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

HSMAI partners with Level60 to offer revenue management course and classroom tools leading to a new HSMAI student certification

McLean, VA, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce a partnership with Level60 Consulting (Level60) to offer hospitality faculty members a course and classroom tools to teach revenue management, leading to a new HSMAI student certification. Designed expressly for faculty, the course and classroom tools… Read the full press release

Myanmar Shalom Offers FAM Trip to Magical Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Myanmar has recently opened its doors to the world after decades of isolation and now is the time to explore this Magical country.  We have created unique FAM Trip (21st  – 30th September) for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also first time travelers to Myanmar. With a focus… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some… Read the full press release

BHMA Welcomes Peter Lucas as its New CEO and Harry Thaliwal as New Executive Vice President of Operations

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Peter Lucas has been appointed chief executive officer of the Flight Centre Travel Group’s (ASX: FLT) hotel management business, BHMA. Mr. Lucas is a highly experienced hotelier who has an extensive track record of operating hotels across Asia. Before joining BHMA, he was Boutique Corporation’s senior vice president… Read the full press release

Marriott to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to New York City’s vibrant North of Madison Square Park

Project slated to set a new standard in contemporary luxury for hotel guests and residents in Manhattan’s dynamic NoMad district BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today (07/24/2018) announced that it has signed an agreement with luxury hospitality development firm Flag Luxury Group to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group partners with SOS Children’s Villages to help support children and young people

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — During its annual Community Action Month in June 2018, Radisson Hotel Group activated its global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages – carrying out more than 900 activities worldwide to help support children and young people. Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups,… Read the full press release

Hyatt executed management and franchise contracts for nine hotels during May and June 2018

CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 23, 2018) announced executed management and franchise contracts for nine hotels. The executed contracts, which represent important expansion in key markets or markets in which Hyatt brands are under-represented, are for the following hotels: Hyatt Regency Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels create the number one sustainable hospitality fund dedicated to Africa

Doha, Qatar, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, and AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator with a presence in 100 countries and c.4,500 hotels, announced the creation of an investment fund with a targeted investment capacity of over… Read the full press release

Extranomical Tours is a 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner

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Muir Woods & Wine Country with Gourmet Lunch from San Francisco Rated as One of the Best Wine Tours in the World SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, 2018-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Extranomical Tours, a leading touring and sightseeing company in Northern California, is proud to announce that it has received The 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award… Read the full press release

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart Leading travel tech start-up programme led by Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com   London, UK , 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Luggage storage start-up, Stasher, has won Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme for innovative travel tech start-ups led by Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and… Read the full press release

Azerai Can Tho Opens with a Grand Gala Event

Can Tho City, Vietnam, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2nd of June 2018 marked a magical and memorable evening for Azerai Can Tho celebrated with a Grand Opening Gala Event. The hotel transformed into a magnificent party ground, where the swimming pool was converted to a fashion catwalk, while our guests dined on… Read the full press release

Niagara Falls State Park introduces new rental service for an array of recreation amenities this summer

Bicycle, stroller, wagon and wheelchair rentals are now available for visitors to explore Niagara Falls FALMOUTH, Mass., 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Niagara Falls State Park has introduced a new rental service for an array of recreation amenities to make navigating the park easier during the summer months. The rentals, which are available now through… Read the full press release

Sea Crest Beach Hotel greets greet summer vacationers with newly renovated lobby, restaurant and upgraded room amenities

Upgraded amenities are part of ongoing, multi-year improvements to destination hotel FALMOUTH, Mass., 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Sea Crest Beach Hotel, a seaside resort located on Cape Cod, has announced the completion of several property refurbishments that will greet vacationers this summer season, including a renovated lobby and restaurant space and upgraded amenities in… Read the full press release

Dusit International Founder and Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui honored with SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award

Accolade marks 70 years of hospitality excellence. BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, Founder and Honorary Chairperson of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has received the prestigious SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality donates €60,000 through its 1×1 donation project to fund the building of a school in Enugu, Nigeria

Deutsche Hospitality is showing its continued strong commitment to social projects by using donations to fund the building of a private school in Enugu, Nigeria. Main, Germany, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The school will be able to accommodate up to 300 pupils, and the company has already handed over a cheque for €60,000… Read the full press release

HSMAI now accepting entries for its 2018 Adrian Awards

McLean, VA, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is officially accepting entries for its 2018 Adrian Awards, celebrating excellence in travel marketing. Now in their 62nd year, the Adrian Awards recognize standout brands and agencies for their innovation and creativity in hospitality advertising, digital marketing, and public relations campaigns. “The… Read the full press release