Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay appoints Chef Thomas Bouledin as new pastry chef

New Pastry Chef joins world-class culinary team Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — 2021 is off to a sweet start at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay with the appointment of Pastry Chef Thomas Bouledin, who brings Michelin-star credentials and his French-Spanish heritage to the Resort’s world-class culinary team. At just 26,… Read the full press release

flydubai expands its European network with flights to Catania, Naples, Salzburg and Malta

flydubai announces the start of flights to Malta and resumes flights to Catania from 12 May together with its operations to Naples from 13 May. The carrier also becomes the first UAE-based airline to offer direct flights to Salzburg from 13 May. Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, today… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels appoints Junichi Tamakoshi to Regional Director Sales and Business Development, Japan

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Junichi Tamakoshi to Regional Director Sales and Business Development, Japan. Having previously worked as Director of Business Development at Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong for more than 8 years, he was also involved in various… Read the full press release

Ryanair extends zero flight change fee bookings before 31st Mar 2021

“Book Now And If Your Plans Change So Can Your Booking” Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 Jan) announced it is extending its € zero flight change fee for all customers who book before 31st Mar 2021. It is also allowing up to two booking date moves until… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Florian Daniel to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is taking a further important step along its pathway to restructuring. Florian Daniel has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer with immediate effect. In his capacity as CIO, Mr. Daniel will be responsible for the areas of Commercial… Read the full press release

Viking expands its Egypt fleet with a new state-of-the-art river vessel Viking Aton

Addition of New Nile River Ship Builds on Viking’s Commitment to Egypt Los Angeles, CA, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.viking.com) today (January 26, 2021) announced an expansion of its Egypt fleet with Viking Aton, a new state-of-the-art river vessel. Inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships® and built specifically to… Read the full press release

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the skies with Fiji Airways’ special flight

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways is offering Fijians a rare opportunity to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in the skies with a special flight on Sunday 14th February. Flight FJ 679 will depart Nadi International Airport at 1.30pm on Valentine’s Day, spend almost three hours following a unique flight path around the… Read the full press release

Hyatt to bring Hyatt Centric brand to The Republic of Georgia

New lifestyle hotel will introduce the Hyatt Centric brand to The Republic of Georgia ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt announced today (JANUARY 25, 2021) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Alliance City LLC for the development of Hyatt Centric Boulevard Batumi. Expected to open in 2025, the hotel… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ services to Minneapolis and Orlando

New nonstop to Minneapolis begins in May, adding flight to Orlando in the fall INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun Country Airlines is coming to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), bringing additional nonstop flights from Indy to Minneapolis-St. Paul in the summer and Orlando in the fall. Beginning May 28, 2021, Sun… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines and Mastercard celebrate the launch of new Free Spirit® loyalty program and Free Spirit Mastercard with Brett Young’s virtual show

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Multi-platinum performer Brett Young will “Catch” an unforgettable flight to Florida as Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) and Mastercard announced plans today (Jan. 25, 2021) to celebrate the launch of the all-new Free Spirit® loyalty program and Free Spirit Mastercard with Brett Young: Live from the Runway. Young’s performance will be the first-ever concert… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands its fleet with its first Boeing 737-9 MAX airplane

Five weeks of preparations begin to ready plane for start of passenger service on March 1 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has accepted delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX airplane, marking a new phase of modernizing the airline’s fleet in the coming years. Alaska pilots flew the aircraft on a short… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Expands Africa Network to 23 destinations and more than 100 weekly flights

Cape Town, Casablanca and Tunis will increase to five weekly flights, while Johannesburg will increase to 18 weekly flights, offering passengers more flexible and reliable travel options Airline’s young mixed fleet of sustainable aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and rebuild its global network to more than 800 weekly flights to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways donates over QAR 3.8 million to Education Above All Foundation’s Educate A Child programme

The airline has been committed to supporting the vision of Education Above All Foundation since 2013 DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has raised over QAR 3.8 million for Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Educate A Child (EAC), during 2019 and 2020. Since 2013,… Read the full press release

British Airways and Nectar partner to give customers opportunity to convert Nectar points into Avios

From 25 January, existing balances and future points collected with Nectar can be converted into Avios, which can be redeemed through the British Airways Executive Club on flights, upgrades, hotel stays and more 400 Nectar points collected can be converted into 250 Avios and if customers wish to receive more Nectar points, then they can… Read the full press release

British Airways launches latest deals on short-haul flights

British Airways offering over 1 million seats for less than £40 each-way, based on a return fare Customers must book by Tuesday, 26 January The seats are available for travel on select dates until December, 2021 London, UK, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (21 January, 2021) revealed a series of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia

Expanded commercial cooperation will enable Qatar Airways passengers to book travel to and from 40 destinations on Iberia’s network across the Iberian Peninsula & Latin America including new routes in Brazil, Chile, El Salvador and Guatemala Iberia passengers will benefit from access to 36 routes on Qatar Airways’ global network, including 7 additional destinations in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to Atlanta

Qatar Airways will resume Atlanta services with four weekly flights from 1 June, increasing the carrier’s U.S. network to 12 destinations Airline will operate a total of 83 weekly flights to and from the U.S. offering passengers more flexible and reliable travel options Qatar Airways is the leading airline providing international connectivity to and from… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group welcomes Daniel Elwell to its board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Jan. 21, 2021) the appointment of Daniel Elwell to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Elwell will also join the boards of directors of the company’s airline subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. Elwell, a former military and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start serving Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Santa Barbara Airport

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 21, 2021) published initial flight schedules for the carrier’s next two airports to be served in California, Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), with service beginning in April 2021. “We’re boldly launching this eagerly anticipated new year… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces IntercityHotel in Breda — the third IntercityHotel in The Netherlands

Deutsche Hospitality announces a new hotel for Breda in 2023 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A third IntercityHotel will be coming to the homeland of Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer und Vincent van Gogh in 2023. The Netherlands is a popular travel destination, and Deutsche Hospitality is adding an attractive location in… Read the full press release

IHG announces Holiday Inn Jeddah Corniche to open in January 2022

Signing continues accelerated growth of the Holiday Inn brand across Saudi Arabia  Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with Saleh Alsalamah and Partner Companies, to open Holiday Inn Jeddah Corniche. Having signed Holiday Inn Riyadh Al… Read the full press release

IHG announces Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre scheduled to open in 2025

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The huge momentum behind IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand in Australasia continues with the signing of a new agreement with City Tattersalls Club (CTC) in Sydney. Scheduled to open in 2025, Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre will sit atop the iconic Club’s premises in a newly renovated, 49-story… Read the full press release

Marriott International to debut the first Ritz-Carlton ski resort in Europe

The Ritz-Carlton, Zermatt will mark a new era of unrivalled elegance in one of Europe’s highest mountain ranges ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (JANUARY 21, 2021) announced it has signed an agreement with Mario Julen to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Zermatt, debuting the first Ritz-Carlton ski resort in… Read the full press release

Emirates launches global sale to encourage travelers to explore new destinations in the New Year

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is launching its much-awaited global sale to inspire and encourage travelers to reconnect with family and friends or explore new destinations in the New Year. With attractive offers to select destinations worldwide, Emirates customers can make up for lost time in 2021. All-inclusive Economy Class fares… Read the full press release

Emirates trials IATA Travel Pass

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing… Read the full press release

Earn twice the bonus points through Choice Privileges’ New Year, New Bonus promotion

Loyalty Members Can Earn Twice the Points During Stays This Winter ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), is kicking off the new year with the launch of a New Year, New Bonus promotion. Now through Feb. 28, Choice Privileges members who book and stay at participating Choice… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of daily flights to Cairo

The national carrier of the State of Qatar has touched down in Cairo for the first time since 2017 The airline will operate daily flights to Cairo on a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today ( 18 January 2021) resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale to mark its 50th Anniversary

Carrier celebrates 50th Anniversary with fares as low as $50 one way DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a fare sale today (Jan 19, 2021) through Feb. 8, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Time, with fares starting as low as $50 one-way in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Southwest… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to fly nonstop from Hamburg to Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands On February 1, 2021

On behalf of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, the flight will operate with an Airbus A350-900 from Hamburg to the Falkland Islands Cologne, Germany, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will be departing on the longest passenger flight in the history of its company, marking one of the most unique flights the airline… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines earns Diamond rating in the Global Airline Health And Safety Audit

Singapore, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been awarded the Diamond rating – the highest level attainable – in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying audit of global airlines. The audit, which was jointly conducted by industry body Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and aviation strategy firm SimpliFlying, involved a… Read the full press release