Brand USA introduces new marketing opportunities for its industry partners

DENVER, COLORADO, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has introduced new marketing opportunities for its industry partners. The range of programs include Brand USA Original campaigns that feature music and culinary themes to promote U.S.-bound travel, and offer opportunities that allow partners to extend their marketing… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand: Thailand named host country for the 19th International Indian Film Academy Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that Thailand has been named as the host country for the 19th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards), which is scheduled to be held in Bangkok from 22-24 June, 2018. This makes the second time the Thai capital… Read the full press release

Oman Air introduces newly redesigned Iftar Meal Boxes

MUSCAT, Omar, 2018-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has reintroduced its special inflight offering for its valued guests observing Ramadan. In celebration of the holy month, Oman Air’s newly redesigned Iftar Meal Boxes will now be available on selected Oman Air routes from mid-May until… Read the full press release

Emirates offers its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month

The airline will mark Eid Al Fitr celebrations on board with sweets for customers Dubai, UAE, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17th. Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its ice inflight… Read the full press release

DINE ANNOUNCES $171 MILLION SELL-OUT OF FOUR SEASONS-BRANDED PRIVATE VILLAS & RESIDENCES AT PUNTA MITA RESORT

Punta Mita, Mexico  2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ —   DINE, one of Mexico’s premier real estate developers and owners of Punta Mita, Mexico’s private, 1,500-acre resort and luxury real estate community on the Riviera Nayarit, is pleased to announce the successful sell-out of the 54 Four Seasons Private Villas and 10 Four Seasons Private… Read the full press release

More than 3600 runners joined the first British Airways Run Gatwick event

LONDON, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The first British Airways Run Gatwick took place today (Sunday May 13), with more than 3600 runners putting themselves through their paces on routes through the Sussex countryside and around Gatwick Airport. The race, which incorporated an international half marathon, a corporate 5K and a family run attracted runners… Read the full press release

The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund provides support to a new community arts centre and café

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund has provided financial support to a new arts centre and café that has opened in Crawfordsburn this week. Loaf Pottery, run by social enterprise NOW Group, will secure jobs and opportunities for people with learning difficulties, as well as… Read the full press release

Reviews Are In for the First Annual Golf Kitchen Punta Mita – And They Are Fabulous!

Golf Kitchen Punta Mita featured specialty guest chefs from some of the most prestigious international golf clubs and resorts as well as a two-day golf tournament on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses Bahia and Pacifico, recently ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top 100 World’s Greatest Courses.” Photos: download here Punta Mita, Mexico, 2018-May-05 — /Travel… Read the full press release

The Singita Grumeti Fund and BRAVE to hold an all-woman, 5-day, 90 km run to raise funds for girls and women’s empowerment programmes

19 – 24 October 2018 Part of Singita’s brand new collection of conservation safaris Kruger National Park , South Africa, 2018-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singita Grumeti Fund and BRAVE announced that they will be introducing an all-woman, 5-day, 90 km run across wilderness areas of Singita Grumeti’s private concession in the Serengeti to raise… Read the full press release

help alliance appoints Andrea Pernkopf as new CEO

Andrea Pernkopf is taking over the management of help alliance from Joachim Steinbach Cologne, Germany, 2018-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 1st April 2018, help alliance has a new CEO. Andrea Pernkopf succeeds Joachim Steinbach, who has now retired. Together with Co-Managing Director, Susanne Kotysch, who is also responsible for the Corporate Responsibility Communications… Read the full press release

Wanaka community encouraged to join the conversation on the future of Wanaka Airport

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2018-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of the Wanaka and broader Upper Clutha communities are being encouraged to join in the conversation on the future of Wanaka Airport later this month, to help inform the airport’s future development. A series of interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions are being held on 21… Read the full press release

Gatwick Foundation Fund delivers further £100,000 to deserving projects across Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Projects include a theatre providing interactive experiences for people with disabilities and a ‘Get Active’ project for girls in Mid Sussex schools To date 80 projects benefitting more than 46,000 local people already supported LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has today announced the latest round of grants from the Gatwick… Read the full press release

British Airways shares heart-warming customer stories thru its new channel on its inflight entertainment system

LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a new channel on its inflight entertainment system dedicated to sharing heart-warming customer stories in which the airline has had a hand in adding a special touch of magic. The new channel known as ‘BA Magic’ includes seven short films which feature customers being surprised, after… Read the full press release

Shannon Group sponsors the Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival at the University of Limerick from May 3rd to 6th

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — This May Bank Holiday Weekend, from May 3rd to 6th, the Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School at the University of Limerick has the potential to ignite a creative flame and inspire new generations of budding authors, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes has stated. Speaking at the launch… Read the full press release

Airbnb launches an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (APRIL 17 2018), Airbnb launched the Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe. Along with the launch of the Office, Airbnb is also releasing data that shows the benefits of healthy tourism… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society to host pet adoption event on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Meet your new best friend just outside the Zoo on April 28. Atlanta, GA, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination and Atlanta’s oldest private charitable organization team up where their missions meet – a commitment to animals – at ZooPaws hosted by Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society on Saturday, April… Read the full press release

The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 April 2018), highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism so that the sector can deploy its full… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland hosts a day of fun and education for Oakland youngsters at Children’s Fairyland

Oakland, CA, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is sending 250 Oakland youngsters to Children’s Fairyland April 13 for a day of fun and education. Students from five elementary schools will take part in Port of Oakland Day at the city’s 68-year old amusement park. The students are from the following Oakland… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta to provide a week of Safari Camp for underprivileged children this summer

Atlanta GA, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — For the third year in a row, Zoo Atlanta will broaden community access to its signature summer day camp opportunity with the Safari Camp Scholarship Program presented by Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. Through the program, 60 children ages 5 to 11 from Title I Schools in the… Read the full press release

Youth Beatz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth Beatz Festival aims to start the summer holidays on a high with the announcement of the full line up of acts featuring at this year’s festival! Celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the festival has just… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental launches unique guest recognition programme — Fans of M.O.

HING KONG, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is well known for delighting guests with personalized, intuitive service. Now guests will be even better recognized by joining Fans of M.O. and receiving an elevated range of privileges designed to surprise and delight, whenever they stay at Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. With the user… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual fundraiser Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side returns on May 12, tickets now available

Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Strut your stuff for wildlife at the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual signature fundraiser, Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side. Tickets are now available for this must-attend social event taking place on Saturday, May 12. All Zoo-ologie proceeds go toward the Auxiliary Board’s commitment to supporting Lincoln Park… Read the full press release

Toronto Pearson introduces expanded suite of MagnusCards Card Decks to enable greater ease and independence for persons with autism

TORONTO, CANADA, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With World Autism Awareness Day celebrations underway, Toronto Pearson has announced the release of 10 new MagnusCards Card Decks — fun, step-by-step visual and audio guidance on how to navigate a busy airport environment for persons with autism and other cognitive special needs. The latest Card Decks help… Read the full press release

RwandAir and Question Coffee joins forces to support women farmers and their families in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — RwandAir and Question Coffee announced today a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next 2 years. This partnership allows passengers the opportunity to support small holder women farmers andtheir families in… Read the full press release

Airbus partners with Bristol Airport and fly2help for an unforgettable day for children and their families from the Rainbow Centre

On Saturday 24 March 2018, 18 children from the Rainbow Centre and their families were invited to Bristol Airport to experience an unforgettable aviation-themed Air Smiles day sponsored by Airbus. BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbus teamed up with Bristol Airport and leading UK aviation charity fly2help to put on a thrilling and… Read the full press release

Southwest to support nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations through its Medical Transportation Grant Program

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the 79 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation that will benefit from the Southwest Airlines® Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP). Throughout 2018, these hospitals and medical organizations all will receive roundtrip tickets for distribution among patients and/or caregivers as a… Read the full press release

AHLEF announces a $75,000 grant to support recruitment and training of Opportunity Youth in Chicago

AHLA, IH&LA Partner with Grads of Life, LeadersUp to Support Recruitment and Training of Opportunity Youth CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the foundation arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced a $75,000 grant to help Chicago community-based organizations recruit and train… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association invites outstanding tourism industry organisations and individuals to submit entries for the PATA Gold Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2018 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is May 11, 2018. The Awards presentation will take place during PATA… Read the full press release

Hillsborough art sculpture The Band of Life unveiled in its new home at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

An art sculpture to the 96 people who died at Hillsborough has been officially unveiled in its new home at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Band of Life – commissioned by Mayor Joe Anderson in conjunction with the Hillsborough Family Support Group to mark the 25th anniversary of… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Survey reveals Africa as Top Destination to Explore In-depth in 2018 among Chinese travelers

SHANGHAI, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is forecasting the largest popularity growth of Africa in 2018 among avid Chinese travelers, according to the results of the latest Travelzoo Travel Trends Survey.* Africa Becomes Top Destination to Explore In-depth in 2018 The… Read the full press release