The 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held in San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019). The new edition of this global forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce… Read the full press release

VisitBritain expects 483,000 visits from China in 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Forward flight booking data showed that bookings from China to the UK were up 24% from Wednesday 30 January to Tuesday 12 February, compared to the period when Chinese New Year fell last year. Longer term forward booking data shows that bookings from China to the UK were… Read the full press release

UNWTO activities at the 39th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid

Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)… Read the full press release

Fundación ONCE and UNWTO to promote the direct, effective and lasting labour insertion of persons with disabilities in tourism businesses

Madrid, España, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Executive Vice-President of Fundación ONCE, Alberto Durán, and the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, signed in Madrid on Monday a letter of intent to promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the tourism sector. The objectives are to raise awareness among UNWTO… Read the full press release

Florida unveils new rejuvenating programs and activities in 2019

Wellness Experiences Across the Sunshine State Inspire Personal Health Renewal TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Turning the calendar on a new year often stirs the desire for a “new you:” travel more, be more mindful, invest in memorable experiences, make this year the best one yet. Luckily, the sunshine state is here to… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japanese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level since 2007, as the two countries continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties. National tourism agency VisitBritain expects visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017…. Read the full press release

TAT: Submission for the 12th Thailand Tourism Awards opens from 1 February to 30 April, 2019

The 12th biannual event showcases responsible and sustainable tourism. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Submission for the 12th Thailand Tourism Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards that recognises the Thai travel industry’s best and brightest, opens from 1 February to 30 April, 2019. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) initiated the biannual awards project… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris unveils top travel ideas for solo travelers in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The most preferred destination in Africa is Kenya. Travel plans your trips online or offline today. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has had many years of experience and they are continuing to make more holiday makers achieve their dream of the ONLY BEST holiday!!!! Read their tripadvisor reviews for… Read the full press release

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces the inauguration of the first specialized hub for tourism in the Americas: Unidigital

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provided its support at the inauguration in Argentina of the first specialized hub for tourism in the Americas: Unidigital, with which a collaboration agreement was signed to promote innovation in tourism. Madrid, Spain, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Unidigital is the result of the collaboration between the public and private sectors to… Read the full press release

UNWTO and UNESCO hold successful third cultural tourism conference

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today (5 December 2018) in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing… Read the full press release

The Erskine Bridge awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland

The landmark Erskine Bridge has been listed as a Category A structure. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Erskine Bridge has been awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) after it was recognised as being of special architectural interest, it was announced today (Thursday 29 November). The Erskine Bridge, officially opened… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces return of Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 23rd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state!… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ new nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced it will start another new nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Palm Springs International Airport, beginning Feb. 6, 2019. The flights will operate twice a week with roundtrips to and from Palm Springs on Wednesday and Saturday. This will be… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Niantic to enhance global tourism through mobile augmented reality games

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around… Read the full press release

Travel Packages to Kenya and Tours in Nairobi National Parks

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya’s National Airliner Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 28th October, 2018 to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the 2 vibrant economies. Travel from the USA to Kenya will only be 15… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association recognizes former Marriott executive Kathleen Matthews with leadership award for her contributions to travel and tourism

WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Kathleen Matthews, the former chief global communications and public affairs officer at Marriott International, received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation of her contributions to travel and tourism, promotion of sustainability, and support of diversity and inclusion in the industry. Matthews joined Marriott in… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit highlights on investment in tourism technology

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year,… Read the full press release

MGTO and Macao’s travel trade participate in the first edition of China International Import Expo

MACAU, 2018-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) organized a delegation of Macao’s travel trade to participate in the first edition of China International Import Expo inaugurated in Shanghai yesterday (5 November), together showcasing the East-meets-West cultures, gastronomy, tourism products, facilities and services Macao has to offer, besides highlighting the positioning and… Read the full press release

UNWTO, Procolombia and Sound Diplomacy announce launch of world’s first guide devoted to music and tourism Titled ‘Music is the New Gastronomy’

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with partners Procolombia and Sound Diplomacy, will launch the world’s first guide devoted to music and tourism on 6 November during the World Travel Market tourism trade show in London, UK. Titled ‘Music is the New Gastronomy’, the white paper is the… Read the full press release

The newest Arkansas Welcome Center in Harrison will be officially opened on Friday, Nov. 2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Natural State’s newest Arkansas Welcome Center, located in Harrison, will be officially dedicated on Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. The event is hosted by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT). The public is invited to… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism: Newly updated and expanded Hampson Archeological Museum State Park opens to public

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — An updated and expanded Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in northeast Arkansas will open Friday, October 26, 2018, to the public. In years past, the Hampson Museum was housed in a much smaller structure, which limited the ability to showcase many pieces of this unique assortment of… Read the full press release

Travel to Kenya Best Top Tours Trips and Safaris to Book Online

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — This season we have selected a few luxury packages the best way to spend your holiday season and the but first have you read our reviews on trip advisor or NAIROBI TOURS ONLINE SITE – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours 1. He goes by the alias code name Kichwa(Head) others call him Panthera… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to promote trade to and from Vietnam

MoU with Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to boost trade links 66% growth in the last two years in cargo carried to and from Vietnam Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has today signed an MoU with the Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi… Read the full press release

UNWTO/GTERC Asia Tourism Trends – 2018 report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in international arrivals

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report today (23 October 2018) at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China). The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in… Read the full press release

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