JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts debuts its new JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

SINGAPORE, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — JW  Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) luxury brands portfolio, is thrilled to debut the new JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach – the brand’s first hotel in Singapore.  Located in close proximity to the Marina Bay entertainment… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines to accelerate their existing marketing activities in China

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines have deepened their commercial relationship, signing a new partnership agreement that will accelerate their existing marketing activities in China. The three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today (Tuesday 13 December) in Adelaide by Tourism Australia Regional General Manager, North Asia Andrew… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car received MetLife’s first-ever Sustainability Products & Services Award

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is owned by the world’s largest car rental company, Enterprise Holdings Inc., has received MetLife’s first-ever Sustainability Products & Services Award. The award recognizes suppliers that go above and beyond in their sustainability efforts and provide MetLife with innovative and impactful sustainable products, services and… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege expands its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines

Members of Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege loyalty and rewards programme will be able to earn and redeem JPMiles on all Delta Air Lines’ flights MUMBAI, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — JetPrivilege, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways has expanded its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines becomes the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita debuts multi-million dollar renovation this winter

New Resort enhancements and group experiences at award-winning beachfront Mexico resort include elevated Signature Suites and reimagined Apuane Spa with AntiGravity fitness and aerial yoga classes Punta Mita, México, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a five-star luxury resort tucked into the lush landscape of the Riviera Nayarit, debuts a multi-million… Read the full press release

1,000 local businesses attend the LAMP Business Opportunities Forum organized by LAWA

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials welcomed nearly 1,000 local business owners today and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunities they will have during the estimated $1.8-billion second wave of contracts for construction of the Los Angeles International Airport… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group signs Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon in Turkey

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon in Turkey. The newly built hotel is the latest addition to the group’s… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group signs the first Radisson RED in Georgia

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED in Georgia. The new build city center stand-alone hotel will be located in the heart of… Read the full press release

New appointments to GBTA European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, Flavio Ghiringhelli and Javier Amigo Prous

LONDON, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced three new appointments to its European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, AbbVie; Flavio Ghiringhelli, HRS; and Javier Amigo Prous, Campofrío Food Group Holding. Scott Torrey of Concur was also recently appointed to the… Read the full press release

Registration for GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston now open

Convention Registration is Officially Open  Alexandria, VA, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, is pleased to announce the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017. The largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts further expands presence in key markets with the addition of 24 new member hotels

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 24 member hotels over the past three months, which mark the company’s debut in key regions, signal the expansion of existing partnerships, and represent enhanced presence in key markets. Highlights of the new hotel additions… Read the full press release

Marriott International brings Sheraton Grand into Guinea, West Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry

Bethesda, Md, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (12/12/2016) announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry, welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels debuts in the UK with the opening of Moxy Aberdeen Airport

London, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s bold experiential hotel brand, has debuted in the UK with the launch of Moxy Aberdeen Airport.  Offering a spirited and stylish hotel experience at a surprisingly affordable price, the forward thinking brand offers a fresh take on traditional hospitality with playful communal spaces and… Read the full press release

AH&LA announces the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President Alex Alt to its 2017 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has today (December 9, 2016 ) announced the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President, Alex Alt, to its 2017 Board of Directors. Alt proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s Board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands,… Read the full press release

Discovery Destinations Hotels & Resorts becomes latest member brand of Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance and Discovery Destinations combine global brand recognition and award-winning loyalty to take the lead in the experiential travel space Dubai, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Discovery Destinations Hotels & Resorts (“Discovery Destinations”) has joined Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”) as its latest member brand, while at the same time creating a new,… Read the full press release

Qantas to launch non-stop flights from Perth to London from March 2018

Shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in its 70 year history  First direct link between Australia and Europe, using WA as a hub  Qantas Dreamliner designed to offer improved comfort on long haul flights SYDNEY, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines starts service to Havana, Cuba

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 12, 2016) began service to the carrier’s 100th city, Havana, Cuba, with inaugural celebration on flights departing two U.S. gateway airports, Tampa International and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International. Southwest Employees and Executive Leaders joined Customers in traveling aboard the first-ever Southwest flights… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways ends its 2016 global route expansion with the launch of daily flights to Seychelles

Explore the Seychelles’ dazzling white-sand beaches and stunning palm-fringed coastline with Qatar Airways Airline ends 2016 route expansion on a high note in Africa DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has rounded off its 2016 global route expansion on a high note with the launch of daily flights to the idyllic islands… Read the full press release

British Airways marks four years of service to London from Leeds Bradford Airport

British Airways marks four years of service to London from Leeds Bradford Airport   London, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating four years at Leeds Bradford Airport today (December 09, 2016) with news that more than half a million customers have flown to London and beyond from the heart of Yorkshire…. Read the full press release

Jet Aviation: GCAA approvals for Gulfstream G550 / G650 aircraft in Dubai

Jet Aviation: GCAA approvals for Gulfstream G550 / G650 aircraft in Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation has secured approvals from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates for Gulfstream G550 and G650 aircraft at its maintenance center in Dubai. Jet Aviation’s MRO facility in Dubai… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s maintenance hub in Dubai appointed to Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) Service Center Network (SCN)

Airbus Corporate Jets President Benoit Defforge, left, with Jet Aviation Group President Rob Smith at MEBAA 2016 in Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of its maintenance hub in Dubai to the Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) Service Center Network (SCN). The agreement with… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets got its first ever Airbus aircraft

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA) has taken delivery of its first ever Airbus aircraft. This is the first of 70 A320neos that the Norwegian Group has on order. It is also the first of 12 A320neos that will be leased to Hong Kong carrier HK Express. “This delivery… Read the full press release

Norwegian receives the Aircraft Operator Award at the 2016 Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin

DUBLIN, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its climb in Ireland by receiving the Aircraft Operator Award at the 2016 Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin. The Aviation Industry Awards recognises excellence in the Irish and International Aviation industry with Norwegian Air International (NAI) voted Aircraft Operator of the year by an… Read the full press release

Munich Airport to become Germany’s first carbon-neutral airport

MUNICH, GERMANY, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Munich Airport will become Germany’s first airport to achieve carbon-neutral operations. The governing bodies of the airport operating company adopted a resolution to approve this ambitious target at their meetings today. It states that the CO2 emissions directly attributable to the airport’s operations will be reduced by… Read the full press release

Chinese group HNA Tourism Group Co, Ltd. completes the purchase of Carlson Hotels Inc. from Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc.

Chinese group HNA Tourism Group Co, Ltd. completes the purchase of Carlson Hotels Inc. from Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc.   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (07 Dec 2016), the Chinese group HNA Tourism Group Co, Ltd. (“HNA”) announced the successful completion of its purchase of Carlson Hotels Inc. from Carlson Hospitality Group,… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group adds Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo, Moscow to its portfolio of 35 hotels in Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo, Moscow. The new property is the latest addition to the group’s portfolio… Read the full press release

KSL Resorts the first Duetto hotel partner to receive automated pricing recommendations enhanced by TravelClick’s future-looking Demand360® competitor data

With TravelClick’s Demand360 for Duetto, Hotels can Optimize Pricing Strategies by Seamlessly Integrating Future-Looking Competitor Demand Data San Francisco, 2016-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — KSL Resorts, manager of nine world-renowned recreational resorts, is the first Duetto hotel partner to receive automated pricing recommendations enhanced by TravelClick’s future-looking Demand360® competitor data – at the Monarch… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and Marriott International launch Tahseen hospitality training programme

Marriott International Leadership Development Programme created in response to rising need for Qatari leaders and managers within the hospitality industry   Doha, Qatar, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, the leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, and Marriott International today announced the launch of Tahseen hospitality training programme, a unique initiative… Read the full press release

Host Hotels & Resorts to increase and expand its efforts to reduce environmental footprint of its portfolio

BETHESDA, Md., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) announced today new 2020 greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water and waste targets after meeting its 2017 goals ahead of schedule. Based on the success of its programs to date, the Company elected to increase and expand its efforts to reduce the… Read the full press release