Accor announces the heritage-listed Porter House Hotel in Sydney, its 400th hotel in Australia and the Pacific

Milestone for Accor is part of dynamic Pacific expansion, with 11 new hotels and 1569 rooms set to open in next two years in Australia and New Zealand Paris, France, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Just three decades after entering the Australia/Pacific hotel market, Accor has added its 400th hotel, with the launch of the heritage-listed Porter… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia launches new strategic partnership

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have commenced a new strategic partnership overnight spanning 49 markets across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Eligible Privilege Club and Velocity Frequent Flyer members will enjoy Lounge Access and added benefits when travelling on both carriers. To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Privilege Club members travelling on… Read the full press release

The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 attracted 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022), with the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, officially began on Tuesday, August 2 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, attracting 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations (NTOs)…. Read the full press release

Minor Hotels helps restore koala habitats in Australia through tree planting

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels recently joined hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Royal Thai Embassy and the Koala Clancy Foundation in planting 1000 trees to help restore vital koala habitats in regional Australia. The event, in conjunction with National Tree Day, comprised of members of the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces double-daily flights between Doha – Melbourne from 1 October

The additional Melbourne schedule includes an onward leg to Canberra, officially resuming connection between Doha and Australia’s Capital Qatar Airways will operate a total of 40 weekly flights to six Australian cities with this network enhancement, bringing the airline’s gateways in Australia to exceed pre-pandemic level DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… 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

Emirates inaugurates services to Tel Aviv

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has taken off to Tel Aviv, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Israel. Emirates flight EK931 departed with 335 passengers, including a VIP delegation and Israeli media onboard at 1220hrs local time. Emirates executives onboard included: Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer; Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi,… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches its first non-stop service to South-East Asia with seasonal service to Bangkok, Thailand

Only non-stop North America-Thailand route. Service to operate four-times weekly beginning Dec. 1 Daily Toronto-Mumbai flights via London Heathrow beginning Oct. 29 Restoration of key routes to India, Australia, New Zealand and Peru MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada announced today (June 20, 2022) the expansion of its international network with the addition of Bangkok, Thailand, the carrier’s first non-stop service to South-East… Read the full press release

Homes & Villas by Marriott International announces its launch in Australia and New Zealand

Highly-curated offering from Homes & Villas by Marriott International brings guests an expansive portfolio of premium and luxury homes across beach and urban areas BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Marriott Bonvoy’s curated and growing collection of premium and luxury whole home rentals around the world, today… Read the full press release

AUSTRALIA: IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast

Get a first look inside Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast  Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jun-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s first ever Holiday Inn Express & Suites branded property has officially opened its doors today (30 MAY 2022) with the highly anticipated launch of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast. A joint… Read the full press release

Emirates in search for talented people in 30 cities from now until the end of June

Dubai, UAE, 2022-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s most global airline, is seeking talented people with a passion for service to join its award-winning cabin crew team. As air travel returns with a vengeance, the airline’s recruiters are busy meeting and hiring candidates in 30 cities from now until the end of… Read the full press release

AC Hotels by Marriott® announces the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank, its brand debut in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2022-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — AC Hotels by Marriott®, the design-led lifestyle brand part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announces its brand debut in Australia with the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. Located in one of Melbourne’s premier events, arts and entertainment precincts, the new hotel features… Read the full press release

Adina Hotels sponsors Australian Hockey teams Kookaburras and Hockeyroos

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hockey in Australia has found its ‘home away from home’, securing a 2-year partnership agreement with Adina Hotels incorporating flagship national teams, the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos. The agreement sees homegrown hotel brand Adina Hotels become Hockey Australia’s Exclusive Accommodation Partner, supporting teams as they play competitively in… Read the full press release

Swissport adds three more Aspire lounges in the United States

San Diego, CA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aspire Airport Lounges, a division of Swissport International AG, is adding three more lounges in the United States. A newly refurbished lounge in San Diego, California, already opened its doors. Two more lounges will follow in Ontario, California, in mid-May. With these additional facilities, Swissport will… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major fleet decisions that will reshape its international and domestic networks

Approval of Project Sunrise, with order for 12 x Airbus A350s capable of flying direct from Australia to any other city including New York and London, starting from Sydney in late 2025. Domestic fleet renewal from late 2023, with order for 40 x A321XLRs and A220 aircraft; 94 purchase order rights spread over at least… Read the full press release

dnata and Qatar Airways Cargo extend partnership in Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, and Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, have extended their partnership in Belgium. The multi-year extension of the contract will see dnata continue to deliver a range of cargo handling and road feeder services for… 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

Swissport offers premium lounge experience in partnership with Luxury Escapes at Australia’s four largest airports

Australia & New Zealand, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has announced a new partnership between its airport lounges and Luxury Escapes, further strengthening its offering to travellers and airline partners at Australia’s four largest airports. The partnership means international lounge passes will be offered as part of Luxury Escapes’ deals or as an… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways invites football fans to secure all-inclusive travel packages for The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

With a successful Final Draw complete and groups set, fans are invited to secure their all-inclusive travel packages from Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ As Qatar Airways optimises its network to ensure fans can attend the FIFA World Cup™, the airline offers 5,000 bonus Avios to all… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts Inaugural Influencer Cup in Doha

Inaugural tournament was hosted at Stadium 974 from 28 to 29 March A nostalgic reunion of Qatar Legacy Ambassadors and FIFA Legends featured the likes of Cafu, Tim Cahill, and Marcel Desailly DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — With excitement building ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, renowned international social media… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free the Official Partner of Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2022

The award-winning retailer is offering a grand prize of USD $155,000 to any participating golfer who hits a Hole-in-One on the third hole DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the Official Partner of the popular Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2022, is thrilled to participate at this year’s golf tournament… 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

Emirates announces fourteen weekly services from Dubai to Melbourne

Airline ramps up services to Melbourne to meet the demand for international travel following borders re-opening Twice daily flights, served by the flagship A380 aircraft, will provide more than 1,000 seats a day to the Victorian capital Emirates’ Australian operations will soar to 42 weekly flights, with the airline continuing to reaffirm its commitment to… 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

Royal Caribbean announces its bold season of 2023-2024 Australia cruises

Three Award-winning Ships, including a Down Under Debut, Will Make for a Summer Splash SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting October 2023, a summer full of memories and untamed adventure is on the horizon as Royal Caribbean International announces its bold season of 2023-2024 Australia cruises packed with returning favourites, firsts and new itineraries. Ovation and Quantum of… Read the full press release

Air Canada resumes daily services to Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland

Vancouver-Sydney flights ramp up to daily beginning May 1 Vancouver-Brisbane flights resume Jul. 1, four times weekly Vancouver-Auckland flights resume Nov. 10, three times weekly Most extensive schedule connects Canada to South Pacific destinations and supports tourism and hospitality sectors MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 16, 2022) announced a strategic expansion of its South Pacific schedule with… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches exclusive amenity kits and gift boxes from French Perfumer Diptyque

The award-winning airline will offer the signature ‘34 Boulevard Saint Germain’ Eau de Toilette or ‘Eau Rose’ Eau de Toilette inside each amenity kit Premium passengers will receive body and face care products packaged beautifully in elegant Diptyque branded amenity kits on selected outbound flights from Doha, and luxurious bespoke gift boxes featuring Diptyque’s signature… Read the full press release

Qantas to use almost 20 million litres of SAF from US biofuels company Aemetis from 2025

New deal to use almost 20 million litres of biofuels each year from 2025 Will power flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Australia Calls to develop local sustainable fuels industry to help Australian aviation transition to net zero emissions Los Angeles, CA, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is expanding its use… Read the full press release

Emirates launches daily services to Tel Aviv from 23 June 2022

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has confirmed that it will be commencing daily services to Tel Aviv from 23 June 2022. Emirates will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class…. Read the full press release

More than 23,000 passengers set to travel this week on Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from Perth

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of travellers are preparing to take off to Western Australia with the border opening to all visitors quarantine free for the first time in almost two years from midnight tonight. After a false start last month, more than 23,000 passengers are booked to travel this week… Read the full press release