Tourism Associations Agree Platform for Mutual Cooperation

Chatswood, NSW, Australia, 2020-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Two global tourism associations are joining forces to dovetail key objectives in their fields of cultural heritage protection and vocational training. A new partnership agreement between the World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage (WTACH) and the World Association for Hospitality & Tourism Education & Training… Read the full press release

RAS AL KHAIMAH BECOMES THE FIRST CITY IN THE WORLD TO BE CERTIFIED AS SAFE BY BUREAU VERITAS AND THE FIRST EMIRATE TO RECEIVE THE WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL (WTTC) SAFE TRAVELS STAMP

As travel emerges from lockdown, Ras Al Khaimah leads the way in global hygiene safety standards.  Ras Al Khaimah was confirmed as the first city and Emirate in the world to receive the prestigious ‘Safeguard Assurance’ Label from Bureau Veritas for industry-wide health and safety protocols.   The 50,000 sqft Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Center is the only convention and meeting… Read the full press release

The European Food Summit to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 7th to 9th November

The European Food Summit, one of the leading European culinary events is returning to Ljubljana, Slovenia in November.  Balkans, Slovenia , 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World’s top chefs and extraordinary individuals from the culinary, art and media fields, making the world a better place through the future of food, are coming to Slovenia… Read the full press release

Voting now open for World Travel Awards 2020 programme

London, UK, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) is calling on industry professionals and consumers worldwide to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands in the world. Voting is now open for Africa, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, Middle East and Oceania. Meanwhile, organisations wishing to enter the WTA 2020 programme can… Read the full press release

UNWTO emphasizes need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Europe leading the way to cautious restart of tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions,… Read the full press release

3 Days Joining Daily Departure Masai Mara Cheap Budget Safari

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, 2020-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — DAY 1 NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA This daily departure 3 days joining budget camping safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara departs our Nairobi office for a journey south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Lunch in Narok and then climb the western… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa members virtually meet to plan for recovery and resilience

Africa, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today (9 JUN 20). Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with IFC to promote green financing to enhance tourism’s sustainability

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to steer global tourism towards a more sustainable future, partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to green the sector and promote recovery and responsible growth. Under the new Investment Readiness for Green Finance Mechanisms initiative, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces full reopening of Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, Crescent and Basin Park on June 15

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, the 1886 Crescent and the 1905 Basin Park, will be reopening to full service on Monday, June 15.  This comes on the heels of several successful “weekend only” careful openings at both properties.  Both properties will continue to strictly adhere to health… Read the full press release

UNWTO releases guidelines to help tourism sector reopen in a safe, seamless and responsible manner

The United Nations specialized agency for tourism releases guidelines for strong and sustainable recovery Recommendations draw on cross-sector expertise of Tourism Crisis Committee Safe, seamless travel and restoring confidence key priorities UNWTO and Google strengthen partnership to promote digital skills and create new opportunities in recovery phase Madrid, Spain, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Heritage Tourism Brands showcases the beauty and diversity of Hong Kong in a new promotional video

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Heritage Tourism Brands group, comprising Hong Kong-based luxury hotel brands including Harilela Hotels, The Langham Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Swire Hotels, The Peninsula Hotels, and Wharf Hotels, has launched a promotional video to showcase the beauty and… Read the full press release

UNWTO names Spanish football legend Iker Casillas as Special Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (11 MAY 2020) designated Spanish football legend and World Cup winner Iker Casillas as Special Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. In a virtual ceremony, the goalkeeper pledged to promote the universal benefits of tourism. During the ceremony, which was held by video… Read the full press release

Air transport and tourism bodies call on international community to support the African Travel & Tourism sector

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector which employs some 24.6 million people on the African continent. Without urgent funding, the COVID-19 crisis could see a… Read the full press release

PATA announces second issue of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2020-2024

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following last month’s successful release of the “Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2020-2024”, complete with updates in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the second issue of a suite of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2020-2024, sponsored by Visa. Each report builds… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office recognized tourism industry partners at 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week

Denver, Colorado, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is marking the 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2020, by highlighting organizations that have taken extraordinary steps to support their communities and others in addressing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Though tourism is widely recognized as the industry… Read the full press release

UNWTO creates Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation… Read the full press release

“Discover Arkansas” March edition now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The March edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Spring break is upon us! We’re highlighting five active spring break destinations for you to enjoy, as well… Read the full press release

LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas offers an exciting Easter programme

Male, Maldives, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Escape to a whimsical world inspired by Alice in Wonderland at LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas this Easter. Since the resort opened in February 2019, LUX* North Malé Atoll has been bringing larger-than-life parties to guests – this Easter will see some of the most memorable… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Vittaveli celebrates International Women’s Day with a host of special activities

Male, Maldives, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following this year’s theme of the International Women’s Day, #EachForEqual, Jumeirah Vittaveli will be celebrating the success of all the talented women around the world with a host of special activities on offer for everyone. All female in house guests will have the opportunity to start and end… Read the full press release

PATA to help equip the travel sector with critical skills needed to manage tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading global charity The Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and… Read the full press release

The Maine Tourism Association announces the appointment of Tony Cameron as new Chief Executive Officer

Hallowell, ME , 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maine Tourism Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Tony Cameron has been named the new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications MTA, a position he has held for nearly five years. He previously served as the Executive Director of… Read the full press release

The 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism “Tourism Takes Grit” to be held on March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will gather at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Takes Grit.” The annual meeting of Arkansas’s tourism industry offers sessions on a variety of topics… Read the full press release

Oregon Film and Travel Oregon mark the 35th anniversary of The Goonies with public screenings of the movie

Screenings run March and April along with a Multi-day Celebration in Astoria, June 4-7, 2020 Salem, Ore., 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s been 35 years since The Goonies audiences first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola… Read the full press release

Inaugural Philippine Shopping Festival will run from March 01-31, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Tourism (DOT) and partner malls and associations announced on Wednesday it’s all systems go for “The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival”. The first ever shopping festival in the Philippines, the 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival will run from March 01-31, 2020 in Metro Manila, Agusan Del… Read the full press release

UNWTO addresses the European Parliament aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (19 FEB 2020) addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international tourism leaders such as… Read the full press release

VisitBritain sponsors the new Best of British category at the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The awards honour photographers of all levels who contribute show-stopping imagery that supports the events industry in the UK. The Best of British category will recognise the many talented photographers who help events across the country tell their story through captivating imagery and celebrate the country’s excellence… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support sustainable tourism growth in Greece

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers 15% travel discount on 3 days safari in Masai Mara

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling off peak can be a thrilling experience when there are less people crumbling for the same experience. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has offered all travelers a 15% travel Discount on the popular safari to 3 days Masai Mara experience. The full details are found here. Discount CODE: MARCH2020… Read the full press release

Thailand will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record on “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks”

Attempt to break the Guinness World Record poised to attract over 200 food trucks and promote food tourism. Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the Food Truck Club (Thailand) are staging the “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks” from 7 to… Read the full press release