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

Travel Oregon’s Competitive & Recovery Grant Program awards $2.4 million to projects to support and prepare communities for COVID-19 safe travel

Portland, ORE., 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon has awarded $2,408,264.67 through its Competitive & Recovery Grant Program to support economic recovery by investing in projects that enhance and expand the visitor experience and prepare communities and visitors for COVID-19 safe travel. For this grant cycle, Travel Oregon… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Google to use data management and digital marketing to restart African tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to advance its commitment to the African tourism sector by partnering with Google to help destinations gain expert insights into data management and digital marketing. In a special capacity building event, researchers and marketing professionals from 20 African National Tourism Organizations… Read the full press release

LVCVA launches new ad campaign reminding that Las Vegas is open, ready and excited to welcome visitors back

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As Americans begin to move beyond dreaming of travel to travelling, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will launch a new ad campaign, Vegas You. This campaign will serve as a reminder that Las Vegas is ready and excited to welcome visitors back. The first ad… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “Entry Thailand” online platform to facilitate vaccinated international visitors

Providing six steps of arrangements, from COE registration and flight bookings to quarantine and insurance, for entering Thailand Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the launched of the “Entry Thailand” online platform under integrated efforts by related government agencies to facilitate vaccinated international… Read the full press release

UNWTO at the 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in Andorra

ANDORRA, EUROPE, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The unique power of tourism to drive sustainable development was made clear as UNWTO took part in the 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in Andorra. With a special focus on the role of innovation in sustainable development, the hybrid summit united leaders of… Read the full press release

UNWTO extends partnership with ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility,… Read the full press release

MGTO opens application for “Stay, Dine and See Macao” project

Macao, China, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The project titled “Stay, Dine and See Macao” is rolled out from April to December 2021. Starting from 10:00 tomorrow morning (15 April), interested residents can sign up at travel agencies under the umbrella of the project which not only covers a range of local tours but… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches new competition to help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new competition to identify the best ideas that will help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will also support the entrepreneurs and enterprises that can help rural communities seize… Read the full press release

“Macao Week in Hangzhou” highlights Macao as healthy, safe and quality destination for Mainland visitors

Macao, China, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The “Macao Week in Hangzhou” was staged smoothly for four consecutive days (26 – 29 March), actively spotlighting Macao as a healthy, safe and quality destination to attract Mainland visitors for travel and spending in Macao. Held at Hubin Pedestrian Street in Hangzhou, the mega roadshow showcased… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon helps the tourism industry recover from the pandemic through multi-million-dollar investment

New Initiatives Support Tourism Infrastructure, Set Stage for Economic Recovery PORTLAND, Ore., 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As Oregon gears up for economic recovery, tourism is expected to lead the way and Travel Oregon is actively laying the groundwork. The agency, which serves as the state tourism office, has established a multi-million-dollar suite of… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia announces new $12 million worth National Experience Content Initiative

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has today (17 March 2021) announced a new $12 million content creation initiative aimed at supporting tourism businesses across Australia in their recovery and driving increased visitation by helping them to better market their experiences and attractions. The National Experience Content Initiative will provide a suite of… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives participates in Moscow International Travel Trade Show (MITT)

MALDIVES, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives is taking part in Moscow International Travel Trade Show (MITT), the first physical fair since reopening with the industry partners to promote the destination. MITT held in Moscow, Russia from 16th to 18th March 2021 is the place where destinations and travel trade professionals from all… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives hosted a joint webinar with Emirates airline

MALDIVES, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives conducted a joint webinar with Emirates airline for the Norwegian market on 11th March 2021. This was the first activity carried out this year for the Nordic region in line with the strategy for ambient brand advertising to boost the destination presence in this market. A… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives welcomes Maldivian’s new direct flights from Mumbai, India to Noonu Maafaru

MALDIVES, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Airline of the Maldives, Maldivian announced that they will operate direct flights from Mumbai, India to Noonu Maafaru starting 13th April 2021. During a press conference held today (14 Mar 2021), Managing Director of Maldivian Mohamed Mihad stated that the airline has arranged to welcome the… Read the full press release

UNWTO releases Inclusive Recovery Guide for women in tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As the sector enters the second year of an unprecedented crisis, the impact this has had on women in tourism has been made clear. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the pandemic, and the unprecedented drop in international tourist arrivals, risks rolling back progress made towards… Read the full press release

3,358 Accor hotels to promote environmental sustainability and sustainable tourism worldwide

3,358 hotels join the drive to champion sustainable practices as environmental consciousness amongst travellers increases Paris, France, 2021-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world leading hospitality group, in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), are joining forces to further extend the… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives hosts this year’s first media familiarization trip from Indian market

MALDIVES, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives hosts key journalists from the Indian market to promote Maldives as a safe haven for travelers and to showcase the unique experiences that are available in the Maldives to the Indian audience. This is the first media familiarization trip from Indian market this year, as part… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Great River Road designated an “All-American Road” by the Federal Highway Administration

Designation by the Federal Highway Administration will bring new attention to the scenic byway Little Rock, AR, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas section of the Great River Road, which is part of a national scenic byway that runs 3,000 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana, has been designated an “All-American Road” by the… Read the full press release

UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition winners announced

Startups from around the world have been recognized for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The competition, which was supported by the United Nations Innovation Network, attracted some 10,000 initial proposals. From these, the jury chose 25 winners… Read the full press release

VISIT FLORIDA to host Florida Huddle 2022 on January 24–26, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. , 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Today ( February 08, 2021), VISIT FLORIDA announced that Florida Huddle 2022 will be held January 24 – 26, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center located in downtown Tampa, Florida- the hometown of this year’s Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Florida Huddle is the Sunshine… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The Mid-American Science Museum embraces digital education through its online science lessons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2021-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mid-American Science Museum in Hot Springs is Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center and first Smithsonian affiliate. There are more than 100 exhibits and workstations to explore at the museum, which opened in 1979. The museum, which sits on 21 wooded acres, is also home to… Read the full press release

2021/22 holidays to book with confidence

LONDON, UK, 2021-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout well underway supported by the recent government announcement offering everyone over the age of 18 immunity by autumn, here’s our pick of far flung destinations to book for winter 2021 and into 2022 with confidence. From winter sun and globe-trotting tours to two-week… Read the full press release

UNWTO research highlights progress made in gender equality in the tourism sector

Middle East, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces 13 projects to be supported by the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF)

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — More than a dozen popular tourist sites across Scotland are to receive just over £3m in funding for projects to enhance the visitor experience. Thirteen projects across the country have been recommended for approval – subject to conditions – to receive cash from round three of the… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Google host second global Tourism Acceleration Program in the MENA

The program is designed to boost innovation, digital transformation and planning in the tourism sector Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Google hosted their second edition of the global Tourism Acceleration Program in the MENA region, a program designed to boost innovation and digital transformation… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia launches ‘Holiday Gifting’ campaign

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Australians are being encouraged to give the gift of travel this festive season with a new campaign aimed at inspiring travellers to help give back to operators and communities across the country during what is typically their busiest period by booking a tourism experience. With domestic travel… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office supports smart tourism development with the launch of Smart Trip Planner” website and mobile app

Macao, China, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched a “Smart Trip Planner” website and a brand-new one-stop mobile application on 30 November, to enhance visitors’ experience and foster smart tourism development in Macao by optimizing different technology applications in tourism. In parallel with the Macao Special Administrative Region Government’s… Read the full press release

PATA to host its first-ever hybrid event “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook” on December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise its first-ever hybrid event, with the theme “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook”, on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. “With domestic tourism thriving in many destinations around the Asia Pacific region… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces 26 new signatories for the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global tourism value chain. Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Initiative unites… Read the full press release