Woodland Park Zoo announced wild birds guided tour in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on May 10

SEATTLE, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo announced wild birds guided tour in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on May 10 WHAT: In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, take a guided tour of zoo grounds with a keeper and learn firsthand about the wild birds that call Woodland Park Zoo home,… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo announces the arrival of male South African lion and female North American porcupine

SEATTLE, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo has a new king on the savanna, a male South African lion named Xerxes (zurk-seez). And a new baby on the block, a female North American porcupine, known as a porcupette. The 6-year-old lion arrived in March from El Paso Zoo under the African Lion Species Survival… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta announced its 5-year-old eastern bongo gave birth to a male calf on April 12, 2014

Welcome the newest ambassador for one of the Zoo’s rarest species ATLANTA, 2014-04-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Matilda, a 5-year-old eastern bongo, gave birth to a male calf on April 12, 2014. The calf is the third offspring for Matilda and 6-year-old male Tambo. Matilda’s pregnancy was confirmed earlier this year following visible weight gain… Read the full press release

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE to hold a speech at The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel on May 22 2014 presented by Jersey Sporting & Dining Club

Jersey, 2014-04-15 — /Travel PR News/ — “My admiration for Ranulph Fiennes is unbounded and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him” HRH Prince Charles. Tim Cook, Island Director for Lloyds Bank event sponsor, said: We are delighted to be supporting what will be a fascinating evening with world… Read the full press release

Leeds Bradford Airport organised magical trip for Whitley girl to met Santa Claus at his Lapland residency

Leeds, UK, 2014-1-7 — /travelprnews.com/ — Five-year-old Whitley (between Pontefract and Selby) girl Beatrice Howden, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder which means she’ll never be able to walk properly, had her Christmas wish come true when she met Santa Claus at his Lapland residency. The magical trip was organised by Leeds Bradford Airport, which supports… Read the full press release

Virginia invites travelers to take part in wide variety of festive deals, packages, events, and illuminations around the Commonwealth

The 2013 holiday season shines bright with festive deals, packages, and events around the Commonwealth Richmond, VA, USA, 2013-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — This holiday season, Virginia invites travelers to take part in a wide variety of festive deals, packages, events, and illuminations around the Commonwealth. Whether you’re up for a lively celebration or a cozy night by… Read the full press release

Laos Prime Minister receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism from UNWTO Secretary-General

Madrid, Spain, 2013-11-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Prime Minister of Laos, Thongsing Thammavong, acknowledged tourism as central to the agenda of the government of Laos when accepting the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism from UNWTO Secretary-General, in support of mainstreaming the sector in the national and international agendas. Prime Minister Thammavong said, “Tourism development is… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: domestic overnight holiday trips up by 9% in both Great Britain and England during July 2013, YoY

London, UK, 2013-11-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today at World Travel Market in London,  VisitEngland, the national tourist board, announced that according to the Great Britain Tourism Survey the number of domestic overnight holiday trips was up by 9 per cent in Great Britain and 9 per cent in England during July this year compared to the same… Read the full press release

GBTA survey: ongoing government shutdown and potential default could impact business travel

Final GBTA BTI™ Outlook of the Year Shows Rising Momentum, But GBTA Sees Serious Concerns from Business Travel Professionals Alexandria, VA, 2013-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Business travel spending is expected to see a robust year in 2014 fueled by steady corporate profits, increases in business investment and an improving U.S. economy. However, the ongoing government shutdown… Read the full press release

Visa facilitation top priority for UNESCO/UNWTO Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Workshop

Madrid, Spain, 2013-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism and heritage experts called for more effective visa systems to support tourism development at the UNESCO/UNWTO Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy Workshop. The workshop aimed to define a tourism management roadmap for two UNESCO Silk Road Heritage Corridors crossing China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (7-8 October 2013, Almaty,… Read the full press release

airberlin’s seven international Area Managers now offer their personal travel tips for their favorite destinations

Berlin, Germany, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The summer is already over but autumn and winter have a lot to offer for globetrotters as well. A short trip south is a way of prolonging the summer. Barcelona, Alicante, Rome or Abu Dhabi are ideal destinations for a long weekend. For anyone who prefers wintry conditions airberlin operates flights… Read the full press release

Airbnb announced Hello LA to celebrate the most interesting people, places and experiences in Los Angeles

James Franco, Lake Bell, Anjelica Huston, Moby & Molly Sims Exclusively Design Livable Spaces Reflective of Their Personal Style San Francisco, Calif., 2013-09-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airbnb, the world’s leading marketplace to list, discover and book unique, local accommodations today announced Hello LA: a five day hospitality experience celebrating the most interesting people, places and experiences in… Read the full press release

Vermont Tourism announced new Beer Lovers Getaways

Vermont Tourism toasts to Oktoberfest with new Beer Lovers Getaways; a six-pack offering of lodging packages, tasting tours and more ways to savor what The Huffington Post recently called the Best Craft Brew State. 2013-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Born from the industry’s craft beer boom, Vermont Beer Lovers Getaways offer a taste of Munich in Montpelier and a… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland marks 100 years since the 1913 Ancient Monuments Act was passed into law

2013-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — One hundred years ago, the 1913 Ancient Monuments Act was passed into law – one of the many building blocks that eventually led to the creation of Historic Scotland. The Act was an amalgamation and extension of several earlier Acts. The earliest was The Ancient Monuments Protection Act of 1882, which was… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland reported 1,692,611 visitors for June – August 2013, growth of 14.8% YoY

2013-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — From June – August 2013, the organisation, which is Scotland’s biggest operator of visitor attractions, reported 1,692,611 visitors, an increase of 14.8% on the same period last year. Across the agency’s 78 ticketed attractions, records were broken at flagship site Edinburgh Castle – up 26% on 2012 for the period June –… Read the full press release

Vermont Tourism’s Seventh Annual Apples to iPods Contest to start on Sunday, September 8 at 16 Vermont pick-your-own apple orchards

Vermont Tourism spices up fall with Apples to iPods: find a wooden apple hidden at 16 apple orchards & win an iPod. MONTPELIER, Vt., 2013-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vermont’s pick-your-own orchards will offer a chance to win an iPod during the Apples to iPods promotion that kicks off Sunday, September 8. In this technology-meets-agriculture contest, one specially… Read the full press release

Canadian Tourism Commission’s first-ever Instagram FAM (familiarization) trip to Yukon was social-media smash hit

2013-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Instagram has stolen much of the social-media limelight, especially with its recent introduction of 15-second videos. This summer was the perfect moment for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) to use it for the first time as the basis for a nine-day FAM (familiarization) tour that brought four top Instagrammers and a leading videographer to Yukon…. Read the full press release

Thomson and First Choice’s 24/7 Holidayline team released the most common questions asked as preparing for its millionth call in August

Thomson and First Choice’s 24/7 Holidayline is gearing up to take its millionth call in August as thousands of holidaymakers jet off on their summer getaways. 2013-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The service, which ensures customers can receive assistance at any point in their holiday, will have helped a million customers since the 24/7 Holidayline took its… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver opens its newly renovated Visitor Centre located in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, 2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — After a complete redesign and renovation, Tourism Vancouver’s flagship Visitor Centre across from Canada Place is now open. Designed with a modern, West Coast esthetic, the renovated Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre features a “living wall” with 600 plants, a Hesquiaht totem pole carved by renowned Vancouver Island artist Tim Paul, and… Read the full press release

Top Latin Artists and Entertainers to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Las Vegas

Luis Miguel, Alejandro Fernandez, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Lila Downs and More Are Among Top Latin Artists and Entertainers Celebrating El Grito LAS VEGAS, 2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — Travelers looking for the best Mexican Independence Day celebrations this side of the Rio Grande need travel no further than Las Vegas for exciting El Grito! festivities. Thousands of visitors… Read the full press release

Old School trips and small town adventures in Virginia

Old School connects travelers to bygone times that are here to stay RICHMOND, Va., 2013-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — In today’s travel culture few things are more inviting than the perception of simpler times, small towns, friendly folks and nostalgia for childhood memories. In Virginia we call it “Old School” with a funky vibe found at country stores, town… Read the full press release

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland released its latest range of 2014 Summer holidays brochures with 16 new additions available online

Refreshed brochure design and introduction of four new titles Five new SENTIDO hotels and Five new Aquamania properties New and exclusive premium holiday concepts from Thomas Cook in Sunwing and Sunprime New budget range from Airtours with the introduction of smartline Early booking offer with Kids for a Quid 2013-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thomas Cook UK &… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines special deals for Dubai, Kochi and Darwin flights, ends 4 August 2013

National Carrier Extending Incredible Deals for new and Re-instated Routes Subang, 2013-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Malaysia Airlines is extending its special deals promotion for the recently announced routes namely Dubai, Kochi and Darwin till 4 August 2013 for travel up to 31 March 2014 from the date of the respective inaugural flight. Malaysia Airlines Regional Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Flights to sunny destinations with airberlin this September

2013-07-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — With Germany’s second largest airline, the summer is far from over in September. Even during the cooler seasons airberlin flies its guests to the best sunny destinations in the world. When the temperatures are falling in Germany, the most beautiful time of year is just starting around the Mediterranean: Madeira is also… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines (PAL) started four-times-weekly flights to Guangzhou from Manila

2013-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently started its four-times-weekly flights to Guangzhou (formerly Canton), marked by a simple send-off ceremony at the NAIA Terminal 2. Photo shows officials during the ceremonial toast prior to departure of the inaugural flight, from left — PAL AVP Josen Perez de Tagle, Special Minister Sun Xiang Yang of… Read the full press release

TOP INTERNATIONAL Hotels announced its TOP GROUP TARIFFS 2014 brochure

2013-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — This brochure 2014 contains an exclusive selection of hotels which have specialize themselves on bus- and grouptours. They all know which requirements this audience has and which service features are expected. Let yourself be persuaded by your next trip plans! Bookings via our central reservation in Düsseldorf.

Jet2.com announced it started flights to Hungarian capital Budapest from Leeds Bradford Airport

2013-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet2.com brings back Hungarian capital for Yorkshire travellers 2014 flights available to book now from £38.00 and Jet2holidays city breaks available from £199 Jet2.com has today announced the return of Budapest to its growing range of destinations available to Yorkshire travellers, becoming the only airline to give local people access to this… Read the full press release

ATOC report: UK Passenger Growth Helps Drive Big Rise In Money To Reinvest In Rail Services

2013-07-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Train operators are generating more than four times as much money for Government to reinvest in rail services than 15 years earlier. This is a key finding from Growth and Prosperity, a new report published today by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and based on data analysed and collated by KPMG…. Read the full press release

VIA Rail’s long-haul train the Ocean now equipped with Wi-Fi on board

Montréal, 2013-07-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of June 15, VIA Rail’s long-haul train the Ocean has been equipped with the same Wi-Fi available to passengers on the Québec City – Windsor corridor. Available across more than 98% of the route between Montréal and Halifax, the new Wi-Fi connection allows passengers to remain virtually linked to work, friends and… Read the full press release

New study highlights Airbnb’s positive impact on the local economy in Paris

San Francisco, Calif., 2013-06-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airbnb, the world’s leading marketplace for booking, discovering, and listing unique spaces around the world, today released a new study that highlights Airbnb’s positive impact on the local economy in Paris. After a first study revealing Airbnb’s impact on its hometown San Francisco, this new study found that the Airbnb… Read the full press release