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

Real Journeys selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in New Zealand Tourism Awards 2018

Southland, New Zealand, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Real Journeys has been selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year. The award focuses on best practice and innovation, for businesses that meet the needs of their market and continue to grow and deliver sustainable… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named ‘Best Travel Deals Provider’ at the La Razón Tourism Awards in Spain

MADRID, 2018-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named ‘Best Travel Deals Provider’ at the La Razón Tourism Awards in Spain. The awards, which are now in their seventh year, are presented by La Razón, a national newspaper in Spain and an… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains releases the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series with comedian and TV personality, Joel Dommett

Videos aimed at inspiring people to get more from their weekends away on the West Coast this summer Getaways made easier with removal of Friday peak restrictions London, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has today (Jul 25, 2018) released the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series. Hosted by top comedian… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon funds 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program

Salem, Ore., 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel Oregon has awarded more than $850,000 in grant funding to 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program. The Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants funding for projects that contribute to Oregon’s tourism economy in communities throughout the state that support Travel Oregon’s vision of “a… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways supports country-wide effort to teach practical English to students in preparation for expected 40 million visitors in 2020

To prepare for an anticipated 40 million visitors per year, ANA is teaming up with the Tokyo Global Gateway to help create the “Airport Zone,” which will allow students to learn English by role-playing as passengers The country-wide effort will create a more welcoming environment for tourists from around the world TOKYO, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand wins big at 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Bangkok, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and two Thai tourism operators among the 27 organisations and individuals to receive the prestigious 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. 2018 PATA Grand Awards TAT will receive a Grand Award for Education and… Read the full press release

UNWTO develops online tool designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the… Read the full press release

UNWTO/Chimelong Media Award deadline for submissions extended to 31 August

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Media has a key role in promoting sustainable tourism. The Media Award is a unique opportunity to share your work and showcase experiences and efforts to advance sustainable tourism for wildlife conservation in the African continent. The call for submissions REMAINS OPEN – we have extended the deadline to… Read the full press release

LUX* Resorts & Hotels announces further sustainable tourism developments in the Maldives

Belle Mare, Mauritius, 2018-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — LUX* Resorts & Hotels is set to significantly boost its green footprint, Travel Gold Life and Green Globe certifications with further sustainable tourism developments announced in the Maldives, following their Australian Roadshow 9-20 July. The new initiatives build on the brand’s global Tread Lightly program which targets a carbon… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office celebrates the life and legacy of Pennsylvania’s native Fred Rogers with new Fred Rogers Trail

Latrobe, PA, 2018-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 29, 2018), the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, housed within the state Department of Community and Economic Development, paid homage to Pennsylvania native Fred Rogers and announced a Fred Rogers Trail, where travelers can zip up their cardigans and experience firsthand the neighborhoods that inspired the TV pioneer…. Read the full press release

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries awarded VisitScotland’s five-star status

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A spectacular museum and gallery in the heart of Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter has become the Fife town’s first five-star attraction. Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, which officially opened last year, has achieved VisitScotland’s top quality award. Following a Quality Assurance visit by the national tourism organisation, the… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver launches the evolution of Be A Host convention ambassador program — the MIND Partnership (Meeting and Innovation Network of Distinction)

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night, at a special gathering of the city’s top academics and industry leaders at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver launched the evolution of the organization’s successful Be A Host convention ambassador program. MIND Partnership (Meeting and Innovation Network of Distinction) is a group of thought leaders committed… Read the full press release

PATA and Skål International to promote responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Skål International CEO Daniela… Read the full press release