World Travel Awards opens voting for its World Travel Awards 2021

London, UK, 2021-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) has opened voting across all regions worldwide for its 28th annual programme. Travel professionals, media and consumers are invited to vote for their favourite travel brands. Categories cover the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry, and range from hotels, resorts and destinations… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new Liverpool to Zadar route from July 2021

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30 Mar) announced a new Liverpool to Zadar route, commencing in July 2021 and flying twice weekly as part of Ryanair’s UK Summer 2021 schedule. UK families can now book a summer getaway, flying on the lowest fares and with the option… Read the full press release

Viking® marks 1st year anniversary of its award-winning enrichment channel, Viking.TV

Cast of New MASTERPIECE Show, “Atlantic Crossing,” Will Appear on Viking’s Enrichment Channel to Mark Milestone Anniversary Los Angeles, CA, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.viking.com) this week marks the one-year anniversary for its award-winning enrichment channel, Viking.TV (https://viking.tv/). Launched last March, in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Viking.TV was conceived… Read the full press release

SITA launches AI-enabled solution that quickly return lost items on aircraft or in airports to their owners

New solution cuts cost by 90% and significantly reduces repatriation time Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an artificial intelligence-enabled solution that solves a million-dollar headache for the air transport industry: how to quickly return items left behind on aircraft or in airports to their owners. Every… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces the appointment of Adrian Dunne as new EVP Operations

LONDON, UK, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Adrian Dunne will join Norwegian as the company’s new EVP Operations. Dunne has more than thirty years of experience as a leader within the aviation industry. “I am very pleased to welcome Adrian Dunne onboard. We are preparing for a highly competitive environment after the pandemic, and… Read the full press release

Hôtel du Palais Biarritz reopens following meticulous restoration

Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, reopens following a meticulous restoration to reflect its prestigious history while introducing new, modern elements CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (March 26, 2021) announced the reopening of Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, which is part of The Unbound… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of 153-room Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes in the South Carolina Lowcountry

New hotel in Charleston’s Wild Dunes beach resort community offers warm escape for couples, families, groups and wedding parties CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (March 26, 2021) is pleased to announce the opening of Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes, a newly built signature hotel located on four… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport now connected to the F3 Leuven-Brussels cycle highway with new strategic branch

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The branch leading off the F3 cycle highway between Brussels and Leuven to Brussels Airport is ready for use. Thanks to this new branch, employees, local residents and passengers who travel light can reach the airport by bike in a safe, fast and sustainable way. The realisation of this cycle path is… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes flydubai’s non-stop service from Dubai

Tirana, Albania, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — the Dubai-based airline, flydubai’s first flight to Tirana International Airport (TIA) touched down today (March 28, 2021) in the Albanian capital marking the start of a non-stop service from Dubai. The aircraft departed Dubai International (DXB) at 09:44 and arrived in Tirana at 13:35 local time. The… Read the full press release

SAS secures financing of three Airbus A320neo and one Airbus A350-900

SAS enters Sale & Leaseback (S&LB) agreements of one A350 and three A320neo aircraft as well as PDP financing of five A320neo Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has secured financing of three Airbus A320neo and one Airbus A350-900 through a S&LB-agreement with CDB Aviation Lease Finance. The A350 was delivered on… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon helps the tourism industry recover from the pandemic through multi-million-dollar investment

New Initiatives Support Tourism Infrastructure, Set Stage for Economic Recovery PORTLAND, Ore., 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As Oregon gears up for economic recovery, tourism is expected to lead the way and Travel Oregon is actively laying the groundwork. The agency, which serves as the state tourism office, has established a multi-million-dollar suite of… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Boeing reached agreement on 100 firm orders for 737 MAX 7 aircraft

The airline also adds 155 MAX options and extends order book through 2031 while accelerating 737-700 retirements and investing over $10 billion in new and existing firm aircraft orders to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Mar 29, 2021)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways plans to operate over 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations this summer

During the peak of IATA Summer Season 2021 airline will operate over 1,200 weekly frequencies across 23 destinations in Africa, 14 in the Americas, 43 in Asia-Pacific, 43 in Europe and 19 in Middle East Airline’s modern sustainable fleet enables it to offer passengers more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Feast Box and DO & CO to create a cook-at-home meal kit inspired by its First cabin dining experience

London, UK, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who are missing the skies and want to experience the culinary delights of first class dining can do so from their home thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Feast Box and DO & CO. The airline has teamed up with its premium catering partner… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of services to Mykonos, Greece

The Greek isle famed for its windmills and its friendly atmosphere is opening up for visitors again The Airline will fly its modern twin-engine, fuel-efficient A320 aircraft three times a week starting 14 May connecting Mykonos with over 35 cities in Asia and the Middle East DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways enhances Oryx One in-flight entertainment app through PressReader partnership

Passengers can now download more than 6,000 exclusively curated publications to their PEDs in one seamless digital experience through the award-winning airline’s Oryx One In-flight Entertainment App from March 2021 The PressReader service is a further enhancement to Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 on-board safety measures, offering a contactless entertainment experience – before, during and after you fly!… Read the full press release

Hyatt House Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area opens its doors to guests

172-room Hyatt House hotel located in Rochester, Minnesota Rochester, Minn., 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt House Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area is pleased to celebrate the 172-room hotel’s opening. Owned by PEG Companies and managed by In-Group Hospitality: A PEG Company, Hyatt House Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area is conveniently located in Rochester, Minn.,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Travis Gelbrich as new vice president of inflight

Customer experience leader will oversee 5,600 flight attendants SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (March 23, 2021) that Travis Gelbrich will serve as the airline’s new vice president of inflight. In his new role, Gelbrich will provide strategic and operational leadership to the inflight division and oversee Alaska’s 5,600 flight attendants. Gelbrich… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new service to Myrtle Beach

Southwest brings more options for travel including a record-number of nonstop cities for Austin Customers, and additional flights in both established and newly launched Southwest airports DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 25, 2021) introduced more options for summer travel including new service at Myrtle Beach International… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of the 30th avid hotel – avid hotel Milwaukee West-Waukesha

IHG® Hotels & Resorts continues to grow avid hotels brand throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America with 200+ properties signed since launch  Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts announced today (24 MARCH 2021) the latest milestone for fast-growing brand avid hotels – the opening of the 30th avid… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® showcases new modern or WorkLife designs

Plaza Workspace, WorkLife Guest Rooms and distinctive service offer driving guest satisfaction Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In collaboration with hotel owners around the world, IHG® Hotels & Resorts is accelerating the transformation of one of the industry’s largest and most well-known upscale brands – Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts. Whether they are… Read the full press release

voco™ Hotels announces milestone of 50 signed and open hotels across the globe

Demand for IHG® Hotels & Resorts’ well-loved voco™ brand continues to pick up pace Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts’ premium voco™ Hotels brand has officially reached the milestone of 50 signed and open hotels in more than 20 countries across the globe – marking IHG’s fastest ever… Read the full press release

295-Room Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites opens on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay

Giving Drive-To Vacationers More Options in 2021, Opening Marks the Third New Full-Service Hotel from the Marriott Bonvoy Portfolio in the Coastal Hotspot as Demand for Domestic Travel Destinations Remains Strong VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites opens on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces multi-project agreement with Al Saedan Group for new hotels across Saudi Arabia

Anticipated new hotels include the debut of Renaissance Hotels in the Kingdom, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel, and a Courtyard by Marriott in Makkah BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (MARCH 23, 2021) announced it has signed an agreement with Al Saedan Group, a leading real estate… Read the full press release

GBTA announces its first-ever globally curated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Alexandria, Virginia, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry – announced today (March 24, 2021) its first-ever globally curated committee to drive the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda for its… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels and Cambria Hotels recognized for its leadership in travel advertising and digital marketing

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, along with its upscale Cambria Hotels brand, were honored in the 64th annual Adrian Awards for demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in travel advertising and digital marketing in 2020, out of more than 600 entries. The Adrian Awards, presented… Read the full press release

Avani hotels offer all-inclusive workcation packages

Doha, Qatar, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Whatever you call it —bleisure, bizcation, short-term digital nomading or workcation — the trend of working remotely while relocating with your laptop to somewhere inspiring is catching on. As the world gradually eases travel restrictions, a growing number of countries is starting to offer digital nomad visas… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomes extension of government support for international airlines

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The extension of government support for international airlines operating New Zealand’s vital passenger and cargo connections has been welcomed by Auckland Airport. General Manager Aeronautical Commercial at Auckland Airport, Scott Tasker, said the past 12 months have been among the toughest in aviation history, and without… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong extends relief package for the airport community until the end of May 2021

HONG KONG, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) is extending the relief package for the airport community for another two months to the end of May 2021, in view of the prolonged impact brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The continuing waiver or reduction of various fees for the aviation industry… Read the full press release

VIVID By Verita at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel celebrates Songkran with ‘Cocktail Drip Party Package’

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — VIVID By Verita at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s leading anti-ageing and aesthetics hub celebrates the arrival of Songkran with a limited time group package. Forget cocktails for Happy Hour, VIVID By Verita uses intravenous formulations that are constantly researched and refined to include the highest quality and most therapeutic ingredients. Gather… Read the full press release