Woodland Park Zoo to raffle off orangutan Towan’s painting at its annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on August 9

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo to raffle off orangutan Towan’s painting at its annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on August 9 WHAT: Male orangutan Towan is brushing up on his painting to create colorful, original artwork to be raffled off during Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on Saturday,… Read the full press release

Concur announced new features for Concur TripLink

Companies can now encourage traveler purchasing behavior that aligns with budget objectives Los Angeles, Calif., 2014-7-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, today announced new features for Concur TripLink, enabling businesses of all sizes and Travel Management Companies (TMCs) to apply their own gamification strategies to… Read the full press release

Master Storyteller Garrison Keillor at Hershey Theatre on November 12

Hershey, PA, 2014-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Master Storyteller and host of public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor will be at Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for this show are $45.00, $55.00 and $65.00 (tax and applicable fees apply and there is an eight-ticket limit) and are available at… Read the full press release

Comedian Ron White comes to Hershey Theatre with his new stand-up show, Nutcracker on November 21

Hershey, PA, 2014-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon coming to Hershey Theatre on Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m., with his new stand-up show, Nutcracker. Tickets for this show are $46.75 and $56.75 (tax and applicable fees… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo grizzly bears bring wedding crashing to a whole new level on Saturday, June 7

Seattle, WA, 2014-6-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Event focuses on the survival of bears, wolves and other native wildlife WHAT: Move over Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn…grizzly bears Keema and Denali will bring wedding crashing to a whole new level when they ransack a backyard wedding reception (with no human guests, of course) complete with… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s newest live cam gives viewers the best seats in the house to its award-winning African Savanna exhibit

SEATTLE, 2014-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s newest live cam at zoo.org/savannacam gives viewers the best seats in the house to its popular, award-winning African Savanna exhibit, home to giraffe, oryx, zebra, gazelle and ostrich. Streaming live from the zoo’s African school house, the Savanna Cam pans the north end of the plains exhibit… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo announces the birth of a baby crowned Lemur

Lemur infant already in the swing of things at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, 2014-5-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Move over Prince George, there’s new royalty in town – a baby crowned lemur at Lincoln Park Zoo! The zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a baby lemur at the Helen Brach Primate House, a first… Read the full press release

Columbus Zoo to open Dinosaur Island on May 17

POWELL, Ohio, 2014-04-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dinosaur Island is back from extinction and will open May 17 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Re-hatching by popular demand, Dinosaur Island will take visitors back in time, 65 million years, for an adventure of colossal proportion. Zoo guests will embark on a quest to find and document… Read the full press release

Calgary, Lethbridge, Innisfail, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Strathcona County, and Edmonton to participate at 2014 Tour of Alberta

Alberta, 2014-04-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The host communities for the 2014 Tour of Alberta, scheduled for September 2-7, were announced by Executive Director, Duane Vienneau; Calgary, Lethbridge, Innisfail, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Strathcona County, and Edmonton will participate as either a host start or finish community for this year’s Tour of Alberta. “The commitment by our… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates the birth of a female klipspringer calf

Klipspringer calf makes leaps and bounds in first weeks of life at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — “Bouncing baby” has a literal meaning at Lincoln Park Zoo this spring! The zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby klipspringer (Afrikaans for “rock jumper”) at Regenstein African Journey. The thrilling new arrival… Read the full press release

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