Accor to operate an expanded Ashar Resort under the Banyan Tree brand

In partnership with Accor and under the luxury resort Banyan Tree, the Ashar luxury camp will expand, increasing the number of keys to eighty-two. AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced a partnership agreement with Accor as part of its strategy to develop AlUla as… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces plans for the first Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Qatar, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha

The hotel is set to strengthen Hyatt’s brand footprint in the Middle East and will mark the Hyatt Regency brand’s entry into Qatar CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announces plans for Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, which will mark the first Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Qatar and the third… Read the full press release

All Hyatt hotels in the Americas to require face coverings within indoor public areas

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — At Hyatt, the safety and security of our colleagues and guests is always a top priority. Guided by our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best – and following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Hyatt hotels in… Read the full press release

Ryanair inaugurated twice weekly service from Bristol to Vienna

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, Sunday 9 August celebrated its first Bristol to Vienna flight, with the start of a new twice weekly service, as part of its Bristol Summer 2020 schedule. British consumers and visitors can now book a summer getaway to Vienna, flying on the lowest… Read the full press release

British Airways extends Book with Confidence policy throughout September 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is extending its Book with Confidence policy for customers booking flights and holidays throughout September 2020, to cover journeys for a whole year, up to 31 August 2021. The policy allows customers to change the dates and destination of their booking without incurring a change… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways increased weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week

Nadi, Fiji, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways has increased its weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week. Freighter services between Nadi and Auckland have increased to up to 3 flights per week, while freighter services between Nadi-Sydney and Nadi-Los Angeles operate up to twice a week. Weekly freighter services… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme, Privilege Club enhances its Qmiles policy

Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme embarks on a journey of change designed with members’ needs in mind, starting with Qmiles that last longer than ever Members can earn and spend Qmiles when flying or via a range of travel, lifestyle or banking partners DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme, Privilege… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increases services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar

The airline increases its schedule of flights to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar today Passengers travelling from Pakistan can connect via the Best Airport in the Middle East to over 80 destinations in Canada, Europe, South East Asia and the US Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to increase… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways resumes services to Adelaide

Starting 16 August 2020 the airline will operate two-weekly flights to Adelaide with connections to more than 35 destinations across Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia Australia is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways with the airline never stopping services to Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and launching new flights to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to allow qualified travel funds to be converted to Rapid Rewards® points

Dallas, Texas, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Aug 10, 2020) it will allow qualified travel funds to be converted to Rapid Rewards® points now through December 15, 2020. This will provide Southwest Airlines Customers even greater flexibility. Members who have travel funds that meet specific qualifications will be able… Read the full press release

REDISCOVERED SINGITA SABORA TENTED CAMP – OPENING SEPTEMBER 2020

Singita Grumeti

A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF CLASSIC EAST AFRICAN SAFARIS Singita, Tanzania, 2020-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Set in a 350,000-acre concession in the Serengeti in northern Tanzania, Singita Sabora Tented Camp has captivated guests for more than a decade with its inimitable location. Reopening at the end of September 2020, the lodge’s extensive redesign is… Read the full press release

Another endangered sea turtle species discovered a safe ecosanctuary at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives beach to nest

Maldives, 2020-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s our pleasure to announce that this year for the second time another endangered sea turtle species discovered a safe ecosanctuary at, Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives to lay her eggs, late night on 1 August 2020. This year in four months of the first-ever nesting at our resort,… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como launch Lake-to-Lake Helicopter Experience accommodation package

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como are delighted to announce the launch of a lavish and exciting new accommodation package, Lake-to-Lake Helicopter Experience, which includes a private helicopter flight from Lake Geneva to Lake Como or vice versa. Guests will fly by five-seater helicopter and enjoy spectacular views of… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport’s international terminal to be separated into two zones to protect the health and safety of passengers

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of a plan to protect the health and safety of people flying to and from countries with which New Zealand has formed a safe travel bubble. In anticipation of a safe air corridor being… Read the full press release

SJC Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross appointed President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE)

Ross also elected to the national association’s Board of Directors San José, Calif., 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross will serve as the President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) for a one-year term, from 2020-2021. Ms. Ross… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes service to more destinations this August

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta,… Read the full press release

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft to service Guangzhou from 8 August 2020

The airline resumed A380 services this week to Amsterdam and Cairo, and added a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow Emirates has now resumed passenger network operations to 50% of pre-pandemic destinations Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Welcomes Digital Nomads to Experience Beachfront Resort Coworking Space

Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Nikko Bali welcomes digital nomads to experience the first resort coworking space in Bali starting from 1st of September 2020 with two of its prime venues that boast beachfront view and open air concept. The resort coworking space is available for daily, weekly and monthly basis. Guests… Read the full press release

LYDIA NZAYO PROMOTED TO GM OF SINGITA’S LODGES IN RWANDA

Singita in Rwanda; new GM

Cape Town, South Africa, 2020-Aug-3 — /Travel PR News/ — LYDIA NZAYO PROMOTED TO GM OF SINGITA’S LODGES IN RWANDASingita is pleased to announce the promotion of Lydia Nzayo to General Manager at Singita Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Lydia was among the first members of the team when she joined as Assistant GM in January… Read the full press release

Former iconic Byblos Hotel in Mijas to be redeveloped into a luxury resort; will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Southern Spain

The iconic Andalusian resort will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand and mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Southern Spain following extensive renovations CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (July 30, 2020) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with a wholly owned… Read the full press release

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… Read the full press release

IATA calls on African governments to unblock bottlenecks in financial relief for air transport and tourism

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging African governments to unblock bottlenecks so that urgently needed financial relief pledged for air transport and tourism reaches the distressed businesses it is meant to help and implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance to ensure a safe restart… Read the full press release

New study: Germans’ interest in travel abroad remains high despite Covid-19 pandemic

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin is to publish a special study by IPK on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international travel behaviour – Germans’ interest in travel abroad remains high despite no vaccine being available – Car journeys and holidays close to nature are regarded as very safe… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. now known as Royal Caribbean Group

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — When a company is known for raising the bar on design and innovation, nothing is exempt from the mantra of continuous improvement—not even the company’s own name. That’s why Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is now known by a new moniker: Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL). “The name is simpler,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines wins four awards in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Awards for Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jul 28, 2020) that it was recognized by Tripadvisor as a winner of four awards in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Awards for Airlines. Awards are based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews. Award winners are known for consistently receiving… Read the full press release

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts Excited To Announce First Luxury Resort Brand In El Nido, Palawan Island Philippines

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of El Nido Beach & Spa Resort HONG KONG, 2020-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of El Nido Beach & Spa Resort. The 96 key pool-villa luxury resort is being developed on the white sandy beaches of… Read the full press release

Dr. Calvin Johnson appointed Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer at Royal Caribbean Group

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health to lead strategic planning and operation of global health program Miami, FL, 2020-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Group has named Dr. Calvin Johnson as Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer. In this new role, Johnson will lead the Group’s global health and wellness policy, manage… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to Helsinki

Resumption of three weekly Helsinki flights will see Qatar Airways operate a total of 22 weekly flights to the Nordics The Nordics are a strategically important market for Qatar Airways with the airline providing uninterrupted services to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm throughout the crisis Helsinki route will be operated by the airline’s modern, fuel-efficient Airbus… Read the full press release

Pinehurst Resort Reopens with Necessary Precautions for Covid-19

  By Golf Trip Junkie Since reopening, Pinehurst Resort has taken the necessary steps during these changing times of Covid-19 to ensure their guests are safe while enjoying a memorable experience during their stay. They are diligent in following all of the guidelines issued by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World… Read the full press release

Pebble Beach Resorts Reopens with New Health & Safety Practices for Covid-19

By Golf Trip Junkie Pebble Beach Resorts has reopened to guests for lodging, golf, and dining. They have developed a comprehensive plan, implementing new health and sanitization practices throughout the resort. These practices were put in place prior to their reopening on June 15th. These practices, which can be traced back to leading healthcare experts,… Read the full press release