PATA to hold two-day workshop on How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales on June 25-26, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Online Video Marketing – How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales’, takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on June 25-26, 2018. Using interactive learning approaches and hands-on assignments, the latest programme from PATA examines the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s coo van heads to Orkney’s most popular visitor attractions

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland’s coo van is not letting the grass grow under its wheels as it heads to four of Orkney’s most popular visitor attractions next week. The van – one of VisitScotland’s small herd of mobile information centres – will visit Skara Brae, Scapa Distillery, Stromness Ferry Port,… Read the full press release

Former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt announced as keynote speaker at Textron Aviation’s 2018 customer conference

WICHITA, Kan., 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it will welcome former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt as the keynote speaker to headline its 2018 customer conference, which will be held May 14-16 in Wichita, Kansas. “I am delighted to welcome Charlie Precourt as… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide further improves customer experience and expands online booking capabilities with launch of new website

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced a significant realignment in its technological infrastructure over the next several years and is spearheading this initiative with the launch of its new website. To further improve customer experience and expand online booking capabilities, the company is dedicating resources… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces digitalization and branding strategies

 Adaptations to the branding to fulfil demands of the digital world Logo more easily and clearly recognizable on mobile devices and smart watches thanks to small adjustments Adjustments in the digital domain will be gradually transferred to the entire brand environment, also on aircraft. First visible sign: the new Boeing 777 OE-LPF at its first… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces extension of its title sponsorship of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Joint Release with Formula 1 and Singapore GP Pte Ltd – Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX for another two years, until 2019. Singapore Airlines first signed as Title Sponsor in 2014, initially for two… Read the full press release

Marriott International launches a new interactive map to help travelers book their national park road trips and visits

Driving Coast to Coast Is Easier Than Ever With New User-Friendly Map Bethesda, MD, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With nearly 331 million visits to national parks in 2017, the popularity of the nation’s most landmarked sites is continuing to grow. Marriott International has launched a new interactive map that serves as a tool to help travelers… Read the full press release

The Mayflower Hotel and Grooming Lounge partner for an exclusive new line of special scented in-room hotel amenities

DC’s Grooming Lounge Launches Its First Line of In-Room Hotel Amenities at This Iconic Hotel Washington, DC, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mayflower Hotel, part of The Autograph Collection and one of DC’s most storied properties, announced an exciting collaboration with the Washington, DC-based Grooming Lounge. For the first time, Grooming Lounge has… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival line-up, May 3-13, 2018

Celebrating 5 years of local flavours: Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival serves up 11 days of remarkable dining experiences from May 3-13, 2018 CANMORE, AB, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — From chipotle mango duck wings and maple-smoked Alberta prime rib, to tempura salmon yellow curry and authentic seafood bouillabaisse, to peach bourbon crème brûlée and unbaked orange Grand Marnier cheesecake, Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival is back with a smorgasbord of must-try local flavours… Read the full press release

Fujian and Macao tourism bodies hold the “The Maritime Silk Road” Destinations Promotion and Dinner in Melbourne, Australia

Macau, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Fujian Provincial Tourism Development Commission partnered up to promote their destinations in Melbourne and Sydney from 16 to 18 April, encouraging visitations to Fujian and Macao in one trip through the destinations promotions and dinners held. Riding on the mission, MGTO… Read the full press release

Emirates to showcase its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class Private Suite at the Arabian Travel Market 2018

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will unveil its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class Private Suite exhibit at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM). The region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition will run from 22 – 25 April. This year marks Emirates’ 25th year of partnership and commitment to ATM. When the exhibition… Read the full press release

The 2018 Ryanair Novice’s Steeplechase to take place on 26th April at the Punchestown Festival

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline today (17 Apr) got under starter’s orders for the 2018 Ryanair Novice’s Steeplechase at the Punchestown Festival, with just one week to go to until one of the highlights in the Irish National Hunt racing calendar. The Grade 1 Ryanair Novice’s Steeplechase will take… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the Official Airline Partner of the 2018 CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix presented by Mercedes EQ

The award-winning airline and ABB FIA Formula E Championship joined forces once again in Rome to celebrate their exciting partnership Qatar Airways hosted activities for families and visitors of all ages at its stand in the Allianz E-Village The unique international sporting event attracted tourists and sport enthusiasts from all over the world DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-17… Read the full press release

Registration now open for the 2018 Grant Thornton Runway Run

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2018 Grant Thornton Runway Run has been launched in ceremonial style with a water cannon salute signalling that entries are open for the ever-popular event. The Airport Fire appliances will return to the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport to repeat the eye-catching tradition for… Read the full press release

TRENZ 2018 to showcase 49 incredibly diverse new tourism products

More than 380 travel marketers will see 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018. Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery… Read the full press release

Bombardier to present four of its leading business jets at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai

Global 7000 mock-up tour making its first appearance in China following triumphant stops in Singapore and Dubai Premier cabin also making first appearance in China on board the luxurious Global 6000 aircraft, showcasing its elevated level of visual and functional refinement  Best-selling Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft round out Bombardier lineup on static display… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces a new website “Japan Travel Planner” to help travelers discover the beauty of Japan

  TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announces the introduction of a new website “Japan Travel Planner” aimed to help travelers visiting Japan discover the beauty of the country by obtaining valuable travel information. The two informative current websites “ANA Experience Japan” and “Taste of Japan” were integrated into the… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group unites its signature lodging brands under the Wyndham banner

Building on strength of Wyndham Rewards, hospitality leader adds “by Wyndham” label to 12 signature economy and midscale brands; New hallmark will transform 7,074 hotels around the world, starting in North America Las Vegas, Nev., 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (April 10, 2018)), 12 Wyndham Hotel Group brands – including iconic names… Read the full press release

Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism this Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, after the match F.C…. Read the full press release

Comedian Rhod Gilbert trained to become British Airways cabin crew for his BBC2 show, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience

LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Stand up comedian Rhod Gilbert learnt how to put out fires, deliver a baby and evacuate an aircraft after an emergency landing as he trained to become British Airways cabin crew for his BBC2 show, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience. The show is broadcast for the first time on… Read the full press release

Amara Hotels & Resorts to implement two of Duetto’s cloud applications for greater collaboration and more data-driven pricing and distribution decisions

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Amara Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, to implement two of the company’s cloud applications for greater collaboration and more data-driven pricing and distribution decisions across Amara’s hotel group. The Singapore-based company will adopt Duetto’s Open Pricing application, GameChanger, and its solution for intelligent reporting, ScoreBoard, exclusively… Read the full press release

Youth Beatz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth Beatz Festival aims to start the summer holidays on a high with the announcement of the full line up of acts featuring at this year’s festival! Celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the festival has just… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental launches unique guest recognition programme — Fans of M.O.

HING KONG, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is well known for delighting guests with personalized, intuitive service. Now guests will be even better recognized by joining Fans of M.O. and receiving an elevated range of privileges designed to surprise and delight, whenever they stay at Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. With the user… Read the full press release

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation further donates £11,000 to complete the floral meadow on Sheffield’s Park Square roundabout

Park Square Roundabout Gets £11k Donation to Complete Floral Makeover EGHAM, England, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has donated a further £11,000 to complete the floral meadow established on Sheffield’s Park Square roundabout in 2015 to celebrate Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s 20th anniversary in the UK. The initial £16,000 donation from Enterprise… Read the full press release

2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series announces lineup of FREE outdoor concerts, June 18-August 16

Headliners include Jose James Tribute to Bill Withers, The Aces, Sons of Kemet, Anoushka Shankar, Willie Colón Orquesta, The Kingston All Stars featuring Sister Nancy, Aimee Mann, Bahamas, Whitney, The Sea and Cake, and many more CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup… Read the full press release

Free admission exhibition: Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle at the Chicago Cultural Center, June 2–October 1

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to present Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), June 2–October 1 in the Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North. The free admission exhibition is a multi-faceted project that explores… Read the full press release

IATA FACE-UP award for 2018 winner announced

GENEVA, 2018-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: the Scottish Government Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund now open for applications

EDINBURGH, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new fund designed to help rural areas in Scotland invest in the quality of their tourism offering opens to applications today (30 March 2018). Administered by VisitScotland, the Scottish Government Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will support sustainable, well planned, inspiring and collaborative infrastructure projects to enable more… Read the full press release

Qantas Group launches its second AVRO Accelerator program

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Group is inviting the world’s most innovative startups, scaleups and digital disruptors to apply for its second AVRO Accelerator program. The AVRO Accelerator, run in partnership with Slingshot (opens in new window), gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with Qantas Group to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. The… Read the full press release

English Heritage launches campaign to tackle urgent repairs of England’s historic cannons

English Heritage has launched an appeal to save some of the nation’s historic cannons. The call comes as the charity reveal a newly conserved Edwardian gun as part of a new project at Pendennis Castle. SWINDON, UK, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — England’s historic cannons at coastal locations around the country are at risk of damage… Read the full press release