Grand Hyatt named the ‘Best Business Hotel Brand in the World’ at the 2019 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards for the 15th time

Awards from Business Traveller Asia-Pacific and Meetings and Conventions Asia demonstrate Hyatt’s commitment to create meaningful experiences and to care for premium customers CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt announced today (September 12, 2019)  that the Grand Hyatt brand has been named the ‘Best Business Hotel Brand in the World’ at the 2019… Read the full press release

SilkAir to transfer its services to Busan in South Korea to Singapore Airlines

Singapore, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA)’s regional wing, SilkAir, today (12 September 2019) announced that it will be transferring its services to Busan in South Korea to SIA. Taking effect from 28 October 2019, the transfer will enable SIA to boost seat capacity on the route by 76%, to meet growing travel… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches the third year of exclusive partnership with the Erasmus Student Network

300,000 Erasmus Student Network Bookings To Date Erasmus Students Saved Over €10m So Far With Ryanair DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, and the Erasmus Student Network today (12 Sep) celebrated the launch of their third year of partnership, while celebrating a total of 300,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network… Read the full press release

WizzAir to add another Airbus A321neo aircraft at its Budapest base

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRCRAFT AND 3 NEW ROUTES LAND IN BUDAPEST BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — WizzAir, the largest airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Europe’s greenest* airline has today (SEP 10, 2019) announced the arrival another state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft at its base in Budapest in June 2020 and the launch of three new routes… Read the full press release

The Londoner joins the Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend Collection

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries, is pleased to welcome The Londoner as the newest experience within the brand’s esteemed Legend Collection. With The Londoner set to launch in Spring 2020… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces a new 136-room MAXX by Steigenberger Aalen scheduled to open in early 2022

Plans are in place to open a 136-room hotel to be operated by the Brendal Hotel Group in a new urban quarter being created in Aalen. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — MAXX is growing alongside BRENDAL. Deutsche Hospitality has announced the launch of a new-build project that will create a 136-room… Read the full press release

IHG unveils newly renovated Crowne Plaza® Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

Transformed flagship property is a significant milestone of the Crowne Plaza Accelerate program, charting the future of the brand Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Intercontinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is pleased to welcome guests to the newly renovated Crowne Plaza® Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Owned by… Read the full press release

IHG announces signing of InterContinental Okinawa Chura SUN Resort

InterContinental brings a new luxury resort experience to Okinawa Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG®) Head Office: UK, Japan: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Operating Company in Japan: IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, CEO, Hans Heijligers and CHIA HSIN CEMENT CORPORATION GROUP (CHC Ryukyu) Head Office: Taipei, Chairman: Jason Chang announced… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces that Alex Kyriakidis will transition from President of Middle East & Africa to executive advisor

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (09/12/2019) that Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of the company’s Middle East & Africa division, will transition from the position effective 31 December 2019 to take up an executive advisory role for the company. “As Marriott’s head of Middle… Read the full press release

JW Marriott to host the second annual food & wine festival at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — This September, JW Marriott will host Gather by JW, the second annual food & wine festival at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on the Venetian archipelago of Isola delle Rose. In collaboration with FOOD & WINE Magazine, the festival will take over the hotel and island from… Read the full press release

Emirates hosted variety of stars at the 2019 US Open

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates played host to a variety of stars at the 2019 US Open in The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens in New York City. Global celebrities joined Emirates in the private hospitality suite and cheered on their favourite tennis players from… Read the full press release

dnata introduces new management structure to reflect the robust expansion of its International Airport Operations division

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has introduced a new management structure to reflect the robust expansion of its International Airport Operations division. The new set-up enables the company to leverage strengths and synergies and continually provide excellent brand and service experiences to all customers… Read the full press release

dnata’s DUBZ opens new ‘check-in station’ in The Dubai Mall

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, a leading baggage technology and logistics company and part of dnata, has opened a new ‘check-in station’ in The Dubai Mall, the world’s most visited retail and lifestyle destination, to offer airline passengers another convenient option to take advantage of its innovative services. The station is… Read the full press release

dnata: Air Dispatch produced its five millionth loadsheet since its foundation

Prague, Czech Republic, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Dispatch, the world’s leading provider of centralised load control (CLC) services, has recently produced its five millionth loadsheet since its foundation. The milestone document was issued from the Prague facility, ensuring safe and efficient operations of a Hong Kong-bound flight. Air Dispatch has been offering quality… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Aircalin

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Aircalin, the international airline of New Caledonia and Japan Airlines today (September 12, 2019) announced a codeshare agreement.  The agreement will allow Japan Airlines to offer five weekly flights between Noumea (NOU) and Tokyo Narita (NRT), as well as two weekly flights between NOU and Osaka Kansai (KIX). … Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces plans to relocate services to Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport and revisions to FY2019 flight frequency

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Since 1967, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been operating flights from Tokyo to Moscow, now reaching 53 consecutive years of service. Today (September 12, 2019) the carrier revealed upcoming plans to relocate services to Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport. Additionally, JAL announced seasonal revisions to the flight frequency plans… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the recipients of the “Your Community. Your Choice. Choice Hotels Local Business Grant Program

Winners of the ‘Your Community. Your Choice. Local Business Grant Program’ Exemplify Company’s Longstanding Commitment to Giving Back ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, today (Sept. 11, 2019) announced the recipients of the “Your Community. Your Choice. Choice Hotels Local Business Grant Program.” The… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris introduces newly renovated event space Salon Vendôme

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, the elegant and majestic ballroom adds to the Hotel’s impressive array of private rooms, offering a customisable event space to host exclusive events Paris, France, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The only luxury hotel in Paris to offer 1,200 square metres (13,000 square feet) of event space… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An launches on-site water-bottling facility in an effort to reduce plastic waste

Vietnam’s only Forbes 5-Star resort leads the way with water bottling facility Hoi An, Vietnam, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With environmental concerns over plastic consumables at an all-time high, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An is aiming to be part of the solution this October by launching Project Aqua: an on-site water-bottling facility… Read the full press release

Three Michelin-starred Chef Mauro Colagreco brings new epicurean wedding experience at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

An epicurean journey with one of the world’s top chefs Palm Beach, U.S.A., 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — On the heels of earning the #1 spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for his flagship restaurant Mirazur, three Michelin-starred Chef Mauro Colagreco is bringing a new epicurean wedding experience to the Five Star, Five Diamond… Read the full press release

Gatwick is a Founder Patron of Croydon Legacy Youth Zone

Gatwick announces three-year support for new facility for young people Airport supporting “positive change in the Croydon area” Exceptional range of inclusive and inspiring activities on offer LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has become a Founder Patron of Croydon’s newly-opened Legacy Youth Zone – a £6.5 million state-of-the-art facility built… Read the full press release

The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop: ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’ to take place on November 25-26 in Bangkok, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25-26, 2019. The two-day programme aims to enable participants to leverage destination, consumer and competitor’ insights to create an effective destination… Read the full press release

More than 1,000 participants from 124 countries gather together for the World Tourism Organization General Assembly in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world for the most important meeting for the global tourism sector. More than 1,000 participants from 124… Read the full press release

Lufthansa launches new direct service to Ottawa from May 2020

Lufthansa expands long-haul services to Canada in summer 2020 Ottawa is the fourth Lufthansa destination in Canada Flights bookable starting 11 September 2019 COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Pay attention, Canada fans: Starting from 16 May 2020, Lufthansa for the first time will be including the Canadian capital Ottawa in its flight schedule… Read the full press release

Oman Air delivers Junior Sindbad lunch boxes to a number of schools in Muscat

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air recently helped hundreds of Muscat students enjoy a happy take-off to the new school year by delivering Junior Sindbad lunch boxes to a number of schools in Muscat. Under the airline’s Junior Sindbad community-engagement program, 350 kits featuring specially designed lunchboxes filled with a soft toy,… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como launches a luxury accommodation Colours of Fall package

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como has launched a luxury accommodation package, which enables guests to explore their creativity on the shores of Lake Como this autumn. Guests booking the Colours of Fall package will be given a private painting class on how to depict the lake’s picturesque views on canvas,… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport voted UK and the North’s best airport for the third time in the Which? Magazine survey

Doncaster, England, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘For the third year in a row this low-cost carrier hub takes the best airport crown’ is the opening line for Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s (DSA) entry in the 2019 ‘Best and Worst UK Airports’ report carried out by Which? Magazine. Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is celebrating topping the… Read the full press release

Travelzoo and Deutsche Bahn partner to promote sustainable travel with exclusive deals to consumers in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, and Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) have joined forces to promote sustainable travel by offering during six months six time-limited, exclusive deals to consumers in Germany. This campaign is Travelzoo’s biggest initiative this year to promote sustainable travel in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. Travelzoo, a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for… Read the full press release

San Sebastian awarded the 2019 UNWTO prize for Public Policy and Governance

St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. Held during the 23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly,… Read the full press release

The 62nd meeting of the UNWTO’s Regional Commission for Africa highlights UNWTO’s 2030 Agenda for Africa

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Leaders from across Africa have met in Saint Petersburg ahead of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development… Read the full press release