Visit Tallinn announces new partners on its Meeting Planner

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Tallinn’s Meeting Planner is a great tool when searching for suitable venues, service providers, or incentive ideas for your event in Tallinn or its surroundings. Metropol Spa Hotel  Located in the unique Rotermann Quarter, the new Metropol Spa Hotel has a modern conference centre for up to 120… Read the full press release

Visit Tallinn: Tallinn Card city sightseeing passes now available at the Cruise Port’s Information Centre

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from June, you can buy the Tallinn Card city sightseeing passes directly at the Cruise Port’s Information Centre (Sadama 25a). With free entrance to over 40 of the city’s top museums and attractions, plenty of discounts, and free access to public transport, this card saves you money… Read the full press release

Macao actively participates in Greater Bay Area tourism development

Macao, China, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Federation of Cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area (referred to as the “Federation”) convened the second Annual Meeting in Hong Kong today (12 June) to forge the collaborative initiatives of the year. Member entities keenly expressed their views on the prospect of tourism… Read the full press release

MGTO releases “Analytical Study on Optimization of Nighttime Tourism Activities and Products” report

Macao, China, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) delivers the report of the “Analytical Study on Optimization of Nighttime Tourism Activities and Products”. The study report proposes short-term measures to optimize current nighttime tourism activities and products, as well as suggestions on development of new nighttime tourism activities and products… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Premier League drives inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans to visit the UK

New research from VisitBritain shows the power of the Premier League in driving inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed intending to visit the UK during the next two years. LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Chinese football fans surveyed showed the greatest intention with 92% intending… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces new online platform Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB)

As a valued partner, we are delighted to give you advance notice of an exciting, new opportunity to help grow your business through the travel trade. LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brought to you by VisitEngland, the new online platform, Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB), is a one-stop exchange for English tourism… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase over the previous year

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. For the seventh year in a row, tourism exports grew faster than merchandise exports (+3%), reflecting solid… Read the full press release

VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has unveiled its new visitor information centre within the City Chambers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. VISITORS to Scotland will experience cutting edge information and inspiration as VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city on May 22nd 2019. The national tourism organisation today… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland highlighted importance of British gardens to tourism during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The importance of British gardens to tourism is being highlighted by VisitBritain/VisitEngland during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show as part of the national tourism agency’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019. VisitBritain/VisitEngland is this year supporting the RHS Bridgewater Feature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, hosting an… Read the full press release

Wisconsin Department of Tourism releases new summer advertising campaign

MADISON, Wis., 2019-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — This week, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism released its new summer advertising campaign showcasing Wisconsin’s seasonal festivals and spotlighting Green Bay Packers All-Time Leading Receiver and Super Bowl Champion and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Donald Driver. The campaign is the Department’s latest effort to promote the… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport seeks to measure New Zealand’s tourism growth and sustainability

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Research commissioned by Auckland Airport has proposed a new framework for New Zealand to measure both the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export earning industry in terms of foreign currency earnings. The $39 billion industry makes a direct contribution to… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds successful 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in the Spanish city of San Sebastian

San Sebastian, Spain, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Around 500 participants from 90 countries are attending the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in the Spanish city of San Sebastian (2-3 May), hosted by the Basque Culinary Center (BCC). This year’s event centers on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to job creation and to the… Read the full press release

Colombia hosts UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up

A national innovation forum Connecting the key players of the tourism innovation ecosystem Scaling up disruptive business models Cartagena de Indias ,Colombia, 2019-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up´ organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of the Colombian government, gathered 700 participants from around the world…. Read the full press release

5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

International experts will gather at the Forum, which will feature presentations and master classes as participants share knowledge and best practices. The event will also host the final stage of First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, whose winner will be decided. Madrid / San Sebastián, Spain, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The countdown begins for… Read the full press release

Balearic Islands Poised to Become First Tourism Destination Developed Under 2030 Agenda

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Deploying new resources and actions for the progressive adaptation of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera) to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, is one of the main objectives of the agreement signed between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the IMPULSA BALEARS Foundation. Its aim is to jumpstart… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds the First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa

Sal Island, Cabo Verde, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Government of Cabo Verde was held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde, attracting over 20 Ministers of Tourism, Transport and… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces the finalists of the inaugural Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), with the support of PromPeru have announced the finalists to win the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, which recognize disruptive, inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to innovation in gastronomy tourism. Over 300 initiatives were… Read the full press release

Digital solutions took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Digital solutions for tourism, innovating to ensure tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, and a tourism start-competition, took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”. Held within the 45th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East, the forum gathered ministers and tourism… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launches three smart tourism projects

Macao, China, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) officially launched three smart tourism projects into service today (26 March), fully capitalizing on the leading technology of Alibaba Cloud on cloud computing, big data application and other areas to push forward smart tourism. The projects are expected to bring greater convenience for… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a successful forum on “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation” in Segovia, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held today (26 Mar 2019) in Segovia, the forum “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation”, whose opening was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto; the President of the Junta de Castilla y… Read the full press release

John Edman reappointed as the Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism

ST. PAUL, Minn., 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that John Edman will continue to serve as the Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism. Mr. Edman has served as the Director since his initial appointment in 2004. “Minnesota is making a name for itself as a place… Read the full press release

MGTO and IC participates at the 23rd Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART)

Macao, China, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) marked their presence in the 23rd Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from 18th to 21st March, once again co-running a Macao Pavilion and bringing a delegation… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches a new Awards for Excellence format

  VisitEngland has launched a new Awards for Excellence format to reflect innovations across England’s tourism industry as it marks 30 years of the Awards. LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The national tourism agency announced the new format during the Awards 30th celebrations held at London’s Banqueting House on Whitehall. The annual VisitEngland… Read the full press release

Singapore to host to a sizeable number of business events from 2019 and beyond

The three clusters are amongst the top-performing sectors for business events secured in 2018, to be held in Singapore in 2019 and beyond Singapore, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore will play host to a sizeable number of business events from 2019 and beyond, with several of these events secured being inaugural editions.  In particular,… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta announces return of Cochon555 to Banff on Saturday, April 6

ALBERTA, Canada, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With an all-star cast of chefs who specialize in whole animal cooking paired with farmers responsibly raising delicious heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 returns to Banff on Saturday, April 6. The all-inclusive feast will feature expertly-crafted creations and specialist produce of a hundred-plus of the region’s most talented chefs, farmers, sommeliers,… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin: First ITB Virtual Reality Lab to highlight the prospects for VR and AR in tourism

First ITB Virtual Reality Lab at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show – In Hall 10.2 experts highlight the prospects for VR and AR in tourism and offer an insight into the latest technologies and projects – Visitors can explore ITB Berlin with Pokémon GO Berlin, Germany, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Virtual Reality instead of… Read the full press release

Basque Culinary Center and UNWTO to co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián, Spain, 2-3 May 2019

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are co-organizing the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, on 2-3 May 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain through digital campaign

National tourism agency VisitBritain has launched a digital campaign with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain. LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The £150,000 campaign, which kicks off today, Friday 22 February, will run for five weeks in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, to promote travel to Britain and drive visitor… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin: global medical tourism industry is currently worth around 100 billion dollars; Forecasts for 2025 see growth reaching up to 25 per cent

Increase in international exhibitors at the Medical Tourism Pavilion – Presentations and discussion rounds on new trends and developments in the medical tourism market – New: meeting place of the European Medical Buyers’ Initiative Berlin, Germany, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The world of medical tourism has long become globalised: according to the latest report… Read the full press release