Travel to Kenya – Global Tourists Prefer Private Conservancies Prioritizing Conservation, Luxury and Privacy

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Masai Mara has fuelled African fantasies for years and without the shadow of a doubt, its wildebeest-spotted savannahs are the attractions of what a star-studded region as it became one of the wonders of the world. Dream of Africa and you dream of the Masai Mara. This… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and Maesse Lichter Marketing to change the world of representation

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners (AP) and Maesse Lichter Marketing based in Cologne have partnered to offer global representation. Maesse Marketing has over 12 years’ experience in the MICE segment in Germany and will be working collaboratively with Amistad Hotel Partners to deliver value to the joint client base and strengthen AP’s… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels to match up to 20 million points contributed by members in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has announced it will match Choice Privileges member donations to the American Red Cross, encouraging its members to donate loyalty points that convert to cash. Choice Hotels will match up to 20 million points contributed by members in support of disaster relief and… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts to partner with Rizzoli New York

Sharing more on the fascinating guests, captivating stories and unique legacy of Raffles Hotels & Resorts  PARIS, France, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of the most revered names in luxury hospitality, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Rizzoli New York. Soirees, Sojourns & Stories is a 200-page… Read the full press release

Artificial Intelligence: How can it help your hotel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world. Every week we read reports about the how AI will fundamentally change the nature of work, replacing numerous jobs and leading to the creation of jobs that don’t yet exist. However, for many of us, AI seems to belong to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Build-A-Bear Workshop to donate 20,000 teddy bears to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish, and Southwest’s Medical Transportation Grant Program recipient hospitals

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., (NYSE: BBW) are taking teddy bear hugs to new heights in celebration of National Teddy Bear Day, which occurs each year on September 9. Together, Southwest® and Build-A-Bear are teaming up to donate 20,000 Build-A-Bear teddy bears to 36 children’s hospitals… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport firefighters take on two-day cycling challenge to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity

Doncaster, England, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Nine firefighters from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) will set off on the 22nd September to take on a gruelling two-day challenge, cycling the width of the country to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity. The coast to coast challenge begins at Morecambe Bay then across the Yorkshire Dales peaking… Read the full press release

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai adds luxury and elegance to Amistad Partners’ portfolio

LONDON, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, the hottest hotel on Palm Jumeirah, is the latest independent hotel to join Amistad Partners, a premier global hotel representation company. The lifestyle hotel, described by Arabian Business magazine as having “the swankiest rooftop lounge in Dubai”, offers a unique hospitality experience.  Set on… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports organizes trip for 31 orphans to Sir Bani Yas Island as part of its ‘Flight of the Children of Zayed’ initiative

Abu Dhabi Airports organizes trip for 31 orphans to Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its ‘Flight of the Children of Zayed’ initiative. In collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent, Abu Dhabi Airports organized a trip for 31 orphans on August 31st… Read the full press release

MICE event planners look to independent hotels in the UK

LONDON, 2018-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Cvent released the findings of its fourth annual Global Planner Sourcing Report in late July, and some of the data reveal some surprising insights. The report features the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 corporate event planners worldwide about how they source venues and what influences their… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority employee Agostos Nyemah earns Hoosier Hospitality Award

Nyemah is a shining example of Hoosier Hospitality Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Indianapolis Airport Authority employee Agostos Nyemah has a unique gift among Hoosiers – one that he recently stepped outside of his job description to leverage in helping an international passenger get to his destination. That above-and-beyond act earned him… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Larnaca in Cyprus

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is proud to announce a new hotel opening – the Radisson Blu Hotel,  Larnaca in Cyprus. One of the oldest continuously inhabited countries in the world, this destination is a perfect addition… Read the full press release

Duetto to support Dorsett Hospitality International’s revenue optimization and rapid expansion

Hong Kong, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorsett Hospitality International has agreed to implement several applications from Duetto, hospitality’s Revenue Strategy Platform, as it looks to build out its core markets in Asia and expand further in new countries like Australia. Duetto’s flagship Open Pricing application, GameChanger, will allow Dorsett to yield room rates independently by stay… Read the full press release

Oakwood’s 10 properties honored with TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award

SINGAPORE, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”) today (AUGUST 24, 2018) shared that 10 properties have been honored with TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award. Since 2011, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. This designation is presented to approximately… Read the full press release

AP Digital – Technology which is integral to the Amistad Partners business

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — AP Digital is not just a CRM tool, it’s a client portal, agent portal, professional services automation platform, contract manager and a virtual assistant. AP Digital is delivered via a web and app-based experience. AP Digital is not a bolt-on or after thought, it embodies how Amistad… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo joins the UAE community in supporting the people of Kerala, India by transporting over 175 tons of flood relief cargo

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo will carry flood relief cargo of over 175 tons to Kerala, India, joining the UAE community in their support of the people of Kerala.  Over more than a dozen flights, the air cargo operator will transport the relief goods, which have been donated by various UAE-based… Read the full press release

Tourism Toronto’s weekend getaways program – Relax, Recharge, Renew celebrates 10 years

Since 2008, the program has provided 540 weekend getaways for parents caring for children with special needs Toronto, Canada, 2018-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Toronto’s weekend getaways program – Relax, Recharge, Renew – is celebrating 10 years of providing parents that care for children with special needs a much-deserved break. This first-of-its-kind and award-winning program,… Read the full press release

Dusit International signs management agreement for dusitD2 Ao Nang, Thailand

Convenient location puts travellers within easy reach of famous beaches, islands and attractions of Krabi. BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit International, Thailand’s global hospitality company, has signed a management agreement with Vogue Pranang Bay Resort Co., Ltd. to operate dusitD2 Ao Nang, slated to open at the end of this year. The hotel… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd now can be booked online with immediate effect

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — IntercityHotel is getting its new flagship earlier than expected. A building currently under development on the South side of Frankfurt Central Station will boast 414 rooms, making it the largest property to operate under the brand name. The team at the hotel is delighted that… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed… Read the full press release

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. Taps Adam Howard as Executive Chef & Colleen Murphy for Pastry Chef

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. Taps Adam Howard as Executive Chef & Colleen Murphy for Pastry Chef of the Michelin-Starred Blue Duck Tavern Washington, DC, USA, 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Howard as executive chef of the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern.  Howard brings sixteen… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdańsk in Poland

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdańsk in Poland. In March 2018, the group announced its plan to rollout Radisson, the upscale hotel brand, across EMEA… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel

132-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Wesley Chapel, the backyard to everything Tampa Bay TAMPA, Fla., 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Wesley Chapel and Pasco County, is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World partner to offer World of Hyatt members the opportunity to enjoy loyalty benefits

CHICAGO, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today (August 1, 2018) announced plans to bring World of Hyatt members opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits in many more places. The launch is targeted for the end of the year. Hyatt, a leading hospitality company with more than 700 hotels worldwide, and… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels AG retains fourth position in the AHGZ rankings

Success continues into 2018 following the launch of MAXX by Steigenberger Main, Germany, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year at the end of June, AHGZ traditionally publishes a table of the country’s top 50 hotel companies in terms of sales. The list for 2017 shows that Steigenberger Hotels AG has retained fourth position… Read the full press release

JAPAN: Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors to guests

OSAKA, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors today (August 1, 2018), joining 12 other serviced apartments in the country, as well as a growing portfolio of more than 60 Oakwood branded properties in the world. Situated within walking distance to Shin-Osaka Station, the gateway to Japan’s Kansai… Read the full press release

Boom in Chinese tourism: Trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for China, Rachel Mao. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism in China is showing strong growth and is becoming a powerful contributor to the country’s economy. The country expects to receive more than 140 million inbound visits in 2018, higher than the number… Read the full press release

AccorHotels to acquire 85% of 21c Museum Hotels

PARIS, France, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels today (July 31, 2018) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 85% of 21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality management company pushing the boundaries of the museum and hotel worlds to create a new kind of travel experience. 21c combines a multi-venue contemporary art museum,… Read the full press release