IHG® strengthens luxury and upscale portfolios in India

Bangalore,India, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed an agreement with Hotel Paraag Limited in Bangalore, for two hotels – the new built InterContinental® Bengaluru Whitefield and Crowne Plaza® Bengaluru Raj Bhavan Road, which will be a conversion hotel. The development marks the debut of the… Read the full press release

ALPA joins the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) to fight human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 12, 2019), the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago

Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling… Read the full press release

Silversea’s tale of tales concludes in London: 133 days, 31 countries, 9 celebrated creatives, countless memories

Monaco, France, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Whisper arrived in London on May 19, 2019, marking the final chapter in the Tale of Tales and the conclusion of another hugely successful World Cruise for Silversea. The cruise line’s guests travelled deeper into a total of 31 countries across five continents on the 133-day voyage, enjoying… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of the Radisson Hotel, Lahore City Mall in Pakistan

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel Lahore City Mall in Pakistan. This deal marks the group’s debut in Pakistan and the launch of its strategy to have 10 hotels and 2,000 rooms in operation and under development across the country by 2025…. Read the full press release

Mallorcan gastronomic celebration: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa announces the return of Guest Chef Series

London, UK, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the return of their Guest Chef Series, which invites five of the biggest and brightest faces in the Mallorcan restaurant industry to partake in a bespoke gastronomic celebration. The ultimate showcase of culinary talent takes place from now until… Read the full press release

Hyatt to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Malta, expected to open in 2021

Hyatt Regency Malta will mark continued growth for Hyatt in Southern Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Bay Street Holdings Limited to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Malta. Located on the scenic coastal destination… Read the full press release

Accor announces material progress in the divestment process of Orbis’ real estate assets

Accor agreed key terms of taking over Orbis’ hotel services business for €286m, and begins disposal of its real estate operations, whose Gross Asset Value (excluding corporate overheads) totaled €1.18bn at end-2018 Paris, France, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with its “asset-light” strategy, and as presented at Capital Market Day on November 27, 2018, Accor announced today… Read the full press release

SFO hosts new exhibition showcases studio craft made by California artists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Studio craft combines the characteristics of traditional, handmade craft with the refined qualities of fine art. Made by professional artist-craftspeople who work in a variety of media, studio craft includes both utilitarian items and more experimental pieces that focus on aesthetics over function. For many, studio… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London and San Francisco – A British Airways flight has touched down at London Heathrow from San Francisco this morning, having been on quite a unique journey – it hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi.  The airline joined up with Founders Forum to give five start-ups the chance to pitch their ideas to a host of judges on board the flight… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport deploys electric buses transport visitors to and from the Paradise City festival

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport is the proud sponsor and sustainability partner of the most eco-conscious Belgian festival, Paradise City, in neighbouring Steenokkerzeel. To help the festival achieve its green ambitions, Brussels Airport is deploying several electric buses to take the visitors to and from the festival. This eco-electro combination has… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways’ frequent flyer program launches the “Points Travel Sale” campaign

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flyer Bonus, a frequent flyer program of Bangkok Airways launches the “Points Travel Sale” campaign, offering KTC-BANGKOK AIRWAYS credit card members a chance to redeem air tickets using only 50% of the normal flight awards redemption rates. The offer is valid for one-way or round-trip tickets on Bangkok… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport invites charitable groups to apply for free space in terminal to display information

Charitable Groups Invited to Apply for Free Space in Terminal to Display Information Baltimore, MD, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A new program at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is offering local charitable nonprofit organizations the opportunity to increase public awareness among the airport’s millions of travelers.  The Community Partners Program provides space throughout the BWI… Read the full press release

Marriott International opens Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel; its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (06/10/2019) announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original New Africa Hotel was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II in… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces free cultural events this summer celebrating Chicago’s Latino communities

Series of free movies, music, markets, dance, and theatre events kick off June 11 to celebrate Chicago’s Latino communities Chicago, IL, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (June 11, 2019) announced dozens of free cultural events this summer celebrating… Read the full press release

Environment Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise partner to conserve the Heart of Neolithic Orkney site

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — An ambitious new partnership to shape the future direction for Orkney’s World Heritage Site has been unveiled today (11 June 2019). The partnership brings together Historic Environment Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conserve the Heart… Read the full press release

Hilton Cambridge City Centre introduces a lemon drizzle rainbow cake to celebrate Cambridge’s first LGBTQ event

“Love is sweet and colourful, just like our delicious rainbow cake” Cambridge, England, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the first LGBTQ event taking place in Cambridge this summer, Hilton Cambridge City Centre has introduced a lemon drizzle rainbow cake. Layered in the six colours of the Pride flag, the commemorative cake also offers a… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya appoints new Commercial Director, Jean-Baptiste Papin

PATTAYA, Thailand, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Pattaya has appointed a new Commercial Director for its uniquely designed hotel. Jean-Baptiste Papin most recently served as senior cluster revenue manager of the Hilton Revenue Management Consolidated Center, Asia Pacific. “We are excited to welcome Jean-Baptiste Papin to our unique hotel. I am confident that Jean-Baptiste’s wealth… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes IndiGo’s new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi

Flags off new daily direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Delhi and Mumbai Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi yesterday. IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin announces summer programming in 2019

Ceviche classes, champong and stand-up paddleboarding on the activity lineup Austin, U.S.A, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Austin is embracing its identity as an “urban resort” with the launch of new summer experiences and activities that make the most of the downtown Austin hotel’s lakeside location and laidback vibe. “Our sprawling green lawn… Read the full press release

Beaufort Hotel joins Ascend Hotel Collection

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) welcomes the Beaufort Hotel to its portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community. The brand’s newest addition, situated on the idyllic Crystal Coast, channels the Tar Heel State’s rich maritime culture and highlights the collection’s continued growth… Read the full press release