UNWTO and UNESCO hold successful third cultural tourism conference

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today (5 December 2018) in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing… Read the full press release

The Erskine Bridge awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland

The landmark Erskine Bridge has been listed as a Category A structure. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Erskine Bridge has been awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) after it was recognised as being of special architectural interest, it was announced today (Thursday 29 November). The Erskine Bridge, officially opened… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces return of Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 23rd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state!… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ new nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced it will start another new nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Palm Springs International Airport, beginning Feb. 6, 2019. The flights will operate twice a week with roundtrips to and from Palm Springs on Wednesday and Saturday. This will be… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Niantic to enhance global tourism through mobile augmented reality games

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around… Read the full press release

Travel Packages to Kenya and Tours in Nairobi National Parks

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya’s National Airliner Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 28th October, 2018 to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the 2 vibrant economies. Travel from the USA to Kenya will only be 15… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association recognizes former Marriott executive Kathleen Matthews with leadership award for her contributions to travel and tourism

WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Kathleen Matthews, the former chief global communications and public affairs officer at Marriott International, received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation of her contributions to travel and tourism, promotion of sustainability, and support of diversity and inclusion in the industry. Matthews joined Marriott in… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit highlights on investment in tourism technology

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year,… 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

UNWTO, Procolombia and Sound Diplomacy announce launch of world’s first guide devoted to music and tourism Titled ‘Music is the New Gastronomy’

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with partners Procolombia and Sound Diplomacy, will launch the world’s first guide devoted to music and tourism on 6 November during the World Travel Market tourism trade show in London, UK. Titled ‘Music is the New Gastronomy’, the white paper is the… Read the full press release

The newest Arkansas Welcome Center in Harrison will be officially opened on Friday, Nov. 2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Natural State’s newest Arkansas Welcome Center, located in Harrison, will be officially dedicated on Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. The event is hosted by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT). The public is invited to… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism: Newly updated and expanded Hampson Archeological Museum State Park opens to public

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — An updated and expanded Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in northeast Arkansas will open Friday, October 26, 2018, to the public. In years past, the Hampson Museum was housed in a much smaller structure, which limited the ability to showcase many pieces of this unique assortment of… Read the full press release

Travel to Kenya Best Top Tours Trips and Safaris to Book Online

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — This season we have selected a few luxury packages the best way to spend your holiday season and the but first have you read our reviews on trip advisor or NAIROBI TOURS ONLINE SITE – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours 1. He goes by the alias code name Kichwa(Head) others call him Panthera… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to promote trade to and from Vietnam

MoU with Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to boost trade links 66% growth in the last two years in cargo carried to and from Vietnam Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has today signed an MoU with the Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi… Read the full press release

UNWTO/GTERC Asia Tourism Trends – 2018 report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in international arrivals

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report today (23 October 2018) at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China). The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), have launched a pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector, with a global call for startups or companies, mature or emerging, technological and non-technological, with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing and integrating gastronomy in tourism and inspiring tourists… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney wins Conference and Events Venue of the Year title At the 2018 Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW Awards for Excellence

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At the 2018 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW Awards for Excellence, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney took the crown for Conference and Events Venue of the Year. The TAA NSW Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious hospitality and tourism awards, honouring the achievement of excellence in a wide… Read the full press release

VisitEngland supports tourism businesses in England trade internationally with a new inbound tourism toolkit

VisitEngland has launched a digital education programme to support tourism businesses in England to sell their products and services internationally. LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘Taking England to the World – an inbound tourism toolkit’ has been created to support destinations and small and medium sized tourism businesses make the move into… Read the full press release

New initiative launched to inspire publicly listed Thai companies to join TAT’s sustainable tourism efforts

Collaboration compliments TAT’s ongoing “Go Local” grass roots sustainability initiative Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), are launching a “CSR & SET in the Local” initiative to inspire more publicly listed Thai companies to join TAT’s sustainable tourism efforts…. Read the full press release

Flights to Nairobi Kenya from New York USA makes trips and travel planning pleasurable

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya Airways the official carrier of the Republic of Kenya will from October 2018 commence flights from New York, USA to Nairobi, Kenya. This is a welcome move in the travel and tourism industry in Kenya that is intended to see an increase of tourist and business travellers… Read the full press release

“Kids Free San Diego” returns for the entire month of October

During the entire month of October, more than 100 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums, tours and transportation companies offer families the opportunity to unwind in San Diego without having to worry about breaking the bank. San Diego, CA, USA, 2018-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — “Kids Free San Diego” provides parents an opportunity to… Read the full press release

Travel to Kenya – Global Tourists Prefer Private Conservancies Prioritizing Conservation, Luxury and Privacy

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Masai Mara has fuelled African fantasies for years and without the shadow of a doubt, its wildebeest-spotted savannahs are the attractions of what a star-studded region as it became one of the wonders of the world. Dream of Africa and you dream of the Masai Mara. This… Read the full press release

VisitScotland highlights the importance of rural tourism economy at Aberdeenshire seminar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Highlighting the importance of the rural tourism economy was the focus of a seminar organised by VisitScotland and attended by around 70 representatives from businesses in the east of Aberdeenshire. The imposing 800-year-old fortress of Fyvie Castle was the backdrop to the agri-tourism event, at which delegates… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport launches South Island Travel Store on Chinese travel service platform Fliggy

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has today (31 August 2018) announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development. Chinese travellers can plan and… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces new initiative aiming to cut tourism-related waste by up to 50 per cent by 2020

New collaboration targets 50 per cent reduction in plastic waste from tourism by 2020 Bangkok, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is enhancing its ongoing responsible tourism strategy by announcing a new ‘Travel Thailand in Style, Reduce Plastic Waste‘ collaboration initiative with various stakeholders in a bid to cut tourism-related… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

Vynn Capital and World Tourism Organization join forces to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate to… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism. As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel… Read the full press release

TOURISM’S INDUSTRY IS NOT SHIELDED FROM THE SINISTER POWER OF TERRORISM AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Tourism Security Summit (ITSS) will tackle challenging topics on how to deal with crisis International travel and tourism are significant contributors to economic growth and development to any destination. Unfortunately, the demonstrated economic success of the travel and tourism’s industry does not mean that… Read the full press release