Hyatt opens its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen, China

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far. “We are excited to welcome the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches training for its own pilots in cooperation with the European Flight Academy of the Lufthansa Group

• 23 pilot trainees started their training as “first officers” yesterday • Further courses will take place in April and August • Prospective pilots can apply on www.austrianpilot.at VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the year 2016, Austrian Airlines hired 145 fully qualified pilots. Now Austria’s flag carrier is launching training for its… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh appoints Greg Pirkle as its new General Manager

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has the pleasure of welcoming Greg Pirkle as the new General Manager at the Red Sea haven. Pirkle’s 25 years with Four Seasons have been divided between resorts and hotels; from shorts-and-sandals destinations in Hawaii, the… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… Read the full press release

Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways to provide travelers to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.,  2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways announce the launch of a new partnership that will provide airline passengers traveling to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs at www.silverairways.com/cubatravelnetwork and cubatravelnetwork.com. The new partnership between Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways signifies… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces Zephyr – MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in Bengaluru to open in 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is adding a further country to its hospitality portfolio. As announced in June 2016, the German company is approaching the Indian hotel market together with its Indian Joint Venture partner MBD Group. From the year 2020 on, guests will be able to relax in Bengaluru… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality funds construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert as part of its Sustainability Programme

Hotel group demonstrates its commitment to sustainability: 1 euro donated for each online booking / Cooperation with atmosfair and American University of Cairo FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its Sustainability Programme, Deutsche Hospitality is financing the construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert. Since 1 March… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s help alliance and Kiron Open Higher Education open study center for refugees in Berlin

A meeting place and study center for refugee students Lufthansa help students achieve social and cultural integration Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Education is one of the key factors for the successful and long-term integration of people of non-German origin. This is why help alliance, the relief organization of the Lufthansa Group,… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces new hotel openings in Los Angeles in spring and later in 2017

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced two new hotels opening in Los Angeles in spring 2017, doubling the brand’s presence in the city. Los Angeles is home to two existing Kimpton properties – Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills and Hotel Wilshire – and will soon welcome… Read the full press release

CDA: “Airport Restaurant Week” is here! from January 27 through February 9

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Will you be flying through one of Chicago’s airports over the next couple of weeks? Be sure to bring your appetite! The Chicago Department of Aviation’s award-winning “Airport Restaurant Week” returns to O’Hare and Midway International Airports beginning this Friday, January 27, 2017. This event features an impressive… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines takes part in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program

Eligible Spirit customers to receive expedited screening at security checkpoints of participating U.S. airports MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Do you love skipping the line? Spirit Airlines is excited to announce its participation in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program. Effective today, eligible Spirit customers can now speed up the security screening process… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings Edmonton Eskimos Sports Bar to Edmonton International Airport

HMSHost brings game-day dining experience to Canadian travellers Edmonton, AB 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ —  Ready, set, eat – Edmonton Eskimos Sports Bar, an exclusive new full-service dining venue by global restaurateur HMSHost is now open at Edmonton International Airport’s Domestic-International Departures Lounge. The restaurant and bar offers travellers an electric dining experience featuring game… Read the full press release

HMSHost and SoftBank Robotics America launch new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland International Airport

Pepper joins the team at Pyramid Ale Taproom to assist, inform and entertain travelers Oakland, CA,  2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost has joined forces with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Holdings, to launch a new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free the official retail partner of the 20th annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, Doha Golf Club, 26 to 29 January 2017

More than 100 of the world’s best golfers will compete for the prestigious Mother of Pearl Trophy DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to welcome the world’s golfing elite to Doha, as they compete for the Mother of Pearl Trophy in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Chinese New Year with a special Spring Festival inspired on-board menu

Festival menu draws inspiration from the Year of the Rooster to deliver delicious dishes on board and in Qatar Airways’ lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Inc. recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc. – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – was recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016 as a travel industry partner of choice among leisure travelers, road warriors and travel buyers. Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network… Read the full press release

W Hotels brand debuts in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest

Budapest, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World… Read the full press release

Marriott International Inc. to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hot el project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises begins work on its future Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas

GENEVA, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, today broke ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a natural paradise exclusive to MSC… Read the full press release

IHG announces new 367-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia

367-room Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu Waterfront to feature first seafront sunset bar and restaurant in the city Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/— InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Golden Wave Sdn Bhd for a new 367-room Crowne Plaza… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and French crystal maker Lalique to launch selected inflight items

Singapore/Paris, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ —  Singapore Airlines (SIA) and French crystalmaker Lalique have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership, in the course of which Singapore Airlines will exclusively carry selected inflight items co-branded with Lalique in its Suites and First Class cabins. The partnership is set to start with the launch of… Read the full press release

Delaware North and Buffalo Public Schools’ Emerson School of Hospitality host culinary competition

12 teams will compete to win $1,000 grand prize BUFFALO, NY,  2017-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North, a privately-held, global hospitality company based in Buffalo, is collaborating with the Buffalo Public Schools’ Emerson School of Hospitality to host a rigorous culinary competition. Forty-eight high school students, making up 12 teams, will compete every Friday… Read the full press release

HMSHost opens The Shipyard Pub & Café, Samuel Adams Brewhouse and Starbucks at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Regional craft brews, classic New England fare, and Starbucks® now open MANCHESTER, NH, 2017-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One can’t help but crave the essential foods of the region when traveling to New England. Seafood staples like clam chowder, lobster, and cod are an undeniable part of the northeastern United States culture. Beer, naturally, is… Read the full press release