Qatar Airways announces resumption of services to Taif, Saudi Arabia

Passengers flying from Taif will benefit from the airline’s extensive international network across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas via the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will resume services to Taif starting 3 January 2023 with three weekly… Read the full press release

Marriott International launches Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM

New offering expected to spur development opportunities globally BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc., today (NOVEMBER 9, 2022) announced its expansion into apartment-style accommodations with the launch of Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM. The company is seizing upon growing consumer interest among families and friends seeking more space for stays, propelled… Read the full press release

Emirates and Air Canada launch codeshare cooperation

Emirates and Air Canada customers will have access to 46 points across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa Frequent flyer members of Skywards and Aeroplan will soon be able to earn and redeem points or miles when flying with both airlines Enhanced customer offering implemented with the issuance of a single ticket and baggage transfers through to… Read the full press release

KLM expands network this winter to 163 destinations

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — On commencement of the winter schedule (28 October 2022 through 25 March 2023), KLM’s network will embrace a total of 163 destinations: 92 European and 71 intercontinental. The new destinations taken up in the network are Nantes in France, Rovaniemi in Finland, Aarhus in Denmark and Katowice… Read the full press release

In search Of A Lost Civilisation: Ranch Rider Launches New Jordan Horseback Adventure

Kent, UK, 2022-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Ranch Rider recently added Jordan to its riding holiday collection. The specialist tour operator’s Follow the Nabateans Ride is new for 2022, with the first trip scheduled for September. Skilled traders, the Nabateans migrated from Arabia in the 6th century BC into Southern Jordan, where they built their magical,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increases flights to Berlin

Capital of Germany to benefit from enhanced connectivity to Qatar’s global network of over 150 destinations on 787 aircraft Qatar Airways is the only Skytrax 5 Star airline flying from Berlin with flights via the World’s Best Airport to the most points in the Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Gulf region and India DOHA,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces codeshare partnership with Airlink

World’s Best Airline further demonstrates commitment to South Africa where it operates 35 weekly flights to three gateways from the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Airlink have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choices, enhanced services and greater connectivity between… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort listed in the 2022 Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, which blends contemporary design with traditional Thai hospitality and old-world charm, has been listed in the 2022 Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine. This year’s T+L 500 is derived from the results of the 2021 World’s Best Awards… Read the full press release

Finavia airports offers more than 130 destinations in Europe, America and Asia this summer

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Flights are resuming at both Helsinki Airport and regional airports after the pandemic. In the summer, there will be direct flights from Finavia airports to more than 130 destinations. “There will be new destinations for the summer, as well as flights to familiar cities and beaches in… Read the full press release

SÉZANNE at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022

The season of accolades continues for the French restaurant, led by Michelin-starred chef and culinary visionary Daniel Calvert Tokyo, Japan, 2022-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — SÉZANNE at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi has been awarded a coveted spot among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, debuting at #17 on the prestigious list. Announced on March 29, 2022 via a… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific collaborates with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as it relaunches its Cadet Pilot training programme

Hong Kong’s home carrier is looking to recruit and train more than 800 local cadet pilots by 2025 HongKong, China, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is relaunching its Cadet Pilot training programme in a new collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) that aims to further enhance Hong Kong’s reputation as a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club adopts Avios as its reward currency

Members can now benefit from a wide range of guaranteed award seats and competitive prices for redemption tickets with Qatar Airways Privilege Club From 23-31 March, members can enjoy bonus Avios when booking their next flight using Cash + Avios DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways announces that Privilege Club has… Read the full press release

Finnair suspends flights in Russian airspace for one week

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair joins many other European airlines and suspends its flights in Russian airspace for one week. With this action, Finnair prepares for the possible upcoming regulatory changes. Finnair cancels its passenger and/or cargo flights to Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Shanghai and Guangzhou in Asia and to Moscow and… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia encourages travellers to book their next big holiday to Australia with Don’t Go Small. Go Australia campaign

Tourism Australia is launching a new campaign internationally to encourage travellers to book their next big holiday to Australia, with international borders re-opening to all fully vaccinated tourists and other visitors from 21 February 2022. Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Don’t Go Small. Go Australia is a $40 million campaign being rolled out… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways marks 10 successful years of operating direct flights between Doha and Tbilisi and Baku

The World’s Best Airline operates daily flights to Tbilisi and five weekly flights to Baku, offering seamless connectivity via the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport to destinations in Asia, Africa, and The Americas DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to celebrate 10 successful years of operating direct flights… Read the full press release

Joint UNWTO and ADB report on the use of big data for better tourism planning and management

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and the Asian Development Bank have launched a joint report on the use of big data for better tourism planning and management. The report features examples from across the Asia and the Pacific region while also showcasing the main trends in the use of big data in tourism… Read the full press release

Emirates’ signature premium lounge service at over 20 airports in its network reopens

First Class, Business Class and Platinum and Gold Skywards members to have access to more than 120 Emirates Lounges and partner facilities at destinations where operations have resumed Premium customers and frequent flyers to benefit from lounge offering in airports worldwide Lounge operations resumed with health and safety measures in place Dubai, UAE, 2021-Dec-22 —… Read the full press release

British Airways and Qatar Airways to further extend their Joint Business

Carriers today announce that they have plans to further extend their Joint Business to offer customers a greater choice of destinations and routing options News follows British Airways’ return to Doha, with its first flight from Gatwick since the start of the pandemic This winter, the two airlines are operating up to six daily flights… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts services between Doha to Odesa, Ukraine

Airline starts three flights a week to the Ukrainian port city New service offers seamless connectivity via the World’s Best Airport to many destinations in Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Odesa, Ukraine, landed at Odesa International Airport on… Read the full press release

Lufthansa offers wider selection of snacks and spirits on long-haul flights in Economy and Premium Economy Class

New snacks and spirits available on many long-haul flights from December 1  Offerings with a charge include international and regional products for every taste Cologne, Germany, 2021-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In the future, Lufthansa passengers on long-haul flights in Economy and Premium Economy Class will have the option of purchasing high-quality snacks and… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards revealed its Asia and Oceania 2021 winners

London, UK, 2021-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has revealed its Asia and Oceania 2021 winners to coincide with its Asia and Oceania 2021 Winners Day. Winners include Vietnam, which emerged from a tough field to take ‘Asia’s Leading Destination’,… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International brings Asia’s largest and most innovative ship Spectrum of the Seas to Singapore

Asia’s Largest, Most Innovative Ship Will Visit Destinations as soon as October 2022, Quantum of the Seas Extends its Season Through April 2022 SINGAPORE, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Holidaymakers will have much to celebrate when Royal Caribbean International brings Asia’s largest and most innovative ship, Spectrum of the Seas, to Singapore for the long-awaited comeback of cruising… Read the full press release

Finnair expands frequencies and destinations to Europe, Asia and North America due to increased travel demand

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As the share of fully vaccinated people continues to increase and societies are opening, travel is picking up in several markets. Finnair is meeting the increased travel demand by adding frequencies and destinations in its network to Europe, Asia and North America for the upcoming winter season…. Read the full press release

Asia specialists Experience Travel Group launch Revitalise collection

London, UK, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia travel specialists Experience Travel Group (ETG) has launched its Revitalise Collection offering 18 specially crafted holiday packages focused on wellness, discovery and sustainability. The collection is about holidays with fewer stops and less transit, boutique hotels and local experiences. It emphasises a slower travel pace, with… Read the full press release

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces executive appointments across its portfolio of luxury properties in Asia and North Africa

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas welcomes several executive appointments across its portfolio luxury of properties in Asia and North Africa. As the tourism industry looks to a new chapter, Anantara warmly welcomes new faces to the group and facilitates opportunities in stunning destinations for seasoned Anantara team… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards announces Asia 2020 winners

London, UK, 2020-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards – the pre-eminent awards programme in the tourism and hospitality industry – has unveiled its Asia 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Asia Winners Day. Winners include India, which fended off stiff competition to emerge as ‘Asia’s Leading Destination’, whilst the Philippines was acknowledged with… Read the full press release

Five Avani Hotels & Resorts recognised as Top Hotels and Resorts in Asia and Europe in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Avani Hotels & Resorts (www.avanihotels.com) is thrilled to announce that five of the brand’s properties were recognised as Top Hotels and Resorts in Asia and Europe in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur named the #1 Hotel in Asia outside Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore in the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards By Condé Nast Traveler

Hotel ranks #1 in Asia outside Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, and #1 in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has been named the #1 Hotel in Asia outside Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the renowned international travel publication. The top accolade also marks the… Read the full press release

Voting now open for World Travel Awards 2020 programme

London, UK, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) is calling on industry professionals and consumers worldwide to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands in the world. Voting is now open for Africa, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, Middle East and Oceania. Meanwhile, organisations wishing to enter the WTA 2020 programme can… Read the full press release

UNWTO emphasizes need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the… Read the full press release