Qatar Airways continues its long-standing support of autism awareness at the inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala

Qatar Airways demonstrates continued support for autism awareness, acceptance, and accessibility at Kennedy Center event Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to social responsibility, Qatar Airways continued its long-standing support of autism awareness at the inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala hosted by The Embassy of the State… Read the full press release

AHLA: new study reveals tax cuts could generate $131.7 billion in economic activity for hotels and related industries

ANALYSIS SHOWS HOTELS, EMPLOYEES, TRAVELERS ALL BENEFIT FROM TAX REFORM Washington, D.C., 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As tax reform legislation moves through Congress, a new economic impact study found that tax cuts could generate $131.7 billion in economic activity for hotels and related industries over the next 10 years. On behalf of the American… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association applauds U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act

LEGISLATION PROVIDES CLARITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A “JOINT EMPLOYER” Washington, D.C., 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which clarifies what it means to be a “joint… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces 25 new member hotels and resorts across eight countries

SINGAPORE, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 25 new member hotels and resorts across eight countries between August and October 2017. From the most iconic city beachfront in Hawaii to the majestic culture and traditions of Rajasthan, India, travelers can now enjoy… Read the full press release

Conrad Spa Koh Samui Named Asia’s Best Hideaway Spa 2017

KOH SAMUI, Thailand, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Conrad Spa Koh Samui, the luxury spa and wellness centre at Conrad Koh Samui, has been named the Asia’s Best Hideaway Spa 2017 at the prestigious award gala ceremony organized by the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards 2017, recently held in Bangkok, Thailand. “Being named… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Petra Götting Vice President Sales & Marketing

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The German and Swiss national has 30 years’ professional experience in the hotel industry. Following early operational roles, she focused increasingly on sales and marketing, an area she has now been working in for 25 years at well-known hotel groups and chains such as Hyatt,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality’s Anton M. Wüstefeld named “Best Iconic Employee” At the Worldwide Hospitality Awards

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — At the Worldwide Hospitality Awards held in Paris on 8 November 2017, the winner of this year’s coveted “Best Iconic Employee” was Deutsche Hospitality’s very own Anton M. Wüstefeld, Pre-Opening General Manager of the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd. The purpose of this particular annual prize… Read the full press release

Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair to host a festive ‘Italian takeover’ with celebrated chef Heinz Beck and drinks maestro Salvatore Calabrese

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — This November, to celebrate his love of all things Italian Sir Rocco Forte and Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair will stage a festive ‘Italian takeover’ of the hotel’s restaurant and neighbouring Donovan Bar by two ‘masters of Italy’ – celebrated chef Heinz Beck and drinks maestro Salvatore Calabrese. For… Read the full press release

TRYP by Wyndham opens its first hotel in Texas

Lifestyle trendsetter’s 4th U.S. hotel accelerates global growth spree after milestone openings in Dubai and Xi’an PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotel Group’s urban lifestyle brand, today arrived in central Texas with the opening of a newly constructed 166-room hotel in College Station, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan… Read the full press release

Dusit International to manage luxury hotel Dusit Thani Zhouzhuang in China

Dusit Thani Hotel Zhouzhuang to bring Thai-inspired hospitality to the renowned ancient water town in 2018. BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Kunshan Yuanwanggu IOT Industrial Park Company Limited to manage Dusit Thani Zhouzhuang, a luxury hotel in… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces “Members Only Madness” promotion, Nov. 13 through Nov. 17

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — For holiday shopping early birds, Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains can’t happen soon enough. So, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a series of special surprise savings and bonuses. The weeklong “Members Only Madness” promotion will offer Choice Privileges… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts to debut its first-ever hotel in Tasmania

Scheduled to open in 2018, the restored luxury hotel will be located in the heart of Australia’s island state capital Bethesda, MD, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced it will debut the brand’s first-ever hotel in Tasmania in late 2018, following a full-scale renovation. Owned by Trawalla… Read the full press release

Marriott International Opens the all-new 172 room Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — POINT 1:  Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of its second hotel in the “World’s Wildlife Capital”, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, further consolidating its presence in Kenya. Strategically situated within the main complex of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the hotel is within easy reach from major… Read the full press release

Acqualina Resort & Spa debuts its new Penthouse featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline

Luxurious five-bedroom penthouse features a saltwater pool and cabana guest house SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Acqualina Resort & Spa, the ultra-luxury Miami Beach resort celebrated for its style and award-winning service, announces the debut of its new Penthouse located high atop the 46th floor featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic… Read the full press release

Duetto introduces BlockBuster application that enhances collaboration between sales and revenue management

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, has introduced BlockBuster, a cloud-based application that enhances collaboration between sales and revenue management, allowing both teams to break out of their silos and close more contracted business at higher average daily rates. Combined with the company’s flagship Open… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes the preferred travel commerce platform of hotel loyalty innovator Wanup

LANGLEY, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced a global agreement with Wanup, the new innovator in the hotel industry. Under its debut agreement with Travelport, Wanup will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group strengthens its organization with senior management appointments

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the following senior management appointments.Christoph Mares has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 January 2018 and will be responsible for global hotel operations as well as overseeing the operational functions of Food and Beverage, Rooms and Quality, as well as Spa… Read the full press release

FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports the tourism sector in Madagascar

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar Madrid, Spain, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement… Read the full press release

British Airways launches its latest winter sun campaign

London, UK, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To bring some sunshine to Brits as the temperatures start to drop and the days start to draw in, British Airways is launching its latest winter sun campaign. The airline offers great value flights and holidays from Gatwick to destinations which include the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and the… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport wins the Best Community Engagement award at the UK Airport Safety Week

Belfast, Northern Island, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport is celebrating after winning the award for Best Community Engagement during UK Airport Safety Week. The week-long initiative, held in May, is organised annually by the Airport Operators Association (AOA) at airports across the UK. The accolade was presented during a ceremony… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flights from Doha to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is the airline’s fourth Eastern European destination launch this year, following Skopje, Prague and Kyiv Award-winning airline continues rapid expansion of its global route network, adding 26 new destinations through 2018 Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sarajevo touched down today at Sarajevo International… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline ever to fly Airbus A350 to the Maldives

Award-winning airline launches its Airbus A350 starting 31 October Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In a move that makes history, Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it is the first airline ever to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to the Maldives. The airline has upgraded its current double-daily A330 service to an… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways marks fifth year anniversary of its service from Doha to Maputo, Mozambique

Mozambique continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations on the airline’s Africa network Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to celebrate its five-year anniversary of operating direct flights from Doha to Maputo, Mozambique. On 31 October, the airline celebrated this milestone by giving away gifts to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific enhances offerings of its loyalty programme – the Marco Polo Club

Earn more club points with Cathay Pacific wherever you fly from 8 December 2017 Hong kong, China, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to improve the offerings of its loyalty programme – the Marco Polo Club – in response to members’ feedback. Effective 8 December 2017, all Marco Polo Club members will… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines opens sales for its summer season 2018

Airline adds more flights for California with new nonstop options from Oakland, connects San Antonio with both the Bay Area and Southern Florida, and adds new international gateways connecting more U.S. cities with Cancun, Mexico! Dallas, TX, 2017-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is looking forward to summer 2018 as autumn sets… Read the full press release

Amy Weinberg joins Hyatt as senior vice president, World of Hyatt loyalty program

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that Hyatt has selected Amy Weinberg as senior vice president, World of Hyatt loyalty program. Weinberg joins Hyatt today and reports to Mark Vondrasek, executive vice president, global head of loyalty and new business platforms. In this role, Weinberg will direct Hyatt’s global World… Read the full press release

The Ascend Hotel Collection welcomed 13 new hotels in October

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection has been on an impressive growth trajectory with 13 new hotels joining the collection in October. As the world’s first and largest soft brand and part of the Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) portfolio of brands, the Ascend Hotel Collection is expected to have one of its… Read the full press release

Comfort brand hotels adds freshly baked Cinnamon Roll waffles to its complimentary breakfast starting 2018

Nationwide voting campaign spices up complimentary hot breakfast ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In a nationwide campaign, the Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites brands asked Americans to sink their teeth into a flavor battle over a crowd-pleasing breakfast item asking, “What’s Your Waffle?” In the end, Cinnamon Roll devoured the competition as guests’ favorite new waffle flavor…. Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces its first upscale Cambria hotel in Baltimore; scheduled to open by the end of 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, signed an agreement with Sandalwood Management and KPG Hotels to develop its first upscale Cambria hotel in Baltimore. The 14-story, 144-room hotel, originally known as the American Building, was the first office building constructed following the Great Baltimore Fire in… Read the full press release