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

VisitScotland announces Lanarkshire’s first ever tourism industry conference to take place on 19 March

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fresh from his adventures around some of Lanarkshire’s top heritage sites, digital consultant and travel blogger Neil Robertson, aka ‘Travels with a Kilt’, will be meeting local businesses at Lanarkshire’s first ever tourism industry conference next month to share his experiences and top tips for making the… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism with the theme “Tourism Builds Community” on February 24-26

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will meet at the 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism February 24-26 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Builds Community.” The annual gathering of Arkansas’s tourism industry offers sessions on a variety of topics such as Google’s… Read the full press release

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