Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines extend partnership agreement; committing further A$4.2 million for cooperative marketing in 2015

SYDNEY, 2014-11-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines will extend their existing strategic partnership agreement, committing a further A$4.2 million for cooperative marketing in 2015. This extended agreement was signed today in Parliament House, Canberra by Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan and China Southern Airlines President Mr Tan Wangeng… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and delegates of local travel trade attended the China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai

MACAU, 2014-11-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and delegates of local travel trade are joining the China International Travel Mart (CITM) inaugurated in Shanghai today (14 November) to enhance their connections with tourism industry partners from the Mainland and overseas along with the opportunity to promote Macau as a World… Read the full press release

VisitBritain partnered with STUDIOCANAL to promote Britain as a GREAT destination to visit with the UK release of the new Paddington film

LONDON, 2014-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has partnered with STUDIOCANAL to promote Britain as a GREAT destination to visit with the UK release of the new Paddington film (28th November), following the adventures of the famous bear who arrives at Paddington Station from Peru. VisitBritain partners with STUDIOCANAL for international family marketing campaign… Read the full press release

TripAdvisor, PATA and E-Tourism Frontiers launch initiative to improve the way destinations use digital tools and content created by travellers known as DATA

BANGKOK, 2014-11-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and E-Tourism Frontiers announced today the launch of a new initiative to improve the way destinations use digital tools and content created by travellers. Known as DATA (Destination Academy with TripAdvisor), these regional events… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia welcomes Lisa Ronson as its new Chief Marketing Officer

SYDNEY, 2014-11-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has today confirmed that Lisa Ronson will be joining Australia’s national tourism organisation as its new Chief Marketing Officer. She replaces Nick Baker who recently announced he will be leaving Tourism Australia to pursue new opportunities early next year. Ms Ronson joins Tourism Australia from Westpac, where… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association welcomes Gergana Nikolova to its team as Development Lead – Europe

SEATTLE, WA, 2014-11-3 — /Travel PR News/ — To enhance support for its nearly 300 members throughout Europe and its increased engagement in responsible adventure tourism development throughout the region, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz) has added Gergana Nikolova to its team as Development Lead – Europe. Nikolova is primarily responsible for business development, development… Read the full press release

Jersey Tourism presents at the leading global World Travel Market (WTM), 3 – 6 November in London

JERSEY, 2014-11-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Jersey Tourism is exhibiting at the leading global World Travel Market (WTM) in London next week. The event is a vibrant business-to-business opportunity presenting a diverse range of destinations to UK and International travel professionals. It is an opportunity for the global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate… Read the full press release

The Arizona Office of Tourism officially rolled out its national travel advertising campaign “Let Yourself Go”

Campaign Inspires Travelers to Choose Arizona as Their Vacation Destination     Arizona, US, 2014-10-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) has officially launched its national travel advertising campaign, “Let Yourself Go.” This campaign is an extension of what the agency launched last year, which generated more than six million unique visits… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia: Tasmania named one of the world’s top ten regions to visit in 2015 at Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2015’ publication

SYDNEY, 2014-10-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2015’ publication has today named Tasmania one of the world’s top ten regions to visit in 2015. ‘Best in Travel’ is an annual collection of what’s hot in travel for the coming year from the world’s number one guidebook publisher. Inclusions in the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: David Beckham’s appearance in new television commercial filmed on the Isle of Skye is great news for tourism in the Highlands

LONDON, 2014-10-21 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland says global football icon David Beckham’s appearance in a new television commercial is great news for tourism in the Highlands. In the new advert for HAIG CLUB Single Grain Scotch Whisky, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England star is seen riding a motorbike in Glen… Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism Commission sponsors media tour for 21 journalists writing for national and regional media outlets

LINCOLN, Neb., 2014-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Northeast Nebraska will step into the national spotlight September 29 – October 3, as the state plays host to a group of 21 journalists writing for national and regional media outlets. This will be the ninth media tour sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The tours are designed… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia selects an elite group of China-based travel agencies to lead high yield China tourism strategy

Sydney, Australia, 2014-8-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has selected an elite group of China-based travel agencies to spearhead a new, high yield distribution network focused upon selling high quality Australian holiday packages to China’s rapidly growing middle classes. A total of 31 specialist travel agents have been selected to join the new Key Distribution… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle reports its busiest July on record with 223,107 visitors

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-8-15 — /Travel PR News/ — This year Edinburgh Castle enjoyed its busiest July on record, with 223,107 visitors heading to the site over the course of the month, up five per cent year-on-year. Operated by Historic Scotland, the castle is Scotland’s number one paid-for visitor attraction, welcoming over 1.4 million visitors in 2013. Historic… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: London’s most well-known cultural institutions join forces to promote the capital’s exceptional autumn season

London’s most well-known cultural institutions are coming together in a new initiative to promote the capital’s exceptional autumn season, as forecasts show more than two million tourists are expected to visit a collection of blockbuster exhibitions and events taking place throughout the city*. LONDON, 2014-8-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The stellar line-up of shows and exhibitions… Read the full press release

Fly.com™ research shows that failing to book Labor Day flights before Aug. 9 could cost travelers an additional 30% or more

Airfares Likely to Jump after August 9 NEW YORK, 2014-8-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Don’t wait another day to book flights for the Labor Day weekend. New research from Fly.com™ finds that failing to book Labor Day flights before Aug. 9 could cost travelers an additional 30% or more. The study, which used popular Labor… Read the full press release

VisitBritain’s new annual flagship international event ExploreGB attracted Tourism Ireland as key partner

LONDON, 2014-8-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Ireland has signed up as a key partner for ExploreGB, VisitBritain’s new annual flagship international event, which will debut at Ascot Racecourse in February 2015. The aim of ExploreGB is to showcase Britain and the island of Ireland to the largest possible audience of international buyers, resulting in additional itineraries and… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announced the names of its new Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

BANGKOK, 2014-7-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., as Chairman of the Executive Board of PATA. Mr Supernaw replaces Joao Manuel Costa Antunes who has served as Chairman of PATA since April 2012 and will become PATA Immediate Past Chairman. Mr. Supernaw said, “This is a… Read the full press release

VisitBritain’s report “What inbound visitors shop for in Britain” reveals Middle East visitors are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers

LONDON, 2014-7-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A new report released today by the national tourism agency, VisitBritain, reveals that visitors from the Middle East are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers, while one in three French visitors buy British food and drink to take home. Kuwaiti visitors have highest propensity to buy clothes or shoes 1 in… Read the full press release

UNWTO addresses the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the country’s socio-economic development

Addis Abeba/Madrid, 2014-7-24 — /Travel PR News/ — During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism,Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the country’s socio-economic development. (Addis Abeba,… Read the full press release

PATA and Cambodia‘s Ministry of Tourism announced the launch of The International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism (ICCDT)

BANGKOK, 2014-7-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia are pleased to announce the launch of The International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism (ICCDT), held in conjunction with PATA Travel Mart 2014 (PTM2014) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  ICCDT will be held from September 16 – 17 at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra…. Read the full press release

PATA China Panel of Experts (PCPE) to promote the sustainable development of tourism in China through the “10+1 Expert Consultancy” model

BANGKOK, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — On June 28, 2014, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) China Panel of Experts (PCPE) held its inauguration conference in the coastal city of Yantai, China. PATA Regional Director – Greater China, Mr. Bo Wu, hosted the conference, while PATA Chief Operations Officer, Mr Mario Hardy, delivered the keynote address. The… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver: mid-year data indicates 2014 and 2015 will be exceptionally strong years for the city’s $3.6-billion tourism industry

VANCOUVER, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As Ty Speer, Tourism Vancouver’s new president and CEO, officially begins his duties today, mid-year data indicates 2014 and 2015 will be exceptionally strong years for the city’s $3.6-billion* tourism industry. Highlights of Metro Vancouver’s most recent tourism data for this year include: 5.5 percent increase in overnight visitation… Read the full press release

The 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held above the sea area before Macau Tower on 8, 13, 20, 27 September and 1 October

Macau, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held above the sea area before Macau Tower on 8, 13, 20, 27 September and 1 October. Ten contesting teams will brighten up the city skyline with spectacular fireworks on the nights. Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is an event organized… Read the full press release

The German National Tourist Board released its third survey about the Top 100 most popular sights for foreign tourists in Germany

Favorites maintain their position among Germany’s most popular destinations NEW YORK, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa-Park Rust and Cologne Cathedral take front row yet again in this year’s list of the 100 most popular sights for foreign tourists in Germany. This was the result of the third survey about the “Top 100”… Read the full press release

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