PNBAA Webinar Spotlight: Promoting Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Challenges Facing Wider Usage in U.S. Aviation Industry

Washington, DC, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A recent webinar sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) highlighted efforts to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as well as the challenges facing wider usage in the U.S. aviation industry. The industry envisions producing 3 billion gallons of domestic SAF by 2030, and 35… Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Awards Global Travel and Meetings & Events Management to CWT

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT today (January 19, 2023) announces that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, a global market leader for renewable energies, has awarded CWT the management of its global travel and meetings & events program, following a competitive request for proposal (RFP) pitch process. After a five-year Spanish corporate travel… Read the full press release

THE SHOW: Discover the Future of Hospitality Operations and Technology at The Venetian Las Vegas – June 27-29

Inaugural technology & operations event will draw AHLA Board, top leaders, owners, brands NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex announced today (Jan. 19, 2023) that registration is now open for The Hospitality Show (THE SHOW), a bold new hospitality operations and technology event to be held June 27-29… Read the full press release

Northstar Travel Group Appoints Nick Powell as Managing Director of EMEA, Focusing on Growth and Development in UK and European Markets

Rutherford, New Jersey, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Northstar Travel Group (“Northstar”), the largest information services, data, events, and marketing solutions company focused exclusively on the travel industry, has named Nick Powell Managing Director, EMEA effective today (January 17, 2023). Powell replaces David Chapple, Managing Director of the group since its acquisition in 2019,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Launches New Global Brand Campaign: ‘Discover the Future of Cruising’ Showcasing Commitment to Sustainability

MSC Cruises launches its new global brand campaign – “Discover the future of cruising” – to be rolled-out in over 30 markets, and which highlights the brand’s long-standing and unwavering commitment to sustainability Filmed on board MSC World Europa, the most environmentally advanced ship to date within the MSC Cruises fleet, the campaign zeroes in… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER opens doors at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, offering 360 rooms, meeting spaces, and a prime location

“IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER” opens directly on Willy-Brandt-Platz at BER Airport Berlin, Germany, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s hard to get any closer: with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony, the IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER opened directly on Willy-Brandt-Platz at Berlin Brandenburg Airport on 19 January 2023. The six-storey 3-star hotel offers guests from all… Read the full press release

First Crowne Plaza Hotel opens in Bangladesh’s prime central business district in Dhaka

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with Doreen Hotels & Resorts to open Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Bangladesh in partnership with Doreen Hotels & Resorts in the heart of Gulshan 2, the prime central business and residential… Read the full press release

voco Hotels: The Fastest-Growing Brand in IHG’s Premium Portfolio with 10 New Openings in 2022 and More to Come in 2023

Premium brand continues to expand Americas footprint with new signings, forthcoming openings ATLANTA, GA, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,000 destinations across 18 brands, is celebrating recent successes and upward momentum for voco hotels – an emerging brand that already is… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Premium Portfolio with New voco Hotel Signing in India – voco Gurugram Golf Course Extension Road to Open Soon

The new build hotel is the second voco brand signing in less than a month and further expands IHG’s premium portfolio in the country New Delhi, India, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Atharva Hotel Superfluities India Pvt Ltd for a new… Read the full press release

IHG® Hotels & Resorts Announces First Holiday Inn Hotel in Lahore, Pakistan to Open in 2026 in Partnership with Delta Centauri Pvt. Ltd.

The company is expanding presence in key markets across the region, in line with market demands Lahore, Pakistan, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with presence in more than 100 countries, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Pakistan-based real estate development company Delta… Read the full press release

Ink by Hudson: A Wine Bar & Contemporary Bookstore Opens at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in partnership with Hudson, started construction on Ink by Hudson, a new wine bar and contemporary bookstore. Ink by Hudson will offer travelers a taste of local Michigan wines, shelves of diverse stories, travel essentials and gifts. “Ink by Hudson will… Read the full press release

SkyTeam Upgrades Innovative App for Elite Plus, First and Business Class Customers to Enhance Airport Experience

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has upgraded its innovative SkyPriority Panel Audit App for Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers. Travelers can now complete quick surveys rating their experience of 750 airport lounges, including SkyTeam-branded lounges in Dubai, Istanbul, Santiago de Chile, Sydney and Vancouver, as… Read the full press release

Copacabana Palace Celebrates 100 Years with Annual Arts, Gastronomy, and Cultural Program: #100doCopa to Reflect Rio’s Infectious Energy in 2023

LONDON, UK, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro will celebrate its 100 years with the launch of an annual arts, gastronomy, and cultural programme, running throughout 2023. The “#100doCopa” events will reflect the city’s infectious energy, celebrated at the hotel for the past century. With a reputation… Read the full press release

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Announces Four New Winter Journeys to French Alps: Luxurious Train to Access Ski Resorts in December 2023

LONDON, UK, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The original icon of the rails, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe, unveils four new winter journeys between Paris and the French Alps. Launching in December 2023, the blue-and-gold carriages will glide through some of France’s most untouched countryside and up to the alpine train stations of… Read the full press release

Belmond Announces Renovation of Iconic Splendido Hotel in Portofino by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

LONDON, UK, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the refurbishments of Spendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino in 2021 and Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya, reopening in May 2023 – Belmond is delighted to announce the renovation of Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino. An emblem of Portofino’s allure since the 1950s, the grand… Read the full press release

Marriott International Launches Instant Booking for Meetings and Events with Groups360

Marriott International now offers online instant booking for group guest rooms and meeting space through GroupSync Marketplace at properties in the U.S. & Canada BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International and Groups360 today (JANUARY 18, 2023) announced the launch of Instant Booking for Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in the United States… Read the full press release

Ritz-Carlton Reserve to Open in South America: Luxury Resort to be Built in Brazil’s MARAEY Development

BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International and MARAEY today (JANUARY 18, 2023) announced that they have signed an agreement to bring the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to South America. The main tourist-residential sustainable project in Brazil, MARAEY is located in Costa do Sol (Sun Coast) in the municipality of Maricá, Rio de… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Looks to Expand with Minority Stake in Italian Carrier ITA Airways

Cologne, Germany, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Lufthansa AG is aiming to acquire a stake in the Italian national carrier ITA Airways (Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A.). The plan is to agree on the initial acquisition of a minority stake as well as on options to purchase the remaining shares at a later date…. Read the full press release

Swedavia Promotes Climate-Friendly Business Travel with Annual SAF Tender: Invites More Organizations to Participate in 2023

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport operator Swedavia continues to contribute to the aviation industry’s climate transition through the annual public tender of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that Swedavia organizes with the aim of promoting sustainable business travel. The public tender makes it possible for Swedavia but also for other companies… Read the full press release

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation Promotes the Sunny Side of Life at MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2023

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) is taking part in the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2023 to promote the Sunny Side of Life to the Nordic travel trade and consumers. The event is being held from 19 to 22 January 2023 at the Messukeskus… Read the full press release

Discover the Sunny Side of Life: Maldives Showcases Diverse Tourism Experiences at Fitur 2023 Trade Fair

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives), along with our industry partners, are marketing the Sunny Side of Life and all its wonders at Fitur 2023, the global meeting point for tourism professionals and leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets. From January 18th to… Read the full press release

China Returns: Maldives Welcomes First Direct Flight from China in 3 Years

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) held a vibrant ceremony today (18 Jan 2023) to mark the happy occasion of the first direct flight from China to the Maldives since 2020. The ceremony was held at Velana International Airport on 18th January 2023, with… Read the full press release

Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Run for the Zoo: A family-friendly tradition raising funds for animal care and conservation

45th annual Run for the Zoo on June 4, registration now open CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ever wanted to take a walk on the wild side? Here is your chance at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Run for the Zoo on June 4! The event is a Chicago favorite, a family-friendly tradition that raises funds… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport Records Double Passenger Traffic in 2022, Plans to Expand Terminal and Go CO2-Neutral in 2023

Flughafen Wien AG reports 23.7 million passengers at Vienna Airport in 2022, more than double the previous year and already 75% of record passenger traffic recorded in 2019    Net profit guidance for 2023 improves to € 150 million   CO2-neutral operations at Vienna Airport as of January 2023   Successful comeback of the aviation… Read the full press release

Tru by Hilton Expands to Mexico with the Opening of its First Property in Monterrey Fundidora

The game‑changing hotel brand continues its Caribbean and Latin America expansion with opening of Tru by Hilton Monterrey Fundidora MCLEAN, Va., 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In a year of continued growth, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) innovative hotel brand, Tru by Hilton, officially announces the opening of its first property in Mexico and its second in the… Read the full press release

RIU Hotels & Resorts Celebrates 25 Years in Mexico with a Spectacular Party at Riu Plaza Guadalajara Hotel

Palma de Mallorca, Mexico, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — RIU Hotels & Resorts celebrated their 25th anniversary in Mexico in style with a huge party at the Riu Plaza Guadalajara hotel on Thursday 12 January. The event was headed up by Miguel Torruco Marqués, Tourism Secretary for Mexico and Carmen and Luis Riu, CEOs of the… Read the full press release

Emirates to Reintroduce A380 on Casablanca Route, Showcasing Commitment to Morocco’s Tourism Industry

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will reintroduce its flagship A380 to Casablanca as part of the airline’s ramp up of operations to Morocco. Starting from 15 April, the airline will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently used between Dubai and Casablanca with its flagship A380 to meet… Read the full press release

Embrace Luck and Abundance: Emirates Offers Curated Menus, Blockbuster Movies, and Special Shopping Offers for Lunar New Year

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — As the Lunar New Year period kicks off from January 22 to February 5, passengers can embrace the luck and abundance of the season with curated menus in Emirates lounges in Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok, blockbuster movies onboard in Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese, and special offers from… Read the full press release

Experience Romance in the Tetons: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole offers couples rituals, dessert duets, and après ski drinks this February

Rekindle connection with a spa treatment for two and sweets made for sharing Jackson Hole, U.S.A., 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience romance in the Tetons this February with Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole. Reconnect with a couples ritual in The Spa, linger over a dessert duet made for sharing or enjoy a… Read the full press release

AQUA at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus enters Michelin Guide Istanbul 2023 with innovative Turkish Seafood creations

Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Turkey, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the creative menu and delicious signature plates crafted by the Executive Chef Görkem Özkan and his talented team, AQUA achieved a phenomenal success by entering the Michelin Guide Istanbul 2023 selection. AQUA shines through its exquisite dishes prepared with premium-produced fresh and seasonal ingredients and offers an… Read the full press release