VisitEngland rounds up its favourite themed teas of the season

2013-05-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Afternoon tea has been an English institution since the mid 1800s, when the tradition was begun by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, at Woburn Abbey. Today, this social tradition is as fashionable as ever with more twists and interpretations on the classic High Tea than you can… Read the full press release

Brand USA appoints Carroll Rheem as Vice President, Research & Analytics

Washington, D.C. 2013-05-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Brand USA, the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to increasing international visitation to the United States through cooperative marketing and promotional efforts announced the appointment of Carroll Rheem as Vice President, Research & Analytics. “We are pleased to have such an accomplished research analyst join the Brand USA team,” said… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Brazil, Russia, India & China markets find appeal in cities and towns across Britain

2013-05-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In what was a memorable year for Britain, new analysis(1) released by the national tourism agency show that 2012 continued the rise in the number of overseas visitors looking to experience the very best of what Britain has to offer. Unsurprisingly, London was the star performer in a year in which it became… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia has enlisted Asian celebrities to promote Australia in Greater China

2013-05-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia has enlisted the support of popular Hong Kong actor and ‘cantopop’ singer Ekin Cheng to showcase Cairns and Sydney’s best tourism experiences in a new television travel series aimed at encouraging more visitors from Greater China. The star will be joined by fellow Asian celebrities Andy Chan Siu Chun, Jacqueline… Read the full press release

Thailand Tourism Festival 2013, June 5 – 9

Thailand Tourism Festival 2013: Thailand Tourism as the Centre of AEC Tourism Date & Time: 5 – 9 June, 2013, 10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Venue: Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Arena Exhibition and Convention Centre Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi. Bangkok, 2013-05-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — “The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that the biggest tourism festival of the… Read the full press release

Vermont 21st Spring Open Studio Weekend on May 25-26

Glimpse Behind the Scenes at 250 Vermont Artisans’ Studios MONTPELIER, Vt., 2013-05-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vermont’s venerable Open Studio Weekend features nearly 250 craftspeople and fine artists across Vermont who will open their studios to greet visitors for conversation and shopping during the 2013 Open Studio Tour on May 25 and 26. Open Studio Weekend is… Read the full press release

Shanna A. Smith Joins San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau as a Senior Brand Manager

2013-05-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shanna A. Smith will join the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau (SACVB) as a Senior Brand Manager, announced SACVB Executive Director Casandra Matej. In her new role, she will focus on partner communications, local media relations, and communicating the importance of the travel and tourism industry to San Antonio. Smith previously… Read the full press release

Essential Travel reveals Three Ways to Add A Touch of Gatsby Glamour To Your Holiday

2013-05-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — With Gatsby madness currently in the air, glamour is the thing on everyone’s minds – and what could be more glamorous than going on holiday…once you’ve passed the queues, driven to the car park and transferred to the terminal! But, there are methods to turn even these into a special occasion. Leading… Read the full press release

Oklahoma’s tourism industry celebrated national tourism and travel week May 4-12

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2013-05-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oklahoma’s tourism industry celebrated national tourism and travel week May 4-12 with a variety of activities across the state. Travel and tourism is a $6.2 billion industry for Oklahoma, providing 75,000 jobs and generating $349.5 million in tax revenue for the state treasury (U.S. Travel, based on 2010 figures). Travel employs… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet announces its Top 40 best-selling books in celebration of its 40th Anniversary

2013-05-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guidebooks, kids’ books and cookbooks.  As part of its ongoing 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2013, Lonely Planet has today revealed its Top 40 best-selling books in Australia for the last 12 months. Topping the list is Lonely Planet Vietnam (now in its 11th edition), closely followed by Pocket New York City and Pocket Paris, with Lonely Planet’s comprehensive European planning guides Discover Europe and Europe on a Shoestring rounding out… Read the full press release

The Jersey Biodiversity Centre was officially opened today

2013-05-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Jersey Biodiversity Centre was officially opened today and will become a key provider of records and other information about Jersey’s natural environment. Environment Guernsey, the Société Jersiaise and the States of Jersey Department of the Environment have worked together to establish the Jersey Biodiversity Centre (JBC). For more than two centuries… Read the full press release

VIRTUOSO TRAVELER Magazine Highlights “29 Experiences of a Lifetime”

Leading Luxury Network Offers Inspiration for Travel Must-Dos  NEW YORK, 2013-05-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spanning land, sea, sky, and even space, luxury travel network Virtuoso® offers memorable experiences no matter what the destination. The April/May issue of its VIRTUOSO TRAVELER magazine highlights “29 Experiences of a Lifetime,” which can be brought to life by Virtuoso travel advisors together with… Read the full press release

Leading Provider of Travel Insurance Solutions Offers Tips for Keeping Family Vacations Running Smoothly

Travel Guard Celebrates Summer Family Travel In Conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week Stevens Point, Wis., 2013-05-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — In a recent survey from the U.S. Travel Association, 93 percent of kids aged 8 to 18 see family travel as a chance to spend quality time with their parents.1 Today, on National Travel & Tourism Week’s… Read the full press release

City of Chicago: Millennium Park’s Downtown Sound Launch Memorial Day Weekend

2013-05-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first of three Millennium Park summer concert series launches on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the cutting edge, indie rock and pop music series Downtown Sound, beginning with headliner, Lee Renaldo Band. The ten-week series continues through July 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each Monday night and includes… Read the full press release

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Unveils 2013 Spring Campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2013-05-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department recently unveiled its 2013 spring campaign in seven out-of-state markets. The campaign entitled “Come See for Yourself” features a variety of 60 and 30 second commercials and airs during live news and sports action in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Wichita Falls and Amarillo markets in Texas,… Read the full press release

Finavia introduces new online air traffic tracking service

2013-05-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Finavia will introduce a new online air traffic tracking service. Aircraft routes and data from noise measurement stations will now be shown to all. The service provides detailed information about aircraft location, altitude and type at an approximate distance of 70 km from Helsinki Airport. “The service helps users understand flight route… Read the full press release

The First Maldivian Whale Shark Festival on 29th June 2013

2013-05-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) in association with Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will launch the first Maldivian Whale Shark Festival in South Ari atoll on 29th June 2013.   This one-day festival has been… Read the full press release

Park Hotel Amsterdam awarded as Best Business Hotel in The Netherlands 2013 by Business Destinations

2013-04-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Park Hotel Amsterdam is awarded as “Best Business Hotel, The Netherlands” by the  international renowned business travel magazine Business Destinations. Park Hotel has a distinguishing factor when it comes to the story behind the concept, according to Business Destinations. Park Hotel can be described as a medium-sized hotel with 189 rooms and 700 sqm… Read the full press release

VisitEngland reveals list of high street travel agents and operators signed up to Wallace & Gromit’s ‘Great Adventure’

2013-04-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitEngland has revealed the list of high street travel agents and operators signed up to ‘Great Adventure’, a new marketing campaign starring Wallace & Gromit, designed to inspire Britons to take a holiday at home this year. Led by VisitEngland and supported by the home nation tourist boards of Scotland, Wales and… Read the full press release

David Guetta Performs in Bangkok this May

Bangkok, 2013-04-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is extending public relations support to Retox Sessions of Bangkok for the show of renowned music producer and DJ David Guetta in May. He’s the biggest DJ and producer in the world right now and he’s performing in Thailand with his full production show. Retox… Read the full press release

IATA launches New Distribution Capability (NDC) blog

Promoting Better Understanding of NDC Geneva, 2013-04-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched a New Distribution Capability (NDC) blog. The blog site will present program updates, commentary and thought leadership pieces regarding the NDC initiative. Since the approval of Resolution 787 last October a vigorous public debate has evolved on how NDC—a new… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Launches food guide for May 1st long holidays

MGTO enforces coping measures for May 1st long holidays Launches food guide and sends mobile messages 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — In response to the upcoming May 1st long holidays, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has produced pamphlets as a food guide for visitors to obtain local restaurants’ operation information during the May 1st long holidays. The… Read the full press release

India’s ace golfer, Gaganjeet Bhullar to promote Thailand’s Golf Tourism

New Delhi, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), New Delhi Office has appointed India’s ace golfer, 24-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar, as a Brand Ambassador for a campaign to promote Thailand as one of the most sought after golfing destinations. The campaign is part of a carefully-crafted strategy to attract upmarket Indian visitors to… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: Domestic tourism spend in England grew by 9 per cent in 2012

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitEngland has released figures showing that the trend to holiday at home is holding strong. The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey reveal that Britons took 104 million overnight trips in England last year; which is on par with 2011. Domestic tourism spend in England grew by 9 per cent… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards 2013 in the Maldives

Maldives to host World Travel Awards 2013 – Indian Ocean category 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Maldives…the sunny side of life” is proud to be hosting the World Travel Awards Regional Category on 12th May 2013 at Paradise Island Resort and Spa.  This is the first time a travel event of such high calibre is being hosted… Read the full press release

Adam Scott’s 2013 ‘Masters’ win puts Australian golf tourism in spotlight

2013-04-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia believes the dramatic US Masters victory by ‘Tourism Australia’ tourism ambassador Adam Scott will act as a fillip to the promotion of Australian golf tourism on the international stage. Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that Scott’s Masters win was not only an incredible personal achievement, but had the potential to help position… Read the full press release

The must-see theatre, art exhibitions, dance, opera and sporting events in May 2013 in London

RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrates 100 years and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre begins 2013-04-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — There are two Bank Holidays in May, the month begins with a long weekend from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2013 and ends with a second Bank Holiday on Monday 27th May 2013, and for anyone who… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia participates in Travelweek and increases focus on Brazil’s affluent travel market

2013-04-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia will participate in luxury travel trade show, Travelweek, this week as part of its efforts to strengthen relationships with leading travel operators and encourage more Brazilians to experience Australia’s unique attractions for themselves. Brazil is a priority growth market for Tourism Australia as it pursues a goal of tripling Brazilian… Read the full press release

MGTO organizes mega Southeast-Asia trade familiarization visit to Macau

2013-04-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) organized a familiarization group of nearly 100 Southeast-Asian travel agents coming from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to Macau for site inspections and business networking during April 14 – 17. The mega trade visit serves to further promote international visitor-source markets. During their stay in Macau, the travel… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Wraps Up College Spring Break Campaign

Palm Springs, CA, 2013-04-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The last three colleges out of the ten visited by Palm Springs “street teams” returned back to school this week after  their spring break vacation. For the fourth year, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism sent “street teams” out to campuses in Southern California and Nevada to reach… Read the full press release