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Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics.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

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13   BANGKOK, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s… Read the full press release

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September   RICHMOND, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe declared that September is Virginia Spirits Month. This year marks the second annual celebration with new and exciting promotions intended to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the Birthplace of American Spirits… Read the full press release

Visit Bath: TV and radio presenter Martin Roberts launches UK’s first Achieve Expo, 14th-15th October 2017

BATH, UK, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Martin Roberts, best known for a broadcasting career spanning three decades and a warm personality, is launching the UK’s first Achieve Expo on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017, at Bath Assembly Rooms in the beautiful Georgian Spa City of Bath, world renowned for its natural hot spa… Read the full press release

Channel 4 and VisitScotland invites viewers to take part in a unique interactive TV campaign

Channel 4 and VisitScotland invites viewers to take part in a unique interactive TV campaign   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Channel 4, in partnership with VisitScotland, today (Aug 22, 2017) announces a unique interactive TV campaign that invites viewers to take part in and direct a series of ads across a week…. Read the full press release

Four Highland events to receive funding from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme

Four Highland events to receive funding from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A knitting festival and a three-day mountain running race are amongst 14 events across the country benefitting from a share of £145,500 in the latest awards round of EventScotland’s National Funding Programme. Loch Ness Knit… Read the full press release

St Andrews Photography festival to get support from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme

St Andrews Photography festival to get support from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A festival celebrating 176 years of Scottish photography has been awarded a funding boost from VisitScotland. St Andrews Photography festival is among 14 forthcoming events taking place across the country to benefit from a… Read the full press release

Enjoy “kids free” incentives in San Diego this October

For the 6th Year in a Row, Families Can Enjoy Special Deals at San Diego Hotels, Attractions, Restaurants, Arts and Culture Venues and More San Diego, CA, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — During the entire month of October 2017, more than 100 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies will offer families with… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: 6.9 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this August Bank Holiday weekend

LONDON, 2017-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland’s August Bank Holiday Trip Tracker survey published today shows that 6.9 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, bringing an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the UK economy. The figures show an increase on last year’s results when 5.1 million adults… Read the full press release

LVCVA: Las Vegas to host Labor Day weekend events Sept. 1-4

LAS VEGAS, 2017-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Las Vegas will say goodbye to summer with thrilling Labor Day weekend pool parties, concerts, comedians and DJ performances, Sept. 1-4. “The Entertainment Capital of the World” is the ultimate Labor Day weekend getaway, offering a special experience for all visitors. SPLASHING ALLOWED Whether guests prefer to splash… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai comments on ‘tourism-phobia’

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai comments on ‘tourism-phobia’   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In recent months, reports from all around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing us pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses. As an economic activity, travel and tourism… Read the full press release

2017 Cuisine Good Food Awards: Pacifica named the best restaurant in New Zealand

Pacifica, on the east coast of the North Island has been named the best restaurant in New Zealand. ‍New Zealand, 2017-Aug-13— /Travel PR News/ — Pacifica in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island has been named the best restaurant in the country in New Zealand’s most prestigious restaurant awards. The 2017 Cuisine… Read the full press release