Odawara City Celebrates The 27th Annual Odawara Lantern Festival, July 28 and 29

  Odawara, Japan, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 27th Odawara Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Odawara Castle Park. The festival celebrates the “Odawara Lantern.” The lanterns have a strong historical and cultural connection to the city.  In the old days, the lanterns were created… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota partners with Adventure Creative to drive tourism throughout the state

ST. PAUL, Minn., 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, announced today that Adventure Creative has been selected as the new advertising agency of record after a competitive review of proposals from several creative firms. The new contract begins July 1, 2018. Several Minnesota-based and out-of-state agencies were involved… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport greets visitors with a initiative dedicated to the tourist highlights of Flanders

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In the next 3 years, 75 million travellers at Brussels Airport will be met with a brand-new experience project dedicated to the tourist highlights of Flanders. At various places in the airport’s 2 piers, experience displays were set up around the themes of Flemish Masters, gastronomy and cycling…. Read the full press release

Discover Qatar launches a digital transformation project to create a global marketplace for Qatar

Discover Qatar aims to increase its global travel reach and operational efficiency using technology to create a global marketplace for Qatar  New technology will enable global tour operators and travel companies to connect directly to Qatar’s broad range of suppliers, hotels and services in real time Discover Qatar is the first Destination Management Company in… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office at the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma, Italy

MACAO, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) attended the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma from 2nd to 3rd June at the invitation of this Creative City of Gastronomy in Italy, seizing the opportunity to manifest Macao’s new status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and meet with representatives of… Read the full press release

Fujian and Macao tourism bodies hold the “The Maritime Silk Road” Destinations Promotion and Dinner in Melbourne, Australia

Macau, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Fujian Provincial Tourism Development Commission partnered up to promote their destinations in Melbourne and Sydney from 16 to 18 April, encouraging visitations to Fujian and Macao in one trip through the destinations promotions and dinners held. Riding on the mission, MGTO… Read the full press release

The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 April 2018), highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism so that the sector can deploy its full… Read the full press release

Oman Air France awarded for its contribution to the development of tourism in the Sultanate at the Oman Workshop in Paris

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air France has been awarded for its continued contribution to the development of tourism in the Sultanate. The award was presented to Rocio Jolivet, Country Manager France by the Oman Minister of Tourism H.E. Ahmad Al Mahrizi at the prestigious Oman Workshop in Paris on 14 March…. Read the full press release

easyJet announces partnership with visitBerlin to promote tourism in Europe and Germany to Berlin

LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced a long term partnership deal with visitBerlin, the capital‘s official promotional organisation, which will see the airline become one of its main transport partners. The airline will join forces with the tourism agency to promote tourism in Europe and Germany to Berlin. The… Read the full press release

PATA holds the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop with highlight on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and… Read the full press release

Slovenia’s Julian Alps named as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Slovenia’s Julian Alps have been announced as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. The Julian Alps feature alongside world leading regions including Alaska, Italy’s Aeolian Islands and Kii Peninsula in Japan. The judging process for inclusion in Lonely… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following… Read the full press release

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discuss the… Read the full press release

Expect A Number of Exciting Things in Tourism for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Great Aberdeen Run and the Tour Series cycling competition are amongst a number of exciting events taking place in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire this year. The tourism season will soon be getting underway in the region once again, with a host of activities, things to see… Read the full press release

A Busy Summer for Tourism in Dumfries and Galloway

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — TOURISM businesses in Dumfries & Galloway are gearing up for a busy summer ahead as they open for the tourist season. VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson is looking ahead to a season packed with exciting events and activities. He said: “It is an exciting time for tourism… Read the full press release

Belarus advances visa facilitation to stimulate tourism

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly those in business trips. The Government of Belarus… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… Read the full press release

UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism winners will be announced on 18 January 2017

UNWTO has announced the finalists of the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The 12 finalists were selected among 139 applicants from 55 countries. The winners will be announced on 18 January 2017 at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony, organized for the fourth consecutive year in collaboration with Madrid International… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Minister Summit: Tourism and Security: Promoting Safe and Seamless Travel

Minister of Tourism from over 50 countries and leaders from the private sector companies and associations will convene at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market in London, to discuss safe, secure and seamless travel.  MADRID, Spain, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10th edition of the… Read the full press release

Burba Hotel Network and Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association partner to stimulate investment in the Caribbean hotel and tourism market

Costa Mesa, CA, 2016-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the leader in organizing and connecting the Caribbean’s hotel and tourism investment community, and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the leading trade and advocacy organization for the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry, today announced a strategic alliance with regards to the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead: Tourism is at the heart of economic success in the Scottish Borders

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading tourism industry figures in the Scottish Borders came together recently to meet with VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead as part of his annual ‘Listening Tour’ of the country. Building on the success of the 2015 Chief Executive Listening Tour, Mr Roughead spoke directly to emerging talent… Read the full press release

WTTC congratulates the Government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil income

LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) would like to congratulate the Government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as a key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil income. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “WTTC has been emphasizing the importance of Travel & Tourism… Read the full press release

Tourism once again New Zealand’s number one export earner

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-12-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As the record-breaking summer season gets into full swing, latest figures show that tourism has surpassed dairy and is once again New Zealand’s number one export earner. Using the latest Statistics New Zealand data, TIA estimates the value of international tourism has reached $13.5 billion.[1] The official… Read the full press release

VisitEngland, VisitScotland and Visit Wales reveal for the first time the value of tourism spend generated by a variety of leisure activities

VisitEngland, in partnership with home nation tourist boards VisitScotland and Visit Wales today reveal for the first time, the value of tourism spend generated by a variety of leisure activities among international and domestic day and overnight tourists. LONDON, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The figures released today at the annual media breakfast at… Read the full press release

3rd Int’l Conference on Financing for Development: UNWTO: Tourism’s underrepresentation in international financing for development flows remains a critical hurdle to overcome in order to fully deploy its development potential

Despite its wide-reaching socio-economic impacts, tourism still receives limited attention as a tool for development.On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-16 July), UNWTO calls for higher support for tourism in international financing for development flows to maximize the sector´s contribution to sustainable development across the globe. … Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office presented Macau’s tourism products and diverse tourism image at ITB Berlin

MACAU, 2015-3-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) promoted Macau’s tourism products and diverse tourism image at the renowned international tourism trade fair, ITB Berlin, towards industry partners from around the world. ITB Berlin 2015 was held from 4 to 8 March in Berlin, the capital of Germany. Boasting a size… Read the full press release

Tourism Toronto announces new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014

TORONTO, 2015-2-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014, Tourism Toronto announced today. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S. and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination. Additionally, Toronto led the country in… Read the full press release

Aeroflot hosted business meeting in Shenzhen, China with Chinese aviation, tourism and logistic industry representatives

Moscow, 2014-12-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On December 23, 2014, Aeroflot hosted a business meeting in Shenzhen, China with Chinese aviation, tourism and logistic industry representatives. The Company presented on its current position and prospects in the region. Aeroflot Group, the leader of the Russian aviation market, was represented at the meeting by Alexander Lukashin, Head of International PR Division, and Nikita Krichevskiy, Member of Aeroflot Public Council,… Read the full press release

UNWTO applauds the commitment of the Japanese government to the tourism sector and the positive results of tourism in the country

During an official visit to Japan, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, highlighted the commitment of the Japanese government to the tourism sector and the positive results of tourism in the country. Mr. Rifai met the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to discuss the strengthening of the relationship between UNWTO and Japan and inaugurated the… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: international tourism grew by 5% in the first nine months of 2013

Madrid, Spain, 2013-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first nine months of 2013, international tourism grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The number of international tourist arrivals reported by destinations around the world increased by some 41 million between January and September, growing above UNWTO’s initial forecast and creating an important stimulus to… Read the full press release