Star Cruises Launches First-ever Longquan Celadon Theme Cruise on SuperStar Virgo

Shanghai, China, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In support of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, Star Cruises has launched the first-ever Longquan Celadon theme cruise on SuperStar Virgo, where guests enjoy an immersive experience in appreciation of the millennial craftsmanship that hails from Zhejiang province. The theme cruise kicked off with a traditional kiln firing ceremony… Read the full press release

Nearly 200 delegates from U.S. and China at the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China

HANGZHOU, CHINA, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, joined the newly formed Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, to host the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China, on September 9-10. The more than 70 U.S. delegates set… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes thrice weekly Tianjin Airlines service from Chongqing, China

Heathrow welcomes first direct flight to Chongqing, a Chinese economic powerhouse and popular tourist destination Route now the 10th direct Chinese connection from Heathrow, the UK’s only Hub airport and gateway to China Expansion will allow Heathrow to establish even more links to China, and compete with rival EU Hub airports LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-03 —… Read the full press release

Westin Hotels & Resorts names Huang Xuan as the new well-being brand advocate for Greater China

A New Brand Campaign Video Featuring Huang Embodies an Active And Healthy Lifestyle, Transforming Westin Into A Fitness Studio On The Move BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has announced the appointment of Huang Xuan as the new well-being brand advocate for Greater China. As… Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide announces the opening of W Xi’an, China; the largest W to open in Asia Pacific

W Hotels Continues to Spin Explosive Footprint in Greater China with Latest Opening in Xi’an Xi’an, CHINA, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., today (08/21/2018) announced the opening of W Xi’an, the brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China and the largest W to open in Asia Pacific…. Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes new China Eastern service between London and Shanghai

New direct link to Shanghai provides over 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity – in both directions – and over 70,000 seats per year “Long-haul connections to China and other non-European nations will take on extra significance in a post-Brexit Britain” – Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO Gatwick’s long-haul routes grew by +20.8% in the airport’s busiest-ever July… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Changzhou welcomes its new General Manager Bernard Teo

Hong Kong, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Bernard Teo as General Manager of international deluxe hotel, Marco Polo Changzhou, located in southern Jiangsu province. With over 25-years of experience in hospitality including 2 successful openings in Beijing and Perth for Frasers Hospitality, Bernard has… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific volunteers visit UNICEF’s Change for Good project in Guizhou province, China

Airline volunteers experience how Change for Good is bettering the lives of children living in rural China HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Thirteen Cathay Pacific volunteers visited UNICEF’s project work in Guizhou province in mainland China last month. Organised by Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), the five-day field trip allowed… Read the full press release

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang China

CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (July 18, 2018) the opening of Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang in East China’s Jiangsu province. Set atop the East Tower of Suning Plaza, the highest skyscraper in Zhenjiang, the 318-room Hyatt Regency hotel is set to provide travelers and locals alike with a fresh perspective of… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia appoints Mandy Wu as Country Manager for China

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandy Wu will join Tourism Australia in August as Country Manager for China, Australia’s largest and highest yielding international inbound market. Based in Shanghai, Ms Wu will set the direction of Tourism Australia’s marketing and PR activity in China as well as ensuring Australia has strategic working… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan in China

With the latest landmark opening in Hangzhou, Hilton continues establishing itself as one of the region’s fastest-growing hospitality companies HANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts celebrated the launch of the brand’s 100th property in Asia Pacific, with the opening of Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan in China, in late June. This marks… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport welcomes the launch of UK’s only non-stop service to Chengdu from Air China

Chengdu is China’s fourth biggest city and hosts over 270 Fortune 500 companies This new route will play an important role connecting the UK to global markets, especially China, post-Brexit GATWICK, UK, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Air China will start flying the UK’s only non-stop service between the UK and Chengdu – the… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of a Grand Hyatt hotel in one of China’s most ancient cities, Xi’an

Hotel Celebrates the Iconic Experiences of Legendary Xi’an and the Silk Road CHICAGO, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of a Grand Hyatt hotel in one of China’s most ancient cities, Xi’an. Reinterpreting the city’s rich history and multicultural influences with a contemporary splendor, the Grand Hyatt Xi’an… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport presents the wonderful world of Beijing and China in a new photo exhibition

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Snowy mountaintops with the bastions of the Great Wall, an unusual aerial photo of the Forbidden City, an ultramodern megalopolis and thousand-year-old traditions – all within the walls of a single city. All this and more is on display on the departure level of Budapest Airport, courtesy of… Read the full press release

Brand USA appoints James Huang as regional director to manage its strategic travel trade and marketing efforts in China

BEIJING, CHINA, 2018-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, today announced that it has selected Contineo Marketing Group in China and, effective May 1, 2018, will appoint James Huang – a well-respected tourism leader with extensive destination marketing experience – as the regional director to manage… Read the full press release

Hyatt appoints Stephen Ho as President – Greater China, Global Operations

Move Supports Plan to Accelerate Growth in the Region CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Hyatt) today announced the appointment of Stephen Ho as President – Greater China, Global Operations, in line with plans to accelerate growth in Greater China. Effective April 16, 2018, Stephen will be responsible for the growth… Read the full press release

Hyatt to manage a Hui Xian REIT owned hotel in Chongqing, China

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt and Hui Xian Real Estate Investment Trust (“Hui Xian REIT”) jointly announced today an agreement for Hyatt to manage a hotel owned by Hui Xian REIT. Located in Jiefangbei, Chongqing’s Central Business District in western China, the hotel is currently under renovation and is expected to be… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels launches new experiential packages for Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hong Kong, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels has launched a series of new offers designed for travellers enjoying different occasions across its 16 Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines.  Targeting connoisseurs of culture, entrepreneurial leaders and those looking for a romantic escape, the new packages have… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon launches four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, China

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, further strengthening the airline’s network in mainland China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines’ direct flight to Shenzhen, China

From 20 March, Brussels Airport will have a direct connection to Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport. The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines is launching a third direct connection from Brussels Airport to China, in addition to its flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong. The Brussels-Shenzhen route will, from its introduction, be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner,… Read the full press release

CHINA: Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort opens its doors to global travelers and relaxation seekers

Nestled between two rivers in the scenic Fuli Health Hot Spring Valley, Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort opens its doors to global travelers and relaxation seekers HUIZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Set amidst the natural splendor of one of south China’s most picturesque destinations, Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort is now welcoming travelers to… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport announces its first live horse shipment to China

Budapest Airport announces its first live horse shipment to China   Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Fourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China las week, on board Cargolux’s Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s Joint Venture in China to provide 10-year overhaul service for 498 metro cars operating on Shanghai Metro

Bombardier’s Joint Venture in China to provide 10-year overhaul service for 498 metro cars operating on Shanghai Metro   Bombardier’s joint venture to perform 10-year overhaul work for 498 metro cars operating on the world’s longest metro network BOMBARDIER ORBITA and Maximo systems to reduce maintenance time and improve fleet reliability and safety Berlin, 2017-May-16… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways to expand the acceptance of China’s UnionPay cards

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Airways became the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand the acceptance of UnionPay cards for payment across all Qantas customer touchpoints. The signing of the MOU took place yesterday at Qantas Mascot campus,… Read the full press release

PATA Initiates Discussion of Emerging Adventure Tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

PATA Initiates Discussion of Emerging Adventure Tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Luoyang, Henan province, China with over 500 delegates from 36 countries… Read the full press release

China Names Aeroflot Favorite International Airline

Moscow, 2017-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017, held on 11 April in Shanghai. These prestigious awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding participants in China’s tourism market, including airlines which hold Skytrax Five Star Airline status. Qatar… Read the full press release

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection in China

Shanghai, China, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (02/22/2017) announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen, China

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far. “We are excited to welcome the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Chinese New Year with a special Spring Festival inspired on-board menu

Festival menu draws inspiration from the Year of the Rooster to deliver delicious dishes on board and in Qatar Airways’ lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on… Read the full press release