UNWTO appoints Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017

UNWTO appoints Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ —The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism… Read the full press release

TAT to open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June

TAT to open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June   Bangkok, 2017-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June via… Read the full press release

PATA announces renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

PATA announces renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change   BANGKOK, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord… Read the full press release

Melrose Abbey joins the VisitScotland Information Partner (VIP) programme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Melrose Abbey, the most popular paid-for visitor attraction in the Scottish Borders, which attracted more than 52,000 visitors in 2016, is to join the VisitScotland Information Partner (VIP) programme, an exclusive network committed to actively promoting the local area and services on offer. The partnership between Historic… Read the full press release

E Ko Tours launches whale watching option in the Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough, New Zealand

E Ko Tours launches whale watching option in the Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough, New Zealand   New Zealand, 2017-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marlborough’s E Ko Tours will soon be taking visitors to see migrating whales on their way through New Zealand waters. There are several places in New Zealand where you can spot… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia launches new website dedicated to business events

Tourism Australia launches new website dedicated to business events   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia’s brand new website dedicated to business events, www.australia.com/businessevents will give visitors an enhanced user experience and more opportunities to connect with Australians and discover why there’s nothing like Australia for business events. Visitors to the… Read the full press release

Finnair joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association

BANGKOK, 2017-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the Government of Finland and listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 5 point plan to grow European tourism

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (25 May) launched a 5 point plan to grow European tourism by 10% and highlighted the benefits of low cost aviation to the regions. Speaking at the Malta Tourism Conference, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs, emphasised how low fare flights were… Read the full press release

Viking Cruises commemorates its 20th anniversary with new anniversary video

New Anniversary Video Highlights Viking’s Growth and Industry Leadership Los Angeles, CA, 2017-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This year Viking Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) marks two decades of leadership and innovation on the world’s waterways. Founded in 1997, Viking is now the world’s leading river cruise line with the largest fleet of river vessels, including the two… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2017 (PAS 2017), under the theme ‘Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism’, opened in Negombo, Sri Lanka on May 18 with 406 delegates from 191 organisations representing 39 countries attending the… Read the full press release

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discuss the… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On… Read the full press release

VisitDenmark: KIDS GO FREE on flights between Heathrow and Billund with British Airways, 1 June to 31 October 2017

VisitDenmark: KIDS GO FREE on flights between Heathrow and Billund with British Airways, 1 June to 31 October 2017   Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With spring very much in the air and summer on the way, parents everywhere will be gearing themselves up to face that perennial challenge – how to keep… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia concludes successful 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney

Tourism Australia concludes successful 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia is wrapping up the 38th edition of its annual business-to-business event, with the final day of appointments for the 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE17) taking place in Sydney today. With more than 2,500 delegates,… Read the full press release

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism collects five Public Relations Society of America Paragon Awards

MADISON, Wis., 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Wisconsin Department of Tourism, along with its agency of record Laughlin Constable, brought home five Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter Paragon Awards, including “Best in Show,” for outstanding work in public relations and social media marketing. The team also recently won a… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta hosts Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day weekend tradition has consistently sold out in recent years. Atlanta, USA, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Time is running out for tickets to Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon on Saturday, May 27, 2017, the 10th anniversary of Atlanta’s favorite Memorial Day weekend festival tradition. The signature event, which will… Read the full press release

Wizz Air started operations from Osijek Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today started operations from Osijek Airport. The maiden flight took off to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport). Wizz Air’s newest service will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays, providing customers with a convenient schedule for weekend… Read the full press release

DMAI and European Cities Marketing to provide members with an enhanced offer and wider range of services

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote and deliver key research and educational resources to respective members while working together to build the value of each organization. “With this alliance, European and American DMOs establish… Read the full press release

DMAI recognized Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau with Destination Leadership Award

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) honored the Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with the Destination Leadership Award at the 2017 Worldwide Meetings and Incentive Travel Exhibition (IMEX) Gala Dinner and Awards. This prestigious award is given to a destination organization that demonstrates significant leadership and support… Read the full press release

VisitScotland documentary named best Lifestyle Program at the 60th annual New York Emmy Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A documentary facilitated by VisitScotland and hosted by Alan Cumming has scooped one of the most prestigious prizes in American television. NBC’s 1st Look: Scotland, which saw the award-winning Scottish actor take host George Oliphant on a whistle-top tour of his home nation, was named best Lifestyle… Read the full press release

This year’s Outlandish Gathering to see more than 200 Outlander fans in the Highlands this weekend

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 200 Outlander fans will gather in the Highlands this weekend for this year’s Outlandish Gathering. Fans of the books and television series from 15 countries will gather at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort this Friday 19 May until Sunday 21 May. The event is once again… Read the full press release

EventScotland to host The Eden Festival from 8-11 June

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The extensive and diverse portfolio of events which attract visitors to Dumfries & Galloway continues to prosper thanks to EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. Eden Festival, Lockerbie and the World Gold Panning Championships, Moffat, are two of 12 events taking place across the country this summer which… Read the full press release

More than 150 people to take part in the first-ever Caledonian CacheFest on Saturday 27 May

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — THE first in a series of hi-tech treasure hunts will take place in Peebles later this month that will encourage visitors to get outdoors and explore the area. The first-ever Caledonian CacheFest will take place in the town on Saturday 27 May, with associated events across the… Read the full press release

New touring route for New Zealand’s northern Canterbury region

New touring route for New Zealand’s northern Canterbury region   Tourists wanting to explore New Zealand’s northern Canterbury region are being encouraged to take their time on a new touring route. New Zealand, 2017-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The main attractions on the Alpine Pacific Touring Route, through the rural countryside north of Christchurch,… Read the full press release

TRENZ 2017: New Zealand’s oldest city Christchurch is now its newest

TRENZ 2017: New Zealand’s oldest city Christchurch is now its newest   New Zealand’s oldest city and now its newest, Christchurch is showing off its latest openings at TRENZ 2017. New Zealand, 2017-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism (CCT) says Christchurch city is well worth exploring at this exciting stage of its… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Canterbury’s top attractions on show at TRENZ 2017

New Zealand: Canterbury’s top attractions on show at TRENZ 2017   Canterbury’s top attractions will be on show at TRENZ 2017, with new options to experience the region’s alps to ocean locations and pristine skies. New Zealand, 2017-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — “Astro-tourism is taking off here, with the main highway connecting Fairlie to… Read the full press release

Typewriter technology exhibition at Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport

New exhibition highlights typewriter technology through more than a century of design San Francisco, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The typewriter is one of the great inventions of the modern world.  A marvel of industrial engineering and ingenuity, it revolutionized communication and was an essential tool for countless writers.  To comprehend the typewriter’s impact,… Read the full press release

Viking River Cruises’ new ship Viking Ra will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour in March 2018

All-Suite Viking Ra Will Begin Sailing New Nile River Cruisetour in Spring 2018 Los Angeles, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International: Empress’ Western Caribbean and Havana sailings open for bookings

Expanded Sailings Introduce 58 New Cruises, Including 28 Havana Overnights through March 2019 Miami, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas.  Royal Caribbean International’s newly refreshed… Read the full press release