Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia expand their networks, lounges and loyalty programmes as part of a new partnership

New agreement includes an expansive codeshare agreement and unparalleled loyalty partnership benefits offering Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways passengers unique rewards and seamless travel across both carriers’ networks Increased travel options and benefits across 35 destinations in Australia for Qatar Airways passengers and to more than 140 destinations worldwide for Virgin Australia passengers DOHA, Qatar,… Read the full press release

Emirates announces fourteen weekly services from Dubai to Melbourne

Airline ramps up services to Melbourne to meet the demand for international travel following borders re-opening Twice daily flights, served by the flagship A380 aircraft, will provide more than 1,000 seats a day to the Victorian capital Emirates’ Australian operations will soar to 42 weekly flights, with the airline continuing to reaffirm its commitment to… Read the full press release

Air Canada resumes daily services to Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland

Vancouver-Sydney flights ramp up to daily beginning May 1 Vancouver-Brisbane flights resume Jul. 1, four times weekly Vancouver-Auckland flights resume Nov. 10, three times weekly Most extensive schedule connects Canada to South Pacific destinations and supports tourism and hospitality sectors MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 16, 2022) announced a strategic expansion of its South Pacific schedule with… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate up to 30 return flights per week across the Tasman from mid-April

Qantas and Jetstar to ramp up trans-Tasman flights from mid-April Up to 30 return flights a week initially More seats for frequent flyers, with every Qantas and Jetstar trans-Tasman flight in the month of May now a ‘Points Plane’ Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to reunite… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins officially opens its doors to guests

Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Melbourne’s newest hotel, Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins, officially opened its doors today (28 FEBRUARY 2022) as the city continues to welcome back local and international travellers. The much-loved brand is part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts’ family and opens in partnership with Pro-Invest… Read the full press release

More than 23,000 passengers set to travel this week on Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from Perth

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of travellers are preparing to take off to Western Australia with the border opening to all visitors quarantine free for the first time in almost two years from midnight tonight. After a false start last month, more than 23,000 passengers are booked to travel this week… Read the full press release

Qantas welcomes back first international tourists in almost two years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today (21ST FEBRUARY 2022), bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week… Read the full press release

Hyatt hotels announces the opening of Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park

171-room Hyatt Place hotel opens at Caribbean Park business precinct in Melbourne’s southeast CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park, the second Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne and Australia, is officially open, expanding Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter the most to guests and World of… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts plans to expand its Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio with over 50 hotels in 24 countries in 2022

Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has a rich and long-standing heritage in the world of luxury hospitality, which at more than 400 hotels and 100,000 rooms is one of the largest in the industry*. Its Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio is projected to debut over 50 hotels in 24… Read the full press release

dnata receives IATA’s CEIV Pharma and CEIV Live Animal certifications in Brussels at its facilities in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been certified by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for its industry-leading pharma and live animal handling processes at its cargo facilities and the Animal Care & Inspection Centre at Brussels Airport (BRU). Stef Vanbinst, Managing Director of… Read the full press release

Emirates increases capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane

Emirates services to Brisbane open to fully vaccinated passengers who meet eligibility requirements Additional capacity set to meet high travel demand for flights from Dubai to Brisbane, effective today; capacity to return to 100 per cent on flights to Perth from 5 February 2022 Airline expects healthy demand for inbound travel to Brisbane and Perth… Read the full press release

Qantas launches direct flights from Australia to Rome starting June 2022

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will reignite its love affair with Rome, adding direct flights from Australia to the eternal city from the middle of next year. From 22 June 2022, Qantas will operate the only direct service between Australia and continental Europe, flying three return Sydney-Perth-Rome flights per week to… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate flights to and from Queensland from Victoria and New South Wales as border reopens

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are set to reunite thousands of loved ones today (13TH DECEMBER 2021) as Queensland’s border reopens to Victoria and New South Wales for the first time in more than five months. Nearly 10,000 passengers will travel today on close to 100 Qantas and Jetstar… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Centric Melbourne

The first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia marks a significant milestone for Hyatt’s rapidly growing lifestyle brand CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation  (NYSE: H) announced today (December 1, 2021) the opening of Hyatt Centric Melbourne, marking the entry of the vibrant Hyatt Centric brand into Australia. Located in a prime… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels announces the opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

Located on the Docklands waterfront in Melbourne, the five-star hotel sets the stage for an inspiring stay for guests through its signature service and facilities BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today (NOVEMBER 29, 2021) welcomes the arrival of Melbourne… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels unveils Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne following multi-million-dollar refurbishment program

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — One of Melbourne’s finest historic hotels, Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, has been reimagined with a modern look that pays homage to its turn-of-the-century origins. The 340-room hotel, centrally located on Melbourne’s bustling Flinders Street, has just completed a multi-million-dollar refurbishment program that has seen the lobby, restaurant and 320… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights from Brisbane to Proserpine

WHITSUNDAY COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ —Queenslanders will have more travel options to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years. From 17 September 2021, QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return flights between Proserpine and Brisbane with… Read the full press release

Allegiant announces 23 new nonstop routes

Four new cities among the offerings, including Melbourne, Fla.; Amarillo, Texas; Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis Las Vegas, Nevada, 2021-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (June 29, 2021) announces 23 new nonstop routes for fall vacation and holiday travel to destinations across the country, including 10 routes to four new cities: Melbourne, Fla.;… Read the full press release

Quincy Melbourne partners with Antagonist Spirits to launch an exclusive gin at Salted Egg restaurant

Melbourne, Australia, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With the catchcry, ‘Let the fun be-gin’, the creative minds behind the quirky Quincy Hotel Melbourne and brand-new Salted Egg restaurant have announced a partnership made in gin heaven. Enter KOL Gin. It’s no secret that Melbournites love to shop local, so Quincy Melbourne, has teamed with… Read the full press release

Qantas today launches new route from Newcastle to Melbourne

Newcastle, Australia, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hunter region will benefit from more direct flights to Melbourne with Qantas today (15TH MARCH 2021) launching a new route from Newcastle to the Victorian capital. The first Qantas flight connecting the two cities in more than ten years departed Newcastle for Melbourne this morning, marked… Read the full press release

dnata and the Philippines’ largest carrier Cebu Pacific Air expand partnership in the Asia Pacific region

dnata awarded multi-year contracts in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore Singapore/Melbourne, 2021-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a global leading air services provider, and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, have expanded their long-standing partnership in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the multi-year extension of an existing contract at Sydney Airport… Read the full press release

W Hotels announces the opening of Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel – W Melbourne – at 408 Flinders Lane

Set to Add a Playful, Bold Beat to Melbourne’s Buzzing Cultural, Fashion and Foodie Scene MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s time to press play. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today (FEBRUARY 4, 2021) opened the doors to Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel – W Melbourne – at 408 Flinders Lane…. Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Qantas in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed by Qantas as its preferred partner for ground services at Australia’s busiest airports in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Canberra Airport, which serves the nation’s capital. The 5-year agreement was reached after a rigorous tender process and will cover up to 70,000… Read the full press release

TFE to bring Quincy brand in Australia with the opening of Quincy Hotel Melbourne early 2021

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Signature dining destinations, sensory experiences and a quirky approach to room service are some of the finer things that guests can expect to see when the brand-new Quincy Hotel Melbourne throws open its doors in the coming months. TFE (Toga Far East) Hotel’s CEO, Antony Ritch, announced… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways resumes services to Adelaide

Starting 16 August 2020 the airline will operate two-weekly flights to Adelaide with connections to more than 35 destinations across Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia Australia is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways with the airline never stopping services to Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and launching new flights to… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to transport 50 tonnes of fresh hazelnut paste from Istanbul to Melbourne

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyday, around the clock and across the globe, staff from Emirates SkyCargo are working hard to ensure that essential supplies are being flown to those who need them the most. So when the call came to deliver a special kind of essential commodity, the air cargo carrier… Read the full press release

Vibe Hotel Melbourne to open its doors on 16 April 2020

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TFE Hotels has today (23 Feb 2020) announced that the eagerly awaited Vibe Hotel Melbourne will open its doors on 16 April 2020. With bookings now live from 16 April onwards, guests are encouraged book now to also receive a 20% Opening Special. As the first of the… Read the full press release

IHG® announces signing of 160-room Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — A new-build Holiday Inn will open in the trendy inner-Melbourne suburb of Richmond in 2023, following the signing of a long-term management agreement between IHG® and a joint venture  between Pelligra Group, PrimeLand Group and Diamond Hospitality Singapore.. The stylishly designed 160-room hotel will be part of… Read the full press release

Hilton announces 244-room new-build Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

Slated to open by 2nd Quarter 2020, new property will debut in Melbourne’s Central Business District SYDNEY and MCLEAN, VA, 2019-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (November 11, 2019) announced the signing of Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, adding to Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of 106 world-class properties in the Asia Pacific region…. Read the full press release

Oakwood announces the signing of Oakwood Premier Melbourne

SINGAPORE, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today (SEPTEMBER 10, 2019) announced its foray into the luxury hotel and serviced apartments segment in Australia with the signing of Oakwood Premier Melbourne. A testament to Oakwood’s rapid expansion plan in Australia, this signing follows the recent announcement… Read the full press release