Tourism Australia: New report to help guide future Tourism Distribution Strategy

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The findings of a comprehensive review of how Australian tourism product is distributed internationally have been published by Tourism Australia and its state and territory tourism partners. The “Distribution 2020: Situational Analysis” report provides industry with an overview of current distribution approaches and potential models for the future across Australia’s key holiday… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “Songkran Splendours” — A variety of events to celebrate the Thai New Year

Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising a variety of events from 6 to 21 April 2013 to celebrate the Thai New Year under the name “Songkran Splendours.”  The holiday, which falls during the hottest month of the year in Thailand, celebrates the conventional calendar’s “astrological passage” and is marked… Read the full press release

Jersey Crowned Second Best Island in Britain and Eighth in Europe

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, have announced the winners of its inaugural 2013 Travellers’ Choice Islands Awards, based entirely on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travellers. Jersey has great cause for celebration – the Channel Island has been crowned Britain’s second best island and even features in the European top 10… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: 2.7 MILLION BRITS TO TAKE A UK BREAK OVER EASTER WEEKEND

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — 2.7 million Brits (6 per cent of the adult population) plan to make the most of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend by taking at least one overnight holiday trip in the UK, with 2.5 million people (5 per cent) planning to take that trip in England, according to VisitEngland’s latest Trip Tracker… Read the full press release

Civil Aviation Authority is warning British holidaymakers to make sure they get an ATOL certificate to avoid being left out of pocket

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the cold weather continuing, thousands of British holidaymakers are expected to book summer getaways this Easter weekend however, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is warning people to make sure they get an ATOL certificate to avoid being left out of pocket. Today’s warning comes as new research reveals that some… Read the full press release

Canada returns as the star of the show in China

Canadian travel adventures and TV exposure form a dream ticket for Chinese travellers in CTC’s buzz-building promotion. 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place? The China office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just unveiled the second season of its “Canada, You can be a Star” promotion. Wannabe Canadian adventurers must answer… Read the full press release

PATA will organise the PATA Youth Forum, with the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – The Future of Tourism

Bangkok, 2013-03-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the PATA Youth Forum, with the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – The Future of Tourism.” Hosted by the College of Innovation at Thammasat University, the Forum will take place Thursday April 25 at Sri Burapa Auditorium, Thammasat University, Tha Pra Chan Campus, Bangkok…. Read the full press release

Jersey to join Earth Hour

2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Islanders are being urged to join millions of people worldwide who will be turning their lights off on Saturday 23 March as part of Earth Hour. The World Wildlife Fund is holding its annual Earth Hour on 23 March between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association Recognizes Values Statement Commitment as “Cost of Entry” to Adventure Tourism Industry Sector

Seattle, WA., 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Setting precedent for the global adventure tourism sector, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today has released a Values Statement — a new prerequisite of membership in the near 900-member global community representing more than 80 nations — to ensure members of its community put effort towards nurturing, protecting and professionalizing sustainable… Read the full press release

Agoda.com is offering fantastic hotel deals in Bangkok and Chiang Mai to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year

2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering fantastic hotel deals in Bangkok and Chiang Mai to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. The celebration is the biggest holiday of the year in Thailand – Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one…. Read the full press release

Survey Results Reveal Overseas travelers are avoiding the U.S. due to “embarrassingly” lengthy and inefficient customs and entry procedures

At least $95 billion and 518,900 American jobs at risk in the U.S. economy; 100 million travelers aware of negative entry experience Washington, D.C. 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Overseas travelers are avoiding the United States due to “embarrassingly” lengthy and inefficient customs and entry procedures at the nation’s gateway airports according to a new survey released… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series has a whole new look and feel– and three brand new titles for road trip ideas in Europe

2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series has a whole new look and feel– and three brand new titles for road trip ideas in Europe. California’s Best Trips, New England’s Best Trips and Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips are second editions of the successful series, packed with the best road trips for each region to suit any itinerary or interest…. Read the full press release

Lower League Giants Go Head to Head In Search of Silverware

Wembley Plays Host to the Final of the Non-League Cup 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — This March 24th, fans from two of the biggest and most venerable non-league clubs will be scouring for great deals on London hotels as they prepare for the long pilgrimage down to Wembley stadium. Wrexham and Grimsby Town will line up at… Read the full press release

David Bowie exhibition is most popular ever staged at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Bowie retrospective reveals the Londoner behind the creative cultural icon 2013-03-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Victoria & Albert Museum’s David Bowie exhibition has broken records, even before it opens on Saturday 23rd March 2013. As the most popular in the museum’s history, it is undoubtedly one of the must-see London events this spring. On display at… Read the full press release

Travel Guard Offers Tips for Making the Most of Spring Travel

A Leading Provider of Travel Insurance Solutions Says Families Should Watch the Weather and Be Prepared Before Taking Off on Spring Break Stevens Point, Wisc. 2013-03-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — With school breaks on the calendar and a desire for winter to end setting in, many families in need of fun in the sun will be taking off… Read the full press release

VisitEngland – 2013: THE YEAR OF THE GARDEN

2013-03-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the reigning champion of VisitEngland’s Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award, the English Garden is enjoying its moment in the sun. As well as celebrating 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the horticultural world will also be marking a raft of other anniversaries, openings and milestone events this year. Here… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association: Travel Continues to Lead Export Growth

Accounts for 23 Percent Rise in U.S. Exports Washington, D.C., 2013-03-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement that the U.S. trade deficit widened in January. “The travel industry generated a trade surplus of $4.6 billion in January, which was up… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office promotes tourism at Mainland travel fair

2013-03-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is joining “Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2013” (GITF 2013) for the unparalleled opportunities to expand tourist markets and enhance connections with Mainland and worldwide travel industry partners, promoting Macau’s value and positioning as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure in the acclaimed travel show. GITF 2013… Read the full press release

Palm Springs, California – Desert Living Home Spring Show Comes to Convention Center

Eco-Friendly Products, How-to Seminars and Home Improvement Tips Palm Springs, Calif. 2013-03-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — With spring cleaning season just around the corner, residents and visitors can work on their home projects and shop at the semi-annual Desert Living Home Show scheduled Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 offered as free ebook to celebrate 1,000,000 fans each on Twitter and Facebook

2013-03-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet, the world’s #1 guidebook publisher, reached 1 million fans each on both Twitter and Facebook this week. To celebrate, and thank its loyal community, the publisher has launched its “Thanks a Million” campaign. As part of the campaign, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013, the latest edition of the annual series… Read the full press release

INDIANS JUST LOVE TO VISIT THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Tourism agency taps into burgeoning ‘friends and relatives’ market witnessing ten year record levels 2013-03-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The likes of Wimbledon, Westfield UK and Historic Royal Palaces are in India this week, encouraged by the emergence of the country as a major player in terms of visits to friends and loved ones across Britain. They… Read the full press release

Best Job in the World is back: Australian tourism is hiring

2013-03-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia is teaming up with industry and State and Territory tourism partners in a new A$4 million campaign targeting the international youth market – a segment which last year contributed nearly A$12 billion in tourism spending and a quarter of all Australia’s international visitors. At the heart of the campaign is… Read the full press release

‘Picture Jersey’ campaign asks islanders to share their favourite view

2013-03-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Luxury Jersey Hotels, the Jersey Evening Post and Jersey Post are all getting behind the Picture Jersey campaign which will give amateur photographers the chance to share their favourite island view as a postcard. The initiative has been developed by Luxury Jersey Hotels and launches next month with a photography competition in… Read the full press release

Qatar Tourism Authority to showcase Qatar’s finest at ITB Berlin, 6-10 March 2013

Largest Qatar hospitality institutions to participate – Souq Waqif, Diplomatic Club, Katara Hospitality, Katara Cultural Village, Ministry of Culture Arts & Heritage, and QMA      Major tour operators and tourism companies to share pavilion – Regency Holidays, Discover Qatar, Qatar International Adventures, Qatar International Tours, Gulf Adventures Tourism    18 Qatar Hotels to attend… Read the full press release

LAS VEGAS GLOBAL BUSINESS DISTRICT UNVEILED TODAY

Defining Moment for Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, 2013-03-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority unveiled its plans today for the Las Vegas Global Business District, an overarching vision for the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding area. Envisioned to be completed in phases, the Las Vegas Global Business District creates an… Read the full press release

First Ever Chicago Music Summit September 20

To Be Held At The Chicago Cultural Center Conference Fulfills Chicago Cultural Plan Initiative 2013-03-04 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is proud to announce the first ever Chicago Music Summit to be held September 20, 2013 at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street.) This free admission conference will shine… Read the full press release

New Annual Medical Conference To Launch in Houston in 2014

New Conference Part of Larger Initiative to Raise Global Profile of City’s Medical Industry HOUSTON, 2013-03-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) announced a new initiative today to create an annual medical conference that will raise the global profile of Houston as a medical hub while generating new revenue for the… Read the full press release

CTC appoints Robert Mercure to its Board of Directors

Newcomer brings vast experience in the hotel industry at home and abroad to the boardroom table. 2013-03-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Robert Mercure, a man with hotels in his blood, is the latest addition to the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s Board of Directors. Mercure comes from a family with a long tradition in the Canadian hotel industry: he is the… Read the full press release

HLABEKISA COMMUNITY FINDS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL

2013-03-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hlabekisa community in Mpumalanga (a rural community 20km or 12 miles from the world renowned Kruger National Park) is celebrating the opening of the Anton Bilton High School, thanks to the Africa Foundation,&Beyond’s social development partner, and through the generous donation of &Beyond guests Lisa and Anton Bilton.  Government representatives, Africa Foundation staff,… Read the full press release

Vermont, the Healthiest State, hosts several sports & endurance events from spring to autumn

2013-02-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vermont is repeatedly ranked the Healthiest State in the nation. From its chiseled farmers to Olympic skiers and riders and mountain biking mommas, it shows. In the Green Mountain State, there’s an ultra-marathon, adventure race, century ride, distance swim or yoga-fest for all athletic appetites. Sports enthusiasts come to train, race, compete, tour… Read the full press release