Emirates and flydubai mark four years of strategic partnership

Since 2017, more than 8.3 million passengers have enjoyed seamless connectivity across joint network More than 8.4 million Emirates Skywards members have earned 133 billion Skywards Miles through the Emirates and flydubai partnership. Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and flydubai mark four years of strategic partnership. The Dubai-based airlines joined hands in… Read the full press release

Emirates increases frequency on flights between Dubai and Australia

Daily flights to Sydney from 2 November on Boeing 777-300ER; Iconic A380 to operate route from 1 December, offering close to 50% additional capacity to serve pent up demand Emirates services to Australia open to fully vaccinated passengers who can enjoy quarantine- free travel to Sydney and Melbourne; flights to two points to operate at… Read the full press release

Emirates extends partnership with Ministry of Tourism Maldives

The airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Tourism Maldives, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group and His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of the Maldives.  Emirates has served the island-nation for more than 34 years and continues… Read the full press release

Anantara Spa in Thailand launches new menu of cannabis spa treatments

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The powerful properties of cannabis plants have been harnessed for millennia by healers seeking its medicinal benefits. Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and pain reducing properties, the medicinal purposes of cannabis have been brought back to the forefront of alternative therapies as part of the recent decriminalisation… Read the full press release

Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel launches Expo 2020 Dubai Stay Package

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The much anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai, the latest edition of the World’s Fair, swung its doors open on 1st October. For architecture connoisseurs and curious spirits alike, the show offers a unique chance to see 192 national pavilions showcasing the individual accomplishments of nations across the globe,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley welcomes the opening of acclaimed Chef Erik Anderson’s TRUSS Restaurant + Bar Living Room in Calistoga

The spirited, all-day dining experience is the first of two concepts for TRUSS, Chef Anderson’s modern fine dining restaurant overlooking Wine Country’s lush vineyards and striking mountains Napa Valley, USA, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Nationally acclaimed Executive Chef Erik Anderson is thrilled to announce the November 1, 2021 opening of the TRUSS Restaurant +… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago appoints Justin Yu as Director of Food & Beverage and promotes Tristan Baker to Executive Chef

Mina Group executive joins flourishing food and beverage team at reimagined Hotel Chicago, USA, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces the appointment of Justin Yu as Director of Food & Beverage and the promotion of Tristan Baker to Executive Chef. Off the heels of its multi-million-dollar renovation last fall and the launch of a new dining concept, Adorn Bar &… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis teams up with Saks Fifth Avenue St. Louis to bring magic back in the holiday season

This December, enjoy luxurious overnight accommodations, festive décor and a personalised shopping experience St. Louis, USA, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, an urban retreat located in the heart of downtown, and Saks Fifth Avenue St. Louis announce their partnership for the holiday season. The companies have collaborated to offer Hotel guests a… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels officially starts construction on the Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas

Upscale Brand to Welcome Third Hotel in Texas State Capital ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues to rapidly expand around the country with the official start of construction on the Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas. The 14-story, 212-room hotel is… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of 430-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, Saudi Arabia

Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will form part of one of the world’s most ambitious tourism projects CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (October 27, 2021) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for a 430-room Grand Hyatt… Read the full press release

Olympic swimmer Chris Cook joins George Best Belfast City Airport to launch record-breaking year of IGNITE youth leadership programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Former Olympic swimmer, double Commonwealth champion, and British record holder, Chris Cook, joined George Best Belfast City Airport this week to launch a record-breaking year of its IGNITE youth leadership programme. IGNITE, an educational partnership between Belfast City Airport and Cinemagic aiming to provide life-changing opportunities… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches improved “Beyond Business” corporate rewards programme

The airline’s corporate rewards programme now caters to businesses of all sizes QATAR, Doha, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has revamped its “Beyond Business” corporate rewards programme to offer benefits to more businesses. First launched in January 2019, “Beyond Business” catered mainly to the corporate travel needs of Small and Medium Enterprises… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group partners with ZeroAvia for hydrogen-electric powertrain aircraft

ZeroAvia will incorporate a 3MW+ hydrogen-electric powertrain system into a De Havilland DHC-8-400 (Q400) aircraft.  Joint development collaboration also adds Alaska Airlines to ZeroAvia’s list of investors.  The aircraft will contain a ZA2000, the largest ZeroAvia’s powertrain platform, capable of producing between 2,000 kW and 5,000 kW. SEATTLE and KEMBLE, United Kingdom and HOLLISTER, Calif., 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start daily nonstop service between Cleveland and Seattle

Along with new nonstop from Seattle, we’re adding a second daily flight to Columbus and Cincinnati to better connect Western Washington with dynamic regions in the Buckeye State SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — We’re all about exploring new horizons at Alaska Airlines. As we continue to grow, we’re landing at new destinations… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific, Boston Consulting Group and airline leaders form organisation to accelerate decarbonisation in the aviation industry

New non-profit organisation will accelerate the development of radical technological innovations required to decarbonise aviation Hong Kong, China, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and other airline leaders announced today (October 28, 2021) the formation of the Aviation Climate Taskforce (ACT), a new non-profit organisation founded to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Chairman and Ceo Gary Kelly recognized by 3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards

DALLAS, TX, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award through 3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards. The Responsible CEO Awards recognize corporate executives who demonstrate responsible leadership in executing on environmental, social, and governance… Read the full press release

Hostal Aptofive in Cuba receives the International Travel Awards 2021

Salamanca, Guanajuato, México, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hostal Aptofive in Havana Cuba is among the 30 hotels awarded by the Americas in the International Travel Awards 2021. In 2021, 227 entities linked to the tourism industry were nominated by the Americas in different categories, the Hostal Aptofive was the only hotel in Cuba awarded the… Read the full press release


London, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — New London-based travel and lifestyle PR and marcomms agency, Frog & Wolf PR, is delighted to announce its appointment to represent Igoroom – a next-gen virtual reality travel booking app set to revolutionise the luxury online travel sector when it launches this Autumn.  Igoroom uses innovative virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology to provide users with world-first fully immersive, 360-degree virtual reality hotel and resort tours – uniquely placing… Read the full press release

New CEO for World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage

Chris Flynn and Nigel Fell

SYDNEY, Australia, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The former Chief Commercial Officer of the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH), Mr Nigel Fell, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The WTACH Advisory Board approved the promotion, proposed by former CEO Chris Flynn, on 26 October. Flynn will… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport opens new play space created by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

$1.2M in Private and Public Support Gets New Educational Play Space Off the Ground and in Terminal B San Jose, CA, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As travelers return to Mineta San José International Airport, families with young children can now safely get their pre-flight jitters out thanks to a new play space created… Read the full press release

Qantas to open temporary lounge at Darwin International Airport

Darwin, Australia, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will open a temporary lounge to cater for eligible customers travelling between Sydney and London via Darwin from next month. It follows the recent announcement that Qantas’ flagship Australia to United Kingdom route would operate via Darwin once Australia’s international borders open on 1 November until… Read the full press release

CWT announces the appointment of Laura Wang as Director of Global Supplier Management (GSM) China

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, has appointed Laura Wang as Director of Global Supplier Management (GSM) China. In this role, Laura will lead the negotiation and implementation of air, ground transportation and hotel agreements to ensure robust, broad and value-optimized business travel products and services for… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and IntercityHotel are top-ranked brands in a customer confidence survey

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and IntercityHotel are brands to be trusted. Both have now emerged as top-ranked brands in a customer confidence survey conducted by the prestigious business magazine WirtschaftsWoche in conjunction with the marketing research institute ServiceValue. More than half a million customers were… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces signing of Holiday Inn Express Rome – Airport

New signings and openings demonstrate ample runway for growing IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Essentials brands Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the continued growth of two of its much-loved global brands – Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with CVS Health and PCMA to strengthen its Meet with Confidence program

Partners will provide onsite testing and hotel training as part of Meet with Confidence program Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has further strengthened its Meet with Confidence program by partnering with CVS Health and PCMA. CVS Health’s Return ReadyTM is now a recommended supplier for onsite COVID-19 rapid testing. IHG also has signed… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts colleagues dedicated over 74,000 volunteering hours to communities during Giving for Good month

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts colleagues have taken the opportunity to give back and show thanks as part of the company’s annual Giving for Good month by collectively dedicating over 74,000 volunteering hours to communities, causes and charities that matter to them most. Positively impacting more than… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of InterContinental Barcelona

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, today (25 OCTOBER 2021) announces the opening of InterContinental Barcelona, the first luxury hotel to open in Barcelona this year situated in the heart of the Montjuïc district. Located southwest of the city, Montjuïc… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines starts services to Cancún

Fully booked Boeing 777 flew over 300 passengers to Mexico Two weekly direct flights to the Mexican Caribbean Due to high demand: Increased Cancún offer during Christmas time Vienna, Austria, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — On 24 October 2021 at 10:40 am local time, Austrian Airlines’ aircraft OE-LPF took off for its maiden flight… Read the full press release

KAYAK adds Ferries to its Choice of Travel Options, in Partnership with Direct Ferries

London, UK, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ As travellers explore new forms of transportation in a post-Covid world, KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, adds ferries to its offering of transport modes via a new partnership with Direct Ferries, the world’s leading ferry ticket booking site. Whether looking for a simple means to get… Read the full press release

Federal Aviation Administration partners with SITA to manage air traffic across the United States’ vast oceanic airspace

Air traffic control to send text instructions to pilots in real-time to deliver a safer airspace Washington DC, USA, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In August 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of the Oceanic Data Link (ODL) contract to SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, to… Read the full press release