Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport launches new major marketing campaign

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport is to build on its record level of investment with the launch of a major new marketing campaign. Following an extensive market research programme, involving over 8,000 of its customers, Shannon Airport today has unveiled its new campaign ‘Shannon Airport – making it easy’. The aim… Read the full press release

Marriott International debuts a bold new media campaign showcasing the power of its independent hotel platform

Bold Campaign Underscores the Breadth, Depth & Diversity of the Company’s Collection Brands, Poised for Significant Growth BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today (10/09/2018) debuted a bold new media campaign showcasing the power of its independent hotel platform across the company’s three collection brands: The Luxury Collection, Autograph… Read the full press release

Why You Must Visit Maasai Mara in Kenya For Safari Tours

The Massai Mara National Reserve, Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for a quintessential safari experience, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa, home to over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. Aside from the excellent wildlife… Read the full press release

Why The Best Safaris Are In Kenya – Masai Mara & Amboseli

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya is the land of giants, where the some of the world’s largest land mammals roam free! Kenya is Africa’s crowning jewel, jam-packed with paradisiac beaches, friendly people, captivating cultures and so much more.  Discover the region with kenyasafarideals.com a tour operator offering  incredible deals for  Kenya… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport introduces the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants

Christchurch Airport is introducing the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport’s ‘South’ programme is leading the New Zealand rollout of Alipay, a Chinese smartphone app and payment system that has more than 800-million users. Alipay is rapidly becoming the most popular way for… Read the full press release

Business travellers are spending more and paying for their own extras

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A big part of our job is to make sure that we are on top of the latest news and insights that matter to your independent hotel. So sometimes it might feel like we’re sharing a lot of data here on AP Voice but we want to… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and Singapore Airlines extend strategic marketing partnership

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and Singapore Airlines have re-affirmed their strong commercial ties by signing a new three-year strategic marketing deal worth A$11 million. The agreement will see the two parties jointly fund a range of tourism campaigns and promotional activities in eight of Australia’s key inbound markets – Singapore,… Read the full press release

Airbnb enters the meetings market: Should you worry?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — We recently read a stat in WIT that after corporate travel, the meetings market (or MICE as it is called) is the next most lucrative sector for hotels and is the slowest in tech adoption. So it’s unsurprising that disruptive travel companies are shaking up the market…. Read the full press release

Travel to Kenya – Global Tourists Prefer Private Conservancies Prioritizing Conservation, Luxury and Privacy

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Masai Mara has fuelled African fantasies for years and without the shadow of a doubt, its wildebeest-spotted savannahs are the attractions of what a star-studded region as it became one of the wonders of the world. Dream of Africa and you dream of the Masai Mara. This… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and Maesse Lichter Marketing to change the world of representation

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners (AP) and Maesse Lichter Marketing based in Cologne have partnered to offer global representation. Maesse Marketing has over 12 years’ experience in the MICE segment in Germany and will be working collaboratively with Amistad Hotel Partners to deliver value to the joint client base and strengthen AP’s… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport wins the overall World Routes 2018 Marketing Award

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — At the World Routes event in Guangzhou in China, Brussels Airport has won the overall World Routes 2018 Marketing Award, and also took home the World Routes Award in the category of 20 to 50 million passengers. Brussels Airport previously won this overall award in both 2012 and… Read the full press release

Marco Polo German Bierfest honoured at the Marketing Events Awards 2018

Hong Kong, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly popular Marco Polo German Bierfest was honoured at the Marketing Events Awards organised by Marketing Magazine. On 19 July 2018, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel took home the silver award for “Best Event Team” at the Marketing Events Awards 2018 ceremony. Celebrating its 27th anniversary this… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly Launches Google Home Smart Speaker Agent Contest

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Park’N Fly has launched an exclusive Google Home contest offering Canadian travel agents the chance to win 1 of 5 Google Home smart speakers. The contest runs from September 15 to November 30, 2018. To enter, travel professionals must locate their agency Park’N Fly referral code which… Read the full press release

Artificial Intelligence: How can it help your hotel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world. Every week we read reports about the how AI will fundamentally change the nature of work, replacing numerous jobs and leading to the creation of jobs that don’t yet exist. However, for many of us, AI seems to belong to… Read the full press release

easyJet rolls out pan-European, multi-media ad campaign to inspire viewers’ imaginations when dreaming about their next getaway

Campaign encourages viewers to ‘Imagine where we can take you LUTON, England, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, will tomorrow (14 September)  launch a compelling pan-European, multi-media advertising campaign that brings to life the wonder of air travel and seeks to inspire viewers’ imaginations when dreaming about their next getaway. The engaging… Read the full press release

Nearly 200 delegates from U.S. and China at the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China

HANGZHOU, CHINA, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, joined the newly formed Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, to host the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China, on September 9-10. The more than 70 U.S. delegates set… Read the full press release

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai adds luxury and elegance to Amistad Partners’ portfolio

LONDON, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, the hottest hotel on Palm Jumeirah, is the latest independent hotel to join Amistad Partners, a premier global hotel representation company. The lifestyle hotel, described by Arabian Business magazine as having “the swankiest rooftop lounge in Dubai”, offers a unique hospitality experience.  Set on… Read the full press release

MICE event planners look to independent hotels in the UK

LONDON, 2018-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Cvent released the findings of its fourth annual Global Planner Sourcing Report in late July, and some of the data reveal some surprising insights. The report features the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 corporate event planners worldwide about how they source venues and what influences their… Read the full press release

AP Digital – Technology which is integral to the Amistad Partners business

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — AP Digital is not just a CRM tool, it’s a client portal, agent portal, professional services automation platform, contract manager and a virtual assistant. AP Digital is delivered via a web and app-based experience. AP Digital is not a bolt-on or after thought, it embodies how Amistad… Read the full press release

Westin Hotels & Resorts names Huang Xuan as the new well-being brand advocate for Greater China

A New Brand Campaign Video Featuring Huang Embodies an Active And Healthy Lifestyle, Transforming Westin Into A Fitness Studio On The Move BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has announced the appointment of Huang Xuan as the new well-being brand advocate for Greater China. As… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 to be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, February 13-15

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India from February 13-15. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at Tourism PowerHouse 2018, a PATA India Chapter initiative, held recently… Read the full press release

Summer Wang will lead the marketing for Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai announces the appointment of Summer Wang as its Director of Marketing, effective July 30, 2018. Summer joined the Four Seasons family in 2011 at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai as Director of Sales. She was then transferred and promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at… Read the full press release

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed… Read the full press release

Boom in Chinese tourism: Trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for China, Rachel Mao. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism in China is showing strong growth and is becoming a powerful contributor to the country’s economy. The country expects to receive more than 140 million inbound visits in 2018, higher than the number… Read the full press release

Myanmar Shalom Offers FAM Trip to Magical Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Myanmar has recently opened its doors to the world after decades of isolation and now is the time to explore this Magical country.  We have created unique FAM Trip (21st  – 30th September) for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also first time travelers to Myanmar. With a focus… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some… Read the full press release

British Airways launches campaign to recruit experienced pilots

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a big new campaign to recruit experienced pilots for its regional operation. The job opportunities have arisen with the growth of its London City schedule and increased regional flying from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted and Edinburgh airports this year. BA CityFlyer, the wholly… Read the full press release