Hilary Townsend

Hilary is a public relations strategist specializing in the travel and hospitality industry with top tier media contacts and industry relationships. She brings more than 20 years of public relations experience, including five years as the Director of Public Relations for the San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau,

and six years of consulting for clients such as Visit Del Mar, Visit Carlsbad, and Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Her clients outside of the tourism sphere have included such notable brands as Kawasaki and Kenwood.

Contributing to her unique insight and success is Hilary’s background in Journalism. She worked as a freelance journalist for eight years, primarily for Sunset Magazine and the San Diego Union Tribune. Hilary is also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) an 1,100 member group consisting of the top travel journalists in the United States and Canada.

With a passion for travel, Hilary loves to explore the world but is happy to call the Central Coast home, where she enjoys hiking, kayaking, wine tasting and living in a beautiful place where the people are as authentic as the experiences.

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