Accor and International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to ensure hospitality industry is a safe and inclusive space for all

ACCOR REAFFIRMS COMMITMENTS TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND ITS PROACTIVE APPROACH IN ENSURING EVERY GUEST, EMPLOYEE AND CUSTOMER FEEL WELCOME AND EQUAL   ANOTHER STEP IN SUPPORTING AND DRIVING INCLUSIVE TRAVEL FOR ALL Paris, France, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world leader in hospitality, and the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC marks the 41st anniversary of the Race to Beat Cancer

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2021-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC will begin celebrating the 41st anniversary of Race to Beat Cancer with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Global Wellness Day to benefit MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute. A core part of Four Seasons history is the inspiring story of Terry Fox and his legacy… Read the full press release

GLORIOUS GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE

London, United Kingdom, 2021-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ —CountryClubuk, a unique private members club based in London, is offering the rare opportunity to enjoy a 2-hour private tour of HRH The Prince of Wales’s world renowned garden at Highgrove followed by a Champagne lunch or afternoon tea on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Opportunities like this… Read the full press release

UNWTO presents Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development – Compendium of Best Practices at FITUR Next

Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO Affiliate Members Department, within the framework of the activities of the Working Group on Accessible Tourism, organized the Expert Meeting on Accessible Tourism – Good Practices on Accessible Tourism in Nature Areas at FITUR Next. This event provided a space to recognize the importance of… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels launch more than 160 Hyatt Loves Local collaborations to help revitalize communities recovering from COVID-19 pandemic

Building on the success of Hyatt’s global initiative in 2020, Hyatt hotels are teaming up with even more minority and female-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to strengthen communities in which they operate in CHICAGO, IL, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announces today (May 10, 2021) Hyatt hotels across… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality enhances its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy

First climate-neutral hotel / 30 percent of menu items to be vegetarian / commitment to responsibility Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is putting sustainability at the very heart of its global corporate approach. The group has completely redrawn its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy to emphasise that a… Read the full press release

UNWTO extends partnership with ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility,… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to implement actions to raise standards for workplace racial and cultural diversity

Holistic Review Began in Summer 2020 Following Death of George Floyd; Work Led by Leadership Steering Committee of 10 PA Senior Executives and More than 125 Employee Volunteers Management Training Courses to Add Major Focus on Supporting Diversity and Inclusion Three Initiatives Encourage Upward Mobility in Job Categories with High Proportion of Diverse Employees Through… Read the full press release

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas donates to the Princess Sirindhorn Craniofacial Center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital through its Dollars for Deeds campaign

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has presented a cheque for over THB 500,000 to the Princess Sirindhorn Craniofacial Center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital as part of the hotel chain’s on-going CSR campaign – Dollars for Deeds.  Honouring HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn – The Princess Sirindhorn Craniofacial Center,… Read the full press release

UNWTO releases Inclusive Recovery Guide for women in tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As the sector enters the second year of an unprecedented crisis, the impact this has had on women in tourism has been made clear. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the pandemic, and the unprecedented drop in international tourist arrivals, risks rolling back progress made towards… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund to support sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and gardening society across Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Airport fund awards £29,064 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and gardening society amongst beneficiaries Grants set to fund a cuddle bed, new kitchen equipment, goal posts, and a hopscotch area Community Trust Fund has handed out more than £3.5m since its launch in 1997 For more information or… Read the full press release

Hyatt’s Miraval announces new partnership with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Non-profit partnership reinforces the importance of mindfulness and mental wellbeing CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A global leader in destination wellness resorts and spas, Hyatt’s Miraval brand announces its new partnership with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a non-profit, grassroots organization providing no-cost advocacy, education, and support to all those… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines again named as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jan 29, 2021) that it has, once again, received a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, designating the airline as being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The Corporate Equality Index… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways donates over QAR 3.8 million to Education Above All Foundation’s Educate A Child programme

The airline has been committed to supporting the vision of Education Above All Foundation since 2013 DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has raised over QAR 3.8 million for Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Educate A Child (EAC), during 2019 and 2020. Since 2013,… Read the full press release

“Freeze or Fry” Challenge Highlights Need to ACT NOW on Climate Crisis

Travel & Tourism urged to help save the planet. Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Geoffrey Lipman, President of SUNx Malta, greets the start of Joe Biden’s Presidency with a challenge for us all to act now to take advantage of new US leadership to help redress the devastating impact of climate change…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund awards almost £30,000 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Airport fund awards £29,064 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and gardening society amongst beneficiaries Grants set to fund a cuddle bed, new kitchen equipment, goal posts, and a hopscotch area Community Trust Fund has handed out more than £3.5m since its launch in 1997 For more information or… Read the full press release

UNWTO research highlights progress made in gender equality in the tourism sector

Middle East, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport staff deliver gift packs to schools and care homes through ‘Give & Go’ campaign

Airport colleagues volunteered to deliver gift packs and selection boxes to schools and care homes ‘Give & Go’ campaign for colleagues to donate toys, gifts and food items Raffle held with ten winners receiving gift pack and hamper Manchester, UK, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport workers helped spread Christmas cheer in Woodhouse… Read the full press release

Can Chinese save the world economy?

Cover of the book Chinese tourists - what do they want Facts, ideas and successful examples by Ingemar Fredriksson

New book about Chinese tourists (the largest demographic in tourism) by Ingemar Fredriksson thinks so ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — According to UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) tourism accounts for 10% of global GDP and 1 in 10 jobs in the world. And China is the world’s largest… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline Foundation and partners share hopes of improving welfare of disadvantaged children around the world

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On World Children’s Day, the Emirates Airline Foundation and its NGO partners share their hopes for improving the welfare of disadvantaged children around the world, and speak on projects that provide children with safe shelter, basic necessities such as food and medical services, and access to opportunities… Read the full press release

Baron Hotels and Resorts Egypt support the Breast Cancer Awareness Cause

Cairo, Egypt, 2020-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As Baron Hotels and Resorts Egypt is always keen on supporting the noble causes and showing contributions to all who is in need, to reflect the good side of the organization to the publics. And Since, October is the month of Breast Cancer awareness, the company was… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s annual Spa Members’ Ball raised GBP 16,850 for Cancer Research UK and the Brain Tumour Trust Charity

Hampshire, England, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In a year of such uncertainity, charity has never been more important and the team at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is delighted to announce that this year its annual Spa Members’ Ball  raised GBP 16,850 for Cancer Research UK and the Brain Tumour Trust Charity. Each year, Four Seasons… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month by drawing the iconic breast cancer ribbon in the sky

The aircraft followed a unique flight path to form the symbol of breast cancer awareness above Qatar, which was displayed in real-time by flight tracking sites Qatar Airways’ ‘Think Pink’ flight was operated entirely by females DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has shown its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month… Read the full press release

Emirates to support campaign educating about human trafficking

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is proud to support It’s a Penalty’s campaign’s newest global film “What is Human Trafficking?” launched in collaboration with actor Liam Neeson. The short film is designed to educate the world about the misconceptions and the reality of human trafficking and exploitation happening globally. By airing this special message on… Read the full press release

My Menu gives away QR Ordering to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in restaurants & hotels

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The single most reusable item in the restaurant is the menu. Unfortunately, it is not possible to sanitize a printed menu after every use. The solution, QR Ordering via the guest mobile. The guest scans a QR code on his / her mobile, sees the menu and… Read the full press release

Shannon Group donates €100,000 to Limerick Suicide Watch and the Irish Cancer Society

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group staff have boosted two charities doing invaluable work across the region with a €100,000 donation made this week from its chosen charity programme. Limerick Suicide Watch and the Irish Cancer Society have shared in the largest amount ever gathered by the staff of Shannon Airport,… Read the full press release

Swoop marks Pink Shirt Day with an exciting social media campaign

The ultra-low-cost carrier encourages Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp CALGARY, AB, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Feb. 26, 2020) on Pink Shirt Day, Swoop is calling on Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp through an exciting social media campaign in support of anti-bullying initiatives. Canada’s ultra-low fare airline is partnering with CKNW Kids’ Fund’s Pink Shirt Day and… Read the full press release

British Airways and Comic Relief support African NGO mothers2mothers in Ghana

African NGO mothers2mothers launches in Ghana, thanks to British Airways and Comic Relief LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of Ghanaian children will get a flying start to life as they and their families receive life-saving  health services from mothers2mothers (m2m), an African not-for-profit organisation. With funding support from British Airways and… Read the full press release

IHG® again earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index

Company Celebrates Another Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Corporate Equality Index  Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has earned a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been recognized as a Best Place to Work… Read the full press release

W Hotels to showcase its first-ever float in the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

W inspires travelers to celebrate equality with first-ever Sydney parade float SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Whoever you are, wherever you are, you’re welcome at W Hotels. With inclusiveness at the heart of W since it debuted over 20 years ago, the global, trailblazing lifestyle hotel brand is teaming up with Australia’s… Read the full press release