Accor takes over operations of world-renowned cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth 2, joining the MGallery Hotel Collection

The Group will be operating the first and only floating hotel in dubai starting from May 2022 Dubai, UAE, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey is adding the world-renowned cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), into its portfolio. Taking… Read the full press release

SFO honors late San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee with his bronze bas relief portrait

New Bronze Artwork in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Terminal Departures Hall Commemorates Mayor Lee on What Would Have Been His 70th Birthday SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) celebrated the installation of a bas relief portrait to honor the late San Francisco Mayor Edwin… Read the full press release

Swoop starts new daily, non-stop, flights between Kelowna and Edmonton

Kelowna, BC, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (May 5, 2022), Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, launched its new daily, non-stop, flights between Kelowna and Edmonton with inaugural flight WO214 taking off from Edmonton International Airport at 8:35 a.m. MT and arriving at Kelowna International Airport at 10:45 a.m. local time. “We’re pleased to be adding… Read the full press release

Mitie and Bristol Airport renew baggage screening contract

Mitie has renewed its baggage screening contract with Bristol Airport for three years, with the option to extend for a further two years, following a competitive retender process The new contract, worth £1 million a year, builds on Mitie’s experience delivering services for the airport for over 20 years London, UK, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to participate at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022

Voted World’s Best Airline for the Sixth Time in 2021 – the fourth occasion since 2015 Award winning airline currently flies to 145 destinations worldwide with almost 1,500 flights per week – more than any other airline in the region All flights connect through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the 2021 “Best… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas arrived in Barcelona starting a summer full of memorable holidays in Europe

The Ultimate Summer Holiday Sets Sail from Barcelona, Spain, to the Mediterranean on 8th May BARCELONA, SPAIN, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s newest wonder, Royal Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas, arrived in Barcelona, Spain, to kick off a summer full of memorable holidays in Europe. The fifth in the cruise line’s… Read the full press release

Miraval Resorts & Spas enhances guest experience with renovations of Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires

Enhancements include a full renovation of Miraval Arizona’s Cactus Flower Restaurant, a new Challenge Course at Miraval Austin and the addition of Wyndhurst Mansion to Miraval Berkshires CHICAGO, IL, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Miraval Resorts & Spas, the global leader in wellness destinations, announces renovations, updates and expansions across the brand’s resorts and spas:… Read the full press release

Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7

National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7 to spotlight the contributions of the U.S. travel industry and the critical role that travel will play in driving economic… Read the full press release

Orient Express announces plans for second Orient Express hotel in Italy at the Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice

Berlin, Germany, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Legendary travel brand Orient Express, part of the world-leading Accor group, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale S.p.A to open the second Orient Express hotel in Italy at the spectacular Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice. The Groups have selected architect and interior designer… Read the full press release

Accor launches its multi-branded All-Inclusive Collection

Accelerating its expansion in the fast-growing market with a unique platform of multi-branded luxury and premium offers  Focusing on experiences through high-quality entertainment and wellness program  Unrivalled and diverse F&B concepts  Paris, France, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a global hospitality leader, today (May 4th, 2022) announced that it is accelerating its expansion… Read the full press release

Accor announces the launch of Health to Wealth series

SPOTLIGHTING A DIVERSE GROUP OF MORE THAN A DOZEN GLOBAL CHANGEMAKERS SUCH AS WIM HOF, SAASHA CELESTIAL-ONE, ALLIE BURNS, OLAF BLANKE, AND THIERRY MALLERET Paris, France, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today (May 5 2022) announced the launch of Health to Wealth, a new series exploring the current state of… Read the full press release

Harvey Milk Terminal 1 named People’s Choice Award by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco

Project honored by American Institute of Architects, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has been honored by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF). In their annual Design Awards, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 was named the People’s… Read the full press release

Travelzoo’s “Rediscovering Ireland” multimedia initiative recognized with 2022 Think Global Award

NEW YORK, NY, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company that provides exclusive offers and experiences for members, has won the 2022 Think Global Award in the Travel category for its multimedia initiative supporting the return of tourism to Ireland. Presented in a virtual ceremony in late April, the… Read the full press release

PATA to hold PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2-4

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022) at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2-4. The event, under the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, is generously hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the Tourism Authority… Read the full press release

Swissport adds three more Aspire lounges in the United States

San Diego, CA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aspire Airport Lounges, a division of Swissport International AG, is adding three more lounges in the United States. A newly refurbished lounge in San Diego, California, already opened its doors. Two more lounges will follow in Ontario, California, in mid-May. With these additional facilities, Swissport will… Read the full press release

IATA in collaboration with Airline Catering Association released updated Standard Inflight Catering Agreement

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in collaboration with the Airline Catering Association (ACA), have released an updated Standard Inflight Catering Agreement (SICA). The use of the standardized SICA template helps improve the efficiency of inflight catering procurement across the world. The release of the updated template… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport congratulates winners of the Eastside Awards 2021

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The much anticipated Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, celebrating all that is good about East Belfast, returned after a year’s absence with winners being recognised in 16 sought after categories. ​The sense of celebration was almost palpable as sponsors joined with… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® named Program of the Year for the eighth time in InsiderFlyer’s 2022 Freddie Awards

Carrier’s Rapid Rewards voted Program of the Year, Best Customer Service, and Best Loyalty Credit Card at 2022 Annual Freddie Awards DALLAS, TX, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Rapid Rewards® frequent flyer program held onto the distinction of Program of the Year for the eighth time in consumer selected InsiderFlyer’s 2022 Freddie Awards…. Read the full press release

NBAA encourages students on career options business aviation has to offer during Business Aviation Career Days

Washington DC, USA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As more colleges and universities offer aviation career days, NBAA has an opportunity to reach more students around the country to inform them about the many career options business aviation has to offer. “The opportunity to directly interact with aviation students allows NBAA staff to plant… Read the full press release

NBAA completes inaugural class of its Safety Manager Certificate Program

Washington DC, USA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the completion of the inaugural class of its Safety Manager Certificate Program, and has opened registration for the second cycle of this comprehensive introductory-level training program. Created by the NBAA Safety Committee in partnership with Advanced Aircrew Academy, Convergent… Read the full press release

Changi Airport holds first in-person Changi Airlines Awards after a two-year hiatus

SINGAPORE, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In a resounding vote of confidence for Changi air hub’s recovery, more than 120 representatives from 71 airlines spanning 36 countries converged in Singapore for the annual Changi Airlines Awards (樟宜航空大奖) after a two-year hiatus. The high-signature event, which celebrates the year’s achievements and recognises airline partners’ contributions… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn in Estonia

Brussels / Tallinn, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the debut of its luxury lifestyle, Radisson Collection brand in the Baltics with the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn in Estonia, following an extensive 25 million Euro renovation. Located on Rävala boulevard in Estonia’s charming capital city, Radisson Collection… Read the full press release

Qantas Distribution Platform now available for international travel agents

Sydney, Australia, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ next-generation distribution platform is now available for international travel agents, unlocking capabilities for agents globally to offer more personalised customer service and access new revenue opportunities. From today (MAY 3 2022), the Qantas Distribution Platform – built using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards – will… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major fleet decisions that will reshape its international and domestic networks

Approval of Project Sunrise, with order for 12 x Airbus A350s capable of flying direct from Australia to any other city including New York and London, starting from Sydney in late 2025. Domestic fleet renewal from late 2023, with order for 40 x A321XLRs and A220 aircraft; 94 purchase order rights spread over at least… Read the full press release

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden to unveil extensive renovation in 2023

Dresden, Germany, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Extensive renovation of the first 5-star hotel in Saxony. Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden will be extensively renovated in 2023. In 1995, the traditional hotel was opened as the first five-star hotel in Saxony and has since offered its guests a luxurious comfortable atmosphere in Dresden’s best historical… Read the full press release

The Apurva Kempinski Bali announces launch of Sustainable Wedding Package

Bali, Indonesia, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Apurva Kempinski Bali and partners have come together to inspire and seek ways of addressing the important topic of sustainability with another breakthrough at the resort, this time in the form of a Sustainable Wedding Package. To promote the activation of this movement, similar-minded key partners are invited. They… Read the full press release

AHLA relaunches its Hospitality is Working campaign to reignite travel nationwide

National Effort to Highlight Hotels’ Commitment to Workforce, Guests, Communities WASHINGTON DC, USA, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (May 3, 2022) relaunched its Hospitality is Working campaign, seeking to reignite travel nationwide and showcase the economic and community benefits hotels provide in neighborhoods across the country…. Read the full press release

IHG & Pelligra Group announce Adelaide ground-breaking ceremony for Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes

Agreement signed for Holiday Inn and Suites Mawson Lakes, with ground broken today IHG and Pelligra Group now have 6 hotels open or signed, with ambitious plans to grow IHG’s fifth hotel in Adelaide, making it one of the city’s leading hotel operators Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The growing partnership… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces signing of Casa da Companhia in Porto, Portugal, joining its Vignette Collection in late 2022

Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, has announced the signing of its latest Luxury and Lifestyle hotel, Casa da Companhia in Porto, Portugal. The newest addition to the company’s youngest brand, Vignette Collection, is set to open in late 2022. In August 2021, Vignette… Read the full press release

Delaware North’s Space 220 and Morimoto Asia in Orlando participated in annual event in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities

BUFFALO, NY, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The culinary teams from Delaware North’s Patina Restaurant Group restaurants Space 220 and Morimoto Asia in Orlando recently participated in the annual Appetite for Arches event, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (RMHCCF). Teams from each restaurant joined top chefs from around Central… Read the full press release