UNWTO Launches ‘Tourism Opens Minds’ Initiative to Promote Open-Minded Travel Choices

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched a new global initiative designed to unite and encourage nations, tourism sector leaders and consumers to be more open-minded when choosing a travel destination. Announced during the World Tourism Day celebrations in Riyadh, “Tourism Opens Minds” will showcase the powerful role that tourism plays… Read the full press release

Double digit growth in global hospitality industry for Q4 2023

2023 global hotel occupancy levels are trending 10% ahead of 2022 with Q4 on-the-books reservations up 11% over last year, according to Amadeus data PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — There is sense of buoyancy in the global hospitality industry as we head into the fourth quarter of 2023. According to new Demand360® business intelligence… Read the full press release

World Tourism Day 2023 Celebrates Tourism and Green Investments in Riyadh

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The stage is set for World Tourism Day 2023, with the global sector to come together around them theme of Tourism and Green Investments. In what is set to be the biggest celebration to date, the official celebrations will be held of 27 September in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…. Read the full press release

Discover Qatar Becomes Operator of B12 Beach Club and Doha Sands Beach

Discover Qatar are including access to Doha Sands Beach to guests of 19 West Bay hotels B12 Beach Club day passes now available to pre-book online DOHA, Qatar, 2023-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Discover Qatar (DQ), the Destination Management Company of Qatar Airways, has been appointed as the operator of B12 Beach Club Doha… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Participated in the 7th World Wellness Weekend and International Coastal Clean-up

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia 2023-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Apart from necessity, healthy living is currently becoming a lifestyle. How could it not be, more people are realizing how important it is to live a healthy life both physically and mentally. To celebrate the 7th World Wellness Weekend falls on 15-17 September, Hotel Nikko… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Office Promotes Inspirational Voices and Hidden Destinations

  BANGKOK, 2023-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has unveiled Mekong Voices and Mekong’s Hidden Gems – captivating interviews with local tourism pioneers, and insights into less travelled ‘hidden’ destinations. Both initiatives are hosted on the new MekongTourism.org website. Mekong Voices is a series of Q&A interviews with intrepid travellers,… Read the full press release

Weeva partners with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Lindsey Walter (Co-Founder, Weeva) with Glenn Mandziuk (CEO) and Wolfgang M. Neumann (Chair) of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

London, UK, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has welcomed the sustainability management platform Weeva as an affiliate member to help drive collaboration on industry resilience and data-led sustainability.   Designed by sustainable tourism experts, Weeva champions small, sustainable actions, backed by consistent data management, to boost efficiency and, ultimately, profitability within the industry. The… Read the full press release

International Tourism Reaches 84% of Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023, Led by Middle East, Europe, and Africa

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourism has continued to recover from the worst crisis in its history as arrival numbers reached 84% of pre-pandemic levels between January and July 2023, according to the latest data from UNWTO. The Middle East, Europe and Africa lead the global sector’s rebound. Tourism on Track for Full… Read the full press release

8th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism Returns to Spain: Spotlight on Rural Development and Culinary Heritage

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism will return to Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain (5-7 October) to focus on how tourism can foster rural development, build economic resilience, and preserve cultural heritage. Held under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism: Back to the roots’, the Forum will put the spotlight… Read the full press release

G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration Acknowledges Tourism’s Vital Role in Sustainable Development

Delhi, India, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism’s key role in advancing sustainable social and economic development has been highlighted in the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration. The meeting of the G20 economies (New Delhi, India, 9-10 September) recognized the “opportunity to build a better future [through] development models that implement sustainable, inclusive and… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Office Promotes Internships to Plug Tourism Skills Gap

BANGKOK, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has launched the Mekong Tourism internship finder on MekongTourism.org. The initiative is designed to address labour challenges faced by the tourism industry and to be a useful tool for interns seeking entry into tourism. The internship finder is primarily aimed at young people… Read the full press release

Embark on a Kenyan Adventure: Explore the Wonders of Kenya with Cruzeiro Safaris

NAIROBI, Kenya,, 2023-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience the beauty of Kenya with Cruzeiro Safaris! Click here to book your Nairobi tour today and explore the wonders of this amazing country! Highlights 1. Exploring the Wildlife of Kenya with Cruzeiro Safaris 2. The Benefits of Booking a Safari with Cruzeiro Safaris 3. Unforgettable Experiences with… Read the full press release

UNWTO and India’s G20 Presidency Launch Dashboard to Drive Tourism Contributions to Sustainable Development Goals

Delhi, India, 2023-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and India’s G20 Presidency, have joined hands to launch a new tool to advance the contribution of tourism policies and initiatives towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit next 9-10 September, UNWTO has worked with the Presidency through India’s Ministry of… Read the full press release

Sangeetha Liyanapathirana Named 2023 PATA Face of the Future for her Commitment to Sustainable Tourism and Youth Engagement

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sangeetha Liyanapathirana, Manager – Health, Hygiene and Sustainability at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, has been named as the 2023 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “This year we received a fantastic list… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Adds Kauai Beach Resort to Portfolio

  HAWAII, 2023-Sep-1 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels is pleased to announce the addition of Kauai Beach Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Located in the picturesque town of Lihue on the enchanting ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai, the resort is spread across 25 lush acres (10 ha) of beachfront property and showcases 350… Read the full press release

UNWTO Collaborates with Thassos Municipality to Foster Inclusive Tourism Recovery and Development

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO will work with the Municipality of Thassos in Greece to help the island rebuild its tourism sector in an inclusive way. The new joint project will focus on two core issues, namely tourism marketing and community involvement in tourism on Thassos. The work is part of… Read the full press release

Introducing Sanctuary Spa Holidays: The Ultimate Destination for Luxury Spa Holidays

Crawley, West Sussex – 2023-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — To meet every spa demand, Sanctuary Spa Holidays, the industry’s top supplier of spa holiday packages, is pleased to declare its dedication to providing unmatched service and knowledge. Sanctuary Spa Holidays is a company that specializes in making luxury spa package holidays and breaks that… Read the full press release

TUI Responds to Growing Demand with Expanded Winter Season in Turkey

Berlin, Germany, 2023-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI is expanding the season in Turkey. Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations for TUI guests from all markets. 1.9 million guests travelled to Turkey with TUI in 2022. The country is not only a sought-after destination in the summer season. TUI Deutschland customers… Read the full press release

Fifth Third Bank and Columbus Zoo Name First Hatchling of 2023, Promoting College Savings and Wildlife Conservation

Powell, OH, 2023-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fifth Third Bank teamed up with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to name their first hatchling of 2023 and to provide a chance for the winning name recipient to start their own nest egg. After receiving nearly 700 entries between July 10 and August 9, the winning name… Read the full press release

Rajan Datar to MC Summit on Culture & Heritage in Tourism

Valencia, 2023-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Rajan Datar, the award-winning TV broadcaster familiar to BBC UK and BBC World viewers, will MC opening and closing sessions at the inaugural Global Leaders Summit presented by the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage. The summit in Valencia, 24-25 September, will address issues and opportunities where… Read the full press release

U.S. Retains Dominance in Retail Tourism: WTTC Report Reveals Shopping Holidaymakers’ Preference and Economic Impact

U.S. positioned as largest contributor of retail tourism to GDP WTTC ‘Retail Report’ to launch 7th September Las Vegas, NV, 2023-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the U.S. remains the preferred choice for shopping holidaymakers, as revealed at Virtuoso Travel Week, taking place in Las Vegas,… Read the full press release

Dusit International Launches ‘Tree of Life’ Sustainability Program; Dusit Thani Maldives Attains Google Eco-Certification for Leading Sustainable Tourism Efforts

Male’, Maldives, 2023-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit International launches new group-wide sustainability program, ‘Tree of Life’ and Dusit Thani Maldives Achieves Google Eco-Certification in Recognition of Sustainable Tourism Endeavors The new programme clarifies Dusit’s sustainability intentions and includes actionable and easy-to-follow steps that its business units can take to benefit the environment, their… Read the full press release

Barceló Hotels & Resorts Makes a Splash in the Maldives with the Opening of Barceló Whale Lagoon Resort

Male’, Maldives, 2023-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A new chapter in soft-club style hospitality is written as Barceló Hotels & Resorts proudly announces the opening of its maiden Maldivian resort — the exquisite Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives. As the doors of this breathtaking paradise swing open, Barceló embarks on a journey of opulence, relaxation,… Read the full press release

TTM Maldives 2023: Unveiling Exceptional Trade Opportunities and Glamorous Gala Celebrations

Male’, Maldives, 2023-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — TTM Maldives 2023, the country’s leading international travel trade show will be held from 22nd – 23rd August 2023. When & Where During TTM Maldives 2023, the Meeruma Conference Facility will host the TTM Connect Meetings over the course of two days, while the TTM Awards &… Read the full press release

August 2023: Top 10 Destinations in Kerala to Explore

Munnar: Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Munnar is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Its rolling hills, sprawling tea plantations, and mist-covered valleys offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Alleppey: Known for its iconic backwaters, Alleppey invites you to unwind on a traditional houseboat as you cruise along the serene waterways. The… Read the full press release

Weeva appoints James Lever as Chief Technology Officer

James Lever Weeva CTO at Virtuosa

London, United Kingdom, 2023-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — James Lever to lead the next wave of innovation as the digital sustainability solution continues to scale across the tourism sector. Weeva, a cutting-edge digital sustainability solution for tourism businesses, has appointed James Lever as its inaugural Chief Technology Officer (CTO).    Lever will oversee the… Read the full press release

A Glimpse into the Unincorporated Town’s Slovak Immigrant Roots, Traditions, and Agricultural Legacy

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2023-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Slovak is a small Arkansas community with strong ties to its heritage. The unincorporated town was originally settled by Slovak immigrants in the 1890s and is named after Slovakia. It is around 50 miles from Little Rock and near Stuttgart, known as the duck and rice… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Recognizes Top Performing Travel Agencies for Their Contribution to Tourism and Aviation Industry

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2023-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline brand, has recognized travel agencies in an event held at Skylight Hotel on August 6, 2023. Ethiopian has rewarded the top three travel agencies in eight different categories based on their performance from… Read the full press release

UNWTO Recognizes Innovative Startups Driving Morocco’s Tourism Recovery and Sustainability

Africa, 2023-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has recognized the most influential innovators reshaping tourism in the Kingdom of Morocco. The finalists of the first Moroccan Tourism Startup Competition showcase the power of the sector for driving post-pandemic recovery, protecting cultural and natural heritage and providing opportunities for both rural and urban communities. After… Read the full press release

Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha Holds Successful Blood Donation Drive in Collaboration with Qatar Blood National Donation Center

DOHA, 2023-Aug-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha proudly demonstrates its unwavering commitment to the betterment of society by partnering with Qatar Blood National Donation Center, a division of Hamad Medical Corporation, for a one-day Blood Donation Drive on 06 August 2023, from 10:00 to 17:00hrs. This initiative exemplifies… Read the full press release