Choice Privileges announces the return of its popular Double Points promotion

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc.  (NYSE: CHH), is bringing back its popular Double Points promotion. Starting tomorrow through February 15, 2019, members who book at participating Choice Hotels locations can earn 20 points per dollar spent at hotels, up to 30,000 bonus points. Additionally, loyalty members… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis welcomes Pasquo King as the new Director of Food and Beverage

Appointment marks a promotion from Executive Chef in Bali Nevis, West Indies, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the award-winning resort consistently ranked by travellers and travel experts as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, has named Pasquo King as the new Director of Food and Beverage. A chef with 20 years… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC co-host Light Up The Season fundraising event to benefit Children’s National, Sunday, December 16, 2018

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. This… Read the full press release

JAL certified to be the most punctual airline in the world according to FlightGlobal

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) was awarded the Most Consistent Winner, an award given to the airline with the best on-time performance in domestic and international flights in the past five years (January 2013 to December 2017) by FlightGlobal, at a forum held in Atlanta, Georgia US. FlightGlobal compiled flight operation… Read the full press release

HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport

HMSHost invites airport travelers to paint their layovers away with local artists BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Holidays at the airport: Delays, long lines, security, and…interactive mural paintings? This holiday travel season, global restaurateur HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport. HMSHost’s Art of Holiday Travel – A Mural… Read the full press release

Thailand wins the Best Destination in the Asia-Pacific award at the Irish Travel Trade News Awards 2018

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand has been declared the Best Destination in the Asia-Pacific by the Irish Travel Trade News Awards 2018. The 27th Irish Travel Trade Awards were presented on 23 November, 2018, in seven categories: Airlines, Destinations, Sea Transport, Land Transport, Travel Agency Services, Tour Operators, and All Companies. Thailand won… Read the full press release

Jumeirah’s London hotels promise an unforgettable experience for the whole family this festive season

London, UK, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Located in the heart of London, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel are the ultimate places for some family fun over the festive season. The recently unveiled ‘Festive Family Time’ and ‘Festive Family Fun’ packages ensure that children and adults are guaranteed an unforgettable escape in… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place makes its debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania

New property marks the entry of Hyatt’s select service brand, Hyatt Place, into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, marking the introduction of the Hyatt Place brand to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Developed by… Read the full press release

South African Airways joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the national flag carrier and iconic South African brand, today (2 December 2018) joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela, the first President of a democratic SA and Nobel Laureate, with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert. The fly-over was reminiscent… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand from November 27 – 29. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at the conclusion of the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) in Khon Kaen, Thailand. PDMF 2019 will… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings successfully completes the acquisition of hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined

NORWALK, Conn., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (Dec. 3, 2018) announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced plan to acquire hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined. With a strong presence in APAC and thousands of active affiliates worldwide, HotelsCombined will report into Booking Holdings’ leading travel metasearch brand, KAYAK. “We’ve admired HotelsCombined and… Read the full press release

British Airways is celebrating customers on International Day of Persons with Disabilities with cabin upgrades and lounge access

More than half a million customers with disabilities travel with the airline each year Airline is working with charity groups to raise awareness and understanding of hidden and visible disabilities LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, British Airways surprised some of the 50,000 customers with disabilities… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free to bring the Trinity Forum to Qatar in 2019

The world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference to be held in Qatar for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, the Trinity Forum, will be held in Doha in 2019, the first time the event has ever been hosted in Qatar. The conference,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted a VIP gala dinner to celebrate more than a decade of service to New York City

Qatar Airways celebrates more than 10 years of serving the ‘The Big Apple’ DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways hosted a private VIP gala dinner with influential business leaders and political dignitaries to celebrate more than a decade of the award-winning airline’s successful service to New York City at the historical… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme raised a total of HK$11.7 million in 2017 for UNICEF HK

The generosity of Cathay Pacific passengers is making a difference in the lives of children around the world Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) today (December 4, 2018) announced that a total of HK$11.7 million was raised from the Change… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific boosts non-stop service to Seattle to daily from summer 2019

Hong Kong’s home airline boosts non-stop service to daily on the back of robust advance demand Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has today (December 4, 2018) announced that its forthcoming non-stop service to Seattle will go daily from summer 2019, further strengthening the only direct link between Hong Kong and… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality launches an exclusive offer to Qatari nationals and residents on the occasion of Qatar National Day

Doha, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, brings Qatari nationals and residents an exclusive offer on the occasion of Qatar National Day throughout its local and international hotels, starting from December 15th, 2018 to January 31st, 2019. Part of Katara Hospitality’s commitment… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group to continue partnership with DFS and The Shilla Duty Free for another two years

SINGAPORE, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) today (Dec 04, 2018) announced that it will extend its key duty-free liquor and beauty concessions, held by DFS Venture Singapore (Pte.) Ltd and Shilla Travel Retail Pte. Ltd. respectively, for a two-year period each, starting from 2020, after the expiration of their current six-year… Read the full press release

Stagecoach trials world’s first retrospective pricing app to give better value to rail commuters

Hindsight aims to stop people wasting money on train tickets they don’t need Free app developed by British tech start up Global Travel Ventures Limited Technology automatically swaps commuters to available lower-priced tickets, after they’ve travelled Passengers effortlessly get the lowest-priced set of tickets across the week – even if their plans change Perth, Scotland, 2018-Dec-05… Read the full press release

BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit awarded with the Berlin Brandenburg innovation award

Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise: Jury applauds Bombardier’s new battery-powered train as a pioneering contribution to clean rail mobility Berlin, Germany, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ —The BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit was awarded the renowned Berlin Brandenburg innovation award on November 30, 2018. The train operates emission-free, thereby making a significant contribution towards environmentally-friendly mobility. It… Read the full press release

JAPAN: All Nippon Airways and JR East to make travel across the Tohoku region as convenient as possible

Campaign aims to promote tourism in Japan by streamlining the travel experience. •Expanded booking options and reduced fares make it easier than ever to reach popular destinations in the Tohoku region. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is partnering with… Read the full press release

LaSalle Hotel Properties announces the completion of its merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) (“LaSalle” or the “Company”) today (Nov. 30, 2018) announced the completion of its previously announced merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (“Pebblebrook”). Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel Properties, said, “We are pleased to complete this combination. On behalf of the LaSalle Board,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises promises a one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience on board its 2019 World Cruise featuring an all-star cast of uniquely international chefs

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and market leader in Europe, South America and the Gulf, revealed today (03/12/2018) that its upcoming 2019 World Cruise will feature an all-star cast of uniquely international chefs sure to make for an one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience while… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to surprise its three millionth passenger with gifts and fantastic giveaways

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will be surprising its three millionth passenger on Wednesday, December 5th with a reception to also include surprises and giveaways for passengers flying that day. The Airport had a total of over 2.7 million passengers served through the end of… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport to undertake a national search for a new CEO

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport will  undertake a national search for a new leader as current CEO and President Jim Gill transitions to a  consulting role. The GFIA Airport Authority Board, which oversees operations of Michigan’s second busiest airport, accepted Gill’s resignation on Nov. 30…. Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines, 3Sixty and SATS finalise partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore

Singapore, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA), 3Sixty (formerly DFASS Group) and SATS have today (30 November 2018) finalised a shareholders’ agreement sealing the establishment of a partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore. The joint venture, KrisShop Pte Ltd, will launch operations on 1 December 2018. The finalisation of… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework

Empowers guests with greater choice and flexibility Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today (Dec 3, 2018) announced further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework, which was initially unveiled in 2016. The rapid expansion of the Fare Choices framework reflects the fast-evolving nature of Indian aviation, where an increasing number… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental welcomes Stanley Tucci as the newest celebrity fan to join its “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan” advertising campaign

Hong Kong,, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — American actor, writer, producer, and film director, Stanley Tucci, is the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s USD multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the… Read the full press release

Emirates Palace again recognized as the World’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018 and the World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort 2018 at the World Travel Awards

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Palace has once again been recognized as the World’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018 and the World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort 2018. The awards highlight the growing importance of both event and leisure tourism in the region. Recognized as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’,… Read the full press release