China Returns: Maldives Welcomes First Direct Flight from China in 3 Years

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) held a vibrant ceremony today (18 Jan 2023) to mark the happy occasion of the first direct flight from China to the Maldives since 2020. The ceremony was held at Velana International Airport on 18th January 2023, with… Read the full press release

Ring in the Lunar New Year with Flavors of China and Traditional Lion Dances at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Lunar New Year celebrations at San:Qi present authentic delicacies from Chef Lin Lin Yang’s kitchen Mumbai, India, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai welcomes The Year of The Rabbit, with a grand display of traditional festivities honouring Chinese culture. From January 21 to February 11, 2023, guests can enjoy an extended celebration of… Read the full press release

Discover Fresh and Exciting Tourism Products Across England, Wales, and Scotland with VisitBritain’s Educational Visits

London, UK, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain is set to welcome more than 120 international travel trade buyers for a series of educational visits across Britain. The educational trade visits, underway from 28 January, are a mix of three-to-five-day itineraries to destinations across England, Wales and Scotland, showcasing the latest tourism products to… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Flight Frequencies to Chinese Cities, Returning to Pre-COVID Levels in March 2023

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the leading airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that the frequency of its flights to Chinese cities will increase as of February 06, 2023 ultimately returning to the pre-COVID19 levels on March 01, 2023 following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of… Read the full press release

Emirates Expands Operations in China Ahead of Lunar New Year, Boosting Connectivity to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing

Shanghai will initially be served with two weekly flights starting from 20 January 2023 Beijing will be served with a daily non-stop flight starting from 15 March 2023 Emirates’ four weekly flights to Guangzhou will increase to a daily service from 1 February 2023 Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will ramp… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing Required for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to US and Canada

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2023-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced testing requirements for passengers traveling from China, Hong, Kong, and Macau. The new rules are scheduled to take… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing and Travel Restrictions for China Proven Ineffective, Experts Urge Governments to Listen

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years. Research undertaken around… Read the full press release

Canada Implements New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macao

Richmond, B.C, Canada, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Government of Canada announced today (December 31, 2022) various new public health requirements for passengers entering Canada from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao. As of 12:01 a.m. ET on January 5, travellers flying to Canada from these locations must provide a… Read the full press release

CDC Announces COVID-19 Testing Requirement for US-Bound Passengers from China, Hong Kong, Macau

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced testing requirements for passengers traveling from China, Hong, Kong, and Macau. The new rules are scheduled to take… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Place Chengdu Bio-Town

The 227-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in heart of Chengdu Tianfu International Bio-Town CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (December 9, 2022) announced Hyatt Place Chengdu Bio-Town, the second Hyatt Place hotel in Chengdu, expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to… Read the full press release

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group to reinstate and increase flights to East Asian destinations

Singapore, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group will reinstate flights and increase services to more key destinations across its network in the coming weeks, including points in key East Asian markets as border restrictions further ease across the region. This will allow SIA and Scoot to meet the buoyant demand… Read the full press release

Marriott International to open 135-room AC Hotel by Marriott Suzhou

AC Hotel by Marriott Suzhou is expected to open in December 2022 SUZHOU, CHINA, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc., today (SEPTEMBER 30, 2022) announced it has signed an agreement with Suzhou Jingyuan Hotel Management Co., Ltd., to bring the design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Greater China. Expected to open in… Read the full press release

Marriott International to debut its Ritz-Carlton brand to downtown Wuhan by the end of 2024

With its first arrival in central China, the iconic brand prepares to bring its legendary service to Wuhan SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc., today (SEPTEMBER 30, 2022) announced the signing of an agreement with Yuexiu Property to bring its iconic Ritz-Carlton brand to downtown Wuhan. Expected to open at… Read the full press release

Boeing expands presence in China with its first comprehensive materials-management solution contract with GAMECO

The contract expands Boeing’s regional presence as the first Integrated Materials Management partnership in mainland China DALLAS, TX, 2022-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd. (GAMECO) signed a 5-year Integrated Materials Management (IMM) program contract. The agreement marks the first time Boeing will provide a comprehensive… Read the full press release

Munich Airport welcomes Somon Air’s weekly flights between Munich and Dushanbe

MUNICH, Germany, 2022-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — From now on, Somon Air with the IATA code SZ offers weekly flights from Munich to the Tajik capital Dushanbe. The flight lands every Monday at 09:30 in Munich and departs at 11:30 back to the Dushanbe hub. A Boeing 737-900 ER is in service on the… Read the full press release

JW Marriott further expands in China with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Changsha

Inspired By Principles Of Mindfulness, Newest Luxury Hotel In Hunan Province Is A Haven For Sophisticated Travelers To Recharge and Reconnect BETHESDA, MD, 2022-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, has expanded in China with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Changsha. Owned by Jianhongda Industrial… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Xiamen welcomes new General Manager Jean-Philippe Jacopin

Xiamen, China, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Jean-Philippe Jacopin has been appointed General Manager of Marco Polo Xiamen. The 300-room hotel sits on the edge of Lake Yundang in the white egret protection zone, and is managed by Hong Kong SAR-based Wharf Hotels. Jean-Philippe’s expertise will play an important role in taking Marco Polo Xiamen forward… Read the full press release

Accor and Ennismore to open at least 1,300 JO&JOE hotels in China thru partnership with Country Garden’s Funyard Hotels and Resorts

China, 2022-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor in collaboration with Ennismore today (April 20, 2022) announced an unprecedented long-term master franchise agreement with Country Garden’s core alliance enterprise, Funyard Hotels and Resorts. Together with Funyard, one of the top hotel and property developers in China, Accor and Ennismore will introduce the lifestyle brand JO&JOE to China,… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Centric Lakeside Ningbo in mainland China

The 174-room lifestyle hotel provides savvy travelers a relaxing stay by the lake and a stylish launchpad for exploration CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (April 13, 2021) the opening of Hyatt Centric Lakeside Ningbo, marking the first Hyatt Centric hotel in mainland China. Located beside Tongxin Lake… Read the full press release

TUI Blue aims to grow to 300+ hotels in Southeast Asia, China, Africa and the Middle East

Erik Friemuth: “An important milestone on the way to becoming the world’s leading leisure hotel brand” TUI Group’s hotel subsidiary aims for growth with management and franchise agreements New development offices in Dubai and Hong Kong Contracts signed for first hotels in China Berlin, Germany, 2022-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI Group will continue to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin appoints Simon Song as its Director of Food and Beverage and Culinary Operations

Tianjin, China, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin announces the appointment of a Four Seasons veteran to its executive Planning Committee – Simon Song as its Director of Food and Beverage and Culinary Operations. “We are delighted to welcome Simon, given his demonstrated professionalism and impactful management with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for over six years,” says Julien Carralero, General Manager of Four… Read the full press release

KLM expands capacity on European routes to 16 million seats in total

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With direct flights to 167 destinations, KLM is ready for summer. Between 27 March and 29 October, KLM will fly to 96 European and 71 intercontinental destinations, offering excellent choice for business and leisure travellers alike. Europe: increased capacity Demand for air travel is increasing as Covid-19… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu names Kai Behrens as General Manager

New Appointment at Kempinski Hotel Chengdu – Mr. Kai Behrens as General Manager Chengdu, China, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is pleased to announce the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager. A German national, Mr Behrens started his career in the hospitality industry at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Cologne in… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels and ANTA Group unveil plans for the first-of-its-kind FILA-branded hotel in Shanghai

A unique expression of life and vitality, FILA HOUSE Shanghai to join the JdV by Hyatt portfolio CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and ANTA Sports Products Co., Ltd. (ANTA Group) announced plans for the first-of-its-kind FILA-branded hotel in Shanghai – FILA HOUSE Shanghai. The hotel will make its mark… 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

Anantara announces Anantara Anji Resort in China’s northwestern Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang, China, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara’s world renowned luxury is coming to China’s Anji County in northwestern Zhejiang Province. A popular escape for nature lovers and hailed as an eco-tourism destination, Anji County is located three-hours’ drive from Shanghai and less than an hour’s drive from Zhejiang’s capital of Hangzhou. Known for… 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

CWT announces the appointment of Belinda Hindmarsh as SVP, Chief Operating Officer of RoomIt and China

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2022-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform announces the  appointment of Belinda Hindmarsh as SVP, Chief Operating Officer of RoomIt and China, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Belinda will spearhead commercial development of RoomIt, CWT’s global hotel distribution division, and of CWT’s operations in China… Read the full press release

Cascade acquires a majority stake in Four Seasons from an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company

Grounded in its renowned people and service culture, the iconic luxury brand continues to accelerate expansion plans in key markets globally Toronto, Canada, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continues to solidify its leadership position through the strategic expansion of its portfolio of hotels, resorts and residential developments. The… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release