The third annual Festival PEOPLE en Español brings celebrity and speaker favorites to San Antonio on August 30-31, 2014

“Inspiring the Next Generation” features a stellar lineup of celebrities, speakers and family fun activities Zendaya to Headline Chicas Poderosas Concert Powered by Disney San Antonio, TX, 2014-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The third annual Festival PEOPLE en Español brings a lineup of celebrity and speaker favorites to San Antonio with free daytime family-fun activities and… Read the full press release

The 34th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park, continues to be a free admission festival thanks to its sponsors

CHICAGO, 2014-7-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The 34th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park, continues to be a free admission festival, made possible by the generous support of its sponsors, who also play a big part in making the event an enjoyable experience for people of all ages and interests. New Taste of… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association launches the ‘PATA Loves ASEAN’ campaign

BANGKOK, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday, July 4, 2014, the Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA) officially launched the ‘PATA Loves ASEAN’ campaign with a soft launch screening of the Travel Channel advertising campaign promoting responsible tourism experiences, which is to be broadcast throughout the Travel Channel network of over 81 million viewers in Europe, Middle… Read the full press release

PATA announces the release of PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2014-2018 Volume II

BANGKOK, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2014-2018 Volume II is now available to purchase. Following the release of the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2014-2018 Volume I – the Executive Summary in May this year, Volume II provides more detailed and extensive quarterly forecast data… Read the full press release

VisitEngland cycling themed TV ad to inspire Britons to take cycling holiday in England

LONDON, 2014-7-4 — /Travel PR News/ — A VisitEngland cycling themed national marketing campaign, aimed to inspire Britons to take a cycling holiday in England this year, will be featured in a Television advertisement which will air on Channel 5 on 11 July.  It will highlight the wide range of cycling related tourism products and experiences… Read the full press release

Bath Abbey marks 100 years since the start of the First World War with special candlelit vigil on 4 August

BATH, 2014-7-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Bath Abbey for a special candlelit vigil from 10pm to 11pm on Monday 4 August to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. The Abbey will be lit with hundreds of candles which will be extinguished one by… Read the full press release

This Year’s Jane Austen Festival in Bath will attempt to break the World Record for “The Largest Gathering of people dressed in Regency Costumes”

Sign up to World Record Attempt at this Year’s Jane Austen Festival BATH, 2014-7-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Come and join the 14th Jane Austen Festival in Bath! Ten full and hectic days of Jane Austen and Regency events in the centre of Bath. This Year’s Jane Austen Festival will run from 12th to 21st September 2014. Join us… Read the full press release

Bath Tourism Plus welcomed passengers from the inaugural SAS flight from Stockholm as it landed in at Bristol Airport

BATH,  2014-7-3 — /Travel PR News/ — This morning, Bath Tourism Plus welcomed passengers from the inaugural SAS flight from Stockholm as it landed in at Bristol Airport. Bath Tourism Plus was joined by the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Cherry Beath and No.1 Royal Crescent’s very own Georgian Housekeeper Glenys Hale along with colleagues from both… Read the full press release

VisitBritain, UKinbound and ETOA to host India Market Seminar to grow tourism from Britain’s biggest BRIC market

LONDON, 2014-6-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Just weeks before the Indian cricket team arrives in England, VisitBritain, UKinbound and ETOA are hosting their India Market Seminar to grow tourism from one of Britain’s fastest growing markets. Taking place on Tuesday 24 June at Lord’s, one of the most iconic cricket venues in the world, senior figures… Read the full press release

Special Taste of Chicago Preview event to feature eight Taste of Chicago restaurants and food trucks on June 25

CHICAGO, 2014-6-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Taste of Chicago is July 9-13 in Grant Park. Enjoy a “taste” of Chicago’s favorite food and music festival at a special Taste of Chicago Preview event on Wednesday, June 25 at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington) from 11am to 2pm featuring eight Taste of Chicago restaurants and food trucks – plus two In the Kitchen with Mariano’s chefs. The new and… Read the full press release

VisitBritain promotes Yorkshire with the launch of its £1 million worth series of new GREAT campaign adverts across Heathrow

National tourism agency, VisitBritain, has today launched a series of new GREAT campaign adverts, worth £1 million across Heathrow, promoting Yorkshire to its international passengers. LONDON, 2014-6-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The promotional GREAT campaign images will be live across 134 digital screens in all terminals at Heathrow, illustrating the natural beauty of Yorkshire’s celebrated countryside,… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport launches new self-service information kiosks to help passengers navigate their way around Norway’s main airport

Oslo Airport has set up new self-service information kiosks to make it easy for travellers to quickly find the information they need at Norway’s main airport. OSLO, 2014-6-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The six kiosks are strategically located to help passengers navigate their way around the airport. Two are located in the departures hall, one… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition

Half a Billion IVAs to Asia Pacific Destinations in 2013 and Growing  BANGKOK, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia Pacific destinations collectively welcomed close to 520 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in calendar year 2013 according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA’s) just released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition. Covering 42 destinations across 11 sub-regions… Read the full press release

The PATA Foundation announced the election of Peter Semone as Chairman of the Board of Trustees

BANGKOK, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Foundation is pleased to announce the election ofPeter Semone as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr Semone replaces Mario Hardywho has served as Chairman since June 2012. Mr Hardy was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in January 2014. He will continue to support and advise… Read the full press release

The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup scheduled to take place in New Zealand from 30 May – 20 June 2015

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The beautiful game is enjoying a taste of the limelight in New Zealand as the country looks forward to welcoming international football teams and their fans. The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in New Zealand from 30 May – 20 June 2015 but… Read the full press release

Ty Speer named President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Vancouver Board Chair Bob Lindsay (owner, Lift Bar Grill View) announces the appointment of Mr. Ty Speer (48) as president and CEO of the 111-year-old destination marketing and management organization. Speer joins Tourism Vancouver from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where he was Deputy CEO before accepting his… Read the full press release

AH&LA and Asian American Hotel Owners Association released national study on the impacts of extreme local wage initiatives on the U.S. hotel industry

Potential increases could cost industry thousands of jobs, billions in economic impact Washington, DC, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today released a groundbreaking new national study on the impacts of extreme local wage initiatives on the U.S. hotel industry and small… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Duff House opens new exhibition ‘Being Somewhere’ by artist Olivia Irvine

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-5-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A new exhibition charting the theme of ‘Coming Home’ has opened at Duff House. The exhibition, entitled ‘Being Somewhere’ by artist Olivia Irvine, will see 18 paintings on display, influenced by places that the artist visited or lived in. The artworks – painted in oil on canvas or oil… Read the full press release

Chicago SummerDance returns for its 18th year from June 27 to September 14 at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

Friday, June 27 – Sunday, September 14 in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park Chicago, Il, 2014-5-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States, Chicago SummerDance, returns for its 18th year – and Chicagoans who love to dance will flock to the Spirit of Music… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group launches its first national umbrella advertising campaign

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its first national umbrella advertising campaign aimed at building consumer awareness of its powerhouse brands and loyalty program. The campaign, developed by MMGY and voiced by renowned… Read the full press release

Bangkok named “Foodiest City” at the “Tastiest Fast Feasts” Awards by the British culinary website Chowzter

Bangkok, 2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok has been declared the world’s “Foodiest City” and two of its prominent restaurants have been recognised for their signature dishes, according to the “Tastiest Fast Feasts” Awards recently conferred by the British culinary website Chowzter. The Awards, which aim to uncover the most delicious fast food served by… Read the full press release

First “Isuzu Roboman U-Tapao 2014” competition to be held 24-25 May at U-Tapao-Pattaya-Rayong International Airport in Thailand

Bangkok / Chon Buri, 2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with the Royal Thai Naval Air Division, the Triathlon Association of Thailand and Tri Petch Isuzu Sale Co., Ltd. is launching the very first “Isuzu Roboman U-Tapao 2014” competition, to be held from 24-25 May at U-Tapao-Pattaya-Rayong International… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia launches ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ campaign focusing on food and wine experiences

New Tourism Australia logo

Sydney, Australia, 2014-5-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has unveiled the latest evolution of its global campaign – ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ – with exceptional food and wine experiences from around the country playing a starring role in an effort to convert the global appetite for Australia as a travel destination into more visits. Launched… Read the full press release

New book published with details on the history and archaeology of Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-5-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of Wigtown’s annual Spring Book Weekend, a new book has been published detailing the history and archaeology of Scotland’s national book town. Historic Wigtown: Archaeology and Development is the final book in the third series of Scottish Burgh Surveys, and offers a vivid account of the archaeological and… Read the full press release

Las Vegas welcomes wide-variety of special events, conferences and programming specific to the LGBT community

The Entertainment Capital of the World Bolsters its Reputation as the Premier LGBT Travel Destination by Welcoming Special Events Throughout the Year LAS VEGAS, 2014-04-30 — /Travel PR News/ — This year, Las Vegas is thrilled to welcome a wide-variety of special events, conferences and programming specific to the LGBT community. From one end of the… Read the full press release

Chicago Cultural Center to host eight FREE exhibitions this summer

Chicago, Il, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, will host eight FREE exhibitions this summer with an emphasis on object and graphic design, street art, the blues, architecture and the work of several Chicago-based artists – including Hebru Brantley. Exhibitions at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph Street) and City… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announces performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 34th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park

Petrillo Music Shell performers include AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek, Jeff Tweedy and Aloe Blacc in Grant Park, July 9-13 Chicago, Il, 2014-04-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the… Read the full press release

Palm Springs received 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.

Palm Springs, Calif., 2014-04-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, Palm Springs has received the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Palm Springs is the 17th most desired destination the U.S., according to the annual ranking. 1. New York City, New York 2…. Read the full press release

Brussels Airport gears up for exceptionally busy Easter holiday rush

Tips for a carefree holiday Brussels Airport expects an exceptionally busy Easter holiday rush.  The first weekend of the Easter holidays promises to be busy and the same goes for the working days preceding it. The airport authority has listed a few tips for a carefree start of your plane trip. These are the expected… Read the full press release

Innovative Online Education Programme Open to the Global Tourism Industry

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism e kit is the highly successful self-help, online education programme that enables tourism businesses and operators to make the most of digital marketing opportunities.  Australian tourism businesses have had exclusive access to the Tourism e kit since its launch in 2008 and now, for the first time,… Read the full press release