VisitBritain promotes Yorkshire with the launch of its £1 million worth series of new GREAT campaign adverts across Heathrow

National tourism agency, VisitBritain, has today launched a series of new GREAT campaign adverts, worth £1 million across Heathrow, promoting Yorkshire to its international passengers. LONDON, 2014-6-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The promotional GREAT campaign images will be live across 134 digital screens in all terminals at Heathrow, illustrating the natural beauty of Yorkshire’s celebrated countryside,… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport launches new self-service information kiosks to help passengers navigate their way around Norway’s main airport

Oslo Airport has set up new self-service information kiosks to make it easy for travellers to quickly find the information they need at Norway’s main airport. OSLO, 2014-6-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The six kiosks are strategically located to help passengers navigate their way around the airport. Two are located in the departures hall, one… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition

Half a Billion IVAs to Asia Pacific Destinations in 2013 and Growing  BANGKOK, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia Pacific destinations collectively welcomed close to 520 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in calendar year 2013 according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA’s) just released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition. Covering 42 destinations across 11 sub-regions… Read the full press release

The PATA Foundation announced the election of Peter Semone as Chairman of the Board of Trustees

BANGKOK, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Foundation is pleased to announce the election ofPeter Semone as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr Semone replaces Mario Hardywho has served as Chairman since June 2012. Mr Hardy was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in January 2014. He will continue to support and advise… Read the full press release

The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup scheduled to take place in New Zealand from 30 May – 20 June 2015

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The beautiful game is enjoying a taste of the limelight in New Zealand as the country looks forward to welcoming international football teams and their fans. The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in New Zealand from 30 May – 20 June 2015 but… Read the full press release

Ty Speer named President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Vancouver Board Chair Bob Lindsay (owner, Lift Bar Grill View) announces the appointment of Mr. Ty Speer (48) as president and CEO of the 111-year-old destination marketing and management organization. Speer joins Tourism Vancouver from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where he was Deputy CEO before accepting his… Read the full press release

AH&LA and Asian American Hotel Owners Association released national study on the impacts of extreme local wage initiatives on the U.S. hotel industry

Potential increases could cost industry thousands of jobs, billions in economic impact Washington, DC, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today released a groundbreaking new national study on the impacts of extreme local wage initiatives on the U.S. hotel industry and small… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Duff House opens new exhibition ‘Being Somewhere’ by artist Olivia Irvine

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-5-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A new exhibition charting the theme of ‘Coming Home’ has opened at Duff House. The exhibition, entitled ‘Being Somewhere’ by artist Olivia Irvine, will see 18 paintings on display, influenced by places that the artist visited or lived in. The artworks – painted in oil on canvas or oil… Read the full press release

Chicago SummerDance returns for its 18th year from June 27 to September 14 at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

Friday, June 27 – Sunday, September 14 in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park Chicago, Il, 2014-5-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States, Chicago SummerDance, returns for its 18th year – and Chicagoans who love to dance will flock to the Spirit of Music… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group launches its first national umbrella advertising campaign

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its first national umbrella advertising campaign aimed at building consumer awareness of its powerhouse brands and loyalty program. The campaign, developed by MMGY and voiced by renowned… Read the full press release

Bangkok named “Foodiest City” at the “Tastiest Fast Feasts” Awards by the British culinary website Chowzter

Bangkok, 2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok has been declared the world’s “Foodiest City” and two of its prominent restaurants have been recognised for their signature dishes, according to the “Tastiest Fast Feasts” Awards recently conferred by the British culinary website Chowzter. The Awards, which aim to uncover the most delicious fast food served by… Read the full press release

First “Isuzu Roboman U-Tapao 2014” competition to be held 24-25 May at U-Tapao-Pattaya-Rayong International Airport in Thailand

Bangkok / Chon Buri, 2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with the Royal Thai Naval Air Division, the Triathlon Association of Thailand and Tri Petch Isuzu Sale Co., Ltd. is launching the very first “Isuzu Roboman U-Tapao 2014” competition, to be held from 24-25 May at U-Tapao-Pattaya-Rayong International… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia launches ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ campaign focusing on food and wine experiences

New Tourism Australia logo

Sydney, Australia, 2014-5-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has unveiled the latest evolution of its global campaign – ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ – with exceptional food and wine experiences from around the country playing a starring role in an effort to convert the global appetite for Australia as a travel destination into more visits. Launched… Read the full press release

New book published with details on the history and archaeology of Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-5-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of Wigtown’s annual Spring Book Weekend, a new book has been published detailing the history and archaeology of Scotland’s national book town. Historic Wigtown: Archaeology and Development is the final book in the third series of Scottish Burgh Surveys, and offers a vivid account of the archaeological and… Read the full press release

Las Vegas welcomes wide-variety of special events, conferences and programming specific to the LGBT community

The Entertainment Capital of the World Bolsters its Reputation as the Premier LGBT Travel Destination by Welcoming Special Events Throughout the Year LAS VEGAS, 2014-04-30 — /Travel PR News/ — This year, Las Vegas is thrilled to welcome a wide-variety of special events, conferences and programming specific to the LGBT community. From one end of the… Read the full press release

Chicago Cultural Center to host eight FREE exhibitions this summer

Chicago, Il, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, will host eight FREE exhibitions this summer with an emphasis on object and graphic design, street art, the blues, architecture and the work of several Chicago-based artists – including Hebru Brantley. Exhibitions at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph Street) and City… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announces performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 34th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park

Petrillo Music Shell performers include AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek, Jeff Tweedy and Aloe Blacc in Grant Park, July 9-13 Chicago, Il, 2014-04-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the… Read the full press release

Palm Springs received 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.

Palm Springs, Calif., 2014-04-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, Palm Springs has received the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Palm Springs is the 17th most desired destination the U.S., according to the annual ranking. 1. New York City, New York 2…. Read the full press release

Brussels Airport gears up for exceptionally busy Easter holiday rush

Tips for a carefree holiday Brussels Airport expects an exceptionally busy Easter holiday rush.  The first weekend of the Easter holidays promises to be busy and the same goes for the working days preceding it. The airport authority has listed a few tips for a carefree start of your plane trip. These are the expected… Read the full press release

Innovative Online Education Programme Open to the Global Tourism Industry

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism e kit is the highly successful self-help, online education programme that enables tourism businesses and operators to make the most of digital marketing opportunities.  Australian tourism businesses have had exclusive access to the Tourism e kit since its launch in 2008 and now, for the first time,… Read the full press release

LondonTown.com: Theatre legend, Oscar-winner and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to London stage this spring

Fatal Attraction and Blithe Spirit are highlights of theatre this spring LONDON, 2014-03-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Theatre legend, Oscar-winner and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the West End this spring for the first time in nearly forty years, in a new production of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit and is a highlight of… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet launches its first ever collection of the world’s best places to stay

LONDON, UK, 2014-03-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Lonely Planet is launching its first ever collection of the world’s best places to stay. Its network of expert authors, arguably the planet’s most well-travelled group of people, have scoured the globe to find the most Extraordinary places to stay, the Best Value accommodation and the top Eco retreats. A panel then selected… Read the full press release

Twisper Travel GmbH, the most reliable source for quality locations around the world, launched Twisper Guides on February 11th

Twisper (www.twisper.com), the most reliable source for the world’s favorite locations, is now launching Twisper Guides that allow everyday Twisper community members to curate, share and subscribe to personal guides for amazing locations around the world. A first for the travel and tech market, Twisper’s Guides marries the flexibility and creativity of web with the speed… Read the full press release

LondonTown.com: London Art Fairs in 2014

Record visitor numbers at London’s specialist Art Fairs reflect a buoyant art market LONDON, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — London is home to 20 specialist art fairs which showcase a huge variety of works from affordable art to museum quality pieces and attract thousands of international art buyers to the city. For those coming to the… Read the full press release

Tourism Toronto highlights the best Valentine’s Day in Toronto offers

Toronto, CA, 2014-1-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Valentine’s Day in Toronto offers whatever your heart desires for an unforgettable and unique romantic experience. Book your romantic Toronto getaway on seetorontonow.com, where you can find the perfect Toronto Valentine’s Day experience with the best rates and availability from over 50 of Toronto’s hottest hotels, as well as the latest information on events, attractions… Read the full press release

LondonTown.com: New Openings in London in 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe, the British Museum and Claridge’s reveal new spaces in 2014 London, UK, 2014-1-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new indoor theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, the British Museum’s £135 million extension, and Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant at the brand new £2.5 billion Heathrow Terminal 2 are just some of the exciting new venues to launch in… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet’s travel experts handpicked their ultimate travel resolutions for 2014 in brand new inspirational eBook

Melbourne, Australia, 2014-1-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s team of travel experts have handpicked their ultimate travel resolutions for 2014 in a brand new inspirational eBook: Travel Resolutions: 52 New Ways to Experience Planet Earth. From learning to cook the Jordanian way in Wadi Musa, to mastering the ancient art of flower arranging in Kyoto, Japan; the free eBook… Read the full press release

The Arizona Office of Tourism announced the Arizona Official State Visitor’s 2014 Guide now availble at arizonaguide.com

Arizona, US, 2014-1-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Searching for the tastiest Margarita in Arizona? Looking for the best birding spots in the Grand Canyon State? You can find the answers to those questions and so much more in the new edition of the Arizona Official State Visitor’s Guide. The Arizona Office of Tourism’s (AOT) 2014 Arizona Official State Visitor’s Guide (OSVG),… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver reveals the list of restaurants taking part in the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Record-setting 263 restaurants take part in Dine Out Vancouver 2014 Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2014-1-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s time to toss your New Year’s resolutions (as if you needed a reason)! After months of anticipation, Tourism Vancouver has revealed the list of restaurants taking part in the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival and posted their menus. Restaurants are now accepting bookings, so diners… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) launches iPhone App “Step Out, Macau”

Macau, 2013-12-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) launches an iPhone App named “Step Out, Macau” today (27 December) so that citizens and visitors can enjoy easy access to information about the four walking tour routes of the project “Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities” on phone. With the new mobile app, users can explore… Read the full press release