Minor Hotels Appoints Lokesh Kumar as Vice President of Development for Middle East Expansion

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, a prominent hotel owner and operator with a global portfolio, has named Lokesh Kumar as Vice President of Development for the Middle East. With over 23 years of strategic leadership experience, Lokesh brings a wealth of expertise in managing owner relationships and executing public-private partnerships to drive revenue and optimize costs…. Read the full press release

Hyatt Unveils Robust Growth Plans in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for 2024 and Beyond

AluaSoul Costa Adeje and Palace de Muro, a Destination by Hyatt property, slated to open in Spain this year, further strengthen Hyatt’s rapidly growing lifestyle brand presence in region. (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced its ambitious growth strategy for 2024 and beyond in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) region, reflecting a record… Read the full press release

Marriott Expands “Check Out for Children” Donation Program in Multiple Regions

Marriott Relaunches and Expands its Donation Program in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific (IN SHORT) Marriott International has partnered with UNICEF to relaunch and expand its “Check Out for Children” donation program, coinciding with World Children’s Day. The initiative encourages guests at Marriott properties to make voluntary contributions for each… Read the full press release

Emirates and Condor Airlines Announce Strategic Interline Partnership for Seamless Travel

Interline activated today for travel immediately Seamless connectivity for customers to 70 points operated by both airlines The partnership will also offer Emirates Skywards members a chance to earn and redeem miles across Condor’s network (IN SHORT) Emirates and Condor Airlines have initiated a reciprocal interline partnership to provide travelers with expanded connectivity options and… Read the full press release

Tourism excellence across the Middle East: Winners Unveiled for World Travel Awards Middle East 2023 at Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The finest travel, tourism and hospitality brands in the Middle East have been unveiled at a blockbuster gala ceremony at Atlantis The Royal, Dubai. Tourism royalty convened at Dubai’s hottest new resort for a spectacular evening to celebrate the winners of World Travel Awards 2023. Big winners… Read the full press release

KLM Announces Winter Schedule Updates

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s winter schedule this season will run from Sunday, 29 October 2023 to Sunday, 31 March 2024. The French city of Marseille has been added to the network. KLM is also offering over 20% more seats to Canada this winter compared to last year. Over the winter… Read the full press release

International Tourism Reaches 84% of Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023, Led by Middle East, Europe, and Africa

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourism has continued to recover from the worst crisis in its history as arrival numbers reached 84% of pre-pandemic levels between January and July 2023, according to the latest data from UNWTO. The Middle East, Europe and Africa lead the global sector’s rebound. Tourism on Track for Full… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport Receives ACI Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation, Setting New Standards for Inclusivity in the Middle East

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (DOH) has proudly received the Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World. Introduced in August 2022, the accreditation program focuses on improving accessibility, ensures equitable customer experiences and promotes a more inclusive environment in the airport industry. Hamad International Airport’s achievement signifies… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Debuts Iconic Design in the Middle East with Opening of Holiday Inn Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2023-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Holiday Inn, one of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ most iconic brands, is bringing its new design hallmarks to the Middle East for the first time, at the newly opened Holiday Inn Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The opening marks IHG’s expansion of its mainstream brand portfolio across the… Read the full press release

UNWTO Launches Women in Tech Startup Competition in the Middle East

Riyadh, KSA, 2023-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched a new Startup Competition to support women tourism tech entrepreneurs and innovators across the Middle East. Announced at Biban 2023, Saudi Arabia’s largest SME conference, the Women in Tech Startup Competition: Middle East, will further advance UNWTO’s work to make tourism a pillar of women’s… Read the full press release

easyJet offers millions of winter 2024 seats with flights to 125 destinations now on sale

Flights for easyJet’s winter 2024 schedule are now on sale with seats to 125 destinations from the UK available to book between 1 December 2023 and 23 March 2024 Customers can book early to get the best fares for next winter from the UK to the slopes of Europe or winter sun destinations including Tenerife,… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Group Strengthens Executive Team in Asia, Europe, and The Middle East with New Additions and Promotions to Drive Relationship Hospitality

The global brand announces new additions and promotions across the executive team in Asia, Europe, and The Middle East Hongkong, 2023-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (MARCH 02, 2023), Rosewood Hotel Group shares exciting changes to its ever-growing team of world-class executives. Driven by one of the brand’s guiding principles of Relationship Hospitality, Rosewood’s… Read the full press release

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