IHG Hotels & Resorts Achieves MICHELIN Keys for Five Luxury Properties in Japan

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has proudly garnered MICHELIN Keys for five of its luxury and lifestyle properties in Japan, marking a significant milestone in hospitality excellence. The awarded properties include Six Senses Kyoto, ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort, InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, and InterContinental Osaka. Recognized for… Read the full press release

Discover the Best of Southern India: Mysore, Ooty, and Kodaikanal Tour Package

Southern India, 2024-Jul-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Southern India is famous for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and historical landmarks. One of the best ways to experience this beauty is through a Mysore Ooty Kodaikanal Tour Package. This tour takes you to three of the most beautiful and popular destinations in South India, offering… Read the full press release

Triumph for Zambian tourism sector as Zambia is named Best Leisure Destination in Africa in 2024 Global Traveller Awards

Zambia, 2024-Jul-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement that Zambia has been named as the Best Leisure Destination in Africa in the 2024 Global Traveller Awards, Laurie Burr, Complex General Manager at The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, acknowledges this prestigious recognition as a testament to the relentless dedication and unparalleled hospitality of… Read the full press release

MSpa International Recognized with Top Honors at Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024

(IN SHORT) MSpa International, part of Minor Hotels, received two prestigious awards at the Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024 (TWAS) in Bangkok. Founder William E. Heinecke was honored for his contributions to global wellness hospitality tourism, while Sandie Johannessen was recognized for her visionary leadership in spa and wellness excellence. TWAS, a prominent event in… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Triumphs with 22 Awards at Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has achieved remarkable success at the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024, securing 22 prestigious accolades across various categories. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas led the wins with multiple honors, including recognition for Best Resorts and Best House Reefs in the Maldives. The awards highlight Minor Hotels’ excellence in luxury… Read the full press release

JAL Honored as “DX Stocks 2024” for Advancements in Aircraft Maintenance and Air Mobility

(IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has been honored with the “DX Stocks 2024” recognition for the second consecutive year by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. This prestigious accolade acknowledges JAL’s commitment to digital transformation in both deepening existing business models, particularly in aircraft… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Named ‘Airline of the Year’ by Airline Ratings for 2024

Qatar Airways is Airline Ratings’ leading premium airline, which also assessed 25 global carriers Qatar Airways also takes home ‘Best Business Class’ for the fifth consecutive year, and ‘Best Catering’ in the industry (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways receives top honors as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by Airline Ratings, alongside awards for ‘Best Business Class’… Read the full press release

Marriott International Honors Exceptional Associates at 2024 J. Willard Marriott Awards of Excellence

Annual ceremony honors Marriott associates for exemplary achievements and outstanding service to communities, guests and each other (IN SHORT) Marriott International recently celebrated the achievements of its finest associates from around the globe at the annual J. Willard Marriott Awards of Excellence ceremony. Established in 1987, the awards recognize individuals and properties exemplifying outstanding service,… Read the full press release

Record Number of Villages Apply for UN Tourism’s Best Tourism Villages 2024

Over 260 villages from more than 60 countries representing the five regions of the world have put themselves forward for the 2024 edition of Best Tourism Villages by UN Tourism 2024. This marks the highest volume of applications ever received in the past four editions. (IN SHORT) A record-breaking 260 villages from over 60 countries… Read the full press release

Green Globe Certification Awarded to Holiday Inn and Suites Cairo Maadi

Cairo, 2024-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — We’re thrilled to announce that Holiday Inn & Suites Cairo Maadi has achieved its first prestigious Green Globe Certification! This accomplishment underscores our unwavering dedication to sustainability and represents a significant stride towards an eco-friendlier future. Meeting the stringent standards of Green Globe Certification demanded extensive effort, with… Read the full press release

Whole Hog Sustainability in Great Britain & Ireland

Country and Town House Cover 2024 - Great British & Irish Hotels 2024/25

London, United Kingdom, 2024-May-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Country and Town House – Great British & Irish Hotels 2024/25Country & Town House magazine has just launched its summer issue, alongside the latest edition of their Great British & Irish Hotels 2024/25 guide, a celebration of homegrown hospitality which showcases the best tried and tested… Read the full press release

IHG Luxury Portfolio Dominates Prestigious Travel Awards

Nine top titles awarded to IHG properties – A total of four Six Senses and two Regent hotels are featured in Condé Nast Traveler Hot List, Travel + Leisure’s It List and AFAR’s Best New Hotels. (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts celebrates a remarkable achievement as nine of its properties, including four Six Senses… Read the full press release

IHG One Rewards App Sweeps Three Categories at 28th Annual Webby Awards

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts celebrates a triumphant win at the 28th Annual Webby Awards as its IHG One Rewards mobile app secures victories in three categories, including the prestigious People’s Choice Webby Award for Best User Experience. Recognized as the Internet’s highest honor, The Webby Awards acknowledges excellence in digital innovation, with IHG’s… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport Achieves Top-Level Carbon Accreditation, Paving the Way for Environmental Sustainability

(IN SHORT) Budapest Airport has reached a significant milestone in environmental sustainability by achieving level 4+ “Transition” in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, becoming the first airport in Central Europe to attain this certification. This accomplishment reflects the airport’s commitment to offsetting its direct carbon emissions and collaborating with partners to reduce overall emissions. By… Read the full press release

Hilton Honors Top Achievers at 2023 Americas Development Awards

(IN SHORT) Hilton celebrates the achievements of owners, development partners, and hotel teams across the Americas with the announcement of the 2023 Americas Development Awards. Recognizing resilience and commitment in hospitality, these awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to hotel development and operations. With 52 winners selected based on criteria like project quality, community impact, and brand… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Commends Hong Kong Airport’s Global Cargo Dominance

Celebrating the city’s achievement and reaffirming its commitment to contributing to its home hub’s continued success (IN SHORT) Cathay Cargo extends congratulations to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for securing its position as the world’s busiest cargo airport for the 13th time in 14 years, as per the latest data from Airports Council International (ACI)…. Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Continues Reign as 5-Star Airline, Sets Standards for Customer Experience

Recognized as the World’s Top-Quality Airline (IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has maintained its prestigious “5-Star Airline” status for the seventh consecutive year, as awarded by Skytrax. This recognition underscores JAL’s commitment to delivering exceptional service and products to its customers. The airline’s approach, centered around the concept of “Design Your Story,” emphasizes tailoring the… Read the full press release

Munich Airport’s Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport Awarded Skytrax 5-Star Rating

(IN SHORT) Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) and its subsidiary, Munich Airport NJ LLC (MANJ), proudly announced that Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) has been awarded a prestigious 5-Star Airport Terminal Rating from Skytrax, recognizing it as a world-class facility delivering exceptional customer experiences. Terminal A, opened in January 2023, offers travelers… Read the full press release

Hilton Named No. 1 Best Company to Work For in the U.S. for Ninth Consecutive Year

Recognition marks the third time Hilton has topped the U.S. list and follows No. 1 ranking as the World’s Best Workplace (IN SHORT) Hilton has once again secured the top spot on the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. list by Great Place to Work and Fortune, marking its ninth consecutive year… Read the full press release

Emirates Reigns Supreme: Global Winner of Best Inflight Entertainment Award

(IN SHORT) Emirates has secured the prestigious title of the global winner of the ‘Best Inflight Entertainment Award’ in the Airline Ratings 2024 Airline Excellence Awards. Recognized for its unparalleled inflight entertainment system, Emirates offers passengers access to a staggering 6,500 channels of high-quality content, making it the world’s largest entertainment library in the sky…. Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Achieves 20 Platinum Certifications in Sustainable Hospitality

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, a prominent global hotel owner and operator, attains a significant milestone with 20 of its properties earning the prestigious Green Growth 2050 Platinum Certification, showcasing the company’s steadfast dedication to sustainability and corporate responsibility. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort in Thailand marks the 20th property to achieve this accolade, joining others across… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Regains Eight Michelin Stars in Culinary Triumph

(IN SHORT) Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong celebrates its remarkable culinary success with the reinstatement of its prestigious eight Michelin stars status in the recent Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2024. Caprice shines brightly with three Michelin stars for the sixth consecutive year, while Lung King Heen and Noi elevate their status to two Michelin… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport Earns Top Spot as UK’s Most Punctual Hub for 2023

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport proudly announces its recognition as the UK’s Most Punctual Airport for 2023, according to the latest data released by the Civil Aviation Authority. Analyzing both scheduled and chartered flights, the report reveals Belfast City Airport’s exceptional punctuality, surpassing 24 other UK airports surveyed. Mark Beattie, Chief Operating Officer, attributes this… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Receives Ethiopian Institutional Achievement Award for COVID-19 Response

(IN SHORT) Ethiopian Airlines Group has been awarded the esteemed ‘Ethiopian Institutional Achievement Award’ by the Federal Government of Ethiopia, recognizing its exceptional contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledged for maintaining vital air connectivity and facilitating global distribution of medical supplies and vaccines, the airline’s agility and resilience have been pivotal in earning this recognition…. Read the full press release

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Achieve IEnvA Sustainability Certification, Strengthening Hub’s Global Position

Further strengthening Hong Kong’s position as the world’s leading air cargo hub (IN SHORT) Cathay Cargo Terminal and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) have become the first cargo handling companies in Asia to achieve the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) certification. IEnvA assesses aviation stakeholders’ commitment to improving environmental and… Read the full press release

Qantas Launches $2 Million Grants Program for Australian Regional Community Groups

(IN SHORT) Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, has announced the commencement of its Qantas Regional Grants program, inviting regional community groups across the country to apply for a share of its multi-million dollar grants program. With $2 million allocated for this year and a total of $10 million set aside over five years, the program aims… Read the full press release

dnata Achieves IATA CEIV Accreditation for Lithium Battery Handling Across 11 Global Stations

(IN SHORT) dnata, a prominent global air and travel services provider, has obtained the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) accreditation for the safe handling of lithium batteries. After initiating the process in April 2023, dnata has swiftly become the first ground services provider to certify 11 of its… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport Named Best in North America for 12th Consecutive Year

(IN SHORT) For the 12th consecutive year, Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has been recognized as the Best Airport in North America by Airports Council International (ACI) World. This prestigious accolade, based on surveys of nearly 600,000 travelers, highlights IND’s exceptional performance across various categories including ease of navigation, check-in processes, dining options, and overall cleanliness…. Read the full press release

Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training Honored with IATA CBTA Center Innovation Awards

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) bestowed the IATA Competency-Based Training and Assessment Center (CBTA Center) Innovation Awards upon Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training. Butterfly Aero Training received recognition for its AI ChatBot, offering personalized, interactive learning experiences, while Emirates was lauded for its Li-Battery Acceptance App, providing immediate guidance on transporting lithium… Read the full press release

Glamour and Prestige at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2024

(IN SHORT) The prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2024 took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, gathering luminaries from the tourism industry to celebrate excellence across the continent. Greece emerged as ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’, while Portugal shone with accolades for Madeira, Braga, and the Azores. Notable winners included The Peninsula London as ‘Europe’s… Read the full press release