TravelClick’s November 2016 North American Hospitality Review: group travel leads the way for the first quarter of 2017

Slowing Transient Reservation Pace Continues into November NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Committed occupancy* and average daily rates (ADR) for the first quarter of 2017 are showing major signs of growth with group travel leading the way despite the continuing lag in transient booking pace in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to… Read the full press release

White paper: Mining for Savings in Travel & Logistics

Houston, TX, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT Energy, Resources & Marine and IBS Software Services today (10 November, 2016) launched a report showing how companies can cut their travel spend by up to 15 percent and reduce overall travel arrangement times by up to 75 percent. The white paper: Mining for Savings in Travel… Read the full press release

Discount Airport Parking Website Announces Expansion Plans

Roanoke, VA, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — AirportParkingHelper.com, a leading national authority on airport parking and related travel topics, recently announced a number of expansion plans for 2016. Website founder Jennifer Church said she has acquired a partner who will provide critical services to the popular Virginia-based website, which plans to nearly double its online… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton publishes its 1,000th travel tip on Foursquare

The Ritz-Carlton posts the 1,000 Global Travel Tip on Foursquare CHEVY CHASE, MD, 2015-6-25 — /Travel PR News/ — In a milestone moment, The Ritz-Carlton has published its 1,000th travel tip on Foursquare. The brand’s Foursquare campaign, entitled “World Concierge” enable travelers to immediately receive well-curated information as they ‘check-in’ at iconic landmarks and places… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Edmonton named one of the Best Summer Trips 2015 by National Geographic

ALBERTA, CANADA, 2015-5-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton has been enjoying a lot of attention recently. Named one of the Best Summer Trips 2015 by National Geographic, the city is being recognized for a busy calendar of events that includes long running summer staples such as Folk Music Festival and Heritage Days, and major events such as FIFA… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Queenstown’s local ski areas get good boost ahead of their scheduled opening days with snowfall

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2015-5-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With just two weeks to go until the first of the ski fields in the Southern Alps open, the area has already been blanketed with a huge dump of snow. The snowfall has come at the perfect time to give the local Queenstown – Wanaka ski… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia marked the first day of Corroboree Greater China on Hamilton Island with the signing of aviation marketing deal with Cathay Pacific

SYDNEY, 2015-5-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia marked the first day of Corroboree Greater China on Hamilton Island with the signing of a major aviation marketing deal with Cathay Pacific, which will see the two parties jointly invest A$2 million during 2015 promoting Australia to key overseas markets. A key feature of the… Read the full press release

flydubai publishes new research highlighting on the latest travel trends

Feedback from over 200,000 passengers through onboard survey covers 36 customer touchpoints Emergence of next generation of business class traveller Key factors influencing their airline choice include connectivity and value for money  Dubai, UAE, 2015-5-8 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai published today new research focussing on the latest travel trends, behaviours and preferences based on the… Read the full press release

Brand USA to launch its culinary tourism strategy and partnership with James Beard Foundation

Washington, DC, 2015-5-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States charged with increasing international tourism into the United States, announced it will launch its culinary tourism strategy in conjunction with its participation at the James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception on Monday, May 4, at… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and travel expert Rudy Maxa: The weeks between spring break and Memorial Day also an ideal time to hit the road

Lower Rates, Less Traffic, Ideal Weather Among Top Reasons for Pre-Memorial Day Travel ST. LOUIS, 2015-5-5 — /Travel PR News/ — While Memorial Day weekend may be the unofficial start of the summer travel season, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and consumer travel expert Rudy Maxa are reminding Americans that now is also an ideal time to hit the road…. Read the full press release

The U. S. Travel Association announces the appointment of Jena Baker McNeill as the new senior director of government relations

New Senior Director of Government Relations Committed to Advancing Federal Policies that Strengthen and Promote Travel in America WASHINGTON, 2015-4-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The U. S. Travel Association on Monday announced that Jena Baker McNeill is the association’s new senior director of government relations. McNeill will bolster the team’s efforts to promote policies that increase… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards now open for entries

Volunteer groups and individuals from across Scotland are being urged to enter the 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. EDINBURGH, 2015-4-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contributions made to Scotland’s historic environment by volunteers or ‘Heritage Angels’, are now inviting entries. Community groups and individuals,… Read the full press release

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