Maldives Named “Best Long-Haul Destination of the Year” at UK’s Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2022

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maldives has won the title of ‘Best Long-Haul Destination of the Year’’ in the UK’s Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2022, held at London’s Royal Automobile Club on the 19th of January 2023. The Maldives secured the title competing against destinations such as Canada, Ecuador,… Read the full press release

Silversea’s South Side Story World Cruise Departs from Sydney for First Time, Featuring 66 Destinations in 34 Countries

Silver Shadow℠ will sail from Sydney on January 10, marking the first time a Silversea World Cruise has originated in the Southern Hemisphere Sydney, Australia, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises’ 2023 World Cruise, South Side Story, is set to depart from Sydney on January 10, marking the first time the leading ultra-luxury… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces partnership with Thai Airways

Joint Release with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited Singapore, 2022-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a new strategic partnership. This will result in the airlines progressively code sharing more extensively on each other’s services… Read the full press release

Emirates to launch additional services to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban

Airline to serve Johannesburg with three daily flights Restore services to Cape Town with double daily schedule Durban to be served with daily flights from 1 December Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be bringing new travel opportunities, choice and convenience for customers traveling to and from South Africa with additional… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the Official Airline Partner of the United Rugby Championship (URC) and European Professional Club Rugby

With the inclusion of South African Teams the Airline will partner with the United Rugby Championship and European Professional Club Rugby competitions – Qatar Airways’ first rugby partnership for the upcoming season DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways announces its newest sport partnership as the Official Airline Partner of the United… Read the full press release

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo transports Dutch Brunel Solar Team’s car to South Africa for the Sasol Solar Challenge using SAF

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night, Saturday 6 August, the Nuna 11s – the car that the Dutch Brunel Solar Team will drive in South Africa’s Sasol Solar Challenge – departed Schiphol Airport for Johannesburg on a Boeing 747 freighter operated by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP), the team’s logistics… 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

Qatar Airways announces codeshare partnership with Airlink

World’s Best Airline further demonstrates commitment to South Africa where it operates 35 weekly flights to three gateways from the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Airlink have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choices, enhanced services and greater connectivity between… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga

Brussels/Durban, 2022-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. This opening brings the Group’s portfolio in one of its key African markets, South Africa, to fourteen hotels in operation and two under… Read the full press release

Tale of Tales World Cruise 2022, the only ultra-luxury world cruise to have operated this year concludes after 138 days, 62 destinations, 30 countries and six continents

Silversea Cruises® operated the only ultra-luxury world cruise in 2022, welcoming celebrated creatives—‘Tale Tellers’—aboard Silver Whisper® to enrich guests’ experiences Monaco, 2022-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests travelling aboard Silversea Cruises’ Silver Whisper arrived in Copenhagen on May 22, marking the conclusion of the Tale of Tales World Cruise—the only ultra-luxury world cruise to have operated in… Read the full press release

That’s a Wrap on OurAfrica.Travel for 2022

Allie Hunt and Storm Napier

Cape Town, South Africa, 2022-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — That’s a Wrap for OurAfrica.Travel! Africa’s Trade Show Season is officially in full swing … with WTM Africa, Indaba and now We Are Africa (which kicks off today in Cape Town) in-person shows following hot on the heels of the virtual OurAfrica.Travel in March. Next… 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

Emirates launches daily services to Tel Aviv from 23 June 2022

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has confirmed that it will be commencing daily services to Tel Aviv from 23 June 2022. Emirates will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class…. Read the full press release

Tennis superstar, Emma Raducanu named global brand ambassador of British Airways

London, UK, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has named tennis superstar, Emma Raducanu, as its latest global brand ambassador. The airline, which prides itself on connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain, will support the British star as she represents the nation globally. The airline will fly Emma to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa offers wider selection of snacks and spirits on long-haul flights in Economy and Premium Economy Class

New snacks and spirits available on many long-haul flights from December 1  Offerings with a charge include international and regional products for every taste Cologne, Germany, 2021-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In the future, Lufthansa passengers on long-haul flights in Economy and Premium Economy Class will have the option of purchasing high-quality snacks and… Read the full press release

Emirates expands operations in South Africa

As demand increases, airline bolsters schedule to 28 weekly flights Introduction of daily A380 services to Johannesburg from 31 October Emirates to restore its strategic South African Airways partnership from end of September 2021 DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has today (8 September 2021) announced that it will be expanding its… Read the full press release

Emirates will be offering extra baggage for travel to Beirut

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In a move to support its Lebanese customers, communities and diaspora around the world, Emirates will be offering extra baggage for travel to Beirut from around its network, starting this week until 30 September 2021*. With Lebanon experiencing a severe shortage of essential goods and medicines, Emirates customers… Read the full press release

Emirates signs interline agreement with Cemair

Cemair becomes Emirates’ fourth airline partner in South Africa, expanding customer options beyond two of its gateways Dubai, UAE, 2021-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In a move to support the ramp up of operations after boosting its passenger services to South Africa, Emirates has signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens up connections… Read the full press release

Emirates announces expanded codeshare agreement with Airlink

Seamless connections from South Africa as both airlines increase cooperation for easier travel options Dubai, UAE, 2021-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and Airlink have announced the expansion of their existing partnership into a unilateral codeshare agreement, giving travellers to and from South Africa convenient access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton

Set to open in October, Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton will mark the launch of Hyatt’s extended stay brand in Africa LONDON, UK, 2021-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt today (2 August 2021) announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of Millat Properties for Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton. The planned… Read the full press release

British Airways will fly the British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa for the Lions Tour

London, UK, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (15-06-2021) announced it will fly the 37-strong British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa on June 27 for the eagerly awaited Lions Tour. The team will be heading directly to Johannesburg on a charter flight from Edinburgh, following The Vodafone Lions 1888… Read the full press release

enpact and the TUI Care Foundation support young founders in the travel and tourism industry with the launch of Tourism Recovery Programme

315 tourism businesses in Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya will receive six months’ professional training, business mentoring and financial support Programme targeted at organisations with clear and innovative social, technological or environmental business models and with the objective of strengthening collaboration between the tourism sector in destinations and the German and European markets The… Read the full press release

Emirates airline announces interline agreement with FlySafair opening up new travel opportunities to South Africa

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates airline and FlySafair today (15 November 2020) announced an interline agreement, opening up connections for customers to selected routes on FlySafair’s network in South Africa. Through the arrangement, Emirates and FlySafair plan to offer the ease of single-ticket travel and through tagging of baggage for travellers… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit, its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. Radisson is Radisson Hotel Group’s fourth brand and 13th hotel to open in South Africa. This achievement brings Radisson Hotel Group’s African portfolio to almost… Read the full press release

British Airways Holidays opens a new rescue enclosure at a big cat sanctuary in South Africa in cooperation with charity Born Free

British Airways Holidays recently announced partnership with international wildlife charity Born Free as part of its new Animal Welfare Policy The travel company has funded the creation of a new enclosure in South Africa British Airways has flown two neglected lionesses, rescued from a failed zoo in Spain to their new home Part of a… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises broke ground on the construction of the new world-class Durban Cruise Terminal in South Africa

Durban, South Africa, 2019-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises through Kwazulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) yesterday broke ground on the construction of the new world-class Durban Cruise Terminal in South Africa which is expected to be operational from January 2021. Ross Volk, Managing Director of MSC Cruises South Africa and Director of KCT, said; ”The multi-user… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of its second Radisson RED in South Africa – the Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is pleased to announce the signing of its second Radisson RED in South Africa – continuing the brand’s fast growing African and global expansion. Scheduled to open early 2021, the Radisson RED Johannesburg… Read the full press release

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opens

Edgy and innovative hotel brand comes to uMhlanga Ridge Cape Town,  South Africa, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition… Read the full press release