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

Japan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines announce codeshare arrangement

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (May 24, 2019) announced a codeshare arrangement with Xiamen Airlines that makes travel between Japan and China much more convenient for travelers. The codeshare arrangement will add flights between Tokyo Narita and Xiamen, as well as flights between Osaka Kansai and Xiamen, Fuzhou and… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive celebrates 10 years of success at EBACE with the announcement of plans of global expansion

Qatar Airways’ private jet charter division to open new offices in Shanghai, London and Moscow later this year Qatar Executive is newly certified by The International Standard for Business Aviation Council (IS-BAO) and Wyvern Wingman DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is… Read the full press release

JW Marriott announces the opening of the new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu in Shandong province, China

JW Marriott Hotel Qufu To Bring The JW Treatment To Beautiful Ancient City, Setting Benchmark For Modern Design And Luxury Hospitality Qufu, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (05/15/2019) announced the opening of the new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu in Shandong province, China. Owned by… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Hyatt Centric hotel in the rising southwestern Shanghai

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (May 9, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Shanghai Xintian Real Estate Co. Ltd., a joint venture by Shanghai Industrial Urban Development Group Limited (SIUD), Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP), and Shanghai Minhang Urban Construction Investment… Read the full press release

127-room Hyatt Place Tongxiang Train Station officially opens

127-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Zhejiang Province, East China CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Tongxiang Train Station, the first Hyatt Place hotel in Zhejiang province, officially opens in Tongxiang of Jiaxing city today (May 6, 2019). The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Liberation Square Chongqing

Newly opened hotel connects guests to the vibrant Jiefangbei cultural and entertainment district CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (MAY 1, 2019) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Liberation Square Chongqing in the mega metropolis in western China.  Located next to the landmark Liberation Monument, which was built in 1947 to commemorate… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China

Introduction of Guangzhou, first new route since SAA implements turnaround strategy JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), one of the leading carriers on the African continent, will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on 18 September 2019, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries…. Read the full press release

Hyatt Place Liuzhou is officially open

245-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Guangxi Province, Southwest China CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Liuzhou is officially open, marking the debut of the brand in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southwest China. The hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities such as free Wi-Fi…. Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts further expands in China with the announcement of Rosewood Ningbo opening in 2024

Hotel will be centerpiece of Ningbo New World Plaza, a new green landmark in the heart of the ancient city. Hongkong, China, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® continues its strategic growth in China with the announcement of Rosewood Ningbo opening in 2024.  This latest project adds to Rosewood’s growing pipeline in China’s megacities… Read the full press release