Curio Collection by Hilton to Open Spectacular Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, Managed by SWOT Hospitality in Summer 2023

Opening in 2023, Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, Curio Collection by Hilton, is set to be the third opening in three years in Greece under the Curio brand MCLEAN, Va and RHODES, Greece, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Zetland Capital to open Lindian Village… Read the full press release

SITA and Zamna Technologies Join Forces to Revolutionize Airline and Airport Security with Cutting-Edge Blockchain Technology

SITA and Zamna finalized the partnership deal at an ACCO meeting in Jordan on 24th Jan, 2023. Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA is innovating with cutting-edge technology to strengthen its airline, airport, and border solutions in partnership with travel identity company Zamna Technologies. Zamna’s solution uses a decentralized blockchain based model to transform… Read the full press release

RDU Airport Partners with CLEAR to Bring Frictionless Travel Experience with Biometrics Identity Verification Technology

Passengers Can Confirm Their Identity with their Eyes or Fingers Morrisville, NC, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — RDU and CLEAR (NYSE: YOU) launched biometrics identity verification technology Wednesday, bringing a frictionless and predictable travel experience to the Research Triangle region. CLEAR’s launch at RDU is expected to create 44 jobs and generate approximately $2.6… Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Munich Airport Sign Letter of Intent to Strengthen Sustainable Partnership and Expand Intermodal Transport Hub

MUNICH, Germany, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Lufthansa are reaffirming and strengthening their successful strategic partnership. The two companies are now signing a letter of intent (LOI) to intensify and continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport. In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to… Read the full press release

New International Standard for Accessibility in Tourism Unveiled at Madrid’s FITUR Trade Fair by UNWTO, Fundación ONCE, and UNE

UNWTO, Fundación ONCE and the Spanish Association for Standardization UNE have advanced efforts to introduce a comprehensive international standard for accessibility across the whole of the tourism sector. Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — At a special session on Seminar on Tourism for All, held at the FITUR 2023 tourism trade fair in Madrid,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Members Can Now Collect and Spend Avios at Hamad International Airport’s Luxury Outlets

Travellers will now be rewarded with Privilege Club Avios 2 hours prior to departure enabling members to collect and spend on a wide range of 200 quality retail brands and F&B outlets at the World’s Best Airport. DOHA, Qatar, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In an industry first, from 24 January members of Qatar… Read the full press release

Westin Hotels & Resorts Unveils Next-Generation Gear Lending Program with High-Tech Recovery and Strength Training Equipment

Travelers can borrow the latest high-tech recovery and total body strength training equipment to optimize their well-being while staying at any of the brand’s more than 230 properties globally BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rooted in its mission of providing signature wellness programs that empower guests to regain control and enhance their… Read the full press release

$171,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to Companies Pioneering the Future of Aviation Industry

More than $170,000 Awarded to Companies Shaping the Future of the Aviation Industry GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, together with Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Seamless Ventures, Southwest Airlines®, Stantec GenerationAV and the West Michigan Aviation Academy, has announced the third round of companies that… Read the full press release

Emirates leads the way in sustainable aviation with successful ground testing using 100% SAF, preparing for experimental flight

Ground evaluation closely compared performance of different fuels in engines, paving way for experimental test flight DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has successfully completed the ground engine testing for one of its GE90 engines on a Boeing 777-300ER using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The objective of the ground testing and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, committing to global sustainability efforts

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world, has joined the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, a global network for responsible hospitality which unites world-leading hotel companies to build a more sustainable future. With nearly 7,500 hotels, representing more than 630,000 rooms in 46… 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

UNWTO and CAF Partner to Boost Sustainable Tourism Investment in the Americas at FITUR 2023

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At FITUR 2023, UNWTO served as the bridge between public and private leaders to advance plans to build a more diverse, resilient and sustainable tourism sector. With the latest UNWTO data pointing to a return to pre-pandemic arrival levels in some world regions in 2023, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili once again… Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Awards Global Travel and Meetings & Events Management to CWT

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT today (January 19, 2023) announces that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, a global market leader for renewable energies, has awarded CWT the management of its global travel and meetings & events program, following a competitive request for proposal (RFP) pitch process. After a five-year Spanish corporate travel… Read the full press release

THE SHOW: Discover the Future of Hospitality Operations and Technology at The Venetian Las Vegas – June 27-29

Inaugural technology & operations event will draw AHLA Board, top leaders, owners, brands NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex announced today (Jan. 19, 2023) that registration is now open for The Hospitality Show (THE SHOW), a bold new hospitality operations and technology event to be held June 27-29… Read the full press release

First Crowne Plaza Hotel opens in Bangladesh’s prime central business district in Dhaka

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with Doreen Hotels & Resorts to open Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Bangladesh in partnership with Doreen Hotels & Resorts in the heart of Gulshan 2, the prime central business and residential… Read the full press release

voco Hotels: The Fastest-Growing Brand in IHG’s Premium Portfolio with 10 New Openings in 2022 and More to Come in 2023

Premium brand continues to expand Americas footprint with new signings, forthcoming openings ATLANTA, GA, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,000 destinations across 18 brands, is celebrating recent successes and upward momentum for voco hotels – an emerging brand that already is… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Premium Portfolio with New voco Hotel Signing in India – voco Gurugram Golf Course Extension Road to Open Soon

The new build hotel is the second voco brand signing in less than a month and further expands IHG’s premium portfolio in the country New Delhi, India, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Atharva Hotel Superfluities India Pvt Ltd for a new… Read the full press release

IHG® Hotels & Resorts Announces First Holiday Inn Hotel in Lahore, Pakistan to Open in 2026 in Partnership with Delta Centauri Pvt. Ltd.

The company is expanding presence in key markets across the region, in line with market demands Lahore, Pakistan, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with presence in more than 100 countries, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Pakistan-based real estate development company Delta… Read the full press release

Ink by Hudson: A Wine Bar & Contemporary Bookstore Opens at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in partnership with Hudson, started construction on Ink by Hudson, a new wine bar and contemporary bookstore. Ink by Hudson will offer travelers a taste of local Michigan wines, shelves of diverse stories, travel essentials and gifts. “Ink by Hudson will… Read the full press release

Ritz-Carlton Reserve to Open in South America: Luxury Resort to be Built in Brazil’s MARAEY Development

BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International and MARAEY today (JANUARY 18, 2023) announced that they have signed an agreement to bring the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to South America. The main tourist-residential sustainable project in Brazil, MARAEY is located in Costa do Sol (Sun Coast) in the municipality of Maricá, Rio de… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Looks to Expand with Minority Stake in Italian Carrier ITA Airways

Cologne, Germany, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Lufthansa AG is aiming to acquire a stake in the Italian national carrier ITA Airways (Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A.). The plan is to agree on the initial acquisition of a minority stake as well as on options to purchase the remaining shares at a later date…. Read the full press release

Emirates to Reintroduce A380 on Casablanca Route, Showcasing Commitment to Morocco’s Tourism Industry

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will reintroduce its flagship A380 to Casablanca as part of the airline’s ramp up of operations to Morocco. Starting from 15 April, the airline will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently used between Dubai and Casablanca with its flagship A380 to meet… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland’s Survey Aims to Build Understanding of Stonemasonry Sector Across Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has today (Wednesday 18 January) launched a survey of stonemasonry in Scotland to better understand the current status of the sector EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The survey seeks to gather information on the number of stonemasons there are in Scotland, where the businesses that employ stonemasons are… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways Partners with ITOCHU Corporation and Raven SR Inc. for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production and Procurement

MOU calls for production of SAF by Raven SR utilizing local waste in US and Europe markets. Following the procurement agreement with Neste signed in 2020, ANA and ITOCHU will cooperate in establishing a supply chain for utilizing SAF produced by Raven SR. Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read the full press release

Eco Escape: The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Launches Sustainability-Focused Wellness Package in Partnership with Seed to Skin and The Organic Pharmacy

The Eco Escape wellness package will be available at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives from 1 January to 20th December 2023 MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is thrilled to announce the launch of The Eco Escape wellness package, in partnership with Seed to Skin and The Organic Pharmacy. The partnership marks… Read the full press release

JAL Group Partners with Raven SR Inc and ITOCHU to Achieve Net Zero Emission by 2050 through Sustainable Aviation Fuel Procurement

JAL will uplift SAF in US West Coast from 2025 Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group is working toward our goal to achieve net zero emission by 2050, as means of upgrading to fuel-efficient aircraft, improving flight operations, and utilizing SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel). Now, JAL has concluded a MOU (Memorandum… Read the full press release

Malaysia Aviation Group Joins United Nations Global Compact to Advance Sustainability Efforts

KLIA, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In pursuit of its aspiration to advance sustainability efforts across its organisation, Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a global initiative that promotes responsible business practices and the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the first aviation company in Malaysia… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo partners with Chivas Regal to bring a taste of Scotland to Cairo: Whisky Tasting and Master Session on January 17th

Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The First Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is partnering with the leading whisky maker Chivas Regal to bring a taste of Scotland to Cairo by introducing the range of Chivas whisky, taking place on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. On this evening, guests… Read the full press release

Maldives Partners with McDonald’s Travel TV to Promote Unique Experiences in German-Speaking Markets

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) has launched a campaign with McDonald’s Travel TV to promote the Maldives in the German-speaking markets. The Maldives will be advertised in 700 McDonald’s outlets with a reach of 35 million consumers. The advertisement will showcase the unique… Read the full press release

Oman Air’s Sindbad Frequent Flyer Program Partners with Ooredoo’s Nojoom for Enhanced Travel Rewards

Muscat, Oman, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing to enrich the travel experience, Oman Air’s frequent flyer programme, Sindbad, has been added to Ooredoo’s list of Nojoom partners. Nojoom members with Shahry postpaid or Home Internet plans can now convert their loyalty points to Sindbad Miles, which can be spent on a host of… Read the full press release