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

Over 170 participants from 23 countries/regions came together for the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin, China

Guiling, China, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin (China) held the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin from 17 to 19 October 2019. Over 170 participants from 23 countries/regions came together to share their knowledge… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International to name its fifth Oasis Class ship Wonder of the Seas; set to sail from Shanghai, China

World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from China SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Excitement was in the air today (Oct. 10, 2019) as Royal Caribbean International announced the homeport and name of its fifth Oasis Class ship. The next ship to join the leading cruise line’s innovative lineup will be named Wonder of the Seas and set… Read the full press release

IATA: US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the… Read the full press release

UK expects rise in visits from China for the upcoming China National Day and the Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visits from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday get underway. LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip names Vikram Reddy as Regional Vice President and General Manager

Macau, China, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vikram Reddy has been named Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, with his most recent appointment as Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai before arriving in Macau. With more than 25 years with Four Seasons, Reddy’s invaluable experience… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines’ new service from Chengdu, China

Sichuan Airlines’ flight from Chengdu was celebrated with a water salute as it arrived to Helsinki Airport early on Monday morning around six o’clock 16 September. The new route will strengthen Helsinki Airport’s flight connections to China. Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The airline will operate the route between Helsinki and Chengdu twice… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Hainan Airlines’ inaugural service from O’Hare International Airport to Chengdu, China

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — History will be made just after midnight tonight when the inaugural Hainan Airlines flight 706 departs O’Hare bound for Chengdu. This route between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) will make Chicago the first and only interior city in the United States to offer nonstop scheduled passenger… Read the full press release

The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop: ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’ to take place on November 25-26 in Bangkok, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25-26, 2019. The two-day programme aims to enable participants to leverage destination, consumer and competitor’ insights to create an effective destination… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of new 246-room Hyatt Regency Zhuzhou in the Hunan Province of Central China

The new Hyatt Regency branded hotel delivers views of Xiangjiang River and golf course greenery CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Zhuzhou in the Hunan Province of Central China. The new 246-room hotel aims to bring the Hyatt Regency brand’s stress-free environments for… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport hosted workshop events in China to boost its role as Central and Eastern Europe’s e-commerce gateway

Budapest Airport cargo team were in China to discuss and develop the airport’s growing role as Central and Eastern Europe’s e-commerce gateway. Budapest, Hungary, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport (BUD), in collaboration with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has hosted workshop events in Shanghai and Hong Kong for representatives from Chinese air cargo and e-commerce companies…. Read the full press release

Travelzoo announces partnership with UnionPay International for a direct-payment experience for members in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has announced a partnership with UnionPay International to create a direct-payment experience for Travelzoo members in China. UnionPay is the world’s largest card-payment company with more than 7 billion cards issued globally. Its service network covers 174 countries and regions. With… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian, China

Newly opened hotel in the heart of Yantian District of Shenzhen brings Hyatt Regency brand’s signature hospitality and connecting guests to the booming city CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (AUGUST 8, 2019) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian in the east Guangdong Province, China. The 298-room hotel aims… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, China

Shanghai’s Newest Landmark Stuns with Outstanding Luxury, Heartfelt Guest Experiences and Sleek Modern Design Shanghai, China, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. announced the opening of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong today (08/08/2019), marking the first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in China. The 515-room luxury property debuts in Shanghai’s most dynamic… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens Park Hyatt Shenzhen

The new Park Hyatt hotel will offer a level of luxury and service unparalleled in the southern Chinese city CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 1, 2019) the opening of Park Hyatt Shenzhen. Sitting atop a 48-story skyscraper in the heart of the Futian central business district in… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces debut of Joie de Vivre Hotels brand in Asia with the opening of BEI Zhaolong Hotel, China in Q4 2019

The new hotel to mark the Joie de Vivre brand’s entry into Asia CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (July 31, 2019) that the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand will make its debut in Asia with a property housed in the vibrant Sanlitun shopping, bar and entertainment area in… Read the full press release

18th Tour of Qinghai Lake concludes in “coming-of-age” celebration

YINCHUAN, China, 2019-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The 18th Tour of Qinghai Lake (TDQL) reached the finish line in the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region after 1,851 km of fierce competition over 13 stages across three western provinces in the past 14 days. On Saturday, the closing ceremony saw Robinson Chalapud Gomez from Colombian… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts to open six new flagship hotels in the US, Europe and China by 2020

Crowne Plaza to launch six brand-defining properties in the U.S., Europe and China, bringing new designs and innovations to life Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts announces the openings of six flagship hotels in the US, Europe and China by early 2020. These beacons of the Crowne Plaza brand… Read the full press release

MMPRC promotes Maldives to media groups from South Korea and China

Male’, Maldives, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) invited media groups from South Korea and China in order to promote the Maldives as an affordable and relaxing destination to the Korean and Chinese tourists. These media groups are visiting the Maldives as part of a series of media familiarization… Read the full press release

British Airways moves all direct flights between Heathrow and Beijing to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (July 10, 2019) announced that all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from 27 October 2019, with flights available on ba.com from today. British Airways is the first international airline to confirm it will move all operations… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an opens in the home of China’s legendary 2,000-year-old Terracotta Warriors

Combining contemporary design and traditional elements, The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an introduces an unmatched experience in the city of the Terracotta Warriors Xi’an, China, 2019-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C today (07/01/2019) announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an in one of China’s most historic cities, and the home of the country’s… Read the full press release

Hyatt and BTG Homeinns unveil new hospitality brand, UrCove

Developed as an entirely homegrown brand, UrCove branded hotels will cater to China’s growing but underserved upper-midscale segment SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the pioneering joint venture announcement in February, Hyatt and BTG Homeinns Hotels Group continue to make great strides with the unveiling of a new hospitality brand on Wednesday,… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo continue the Raffles tradition of setting new standards for luxury hospitality in sought after markets around the world Paris, France, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Hotels & Resorts, renowned for bringing old world elegance, first class travel experiences and genuine charm to the world’s most fascinating cities… Read the full press release