Odawara City Celebrates The 27th Annual Odawara Lantern Festival, July 28 and 29

  Odawara, Japan, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 27th Odawara Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Odawara Castle Park. The festival celebrates the “Odawara Lantern.” The lanterns have a strong historical and cultural connection to the city.  In the old days, the lanterns were created… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota partners with Adventure Creative to drive tourism throughout the state

ST. PAUL, Minn., 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, announced today that Adventure Creative has been selected as the new advertising agency of record after a competitive review of proposals from several creative firms. The new contract begins July 1, 2018. Several Minnesota-based and out-of-state agencies were involved… Read the full press release

Spain Summer Holiday Spending 2018 Report: The Top 3 best value destinations are Gran Canaria, Costa Tropical and the Costa Blanca

MALAGA, Spain, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for a last-minute budget holiday this summer, then Spain is your best bet in Europe. Spain is a hot favourite holiday spot for Brits with more than 19 million Brits choosing to holiday there in 2017. Cheap flights and accommodation don’t necessarily mean a cheap… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas celebrates maiden call at Subic Bay and Manila, Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, which is Asia’s largest and most revolutionary, arrived at Subic Bay for the first time today, June 8. She will also be making her maiden call at Manila tomorrow, June 9. This is the largest ever cruise ship to call… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport greets visitors with a initiative dedicated to the tourist highlights of Flanders

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In the next 3 years, 75 million travellers at Brussels Airport will be met with a brand-new experience project dedicated to the tourist highlights of Flanders. At various places in the airport’s 2 piers, experience displays were set up around the themes of Flemish Masters, gastronomy and cycling…. Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell to feature youth-friendly activities on June 21

On-site programming to honour the legacy of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples through music Calgary, AB, Canada, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell on June 21, featuring music and youth-friendly activities that celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Music Day at… Read the full press release

UNWTO names Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO’s Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, named Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in the framework of the 61st Regional Commission meeting for Africa, celebrated in Abuja, Nigeria. Considered one of the most successful businessmen in Africa, Aliko Dangote founded the Dangote Group 30 years ago and turned his enterprise… Read the full press release

African-American Music Appreciation Month: Arkansas Tourism to provide information about African-American artists with deep Arkansas roots

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Throughout the month of June, Arkansas will celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month as part of a national observance that was first inducted on June 7, 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. Arkansas Tourism will help Arkansans celebrate African- American Music Appreciation Month by providing information about African-American artists… Read the full press release

The DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing earns 4-star grading from VisitScotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A Fife hotel, which is helping to revitalise North Queensferry, is celebrating after earning a 4-star grading from VisitScotland. The DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing achieved the award on the first time of asking following its relaunch as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in August… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: A steam train special from the Fife Coast to the Scottish Borders returns this summer

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A STEAM train experience that features Scotland’s latest World Heritage Site and newest railway line returns to the timetable again this summer. Passengers on the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s Railtours steam special will have the opportunity to take in views of the new Queensferry Crossing as they… Read the full press release

New Portal AR app invites the world to step into Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A ground breaking new app that invites the world to step into Scotland has been created in close collaboration with Google as part of the Scotland Is Now global campaign. The innovative technology was led by VisitScotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Universities Scotland…. Read the full press release

IHG to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, Japan in second half of 2021

  DENHAM, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Inuyama, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, will get its first internationally-branded hotel, with IHG® and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) signing an agreement to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden in the second half of 2021. No two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, with each drawing on… Read the full press release

Discover Qatar launches a digital transformation project to create a global marketplace for Qatar

Discover Qatar aims to increase its global travel reach and operational efficiency using technology to create a global marketplace for Qatar  New technology will enable global tour operators and travel companies to connect directly to Qatar’s broad range of suppliers, hotels and services in real time Discover Qatar is the first Destination Management Company in… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office at the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma, Italy

MACAO, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) attended the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma from 2nd to 3rd June at the invitation of this Creative City of Gastronomy in Italy, seizing the opportunity to manifest Macao’s new status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and meet with representatives of… Read the full press release

Las Vegas: The Entertainment city of the world

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Palo Alto, CA, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The city of Las Vegas is known as a universal goal of betting in the clubhouse that are situated over this city and the nightlife that is offered to the voyagers, who visit this goal from various parts of the world. For single ladies voyagers to… Read the full press release

The Fascination Of Kuta Beach In Lombok

Bali, Indonesia, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — If you hear “Kuta Beach” word, maybe you will immediately think ‘ah yes, the beach in Bali’. Not entirely wrong, but also not entirely true. Kuta Beach is not only on the Bali island. Lombok Island also has a beach called Kuta beach. No less beautiful than… Read the full press release

VisitScotland and Borders Railway invite visitors to experience Scottish Borders’s unique Common Ridings and festivals

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VISITSCOTLAND is encouraging visitors, especially young people, to travel to the Scottish Borders by train this summer to experience the region’s unique Common Ridings and festivals. The events celebrate the remarkable history and unique identity of the region, upholding ancient traditions with hundreds of horses and their riders gathering… Read the full press release

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Gangwon Province host The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018)

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’, opened in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17 with 372 delegates from 182 organisations representing 41 destinations attending the four-day event. Delegates also included 50 university students and student… Read the full press release

IPW 2018 gathered together More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries

DENVER, CO, 2018-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators,… Read the full press release

Jack London Square to host The Bay Area Classic yo-yo championship, Saturday, May 26

One of the largest yo-yo competitions in the US Oakland, Calif., 2018-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square is hosting one of the longest running and largest yo-yo contests in the country. The Bay Area Classic yo-yo championship is Saturday. The regional competition is expected to draw more than 2,000 spectators throughout the day. “Some… Read the full press release

Brand USA introduces new marketing opportunities for its industry partners

DENVER, COLORADO, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has introduced new marketing opportunities for its industry partners. The range of programs include Brand USA Original campaigns that feature music and culinary themes to promote U.S.-bound travel, and offer opportunities that allow partners to extend their marketing… Read the full press release

Brand USA announces new programming for GoUSA TV

Brand USA’s connected TV network reaches 3 million views in first three months DENVER, COLORADO, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced today upcoming programming for GoUSA TV, a first-of-its-kind connected TV network available on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire. GoUSA TV features best-in-class… Read the full press release

Brand USA and Air New Zealand partner to host 60 travel professionals from Australia, and New Zealand for a MegaFam

DENVER, COLORADO, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, in partnership with Air New Zealand, is set to host a MegaFam to the United States in August this year. The MegaFam will see 60 travel professionals from Australia, and New Zealand, experience seven fabulous nights in the USA. The participants will initially be split into… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Viking Invasion to take place at Dunstaffnage Castle on Saturday 26-27 May

Explore Scotland’s fascinating Viking history with Oban event this May EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to travel back in time at Dunstaffnage Castle this weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May), for its Viking Invasion event. The re-enactment event encourages visitors to explore Scotland’s fascinating Viking history and find out why Oban was… Read the full press release

Las Vegas launches series of short films and broadcast spots ‘Only Vegas Moments’

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (22-MAY-2018) Las Vegas introduced ‘Only Vegas Moments,’ a series of four digital short films and broadcast spots. The campaign’s cultural storylines reinforce the iconic brand’s identity as the paramount purveyor of adult freedom and encourages visitors to embrace unique only-in-Vegas moments of self-truth. To view the… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand: Thailand named host country for the 19th International Indian Film Academy Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that Thailand has been named as the host country for the 19th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards), which is scheduled to be held in Bangkok from 22-24 June, 2018. This makes the second time the Thai capital… Read the full press release

VisitScotland hosts visit by the Japanese ambassador and delegation to Moray Speyside

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A selection of Moray Speyside’s finest attractions and locations are being visited by Japan’s Ambassador to the UK this week, as part of a tour to introduce the country’s travel agents to the region. The Japanese Ambassador, Koji Tsuruoka, and his wife, Yooko, are visiting Moray Speyside on… Read the full press release

Marriott expands Marriott Moments with local-area expert recommendations, bespoke categories, and hand-curated lists of things to do this summer

Now anyone can discover local experiences that match their passions with new, interest-based lists available on Marriott Moments Bethesda, MD, 2018-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Research shows consumers increasingly seek out enriching, local experiences when they travel. Now, with summer vacation right around the corner, Marriott is rolling out local-area expert recommendations, bespoke categories, and… Read the full press release

73 restaurants to participate at the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago – the world’s largest free food festival this July

The number of restaurants includes 26 NEW vendors representing a 63% increase from 2017 CHICAGO, 2018-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced today the lineup of 73 restaurants that will participate at the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago – the world’s largest free food festival… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport and ATEED partner to help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. The MOU will see the parties work together to help small to medium sized Kiwi businesses from both regions… Read the full press release