This Plan a Cruise Month CLIA highlights the best cruise travel experiences in Australasia

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is highlighting the most exclusive and unmatched cruise travel experiences in Australasia as part of Plan a Cruise Month. The region, comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland: An extra £872 million in visitor spending was generated across the UK in the last year

LONDON, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — An extra £872 million in visitor spending was generated across the UK in the last year as a result of work by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland latest figures show. This means for every pound invested in the organisation, £20 of additional visitor spend was generated for the economy…. Read the full press release

ANGUSalive joins VisitScotland Information Partner (VIP) Programme

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A museum dedicated to Britain’s oldest surviving lighthouse, the “wee red toonie” old jail and courthouse, and all of the libraries in Angus are enjoying VIP status after joining an innovative scheme to provide first-class information to visitors. ANGUSalive, the charitable trust for culture, sport and leisure… Read the full press release

Apple-Featured Travel Network Boutiq Launches on Android

Berlin, DE, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutiq, “Where to go from who you know”, officially celebrates its launch on the Google Play Store today. The new App personalizes food and travel recommendations by placing your entrusted friends and network at their core. After receiving Apple App Store Travel category features in Australia and… Read the full press release

PATA holds successful Global Insights Conference 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly acclaimed annual PATA Global Insights Conference was once again a resounding success with nearly 200 delegates hearing from high profile speakers representing major international brands such as Boeing, Microsoft and TripAdvisor. Under the theme ‘R U Future Ready’ and with the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association renews its partnership with STR

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region, has renewed its preferred partnership and STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist. “PATA is pleased to renew its partnership with STR,” said… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Record number of visits from China to the UK in the first quarter of 2017

The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday begin. LONDON, 2017-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than ever. Latest… Read the full press release

Travel Wisconsin unveils new fall campaign

Madison, Wis., 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel Wisconsin is reminding travelers that nature doesn’t wait when it comes to Wisconsin’s autumn color. A new fall campaign from the state tourism office uses drone footage of the state’s spectacular autumn color and a full-on immersive experience in Chicago’s Union Station to encourage travelers to book their… Read the full press release

Epic Rides announceS the Oz Trails Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event & festival

Fourth event boosts equal payout purse to $160,000 and showcases America’s newest mountain bike mecca LAS VEGAS, NEV., 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Epic Rides today announced the Oz Trails Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event & festival. Utilizing the Oz Trails network at the foot of the Ozark mountains in Northwest Arkansas, the fourth event… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism announces Jim Dailey as the next director of Arkansas Tourism

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, tonight announced Jim Dailey as the next director of Arkansas Tourism. Dailey will replace current director Joe David Rice, who retires Dec. 31 after 30 years in the role. Dailey will begin his duties Jan…. Read the full press release

ITB Berlin and IPK International: People’s enthusiasm for travel remains unbroken despite fear of terrorism

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shifts in travel behaviour – People’s enthusiasm for travel remains unbroken BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide, people’s desire to travel remains unabated, despite terror attacks… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announces New Holiday Tradition – Ice Skating at the Boardwalk

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is offering guests a new way to celebrate the holidays this year. Starting November 11, the seaside amusement park’s Main Entrance Plaza will become a center of holiday fun with ice skating, holiday decorations, rides, games, and treats. A 30 foot Christmas… Read the full press release

NEW ZEALAND: Hobbiton Movie Set to celebrate International Hobbit Day on September 22

Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set on September 22 as they celebrate International Hobbit Day. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set on September 22 as they celebrate… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill: Lord of the Rungs — world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb

Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs experience needs to be seen to be believed. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s wild, wet and 450 metres on high – Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs is the world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb and New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill. New Zealand’s connection with… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board: Singapore will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2018 to 2021

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board today announced that they will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for four more years from 2018 to 2021. The announcement comes against the background of a year-to-date 19% increase in ticket sales, with the weekend sales still to… Read the full press release

The UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics approved by member States

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the… Read the full press release

Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization for 2018-2021

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. Zurab Pololikashvili was elected… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu; more than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries

More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, China this morning. During the next four days, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and… Read the full press release

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires the next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). The Symposium welcomed more than 250 local and overseas students and academia, as well as industry professionals. Organised by the… Read the full press release

Travelzoo announces live stream of the 184th Munich Oktoberfest via Facebook

NEW YORK/MUNICH, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) today announced an upcoming live stream bringing the 184th Munich Oktoberfest directly to phones and computers around the world via Facebook. Travelzoo teams from North America and Europe will be on the ground in Munich to share the world’s largest… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces strategic partnership with TripAdvisor to better capture inbound tourism across Japan

Multi-media portal with ‘Untold Stories of Japan’ to encourage wider global travel discovery and repeat visits to Japan TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan’s premier airline carrier, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site from reviews to bookings, today announced a strategic partnership supporting the country’s efforts to better capture… Read the full press release

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism announces the appointment of new management team for War Memorial Stadium

Little Rock, AR, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of a new management team for War Memorial Stadium (WMS). The appointments signal a new chapter at WMS as Ron Salley, former superintendent of Pinnacle Mountain State Park, takes over as stadium manager and… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches £2.5 million ‘Join the World – Discover the UK’ digital and social media campaign

LONDON, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A UK-wide tourism campaign is launching to inspire young people from Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take a holiday at home. Statistics show that 16-to-34 year olds took almost 1.4 million fewer holidays at home last year compared to a decade ago. VisitEngland’s £2.5 million ‘Join the World… Read the full press release

Framkvæmdastjórn Peking um þróun ferðamála: Ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög í Reykjavík, Íslandi

Reykjavík, Íslandi, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — „Heillandi Peking“, ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög var haldin í Reykjavík þann 11. ágúst í boði framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála (Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development). Zhang Weidong, kínverski sendiherrann á Íslandi, Song Yu, formaður framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála, og Inga Hlín Pálsdottir, forstöðumaður ferðaþjónustu og skapandi greina… Read the full press release

Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized for his work on travel and tourism promotion by the U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Travel Association presents Governor Rick Scott with Distinguished Leadership Award for his commitment to growing travel in Florida amid multiple challenges HOLLYWOOD, FL, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Florida Governor Rick Scott has received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation for his work on travel and tourism promotion…. Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota: Lodging properties post-summer survey continue an upward trend of Minnesota’s tourism business

Explore Minnesota Survey Reveals Statewide Lodging Performance ST. PAUL, Minn., 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading into Labor Day weekend, Minnesota lodging properties are winding down from a stable summer of tourism business according to a recent survey conducted by Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office. Results from the annual post-summer survey continue an upward… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota’s #OnlyinMN campaign wins Mercury Award at the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference

U.S. Travel Association recognizes state tourism office for best integrated marketing campaign ST. PAUL, Minn., 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, won a prestigious Mercury Award at this week’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference in Minneapolis for its successful #OnlyinMN branding and integrated marketing campaign. The award,… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality becomes the Hospitality Partner for the World Tourism Day celebrations in Doha this September

Qatar, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Doha this September with the support of Katara Hospitality as Hospitality Partner, organisers Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) announced today. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release