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

Entries are now open for the iconic three-day, 63km Serengeti Girls Run

Cape Town, South Africa, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Since its inception in 2017, the Serengeti Girls Run has become a highlight on the events calendar. Singita has just released the dates for the third annual event, which is held in partnership with the Grumeti Fund in Singita Grumeti, a private 350,00-acre concession in… Read the full press release

San Antonio offers new attractions, family entertainment and wallet-friendly accommodations this Spring Break

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Spring Break fun is just around the river bend. With new attractions, family entertainment and wallet-friendly accommodations, now is the time to plan an unforgettable Spring Break in San Antonio. Here are seven new experiences visitors won’t want to miss in 2020: Twisted Trails Adventure Course… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark British Tourist Authority’s 50th anniversary with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The contribution of tourism to the UK economy is being highlighted this week as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark the British Tourist Authority’s (BTA) 50th anniversary. More than 100 representatives from across the UK’s tourism industry… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia announces series of initiatives to support tourism operators in the wake of bushfire and coronavirus crises

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has today (7 February 2020) announced a series of initiatives that will be implemented as part of the 2020 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE20), to provide direct support to Australian tourism operators in the wake of the devastating bushfire and coronavirus crises. This year’s special edition… Read the full press release

Bath Christmas Market wins Gold award for Tourism Event/Festival of the Year at the South West England Tourism Excellence Awards

Bath Christmas Market was the recipient of the Gold award for Tourism Event/Festival of the Year at yesterday evening’s South West England Tourism Excellence Awards. Bath, UK, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The prestigious ceremony, held at Exeter Cathedral, celebrated the very best of the South West, with 107 different awards presented following a rigorous judging process… Read the full press release

UNWTO to host the Conference on Tourism and the Audiovisual Industry on 1-2 May 2020 in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Year after year, destinations are receiving more and more travellers whose motivation is to visit locations where famous series or movies were filmed. Culture is an essential vector for tourism and cinema can serve as a mirror of the culture of a given community. It is against… Read the full press release

UNWTO hosts training seminar on winter tourism

More than 120 participants from different prefectures of Heilongjiang Province, China, took part in a special UNWTO training seminar on winter tourism and on making the sector open to everybody. Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Experts from UNWTO are currently working alongside the Heilongjiang Provincial Culture and Tourism Department to finalize two… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches Peppa Pig inspired digital campaign to promote family-friendly experiences

VisitEngland has this week launched a digital campaign to promote family-friendly experiences in a bid to get more families with young children to take short breaks in England.   LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Working with eOne, brand owners of the award-winning British children’s animated television series Peppa Pig, the campaign aims to inspire young… Read the full press release

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