Expect A Number of Exciting Things in Tourism for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Great Aberdeen Run and the Tour Series cycling competition are amongst a number of exciting events taking place in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire this year. The tourism season will soon be getting underway in the region once again, with a host of activities, things to see… Read the full press release

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

Belarus advances visa facilitation to stimulate tourism

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly those in business trips. The Government of Belarus… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… 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

UNWTO/WTM Minister Summit: Tourism and Security: Promoting Safe and Seamless Travel

Minister of Tourism from over 50 countries and leaders from the private sector companies and associations will convene at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market in London, to discuss safe, secure and seamless travel.  MADRID, Spain, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10th edition of the… Read the full press release

Burba Hotel Network and Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association partner to stimulate investment in the Caribbean hotel and tourism market

Costa Mesa, CA, 2016-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the leader in organizing and connecting the Caribbean’s hotel and tourism investment community, and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the leading trade and advocacy organization for the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry, today announced a strategic alliance with regards to the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead: Tourism is at the heart of economic success in the Scottish Borders

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading tourism industry figures in the Scottish Borders came together recently to meet with VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead as part of his annual ‘Listening Tour’ of the country. Building on the success of the 2015 Chief Executive Listening Tour, Mr Roughead spoke directly to emerging talent… Read the full press release

WTTC congratulates the Government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil income

LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) would like to congratulate the Government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as a key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil income. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “WTTC has been emphasizing the importance of Travel & Tourism… Read the full press release

Tourism once again New Zealand’s number one export earner

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-12-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As the record-breaking summer season gets into full swing, latest figures show that tourism has surpassed dairy and is once again New Zealand’s number one export earner. Using the latest Statistics New Zealand data, TIA estimates the value of international tourism has reached $13.5 billion.[1] The official… Read the full press release

VisitEngland, VisitScotland and Visit Wales reveal for the first time the value of tourism spend generated by a variety of leisure activities

VisitEngland, in partnership with home nation tourist boards VisitScotland and Visit Wales today reveal for the first time, the value of tourism spend generated by a variety of leisure activities among international and domestic day and overnight tourists. LONDON, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The figures released today at the annual media breakfast at… Read the full press release

3rd Int’l Conference on Financing for Development: UNWTO: Tourism’s underrepresentation in international financing for development flows remains a critical hurdle to overcome in order to fully deploy its development potential

Despite its wide-reaching socio-economic impacts, tourism still receives limited attention as a tool for development.On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-16 July), UNWTO calls for higher support for tourism in international financing for development flows to maximize the sector´s contribution to sustainable development across the globe. … Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office presented Macau’s tourism products and diverse tourism image at ITB Berlin

MACAU, 2015-3-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) promoted Macau’s tourism products and diverse tourism image at the renowned international tourism trade fair, ITB Berlin, towards industry partners from around the world. ITB Berlin 2015 was held from 4 to 8 March in Berlin, the capital of Germany. Boasting a size… Read the full press release

Tourism Toronto announces new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014

TORONTO, 2015-2-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014, Tourism Toronto announced today. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S. and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination. Additionally, Toronto led the country in… Read the full press release

Aeroflot hosted business meeting in Shenzhen, China with Chinese aviation, tourism and logistic industry representatives

Moscow, 2014-12-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On December 23, 2014, Aeroflot hosted a business meeting in Shenzhen, China with Chinese aviation, tourism and logistic industry representatives. The Company presented on its current position and prospects in the region. Aeroflot Group, the leader of the Russian aviation market, was represented at the meeting by Alexander Lukashin, Head of International PR Division, and Nikita Krichevskiy, Member of Aeroflot Public Council,… Read the full press release

UNWTO applauds the commitment of the Japanese government to the tourism sector and the positive results of tourism in the country

During an official visit to Japan, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, highlighted the commitment of the Japanese government to the tourism sector and the positive results of tourism in the country. Mr. Rifai met the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to discuss the strengthening of the relationship between UNWTO and Japan and inaugurated the… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: international tourism grew by 5% in the first nine months of 2013

Madrid, Spain, 2013-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first nine months of 2013, international tourism grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The number of international tourist arrivals reported by destinations around the world increased by some 41 million between January and September, growing above UNWTO’s initial forecast and creating an important stimulus to… Read the full press release

Deloitte report commissioned by VisitBritain underlines tourism’s central role in creating new jobs across Britain

London, UK, 2013-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism’s central role in creating new jobs across Britain has been underlined in a report today from Deloitte, ‘Tourism: jobs and growth’, commissioned by VisitBritain. Tourism economy set to grow 3.8% per annum – faster than manufacturing, construction and retail Currently worth £127bn and growing to £257bn by 2025 – 10%… Read the full press release

Australia’s business events industry to showcase the very best the country has to offer at EIBTM in Barcelona 19 – 21 November 2013

Key quotes “We are delighted to see confidence returning to key markets, including Europe, and we anticipate this will have a positive impact on business confidence and ultimately the business events industryPenny Lion, Tourism Australia” ‘Exceptional experiences and world-class destinations are two of the main reasons Australia consistently ranks as a preferred business events destinationPenny… Read the full press release

Tourism Ministers call for closer coordination of tourism and aviation policies at UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit

London, United Kingdom, 2013-11-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Improving air connectivity through a closer coordination of tourism and aviation policies to ensure the sustained growth of the tourism sector and of air transport was the commitment stemming from the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers´ Summit (London, United Kingdom, 5 November 2013). Critical issues related to… Read the full press release

The Arizona Office of Tourism recognized and honored statewide tourism industry leaders at the 2013 Governor’s Tourism Awards

2013-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) and members of the Arizona tourism industry recognized and honored statewide tourism industry leaders at the 2013 Governor’s Tourism Awards Gala held during the industry’s annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  AOT Director Sherry Henry presented the awards during the event held at the JW Marriott Tucson… Read the full press release

World Trade Organization’s Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade meeting in Geneva emphasized the increasingly prominent role of tourism in developing countries

Madrid/Geneve, 2013-07-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The developmental impact and potential of tourism was highlighted at the World Trade Organization’s Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva. At the meeting, UNWTO emphasized the increasingly prominent role of tourism in developing countries, particularly Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and called for increased support for tourism in international aid… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia participates in Travelweek and increases focus on Brazil’s affluent travel market

2013-04-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia will participate in luxury travel trade show, Travelweek, this week as part of its efforts to strengthen relationships with leading travel operators and encourage more Brazilians to experience Australia’s unique attractions for themselves. Brazil is a priority growth market for Tourism Australia as it pursues a goal of tripling Brazilian… Read the full press release