Julie Earle-Levine joins Tourism Australia’s marketing body to further develop its media relations efforts in the US and Canada

SYDNEY, 2015-4-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia announced today that Julie Earle-Levine has joined Australia’s national tourism marketing body to further develop its media relations efforts in the US and Canada, with the position based in New York for better access to some of the industry’s top media centres. Earle-Levine comes with a… Read the full press release

New Zealand: two new real Middle-earth locations featured in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-3-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – New Zealand Home of Middle-earth Featurette Part 3 presents two new locations completing the ‘Real Middle-earth’ story. In the third and final New Zealand Home of Middle-earth featurette, cast and crew introduce viewers to two new real… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches industry wide consultation on the future growth strategy for the tourism industry in England

At an event at the start of English Tourism Week yesterday, VisitEngland launched an industry wide consultation on the future growth strategy for the tourism industry in England. LONDON, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This consultation will set the stage for a mid-term refresh of the Strategic Framework for Tourism 2010-2020 launched by VisitEngland… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Visitors can follow in the footsteps of world class athletes with Tourism Canmore Kananaskis’ new Learn to be a Biathlete program at The Canmore Nordic Centre

Alberta, Canada, 2015-3-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Olympic legacy lives on in Alberta and now visitors can follow in the footsteps of world class athletes with Tourism Canmore Kananaskis’ new Learn to be a Biathlete program at The Canmore Nordic Centre. Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport that combines freestyle cross-country skiing (or running… Read the full press release

New Zealand Tourism: Record number of superyacht visited New Zealand during the superyacht season April 2014 – March 2015

New Zealand’s uncrowded waters are fast becoming a home away from home for some of the world’s most exquisite superyachts. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-3-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A record 57 superyachts visited New Zealand during the superyacht season (April 2014 – March 2015) – the highest number of superyacht visits since the America’s… Read the full press release

Maldives won the third best exhibitor award at InternationaleTourismus-Börse (ITB) 2015

MALDIVES, 2015-3-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Defeating many countries in Asia, Australia and Oceania, Maldives has won the third best exhibitor award at InternationaleTourismus-Börse (ITB) 2015. Held in collaboration with Cologne Business School (CBS), over 30 Bachelor and Masters Students of CBS evaluated all 11,000 exhibition booths in the first three days at the… 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

Historic Scotland carries out public consultation exercise as part of wider review on the cultural significance of the Tinkers’ Heart monument in Argyll

EDINBURGH, 2015-3-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A public consultation exercise is being carried out by Historic Scotland as part of a wider review on the cultural significance of the Tinkers’ Heart monument in Argyll, which will ultimately be used to inform whether the site is designated as a monument of national importance. The Tinkers’… Read the full press release

Viator selects the top three coolest ways to experience five of the hottest spring break destinations like an insider

Viator Announces Top 3 Picks for Experiencing More in Five Hot Spring Break Meccas San Francisco, CA, 2015-3-9 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s Spring Break 2015… leave the same old beach and bar scene behind (at least for a few hours). Viator – the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide – has… Read the full press release

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Tourism and Sports to hold business and tourism promotion event in India designed to position Thailand as a “Gateway to ASEAN”

Bangkok, 2015-3-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Tourism and Sports joined hands for the first time to hold a business and tourism promotion event in India designed to position Thailand as a “Gateway to ASEAN.” Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, was chosen for this inaugural event in view… Read the full press release

Holland Marketing Alliance: “Holland. The Original Cool.” campaign won Platinum Adrian Award

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The campaign “Holland. The Original Cool.” won the prestigious Platinum Adrian Award at the Adrian Awards Gala in New York on Tuesday, 24 February. The award was presented to the Holland Marketing Alliance, which includes the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC), KLM, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport promotes the attractiveness of Hungary and the country’s growing popularity at ITB Berlin

Maintaining the momentum from its record-breaking year (9.15 million passengers in 2014), Budapest Airport will again be on the frontline to deliver a dedicated marketing promotion to the large international audience attending ITB Berlin this week. With the principal focus to pursue Budapest’s “most wanted” unserved destinations, the Hungarian gateway will use the leading travel… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Rowallan Old Castle to be converted into unique hotel accommodation, while maintaining the historic integrity of the building

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2015-2-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The first steps in paving the way for the conversion of Rowallan Old Castle into a key feature of a top class tourist destination in Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire was announced today (Friday 20 February). Following negotiations between Historic Scotland, Rowallan Castle’s owner Niall Campbell, and East Ayrshire Council,… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand to share insights and information in a new partnership

A new partnership is set to benefit New Zealand’s tourism industry and see it contributing at a global level BANGKOK, 2015-2-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will focus on four main areas of co-operation:… Read the full press release

Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch Airport launched new campaign promoting the South Island of New Zealand as the ultimate destination for Australians

SYDNEY, 2015-2-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch Airport have launched the latest campaign promoting the South Island of New Zealand as the ultimate destination for Australians. The “Every day a different journey” campaign targets the eastern seaboard of Australia and highlights the diversity of naturally hidden gems and experiences. General… Read the full press release

The Singapore Visitor Centre will have a new home at 216 Orchard Road, next to orchardgateway@emerald

A one-stop touch-point catering and customising to visitor needs ​​Singapore, 2015-2-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Visitor Centre (SVC) will have a new home at 216 Orchard Road; situated next to orchardgateway@emerald, from 17 February. Set in a two-storey conserved Peranakan shophouse in the heritage-rich Emerald Hill area, the centre is designed with the… Read the full press release

Indiana Office of Tourism Development: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann named Noelle Szydlyk the director of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

INDIANAPOLIS, 2015-2-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today named Noelle Szydlyk the director of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Before assuming her new position, Szydlyk spent 16 years at the Indiana Sports Corp (ISC) in various capacities. Most recently, she was senior director of event operations and was lead director for ISC’s… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Duff House in Banff hosts new exhibition which explores number of pivotal moments in Scotland’s history

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015-1-28 — /Travel PR News/ — An exhibition which explores a number of pivotal moments in Scotland’s history is to open at Duff House in Banff. The Nation//Live is a pioneering project  by the National Galleries of Scotland which saw community groups in five regions across the country paired with a lead artist… Read the full press release

UN General Assembly adopted resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity

A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly. New York/Madrid, 2015-1-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emphasizing the need to optimize the economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits stemming from sustainable tourism, particularly in… Read the full press release

PATA and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group co-hosted the 2014 PATA Hub City Forum: Chengdu at the Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu, China

BANGKOK, 2015-1-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group are pleased to have co-hosted the 2014 PATA Hub City Forum: Chengdu at the Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu, China on December 22, 2014. The purpose of the forum was to analyse current international travel trends,… Read the full press release

YYC: The Federal government launched new Holiday Travel Portal to benefit NEXUS members and other low-risk Trusted Travellers visiting US

New Holiday Travel Portal to make holiday travel faster, easier Toronto, ON, 2014-12-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport along with Roxanne James, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced new initiatives aimed at making air travel to the United States even easier for NEXUS… Read the full press release

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation launched its U.K. Outdoor Adventure marketing campaign with Ray Mears as the official spokesperson

Attracting the U.K. Visitor with Personality Favourite Ray Mears Toronto, Ontario, 2014-12-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ontario is a popular destination for the outdoor adventurer and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) welcomes the opportunity to share Ontario’s dynamic tourism offerings with visitors from the United Kingdom. The OTMPC has launched its U.K. Outdoor Adventure… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office stages new series of 3D mapping shows in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Macau SAR Establishment

MACAU, 2014-12-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (15 December), Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is staging a new series of 3D mapping shows around the themes “Past”, “Present” and “Future” respectively at three different tourist spots in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Macau SAR Establishment together with visitors and local citizens. Organized… Read the full press release

Emirates expects this week to be its busiest of 2014, as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season

Customers are advised to arrive to the airport early to avoid delays DUBAI, U.A.E., 2014-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates expects this week to be its busiest of 2014, as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season. Over 80,000 people will travel on 19 December with Emirates on over 240 flights, according… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports issues advisory for passengers to ease their travel through Dubai International during the seasonal rush this week and over the weekend

Dubai, UAE, 2014-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports has issued an advisory for passengers to ease their travel through Dubai International as part of preparations for the seasonal rush of travellers anticipated to hit peak later this week and over the weekend. Smart Travel Tips Aim to arrive early at the airport. It is best… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Google Street View launched a new collection of historic Scottish sites

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2014-12-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Some of Scotland’s most iconic heritage sites are now available to view virtually. Google Street View has launched a new collection of historic Scottish sites, allowing people to now explore a number of the nation’s picturesque castles, forts and abbeys from their phone, tablet or computer. Partnering… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s annual Corroboree Greater China event to be held on Hamilton Island from 12 to 15 May 2015

SYDNEY, Australia, 2014-12-5 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 200 leading travel agents from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – all ‘Aussie Specialists’ with experience in selling Australian holidays – will visit the Whitsundays next year as part of Tourism Australia’s annual Corroboree Greater China event. The event will be hosted on Hamilton Island… Read the full press release

ATTA unveils fresh new look of AdventureTravelNews

SEATTLE, 2014-11-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The AdventureTravelNews site features a mix of ATTA news, stories about our members and industry trends that affect us all. In order to support our visitors and to enhance the experience of reading the stories found there, we’ve done a little reconstruction. We’re happy to release the fresh… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announces the availability of the Annual Tourism Monitor (ATM) 2014 Final Edition

BANGKOK, 2014-11-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the Annual Tourism Monitor (ATM) 2014 Final Edition is now available. Following the release of the Early Edition this year, the Final Edition includes updated and additional tourism-related information for 2013 that was not available in the Early Edition,as… Read the full press release