Macau Culinary Association team won second place in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan

Macau, China, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Culinary Association sent a team to participate in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan, and won second place with their exquisite snow sculpture named “Sharing Prosperity”. The snow sculpture team has participated in the competition for four consecutive years (2016 – 2019) and brought… Read the full press release

MOTIF RESTAURANT & BAR at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi launches a special edition afternoon tea in partnership with Jimmy Choo

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning March 16, 2019, MOTIF RESTAURANT & BAR at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi launches a special edition afternoon tea in partnership with world-renowned luxury fashion accessories brand Jimmy Choo. This is the first co-branded afternoon tea collaboration for Jimmy Choo in Japan. MOTIF’s culinary team has created imaginative confections… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection® announces the opening of the 58-room IRAPH SUI a stunning seafront property in Japan’s southern Okinawa islands

The Luxury Collection’s Third Property in Japan, IRAPH SUI, Will Offer Unique and Rare Experiences for Global Explorers in the Tropical Island Paradise Bethesda, MD, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., today (01/29/2019) announced the opening of the 58-room IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa,… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japanese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level since 2007, as the two countries continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties. National tourism agency VisitBritain expects visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new two-times-weekly service to Komatsu, Japan next spring

Cathay Pacific expands its Japan network with new route to Ishikawa Prefecture from April 2019 HongKong, China, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is introducing a new scheduled seasonal service to Komatsu next spring, making the beautiful natural landscapes and rich cultural attractions of Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture more easily accessible to travellers. The new… Read the full press release

JAPAN: All Nippon Airways and JR East to make travel across the Tohoku region as convenient as possible

Campaign aims to promote tourism in Japan by streamlining the travel experience. •Expanded booking options and reduced fares make it easier than ever to reach popular destinations in the Tohoku region. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is partnering with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines opens sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (December 03, 2018) announced that the carrier will open sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines from Monday, December 3. These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019 when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces signing of 12 Fairfield by Marriott hotels across five prefectures in Japan

The first crop of 15 invitingly comfortable Fairfield by Marriott hotels are expected to open beginning in 2020 Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc., today (11/29/2018) announced the signing of 12 Fairfield by Marriott hotels across five prefectures in Japan – Kyoto, Wakayama, Mie, Gifu and Tochigi – in a… Read the full press release

New initiative to introduce authentic local travel experiences in Japan by using agricultural accommodation for travelers from Hong Kong

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL), Hyakusenrenma, Inc, and JAL Satellite Travel Co., Ltd. agreed to collaborate to start a new initiative to introduce authentic local travel experiences in Japan by using agricultural accommodation for travelers from Hong Kong. In February 2018, JAL and Hyakusenrenma, Inc entered into a… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways set to launch Japan’s first Airbus A380 from Tokyo Narita International Airport on May 24, 2019

Japan’s first Airbus A380 will service Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, beginning May 24, 2019. •The flight features a wide-ranging menu in addition to premium in-flight services and amenities. •ANA offers special amenities for families traveling with children to ensure a stress-free travel experience. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read the full press release

EVA Air announces new service to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, Japan in 2019

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air will launch flights to three more destinations in Japan in 2019, complementing the eight gateways it is serving now. Subject to government approvals, EVA will initiate flights from Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, starting in the second quarter… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Soup Stock Tokyo announce their newest inflight meal

Original Inflight Menu in Collaboration with Soup Stock Tokyo Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Soup Stock Tokyo Co., Ltd. today announced their newest inflight meal, which will be served in Premium Economy and Economy Class for flights to Europe, North America, and Australia starting December 1, 2018. This will… Read the full press release

Hyatt House brand will make its debut in Hokkaido in December 2018

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (November 14, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Hokkaido Alpine Resort Management GK, an affiliate of LimeTree Capital, for a 91-room Hyatt House hotel in Niseko, Japan. The upscale, extended stay hotel will be rebranded as… Read the full press release

SAS launches new campaign: “The Arrivals” in the We Are Travelers series

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The new SAS We Are Travelers campaign “The Arrivals” launching on October 30th, 2018 captures the evasive moment of arrival. “The Arrivals” campaign imagery and film are created by award winning photographer Peter Funch and Danish filmmaker Jeppe Rønde. “The Arrivals” is the name and concept behind the new SAS… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Vietjet begin sales of their codeshare flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and new-age airline Vietjet today (October 19, 2018) announced that the carriers` will begin sales of their codeshare flights starting October 23. Vietjet and JAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding for commercial cooperation in 2017 and will now offer codeshare flights on domestic destinations in… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways expands services to Europe with the launch of new daily non-stop service between Tokyo and Vienna

Growth in European demand behind decision to launch route to Austrian capital TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is expanding its services to Europe with the upcoming launch of a new daily non-stop route flying a Boeing 787-9 from Tokyo… Read the full press release

British Airways starts direct flights to Osaka, Japan from March 31, 2019

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers are set to soak up Osaka next summer as the airline is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city. The four-per-week service takes off from March 31, 2019 with flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The new route takes… Read the full press release

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

Cathay Pacific launches scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan

The Cathay Pacific Group’s newest destination in Japan underlines a year of exceptional growth for Hong Kong’s home airline HONG KONG, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce a scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan, as its record-breaking year of network expansion continues. The new two-times-weekly service… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways partners with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to offer its “Space Flight 2018” passengers actual Japanese space meals

“Space Flight 2018” passengers on the Narita-Houston flight to experience Japanese space meals and exclusive space video content Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are partnering to take passengers on the Narita-Houston flight out of this world in honor of Space Day and… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, Japan

Located on a private island, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa offers an energizing one-stop destination celebrating the best of Okinawa CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 21, 2018) the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa in the southernmost region of Japan. Located on the private Seragaki Island and linked… Read the full press release

JAPAN: Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors to guests

OSAKA, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors today (August 1, 2018), joining 12 other serviced apartments in the country, as well as a growing portfolio of more than 60 Oakwood branded properties in the world. Situated within walking distance to Shin-Osaka Station, the gateway to Japan’s Kansai… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways supports country-wide effort to teach practical English to students in preparation for expected 40 million visitors in 2020

To prepare for an anticipated 40 million visitors per year, ANA is teaming up with the Tokyo Global Gateway to help create the “Airport Zone,” which will allow students to learn English by role-playing as passengers The country-wide effort will create a more welcoming environment for tourists from around the world TOKYO, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel… Read the full press release

IHG announces Kimpton® Tokyo Shinjuku slated to open in 2020

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers to Tokyo looking for the ultimate boutique hotel experience will have their wishes granted in 2020 with the opening of Kimpton® Tokyo Shinjuku by IHG and TSUKADA GLOBAL HOLDINGS Inc. The 162-room bespoke hotel will feature bold, playful design, award-winning dining and unique amenities, with three… Read the full press release

Oakwood opens serviced apartment in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo

TOKYO, 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Apartments Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo opened yesterday with 40 fully furnished serviced apartments in the heart of Shinjuku. Centrally located in the western Shinjuku area, Oakwood Apartments Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo is ideal for business and leisure travelers seeking accommodations for mid- to long-term stays. With access to two subway lines… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka route

Ho Chi Minh City, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the most amazing promotional program of the year “Free up your summer with Vietjet”, Vietjet continues to open Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka (Japan) route. In addition to Hanoi – Osaka route, the second route of Vietjet to Japan will better meet travel and… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways launches direct flight from Nadi to Narita International Airport

Nadi, Fiji, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline today (3 Jul 18) launched its direct flight to Japan with a celebration at Nadi International Airport. The flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Nadi to Narita International Airport. With the launch of the services, Fiji… Read the full press release

Odawara City Celebrates The 27th Annual Odawara Lantern Festival, July 28 and 29

  Odawara, Japan, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 27th Odawara Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Odawara Castle Park. The festival celebrates the “Odawara Lantern.” The lanterns have a strong historical and cultural connection to the city.  In the old days, the lanterns were created… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai to host a sushi pop-up restaurant by three Michelin-star chef Masaaki Miyakawa from Japan

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai will host a sushi pop-up restaurant led by a three Michelin-star chef from Japan, in July. Sushi Master Masaaki Miyakawa and his elite Sushi-Shin team from Hokkaido, Japan will provide diners with the quintessential edomae sushi experience from 17– 29 July. A pre-bookings service is… Read the full press release

IHG to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, Japan in second half of 2021

  DENHAM, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Inuyama, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, will get its first internationally-branded hotel, with IHG® and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) signing an agreement to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden in the second half of 2021. No two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, with each drawing on… Read the full press release