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

Moncler’s first-ever own line of fragrances: Moncler Pour Femme and Moncler Pour Homme will be exclusively available at Qatar Duty Free

DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) kicks off 2022 with the worldwide travel retail exclusive launch of Moncler’s first-ever own line of fragrances. Moncler Pour Femme and Moncler Pour Homme will be exclusively available at QDF during the month of January before being launched in the Middle East and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo earns CEIV Live Animals certification by IATA

DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has long been committed to ensuring that all animals entrusted to the airline for transportation, receive the best care both on the ground and in the air. Now, following six months of intense process and product audits, Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to announce… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai

The 173-key lifestyle hotel provides a culturally immersive stay for savvy travelers searching to uncover shareworthy experiences and local culture Chicago, IL, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 15, 2021) the opening of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, marking the lifestyle brand’s debut in the Middle East. The seven-story property… Read the full press release

British Airways and Qatar Airways to further extend their Joint Business

Carriers today announce that they have plans to further extend their Joint Business to offer customers a greater choice of destinations and routing options News follows British Airways’ return to Doha, with its first flight from Gatwick since the start of the pandemic This winter, the two airlines are operating up to six daily flights… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island

Dubai / Ras Al Khaimah, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of the Middle East’s first Radisson Resort, Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island – a perfect beach getaway just a 45-minute drive from Dubai, offering direct beach access and panoramic views of the surrounding… Read the full press release

Hyatt to debut the Andaz brand in Qatar

Andaz Doha will mark a significant milestone in Hyatt’s continued growth of its luxury lifestyle offering in the Middle East Chicago, IL, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 13, 2021) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Al Mirqab Tourist Company LLC to debut… Read the full press release

Qatar Aircraft Catering Company milestone: 16 million meals served in 2021; now serving more than 100,000 meals per day

QACC played a pivotal role in securing Qatar Airways the ‘Best Food & Beverage’ award for the year 2022 in the APEX Passenger Choice Awards® DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC), the aircraft catering subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, has reached a new milestone in its road to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts services between Doha to Odesa, Ukraine

Airline starts three flights a week to the Ukrainian port city New service offers seamless connectivity via the World’s Best Airport to many destinations in Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Odesa, Ukraine, landed at Odesa International Airport on… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces plans for seven new luxury hotels throughout Europe and the Middle East at the ILTM Cannes

Announced during ILTM Cannes, Hyatt introduces plans for seven new luxury hotels throughout Europe and the Middle East, in addition to 25 luxury properties in stunning destinations throughout the U.S., Mexico, Morocco, Greater China, Thailand, and more Chicago, IL, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) unveiled today (December 9, 2021), at… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards: Dubai voted ‘Middle East’s Leading Destination’

London, UK, 2021-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has revealed its Middle East 2021 winners to coincide with its Middle East Winners Day. Dubai, currently flourishing in the spotlight as host of Expo 2020, was voted ‘Middle East’s Leading Destination’,… Read the full press release

Oman Air voted ’Best Airline Staff in the Middle East’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2021

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air has won ’Best Airline Staff in the Middle East’ at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2021 voted for by air travellers based on their own experiences. The award was announced online this year and recognizes the commitment of Oman Air’s staff to providing their… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain’s Brian Becher amongst the 50 Most Influential Executive Chefs in the Middle East for 2021

Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotelier Middle East’s compilation of the 50 Most Influential Executive Chefs in the Middle East for 2021 has been released, with Wolfgang Puck’s Executive Chef Brian Becher being recognised amongst the best. Philadelphia-born Chef Brian currently oversees four outlets in Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay including: CUT by Wolfgang Puck, CUT Bar & Lounge, re/ Asian… Read the full press release