A Busy Summer for Tourism in Dumfries and Galloway

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — TOURISM businesses in Dumfries & Galloway are gearing up for a busy summer ahead as they open for the tourist season. VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson is looking ahead to a season packed with exciting events and activities. He said: “It is an exciting time for tourism… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: China continued to lead international outbound tourism with 12% increase in spending

MADRID, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — 2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces partnership with TripAdvisor

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Last Friday, we announced a collaboration of huge importance for Scottish tourism. Our new initiative with TripAdvisor, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Carnegie Hall, represents a giant step forward in scaling up how we market and sell Scotland to the world, writes Charlie Smith, VisitScotland Director… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six forest parks featured in new online guide

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — With one in three visitors to Scotland making a trip to a forest or woodland park during their stay and 42% visiting a country park or garden, VisitScotland is hoping a new partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland will increase visitors to the country’s leafiest corners. Produced in… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory joins UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory, New Zealand’s first tourism observatory, has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Committed to regular and timely measurement of tourism and its impacts and hosted by the University of Waikato Management School, the observatory is focused… Read the full press release

AA to run VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes

London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (10 April 2017) announced that the AA has been awarded a contract to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes under licence for the next three years. VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “I am delighted to announce this contract which guarantees the standards and expectations… Read the full press release

Taste of Adventure Wins 2017 FoodTrekking Award for Best Food Travel Blog

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Taste of Adventure’s Krystal Hauserman has been named Best Food Travel Blogger by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) as part of its 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism. “Writing high-quality stories with thoughtful insider tips that help travelers access the heart… Read the full press release

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night (5 April 2017), Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. Close to 1,000 guests, including around 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand to host cultural trips for The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit delegates

The Bangkok Medley tour will give visitors the chance to see the most famous sights in Bangkok via Tuk-Tuk, including the magnificent Grand Palace.   Bangkok, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates attending The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport supports one of its biggest local engagement programmes this summer

Gatwick supports one of its biggest community engagement programmes The airport is partnering with: The Brighton Marathon Weekend, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival and Brighton Pride Events set to reach more communities in the South East than ever before United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels opens its fifth Hyatt Place hotel in India — the Hyatt Place Rameswaram

Hyatt Place hotel located in one of India’s holiest pilgrimage destinations Chicago, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Rameswaram, the first Hyatt Place hotel in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the fifth Hyatt Place hotel to open in India. Developed by… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

London Gatwick’s only direct flights to Seattle and Denver starting from September with fares from £199 Seattle and Denver routes return to Gatwick after more than 10 years Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is continuing its transatlantic expansion by launching two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver on… Read the full press release

Visit Omaha appoints Tracie McPherson as Director of Communications

OMAHA, NE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Omaha, the official tourism authority for the City of Omaha, is proud to announce Tracie McPherson as Director of Communications, a new position at the organization. As Director of Communications, McPherson will focus on generating editorial coverage of the Omaha area through work with local, national and… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office unveils latest edition of its annual Happy Traveler guide

State College, PA, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 3, 2017), Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore unveiled the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s annual Happy Traveler guide to an audience of key hospitality and tourism industry leaders at the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) Conference… Read the full press release

Airbnb expands Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown

San Francisco, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform. As the most significant development in Airbnb’s… Read the full press release

Faeez Fadhlillah, Tripfez CEO and co-founder named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future

Faeez Fadhlillah, Tripfez CEO and co-founder named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and co-founder of the travel booking engine Tripfez, is today (March 30, 2017) named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open… Read the full press release

CHICAGO: FREE outdoor concerts from June 12 to August 21 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

CHICAGO, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting line-up of FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday, June 12 – August 21 (except where noted) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The music series features a wide variety of genre-defying music from top… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017 travel

Washington DC, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The warm weather season is quickly approaching and many travelers are beginning to plan summer vacations. From family-friendly beach getaways to adventurous voyages into little explored places, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017… Read the full press release

New exhibition at Battle Abbey to feature long forgotten medieval carol

A long forgotten medieval carol has been discovered by English Heritage and recorded for a new exhibition at Battle Abbey SWINDON, England, 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A medieval carol that hasn’t been performed for more than 500 years will set the scene for a new exhibition at Battle Abbey, opening this weekend. ‘Be Mery’ was found ‘doodled’ at the… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination fuels demand for TRENZ 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for international travel and tourism buyers wanting to come to TRENZ 2017, our $35 billion tourism industry’s most important international business event. TRENZ 2017 is on in Auckland from 9-12 May and will be attended by… Read the full press release

New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre celebrates Len Lye’s important friendships

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Focusing on the early years of his career and his stay on the Spanish Island of Mallorca in 1930, the museum sheds light on some of the inspiration behind his works at this time. At the heart of this period is Lye’s friendship with Robert Graves and Laura… Read the full press release

34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival (June 9–11) full lineup announced

Chicago, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago is pleased to announce the full lineup of the 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening June 9–11 in its new home in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) – the city’s premier outdoor music venue. In 2017, the festival is celebrating the influence of the… Read the full press release

First Essex launches brand new bus service ‘57’ from Beaulieu into Chelmsford from 2nd April

United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator First Essex is launching a brand new bus service ‘57’ from Beaulieu into Chelmsford from 2nd April. The direct service will provide residents with a fast journey time of less than 20 minutes into Chelmsford city centre and with arrival times coordinated with rail… Read the full press release

Australia kicks off World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly anticipated World’s 50 Best Restaurants arrives in Australia on Saturday, 1 April. Over 90 chefs and restaurant representatives, as well as over 70 international media and the 26 Academy Chairs, will visit Australia for the week-long official event program, hosted by Tourism Australia and state partner,… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt launches its first global loyalty program promotion, Double Points for Being You

Chicago, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — World of Hyatt, the new global platform from Hyatt, today introduced its first global loyalty program promotion, Double Points for Being You. In addition to the World of Hyatt program benefits and rewards that launched March 1, World of Hyatt members have the opportunity to earn double points April… Read the full press release

Delaware North introduces the first robot butler in New York state at The Westin Buffalo

First robot butler in a New York state hotel has unique focus on bringing wellness amenities to guests of The Westin Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y., 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North today formally introduced the Relay robot butler that is serving guests at The Westin Buffalo, the global hospitality and food service provider’s new 116-room… Read the full press release

Activity-packed week at Zoo Atlanta this Spring Break

Atlanta, USA, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Must-dos at the Zoo this Spring Break; experiences and tips for an activity-packed week at Zoo Atlanta WHO: Animals and humans alike seem to be in unison: Spring has sprung at Zoo Atlanta, and just in time for Spring Break, experiences for people of all ages are now… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be featured in six different events on World Heritage Day

Scotland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites will feature in six different events on World Heritage Day (18 April) as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. At Scotland in Six, Picts will race Romans at the Antonine Wall, knitters will descend… Read the full press release

Scottish Rhododendron Festival begins!

Scotland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Gardens and horticultural businesses throughout Scotland are set to take part in a nationwide celebration of Scotland’s “second national flower” – the rhododendron. Organised by Discover Scottish Gardens and supported for the first time this year by VisitScotland, the Scottish Rhododendron Festival begins this weekend and will run until… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport becomes the first European airport to open sensory room for passengers with autism

Ireland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In the latest in a long list of aviation firsts on a global, European and national scale developed at Shannon, the sensory room off the airport’s Departure Lounge will offer a relaxing environment for passengers ahead of their flight. Designed by Adam & Friends, it is tailored to… Read the full press release