Accor Launches Global Partnership with Captain Cause, Enabling ALL Members to Donate Loyalty Points to Social and Environmental Causes

(IN SHORT) Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, has extended its partnership with Captain Cause, a mission-driven organization that supports socially and environmentally impactful initiatives. This partnership allows members of Accor’s loyalty program, ALL, to easily utilize their Reward points to support causes aligned with Accor’s focus on Nature, Society, and humanitarian disaster relief. Accor guarantees… Read the full press release

British Airways Enhances Accessibility with Signed Video Content for Deaf Travelers

British Airways is partnering with SigncodeUK, an organisation dedicated to ensuring equal access to information, products and services for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community  The partnership will mean customers can access key travel information in signed video form, including the airline’s onboard safety briefing via a unique QR code It is estimated that more than 150,000 people… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Hosts Autumn Leaves Lunch for Over-65s, Celebrating 85 Years

(IN SHORT) Manchester Airport recently brought back its beloved Autumn Leaves event, treating more than 170 individuals over the age of 65 to a delightful afternoon of entertainment and a sponsored three-course lunch. This annual event, initiated by the airport in 2011, is a gesture of goodwill for pensioners from Woodhouse Park and neighboring areas…. Read the full press release

Khiri Reach Receives 2023 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award for 16 Years of Community and Environmental Initiatives in Asia

Khiri Reach, the 16-year old charitable arm of Khiri Travel, wins in the Tour Operator-Travel Agent category   (IN SHORT) Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel in Southeast Asia, has been awarded the 2023 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award in the tour operator category. The award recognizes Khiri Reach’s 16 years of community and… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Partners with Heralbony to Promote Art and Diversity During Travel

Original Work by Artists with Intellectual Disabilities to be Featured on New JAL A350-1000 International Flights (IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has joined forces with Heralbony to address societal issues related to biases against individuals with disabilities by incorporating remarkable art into the travel experience. This partnership aligns with JAL’s ESG strategy to promote diversity… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport’s 11th Annual Runway Run Raises Over 18 Million HUF for Charity

Budapest, Hungary, 2023-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport held its annual charity running race, the Runway Run, in September. The unbroken popularity of the event, now in its 11th year, is demonstrated by the fact that the amount raised from entry fees and the sale of official race T-shirts exceeded 18 million HUF,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Discover an array of pink-themed promotions and activities as Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay extends its warm support to the Think Pink: Bahrain Breast Cancer Society Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2023-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay invites guests to Think Pink this October. To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, known as Pink October,… Read the full press release

The Rising Importance of Empathy and New Technology in Culture & Heritage Tourism

Emotional connection, empathy and narrative storytelling in an AI age of declining attention spans dominated debate at the inaugural Global Leaders Summit of the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage   VALENCIA, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heritage tourism experts grappled with complex issues of presenting culture and heritage to tourists at an… Read the full press release

Emirates Group Honors Emirati Women’s Contributions and Achievements in Aviation and Travel

The Emirates Group puts the spotlight on women in the local community for their dedication and contributions to the nation’s economy Dubai, UAE, 2023-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Group celebrated the contributions of Emirati women in aviation and travel, and their vital role in supporting the UAE’s aspirations and ambitions. A special… Read the full press release

Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha Holds Successful Blood Donation Drive in Collaboration with Qatar Blood National Donation Center

DOHA, 2023-Aug-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha proudly demonstrates its unwavering commitment to the betterment of society by partnering with Qatar Blood National Donation Center, a division of Hamad Medical Corporation, for a one-day Blood Donation Drive on 06 August 2023, from 10:00 to 17:00hrs. This initiative exemplifies… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Thailand Emphasizes Allyship, Psychological Safety, and Authenticity in Workplace Culture Survey

1,200 employees surveyed as hotel giant expands on its inclusive ecosystem Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Allyship, psychological safety and authenticity are the most valued workplace considerations by IHG Hotels & Resorts employees in Thailand, according to a new survey. The findings came after IHG, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, invited Steps to survey… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport Receives ACI Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation, Setting New Standards for Inclusivity in the Middle East

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (DOH) has proudly received the Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World. Introduced in August 2022, the accreditation program focuses on improving accessibility, ensures equitable customer experiences and promotes a more inclusive environment in the airport industry. Hamad International Airport’s achievement signifies… Read the full press release

The First Digital Nomad Conference in Ireland

Digital Nomad Conference in Ireland

NomadÉire Presents the First Irish Digital Nomad Conference Tralee, Ireland: 28-31 August Tralee, Ireland, 2023-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — NomadÉire is excited to announce the launch of the first Irish Digital Nomad Conference in Tralee, set to take place at the end of August. This ground-breaking event not only celebrates the digital nomad lifestyle… Read the full press release

London City Airport Community Fund Empowers Local Communities with £36k in Funding

London, UK, 2023-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has announced the successful applicants for the second tranche of funding from the airport’s £75,000 Community Fund. The airport has awarded £36,023 of funding to 13 charities and not-for-profit organisations covering six East London boroughs including Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Waltham Forest, and… Read the full press release

Bulgaria Hosts Largest-Ever Digital Nomad Event with 700+ Attendees from 40+ Countries (Including 22% Americans)

BANSKO, Bulgaria, 2023-Jul-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Bansko, a rural town nestled in the Pirin mountains, witnessed an extraordinary event last week (June 25 – July 2). Over 700 digital nomads from around the globe converged here for a memorable week-long conference and festival.The most represented countries at Bansko Nomad Fest 2023 were: United… Read the full press release

New Summit to Galvanise Policies on Culture and Heritage in Tourism

Early bird registrations are only available to 7 July for the new annual global leadership summit on culture and heritage in tourism   A selection of speakers who will exchange ideas at the inaugural summit on culture and heritage in tourism, which will take place in Valencia, Spain 24-25 September. Lewisham, Australia, 2023-Jun-29 — /Travel… Read the full press release

The world’s biggest gathering of Digital Nomads is happening now in Bulgaria with 700+ nomads from the Americas, Europe, Asia & Australia

Bansko Nomad Fest 2023

BANSKO, Bulgaria, 2023-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Bulgaria’s mountain wonderland hosts the world’s biggest gathering of Digital Nomads. Peek into the lives of digital nomads, unravel the secrets of their location-independent lifestyle, and understand why they’ve chosen Bulgaria’s mountain village as their haven. Get ready to uncover the world of digital nomads at Bansko… Read the full press release

Bansko Nomad Fest 2023 starting soon: Get a Glimpse into the Booming World of Remote Work and Travel

BANSKO, Bulgaria, 2023-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Bansko Nomad Fest is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! From June 25 to July 2, hundreds of nomads, remote workers, and freelancers will gather in the picturesque village of Bansko, Bulgaria, for an unforgettable experience that blends knowledge-sharing, outdoor activities, mindfulness, and the beauty… Read the full press release

Marriott announces first recipients of $50M “Bridging the Gap” diversity program

Initiative Designed to Increase Hotel Development and Ownership Among Historically Underrepresented Groups. Company to Also Host “She Has a Deal” Pitch Competition and Awards Luncheon April 27-28 BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Marriott International’s (Nasdaq: MAR) ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the company announced that the first… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur to host official Terry Fox Fun Run in support of cancer research

Scheduled for May 7, 2023 the community event welcomes participants to run, jog or walk in support of cancer research Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2023-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set to host the official Terry Fox Fun Run in Kuala Lumpur this year. The Hotel invites runners, joggers and walkers of… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with Steps to make hotels in Bangkok disability-inclusion ready

Global hotel company expands commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by providing roles for neurodivergent community Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce a landmark partnership with Steps – an organisation that empowers employers to realise the potential of… Read the full press release

Emirates Enhances Support for Travellers with Hidden Disabilities through Specialised Training and Thoughtful Measures

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — With concerted efforts to further enhance support services for travellers with hidden disabilities including Autism, Emirates has rolled out specialised training to more than 24,000 global cabin crew and ground staff, collaborated with Dubai Airport on a useful travel planner and autism friendly route to make the… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority showcases art exhibit by adults with disabilities

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2023-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority, the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Ability Indiana and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch came together at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to unveil an exhibit of more than 20 art pieces, including paintings, ceramics and mixed… Read the full press release

IATA and AWS launch datathon to boost gender diversity in aviation industry

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching a virtual datathon to stimulate the development of data-based solutions to further the aviation industry’s gender diversity. The datathon builds on the success of IATA’s 25by2025 initiative. “The launch of the 25by2025 initiative… Read the full press release

UNWTO Launches Women in Tech Startup Competition in the Middle East

Riyadh, KSA, 2023-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched a new Startup Competition to support women tourism tech entrepreneurs and innovators across the Middle East. Announced at Biban 2023, Saudi Arabia’s largest SME conference, the Women in Tech Startup Competition: Middle East, will further advance UNWTO’s work to make tourism a pillar of women’s… Read the full press release

Hilton and Ruby Rose Host Star-Studded Gala to Launch Nationwide Partnership with Minus18

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A star-studded crowd came together at Hilton Sydney for the first Rainbow Formal gala event to launch Hilton’s nationwide partnership with LGBTQIA+ charity organisation, Minus18, backed by queer icon and advocate, actor, model and DJ, Ruby Rose ​during Sydney’s WorldPride. Hilton’s ​support will see an expanded footprint for… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines celebrates International Women’s Day with all-women operated flight and carbon offset programme

This also marks the airline’s first flight where the carbon emissions will be offset KLIA, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), Malaysia Airlines conducted an all-women operated flight on MH2520 from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH) to celebrate and showcase the diverse role women play in contributing to… Read the full press release

Iberia’s revamped Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan focuses on promoting diverse talent and boosting internal innovation

Between 2018 and 2022, the airline has increased its percentage of women in senior positions from 18 to 34% Iberia redesigned and relaunched its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan with a new approach that covers, in addition to gender, other groups: generational, cultural (nationalities), LGTBIQ+ and people with disabilities One of Iberia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan is… Read the full press release

Hilton and Minus18 Partner to Expand Nationwide Access to Inclusive and Empowering School Formals for LGBTQIA+ Youth in Australia, Supporting Equality and Celebrating Authenticity

SYDNEY, Australia, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton and charity organisation, Minus18, have announced a nationwide partnership that aims to give​ more LGBTQIA+ young people in Australia​ the right to free, inclusive and empowering school formals – launched today (February 27, 2023) by queer icon and advocate, actor, model and DJ, Ruby Rose ​during Sydney’s WorldPride. Hilton’s… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention Puts Responsible Tourism in the Spotlight with Key Topics on Climate Change and Social Responsibility

The ITB Responsible Tourism track at the ITB Berlin Convention features climate change action, resilience and regeneration as key topics  Responsible tourism as a topic concerning all sectors Commitment to environmentally friendly and socially responsible tourism A special event celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Socially… Read the full press release