The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry Launches Two Books to Celebrate 50 Years of Tourism, Documenting the Evolution of Resort Architecture and the Tourism Industry in the Island Nation

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In light of 2022 being the Golden Jubilee of Tourism, The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) launched 2 books titled – “Maldivian Resort Architecture – 50 years of island resorts” authored by Mr. Mauroof Jameel (Book Preview) which documents the architectural evolution of the Maldivian Resorts and… Read the full press release

Hotel Industry Struggles with Staffing Shortages, Offers Incentives to Attract Hires, According to American Hotel & Lodging Association Survey

79% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Seventy-one percent of respondents… Read the full press release

Wolt Expands Its Food Delivery Service to Helsinki Airport, Offering Travelers Easy Access to Delicious Meals from Top Restaurants in the Arrivals Hall

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Wolt will begin food deliveries from restaurants at Helsinki Airport’s Arrivals Hall. Restaurants Pretty Boy Wingery, Bär Bar, Richie’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Levant, Burger King, and Subway will join the Wolt app. Wolt will begin food deliveries at Helsinki Airport. Joining the Wolt app are restaurants from Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Korean Air Collaborates with 107 Beauty Brand to Launch Upcycled ‘Life Vest’ Cosmetic Pouches, Offering Eco-Friendly Travel Essentials and Supporting Global Environmental Causes

Seoul, South Korea, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Take Korean Air’s new eco-friendly “life vest” cosmetics pouch with you on your next trip! Korean Air has released a limited number of eco-friendly cosmetic pouches, made out of retired cabin life vests. The proceeds from the “life vest” cosmetic pouch sales will be donated to… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group Unveils Radisson Resort & Spa Hua Hin, the Perfect Beachside Escape for Travelers Looking to Explore the Charm and Culture of Thailand’s Gulf Coast

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of Radisson Resort & Spa Hua Hin, a beachside retreat that invites travellers to discover the many wonders of Hua Hin. This charming town on Thailand’s gulf coast, which was once the summer retreat of the Thai royal… Read the full press release

Hilton and Minus18 Partner to Expand Nationwide Access to Inclusive and Empowering School Formals for LGBTQIA+ Youth in Australia, Supporting Equality and Celebrating Authenticity

SYDNEY, Australia, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton and charity organisation, Minus18, have announced a nationwide partnership that aims to give​ more LGBTQIA+ young people in Australia​ the right to free, inclusive and empowering school formals – launched today (February 27, 2023) by queer icon and advocate, actor, model and DJ, Ruby Rose ​during Sydney’s WorldPride. Hilton’s… Read the full press release

Hilton and Fresh On Table Partner to Double Local Produce Procurement for Hilton Properties in the UAE, Reinforcing Commitment to Responsible Sourcing and Supporting Local Farmers

The partnership reiterates Hilton’s Travel with Purpose commitment to drive Responsible Sourcing across its value chain DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced its renewed partnership with UAE-based agri-tech platform, Fresh On Table, at Gulfood 2023, with the aim of doubling the amount of local produce procured for the brand’s properties in… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund Donates Over £36,000 to Local Projects, Supporting Not-for-Profit Initiatives and Community-Led Organizations

Quarterly meeting sees 22 organisations across Greater Manchester receive grants Beneficiaries include sport clubs, Scout groups and community arts projects For more information or to apply for a grant see: Manchester, UK, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund has announced it will donate more than £36,000 to community-led projects… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera Resigns as CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) after Leading the Association through a Challenging Period, Leaving Behind a Legacy of Key Accomplishments

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announces the resignation of Liz Ortiguera as its Chief Executive Officer. Upon her notification, PATA Vice Chair Benjamin Liao said, “Liz served PATA with distinction as the first Asian female CEO in the organization’s 72-year history. On behalf of PATA, I… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention 2023: The Leading Think Tank of the Travel Industry Gears Up to Tackle the Future of Tourism with Over 400 Speakers and 200 Sessions

The ITB Berlin Convention 2023 features around 400 speakers and over 200 sessions – Wide-ranging theme tracks under the slogan ’Mastering Transformation’ – The comprehensive programme of events is online at Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The speakers at the ITB Berlin Convention 2023 have their sights set firmly on the future… Read the full press release

Swissport’s Award-Winning Aspire Brand Opens Second Airport Lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Offering Travelers a Relaxing and Elegant Pre-Flight Experience

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport opened the doors of its second airport lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) in Finland under its award-winning Aspire brand. The facility complements an existing lounge, which has been operating at Helsinki Airport since 2014. Dubbed Lounge 13, a nod to its location next to gate 13,… Read the full press release

Win a Dream Holiday to Orlando with British Airways Holidays and Universal Orlando Resort, Courtesy of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

British Airways Holidays and Universal Orlando Resort are confirmed as official holiday prize providers for the 19th series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway which launched on ITV1 and ITVX last Saturday 25 February More than 250 lucky prize winners will win seats on a specially chartered British Airways flight and stay for six nights,… Read the full press release

SITA Supports Smooth Travel at Global Sporting Events, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today’s (22 Feb, 2023) major world sporting events such as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar depend for their success on the ability of the host country to handle the sudden influx and exodus of tens of thousands of competitors, team support and equipment, officials, VIPs, media… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt Launches Bonus Journeys to Reward Members for Exploring New Destinations and Staying Longer

The latest global offer awards thousands of Bonus Points for members to explore and redeem for free nights, memorable experiences, exciting adventures and more. CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World of Hyatt invites all members to celebrate travel and explore new destinations with the return of Bonus Journeys, making it easy to… Read the full press release

Swoop Airlines Launches Clothing Line with Unique Debut Product: The Warmest Hoodie Ever with Round-Trip Airfare Included

Calgary, AB, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 22, 2023), Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline announced the launch of a clothing line called Swoopwear, with an innovative debut product, coined “The Warmest Hoodie Ever.”While the hoodie itself is a simple cotton and polyester blend, it’s “the warmest ever” because each limited-edition hoodie comes… Read the full press release

easyJet’s charity flight to see the Northern Lights raises a record £25,000 for Aerobility

The special Aurora charity flight took off on Saturday 18th February where passengers experienced the Northern Lights at 30,000 feet, hosted by BBC Sky at Night presenter Pete Lawrence £25,000 was raised in a record fundraiser of its kind, for charity Aerobility, whose mission is to provide anyone living with any disability access to the magic… Read the full press release

easyJet Celebrates Carrying 70 Million Passengers to and from Belfast International Airport with Expansion Plans for Summer 2023

easyJet has celebrated flying 70 million passengers to and from Belfast International Airport by surprising a lucky family with free flights Northern Ireland’s largest airline will welcome an eighth aircraft to the base from next summer and is launching new routes to popular beach destinations including Antalya in Turkey, and Rhodes in Greece London, UK,… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Direct Flights between Abidjan and New York JFK after COVID-19 Disruption

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, is pleased to announce the resumption of its direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy Airport as of 29 May 2023.  Ethiopian first started serving New York from its main hub Addis Ababa via… Read the full press release

DSV Partners with SAS on Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Corporate Travel, Demonstrating Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — DSV is the first company in Denmark to sign an agreement within the SAS Corporate Sustainability Program. This partnership means DSV will buy sustainable aviation fuel for all its corporate travel with SAS for 2023. The main lever for decarbonizing the aviation sector is to replace fossil… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention Puts Responsible Tourism in the Spotlight with Key Topics on Climate Change and Social Responsibility

The ITB Responsible Tourism track at the ITB Berlin Convention features climate change action, resilience and regeneration as key topics  Responsible tourism as a topic concerning all sectors Commitment to environmentally friendly and socially responsible tourism A special event celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Socially… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Kicks Off with New Media Monday and Exciting Line-Up of Presenters and Exhibitors

Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Opening press conference on 6 March with leading representatives: Georgia, Phocuswright, the German Travel Association (DRV) and Messe Berlin – ITB Media Monday on 6 March featuring fascinating press conferences with the European Travel Commission, World Travel & Tourism Council and Saudi Tourism Authority – Numerous presentations… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Celebrates One-Year Milestone of Flight Pass Subscription Service, Offers New Subscribers Discounted Rates and Expands Reach to Salt Lake City

We’re celebrating our milestone with a discount for new subscribers SEATTLE, WA, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is the only U.S. major airline to offer a subscription plan that enables guests to earn miles and book flights in advance with no blackout dates. We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary with a promotion for… Read the full press release

Chicago O’Hare Airport Resumes Secure Airside Bus Service for Easier Terminal Transfers

Chicago, IL, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Secure airside bus service between Terminal 5 and Terminals 1 and 3 will resume operation on Wednesday, March 1, further simplifying layovers for the millions of passengers who connect through the nation’s second-busiest airport each year, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today (02/22/2023). “After having… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Takes Pole Position as Global Partner and Official Airline of Formula 1®, Announcing Three Title Sponsorships for 2027 Season

The five-year partnership will feature three title races in 2023 including the Formula 1 Grand Prix Qatar Qatar Airways will be the title sponsor of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar DOHA, Qatar, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline is now the Global Partner and Official Airline of Formula… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Applauds Hong Kong SAR Government’s Commitment to Strengthen Aviation Hub in 2021 Budget Speech

Hong Kong, China, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is encouraged by the Hong Kong SAR Government’s initiatives to continue strengthening the Hong Kong international aviation hub, as outlined in the Budget Speech given today (February 22, 2023) by Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Paul Chan Mo-po. Cathay Pacific Group… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Takes Flight with Michelin-Starred Duddell’s to Elevate Inflight Dining with Authentic Hong Kong Flavours

Hong Kong’s home carrier partners with Michelin-starred restaurant Duddell’s to celebrate the city’s gourmet culture with a taste of home at 30,000 feet Hong Kong, China, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is bringing new delights to its inflight “Hong Kong Flavours” concept with thoughtfully designed menus created together with Michelin-starred local restaurant… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Unveils Cathay Cargo in Latest Brand Overhaul, Strengthening Global Cargo Network

Aligning with Cathay’s vision to become one of the world’s greatest service brands Hong Kong, China, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay is excited to announce the launch of Cathay Cargo, a rebrand of its cargo business, and a change of name from Cathay Pacific Cargo. The change aligns with the airline’s overarching brand… Read the full press release

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport receives ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation renewal for emissions reduction efforts

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of the global airport industry response to the challenge of climate change, MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airport Operation and Management, successfully renewed its ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation Level-3 “Optimisation” for one more year. This successful recertification is a reassurance that the carbon management processes… Read the full press release

Alstef Group chosen as preferred partner for Edmonton International Airport’s Baggage System Modernization project

Edmonton, AB, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In late 2021, Edmonton International Airport (YEG) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for their Baggage System Modernization project. The RFP process aimed to identify parties interested in partnering with YEG on strategic and innovative solutions for the airport’s Baggage Handling System (BHS) including modernization of the… Read the full press release

Marriott partners with IWF to fight online child exploitation, first-of-its-kind collaboration in hotel industry

Collaboration marks Marriott’s next step in journey to advance human rights BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (FEBRUARY 22, 2023) it has joined forces with UK-based nonprofit Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online child exploitation by using technology solutions to restrict guest network access to websites with child… Read the full press release