Local businessman appointed as new Chairman of Bath Tourism Plus

Local businessman appointed as new Chairman  of Bath Tourism Plus 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bath Tourism Plus, the public/private partnership between B&NES Council and the Initiative in B&NES, has appointed Matt Davis, Sales Director of QA Systems Ltd and current Director and Vice Chairman of Bath Tourism Board of Directors as the organisation’s Chairman. As a board… Read the full press release

New “Beauty All Around” Special Exhibit to Open at The Hershey Story

Hershey, Pa., 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue will open its newest special exhibit, Beauty All Around: American Indian Art, on Friday, September 21. The display, which will feature artifacts from the original American Indian Museum established by Milton S. Hershey in 1933, will be on exhibit through November 25…. Read the full press release

Bloggers of the world-unite (in Canada)!

Innovative CTC program creates advocacy for travel to Canada in seven international markets. 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has assembled a team of 19 bloggers drawn from eight different countries to explore Canada and tell their travel tales. Travelling from coast to coast to coast, the bloggers are seeking the unique, behind-the-scenes stories of… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow lives on in Westchester, New York What better way to welcome the arrival of fall than with apple picking, hiking trails and warm apple cider?  The Renaissance Westchester Hotel is offering guests the opportunity to embrace the season and experience the legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Guests at… Read the full press release

267 HOSPITALITY STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

$386,500 Awarded Via AH&LEF’s Core Scholarship Programs Washington, 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), awarded 267 scholarships, totaling $386,500, through three of its core programs – the Annual Scholarship Grant, Incoming Freshman Scholarship, and Graduate Scholarship programs. The Annual… Read the full press release

June 2012: the ins and outs of travel to Canada

Thanks to another big boost in Chinese arrivals, the monthly total of international visitors broke the two-million barrier, says CTC Tourism Snapshot 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passport control was a busy place in Canada in June 2012. More than two million people came from around the world to see our country, a 4% year-on-year increase, reports the… Read the full press release

Virginia Offers Twelve Scenic Road Trip Ideas for Fall 2012

Width: 17" × Height: 11" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: TIF Credit: Cameron Davidson.Virginia Tourism Corporation Description: Experience the unmatched beauty and motorcycle riding enjoyment provided by Virginia Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the three mountains between Tazewell and Marion.

RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia boasts more than 3,000 miles of scenic roadways, taking travelers to coastal beauty, mountain vistas, quaint small towns and peaceful countryside.  Combine this with 15 million acres of fall foliage and two of the country’s most legendary scenic drives and Virginia is the ideal place for a classic fall road trip. … Read the full press release

Virginia Wins Award for Best State Travel Web Site

ercury Award winning Virginia.org website

Virginia Tourism Corporation wins Mercury Award at national conference RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Virginia Tourism Corporation received a singular honor last week from the National Council of State Tourism Directors when it received the Mercury Award for Best Travel Web Site among states. The award was presented last week at the annual United States Travel… Read the full press release

The 2012 Jersey Customer Service Awards

Public voting opens today for nominations for the Jersey Customer Service Awards. 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Jersey public has from today until the 28 September to vote for their Customer Service Heroes, giving them the opportunity to walk away with one of the coveted 2012 Customer Service Awards. The Customer Service Awards, which are now… Read the full press release

Sixth Annual Apples to iPods Contest at 20 Apple Orchards

2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vermont’s pick-your-own orchards will offer a chance to win an iPod during the “Apples to iPods” promotion that kicks off September 7. In this technology-meets-agriculture contest, one specially marked wooden apple is hidden in an apple tree at 20 Vermont pick-your-own apple orchards. The lucky apple picker who finds a wooden apple… Read the full press release

Thailand Hosts Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2012 Finalists

In photo: Mr Sansern Ngaorungsi, TAT Deputy Governor of International Marketing for Asia and the South Pacific, presents a Thai traditional garland to welcome Miss Hong Kong 2012, Miss Cheung Ming Nga Carat.

Hong Kong, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong office joined together with Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) to bring the 10 finalists of Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2012 to Thailand to mark 40th anniversary of the pageant. According to Mrs. Thitiporn Maneenate, Director of the TAT Hong Kong Office,… Read the full press release

High Flying Ticket Sales! Less than 2,000 tickets left for Jersey Live

JERSEY LIVE FESTIVAL 2012 with JT SEPTEMBER 1ST – 2ND 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Set in the lush countryside of the Parish of Trinity, in the rural heart of Jersey, Channel Islands, Jersey Live Festival sponsored once again by JT returns for its 9th edition this September. Surrounded by 45 miles of stunning coast and enjoying… Read the full press release

Go Exclusively to Thailand

Go Exclusively to Thailand

New Delhi, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi office joined hands with Odysseus India Pvt. Ltd. to organise familiarization trips for luxury-end agents to visit Thailand from 4th to 10th August, 2012. A total of ten agents from Delhi, Kolkata, Punjab, and Bangalore participated in the trip. The properties… Read the full press release

Delegates Urged to Book Accommodation Now For 2012 Travel Convention

“Latest Speaker Announced – Lady Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland” 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA is reminding delegates not to delay booking their accommodation for the 2012 Travel Convention in Turkey. On Wednesday 5 September any unsold discounted accommodation at both the five star Cornelia and Susesi resorts will be released back onto general sale and with… Read the full press release

Fashion Focus Chicago 2012

A Week Long Showcase of Chicago’s Fashion Industry Monday, October 15 – Sunday, October 21 CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fashion Focus Chicago 2012 returns for its eighth year October 15-21 for a week-long celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry while showcasing some of its top designers.  Highlights include three headlining runway shows in Millennium Park and… Read the full press release

Art Coming To A Block Near You

17th Annual Chicago Artists Month Celebrates Visual Arts Community throughout Chicago This October 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the City of Chicago prepares to unveil a new Cultural Plan, this year’s Chicago Artists Month (CAM) takes its theme from the process with Art Block By Block.  This annual month-long celebration in October explores the impact of artists… Read the full press release

Virginia Shows It’s All Heart with New Coloring Book for the Youngest of Vacationers

Width: 8" × Height: 11" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: JPG Credit: Virginia Tourism Corporation Description: The Trip Heartmann Coloring Book.

The Vacation Adventures of Trip Heartmann, the Loveable Heart Who LOVEs Virginia will be free at Welcome Centers or by request RICHMOND, Va., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple.  Nobody knows that better than families who come to Virginia for a great vacation with loved ones.  Moms and dads… Read the full press release

Maldives roadshows during fourth quarter of 2012

Maldives roadshows during fourth quarter of 2012

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives marketing activities have been strategized to increase arrivals during fourth quarter of 2012 and to cushion market fluctuations in Europe. Investing in potentials areas to diversify markets and maintaining arrivals in traditional markets are key approaches to meet the target of 1 million tourists in 2012.  As a measure to meet… Read the full press release

Florida Tourism Industry on Pace for Record Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 22.1 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period in 2011. Direct travel-related employment in Florida also rose 1.1 percent to… Read the full press release

VISITENGLAND HELPS DESTINATIONS ATTRACT MORE VISITORS WITH ACCESS NEEDS

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the day of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, VisitEngland has launched “Winning More Visitors” – a new online guide designed to help destinations attract more visitors with access needs by providing access information on their websites.  The online resource was developed following a survey by the national tourist board,… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya Announces eforea Signature Correcting And Firming Facials Promotion Featuring Microcurrent Technology

Hilton Pattaya today unveiled new promotions at its eforea: spa at Hilton offering the eforea Signature Correcting and Firming Facial. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Innovative Spa Concept at Hilton Pattaya Continues to Raise the Bar in Service Excellence within a Highly Competitive Spa Industry PATTAYA, Thailand, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Pattaya today unveiled new promotions at its eforea: spa at Hilton offering the eforea Signature Correcting and Firming Facial. The treatment features microcurrent technology and is formulated to result in… Read the full press release

First Joint Tourism Promotion Event of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in India

Director João Manuel Costa Antunes made a courtesy visit to Chinese Ambassador to India, H.E. Zhang Yan

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office, Hong Kong Tourism Board and Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province co-organized joint promotion activities in three Indian cities to promote Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau tourism as well as travel itineraries with multi stops among their local media and trade. The event is aimed at developing new visitor… Read the full press release

Industry update: it’s cool to share in a Canadian summer

Video contest, new brand and more apps top the bill in the latest social-media news digest from around the country. 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Smartphones are now up there with sunscreen as a must-have beach accessory. The social-media world doesn’t get put in the shade in the summer months, as this popsicle-sized round-up from CTC News shows. The Canadian… Read the full press release

LONDON 2012 TO IMPROVE PERCEPTIONS OF BRITISH WELCOME EVEN FURTHER

Regent Street in London welcomes the world to celebrate the Summer games. Flags from all the participating countries were launched on Regent Street today. The Mile of Style and the surrounding streets display brightly coloured national flags to celebrate the sporting spectacular.

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Paralympic heroes get set to take the stage this week, new research from VisitBritain suggests that receiving a good welcome is likely to see visitors recommend travelling to the UK to others, with 80% of visitors feeling at least ‘very welcome’ in 2011. VisitBritain sponsored a question on the Civil Aviation Authority’s survey… Read the full press release

Bath’s local economy to benefit from tourism funding

Bath’s local economy to benefit from tourism funding 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 3-Year tourism project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ will stimulate economic growth and jobs at a local level Bath’s destination marketing organisation, Bath Tourism Plus, (BTP) is set to invest an additional £1million into promoting Bath and North East Somerset over the next 3 years,… Read the full press release

Fall Festival Favorites in Virginia

The Suffolk Peanut Festival Width: 7" × Height: 5" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: JPG Credit: City of Suffolk. Virginia Tourism Corporation. Description: The annual Suffolk Peanut Festival honors the city's agriculture herigal and devotion to peanuts.

Create new traditions this fall celebrating brilliant foliage, harvest, music, and arts in Virginia RICHMOND, Va., 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple. It’s about spending time with those you love, doing the things you love to do on a great vacation. Visiting Virginia during the fall season is… Read the full press release

Civil War Road Show to Be Installed at State Museum of PA After Tour Ends

Harrisburg, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Exhibit components from the Civil War Road Show will be installed at The State Museum of Pennsylvania after its final tour ends in September, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) said today. “Giving these components a home at The State Museum will allow a greater number of people to see… Read the full press release

Buffalo National River Celebrates 40 Years With Public Party on September 1

Floating the Buffalo National River

Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Join the celebration of the 40th anniversary of America’s first national river from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at a public event at the pavilion at Tyler Bend, located off Ark. 65 north of Marshall. Meandering through… Read the full press release

Behind the scenes on CTC’s 35 Million Directors video project

Douglas Coupland challenges the country to produce a personal point of view on travel in Canada. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s 35 Million Directors project has been underway for a week now. Canadians have already produced dozens of photos and videos from across the country to tell the story of what travelling our country feels like…. Read the full press release

Governor Corbett to Kayak the Upper Delaware River

Darbytown, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today began a two-day kayak tour on the Upper Delaware River through Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties to promote Pennsylvania’s natural resources and learn about this critical waterway. “Pennsylvania is blessed with unmatched natural beauty and resources,” Corbett said.  “As Pennsylvanians, we sometimes take our beautiful surroundings for… Read the full press release