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

Jamaica’s International Airport leading the way with TPT MedTech’s Digital Passport system

We believe this Partnership is the first fully operational, comprehensive advanced testing platform in effort to keep travel open  San Diego/London, US/UK, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As the world searches for a complete testing solution and “Covid/Health Passport,” Jamaica’s International Airport has already partnered with TPT Global Tech, Inc. (“TPTW or the… 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

Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli Resorts in the Maldives introduce complete Nutrition and Wellness Offerings

Maldives, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli Resorts in the Maldives are renewing their focus on wellness with the introduction of nutritional therapy, wellness cuisine workshops and health and nutrition seminars. The addition to the team of an on-property Nutritionist, combined with the resorts’ comprehensive spa, wellness and medi-spa facilities, gives Anantara Dhigu and… Read the full press release

AHLA announces 2021 Stars of the Industry Awardees

‘Stars of the Industry’ Awards Recognize Hospitality Heroes, Supports Foundation   WASHINGTON, USA, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) today (March 23, 2021) honored the women and men across the country who selflessly led their teams and supported their… Read the full press release

flydubai offers special return fares from AED 755 for the spring and summer period

The airline is offering special return fares to select destinations starting from AED 755 and attractive packages from holidays by flydubai from AED 1,899 Dubai, UAE, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai announces attractive fares to select destinations that are available to book from AED 755. In addition, holidays by flydubai packages to Africa,… Read the full press release

(UK) Snowstorm Technologies selects CTW as their preferred airline shopping platform

London, UK, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Snowstorm Technologies is a global leader in providing innovative solutions to travel companies of all shapes and sizes. It’s OneWurld agent desktop sets the standard for collaborative booking solutions, allowing agents and their customers seamless access throughout the travel cycle – from shopping to booking to trip… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines earns Diamond Certification for APEX’s Inaugural COVID-19 Health Safety Audit for Airlines

Inaugural COVID-19 Health Safety Audit for Airlines Tokyo, Japan, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first airline in Japan to successfully receive Diamond Certification for providing the highest levels of safety measures throughout the travel experience. The inaugural audit was conducted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines certified earns 5-Star Skytrax COVID-19 Rating

Tokyo, Japan, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has been certified by Skytrax with a 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating, becoming one of the few airlines worldwide to achieve the accolade. The Skytrax COVID-19 Rating is a trusted assessment and certification of airline health and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic that… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul introduces virtual and hybrid meeting packages

Seoul, Korea, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — With virtual and hybrid meetings now the new normal, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul leads the way with three different packages that combine impeccable service and stunning surroundings with the latest high end audio visual. The packages allow meeting hosts to create effective online meetings, conferences and events – complete… Read the full press release

Aimbridge Hospitality announces partnership with Dreamscape Companies to manage the repositioning and reopening of multiple Hyatt full-service brand offerings

Dreamscape Companies engaged the global hotel management company to manage the repositioning and reopening of the 2,510-room property into multiple Hyatt full-service brand flags Plano, TX, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, has been engaged by Dreamscape Companies as their operating partner to reposition the Rio… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports introduces new rapid COVID-19 testing facilities

Aberdeen, UK, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — New rapid COVID-19 testing facilities have been introduced at Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports. The terminal-based facilities offer both PCR and antigen testing for passengers currently travelling for essential purposes during lockdown. AGS Airports Ltd has introduced the new testing facilities in its Scottish airports in partnership… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises announces its most successful pre-sale in history with its new arts-inspired World Cruise 2023

Shattering the cruise line’s booking records, Silversea’s World Cruise 2023 sold out on the day of its general opening. Miami, FL, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises has shattered its bookings records with its new arts-inspired World Cruise 2023, entitled ‘South Side Story – All the World’s a Stage’. Following the most successful… Read the full press release

AirAsia to increase ownership in BigLife to 100%

SEPANG, MALAYSIA, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group Berhad (AirAsia) today (22 March 2021) announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Aimia Holdings UK II Limited (Aimia) for the proposed acquisition by AirAsia of the remaining 1,665,000 ordinary shares in BigLife Sdn Bhd (BigLife), which are not already held… Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd employs SITA Omnichannel Services to improve collaboration and communication with customers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Global ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd has placed SITA’s Contact Center platform at the heart of its ambitious plan to be ranked number one for customer service in the freight and shipping sector within the next five years. Hapag-Lloyd also wants to increase the collaboration between employees during and… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas sets sail from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas

Cruise Line to Offer New 7-night Itineraries from Nassau, The Bahamas, Starting in June MIAMI, FL, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, travelers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited vacations and cruise in The Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean International. The global cruise line has announced a summer lineup of 7-night cruises on… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes Blue Islands’ new service to Jersey

London, UK, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands will gear up flights to Jersey from 26 April following today’s (22nd Mar 2021) Government of Jersey announcement concerning the relaxation of travel restrictions for UK visitors. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “Today’s announcement is incredibly exciting, this is the news we have all been… Read the full press release

Star Alliance to establish a management office in Singapore

Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance will establish a management office in the city state of Singapore later this year. This was a decision taken by its Chief Executive Board, comprising the Chief Executive Officers of its 26 member airlines, who considered a new centre of excellence to be an important… Read the full press release

Swissport expands its warehousing capacity with new lease agreement for two air cargo terminals nearby Vienna Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The expansion of Swissport’s cargo business at Vienna Airport is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility. The new location will increase Swissport’s local warehousing capacity by nearly 50%. Swissport has signed a 7-year lease for two air cargo… Read the full press release