Brand USA is the destination marketing organisation for the United States. The organisation’s mission is to increase international visitation to the USA and enhance the image of the United States worldwide. The campaigns and marketing initiatives Brand USA has launched over the past four years have helped welcome 4.3 million incremental international visitors and $13.6 billion in incremental visitor spending. For industry or partner information about Brand USA, please visit TheBrandUSA.com. For information about exceptional and unexpected travel experiences in the United States, please visit
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A Special Administrative Region of China, just 40 miles from Hong Kong, Macao has a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage and is one of the Far East’s most exciting destinations. Highlights include the World Heritage listed “Historic Centre of Macao”, vibrant nightlife, world class shopping and a legendary food scene, from Michelin-star dining to the local Macanese fusion cuisine. In fact, Macao has recently been designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
For the past 20 years, CityPASS ticket booklets and admission cards have been premier products for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying significant savings. CityPASS ticket booklets have a 98% customer recommendation rating and are currently available in 12 North American destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay and Toronto. For more information, visit CityPASS.com.
VisitEngland is celebrating an exciting year – from the inaugural Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle, to a nationwide programme for the 250th anniversary of the modern circus. Coming up between 17-25 March, English Tourism Week marks the start of the Spring and Summer season, with great offers and events from partners across the country available to book via our dedicated hub, www.englishtourismweek.com. Come and meet us to chat what’s hot, what’s new and what’s trending across the country.
Abu Dhabi regularly conjures images of beautiful blue skies, powder- white beaches and glittering skyscrapers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. World-class hotels, exhilarating theme parks, superlative shopping, great cultural attractions, championship golf, wonderful wildlife and desert adventures all lie in wait in the UAE capital.
AccorHotels is a group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome. With over 4,300 AccorHotels hotels and resorts across 95 countries, the group’s brands include Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, OneFineStay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, Swissotel, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio, Ibis and more. For more information go to www.accorhotels.com
African Bush Camps is Zimbabwe’s leading safari operator with authentic camps in iconic locations. The safari experience focuses on the concept of the ‘Old Untouched’ Africa and the award winning camps are designed with a ‘light environmental footprint’ to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding ecology and wildlife. Founder and professional guide, Beks Ndlovu, believes the tourism dollar can fund conservation of wildlife and empower rural communities in vulnerable wildlife areas.
Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district is a wonderfully walkable tourist haven of museums, shops, mosques, palaces, churches and ancient houses, and the five-star sanctum of serenity at heart of it all, Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet. From the very moment of their arrival guests are made to sense a special welcome. Spacious 61 guest rooms are meticulously conceived and set-up with exquisite furnishings and carpets, hand-painted ceilings and some of the finest linen and bathroom amenities available today.
‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is a state immortalised in the lyrics of the legendary song. Nestled in the heart of the American Deep South, Alabama has a flavour all of its own! Award winning cuisine, the best barbecue and fresh from the Gulf seafood is washed down with the traditional Alabama sweet tea and served with a generous helping of southern hospitality.
Alberta in Canada’s West is one of the most breathtaking places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Home to the Canadian Rockies, the cities of Edmonton and Calgary and the largest concentration of dinosaur fossils anywhere in the world. Alberta can be enjoyed throughout all four seasons.
The Algarve is the most southern region of Portugal. From golden coastlines to verdant greenery through hilltop villages and national parks, the region is renowned for its varied and diverse landscapes. The Algarve Tourism Board’s key themes for 2018 include discovering the expansive cycling and hiking trails, enjoying the authentic and Michelin- starred gastronomic experiences, and uncovering the surfing hotspots. Find out more about this year’s third most affordable holiday destination in the world.
AMResorts is a collection of luxury resorts, each with its own unique personality. Each resort features sun-soaked beaches, elegant accommodation, a world-class spa, gourmet dining, unlimited top-shelf spirits and many other amenities. Featuring six different brands – the ultra-luxurious Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts; adults-only Secrets Resorts & Spas; exciting Breathless Resorts & Spas; luxurious Dreams Resorts & Spas; active and youthful Now Resorts & Spas or the fun-filled Sunscape Resorts & Spas.
Annecy Mountains launches as the new name for the area in France between Annecy Lake and the surrounding mountains. This new brand incorporates four local authorities to promote the territory through the world of tourism, the economy and the inhabitants with the following seven tourist offices: Lac d’Annecy; La Clusaz; Le Grand-Bornand; Manigod; Saint-Jean-de-Sixt; Sources du Lac d’Annecy and Thônes Coeur des Vallées. Live In, Visit In and Invest in Annecy Mountains: www.annecymountains.com
Antigua and Barbuda is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea and is the largest of the Leeward Islands. The 365 beaches are just the beginning of the treasures that await. Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography provide popular sightseeing opportunities. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including the Antigua Sailing Week and Carnival. Accommodation ranges from luxury, resorts and all-inclusive hotels to guesthouses.
Atout France is responsible for promoting the development of the French tourism industry. Atout France is also committed to promoting destinations and works with its partners to further tourism in France. Atout France has a permanent base in London. The PR department oversees all PR enquiries for the whole of France and as part of the PR team, dedicated press officers for Normandy, France Montagnes, Pays de La Loire are also on hand for help.
The Atlantic Canada region is coastal Canada on our doorstep. Just over five hours away from the UK, the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have all the perfect elements for an interesting and inspiring escape. Each province has its own character but all are renowned for their outstanding natural beauty, stunning coastline, friendly people, incredible seafood, UNESCO World Heritage sites and National Parks.
Aurora Expeditions is an Australian-owned adventure cruising company specialising in expedition-style travel to the Polar Regions and other wild, remote places. Action-packed voyages include mountain climbing, sea kayaking, photography and scuba diving and their expert naturalists, geologists, historians, polar specialists offer unrivalled insight. Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora Expeditions’ philosophy is to respectfully visit these wilderness areas, creating ambassadors for their protection.
Visit Austin is the official destination marketing and sales organisation for the City of Austin. An accredited member of the Destination Marketing Association International, Visit Austin is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life. In 2015, the greater Austin MSA welcomed 24.1 million visitors who contributed to $7 billion in economic impact and 124,000 jobs.
Australian Wildlife Journeys is a new group of Australia's leading independently owned wildlife tourism experiences, showcasing authentic wildlife encounters within natural habitats, combined with warm hospitality. Central to these touring experiences is the assurance of quality interpretative guiding that connects with visitors, encourages self reflection and is respectful of local community values. The group provides travellers the opportunity to actively engage in sustainability, education and conservation on tours.
The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) is Austria’s national tourism organisation. Since 1955 the main objective of the association has been the promotion of Austria as a holiday destination. ANTO’s central goal is to secure and expand Austria’s competitiveness in cooperation with all of the country’s tourism partners. By doing so, ANTO contributes essentially to increasing Austria’s market share in international tourism.
Baltimore’s central location is at the crossroads of the United States’ Mid-Atlantic region. The city is known for its beautiful waterfront, fresh seafood, American history and quirky culture, but its identity is evolving evidenced by one of the nation’s largest millennial booms. Baltimore was recently dubbed the “Coolest City on the East Coast” by Travel + Leisure and ranked #15 on the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2018” list.
Famous for its wines and gastronomy, heritage and superb landscapes, Burgundy-Franche-Comté is an essential French destination. Rich in history, the region boasts 9 UNESCO sites. Mid-mountain areas - Jura or Vosges mountains, Morvan - are perfect for outdoor activities. With one of the most extensive networks of waterways in France - 1300 km of canals and rivers - and a complementary network of cycling trails the region is perfect for new stories!
There are 11 Brend hotels - 9 in Devon and 2 in Cornwall. With an excellent reputation for outstanding locations, top quality customer service, great facilities and beautifully-designed decor and furnishings, each of the hotels has its own character and charm. From the stunningly positioned Saunton Sands Hotel in North Devon to the magnificent Hotel Victoria in Sidmouth and the wonderful Carlyon Bay Hotel and Golf Course in Cornwall, the collection offers something for everyone.
California is a year-round destination that showcases diversity through and through. To the peak of some of the world class ski runs to the depths of some of the most famous national park valleys. With over 800 miles of coastline to cover the region boasts an abundance of activities, incredible cities, award winning restaurants and breath-taking scenery. Constantly discover the latest theme parks and attractions; forever wonder throughout the serene wilderness and then everything in-between.
CaminoWays.com, the Camino experts, specialise in walking and cycling holidays on the famous Camino de Santiago routes across Spain, France and Portugal. The Camino is Europe's first cultural route, a very unique cultural experience and trip of a lifetime. Other destinations include the Camino to Rome; the St Francis Way from Florence and IrelandWays.com featuring stunning hiking and cycling trails in Ireland. rekkingBug.com is the latest and most adventurous addition to the CaminoWays.com family.
Embrace nature’s changing seasons in a tranquil oasis so near, yet so far, from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is in Akasaka, the centre of downtown Tokyo, with direct access to Tokyo’s subway system. Its calm and relaxing oasis of greenery and landscaped gardens neighbours the historic 500 year-old Hie Shrine. The hotel features 251 spacious guest rooms including 13 suites, three restaurants, bars, a pastry boutique, and fitness facilities including a spa and 20-meter indoor swimming pool.
Catalonia is a Mediterranean destination with a millenary history, its own culture and language. Catalonia enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate and is home to many metropolises, from the capital, Barcelona, to the provinces of Girona, Tarragona and Lleida. The region offers extensive opportunities for tourists from culture cravers to family travellers, sports enthusiasts to wildlife wanderers and those just looking to relax, Catalonia’s excellent facilities and place it as one of Europe’s prime tourist areas.
The Cayman Islands are three idyllic islands nestled in the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Each island offers a unique experience, united by a warm Caymanian welcome in a truly outstanding natural environment. The islands enjoy an average temperature of around 28 degrees Celcius, perfect for a spot of sunshine year round. They also offer an array of quality accommodation from beachfront villas and dive lodges to 5-star hotels, all of which are within easy access to the beautiful ocean.
Founded in 2004, Chimu Adventures offers fully flexible, guaranteed itineraries to Latin America, plus cruises to the Polar regions. Catering to clients of all ages, Chimu’s philosophy is simple, ‘use specialised knowledge to work with clients, accommodating their needs at reasonable prices’. We are committed to the destinations which we operate in and proud members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA).
Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor destination leveraging the city's unmatched assets to ensure the economic vitality of the city and its member business community. For more information, visit www.choosechicago.com.
Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire are specialist providers of self-catering holidays including packages for family, leisure, sport, health and corporate. On offer are over 500 cottages in stunning locations along the Pembrokeshire Coast, with packages that can be tailor-made for individuals through to large groups. Ideal for exploring the beaches, coastal path, wildlife and history of the county and experiencing the many activities, events the county offers. In addition, a free concierge service allows guests to enhance their holiday experience.
Coco Collection’s portfolio comprises three distinct brands, Coco Resorts: Retreats, Coco Palm and Coco Privé. The Coco Resorts: Retreats includes the luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives; Coco Palm features the environmentally conscious escape Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Maldives; and Coco Privé features the private and exclusive Coco Privé Private Island Maldives. Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, representing the finest and most diverse global portfolio of independent hotel and resort experiences.
Colorado Tourism Office will be available to discuss story angles and itinerary ideas across the Centennial state, which in 2018 is more accessible to Brits than ever before, with the recent launch of direct flights with Norwegian from London Gatwick to Denver, followed by a United service from London Heathrow to Denver on 24 March 2018. Colorado is a year-round destination offering unparalleled adventure, an abundant arts scene, Western heritage and 27 renowned ski resorts.
The 15 islands of the Cook Islands lie in the heart of Polynesia, halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. Covering an area of 2.2 million sq km, the islands boast rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people and a pace of life suited to endless adventures, romance and pure relaxation. With one-stop flights from London, reaching paradise couldn't be simpler.
Cotswolds Tourism is the official Destination Management Organisation for the Cotswolds – an area of outstanding natural beauty just 90 minutes from London. We work with more than 350 tourism businesses across the area from hotels to b&b’s, attractions to retailers and restaurants. Cotswolds Tourism is a not-for-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to better manage tourism in the Cotswolds and enable our members to grow and thrive.
Former Scottish Baronial castle, Cringletie House, is 30 minutes south of Edinburgh and has 12 bedrooms, one luxurious suite and a self-catering cottage in the 28 acre grounds. The region boasts stunning scenery for those keen to get their boots muddy, there’s mountain biking at Glentress and fishing on the Tweed, Europe's premier salmon fishing river. Cringletie House welcomes well behaved dogs. There are bowls and biscuits on arrival, doggy walk maps and towels for muddy paws.
Cultural heritage of world renown, cities like Dresden, Leipzig, Weimar and Erfurt, great personalities like Bach and Wagner, 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the cradle of the Bauhaus (100th anniversary in 2019), unique Christmas traditions, breathtaking nature: just a few features of Saxony and Thuringia – the "Cultural Heart of Germany". Discover the most interesting German region. We offer full service for the press – releases, images, videos, press trips.
VisitDallas and Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, the twin-centre destination in Texas, welcomes visitors year-round. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of American television series, Dallas, and famed for the world’s largest honky-tonk, both cities offer guests the chance to indulge in art, culture, food and sport. VisitDallas and Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau will be available at IMM to discuss story angles and press trip itineraries for 2018.
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An exciting chapter in the destination’s history is unfolding with nearly $2 billion in renovations and construction nearing completion. ONE DAYTONA, a world-class retail, dining and entertainment district across from Daytona International Speedway, will include two new hotels. The oceanfront Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach opens in early 2018 and the $192 million, 501-room oceanfront Daytona Beach Convention Hotel and Condominium is under construction. These additions continue to offer visitors unexpected delights on their Florida beach holiday.
The five states of Deep South USA – Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee – are responsible for the birth of America’s music, the invention of the cocktail and a world-leading reputation for hospitality. Deep South USA food was a secret until recently but the culinary world now knows what makes the region great: the range of influences and variety, a dedication to flavour, a love of partying and the celebration of Southerness.
With a winning combination of world class gastronomy, liveable cities, picturesque towns, fairy-tale castles, enchanting forests and vast open beaches, Denmark has a lot to offer within short distances. Add in miles of cycle routes, a thriving cultural scene and many world-renowned architectural hotspots, it is clear that Denmark has something to offer for every taste.
Celebrating 108 years of promoting The Mile High City, VISIT DENVER markets Denver as a convention and leisure travel destination. Denver attracted a record 31.5 million travelers in 2016 including 17.3 million overnight visitors while supporting nearly 55,000 jobs, making Tourism one of the largest industries in Denver. Learn more about Denver at www.visitdenver.com. Denver International Airport (DEN; flydenver.com) connects The Mile High City to more than 180 destinations worldwide including nonstop service to 24 international destinations in 10 countries.
2018 Marks the 200th year since the introduction of the 49th Parallel - The border between Canada and the USA which provides ample opportunities to explore stories along the length of the border in more depth. Destination Canada is looking to develop off the beaten track story ideas and ways to experience our iconic travel experiences off season.
Discover The Palm Beaches, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 39 cities and towns that make up Palm Beach County. Spanning more than 2,300 square miles and 47 miles of pristine beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta, Palm Beach County reaches along South Florida's Atlantic coastline, and west to Lake Okeechobee. For more information visit www.ThePalmBeaches.com and connect on social media @PalmBeachesFL #ThePalmBeaches
Dominican Republic boasts magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment. Dance to the pulse pounding thrill of Merengue or Bachata, sample our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches. We feature astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals.
The modern city of Dubai has something for everyone from beautiful beaches to ultramodern architecture and shopping. Ideal for families and couples, it’s the city that never ceases to amaze. Just opened is XLine, the world’s longest urban zipline, the architecturally impressive Dubai Frame viewing platform and new beach space La Mer. New additions to the city are La Perle aquatic theatre, a 32km cycling track and a floating platform for watching the iconic Dubai Fountains.
Durham is a sweeping emerald canvas with breathtaking dales, a dramatic coastline, a vale steeped in history and a vibrant city at its heart. Whether it’s for history and heritage or the great outdoors, the county – which is easily accessible via the East coast Mainline – is the perfect destination for a unique getaway which has it all.
Düsseldorf – The elegant, life-affirming city on the Rhine stands for fashion, shopping, culture and extraordinary events. From Königsallee – fondly known as the “Kö”, one of Europe’s most luxurious shopping avenues – it’s just a short walk to the historical Altstadt (Old Town) with its 260 bars and restaurants. Its flair is world-famous, its narrow streets are vibrant, and the multifaceted cultural scene produces spectacular events and exhibitions.
Eagles Villas is a brand new resort in a unique, sea front location amidst mediterranean gardens, next to the prestigious Eagles Palace, its sister hotel, close to the picturesque village of Ouranoupolis in Halkidiki. 42 luxurious villas with private pools and breathtaking views to the bay, different dining options and a rich activities program ensure the perfect relaxing holiday experience.
From stunning coastline to buzzing culture, tranquil glens to a tantalising food scene, East of Scotland is designed to enrich the senses. Visit the inspiring V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, opening soon, then play the famous St. Andrews links, walk through Perthshire’s towering forest landscapes or step back in time at Glamis Castle. This region is designed to be explored.
Welcome to Edmonton. We throw axes for fun, barbecue in blizzards and camp with bison. From the continent’s first, biggest and wildest Fringe Theatre Festival to a shopping mall that spans over 48 city blocks, Edmontonians have never been afraid to do things a little differently.
Come and experience a world full of Wonder at Efteling Theme Park Resort….. Holland’s hidden gem! Efteling Theme Park Resort is Europe’s third largest theme park, open 365 days a year and only 30 minutes from Eindhoven. With unforgettable adventures for all ages from the Fairytale Forest, home to well-known fairytale characters to thrilling rollercoasters. One day is never enough, so book into one of the Efteling hotels or villages.
Ethos’ African Selection is a collection of boutique hotels and safari lodges located in prime positions dotted around Southern and East Africa. Ethos’ team of five has for over 20 years been building strong relationships with tour operators, airlines and tourist boards – so we are well placed to assist travel writers in exploring and promoting Southern and East Africa. We can assist with solo trips, group trips, lead-in prices, suggested story angles or additional information.
Explore has been pioneering small group adventures around the world for over 36 years, offering an inspiring collection of over 600 small group, tailor-made and self-guided trips to some of the most fascinating destinations on the planet. Wherever your passions lie, whether it’s wildlife, culture, walking and trekking, visiting polar regions, cycling or a family adventure, Explore will take you beyond the tourist spots for a more stimulating and authentic travel experience.
Launching in 2018, a new £3.5million development is set to transform Scotland’s hotel sector. Fingal, a former Northern Lighthouse Board ship begins an exciting new chapter – a first for Scotland’s hotel sector. Permanently berthed in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith, Fingal will have 23 beautifully styled cabins and a spectacular double height ballroom, featuring a moveable skylight (large enough to lower a car through). The ballroom will seat 80 guests. This major investment is by the Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises.
VISITFLANDERS promotes the Dutch-speaking northern region of Belgium. Most famously renowned for its historical art culture and architecture, the region is also well reputed for its gastronomic excellence, fine chocolate and quality craft beer. Of special interest in 2018, find out more about its 2018-2020 Flanders Masters programme commencing in Antwerp and Triennial art trail in Bruges, as well as plenty more typical beer, food, cycling and heritage events taking place this year.
VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official tourism marketing corporation, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe. Florida continues to be the number one long-haul destination for Britain and Ireland, welcoming 1.7 million British & Irish visitors in the past year. The Sunshine State’s 825 miles of diverse beaches, family fun attractions, culinary spots, scenic highways, cultural venues and sporting events are only the beginning of Florida’s inspirational stories.
Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for good reason. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, visitors enjoy colourful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by the natural beauty of tropical foliage and fascinating wildlife, including manatees, bottlenose dolphins and hundreds of bird species, the area has a thriving art and culture scene, fine dining, family attractions, over 90 golf courses and the best of outdoor adventure.
Food & Drink Devon is the county’s only dedicated membership organisation supporting quality, provenance, sustainability and trading across the food and drink sector. With over 250 Devon-based members, including cookery schools, hotels, speciality retailers and farmers’ markets, the association is committed to continuously achieving its mission, to make Love the Flavour a nationally recognised brand for outstanding sustainable food and drink.
The Frankfurt Rhine-Main region has gained a reputation as one of the most diverse regions in Germany. Apart from the Alps and the northern coastline, visitors will find everything associated with Germany: great food and wine, half-timbered houses, beautiful countryside with endless outdoor activities, friendly people, enchanting rivers and historic towns. All these highlights can be reached in an hour or less! Whether Rüdesheim on the Rhine or Aschaffenburg on the Main, day excursions are a piece of cake!
Just an hour north of San Antonio, Fredericksburg is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Founded by German settlers, Fredericksburg retains its German flair with opportunities to experience German cuisine and German-style beer. You'll also find more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms, a walkable downtown historic district and much more.
An independent and boutique tour operator, Frontier Travel has been selling luxury holidays to Canada and the United States for over 25 years. Our four brands cover skiing, summer holidays including tailor-made fly drives and cruises, ranch stays, golf and holidays designed especially for multi-generations celebrating a special occasion. All our expert travel consultants visit the destinations frequently to make sure they can offer the most up-to-date and relevant advice.
G Adventures is a pioneering adventure travel company, dedicated to changing lives through travel. With over 700 tours in more than 100 countries on all continents, G Adventures provides an authentic and sustainable approach to small-group travel. Operating with the understanding that travel is an exchange, not a commodity, G Adventures offers tours to suit all types of travellers, whatever the age, interest, ability or budget, while ensuring the communities visited by G Adventures’ travellers benefit from the experience too.
Country of d'Artagnan, the famous musketeer, Gers-Gascony holds the key to a charming stay in the South West France countryside. With rolling and luminous landscapes, beautiful small medieval villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites like Auch Cathedrale, great festivals (not to be missed, Jazz in Marciac!) and musems, stunning flavours such as Armagnac (the oldest brandy of France) or foie gras, a large range of leisure activities (a paradise for Nature trips) : there is something for every taste all year round!
Glasgow is one of Europe’s most dynamic and diverse cities with world-class cultural attractions, internationally renowned architecture including the work of Glasgow born Art Nouveau genius Charles Rennie Mackintosh, superb hotels and restaurants and outstanding shopping.
This beautiful island is known as a ‘Continent in miniature’ and definitely worth exploring. Take a beach holiday to the south of the island and soak up the Canarian sun at the Maspalomas dunes. Spend a few days in the capital, Las Palmas de GC, a city with an interesting heritage and charming old quarter combined with fabulous gastronomy and amazing new Aquarium. Those wanting a more authentic experience on this volcanic isle should head north, where they can enjoy scenic walks and plenty of star gazing opportunities.
Famed for its beautiful weather and relaxed lifestyle, Greater Palm Springs features nine distinct resort cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. This picturesque vacation oasis boasts luxury resorts and hotels, world-class spas, championship golf and tennis and a vibrant arts, dining and entertainment scene. Greater Palm Springs will be available at IMM to discuss story angles and itineraries for 2018/19.
Dedicated to mastering the craft of welcoming luxury in the hospitality industry, Grecotel Hotels and Resorts, the leading luxury hotel portfolio in Greece, delivers sophisticated lifestyle experiences for travellers in the country’s most beautiful destinations. Inspired by a superb location, each of the 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the Grecotel collection across Greece is a unique architectural experience in itself and a paradise of opulent amenities, gourmet restaurants and elegant details, embodying the essence of genuine Greek hospitality.
Famous for its fine sandy beaches, iconic monuments, countless islands and delicious food, Greece has something to offer to discerning travellers from around the world. But, the rugged and forested mainland, the smaller and lesser-known islands, the high mountains and astonishing wildlife can unveil a fascinating and relatively still undiscovered destination all year round. The Greek National Tourism Organisation UK and Ireland Office is travel media’s first contact for all things Greek!
Pure Grenada, The Spice of the Caribbean (Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique) boasts over 50 white and black sand beaches, verdant rainforest, picturesque waterfalls, vibrant spice estates and a burgeoning yachting scene, complementing a rich culture and warm welcome. Events include Pure Grenada Music Festival, Grenada Chocolate Fest and Spicemas. Divers explore wrecks and reefs, snorkelers enjoy the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park. Accommodation is mainly chic, boutique and family-run.
Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Haute-Garonne unrolls its landscapes around Toulouse. Here, the Canal du Midi traces its route between the two seas. To the south, the Pyrenees Mountains are planted as a decor that borders Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, labelled "Most Beautiful Town of France". The marble of Saint Béat, the faience of Martres-Tolosane and the art furniture of Revel testify to the ancestral know-how that has come down to us. And why not succumb to its gastronomy by tasting a wine PDO Fronton?
With over 32 years’ experience in creating interest-packed walking and cycling holidays for well-heeled, well-travelled clients, Headwater are experts in combining relaxed activity by day with high end creature comforts - quality hotels, fine food and wine - every evening. Some trips are guided, others are independent - with bags always transported for you. Detailed maps and meticulously researched notes are provided so getting lost is never an option! For 2018, many of Headwater’s cycling regions include GPS route navigation.
Welcome to Hertfordshire. Fewer destinations offer fresh air, fun-filled attractions and acres of gorgeous scenery – as little as 20 minutes from central London. Your visit could find you exploring stunning stately homes like Knebworth House & Gardens with its glorious rock'n'roll history, enjoying a cultural break at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, or experiencing the lap of luxury at a stunning spa hotel. Find out more about Hertfordshire from the Visit Herts team, and share the story…
The UK’s largest walking and activity holiday specialist is well equipped for any outdoor break. Established since 1913, providing great walking holidays across six continents – including coastal, lakes, moorland and mountains. HF Holidays is also the number one Which? recommended holiday provider in 2017 and is the only UK holiday provider to hold Gluten-Free accreditation from Coeliac UK with all of its 18 UK country houses officially holding this.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.
Hong Kong is foreign yet familiar, the city is a true melting pot of eastern and western cultures, and old and new aspects of the city live side by side perfectly. Renowned for its culture, history skyscrapers, rooftop bars, incredible views and fine dining, there’s actually much more to Hong Kong that first meets the eye. Hong Kong is also 70% green, has over 200 outlying islands, beautifully undulating mountains to hike up, cycling trails and stunning sandy beaches.
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts is a hotel representation company with an incredible mix of independent and unique properties worldwide from sleek boutique city gems, to country house retreats full of charm and history. For more information please visit www.hotelrez.co.uk and travel blog http://blog.hotelrez.co.uk or contact our PR team at email@example.com
Illinois is full of diverse adventures for an authentic US holiday: from the excitement of world-class Chicago to scenic byways, cultural attractions. Chicago has stunning architecture, unbeatable shopping and renowned museums and galleries. The Illinois portion of Route 66 features roadside attractions, museums and dining, including Springfield’s Cozy Dog Drive-in, famed for its hotdog on a stick. Springfield is also home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Inghams Lakes and Mountains programme offers holidays to Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Norway and Germany, as well as a choice of twin-centre resort combinations, escorted rail tours, short breaks and city breaks. Inghams ski programme features 91 resorts across eight countries in Europe and North America, offering a wide choice of accommodation options ranging from catered Chalets and Chalet Hotels to 2* – 5* Hotels and apartments.
Intrepid Travel is a global adventure travel company, taking travellers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places. Intrepid offers more than 1,000 trips in over 100 countries and on every continent. Each trip is designed to experience local culture - to try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. Leader’s in responsible travel, Intrepid’s award-winning tour guides, small group sizes and included activities mean they offer travellers great value for money.
Ireland's Blue Book is a unique collection of over 50 Irish Country Houses, Georgian Manor Houses, Stately Homes, Castles, Luxury Hotels, Designer Lodges, and Michelin-star Restaurants representing the finest of Ireland’s hospitality, accommodations and cuisine. Located throughout the island of Ireland, these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for holidays in Ireland, weekend breaks and romantic getaways.
isango!, a specialist online retailer of global tours, experiences and attraction tickets. Selling handpicked, curated experiences in more than 150 countries, travellers can choose from a wide variety of city, cultural and adventure day outs or getaways. The brand offers wine, food, whisky, photography and one-on-one expert tours, bungee jumping, city passes, desert jeep safaris, theme park excursions, plus many more activities.
Make 2018 the year you connect to the Isles of Scilly, and discover a truly unspoilt paradise just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. Let Isles of Scilly Travel take you to the first place summer arrives in England, with crystal-clear turquoise seas and long white sandy beaches awaiting you. Fly from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End with Skybus in under an hour, or sail from Penzance and arrive accompanied by schools of dolphins.
The Italian National Tourist Board promotes tourism to Italy as a whole and also supports the Regional Tourist Boards in their promotional activities abroad. I am the Press and Communication & Marketing Executive for the UK and EIRE office.. I post press releases and newsletters on all things Italian, from events happening in Italy to new opening of attractions and hotels. I am here to help regarding information and press trips.
Jacada Travel is a luxury, award-winning travel company specialising in creating bespoke, inspirational journeys around the world. Jacada Travel offers inspired itineraries for travellers seeking a truly personal travel experience, and works to promote a sustainable and long-term boost to the economy of their destinations. For every trip sold, they donate to a regional charity and to community projects that help offset 100% of the carbon emissions of their trips.
Kent is the jewel in England’s crown – a land of castles, culture, coastal splendour and captivating countryside. Come and see what’s in store for 2018, and book your next press trip. Visit Kent is one of the UK’s leading DMOs, championing Kent’s £3.6 billion tourism industry.
Keukenhof is the most beautiful spring garden in the world. Open 2018: 22 March - 13 May. More than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacints fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. The pavillions feature 20 alternating flower and plant shows. This year's theme is "Romance in Flowers". Discover the latest trends in gardening and get ideas from our inspirational gardens. Take a bike ride or boat trip from Keukenhof and enjoy the bulb fields surrounding the park.
Kuoni Travel UK is part of DER Touristik, one of Europe’s leading travel groups. Kuoni is an award-wining company that has continued to set the pace in luxury worldwide travel in the UK market for over fifty years. The company excels in creating tailor-made holidays and honeymoons around the world to more than 90 destinations and can be found in stores across the UK.
South Africa’s Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a vast wilderness area home to an impressive diversity of wildlife including Africa’s Big 5 and a number of threatened and endangered species. Carbon neutral and a conservation and community success story, Kwandwe’s equally varied safari activities offer an adventurous eco focus as well as an element of innovation and surprise. Accommodation options too are as individual in their appeal assuring guests a very personalised wildlife experience.
Situated in northwest Italy, Liguria is also known as the Italian Riviera. The long and narrow coastal region is recognised for its capital Genoa, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre villages and for being the home of pesto. Liguria, the perfect blend of authenticity and relaxation, is renowned for its incredible beaches, beautifully preserved medieval villages, stunning mountains and unique cuisine.
Discover the Loire Valley and its 15 famous châteaux and gardens such as Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise… On foot, by bicycle or by boat, enjoy the harmonious landscape at the heart of the unspoiled natural. In the same region, discover also 2 other destinations rich in natural beauty as well as having great cultural significance: Berry & Eure-et-Loir: the gateway to the Loire Valley.
A private, non-profit business association whose primary mission is to promote Los Angeles as the premier site for leisure travel, meetings and conventions as the City’s official tourism marketing organisation. With near-perfect weather, 75 miles of jaw-dropping shoreline and an award-winning culinary scene, L.A. is one of the world’s most dynamic destinations. Comprised of more than 30 diverse neighbourhoods, it is considered the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim.
Love Loch Lomond is Scotland’s premier holiday and day visit destination covering the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs areas. Less than one hour from Glasgow and easy to get to from central Scotland. Relax and recharge on our lochs and hills, in our charming towns and villages. From walking and cycling to sightseeing and spas, you can be sure of the very warmest of welcomes. Visit us.
Lubbock is the crossroads of culture in West Texas. It is the hub of art exhibits, award-winning wineries, live music, theatrical performances, and more. Thanks to its thriving and increasingly diverse art and cultural scene, millions of visitors journey to Lubbock each and every year. Museums like the Buddy Holly Center and the West Texas Walk of Fame are lasting proof of the thriving musical talent developing in Lubbock. Other museums in Lubbock, such as the American Windmill Museum, National Ranching Heritage Center, Museum of Texas Tech University, or the Silent Wings Museum, all tell a story that grasps the attention of visitors and take them on a journey through history.
There are nineteen independently owned and operated Luxury Lodges of Australia located in some of our most beautiful and uniquely Australian regions. But this is no ordinary hotel group. This is a gathering of like-minded entrepreneurs, each passionate enough about an extraordinary region, to invest deeply in the creation of the upscale, intimate lodging and bespoke experiences global travellers seek. These experiences define the new Australian luxury and showcase Australia's extraordinary diversity.
Mammoth Lakes is the ideal hub to explore all things that make California’s Sierra Nevada Range so special. Located within one hour of Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake and Bodie State Historic Park (California’s official ghost town), Mammoth Lakes is a mecca for travellers seeking soft adventure, whether it’s hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, golf, fishing, water sports or skiing (and other snow activities) on legendary Mammoth Mountain.
Located in the centre of North America, Manitoba with its natural beauty and amazing wildlife will captivate visitors. Winnipeg, the vibrant capital city, where neighbourhoods and experiences make for lifelong memories. Churchill, a frontier town on the shores of Hudson Bay with a community that cares about their environment and its amazing wildlife whilst maintaining a normal life in extreme conditions welcomes visitors. Come and meet Eve to discuss further.
Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts are experts in luxury holidays designed with families in mind. With four resorts in the Algarve and Lisbon, Martinhal offers high-class family-friendly accommodation, Kids Clubs and leisure activities which allow families to spend time together in a five star environment.
Celebrate, shop and relax in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is a stunning state on the East Coast – its gateway, Boston is only 7 hours from the UK. Enjoy Cape Cod, Boston and The Berkshires. There are many experiences in Massachusetts including tax free shopping, spa and city breaks, fall foliage and sporting events.
The Nevada Division of Tourism markets the entire state of Nevada, from the glittery neon lights of Las Vegas to the tranquil waters of Lake Tahoe. Nevada is nearly 90 percent public land, meaning there are innumerable trails for hiking, lakes for boating, rivers for fishing, mountains for climbing and skiing, and stars in the dark night sky for counting.
The Nevis Tourism Authority is the official tourism organisation for Nevis. Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty that surrounds you. It's a very special place, famed for its charm and the easy-going genuineness of its people.
The New Orleans Conventions & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is a charming holiday destination with an authentic beach vibe, thriving collection of art galleries and plentiful attractions on water and land. Located an hour from Orlando, visitors will discover 17 miles of white sand, many one-of-a-kind bed and breakfasts, boutique inns, hotels and condos, a year-round calendar of events and unique shopping and dining experiences. The town’s creative and artistic spirit is truly witnessed everywhere.
The regional tourist board for Normandy, a destination renowned for William the Conqueror, the Bayeux Tapestry, Impressionism and the D-Day Landing Beaches. Normandy boasts scenery and culture galore, from the stunning Étretat cliffs, historic beaches, medieval Rouen and Monet’s garden at Giverny, to majestic abbeys, the wild Cotentin peninsula and the picturesque Pays d’Auge, home of cider and cheese. Visit our stand and discover why you should come to Normandy!
North Carolina’s evocative landscape and great outdoors have served as the backdrop to many movies, including award-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It’s a state of diverse beauty, offering up a fascinating blend of outdoor adventures and cultural heritage. See places that inspired music greats such as John Coltrane and Earl Scruggs, or walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps on the pristine coastline and barrier islands of the Outer Banks.
The Baie de Somme, Cap Gris-Nez & Cap Blanc Nez and the Dunes de Flandre are teaming up to promote low season, slow tourism. Easily accessible from the UK, the three sites that have been awarded (or are on the way to being awarded) the label Grand Site de France are all protected as "natural monuments and sites of artistic, historical, scientific, legendary or picturesque value".
Located in eastern Canada and less than a six hour flight away from the UK, Nova Scotia has a rich and diverse tourism offering spanning outdoor adventure, cultural travel and outstanding gastronomy. Boasting five UNESCO sites, the province attracts a broad range of visitors through its superb wildlife-watching, hiking and cycling offering and also thanks to its great museums, wineries and burgeoning events calendar.
Olympic Holidays is the UK’s leading Island Specialist. The company offers holidays to more European Island destinations than any other holiday company: 53 Islands from 27 UK airports. The company has the best low deposit scheme in travel: £49 at booking with nothing to pay until 10 weeks before travel. Olympic Holidays guarantees that once you’ve booked your holiday – no matter what happens to exchange rates and fuel prices – the price secured with a deposit will remain the same.
One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) is a world leader in expedition cruising, providing high quality experiences in Antarctica, High Arctic, Canada’s Maritimes and Svalbard for the last ten years. A brand new program starting spring 2019 features innovative itineraries in south & central America, Scotland and Iceland, onboard OOE’s new 5* expedition vessel – RCGS Resolute. Exceptional quality, customer service, industry leading safety standards and unparalleled value feature on all OOE voyages.
Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States and, together with its 1,200 member organizations, represents the area's leading industry. Visit Orlando is responsible for branding, selling and marketing the Orlando destination worldwide, and serves as the official visitor information source.
Ottawa is Canada's capital, a dynamic city of more than a million people located in Ontario at the Quebec border. With outstanding accommodation, shopping, dining and entertainment, it is the ideal destination for those seeking the perfect family holiday or couples break. Steeped in culture, Ottawa is home to world-class museums and galleries that display stunning national collections.
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is a privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality company with corporate offices in Hawaii and operating globally in the Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. From its Outrigger Signature Experiences to its Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program, the values-based company invites guests to escape ordinary with exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs at each of its warm water tropical beachfront resorts.
Did you ever hear about Palafrugell and its beach towns of Calella, Llafranc and Tamariu? One of the most privileged spots in Spain, at the heart of Costa Brava, it is ideally located between the sea and the hinterland. Palafrugell brings together coves and bays, cliffs, nature, an ancient fishing villages, coastal paths, a stunning botanical garden, cycling routes, historical heritage, cultural centres, markets, fabulous gastronomy and much more!
Parkdean Resorts is the largest holiday park operator in the UK with over 70 parks, following the merger of Parkdean Holidays and Park Resorts in 2015. Holidaymakers have an unrivalled choice from one operator of holidays and short breaks across the UK in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Anglia and Lincolnshire, Essex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent and Sussex, Lake District, Lancashire, Northumberland and County Durham, Yorkshire, Scotland and Wales.
Welcome to Philadelphia, where big-city excitement meets neighbourhood charm. Made famous as the ‘birthplace of America’, the first World Heritage City in the US is also the second-largest city on the East Coast and offers a variety of attractions, entertainment, dining and history that can please every traveller. For more information about Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.discoverPHL.co.uk.
Philippine Airlines (PAL), Asia's first airline and the country’s flag carrier, operates an extensive route network of 44 international destinations spanning across Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Non-stop flights from London to Manila can also connect passengers to 30 domestic destinations in the Philippines. PAL is a 4-Star Skytrax rated service and has luxurious amenities, on-board Wi-Fi and world-class in-flight entertainment.
Located at the confluence of three sparking rivers and banked on all sides by green hills, the up-and-coming city of Pittsburgh has earned its reputation as one of America’s most liveable cities. A place once known for its industrial roots, Pittsburgh’s economy now thrives on technology and offers travellers unique experiences, gourmet dining, cultural attractions and the great outdoors. 2018 brings new attractions, restaurants, boutique hotels and anniversaries, making it a must visit.
Discover the ISLAND LIFE Destination - Mustang Island & Port Aransas, Texas. The Port Aransas Mustang Island Tourism Bureau is your One-Stop Information Planning Source for all Media professionals. Experience our 18 miles of wide -sandy beaches, world class watersports activities, sport fishing, kayaking, nature preserves, golf, and more. Port A is famous for our night-life and is a leading FOODIE destination. We offer accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including Hotels, Vacation Homes, Condos & Cottages.
Portland is a vibrant, friendly city flanked by snow-capped Mount Hood. With great public transit and biking, Oregon’s cultural capital offers abundant culinary delights, music and art, outdoor activities, artisan goods and tax-free shopping – and the most craft breweries of any city worldwide. Attractions include the Willamette River that runs through the city, the International Rose Garden and Japanese Garden, both of which can be found within Washington Park.
Washington state is in the Pacific Northwest where Seattle crowns the state and over 200 regular cruises head to Alaska with 7 major cruise lines. The city’s ocean backcloth is the Olympic Peninsula mountains and over 170 beautiful islands where whale watching and boating or kayaking experiences await. Washington state has over 900 wineries and endless gourmet experiences. There are three national parks mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, lakes and Pacific ocean views. It’s a state of spectacular contrasts and great fly-drive holidays.
When you feel like making a fresh start or a change in your life, there is nothing else to do but travel! Travel all year round to discover Portuguese´s art and culture, visit the Historical Villages and Schist Villages, feel the breeze of the sea on a sunny beach or walk along the green landscapes. Travel to taste typical Portuguese food and to experience new flavours and wines. Don’t skip Portugal.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects travellers to the luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property maintains the quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the brand’s Integrated Quality Assurance Programme. iPrefer hotel rewards and other programmes offer valuable benefits for travellers seeking unique experiences.
Created in 1978, Puy du Fou is the second largest theme park in France. Instead of traditional theme park rides, entertainment takes the form of 60 daytime and evening shows and four period villages, with accommodation in five themed hotels. Its night time spectacular, La Cinéscénie, involves 2,400 actors on a 23-hectare stage. Attracting over 2.26m visitors annually, the Park has twice been voted the ‘World’s Best Park’ (2012/2014).
Michigan is located in the Mid-West of North America. Known as the Great Lakes State, it is bordered by four of the great lakes – Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior - and has more public golf courses, registered boats, and lighthouses than any other state. Find out more at Michigan.org
QuébecOriginal recently launched its brand new 14 Signature Experiencestourism strategy which aims to highlight the region’s hero tourism products and showcase what makes Canada’s largest province such an original destination. These experiences include the Great Outdoors, Gourmet Delights, Indigenous Traditions, Wildlife, Vibrant Cities and Festivities and the new campaign shines the spotlight on the landscapes, nature, food, adventure and cultural activities Québec has to offer visitors throughout the year.
ROBINSON are a leading all-inclusive club holiday resort company with 24 club resorts throughout Europe, Africa and two brand new clubs in Asia. The brand offers ski resort holidays for the winter season as well as summer beach break resorts. All of the clubs are in beautiful beach or mountain locations and offer a wide array of sports, exciting events and excellent food.
The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh is Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction and in TripAdvisor’s UK Top 10. Featured in Netflix ‘The Crown’, the ship’s 5 decks are fully accessible, so guests can enjoy a rare and intimate glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. Host to a thousand glittering state banquets and official receptions, where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were once wined and dined, from Frank Sinatra and Liz Taylor to Presidents Mandela and Clinton, Britannia is now one of the world’s most prestigious exclusive use venues.
Founded in 1951, Saga Holidays provides a diverse range of holiday experiences, with the emphasis on choice and flexibility. Saga now offers holidays in more than 120 countries around the world, from relaxing hotel stays to active adventures. Saga Cruises is a small-ship cruise line with over 20 years’ experience. Saga's first-ever purpose built cruise ship Spirit of Discovery is currently in development, and will launch in Summer 2019.
Amid rivers and rolling hills, San Antonio’s rich culture flourishes with a repertoire of artists, historic legacies and culinary delights that will tempt travelers of all tastes. From the River Walk to vineyards and golf resorts, San Antonio embodies the charm of an authentic city. Whether it’s a family excursion or a getaway into the heart of a centuries-old city, find that history is made every day in San Antonio.
The San Francisco Travel Association is the official marketing organization for San Francisco. It has 84 full-time employees and 15 part-time staff members. Regional convention sales offices are located in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL. San Francisco Travel also representation in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Itali, Japan, China, Korea, India, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Canada.
The Savoie Mont Blanc area covers two thirds of the French Alps. With 110 ski resorts, it is one of the world’s top destinations for winter sports, Ski resorts include Chamonix, 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes, Les Portes du Soleil, Les Sybelles and many more. In the summer, it’s a famous destination for road cycling. Outdoor activities are on offer including mountain biking, trail running, watersports and mountaineering. Savoie Mont Blanc offers a rich local cuisine, 34 Michelin-starred restaurants, endless vineyards and micro-breweries.
VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism organisation, working together with tourism businesses to make tourism a success for everyone and ensure the industry continues to grow. VisitScotland’s aim is to drive the marketing of Scotland globally, providing information and inspiration to visitors and potential visitors so they enjoy the best experience from a visit to Scotland.
Setouchi – Japan’s Inland Sea – encompasses the seven prefectures of Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime. Known for incredible modern art and sculptures, design in the region includes Naoshima, Japan’s Art Island, and Miyajima’s ‘floating’ Itsuku-shima gate. Home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites, Setouchi is also known for its quality produce, including Kobe beef, Hiroshima oysters, traditionally-made udon noodles and 275 Sake breweries. Setouchi Tourism Authority will be available to discuss story angles and news from the region.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.
Silversea is an ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise line renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages aboard intimate ships. Sailing to over 900 destinations spanning all seven continents, Silversea offers more destinations than any other cruise line. Butler service; fine dining; beverages including wines, beers and spirits; and onboard gratuities are always included. For the curious traveller, Silversea Expeditions offer awe-inspiring journeys to some of the world’s most exotic destinations.
2018 is Slovenia’s Year of Culture, twelve months dedicated to celebrating the country’s rich cultural heritage. The Slovenian Tourist Board has already introduced several initiatives that adopt a sustainable approach to tourism. The tourist board have worked alongside the Slovenian Beekeepers Association and tour providers to develop holidays and packages that combine the country’s tradition with eco-friendly values, including Api-wellness, honey tasting tours, Api-retreats and activities.
In Sonoma County, California, you can surf in the ocean, kayak down a river, zip, hike, or cycle through towering redwoods, climb a sculpture near a vineyard, or go on a beer safari. Combined with more than 425 world-class wineries and farm-fresh food your adventure is waiting for you. Located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and less than a two hour drive from three international airports: San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento.
The Black Forest and Lake Constance, cities like Heidelberg, Baden-Baden and Stuttgart: these are all jewels in the crown of SouthWest Germany. The sunny state in the heart of Europe is called Baden-Württemberg in German and The SouthWest Germany Tourist Board is the official visitor organization for the region, offering worldwide assistance to journalists and bloggers. Baden-Württemberg is also home to Europa-Park, Europe’s best theme park according to a TripAdvisor poll, offering over 100 attractions, international shows and five 4* hotels
Spain-Holiday.com is the leading holiday rental specialist in Spain with more than 12,000 properties throughout mainland Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands. Based in Spain, the company provides first-hand travel and tourism-related news and stories on events and industry news with excellent trustworthy insider tips, detailed area guides, and professionally-produced HD video footage of a wide range of Spain’s cities and coastal resorts. Our Travel Trend Reports produced throughout the year offer valuable insight into Spain as the leading holiday destination.
Launched in the UK in 2017, srprs.me is an exciting travel company on a mission to bring spontaneity to the way Brits travel through ‘destination unknown’ trips.Offering surprise City Breaks from 6 UK airports, travellers simply choose their dates & budget and experienced consultants craft a quality trip. Getting nothing but a weather forecast and airport arrival time, your destination is unveiled via a card with scratch off code.
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is the official destination marketing organisation of Pinellas County in Florida and covers 26 municipalities in the area. The region is located on the peninsula on Florida's west coast and offers 35 miles of award-winning white-sandy beaches, is home to the largest collection of Dali artwork outside of Spain in the Dali Museum and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest run of sunshine (768 days).
Summer France has more than 30 properties across France, from luxury villas with private pools to spacious cottages nestled next to sparkling lakes. The wide array of self-catered accommodation means there is something for everyone, whether it be a family holiday, a group getaway or a couple’s retreat. Summer France also offers flexible arrival days and stays (ideal for avoiding the busy changeover day) and many properties accept dogs.
Switzerland Tourism promotes Switzerland worldwide as a holiday destination, under its slogan 'Switzerland. get natural.' and positions Switzerland as a tourism brand standing for quality, naturalness, authenticity, sustainability and modernity, under the overall concept of 'Swissness'. Valais Wallis Promotion is an independent, innovative and efficient promotion company. Their role is to promote the Valais with its majestic 4,000-metre peaks, pristine nature, alpine freshness, wealth of gastronomic delights, and exceptionally sunny climate.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti consist of 118 islands and atolls, made up of the well-known Society Islands including Tahiti and Bora Bora. Known for being an artist’s residence to the likes of Gauguin and Matisse, the culture of The Islands of Tahiti remains strong. The current Embraced by Mana campaign brings to life the duality of seclusion and adventure and connects all islands.
TAP, a member of Star Alliance, is the UK most frequent flyer to Portugal and this summer will operate 100 flights a week to Lisbon and Porto from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester. This has been reinforced with the introduction of a new operation from London City Airport to Lisbon which started in October and also, the commencement of a new service to Porto from the 25th of March 2018.
From the Tarn’s stunning capital, World Heritage Site Albi, with its pink bricks, its cathedral with the largest mural paintings in Europe, its provocative Toulouse-Lautrec museum to the deeply relaxing rural Tarn countryside which once made many fortunes with its pastel blue dye production and that now produces yellow saffron, pink garlic and Gaillac wine in a variety of colours via bastide towns hosting vibrant markets under their arcades… discover for yourselves how very colourful and varied the deeply southwestern French county of Tarn is !
Tarn-and-Garonne, heart of the South-West of France in Occitanie, a land of orchards and breathtaking nature. Come to discover the mix of cultural tourism and “slow tourism” leisure pursuits, the cloister of Moissac, Montauban, the cycle path along the Canal of the two seas, the Aveyron Gorge and its stunning villages. Taste the fruits, vegetables, garlic and truffles, not to mention the wine, and ducks specialities such as foie gras.
Temecula Valley is in the center of Southern California, with San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs just a 60 minute drive on each side, and Los Angeles to the north only 90 minutes away. Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country has plenty to do with its great year-round mild climate and outdoor recreation. It’s an ideal place to relax and unwind in a picturesque setting with breathtaking sunsets.
Whatever you love, it lives in Texas. Experience the shining Texas creativity with arts and culture; catch some rays on hundreds of miles of beaches; plan family fun for kids and kids at heart and loosen that belt with gastronomical delights where barbecue is just the beginning. The historic attractions never get old and the live music is amazing. Come play in our backyard in the great outdoors and embrace your inner cowboy at ranches and rodeos. Find something to cheer about watching your favourite sport and make sure to bring an extra suitcase or two for world class tax-free shopping. Texas has it all.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, in Southwest Florida, are made up of more than 100 islands strung along the Gulf of Mexico. The area is renowned for its laid back, barefoot holiday destinations. Choose from 50 miles of sun-soaked coastline where you can swim in the warm waters, bury your toes in soft white sand and discover delicious, fresh seafood right off the fishing boats. Find your island where smiles happen naturally and time flies by like blue herons and roseate spoonbills.
Britain’s natural thermal day spa. Here you can bathe in naturally warm, mineral-rich waters – just as the Celts and Romans did 2,000 years ago. Relax in the brand new state of the art Wellness Suite and enjoy the warm waters of the indoor Minerva Bath and the open-air rooftop pool, commanding fantastic views across the city to the surrounding hills.
Tourism Toronto is an industry association, with more than 1,000 partner businesses, and the official destination marketing organization for the region, "Canada's Downtown" – encompassing Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton. Tourism Toronto promotes the Toronto region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travelers. Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017 that surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million).
The Travel Corporation (TTC) is a highly successful international travel group, creating enriching experiences for travellers by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality at great value. TTC offers something for everyone, with holidays to suit families, couples, groups or solo travellers. Our multi-award-winning portfolio includes luxury hotels, boutique river cruises and worldwide guided travel experiences, from brands such as Uniworld, U by Uniworld, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, CostSaver, Red Carnation Hotels, Contiki, Busabout, and Evan Evans.
The Trentino region lies in the north-east of Italy. It is an Alpine gem in the heart of the Dolomites, including the northern tip of Lake Garda. A winter wonderland where you can ski but also practise many other winter sports with lots of Italian charme. A place where you can also live all kinds of adventures in the summer, whether it be a multi-day MTB trek or a gastronomic tour among castles and vineyards.
An adventure with True North Adventure Cruises is not just another expedition cruise! The TRUE NORTH is purpose-built to go where other ships cannot and we explore further in six dedicated adventure boats. Daily activities can include snorkelling, diving, fishing, mud-crabbing, hiking, scenic tours, picnics, natural history, culture and, scenic flights in the ship’s helicopter. Guest numbers are limited to 36 and an Australian crew of 22 chaperones every experience.
What makes Uganda so special as an African destination? Whilst mountain gorillas usually grab the attention, Uganda has a wealth of attractions - primates, birds, plains game, stunning scenery, adventurous activities and amazingly friendly people too. Kamageo only started marketing Uganda in February 2016, so join the voyage of discovery and create 'Your Uganda'.
IPW, owned and operated by the U.S. Travel Association, is the leading premier international marketplace for the United States travel industry and attracts 6,500 delegates from 73 countries, including over 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and 500 global media annually, including 40 travel writers from the UK market. In 2018, IPW will be held in Denver, CO followed by Anaheim, CA in 2019. Visit us at www.ipw.com.
Valencia is one of the most vibrant destinations in Europe. With a privileged location by the Mediterranean sea, it offers the perfect combination of great weather and beaches, amazing historic sites and architecture, shopping opportunities and a fantastic array of restaurants and bars to enjoy delicious food or dance the night away.
Verbier is located in Western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Verbier is a summer mountain playground abundant with activities for chill and thrill seekers alike. Verbier is a mecca for biking, hiking and paragliding and the new Verbier Infinite Playground Pass (or VIP Pass) opens up privileged access throughout the resort and surrounding areas. With many activities free or at reduced prices Verbier offers summer value.
VIA Rail Canada operates the public rail network across Canada. Perhaps travel from coast to coast experiencing the changing landscape of this vast and beautiful country. Or for a shorter journey why not visit the major cities in Eastern Canada, view the polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay or travel through the Rockies and other mountain ranges in Western Canada. Explore the ‘real’ Canada from a VIA Rail train!
Join us as we celebrate Year of the Sea in Wales, and discover the wealth of experiences on offer along the world’s longest continual coastal path around a country. Visit the stand to uncover castles on the coast, cultural hotspots and adrenaline fuelled water activities as well as an outstanding and beautiful landscape that rivals no other.
WOW air is Iceland’s ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline offering cheap fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile. Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the airline flies twice-daily from London Gatwick to Reykjavik. It currently serves 38 destinations across Europe, North America and Canada. A number of new routes to the US will also commence this year.