Royal Brunei Airlines joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as its newest aviation member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Brunei Airlines, the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines to the PATA family as our newest aviation member. I look forward to working with them as they… Read the full press release

Tourism Western Australia partners with Travelport to promote Perth and Western Australia to travel agents

Langley, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Western Australia (Tourism WA) has teamed up with Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, to promote Perth and Western Australia to travel agents. Tourism WA’s Executive Director Strategy, Brand & Marketing Services, Louise Scott said, “With access to more than 68,000 travel agencies worldwide, Travelport would help… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador to promote “Travel. Enjoy. Respect”. campaign

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International… Read the full press release

English Heritage hosts a series of new after-dark enchanted events at six historic places this December

An English Heritage survey asks participants when they put up their festive lights, with 77 per cent agreeing Christmas is not complete without them SWINDON, UK, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Most British people put up their Christmas lights on 1 December, according to a new English Heritage survey. Modern celebrations begin much earlier than they did for medieval people, who… Read the full press release

San Antonio named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s lineup of must-see destinations to visit in 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — San Antonio has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s annual lineup of the 21 must-see destinations to visit in the year ahead. The 2018 Best of the World list, comprised of Traveler editors’ top picks, is available today in the December/January 2018 issue of the publication, on newsstands and online… Read the full press release

San Antonio welcomes brand new restaurant concept developed by Chef Johnny Hernandez — Burgerteca

SAN ANTONIO, TX, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Influenced by Mexican cuisine, Burgerteca is a never-done before burger concept that offers custom-made burgers with ingredients and flavors distinct to traditional Mexican food such as chiles, spices, moles, queso, flavors like al pastor, pibil, and chilaquiles served on hamburger yeast buns which are baked daily…. Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Kananaskis Nordic Spa set to open February 2018 at the newly-renovated Delta Lodge at Kananaskis

INTRODUCING A CANADIAN RE-DESIGN OF THE NORDIC SPA PHILOSOPHY; A MODERN ALPINE SANCTUARY SET WITHIN THE ELEMENTS ALBERTA, Canada, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A deliberately different take on the hot-warm-cold-rest-repeat hydrotherapy lifestyle practised in Nordic wellness circles for centuries, Kananaskis Nordic Spa will arrive in the Canadian Rockies this coming winter. Surrounded by alpine forest… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport initiative to assist businesses to become Alipay merchants gains popularity across the South Island

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, is quickly expanding across the South Island as a Christchurch Airport project gains altitude. The project sees the airport’s ‘South’ initiative assist businesses to become Alipay merchants so they can connect with… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces winners and finalists of The 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards

UNWTO announces winners and finalists of The 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards   Madrid, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces the winners of the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and the UNWTO Ethics Award, as well as 14 finalists for the upcoming 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Commenting on the results of the Rough Guides Reader Awards 2017, where Scotland was named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017, Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Scotland’s charm has cast its… Read the full press release

Singapore wins the bid to host the Rotary International Convention in 2024

SINGAPORE, 2017-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore has won the provisional bid to host the Rotary International Convention in 2024, which is set to be the largest association congress ever hosted by the Republic.  More than 25,000 Rotary members from around the world are expected to converge on Singapore to connect, engage and share… Read the full press release

Brand USA launches its “Market the Welcome” program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 2017-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States – in partnership with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Georgia Tourism – has launched its “Market the Welcome” program to welcome travelers through the international arrival process at the world’s busiest airport. The… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels secures long-term extension to the agreement for the Steigenberger Hotel Conti Hansa in Kiel

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger Hotels AG has made early arrangements to secure a long-term extension to the agreement for the Steigenberger Hotel Conti Hansa in Kiel. This means that the hotel will form part of the Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts portfolio until at least 2036. An extensive renovation… Read the full press release

IATA and the African Development Bank to establish framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum… Read the full press release

MGTO to hold “Macao Light Festival 2017 – AMOR MACAU” from 3rd to 31st December

MACAO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — “Macao Light Festival 2017 – AMOR MACAU” will come on stage from 3rd to 31st December at various locations in Macao, presenting a glamorous journey brimming with love and dreams that is well-designed and created in concerted effort by over a hundred local transmedia creators and the organizer –… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces next stage of conservation work at 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced the next stage of conservation work at the world famous Ring of Brodgar, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. The 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar is one of the largest stone circles in Britain, with 27 standing stones occupying a… Read the full press release

PATA holds successful inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), successfully brought together over 180 delegates to explore the key influences that will drive and shape future thinking in terms of tourism marketing, destination development and the challenges of crisis and recovery in the South Pacific region. Planned and implemented by the Pacific Asia… Read the full press release

PATA welcomes the Tourism Association of Sarajevo Canton as its newest government member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome the Tourism Association of Sarajevo Canton (Visit Sarajevo) as its newest government member. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at PATA’s annual Aligned Advocacy Dinner in London, UK on Monday November 6, 2017 where the guests included Mr…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways highlights key partnerships with US companies in its latest TV commercial and social media campaign

New commercial highlights airline’s $91.8 billion investment in 332 American-made aircraft  Airline also supports 123,000 American jobs and flies more than 3.1 million visitors to the US each year  Commercial highlights award-winning airline’s key partnerships with US companies DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has released its latest TV commercial and… Read the full press release

IHG announces 220-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada to offer comfortable and fuss-free accommodation in Bangkok’s up-and-coming sub-central business district Denham, UK, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its expanding portfolio in Thailand, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Ratchada Honda Automobile Company Limited for… Read the full press release

Macao ready to welcome the 43rd National Congress of APAVT delegates, November 23-27

MACAO, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office and the Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (APAVT, from its Portuguese acronym) are finalizing the preparations for the 43rd National Congress of APAVT, scheduled for November 23 to 27 in Macao. The congress will offer Portuguese tourism professionals a firsthand update on the… Read the full press release

Sushi Wakon at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto awarded its first Michelin star in its first year of operations

Michelin star awarded after first year of operations, along with “Five Red Pavilions” ranking Toronto, Canada, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Sushi Wakon restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto has achieved its first Michelin star in the Michelin Guide Kyoto and Osaka 2018 in their first year of operations. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto also gained a coveted “Five Red Pavilions” ranking, which marks… Read the full press release

VisitScotland launches global campaign which aims to grow Scotland’s multi-million pound Business Events sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland is encouraging global brands, charities and organisations from Life Sciences to Robotics to use Scotland as a place to make dynamic new discoveries and inventions in an ambitious digital campaign. The national tourism organisation has brought together the country’s big four convention bureaux in Glasgow, Aberdeen,… Read the full press release

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions will hold its annual two-day Autumn Conference from 9th – 10th November 2017

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), which represents the interests of the visitor attractions sector in Scotland, will be holding its annual two-day Autumn Conference at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Cumbernauld from 9th – 10th November 2017. This year’s conference, themed around ‘Great Expectations’, will bring… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports the tourism sector in Madagascar

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar Madrid, Spain, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement… Read the full press release

Spain-Holiday.com: City breaks now represent 26% of all holidays in Spain

MALAGA, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting. However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean a cheap and cheerful weekend away. Which city destination offers the best value depends to… Read the full press release

VisitScotland creates its very first interactive gin map

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With the UK’s love affair with Mother’s Ruin showing no signs of slowing down, VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map. Taking you on a virtual tour, Scotland’s Gin Map, currently holds details of over 40 producers… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Kyodo News Digital partner to help foreigners overcome cultural and language barriers during trips in Japan

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) and Kyodo News Digital Co., Ltd. (KND) are partnering on an online project to help foreigners overcome cultural and language barriers during trips to Japan, in order to make their travel experiences more pleasant and enjoyable. According to the Japan Tourism Agency[1], the… Read the full press release

Madrid Convention Bureau with roadshow in Washington DC and New York

With the aim  to promote Madrid as a venue for congresses and meetings in the US market, Madrid Convention Bureau has successfully made a roadshow in Washington DC and New York. MADRID, SPAIN, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The City Council is stepping up its efforts to promote the destination of Madrid as venue for… Read the full press release

VisitEngland 2018 Awards for Excellence now open for applications

Celebrating the best of English tourism, applications are now open for the VisitEngland 2018 Awards for Excellence LONDON, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its 29th year, the awards laud the very finest in English tourism, promoting best practice and raising the bar in customer service. VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: “These awards honour… Read the full press release