Wharf Hotels’ 11 Properties Make Global Hotel Alliance’s Green Collection

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2023-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong headquartered Wharf Hotels, a hospitality group with hotel operations spanning mainland China, Hong Kong and the Philippines, announced 11 of its 16 properties have been brought under Global Hotel Alliance’s (GHA) Green Collection.  The Green Collection features independent mid-scale to high-end hotel brands in the GHA DISCOVERY… Read the full press release

RIU Hotels & Resorts receives 60 Traveller Review Awards from Booking.com for 2023

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2023-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A total of 60 RIU Hotels & Resorts located in 18 countries have received a Traveller Review Award 2023 from Booking.com, the world’s leading online accommodation booking platform. These awards are presented to hotels with a rating of between 8 and 10 in the comments made by customers who booked on the… Read the full press release

Accor to propose appointment of Anne-Laure Kiechel as independent director at upcoming shareholders meeting

Paris, France, 2023-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Accor has decided to submit the appointment as Director of Ms. Anne-Laure Kiechel at next General Shareholders’ meeting to be called to approve the 2022 financial statements and which will be held on 17 May 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at… Read the full press release

Boston Billiard Club & Casino Celebrates $15 Million in Charitable Contributions and Plans to Expand Gaming Machines

Company expanding casino’s footprint at current location to reach 500 HHR games in third quarter of this year NASHUA, N.H., 2023-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North, the global hospitality and entertainment company that in October purchased Boston Billiard Club & Casino in Nashua, on March 20 celebrated the casino’s $15 million in total contributions… Read the full press release

EasyJet introduces Twilight Bag Drop service at Edinburgh Airport for early morning flights

easyJet’s Twilight Bag Drop service is now available for customers flying from  Edinburgh airport The free service provides  customers on early morning flights with the option to drop their bags the day before, for a quicker and easy journey through the airport when they fly Twilight Bag Drop is also available for those flying from… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus launches new flights connecting west Ireland to London Heathrow and Hartford, Connecticut from Dublin

Dublin, Ireland, 2023-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus this weekend began a brand new service connecting the west coast of Ireland to London Heathrow and recommenced direct flights to Hartford, Connecticut from Dublin. New Knock-Heathrow service The inaugural Aer Lingus flight EI916, operated by an Airbus A320, departed from Ireland West Airport at… Read the full press release

UNWTO and UNDP team up to launch ‘Off the Beaten Track’ challenge for students to showcase rural tourism development

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina have teamed up to launch the 2023 UNWTO Students’ League. The new ‘Off the Beaten Track’ challenge aims to create a networking environment that will enable cultural connections between students, governments and businesses. Teams of students will… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces award-winning English Sparkling wines in Club World cabin

British Airways is introducing award-winning English Sparkling wines in its Club World (business class) cabin for the first time The airline is championing British provenance by working with four local wine producers from across England The four English Sparkling wine options have been carefully selected by the airline’s Master of Wine and will be available… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with Royal Challengers Bangalore in a multi-year deal

Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline was unveiled as the Main Principal Partner of the ‘Indian Premier League’ team in a multi-year deal during a special ceremony at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Fans can now secure Ultimate RCB Fan Packages – inclusive of Qatar Airways return flights, premium hotel options, IPL tickets and exciting experiences… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Cargo’s Dorothea von Boxberg to take over as CEO of Brussels Airlines

Cologne, Germany, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorothea von Boxberg is set to become the new CEO of Brussels Airlines. Subject to the pending resolution by the Board of Directors of SN Airholding, Dorothea von Boxberg, who is currently Chairperson of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, will take over in Belgium as… Read the full press release

Lufthansa brings back Airbus A380 for premium flights to the US from Munich

Significant expansion of premium services from Munich Reactivation due to strong demand Tickets bookable from March 23, 2023 Cologne, Germany, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — From June 1, Lufthansa will resume its regular flight operations with the popular Airbus A380 after a three-year interruption. Daily flights from Munich to Boston will be operated by… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines reappoints Michael Trestl as Chief Commercial Officer for another five years

Supervisory Board extends Executive Board contract for another five years until 2028 Michael Trestl has held the position as CCO of Austrian Airlines since 2021 Vienna, Austria, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG has reappointed Michael Trestl (37) to serve as member of the Executive Board and Chief… Read the full press release

easyJet adds 140,000 seats from Belfast airports and announces new year-round routes to London Luton and Manchester

easyJet has added 140,000 additional seats on routes from Belfast International and Belfast City to London Gatwick, London Luton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester easyJet offers more seats on UK domestic flights than any other airline Brand new routes from Belfast City to London Luton and Manchester are now on sale From June the airline will… Read the full press release

Air Mauritius announces daily flights from London Gatwick to Indian Ocean Island for winter sun seekers

London, UK, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick Airport passengers will benefit from greater choice when looking for winter sun this year, with Air Mauritius announcing daily flights to the Indian Ocean island. The flag-carrier airline will arrive at Gatwick on 29 October, and fly daily to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, using… Read the full press release

Applications Open for UNWTO’s Best Tourism Villages Initiative to Drive Rural Development and Wellbeing

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has opened applications for the third edition of its Best Tourism Villages initiative. Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO was launched in 2021 as part of the Organization’s work to make tourism a driver of rural development and wellbeing. To date, over 70 villages from almost 40 countries have… Read the full press release

IATA and AWS launch datathon to boost gender diversity in aviation industry

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching a virtual datathon to stimulate the development of data-based solutions to further the aviation industry’s gender diversity. The datathon builds on the success of IATA’s 25by2025 initiative. “The launch of the 25by2025 initiative… Read the full press release

easyJet to launch new routes from Belfast City Airport to London Luton and Manchester this summer

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has announced it will commence services from Belfast City Airport to London Luton and Manchester this summer. Flights to both destinations will operate up to four times a week with fares beginning at only £25.99, bringing the total number of routes served by the airline… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines partners with Shell Aviation to expand sustainable aviation fuel market and reach net zero by 2040

New collaboration will advance development in the sustainable aviation fuel market and long-term jet fuel supply SEATTLE, WA, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced an agreement with Shell Aviation to expand the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market beyond a standard fuel supply agreement. The innovative cross-industry collaboration brings together a world-class fuel supply… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Prepares Bespoke Iftar Treats for Passengers During Holy Month of Ramadan

World’s Best Airline will offer curated Suhoor and Iftar dining options on select routes Doha, Qatar, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways welcomes the Holy Month of Ramadan with preparations to offer a bespoke Iftar to passengers on board and at Al Safwa, Al Mourjan and Global Premium Lounges. Special Ramadan offerings will… Read the full press release

Emirates Honored with Presidential Honour for Distinguished Service in Ghana’s Fight Against COVID-19

Accra, Ghana, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been awarded the Presidential Honour for Distinguished Service, at The Ghana National Honours Awards 2023 from President Nana Akufo-Addo for its role in providing medical supplies, humanitarian aid and unstinting support to Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline’s cargo arm airlifted and distributed 62 tonnes of Covid-19… Read the full press release

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts opens historic Amsterdam property with views of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’

Lisbon, Portugal, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Tivoli Hotels & Resorts has just launched its first property in the Netherlands.  The Tivoli Doelen Amsterdam Hotel is a XVI century property in the classicist style overlooking the Amstel Canal and is considered to be the oldest hotel in the Dutch capital. The original home to… Read the full press release

The Wolseley Hospitality Group brings European grand café tradition to Bangkok with pop-up Café Wolseley at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Wolseley Hospitality Group, owner and operator of some of London’s best-loved restaurants including the famed The Wolseley on Piccadilly and The Delaunay in Aldwych, is bringing its distinguished European fare to Bangkok for a limited time. From 18 April 2023, Café Wolseley, the group’s first venture… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Icon Hotels welcome new managers: Guntram Weipert and Friedrich von Schönfeldt take over in Düsseldorf and Leipzig

Guntram Weipert switching to become General Manager of Steigenberger Icon Parkhotel in Düsseldorf. Friedrich von Schönfeldt taking over at the helm of Steigenberger Icon Grandhotel Handelshof in Leipzig. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Steigenberger Icon Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig is managed by Friedrich von Schönfeldt since 01 March 2023. Von Schönfeldt… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels and Manchester United offer Suite of Dreams contest with overnight stay at Old Trafford

Sleepover-of-a-lifetime returns, giving one lucky fan the unrivaled chance to wake up at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Hotels® – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s® portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, along with Manchester United, one of the world’s most popular sports teams, are offering fans the chance… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts opens Hotel Indigo Vancouver Dtwn – Portland Area in Washington’s Vancouver Waterfront Park to expand its luxury and lifestyle portfolio in the northwestern United States

DENHAM, UK, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Indigo, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has expanded its offering in the northwestern United States with the opening of Hotel Indigo Vancouver Dtwn – Portland Area in Washington’s Vancouver Waterfront Park. The opening follows a year of significant global growth for the lifestyle hotel brand, which… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Debuts Vignette Collection in Europe with Casa da Companhia in Porto, Portugal

DENHAM, UK, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the first Vignette Collection hotel in Europe as Casa da Companhia opens in the centre of Porto, Portugal. Vignette Collection, the newest brand in IHG’s fast-growing luxury and lifestyle portfolio, is a family of distinct luxury hotels connected by a shared vision that travel can benefit local… Read the full press release

IHG to Expand Egypt Portfolio with Three New Luxury Hotels

The signing will add three hotels to IHG’s country portfolio across brands including InterContinental, voco and Crowne Plaza Cairo, Egypt, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Arabella Group to develop three new hotels in Egypt between 2023 and 2026…. Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts expands partnership with AWC to open Kimpton Pattaya in Thailand

New-build Kimpton Pattaya grows successful collaboration to 1,250 rooms across six properties and three brands Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce Kimpton Pattaya, as an exciting extension of its long-standing partnership with Asset World Corp Public Company Limited or AWC… Read the full press release

ANA Group and IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthen strategic alliance in hotel business operations to raise awareness of ANA Group’s airline network and IHG Hotels & Resorts properties

Strengthens the multifaceted collaboration with one of Japan’s largest airline and hotel networks ANA HOLDINGS and IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan have signed a comprehensive commercial agreement. The agreement will develop the strategic alliance that started in 2006 and strengthen cooperation in various fields, predominantly in sales and marketing. A series of joint campaigns will… Read the full press release

Emirates prepares for Ramadan with iftar meal boxes and traditional refreshments

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the Holy Month of Ramadan expected to begin this week, Emirates is preparing thousands of Iftar meal boxes for fasting passengers both onboard and at boarding gates, an array of religious content and Ramadan series on ice, and traditional Ramadan refreshments and meals in the lounges. Iftar Meal… Read the full press release