Air Canada launches non-stop service between Vancouver and Orange County, California from June 15, 2020

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 3, 2020) announced it will launch non-stop service between Vancouver and Santa Ana in Orange County, California beginning June 15, 2020, subject to final airport authority approvals. Special introductory fares from Vancouver to Orange County start as low as $187 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until March… Read the full press release

Scoot welcomes Essence as its media agency and extends the tenure of BLK J as its creative agency

Singapore, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a five-month-long pitch process initiated in October 2019, Scoot has appointed Essence as its media agency of record for a period of two years from March 2020 to March 2022, with an option to renew for a further two years to March 2024. Essence, a global data… Read the full press release

Joie de Vivre Hotels welcomes Ambassador Chicago into its diverse, boutique properties

Newest addition to the lifestyle hotel brand prepares for a refresh CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ambassador Chicago is proud to announce it is joining Hyatt lifestyle hotel brand Joie de Vivre Hotels, which includes a collection of diverse, boutique properties inspired by their surroundings. Located at 1301 N. State Parkway in Chicago’s Gold Coast,… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces thoughtful Americas growth for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand

New openings signify Hyatt’s commitment to offering unique experiences and care for guests within sought-after destinations CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (March 4, 2020) thoughtful Americas growth for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, including new openings, brand transitions, and development plans within rich locales with… Read the full press release

Winners of the 2020 Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism announced

Awards recognize excellence in Arkansas tourism LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas tourism partners from across the state tonight honored the 2020 winners of the annual Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism during a ceremony at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 1-3 in Fort Smith. The… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism announces Eksplor Gaming as winner of Ark Tank startup pitch competition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed in 2019 by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, concluded today (March 03, 2020) after five finalists presented their business ideas at the 2020 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Fort Smith Convention Center March 1-3…. Read the full press release

Grand Prairie Center executive director Renee Robison and CJRW co-founder Wayne Woods inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference is being held at… Read the full press release

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min marks its 1st anniversary with the launch of Myanmar’s first luxury wellness programme

Luxury boutique resort Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min blends French art de vivre with traditional wellness treatments on the banks of the breath-taking UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Inle Lake, Myanmar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Overlooking an enchanting patchwork of shimmering waters, rolling hills and rice fields, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is redefining the… Read the full press release

Accor announces signing of the historic Carton House, the first Fairmont brand in Ireland

Accor is taking over the management of the existing Carton House while it undergoes a full refurbishment to the Fairmont brand London & Dublin, UK, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, the leading augmented hospitality group, today (March 2, 2020) announced that it is bringing the Fairmont brand to Ireland with the signing of… Read the full press release

The 297-room 21c Museum Hotel Chicago – MGallery Hotel Collection now open

The latest addition to MGallery’s global portfolio has opened in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood Chicago, IL, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest addition to the MGallery Hotel Collection opened on February 4 in downtown Chicago. The 297-room boutique hotel, which is combined with a renowned multi-venue art museum, brings a jolt of contemporary… Read the full press release

Berries By Quicha and Diva By Cindy open new pop-up stores at BWI Marshall Airport

Berries By Quicha and Diva By Cindy now serving travelers in the airport’s A/B food court BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Maryland small businesses have opened new pop-up stores at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, offering travelers Berries By Quicha gourmet goodies and Diva By Cindy natural hair care products. The… Read the full press release

KLM announces codeshare agreement with Loganair

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM and Loganair announced today (4 March 2020) that they have entered into a codeshare agreement, starting March 29. This agreement offers a network extension for both companies. The two airlines now offer joint flights to Orkney Island, the Shetland Islands and the Scottish Western Isles. Thanks… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2020 to publicise and promote travel industry events in Berlin

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Despite the cancellation of ITB exhibitors at ITB Berlin 2020 can publicise and promote their travel industry events in Berlin at www.itb-berlin.de/events free of charge or share information on social media under the hashtag #whatwewantedtosayatITBBerlin20 A chance to communicate the events scheduled for Berlin at www.itb-berlin.com. Now that, unfortunately,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun from New Orleans this summer

Spirit to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun starting summer 2020 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is broadening The Crescent City’s international reach with two new destinations, the airline announced Monday. The nation’s fastest-growing airline will fly from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay booked travel

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is leading the way as the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks. The policy will be available for new bookings made between Tuesday 3 March 2020 and Monday 16 March… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo welcomes Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India. Alkhallafi will be based out of Delhi and will be overseeing all commercial and operational aspects of Emirates SkyCargo in one of the air cargo carrier’s most important markets globally. He will be taking… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels AG announces signing of the Steigenberger Kongress Hotel Frankfurt Airport

The Steigenberger Kongress Hotel Frankfurt Airport will complement the Gateway Gardens quarter from 2024 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Frankfurt’s newest quarter Gateway Gardens is about to gain a conference and meetings centre. Steigenberger Hotels AG and the property developer Groß & Partner have signed an agreement to create one… Read the full press release

CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International Airport to partner once again for the 3rd Midnight charity Runway Run

Aberdeen, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A unique midnight run on the runway of Aberdeen International Airport will return for a third year. With a course like no other, runners will take on the 3.5km Runway Run which will also benefit charities yet to be announced. Once again, CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group unveils newly renovated Radisson Blu 1919 hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is excited to reveal the result of the renovation of Radisson Blu 1919 hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 100-year-old property has been revitalized for its birthday, with a nod to Nordic simplicity. “The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is a Reykjavik landmark showcasing local architectural… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Group continues on a steady path of growth with new signings and openings

With 32 projects under development, the Group’s pipeline is the strongest in its history Hong Kong, China, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Group and its inspiring brands – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, New World Hotels & Resorts™, and KHOS™ – continues on a steady path of growth with new signings and openings… Read the full press release

Norwegian maintains leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has maintained its leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019, after surpassing Air Canada in February 2019, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) year-end traffic statistics. For full-year 2019, Norwegian handled 2,057,284 customers in… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the Holy City of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The 756-room property will mark the first hotel under the Grand Hyatt brand in the Holy City of Makkah CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (March 1, 2020) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Umm Alqura for development and construction of a Grand… Read the full press release

The 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism “Tourism Takes Grit” to be held on March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will gather at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Takes Grit.” The annual meeting of Arkansas’s tourism industry offers sessions on a variety of topics… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism and Innovate Arkansas present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition

Winner will receive $5,000 cash prize LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas will present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition to be held live on Tuesday, March 3, at 11:15 a.m. at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The event is a part of the 2020… Read the full press release

CVG reached a project milestone on its new rental car facility

Erlanger, Ky., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 26, 2020), the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), in partnership with Messer Construction Co., reached a project milestone on its new rental car facility. The highest beam was put into place topping off the Customer Service Building – the first of three structures making up… Read the full press release

SFO awarded a patent for a mobile application that tracks application-based ground transportation

Award-winning mobile app, developed in-house, now in use at over 20 airports across the U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been awarded a patent for a mobile application that tracks application-based ground transportation, such as those operated by Uber and Lyft. The United States… Read the full press release

OCS and Bristol Airport recognised for excellent accessible facilities

The international survey conducted by Altogether Travel ranked Bristol and Gatwick Airports as the joint-best in providing accessible facilities. LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — OCS and Bristol Airport have been recognised for excellent accessible facilities following a survey conducted by Altogether Travel. The survey ranked 17 UK and five international airports on… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of… Read the full press release

Oregon celebrates its 161st birthday with a new responsible outdoor recreation public campaign

Salem, Ore., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new public education campaign to nurture a statewide ethos of responsible outdoor recreation is launching today (February 26, 2020) in celebration of Oregon’s 161st birthday, helping ensure the protection and preservation of Oregon’s bountiful natural spaces for present and future generations. The campaign is a result of… Read the full press release