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

TravelClick, Weebly partnership to deliver easy-to-manage web solution for hoteliers to boost booking conversions

Partnership Combines TravelClick’s Award-Winning Web Design with Weebly’s Innovative Website and E-Commerce Platform to Enable Hoteliers to Drive Direct Bookings NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world where digital innovation connects both prospective and returning travelers to hotels all over the globe, hoteliers need highly flexible, scalable and easy-to-manage website solutions… 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

Findhorn Village Hostel earns VisitScotland’s four-star QA award following a massive refurbishment

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A volunteer-run hostel,in the heart of the village of Findhorn, has doubled its VisitScotland star rating. Findhorn Village Hostel, which was converted from an old school, has gone from a two-star to a four-star accommodation provider under the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme after making… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation to host second-annual Ticket to Taste at O’Hare International Airport on January 24

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) invites the public to experience first-class dining at O’Hare International Airport on January 24. The second-annual Ticket to Taste is a one-time opportunity for non-travelers to enjoy Terminal 5. No boarding pass required! Ticket to Taste will take place in O’Hare’s International Terminal 5 from… Read the full press release

Travelport announces Finnair as 200th airline to adopt its Rich Content and Branding merchandising technology

Langley, U.K., 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform has today announced a new full content agreement with Finnair, Finland’s largest airline and a member of the oneworld alliance.  As part of the agreement, Finnair has also chosen to deploy Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution, making it… 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

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launch the latest edition of their Vantage Pass promotion

  HONG KONG, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are launching the latest edition of their Vantage Pass promotion, enabling passengers commencing their journeys in Hong Kong to travel well with great value Business and Premium Economy Class flight combinations to over 80 worldwide destinations. The promotion period, which applies to… 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

Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites offer guests 100-percent smoke-free stay

Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites offer guests 100-percent smoke-free stay   Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites kick off 2017 with the #GoodForYou Social Campaign ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic Comfort branded hotels have announced that 2017 is going to be better than ever for guest wellness. Parent company Choice Hotels International,… Read the full press release

HIAA: Yangtze River Express Airlines to operate cargo flights between Halifax Stanfield and China

More Lobster Lift at Halifax Stanfield Halifax, N.S., 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Just when it looked like Halifax Stanfield was set to close the books on a highly successful lobster export season, HIAA announced today (JANUARY 3, 2017) that a new cargo carrier, Yangtze River Express Airlines, will serve Halifax beginning Saturday, January… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces completely revamped Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cuba

Toronto, ON, 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is excited to announce one of its most popular resorts, award-winning Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cuba, has completely revamped and expanded its beachfront. Situated in Cayo Coco (known for its white sandy shores lapped by translucent turquoise waters) the resort combines a wide range of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new partnership with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers travelling across the airline’s global network. In line with Qatar Airways’ commitment to provide a world-leading premium service, the newly-designed sleeper suits are bespoke for First… 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

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

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

Fastpayhotels to provide TravelClick Channel Management clients with the prepaid service payment for their rooms

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Fastpayhotels, the new B2B platform that pays for all reservations at the time of booking to meet the growing hotel demand for pre-paid rooms, announced today a partnership with TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue. Fastpayhotels will… Read the full press release

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises completes major renovation of Silver Whisper

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has completed a major renovation of Silver Whisper, just in time for the intimate all-suite ship to host World Cruise 2017, an exclusive 116-day epic voyage from San Francisco to Monte Carlo that departs on January 6. The gracefully reimagined ship features an… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics releases new connection with Flexible Autos for users of its Dolphin booking system

LONDON, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — London based travel software developer Dolphin Dynamics has released a new connection with Flexible Autos for users of its Dolphin booking system. The new XML feed is the latest connection in a growing list of links with travel suppliers enabling Dolphin customers to search, price, compare and book flight,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to create the finest keepsake amenity kits for premium travellers

Award-winning airline partners with BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to complement Qatar Airways’ Business and First Class experience DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has signed an exclusive three-year partnership with premium purveyors BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to elevate the airline’s premium cabin experience. BRICS, the Italian maker of… 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

British Airways rolls out TV ad campaign to promote their biggest sale of the year

LONDON, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching a major marketing campaign, headlined by the airline’s first new BA Holidays television advertising campaign in four years, to promote their biggest sale of the year. The sale begins on December 20 and runs until January 31 with huge discounts on flights and holidays to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways rolls out innovative features to its mobile functionality

Passengers can now track baggage, manage their booking and manage stages of their journey through “My Trips” and relevant push notification DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In keeping up with passenger need for continuous engagement during their pre- and post-flight experience at their fingertips, Qatar Airways has rolled out innovative features to its… 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

Whistler Blackcomb hosts annual Dress Like Santa Day on Saturday, December 17

First 100 Skiers/Snowboarders Dressed Like Santa or Mrs. Claus Ski For Free  WHISTLER, BC, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the resort, Santa was spotted skiing, his favourite sport. Santa and Mrs. Claus caught the first chair, in hopes that fresh tracks soon would be theirs. Whistler Blackcomb’s… Read the full press release

Metrolink announces Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Angeles Union Station on Dec. 17

Public invited to share holiday cheer at free event on Dec. 17 supporting Toys for Tots, featuring historic steam locomotive, rail car display and visit from Santa. LOS ANGELES, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa will trade in his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer for vintage rail cars and an 874,346-pound steam locomotive decked… Read the full press release

Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation release study of worldwide air travel trends: New Heights for Air Travel

Falling ticket prices and surging capacity yielding a bounty of flight options for today’s traveler BELLEVUE, Wash., 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and other industry sources, today released a comprehensive study of worldwide air travel trends: New Heights for Air Travel. Expedia and… Read the full press release