Ljubljana awarded a Meeting Star Award at the 12th Conventa trade show

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Ljubljana won a prestigious Meeting Star Award at the 12th Conventa, the largest meetings industry event in the region of New Europe. Our city was awarded as the best congress destination in the category of cities hosting events for up to 2,000 people. The Slovenian capital already… Read the full press release

Phuket to host the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time, the idyllic Southern Thai island resort of Phuket is to be the venue of the annual B2B trade show, the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020. To be organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) between 1-3… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism marks National Plan for Vacation Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28, and travel experts say now is the time to start thinking about 2020 travel plans. More than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off in 2018, according to the U.S. Travel Association. That’s… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24

HOT SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, and more infield days. Opening… Read the full press release

Accor commits to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience by the end of 2022

Paris, France, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As it advances its role as a responsible tourism provider locally and globally, Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Accor today (January 22,… Read the full press release

UNWTO, UNEP, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation announces the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is officially announced today (22 JAN 2020) by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to tackle the root causes… Read the full press release

City of Chicago opens applications for the 2020 CityArts Program

Arts and Culture Organizations of All Sizes May Apply for General Operating Grants or Project Grants That Support the 2020 Year of Chicago Music Chicago, IL, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are pleased to announce that applications are now open for… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office gears up for the seven-day Spring Festival Golden Week

Macao, China, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the seven-day Spring Festival Golden Week (24th — 30th January) arriving soon, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is gearing up for the festive period with a diversity of proactive measures such as offering a forecast of visitor flows at major attractions via the “smart application for visitor flows”,… Read the full press release

Winter is for Caribbean Golf, and Six Puerto Rico Courses Have Earned Best-of Distinction

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Six Puerto Rico golf venues have garnered the distinction of being voted onto “Golfweek’s Best 2020: Top 50 Caribbean and Mexico Courses.” Further, the Puerto Rico courses rank among the Caribbean’s 30 finest places to play. They are: 1. The St. Regis Bahia Beach,… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International Tourism Growth Continues to Outpace the Global Economy

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth… Read the full press release

Renee Robison and Wayne Woods to be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, will be 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 will be held… Read the full press release

A new $10+ million multi-faceted tourism destination to be developed at Eureka Springs, Arkansas

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new $10+ million resort planned in the heart of this Ozark mountain tourist mecca promises to create a new playground in the backyard of burgeoning Northwest Arkansas and a regional draw for mountain bikers, motorcyclists, foodies and sightseers. Pine Mountain–a dramatic redevelopment of the Pine… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: U.S. Civil Rights Trail marks its second anniversary

Initiative highlights Arkansas sites and links more than 100 landmarks across the U.S. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of civil rights history thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks its second anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. Central… Read the full press release

UNWTO delivered a successful training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Yunnan Province of China

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A delegation from UNWTO visited Kunming to deliver a training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy designed for the Yunnan Province of China. The strategy was designed by UNWTO experts in partnership with the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Department. Now, with the province working to grow… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces unique light and music event celebrating Gaelic culture at Urquhart Castle

Historic Environment Scotland announces flagship event for Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A new unique light and music event celebrating Gaelic culture will take place at Urquhart Castle in October, as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. Aiseag, which means ‘crossing’ or ‘sea… Read the full press release

Tourism Toronto launches new winter campaign

Bold new campaign introduces four “Spotlight Weekends” for the destination this winter TORONTO, CA, 2020-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Toronto today (January 8, 2020), launched a new campaign for the destination that puts a spotlight on winter and encourages visitors to get out and do more all winter long across the city. The new… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers the best Wildlife Safari Vacations

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2020-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Best Year for wildlife viewing in Kenya begins with Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya. The tourism industry is anticipated to boom the year 2020 with expected tourism arrivals also expected to increase rapidly. This Boost is a godsend because tourism is one of the six economic pillars identified by the government… Read the full press release

2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival tuned up and ready to go, January 16-20

EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, 2020-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu20, is tuned up and ready to go for January 16-20 in Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  This indoor winter Americana Roots music festival will celebrate its seventh iteration in 2020 and again is being held inside the 1905… Read the full press release

Visit Indiana unveils the ultimate 2020 travel experience

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s no surprise to Hoosiers that Frommer’s named “Indiana Among the World’s Top Places to Go in 2020”. So, Visit Indiana is unveiling the ultimate 2020 travel experience, called The 20 IN 20. We will reveal 20 lists of 20 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences, one at a time, all year long. “These lists… Read the full press release

Little Rock named “America’s Next Hottest Foodie Destination 2020”

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Little Rock has been named “America’s Next Hottest Foodie Destination 2020” by the Foodie Flashpacker blog. Little Rock won 39% of public votes, beating out 32 other cities from around the country including Walla Walla, WA, Albuquerque, NM, Dallas, TX and Minneapolis, MN. About Foodie Flashpacker Foodie… Read the full press release

Deserts That Inspire Travel The Most

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MOROCCO, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Deserts represent approximately one-third of the planet’s land surface. By definition, a desert is a region that receives about 250 millimeters of rain or less each year. Spaces where human life becomes a feat, if not an impossible one, and where nature presents itself in its most primitive… Read the full press release

TUI Group announces the opening of ROBINSON Club Cabo Verde

Berlin, Germany, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Creole culture and modern club holidays now meet in the Cape Verde Islands. Last Saturday saw the opening of ROBINSON Club Cabo Verde in the island of Sal close to Santa Maria. The new club marks leading tourism company TUI Group’s continued expansion of its portfolio in… Read the full press release

TUI AG Supervisory Board announces five-year contract extension of CEO Fritz Joussen

Five-year contract extension Supervisory Board Chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche: “TUI’s transformation into a digital and platform organization is associated with enormous opportunities that will strengthen our long-term position. We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with Fritz Joussen as CEO.” Berlin, Germany, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The TUI AG Supervisory Board… Read the full press release

Why you should come to Kiev in 2020. Top 5 New things in the city

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Kiev, Ukraine, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — We Kievites love our city very much and strongly react to modern projects, innovations and unique places for entertainment and leisure. The Economist published The Global Liveability Index 2019 — new global ranking of cities in terms of living comfort. It evaluates locations in five categories: stability,… Read the full press release

A Sri Lankan Street Food, up for a Dazzling Opening in Croydon this December

LONDON, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Sri Lankan street food will open in Boxpark, Croydon this December. K+K Street Food says that “will transport you from the street side of Croydon to the colourful markets of Colombo”. All three founders of the K+K Street Food who were born in Sri Lanka, say they… Read the full press release

The National Cold War Museum launches New website

Blytheville, AR, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A website to promote the forthcoming National Cold War Museum in Blytheville, Arkansas has been launched. It is www.thenationalcoldwarmuseum.org. The website tells the story of a community vision to convert several sections of the former Eaker Air Force Base into a national visitor attraction in Arkansas. The National Cold War… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed fellow United Nations agencies to Madrid for the COP25 Climate Change Summit

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed its fellow United Nations agencies to Madrid for the start of the COP25 Climate Change Summit. With tourism now high on the United Nations agenda, and with UNWTO the global leader in tourism for development and advocacy, this summit will see… Read the full press release

UNWTO AND ITF LAUNCHES LANDMARK REPORT ON TOURISM’S CARBON EMISSIONS

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Growth Fund award supports new campaign showcasing Dunfermline and west Fife

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign will bring more visitors to Dunfermline and west Fife by showcasing the town and area’s history and heritage with the help of VisitScotland. Led by Dunfermline Heritage Partnership (DHP) with the support of Fife Cultural Trust Dunfermline & West Fife Tourism Association and Fife… Read the full press release

MMPRC welcomed media from Turkey to Maldives

Male, Maldives , 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation (MMPRC) welcomed media from Turkey to Maldives for a familiarization trip today (Dec. 1, 2019). This is the 21st familiarization trip conducted by the corporation for various markets this year. The media is comprised of journalists and editors from a number… Read the full press release