Austrian Airlines returns to China with the resumption of services to Shanghai

From 2 October Austria’s home carrier will fly to Shanghai once a week A Boeing 767 will be used for this route “A second weekly flight to Shanghai is on our wish list”, says board member Andreas Otto Vienna, Austria, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will fly to Shanghai again from 2… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels names Carlo Schmed as General Manager of Niccolo Suzhou, the new super tower in China’s Venice of the East

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Carlo Schmed as General Manager of Niccolo Suzhou, the new luxury sky hotel opening in the second quarter of 2021 in China’s Venice of the East.  The new super tower will be home to the… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes Hangzhou service

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the time being, it concerns 1 passenger flight per week, which will be operated via Seoul Incheon (South Korea) with a Boeing 777-200. KLM is making every effort to… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path biometric technology deployed at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Biometrics and contactless technologies mean passengers can now glide through the airport in an entirely touchless experience. Beijing, China, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (20 August 2020) announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling… Read the full press release

IATA: May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May 2019. This was a mild uptick from the 94% annual decline recorded in April 2020. The improvement was driven by recovery in some… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ —IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened the doors to the its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China. The unveiling of the hotel in the heart of Nanjing, China marks the first EVEN Hotel in Asia and outside of the Americas. Since… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces new weekly service with 18 megaships linking to Asia, including Saudi Arabia

Eighteen megaships call weekly, first-ever direct link to Middle East Oakland, Calif., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia.  A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today… Read the full press release

British Airways increases number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK

21 British Airways flights a week from China to London now operating, up from 13 this time last week Flights will be used to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS including PPE Cargo shipped in joint effort between British Airways, IAG Cargo, the UK Government and the British Embassy in Beijing… Read the full press release

KLM ensures continuous flow of medical supplies from China to the Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands,, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This morning, the first KLM Boeing 747 with medical supplies from Shanghai landed at Schiphol Airport. By expanding the air bridge between the Netherlands and China, the Netherlands is assured of a continuous flow of relief supplies. In the presence of Minister Martin van Rijn (Public Health,… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Wuhan opened its doors to help medical professionals perform at their best in addressing the city’s outbreak

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — At a time when much of the world’s spotlight is currently turned towards the novel coronavirus, there is a team of dedicated, round-the-clock individuals who are committed to fighting the good fight, doing what it takes to help medical professionals perform at their best. Led… Read the full press release

UNWTO hosts training seminar on winter tourism

More than 120 participants from different prefectures of Heilongjiang Province, China, took part in a special UNWTO training seminar on winter tourism and on making the sector open to everybody. Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Experts from UNWTO are currently working alongside the Heilongjiang Provincial Culture and Tourism Department to finalize two… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport conducts temperature check on passengers arriving with direct flights from China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on the decision of the authorities, all passengers arriving with direct flights from China must have their body temperature checked at Budapest Airport, prior to entering the country. The first flight where passengers will be screened is the Air China service arriving from Beijing, via Minsk,… Read the full press release

Boeing donates 250,000 medical-grade respiratory masks to local health officials battling coronavirus in China

Donation will be directed to local health officials in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China. CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Jan. 29, 2020) announced a donation of 250,000 medical-grade respiratory masks to address medical supply shortages in China. The masks will be provided to… Read the full press release

Live at Aloft Hotels Homecoming Tour continues in 2020 with the brightest talent in music

Following Shows in Chicago, Perth, Madrid, Los Angeles, Dublin, 2020’s Tour Stops Continue to Take Music Makers Back to Their Roots in Dubai, Mexico, and China BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest talent in music will be returning to their hometowns for free live music performances as the Live at Aloft… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

Emirates to treat guests with specially curated selection of festive goodies and traditional Chinese fare

Savour a selection of festive treats on the ground and in the skies Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers flying with Emirates to and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam are in for a treat this Lunar New Year. Available for a limited time only, a specially curated selection… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes new services to Xi’an and Chengdu, China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A little more than six months after launching the Shanghai – Budapest flight, China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines announced that in view of the outstanding demand it further strengthens the aerial connection between the two countries by stopping in two additional Chinese cities. The Budapest – Shanghai… Read the full press release

UNWTO delivered a successful training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Yunnan Province of China

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A delegation from UNWTO visited Kunming to deliver a training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy designed for the Yunnan Province of China. The strategy was designed by UNWTO experts in partnership with the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Department. Now, with the province working to grow… Read the full press release

CWT launches API-based global travel management platform, myCWT, in China

Shanghai, China, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the global B2B4E travel management specialist, announces the launch of its flagship platform, myCWT, in China – marking the latest milestone in its journey to simplify business travel for companies and their employees around the world. The launch makes CWT the first global travel management provider to… Read the full press release

ONYX Hospitality Group Partners with Hangzhou East Bay Headquarters Base Construction to Introduce Amari East Bay Hangzhou as a New Landmark in the Qiantang New Area of Hangzhou

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, today announces the signing of a management agreement with Hangzhou East Bay Headquarters Base Construction Co. Ltd., introducing Amari East Bay Hangzhou, a new landmark in the Qiantang New Area of Hangzhou. This will be ONYX… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Shanghai Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (January 09, 2020) announced a codeshare agreement with Shanghai Airlines to expand the carrier`s international network in China. Reservations and ticket sales begin on January 9, 2020. The codeshare agreement will add two routes to JAL`s international network, which includes flights between Shanghai… Read the full press release

PATA to hold PATA Travel Mart 2020 in Leshan, Sichuan, China from September 3-6

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise PATA Travel Mart 2020 in Leshan, Sichuan, China from September 3-6. The event will be hosted by the Leshan Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau. “We are delighted to be returning to Leshan, Sichuan, China for PATA Travel Mart 2020,… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels Associates awarded with prestigious wins at Stelliers Awards for Greater China

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is delighted to announce that four of its Associates were awarded with prestigious wins at this year’s Stelliers Awards for Greater China, held recently in Macau. General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels Hong Kong, Mr Dalip Singh, was awarded the coveted “General Manager… Read the full press release

China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets highlighted at the PATAcademy-HCD workshop

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry professionals now have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian outbound tourism markets after attending the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from November 25-26, 2019. The interactive programme, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, was led by… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 China IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China embrace artificial intelligence and automation to provide next level of passenger service

Investments in chatbots, biometrics and blockchain to boost passenger experience Nanning, China, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces Alipay compatibility in China

ANA is giving passengers flying to or from select Chinese airports the option to receive compensation in case of cancellation or delay caused by the bad weather through Alipay. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is giving passengers flying to… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to feature 34 international routes at Tokyo-Haneda airport starting March 29, 2020

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the allocation of new daytime slots at Tokyo-Haneda International Airport in 2020, Japan Airlines today announced the expansion of its global network between Japan and the U.S., Finland, Russia, Australia, India and China. As a result, the carrier will feature 34 international routes at Tokyo-Haneda… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center earns title “Best Business Hotel” at Business Traveller China awards

Beijing, China, 2019-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center receives the title “Best Business Hotel” at Business Traveller China awards ceremony in Beijing. In May 2019, the hotel completed a full renovation of its 480 rooms and its executive lounge. The award was voted by readers of Business Traveller magazine, who are frequent… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces new Andaz property in Macau, China, slated to open in the first half of 2021

Expected to open in the first half of 2021 as part of an award-winning, integrated resort destination, the new hotel will be the first Andaz-branded property in Macau, China CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (November 5, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with  Galaxy… Read the full press release

W Records Debuts in China with FiFi Rong’s Exclusive Track “Farewell to Cambridge”

W Records Debuts in China with FiFi Rong’s Exclusive Track “Farewell to Cambridge” Benefitting Amazonas Sustainable Foundation BETHESDA, MD, 2019-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide today (NOVEMBER 5, 2019) announced the latest release from the iconic hotel brand’s newest music initiative, W Records. The W brand has named Fifi Rong, the Beijing born,… Read the full press release