PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Mon., Mar. 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Category: Travel PRReturn to Latest News

US Tourism to Take $10.3B Coronavirus Hit

Wed, Feb. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tourism EconomicsThe US tourism sector is expected to take a $10.3B hit from the coronavirus outbreak due to the loss of 1.6M visits from Chinese travelers, according to Oxford Economics unit. 

How Will Travelers Respond to Coronavirus?

Tue, Feb. 4, 2020

By Chris Davidson

Chris DavidsonPeople will continue to travel in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, albeit with a few potential adjustments to their itineraries.

Gaerlan Takes PR Post at Travel Leaders

Thu, Dec. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Elizabeth GaerlanElizabeth Gaerlan, who has more than 20 years of PR, corporate communications and event management experience, has joined Travel Leaders Group as VP-PR and communications.

MMGY NJF Wins Travel Texas Pitch

Wed, Nov. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Travel TexasMMGY NJF has notched the Travel Texas account in a competitive pitch to promote the Lone Star State's "Let's Texas" marketing campaign.

Travelers Want Immersive Experiences

Tue, Sep. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MMGY Global Portrait of American Travelers Survey 2019-2020An increasing number of Americans want to spend their vacation time immersing themselves in a different culture, according to a new survey from MMGY Global.

Turner Aces Pitch for Wisconsin Travel PR

Fri, Sep. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WisconsinThe Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism has selected Denver-based Turner following a competitive pitch to handle the PR component of its integrated marketing communications push.

Chicago Names Weber's Eden Tourism Chair

Fri, Sep. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Glenn EdenChicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has named Glenn Eden, executive VP at Weber Shandwick, chair of the city's Choose Chicago destination marketing unit.

It’s All About Digital — Or Is It?

Thu, Jul. 25, 2019

By Andy Jorishie

Andy JorishiePR pros today often give in to the temptation to focus their efforts on all things digital. In the process, they might lose sight of the idea that strategy is always the starting point for reaching, connecting and ultimately, influencing travel decisions. (1 reader comment)

A Shift in Focus

Wed, Jul. 24, 2019

By Charlene Peters

Charlene PetersHow PR-driven cluster branding campaigns can meet the needs of destination management teams.

Sustainable Public Relations for Travel Brands

Mon, Jul. 22, 2019

By Amy Sedeño

Amy SedenoHow PR agencies can take a thoughtful approach to developing strategies that promote ethical and sustainable brands in the travel and tourism sector.

Why Independent Hotels Need PR More Than Ever

Wed, Jul. 17, 2019

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer HawkinsGarnering press coverage for independent hotel brands is more challenging than ever, which only underscores the importance of finding the right PR agency.

Wellness is a Winning Strategy for the Travel Industry

Tue, Jul. 16, 2019

By Allyn Magrino

Allyn MagrinoResponding to traveler demand, the hospitality industry has begun employing a suite of wellness strategies in recent years. Now, some resorts are going a step beyond and making wellness programs a focus of their brand experience.

Social Responsibility, Safety Drive Travel Decisions

Wed, Jul. 10, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

travelAmericans have grown more conscientious regarding what ecological or ethical impacts their traveling choices have on the destinations they visit, though growing concerns over safety may deter travel to some places, according to a study on Americans’ vacationing habits.

The Power of Brand Partnerships

Wed, Jul. 10, 2019

By Tanya Scalisi

Tanya ScalisiHow partnerships can re-energize a travel brand, reaching and engaging new audiences in innovative ways.

Safety is Top of Mind for US Travelers

Mon, May 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MMGYSafety is top of mind for an increasing number of U.S. travelers, according to a new survey conducted by MMGY Global.

H&K Delivers Tourism Pitch for Azerbaijan

Tue, Feb. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AzerbaijanHill+Knowlton Strategies has picked up 2019 PR duties for Azerbaijan Tourism Board to promote the charms of the country considered the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

Finn Partners Catches CatchOn

Wed, Jan. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Cathy Feliciano-ChonFinn Partners has continued its acquisition spree with a deal to acquire a majority stake in CatchOn, a Hong Kong travel & lifestyle shop with 30 staffers.

CLIA Books Craighead

Thu, Nov. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kelly CraigheadThe Cruise Lines International Assn. has recruited Kelly Craighead, who was deputy assistant secretary for travel/tourism in the Commerce Dept., as president effective Jan. 1.

NYC Unveils Digital-First Travel Push

Tue, Nov. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NYC & Co.NYC & Co., destination marketing organization of the City of New York, has unveiled a $15M digital-first global tourism campaign to keep the Big Apple top-of-mind of travelers throughout the world. (1 reader comment)