Qantas Unveils Limited-Time Offer: Double Status Credits or Double Qantas Points for Frequent Flyers

(IN SHORT) Qantas introduces a highly anticipated promotion offering its Frequent Flyers the choice between double Status Credits or double Qantas Points for bookings made on any Qantas flight over the next seven days. Members can register through the Qantas App and book flights for travel between February 28, 2024, and February 14, 2025, seizing… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces New Board Members and Chairman Elect in Ongoing Renewal

(IN SHORT) Qantas reveals significant changes to its board as part of its continuous renewal process, appointing John Mullen as the Chairman Elect effective July 1, 2024, alongside Dr. Nora Scheinkestel as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee starting March 1, 2024. The selection of Mullen, with his extensive executive and directorial… Read the full press release

Qantas Applauds Reforms to Slot Management System at Sydney Airport

(IN SHORT) Qantas has welcomed the reforms to the slot management system at Sydney Airport announced by the Federal Government, highlighting the potential benefits for travelers and airports nationwide. The improvements aim to enhance efficiency, particularly during severe weather conditions, and increase transparency in slot allocation, countering misconceptions about slot hoarding by airlines. These reforms… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts to Open InterContinental Resort Portofino on The World Islands Dubai

The new 466-key InterContinental Resort Portofino, The Heart of Europe will open its doors in early 2026 on The World Islands Dubai, strengthening IHG Hotels & Resorts luxury and leisure portfolio in the region (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the upcoming opening of the InterContinental Resort Portofino, The Heart of Europe, on… Read the full press release

IHG’s Garner Hotels Expands Globally with New Openings and Milestones

IHG Hotels & Resorts’ newest midscale conversion brand announces new openings and continues global expansion with a focus on reliable, relaxed stays (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces Garner Hotels, its latest midscale conversion brand focused on providing reliable and relaxed stays at an affordable price. Garner achieves significant growth with recent openings in… Read the full press release

Amadeus Joins IGLTA, Strengthening Support for LGBTQ+ Travelers

Organization works to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers Travel technology leader is an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community around the world (IN SHORT) Amadeus, a prominent travel technology company, has announced its membership in the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) as part of its ongoing commitment to being an active ally of… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels Enhances Regional Expertise with COO Switch

(IN SHORT) Kempinski Hotels announces a strategic switch of regions for two of its Chief Operations Officers (COOs), aimed at sharing best practices and bolstering regional growth. Xavier Destribats, previously overseeing operations in the Americas, moves to Geneva to take charge of Europe in addition to the Americas, while Timur Sentuerk relocates to Dubai to… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels Makes a Splash in Bangkok with Debut of Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong

Infused with youthful energy and the upbeat spirit of the boundary-breaking brand, Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong welcomes guests in the heart of downtown Bangkok (IN SHORT) Moxy Hotels, a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive portfolio, celebrates the opening of Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong, its first property in Thailand, ushering in a new era of vibrant and social… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy Launches ‘Score Big with Marriott Bonvoy Game Day Rituals’ Campaign for NCAA March Madness

Fans Could Score Big by Entering for a Chance to Win an Exclusive Experience at the Women’s Final Four Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio, with Women’s College Basketball Coach Sydney Carter (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy® celebrates its eighth year as the Official Hotel Partner of the NCAA® and the 2024 March Madness® tournament by launching the… Read the full press release

Marriott International to Introduce Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort in 2025, Enhancing Tanzania’s Hospitality Landscape

Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will invite travelers around the world to ‘Savour the Good Life’ through the brand’s rich European heritage and chic signature programming (IN SHORT) Marriott International has announced a partnership with Morogoro Mishama Company to bring Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts to Zanzibar by 2025. The Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will feature… Read the full press release

Swedavia Implements Organizational Change, Merges Project Unit with Facilities and Systems

(IN SHORT) Swedavia has announced an organizational change effective July 1st, merging the Project business unit with the Facilities and Systems business unit. This decision follows the retirement of Johan Bill, Director of Projects, who has made significant contributions to Swedavia’s project development at various airports. With this merger, the Facilities and Systems business unit… Read the full press release

KLM Expands Summer Schedule, Increasing Destinations and Frequencies

(IN SHORT) KLM announced its summer schedule for 2024, revealing plans to serve 155 destinations, including 92 in Europe and 63 intercontinental routes. With a projected 7% increase in available seat capacity compared to the previous summer, KLM aims to nearly match pre-Covid levels. Notable changes include increased flight frequencies to intercontinental destinations like Jakarta,… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives Invites Participation for MATTA 2024 to Boost Southeast Asian Tourism

(IN SHORT) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), also known as Visit Maldives, has announced the opening of participation for MATTA 2024, an event held for Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region from 22-24 March 2024. The initiative aims to showcase the Maldives as the preferred holiday destination in Southeast Asia, emphasizing its… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Honors Excellence in Aviation with Annual Awards Ceremony

(IN SHORT) Brussels Airport held its annual Aviation Awards ceremony, recognizing airlines and partners for outstanding performance in punctuality, network development, safety, and environmental sustainability. Among the winners were Finnair for short-haul punctuality, Hainan Airlines for long-haul punctuality, Qatar Airways Cargo for cargo airline performance, ACIC for the Brucargo Award, Nippon Express for logistic service… Read the full press release

Khiri Reach Partners with Wildlife Alliance for $15,000 Forest Reclamation Project in Cambodia: Commitment to Reforestation and Biodiversity Conservation

Khiri Reach, the 16-year old charitable arm of Khiri Travel, has joined Wildlife Alliance’s ambitious long-term One Million Tree initiative to reforest illegally cleared land in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains (IN SHORT) Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel, has committed $15,000 to the One Million Tree reforestation project in Cambodia’s Koh Kong and Sihanoukville… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts Celebrates International Women’s Day with Unique Travel Experiences Led by Inspiring Women

(IN SHORT) In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, Avani Hotels & Resorts presents four transformative travel experiences led by remarkable women. From learning ballet in the Maldives with former Royal Ballet dancer Karis Scarlette to sampling Cambodian craft gin by Pari Sophary at FCC Angkor by Avani, guests embark on journeys… Read the full press release

Emirates Flight Catering Completes Acquisition of Bustanica, World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm

The acquisition makes Bustanica a 100% UAE-owned agriculture venture (IN SHORT) Emirates Flight Catering has finalized the acquisition of Emirates Bustanica, formerly known as Emirates Crop One, solidifying its status as the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. This strategic move reinforces the UAE’s commitment to bolstering food security and agricultural capabilities. Situated near Dubai World… Read the full press release

Rohit Pandey Appointed General Manager of Anantara Jaipur Hotel: Leading Minor Hotels’ Debut Luxury Property in India

Rohit brings over 20 years of experience to lead the first Anantara in India (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Rohit Pandey as General Manager of Anantara Jaipur Hotel, marking the luxury brand’s entry into India. With over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, including roles at prestigious brands like Marriott International… Read the full press release

JAL Group Unveils FY2024 Summer Schedule Enhancements: Nagoya-Shanghai Route Resumes, Increased Flights to Taipei

(IN SHORT) The JAL Group has revealed updates to its International Flight Plans for the FY2024 Summer Schedule, including the resumption of the Nagoya (Chubu)-Shanghai (Pudong) route after a hiatus of approximately four years, with five flights per week starting from March 31, 2024. Additionally, in response to growing demand from visitors to Japan, flights… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Spearheading Eco-Friendly Travel Initiatives

Building Relationships and Connections through Movement and Contributing to Social Solutions (IN SHORT) On September 1, 2023, Japan Airlines (JAL) made history by becoming the first airline group worldwide to join The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), a body dedicated to establishing and overseeing global standards for sustainable tourism. Through a strategic partnership with Sakura… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh Introduces Pierre Hermé Paris Patisserie, Elevating Culinary Artistry in Saudi Arabia

Boutique offering museum-worthy wonders from the “Picasso of Pastry” sets a sweet scene in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s capital (IN SHORT) Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre has unveiled its newest addition, the Pierre Hermé Paris patisserie, offering guests and visitors an exquisite culinary experience in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s capital. Led… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport Achieves Top Sustainability Recognition with Level 4 Airport Carbon Accreditation

(IN SHORT) Auckland Airport has been granted Level 4 Airport Carbon Accreditation by the Airports Council International (ACI), placing it among the leading airports globally in sustainability efforts. Acknowledging the significance of this achievement, Mary-Liz Tuck, Auckland Airport’s Chief Sustainability and Master Planning Officer, emphasizes the airport’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and aiding… Read the full press release

Lindex Introduces Exclusive Women’s Underwear Store at Helsinki Airport Arrivals Hall

(IN SHORT) Lindex is set to open a unique concept store in the arrivals hall of Helsinki Airport, focusing solely on women’s underwear, sock products, and accessories. The Scandinavian and modern interior design aims to enhance the overall service offering of the arrivals hall, catering not only to arriving and departing passengers but also to… Read the full press release

flydubai Expands Summer Offerings with Sochi Flights

(IN SHORT) flydubai announces the addition of flights to Sochi, Russia, to its seasonal summer offerings, operating three times a week between June and September. Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, expresses enthusiasm for expanding their popular seasonal routes, citing consistent demand. Sochi, known for its scenic beaches, forests,… Read the full press release

Capital A Earns Top Sustainability Ratings in Aviation Industry

(IN SHORT) Capital A, the parent company of AirAsia, has received prestigious sustainability ratings affirming its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. AirAsia was awarded the GOLD Environmental Sustainability rating by the Centre for Aviation, highlighting its efficiency and environmental performance post-pandemic. Additionally, Capital A ranked 15th out of 124 airlines in the… Read the full press release

OurAfrica.Travel Wraps Up 2024 Virtual Trade Show on a High Note, Emphasizing Sustainability and Community Engagement

OurAfrica.Travel 2024 Organisers Storm Napier and Allie Hunt

(IN SHORT) The OurAfrica.Travel 2024 virtual trade show concluded with remarkable success, boasting increased participation and engagement compared to the previous two years. With 222 exhibitors, 479 buyers, and 23 media attendees from around the world, the event facilitated over 8,500 meetings and exchanged over 44,000 messages over five days. The organizers emphasized the show’s… Read the full press release

Sanctuary Spa Holidays Unveils Luxurious Spa Getaways to Thailand and Europe for Ultimate Relaxation and Renewal

(IN SHORT) Sanctuary Spa Holidays, a premier provider of luxury wellness experiences, has launched exclusive spa vacation packages to Thailand and Europe. Tailored for relaxation and rejuvenation, these packages offer upscale accommodations and top-notch spa treatments amidst serene settings. Whether in Thailand or Europe, guests can expect a transformative journey of tranquility and renewal. (PRESS… Read the full press release

NRL Provan-Summons Trophy Makes Historic Journey to Fiji with Fiji Airways

First time ever for prestigious Provan-Summons Trophy to visit Fiji (IN SHORT) In a historic first, the NRL Provan-Summons Trophy is on display at the Fiji Airways Premium Lounge in Nadi International Airport, marking its first international voyage outside of Australia. The trophy, a symbol of NRL history, is showcased as part of Fiji Airways’… Read the full press release

Unveiling Cas en Bas Beach Resort: Hyatt’s Caribbean Debut

Idyllically situated on the northern tip of St. Lucia, Cas en Bas Beach Resort will offer a distinctly modern and personalized getaway in a tropical paradise (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Wellington Estates announce the forthcoming debut of Cas en Bas Beach Resort, marking the introduction of the Destination by Hyatt brand in the… Read the full press release

Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses: Nikki’s Chocolates WNY Partners with Delaware North

(IN SHORT) As Black History Month is honored in the United States, Delaware North spotlights several Black-owned businesses it collaborates with, including Nikki’s Chocolates WNY founded by Jannell Eason. Transitioning from a corporate career to entrepreneurship in 2018, Eason’s confectionery specializes in handmade chocolates and desserts, catering to diverse dietary needs. Featured at Delaware North’s… Read the full press release