GHA members gather in Berlin at ITB to celebrate their 10th Anniversary

With 23 member brands and 425 hotels, the alliance has become a recognised platform for independent brands to compete head-on with the mega-chains DUBAI, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) was founded in Berlin in 2004, with the goal of helping independent, upscale and luxury hotel brands to compete with the mega-chains, while enabling… Read the full press release

Warwick International Hotels announces the acquisition of Chicago historic landmark Allerton Hotel

Warwick International Hotels (WIH) is delighted to announce that it has completed the purchase of the Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. The hotel was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1998 by the City. CHICAGO, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Built in 1924, the Allerton Hotel is arguably the best located hotel… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group adds Shoal Bay Resort & Spa to its portfolio of properties in the South Pacific region

GOLD COAST, QLD, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,490 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN),  today announced the addition of Shoal Bay Resort & Spa to the company’s expanding portfolio of properties in the South Pacific region. One of New South Wales’ most historic… Read the full press release

Steigenberger wins “Germany’s Top Employer” award for the fifth time in a row

Frankfurt am Main, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — The Steigenberger Hotel Group has won a “Germany’s Top Employer” award, a prize organised by the CRF Institute in Düsseldorf, for the fifth time in a row. Certification this year once more focused on the criteria of corporate culture management, training and development, primary benefits, secondary benefits, work-life… Read the full press release

IHG: $20 Million Renovation to Jekyll Island Resort Set To Open At End of 2014

$20 Million Renovation to Jekyll Island Resort Set To Open At End of 2014 ATLANTA, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announced that a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel in Jekyll Island, Ga., will be joining the brand’s growing portfolio of vacation destinations once it completes a $20 million renovation later… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Expands UK Portfolio to 49 Hotels

ARLINGTON, Va., 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces new UK management contracts for ibis budget Hotel Derby and ibis budget Hotel Leicester. The new hotels increase Interstate’s rapidly expanding UK portfolio by 154 guestrooms and cements its position as the premier hotel management company in the… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network: Stuart Silberg to take the lead as CTO as Steve Henrickson joins as CFO

Bellevue, WA, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), the private label arm of the Expedia, Inc. group, the world’s largest online travel company, announced today a strengthening of its executive leadership team with two new hires. Stuart Silberg will lead EAN as its new Chief Technology Officer and Steve Henrickson as its… Read the full press release

Aeroflot took delivery of new A320 fitted with aerodynamic Sharklets wing-tips

MOSCOW, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new A320 fitted with state-of-the-art aerodynamic Sharklets wing-tips. The aircraft has been named in honour of Boris Vasilievich Petrovsky, the innovative Soviet surgeon and public figure. Sharklets improve aircraft aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption (up to 4 per cent, according to Airbus). These new wing-tips are 2.4 m high and made of composite materials…. Read the full press release

Major sporting events to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — From fast cars and college hoops, to Major League Baseball, Las Vegas is the place to be this month for major sporting events. The destination will host hundreds of thousands of visitors who will experience the annual NASCAR weekend, four NCAA Basketball Conference Championships, the Chicago Cubs and the… Read the full press release

Jersey’s calendar of events for 2014

JERSEY,  2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re searching for the perfect getaway with long sun-filled days, or something to keep the whole family entertained, look no further than the beautiful island of Jersey. Whether you’re after an active break packed with adrenaline fuelled fun, a gastronomic experience of Michelin star quality, a romantic retreat, a… Read the full press release

Jersey to host its annual Food Festival from Friday 23rd – Monday 26th May 2014

JERSEY, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Jersey will host its annual Food Festival from Friday 23rd – Monday 26th May 2014, celebrating the very best of the island’s gastronomic delights. Now in its fourth year, the festival showcases the skill and tradition that lies behind sourcing the local specialities for which Jersey is famous. Fresh and local are the two… Read the full press release

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Calls for Congressional Action on Proposed Airport User Fee Increase

Alexandria, VA, 2014-3-7 — /Travel PR News/ — American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and CEO Todd Hauptli expressed strong support for increasing the federal cap on locally imposed airport user fees as proposed in the President’s budget released today and called on Congress to adjust the cap to $8.50 to help airports address the growing… Read the full press release