One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Experience PEI.

With more than 30 products on offer, this small Prince Edward Island business offers travellers a glimpse into the real Canada 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re still learning your tourism ABCs, then E is for experience. It’s at the heart of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Signature Experiences Collection® (SEC) program. Now into its second year and with… Read the full press release

State’s Official Travel Planning Website Ranks 4th

Oklahoma Fares Well Compared to the Nation’s Tourism Websites 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department announced the state’s official travel planning website, TravelOK.com, ranked fourth among the 50 state tourism websites in June according to Quantcast.com, a media measurement service that tracks the top one million websites in the U.S. TravelOK.com has consistently… Read the full press release

Introducing Canada’s ‘A team’ for meeting planners.

New brochure for meetings, conventions and incentive travel customers shows CTC’s country-wide expertise 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — You can judge this book by its cover: the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just taken the wraps off a new brochure for its meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) team. The brochure ties in with the new MC&IT brand platform as well as… Read the full press release

Published This Month: All-New Edition of Australia & NZ’s Number-One City Guide to NYC

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Start spreading the news…”  This month, global travel authority Lonely Planet has published an all-new edition of its New York City Guide – Australia and New Zealand’s number-one best-selling city guide to NYC. This is the eighth edition of Lonely Planet New York City, and its highlights include: 843 acres of Central Park (plus map) 247 hand-picked restaurants 176 ways… Read the full press release

New smart phone app to give you all passenger rights

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a smartphone application to check their rights immediately and on the spot. European Commission has launched an application for smartphones which covers air and rail transport and works on four mobile platforms: Apple iPhone and iPad, Google Android, RIM Blackberry and… Read the full press release

Forbes: Houston the Coolest City to Live in the U.S.

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The writers at Forbes get what makes a city cool. It’s the interesting people and quirky places, innovative arts groups and multiculturalism. And, oh yes, a vibrant economy. So when the writers set out to select the coolest city to live in the U.S., it was clear Houston had this one in the… Read the full press release

Iberia launches “IBHelp”, revolutionising customer service via mobile devices

Original and innovative new in-house technology connects more than 100 iPads and PDAs to check-in kiosks, the new Quick Service Points and other devices that can issue the documents customers may need IBHelp enables Iberia staff to deal with any incident or customer request at any point from check-in to boarding, making connections, retrieving luggage,… Read the full press release

Skytrax issue rebuttal and refusal to subscribe to a self-appointed critic of user-review sites

London, UK, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A self-appointed critic of review sites that seeks to attract revenue by cajoling websites into paying for their accreditation, has targeted Skytrax by questioning the reliability of our user-created content – going so far as to suggest that Skytrax display fake content. Aside from also having no knowledge or understanding about… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Offers Free Ebooks and Apps about London in Celebration of the Olympics

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — As families across America watch the Olympic Games on television this summer, many will be curious to know more about the host city, London. Thus, in celebration of the Olympics, we’ve made a host of our London ebooks and apps free for a limited time. ·Not For Parents London is a highly graphic… Read the full press release

Industry update: Canada’s tourism industry maintains social-media momentum.

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Facebook’s stock price might have taken a dip after its controversial stock-market flotation, but its popularity continues among the Canadian travel industry. Naturally, it features in the next edition of the Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC)’s bird’s-eye view of the action in cyberspace. This series highlights the hard graft of CTC’s partners and friends from across… Read the full press release

Messy, Inaccurate, Confusing: Study Finds Corporate Travel Managers Waste Over 400,000 Hours Reconciling Travel Data

GBTA Foundation Study Finds Travel Managers Lack Single Solution to Efficiently Manage Multiple Data Streams Costing Companies Millions Effective Use of Travel Data Can Help Companies Control Travel Spend Alexandria, VA, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel data can play a key role in helping travel managers control travel spend, increase compliance, negotiate with suppliers and manage safety… Read the full press release

World Committee on Tourism Ethics backs calls for Safe Coastal Tourism

Rome, Madrid, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Eleventh Meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics has closed with calls to make “Safe Coastal Tourism” a priority in coastal destinations worldwide (Rome, Italy, 12-13 July,). The Committee heard from invited guest, Caroline Danneels, founder of the non-profit organization “Safe Coastal Tourism”, on the importance of safety precautions at… Read the full press release

New Guidelines Aim to Improve Air Travel Experience for People with Reduced Mobility

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA and the CAA today launched new guidelines (Pre-Notification Guidance – for Supporting Passengers with Reduced Mobility), for the travel industry to help deliver a smooth airport experience for people with reduced mobility. The guidelines were drafted by the CAA in conjunction with ABTA and developed by an industry group *. They… Read the full press release

Kuoni Launches New iPad App

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kuoni has announced the launch of a new iPad app which allows users to enjoy fast and easy access to Kuoni’s range of brochures, videos, travel article feed and website with Kuoni’s new app. The free app is available to download now from Apple’s App Store. The app is automatically kept up… Read the full press release

IN JULY’S EDITION OF LATEST FROM LONELY PLANET: Spotlight on London • Free London eBook and app • Lonely Planet Manchester Airport store opens • Lonely Planet digital and print bundles

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spotlight on London As the world’s attention focuses on London, we’ve packed the London 2012 page of lonelyplanet.com with information on how locals and visitors can make the most out of summer in the capital. Articles on the site include; the best places to eat near the Olympic park, advice for disabled visitors and… Read the full press release

Published This Month: Lonely Planet’s All-New Southeast Asia on a Shoestring

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s all-new edition of its iconic best-seller, Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, hits bookstores this month. Evolving from the first-ever Lonely Planet guidebook (1973’s pioneering Across Asia on the Cheap), the Shoestring guides have been bibles for travellers planning big trips on small budgets for almost 40 years. The 16th edition of Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is 100% researched… Read the full press release