Macau Government Tourist Office unveils its brand-new website in 15 languages

2013-06-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the soft launch of its Beta-version website last year, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) now officially unveils its brand-new website in 15 languages in accord with its aim of diversifying the tourism markets and expanding the international markets for Macau. With the booming popularity of the Internet and Smartphone products today,… Read the full press release

Canada taps into high-end Asian markets

2013-06-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — CTC puts consumers in the lap of luxury at ILTM Asia in China, tempts them with Canada’s wonderful nature at HanaTour’s travel show in South Korea. Canada was a glamorous debutante at ILTM Asia (International Luxury Travel Market) in China June 3-6. The market has a global reputation for bringing together sellers of high-end luxury travel… Read the full press release

Travelport and Emirates launched Emirates’ Inspire Me travel application

Trending of Emirates ‘Inspire Me’ Application Engineered by Travelport Confirms Leisure Traveler Desire for Inspirational Shopping Tools Atlanta, 2013-06-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry, and Emirates, one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, have launched Emirates’ Inspire Me travel application on the Emirates website, http://tinyurl.com/Emirates-Inspire-Me…. Read the full press release

Lonely Planet releases its latest edition Central Australia: Adelaide to Darwin Travel Guide

Lonely Planet’s New Central Australia: Adelaide to Darwin Guide – “The mood here is on the up” 2013-06-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s latest edition Central Australia: Adelaide to Darwin Travel Guide, released today, says major projects, water in the Murray River and a new appreciation for wide-open spaces are “keeping locals smiling”, despite lingering GFC concerns. “Central Australia… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office joins festive parade and promotes multi-destination tours in Portugal

2013-06-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — A joint delegation of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province and Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality visited Portugal this week to meet a number of local tourism officials and trade executives for promotion of Macau and multi-destination tours. MGTO also participated in “Festas de Lisboa” to raise the… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand Invites Global Food-Lovers to Thai Food Festival 2013

2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing promotion, World Destination of Food in Thailand, invites both domestic and international tourists who love food to participate in the “Thai Food Festival” under the concept of “24/7 Everywhere…..Easy Tasty Street Food.” This campaign goes hand in hand with CNNGo’s naming Bangkok as the world’s best city for… Read the full press release

Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ finalists have finally arrived Down Under

2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a tough contest involving more than 600,000 applications worldwide, the 18 finalists in the running for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have finally arrived in Australia to complete their applications for the six dream jobs. The contestants will enjoy some of Sydney’s most popular sights and attractions before embarking… Read the full press release

Agoda.com showcases selection of great hotels in one of the Philippines’ most beautiful provinces, Palawan

2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a selection of great hotels in Palawan, one of the Philippines’ most beautiful provinces and a top beach and island destination for vacationers from around the world. To see the selection, visit http://www.agoda.com/PerfectPalawan Palawan is actually an island… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office presents training workshop certificates to industry partners

2013-06-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has recently organized the “Effective Travel Agency Supervisory Management Workshop” and “Technique in Handling Dissatisfied Customer Workshop for Tour Guides”, two professional training sessions for travel industry partners in response to the city’s booming tourism development. MGTO held a certificate presentation ceremony today (June 6) for the… Read the full press release

Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel Featured on US Travel Channel’s Flagship Series ‘Island Secrets’

2013-06-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today (06|06|2013), Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel will appear on the US Travel Channel’s flagship series ‘Island Secrets.’ In the 30 minute programme which airs at 12 noon Eastern time, The Atlantic is the only hotel in Jersey to be featured and was chosen for its stunning interiors and incredible views out to St… Read the full press release

Travel Guard Offers Tips For Planning Travel During Hurricane Season

Travel Guard Urges Travelers to Prepare for Hurricane Season Forecasters predict nine hurricanes, five to be Category 3 or higher Stevens Point, Wis., 2013-06-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Forecasters are predicting another active hurricane season in the Atlantic, calling for 16 named storms, including nine hurricanes, five of which are predicted to be a Category 3 or… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver Celebrates Successful First Year of the Tourism Energy Specialist Program

VANCOUVER, BC, 2013-05-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Vancouver is delighted to celebrate the successful first year of the Tourism Energy Specialist Program. Since commencing in May 2012, the program has produced 415,000 kilowatt hours of energy savings in Vancouver’s tourism industry and BC Hydro has awarded $69,000 in corresponding grants for energy conservation retrofits. Tourism Vancouver’s… Read the full press release

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