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

Highland tour company WOW Scotland Tours achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland tour company whose offering includes a 12-hour Isle of Skye Tour to top sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Faerie Glen has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Award-winning company WOW Scotland Tours Ltd has attained… Read the full press release

MGTO launches “Macao Tourism News plus” an online database of news materials for press members

MACAO, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched the “Macao Tourism News plus” (beta version) today (28 November), an online database of news materials for members of the press. In a brand-new format, the platform is innovatively designed for news dissemination and goes in parallel with the Special Administrative Region… Read the full press release

Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program gains momentum as partners join Tourism Australia’s new $10m global youth campaign

Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program gains momentum as partners join Tourism Australia’s new $10m global youth campaign   SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s push to encourage more young international travellers Down Under and take advantage of the country’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program is gathering momentum, with industry and travel partners lining… Read the full press release

The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park opens in downtown Denver

The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park opens in downtown Denver   DALLAS, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) and the Downtown Denver Partnership are pleased to welcome Mile High residents, employees and visitors to take a spin on the ice at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park.  The rink opened today (November… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: New interactive online experience of some of Scotland’s most spectacular viewpoints

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new interactive online experience of some of Scotland’s most spectacular viewpoints is set to put adventurous visitors in a spin during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. Paramotoring off Ben Nevis – Scotland’s tallest mountain at 1,346 metres high – and biking up Ben… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Chairman John Thurso launched the Experiencing Gaelic scheme in Inverness

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Welcome Scheme which recognises the special efforts made by tourism businesses to provide for visitors with an interest in our Gaelic heritage is being launched at the Highland Tourism Conference in Inverness today (November 22). VisitScotland’s Experiencing Gaelic is a newly-developed Welcome Scheme and is… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: New partnership between The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Scottish Diaspora

VisitScotland: New partnership between The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Scottish Diaspora   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced a new partnership with the Scottish Diaspora. The partnership will look to ignite renewed interest in Scotland’s national fabric while at the same time reaching out… Read the full press release

Sunwing teamed up with exclusive local experts NexusTours to create the ultimate Bachelorette-themed romantic getaway

Toronto, ON, 2016-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The two-part finale of the first ever series of The Bachelorette Canada (shot exclusively in Cuba) aired last night on W Network. Thousands of loyal viewers tuned in to watch Canada’s first ever Bachelorette, Jasmine Lorimer, give her rose to Kevin Wendt on the pristine white-sand beach… Read the full press release

Visit Omaha creates “Holiday Island” in the Gene Leahy Mall

OMAHA, NE, 2016-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ —  Get ready for a holiday surprise at this year’s kickoff to the Omaha Holiday Lights Festival. Visit Omaha has created “Holiday Island” in the Gene Leahy Mall as a gift to all of the residents, visitors, attractions, event organizers, restaurants and businesses that make Omaha an incredible visitor… Read the full press release

Banff, Alberta named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list

Banff, Alberta named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list   Banff is the only Canadian must-see destination on the annual list BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list which highlights 21 must-see places to visit… Read the full press release

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows teams up with Alpenglow Expeditions to provide best lift accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding

 New partnership includes donation to Sierra Avalanche Center in support of avalanche safety education  Olympic Valley, Calif., 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has partnered with Alpenglow Expeditions to provide lift-accessed guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding in terrain immediately surrounding the ski resort. Available for the 2016-17 ski season, guests can book… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta invites fans to vote for the giant panda twins’ names

Voting begins today on seven sets of names, one of which will be revealed on December 12 ATLANTA, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 11-week-old giant panda twins born to Lun Lun on September 3 will soon reach one of their most important milestones yet – getting their names. The twins will be named on… Read the full press release

Whistler Mountain starts 2016.17 winter operations on November 23 one day ahead of schedule

Whistler Mountain Will Open on Wednesday, November 23, Blackcomb Mountain to Open as Scheduled on Thursday, November 24.  WHISTLER, BC, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Whistler Mountain will begin operations for the 2016.17 winter season one day ahead of schedule on Wednesday, November 23. The head start has been made possible by recent colder temperatures… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson appointed to serve on National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure

Salem, OR, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Last week, United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, appointed Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI). “I am honored to be appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure,” said Todd Davidson,… Read the full press release

PATA appoints Jie Cheng Wong as Young Tourism Professional Ambassador effective January 1, 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Miss Jie Cheng (JC) Wong as Young Tourism Professional Ambassador effective January 1, 2017. This new role has been created as part of the Association’s continuing commitment to the development of young tourism professionals. In her new role Miss Wong reports to… Read the full press release

World Committee on Tourism Ethics awards Ilunion Hotels with UNWTO Ethics Award

The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) has awarded Ilunion Hotels with the UNWTO Ethics Award. The Award distinguishes Ilunion Hotels for its work in the area of accessible tourism for all and its contribution to change attitudes, break down social barriers and make the accommodation industry more inclusive. MADRID, Spain, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Bollywood star and Tourism New Zealand’s ambassador to India Sidharth Malhotra starts his second visit to New Zealand

Sidharth Malhotra and All Blacks legend Richie McCaw take in the Canterbury sights together.   Christchurch ,New Zealand, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Sidharth Malhotra, Tourism New Zealand’s ambassador to India, touched down in Christchurch this morning to a welcome from two sporting greats and members of the local Indian community. The Bollywood star… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Wildlife tourism company Speyside Wildlife celebrates 25 years in business

Sally Dowden is pictured with Scott Armstrong   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A wildlife tourism company in the Highlands has been collecting its own ‘silver medals’ during this Olympic year whilst celebrating 25 years in business. An incredible 25 guests of Speyside Wildlife have joined 25 or more of their holidays… Read the full press release

80 businesses from all over the Scottish Borders gathered in Galashiels for the region’s annual VisitScotland conference

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — REPRESENTATIVES of over 80 businesses from all over the Scottish Borders gathered in Galashiels for the region’s annual VisitScotland conference. The VisitScotland Borders Conference took place at The Interchange in Galashiels on Wednesday 9th November and aimed to inspire and encourage local industry to continue to capitalise… Read the full press release