Qantas and Perth Airport Forge Groundbreaking Agreement for Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion

(IN SHORT) Qantas and Perth Airport have struck an unprecedented 12-year commercial deal, marking a significant milestone in aviation history for Western Australia. The agreement entails Perth Airport’s investment of approximately $3 billion in new terminal facilities and a parallel runway, facilitating a surge in domestic and international flights. Qantas plans to relocate its operations… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group Launches Loyalty Status Match Program Across its Brands

On its pursuit to transform a vacation of a lifetime into a lifetime of vacations, Royal Caribbean Group takes another step forward in enhancing its guest experience and rewarding guests across its ecosystem of vacation experiences (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean Group introduces a groundbreaking Loyalty Status Match program, allowing members of its loyalty programs –… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place Opens Its Doors in Nantong, Jiangsu Province

192-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of Nantong New Town (IN SHORT) Hyatt Place expands its global presence with the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, offering guests a blend of style, convenience, and comfort. Strategically located near key attractions and business districts, the new hotel features intuitive… Read the full press release

Mercure’s Culinary Adventure: Exploring Global Gastronomy

In celebration of summer in the northern hemisphere, Mercure’s Bucket List offers a list of ideas for learning traditional recipes and expert techniques from local artisans and chefs around the world… (IN SHORT) Mercure hotels launches its Bucket List, featuring 50 curated food and drink experiences aimed at culinary enthusiasts. From Vietnamese cooking classes in… Read the full press release

Emirates Joins IATA’s Turbulence Aware Platform for Safer Air Travel

Latest tools place airline at the forefront of turbulence detection and navigation  Global turbulence data gets massive boost with contributions from Emirates’ global network (IN SHORT) Emirates has integrated with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Turbulence Aware Platform, becoming the first airline to incorporate this within Lufthansa Systems’ Lido mPilot mobile navigation solution. This… Read the full press release

Emirates Partners with HiDubai to Extend Business Rewards to Local SMEs

(IN SHORT) Emirates has collaborated with HiDubai, a consumer tech initiative, to extend its Business Rewards programme to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Dubai. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aims to engage over 180,000 SMEs registered on the HiDubai platform, offering them access to international market opportunities through Emirates’ loyalty programme. Through this… Read the full press release

Explore Ontario’s Best Spas: Top 35 Wellness Retreats for Ultimate Relaxation

Spas of Ontario, The Spa at Langdon Hall, Spas of America

ONTARIO, 2024-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Discover the ultimate spa and wellness escape in Ontario, Canada’s largest province. Known for more than just its vibrant cities, Ontario offers breathtaking natural landscapes, from lush forests and beautiful provincial parks to the stunning Great Lakes and the iconic Niagara Falls. For a truly relaxing retreat, explore the… Read the full press release

Chicago Unveils Design for Satellite Concourse 1 as Part of O’Hare 21 Terminal Area Plan

City Reveals Renderings for Satellite Concourse 1, Designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Design Team, as the First Phase of the O’Hare 21 Terminal Area Plan (IN SHORT) Mayor Brandon Johnson introduces the design for Satellite Concourse 1, the inaugural phase of the O’Hare 21 Terminal Area Plan, aimed at modernizing and expanding Chicago’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Named ‘Airline of the Year’ by Airline Ratings for 2024

Qatar Airways is Airline Ratings’ leading premium airline, which also assessed 25 global carriers Qatar Airways also takes home ‘Best Business Class’ for the fifth consecutive year, and ‘Best Catering’ in the industry (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways receives top honors as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by Airline Ratings, alongside awards for ‘Best Business Class’… Read the full press release

Cathay Holidays Launches Enhanced Travel Hub Powered by Expedia Group

Click to holiday – book hotel stays, packages, and a range of travel activities powered by Expedia Group in one go (IN SHORT) Cathay Pacific introduces a revamped Cathay Holidays, a premium travel hub powered by Expedia Group, offering customers a seamless booking experience for hotel stays, packages, and travel activities. With an extensive selection… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Marks Five Years in Hawaii with Sunset Movie Series Sponsorship

Join Southwest each month in Waikiki on Queen’s Beach for free movie screenings under the stars. (IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines celebrates five years of service in Hawaii by collaborating with Waikiki Improvement Association as the Presenting Sponsor of the revitalized Sunset on the Beach movie screening series. The monthly events, starting from June 22, 2024,… Read the full press release

Cutting-Edge Cooking: dnata Introduces AI-driven Robot Chef at WTCE Expo

Exclusive event menu includes kung pao shrimp and stir-fried beef with oyster sauce (IN SHORT) At the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) in Hamburg, dnata Catering & Retail is showcasing a cooking robot capable of preparing delectable Asian dishes like stir-fried beef with oyster sauce and kung pao shrimp. Developed by BOTINKIT,… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Presence in Egypt with Two New Crowne Plaza Hotels

The dual signing sees the expansion of IHG’s premium brand in Egypt and introduces the Crowne Plaza brand to Cairo’s New Administrative Capital (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Urbnlanes Development to introduce two new Crowne Plaza hotels in Egypt – Crowne Plaza Cairo New Administrative Capital and Crowne… Read the full press release

Bhutan, Chiang Khan receive ‘Green Destinations’ certification awards

Chennai, India, 2024-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Bhutan and Chiang Khan in Thailand have received the prestigious Green Destinations ‘Silver’ certification awards. For Bhutan regarded as the first carbon-negative country in the world, the Green Destination Silver Award is yet another significant achievement in the field of sustainable tourism. Guided by strong leadership and… Read the full press release

Unlocking Nairobi: Beyond the Tourist Trail with Nairobi Booking to the World and Trip Advisor Guided Tours by Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya

(IN SHORT) Explore Nairobi’s vibrant culture and rich history with the expert guidance of Nairobi Booking to the World and Trip Advisor Guided Tours by Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya. From the bustling markets of Maasai Market to the serene beauty of Karura Forest, these tours unveil the hidden gems of the city. Delve into the Nairobi… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Enhances Arriving Passenger Experience with Comprehensive Guide

(IN SHORT) Manchester Airport is committed to providing a seamless experience for arriving passengers, offering a comprehensive guide to navigating the airport efficiently. From passport control procedures, flight transfers, and baggage collection to accommodation options, dining choices, and public transport, the guide ensures travellers have all the necessary information at their fingertips. With dedicated passport… Read the full press release

British Airways Announces Inaugural Flight to Tromsø, Norway, Offering Winter Wonderland Adventures

(IN SHORT) British Airways is set to launch its first-ever flight to Tromsø, Norway, this winter, making it the airline’s northernmost destination globally. Commencing operations from 1 December 2024, the route is now open for bookings, offering travelers a gateway to experience the magical allure of Tromsø’s winter wonderland. Situated in the Arctic Circle and… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Launches Charter Services from Belfast City Airport to Barcelona and Bologna

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport has kicked off its highly anticipated charter services to Barcelona and Bologna in partnership with Royal Caribbean International, offering passengers direct routes to these vibrant European destinations and seamless connections to embark on cruises aboard Oasis and Explorer of the Seas this summer. With a focus on simplifying travel arrangements… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive Leads the Way with Gulfstream G700 Fleet Expansion

Qatar Executive is currently the only international operator of the ultra-modern G700 on a private charter basis The Qatar Airways Group subsidiary was also the first Gulfstream customer to receive delivery of the aircraft (IN SHORT) Qatar Executive, the corporate jet subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, has marked a significant milestone by welcoming two new… Read the full press release

Discover Qatar Wonders from the Skies: Qatar Airways Introduces ‘Discover Doha by Air’ Tours

Embark on an airborne journey to explore Qatar’s unforgettable landmarks (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways’ destination management company, Discover Qatar, unveils its latest offering, ‘Discover Doha by Air’, providing travelers with an exclusive opportunity to explore Qatar’s stunning landscapes and iconic landmarks from the comfort of a light aircraft. Designed for discerning adventurers seeking bespoke experiences,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Presents the Ultimate Summer Holiday: Mediterranean Cruise Adventures Await!

(IN SHORT) Embark on the ultimate summer adventure with MSC Cruises as they offer picturesque itineraries across the Western Mediterranean. From the vibrant streets of Valencia to the historic wonders of Livorno and the glamour of Cannes, MSC Cruises promises unforgettable experiences for holidaymakers. With nine elegant ships sailing from May to October, guests can… Read the full press release

Viking Expands Scientific Capabilities on Expedition Fleet with Real-Time Environmental DNA Sequencing

Viking’s Initiative with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and J. Craig Venter Institution Aims to Provide Better Understanding of the “World’s Lungs” (IN SHORT) Viking announces a groundbreaking advancement in marine research with the addition of real-time environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing of phytoplankton aboard its expedition fleet. Partnering with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels Expands A by Adina Brand Overseas with Opening in Vienna

(IN SHORT) TFE Hotels announces the international expansion of its premium brand, A by Adina, with the opening of A by Adina Vienna Danube in Austria in 2025. The move marks the brand’s first venture outside Australia and is part of TFE’s strategic growth plan. The flagship hotel, situated within Austria’s tallest residential tower, will… Read the full press release

Avelo Airlines Introduces Direct Flights Between Dulles and New Haven

Avelo Airlines to Launch New Nonstop Service From Dulles International to Southern Connecticut (IN SHORT) Avelo Airlines is set to launch new nonstop service between Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) starting July 12, 2024. Operated twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, this route will provide seamless access between the National… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Advocates for Sustainable Hospitality Collaboration

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts reaffirms its commitment to responsible business practices in the hospitality industry, emphasizing the importance of collaboration across businesses, trade bodies, and governments. With a focus on sustainability, IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow plan aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to positively impact communities and the environment. The… Read the full press release

Hilton’s Commitment to Sustainable Hospitality: Impact and Progress

(IN SHORT) Hilton and the Hilton Global Foundation have released their 2023 Impact Report and Travel with Purpose Report, showcasing their efforts towards responsible travel and community impact. Hilton’s Travel with Purpose strategy focuses on reducing carbon emissions, water usage, and waste intensity while creating learning and career opportunities. The company has achieved significant milestones,… Read the full press release

Emirates and Dilmah Celebrate International Tea Day with Artful Food Pairing

(IN SHORT) Emirates and Dilmah are marking International Tea Day by spotlighting the art of food and tea pairing onboard flights, in Emirates Lounges worldwide, and at home. Through their three-decade partnership, Emirates serves a curated selection of 12 gourmet tea blends, offering over 33 million cups annually and providing ample opportunities for passengers to… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Reports Strong Q1 Performance Amid Global Travel Rebound

Core revenue climbs 17% y-y to THB 29.6bn for the quarter Rate growth (ADR +11%) helps offset historical Q1 seasonality to drive net profit of THB 530mn; core net loss narrows significantly y-y to THB 968mn System-wide occupancy improves four points to 64% (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, a leading hotel owner and operator, has disclosed… Read the full press release

Hyatt Centric San Juan Isla Verde: A Vibrant Addition to Puerto Rico’s Hospitality Landscape

The former Verdanza Hotel to join the Hyatt portfolio in 2025, marking the introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand in Puerto Rico (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation, in collaboration with Interlink and Vivo Beach Club, is set to introduce the first Hyatt Centric branded hotel in Puerto Rico, located in the bustling Isla Verde neighborhood…. Read the full press release

Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines Forge Deeper Partnership to Enhance Travel Connectivity

(IN SHORT) Garuda Indonesia (GA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have announced plans to strengthen their commercial partnership, focusing on reciprocal benefits for frequent flyer program members and exploring revenue-sharing arrangements for flights between Indonesia and Singapore, pending regulatory approvals. The agreement includes plans for joint capacity growth, potential joint marketing activities to boost tourism, and… Read the full press release