Accor expands presence in Greece with the opening of Mercure Rhodes Alexia

The hotel becomes the first Mercure property in the country, expanding Accor’s presence in Greece RHODES, GREECE, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mercure is excited to announce its entry into Greece with the opening of Mercure Rhodes Alexia, a stylish city retreat on the island of Rhodes. The new hotel becomes Accor’s most recent… Read the full press release

East London charitable projects to benefit from City Airport Community Fund grants

Community Fund provides financial backing to local groups working to build stronger, safer, and healthier communities in East London 12 local charities and not for profit organisations awarded £3k grants to enable significant and positive change for East Londoners Funding from the airport’s Community Fund reaches a total of £75,000 in 2021 London, UK, 2021-Jul-24… Read the full press release

803,589 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in June 2021, 234 percent up vs June 2020

Kansas City, MO, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that during June, 803,589 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport. This was an increase of 233.9 percent compared to June 2020. By comparison, the June 2021 passenger count was 28.1 percent less than June 2019. Year-to-date,… Read the full press release

JetBlue new flights to Boston and New York from Kansas City (MCI) to start on March 27, 2022

Kansas City, MO, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In April, JetBlue announced its intent to begin serving Kansas City. It is now official and Kansas City will have a new airline in March, 2022. Today (7/20/2021) JetBlue published flight schedules and began selling tickets for their new nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport… Read the full press release

KLM: all necessary COVID-19 travel documents can be checked in advance with the airline’s new service COVID-19 check | Upload@Home

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | Upload@Home is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly. KLM understands that travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can… Read the full press release

Summer 2022: TUI will increase its frequency of flights to over six destinations from Bristol Airport

Increased flying to over six destinations from Bristol Airport Reintroduced route to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from Bristol Airport London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK announces the expansion of its holiday programme for summer 2022 from Bristol Airport with the reintroduction of flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and increased flying… Read the full press release

Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katalyst Laboratories has partnered with Nuffield Health and Bristol Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing… Read the full press release

UNWTO: domestic tourism continues to rebound in many parts of the world

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport unveils major five-year digital transformation programme

The investment includes Amazon Alexa functionality – a first for any airport in Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a six-figure investment, George Best Belfast City Airport has launched a major five-year, digital transformation programme aimed at enhancing the customer experience. The first phase of the innovative programme, accelerated… Read the full press release

10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport to offer passengers with a variety of new low touch amenities

Chicago, IL, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At City Council today (July 21, 2021), Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance providing for 10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport. The agreements follow a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in July 2020 to provide passengers with a variety of new low touch… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials the Commons Project’s CommonPass app on two live flights between Hong Kong and Singapore

Moving a step closer to hassle-free international air travel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to demonstrate the viability of digital health passes by successfully conducting two live flight trials involving volunteer customers travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore using The Commons Project’s CommonPass app earlier this month. The… Read the full press release

The most picturesque campsites in the UK

lusty glaze beach

LONDON, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As a heatwave continues to warm up the UK and school holidays almost here, Brits will be looking for ways to make the most of the summer sun. With staycations and mini-breaks on the cards for many holidaymakers, the consumer spending experts at money.co.uk wanted to find out which… Read the full press release

IATA’s travel and tourism diploma courses now offered to US based travel industry professionals

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), a department of IATA serving the US travel and tourism industry, announced that IATA’s globally recognized travel and tourism diploma courses are now being offered to existing and aspiring travel industry professionals based… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises unveils completely re-designed kids’ area and line-up of brand-new kids’ entertainment onboard MSC Seashore

A larger-than-ever dedicated kids’ area with futuristic space-themed rooms The family experience has been re-designed with brand-new activities, specially created to amaze children of all ages 98 hours of kids and family entertainment per seven-night sailing, endless fun for everyone! Geneva, Switzerland , 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises today (21 June, 2021) released… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises publishes its 2020 Sustainability Report

Report focuses on how MSC Cruises navigated the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, adapted its operations and prepared for the return of guests and crew Outlines how the Company’s Industry-leading Health & Safety Protocol allowed a safe and sustainable resumption sailing in the Western Med in August 2020 And despite the pandemic, how MS… Read the full press release

“Chicago In Tune”: New citywide festival celebrating Chicago’s diverse and legendary music scene and the 2021 Year of Chicago Music

Highlights include new “Music Lives Here” historical markers and Record Row concerts; workshops for musicians; Rock, Hip-Hop, House and Latinx music fests in neighborhood parks; and Gospel, Jazz, House and Blues concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs… Read the full press release

The World’s Favourite Natural Wonders

niagara falls

LONDON, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With vaccinations starting to roll out worldwide and certain countries begin to lift restrictions, holidays phrases like ‘summer vacation 2021’ and ‘holidays’ have risen by over 5,000% in the past month worldwide. As holiday excitement grows and people have been saving up for their dream trips, SaveOnEnergy.com/uk wanted to… Read the full press release

Travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates

Airline flying close to 40 popular quarantine-free destinations Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who have procrastinated making plans for the summer or who are still pondering where to take their long-awaited holiday now have the opportunity to book travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates. Customers can book their summer holiday with… Read the full press release

Emirates launches first passenger flight to Miami

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has taken off to Miami, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to the coastal metropolis, its second point in Florida, and the airline’s first new destination launched since the pandemic. Emirates flight EK213 departed at 0310hrs local time this morning. The new four times a week service to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s Brady Riggs named in GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America for 2021-2022

PGA Tour Instructor Brady Riggs celebrates 14 years on the prestigious list Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brady Riggs, Director of Instruction of the Hualalai Golf Hale at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, has been named in GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America for 2021-2022. Riggs has consistently appeared on the biennial Top 100 list since… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris appoints Francesco Cosci as head sommelier at Le George restaurant

Paris, France, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A new talent at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, Francesco Cosci begins his new role at Le George, working alongside Simone Zanoni, the Michelin starred restaurant’s dynamic chef. With its focus on sharing and conviviality, Le George is Cosci’s new playground. Born in 1994 in Cortona, Tuscany, Francesco discovered wine at… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts launches WHERE NEXT? Buyouts – the second phase of its global WHERE NEXT? Campaign

New York, New York, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — To meet the growing demand for private and secluded getaways, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent brand, has announced the launch of WHERE NEXT? Buyouts – the second phase of its global WHERE NEXT? campaign. Whether they want to escape to a Bermudan… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s new tourism campaign reminds visitors to protect, respect and enjoy Scotland responsibly

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has launched a new national responsible tourism campaign with STV dubbed ‘I love it so I look after it’. Visitors to the area are being asked to consider their impact on Scotland’s landscapes and communities through a series of adverts. The national tourism organisation’s adverts feature… Read the full press release

PaulCamper shares its Southwest staycation Gems

London, UK, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, shares its favourite camping spots and places to visit in the Southwest of England Enjoy the beaches of Cornwall and Dorset Partake in a Cornish Pasty or Devonshire Cream Tea Bathe in Bath With the recent announcement… Read the full press release

Mazen Saleh appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale

Unique Four Seasons success story appointed to lead urban oasis on vibrant stretch of South Florida’s famed Atlantic coastline Fort Lauderdale, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Eighteen-year Four Seasons veteran Mazen Saleh has been named General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale. The brand’s fourth hotel in South Florida is anticipated to make… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto invites guests to ride in style with the Maserati Quattroporte luxury sedan

Guests can ride in luxury with the latest complimentary amenity added to the global flagship portfolio Toronto, Canada, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto invites guests to ride in style with its new house car, the Maserati Quattroporte luxury sedan. An icon of Italian design, the Maserati Quattroporte is the newest addition to the… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean: Serenade of the Seas Opens First Alaska Cruise Season Since 2019

Serenade of the Seas Opens First Alaska Cruise Season Since 2019, Ahead of Second Ship, Ovation of the Seas, Joining in August MIAMI, FL, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The great Alaska adventure is now underway – Royal Caribbean is back and bolder than ever as the first cruise line to sail to the Last Frontier… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality announces the promotion of Mike Moore to Chief Human Resources Officer

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — G6 Hospitality, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada, today (June 21, 2021) announced the promotion of Mike Moore to Chief Human Resources Officer. In his new role, Moore is responsible for the organization’s people strategy, including brand… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts: 45% of General Manager roles in Thailand now held by women

45% of General Managers are women with focus on home-grown talent Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) by investing further in female leaders in Thailand – with 45% of General Manager roles now held by women. With the majority… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts shares itinerary of the best things to do, where to stay, and what to eat in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan: an Asian paradise that has something to offer every traveler from across the world. A nation that is home to the latest innovations and modern technologies is also a nation steeped in centuries old traditions. Whether it be the blinding lights of Tokyo that draws… Read the full press release