Qantas announces Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH MAY 2019) announced Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December 2019, customers travelling between Sydney and San Francisco will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins. The change is timed with the phased… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality announces exclusive offer to nationals and residents of Qatar, Kuwait and Oman

Exclusive privileges to nationals and residents of Qatar, Kuwait and Oman Doha, Qatar, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, brings nationals and residents of Qatar, Kuwait and Oman an exclusive offer, starting from June 1st to August 31st, 2019. A memorable vacation awaits… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality won an NHC Award for its successful takeover of Zleep Hotels

Jury of the International Hospitality Awards for Northern Europe recognises Deutsche Hospitality for its successful acquisition of Zleep Hotels Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has gained its first Scandinavian branch award. At the Nordic Hotel Investment Conference in Copenhagen, Deutsche Hospitality won an NHC Award for its successful… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the new-build 131-room Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel in Yucatan, Mexico

IHG brings smart lodging to the cultural heart of this enchanting historical city Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG®, (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build 131-room Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel. With a prime location in the city’s historic downtown, the property incorporates a… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant’Elena

New hotel debuts in the undiscovered Venice neighbourhood of Sant’Elena Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental® Hotels Group) is proud to announce the opening of Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant’Elena marking the brand’s debut in Venice, Italy. From palaces to piazzas, gondolas to gelato and canals to carnevale – there is no destination quite… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority appoints Douglas Allingham as Chair of the Board of Directors

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Allingham as Chair of the Board of Directors effective following the GTAA’s Annual Public Meeting on May 7, 2019. Mr. Allingham has been a member of the Board of… Read the full press release

JW Marriott reintroduces the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House London following extensive renovation

An Extensive Renovation Marks a New Era for the Historic Hotel as it Celebrates its 90th Anniversary Bethesda, MD, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, today (05/07/2019) announced the culmination of a multi-million dollar full scale renovation to JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Directed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)… Read the full press release

Marriott International takes #2 spot on the 2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Highest-Ranking Hospitality Company on the List for More Than Ten Years  Bethesda, MD, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. was recognized on the 2019 Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in the #2 spot, once again making it the highest-ranking hospitality company on the list for more than ten years. The company was also ranked… Read the full press release

Emirates signs MoUs with three teams from Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme

Three teams from Cohort 6 of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme shortlisted for the next stage of working on Emirates’ challenges. Teams selected are from USA, Germany and the UK Dubai, UAE, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has demonstrated its commitment to fostering innovation in the global aviation industry by signing MoUs with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Hongyuan Holdings Group create joint venture

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL)  and Hongyuan Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (Hongyuan Group) agreed on April 8, 2019 to establish JAL Hongyuan Co., Ltd. (JAL Hongyuan), which will be a joint venture to support distribution channels between Japanese companies and EC businesses in China. JAL and Hongyuan… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha to temporarily close its doors for extensive refurbishment

Four Seasons Hotel Doha will temporarily close its doors beginning in June in preparation for an extensive refurbishment led by Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon Doha, Qatar, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha is embarking on a new era of hospitality with the announcement of an extensive refurbishment to the luxury property, inspired… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal now open

Four Seasons expands portfolio with highly anticipated opening of lifestyle hotel designed to connect people, community and culture A true creative expression of downtown living, Four Seasons now takes its place as an integral part of one of Montreal’s most storied neighbourhoods Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson debuts in Canada with MARCUS An emblematic place where… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels breaks ground on The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport scheduled to open in 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels is doubling its Music City presence as Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Athena Hospitality Group,LLC, announced the start of construction on the brand’s second upscale hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport, scheduled to open in 2020, joins the Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown, which opened in 2018…. Read the full press release

Choice Privileges announces return of “One Stay. Two Stays. Spend It Your Way.” member promotion

Choice Privileges Members Can Redeem Points through ‘One Stay. Two Stays. Spend it your way.’ Promotion ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the free award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), is bringing back the popular “One Stay. Two Stays. Spend It Your Way.” member promotion. Now through August 9, Choice Privileges guests who… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Michelle Masters as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Michelle Masters has joined the company as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region. In the role, Masters will lead the company’s area directors, a field-based team of franchise operations business consultants, to help drive system-wide… Read the full press release

HMSHost set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport

New restaurants slated to greet Terminal B travelers NEWARK, N.J., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost is set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently awarded a new 10-year contract, with a projected sales volume of $91 million,… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport appoints Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for the strategy and execution of world class technology and marketing programmes to improve the customer experience and ensure operational excellence to meet… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named 2019 Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, proudly announces it was named 2019 Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards, the only international prizes that award all the main categories of the air transport industry. The award was handed over to Stephen Jones, Deputy… Read the full press release

Port Authority and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports to introduce new dining and retail outlets at Newark Liberty’ Terminal B

Port Authority, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports introducing 22 Jersey-centric shopping and dining destinations, totaling more than 25,000 square feet Other enhancements at agency airports include unlimited free Wi-Fi, upgraded restrooms, family-friendly amenities and real-time information on wait times at security and taxi lines New York City, New York, United States, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — New… Read the full press release

dnata and Lufthansa Group continue to expand partnership in the United States

Austin, Texas, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, and Lufthansa Group continue to expand their partnership in the United States. dnata has been selected to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to Lufthansa at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and now serves the airline group, including Swiss International… Read the full press release

Oakwood announces its second Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Australia

SINGAPORE, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today (MAY 2, 2019 ) announced its second Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Australia located in Melbourne’s South East city of Dandenong. Opening in 2021, this iconic development, as part of Barnes Capital’s Spectra building, will transform the city skyline and… Read the full press release

Journey Hub Hotel Phuket renamed to Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket

PHUKET, Thailand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement of a strategic partnership between Oakwood and Boutique Corporation Public Company Limited in February 2019, Journey Hub Hotel Phuket, a property owned by Boutique Corporation, has been renamed Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket, as of April 1, 2019. Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket marks Oakwood’s first entry… Read the full press release

Oakwood partners with WaterWalk International to create a new brand, Oakwood WaterWalk

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”) announced today (May 7, 2019) it has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with WaterWalk International, a DeBoer family entity, to create a new brand, Oakwood WaterWalk. The purpose-built product provides a unique combined offering, including 1-, 2-,… Read the full press release

AAAE Urges Congress to Update Tax Code and Airport Financing Model to Boost Infrastructure Investment

Alexandria, Va., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With airlines collecting nearly $5 billion in baggage fees in 2018 along with billions more in other ancillary charges – record highs – the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) called on Congress to update the U.S. tax code and the federal cap on local airport user… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its first hotel in Algeria — The Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is proud to announce the opening of its first hotel in Algeria. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra features 140 rooms and holds a prime location in Hydra municipality, the capital’s thriving… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of a new Radisson Collection property in Milan, Italy

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of a new Radisson Collection property in Milan, Italy. Working in conjunction with Allianz, the group will redevelop the former Allianz Italia headquarters in Milan into the Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan. Set… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens sales on 54 remarkable new itineraries for winter 2020/2021

20 MAIDEN CALLS AND A WEALTH OF NEW DEEP TRAVEL EXPERIENCES Monaco, France, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises today (May 7, 2019) opens general sales on 54 remarkable new itineraries for winter 2020/2021. Offering guests an increased range of unique destinations for the winter season, the new collection of voyages will include 20 maiden… Read the full press release

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Israel’s newest airport — Ramon Airport

Eilat, Israel, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA’s… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces opening of its next-level private island in The Bahamas

Cruise Line Redefines Thrill and Chill with Tallest Waterslide in North America, Caribbean’s Largest Freshwater Pool, Highest Vantage Point in The Bahamas and More MIAMI, FL, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Unlike any private island the world has ever seen, Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Perfect Day at CocoCay – the first in the cruise line’s new Perfect… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere

The property marks the second Hyatt branded hotel in Austria and the fourth Andaz property in Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (May 6, 2019) that Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere opened on 30 April 2019, marking the Andaz brand’s entry into Austria. Located in the new Quartier Belvedere,… Read the full press release