PATA: Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that Airbnb co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China, Nathan Blecharczyk has been confirmed to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019).  The event, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, will be taking place from May 9-12 at Radisson… Read the full press release

THE REGIONAL MUSIC HERITAGE WEEKEND: 2019 PRESENTS “RAGTIME TO ROCKABILLY CELEBRATION”, MARCH 29-30, 2019 AT HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TEXARKANA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Friday the 29th opens with Gala Preview Concerts at Silvermoon on Broad Theatre (217 W. Broad St.) at 7pm.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine & beer will be served!  The awarding of the Scottie trophy to the winner of the Ragtime Piano Artist!  Guest stars are Joyce Grant, great-great… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a successful forum on “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation” in Segovia, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held today (26 Mar 2019) in Segovia, the forum “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation”, whose opening was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto; the President of the Junta de Castilla y… Read the full press release

John Edman reappointed as the Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism

ST. PAUL, Minn., 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that John Edman will continue to serve as the Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism. Mr. Edman has served as the Director since his initial appointment in 2004. “Minnesota is making a name for itself as a place… Read the full press release

Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid announced as the Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Two charities have been unveiled as the Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup following a comprehensive process to identify organisations to benefit from Scotland’s staging of the world’s biggest women’s golf event. Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid will benefit from in excess of… Read the full press release

The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop to take place at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘Chinese Outbound Tourism Market’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019. The two-day programme aims to enable participants to understand the different market segments of the Chinese outbound market, including current and… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2019 to be held in La Paz, Bolivia on 13th July 2019

London, UK, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that its Latin America Ceremony 2019 will be hosted in La Paz, Bolivia on 13th July 2019. The leading figureheads, decision-makers and influencers of Latin America’s travel and tourism industry are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which will mark WTA’s first visit to Bolivia…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland Growth Fund supports EdinburghWows campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever collaborative marketing campaign between Edinburgh’s arts venues will showcase the city as a must-see cultural destination all year round with the help of VisitScotland. EdinburghWows, a campaign based on highlighting the emotional connections stirred by outstanding cultural experiences, has received a £25,000 Growth Fund award… Read the full press release

Highland Perthshire B&B Cuil-an-Duin Country House earns Five Star Gold Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As B&Bs up and down the country prepare to embark on a week-long celebration, dedicated to recognising the hard work of independent hosts, a Highland Perthshire B&B is also marking a special milestone after receiving VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance grading. Cuil-an-Duin Country House, near Pitlochry, achieved a Five Star… Read the full press release

MGTO and IC participates at the 23rd Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART)

Macao, China, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) marked their presence in the 23rd Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from 18th to 21st March, once again co-running a Macao Pavilion and bringing a delegation… Read the full press release

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices for air bookings will drop 4% by April

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct from the sharp increase seen in the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches a new Awards for Excellence format

  VisitEngland has launched a new Awards for Excellence format to reflect innovations across England’s tourism industry as it marks 30 years of the Awards. LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The national tourism agency announced the new format during the Awards 30th celebrations held at London’s Banqueting House on Whitehall. The annual VisitEngland… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces the highlights of Millennium Park’s 2019 summer season

The 15th Summer Season will Feature the Year of Chicago Theatre, Latinx Arts and Culture, the Grant Park Music Festival’s 85th Season and an Upgraded Outdoor Concert Sound System Chicago, IL, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce… Read the full press release

MAGICAL MYANMAR (FAM TRIP)

Yangon, Myanmar, 2019-May 12— /Travel PR News/ — – $850 per person 10 Days/ 9 Nights (17th – 26th May) We offer this FAM Trip to Myanmar only twice a year (May & September) – Join Us on this Magical Myanmar Journey We have created unique FAM Trip for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also… Read the full press release

Best Top Travel Packages, Tours and Safaris in Nairobi, Kenya – Visit the Nairobi National Park

Nairobi, Kenya, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Conference season is here and all delegates are Welcome conducting their conference meetings and workshops in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. Simple words to learn: Jambo – Hallo Habari Yako – How are you? (Sasa? – Hi? Reply: Poa – am fine ) slang language… Read the full press release

Singapore to host to a sizeable number of business events from 2019 and beyond

The three clusters are amongst the top-performing sectors for business events secured in 2018, to be held in Singapore in 2019 and beyond Singapore, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore will play host to a sizeable number of business events from 2019 and beyond, with several of these events secured being inaugural editions.  In particular,… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta announces return of Cochon555 to Banff on Saturday, April 6

ALBERTA, Canada, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With an all-star cast of chefs who specialize in whole animal cooking paired with farmers responsibly raising delicious heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 returns to Banff on Saturday, April 6. The all-inclusive feast will feature expertly-crafted creations and specialist produce of a hundred-plus of the region’s most talented chefs, farmers, sommeliers,… Read the full press release

Visit San Antonio offers tips for families planning a swinging Spring Break in San Antonio

San Antonio, USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — San Antonio is bursting with rich history and modern attractions. From the spectacular River Walk to thrilling theme parks, the city has activities for families with children of all ages. Combine that with an electrifying food scene, budget-friendly hotels and festive seasonal events, and family vacationers have all they… Read the full press release

Sustainability, digitalization and mobility highlighted at The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing to adapt to new consumer trends and market changes, to address seasonality by diversifying tourism products in an… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin will devote an international platform to Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA) segment for the first time

High exhibitor demand – some 10,000 exhibiting companies from 181 countries and regions – Malaysia is the Official Partner Country – ITB to announce the launch of ITB India 2020 – New Technology, Tours & Activities segment – Also new: the ITB Virtual Reality Lab – ITB Berlin Convention: high-ranking international speakers – Environmental sustainability,… Read the full press release

‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ with the theme Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management from April 17-18, 2019 in Sabah, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management will be the theme of the upcoming ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Sabah, Malaysia. Hosted by the Sabah Tourism Board (STB), the two-day intensive workshop will be held on April 17-18, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel Kota Kinabalu. “Global economic losses… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin: First ITB Virtual Reality Lab to highlight the prospects for VR and AR in tourism

First ITB Virtual Reality Lab at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show – In Hall 10.2 experts highlight the prospects for VR and AR in tourism and offer an insight into the latest technologies and projects – Visitors can explore ITB Berlin with Pokémon GO Berlin, Germany, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Virtual Reality instead of… Read the full press release

Basque Culinary Center and UNWTO to co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián, Spain, 2-3 May 2019

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are co-organizing the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, on 2-3 May 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial… Read the full press release

IHG strengthens presence in Bengaluru with the opening of Holiday Inn Express, Bengaluru, Yeshwantpur

Bengaluru, India, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Yeshwantpur. Strategically located near World Trade Centre and major tourist attractions in the city, Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Yeshwantpur is a 40-minute drive from the airport and a… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin to help Malaysia achieve its ambitious growth plans

Official Country Partners status at World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® – a vital step towards achieving Visit Malaysia 2020 targets Berlin, Germany, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With a total of 25.8 million international tourists arriving in Malaysia in 2018, ITB Berlin (6-10 March 2019) will be instrumental in boosting visitor numbers to this exotic,… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain through digital campaign

National tourism agency VisitBritain has launched a digital campaign with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain. LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The £150,000 campaign, which kicks off today, Friday 22 February, will run for five weeks in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, to promote travel to Britain and drive visitor… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand to spread environmental, cultural and social awareness through its “The Seasons” travel short documentary series

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is seeking to inspire environmental, cultural and social awareness among locals and visitors alike by placing responsible tourism at the heart of “The Seasons” travel short documentary series with 12 episodes uploaded and available for viewing on the TAT Newsroom from now until October… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin: global medical tourism industry is currently worth around 100 billion dollars; Forecasts for 2025 see growth reaching up to 25 per cent

Increase in international exhibitors at the Medical Tourism Pavilion – Presentations and discussion rounds on new trends and developments in the medical tourism market – New: meeting place of the European Medical Buyers’ Initiative Berlin, Germany, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The world of medical tourism has long become globalised: according to the latest report… Read the full press release

Newton Steading, a luxurious self-catering accommodation in Angus secures a five-star rating from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — An early 19th century barn, which has been renovated to luxurious self-catering accommodation, is celebrating after achieving a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland. Newton Steading, situated near Lintrathen in Angus, has secured a five-star rating from the national tourism organisation. The grading highlights businesses who offer exceptional… Read the full press release

Discover the Cairngorms National Park campaign receives £40,000 VisitScotland Growth Fund

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign will showcase the Cairngorms National Park to the world with the support of VisitScotland. Discover the Cairngorms National Park, a campaign to inspire the international travel trade to list the UK’s largest National Park as a must visit destination, has received a £40,000 Growth… Read the full press release