Kempinski Hotels appoints Bernold Schroeder as CEO ad interim

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels announces today (14 December 2020) the appointment of Bernold Schroeder as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer ad interim, effective immediately. The news follows the decision of the Kempinski Supervisory Board to part ways with former Chief… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces a new, mutually flexible distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation

Mutually flexible, technology-oriented agreement fostering innovative New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions Diversified NDC program supporting different commercial models Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group airlines, one of the worlds’ leading airline groups, and Sabre Corporation, the software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today (16.12.2020) announced a… Read the full press release

PATA announce a new organisational partnership with Hotel Resilient

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with Hotel Resilient, a scientific benchmarking and certification body for crisis risk management and climate change adaptation of hotels and resorts based on internationally recognized and industry supported standards. “Tourism is one of… Read the full press release

ONYX Hospitality Group announces the first-ever Shama resort, Shama Yalong Bay Sanya in Hainan, China

Devoted to integrating a ‘no boundaries’ lifestyle into an amazing resort setting, Shama Yalong Bay Sanya is set to welcome its first guests in February 2021 Shanghai, China, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, has signed a management agreement with Hainan Sunup Group Investment… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces the promotion of Chris Harcombe and Kate Stow

Doncaster, England, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Robert Hough CBE, Chairman of Peel Airports Group has announced the promotion of Chris Harcombe to the role of Managing Director and the material expansion of Kate Stow’s responsibilities as part of the Executive Management Team of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to take effect on 1st January 2021…. Read the full press release

Emirates announces resumption of daily flights to Istanbul

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume daily flights to Istanbul from 21 December*. In tandem with the gradual return of travel confidence and demand, Emirates continues to rebuild its network while offering customers a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Strict health and hygiene measures have been implemented… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels to develop new Cambria Hotels in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee through new franchise agreements

Upscale Brand Awards Franchise Agreements in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has awarded franchise agreements to Victor Patel of VRL Hotels to develop new Cambria Hotels in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. These agreements further the upscale brand’s traction in Tennessee, which includes the already open Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown as well as… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley announces the appointment of Shaun Acosta as its Executive Resort Chef

Veteran Four Seasons chef to helm Resort’s elevated culinary experiences, including In-Room Dining, Campo poolside restaurant, banquet offerings, the demonstration kitchen, and more Napa Valley, U.S.A., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, the highly anticipated luxury resort in the heart of California’s famed wine region, announces the appointment of Shaun… Read the full press release

JAL Ground Service the first company based at Narita and Haneda airport certified for IATA`s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Ground Service Co., Ltd. (JGS), known for providing ground handling operations at major airports in Japan, is commited to promoting safety and maintain high-quality operations to reduce any service related accidents and/or injuries. As part of this long-term commitment, JGS became the first company based at… Read the full press release

flydubai announces attractive fares to select destinations from Dubai

flydubai offers attractive fares to selected destinations from Dubai Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline, flydubai announced attractive fares to select destinations from Dubai. As more destinations continue to rejoin the flydubai network, the carrier is opening a world of opportunities for its passengers to explore. The end of the year… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport runway reimagined as a magical Christmas tree as part of its festive advertising campaign

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa will have no problem navigating his way to Co. Clare and Ireland as he travels the world this Christmas Eve thanks to a festive initiative by Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company. The airport has come up with a festive advertising campaign involving a redesign of… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Justin Barkowski appointed to FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee

Alexandria, Va., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has appointed Justin Barkowski, AAAE’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, as an airport representative on FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) for a term of up to two years. ARAC provides industry officials the opportunity to provide advice and recommendations about… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises’ new wave promotion offers up to 20% Early Booking Bonus savings on selected voyages

Miami, FL, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises has unveiled an enhanced savings promotion for the upcoming wave season, which will encourage travelers to set sail from 2021. The leading ultra-luxury cruise line is offering up to 20% Early Booking Bonus savings on selected voyages in 2021 and 2022—doubling the customary savings available… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean says goodbye to Empress and Majesty of the Seas

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International today (Dec. 16, 2020) announced Empress and Majesty of the Seas will depart its fleet later this month. “Empress and Majesty of the Seas made indelible marks on the cruise industry with their revolutionary design and size. Touted as the cruise industry’s most groundbreaking ships when they were… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of the new, 148-room Hyatt Place Saltillo, Coahuila, México

SALTILLO, Coahuila, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Saltillo, the first Hyatt Place hotel in Coahuila 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, 148-room hotel offers business and leisure travelers an open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere,… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers China Airlines’ first 777 Freighters

Airline becomes 20th operator of 777 Freighter amid higher demand for dedicated cargo jets China Airlines to increase freight capacity and enter new markets with additional 777 Freighter deliveries SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — China Airlines today (Dec. 15, 2020) unveiled the first of six Boeing 777 Freighters, officially becoming the 20th operator… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes SunExpress’ direct flight to Antalya in Turkey

Manchester, UK, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SunExpress, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines is launching a direct flight between Manchester Airport and Antalya in Turkey on 26th March 2021. The route will be served twice per week before going up to four a week from 30th May. “After a year of staying at… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of 137-room Hyatt Regency Cape Town

The hotel marks the second Hyatt hotel in South Africa and brings the brand’s premium level of service to Cape Town for the first time CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (December 15, 2020) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Cape Town, the first Hyatt-branded property in the… Read the full press release

Clarksville, Arkansas to host inaugural “Christmas in Cline Park” holiday event

Clarksville, Arkansas, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Clarksville, Arkansas is preparing to host their inaugural “Christmas in Cline Park” holiday event. From December 18th to January 2nd, families will enjoy a 2,400 sq ft. synthetic ice-skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, vendors selling hot cocoa and warm snacks, a mailbox for… Read the full press release

Nine mountain communities to get support from Vail Resorts $3.3 million COVID-19 emergency relief and behavioral health grants

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Vail Resorts’ Chief Executive Officer, Rob Katz, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Elana’s Pantry, today (Dec. 11, 2020) announced more than $3.3 million in COVID-19 emergency relief and behavioral health grants. In nine communities where Vail Resorts operates, these… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes BA CityFlyer’s resumption of flights to Geneva

Flights between London City Airport and Geneva to resume from Saturday 19th December 4x weekly service restores key international connection for business and leisure travel – LCY’s ninth most popular route last year London, UK, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ —London City Airport has welcomed the resumption of flights to Geneva (GVA) from Saturday 19th December. Four… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport and SYNLAB partner to provide airport customers access to Covid-19 testing service

London, UK, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport and SYNLAB, the leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe, have teamed up to provide airport customers with access to a high quality Covid-19 testing service which could reduce the time they need to quarantine following their flight to England. The new Covid-19 testing service… Read the full press release

PATA launches PATA Crisis Resource Center Regional Training Materials

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the PATA Crisis Resource Center Regional Training Materials for communication strategy, and destination marketing and management. The regional training kits were created with the support of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), a project implemented by the… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Qantas in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed by Qantas as its preferred partner for ground services at Australia’s busiest airports in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Canberra Airport, which serves the nation’s capital. The 5-year agreement was reached after a rigorous tender process and will cover up to 70,000… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Google host second global Tourism Acceleration Program in the MENA

The program is designed to boost innovation, digital transformation and planning in the tourism sector Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Google hosted their second edition of the global Tourism Acceleration Program in the MENA region, a program designed to boost innovation and digital transformation… Read the full press release

UNWTO and CNN launch campaign on global restart of tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — After partnering back in May for a campaign asking the world to be patient, responsible and “travel tomorrow”, the World Tourism Organization and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) have teamed up again to celebrate the transformative power being unleased as the restart of tourism gets underway. Centred around… Read the full press release

British Airways announces partnership with ZeroAvia on sustainable flying

ZeroAvia recently completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft as it aims to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable aviation Partnership with British Airways is part of parent IAG’s Hangar 51 tech accelerator programme and reflects the importance the airline is placing on sustainability Announcement comes in the week… Read the full press release

Alaska’s Pre-Clear program to let Hawaii-bound guests skip airport screening process upon arrival in the Hawaiian Islands

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines guests traveling to Hawaii can now pre-clear on the West Coast, avoiding lines and bypassing the airport screening process after they arrive in Hawaii with an approved negative COVID-19 test. Alaska’s Pre-Clear program, launched this week in coordination with the State of Hawaii, is the first of its kind to allow guests… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels launches Choice Hotels Owners African American Alliance (CHOAAA)

New Owners’ Council to Further Representation, Support and Advocacy for Black and African American Hoteliers ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Part of the company’s longstanding commitment to diversity, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announces the creation of the Choice Hotels Owners African American Alliance (CHOAAA). As the hotel industry’s only franchisee-focused group… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown launches an exclusive health and wellness membership club Club27

New York, U.S.A., 2020-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Recognised this year by Forbes Travel Guide as a Five Star Spa, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown debuts Club27, an exclusive health and wellness membership club designed to suit the most discerning fitness seekers. Created by Senior Spa Director Tara Cruz, Club27 was designed with locals… Read the full press release