VisitBritain welcomes new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to drive growth to more destinations across the UK for international MICE market

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain today (27 November 2018) welcomes a new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to offer a united travel service for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market, to drive growth in international business events to the UK. The partnership, officially launched today at IBTM World in… Read the full press release

VisitEngland re-launches Entry Level and Taste accreditation schemes for accommodation and food businesses

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today, 26 November, re-launched its Entry Level and Taste accreditation schemes for accommodation and food businesses, making them available to businesses across England. From today all accommodation and food businesses in England can apply to the schemes directly through VisitEngland Assessment Services as well as… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces return of Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 23rd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state!… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ new nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced it will start another new nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Palm Springs International Airport, beginning Feb. 6, 2019. The flights will operate twice a week with roundtrips to and from Palm Springs on Wednesday and Saturday. This will be… Read the full press release

Brand USA: registration now open for the 2019 China Sales Mission

Fourth Brand USA China Sales Mission Will Be Held in Three Cities WASHINGTON, DC, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has announced registration is now open for the 2019 China Sales Mission held in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai from March 17 – 22. This will… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland will be hosting A whole host of events to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — If Hogmanay shows the world anything, it is that the Scots know how to throw a party. November 30th, St Andrew’s Day, is a day when Scots come together to celebrate the patron saint and what it means to be Scottish. A whole host of events take… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association held successful PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives

MALE, Maldives, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the success of the first PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives on July 12-17, 2017, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) organized the second PATA Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Growth Hacking: How to Scale Your Business Exponentially’ on November 22, 2018 … Read the full press release

Bristol Airport ready to welcome international visitors as they set off on a new touring route from London to Bristol, the Great West Way

Michael Ellis MP leads where 1.5 million anticipated new visitors will follow with a journey along England’s new touring route, the Great West Way Bristol, UK, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis MP, has trodden the path of the Great West Way, a new touring route from London to Bristol, which aims… Read the full press release

Climate change, Future mobility, overtourism and changing customer demands are the highlights at ITB Berlin Convention, 6-9 March 2019

Climate change, innovative forms of transportation, overtourism and changing customer demands are the key topics at the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank– New: Convention to be held at the CityCube, plus Deep Dive sessions – Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention from 6 to 9 March 2019 is free for exhibitors, trade visitors and the… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Niantic to enhance global tourism through mobile augmented reality games

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around… Read the full press release

Macao delegation attends the 3rd Global Mazu Culture Forum on Meizhou Island

Macao, China, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chief of Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Ip Peng Kin, together with the delegation from Macao, attended the 3rd Global Mazu Culture Forum (“the Forum”) and the 20th China – Meizhou Mazu Cultural Tourism Festival on… Read the full press release

VisitBritain partners with Tencent on a new 3D racing game ‘QQ Speed’ to inspire more Chinese visitors to Britain

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — National tourism agency VisitBritain has collaborated with leading China-based internet technology and cultural enterprise Tencent on a new 3D racing game ‘QQ Speed’ to inspire more Chinese visitors to book a trip to Britain. Online gamers in China can now tour Britain virtually on two new tracks, exploring… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS announce new and updated initiatives to help travel agents stay relevant and build their capabilities

Singapore, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) today (16 November 2018) announced new and updated initiatives to help travel agents stay relevant and build their capabilities. Among the slew of initiatives are a Travel Talent Transformation & Management Programme to improve HR… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces launch of a special year-end Amazing Thailand Grand Sale promotion with “Passport Privileges”

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching its year-end Amazing Thailand Grand Sale promotion with a unique “Passport Privileges” twist, targeting arrivals from short-haul markets from ASEAN, East Asia and South Asia. H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports (above photo, speaking), said: “This promotion is… Read the full press release

UNWTO concludes successful 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes in Sofia, Bulgaria

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the first edition held two years ago, the 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes (15-16 November) concluded today in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the EU-China Tourism Year, the event explored how tourism along historic routes… Read the full press release

TAT: Krabi awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Krabi was awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony held on 30-31 October, 2018, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok…. Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces expanded edition of Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019

The second edition of the Michelin Guide in Thailand features increased focus on Bangkok’s inner zone and surrounding cities as well as Phuket and Phang Nga. Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Michelin, has announced the second Michelin Guide in Thailand edition that continues to… Read the full press release

Travel Packages to Kenya and Tours in Nairobi National Parks

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya’s National Airliner Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 28th October, 2018 to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the 2 vibrant economies. Travel from the USA to Kenya will only be 15… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Won the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

HANOI, Vietnam, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi is honored to be awarded as “Luxury Business Hotel”, regional winner – South East Asia – at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards organized in Bali, Indonesia with the participation of 1,000 hotels all over the world. “Luxury Business Hotel” is one of… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association recognizes former Marriott executive Kathleen Matthews with leadership award for her contributions to travel and tourism

WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Kathleen Matthews, the former chief global communications and public affairs officer at Marriott International, received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation of her contributions to travel and tourism, promotion of sustainability, and support of diversity and inclusion in the industry. Matthews joined Marriott in… Read the full press release

Lisbon, Portugal to host The World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 on 1st December 2018

London, UK, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lisbon, Portugal is reinforcing its standing as a world-class tourism destination as it steps up to host the most important night of the year for the global travel and tourism industry. The World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 will take place at Lisbon’s historic Pátio da Galé… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism: Northwoods Trail System grand opening to take place Friday, November 16

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — David Wiens, executive director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), will be a special guest November 16 and 17 for the grand opening ceremonies for Hot Springs’ new Northwoods Trails System. The Northwoods Trail System grand opening will take place Friday, November 16, with… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin announces Malta as the host of the first LGBT+ Tourism Summit from 22 to 23 November 2018

International experts will discuss market developments, new marketing strategies and the economic prospects for the LGBT travel segment – The Malta Tourism Authority is collaborating with ITB Berlin, the host of the first LGBT+ Tourism Summit from 22 to 23 November 2018 Berlin, Germany, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Excellent prospects for the travel industry:… Read the full press release

STB names SingEx Venues as the Singapore Expo operator

Singapore, 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced today (8 November 2018) the appointment of SingEx Venues Pte Ltd (SingEx) as the operator for the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre (Singapore Expo). SingEx’s appointment will run for up to 10 years, starting from January 2019. As the incumbent operator SingEx’s management contract… Read the full press release

VisitBritain partners with Avanti Destinations to inspire travellers from the USA to explore Britain’s diverse culinary history and culture

VisitBritain will this week welcome 21 travel agents to the UK after partnering with a leading USA travel operator to show the UK as a top destination for food and drink. LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has partnered with Avanti Destinations to create bookable itineraries, called ‘Local Flavours in Britain’, to… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces Ballet Arkansas’ 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular, December 6th – 9th, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ballet Arkansas’ 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular takes the stage at the Robinson Performance Hall this December 6th – 9th, 2018 for four main stage performances and two student matinee performances. The largest holiday production in Central Arkansas, Ballet Arkansas’ Nutcracker has been a tradition in Little Rock… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit highlights on investment in tourism technology

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year,… Read the full press release

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism launches new initiative to provide support to local nonprofit agencies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is proud to announce the launch of Santa MoniCARES, a coalition of SMTT representatives and community partners seeking to harness the hospitable nature and generosity of Santa Monica’s tourism industry to provide support to the city’s local nonprofit agencies. Santa MoniCARES… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association to hold PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan in September. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company JSC, the key organization in the tourism industry effectively promoting the tourist brand… Read the full press release

Eastin Residences Vadodara: Enjoy the vibrancy of the festive season with Indian Fusion Special menu at The Glass House – 24 Hour Multi Cuisine Restaurant

Vadodara, India, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastin Residences Vadodara – A Premium Boutique Serviced Residences in Alkapuri is all set to brighten up the festival of lights by presenting Indian Fusion Special menu starting tomorrow, 7th November to 11th November from 07.00 pm – 10:30 pm at The Glass House – 24 Hour Multi… Read the full press release