Visit Maldives hosts this year’s first media familiarization trip from Indian market

MALDIVES, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives hosts key journalists from the Indian market to promote Maldives as a safe haven for travelers and to showcase the unique experiences that are available in the Maldives to the Indian audience. This is the first media familiarization trip from Indian market this year, as part… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Great River Road designated an “All-American Road” by the Federal Highway Administration

Designation by the Federal Highway Administration will bring new attention to the scenic byway Little Rock, AR, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas section of the Great River Road, which is part of a national scenic byway that runs 3,000 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana, has been designated an “All-American Road” by the… Read the full press release

UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition winners announced

Startups from around the world have been recognized for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The competition, which was supported by the United Nations Innovation Network, attracted some 10,000 initial proposals. From these, the jury chose 25 winners… Read the full press release

VISIT FLORIDA to host Florida Huddle 2022 on January 24–26, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. , 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Today ( February 08, 2021), VISIT FLORIDA announced that Florida Huddle 2022 will be held January 24 – 26, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center located in downtown Tampa, Florida- the hometown of this year’s Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Florida Huddle is the Sunshine… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The Mid-American Science Museum embraces digital education through its online science lessons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2021-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mid-American Science Museum in Hot Springs is Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center and first Smithsonian affiliate. There are more than 100 exhibits and workstations to explore at the museum, which opened in 1979. The museum, which sits on 21 wooded acres, is also home to… Read the full press release

2021/22 holidays to book with confidence

LONDON, UK, 2021-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout well underway supported by the recent government announcement offering everyone over the age of 18 immunity by autumn, here’s our pick of far flung destinations to book for winter 2021 and into 2022 with confidence. From winter sun and globe-trotting tours to two-week… Read the full press release

UNWTO research highlights progress made in gender equality in the tourism sector

Middle East, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces 13 projects to be supported by the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF)

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — More than a dozen popular tourist sites across Scotland are to receive just over £3m in funding for projects to enhance the visitor experience. Thirteen projects across the country have been recommended for approval – subject to conditions – to receive cash from round three of the… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Google host second global Tourism Acceleration Program in the MENA

The program is designed to boost innovation, digital transformation and planning in the tourism sector Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Google hosted their second edition of the global Tourism Acceleration Program in the MENA region, a program designed to boost innovation and digital transformation… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia launches ‘Holiday Gifting’ campaign

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Australians are being encouraged to give the gift of travel this festive season with a new campaign aimed at inspiring travellers to help give back to operators and communities across the country during what is typically their busiest period by booking a tourism experience. With domestic travel… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office supports smart tourism development with the launch of Smart Trip Planner” website and mobile app

Macao, China, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched a “Smart Trip Planner” website and a brand-new one-stop mobile application on 30 November, to enhance visitors’ experience and foster smart tourism development in Macao by optimizing different technology applications in tourism. In parallel with the Macao Special Administrative Region Government’s… Read the full press release

PATA to host its first-ever hybrid event “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook” on December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise its first-ever hybrid event, with the theme “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook”, on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. “With domestic tourism thriving in many destinations around the Asia Pacific region… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces 26 new signatories for the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global tourism value chain. Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Initiative unites… Read the full press release

Baroque Lifestyle Pivots Focus to Providing Digital Experiences That Delight Audiences During Heightened COVID-19 Restrictions

NEW YORK, New York, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As the coronavirus pandemic grows in intensity during this winter season, Baroque Lifestyle has pivoted to deliver a creative perspective on relevant and artistic articles to audiences across the globe. Topics on the editorial calendar that contain this new positioning includes: Portraying the changes in… Read the full press release

MGTO holds successful 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo

Macao, China, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and coordinated by Macau Travel Agency Association, the 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (referred to as the “Expo” or “MITE”) culminated in success on Sunday (8 November). The Expo was joined by 188 Mainland hosted buyers offline as well… Read the full press release

Europe’s best in travel and tourism recognized by World Travel Awards

London, UK, 2020-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has announced its Europe 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Europe Winners Day. Winners include Portugal, which fended off stiff competition to emerge as ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’, whilst the imperial splendour… Read the full press release

Clearer and more consistent support to tourists globally established by UNWTO

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are to be given greater legal protection as consumers under new plans being advanced by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). With restoring confidence a key priority for the sector, the International Code for the Protection of Tourists advanced by UNWTO with the support of almost 100 Member States… Read the full press release

Virtual event: We Love Travel! – A Tourism Recovery Pop-up by ITB Berlin and the Berlin Travel Festival, 16- 18 October 2020

The industry reboots: ITB Berlin and the Berlin Travel Festival are holding a three-day online event for trade visitors and the general public – 90 exhibitors and over 50 speakers – On Friday tickets costing 25 euros offer trade visitors access to digital services and networking formats –On the weekend the wide-ranging programme targets the general… Read the full press release

Black Diamond appointed as first UK PR agency for Moroccan National Tourist Office

London, UK, 2020-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — London-based communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed as the first retained agency in the UK and Ireland for the Morocco National Tourist Office. The competitive pitch process took place during lockdown and can now be announced as the country’s borders begin to open to travellers.  Black… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya launches travel discount on the popular 3 day Masai Mara safari

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling off peak can be a thrilling experience when there are less people crumbling for the same experience. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has offered all travelers travel Discount on the popular safari to 3 days Masai Mara experience. which is now at USD350 per adult The full details… Read the full press release

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Appoints Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer

Nigel Fell

SYDNEY, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has appointed Mr Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Fell, a UK national, is a multi award-winning destination and business development strategist at c-suite level for some of Europe’s largest and best-known travel organisations, including tour… Read the full press release

UK’s national tourism organisations launches ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign

Loch Ness is one of the Scottish locations to feature in the Escape the Everyday campaign film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new UK-wide campaign to encourage people to take a domestic break during autumn and winter has been launched by the UK’s national tourism organisations. The £5 million ‘Escape the… Read the full press release

All roads lead to Bergamo: How Omio has adopted a city to help reboot Italy’s tourism

All roads lead to Bergamo for Omio  Travel platform Omio demonstrates social responsibility with campaign aimed to help reboot Italy’s tourism by adopting the town of Bergamo Omio wants to encourage travellers to take the road to Bergamo and enjoy the delights of northern Italy Omio is donating to Bergamo Support Fund based on customer bookings… Read the full press release

Voting is now open for Visit Indiana’s 2020 Best of Indiana people’s choice campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Voting is open for Visit Indiana’s 2020 Best of Indiana people’s choice campaign, which this year will coincide with The 20 IN 20. Voters can select their favorite Lakes, Donut Shops and Unique Sleeps around the state. There are 20 places to choose from in each category,… Read the full press release

PATA to announce PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners live during Virtual PTM 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be announcing the PATA Gold Awards 2020 live during Virtual PTM 2020. Supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year’s awards will recognise the achievements of 21 Gold Awards and three Grand Title Winners during the Online PATA Gold… Read the full press release

WTTC research: £60 million a day being lost to the UK economy due to collapse of international travel during 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A staggering £22 billion looks set to be lost from the UK economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Travellers and tourists are staying away from the UK in droves because of continuing uncertainty around… Read the full press release

WTTC research: €131.2 million a day being lost to the French economy due to collapse of international travel during 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A staggering €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the massive decline in the… Read the full press release

WTTC research: €104.1 million a day being lost to the German economy due to collapse of international travel in 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A devastating €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the… Read the full press release

IATA calls on African governments to unblock bottlenecks in financial relief for air transport and tourism

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging African governments to unblock bottlenecks so that urgently needed financial relief pledged for air transport and tourism reaches the distressed businesses it is meant to help and implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance to ensure a safe restart… Read the full press release

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts Excited To Announce First Luxury Resort Brand In El Nido, Palawan Island Philippines

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of El Nido Beach & Spa Resort HONG KONG, 2020-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of El Nido Beach & Spa Resort. The 96 key pool-villa luxury resort is being developed on the white sandy beaches of… Read the full press release