Brand USA to lead largest-ever delegation of senior U.S. travel representatives to India

Brand USA to lead largest-ever delegation of senior U.S. travel representatives to India India Mission Promotes Travel to the United States New Delhi, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brand USA, the new tourism marketing entity responsible for promoting the United States to world visitors, has organized its first-ever travel mission from September 9 to September 14, 2012 in… 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

PATA: Asia Pacific Tourism Arrivals Grow in May, But Slowdown Continues

Bangkok, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — International Visitor Arrivals into Asia Pacific1 destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). This was the second consecutive month with a declining growth rate and heralds the impact of the various economic contagions across the… Read the full press release

Tourism makes vital contribution to economy of Argentina says President

Buenos Aires, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has underlined the importance of tourism as a sector able to “generate decent work and wealth across the entire country” on receiving the UNWTO/World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Tourism (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 August 2012). “The travel and tourism industry… 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

Award Ceremony of 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Photo and Student Drawing Competition

Group Photo of Guests and Winners of Photo and Drawing Competition

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is organized by Macau Government Tourist Office. The Student Drawing Competition and Photo Competition are held annually in conjunction with Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. MGTO hosted the related award ceremony today (August 30) and awarded the prizes to the winners last year. The Ceremony of 23rd… Read the full press release

San Antonio’s Las Americas Summit Week Provides International Visitors with Leisure and Business Opportunities

SAN ANTONIO, TX, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau is positioning Las Americas Summit Week (November 15-23, 2012) as an ideal time for Mexico-based visitors to enjoy San Antonio’s great offerings while enhancing their business relationships through networking opportunities. Las Americas Summit Week is set to be an exciting time to… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Honors Tourism Marketing Organizations with Awards at ESTO

Diane Shober Named 2012 State Tourism Director of the Year WASHINGTON, D.C., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winners of the 2012 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference held in Boston. Mercury and Destiny Awards… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions selected by New World Hotels to Launch Private Label Chain Code

New World Hotels offers special introductory offer to travel agents; 18 percent commission and complimentary internet access through December SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a global technology company serving the hospitality industry, today announced that Hong Kong-based New World Hotels, managed by New World Hospitality has chosen Sabre Hospitality Solutions to launch its private… 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

agoda.com celebrates the Singapore F1 in style: from USD 248 per night!

Aerial view on Singapore Flyer from Marina Bay Sands resort at night

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hard-to-find rooms in some of Singapore’s most stylish hotels for the F1 race weekend. The Singapore F1 is one of the nation’s most exciting and anticipated events. F1 enthusiasts from around the world converge on the… 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

3.6 MILLION BRITS TO TAKE A HOLIDAY AT HOME OVER AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

43% of population inspired to explore more of UK by exciting events of 2012 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — 3.6 million Brits (7% of the adult population) will make the most of the forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend by taking an overnight holiday trip in the UK, with 2.8 million people (6%) taking that trip in England,… 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

Hurricane Travel Trends

PULSE POLL: HURRICANE SEASON TRAVEL TRENDS TRAVEL TIP: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE STORM EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: TURNING A TROPICAL VACATION AROUND 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Despite predictions of an above-normal hurricane season in 2012*, 63% of travelers polled still plan to travel to destinations within the hurricane belt during this time. Of those, 36% plan to… Read the full press release

Karma Royal Group Renews with RCI

Kettering, Northampton, U.K., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Karma Royal Group has signed a new affiliation agreement with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange. The new agreement incorporates a master affiliation agreement that brings all member companies within the group and RCI together for an extended affiliation term. All the group’s timeshare properties across India, Bali,… Read the full press release

Late Surge in UK Bookings Indicates Big Opportunity for Agents, Says Leading UK Operator

Lowestoft, U.K., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK continues to offer significant opportunities for travel agents during the peak season, according to the UK’s largest self-catering holiday company Hoseasons. Hoseasons has reported strong demand during the first three weeks of the school summer holidays, with the UK specialist also adding more than 10 percent extra capacity to… Read the full press release

Hotelzon strengthens relationship with Travelport

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two leading providers to the travel industry further reinforce their relationship through an integration of Hotelzon’s advanced technology with Travelport Rooms and More as a means to grow its business. Created specifically for travel professionals, Travelport Rooms and More gives agents real time access to one of the world’s largest hotel inventories… Read the full press release

TravelClick Leads Hospitality Industry with 22 Interactive Media Awards for Website Design Excellence

NEW YORK, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 22 Interactive Media Awards (IMA), more than doubling the number of awards won for the previous year.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, and honored TravelClick with a total… Read the full press release

Travel Industry Plays Key Role at Republican National Convention

Tampa, Fla., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the nation’s attention expected to focus on next week’s Republican National Convention, the $1.9 trillion U.S. travel industry will advance its priorities in groundbreaking ways as it plays host to the 50,000 travelers expected to visit Tampa. “Whether it is hotels, rental cars or convention halls, no other industry… Read the full press release

ADAC presents the Program for the World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012

The 2 day conference to tackle critical air transport issues on a global platform Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) presented today the program of the World Route Development Strategy Summit, the conference that will be held along side the 18th World Route Development Forum (World Routes), the largest… Read the full press release

Travel on Pace for Record-Setting Year

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to new numbers released by the Commerce Department today, the travel industry is on track for another record-setting year. International visitors have spent an estimated $82.2 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services – an increase of 11 percent when compared to the same period last year. “America’s economic… Read the full press release

Silversea Details 2013 Voyage Collection in Two New Brochures

Expedition cruises now featured in separate brochure 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has released two new brochures showcasing over 200 imaginative voyages sailing from January through December 2013 to over 450 destinations on seven continents. The new 2013 Voyages atlas immediately captures the imagination with an exquisite cover design that hints at the luxurious travel experiences… Read the full press release

LUXURY LANGKAWI FROM JUST £1,999 PER PERSON WITH PREMIER HOLIDAYS

Five-star break with 50% off 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading independent tour operator has put together a fantastic deal to Langkawi for travel during August 2012. 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per person – saving £1,978 per person Premier Holidays (www.premierholidays.co.uk / 0844 937 444) is offering 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per… Read the full press release

Fall 2012: What’s New in Palm Springs

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — What’s New in Palm Springs: Fall 2012 Compiled by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, this quarterly update includes events, specials and renovations. Plus, what to expect for the winter season featuring new venues, attractions, activities, and signature events.  This update is as of August 13, 2012. Palm Springs Tourism media contact:… Read the full press release

GAMES SHOWCASE BRITAIN TO THE WORLD

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the curtain comes down on the Games of the XXX Olympiad, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, has released initial findings on how the hosting of the London 2012 Games has showcased Britain to the world – and how the agency plans to make the most of this opportunity. Since the bid… Read the full press release

Australian Institute of Company Directors – Geoff Dixon Speech

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thank you, it is always nice to be back in Tasmania. I have been asked to speak to you today as Chairman of Tourism Australia, an organisation of some 220+ people with the responsibility for marketing Australia both within Australia and overseas. Our main role is internationally and we have offices and… Read the full press release

Demand Generation and Social Media: Best Practices and Measurements

TRAVELCLICK HOSTS COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR ON Q2 HOTEL INDUSTRY TRENDS NEW YORK, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers, will present three free webinars on August 28th and 29th to review second quarter hotel performance results and trends.  Findings will be presented by John Hach, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management,… Read the full press release

Travel Exports Outpacing Other U.S. Industries

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement on international trade that overall exports increased to $185 billion in June, up more than $2 billion from May. However, overall exports of services slightly decreased to $52.2 billion, including travel… Read the full press release