PATA announces the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand

PATA announces the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand   BANGKOK, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), supported by the Global Peace Foundation and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), will organise the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on… Read the full press release

Edinburgh named among Britain’s favourite city in the LandLove Magazine Awards

Edinburgh named among Britain’s favourite city in the LandLove Magazine Awards   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, is delighted to hear that Edinburgh was a runner-up for Britain’s favourite city in the LandLove Magazine Awards. “It’s fantastic that Edinburgh has been named among Britain’s favourite cities. With a… Read the full press release

The Scottish Seabird Centre again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme

The Scottish Seabird Centre again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the Scotland’s leading wildlife centres has swooped up tourism’s highest accolade. The Scottish Seabird Centre, twice winner of BBC Countryfile’s Nature Reserve of the Year, has once again received a… Read the full press release

VisitScotland to open new iCentre in Glasgow

VisitScotland to open new iCentre in Glasgow   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — More visitors to Glasgow will experience cutting edge information and inspiration as VisitScotland announces a brand new iCentre for the city. The national tourism organisation has today (Jan 30, 2018) announced that they are investing £220,000 in a permanent location… Read the full press release

Finalists unveiled for the inaugural Best Business Event award at the Scottish Thistle Awards National Final

Finalists unveiled for the inaugural Best Business Event award at the Scottish Thistle Awards National Final   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Six of Scotland’s leading business events will battle it out to be crowned best in the business at Scottish tourism’s ‘Oscars’. Business events curated by Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC), Edinburgh… Read the full press release

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism launches a new online store, Shop Santa Monica

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism launches a new online store, Shop Santa Monica   SANTA MONICA, CA, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is proud to announce the launch of a new online store, Shop Santa Monica. Visitors and locals alike can now purchase official gifts and souvenirs from L.A.’s… Read the full press release

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) to be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) to be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30   CHIANG MAI, Thailand, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) will be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30. The event, formerly… Read the full press release

Eight more signatories commits to UNWTO Global Code of Ethics

Eight more signatories commits to UNWTO Global Code of Ethics   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during an event held in the context of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair of Madrid. Cielos Abiertos (Colombia), Destinos R.I…. Read the full press release

UNWTO and Portugal agree on joint training and innovation action plan as priorities of the Portuguese Tourism Strategy 2027

UNWTO and Portugal agree on joint training and innovation action plan as priorities of the Portuguese Tourism Strategy 2027   Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovation and training were at the centre of the official visit of Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to Portugal on 22-23 January. Following… Read the full press release

Ballater Hostel in Aberdeenshire earns VisitScotland’s highest accolade

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With a lot of hard-work, Ballater Hostel has achieved VisitScotland’s highest accolade. After achieving a 5-star award at their first ever grading visit, Ballater Hostel is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the exceptional VisitScotland award. The Hostel is located in the centre of Ballater, and attracts… Read the full press release

VisitEngland encourages Brits to beat the January blues with ‘24 Hours in the UK’ digital campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (‘Blue Monday’ 15 January 2018) launched a digital campaign to promote round-the-clock activities and experiences across the UK, encouraging Brits to beat the January blues by taking a holiday at home. The ‘24 Hours in the UK’ series of films, launched by VisitEngland and… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals up by 7% in 2017 to a total of 1,322 million

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. MADRID, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it… Read the full press release

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry   BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of… Read the full press release

Valuable insights for travellers looking to beat the crowds and get a great deal on their summer holiday in Spain

MALAGA, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — January is the busiest month for booking a summer holiday. With a little research and flexibility, you can bag a bargain beach holiday this summer for up to 60% cheaper than peak season rates. A week’s self-catering holiday on the popular Spanish Costas, for four sharing, costs from an… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Mystery Town Tours launches an exciting way to discover Canmore

Part tour, part game: Get the texts, solve the clues, unlock the adventure! CANMORE, AB, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’ve known Canmore for 20 minutes or 20 years, a new phone-driven tour adventure promises an exciting way to discover a whole new side of the town – for locals and visitors alike. Created by… Read the full press release

UNWTO unveils activities during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR), January 17-21

The UNWTO Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR, January 17-21), the yearly kick-off for the world’s leading tourism meeting points. MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jan-11 —… Read the full press release

Seafari Adventures joins VisitScotland Information Partners network

Seafari Adventures joins VisitScotland Information Partners network   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Oban’s original five-star marine wildlife tour company is on board with VisitScotland’s innovative approach to information provision. Seafari Adventures, based in Easdale, has become part of an impressive network of VisitScotland Information Partners (VIPs) committed to providing local information… Read the full press release

Indiana Office of Tourism Development announces the official 2018 Indiana Travel Guide and Roadway Map are now available

Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Indiana boasts breathtaking state parks, world class museums, award-winning wineries and breweries, stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes and much more. There are travel opportunities to fit any lifestyle. Today (January 4, 2018), Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) announced the official 2018 Indiana Travel Guide… Read the full press release

MGTO upgrades Macao Travel Talk (MTT) with new features and functions

MACAO, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office’s (MGTO) monthly publication for tourism industry stakeholders – Macao Travel Talk (MTT) – has been upgraded to optimize its current features and provide several new functions to its users for more enhanced reading experience. Starting this month, the MTT website interface has been comprehensively upgraded,… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office announces partnership with Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA)

New ad campaign launches this month to market PA as regional winter getaway. Harrisburg, PA, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office and Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) announced a partnership to entice more travelers to hit the slopes in Pennsylvania this winter. This partnership will include insider tips and articles… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a record year-to-date for inbound tourism to the UK, with growth set to continue in 2018 according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain. Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018,… Read the full press release

Guide me UA tour agency in Kiev announces a new 2018 season!

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is a team of young enthusiasts who show their beloved city of Kyiv to foreign travelers. Our mission is to promote Ukraine as a major destination in Europe, as a country with its unique history and traditions with responsive people and spectacular landscapes. Our private… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018   BANGKOK, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces the latest bids to secure funding from the Discover England Fund

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The two large-scale projects, worth up to £1million, and one pilot, worth up to £500,000, will develop England’s competitive tourism offer. The winning bids include a project to build on the North of England’s growing reputation as a first-class destination for cultural holidays, encourage tourists to the… Read the full press release

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