IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its first voco hotel in Germany, voco Dusseldorf Seestern

Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has announced the opening of its first voco hotel in Germany; voco Dusseldorf Seestern, in partnership with investor group, Hotelite Management. Located in the Lörick district of the city, voco Dusseldorf Seestern is a great premium option… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels named a Hotel Visionary Award winner by Hospitality Technology

Hospitality Technology Recognizes Leading-Edge Revenue Management System ChoiceMAX in Enterprise Innovator Category ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on its more than eight decades of innovation, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) was named a Hotel Visionary Award winner by Hospitality Technology in the Enterprise Innovator category for its new revenue management system, ChoiceMAX. The award,… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts appoints Cheryl Williams as Chief Revenue Officer

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand – has announced the appointment of Cheryl Williams as Chief Revenue Officer. In this newly created executive position, Williams will lead the brand’s commercial efforts, working with department leaders to drive revenue to its expanding global portfolio, which… Read the full press release

Finavia launches ticketless parking in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas

From 1 February, Finavia will make parking ticketless in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas for those who have booked parking in advance. Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from the beginning of February, customers who have booked parking in advance will be able to drive directly into all of Finavia’s parking… Read the full press release

dnata expands U.S. footprint with state-of-the-art HQ in Lake Nona in Orlando

dnata expands U.S. footprint with state-of-the-art HQ in Lake Nona, the smart city engine of Orlando’s aerotropolis dnata’s new office will be home to 50 corporate employees with room for growth Orlando, Fla., 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, is establishing its new U.S. headquarters in Orlando’s Lake Nona,… Read the full press release

Motel 6 and Share Winter Foundation team up to make winter sports more accessible

DALLAS, TX, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — During the winter months, many Americans look to make the most of the fresh snow and cooler temps by skiing and snowboarding in cities and towns across the United States, often taking a weekend getaway to experience some place new. Trips to the slopes can be a… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes findings by ICCT report showing possibility of carbon-free flight over shorter ranges

London, UK, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has published a new study which finds that hydrogen-powered aircraft could cap emissions from passenger aviation with policy support and “look surprisingly viable from a design perspective”. According to the ICCT, liquid hydrogen combustion aircraft could provide carbon-free air travel… Read the full press release

Antigua and Barbuda becomes UNWTO’s 160th Member State

Americas, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda for the first time since the country became UNWTO’s 160th Member State. The Caribbean destination became UNWTO’s newest Member State and eighth in the Caribbean region when its application was approved by the 24th Session of the General Assembly in December… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces new service to Salt Lake City

Spirit Airlines to offer daily flights to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orlando starting in May MIRAMAR, Fla., 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) will soar above the scenic vistas of Utah for the first time this spring. The airline today (Jan. 25, 2022) announced its new service to Salt Lake City International… Read the full press release

American Airlines and British Airways to launch joint operations at JFK’s Terminal 8

Preview of plans follows 2019 announcement to redevelop and expand Terminal 8 Newly released designs showcase an enhanced premium guest experience American Airlines and British Airways to launch joint operations under one roof beginning December 2022 New York, USA, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines and British Airways announced more details regarding plans to… Read the full press release

The Top 50 Canada Spas of 2021

Iridium Spa, The St. Regis Toronto, Spas of America

TORONTO, Canada, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ —Travellers in Canada were drawn to the outdoors last year, as country, ocean, and mountain spa and wellness experiences proved the most popular. Spas of America’s annual ranking of consumer preferences found people sought out outdoor fresh air, outside of most cities, but close to home. Ontario captured… Read the full press release

Delaware North’s Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino Racetrack donates to Salvation Army through its “Game Changer” program

BUFFALO, NY, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Some local children in Wheeling, W.Va., will have their summer vacation plans paid for, thanks to a donation from Delaware North’s Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino Racetrack. The casino made a donation of $6,883.38 to the Salvation Army through its “Game Changer” program, Delaware North’s ongoing initiative across several… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental in Paris launches Valentine’s Day package, available from 11 to 15 February 2022

Paris, France, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Inspired by Valentine’s Day, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is offering a luxury Be My Valentine accommodation package available from 11 to 15 February in the city of love. Couples can also treat themselves to a romantic dinner menu created by Chef Thierry Marx, a soothing retreat in the private Spa suite and choice of eternal… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy offers members bonus points and Elite Night Credits on each paid night of their stay

New Promotion Offers Bonus Earning Opportunities and Fast-Track to Elite Status The latest promotion offers members a fast-track to Elite status and more points for free nights, experiences and more BETHESDA,MD, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program, is kicking off the year with a rewarding promotion, offering members… Read the full press release

Westin London City opens in the heart of the capital of England, the brand’s first hotel in the UK

The Landmark Opening Sets a New Standard for Wellness Travel in the Heart of the Capital BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, unveils The Westin London City, the brand’s first hotel in the UK and the 1,000 hotel within the… Read the full press release

Rentable sleeping pods now available at Vienna Airport

Modern sleeping pods as a place of refuge for passengers: Zzzleepandgo launches “smart lounges” at Vienna Airport VIENNA, Austria, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Workplace, chillout lounge and a fully equipped place to sleep: a new service at Vienna Airport enables even more comfort for passengers. Effectively immediately, travellers can take advantage of rentable… Read the full press release

Culinary expert Pedro Samper becomes Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Samper adds a wealth of culinary knowledge and Michelin star experience to the Resort’s iconic restaurants Dubai, UAE., 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Culinary artist and expert craftsman Pedro Samper has joined Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach as Executive Chef. His wealth of knowledge and skill stems from 20 years of experience, working in Michelin star… Read the full press release

Cascade acquires a majority stake in Four Seasons from an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company

Grounded in its renowned people and service culture, the iconic luxury brand continues to accelerate expansion plans in key markets globally Toronto, Canada, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continues to solidify its leadership position through the strategic expansion of its portfolio of hotels, resorts and residential developments. The… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s parking to become ticketless if booked in advance

From 1 February, Finavia will make parking ticketless in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas for those who have booked parking in advance. Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from the beginning of February, customers who have booked parking in advance will be able to drive directly into all of Finavia’s parking… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport: Bookings are now open for the Runway Visitor Park’s Flight Academy for kids

Ever-popular Flight Academy programme is back over February Half Term Programme gives youngsters a chance to sit in the cockpit of a real aircraft and see the roles that keep the airport running in action ‘Midweek Madness’ short tours of Concorde from just £5 also available on Wednesday 16th February and Thursday 24th February,  All day parking just… Read the full press release

Hyatt to add 45 new hotels to its portfolio in the next 2 years

By 2023, Hyatt is expected to expand its brand footprint in 11 new leisure markets, in addition to growing its hotel presence in key resort, all-inclusive, and urban destinations CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 24, 2022) announced plans to accelerate its brand growth in the Americas… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport progresses on its way towards carbon neutral operations

Budapest, Hungary, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2021, Budapest Airport once again took huge steps to maintain its carbon neutral operations and achieve its sustainability goals. Last year, the company further reduced its direct carbon dioxide emissions, which are now half the level of ten years ago, while emissions per passenger were only… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport comments on testing requirements removal for eligible fully vaccinated arrivals

London, UK, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said:  “Today’s (24th Jan 2022) announcements are hugely welcome. As we approach half-term and Easter holidays, they will provide reassurance and confidence to customers who are wanting to visit family and friends, arrange a foreign business trip, or take a well-deserved holiday…. Read the full press release

The latest PATA 2022 and 2024 international visitor arrival forecasts covering 39 Asia Pacific destinations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has been collating, assessing and sharing international visitor arrival (IVA) forecasts annually for the past two decades. With the onset of COVID-19 and the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic, these forecasts, published in conjunction with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, have been… Read the full press release

Celebrate Valentines Day Weekend at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

From a romantic overnight room package to a bespoke couples spa experience, the ultimate weekend of love awaits New York, USA, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is the perfect backdrop for romantic celebrations this Valentine’s Day weekend. Getaway and stay with a special offer or indulge in the ultimate couple’s… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels continues expansion with eight new hotels coast to coast in 2021

Upscale Brand Adds Eight Category Defining Properties in 2021 while Breaking Ground on Six Hotels in Major United States Markets ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues to accelerate the brand’s expansion around the country by debuting eight hotels coast to coast in… Read the full press release

dnata receives IATA’s CEIV Pharma and CEIV Live Animal certifications in Brussels at its facilities in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been certified by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for its industry-leading pharma and live animal handling processes at its cargo facilities and the Animal Care & Inspection Centre at Brussels Airport (BRU). Stef Vanbinst, Managing Director of… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release

CHOICE HOTELS AND SEERA GROUP OPEN TWO NEW PROPERTIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Openings form part of an agreement which will see at least ten hotels planned to open within the next five years  Amsterdam, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — CHME, a fully owned subsidiary of Seera Holding Group, the largest publicly listed travel company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, have opened two… Read the full press release