Three of Scotland’s major business events shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Business events curated or hosted by Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Cashel Travel and DataLab will battle it out to be crowned Best Business Event at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards National Final to be held on 14 March at the EICC. The three finalists for Best Business Event are: Edinburgh International… Read the full press release

Tallinn to host 2020 Bocuse d´Or international gastronomy contest

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Bocuse d´Or is an international gastronomy contest, culminating in the grand finale in Lyon, France, every two years. Continental preliminaries are held in carefully selected locations and Estonia has been awarded the privilege to host the European selection final in June 2020. Estonia has been taking part in the Bocuse d’Or for ten years already, under the leadership… Read the full press release

Virginia Tourism Corporation releases its curated guide to what is new and newsworthy for the travel industry in 2019

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Jan. 16, 2018), the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) released What’s New to LOVE in Virginia, the agency’s curated guide to what is new and newsworthy for the travel industry in 2019. The guide is produced annually and offers a regional and by-interest look at what’s to come… Read the full press release

Inspired by its wilderness setting along a riverside slope in the Serengeti, Singita Faru Faru Lodge unveiled its new look

SERENGETI, Tanzania, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — This month, Singita Faru Faru Lodge unveiled its new look, inspired by its wilderness setting along a riverside slope in the Serengeti. Drawing cues from traditional African craft, combined with the inspiration from Scandinavian simplicity, Singita Faru Faru Lodge embodies an effortless yet elegant feel, paying homage to its legacy… Read the full press release

Singapore will be on the spotlight as the Official Culinary Destination Partner of the inaugural edition of the World Restaurant Awards

Gastronomic collaborations, cross-country chef exchanges, and an in-Singapore activation in this first-ever culinary partnership between STB and IMG    Singapore, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore has been designated the Official Culinary Destination Partner of The World Restaurant Awards, which is  a progressive new annual awards created by events leader IMG, in partnership with Joe Warwick[1] and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo brings guests close to Costa Rica’s rare and endangered wildlife through its new Conservation Land and Sea Experience

Central America’s premier luxury resort unveils new land and sea adventure committed to discovering and protecting the world’s most exotic species Costa Rica, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Costa Rica’s rich, diverse ecosystem from land to sea with a new Conservation Land and Sea Experience at  Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo…. Read the full press release

Sandals® Montego Bay in Jamaica will host the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019 on Monday 28th January

London, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest and hottest resort in Jamaica, Sandals® Montego Bay, is hosting the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019 on Monday 28th January. The gala ceremony will be the premier gathering of the Caribbean and North American hospitality industries, with the key players and VIPs from… Read the full press release

VisitBritain announces the return of its flagship business event MeetGB

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (18 January 2019) announced its flagship business event MeetGB will return this year to show 120 international buyers why the UK is the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). MeetGB will welcome 80 suppliers from venues, hotels and local attractions across the… Read the full press release

The “International Gastronomy Forum, Macao 2019” opens with a record number of UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy participants from around the world

MACAO, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The “International Gastronomy Forum, Macao 2019” opened today (January 21) in Macao gathering a record number of participant UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy from around the world, in addition to cities from other creative fields and candidate cities from China, for discussions under the theme of “The Possibilities of… Read the full press release

Silversea offers guests over 900 destinations in 2019

Monaco, France, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In its 10th year of expedition cruising, industry-leading Silversea Cruises is continuing to unlock a broad range of deep travel experiences for guests, taking them closer to the authentic beauty of the world. From the cool conditions of Antarctica to the warm climates of Australia and beyond, Silversea’s… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand welcomes Thai Hotels Association in its ongoing efforts to reduce plastic waste

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Thai Hotels Association (THA) is joining the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing effort aimed at reducing the use of plastic. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said: “We look forward to working closely with the THA on this important project. Thai hotels can play an important… Read the full press release

Florida unveils new rejuvenating programs and activities in 2019

Wellness Experiences Across the Sunshine State Inspire Personal Health Renewal TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Turning the calendar on a new year often stirs the desire for a “new you:” travel more, be more mindful, invest in memorable experiences, make this year the best one yet. Luckily, the sunshine state is here to… Read the full press release

MGTO to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region with a parade for celebration of the Year of the Pig

Macao, China, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will present the “Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region – Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Pig”, the mega celebration event, on the 3rd day (7 February) and 6th day (10 February) of… Read the full press release

Brand USA to inspire international travelers to visit the USA with warm and welcoming stories of American culture via United Stories

Mobile content creation lab spotlights first-person perspectives of American culture via locals, influencers, and travelers alike DENVER, COLORADO, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (JANUARY 15, 2019), Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, launched United Stories. United Stories is a mobile content creation lab that will travel the United States capturing warm… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver until 30 April

The period Thailand celebrates Chinese New Year in February and Thai New Year (Songkran) in April. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that the Royal Thai Government has approved the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of 20 countries until 30 April…. Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association opens submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019. PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. As… Read the full press release

Macao to host cooking show open to the public with chefs from UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy from around the world

Macao, China, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao will hold for the first time this weekend (January 19 and 20) a cooking show open to the public with chefs from UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy from around the world. Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), with the coordination of Macau Culinary Association, the outdoor… Read the full press release

Guide me UA offers Exclusive Private Tour Packages to Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa

Travel to Ukraine with Guide me UA

KIEV, Ukraine, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is one of the best tour operators in Ukraine offering a huge choice of value-for-money Ukraine holidays with individual approach. Going to explore the unknown site of Eastern Europe? – Guide me UA Travel Operator in Ukraine offers the most popular itineraries to explore Ukrainian… Read the full press release

Kittilä Airport in Lapland ready to welcome even larger numbers of travellers following expansion and renovation

VANTAA, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists keen to see the aurora borealis, skiers and other visitors heading to Western Lapland will travel to the fells more effortlessly, as the renovated Kittilä Airport is now in operation. The expansion work adds to the comfort of the airport. After a thorough renovation and expansion, Kittilä Airport… Read the full press release

Germany Domestic tourism: The number of overnight stays is expected to reach a new record of around 477 million in 2018 (+ 4%)

WIESBADEN, Germany, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In the period from January to November 2018, the number of overnight stays increased by 4% to 447.9 million compared to the same period of the previous year. Of these, 81.5 million were foreign guests (+ 5%) and 366.4 million domestic guests (+ 4%). In November 2018, there… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japanese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level since 2007, as the two countries continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties. National tourism agency VisitBritain expects visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017…. Read the full press release

TAT: Submission for the 12th Thailand Tourism Awards opens from 1 February to 30 April, 2019

The 12th biannual event showcases responsible and sustainable tourism. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Submission for the 12th Thailand Tourism Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards that recognises the Thai travel industry’s best and brightest, opens from 1 February to 30 April, 2019. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) initiated the biannual awards project… Read the full press release

VisitScotland awards Four Star Gold award to Glentower Lower Observatory guest house

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland guest house which, over a century ago, received telegraph signals from the summit of Ben Nevis and transmitted them to shipping ports as gale warnings for skippers, has received a gold Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland. The national tourist board awarded Glentower Lower Observatory guest house, in… Read the full press release

Italy Luxury Tours Offers an Exclusive Private Italy Tours to Piedmont for Celebrating Your Vacations

  Townsend, DE, USA, 2019-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Italy Luxury Tours is one of the most family-friendly tour operators in Italy offering a huge choice of value-for-money Italy holidays to top quality Italy destination Piedmont. You have a golden opportunity to explore the second biggest region in Italy, notable for its elegance and the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes National Television Awards’ decision to bring this year’s nomination announcement to Scotland and V&A Dundee

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead, said: “We are honoured that the National Television Awards has chosen Dundee to make the announcement of who will be in the running for a coveted National Television Award. This is the very first time that the nominations have been revealed in a live… Read the full press release

New report explores how Stopover Tourism is positively affecting visitor arrival numbers

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Stopovers have a bad reputation. Travellers think of stopovers either as a long and tiring part of a trip or a rushed, stressful experience. However, stopovers do not need be tedious and boring; indeed, they can become an enjoyable part of the trip itself. Governments, tourism organisations, airlines,… Read the full press release

Italy Luxury Tours Rolls Out New Tours throughout Sicily for making memorable New Year vacation

  Townsend, DE, USA, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Sicily is one of the most popular tropical getaways in Italy and well famous tourist attraction point in Italy, according to the popularity, Italy Luxury Tours is now offering the complete luxurious tour to Sicily to start your amazing new year. Sicily, the largest of Italy’s… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris unveils top travel ideas for solo travelers in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The most preferred destination in Africa is Kenya. Travel plans your trips online or offline today. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has had many years of experience and they are continuing to make more holiday makers achieve their dream of the ONLY BEST holiday!!!! Read their tripadvisor reviews for… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention, the world’s largest tourism convention is attracting numerous heavyweights including Airbnb, Alibaba and Expedia

BERLIN, Germany, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest tourism convention is attracting numerous heavyweights. From 6 to 9 March 2019 at the ITB Berlin Convention, 400 leading figures from tourism, politics and business will be speaking about the future of travel at a total of 200 events. Featuring a new design, the Convention… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board features young athletes in its new marketing strategy

Singapore, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is featuring young athletes as an integral part of its marketing efforts.   The young athletes take centre stage in newly-created content by STB, such as its Action Seekers tribe film[1], and also star as the coaches in a fun… Read the full press release