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

dnata extends partnership with Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL Airlines (GOL)

Recife, Brazil, 2022-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air and travel services provider, has extended its long-standing partnership with GOL Airlines (GOL), a leading Brazilian low-cost carrier. The extension of the contract will see dnata continue to provide a range of passenger, ramp and baggage services to the airline,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the Title Partner and Official Airline of the Kite World Tour through to 2024

Qatar Airways announces a new long-term partnership with the GKA Kite World Tour to become the Title Partner and Official Airline  of the World Tour through to 2024 Qatar Tourism becomes Official Tourism Partner of the Kite World Tour, with two major events to be held in Qatar in 2023 and the finals in 2024 New… Read the full press release

NETCOM becomes the newest Affiliate Member of UNWTO

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed NETCOM, a leader in communications and digital advertising, into its growing network of Affiliate Members. Affiliate Members are drawn from every part of the diverse tourism sector, with businesses, civil society, destinations and academia all represented. Through this network, UNWTO guides the development and growth… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for LATAM Airlines at Auckland International Airport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2022-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — LATAM Airlines, Latin America’s largest airline, reintroduced flights between Santiago de Chile and Auckland, New Zealand on 31 March. Swissport has been awarded the ground services business at Auckland International Airport. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, LATAM resumed flights between Chile and New… 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 Airways All Set to Participate in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw Event

The draw will take place in Doha to decide the final groups for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Football fans from around the world can look forward to cheering on their team of choice with the airline’s unique FIFA World Cup™ travel packages, inclusive of match tickets, flights and accommodation DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Mar-24 —… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed tourism leaders’ commitment to place sustainability and inclusivity at the heart of the sector’s restart and recovery

Americas, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed a pledge made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit to realign the sector along a path of greater resilience and sustainability. The tourism trade event welcomed the Ministers of Tourism of Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras, alongside high/level representatives of the governments of both Brazil and… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit

Americas, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed a pledge made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit to realign the sector along a path of greater resilience and sustainability. The tourism trade event welcomed the Ministers of Tourism of Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras, alongside high/level representatives of the governments of both Brazil… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo slated to open in Q2 2022

Located in the heart of São Paulo´s new Financial District, JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo will make its long-awaited debut in Brazil´’s largest city SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 2022-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. today (JANUARY 7, 2022) announced that it has signed an agreement to debut JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo in… Read the full press release

Rosewood São Paulo officially opens its doors to guests

Encapsulating the city’s storied past and innovative future, the landmark new hotel marks a São Paulo renaissance  São Paulo, Brazil, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood São Paulo officially opens its doors today (JANUARY 10, 2022), heralding Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® entrance into South America as a new global icon for the ultra-luxury brand. Centrally… Read the full press release

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium names Rick Hudson as the recipient of the Zoo’s 2021 Commitment to Conservation Award

Powell, OH, 2021-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to name Rick Hudson as the recipient of the Zoo’s 2021 Commitment to Conservation Award. Hudson is highly regarded in the wildlife conservation community through his work benefiting endangered turtles, tortoises, and iguanas. The Zoo’s Commitment to Conservation Award was… Read the full press release

Emirates expands codeshare arrangement with TAP Air Portugal

Customers can enjoy seamless connections to over 90 destinations Dubai, UAE, 2021-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and TAP Air Portugal are further expanding their existing codeshare arrangement by adding 23 more destinations to the partnership from 2 November. This brings the total number of destinations where customers can enjoy seamless connectivity to over… Read the full press release

Marriott International to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil

The Westin Hotel São Paulo expected to feature 187 rooms and suites in São Paulo’s exclusive Itaim Bibi district SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. today (OCTOBER 14, 2021) announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São… Read the full press release

Emirates will be offering extra baggage for travel to Beirut

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In a move to support its Lebanese customers, communities and diaspora around the world, Emirates will be offering extra baggage for travel to Beirut from around its network, starting this week until 30 September 2021*. With Lebanon experiencing a severe shortage of essential goods and medicines, Emirates customers… Read the full press release

Emirates announces codeshare agreement with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A

Codeshare flights to facilitate seamless connectivity to and from eight points in Brazil Dubai/ Sao Paulo, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has signed a codeshare agreement with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A (Azul) which will allow customers to seamlessly connect to and from eight cities in Brazil to Emirates’ global network via Sao… Read the full press release

SFO participates in a global research to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST) project

Collaboration project will combat human trafficking in transportation sector SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its participation in a global research collaboration spearheaded by United Against Slavery to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST) project. Over 100 contributors, including… Read the full press release

TAP launches eight new routes in Africa and Europe this summer

TAP announces more flights to Funchal, Porto Santo and Cape Verde. TAP is launching eight new routes in Africa and Europe this summer. Lisbon, Portugal, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP is gradually restoring its operations and plans to operate 879 flights per week on 100 routes in August. The summer 2021 network plan… Read the full press release

dnata Brazil awarded IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Registration

Recife, Brazil, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security in Brazil. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata Brazil the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds services to Campinas, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia into its global freighter network

Campinas, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia will join the carrier’s global network The cargo carrier is not only growing its network but also its fleet DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the leading air cargo carriers is excited to announce major expansion of services in… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth

New routes and retail success results in EBITDA +7.9% year-on-year Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth One in five passengers from Gatwick now flying long-haul LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26/11/2019) revealed in its interim results that new direct routes to Brazil and… Read the full press release

Diamond Aircraft continues to see strong sales growth of the Diamond DA62 in the Brazilian market

Diamond Aircraft continues to see strong sales growth in the Brazilian market, especially of the new DA62 platform. Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “We are encouraged by the continued sales growth of the Diamond DA62 in the Brazilian market” said Scott McFadzean, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc.  “The combination of… Read the full press release

London Gatwick reveals ten new routes and this summer’s travelling trends of UK holidaymakers

Ten brand new routes set to start from Gatwick this summer season, plus airport reveals the summer destinations most desired by UK passengers Nearly 17 million passenger seats departing from Gatwick this summer Meanwhile, this Easter weekend, half a million passengers (550,000) will be travelling through Gatwick (+5.1% on 2018) LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express® Farroupilha hotel, Brazil

The company brings the brand’s renowned comfort and convenience to Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG®, (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (16 NOVEMBER 2018) announces the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express® Farroupilha hotel in Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha…. Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International adds nearly 5,000 rooms by opening 40 hotels this year in Latin America and Spain

Company Makes First Entry into Colombia and Spain Through Sercotel Alliance ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to expand its international footprint with 40 hotel openings planned this year in Latin America and Spain. This includes introducing the first Choice Hotels brands in Spain and Colombia, as well as opening hotels in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, and Panama,… Read the full press release

Brazil’s largest airline GOL introduces SITA’s new self-service bag-drop technology

GOL passengers to enjoy checking in bags in half the time with new Scan&Fly Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GOL, Brazil’s largest airline, is introducing new self-service bag-drop technology to speed up the airport experience. Passengers of the carrier, can now use SITA’s Scan&Fly to check in their bags when flying domestically from Rio de… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces new codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil

Qatar Airways announces new codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil   Agreement will provide Qatar Airways passengers even greater connectivity to exciting destinations across Brazil Award-winning airline will launch service to Rio de Janeiro next year DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group announces the opening of the 300-room Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil

Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes, situated in one of the largest oil-producing cities in the country, is the brand’s fifth hotel to open in Brazil CAMPOS DOS GOYTACAZES, State of Rio de Janeiro, 2015-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of the 300-room Ramada Hotel & Suites… Read the full press release

South African Airways to fly nine lucky young winners to Brazil for the world cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria on 16 June 2014

JOHANNESBURG, 2014-6-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The national flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA), will fly nine lucky young winners – one from each province – who won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an all-expenses paid-for trip to Brazil where they will attend a world cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria on 16 June 2014 –… Read the full press release