Christchurch Airport Unveils Major Terminal Revamp Ahead of Busy Summer Season

(IN SHORT) Christchurch Airport has announced a comprehensive refurbishment of its terminal facilities ahead of the busy summer season, marking the largest upgrade since its opening in 2013. The project includes 12 new eateries, expanded retail spaces, upgraded amenities like bathrooms and a children’s play area, and a revamped food court. Local entrepreneurs and global… Read the full press release

Emirates Marks One-Year Milestone of Premium Economy Success on Singapore-Dubai Route

(IN SHORT) Emirates celebrates one year since launching its Premium Economy product on the Singapore-Dubai route, having served 26,000 passengers on nearly 730 A380 flights. Popular among families and solo travelers, the Premium Economy cabin offers enhanced comfort with spacious seating, amenities like in-seat charging, and exclusive beverage options. Emirates plans to continue expanding this… Read the full press release

MSpa International Recognized with Top Honors at Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024

(IN SHORT) MSpa International, part of Minor Hotels, received two prestigious awards at the Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024 (TWAS) in Bangkok. Founder William E. Heinecke was honored for his contributions to global wellness hospitality tourism, while Sandie Johannessen was recognized for her visionary leadership in spa and wellness excellence. TWAS, a prominent event in… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport and DOC Celebrate New Inter-Terminal Walkway Showcasing New Zealand’s Scenic Trails

Auckland Airport together with the Department of Conservation (DOC) are celebrating the beautiful walks of Aotearoa New Zealand along the airport’s short walk between terminals, known as ‘the green line’ Improved shade and shelter for pedestrians as the walkway route changes to keep travellers safe and make way for construction bringing together domestic jet and… Read the full press release

dnata Strengthens US Footprint with New Operations at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Expansion represents an investment of US$ 2 million and creates 25 new, local jobs with the company (IN SHORT) Global air and travel services provider dnata has expanded its operations to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in the USA. This US$ 2 million investment will create over 25 new local jobs. Lufthansa, operating five weekly flights… Read the full press release

CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL NAMES LONG-TIME ASSOCIATE, DAVID BEERS NEW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF CHOICE HOTELS EMEA

Amsterdam – 2024-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Long-time Choice Hotels International executive, David Beers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels EMEA. As the new CEO of Choice Hotels EMEA, David will focus on strategic growth and financial performance for the region, which currently counts nearly 400 open hotels located in 17… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Introduces Enhanced In-Flight Entertainment Options for Short and Medium-Haul Flights

(IN SHORT) Lufthansa has introduced new in-flight entertainment options for short and medium-haul flights, enhancing passenger experience with free access to around 45 German and English-language magazines via the FlyNet® Wi-Fi portal. This service extends to personal electronic devices and seat monitors across all classes, including those on long-haul flights featuring the new Allegris cabin…. Read the full press release

Accor Unveils The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection, First of Its Kind in the Caribbean

The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection is a Dynamic New Development in the Caribbean (IN SHORT) Accor, in partnership with Terres de Légendes, has announced the development of The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection, set to open in 2025. Located in Marigot on the French side of Saint-Martin, this… Read the full press release

SFO Celebrates Grand Opening of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Setting New Standards in Airport Innovation and Inclusivity

New ticket counters, security checkpoint, post-security connector to all terminals (IN SHORT) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has unveiled the final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, named after the pioneering LGBTQ+ leader. This milestone introduces advanced features like Automated Bag Drop and Screening Lanes, new gates, and enhanced dining options. Recognized for its sustainability… Read the full press release

Scandinavia’s First EuroBonus Debit Card Launched by Lunar and SAS, Redefining Everyday Rewards

(IN SHORT) Scandinavian financial technology company Lunar and airline SAS have joined forces to launch Scandinavia’s first debit card that allows users to earn EuroBonus points on everyday purchases without using credit. This collaboration integrates Lunar’s innovative banking app with SAS’ popular EuroBonus program, offering consumers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and beyond a seamless way… Read the full press release

New NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Offers Thrilling Dining Experience for Travelers and Racing Enthusiasts

Travelers and Racing Fans Are Revved Up to Experience New NASCAR Drafthouse Concept — Now Open in Terminal 1 (IN SHORT) HMSHost and NASCAR have launched NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s Terminal 1. This new dining spot combines Southern comfort cuisine with a NASCAR-themed atmosphere, featuring memorabilia and multiple TVs showing races…. Read the full press release

24% of Brits feel lonelier now than during Covid. Could a more spiritual holiday help?

24% of Brits feel lonelier now than during Covid. Could a more spiritual holiday help? LONDON, UK, 2024-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest Wellbeing figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal many people are lonelier and unhappier than during the Covid pandemic. 24% of Brits felt lonely all or some of… Read the full press release

Accor and LVMH Partner to Redefine Luxury Travel with Orient Express Revival

(IN SHORT) Accor and LVMH have formed a strategic partnership to rejuvenate the Orient Express brand, famous for its luxurious travel experiences since 1883. Under Accor’s ownership, plans include launching new hotels in Rome and Venice, reintroducing historic trains, and unveiling the first Orient Express sailing ship by 2026. LVMH’s investment aims to enhance the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Takes Flight as Title Sponsor of Premier Padel Tour

Qatar Airways becomes the new ‘Title Sponsor’, ‘Tour Finals Title Sponsor’ and ‘Official Airline Partner’ of Premier Padel Multi-year partnership will see Official tour renamed ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour’ and tour finals renamed to ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Finals’ (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways has entered into a significant multi-year partnership with Premier Padel, becoming… Read the full press release

Emirates Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative at Singapore Changi Airport

Activation of agreement with Neste marks airline’s first SAF investment in Asia (IN SHORT) Emirates has launched its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiative at Singapore Changi Airport in collaboration with Neste, marking its first SAF deployment in Asia. Approximately 3.3 million liters of blended SAF have been integrated into Changi Airport’s fueling system. This move… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Promotes Key Leadership at Koh Samui and Koh Phangan Properties

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has announced two key promotions at its properties in Thailand. Ahmed Asim has been appointed as the General Manager of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, moving from his role as Resort Manager at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Frederic Kolde takes over as General Manager of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, transitioning… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Triumphs with 22 Awards at Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has achieved remarkable success at the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024, securing 22 prestigious accolades across various categories. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas led the wins with multiple honors, including recognition for Best Resorts and Best House Reefs in the Maldives. The awards highlight Minor Hotels’ excellence in luxury… Read the full press release

Milestone Celebration: Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo Mark Two Decades of Seamless Connectivity

(IN SHORT) Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo celebrated 20 years of partnership, commemorating their collaboration in the air cargo sector. The event, held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, brought together key figures from both organizations and over 100 guests. The partnership, which began in April 2004, has facilitated seamless connectivity between Seoul and Vienna,… Read the full press release

Qantas Expands its Reach in Online Travel with Acquisition of TripADeal

(IN SHORT) Qantas is set to acquire the remaining 49% stake in TripADeal, a move aimed at bolstering its presence in the online holiday packages market. With a focus on enhancing Qantas Loyalty’s engagement with travelers and capitalizing on curated tour experiences, the acquisition underscores Qantas’ commitment to delivering value for shareholders. TripADeal’s remarkable growth… Read the full press release

Coco Palms Resort Set to Reopen as a Kimpton Luxury Retreat in 2026

(IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in collaboration with Coco Palms Resort, is set to introduce the first-ever Kimpton property in Hawaii, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort, in 2026. Situated amidst the stunning landscapes of Kauai’s Wailua valley, the resort will undergo a meticulous restoration to revive its former glory as a haven for Hollywood… Read the full press release

Emirates Airlines Elevates Eid Al Adha Celebrations with In-Flight Culinary Delights and Entertainment Extravaganza

(IN SHORT) Emirates Airlines is gearing up to celebrate Eid Al Adha with a special in-flight experience featuring traditional dishes, artisanal sweet treats, and a diverse entertainment lineup. Passengers can enjoy a culinary journey curated for the festive season, along with a wide array of Arabic movies, TV series, podcasts, and audiobooks through the airline’s… Read the full press release

Hyatt Introduces Caption by Hyatt Concept to Japan with New Osaka Property

Caption by Hyatt Namba Osaka debuts, marking the introduction of the select-service lifestyle brand in Japan (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched Caption by Hyatt Namba Osaka, a lively lifestyle hotel situated in Osaka, Japan. Boasting 167 rooms, the hotel offers a unique guest experience with self-service options, vibrant social spaces, and a modern… Read the full press release

Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery a Mixed Picture, But Visa Easing and More Air Capacity Would Help

Experts convened by PATA also show that digitalisation, localisation, seamless travel payments and tourism aligned to values are redefining the new Asia Pacific tourism landscape   Bangkok, 2024-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — New consumer preferences and habits have emerged in the first half of 2024 in an Asia Pacific tourism sector which is recovering from… Read the full press release

Joint Cargo Venture between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Aviation Group Elevates Global Connectivity

The two cargo carriers will now offer enhanced connectivity across both airlines’ global networks via their key hubs – Hamad International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways Group and Malaysia Aviation Group have solidified their longstanding collaboration as oneworld partners with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Qatar… Read the full press release

Novotel and WWF Unveil Three-Year Plan to Drive Sustainable Practices Across 580 Hotels Worldwide

Following a longstanding commitment to support its guests’ pursuit of balance in their lives, Novotel’s three-year agreement with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will champion the protection and restoration of the world’s oceans, the source of balance for the planet, through science-based action and conservation projects (IN SHORT) Novotel, Accor’s founding brand, has embarked… Read the full press release

“Beyond the Dust” – Namibian conservation in action

"Beyond the Dust" at Onguma

    Etosha, Namibia, 2024-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Onguma Nature Reserve on the fringe of Namibia’s iconic Etosha National Park has just released its latest documentary titled “Beyond the Dust” offering a captivating, hour-long peek behind the scenes into wildlife conservation on the ground. With its vast expanse of 34,000 hectares, Onguma is a… Read the full press release

Travel Promoters welcomes new team member

Rosanna Pearce joins Travel Promoters

United Kingdom, 2024-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel Promoters is delighted to announce that the TP team is expanding, with the welcome addition of Rosanna Pearce, who joined on 1st June. With a robust background in travel and trade relations, Rosanna brings a wealth of experience to our organization and will join Ailsa Tavares… Read the full press release

The Ultimate Wine Lovers’ Road Trip Through Washington State

London, 2024-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ While the USA’s Pacific Northwest is well known for its natural beauty thanks to its stunning mountainous landscapes, it is also emerging as a leading destination for wine travel. As the second largest wine producing state in the US after California, this under-the-radar destination is where in-the-know wine aficionados… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Expands European Network with Resumption of Lisbon Flights

The award-winning airline marks the return of year-round direct flights to Lisbon, with six weekly flights added to the airline’s summer schedule The new route offers passengers a greater range of travel choices with seamless connectivity to more than 170 destinations worldwide, including 47 destinations in Europe (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways announces the resumption of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Elevates Extended Stay Experience with Everhome Suites Expansion

Choice Hotels continues to strengthen its leadership position in extended stay with Everhome Suites’ growth (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels amplifies its presence in the extended stay market with the expansion of its Everhome Suites brand, unveiling new properties in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rochester, New York; and Somerset, New Jersey. Developed in partnership with Highside Companies,… Read the full press release