OurAfrica.Travel Wraps Up 2024 Virtual Trade Show on a High Note, Emphasizing Sustainability and Community Engagement

OurAfrica.Travel 2024 Organisers Storm Napier and Allie Hunt

(IN SHORT) The OurAfrica.Travel 2024 virtual trade show concluded with remarkable success, boasting increased participation and engagement compared to the previous two years. With 222 exhibitors, 479 buyers, and 23 media attendees from around the world, the event facilitated over 8,500 meetings and exchanged over 44,000 messages over five days. The organizers emphasized the show’s… Read the full press release

Weeva Integrates AI into Sustainability Platform, Leading the Charge for Sustainable Tourism at ITB Berlin 2024

James Lever ITB Weeva ai Launch

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a leading sustainability platform, will be exhibiting at ITB Berlin 2024, showcasing its innovative integration of generative AI into its sustainability data management tool. James Lever, Weeva’s Chief Technology Officer, will unveil this integration at the eTravel Stage on March 5th. The company aims to revolutionize hotel tech by leveraging AI to… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Launches #LetsGetLostwithWIZZ Campaign Offering Brits a Mystery Destination Adventure

As part of its #LetsGetLostwithWIZZ campaign, Wizz Air will charter a flight to an unknown destination this March Adventure-seeking travellers will get the chance to win a coveted spot on this ultimate mystery getaway via Wizz Air’s Instagram page 35 lucky winners will be chosen for a 4-day all-expenses-paid holiday to remember (IN SHORT) Wizz… Read the full press release

Emirates Partners with NBA: Official Global Airline Partner and Title Sponsor of NBA Cup

NBA In-Season Tournament Renamed Emirates NBA Cup  Emirates Becomes First-Ever Referee Jersey Patch Partner of the NBA (IN SHORT) Emirates and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have forged a multiyear global marketing partnership, making Emirates the Official Global Airline Partner of the NBA and the inaugural title partner of the NBA Cup. This collaboration extends… Read the full press release

Stanley Safaris Chooses IMAGINE PR as Its North American PR Representative to Showcase Authentic African Safaris

(IN SHORT) Stanley Safaris, a luxury tour operator specializing in tailor-made safaris across Southern and Eastern Africa, has appointed IMAGINE PR as its North American Public Relations Representative. Founded by Shaun Stanley, the company’s roots date back to the 1980s, and it is dedicated to providing travelers with authentic and untamed African experiences. Stanley Safaris… Read the full press release

Hyatt Launches ‘Be More Here’ Brand Platform Focusing on Wellbeing and Meaningful Travel Experiences

“Be More Here” complements the reimagined World of Hyatt loyalty program that offers more awards and more ways to experience wellbeing in more destinations – including an exclusive hospitality collaboration with MasterClass (IN SHORT) Hyatt has introduced its new brand platform, “Be More Here,” which encourages guests, members, and customers to embrace the transformative power… Read the full press release

Cape of Senses Chooses IMAGINE PR as North American PR Agency to Promote Its Luxurious Spa Hideaway on Lake Garda

(IN SHORT) Cape of Senses, a new five-star adult-only spa hideaway in Lake Garda, has appointed IMAGINE PR as its North American Public Relations Representative. This family-owned hotel, offering stunning views of the lake and mountains, features 55 suites with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, private pools, jacuzzis, and more. The property boasts a 2,100 square-foot Senses… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Launches “A Stay for Any You” National Marketing Campaign Starring Keegan-Michael Key

A Stay for Any You’ Highlights Choice’s Diverse Portfolio of Hotel Brands Ensuring Travelers Can Find the Right Hotel for Any Occasion (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels International, Inc. has unveiled its largest multichannel national marketing campaign titled “A Stay for Any You,” featuring actor Keegan-Michael Key. The campaign showcases Choice Hotels’ diverse portfolio of 22… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport Donates Technology to RAF Air Cadets for Skills Development

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport has contributed advanced technology to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets’ (RAFAC) Astra program, aiming to empower and educate future generations. The donation, funded by Belfast City Airport’s Community Fund, includes cutting-edge resources such as Arduino chips, a 3D printer, and various peripherals to enhance the skills and capabilities of… Read the full press release

OurAfrica.Travel 2024: Connecting the World to African Tourism

OurAfrica.Travel 2024

(IN SHORT) The fifth edition of OurAfrica.Travel is set to take place from February 5 to 9, 2024. This digital travel trade show aims to connect global buyers with African and Indian Ocean properties and suppliers. Over 170 exhibitors, 280 buyers, and 20 media representatives have already registered. The event emphasizes collaboration and supports charitable… Read the full press release

Lemongrass Grows Travel Client Roster with Trio of Exciting Additions

  (IN SHORT) Lemongrass, a PR and content agency specializing in travel brands and an accredited B Corp, has added three new clients to its portfolio. They will handle UK communications for the Slovenian Tourist Board, focusing on sustainable and cultural offerings. Additionally, they will work with Perfect Stays, a luxury holiday rental company in… Read the full press release

Over 10,000 Pledges Received for #TravelforTomorrow Initiative Promoting Conscious Travel

(IN SHORT) Travelzoo, a global internet media company, has reported that within the first 72 hours of its #TravelforTomorrow initiative launch, over 10,000 people have publicly pledged to become conscious travelers. The initiative encourages travelers worldwide to make personal pledges for conscious travel, which can include supporting local businesses, reducing single-use plastic, opting for public… Read the full press release

Visit West Hollywood Partners with Rolling Stone UK Awards to Celebrate Musical Icons

(IN SHORT) Visit West Hollywood has been named an official partner of the inaugural Rolling Stone UK Awards 2023, set to take place at the Roundhouse in London on November 23. The awards, hosted by comedian Munya Chawawa, will celebrate musical excellence, and Visit West Hollywood will sponsor Rolling Stone UK’s Icon Award, which will… Read the full press release

2024: A Gastronomic Journey Through Argentina’s Culinary Delights

(IN SHORT) The article highlights six ways to explore Argentina’s thriving gastronomy scene in 2024. It includes trying MICHELIN dining in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, experiencing traditional Argentinian asado (barbecue), exploring the vineyards of Mendoza on the ‘wine route,’ dining at traditional bodegónes in Buenos Aires, sampling mate (a traditional beverage), and visiting Ushuaia for… Read the full press release

Weeva Unveils Innovative AI Integration for Sustainable Travel Management at Phocuswright Conference

Phocuswright - CTO James Lever launches Weeva AI

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a leading sustainability management platform for travel and tourism businesses, announced the integration of generative AI capabilities at the Phocuswright Conference. The new AI features will guide businesses in their sustainability efforts, analyzing data and identifying opportunities for progress. Weeva aims to help companies meet the growing demand for sustainable options in… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Launches ‘Stay in the Moment’ Campaign Starring South Korean Actor Lee Min-ho in Asia-Pacific

Renowned actor Lee Min-Ho Stars in K-drama inspired campaign video capturing the beauty of immersive surroundings and mindful moments (IN SHORT) JW Marriott, a luxury brand within Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has unveiled its “Stay in the Moment” campaign in the Asia-Pacific region. The campaign features a K-drama-inspired video starring renowned South Korean actor, Lee Min-ho…. Read the full press release

Guanajuato, Mexico: Year-Round Summer Adventures Await Travelers

(IN SHORT) Guanajuato, a state in Mexico, offers a wide range of summer activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. From wine tasting in its lush vineyards to exploring historic mines, visiting unique museums, enjoying outdoor adventures like white-water rafting, and relaxing on a man-made beach, Guanajuato provides an array of experiences. Travelers can… Read the full press release

Maldives Promotes Sustainability and Atoll Diversity at Exclusive Media Meet During WTM London 2023

(IN SHORT) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) hosted a highly-anticipated Maldives Media Meet at WTM London 2023. The event, led by CEO Thoyyib Mohamed, emphasized sustainability and the Maldives’ five-year marketing journey. Thoyyib highlighted the transformative shift in the country’s tourism sector and its alignment with the Maldives Fifth Tourism Master Plan… Read the full press release

Maldives Tourism Promotes Atoll Diversity with New Website Segment

(IN SHORT) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a new section on its Visit Maldives website dedicated to showcasing the diverse atolls of the Maldives. The segment, available at “atolls.visitmaldives.com,” offers detailed information about different regions, starting with Addu Atoll and Fuvahmulah Atoll. With 26 atolls in the Maldives, this initiative… Read the full press release

Emirates Unveils Behind-the-Scenes Look at Penélope Cruz Ad Campaign Filming on Iconic A380 Aircraft

(IN SHORT) Emirates has released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the production process of its ad campaign featuring brand ambassador Penélope Cruz. The campaign highlights Cruz experiencing the luxurious offerings of Emirates’ First and Business Class, including the A380 Onboard Lounge and an in-flight shower. The video also features two Emirates Cabin Crew members interviewing Cruz…. Read the full press release

Travel PR Agency Lemongrass Achieves B Corp Status, Pledging Commitment to Sustainability and Responsible Travel

AWARD WINNING TRAVEL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST LEMONGRASS BECOMES B CORP (IN SHORT) Lemongrass, an award-winning PR and content agency specializing in travel brands, has achieved B Corp status, signifying its commitment to environmental and social responsibility within the travel sector. B Corp certification involves a stringent evaluation of a company’s sustainability and ethical business practices. Lemongrass,… Read the full press release

Pegasus Lodges Appoints IMAGINE PR

(IN SHORT) IMAGINE PR has been appointed as the North American Public Relations Representative for Pegasus Lodges, a unique travel experience provider. Pegasus Lodges focuses on offering immersive experiences in remote and extraordinary locations, emphasizing authenticity and a connection to local communities and resources. The company currently operates four lodges, each in distinct and pristine… Read the full press release

Weeva celebrates its first year as sustainable travel continues to top consumer and business priorities

Weeva founders (from left to right): Arnold Meyer, Executive Chairman at Nianova Advisors; Russel Binks, Head of Sales and Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari; Lindsey Walter, Co-founder and Director of Weeva and Head of Commercial Development at Nianova Advisors; Jill Pruett, Finance and Operations Executive at Nianova Advisors; and Julie Cheetham, Co-founder and Managing Director at Weeva and Executive Sustainability at Nianova Advisors.

Weeva founders (from left to right): Arnold Meyer, Executive Chairman at Nianova Advisors; Russel Binks, Head of Sales and Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari; Lindsey Walter, Co-founder and Director of Weeva and Head of Commercial Development at Nianova Advisors; Jill Pruett, Finance and Operations Executive at Nianova Advisors; and Julie Cheetham, Co-founder and Managing Director at… Read the full press release

OurAfrica.Travel 2024 Opens for Registration

OurAfrica.Travel in February 2024

OurAfrica.Travel in February 2024  Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Registration for the 2024 edition of digital trade show OurAfrica.Travel, due to take place from 5 – 9 February 2024 is now open – kicking off the tourism show season in style, linking global buyers with properties and suppliers in Africa… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Terminal Marks 10th Anniversary with New International Branding and Vision for the Future

Focusing on digital leadership, sustainability leadership and expanding footprint into the Greater Bay Area Hong Kong, China, 2023-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Cargo Terminal celebrated its 10-year anniversary of full operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) by rolling out its new marketing brand internationally and hosting a special party for customers and… Read the full press release

Sign up for new Vietnam and Indochina Travel & Tourism Insights

Journalists, investors and stakeholders can sign up for free monthly Vietnam and Indochina-focused insight newsletter and specialist video interviews Vietnam, 2023-Oct-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Central Vietnam based Wafaifo Optimisers are behind a new insight newsletter and video channel dedicated to hospitality, hotel and tourism developments in the region. The co-founders of Wafaifo Resort Hoi… Read the full press release

Weeva’s Julie Cheetham named Regenerative Change Maker of the Year.

Weeva's Julie Cheetham wins Regenerative Change Maker award

New York, USA, 2023-Oct-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Julie Cheetham, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Weeva and Head of Sustainability at Nianova Advisors, was announced as Change Maker of the Year at the Regenerative Travel Impact Awards hosted on 21 September 2023 alongside Climate Week NYC.   The awards celebrate innovative projects and purpose-led individuals who… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Unveils ‘Leave Better’ Campaign, Inspiring Personal Growth Through Luxury Travel

As travelers embark on new journeys, the campaign celebrates the transformative power of travel, affirming The Ritz-Carlton’s enduring commitment to inspiring self-discovery in exceptional destinations. BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., is pleased to announce the launch of a new international marketing campaign, speaking to the continued evolution… Read the full press release

Cathay Launches Global Premium Travel Lifestyle Brand with ‘Feels Good To Move’ Campaign

Cathay will now be the master brand around the world, simplifying the way our customers interact with us Hong Kong, China, 2023-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay is excited to announce that its new premium travel lifestyle brand is officially rolling out to markets around the world, celebrating passion for travel as a way… Read the full press release

Weeva partners with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Lindsey Walter (Co-Founder, Weeva) with Glenn Mandziuk (CEO) and Wolfgang M. Neumann (Chair) of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

London, UK, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has welcomed the sustainability management platform Weeva as an affiliate member to help drive collaboration on industry resilience and data-led sustainability.   Designed by sustainable tourism experts, Weeva champions small, sustainable actions, backed by consistent data management, to boost efficiency and, ultimately, profitability within the industry. The… Read the full press release