Marriott International Inc. to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hot el project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises begins work on its future Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas

GENEVA, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, today broke ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a natural paradise exclusive to MSC… Read the full press release

IHG announces new 367-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia

367-room Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu Waterfront to feature first seafront sunset bar and restaurant in the city Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/— InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Golden Wave Sdn Bhd for a new 367-room Crowne Plaza… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Record-breaking 12.2 million visits to English regions outside London in 9M2016

LONDON, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourists are travelling across English regions in record numbers, and they are spending more too. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2016 there were a record-breaking 12.2 million visits to English regions outside London, up 4% compared to the same period in… Read the full press release

New Chairs for the VisitBritain/VisitEngland Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board appointed

LONDON, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, has appointed the new Chairs for the BTA (VisitBritain/VisitEngland) Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board – Steve Ridgway CBE will succeed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as BTA Chairman and Denis Wormwell will succeed Penelope,… Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the sixth year in a row

WHISTLER, BC, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the sixth year in a row, Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. The annual competition, judged by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, recognizes employers offering the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people. Organizations honoured are chosen… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s Spirit of Scotland new online film gives viewers a ‘sense of who they are’

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — NOT many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living. Dumfriesshire-born Ian stars in the latest Spirit of Scotland online film from VisitScotland in… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s Dreamtime program to be held in Brisbane, Queensland

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia today announced that its signature event for promoting Australia as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane, Queensland for the first time ever. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers… Read the full press release

43 local tourism initiatives to receive $927,000 in matching grants as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program

Funds will generate $3.2 million in marketing initiatives for 43 local tourism programs RICHMOND, VA, 2017-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed… Read the full press release

The Singapore Tourism Board announces the appointment of Zenith as its new global media agency

SINGAPORE, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has appointed Zenith as its new global media agency following an open Request for Proposal (RFP) for a global media planning and buying agency in October. The incumbent media agency MEC’s contract will be ending in March 2017. The two-year contract will commence on… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and PCMA to deliver the first ever #Greatdebate at PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Austin, Texas

LONDON, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The debate will tackle the topical issue of “How geopolitics & global economics alter the course of business”, with key industry figures providing insight into the macro trends set to affect the events industry across the world. Welcoming the opportunity to partner with PCMA on a new and… Read the full press release

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announces the return of the Grand National Powder 8 Competition

Teton Village, WY, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is pleased to announce the Grand National Powder 8 Competition is back by popular demand.  This historic event will be held on the Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl on February 4th with back up weather day being Sunday, February 5th.  There… Read the full press release

UNWTO to hold 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism on 27-28 April 2017 in Poland

Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Government of Poland, the event will focus… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: German low cost carrier Eurowings to introduce direct flights to Munich from Glasgow

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Glasgow Airport has further strengthened its European route network after German low cost carrier Eurowings confirmed it will introduce direct flights to the Bavarian capital of Munich. The airline, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will introduce a year round, twice weekly service… Read the full press release

Crolinnhe Guesthouse attained a 5* Bed & Breakfast QA award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxurious Victorian villa set on Scotland’s west coast has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Set within extensive private grounds and with uninterrupted views over Loch Linnhe, Crolinnhe Guesthouse has attained a 5* Bed & Breakfast QA award from the national tourism organisation…. Read the full press release

Dalvey House receives four-star award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — An historic family home near Forres has received a four-star award from VisitScotland at the very first attempt. Dalvey House, the Georgian home of the MacLeod family for over 250 years, was given the accolade from the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme in recognition of… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Many of the most commonly held superstitions originate from Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Very Superstitious…. Friday the 13th and how Scotland ‘invented’ the superstition Friday the 13th of January might be a day when people are overly aware of black cats, groups of magpies and not walking under ladders; but many might not realise that Scotland is the home of many… Read the full press release

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announces its 2016/2017 IncentOvate Program grant recipients

Competitive Grants Totaling $550,000 Awarded to Eight Cultural Projects in Chicag CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce its 2016/2017 IncentOvate Program grant recipients: the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Media, Illinois Humanities, the Museum of Contemporary Art… Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb recognizes partners across variety of channels, mediums and activations at its Fifth Annual Partner Marketing Awards

CORPORATE PARTNERS AWARDED FOR BEST ACTIVATIONS ON AND OFF THE MOUNTAINS WHISTLER, BC, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Monster Energy, Clif Bar, GORE-TEX® Products, GMC, GoPro, DC Shoes and Oakley were awarded top marks at Whistler Blackcomb’s Fifth Annual Partner Marketing Awards held on December 7, 2016. Categories included: Most Innovative Activation, Best Employee Engagement,… Read the full press release

Registration for GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston now open

Convention Registration is Officially Open  Alexandria, VA, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, is pleased to announce the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017. The largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and… Read the full press release

Delaware North expands offerings at Yellowstone National Park with the acquisition of Yellowstone Vacations

Yellowstone Vacations bolsters Delaware North’s offerings in West Yellowstone, Mont., with lodging properties to also be marketed under the new brand name BUFFALO, N.Y., and WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North, one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world, is expanding its offerings at Yellowstone… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation joint venture in China won its first contract from Changzhou Metro Co. Ltd.

Advanced rail control solution to enable safe, reliable and fast operation on first metro line in Changzhou, China Joint venture is enhancing local expertise for metro signalling industry BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation announced today (December 6, 2016) that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions Co. Ltd…. Read the full press release

VisitBritain celebrates milestone partnerships with Hainan Airlines and Alitrip

London, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (5 December) celebrated its milestone partnerships with Hainan Airlines (HNA Group) and Alitrip, Alibaba Group’s tourism arm, in China. Both partnerships have been established to attract more Chinese visitors to Britain. UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley and VisitBritain… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Lands of Legends Celebrate ‘King Arthur’ Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of blockbuster 2017 film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie hits UK cinemas on 24 March 2017. It stars Charlie ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Hunnam, as… Read the full press release

242 delegates from 17 countries in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016)

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh attracted 242 delegates from 17 countries. The event, hosted by the Bangladesh Tourism Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, brought together delegates from the public and private sectors to share… Read the full press release

Results of the 24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa, Italy

Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor® BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a year of ups and downs for international travel in the Americas. In North America, the US outbound market is performing very… Read the full press release

UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism winners will be announced on 18 January 2017

UNWTO has announced the finalists of the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The 12 finalists were selected among 139 applicants from 55 countries. The winners will be announced on 18 January 2017 at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony, organized for the fourth consecutive year in collaboration with Madrid International… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Spectacular two days of St Andrew’s Day celebrations in St Andrew

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — What is believed to be the biggest group of Andrews ever assembled has enjoyed a spectacular two days of St Andrew’s Day celebrations in – appropriately enough – St Andrews. A team of kilted VisitScotland staff scoured four of Europe’s capital cities – London, Paris, Berlin and… Read the full press release

The first ever Scottish Borders Winter Festival, 3-4 and 10-11 December

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — VISITORS are being encouraged to travel to the Scottish Borders this Christmas for a unique new festival. Several of the region’s towns and attractions have come together to host the first ever Scottish Borders Winter Festival. Special events are taking place in Galashiels, Kelso, Jedburgh, Selkirk and Hawick… Read the full press release

Regional winners at the 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards announced

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A world gymnastic championship held in Glasgow, two of Scotland’s biggest marathons, a dazzling event that launched this year’s Festival of Architecture and a west coast ferry service have all been named regional winners at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards, in association… Read the full press release