BWW 2018: Top 20 Best Wine Critics of the World

HELSINKI, Finland, 2018-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry competition, only 1% of the wines involved will be awarded. The BWW competition was held in the world’s largest wine information service – tastingbook.com. 18,477 wines received in total… Read the full press release

Dubai gem Nikki Beach Resort & Spa joins Amistad Partners’ portfolio

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Located on Dubai’s stunning Pearl Jumeira island, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is the latest addition to Amistad Partners’ portfolio. This new collaboration comes just two months after yet another Dubai luxury hotel, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, joined forces with Amistad Partners. Spanning over 52,000… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand from November 27 – 29. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at the conclusion of the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) in Khon Kaen, Thailand. PDMF 2019 will… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to surprise its three millionth passenger with gifts and fantastic giveaways

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will be surprising its three millionth passenger on Wednesday, December 5th with a reception to also include surprises and giveaways for passengers flying that day. The Airport had a total of over 2.7 million passengers served through the end of… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental welcomes Stanley Tucci as the newest celebrity fan to join its “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan” advertising campaign

Hong Kong,, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — American actor, writer, producer, and film director, Stanley Tucci, is the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s USD multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the… Read the full press release

PATA hosted successful PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 in Khon Kaen, Thailand

KHON KAEN, Thailand, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018), with the theme “Growth with Goals’, officially began on Wednesday, November 28 attracting 290 delegates from 25 destinations. The event, hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) with the support of Khon… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and The Hotels Consulting Company strike up strategic partnership

London, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners (AP) and THCC (First International Community& Platform of Independent Hotels Owners and Decision Makers), which has offices in Paris, Geneva and London, have entered into a partnership to offer additional representational opportunities to members of THCC. With offices dotted across London, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico,… 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

Norwegian Reward launches Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar filled with daily savings, offers and flight discounts

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is counting down the days to Christmas by offering members of its loyalty programme 24 consecutive days of fantastic savings on flights, special partner offers and chances to win £2000 worth of points that can be used to redeem any Norwegian flight, including taxes. Voted Skytrax… Read the full press release

Regional MICE industry trends for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — We’ve previously mentioned that we expect 2019 to be a booming year for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry. With 2018 coming to a close, in today’s AP Voice we look at what trends CWT Meetings & Events thinks will impact the MICE industry globally… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels names Abhijit Patel as vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, has promoted Abhijit Patel to vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations. In this role, Patel will oversee the company’s marketing and distribution functions, including property management systems, third-party distribution channels, and vendor… 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

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

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

British Airways features comedian Matt Lucas in its new TV advertising campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Anyone who has flown has been there – the panic when you realise you’ve left your change in your pocket as you step through the metal detector, only to fish madly about trying to get it all out before being sent back to walk through the scanner again…. Read the full press release

MGTO and Macao’s travel trade participate in the first edition of China International Import Expo

MACAU, 2018-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) organized a delegation of Macao’s travel trade to participate in the first edition of China International Import Expo inaugurated in Shanghai yesterday (5 November), together showcasing the East-meets-West cultures, gastronomy, tourism products, facilities and services Macao has to offer, besides highlighting the positioning and… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces partnership with CNN International’s Business Traveller

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is the exclusive sponsor of CNN International’s flagship feature programme, Business Traveller, which reports on the most pertinent global business travel trends and explores the issues and innovations of the travel industry. The multiplatform partnership, secured by CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), sees Radisson Hotel Group’s… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown launches an exclusive festive package and social media sweepstakes

New York, U.S.A., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the launch of Martinis & Mistletoe – an exclusive festive package and social media sweepstakes in partnership with iconic downtown destinations including Westfield World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, One World Observatory and CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Martinis & Mistletoe is the ultimate downtown… Read the full press release

SAS launches new campaign: “The Arrivals” in the We Are Travelers series

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The new SAS We Are Travelers campaign “The Arrivals” launching on October 30th, 2018 captures the evasive moment of arrival. “The Arrivals” campaign imagery and film are created by award winning photographer Peter Funch and Danish filmmaker Jeppe Rønde. “The Arrivals” is the name and concept behind the new SAS… Read the full press release

Emirates invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its new campaign

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise. “On this day in 1985, Emirates flew its first customers from Dubai to Karachi. While the airline has grown exponentially… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches campaign to inspire young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland is today (Wednesday 24 October) launching a campaign to inspire more young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks. The £2.5 million ‘Join the World – #MyMicrogap’ campaign targets young people with experiences and activities typically taken during a gap-year that can be condensed… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office unveils new animated video to reduce the impact of travelers on Colorado resources

DENVER, CO, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A clueless hiker, critters posing for food and a musical moose/bear duo are the latest cast of characters enlisted by the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) to reduce the impact of travelers on Colorado resources. In the latest expression of its partnership with the Leave No Trace Center… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet lists Scotland’s Highlands and Islands amongst top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019

EDINBURGH, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s Highlands and Islands* have earned their place as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2019. Travel authority, Lonely Planet, has today (23 October) revealed that the regions have been listed amongst its top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019 – the only… Read the full press release

Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport launches new major marketing campaign

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport is to build on its record level of investment with the launch of a major new marketing campaign. Following an extensive market research programme, involving over 8,000 of its customers, Shannon Airport today has unveiled its new campaign ‘Shannon Airport – making it easy’. The aim… Read the full press release

Marriott International debuts a bold new media campaign showcasing the power of its independent hotel platform

Bold Campaign Underscores the Breadth, Depth & Diversity of the Company’s Collection Brands, Poised for Significant Growth BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today (10/09/2018) debuted a bold new media campaign showcasing the power of its independent hotel platform across the company’s three collection brands: The Luxury Collection, Autograph… Read the full press release

Why You Must Visit Maasai Mara in Kenya For Safari Tours

The Massai Mara National Reserve, Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for a quintessential safari experience, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa, home to over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. Aside from the excellent wildlife… Read the full press release

Why The Best Safaris Are In Kenya – Masai Mara & Amboseli

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya is the land of giants, where the some of the world’s largest land mammals roam free! Kenya is Africa’s crowning jewel, jam-packed with paradisiac beaches, friendly people, captivating cultures and so much more.  Discover the region with kenyasafarideals.com a tour operator offering  incredible deals for  Kenya… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport introduces the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants

Christchurch Airport is introducing the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport’s ‘South’ programme is leading the New Zealand rollout of Alipay, a Chinese smartphone app and payment system that has more than 800-million users. Alipay is rapidly becoming the most popular way for… Read the full press release

Business travellers are spending more and paying for their own extras

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A big part of our job is to make sure that we are on top of the latest news and insights that matter to your independent hotel. So sometimes it might feel like we’re sharing a lot of data here on AP Voice but we want to… Read the full press release