Cathay Pacific to focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange on its new community engagement strategy

Hong Kong’s home airline rejuvenates strategy with a focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange form the focus of Cathay Pacific’s rejuvenated community engagement strategy, which saw the inauguration… Read the full press release

Southwest partners with Project Runway All Stars to create fashion items from recycled onboard and travel items

Airline provides recycled onboard and travel items, including upcycled aircraft seat leather for the fan-favorite “Unconventional Materials” episode of Season 7. DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is adding “travel haute couture” to a list of repurposed items made from recycled aircraft seat leather, underscoring a commitment to its Repurpose with… Read the full press release

American actor Rami Malek joins Mandarin Oriental’s 20 year global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — American actor Rami Malek is the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s 20 year global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognised symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Group’s hotels. In appreciation of… Read the full press release

Mera Mera Pattaya’s revamped new Hotel’s website

Pattaya, Thailand, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Mera Mare announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. This redesigned site offers quick and easy access to essential information and features while offering a more comprehensive understanding of the hotel’s value proposition and overall client benefits. The website also offers updated information on news… Read the full press release

Brand USA to inspire international travelers to visit the USA with warm and welcoming stories of American culture via United Stories

Mobile content creation lab spotlights first-person perspectives of American culture via locals, influencers, and travelers alike DENVER, COLORADO, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (JANUARY 15, 2019), Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, launched United Stories. United Stories is a mobile content creation lab that will travel the United States capturing warm… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces return of its popular Vantage Pass promotion

HongKong, China, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Our popular Vantage Pass promotion returns for 2019, enabling Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon customers to enjoy one fabulous trip after another with great value Business and Premium Economy Class fares. Vantage Pass provides you the chance to take advantage of our extensive global network and frequent non-stop… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces thjnk as its new advertising agency

Advertising presence is designed to underline the airline’s positioning as the Austrian premium carrier  Agentur thjnk convinced due to its strong competence in the digital field and social media  New campaign will air starting June 2019  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is starting the year with a new advertising agency. In… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes National Television Awards’ decision to bring this year’s nomination announcement to Scotland and V&A Dundee

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead, said: “We are honoured that the National Television Awards has chosen Dundee to make the announcement of who will be in the running for a coveted National Television Award. This is the very first time that the nominations have been revealed in a live… Read the full press release

New report explores how Stopover Tourism is positively affecting visitor arrival numbers

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Stopovers have a bad reputation. Travellers think of stopovers either as a long and tiring part of a trip or a rushed, stressful experience. However, stopovers do not need be tedious and boring; indeed, they can become an enjoyable part of the trip itself. Governments, tourism organisations, airlines,… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention, the world’s largest tourism convention is attracting numerous heavyweights including Airbnb, Alibaba and Expedia

BERLIN, Germany, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest tourism convention is attracting numerous heavyweights. From 6 to 9 March 2019 at the ITB Berlin Convention, 400 leading figures from tourism, politics and business will be speaking about the future of travel at a total of 200 events. Featuring a new design, the Convention… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board features young athletes in its new marketing strategy

Singapore, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is featuring young athletes as an integral part of its marketing efforts.   The young athletes take centre stage in newly-created content by STB, such as its Action Seekers tribe film[1], and also star as the coaches in a fun… Read the full press release

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