Marriott International announces the appointment of Margaret M. McCarthy as independent director

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said today (03/20/2019) it has appointed Margaret M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corporation, as an independent director of the company, effective March 19, 2019. Ms. McCarthy will also be included in the company’s slate of… Read the full press release

Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter now open

The Newly Built Hotels Provide an Abundant Oasis for Leisure and Business travelers in the Heart of the Buzzing City of Riyadh Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International and Dur Hospitality today (03/20/2019) announced the opening of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the InterContinental® Houston – Medical Center

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the InterContinental® Houston – Medical Center. Developed by Medistar Corporation, the elegant and beautifully appointed 354-room luxury hotel is located next to the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. The hotel… Read the full press release

Emirates increases service between Dubai and Cairo

Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service, starting 28 October, 2019. The four new flights operating on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, will take the total number of weekly… Read the full press release

TravelClick: Hospitality Rate Growth Remains Steady Despite Booking Declines Across North America

Transient reservation pace showing the sharpest decline throughout 2019 NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (3/20/2019) released new data from the Company’s February 2019 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). According to this data, average daily rates (ADR) are up 2.7 percent across all travel segments during the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces joint venture with Travelport

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., (TSE: 9201) (“JAL”) and Travelport Worldwide (NYSE: TVPT) (“Travelport”), a leading travel technology company, today (March 19, 2019) agreed to form a joint venture to take ownership of Travelport Japan K.K. (“Travelport Japan”) and JAL’s 100% owned subsidiary, Axess International Network, Inc. (“Axess”). Under… Read the full press release

The Comfort hotels brand continues its United States expansion with seven hotels to open this year from coast to coast

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Comfort hotels brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues its United States expansion with seven hotels already opening this year from coast to coast. These hotels are the latest to showcase the new Comfort logo, unveiled last May as a capstone to the brand’s multi-year transformation. More than… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the second consecutive Influencers Summit INFLOW 2019

Airline to bring more than 40 top digital influencers in travel, luxury, fashion, gastronomy and lifestyle to participate in the three-day summit  The event will feature panels on key topics including the importance of influencer marketing, enhancing online marketing strategy and influencer partnership development DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes EL AL Israel Airlines’ new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its newest air carrier partner, EL AL Israel Airlines, announced today (03/19/2019) new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) beginning in March 2020. This is the first nonstop service… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport announces Welcome Organisation as its charity of the year

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has selected the Welcome Organisation as its charity of the year, aiming to raise vital funds to deliver potentially life-saving services to those affected by homelessness in Northern Ireland. The Welcome Organisation currently offers support through its drop-in centre, crisis accommodation for… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport receives two awards at CEESAR Aviation Awards in Poznań, Poland

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport celebrated last night after being awarded not one but two awards at this year’s CEESAR Aviation Awards in Poznań, Poland. The Hungarian gateway came out on top to take the titles: Highlight of the Year in CEE – The Dynamic Development of Budapest Airport and… Read the full press release

Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019

Singapore, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. Unilode was recognized for its Bluetooth-based tracking solution for unit load devices (ULDs). The award was presented at the 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore…. Read the full press release

Viking expands its river fleet with seven new river ships

Innovative New Ships Further Extend Viking’s Ability to Offer Guests Unparalleled Access Along the Rivers of Europe Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today (March 19, 2019) welcomed the latest additions to its river fleet, with the naming of seven new river ships during a celebration on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland…. Read the full press release

The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop to take place at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘Chinese Outbound Tourism Market’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019. The two-day programme aims to enable participants to understand the different market segments of the Chinese outbound market, including current and… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2019 to be held in La Paz, Bolivia on 13th July 2019

London, UK, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that its Latin America Ceremony 2019 will be hosted in La Paz, Bolivia on 13th July 2019. The leading figureheads, decision-makers and influencers of Latin America’s travel and tourism industry are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which will mark WTA’s first visit to Bolivia…. Read the full press release

Emirates revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery

Star-studded reveal includes Virender Sehwag and Lancashire players DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (19 March 2019) revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events this year. Former India cricketer and ICC Men’s Cricket World… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards rolls out limited time offer for all Skywards members to boost their Miles

Skywards members can earn up to 4X Miles on Emirates and flydubai through special offer in March Members also stand to win a million miles by donating to the Emirates Airline Foundation Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, is rolling out a new limited… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Growth Fund supports EdinburghWows campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever collaborative marketing campaign between Edinburgh’s arts venues will showcase the city as a must-see cultural destination all year round with the help of VisitScotland. EdinburghWows, a campaign based on highlighting the emotional connections stirred by outstanding cultural experiences, has received a £25,000 Growth Fund award… Read the full press release

Highland Perthshire B&B Cuil-an-Duin Country House earns Five Star Gold Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As B&Bs up and down the country prepare to embark on a week-long celebration, dedicated to recognising the hard work of independent hosts, a Highland Perthshire B&B is also marking a special milestone after receiving VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance grading. Cuil-an-Duin Country House, near Pitlochry, achieved a Five Star… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces the opening of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing

Mandarin Oriental’s first hotel in China’s capital makes its debut with enticing Opening Offer Hong Kong, China, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has introduced its legendary hospitality to China’s capital with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing. The hotel is located on the upper floors of WF CENTRAL, one of the city’s premium… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport sponsors Birmingham Pride for the third year in a row

Manchester, UK, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s third largest airport is making it a hat-trick as sponsor of Birmingham Pride as it returns as the sponsor of the Cabaret Marquee. For 2019 Manchester Airport is bringing Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays onboard with the Cabaret Marquee transforming into the Los Angeles Cabaret Stage…. Read the full press release

SITA to deliver a technology revamp for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation. SITA will upgrade its existing Airport Management Solution (AMS) –  a suite… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport will participate in the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (HIA) is set to participate in the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 (PTE), the world’s leading international airport conference and exhibition, taking place in London on 26, 27, and 28 March 2019. PTE, the most highly-regarded airport conference in the world, attracts over 7000 senior airport, airline,… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Searches for Young Talents

After “AIRcelerate”, a dual bachelor’s degree program in computer science starts in the fall of 2019  Employees with practical experience are being sought after  Austrian Airlines invests in professions with a future  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In filling positions for specialized staff with the right talents, the recruiting strategy of Austrian Airlines… Read the full press release

Indonesia’s most influential artist Happy Salma joins The Apurva Kempinski Bali as an “Art Advisor”

Bali, Indonesia, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Undoubtedly recognised as one of Indonesia’s most influential artist and well-known for her passion for arts and heritage, Happy Salma has joined The Apurva Kempinski Bali as an “Art Advisor”. The knowledge and experience she has as an artist and art enthusiast makes her an ideal person to… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes Rt Hon Ruth Kelly to its Board as a Non-Executive Director

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited has appointed the Rt Hon Ruth Kelly to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ms Kelly will bring a wealth of political, transport and financial expertise to the leadership team of Heathrow at a key time as it delivers the third runway, following the… Read the full press release

Oman Air takes first place in the latest Heathrow “Fly Quiet and Green” league table

Oman Air claims first place in Heathrow’s latest “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, securing its place amongst Heathrow’s most sustainable airlines One year after increasing environmental pricing incentives – which reward airlines for flying their greenest and quietest planes at Heathrow –more 787 Dreamliners and A350s are being brought to the UK’s only hub… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale’s Talavera Chef Samantha Sanz nominated for James Beard Award

Scottsdale, U.S.A., 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North announces that Chef Samantha Sanz, who oversees the Resort’s Talavera restaurant, has been nominated for one of the culinary world’s most prestigious awards – The James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award. Chef Sanz joined Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts awarded Five-Star ratings for all of its UAE Collection properties in the Forbes Travel Guide 2019

Four Seasons properties in Abu Dhabi and Dubai achieve the highest commendation for their impeccable service and luxurious facilities in Forbes annual rundown of the world’s finest hotels Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has been awarded Five-Star ratings for all of… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new service from Heathrow to Dammam in Saudi Arabia from December 1, 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (March 19, 2019) announced it will fly from Heathrow to global business hub, Dammam in Saudi Arabia from December 1, 2019. Tickets are on sale now. The route will be the only direct flight from London and launch as a daily service via Bahrain…. Read the full press release