Auckland Airport announces its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific for the eighth consecutive year

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has continued to be recognised globally as a leading sustainable business, after being selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indices. It’s the eighth consecutive year Auckland Airport has been included in the… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy Brings Once-In-A-Lifetime Manchester United Experiences to Asia Pacific

Members can experience exclusive moments with Manchester United in Perth, Singapore and Shanghai Singapore, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy can enjoy an exclusive series of experiences during Manchester United’s pre-season tour in Perth, Singapore and Shanghai. As part of the multi-year marketing partnership between Marriott International… Read the full press release

Hyatt to open 21 new luxury hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific by the end of 2020

The new Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz and Alila branded properties will boost Hyatt’s luxury brand footprint in the region by over 25% CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (May 26, 2019) that 21 new luxury hotels and resorts are planned to open in Asia Pacific by the end… Read the full press release

Travelzoo announces the appointment of Scott Wang as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, and General Manager, Greater China

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI and NEW YORK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, today (March 18, 2019) announced it has appointed Scott Wang as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, and General Manager, Greater China, effective May 22, 2019. In the newly created role of Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, Scott is responsible for developing… Read the full press release

dnata appoints Dirk Goovaerts as Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, announced the appointment of Dirk Goovaerts as the company’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region. In his role, Dirk Goovaerts will oversee dnata’s operations at 10 airports in three countries, including Australia, the Philippines and Singapore,… Read the full press release

ICAO, Google, and Prescient to headline the 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/ World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition

High profile keynote speakers join global airport and aviation leaders on the bill Montreal, Canada, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 5, 2019) announced that the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and senior representatives from Google, and Prescient will headline the 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/ World… Read the full press release

Marriott International introduces exclusive member benefits in Asia Pacific with Marriott Bonvoy travel program

Members and Families to Indulge Passions for Food, Music and Sports with Exclusive Benefits and VIP Access to Concerts to Meet Artists Like Maroon 5 HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (02/21/2019) introduced exclusive member benefits in Asia Pacific. Marriott Bonvoy, the new brand name replacing the legacy loyalty… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines named 2018 best on-time Asia-Pacific Airline for the seventh consecutive year

Honored with Asia-Pacific Title for Seven Consecutive Years Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — For the seventh consecutive year and ninth in total, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the best on-time Asia-Pacific Airline for its domestic and international flights operated in calendar year 2018 by FlightStats Inc., a US flight status tracking company… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai in Hawaii welcomes Miku Zhang as Senior Sales Manager, Asia-Pacific

Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2018-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Miku Zhang has been appointed Senior Sales Manager, Asia-Pacific for Four Seasons Resorts Lanai in Hawaii, encompassing both the 213-room AAA Five-Diamond Four Seasons Resort Lanai and Lanai at Koele, which will re-open in 2019. In her new role representing Lanai, Miku will be responsible for total account management within… Read the full press release

Thailand wins the Best Destination in the Asia-Pacific award at the Irish Travel Trade News Awards 2018

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand has been declared the Best Destination in the Asia-Pacific by the Irish Travel Trade News Awards 2018. The 27th Irish Travel Trade Awards were presented on 23 November, 2018, in seven categories: Airlines, Destinations, Sea Transport, Land Transport, Travel Agency Services, Tour Operators, and All Companies. Thailand won… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International named Best Cruise Line – Asia Pacific and Best Cruise Line – Family at Travel Weekly Asia 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

SINGAPORE, 2018-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International is once again named Best Cruise Line – Asia Pacific and Best Cruise Line – Family of Travel Weekly Asia 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, at a ceremony in Singapore last evening. The global cruise brand has been a winner of Travel Weekly Asia awards since their inception in 2015…. Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces partnership with the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region Ctrip

London, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on an already successful relationship, Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) is proud to announce a strategic global partnership agreement with Radisson Hotel Group. This collaboration brings together the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region and one of the largest hotel groups in the world…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways wins ‘Best Inflight Service’ Award at the 29th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2018 and named the ‘Best Middle Eastern/African Airline’ at the 2018 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards

Airline received the ‘Best Inflight Service’ award at TTG Travel Awards 2018, and came up tops in the Middle Eastern/African region at the 2018 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways continues its award-winning year by clinching the ‘Best Inflight Service’ Award at the 29th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2018…. Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Stellar Dining Series: Michelin-star chefs, mixologists and patissiers will tour four of Asia Pacific’s gourmet cities from November 1 to December 1

A Rare Alignment of Six Michelin-Star Chefs Across Four Cities Hong Kong, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton is inviting guests to indulge their culinary senses at the first Stellar Dining Series, where Michelin-star chefs, mixologists and patissiers will tour four of Asia Pacific’s gourmet cities from November 1 to December 1, 2018…. Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide announces the opening of W Xi’an, China; the largest W to open in Asia Pacific

W Hotels Continues to Spin Explosive Footprint in Greater China with Latest Opening in Xi’an Xi’an, CHINA, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., today (08/21/2018) announced the opening of W Xi’an, the brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China and the largest W to open in Asia Pacific…. 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

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release

Passengers can now get free digital magazines on their device via Singapore Airlines mobile app

Selection of magazines now available via SITA DigitalMedia leveraging Adaptive technology Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers using the Singapore Airlines mobile app can now get free digital magazines on their device. Powered by SITA DigitalMedia using Adaptive technology, the new feature is available on the Singapore Airlines app on both iOS and… Read the full press release

Boeing to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific with new 702 satellite

Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites order a 702 satellite to meet evolving communication, broadband needs EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, owned and… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in Asia and the United Kingdom

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and hutchgo.com, one of the biggest Online Travel Agencies (OTA) in Asia and wholly owned by Hutchison Travel Limited (formerly known as Hutchison-Priceline), today jointly announce a new, expanded agreement.  The new agreement sees Travelport become hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in key… Read the full press release

New report reveals visa facilitation could create 2.6 million new jobs in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Bali, Indonesia, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that visa facilitation could create up to 2.6 million new jobs in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies by 2016. The report was presented on the occasion of the APEC High Level Policy… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announced frequency increases to destinations in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific

2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strong passenger demand and additional aircraft inducted to the fleet has prompted the Doha-based airline to add frequencies to its popular and growing routes. Highlights of the frequency increases are: Ankara (Turkey)                4 flights a week from 3 beginning Sep 18 Belgrade (Serbia)            4 flights a week from 3 beginning Sep 18 Bucharest… Read the full press release

Aon Hewitt named The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company ‘Best Employer’in Asia Pacific

Regional Accolades and Individual Awards Underline Benchmark Service Standards HONG KONG, 2013-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has received accolades as “Best Employer” throughout Asia from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc following its 2013 Best Employers Study results. The results underlined the luxury hotelier’s commitment… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association & PolyU released joint publication – Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2013-2017

Hong Kong and Bangkok, 2013-04-25— /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (PolyU) released their joint publication, the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2013-2017, today. The new forecasts on the complete visitor economy will make it easier for tourism organisations to anticipate demand trends and… Read the full press release