Qatar Airways and JetBlue announce reciprocal loyalty partnership

Privilege Club members can now earn Qmiles on flights operated by JetBlue, further strengthening the existing partnership between the two airlines TrueBlue members can also earn points on flights operated by Qatar Airways DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and JetBlue are launching a reciprocal loyalty partnership, bringing additional perks to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Welcomes latest generation Boeing 777-9 aircraft to Doha

Latest generation 777-9 test aircraft arrives in Qatar for the first time highlighting the airline’s commitment as a global launch customer for the ultra-modern jet DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today (17 November 2021) showcased its role as a global launch customer for the latest generation Boeing 777-9 aircraft after… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances its inflight entertainment portal

We’ve simplified connecting to our inflight portal for nonstop films, TV shows and satellite Wi-Fi; we proudly still offer the Most Movies in the Sky of any U.S. airline, including new releases SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for that trip to grandma’s house this holiday season, Alaska Airlines has… Read the full press release

Hilton Announces the opening of the new 200-room Hilton Hotel Tahiti

Hotel features the Island’s Largest Pool, Multiple Restaurants and Spa PAPEETE, Tahiti, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers now have a new escape when visiting the capital of French Polynesia, with the opening of the new 200-room Hilton Hotel Tahiti. Conveniently offering easy access to the downtown attractions of Papeete and Maritime Port, the resort… Read the full press release

Finavia welcomes Air Leap’s direct route between Stockholm Arlanda and Turku

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — From 24 January, Air Leap will start a direct route between Stockholm Arlanda and Turku. Air Leap will operate the route with two daily round trips Monday to Friday and one direct flight from Turku to Stockholm on Saturday with return on Sunday. Air Leap has previously… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines launches Boeing 737-8 New Cabin Products

Singapore, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (16 November 2021) launched its highly-anticipated new cabin products, which will be rolled out on its Boeing 737-8 fleet in the coming weeks. This elevates the customer experience on board the Airline’s narrowbody aircraft fleet to a level similar to its widebody aircraft, offering… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa introduces its new Family Suites

Luxury Resort Within the Gates of Walt Disney World Introduces New Room Type with Sleep and Well-being Amenities for the Entire Family ORLANDO, FL, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa today introduces its new collection of Family Suites, four suites specially created to encourage moments of family… Read the full press release

IHG® Army Hotels raised more than $35,000 to support the Tunnel to Towers charity

Hotels all across the country join together to raise funds for military and first responders charity Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is once again celebrating hospitality for heroes in November to mark Veteran’s Day and National Veterans and Military Families Month…. Read the full press release

IHG announces signing of Kimpton Khao Yai, Thailand

IHG partners Nusasiri Public Company Limited for Kimpton Khao Yai, the third Kimpton signing in Thailand Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, one of the six brands in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection continues its growth momentum in Thailand with the unveiling of Kimpton Khao Yai. This… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways launches special limited promotion featuring art and characters of the anime TV series “Demon Slayer”

The campaign starting from Dec. 1 will include aircraft sporting livery inspired by the TV animation series. The special jet will be in service from late January, 2022, as we plan to introduce 2 aircraft within this fiscal year. Domestic flights will feature limited edition Demon Slayer cups and toys, while episodes of the show… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to offer PCR tests in multiple languages for passengers departing from Japan

From November 12, ANA will expand referral service to medical institutions offering a set of PCR tests and certification forms for negative result for passengers on international flights departing from Japan. Test results will be available in multiple languages including English and Chinese, and certificates will be issued according to the designated forms of over… Read the full press release

Volaris announces new purchase order with Airbus for 39 A321neo aircraft

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO , 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Volaris (the “Company”) (NYSE: VLRS) and (BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, reports that it signed a new purchase order with Airbus for 39 A321neo aircraft, securing its growth in the second half of the decade. This order… Read the full press release

Motel 6 annual holiday survey: shows travelers ready to hit the road and spend the festivities with loved ones

DALLAS, TX, 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Motel 6 today (November 16, 2021) releases its fourth annual holiday survey, revealing that nearly seven in 10 (70%) of those planning to travel for the holidays this year will be road-tripping to their destination. The poll surveyed over 2,000 individuals and found that 82% believe it… Read the full press release

Scoot announces new service between Singapore and London

Scoot launches flight between Singapore and London via Bangkok Milestone for Scoot as the current sole low-cost carrier to operate non-stop flights between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and London Gatwick Airport Singapore, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA) recently named the World’s Best Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline1, celebrates yet… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises expands its fleet with the delivery of new ship Silver Dawn

Monaco/Ancona, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of new ship Silver Dawn at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Executives from Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri today (November 12, 2021) attended an intimate delivery ceremony to welcome the 10th ship to the cruise line’s fleet. Following a video… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways launches in-flight children’s activity pack to educate future generation on preserving and protecting the environment

Fiji’s National Airline to hand out books and activity packs for children to foster a more sustainable future Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways is excited to announce the launch of Our Ocean, Our Life; an in-flight children’s activity pack and series of books dedicated to educating the future generation on the… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean hosts naming ceremony of its newest game-changing ship Odyssey of the Seas

The Cruise Line’s First Bahamian Godmother Honored at Naming Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida MIAMI, FL, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s official: Royal Caribbean International celebrated its newest game-changing ship, Odyssey of the Seas, during the ship’s naming ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Caribbean-inspired occasion culminated in the moment Odyssey’s Godmother… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place expands its global footprint with the opening of Hyatt Place Kathmandu in Nepal

153-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of Kathmandu CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Kathmandu, the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Nepal, is officially open, expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. The new hotel features the Hyatt… Read the full press release

Stephanie Wear appointed new Head of Aviation Development at Gatwick Airport

London, UK, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Wear as its new Head of Aviation Development.  Reporting to Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Pollard, Mrs Wear was previously Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport staff to support Hazelwick School students in their pathway into the workplace

London, UK, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Staff from Gatwick Airport are supporting students from Hazelwick School in Crawley in the development of vital life skills, as part of Love Local Jobs Foundation’s Dare to Dream programme. Starting on 11 November and running through the academic year, five Gatwick mentors will be working with… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Marie Owens Thomsen as its Chief Economist

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Marie Owens Thomsen will join the Association as its Chief Economist effective 4 January 2022. Owens Thomsen will come from Banque Lombard Odier, where she has served as Head of Global Trends and Sustainability since 2020. Prior to that… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings to acquire B2B distributor of hotel rooms, Getaroom for approximately $1.2 billion

NORWALK, Conn., 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (11.12.21 ) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire B2B distributor of hotel rooms, Getaroom, from Court Square Capital Partners for approximately $1.2 billion. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. At… Read the full press release

Southwest travel awards to be given to selected 52 nonprofit organizations as part of its one million Acts of Kindness challenge

Airline selects winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations out of more than 2,500 contest submissions each to receive100 domestic one-way Southwest travel awards Dallas, Texas, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has selected the 52 nonprofit organizations to each receive 100 domestic one-way Southwest travel awards to help spread kindness and support their missions…. Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Hyatt Place Georgetown Demerara

The new hotel will mark the first Hyatt-branded in Guyana CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (NOVEMBER 11, 2021) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with SIR Investments Guyana Inc. for the development of Hyatt Place Georgetown Demerara. Expected to open in 2023,… Read the full press release

Hyatt holds its 2021 America Owners Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) awarded 32 owners, operators and developers at its 2021 America Owners Conference, held at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. During the conference, a number of Hyatt’s leadership team members presented the awards to a combination of… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces Bahamian paratriathlete as Godmother of its new, innovative ship, Odyssey of the Seas

November 2021 – Erin Brown will the first Bahamian Godmother of a Royal Caribbean International ship when she blesses the new, innovative Odyssey of the Seas. MIAMI, FL, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A Bahamian woman, who lost her leg to cancer and went on to defy odds and inspire many, has been named Godmother… Read the full press release

British Airways brings Betty Buzz to all its lounges in the US

London, UK, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers is set to be rolled out across British Airways’ US lounges, starting with JFK and San Francisco airports. The mixers only launched in September, by Blake Lively.  Betty Buzz is a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers made with clean ingredients like… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines

Latest MoU will see significant expansion of codeshare cooperation, providing greater benefits and seamless connections for passengers DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines today (09 November 2021) signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) confirming a significant expansion of the existing codeshare agreement, and outlining greater benefits… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines promotes Diana Birkett Rakow to senior vice president of public affairs and sustainability

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has promoted Diana Birkett Rakow to senior vice president of public affairs and sustainability, in a move that underscores the airline’s commitment to lead the aviation industry with ambitious and measurable goals to protect the places we fly and support the people and communities we… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with Velocys Renewables for 219 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Volume sufficient to produce more than half a billion gallons of blended net zero fuel, enabled by sustainable aviation fuel with the lowest carbon intensity announced to date Dallas, Texas, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Nov 10, 2021) announced a 15-year offtake agreement with Velocys Renewables LLC (“Velocys”) for… Read the full press release