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

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

PATA Nepal Chapter Chief Executive Officer, Suresh Singh Budal, named 2020 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Suresh Singh Budal, Chief Executive Office of the PATA Nepal Chapter, is today named as the 2020 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “On behalf of everyone at the Pacific Asia Travel… 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

The Maine Tourism Association announces the appointment of Tony Cameron as new Chief Executive Officer

Hallowell, ME , 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maine Tourism Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Tony Cameron has been named the new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications MTA, a position he has held for nearly five years. He previously served as the Executive Director of… Read the full press release

“Invisible Burden of Tourism” partnership to address skill gaps in destination management

BRISTOL, England, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading global charity the Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise are joining forces again, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and overtourism, these organizations are… 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

Grand Prairie Center executive director Renee Robison and CJRW co-founder Wayne Woods inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference is being held at… 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

Oregon celebrates its 161st birthday with a new responsible outdoor recreation public campaign

Salem, Ore., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new public education campaign to nurture a statewide ethos of responsible outdoor recreation is launching today (February 26, 2020) in celebration of Oregon’s 161st birthday, helping ensure the protection and preservation of Oregon’s bountiful natural spaces for present and future generations. The campaign is a result of… Read the full press release

Life Holidays: The Planner of Your Dream Vacation

Life Holidays Presents Exciting Holiday Offers on Switzerland and Singapore Tour Packages   PUNE, India, 2020-Mar-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is filled with a wide variety of beauty, romanticism, wonders, and joy. To fill the ultimate warmth of that existence, you must go far away from home. Probably, this yearning is the… Read the full press release

Blue Flag announces partnership with Pick a Pier

Copenhagen , Denmark, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The partnership will provide a huge boost to the maritime environmental agenda. Blue Flag, one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels, grants awards to beaches, marinas, and boating tourism operators who adhere to environmental guidelines. Pick a Pier, an innovative startup, utilizes advanced technology to… Read the full press release

Oregon Film and Travel Oregon mark the 35th anniversary of The Goonies with public screenings of the movie

Screenings run March and April along with a Multi-day Celebration in Astoria, June 4-7, 2020 Salem, Ore., 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s been 35 years since The Goonies audiences first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola… Read the full press release

Escape to Chile’s Wine Region with Patagonia Camp’s Wine & Nature Week

Torres del Paine, Chile, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — For those looking for a wine getaway like no other, Chile’s Patagonia Camp provides a decadent travel experience for the modern-day wine enthusiast. Wine & Nature week is an invitation to enjoy a complete luxury experience in two of the most beautiful and exclusive boutique… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways launches 4th edition “Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2020” annual running event

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr.Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya, Vice President – Marketing together (4th from left) with Mr. Prachya Limsuwat, Manager -Asatsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (4th from right) organized press conference for the launch of the 4th edition “Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2020”,… Read the full press release

Inaugural Philippine Shopping Festival will run from March 01-31, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Tourism (DOT) and partner malls and associations announced on Wednesday it’s all systems go for “The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival”. The first ever shopping festival in the Philippines, the 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival will run from March 01-31, 2020 in Metro Manila, Agusan Del… Read the full press release

UNWTO addresses the European Parliament aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (19 FEB 2020) addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international tourism leaders such as… Read the full press release

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT OSLO

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OSLO, Norway, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The capital and most populous city of Norway, Oslo is a diverse and ever-growing metropolis brimming with an air of reinvention.  Surrounded by a refreshing sea and a scenic mountain range, Oslites are very environmentally conscious and nature is indeed a force very admired and respected. The city is one of the world’s greenest cities, committed to sustainable food production and green spaces. It was selected as… Read the full press release

VisitBritain sponsors the new Best of British category at the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The awards honour photographers of all levels who contribute show-stopping imagery that supports the events industry in the UK. The Best of British category will recognise the many talented photographers who help events across the country tell their story through captivating imagery and celebrate the country’s excellence… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support sustainable tourism growth in Greece

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in… Read the full press release

SFO honored with Visit California Poppy Award for 2019 campaign in mainland China

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was recognized for its public relations efforts by Visit California, a nonprofit organization promoting tourism in California. In their biennial Poppy Awards, the Airport was honored in the category of “Best Public Relations Campaign – Business” for a Lunar New… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers 15% travel discount on 3 days safari in Masai Mara

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling off peak can be a thrilling experience when there are less people crumbling for the same experience. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has offered all travelers a 15% travel Discount on the popular safari to 3 days Masai Mara experience. The full details are found here. Discount CODE: MARCH2020… Read the full press release

Enjoy Columbus Zoo and see your favorite animal friends for free on Presidents’ Day

Powell, OH, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — On Presidents’ Day, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is continuing the tradition of offering free admission on this holiday originally created in honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington. On Monday, February 17, 2020, this special promotion, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be extended to… Read the full press release

Thailand will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record on “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks”

Attempt to break the Guinness World Record poised to attract over 200 food trucks and promote food tourism. Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the Food Truck Club (Thailand) are staging the “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks” from 7 to… Read the full press release

Real Journeys’ Walter Peak High Country Farm garden awarded with a 4-star rating by the New Zealand Gardens Trust

Southland, New Zealand, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Real Journeys’ Walter Peak High Country Farm garden is currently Queenstown’s only ‘Garden of Significance’ after being awarded with a 4-star rating by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. The award also makes Real Journeys an Associate of the New Zealand Gardens Trust in 2020. Real Journeys… Read the full press release

Mr. Rajendra Joshi appointed as Resort Manager of U Tropicana Alibaug

India, Mumbai, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Absolute Hotel Services India is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rajendra Joshi as Resort Manager of  U Tropicana Alibaug. Rajendra, with Food & Beverage Operations being his core competency brings to the fore over a decade of proven track record, with experiences amid Global Brands, inclusive… Read the full press release