UNWTO and UNCTAD present the Annual Report on Economic Development in Africa

UNWTO and UNCTAD present the Annual Report on Economic Development in Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Development and Trade, to present the Annual Report on Economic Development in Africa at UNWTO’s Headquarters in Madrid. The 2017 edition… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong hosts “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2017” at HKIA

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) celebrated the launch of “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2017” today. Hosted by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) for the third consecutive year, the four-month event treats passengers from around the world to an array of exhibitions and performances, showcasing… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport expansion: nine projects funded from the Marine Ecology and Fisheries Enhancement Funds

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — More than HK$7 million in total has been granted from the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund (MEEF) and Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) to nine projects for a 12-month period starting from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. The MEEF and FEF are independent funds set up in… Read the full press release

Thailand’s three water parks listed among the Top 10 in Asia by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black… Read the full press release

Blackcomb Ascent Trails offer stunning viewscapes from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain

PLUS: SUMMER OPERATIONS OFF TO A GREAT START, BOTH MOUNTAINS NOW OPEN INCLUDING PEAK EXPRESS, GLACIER SKIING, ALPINE HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND MORE Canada, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The third Blackcomb Ascent Trail, Heart Burn, will open on July 8 giving guests access from the valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge. The Blackcomb Ascent… Read the full press release

Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca appointed Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca appointed Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place… Read the full press release

2nd International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held successfully in Sofia, Bulgaria

2nd International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held successfully in Sofia, Bulgaria   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria hosted the 2nd International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 27-28 June 2017. The workshop was attended… Read the full press release

Great Barrier Island the first island in the world designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Great Barrier Island, off the north-eastern coast of Auckland, has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Great Barrier Island, off the north-eastern coast of Auckland, has become the first island in the world to be designated an International… Read the full press release

Spoutwells Farm Self-Catering Holiday Cottages and Cairnryan B&B earned 4-Star Quality Assurance (QA) from VisitScotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — THE quality of accommodation on offer to visitors to the Stranraer area received a major boost recently when two local providers each received 4-star awards from the national tourism organisation. Spoutwells Farm Self-Catering Holiday Cottages recently received a 4-Star Quality Assurance (QA) from VisitScotland. Its newly renovated… Read the full press release

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of new event facilities

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa is Set to Welcome the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Market with the Introduction of Exciting New Event Facilities United States, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of a stunning new venue, designed specifically to attract Fiji’s growing MICE and destination… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces its first property in Australia

Hong Kong, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and residences will be located… Read the full press release

VisitBritain launches interactive online map of magical destinations across Britain

VisitBritain launches interactive online map of magical destinations across Britain   To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (26 June) VisitBritain is showcasing what makes Britain a magical destination. London, 2017-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has released an interactive online map(link is external) of magical… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017, Saturday 8th July in the Maldives

LONDON, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Excitement is building for this year’s World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 as the travel industry’s leading awards programme makes its final preparations for the prestigious event, which is taking place on Saturday 8th July in the Maldives. The five star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will welcome hospitality leaders… Read the full press release

Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore in 2018

Initial flight on 27 March 2018 Fly non-stop with the world’s most state-of-the-art aircraft to the Southeast Asian metropolis from EUR 599 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — At the start of the upcoming summer flight plan, Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore. The A350-900 will take off five times a… Read the full press release

Qantas reveals the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers will take to the skies on Waltzing Matilda, Boomerang and Quokka as the airline today revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft that… Read the full press release

ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa in Japan: InterContinental’s first onsen resort scheduled to open in 2019

ANA InterContinental® Beppu Resort & Spa will be a destination for both Japanese and overseas visitors, blending luxury hotel and traditional Japanese spa experience. Denham, UK, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The city of Beppu, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, has long been a favourite with locals as an onsen retreat. Today, the… Read the full press release

IHG® to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference in Las Vegas

New Brand Will Serve Unique, Growing Midscale Traveler in Market Worth $20 Billion Denham UK, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more… Read the full press release

Special summer travel deals to more than 40 resorts during the Wyndham Extra Holidays Summer Travel Sale

Book Your Summer Getaway Now and Save up to 20 Percent at Resorts throughout the U.S. ORLANDO, Fla., 2017-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham® Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), is now offering special summer… Read the full press release

Celebrate Canada Day at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain

Canada 150 Celebrations Include Performances By The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre And The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute At Whistler WHISTLER, British Columbia, CANADA, 2017-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — On Saturday, July 1, Whistler Blackcomb in partnership with CIBC invite guests to celebrate Canada Day at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain for a free performance… Read the full press release

Queensferry Crossing opening date announced

Queensferry Crossing opening date announced   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Economy Secretary Keith Brown today (Jun 20, 2017) revealed the date the Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic. Details of an opportunity for the public to walk across the new bridge were also announced. On a visit to the Forth Replacement Crossing… Read the full press release

Meadhon Guest House awarded a Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) award from VisitScotland

Meadhon Guest House awarded a Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) award from VisitScotland   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A 17th-century guest house with links to Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns has been awarded a Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) award from VisitScotland. Meadhon Guest House in Jedburgh, the oldest house… Read the full press release

Great Bath Feast returns this autumn; local Food and Drink businesses invited to join

BATH, UK, 2017-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBath, Bath BID and Great Bath Feast Brand Ambassadors The Pig Guide invite local businesses to join the Great Bath Feast 2017 and help create a fortnight of gastronomic delights that will showcase Bath’s varied and vibrant food scene. Now in its fifth year, the Great Bath… Read the full press release

DMAI announces 10 industry leaders to be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame

10 travel industry leaders to be inducted into the DMAI Hall of Fame during the Annual Convention in July Washington DC, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME and President and CEO of Newport Beach & Company and President and CEO Don Welsh today announced the… Read the full press release

W Hotels launches hotel industry’s first ever video game, Belle the Bear to power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue

Bethesda, Maryland, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — To power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), is taking the hotel guest experience to the next level – literally. With the brand’s newest hotel set in the heart of one of the country’s renowned tech hubs,… Read the full press release

Strathallan House attains Gold status from VisitScotland

Strathallan House attains Gold status from VisitScotland   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-run, historic Highland house has attained a coveted ‘Gold’ award to add to their four stars from the national tourism organisation. Strathallan House was already a 4-Star Guest House but has now been awarded the added ‘Gold’ status… Read the full press release

Balfour House Apartment earns four-star accommodation from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme

Balfour House Apartment earns four-star accommodation from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A former University of Edinburgh building has graduated from a student hostel to luxury four-star accommodation. Balfour House Apartment, a self-catering property in Newington, was given the accolade in VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme…. Read the full press release

Glasgow Airport’s Scotland & Sea Food Court wins Taste Our Best award

Glasgow Airport’s Scotland & Sea Food Court wins Taste Our Best award   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ —Glasgow Airport has become the first airport in Scotland to boast a coveted food and drink standards award – its Scotland & Sea Food Court has won a Taste Our Best award. The Quality Assurance… Read the full press release

New VisitScotland iCentre to open in Inverness on 27th June

New VisitScotland iCentre to open in Inverness on 27th June   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Iconic and inspirational imagery and free WiFi to help visitors plan and book their stay are part of a new flagship VisitScotland iCentre, due to open in Inverness on 27th June.** This new gateway to the… Read the full press release

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife to open its doors to visitors this August

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife to open its doors to visitors this August   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Its charms may have lain hidden in the tranquility of undulating hills and arching woodlands these past 800 or so years, but Lindores Abbey in Fife is set to restore its position as whisky’s… Read the full press release

61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe held in Chisinau, Moldova

61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe held in Chisinau, Moldova   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe…. Read the full press release