VisitScotland: Fintech Fortnight to showcase Scotland’s fintech sector to the world, 17 to 28 September, 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first Fintech Fortnight celebrating the growing and lucrative fintech sector will begin today (Monday, 17 September), in conjunction with FinTech Scotland and VisitScotland Business Events. Fintech Scotland Fortnight 2018 will run from 17 to 28 September and feature 23 events across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland awards Hostelling Scotland’s Glen Nevis Youth Hostel its top Quality Assurance accolade

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A youth hostel situated at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain which has welcomed more than 1.3 million guests in its lifetime is celebrating after being given Five-Star status by the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland awarded Hostelling Scotland’s Glen Nevis Youth Hostel its top Quality Assurance… Read the full press release

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare participates at the inaugural Seychelles Tourism Festival Food Fiesta

Baie Lazare, Seychelles, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Last Sunday, 16 September, an enthusiastic team of chefs, engineers, waitresses and front office team members represented Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare at the inaugural Seychelles Tourism Festival Food Fiesta. This mélange of culinary flair was hosted for the first time by Seychelles Tourism and showcased the… Read the full press release

South Arkansas’s largest arts & crafts show, the 50th annual Camden Barn Sale, on Saturday, Sept. 29

CAMDEN, Arkansas, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience the appeal of southern living at south Arkansas’s largest arts & crafts show, the 50th annual Camden Barn Sale, on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Camden, Arkansas (Oakland Street & Monticello Street). The Camden Barn Sale has grown into one of Arkansas’s major tourist attractions. Join thousands… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Royal Alberta Museum celebrates its grand opening with free admission from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8

ALBERTA, Canada, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — After years of hard work and anticipation, museum staff are completing the final touches before welcoming Albertans and visitors from around the world into the new building in the heart of downtown Edmonton, at 9810 103a Avenue. To celebrate the grand opening and to welcome Albertans back to… Read the full press release

PATA held highly successful PATA Youth Symposium in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students’ Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA Travel… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart 2018 attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), hosted by Malaysia, has attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 389 sellers from 208 organisations and 33 destinations with local sellers comprising 32% of the total, along with 252 buyers from 241 organisations and 53 source markets. The Pacific… Read the full press release

WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 winners announced at the PATA Travel Mart 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups have been chosen… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers Top Day Tour Trips from Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island Tour Naivasha has become an agricultural back water that now exists primarily to service the area’s blossoming with flower industry For many people Lake Naivasha is the first port of call after Nairobi and with its shores fringed in papyrus and yellow backed… Read the full press release

Nearly 200 delegates from U.S. and China at the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China

HANGZHOU, CHINA, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, joined the newly formed Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, to host the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China, on September 9-10. The more than 70 U.S. delegates set… Read the full press release

UNWTO sees wine tourism as part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Moldova

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (6-7 September 2018). The two days of discussions engaged experts from 30 countries and addressed UNWTO’s priority of enhancing… Read the full press release

Expedia Group and VisitScotland join forces to help drive travel demand by supporting Scottish hotels

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work in collaboration with VisitScotland and hotel partners to build awareness of its… Read the full press release

Benromach Distillery earns Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-owned distillery in Moray Speyside which attracts more than 13,000 visitors per year has achieved its Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme. BenromachDistillery in Forres makes whisky the traditional way by hand. Now exported around the world, Benromach single malt Scotch provides… Read the full press release

PATA announces a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort in Apia, Samoa on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The event is organised in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and generously hosted by… Read the full press release

Toronto Fall 2018 updates and happenings

TORONTO, CANADA, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Feel the cool air rush into Canada’s Downtown as fall descends on Canada’s largest city. While the leaves begin to change colour, Toronto continues to evolve with new city changes, restaurants, exhibits and fall-focused experiences! Read through our latest “What’s New” for a list of notable updates and… Read the full press release

Arden House in Callander awarded a four-star gold accolade by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A stunning bed and breakfast, made famous in TV drama Dr Finlay’s Casebook, has struck gold after achieving a prestigious Quality Assurance (QA) award from VisitScotland. Arden House in Callander, has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from the national tourism organisation. The Victorian home is surrounded… Read the full press release

VisitScotland highlights the importance of rural tourism economy at Aberdeenshire seminar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Highlighting the importance of the rural tourism economy was the focus of a seminar organised by VisitScotland and attended by around 70 representatives from businesses in the east of Aberdeenshire. The imposing 800-year-old fortress of Fyvie Castle was the backdrop to the agri-tourism event, at which delegates… Read the full press release

The next PATA Youth Symposium ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’ to take place on September 12 in Langkawi, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Qatar the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries… Read the full press release

Winners unveiled at World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018 in Hong Kong

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia and Australasia’s finest travel brands have been unveiled at World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018 in Hong Kong. Winners at the red carpet gala evening included Vietnam, which fended off stiff competition to be named “Asia’s Leading Destination”. Meanwhile Sydney, with its iconic cityscapes and… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport launches South Island Travel Store on Chinese travel service platform Fliggy

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has today (31 August 2018) announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development. Chinese travellers can plan and… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand hosted a successful “Amazing Thailand Health & Wellness Trade Meet 2018”

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has staged the “Amazing Thailand Health & Wellness Trade Meet 2018” to promote the Kingdom as a health and wellness destination. The one-day event was held on 30 August, 2018, at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. TAT has invited… Read the full press release

MICE event planners look to independent hotels in the UK

LONDON, 2018-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Cvent released the findings of its fourth annual Global Planner Sourcing Report in late July, and some of the data reveal some surprising insights. The report features the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 corporate event planners worldwide about how they source venues and what influences their… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces Gaelic volunteer programmes at Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban and Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis

Volunteer programmes at Scotland’s historic places form part of our Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced Gaelic volunteer programmes at Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban and Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis, as part of the launch of its Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023. This is… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland invites visitors to celebrate Blackness Castle’s status as a film location this weekend 1-2 September

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to celebrate Blackness Castle’s status as a film location with Historic Environment Scotland’s first On Location event this weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September). Visitors can find out more about the locations and techniques used for filming at Blackness Castle, explore the medieval encampment, learn… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase to be held in Australia for the very first time this November

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia’s major incentive showcase for the China market – the Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase – will be held in Australia for the very first time this coming November. Capitalising on strong awareness and demand for Australia by Chinese incentive planners, the Showcase will provide key… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia hosts Aussie Specialist Program at Corroboree Asia trade event at the Gold Coast

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 100 Australian tourism businesses are on the Gold Coast this week meeting with close to 300 Aussie Specialist travel sellers from key Asian markets to strengthen their specific product knowledge and enhance their ability to promote and sell Australia. Hosted by Tourism Australia in partnership with… Read the full press release

Arkansas Razorback fans are invited on Friday, August 31 for the BIGGEST Hog Call – EVER!

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Razorback fans are invited to stand up as ONE fan base and Call the Hogs for the BIGGEST Hog Call – EVER. Public events will be held in Fayetteville and Little Rock where fans across the state can rally and call the Hogs in unison as ONE… Read the full press release

The 11th PATAcademy-HCD ‘Going Green how to run a sustainable resort’ to take place in Langkawi, Malaysia in December

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The 11th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Going Green how to run a sustainable resort’, is set to take place at the award-winning Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa (FLGK) in Langkawi, Malaysia on December 11-13, 2018. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the latest programme focuses on… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization: International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in exports generated by tourism, which reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2017, making tourism… Read the full press release