City of Chicago announces the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show

Che “Rhymefest” Smith will tandem jump with the U. S. Army Golden Knights on Saturday, August 18, Hometown Hero Kate Grant will fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Chicago Public School Student Angel Cardenas will fly with Sean Tucker on Thursday, August 16 Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Che “Rhymefest” Smith will… Read the full press release

Applications now open for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism… Read the full press release

VisitScotland appoints Cheryl Chapman as new Development Manager for Orkney

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A desire to work with stakeholders and partners to grow sustainable tourism and the visitor economy is amongst the aims of VisitScotland’s new Development Manager for Orkney. Cheryl Chapman is based in the national tourism organisation’s Kirkwall local office. She first visited Orkney in 2011 with her… Read the full press release

Toronto Wolfpack and Tourism Toronto partner to promote Toronto as a top city break destination for U.K. tourists

TORONTO, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto Wolfpack and Tourism Toronto are set to launch a new partnership to promote Toronto as a top city break destination for U.K. tourists. The partnership will produce a series of promotional videos for Sky UK, which will air during U.K. broadcasts of the postseason ‘Super 8s The Qualifiers’,… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport. The decision is the latest of several national policy changes aimed at safer and more seamless travel, for which UNWTO strongly advocates. UNWTO supports the… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

Vynn Capital and World Tourism Organization join forces to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate to… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero partner to promote the digital transformation of tourism destinations

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The objective of both organizations is to cooperate closely on issues of mutual interest to achieve shared objectives The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that is the leading public international organization in the field of tourism, and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, have… Read the full press release

PATA and SPTO to host second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will organise the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018. The event, generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their… Read the full press release

Oman Air supports Ironman 70.3 triathlon competition as the Official Carrier

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic and internationally acclaimed sporting event Ironman 70.3 will be held in the Sultanate of Oman, supported by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). The triathlon competition will be held in the capital city of Muscat, which will create a perfect backdrop for Ironman 70.3, offering guests an… Read the full press release

VisitScotland aims to inspire young people to visit Ayrshire & Arran with brand new film

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A brand new film has been created by VisitScotland to inspire young people to visit Ayrshire & Arran. Take a Different Path, which is supported by a useful eBook, has been delivered by the national tourism organisation in partnership with North, South and East Ayrshire Councils, to… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism. As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel… Read the full press release

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed… Read the full press release

TOURISM’S INDUSTRY IS NOT SHIELDED FROM THE SINISTER POWER OF TERRORISM AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Tourism Security Summit (ITSS) will tackle challenging topics on how to deal with crisis International travel and tourism are significant contributors to economic growth and development to any destination. Unfortunately, the demonstrated economic success of the travel and tourism’s industry does not mean that… Read the full press release

7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, 16-19 September 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Summit aims to set out a vision looking to 2030 for this rapidly-growing tourism segment…. Read the full press release

Real Journeys selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in New Zealand Tourism Awards 2018

Southland, New Zealand, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Real Journeys has been selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year. The award focuses on best practice and innovation, for businesses that meet the needs of their market and continue to grow and deliver sustainable… Read the full press release

Myanmar Shalom Offers FAM Trip to Magical Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Myanmar has recently opened its doors to the world after decades of isolation and now is the time to explore this Magical country.  We have created unique FAM Trip (21st  – 30th September) for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also first time travelers to Myanmar. With a focus… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group launches new programme that promotes Singapore stopover holiday

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) today (Jul 26, 2018) announced the launch of its ‘Changi Stopovers’ programme, aimed at enticing­­ passengers travelling through Changi Airport to stop over[1] in Singapore and explore the Lion City. The programme provides attractive options for travellers to enjoy a Singapore stopover holiday when they visit… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® appoints Sharry Sun as Global Head of Brand and Mike Peterson as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

NEW YORK, 2018-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is strengthening its global executive team with the appointments of Sharry Sun as Global Head of Brand and Mike Peterson as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mike Peterson, American, joined Travelzoo as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named ‘Best Travel Deals Provider’ at the La Razón Tourism Awards in Spain

MADRID, 2018-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named ‘Best Travel Deals Provider’ at the La Razón Tourism Awards in Spain. The awards, which are now in their seventh year, are presented by La Razón, a national newspaper in Spain and an… Read the full press release

AC Hotels by Marriott launches the global panel series, AC Unpacked: A Conversation

AC Unpacked: A Conversation Panel Series from AC Hotels by Marriott® Kicked Off Last Night in New York, Moderated By Renowned Photographer Nigel Barker BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — AC Hotels by Marriott, the European-inspired lifestyle brand, has launched the global panel series, AC Unpacked: A Conversation. The program will bring together a… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel in Sabah, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc (NASDAQ: MAR) and City Waterfront Sdn Bhd today (07/26/2018) announced the opening of the highly anticipated Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel in Sabah, Malaysia. Nestled along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens and the capital’s bustling waterfront, the hotel offers an enviable location to discover the… Read the full press release

IHG to take over management of Hayman Island, rebranding it as Hayman Island, by InterContinental

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Whitsunday Islands will welcome a new era of luxury in 2019 with the signing of a management agreement that will see IHG take over management of Hayman Island, rebranding it as Hayman Island, by InterContinental. Hayman Island, by InterContinental will be an oasis at the northernmost point… Read the full press release

Ashfield House B&B awarded a Four Star Gold award by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A 19th Century house in the heart of Loch Lomond has been awarded a Four Star Gold award by VisitScotland. Ashfield House B&B, situated in the Arrochar Alps on the shores of Loch Long in the village of Arrochar, was upgraded from Four Stars by the national tourism… Read the full press release

The Townhouse achieves VisitScotland’s five star gold grading for accommodation

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A bed & breakfast in Perth has achieved VisitScotland’s highest quality award for accommodation. The Townhouse, which is co-owned by Laurent Moller and David Henderson, has secured a five star gold grading from the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland’s five star gold Quality Assurance Award recognises serviced accommodation… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains releases the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series with comedian and TV personality, Joel Dommett

Videos aimed at inspiring people to get more from their weekends away on the West Coast this summer Getaways made easier with removal of Friday peak restrictions London, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has today (Jul 25, 2018) released the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series. Hosted by top comedian… Read the full press release

Palm Springs welcomes City Council’s approval of SunLine’s year-round operations of trolley system

Palm Springs, CA, 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s official! Palm Springs residents and visitors will soon have the opportunity to once again catch the BUZZ! On Wednesday night, the Council approved SunLine Transit Agency’s proposal to revive the popular trolley system, which ended June 30 in Palm Springs. The Council voted to approve… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon funds 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program

Salem, Ore., 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel Oregon has awarded more than $850,000 in grant funding to 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program. The Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants funding for projects that contribute to Oregon’s tourism economy in communities throughout the state that support Travel Oregon’s vision of “a… Read the full press release