Katara Hospitality launches new concept towards developing the hotel industry and enrich the tourism experience in the State of Qatar

Qatar, Doha, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has announced the launch of a new concept and the first in the region as part of its commitment towards developing the hotel industry and enrich the tourism experience in the State of Qatar. Whimsy combines… Read the full press release

Phuket to host the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time, the idyllic Southern Thai island resort of Phuket is to be the venue of the annual B2B trade show, the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020. To be organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) between 1-3… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24

HOT SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, and more infield days. Opening… Read the full press release

Accor commits to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience by the end of 2022

Paris, France, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As it advances its role as a responsible tourism provider locally and globally, Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Accor today (January 22,… Read the full press release

UNWTO, UNEP, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation announces the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is officially announced today (22 JAN 2020) by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to tackle the root causes… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office gears up for the seven-day Spring Festival Golden Week

Macao, China, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the seven-day Spring Festival Golden Week (24th — 30th January) arriving soon, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is gearing up for the festive period with a diversity of proactive measures such as offering a forecast of visitor flows at major attractions via the “smart application for visitor flows”,… Read the full press release

UNWTO joins the international tourism community in its earthquake relief efforts in Albania

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The international tourism community, led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has shown their solidarity with Albania as the country works to recover from the November 2019 earthquake. The earthquake of 26 November resulted in a large number of victims and caused unprecedented damage to buildings, infrastructure… Read the full press release

UNWTO delivered a successful training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Yunnan Province of China

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A delegation from UNWTO visited Kunming to deliver a training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy designed for the Yunnan Province of China. The strategy was designed by UNWTO experts in partnership with the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Department. Now, with the province working to grow… Read the full press release

Dubai, the business hub of the Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2020-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirate of Dubai is one of the seven emirates that united to form the United Arab Emirates almost 50 years ago. The seven Emirates function much like independent city-states although Federalization is progressing. Each Emirate has its own traditions and tolerances, but the Dubai… Read the full press release

UNWTO AND ITF LAUNCHES LANDMARK REPORT ON TOURISM’S CARBON EMISSIONS

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and… Read the full press release

China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets highlighted at the PATAcademy-HCD workshop

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry professionals now have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian outbound tourism markets after attending the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from November 25-26, 2019. The interactive programme, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, was led by… Read the full press release

Explore Branson for Great Golf and an Astounding Christmas Season Celebration Beginning in November

Golf, golf course, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri, USA, 2019-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Branson offers an astounding array of attractions to those who love to travel, play golf, and cherish the holiday season. Nowhere else in the world can you tee off on courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player during the morning, then immerse yourself in… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes US$1 million donation from the Chimelong Flora and Fauna Conservation Foundation to grow wildlife tourism

Guangzhou, China, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization is to continue to lead the way in growing wildlife tourism and harnessing it as a driver for conservation and development, supported by a major new US$1 million donation from the Chimelong Flora and Fauna Conservation Foundation. In 2018, the wildlife tourism sector contributed… Read the full press release

UNWTO supports Côte d’Ivoire tourism sector and footballing legend Didier Drogba as the newest Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has demonstrated its support for the Côte d’Ivoire tourism sector, participating in a key high-level round table discussion in Dubai and recruiting Ivorian footballing legend Didier Drogba as the newest Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. UNWTO Secretary General, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, participated at a… Read the full press release

Over 170 participants from 23 countries/regions came together for the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin, China

Guiling, China, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin (China) held the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin from 17 to 19 October 2019. Over 170 participants from 23 countries/regions came together to share their knowledge… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris offers advice on spotting of wildlife in Kenya National park

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Visiting Kenya’s parks and reserves, one will be spending a lot time craning their necks and keeping watchful eyes out of animals and birds. There are a few tell signs to note, as well as a few things one can do to maximize the chances of spotting the… Read the full press release

UK expects rise in visits from China for the upcoming China National Day and the Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visits from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday get underway. LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism, implementing incredibly extensive, eco-friendly conservation practices property-wide.  The five-star luxury resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.  From energy and water conservation to responsible,… Read the full press release

Maldives wins 32 awards at the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2019

Male, Maldives, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives has bagged 32 awards at the biggest travel and tourism award in the region; South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2019. This year’s event was held at Amari Galle Hotel from 19-20 September. There were 500 nominations in 112 categories in this year’s SATA, including the visitor’s choice… Read the full press release

El Informe de Gastos de Escapadas Urbanas 2019: Málaga encabeza la lista de destinos con mejor relación calidad-precio para escapadas urbanas

MALAGA, 2019-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Los destinos que ofrecen la mejor relación calidad-precio dependen en gran medida de cuánto se gastas cuando se llega allí. El Informe de Gastos de Escapadas Urbanas 2019 publicado por Vacaciones-Espana.es revela cómo los costos típicos para los viajeros varían mucho de una ciudad a otra en España este otoño/invierno…. Read the full press release

CITY BREAK COST INDEX 2019: TOP 5 CHEAPEST CITY BREAK DESTINATIONS IN SPAIN

MALAGA, Spain, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much you spend when you get there. The City Break Cost Index 2019 published by the Spain-Holiday.com reveals how typical costs for travellers varies greatly from city to city in Spain this autumn/winter. It examines everything… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Online booking platform offers best travel destinations in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Going on safari in Kenya during the peak seasons is a good option that does not spell game viewing disappointment and miserable weather. In fact, travelling in the low seasons – the long rains from March to June and the short rains from October to December – is an… Read the full press release

ADB and PATA team up with Plug and Play to develop technologies in the space of sustainable tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a non-profit membership association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, have teamed up with Plug and Play, a global open innovation platform to develop… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Tourism Enjoys Continued Growth generating USD 5 billion per day

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourist arrivals grew 5% in 2018, to reach the 1.4 billion mark, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organization’s long-term forecasts, according to the UNWTO International Tourism Highlights, 2019 Edition. At the same time, export earnings generated by tourism grew to USD 1.7 trillion, an increase… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart 2019’s PTM Forums to feature leading speakers on tourism trends and insights

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading speakers on tourism trends and insights are set to gather in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan for the PTM Forums taking place during PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019) from September 18-20. In addition to the two full days of over 10,000 pre-matched appointments between global sellers and qualified hosted international buyers,… Read the full press release

Tallinn Tourist Information Centre offers new services

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — You can now send postcards and buy Ühiskaart, a fare card for Tallinn’s public transport, directly at the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre. Send postcards  A memorable trip always involves a hint of nostalgia, such as sending postcards to your loved ones back home. But as you have probably experienced yourself, finding… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office visits youth association again to hear the young’s perspectives on tourism prospect in the Greater Bay Area

Macao, China, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) paid a visit to the Macao Borderless Youth Association on 9 August to share about the development of community tourism, cultural tourism and the Macao Awareness Campaign, besides discussing with senior staff of the association about how to diversify tourism products and… Read the full press release

SLICE OF ARKANSAS WINEMAKING HISTORY PRESERVED AT LITTLE ITALY ARKANSAS HERITAGE MUSEUM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Little Italy, Arkansas, which is about 20 minutes from Little Rock, has an interesting tale regarding its part in Arkansas history. The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum tells the story of this pioneering community first established as Alta Villa, the “high place,” by Italian immigrants in 1915…. Read the full press release

Kenya offers best and most popular areas in Africa for safaris according to tour operator, Cruzeiro Safaris

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The best and most popular areas in Africa for safaris are East Africa precisely Kenya which offers vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts. Many travelers come to Africa in search of the “big five”: buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants and rhinoceroses. The chance to get close to… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and local tourism partners release new series of visit itineraries for the local region

‘Gateway Gatwick’ group of local partners and Gatwick release new series of visit itineraries for the local region – advising time-pressed tourists where to visit Latest figures reveal visitors travelling through Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights in the local area These overseas visitors spent £1.3 billion annually in the region supporting 5,100 jobs  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release