Explore Minnesota announces the 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener in the Albert Lea area, May 9-12, 2019

72nd Annual Event Hosted by Albert Lea Area Lakes May 9-12, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn., 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mark your calendars for the 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener in the Albert Lea area, Thursday, May 9, to Sunday, May 12. This will be the first time in the history of the Opener… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2019: Greater participation by Asia, India and the Arab countries and Significant growth in the Travel Technology segment

Outstanding number of bookings: greater participation by Asia, India and the Arab countries – Significant growth in the Travel Technology segment – World’s Leading Travel Trade Show underlines its role as a driving force for the travel industry and reflects market developments Berlin, Germany, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook is exceptionally good… Read the full press release

UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference, “The Future of Mountain Tourism” from 2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “The Future of Mountain Tourism” is the theme of the 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany). The conference will spotlight the significant opportunities to be seized and the challenges facing the development of mountain tourism. The UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference is… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism with the theme “Tourism Builds Community” on February 24-26

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will meet at the 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism February 24-26 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Builds Community.” The annual gathering of Arkansas’s tourism industry offers sessions on a variety of topics such as Google’s… Read the full press release

Macau Culinary Association team won second place in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan

Macau, China, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Culinary Association sent a team to participate in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan, and won second place with their exquisite snow sculpture named “Sharing Prosperity”. The snow sculpture team has participated in the competition for four consecutive years (2016 – 2019) and brought… Read the full press release

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India welcomed 300 delegates from 28 countries

RISHIKESH, India, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 began on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India with 300 delegates from 28 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event, comprising a one-day-travel mart and one-day conference. The event, which was organised by the Pacific Asia Travel… Read the full press release

LAIKA, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon to offer public screenings of “Coraline” to support the North Umpqua Trail Project and the Lower Deschutes River Post-Fire Restoration Project

Salem, Ore., 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s been 10 years since audiences followed a blue-haired girl to a mysterious Other World in the Oscar®-nominated 3D stop-motion fantasy, “Coraline”.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film, Oregon-based animation studio LAIKA, in partnership with Oregon Film and Travel Oregon, will offer public screenings of the movie in six historic theaters around… Read the full press release

UNWTO releases new report “Walking Tourism – Promoting Regional Development”

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The report “Walking Tourism – Promoting Regional Development” showcases examples of walking tourism which can serve as a practical reference for destinations looking into the role of walking tourism for their own regional development. Walking tourism is now one of the most popular ways to experience a destination. It… Read the full press release

WTTC and IBMATA partner to enhance border security with biometric technology

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security. WTTC represents the global private sector of… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s Attractions Accolades winners announced

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (12 February 2019) announced the winners of its 2018 Attractions Accolades recognising the quality of visitor experiences across England. Following their annual assessment by VisitEngland, 76 attractions have been awarded an accolade, based on the score they obtained following their Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme… Read the full press release

Composer John Tennison and a Texarkana native returns to his home town for a 17-hour free Texarkanon concert on March 2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Texarkana native and composer, John Tennison (born 1968, and a graduate of Arkansas High School in 1986), is returning to his home town to premiere all 17 hours of his 36-movement Texarkanon (Symphony for a Single Unprepared Piano) on Saturday, March 2, at midnight, at the Arkansas Municipal… Read the full press release

GLP Films announces an open call for video submissions for their upcoming film event at ITB Berlin

Kennebunkport, Maine, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, GLP Films (GLP), an award-winning content marketing agency for the travel and sustainability industries, announces an open call for video submissions for their upcoming film event at ITB Berlin.  The “6th Annual Short-Film Showcase” will feature the best sustainable tourism films from around the globe at… Read the full press release

2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards: deadline for submissions April 30, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation… Read the full press release

Mera Mare Pattaya wins Loved by Guest Award 2019

Pattaya, Thailand, 2019-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We are delighted to received the Award Winner for a ‘Loved by Guests’ Award from Hotels.com with 8.6 scores 2 years in the role 2018-19. Hotels.com is a leading online provider of hotel accommodation worldwide and is affiliated with Expedia, Inc., one of the largest online travel companies… Read the full press release

The Córdoba Tourism Agency earns UNWTO.QUEST Certification

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Córdoba Tourism Agency (Agencia Córdoba Turismo) has received the World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO.QUEST Certification, whereby the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all, promotes the strengthening of the institutional capacities of destination management organizations (DMOs) and… Read the full press release

26th annual World Travel Awards opens for submissions

London, UK, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) is pleased to announce its annual “call for entries” for inclusion in the most prestigious awards and recognition initiative in travel and tourism. Each country’s very best brands and products are now invited to submit their applications to participate and stand a chance to win… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office release its annual Happy Traveler guide

Harrisburg, PA, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (January 29, 2019), the Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced the release of its annual Happy Traveler guide, a resource to inspire avid travelers to pursue their happiness in Pennsylvania. Released on National Plan for Vacation Day, the guide is full of fun-filled attractions, history-filled streets and museums, and breathtaking outdoor… Read the full press release

Travel Vermont announces the creation of a new tasting trail in the Champlain Valley

Montpelier, Vt., 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Vermont’s agritourism officials have announced the creation of a new tasting trail in the Champlain Valley, which includes 50 Vermont producers, restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, breweries, cideries, and wineries along Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Tasting Trail—developed by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, the Vermont… Read the full press release

Navarre’s tourism observatory in Spain joins INSTO

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Navarre’s observatory is the first tourism observatory in Spain to join INSTO, bringing the number of network members to 25. The group consists of destinations committed to generating better evidence through the continuous monitoring of the impacts of tourism at the destination level. The Tourism Observatory of Navarre… Read the full press release

New report reveals the 4 TOP TIPS on how to get a Spanish summer holiday in the sun for less

MALAGA, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — New report by Spain-Holiday.com and announced on EuropaWire today sheds some light on what bargain travellers should do and look for if they want to book the cheapest holiday in Spain this summer (2019). The report contains 18 pages full with comparisons, graphs, insights and pricing information on holiday… Read the full press release

The 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held in San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019). The new edition of this global forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce… Read the full press release

VisitBritain expects 483,000 visits from China in 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Forward flight booking data showed that bookings from China to the UK were up 24% from Wednesday 30 January to Tuesday 12 February, compared to the period when Chinese New Year fell last year. Longer term forward booking data shows that bookings from China to the UK were… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces Israeli startup Refundit as the winner of the inaugural Global Tourism Startup Competition

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Refundit, an Israeli startup, was declared the winner in the final phase of the 1st Global Tourism Startup Competition, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Globalia, and held within the framework of the FITUR International Tourism Fair, topping 3,000 entries from around the world. The Competition,… Read the full press release

Sentosa launches Alipay across 70 per cent of merchants in the Sentosa Islander Membership programme

Alipay, the go-to smart lifestyle wallet, now accepted at 70% of merchants in Sentosa Islander Membership programme Singapore, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Sentosa has become the first major integrated leisure destination in Singapore to go cashless for Chinese visitors, with the launch of Alipay’s payment solutions across 70 per cent of merchants that participate… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism invites travelers to take part in National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year more than half of Americans (54%) fail to use all their time off, creating a stockpile of 662 million unused vacation days, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Arkansas Tourism is encouraging travelers to take part in National Plan for Vacation Day January 29, a… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion

2018 totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals (+6%), consolidating 2017 strong results and proving to be the second strongest year since 2010 Middle East (+10%) and Africa (+7%) grew above the world average while Asia and the Pacific and Europe grew at 6% For 2019, UNWTO forecasts a 3-4% increase, in line with the historical… Read the full press release

UNWTO activities at the 39th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid

Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)… Read the full press release

Fundación ONCE and UNWTO to promote the direct, effective and lasting labour insertion of persons with disabilities in tourism businesses

Madrid, España, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Executive Vice-President of Fundación ONCE, Alberto Durán, and the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, signed in Madrid on Monday a letter of intent to promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the tourism sector. The objectives are to raise awareness among UNWTO… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from 25 January to 11 March 2019

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s finest gardens, woodlands and estates are set to open their gates for the 13th year of the country’s most popular flower festival. Signaling the end of winter and the promise of spring, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from… Read the full press release

Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day, Salomon Skyline Scotland, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Stirling Scottish Marathon shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Soctland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — FOUR of Scotland’s major sporting events have been shortlisted for a national award at Scotland’s tourism Oscars. The four finalists for Best Sporting Event are: Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day – held in June, the event attracts a non-traditional audience to the race track and has a significant impact on the local… Read the full press release