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Category: Travel PRReturn to Latest News
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Nicaragua Makes US Pitch
By Editorial Staff
NicaraguaNicaragua's tourism board has engaged Myriad to pitch the Central American country to US and Canadian travelers.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Serbia Books Zapwater
By Editorial Staff
serbiaSerbia has booked Zapwater Communications as it slates its first media tour targeting US travel press.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
Wagstaff Wins Carlsbad CVB
By Jon Gingerich

Visit CarlsbadWagstaff Worldwide has been named agency of record for Visit Carlsbad.

Category: Travel PR
Fri., Jul. 29, 2016
Maryland Reviews Tourism PR
By Editorial Staff
marylandMaryland has kicked off a review of its tourism PR account with an open RFP process for a five-year pact.
Category: Travel PR
Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Diamond Delivers PR for Bahamian Resort
By Jon Gingerich

Diamond Public RelationsDiamond Public Relations has been named agency of record for forthcoming Bahamian resort French Leave.

Category: Travel PR
Wed., Jul. 20, 2016
Strategic Alliances Boost Travel Clients’ Message
By Laura Davidson

Laura DavidsonAligning your brand with like-minded consumer partners can build credibility for tourism destinations and hotels. When it comes to integrating those partners into PR activations, however, sometimes the best partnerships aren't always the most obvious ones.

Category: Travel PR
Tue., Jul. 19, 2016
The Launch Plan: From Inspiration to Execution
By Samantha Jacobs

Samantha JacobsThe challenge of designing the right strategy to successfully launch a new travel and tourism brand.

Category: Travel PR
Mon., Jul. 18, 2016
Travel Influencers: A New Frontier
By Lou Hammond

Lou HammondEmbracing travel influencers and understanding the nuanced ways in which they use social media will expose your destination to previously untapped markets.

Category: Travel PR
Fri., Jul. 15, 2016
Carnival ‘Cruises With a Heart’ to Cuba, Dominican Republic
By Vanessa Wright
Vanessa Wright A new type of cruise combines traveling with social responsibility.
Category: Travel PR
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016
Destination Marketing Presents PR Opportunity
By Marty McDonald

Marty Mcdonald

Angela Berardino

Destination marketers weigh in on brand leadership and the vast new PR opportunities presented by destination brand development.
Category: Travel PR
Wed., Jul. 13, 2016
Engaging Influencers to Drive Powerful Results
By Maite Velez-Couto
Maite Velez-CoutoSuccessful influencer campaigns observe the roles of nuance and transparency, and go beyond content to prioritize influencers for maximum effect.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
Promoting Tourism is Integral for Developing Nations
By Richard Rubenstein
Richard Rubenstein A strategic and effective communications plan for a developing country can accelerate its venture to prosperity, economic diversity and self-sufficiency.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., Jul. 11, 2016
Turning Tides with Topmost Trends
By Jennifer Hawkins
Jennifer Hawkins The prospect of trend-spotting provides a strategic framework for innovation for both publicists and clients.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016
How Travel Brands are Connecting with Millennials
By Nadia Duwaik

Nadia Duwaik Social Media has become a powerful tool for travel brands to engage audiences and reach out to the next generation’s base of tourism enthusiasts.

Category: Travel PR
Wed., Jul. 6, 2016
U.S. Tourism Featured, Sold Worldwide at IPW 2016
By Carla Rupp
Jester & Dinosaur in New OrleansU.S. Travel Association’s 48th annual IPW event took place June 18-22 in New Orleans. Travel media, buyers and suppliers from around the world came together to celebrate this year’s theme of “bringing the world to America.”
Category: Travel PR
Mon., May 23, 2016
Diamond PR Designated Julia Hotel AOR
By Jon Gingerich
Miami Beach, FLDiamond Public Relations has been named agency of record for forthcoming Miami Beach hotel The Julia.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., May 16, 2016
H+K Aids Puerto Rico in Zika Outbreak
By Editorial Staff
Puerto RicoThe Puerto Rico Tourism Company is relying on Hill+Knowlton Strategies as it tackles the Zika virus crisis and its effect on tourism.
Category: Travel PR
Thu., May 12, 2016
Florida Coastal Region Seeks European Pitch
By Editorial Staff
Bradenton beachBradenton, the southwest Florida region on the Gulf of Mexico, wants to hire a PR firm to pitch Europeans for travel and tourism.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., May 3, 2016
Audit Questions Nebraska Tourism PR Expenses
By Editorial Staff
Visit NebraskaA report by Nebraska's state auditor raised questions about spending by the Nebraska Tourism Commission' and its PR and ad agency Bailey Lauerman & Associates.
Category: Travel PR
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Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
Barbados RFP

Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

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