Marriott International launches a new interactive map to help travelers book their national park road trips and visits

Driving Coast to Coast Is Easier Than Ever With New User-Friendly Map Bethesda, MD, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With nearly 331 million visits to national parks in 2017, the popularity of the nation’s most landmarked sites is continuing to grow. Marriott International has launched a new interactive map that serves as a tool to help travelers… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival line-up, May 3-13, 2018

Celebrating 5 years of local flavours: Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival serves up 11 days of remarkable dining experiences from May 3-13, 2018 CANMORE, AB, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — From chipotle mango duck wings and maple-smoked Alberta prime rib, to tempura salmon yellow curry and authentic seafood bouillabaisse, to peach bourbon crème brûlée and unbaked orange Grand Marnier cheesecake, Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival is back with a smorgasbord of must-try local flavours… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport inaugurates two spanking new plane spotting platforms for aviation enthusiasts

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Along with hundreds of plane spotters and officials from the neighbouring municipalities of Steenokkerzeel and Zaventem, Brussels Airport has inaugurated two spanking new plane spotting platforms. Apart from offering a great view of the airport, the platforms allow aviation enthusiasts to engage in their favourite pastime in all… Read the full press release

Fujian and Macao tourism bodies hold the “The Maritime Silk Road” Destinations Promotion and Dinner in Melbourne, Australia

Macau, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Fujian Provincial Tourism Development Commission partnered up to promote their destinations in Melbourne and Sydney from 16 to 18 April, encouraging visitations to Fujian and Macao in one trip through the destinations promotions and dinners held. Riding on the mission, MGTO… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Scotland’s heritage attractions hit 5,041,297 visitor milestone throughout the 2017/18 financial year

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s heritage attractions have hit a record milestone, welcoming more than 5 million people for the first ever time in a single year. Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who manage over 300 Historic Scotland visitor attractions across the country representing more than 5,000 years of Scottish history, are celebrating a 17% increase… 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

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

IATA: Transparency in Payments (TIP) implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets. TIP, which is being introduced in conjunction with NewGen ISS, is an industry initiative focused on providing airlines with increased transparency and control in the collection of their sales… Read the full press release

TRENZ 2018 to showcase 49 incredibly diverse new tourism products

More than 380 travel marketers will see 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018. Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces a new website “Japan Travel Planner” to help travelers discover the beauty of Japan

  TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announces the introduction of a new website “Japan Travel Planner” aimed to help travelers visiting Japan discover the beauty of the country by obtaining valuable travel information. The two informative current websites “ANA Experience Japan” and “Taste of Japan” were integrated into the… Read the full press release

PATA announces winner of 2018 PATA-IGLTA Foundation Sponsorship

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, set for May 9-12 in Toronto, Canada. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland, China’s Palace Museum and Stirling University to explore future documentation of heritage sites

HES to work with Palace Museum to document historic structures following First Minister visit EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today (10 April) welcomed progress on agreement for future exchanges of knowledge between Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and China’s Palace Museum as the two organisations demonstrated examples of their… Read the full press release

LVCVA presents design for the expansion of Las Vegas Convention Center

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (10-APR-2018), architects presented design drawings for the iconic expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center to the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The drawings provide a glimpse of the vibrant new look of the nearly 60-year-old facility. “This is… Read the full press release

Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism this Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, after the match F.C…. Read the full press release

IATA to Latin America and Caribbean governments: focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework

Santiago, Chile, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework. By concentrating on these areas, the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized while accommodating the region’s expanding demand for… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili discussed the development of the tourism sector in Azerbaijan with H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili met H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the country and how to further strengthen cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNWTO. The following issues were addressed during the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A Fife ghost tour which gives customers educational and historical – as well as paranormal – information has received its Quality Assurance 5* Tour award from VisitScotland. The national tourism organisation gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade following its latest grading visit…. Read the full press release

2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series announces lineup of FREE outdoor concerts, June 18-August 16

Headliners include Jose James Tribute to Bill Withers, The Aces, Sons of Kemet, Anoushka Shankar, Willie Colón Orquesta, The Kingston All Stars featuring Sister Nancy, Aimee Mann, Bahamas, Whitney, The Sea and Cake, and many more CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: the Scottish Government Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund now open for applications

EDINBURGH, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new fund designed to help rural areas in Scotland invest in the quality of their tourism offering opens to applications today (30 March 2018). Administered by VisitScotland, the Scottish Government Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will support sustainable, well planned, inspiring and collaborative infrastructure projects to enable more… Read the full press release

English Heritage launches campaign to tackle urgent repairs of England’s historic cannons

English Heritage has launched an appeal to save some of the nation’s historic cannons. The call comes as the charity reveal a newly conserved Edwardian gun as part of a new project at Pendennis Castle. SWINDON, UK, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — England’s historic cannons at coastal locations around the country are at risk of damage… Read the full press release

Oman Air France awarded for its contribution to the development of tourism in the Sultanate at the Oman Workshop in Paris

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air France has been awarded for its continued contribution to the development of tourism in the Sultanate. The award was presented to Rocio Jolivet, Country Manager France by the Oman Minister of Tourism H.E. Ahmad Al Mahrizi at the prestigious Oman Workshop in Paris on 14 March…. Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association names Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mr. Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff effective April 2, 2018. Reporting to PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, he will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and executing the Association’s various activities. Dr. Hardy said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Trevor to the… Read the full press release

MATATO President Abdulla Ghiyas and one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives named as the 2018 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Abdulla Ghiyas, President of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) – one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives dedicated to fostering and promoting the sub industry of local travel agents, is today named as the 2018 PATA Face of the Future. This is the… Read the full press release

Guide me UA welcomes guests of the UEFA Champions League Final 2018

Olimpiyskiy stadium kiev

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel agency Guide me UA takes the responsibility to show the capital of Ukraine to the UEFA guests. The UEFA Champions League Final will be held in Kiev on Saturday, May 26. Kiev is in the center of Ukraine; it is about 2000 kilometers from London… Read the full press release

easyJet now the largest airline to and from Berlin

easyJet launches biggest summer schedule ever from Berlin easyJet will be Berlin’s biggest airline with more than 16 million seats flying over the year. 8 additional new routes from Tegel airport (Aarhus, Alghero, Bari, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick Olbia, Paris-Orly and Prague), with fares starting at €24.24*. ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to launch at Berlin Tegel during summer… Read the full press release

easyJet and GetYourGuide mark first year anniversary of successful partnership

More than 8,000 easyJet customers booked over 27,000 travel activities through GetYourGuide, from sightseeing attractions to museums, walking tours, day trips and more LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, is marking the one-year anniversary of a partnership with GetYourGuide, the leading booking platform for travel activities, which offers GetYourGuide’s tours and… Read the full press release

easyJet announces partnership with visitBerlin to promote tourism in Europe and Germany to Berlin

LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced a long term partnership deal with visitBerlin, the capital‘s official promotional organisation, which will see the airline become one of its main transport partners. The airline will join forces with the tourism agency to promote tourism in Europe and Germany to Berlin. The… Read the full press release

NCAA Men’s Final Four matchups to take place in San Antonio’s newly renovated Alamodome from March 31 – April 2

San Antonio, TX, 2018-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — March Madness has descended on the Alamo City, and there will be plenty of on and off-the-court action for basketball fans to enjoy during the NCAA Men’s Final Four from March 31 – April 2. Final Four matchups will take place in San Antonio’s newly renovated Alamodome,… Read the full press release

DCASE launches #BornCreative Campaign to highlight work of Chicago’s young artists

Year of Creative Youth Features the Work and Talent of Young Artists at Exhibitions, Events and Festivals Throughout the Year Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2018 as the Year of Creative Youth – a citywide celebration of Chicago’s young artists and… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season Schedule

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the dates for Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season which runs from May through September. Millennium Park will offer traditional favorites like the Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Festival,… Read the full press release