UNWTO: domestic tourism continues to rebound in many parts of the world

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the… Read the full press release

IATA’s travel and tourism diploma courses now offered to US based travel industry professionals

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), a department of IATA serving the US travel and tourism industry, announced that IATA’s globally recognized travel and tourism diploma courses are now being offered to existing and aspiring travel industry professionals based… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s new tourism campaign reminds visitors to protect, respect and enjoy Scotland responsibly

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has launched a new national responsible tourism campaign with STV dubbed ‘I love it so I look after it’. Visitors to the area are being asked to consider their impact on Scotland’s landscapes and communities through a series of adverts. The national tourism organisation’s adverts feature… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces increased collaboration with Grupo Xcaret

A new agreement between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Grupo Xcaret shows how public-private partnerships can promote destinations and rural environments through tourism. Americas, 2021-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Extenhsion of the collaboration between UNWTO and the Grupo Xcaret has coincided with the opening of the new Hotal Xcaret Arte, an important investment… Read the full press release

Biblio Travel launches Cyprus summer holiday programme with a triple-lock guarantee

Specialist tour operator to fly from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick Launch prices include free kid’s holidays with the Absolute Package LONDON, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — New Cyprus tour operator Biblio Travel launches its new website in the UK on July 19th  and begins its holiday programme to Cyprus on July 31st with a… Read the full press release

Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) welcomes 32 new signatories

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism businesses and destinations are stepping up their commitment to sustainability. Aimed at reducing waste and pollution across the sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is welcoming 32 new signatories, with every global region represented behind the shared goal. The Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Tourism Seychelles team up to bring together the perfect combination of a dream holiday

Airline increases flights to daily in anticipation of surge of bookings as global travel restrictions ease DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has joined forces with the Tourism Seychelles in a concerted effort to bring together the perfect combination of a dream holiday destination and world-class global airline for travellers who… Read the full press release

SIYAM WORLD, MALDIVES TO OPEN 28 OCTOBER 2021

London, UK, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A bold new world of possibilities beckons in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll this autumn, with confirmation that the highly anticipated Siyam World, Maldives will open on 28 October 2021. A natural, carefree playground promising an eye-popping array of “never-seen-before” experiences across land, sea and sky, Siyam World… Read the full press release

Pittsburgh International Airport to open green terminal in 2025

A world first powered by own microgrid London, UK, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will be the first in the world powered by its own microgrid fuelled by thousands of solar panels and natural gas from airport land. World-renowned technology institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and… Read the full press release

UNWTO to help the Government of Zimbabwe measure tourism’s contribution to its GDP

UNWTO commits to work with the Government of Zimbabwe to measure the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Zimbabwe has identified tourism as a central pillar of its National Development Strategy, (NDS 1, 2021-2025). To reflect this, UNWTO is now working with the government on the… Read the full press release

Stasher Reveals Ultimate Regenerative Travel Destinations

LONDON, UK, 2021-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The global pandemic has given us the chance to review and reset the way we travel forever, putting the planet, places, and people first.   According to the IMF, tourism accounted for 10 percent of global GDP and 320 million jobs worldwide in 2019. And with international travel being… Read the full press release

Worldwide Travel Alliance Announces Travel Industry Partners for North America and China

Worldwide Travel Alliance Announces Travel Industry Partners for North America and China

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2021-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Worldwide Travel Alliance (WTA) has announced Re•think Travel Marketing as its travel industry partners in North America, and UnionWay as partners for China. Re•think Travel Marketing and UnionWay join the WTA effective 21 June. It means travel companies seeking business from markets in Europe, and… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named best company brand in the “Excellence Brands – Tourism” Category of the 2021 German Brand Award

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has been rewarded for its successful brand management by being named best company brand in the “Excellence Brands – Tourism” Category of the 2021 German Brand Award. The Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand was also the proud recipient of a “Special Mention” prize… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces new dates for the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Basque Culinary Center (BCC), VISITFLANDERS and the city of Bruges have announced new dates for the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Held under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism: Promoting Rural Tourism and Regional Development’, the Forum will take place 31 October –… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Mallorca into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Mallorca’s Sustainable Tourism Observatory into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Mallorca, one of Europe’s top destinations for more than 70 years, welcoming millions of visitors every year, becomes the latest member of UNWTO’s global INSTO network. The… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives to increase brand awareness in Japan through social media campaign

MALDIVES, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives launches a social media campaign to make Maldives a top of the mind destination in the Japanese market and to increase engagement with tourists. Held from June 2021 until January 2022, the campaign will increase brand awareness in Japan and reassure Japanese travelers that Maldives will… Read the full press release

Updated PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2021-2023 now available

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new mid-year revision of the ‘Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2021-2023’ from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicates a hard year ahead in 2021 but with recovery occurring thereafter, albeit in a very uneven fashion. With the extreme volatility in the travel and tourism sector brought… Read the full press release

PATA holds successful Hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 was launched on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, thru both on-ground, in Clark, Philippines, and online formats. The two-day niche event attracted 582 delegates from 53 destinations in attendance including international delegates comprising 56% of the total. With both… Read the full press release

TUI Group and Nezasa partner on new digital platform for multi-day tours

Agreement reflects TUI’s ongoing strategic investment in digital platform capabilities Development of platform for digital production of personalised multi-day tours – across all TUI markets Berlin, Germany, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI Group, the world’s leading tourism group, has signed an agreement for a new digital platform for multi-day tours, to be developed… Read the full press release

enpact and the TUI Care Foundation support young founders in the travel and tourism industry with the launch of Tourism Recovery Programme

315 tourism businesses in Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya will receive six months’ professional training, business mentoring and financial support Programme targeted at organisations with clear and innovative social, technological or environmental business models and with the objective of strengthening collaboration between the tourism sector in destinations and the German and European markets The… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 to be held on May 26-27

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with the Department of Tourism of the Philippines, will be organising a hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 on May 26-27. “With vaccine rollout plans beginning to take shape across the world, there is new hope in… Read the full press release

MGTO announces Macao Week in Shanghai roadshow from 3 – 7 June

Macao, China, 2021-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As the pandemic situation remains stable, the Macao Special Administrative Region Government has progressively unrolled an array of physical initiatives to promote the destination in Mainland China, including a series of “Macao Weeks”. Among the series, the “Macao Week in Shanghai” roadshow will be held from 3… Read the full press release

UNWTO presents Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development – Compendium of Best Practices at FITUR Next

Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO Affiliate Members Department, within the framework of the activities of the Working Group on Accessible Tourism, organized the Expert Meeting on Accessible Tourism – Good Practices on Accessible Tourism in Nature Areas at FITUR Next. This event provided a space to recognize the importance of… Read the full press release

25 entrepreneurs and enterprises recognized at the final event of the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovators with ideas to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals have been celebrated in Madrid. The final of the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition saw 25 entrepreneurs and enterprises recognized for their creativity and commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 ambitious goals…. Read the full press release

Importance of investments for African tourism highlighted at the 2021 edition of INVESTOUR

The importance of unlocking the potential of investments for growing African tourism was highlighted as leaders from across the sector met virtually for the 2021 edition of INVESTOUR. Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Held during the FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair, the 12th edition of the Forum for Tourism Investment and Business (INVESTOUR) united… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes the appointment of Ivan McKee MSP as Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead has welcomed the appointment of Ivan McKee MSP as Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise. His appointment was confirmed today (May 19 2021) in the First Minister’s new ministerial team to support Kate Forbes MSP, who was confirmed as the Cabinet… Read the full press release

Emirates received official government delegation from Egypt at Arabian Travel Market

Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, along with H.E. Sultan Al Mansouri, received an official government delegation from Egypt at Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism exhibition. The Egyptian government delegation was headed… Read the full press release

Arkansas Delta Byways launches two new interactive games to promote tourism in Arkansas

Little Rock, AR, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Delta Byways, one of the 12 Regional Tourist Associations recognized by Arkansas Tourism, has introduced two new interactive games – a trivia game and a Scenic Byways Challenge – aimed at educating visitors and residents about the historical region. The games were created in conjunction… Read the full press release

UNWTO to highlight sustainability and innovation At The International Spanish Tourism Trade Fair

Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — At FITUR: The International Spanish Tourism Trade Fair (Madrid, 19-23 May 2021), UNWTO will ensure sustainability, innovation and responsibility are a central part of the conversation. FITUR was the last global in-person trade fair to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic, and is the first one to… Read the full press release

PATA joins The Future of Tourism Coalition

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today (May 11, 2021) become a signatory of The Future of Tourism Coalition with the global mission to place destinations at the centre of recovery strategies. PATA CEO Dr Mario Hardy said, “While decades of growth before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read the full press release