. ” The worldwide journey & tourism business owes her a debt of gratitude.”
Imitiaz defined: Nancy wrote extensively for numerous publications, together with the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and the UNWTO Barometer. She was additionally a guide for a few years for the World Journey & Tourism Council, the Common Federation of Journey Brokers Associations, the Worldwide Motels & Eating places Affiliation, and the OECD.
“Once I noticed Imtiaz’s put up I used to be shocked. I wish to echo what he mentioned,” added eTurboNews writer Juergen Steinmetz. “Throughout my profession at eTurboNews I met Nancy at so many various occasions, and in so many locations all over the world. She was a tourism veteran and was so energetic, skilled, and type. Tourism and journalism have been a significant a part of her life for greater than 50 years. She will likely be missed.”
Professor Geoffrey Lipman was a former WTTC CEO and an Assistant Secretary Common of UNWTO amongst different high-level assignments. He labored with Nancy intently for a few years.
Lipman instructed eTurboNews:
It was a physique blow to listen to of Nancy’s passing – she had been an ever-present within the Tourism ecosystem for thus a few years.
We had been pals and colleagues for nearly 50 years since we met in Geneva after I was working in IATA (carrying what Billy Joel calls “a youthful man’s garments”) and Nancy was a contract journey author.
I shortly found that Nancy was pals with so many like-minded tourism aficionados’ throughout the globe.
All the time smiling, at all times considering what others have been doing, and at all times placing pen to paper in a uniquely fascinating and educated manner.
She was a whizz at getting via the boring tourism numbers to the juicy bits and at all times enjoyable to be with in so many locations all over the world and in so most of the alphabet organizations that make up the Tourism pastiche – PATA, IHRA, IATA, UNWTO, WTTC Nancy was at all times there lugging her trusty, desktop-like laptop computer, together with her.
Even when battling critical sickness she was at all times there, at all times lugging some workplace on the go.
We revealed a small tabloid sheet collectively on aviation known as “Aircraft Details “
She helped within the publication of two EIU research on opening up Air Transport within the Seventies.
Then she helped write our first Annual Tourism Satellite tv for pc Account Research within the early days of WTTC.
We additionally collaborated on UNWTO’s Tourism Barometer and extra just lately Nancy was rapporteur for the Suppose Tanks we organized from SUNx Malta, with our mutual pal Leslie Vella.
And Nancy did a lot extra – contributing greater than a dozen educational analysis works on tourism growth in nations starting from South Africa, New Zealand, Eire and so many extra.