Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia expand their networks, lounges and loyalty programmes as part of a new partnership

New agreement includes an expansive codeshare agreement and unparalleled loyalty partnership benefits offering Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways passengers unique rewards and seamless travel across both carriers’ networks Increased travel options and benefits across 35 destinations in Australia for Qatar Airways passengers and to more than 140 destinations worldwide for Virgin Australia passengers DOHA, Qatar,… 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

Qantas and Jetstar to operate up to 30 return flights per week across the Tasman from mid-April

Qantas and Jetstar to ramp up trans-Tasman flights from mid-April Up to 30 return flights a week initially More seats for frequent flyers, with every Qantas and Jetstar trans-Tasman flight in the month of May now a ‘Points Plane’ Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to reunite… 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

Qantas welcomes back first international tourists in almost two years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today (21ST FEBRUARY 2022), bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways to resume services from Brisbane to Fiji

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Carrier, has announced it will be the first airline to resume commercial flights from Brisbane to Fiji from Sunday 23rd January, with the first flight since March 2020 scheduled to depart Brisbane (BNE) at 11.50AM, arriving in the South Pacific paradise at 5.30PM…. Read the full press release

Emirates increases capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane

Emirates services to Brisbane open to fully vaccinated passengers who meet eligibility requirements Additional capacity set to meet high travel demand for flights from Dubai to Brisbane, effective today; capacity to return to 100 per cent on flights to Perth from 5 February 2022 Airline expects healthy demand for inbound travel to Brisbane and Perth… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate flights to and from Queensland from Victoria and New South Wales as border reopens

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are set to reunite thousands of loved ones today (13TH DECEMBER 2021) as Queensland’s border reopens to Victoria and New South Wales for the first time in more than five months. Nearly 10,000 passengers will travel today on close to 100 Qantas and Jetstar… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights from Brisbane to Proserpine

WHITSUNDAY COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ —Queenslanders will have more travel options to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years. From 17 September 2021, QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return flights between Proserpine and Brisbane with… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Pro-invest Group announce voco Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The huge momentum behind the popular Hotel Indigo and voco brands continues, as IHG Hotels & Resorts and Pro-invest Group build on their partnership with the signing of two high-profile conversion hotels in the Brisbane CBD. voco Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre will become the… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Brisbane

As the first Hyatt hotel to open in Brisbane, the hotel brings premium service and energizing experiences into the heart of the city CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (February 1, 2021) with Salter Brothers the opening of Hyatt Regency Brisbane, the first Hyatt hotel in Brisbane… Read the full press release

Qantas launches three new routes between Tasmania and the mainland

Launceston, Australia, 2020-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will today (4 DECEMBER 2020) begin flying three new routes between Tasmania and the mainland to meet strong demand for domestic travel. Flights from Hobart to Brisbane will operate up to five days per week. QF1576 to Brisbane will depart at 2.30pm this afternoon. Flights from Hobart to Canberra will operate three days per… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways resumes services to Adelaide

Starting 16 August 2020 the airline will operate two-weekly flights to Adelaide with connections to more than 35 destinations across Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia Australia is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways with the airline never stopping services to Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and launching new flights to… Read the full press release

Qantas to fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenslanders will today (9TH FEBRUARY 2020) fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco for the first time, with Qantas operating a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand-new route. Qantas International CEO Tino La Spina will join Queensland Tourism Minister, the Hon. Kate Jones and Brisbane Airport… Read the full press release

Hilton Brisbane’s Global Week of Service, August 12-16

BRISBANE, Australia, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Brisbane Team Members will clean public gardens, cook group meals, donate blood and support their long-term charity partners in an inspiring week of community service this month. August 12-16 marks Hilton Brisbane’s Global Week of Service, the multinational hospitality company’s annual effort to fill the earth with the… Read the full press release

CDA announces first-ever direct flight to Brisbane from Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Qantas Airlines and American Airlines today (07/24/2019) announced new, nonstop international service from O’Hare International Airport to Brisbane – the largest city and capital of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the twelfth international route O’Hare has added in 2019, and… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International: 2400-guest Radiance of the Seas to sail from Brisbane International Cruise Terminal from Nov 2020

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International has announced it will return to home porting in Queensland with the 2400-guest Radiance of the Seas, to be based at the brand new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point from November 2020, offering bold adventure and easy access to Queensland’s stunning beaches the idyllic… Read the full press release

Brisbane’s most exciting restaurant and bar are now open at the spectacular new Adina Apartment Hotel

New South Wales, Australia, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Brisbane’s most exciting restaurant and bar are now open at the spectacular new Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane at 171 George Street. The much anticipated opening of Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room is led by Ghanem Group, the team behind the famed Blackbird Bar &… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels names Jeremy Nordkamp as General Manager of The Calile Hotel, Brisbane opening later this month

New South Wales, Australia, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — TFE Hotels has appointed Jeremy Nordkamp as General Manager of Brisbane’s most exciting new address, The Calile Hotel, which is due to open later this month. Mr Nordkamp brings more than 10 years of experience in hospitality management and a wealth of knowledge to the… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, following a competitive tender focused on safety, service and operational performance. Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia, following a competitive tender focussed… Read the full press release

Qantas to upgrade lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo through its extended lounge improvement program

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (23RD AUGUST 2018) announced an extension of its global lounge improvement program. The multi-million dollar program will see the national carrier upgrade six lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo. Announcing the investment as part of its record financial results, Qantas Group CEO… Read the full press release

Multi Country Multi City Travel Roadshow @ India, Australia & Middle East

Quality matters than Quantity in Tourism Industry BANGALORE, India, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International Travel Roadshow (ITR) opens its 2018 Calendar targeting Top 3 Luxury Travel Markets in the World. Yes. ITR 2018 is Scheduled in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane), India (5 Cities) and Middle East (Dubai & Doha). ITR is the… Read the full press release

Qantas to start daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles from 1 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles, with fares available for sale from today (30TH JANUARY 2018). It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12,… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s Dreamtime program to be held in Brisbane, Queensland

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia today announced that its signature event for promoting Australia as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane, Queensland for the first time ever. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers… Read the full press release

Teki Faletau appointed Director of Sales at Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-8-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Stamford Plaza Brisbane welcomes Teki Faletau to the role of Director of Sales. Teki joins Stamford after 2 years as Associate Director of Sales at The Langham, Melbourne. Teki’s hotel sales experience has spanned some 26 years across the globe, working in New Zealand, Washington, Boston and London…. Read the full press release

Emirates expands with 3 new additions: Clark in the Philippines, Dubai-Milan-New York route and A380 service to Brisbane

New routes to Clark, between New York and Milan and a new A380 service to Brisbane *Release includes video of a JFK landing from a pilot’s perspective* DUBAI, U.A.E., 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates’ expansion reaches new heights today with the launch of flights to Clark in the Philippines, the inauguration of a route between Milan… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) expand codeshare agreement in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand

2013-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) today announce an expansion of their codeshare agreement to cover more destinations in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Codesharing has been expanded with immediate effect to SAS-operated flights from Copenhagen to: Alesund, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim in Norway; Gothenburg in Sweden; Aalborg, Aarhus… Read the full press release