Professional adventurer and speaker Debra Searle MVO MBE will share her extraordinary life experiences at the GBTA Conference 2014 in Berlin, 12-14 November 2014

Berlin, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry and German business travel association VDR – today announced that Debra Searle MVO MBE, a prominent business influencer, professional adventurer and World Championship medallist will be sharing her extraordinary life experiences at the GBTA… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association panel marked the opening session of the 6th ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum

PHNOM PENH, 2014-9-23 — /Travel PR News/ — On Thursday, September 18, 2014, a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) panel marked the opening session of the 6th ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum, during an afternoon of meaningful discussions on the future of tourism in the region. Moderated by PATA CEO Martin Craigs, the panel featured distinct perspectives… Read the full press release

dnata and City Sightseeing partner to showcase Dubai’s sights

DUBAI, UA.E.,2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to Dubai will soon be able to see the world’s largest mall, tallest building, and other iconic city attractions in a new way, thanks to dnata and City Sightseeing WorldWide. dnata, the Middle East’s largest travel services provider, and City Sightseeing, the world’s leading open top bus… Read the full press release

GBTA announces the formation of the San Antonio Chapter of GBTA

GBTA Hits Milestone in Chapter Integration Providing New Benefits to GBTA Chapter Members Alexandria, VA, 2014-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – recently announced the formation of the San Antonio Chapter of GBTA. An initial February 2014 meeting in San Antonio showed… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association awarded the winners of Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star at 2014 ESTO conference

South Dakota’s Jim Hagen Named 2014 State Tourism Director of the Year LOUISVILLE, KY, 2014-8-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Winners of the 2014 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association’s annual ESTO conference held this week in Louisville. Mercury and Destiny Awards… Read the full press release

Travelport in partnership with Softvoyage announced enhanced functionality of its popular Galileo Vacations booking engine

ATLANTA, 2014-8-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, in partnership with Softvoyage, Canada’s leading provider of vacation booking software, today announced enhanced functionality of its popular Galileo Vacations booking engine. Travelport-connected agents now have immediate access… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group to streamline distribution of property photos for its global portfolio of hotels to distribution channels and travel websites

PARSIPPANY, N.J.,  2014-8-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it will streamline distribution of property photos for its global portfolio of hotels to more than 6,000 leading global distribution channels and tens of thousands of… Read the full press release

The GBTA Foundation announced initiative to develop and implement innovative and comprehensive program to further develop the travel management profession in China

United Airlines Joins as Founding Leadership Partner, Commits $75,000 Alexandria, VA, 2014-7-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – announced today at GBTA Convention 2014, “The Gift of Knowledge” initiative and United Airlines’ $75,000 commitment as a founding leadership partner. Through the initiative,… Read the full press release

The Global Business Travel Association concluded its annual GBTA Convention 2014 on high note with John Pistole opening the morning session

Los Angeles, Calif., 2014-7-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— concluded its annual GBTA Convention 2014 on a high note with John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) opening the morning session. In an interview with GBTA Executive Director and COO, Michael W. McCormick, Administrator… Read the full press release

Viator.com announced the addition of new shore excursions in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Skagway – Alaska

New Experiences like Dogsledding, Glacier Walks and Seaplane and Helicopter Tours Let Visitors Chill Out During a Summer Cruise to Alaska San Francisco, CA, 2014-7-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, today announced the addition of new shore excursions in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Skagway –… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations to launch extensive line of global tours and activities in partnership with the largest provider of travel experiences worldwide Viator

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAVEL ADVISORS TO EARN COMMISSION ON TOURS AND ACTIVITIES San Jose, CA, 2014-7-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Classic Vacations, a leading provider of luxury wholesale travel, announced today the launch of an extensive line of global tours and activities in partnership with Viator, the largest provider of travel experiences worldwide. Travel Advisors will… Read the full press release

PATA China Panel of Experts (PCPE) to promote the sustainable development of tourism in China through the “10+1 Expert Consultancy” model

BANGKOK, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — On June 28, 2014, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) China Panel of Experts (PCPE) held its inauguration conference in the coastal city of Yantai, China. PATA Regional Director – Greater China, Mr. Bo Wu, hosted the conference, while PATA Chief Operations Officer, Mr Mario Hardy, delivered the keynote address. The… Read the full press release

CyberSource and Amadeus partner to bring integrated travel reservation and fraud management solution to airlines, travel agencies and other travel organizations worldwide

Foster City, CA & Madrid, Spain, 2014-6-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CyberSource, a Visa Inc. company (NYSE:V), and one of the world’s leading providers of eCommerce payment management services, has formed a strategic global partnership with Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry. The agreement brings an integrated travel reservation and fraud management… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics adds insurance from Allianz Global Assistance UK for all STA Travel customers

Travel technology company extends booking engine to support new product category. London, 2014-04-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Dolphin Dynamics has added insurance from leading travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Global Assistance in the UK as a new product category available for live search and booking for all STA Travel customers. The connection to Allianz… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association and Japan Association of Travel Agents to work together to benefit both sets of members

Bangkok, Thailand, 2014-04-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) have agreed to work together to benefit both sets of members. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in April, will focus efforts on implementing joint activities related to tourism. The MoU shows the membership commitment by both associations to… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations expands hotels selection to Travel Advisors through the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN)

San Jose, CA, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Classic Vacations, a leading provider of luxury wholesale travel, announced today the addition of an expanded selection of hotels now available to Travel Advisors through the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN). In addition to Classic Vacations’ current inventory of luxury hotels, the travel wholesaler will also provide Travel… Read the full press release

Nearly 1,400 international and domestic travel buyers attended the U.S. Travel Association’s 46th annual IPW

Chicago, IL, 2014-04-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 1,400 international and domestic travel buyers, the highest since 2001, attended the U.S. Travel Association’s 46th annual IPW, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace. This week more than 6,200 travel suppliers and buyers from over 70 countries, including 500 international and domestic media, convened in Chicago at… Read the full press release

Travelport Merchandising Platform marks its 1st year anniversary

Dublin, Ireland, 2014-04-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Since launching its ground-breaking Travelport Merchandising Platform exactly one year ago to the day at the CAPA Airline Summit in Dublin, Travelport has today outlined the significant progress it has made since launch. The Travelport Merchandising Platform was developed to allow airlines to distribute and differentiate all of their… Read the full press release

RCI® Online Points Conversion Tool launched today at the ARDA World 2014 Convention & Expo

LAS VEGAS, 2014-04-7 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, debuted the RCI® Online Points Conversion Tool, the industry’s first web-based points conversion platform of its kind, today at the ARDA World 2014 Convention & Expo. This powerful marketing tool gives affiliates a… Read the full press release

2nd PATAcademy-HCD to take place on June 17-20, 2014 at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand

Committed to Human Capital Development (HCD), the 2nd PATAcademy-HCD is designed for rising stars in the travel industry who want to broaden their practical experience, engage with leading speakers and learn from their peers Bangkok, 2014-04-2 — /Travel PR News/ — “Marketing, Branding and Social Media” will be the theme of the 2nd PATAcademy-HCD. The programme… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association delegation visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg in its first ever official visit to the Russian Federation

Bangkok, 2014-03-20 — /Travel PR News/ — By invitation of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, a delegation from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headed by PATA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Martin Craigs and PATA Regional Director – East Asia, Ivy Chee, visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg between 14th- 21st March for… Read the full press release

Thomson and First Choice launch Holiday Open Day to help customers find their perfect holiday

Luton, UK, 2014-03-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the recent launches of the myThomson and myFirstChoice apps, TUI UK & Ireland is continuing to innovate with the introduction of a new interactive and experiential tool to help customers find their perfect holiday. Holiday Open Day is designed for customers who know they want to enjoy the… Read the full press release

British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders teamed up with Thomson to create limited edition of beach wear and beach bags

Luton, UK, 2014-03-19 — /Travel PR News/ — World renowned British fashion designer, Jonathan Saunders, has teamed up with leading holiday company Thomson to create a limited edition range of beach wear and beach bags for women and men. He has also designed and accessorised a bespoke pool area at the new 5 star Sensatori Resort Jamaica… Read the full press release

Corporate Social Responsibility category added in PATA Gold Awards 2014, entries for all categories open until April 30

Bangkok, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully promote the travel industry in Asia Pacific can submit entries to the 2014 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards until April 30. To reflect PATA’s commitment to responsible tourism, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category has… Read the full press release

TSA Administrator John Pistole will be featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30 in Los Angeles

Alexandria, VA, 2014-2-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Los Angeles, Calif…. Read the full press release

Amadeus extends partnership with the largest independent ticket wholesaler in Germany AERTiCKET

Companies sign a multi-year agreement which now includes AERTiCKET subsidiaries globally Madrid, Spain, 2014-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and AERTiCKET, the largest independent ticket wholesaler in Germany, today announce that they have extended their long standing partnership, and expanded it to AERTiCKET subsidiaries globally. The AERTiCKET… Read the full press release

DreamWorks Animation CEO and Co-Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg to speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit in Hainan 24-25 April 2014

LONDON, 2014-2-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of DreamWorks Animation SKG, will speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit, which takes place in Hainan 24-25 April 2014. Katzenberg will be interviewed by Immediate Past Chairman of WTTC, Geoffrey Kent, on Thursday 24 April. The acclaimed “Geoffrey Kent interviews” at the… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to hold its 37th PATA Travel Mart 2014, September 17-19 in Cambodia

Responsible Travel Pavilion a major attraction for Mart sellers meeting in Phnom Penh in September Bangkok, Thailand, 2014-2-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 37th PATA Travel Mart 2014, September 17-19 at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the “Kingdom of Wonder.” The Mart is being hosted by the… Read the full press release

Amadeus to power Orbitz brands in North America as part of new multi-year agreement

Amadeus, the leading technology provider for the global travel industry, and Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company which uses technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel, today announced the two companies have entered into a new multi-year agreement. Chicago, IL and Madrid, Spain, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/… Read the full press release

Thomson and First Choice new websites received record 17.9 million visits in January 2014

New Thomson and First Choice websites deliver inspiring content, intuitive search and instant customisation to enhance customer experience Record 17.9 million visitors across Thomson and First Choice websites in January Over 50% of all bookings in January were made online Luton, UK, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The re-launch of the Thomson and First Choice websites has resulted… Read the full press release