Six Strategies to Reduce Stress and Enhance Well-Being in Business Travel

(IN SHORT) Business travel can be a significant source of stress for employees. Research indicates that the majority of business travelers experience poor mental health, stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and loneliness during work trips. To alleviate this, businesses can take several steps to minimize stress and improve the well-being of their traveling employees. These steps include… Read the full press release

Pegasus Lodges Appoints IMAGINE PR

(IN SHORT) IMAGINE PR has been appointed as the North American Public Relations Representative for Pegasus Lodges, a unique travel experience provider. Pegasus Lodges focuses on offering immersive experiences in remote and extraordinary locations, emphasizing authenticity and a connection to local communities and resources. The company currently operates four lodges, each in distinct and pristine… Read the full press release

British Airways Partners with DJ Cuppy to Bring Afrobeats Playlist to Inflight Entertainment

(IN SHORT) British Airways is teaming up with Nigerian-born musician and DJ, Cuppy, to offer an exclusive Afrobeats playlist to passengers starting from November 1. Cuppy, known for her global DJ performances, has curated a selection of her favorite tracks for the airline’s inflight entertainment system. This collaboration celebrates the expansion of flights between Africa… Read the full press release

British Airways Completes Lounge Refresh at Heathrow Terminal 5, Enhancing Passenger Experience

British Airways has completed the final phase of its lounge refresh at London Heathrow Terminal 5B, introducing a new servery area, deli station, updated furniture and a quiet zone The refresh follows the opening of an exclusive Whispering Angel bar earlier in the summer in the T5B lounge as well as improvements rolled out across its First… Read the full press release

Randalstown Wins Top Honors at 2023 Best Kept Awards NI for Environmental Excellence

(IN SHORT) Randalstown, a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been recognized as the Overall Best Kept City, Town, or Village in Northern Ireland, as well as receiving the Best Kept Small Town Award at the 2023 Best Kept Awards NI ceremony held at Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey on October 18. Organized by the Northern… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule, Adds International Routes and Domestic Services

Southwest announces enhanced international service from Orlando, subject to governmental approvals The carrier’s published schedule grows to all-time high of 4,526 departures (IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines has extended its flight schedule through August 4, 2024, with a focus on international expansion and network growth. Starting June 4, 2024, Southwest will introduce daily nonstop service from… Read the full press release

Westin Unveils Revitalized Westin Washington, DC Downtown With Emphasis on Well-Being

The Westin Washington, DC Downtown is poised to become a hospitality wellness leader with focus on holistic well-being experiences and the largest hotel fitness studio in DC (IN SHORT) Westin Hotels & Resorts introduces its refurbished Westin Washington, DC Downtown property following an investment of nearly $80 million by Sunstone Hotel Investors. The 807-room hotel… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton and Artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon Unveil Travel Posters to Support Social Mobility

Building on The Ritz-Carlton brand’s longstanding commitment to supporting the global community, all sales of the exclusive art series will go directly to Sutton Trust through The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints Fund (IN SHORT) The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has collaborated with artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon to create a series of travel posters celebrating its partnership with the… Read the full press release

Marriott Announces Luxury Resort Expansions in Vietnam, Unveils Two New Brands

(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. is set to expand its presence in Vietnam with the signing of agreements to open three new luxury resorts. These developments include the debut of two new brands in Vietnam: Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc. Additionally, a third JW Marriott Hotel is… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Anthropologie Partner to Elevate Guest Experience with Complimentary Accessory Collection

Kimpton’s Forgot It? We’ve Got It! programme tackles travellers’ fear of forgotten fashion items (IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is enhancing its guest experience by teaming up with Anthropologie to offer complimentary access to a curated selection of accessories, including bags, belts, and bracelets, to guests at its… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises’ Flagship MSC Euribia Offers Captivating Winter Sailings to Northern Europe

(IN SHORT) MSC Cruises introduces winter sailings aboard its flagship, MSC Euribia, from November 2023 to April 2024, featuring 7-night itineraries to Northern Europe’s renowned destinations, including Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, Paris, Southampton, and London. MSC Euribia, powered by LNG, stands out as one of the industry’s most energy-efficient ships with advanced environmental technologies. Passengers… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and Rappi Team Up to Deliver Exclusive Benefits to Members in Mexico

Starting October 24, 2023, members who link their accounts can enjoy special benefits and exclusive promotions (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel program, has partnered with Rappi, a Latin American SuperApp, to offer exclusive benefits and promotions to their joint members in Mexico. Starting from October 24, 2023, members who link their accounts will… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy Strikes a Chord with Live Nation Canada to Offer Exclusive Concert Experiences

Exclusive agreement provides premium access for Marriott Bonvoy members to curated experiences, festivals, events and more (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel program, has entered a multi-year agreement with Live Nation Canada, becoming its Official Hotel Partner. This partnership allows Marriott Bonvoy members to access exclusive concert and stay experiences at Live Nation-promoted events… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy Enters Fortnite Universe with “Marriott Bonvoy Land,” Bringing Hotel Adventures to Gamers

Twitch streamer Sommerset and a surprise celebrity guest take on Marriott Bonvoy Land & give away free Marriott Bonvoy stays in livestream event November 2, 2023 (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s brand encompassing over 30 hotel brands and 10,000 destinations, has ventured into the world of Fortnite with the launch of “Marriott Bonvoy Land.”… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Renews Commitment to Clark Atlanta University, Fostering Student Success

CAU Leaders and Students, Atlanta Mayor’s Office, Join IHG to Celebrate Partnership and Unveil New Student Lounge (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have renewed their partnership to support student success. IHG will continue to be a Premier Corporate Partner for CAU in 2024. During an event at the School… Read the full press release

HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts and Jingting Bai Offer Immersive Chinese Cultural Experience

(IN SHORT) HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, along with brand ambassador Jingting Bai and cultural heritage practitioners, hosted an event called “Embracing Chinese Culture with HUALUXE.” The event combined traditional Chinese intangible heritage crafts like tie-dye, shadow puppetry, and Kingfisher feather art with modern dance to offer guests an immersive experience of Chinese culture and aesthetics…. Read the full press release

IHG’s voco Brand Expands Rapidly Across Europe with Multiple New Signings and Openings

Premium collection brand maintains growth momentum with new signings, recent and forthcoming openings (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts is expanding its voco™ brand across Europe with new signings and openings in various countries. The brand has experienced rapid growth, with over 25% more properties signed and opened within ten months. The voco brand aims… Read the full press release

Hilton Achieves Fifth Consecutive #1 Ranking as Best Workplace for Women in the US

Hospitality leader recognized for its inclusive culture, industry‑leading benefits and development opportunities (IN SHORT) Hilton has been ranked #1 on the Best Workplaces for Women U.S. list by Fortune and Great Place to Work for the fifth consecutive year. This recognition highlights Hilton’s commitment to creating an inclusive and empowering workplace for its over 450,000… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield Airport Earns Level 3 Carbon Accreditation, Demonstrating Commitment to Sustainability

(IN SHORT) Halifax Stanfield Airport has achieved Level 3 – Optimization accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program, recognizing its commitment to sustainability and carbon reduction. This accreditation signifies the airport’s dedication to managing and reducing CO2 emissions and engaging stakeholders in addressing climate change within the global airport industry. (PRESS… Read the full press release

dnata Implements Innovative Cooling Technology to Save 650 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Annually at Singapore Changi Airport

(IN SHORT) dnata, a global air and travel service provider, is set to reduce its carbon footprint by 650 metric tonnes and save 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year with the installation of Cooling as a Service (CaaS) technology at its Singapore Changi Airport facilities. Supplied by provider Kaer, the CaaS system has… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Las Vegas Collaborates with Artist Paul Oz for Exclusive Formula One Art Exhibit and Race Weekend Experiences

Celebrate the exhilarating event in style with featured experiences and stays (IN SHORT) Four Seasons Las Vegas has announced a partnership with artist-in-residence Paul Oz for the upcoming race weekend from November 16 to 19, 2023. The hotel will host an art exhibit featuring Oz’s Formula One Collection, including live painting sessions by the artist… Read the full press release

Former Ernst & Young CEO Kelly Grier Joins Booking Holdings Board of Directors

(IN SHORT) Kelly Grier, the retired Chair and CEO of Ernst & Young LLP U.S., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Booking Holdings Inc., effective November 6, 2023. She will also join the Board’s Audit Committee. Grier brings extensive leadership experience from her roles at EY, where she served as Chair and… Read the full press release

Diamonds Resorts Triumphs in Kenya with Three Prestigious Awards at the 30th World Travel Awards

(IN SHORT) At the 30th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Dubai, Kenya was recognized as ‘Africa’s Leading Destination.’ Additionally, Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort in Diani received two awards, winning ‘Africa’s Leading Resort’ and ‘Kenya’s Leading Resort’ for 2023. Diamonds Dream of Africa in Malindi was voted ‘Africa’s… Read the full press release

Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos Appoints Andrea Ambroze as Director of Sales

(IN SHORT) Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos has appointed Andrea Ambroze as their Director of Sales for the Southeast, West Coast, and Texas regions. Ambroze brings over two decades of experience in luxury sales and marketing, having worked with prestigious brands and luxury properties such as St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, and Mandarin Oriental. In her new… Read the full press release

Rosewood Munich: A Fusion of Timeless Elegance and Bavarian Culture in the Heart of the City

A harmonious fusion of historical charm and unforgettable experiences, the Rosewood Munich opens its doors and welcomes guests to explore the vibrant city. Munich, Germany, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Located within the heart of Munich’s historic old town, a highly anticipated chapter in the city’s storied legacy is set to unfold with the grand… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways Expands Sports Sponsorships in 2024, Including NRL, Rugby, and Soccer Partnerships

National Airline welcomes new partnerships and renews ongoing deals Nadi, Fiji, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline is proud to announce major sports sponsorships for next year, welcoming onboard new partners and increasing investments for existing partners. 2024 will see us enter into new sponsorships and partnerships that capture audiences not… Read the full press release

Finnair to Upgrade Cabins of Embraer Aircraft for Enhanced Travel Comfort

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair will renew the cabins of its Embraer aircraft in the coming years. The renewal gives the Embraer fleet a fresh and inviting interior with familiar elements from the previously redesigned Finnair long-haul aircraft cabins. “We want to improve travel comfort and provide our customers with a… Read the full press release

Accor’s Global Extended Stay Portfolio Expands with Novotel Living and Other Brands

BRANDS SUCH AS ADAGIO AND NOVOTEL LIVING ARE HELPING TO FUEL THE CONTINUED EXPANSION OF ACCOR’S GLOBAL EXTENDED STAY PORTFOLIO, WHICH NOW ENCOMPASSES 380+ EXTENDED STAY HOTELS AND 45,000 KEYS Paris, France, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, shared an update on its market leading position in the global extended stay,… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Initiates Construction of 8-Storey Parking Building with 2,700 Spaces and EV Charging Points

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — On parking lot P30 at Brussels Airport, a staff car park opposite the drop-off area, works have started for a new 8-storey parking building. By the end of 2025, this building will provide a total of 2,700 parking spaces for airport staff and car rental services. A… Read the full press release

Swissport to Contest Ramp Handling Tender Rankings to Protect Alitalia Employees and Investments

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is prepared to contest the award rankings and is fully committed to pursuing legal remedies to safeguard the interests of over 2,300 former Alitalia employees and the considerable investments the company. Swissport is dismayed to learn of the preliminary ranking list of the ramp handling tender… Read the full press release