Deutsche Hospitality to combine Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and Jaz in the City brands to form new “Upscale” Segment

Deutsche Hospitality is pooling its Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and Jaz in the City brands to create a new Upscale Segment Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is putting a new brand structure in place. In future, the traditional Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand and the lifestyle brand Jaz… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces digital check-in and check out across the U.S. and Canada

Guests now have more choice for a safe, efficient, and flexible travel experience Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests can now check-in to more than 3,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts properties across the U.S. and Canada through their mobile devices, computers and tablets. Digital check-in and check out support safe, secure and… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn points on Uber Eats and Uber rides

As travel resumes, members can link accounts to start earning Marriott Bonvoy points toward free nights at hotels and home rentals around the world BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (APRIL 14, 2021), members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) award-winning travel program and marketplace, can earn points toward free nights… Read the full press release

MGTO opens application for “Stay, Dine and See Macao” project

Macao, China, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The project titled “Stay, Dine and See Macao” is rolled out from April to December 2021. Starting from 10:00 tomorrow morning (15 April), interested residents can sign up at travel agencies under the umbrella of the project which not only covers a range of local tours but… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation announces participants for its 2021 Top Hawk program

WICHITA, Kan., 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation has named four participants for its 2021 Top Hawk program that places the world’s leading training aircraft, the Cessna Skyhawk, with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2021 Top Hawk… Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Rachel Geliamassi as new Managing Director for England and Oxfordshire

Rachel Geliamassi appointed as new Managing Director with immediate effect New role will cover bus and coach services across the west of England and Oxfordshire Perth, Scotland, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach, the UK’s biggest bus, coach and tram operator, has announced the appointment of Rachel Geliamassi as new Managing Director of its… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) appoints Jennifer Smith as UK Commercial Director, Cargo & Ground Handling

Jennifer Smith has joined Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as UK Commercial Director – Cargo & Ground Handling. PARIS, FRANCE, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — She brings extensive commercial experience to this newly-created post having previously spent 20 years in regional cargo sales management roles with Continental Airlines, American Airlines and Etihad Airways. Jennifer joins… Read the full press release

Oman Air Holidays earns Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is pleased to announce that Oman Air Holidays has received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for… Read the full press release

Emirates announce new partnership with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center to strengthen and expand entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE

DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) to strengthen and expand the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE. The agreement makes Emirates an official Strategic Partner of Sheraa, offering discounted fares to and from its network of over 90 destinations for the… Read the full press release

Emirates offers UAE travellers chance to book long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives

Airline offering UAE travellers chance to book their Eid or summer break with special fares DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is offering travellers from the UAE the chance to book their long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives, with fares starting from AED 3,495 in Economy Class, and AED 8,555 in… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises names acclaimed writer Paul Theroux as the first Tale Teller for Tale of Tales 2022 World Cruise

Silversea Cruises speaks with Paul Theroux to mark the launch of his new book and the writer’s 80th birthday. Monaco, Europe, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises has named acclaimed writer Paul Theroux as the first of nine Tale Tellers for the cruise line’s World Cruise 2022, the Tale of Tales. Theroux will board Silver Whisper in… Read the full press release

SFO starts relocation of exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has started the process to relocate an exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk from a temporary construction wall to several new locations in Harvey Milk Terminal 1. The exhibit, titled Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope, features photos, correspondence, and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with bespoke Iftar meal bags

Airline continues its commitment of celebrating the Holy Month on board by offering a selection of Middle Eastern flavours for Iftar DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to extend its tradition of celebrating the customs of the Holy Month of Ramadan with passengers on board by offering bespoke Iftar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded strategic codeshare partnership with JetBlue

JetBlue passengers can now book travel on nine routes between the U.S. and Doha and enjoy seamless connections via Hamad International Airport, the Best Airport in the Middle East, to destinations in Africa and Asia Qatar Airways partners with U.S carriers on more routes across the United States than any other global airline with over… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Airline passes landmark figure with flights to Hong Kong and beyond Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has passed the milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The landmark figure includes vaccines that have been imported for use in Cathay Pacific’s home hub of Hong Kong, as… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale with fares as low as $50 one way to mark its 50th Anniversary

The carrier offers Customers $50 one-way fares; up to 5,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points to new Members*; and commences service in Houston (Bush) and Santa Barbara, Calif. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 12, 2021) launched a fare sale offering fares as low as $50 one way… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s reconstruction plan in Norway approved by the Oslo County Court

LONDON, UK, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oslo County Court, today (12 APRIL 2021) approved Norwegian’s reconstruction plan in Norway. Reaching this milestone means that both the group’s reconstruction processes in Ireland and Norway have now been approved by the courts. The company will now prepare the process of raising new capital. The… Read the full press release

Hyatt ranked No. 16 at the 2021 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list

Hyatt celebrates this meaningful recognition during an exceptional year for the hospitality industry CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt has been named today (April 12, 2021) to the 2021 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures according to global research and consulting… Read the full press release

Eastside Awards and Belfast City Airport to recognise all that is good about East Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastside Awards in association with Belfast City Airport has built a reputation for recognising all that is good about East Belfast, and this year, more than any other, the organisers wanted to hear uplifting stories of how the community pulled together. The people of East Belfast… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como reopens for the summer season on 15 April 2021

Lake Como, Italy, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como has announced the reopening of its doors for the summer season, scheduled for 15 April 2021.  Immersed in a blooming botanical park and nestled on the shores of charming Lake Como, this elegant resort is the definitive Italian destination. Ideal for the ultimate… Read the full press release

flydubai announces the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet

flydubai’s first passenger flight operated by a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft touched down in Sialkot today Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first five of flydubai’s 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed their operational readiness flights and have been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to return to service…. Read the full press release

IHG® Hotels & Resorts welcomes Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA)

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts , one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), effective 18 April 2021. Haitham is a well-known industry veteran in the IMEA region, with over 25… Read the full press release

EVEN® Hotels perfectly suited to meet wellness travel trends

Global Wellness Summit predicts all travel may become wellness travel in 2021 Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — According to a recently released report from the Global Wellness Summit, 2021 is expected to be year of the “travel reset” where travelers get back on the road and go “slower, nearer and more mindfully,”… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts enhances I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty program with the launch of I Prefer Loves

New Partnership Series Offers Loyalty Program Members Monthly Drop of Unique Savings and Private Experiences from Hand-Picked Lifestyle Brands NEW YORK, NY, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — I Prefer Hotel Rewards – the world’s largest points-based loyalty program for independent hotel experiences by Preferred Hotels & Resorts – continues to enhance its range of benefits… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean thoughtful return to sailing continues with science-backed protocols, including vaccines

MIAMI, FL, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today (April 8, 2021) that it is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all sailings from the United States until June 30, while continuing its measured return to service with more sailings scheduled from different regions around the world. “Safety… Read the full press release

British Airways announces two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport

London, UK, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (8 April 2021) announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar –… Read the full press release

Alaska Lounge to open at San Francisco International Airport by summer 2021

Airline rolls out new flexible Lounge membership tiers SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines guests will have the opportunity to relax in the new Alaska Lounge at San Francisco International Airport by late summer, as the airline announces updated plans for Bay Area travelers. Under this new plan, Alaska will move into the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa converts Airbus A350-900 named “Erfurt” into a climate research plane

Conversion of “D-AIXJ” at Lufthansa Technik has begun The Lufthansa Group’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft becomes a data collector above the clouds Cooperation between aviation companies and research institutes closer than ever before Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Predicting the weather even more accurately, analyzing climate changes even more precisely, researching even… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it starts the operation of the Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route on 18 April 2021, following the announcement that Israel has been added to the green list, meaning travelers will… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches three times weekly flights to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

City in Ukraine to be served three times a week from 17 May Announcement on today’s 30th anniversary of Austrian Airlines in Ukraine Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa complete the Ukraine program in summer Vienna, Austria, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will fly to Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine from 17 May. The route is… Read the full press release