New organization formed to advocate for impacted general aviation tenants at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Washington, DC, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Rapid changes occurring at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) are the impetus for a new organization: the Savannah Area Aviation Association (SAAA). The airport’s master plan includes the Southeast Quadrant Redevelopment Project, which impacts general aviation (GA) tenants currently occupying shadeports, T-hangars and community hangars. These plans… Read the full press release

Global Hotel Alliance Becomes Founding Member of New International Loyalty Entity: Global Loyalty Organization

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ —UAE-headquartered Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels brands, has become a founding member of the new international loyalty entity, Global Loyalty Organisation (GLO). Launched this month, UK-based GLO is a global professional network of specialists in loyalty, rewards, consumer engagement and loyalty innovation,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Sees 90% Passenger Growth in December as Transatlantic Travel Fueled Reunions Over the Holidays

Christmas and New Year reunions fuelled passenger growth during December, with more than 5.9 million passengers travelling in the month – up 90% compared with the same time last year Transatlantic travel was a key driver behind last month’s high passenger volumes, with JFK clinching the top spot as the airport’s busiest route Forward planning… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Opens New Global HQ in Windsor, UK: Company Returns to Historic Town as it Heads Next Chapter of Growth

FTSE 100 hospitality company makes its return to town at the new Windsor One development DENHAM, UK, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is delighted to formally open its new global headquarters in Windsor, UK. Having started life as FTSE-listed company in Windsor in… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Unveils Simplified and Transparent Points System for Achieving and Maintaining Frequent Traveler Status

In the future a more understandable and transparent Points system will be in place for Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle statuses The awarding of Miles & More bonus miles will remain unchanged New: Frequent Traveller status for a lifetime for long-term loyalty Simplest and most attractive loyalty programe on the market Valid for flights… Read the full press release

Travelport and Avianca Airlines Renew Distribution Agreement: Advanced Retail and Merchandising Capabilities to Elevate Travel Booking Experience

Langley, UK, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, and Avianca Airlines, a Latin American multinational airline, headquartered in Colombia and a member of Star Alliance, today (January 11, 2023) announced they have renewed their long-standing relationship with a new distribution agreement…. Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority Launches Call for Evidence on Environmental Information for Flight Bookings: Aiming to Standardize Approach and Empower Informed Decisions

LONDON, UK, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today (11 January 2023) launched a Call for Evidence on what environmental information should be provided to people when they are looking for and booking flights. The regulator’s Call for Evidence seeks views on what environmental information should be provided to people… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines Extends Suspension of Flights Until February 19th Due to Military-Political Situation

KIEV, Ukraine, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Considering the current military-political situation, Ukraine International Airlines extends the suspension of regular and charter flights from/to Ukraine until 23:59 February 19, 2023, Kyiv time. UIA emphasizes that it stays in touch and will continue to stay in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa Launches Ayurvedic Treatments to Celebrate International Mind-Body Wellness Day

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — A quiet, relaxed and de-stressed atmosphere is everyone’s inner wish and what better way to reset and start the year than at the luxurious JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa or the wellness oasis of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. January 3 marked International Mind-Body Wellness Day,… Read the full press release

Airports Council International World Calls on Regulators to Support Economic Sustainability of Airports Worldwide

Montreal, Canada, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World today (11 January 2023) calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports as social and economic engines of communities worldwide and for the benefit of the travelling public. The call to action supports the recent ACI World Resolution Restoring Economic Equilibrium that… Read the full press release

Emirates to Offer High-Speed, Global Inflight Broadband on 50 New A350s Powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will offer passengers yet another opportunity to ‘fly better’, with new high-speed, inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft – scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global… Read the full press release

Experience Luxury Living at Four Seasons Resort & Residences at The Pearl-Qatar: Reservations now open for spring opening

Available for both long and short stays, the second Four Seasons in Doha is an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers – including families – seeking residential-style accommodations, resort amenities and a dining destination in a beachfront setting Doha, Qatar, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — A unique lifestyle experience awaits as the all-new Four… Read the full press release

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in Style at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur with Festive Lunar New Year Feasts and Entertainment

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gong Xi Fa Cai! Usher in the Lunar New Year at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur with delectable festivities. The Year of the Rabbit brings the promise of peace, prosperity and reconnection. Gather with family and friends to renew and strengthen precious bonds over traditionally inspired feasts. What better… Read the full press release

JAL unveils new sustainable in-flight menu ‘RED à table’, supervised by young culinary talent in Vietnamese, Italian, and Japanese cuisine

Three chefs of Vietnamese, Italian, and Japanese cuisines will each provide total coordination of inflight meals. Original videos introducing the chefs’ thoughts, secrets of deliciousness, and behind-the-scenes development are shown in the inflight entertainment and on the website. Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL has been implementing various in-flight meal initiatives(*1) to… Read the full press release

Julian Brittano and wife Karie to develop new Ascend Hotel property in South Boston, Virginia

Actor and activist Julian Brittano and Wife Karie Brittano, a Licensed General Contractor, signs upscale franchise agreement with industry’s largest soft brand ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) has finalized an agreement with The Brittano Group, Inc. to develop a new member of the Ascend Hotel Collection in South Boston, Virginia: The Rook Hotels…. Read the full press release

WEF Guests Arrive in Style: Additional Business and Government Flights Expected at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Additional flight movements at Zurich Airport are expected to be about on par with previous years during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. For spotter fans, there will be special tours and longer opening hours on the observation deck B. This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF)… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport Resumes Zone West Construction After Covid-induced Break, 14 aircraft stands planned

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Construction work in Zone West is resuming at Zurich Airport. Work was suspended for around two years because of the Covid pandemic. The planned 14 aircraft stands are now being constructed from mid-January at the western side of the airport. The “Zone West” construction project is not… Read the full press release

Hotel Industry leader AHLA announces new leadership for Foundation and Marketing & Communications

WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry, today (January 9, 2023) announced two leadership additions to the association and its charitable giving affiliate. Anna Blue has been named President of the AHLA Foundation and Jacqueline Policastro has… Read the full press release

Flydubai Expands Network in Kazakhstan: Adds Shymkent as Third Destination with Twice-weekly Service Starting February 28

The Dubai-based airline will start flights to Shymkent with a twice-weekly service from 28 February Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ —flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today (11 January 2023) the resumption of flights to Shymkent International Airport (CIT) from 28 February with a twice-weekly service. With the start of flights to… Read the full press release

Airbnb Commits to Combat Child Exploitation: Joins ECPAT’s ‘The Code’ and Expands Support for Law Enforcement

Airbnb has become a member of The Code, created to help the travel and tourism industry combat the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. Airbnb’s dedicated portal for law enforcement is now available in nine languages. San Francisco, CA, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is committed to the safety of its community. To… Read the full press release

Record Breaking Year for London Luton Airport: Welcomes Over 13 Million Passengers in 2022

Luton, UK, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — A busy Christmas period saw London Luton Airport (LLA) welcome 1.1 million passengers in December. The successful close to the year included LLA’s busiest Christmas Day on record that saw over 12,000 departing passengers welcomed through its doors, taking the airport’s 2022 passenger total to over 13.1… Read the full press release

NASA Astronaut and Aquanaut Nicole Stott Named Viking Neptune: Newest Ocean Ship Celebrates Successful World Cruise

New 930-Guest Viking Neptune Was Named During the 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise Los Angeles, CA, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® ( named its newest ocean ship, the Viking Neptune®, with a celebration on Sunday in Los Angeles. As part of the event, the ship’s ceremonial godmother, Nicole Stott, retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut and artist, offered a blessing… Read the full press release

Hilton unveils Spark by Hilton: New Brand to Offer Value-Driven Premium Economy Lodging Option

MCLEAN, Va., 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (January 11, 2023) announced the launch of Spark by Hilton, the newest addition to its portfolio of world-class brands. Following extensive research, the introduction of Spark by Hilton fills an open space in the industry by creating a new premium economy lodging option to… Read the full press release

prizeotel’s Strong Growth in DACH Region, Accelerates Expansion Plan in Europe with 45 New Signings in 2023 and Beyond

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group’s midscale lifestyle brand – prizeotel – has continued to expand throughout 2022, with the addition of three new hotel openings representing nearly 1,000 rooms. The Group announced plans to expand the brand’s footprint with 45 new signings in select European countries with a special… Read the full press release

RDU Airport’s Impact on North Carolina: $17 Billion to Regional Economy and 85,000 Jobs Supported

NCDOT Report: Airport Generates $887 Million in State, Local Taxes Morrisville, NC, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — A new report published today (January 9, 2023) finds that Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) contributes more than $17 billion to central and eastern North Carolina’s economy and supports more than 85,000 local and regional jobs. The report, “North… Read the full press release

Hyatt Expands to Bordeaux: Opens First Hotel in France under JdV by Hyatt Collection

A celebration of life and feel-good experiences, FirstName Bordeaux marks the first hotel in France to join the JdV by Hyatt collection and strengthens Hyatt’s brand expansion across Europe Chicago, IL, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 11, 2023) announced the opening of FirstName Bordeaux, a lifestyle hotel joining… Read the full press release

Taste of Indiana at Indy Airport: New Hoosier Favorite Restaurants Open for Business

Hoosier favorites added to lineup, others renovating to better serve traveling public INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Some of Hoosiers’ favorite restaurant brands will be opening at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) this year, while some will expand as air travel continues to rebound. As 2022 came to a close, the list… Read the full press release

Swoop Soars to Cuba: Celebrates Inaugural Service from Toronto to Varadero

Toronto, ON, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (January 11, 2023), Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, celebrated its inaugural service between Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero, Cuba (VRA). Swoop flight WO652 took off from Toronto this morning at 9:10 a.m. ET and arrived in… Read the full press release

Swissport selects BCW as Global PR Partner to Boost Communications Strategy

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed BCW as its first multi-disciplinary, global partner for PR, Public Affairs and Crisis Communications. In close collaboration with local teams, Swissport Group Communications and BCW Switzerland will coordinate the partnership from Zurich, where Swissport International AG is headquartered. Swissport, the world’s leading aviation services… Read the full press release

UNWTO, UN Women and German Partners Launch Free Online Gender Equality Training for Tourism Sector

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO, in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and UN Women has launched a free online training course focused on gender equality within the tourism sector. The course, which is available through, is part… Read the full press release