The San Francisco International Airport postpones opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Airport remains open, but next section of new terminal will not be activated for at least 4 weeks SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that the opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The… Read the full press release

Entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020 now accepted

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2020. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation will… Read the full press release

UNWTO creates Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation… Read the full press release

“Discover Arkansas” March edition now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The March edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Spring break is upon us! We’re highlighting five active spring break destinations for you to enjoy, as well… Read the full press release

British Airways’ Sport Relief achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ week of Sport Relief fundraising events has taken off today (March 06, 2020) by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities. British Airways’ support for Sport Relief… Read the full press release

LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas offers an exciting Easter programme

Male, Maldives, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Escape to a whimsical world inspired by Alice in Wonderland at LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas this Easter. Since the resort opened in February 2019, LUX* North Malé Atoll has been bringing larger-than-life parties to guests – this Easter will see some of the most memorable… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Vittaveli celebrates International Women’s Day with a host of special activities

Male, Maldives, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following this year’s theme of the International Women’s Day, #EachForEqual, Jumeirah Vittaveli will be celebrating the success of all the talented women around the world with a host of special activities on offer for everyone. All female in house guests will have the opportunity to start and end… Read the full press release

The 22nd Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor on May 2

The 22nd annual festival on May 2 in Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor will provide free build and decorate kite kits and activities for the entire family Chicago, IL, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 22nd Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor (Montrose and Wilson)… Read the full press release

PATA to help equip the travel sector with critical skills needed to manage tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading global charity The Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and… Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates Holi with a lined up festive treats and memorable experiences

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Holi, the Indian festival of colours and flavours, has arrived onboard Emirates, and the airline’s chefs have lined up festive treats and memorable experiences. On 9 and 10 March, Emirates’ customers travelling to and from seven destinations in India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and… Read the full press release

Emirates Group raised highlighted its ongoing environmental initiatives to mark World Wildlife Day

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Championing environmental stewardship and providing an opportunity for employees to understand the role that the company plays in building a more sustainable future, the Emirates Group hosted an event to raise awareness of the role of business in environmental protection and to highlight its ongoing environmental initiatives… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2020 nominations now open

London, UK, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Voting has opened ahead of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2020. The red-carpet event will take place at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Antalya, Turkey on 20 June 2020. Categories cover the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry, and range from leading hotels,… Read the full press release

Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi wins the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — After three days of fun festivities on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi winning the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha… Read the full press release

Winners of the 2020 Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism announced

Awards recognize excellence in Arkansas tourism LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas tourism partners from across the state tonight honored the 2020 winners of the annual Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism during a ceremony at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 1-3 in Fort Smith. The… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism announces Eksplor Gaming as winner of Ark Tank startup pitch competition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed in 2019 by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, concluded today (March 03, 2020) after five finalists presented their business ideas at the 2020 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Fort Smith Convention Center March 1-3…. Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2020 to publicise and promote travel industry events in Berlin

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Despite the cancellation of ITB exhibitors at ITB Berlin 2020 can publicise and promote their travel industry events in Berlin at www.itb-berlin.de/events free of charge or share information on social media under the hashtag #whatwewantedtosayatITBBerlin20 A chance to communicate the events scheduled for Berlin at www.itb-berlin.com. Now that, unfortunately,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release

CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International Airport to partner once again for the 3rd Midnight charity Runway Run

Aberdeen, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A unique midnight run on the runway of Aberdeen International Airport will return for a third year. With a course like no other, runners will take on the 3.5km Runway Run which will also benefit charities yet to be announced. Once again, CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International… Read the full press release

The 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism “Tourism Takes Grit” to be held on March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will gather at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Takes Grit.” The annual meeting of Arkansas’s tourism industry offers sessions on a variety of topics… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism and Innovate Arkansas present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition

Winner will receive $5,000 cash prize LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas will present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition to be held live on Tuesday, March 3, at 11:15 a.m. at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The event is a part of the 2020… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation’s fourth annual golf event raised a record $1 million for nonprofit organizations

Proceeds from fourth annual fundraiser to go directly to nonprofit organizations across the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean PARKLAND, Fla., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Professionals from the aviation industry hit the links with community leaders at The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation’s fourth annual golf event Thursday. Together, they collected a record $1 million… Read the full press release

Experience Blues Music at the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-7

Highlights During the 2020 Year of Chicago Music include: Shemekia Copeland, Candi Staton, Eric Gales, a Celebration of Classic Blues Women, the Bridges to the Blues Youth Showcase, a Kickoff Event at Chess Records and much more Chicago, IL, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience Blues Music “in the Key of Chicago” at the 37th Annual… Read the full press release

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort in collaboration with Cabo Verde Airlines hosted a Sales & PR Cocktail Dinner in Lagos, Nigeria

SANTA MARIA, Sal Island, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — On Wednesday, 19th February, 2020, the Commercial team at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort hosted a Sales & PR Cocktail Dinner in Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with Cabo Verde Airlines. Following the launch of the direct route from Lagos to Sal Island by the national airline, Hilton Cabo… Read the full press release

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to employ temporary workers to help fill the schedule in April and May

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is joining other amusement parks across the country – employing temporary workers to help fill the schedule in April and May. Spring and early summer are typically busy months for amusement parks and attractions, yet many students are not available to… Read the full press release

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park offers a variety of programs and events for families with younger children throughout March

Hershey, Pa., 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity in March? ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is hosting a variety of programs and events for families with younger children throughout the month. Here is a list of upcoming happenings at the Zoo to add to your calendar. MOMMY & ME DAYS Every Monday… Read the full press release

CWT and GBTA publish ‘The Big Idea: How Can We Make Business Travel More Sustainable?’ report

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and GBTA have published today (Feb 26, 2020) ‘The Big Idea: How Can We Make Business Travel More Sustainable?’. The report’s findings stem from a large-scale brainstorm session on this topic, hosted during the GBTA Conference 2019 Munich and attended by… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates 100 years of its history with a new safety video featuring 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history. The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including… Read the full press release

Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia exhibition opening on 27 June

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A fully immersive exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Qantas will tour four capital cities from this June. First announced last year, Qantas has today (26TH FEBRUARY 2020) revealed the exhibition titled Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia will start in the… Read the full press release