Emirates Soars to New Heights with First 100% SAF Powered Flight on Boeing 777-300ER

Conducted in partnership with GE Aerospace, Boeing, Honeywell, Neste and Virent First demonstration flight in Middle East and North Africa to be powered by 100% SAF in one of two engines DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its… Read the full press release

Emirates Takes Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Milestone Demonstration

Conducted in partnership with GE Aerospace, Boeing, Honeywell, Neste and Virent First demonstration flight in Middle East and North Africa to be powered by 100% SAF in one of two engines DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines and MailAmericas Partner to Expand Cross-Border Ecommerce Services in Africa and Middle East

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines Group (ET) has partnered with MailAmericas (MA), a private postal operator and gold member of the consultive committee for the Universal Postal Union, to develop competitive cross border ecommerce services within Africa and the Middle East using Addis Ababa as a hub. According to… Read the full press release

easyJet offers 250,000 seats under £30 as part of its Pay Day Sale

250,000 seats under £30 are now on sale across easyJet flights from the UK between 1 February and 30 September 2023, with fares available from just £15.99* Discounted fares across easyJet’s network spanning Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are now available to book until 2 February 2023 at easyJet.com and via the mobile… Read the full press release

International Tourism Set to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Europe and Middle East in 2023: UNWTO Report

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — After stronger than expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourism arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. Tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate. Based… Read the full press release

London Gatwick Airport Sees Strong Recovery with 71% of Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in 2022

London, UK, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Annual traffic results published by VINCI Airports show that London Gatwick Airport served 32.8 million passengers in 2022, which represents 71% of pre-pandemic (2019) numbers.  This follows the airport welcoming only 6.3 million passengers in 2021. Gatwick Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased long-haul connectivity,… Read the full press release

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation partners with Cozmo Travel to promote the Maldives in Qatar and the Middle East in Hybrid Marketing Campaign

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) has kicked off a hybrid marketing campaign with Cozmo Travel to promote the Maldives in Qatar and the Middle East. Throughout this campaign, we aim to promote the unique geographical features of the Maldives, the luxurious services, products and… Read the full press release

Oman Air Named Top in Middle East and Africa for Punctuality in 2022 On-Time Performance Review

Muscat, Oman, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has been named top in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for punctuality. As per the results of the 2022 On-Time Performance Review by global aviation analytics leader, Cirium, the airline’s on-time arrivals stood at 91.38%, almost… Read the full press release

Emirates invites passengers to experience sparkling sensations of the worlds’ most outstanding champagnes at 40,000 feet

Only airline in the world to serve top champagnes Dubai, UAE, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is currently the only commercial airline in the world officially serving Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon onboard. Global airline exclusive agreements are in place until 2024, meaning that Emirates is the only international airline offering a ‘taste of the… Read the full press release

Marriott International launches Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM

New offering expected to spur development opportunities globally BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc., today (NOVEMBER 9, 2022) announced its expansion into apartment-style accommodations with the launch of Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM. The company is seizing upon growing consumer interest among families and friends seeking more space for stays, propelled… Read the full press release

Emirates and Air Canada launch codeshare cooperation

Emirates and Air Canada customers will have access to 46 points across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa Frequent flyer members of Skywards and Aeroplan will soon be able to earn and redeem points or miles when flying with both airlines Enhanced customer offering implemented with the issuance of a single ticket and baggage transfers through to… Read the full press release

Dusit Hotels and Resorts launches limited-time offer on memorable stays at its renowned properties worldwide

The Live Life with Dusit campaign offers up to 25% discount on rooms and guaranteed late check-out at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Available for booking from 25 October – 3 November 2022 at www.dusit.com/livelife Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the continued return of global travel by… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia launches new strategic partnership

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have commenced a new strategic partnership overnight spanning 49 markets across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Eligible Privilege Club and Velocity Frequent Flyer members will enjoy Lounge Access and added benefits when travelling on both carriers. To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Privilege Club members travelling on… Read the full press release

Oman Air joins the oneworld® Alliance

Muscat, Oman, 2022-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air will join the oneworld® Alliance, further strengthening the premier airline alliance’s leading position in the Middle East. Based in Muscat, Oman Air was elected as a oneworld member designate in Doha by the oneworld Governing Board, comprising the Chief Executives of all oneworld member airlines…. Read the full press release

Emirates recognised with Best Wi-Fi and Best Food & Beverage awards at 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers around the world have recognised Emirates for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food & Beverage in the Middle East, with the airline bagging these awards at the prestigious 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards® ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland. For the awards this year, verified passengers flying… Read the full press release

easyJet puts on sale thousands of flights to 124 destinations across its network for spring 2023

Over 100,000 easyJet flights are now on sale between 1 March and 8 May 2023 Millions of seats across the airline’s European network are available to book at easyJet.com and via the mobile app from just £24.99* London, UK, 2022-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has put its spring 2023 schedule… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines announces new direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Doha

KLIA, 2022-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Airlines will expand its international network with a new direct flight to its long-awaited destination, Doha, making it the third destination the airline flies to in the Middle East, after Jeddah and Madinah, effective 25 May 2022. The new service will provide passengers seamless connectivity via Hamad… Read the full press release

flydubai named the Best Low-Cost Airline at the Business Traveller Middle East Award

Dubai-based airline was named Best Low-Cost Airline serving the Middle East for the 8th time Dubai, UAE, 2022-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, was recognised as the Best Low-Cost Airline serving the Middle East at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards. It is the 8th time that flydubai has won the… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort listed in the 2022 Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, which blends contemporary design with traditional Thai hospitality and old-world charm, has been listed in the 2022 Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine. This year’s T+L 500 is derived from the results of the 2021 World’s Best Awards… Read the full press release

Emirates expands services across seven cities in the GCC and Middle East during Eid Al Fitr

Airline expands Eid schedule to serve more customers in the region as bookings for holiday period surge  Customers will also be able to enjoy specially crafted Eid menu to sweeten their celebrations DUBAI, UAE, 2022-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With Eid Al Fitr approaching and more travellers planning to take to the skies, Emirates… 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

UNWTO has successfully celebrated the 48th session of its Regional Commission for the Middle East

Middle East, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Returning to Egypt for the third time since 2018, the Commission addressed the pressing challenges faced by tourism and looked to the future as the sector’s recovery gathers pace across the region. According to the latest UNWTO data, international arrivals to destinations in the Middle East were 52%… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club adopts Avios as its reward currency

Members can now benefit from a wide range of guaranteed award seats and competitive prices for redemption tickets with Qatar Airways Privilege Club From 23-31 March, members can enjoy bonus Avios when booking their next flight using Cash + Avios DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways announces that Privilege Club has… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strengthen cooperation

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2022-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed on the next steps they will jointly take to establish tourism as a driver of growth, opportunity and development across the Middle East and beyond. Less than a year after the official opening of the Regional Office for… Read the full press release

Emirates announces codeshare partnership with Garuda Indonesia

Emirates customers to have access to seven domestic points in Indonesia beyond Jakarta and Bali Flights to popular European destinations from Emirates’ hub can be booked through Garuda Codeshare agreement to bring seamless connectivity and other travel benefits to passengers flying on 16 routes between Indonesia, Middle East and Europe Dubai, UAE, 2022-Mar-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways enhances partnership with Malaysia Airlines

Long-standing partners to offer unrivalled connectivity across both airlines’ global networks via their key hubs – Hamad International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines Berhad today (23 February 2022) announced a new chapter in their long-standing relationship by signing a Memorandum of… Read the full press release

OurAfrica.Travel trade show returns in March 2022

LONDON, 2022-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel trade collectively sighed in relief when red lists and restrictions started to be removed – but the reality is that many of us, especially in places like Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and the Middle East – are still navigating our way out of the shrapnel of… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels announces NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club slated to open in mid-2022

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 528 hotels and resorts in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce the signing of an upcoming addition to its portfolio… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo named the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for its cool chain infrastructure and capabilities

Named as ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by SkyCell Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has been named as the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021 for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, one of the leading global manufacturers of… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces signing of to Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels projects in Saudi Arabia

Focus on Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2022-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In the presence of His Excellency Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Development Fund. The Tourism Development Fund (TDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Deutsche Hospitality, the umbrella… Read the full press release