Accor announces the heritage-listed Porter House Hotel in Sydney, its 400th hotel in Australia and the Pacific

Milestone for Accor is part of dynamic Pacific expansion, with 11 new hotels and 1569 rooms set to open in next two years in Australia and New Zealand Paris, France, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Just three decades after entering the Australia/Pacific hotel market, Accor has added its 400th hotel, with the launch of the heritage-listed Porter… Read the full press release

The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 attracted 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022), with the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, officially began on Tuesday, August 2 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, attracting 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations (NTOs)…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increases flights to Berlin

Capital of Germany to benefit from enhanced connectivity to Qatar’s global network of over 150 destinations on 787 aircraft Qatar Airways is the only Skytrax 5 Star airline flying from Berlin with flights via the World’s Best Airport to the most points in the Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Gulf region and India DOHA,… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches its first non-stop service to South-East Asia with seasonal service to Bangkok, Thailand

Only non-stop North America-Thailand route. Service to operate four-times weekly beginning Dec. 1 Daily Toronto-Mumbai flights via London Heathrow beginning Oct. 29 Restoration of key routes to India, Australia, New Zealand and Peru MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada announced today (June 20, 2022) the expansion of its international network with the addition of Bangkok, Thailand, the carrier’s first non-stop service to South-East… Read the full press release

Homes & Villas by Marriott International announces its launch in Australia and New Zealand

Highly-curated offering from Homes & Villas by Marriott International brings guests an expansive portfolio of premium and luxury homes across beach and urban areas BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Marriott Bonvoy’s curated and growing collection of premium and luxury whole home rentals around the world, today… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts launches its first voco branded property in New Zealand, voco Auckland City Centre

Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand has welcomed its first voco branded property today (12 MAY 2022) with the highly anticipated launch of voco Auckland City Centre, a brand new, state-of-the-art hotel in the heart of the City of Sails. A joint partnership between Pro-invest Hotels and IHG Hotels &… Read the full press release

Adina Hotels sponsors Australian Hockey teams Kookaburras and Hockeyroos

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hockey in Australia has found its ‘home away from home’, securing a 2-year partnership agreement with Adina Hotels incorporating flagship national teams, the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos. The agreement sees homegrown hotel brand Adina Hotels become Hockey Australia’s Exclusive Accommodation Partner, supporting teams as they play competitively in… 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

Swissport to handle ground services for LATAM Airlines at Auckland International Airport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2022-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — LATAM Airlines, Latin America’s largest airline, reintroduced flights between Santiago de Chile and Auckland, New Zealand on 31 March. Swissport has been awarded the ground services business at Auckland International Airport. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, LATAM resumed flights between Chile and New… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways invites football fans to secure all-inclusive travel packages for The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

With a successful Final Draw complete and groups set, fans are invited to secure their all-inclusive travel packages from Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ As Qatar Airways optimises its network to ensure fans can attend the FIFA World Cup™, the airline offers 5,000 bonus Avios to all… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts Inaugural Influencer Cup in Doha

Inaugural tournament was hosted at Stadium 974 from 28 to 29 March A nostalgic reunion of Qatar Legacy Ambassadors and FIFA Legends featured the likes of Cafu, Tim Cahill, and Marcel Desailly DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — With excitement building ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, renowned international social media… 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

Qatar Airways launches exclusive amenity kits and gift boxes from French Perfumer Diptyque

The award-winning airline will offer the signature ‘34 Boulevard Saint Germain’ Eau de Toilette or ‘Eau Rose’ Eau de Toilette inside each amenity kit Premium passengers will receive body and face care products packaged beautifully in elegant Diptyque branded amenity kits on selected outbound flights from Doha, and luxurious bespoke gift boxes featuring Diptyque’s signature… 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

British Airways partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to recognise the Sunflower

British Airways has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to formally recognise the Sunflower Satisfaction among customers with accessibility needs has more than doubled following the airline’s investment in recent years in a number of initiatives, including a specialist customer care team for travellers who require additional assistance Increasing the… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways to start flights between New Zealand and Fiji

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national carrier, has announced it will be commencing daily commercial flights between New Zealand and Fiji from Monday 14th March 2022. From 14th March, Fiji Airways plans to launch daily flights from Auckland to Nadi and up to three flights a week from Christchurch, and… Read the full press release

Tourism Industry Aotearoa appoints Rebecca Ingram as new Chief Executive

Wellington, New Zealand, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Industry Aotearoa is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Rebecca Ingram. TIA Chair Gráinne Troute says she is delighted to make such a high-calibre appointment to the role. “Rebecca’s experience in tourism, government and industry association roles will be invaluable in… Read the full press release

Swissport extends ground handling partnership with Fiji Airways its New Zealand

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has extended its partnership with Fiji Airways in New Zealand, proudly supporting the airline’s recent re-start of operations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Fiji Airways has appointed Swissport its New Zealand ground handling partner for an additional three years, providing full ramp and passenger services. Commencing… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Hawaiian Airlines’ operations in Sydney and Brisbane airports

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hawaiian Airlines have signed a ground services contract for the airline’s Australian operations at the Sydney and Brisbane airports. The contract adds to the strong international partnership between the airline and Swissport. Swissport has won a contract extension with Hawaiian Airlines, a leading carrier for… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to open new, purpose-built childcare facility ‘Little Jets’ in 2022

Great news for mums and dads, a brand new, purpose-built childcare facility is coming to the airport campus next year. Called ‘Little Jets’, the facility is the creation of experienced early childhood education (ECE) developer, Hamish Ireland. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — They say it takes a village to raise a… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways resumes flights to New Zealand

Fiji Airways announces flight schedules, fares and amazing package deals for visitors as Fiji announces reopening of borders Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has announced that flights to the South Pacific paradise will officially resume for fully vaccinated international travellers from 1st December 2021, with the first… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s well-known brands team up to support “Doing it for Each Other” vaccination campaign

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Some of New Zealand’s most well-known brands have joined forces to boost vaccination rates among Aucklanders. Backed by Auckland Airport, the “Doing it for Each Other” campaign is being supported by The Warehouse, Spark, Torpedo7, Noel Leeming, Pullman Rotorua, Vodafone, TheMarket.com, Haier, Sky Television, 2degrees, Sofitel… Read the full press release

Tourism Industry Aotearoa: wage subsidy remains available while any part of New Zealand is in COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or 4

Wellington, New Zealand, 2021-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism operators and their staff around the country will be relieved by today’s  (7 September 2021) confirmation that the wage subsidy remains available to them, according to Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this morning that the wage subsidy is still available nationwide, while… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo provides air cargo connectivity to supports New Zealand’s food production and exports

Emirates SkyCargo helped export more than 4,000 tonnes of New Zealand produce and food items in 2020 The air cargo carrier was instrumental in the transport of PPE and other essential commodities into New Zealand on cargo only flights Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand has always been a world leader… Read the full press release

Qantas Frequent Flyers can use points for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand

QUEENSTOWN, AUSTRALIA, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use points to pay for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand this winter. From today (10TH MAY 2021), members can use points to book 3, 4, 5 and 6-day lift passes which include Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables… Read the full press release

Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites set to open the 76-room Oaks Cairns Hotel

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites is set to further extend its portfolio of over 50 hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand with the development of a 76-room hotel in Cairns, set to open on 15 September 2020. Oaks Cairns Hotel is a $12 million  development being completed… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels to open the first 5 Green Star hotel in New Zealand, The Hotel Britomart

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2020-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ —Officially opening its doors on 1 October 2020, the highly anticipated The Hotel Britomart brings more than just great design to the reinvigorated Britomart precinct. The Hotel Britomart, part of the TFE Hotels collection, will be the first 5 Green Star hotel in New Zealand, certified by… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport’s international terminal to be separated into two zones to protect the health and safety of passengers

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of a plan to protect the health and safety of people flying to and from countries with which New Zealand has formed a safe travel bubble. In anticipation of a safe air corridor being… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels appoints award-winning integrated communications agency Klick X as their PR partner

New South Wales, Australia, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — TFE Hotels (Toga Far East Hotels) has appointed award-winning integrated communications agency Klick X as their Australia and New Zealand representatives, with a specific focus on new openings and targeted projects. TFE’s in-house team led by Jodi Clark, Head of PR will continue to look… Read the full press release

Real Journeys’ Walter Peak High Country Farm garden awarded with a 4-star rating by the New Zealand Gardens Trust

Southland, New Zealand, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Real Journeys’ Walter Peak High Country Farm garden is currently Queenstown’s only ‘Garden of Significance’ after being awarded with a 4-star rating by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. The award also makes Real Journeys an Associate of the New Zealand Gardens Trust in 2020. Real Journeys… Read the full press release