Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation launched its U.K. Outdoor Adventure marketing campaign with Ray Mears as the official spokesperson

Attracting the U.K. Visitor with Personality Favourite Ray Mears Toronto, Ontario, 2014-12-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ontario is a popular destination for the outdoor adventurer and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) welcomes the opportunity to share Ontario’s dynamic tourism offerings with visitors from the United Kingdom. The OTMPC has launched its U.K. Outdoor Adventure… Read the full press release

First 100 Skiers Dressed Like Santa Or Mrs. Claus Ski For Free at Whistler Blackcomb’s annual Dress Like Santa Day on December 13

WHISTLER, BC, 2014-12-12 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Tis the season for spreading Christmas cheer! Twinkling lights, snow covered mountains and a roaring fire are all staples of Christmas in Whistler. But, there is one revered tradition that stands out from the crowd – quite literally. Whistler Blackcomb’s annual Dress Like Santa Day is taking place on… Read the full press release

New Zealand Tourism: Indian adventurer completes New Zealand’s epic walk Te Araroa – The Long Pathway

An Indian-born adventurer has taken an unexpected journey from the slums of India to the extremities of Middle-earth. Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-12-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Naresh Kumar, a 32-year-old originally from Chennai, India, has completed New Zealand’s epic walk Te Araroa – The Long Pathway, a 3000km continuous trail that begins at sacred… Read the full press release

PATA announces line up of international speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan, February 4-6, 2015

BANGKOK, 2014-12-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be bringing together a dynamic line up of international speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (AT&RTCM 2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan on February 4-6, 2015. The event will bring together both public and… Read the full press release

ATTA unveils fresh new look of AdventureTravelNews

SEATTLE, 2014-11-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The AdventureTravelNews site features a mix of ATTA news, stories about our members and industry trends that affect us all. In order to support our visitors and to enhance the experience of reading the stories found there, we’ve done a little reconstruction. We’re happy to release the fresh… 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

New Zealand launches world-first adventure sports experience 5X1NZ

5X1NZ is a world-first adventure sports experience – STA’s ultimate one-day thrills package in Queenstown New Zealand. Queenstown New Zealand, 2014-10-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Released this morning (23.9.2014), 5X1NZ is an only-in-New-Zealand experience offering a five-thrills adrenalin adventure in, around and over Queenstown New Zealand. In a global partnership between Tourism New Zealand… Read the full press release

Winners of ATTA’s Adventure in Motion with Yahoo Travel announced at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Killarney, Ireland

SEATTLE, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A live audience at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Killarney, Ireland, on October 9, 2014, voted on their favorite short films from six finalists in the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz) inaugural short film contest called Adventure in Motion with Yahoo Travel. There were 137 entries in the contest,… Read the full press release

The Adventure Travel Trade Association releases results of the first global bicycle tourism survey for the adventure travel industry

SEATTLE, 2014-10-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA;www.adventuretravel.biz) released the results of the first global bicycle tourism survey for the adventure travel industry. Each year the ATTA invites adventure businesses to share anonymous information about their companies and uses that data to compile a report called the Industry Snapshot. The… Read the full press release

The Adventure Travel Trade Association teams up with National Geographic Traveler to present on the future of responsible tourism at the World Travel Market in London on November 5, 2014

SEATTLE, 2014-9-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA;www.adventuretravel.biz) is teaming up with National Geographic Traveler to present on the future of responsible tourism at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The ATTA’s Executive Director in Europe, Chris Doyle, and Keith Bellows, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of National… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel World Summit expects nearly 700 delegates from around the globe to Killarney, Ireland on October 6, 2014

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-27 — /Travel PR News/ — On October 6, nearly 700 delegates from around the globe will enter Killarney, Ireland to begin the sold-out Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). Over 150 of those delegates, international tour operators and media, will be coming back from intense adventure experiences across Ireland’s wild landscape, while the other 500 delegates will… Read the full press release

The Adventure Travel Trade Association: the industry lacks a global standard for adventure travel guiding

SEATTLE, 2014-8-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz) has spent the past several months researching global adventure guide qualification and performance standards and training programs. The initial findings, presented in a webinar to members of the association, confirm that the industry lacks a global standard for adventure travel guiding. ATTA’s president, Mr…. Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association announced that their annual Adventure Travel World Summit (October 6-9, 2014 in Ireland) is now sold out

SEATTLE, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — With 650 delegates registered to attend, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz) announced that their annual Adventure Travel World Summit is now sold out. The Summit, which will take place October 6 – 9, 2014, in Killarney, Ireland, attracts buyers and sellers of adventure travel from all over the globe… Read the full press release

The Adventure Travel Trade Association sign three year partnership with Norwegian Centres of Expertise Tourism and Fjord Norway

Seattle, WA, 2014-6-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz) has entered a three year partnership with Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) Tourism and Fjord Norway, which adds 60 new European members to the ATTA’s 1,000-member global community. In early June 2014, 60 businesses from across the tourism supply chain in Norway joined… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association launched new online store offering its original research papers and data for download and purchase

SEATTLE, WA, 2014-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz) launched a new online store this week where association members and other organizations in the travel industry can download original research papers and data. As a benefit to members of the ATTA, many downloads are available free of charge, while others within the industry… Read the full press release

The 2014 Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) to be held at Chiapas, Mexico

Seattle, WA, 2014-5-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2014 Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) event has officially relocated to adventure travel hub, Chiapas, Mexico. This is the third year that Visit Mexico, in partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, will host ATMEX with the goals of bringing awareness to Mexico’s adventure travel offerings, providing educational opportunities and creating a foundation… Read the full press release

Kings Island hosts “Scream for A Kid Again” to raise money for the Greater Cincinnati chapter of A Kid Again

Roller coaster enthusiasts to marathon first night rides on record-breaking Banshee roller coaster to raise money for A Kid Again KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2014-04-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The thrill of being among the first night riders on the new Banshee roller coaster will have a whole new meaning April 17, when Kings Island hosts “Scream for A… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Adventure Travel Trade Association partner to enhance global adventure travel sector

Seattle, WA, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) signed a new partnership agreement March 7, 2014, during Corporate Social Responsibility Day at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair. At the crux of the agreement are precedent-setting initiatives dedicated to enhancing the understanding of and professionalization of the… Read the full press release

Travel + Leisure Magazine featured Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in its World’s Best Hotels 2014

Tanzania, 2014-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been featured in the World’s Best Hotels 2014- according to Travel + Leisure Magazine (T+L), published in January 2014. The annual survey carried amongst theTravel +Leisure global readership was audited and revealed the top destinations, hotels, airlines, cruise liners, spas and travel agents. Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based… Read the full press release

Thomson Cruises unveiled its summer 2014 Shore Excursion programme

New ‘fun and funky’ tours added to the summer 2014 programme Book in advance online to make savings on the on-board price  Luton, UK, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thomson Cruises exciting, new summer 2014 Shore Excursion programme is now on sale. Customers can browse and book excursions online before travelling, with advance bookings offering great savings on… Read the full press release

Two new directors appointed at The Adventure Travel Trade Association

Seattle, WA, USA, 2013-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a trade organization encouraging responsible tourism development worldwide with more than 900 businesses and tourism organization members across 90 countries, has added two new strategic roles to its internal team with the hiring of Christina Beckmann as the Director of AdventureEDU & Research, and Liz Ferrin, Director of… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways owned destination management company Hala Abu Dhabi to introduce tours and safaris services in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, 2013-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hala Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s leading destination management company of Etihad Airways, has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of tours and safaris services in the United Arab Emirates. An exciting range of city tours and desert safaris have been launched this week, which are operated by Hala… Read the full press release

Kings Island named Nathan Gushulak its first executive chef

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, United States, 2013-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kings Island has named Nathan Gushulak as its first executive chef. Gushulak is no stranger to Kings Island, having worked seasonally at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark for the past seven years. He was responsible this past season for overseeing the opening and operation of the Reds Hall of… Read the full press release

Arizona Office of Tourism debuts national advertising campaign promoting the Grand Canyon State as world-class leisure destination

National Campaign Promotes Vacation Experiences Enjoyed throughout Arizona   Arizona, 2013-11-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Beginning this week, the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) debuts a new travel and tourism advertising campaign promoting the Grand Canyon State as a world-class, leisure destination. The five-month national campaign encourages travelers to “Let Yourself Go” and experience various, unique Arizona travel… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) debuted its new AdventureWeek with destination partner Chile

Seattle, WA, 2013-10-17— /travelprnews.com/ — This September, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) debuted its new, intensive familiarization (FAM) concept, AdventureWeek, with destination partner Chile. The intensive adventure FAM, combined with a matchmaking program, brought together a specially curated group of qualified buyers, storytelling team and select media on an extended itinerary to Chile’s Patagonia region. A group of… Read the full press release

Halloween Haunt 2013 at Kings Island: two new mazes, new scare zone, and Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem show

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Screams of pure panic pierce the night. There’s nowhere you’re safe in the most immersive horror experience in the region – Halloween Haunt at Kings Island! Halloween Haunt is a veritable playground of terror featuring more than 600 vile creatures lurking in… Read the full press release

Orient-Express offers journey to the heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith 22–27 November 2013

2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Journey to the Heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith 22–27 November 2013 Northern Botswana, 28 August 2013: For Mma Ramotswe aficionados, it can’t get much better than this. This November, immerse yourself in Mma Ramotswe’s Botswana in the company of her creator, one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith…. Read the full press release

Milford Track in New Zealand’s famed Fiordland wilderness region celebrates 125th anniversary

2013-08-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to New Zealand’s famed Fiordland wilderness region will have the chance to experience the majestic beauty of the Great Walks Milford Track as never before when one of the world’s best known multi-day hikes celebrates a special anniversary. To mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of Milford Track, a unique… Read the full press release

England’s forests and woodland summer holiday ideas as part of national campaign by Forestry Commission England and VisitEngland

2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — If you go down to the woods today, you’ll certainly be surprised by all that’s on offer. As part of a national campaign to promote England’s forests and woodland with Forestry Commission England, VisitEngland looks at some of the best forest experiences this summer, from al fresco film screenings to fairy kingdoms and… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet: Australia has 58 of the world’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures

2013-08-13— /travelprnews.com/ — Global travel authority Lonely Planet says Australia has 58 of the world’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures. Published this month, Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures features 100 “Top 10 Lists” that bring together the world’s most captivating activities and inspirational challenges. Fifty-eight Australian adventures spanning the continent are included in the book’s collection of thrilling travel ideas.  The following is a breakdown by state and… Read the full press release