IHG announces the promotion of Christian Hempell to Senior Vice President of Global Loyalty and Partnerships

5-year IHG marketing leader appointed to head up new Global Loyalty & Partnerships team Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the promotion of Christian Hempell to Senior Vice President of Global Loyalty and Partnerships. In this new role, Hempell leads a team… Read the full press release

IHG announces the grand opening of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced today (15 NOVEMBER 2018) the grand opening of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, the 200th hotel within its growing portfolio of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand. Developed by Shimao Group and managed by IHG, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express® Farroupilha hotel, Brazil

The company brings the brand’s renowned comfort and convenience to Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG®, (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (16 NOVEMBER 2018) announces the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express® Farroupilha hotel in Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s Chef Yusuke Aoki named World Champion of the Valrhona Chocolate Chef Competition

Winning dessert added to Resort menu; Yusuke to launch homemade organic Bali chocolate Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — After a gruelling five-hour public cook-off in New York City, Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has been crowned World Champion of the Valrhona Chocolate Chef Competition (C3). Representing Asia,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti welcomes Justin Stevens as Resort Manager

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has announced Justin Stevens as Resort Manager. With ten years of African safari experience to his name, Stevens now joins the team at the Lodge in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, where he will oversee all day to day operations at the property. Hailing… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC to hold its 19th annual “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” feast for the city’s public servants on November 22, 2018

Hotel staff volunteers serve up 500 meals to the city’s public servants on Thanksgiving Day Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC proudly announces its 19th annual “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” feast for the city’s public servants who are working on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Washington, DC’s… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo continues to raise the bar on luxury guest experience with new and refreshed spaces and amenities

Central America’s premier luxury resort debuts new signature restaurant, spa, concierge lounge, fitness and wellness centre and juice bar Costa Rica, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, a Forbes Five-Star resort situated on the 1,400-acre (570 hectare) Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, announces the… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson to debut in Canada with a new-concept restaurant and bar at the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

New York-based celebrity chef’s eponymous new restaurant and bar will join the city’s celebrated culinary community with Samuelsson’s inimitable style and cuisine Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson is partnering with the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal with Marcus, a new-concept restaurant and bar that will bear both his name and his unique culinary… Read the full press release

Gonçalo Monteiro appointed opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Seasoned hotelier Gonçalo Monteiro has been appointed opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.  He arrives from China, where he was most recently Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip. “With his international background and flair for outstanding service, Gonçalo is the perfect person to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts names internationally-renowned fitness expert Harley Pasternak as Global Fitness Advisor

Renowned fitness expert to design fitness facilities and create new programming at Four Seasons around the world Toronto, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has appointed internationally-renowned fitness expert Harley Pasternak to the role of Global Fitness Advisor. Harley Pasternak is a world-renowned fitness and nutrition… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels names Abhijit Patel as vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, has promoted Abhijit Patel to vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations. In this role, Patel will oversee the company’s marketing and distribution functions, including property management systems, third-party distribution channels, and vendor… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS announce new and updated initiatives to help travel agents stay relevant and build their capabilities

Singapore, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) today (16 November 2018) announced new and updated initiatives to help travel agents stay relevant and build their capabilities. Among the slew of initiatives are a Travel Talent Transformation & Management Programme to improve HR… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Tamdeen Group to reintroduce the Hyatt Regency brand into Kuwait with plans to open Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall in January 2019

The hotel opening set to strengthen Hyatt’s presence in the region as the second property in Kuwait with Tamdeen Group CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (November 19, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with a Tamdeen Group subsidiary for Hyatt Regency Al… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways brings back its seasonal routes to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and Málaga in 2019 with more flights and upgraded aircraft

A strong performance on all four services during summer 2018 means passengers will be able to access even more weekly flights to top tourist hot spots in Antalya, Bodrum and Mykonos The award-winning airline will also introduce larger, more modern aircraft to two routes, with Antalya operated by A330 and Málaga by the spacious Boeing 777-200LR… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to deploy its state-of-the-art Airbus A380 to its services from Doha to Frankfurt

The award-winning airline will operate the state-of-the-art A380 alongside the Qsuite-equipped Boeing 777 on its twice-dailyFrankfurt route from 31 March 2019   Addition will bring 23 per cent more capacity to the airline’s Frankfurt route DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to announce it will add the state-of-the-art Airbus A380… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces launch of a special year-end Amazing Thailand Grand Sale promotion with “Passport Privileges”

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching its year-end Amazing Thailand Grand Sale promotion with a unique “Passport Privileges” twist, targeting arrivals from short-haul markets from ASEAN, East Asia and South Asia. H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports (above photo, speaking), said: “This promotion is… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean celebrates christening of Symphony of the Seas with its first-ever Godfamily, actors Alexa and Carlos PenaVega and son Ocean

Actors Alexa & Carlos PenaVega, with Son Ocean, Host Celebration at the Cruise Line’s New Terminal A MIAMI, FLORIDA, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s official, Miami’s newest ship has come in. Royal Caribbean International celebrated the homecoming of the world’s largest cruise ship with the naming ceremony of Symphony of the Seas, the 25th ship in the… Read the full press release

UNWTO concludes successful 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes in Sofia, Bulgaria

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the first edition held two years ago, the 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes (15-16 November) concluded today in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the EU-China Tourism Year, the event explored how tourism along historic routes… Read the full press release

British Airways offers tips for travellers on the hunt for bargains at home and abroad

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Black Friday kicks off one of the biggest weekends in shopping history, already overtaking the Boxing Day spike of the highest internet searches with over £7.8 billion spent online and instore across the UK alone. Now much more than a one-day event, it’s grown into a four-day retail… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces Leadership promotions

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Nov 16, 2018) announced several Leadership promotions. To view Officers’ biographies or download headshots, visit www.swamedia.com. These changes are effective immediately. Southwest has promoted Marilyn Post to Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In her new role as Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, Post will report… Read the full press release

Shannon Duty Free named among Ireland’s Top Five and ‘National Visitor Store’ of the Year at the Annual Retail Excellence Ireland Awards

Historic store named among Ireland’s Top Five and ‘National Visitor Store’ of the Year  Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Duty Free, the world’s first and most famous Duty Free, has scooped honours in the Annual Retail Excellence Ireland Awards. In the latest in a run of awards for Shannon Group companies, the… Read the full press release

Ryanair adds 11 new routes and additional aircraft for its Edinburgh Summer 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (8 Nov) launched its Edinburgh Summer 2019 schedule adding 11 new routes and an additional aircraft (bringing the total based aircraft to 9, with a total of 58 routes, which will help deliver 3.5m customers p.a. through Edinburgh airport next year. Ryanair’s Edinburgh… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches extra Easter flights from London Stansted

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (14 Nov) launched extra Easter flights from London Stansted, with over 40 additional return flights to the likes of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal now on sale on the Ryanair.com website. Customers can enjoy even more low fare getaways this Easter, with… Read the full press release

AAAE recognizes Salt Lake City International Airport’s Al Stuart, A.A.E. with Distinguished Service Award

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Stuart, A.A.E., Superintendent of Operations at Salt Lake City International Airport, will receive the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry. “Al is an outstanding colleague… Read the full press release

TAT: Krabi awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Krabi was awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony held on 30-31 October, 2018, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok…. Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces expanded edition of Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019

The second edition of the Michelin Guide in Thailand features increased focus on Bangkok’s inner zone and surrounding cities as well as Phuket and Phang Nga. Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Michelin, has announced the second Michelin Guide in Thailand edition that continues to… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group expands its presence across the Sultanate of Oman with two new hotel signings

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is pleased to announce two new hotel signings in Oman; Radisson Hotel Apartments, Muscat Hills and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments, Salalah. This brings the group’s portfolio to 84 hotels and… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation wins Best MRO Provider award at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation (IOA) 2018 awards

Basel, Switzerland, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it won the Best MRO Provider award at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation (IOA) 2018 awards event held in Hong Kong on November 10, 2018.  The annual IOA Awards commend the industry’s best in the region in appreciation of their vital support. This… Read the full press release

Travel Packages to Kenya and Tours in Nairobi National Parks

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya’s National Airliner Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 28th October, 2018 to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the 2 vibrant economies. Travel from the USA to Kenya will only be 15… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises introduces new Casual Dinner Pool Grill and Pre-Voyage Shipboard Credit Access

MIAMI, FLORIDA, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today (Nov. 12, 2018) announced two guest experience enhancements that reflect guest recommendations and emerging luxury cruise trends: the opening of its pool grills to serve relaxed, gourmet dinner al fresco fleetwide, and the ability for guests to use… Read the full press release