Katara Hospitality announces the awarding of Phase 2 construction works of Katara Towers to HBK Contracting

Phase 2 includes construction of the above-ground superstructure and façade, MEP and first fix works Doha, Qatar, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, announced the awarding of Phase 2 construction works of Katara Towers, Lusail City’s future hospitality landmark, to HBK Contracting. The announcement… Read the full press release

Vancouver International Airport welcomes Air Canada’s new, non-stop seasonal services Zurich and Paris

Air Canada expands its European connections with two seasonal services Richmond, B.C., 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 7, 2018), Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the launch of two new, non-stop seasonal services: Air Canada’s thrice-weekly service to Zurich that had its inaugural flight today and four-time weekly service to Paris, launching tomorrow…. Read the full press release

Changi Airport offers visitors and travellers an interactive football experience

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This football season, Changi Airport is the destination of choice for football fans and their families seeking a dose of world-class entertainment. All four terminals have been transformed to offer visitors and travellers an interactive football experience, bar none! Visitors to the airport will be treated to a… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes American Airlines’ new Calgary-Chicago service

American grows to nearly 70 daily flights from Canada, reaffirming its commitment to the country Onward connections in Chicago O’Hare to over 130 destinations CALGARY, Canada, 2018-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines has begun new, seasonal service between YYC Calgary International Airport and its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub. Flights are operated using 76-seat Embraer… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Summer Capital, Baguio City welcomes Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, 2018-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines Summer Capital, Baguio City, welcomes the first international hotel brand in its ever expanding landscape. Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre proudly brings the Joy of Travel in the country’s most popular mountain retreat. Just like its two other sister hotels in Metro Manila, Holiday Inn… Read the full press release

IHG to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, Japan in second half of 2021

  DENHAM, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Inuyama, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, will get its first internationally-branded hotel, with IHG® and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) signing an agreement to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden in the second half of 2021. No two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, with each drawing on… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines introduces new Economy Light air fare to its North American destinations

Whoever travels only with hand luggage pays less – Tickets available starting at EUR 560 for round trip flights  New North America Economy Light air fare effective immediately  Passengers can individually book baggage or a desired seat  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, Austrian Airlines passengers can book the so-called “Economy Light”… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines names Erik Mosch as new Head of Product Management

The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ —  The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 Erik… Read the full press release

Amadeus appoints Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus announces that it has appointed Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business. Herce will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Herce will replace Joost Schuring who is leaving… Read the full press release

Qantas joins Amadeus’ NDC-X program

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the launch of Amadeus’ NDC-X program in February this year, Amadeus has made great strides with airlines and travel sellers in order to drive progress with NDC. Today (June 7th, 2018), Amadeus announces that Qantas will be one of the airlines to join its NDC-X program. Amadeus will… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group launches new initiative to enhance and energize meetings and conferences

Hong Kong, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new global initiative, Mindful Meetings by Mandarin Oriental, designed to enhance and energize meetings and conferences with creative solutions that are based on five key dimensions of wellness: nourishment, movement, stillness, connections and wellbeing. “Mandarin Oriental is renowned as a leader in… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei collaborates with Thai Airways to offer gourmet dishes to passengers travelling direct from Taipei to Bangkok

Hong Kong, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Chefs at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will prepare magnificent Michelin-starred in-flight meals for Thai Airways’ business class passengers from 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2018. The five-star hotel is collaborating with Thai Airways to offer gourmet dishes to passengers travelling Royal Silk Class on the airline’s direct flights from… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai offers guests a combination of imaginative new cultural tours and complimentary third night package

Hong Kong, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is offering guests a compelling combination of imaginative new cultural tours and its complimentary third night package. When booking the hotel’s One More Night offer, guests will enjoy Suite or Club room accommodation with a third night’s stay free, giving them more time to explore Shanghai’s… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta hosts contemporary art exhibition featuring Atlanta artist Claire Chambless

Hong Kong, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and Bill Lowe Gallery are pleased to present “EXcess”, a contemporary art exhibition featuring Atlanta artist Claire Chambless. The exhibition will span from the hotel entrance through the Lobby and culminate in the Taipan Lounge with an immersive site-specific installation. The artworks prominently incorporate a symbolic fan… Read the full press release

Marriott International provides an end-to-end solution for a seamless Arabic booking experience

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, the world’s leading hotel company, has today (06/07/2018) announced the relaunch of its Arabic website to enhance the online customer journey of the Arab traveler. With nearly 400 million Arabic speakers in 22 countries, the company is now providing an end-to-end solution for… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira, Dubai

First hotel in the region to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (06/07/2018) announced the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira, the company’s design-led Aloft brand’s third property in the buzzing city of Dubai. Owned and developed by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities,… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection Hotels opens its second property in Seoul — RYSE in Hongdae

Seoul, South Korea, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, today (06/07/2018 ) announced the opening of RYSE in Hongdae, the neighborhood known to be a creative trendsetters in Seoul.  RYSE is the second Autograph Collection hotel in Seoul and joins the brand’s diverse portfolio… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong announces winning tender for the premium logistics centre at Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (“AA”) today announced that the right to develop and manage a premium logistics centre (“the Centre”) at Kwo Lo Wan in the South Cargo Precinct of Hong Kong International Airport (“HKIA”) has been awarded to a joint venture (“the joint venture”) led by… Read the full press release

Lufthansa: AirlineCheckins check-in service now available as an iOS and Android app

AirlineCheckins is available as an iOS and Android app as of now The automatic check-in service for more than 200 airlines around the world is being complemented by new features and services The service is now also available as a B2B solution and can easily be integrated into corporate travel management systems Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jun-08… Read the full press release

Oman Air celebrates the first batch of the MPL graduates

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the graduation of the first batch of MPL cadets as the trainees completed all phases of the Boeing 737 Type Rating Training. Oman Air earlier announced its adoption of a multi-crew pilot license, which is the… Read the full press release

Eastern Airway reintroduces service from Southampton to Rodez in the south of France

Kirmington, UK, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, has today (4 June 2018) reintroduced its summer season of flights from Southampton Airport to Rodez in the south of France. Following last year’s successful programme, the UK regional airline will be providing up to three flights a week.  Flights take… Read the full press release

Discover Qatar launches a digital transformation project to create a global marketplace for Qatar

Discover Qatar aims to increase its global travel reach and operational efficiency using technology to create a global marketplace for Qatar  New technology will enable global tour operators and travel companies to connect directly to Qatar’s broad range of suppliers, hotels and services in real time Discover Qatar is the first Destination Management Company in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways prepares to unite football fans as it begins the official countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Qatar Airways’ momentum soars as seven-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM begins Award-winning airline will unite fans in Russia this summer for one of the most anticipated events on the global sports calendar   Qatar Airways provides triple-daily services to Moscow and daily flights to St. Petersburg DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office at the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma, Italy

MACAO, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) attended the City of Gastronomy Festival in Parma from 2nd to 3rd June at the invitation of this Creative City of Gastronomy in Italy, seizing the opportunity to manifest Macao’s new status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and meet with representatives of… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn announces the opening of its new property in Ankeny, Iowa

Sleep Inn & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines Iowa Opens ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Sleep Inn, a proven leader in midscale, continues its significant growth with the opening of a 67-room property in Ankeny, Iowa, a rapidly developing suburb of Des Moines. The Sleep Inn & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines hotel reflects the proven prototype design introduced… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection further expands its Caribbean offerings with its first all-inclusive properties

New Properties Mark the First All-Inclusive Option for the Brand ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emotions All-Inclusive Resorts by Hodelpa, in Juan Dolio and Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic, are the latest resorts to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, further expanding the brand’s Caribbean offerings with the brand’s first all-inclusive properties. Known for inspiring individuality, the Ascend Hotel… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels and Stratus Development Partners to develop five new properties in Santa Clara, California

Stratus Development Partners, LLC to Develop Five New Properties ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Cambria Hotels brand, entered into a multi-unit agreement with Stratus Development Partners, LLC to develop five Cambria properties, beginning with a 180-room new construction hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. “The Cambria Hotels brand… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman named Jordan’s Leading Hotel at the 2018 World Travel Awards

Amman, Jordan, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman won the coveted title of Jordan’s Leading Hotel at the 2018 World Travel Awards recently held in Ras Al Khaimah.  The World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, with the hotel in Amman leading the… Read the full press release

Luxury Travel Advisor again names Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora the Best Luxury Beach Hotel Worldwide

Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has again been named the Best Luxury Beach Hotel Worldwide by Luxury Travel Advisor, in their annual Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence recognise companies considered to be the top luxury suppliers in the travel industry. The recipients were honoured at Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit…. Read the full press release