Qatar Airways showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite and its ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Award-winning airline proudly showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, fitted on the Boeing 777 Show kicks off the start of a busy year for the airline, which will soon be the global launch customer of the A350-1000 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways stole the limelight on the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland encourages Brits to beat the January blues with ‘24 Hours in the UK’ digital campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (‘Blue Monday’ 15 January 2018) launched a digital campaign to promote round-the-clock activities and experiences across the UK, encouraging Brits to beat the January blues by taking a holiday at home. The ‘24 Hours in the UK’ series of films, launched by VisitEngland and… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches community investment project EXTRA MILE

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — EXTRA MILE, a community investment project of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), was launched today.  EXTRA MILE is spearheaded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA); and through collaboration with HKIA’s business partners, NGOs and neighbouring communities, the project aims to develop and nurture talents, improve social mobility… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals up by 7% in 2017 to a total of 1,322 million

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. MADRID, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces the return of James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour at Allium Restaurant on March 2, 2018

Chef Sean Murray hosts seven James Beard Award winners and nominees Chicago, USA, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On March 2, 2018, Executive Chef Sean Murray will host seven recognised chefs for the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour at Allium Restaurant inside Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Murray will cook alongside the following seven local and national chefs as part of the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece   The award-winning airline deployed the state-of-the-art aircraft on the Doha-Athens route today Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Thessaloniki in March, as part of the airline’s continued expansion plans Airline shortly to be the launch customer for the… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Blue Air’s brand-new route to Malaga

LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool’s newest airline, Blue Air, has offered passengers an escape from the January blues by announcing a brand-new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malaga and wants to reward passengers by holding a weekend-long flash sale on all Blue Air flights from the UK. To celebrate… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group joined forces to launch a new media brand Time Out DXB

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world-first, Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined forces to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year. From February 2018, passengers passing through all… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels partners with delivery.com to bring the convenience of delivery services to its loyalty rewards members

Choice Privileges Loyalty Members Earn Points While Enjoying the Convenience of Delivery Service to Their Location ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels is making life on the road a little easier and even more rewarding for its loyalty rewards members. Through a new program with delivery.com, an on-demand marketplace with over 12,000 businesses,… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Mystery Town Tours launches an exciting way to discover Canmore

Part tour, part game: Get the texts, solve the clues, unlock the adventure! CANMORE, AB, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’ve known Canmore for 20 minutes or 20 years, a new phone-driven tour adventure promises an exciting way to discover a whole new side of the town – for locals and visitors alike. Created by… Read the full press release

easyJet teams up with house and pet sitting business, TrustedHousesitters to make it easier for pet owners and animal lovers to travel

easyJet survey shows most pet owners would travel more if they had better pet care easyJet has partnered with TrustedHousesitters, a house and pet-sitting membership service to enable even more opportunities to travel for both pet owners and animal lovers easyJet customers will be able to book free house sitters for their pets or find… Read the full press release

UNWTO unveils activities during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR), January 17-21

The UNWTO Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR, January 17-21), the yearly kick-off for the world’s leading tourism meeting points. MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jan-11 —… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London opens new PilatesPT Studio with award-winning trainer Hollie Grant

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has teamed up with award-winning trainer and founder of London’s successful PilatesPT studio Hollie Grant, to offer a menu of holistic and bespoke programmes at the hotel’s new PilatesPT Studio from 5 February, 2018. All programmes are suitable for both men and women. Hollie is renowned for The Model… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands its Exotic Car Collection with Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

Exclusive Partnership Allows Drivers to Rent the Brand’s Critically Acclaimed Model in 15 Markets Around the Country ST. LOUIS, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Car enthusiasts rejoice – the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly sought-after Jaguar F-TYPE SVR has just been made easier thanks to an exclusive partnership between Enterprise Rent-A-Car… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces its award-winning Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights

Qatar Airways kicks off 2018 by introducing its innovative Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights, making the city the second U.S. destination to offer the innovative new Business Class product Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and customisable private cabins for up to four people, setting a new standard in luxury travel… Read the full press release

Indiana Office of Tourism Development announces the official 2018 Indiana Travel Guide and Roadway Map are now available

Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Indiana boasts breathtaking state parks, world class museums, award-winning wineries and breweries, stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes and much more. There are travel opportunities to fit any lifestyle. Today (January 4, 2018), Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) announced the official 2018 Indiana Travel Guide… Read the full press release

HSMAI unveils its full schedule of events for 2018

McLean, VA, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce its full schedule of events for 2018. The events to be offered to hotel professionals and their partners through HSMAI Americas in 2018 will feature educational opportunities such as conferences and roundtables in addition to multifaceted-events… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers discounts up to 40% on its annual January Sale

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — New Year, New Travels! Today, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, launches its annual January Sale, offering discounts up to 40% for stays at more than 300 of the best independent properties across 50 countries. This limited-time global promotion, valid for bookings of three nights or more… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new transfers booking platform powered by CarTrawler

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Jan) launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of ground transport including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach and rail services, all at the lowest prices on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair Transfers,… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics welcomes Ivor Hughes as Sales Manager

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ivor Hughes has joined travel technology provider Dolphin Dynamics in the new position of Sales Manager. Having held previous sales positions at Comtec, Traveltek and recently SABS Travel Technologies, Hughes has years of experience developing relationships with and selling reservations and mid/back office systems to travel agencies and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa enhances lounge guests experience with LoungeNet Interactive portal

LoungeNet: Interactive portal for mobile devices Yoga@Lounge: Digital Yoga Exercises Print@Lounge: Print option in the lounges Spa@Lounge: Spa service in the Senator- and First-Class-Lounge in Frankfurt Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — With a large number of new and improved service offerings, Lufthansa wants to make the stay in the lounges as pleasant and… Read the full press release

MGTO upgrades Macao Travel Talk (MTT) with new features and functions

MACAO, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office’s (MGTO) monthly publication for tourism industry stakeholders – Macao Travel Talk (MTT) – has been upgraded to optimize its current features and provide several new functions to its users for more enhanced reading experience. Starting this month, the MTT website interface has been comprehensively upgraded,… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office announces partnership with Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA)

New ad campaign launches this month to market PA as regional winter getaway. Harrisburg, PA, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office and Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) announced a partnership to entice more travelers to hit the slopes in Pennsylvania this winter. This partnership will include insider tips and articles… Read the full press release

Etihad Aviation Group announces year-long programme of activities and humanitarian initiatives to mark 2018 as the Year of Zayed

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has announced a year-long programme of activities and humanitarian initiatives to mark 2018 as the Year of Zayed. Etihad’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi inaugurated its Year of Zayed activities yesterday by holding a flag-raising ceremony attended by employees. The aviation group’s offices… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels wins two BMW Hotelier Awards 2017

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce two wins at the hotel industry’s most prestigious awards, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017. Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu has won Human Resources Hotelier Greater China award and Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco… Read the full press release

Caribia Travels rolls out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribia Travels have rolled out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module (BMM) to produce quotations and manage bookings. They are also taking Dolphin’s Reservation Module which includes their own directly contracted products loaded into Dolphin’s Product Database to facilitate a single search, aggregating results across numerous connected sources. The new… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a record year-to-date for inbound tourism to the UK, with growth set to continue in 2018 according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain. Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018,… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com™ announce top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart mentorship-driven accelerator programme

Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) and Hotels.com® today announced the top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme aimed at supporting the most innovative travel-tech start-ups of the future.  Bellevue, WA, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a rigorous selection process from more than 230 applications, a panel of expert judges from EAN and Hotels.com heard… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality announces diverse range of activities to celebrate Qatar National Day

An array of exclusive hotel offers and activities in celebration of the country’s forthcoming National Day  Doha, Qatar, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark this year’s National Day, Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, is offering a diverse range of activities to best showcase the Qatari spirit… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines expands digital servicing channels for customers with the launch of beta chatbot named ‘Kris’

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today launched a beta chatbot, as it expands digital servicing channels for customers. The bot, named ‘Kris’, will initially be available on the SIA global Facebook page, and will later be made available on singaporeair.com. Customers who visit the SIA Facebook page and reach out… Read the full press release