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

Swissport to provide airport ground services and air cargo handling for Philippines’ Cebu Pacific in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK)

Tokyo, Japan, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With recent contract wins in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK), Swissport now supports Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, in an exclusive partnership at all Japanese stations. Swissport has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for Cebu Pacific in Japan since 2014. With… Read the full press release

Hyatt hotels announces the opening of Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park

171-room Hyatt Place hotel opens at Caribbean Park business precinct in Melbourne’s southeast CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park, the second Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne and Australia, is officially open, expanding Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter the most to guests and World of… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to recognise the Sunflower

British Airways has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to formally recognise the Sunflower Satisfaction among customers with accessibility needs has more than doubled following the airline’s investment in recent years in a number of initiatives, including a specialist customer care team for travellers who require additional assistance Increasing the… Read the full press release

Kimpton Margot Sydney officially opens its doors to guests

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s first-ever Kimpton, Kimpton Margot Sydney, has officially opened its doors on the day of love, 14 February, and is poised to kick off a return to travel, rekindling the love that both local and international guests have for the city of Sydney. As IHG Hotels & Resort’s luxury… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants launches the Kimpton Digital Guestbook in Australia, South East Asia and Korea

Travellers can contribute to the Guestbook to win one of four 10-night ‘Ultimate Kimpton Experiences’ Singapore, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (14 February 2022), when human connections matter more than ever, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants launches the Kimpton Digital Guestbook in Australia, South East Asia and Korea – breathing new life… 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

Qantas launches services to Broken Hill from Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH FEBRUARY 2022) announced it will add Broken Hill to its domestic route network for the first time, with the airline to begin direct flights from Sydney. From 8 April 2022, Qantas will operate two weekly return flights between Sydney and Broken Hill with… Read the full press release

dnata to digitize its cargo operations in Iraq

Implementation of digital cargo management system ‘OneCargo’ to deliver significant benefits for partners Erbil, Iraq, 2022-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, achieved an important milestone in Erbil. The company implemented the ‘OneCargo’ system, digitizing processes and maximizing efficiencies across its cargo operations in Iraq. The advanced… Read the full press release

Boeing to showcase advanced systems and capabilities at the Singapore Airshow

777X airplane showcased in daily flight display SINGAPORE, 2022-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — At the Singapore Airshow this month, the largest in Southeast Asia, Boeing (NYSE: BA) will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of commercial, defense and support services by highlighting advanced systems and capabilities focused on safe and sustainable aerospace. Boeing’s presence at the show… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the opening of its second lounge at Geneva International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is opening its second lounge at Geneva International Airport on 1 February 2022. Located in the new East Wing of the airport, the new ASPIRE Crystal Lounge will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is accessible to all passengers for an admission… Read the full press release

Swissport international opens second Aspire lounge at Manchester Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport international is further expanding its lounge business in the UK with the opening the second Aspire lounge at Manchester Airport on 1 February 2022. The new lounge complements the innovations in travel technology and state-of-the-art facilities of Terminal 2 with the modern design and comfort of… Read the full press release