OBLU Maldives Resorts Hosts an Educational Underwater Marine Tour for Local Students

Male’, Maldives, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — OBLU Xperience Ailafushi and OBLU SELECT Lobigili organized a memorable under ocean marine tour on 23 February 2023 for 14 students from Jamaluddin School. The students along with four teachers arrived at Ailafushi island at 15:30. After a warm welcome by the resort management, they were escorted to Only BLU Under… Read the full press release

Experience the Sunny Side of Life: Visit Maldives Launches Social Media Competition to Select Participants for the 2023 Storytellers’ Conference

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) is excited to announce that the social media competition to select 50+ participants for MMPRC’s largest event held in the Maldives this year, the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023, is now open! The competition will be open from 27th… Read the full press release

Flughafen Wien AG Soars to New Heights with Strong Profit Jump in 2022

Strong jump in profits in 2022: Flughafen Wien AG demonstrates its strength following the coronavirus-related downturn   Business results in 2022: net profit of € 128.1 million (2021: € 6.6 million), revenue up to € 692.7 million (2021: € 407.0 million), EBITDA almost doubles to € 295.9 million (2021: € 154.4 million) About € 800… Read the full press release

PATA Predicts Strong Annual Increase in Inbound Visitors to Asia Pacific in 2023

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest forecasts from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) predict strong annual increases in inbound visitor numbers for Asia Pacific under each of the mild, medium, and severe scenarios in 2023, with growth rates ranging from 71% under the latter scenario conditions to as much as 104%… Read the full press release

Hilton’s upscale brand, DoubleTree, to debut in Nagpur with new hotel opening in 2026

Nagpur, India, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (March 1, 2023) announced it will bring its fast-growing upscale hotel brand to The Orange City for the first time with DoubleTree by Hilton Nagpur. Signing with Abhijit Realtors and Infrastructure Private Limited, the announcement marks the entry of DoubleTree in Maharashtra’s third-largest city. Scheduled… Read the full press release

Hilton Garden Inn Celebrates Milestone 50th Property in Greater China and Tripled Footprint Plans

The award‑winning upscale focused service brand continues to draw owners and guests, with a strong focus on regionalization to further grow the development pipeline to more than 100 properties SINGAPORE, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Garden Inn, the upscale focused service brand of leading global hospitality company Hilton (NYSE: HLT), has announced the opening of… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport reports stronger-than-expected first-half-year results due to post-pandemic travel boom

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The transition to a post-pandemic environment with significantly more people travelling through Christchurch Airport has resulted in the airport company recording a stronger than forecast first half year result to 31 Dec 2022. A revitalised city with new infrastructure such as Te Pae, and attractions like… Read the full press release

Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming Release 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Fifty Years Forward, Demonstrating their Progress towards United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming today announced the release of its 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Fifty Years Forward. Social purpose has propelled Hard Rock since its inception in 1971, guided by its founding mottos: Love All-Serve All, All Is One, Save The Planet, and Take Time… Read the full press release

The Peninsula Hotels to Offer Guests a Taste of “All Things Turkish” with New Culinary Creations

Istanbul, Turkey, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — To coincide with the recent opening of The Peninsula Istanbul, The Peninsula’s stunning new hotel along the Bosphorus, The Peninsula will invite guests at all its properties to sample the artistry of Turkish cuisine. Türkiye is a country with a vibrant history and a tradition of incredible… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Takes First Class to New Heights with Private “Suite Plus” Cabins

Double suite in First and Business Seven different choices in the new Business Class “Allegris” product generation: new seats and new travel experience in all classes on long-haul routes CEO Lufthansa Airlines Jens Ritter: “Every guest has their own understanding of premium, which is why we focus on maximum individuality and exclusivity.” Cologne, Germany, 2023-Mar-01… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts to Open Hotel Indigo Palau, Showcasing the Republic of Palau’s Pristine Marine Paradise

Hotel Indigo Palau will be IHG’s third hotel in Micronesia when it opens in late 2024 DENHAM, UK, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Palau Coral Club, to open Hotel Indigo Palau at the end of 2024. Hotel Indigo Palau will boast an outstanding location… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands UK & Ireland Presence with Nine New Hotels Across Brands

UK signings and openings cement IHG brand family as brands of choice for owners and guests DENHAM, UK, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, strengthens its powerhouse status in the UK & Ireland with the addition of nine new hotels. These new additions illustrate… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major changes to management committee as it gears up for growth and renewal

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is announcing changes to its Group Management Committee, as the national carrier moves into a new phase of growth and renewal. In summary, the changes are: Andrew David, who is CEO of Qantas Domestic and International, will retire from the Group in September 2023…. Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways becomes a Major Partner of Japan Football Association to support national team tours and promote social issues awareness

ANA and the Japan Football Association have reached a basic agreement on the promotional “JFA Major Partner” contract. In addition to supporting the Japan national team’s domestic and international tours, ANA will participate in social and sustainability initiatives. The agreement will run from February 27, 2023 to December 31, 2026. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group Streamlines Meetings and Events Booking with Innovative Online Platform

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group continues its strategic digital transformation with the expansion of its innovative real-time, self-service online booking platform for meetings and events. Book it easy is now available across all key conference hotels in EMEA. This best-in-class digital solution allows meeting and event organizers to save hours of… Read the full press release

Climb to New Heights at Changi Airport’s Newest Attraction: Climb@T3

The 8-metre-high Climb@T3 wall will open on 4 March. From more challenging climbs to guided sessions for new climbers and children, Changi’s rock wall has something for all climbers SINGAPORE, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A new sport climbing attraction will open in Changi Airport as part of Changi Airport Group (CAG)’s continuous effort… Read the full press release

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry Launches Two Books to Celebrate 50 Years of Tourism, Documenting the Evolution of Resort Architecture and the Tourism Industry in the Island Nation

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In light of 2022 being the Golden Jubilee of Tourism, The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) launched 2 books titled – “Maldivian Resort Architecture – 50 years of island resorts” authored by Mr. Mauroof Jameel (Book Preview) which documents the architectural evolution of the Maldivian Resorts and… Read the full press release

Hotel Industry Struggles with Staffing Shortages, Offers Incentives to Attract Hires, According to American Hotel & Lodging Association Survey

79% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Seventy-one percent of respondents… Read the full press release

Wolt Expands Its Food Delivery Service to Helsinki Airport, Offering Travelers Easy Access to Delicious Meals from Top Restaurants in the Arrivals Hall

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Wolt will begin food deliveries from restaurants at Helsinki Airport’s Arrivals Hall. Restaurants Pretty Boy Wingery, Bär Bar, Richie’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Levant, Burger King, and Subway will join the Wolt app. Wolt will begin food deliveries at Helsinki Airport. Joining the Wolt app are restaurants from Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Korean Air Collaborates with 107 Beauty Brand to Launch Upcycled ‘Life Vest’ Cosmetic Pouches, Offering Eco-Friendly Travel Essentials and Supporting Global Environmental Causes

Seoul, South Korea, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Take Korean Air’s new eco-friendly “life vest” cosmetics pouch with you on your next trip! Korean Air has released a limited number of eco-friendly cosmetic pouches, made out of retired cabin life vests. The proceeds from the “life vest” cosmetic pouch sales will be donated to… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group Unveils Radisson Resort & Spa Hua Hin, the Perfect Beachside Escape for Travelers Looking to Explore the Charm and Culture of Thailand’s Gulf Coast

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of Radisson Resort & Spa Hua Hin, a beachside retreat that invites travellers to discover the many wonders of Hua Hin. This charming town on Thailand’s gulf coast, which was once the summer retreat of the Thai royal… Read the full press release

Hilton and Minus18 Partner to Expand Nationwide Access to Inclusive and Empowering School Formals for LGBTQIA+ Youth in Australia, Supporting Equality and Celebrating Authenticity

SYDNEY, Australia, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton and charity organisation, Minus18, have announced a nationwide partnership that aims to give​ more LGBTQIA+ young people in Australia​ the right to free, inclusive and empowering school formals – launched today (February 27, 2023) by queer icon and advocate, actor, model and DJ, Ruby Rose ​during Sydney’s WorldPride. Hilton’s… Read the full press release

Hilton and Fresh On Table Partner to Double Local Produce Procurement for Hilton Properties in the UAE, Reinforcing Commitment to Responsible Sourcing and Supporting Local Farmers

The partnership reiterates Hilton’s Travel with Purpose commitment to drive Responsible Sourcing across its value chain DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced its renewed partnership with UAE-based agri-tech platform, Fresh On Table, at Gulfood 2023, with the aim of doubling the amount of local produce procured for the brand’s properties in… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund Donates Over £36,000 to Local Projects, Supporting Not-for-Profit Initiatives and Community-Led Organizations

Quarterly meeting sees 22 organisations across Greater Manchester receive grants Beneficiaries include sport clubs, Scout groups and community arts projects For more information or to apply for a grant see: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/community Manchester, UK, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund has announced it will donate more than £36,000 to community-led projects… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera Resigns as CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) after Leading the Association through a Challenging Period, Leaving Behind a Legacy of Key Accomplishments

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announces the resignation of Liz Ortiguera as its Chief Executive Officer. Upon her notification, PATA Vice Chair Benjamin Liao said, “Liz served PATA with distinction as the first Asian female CEO in the organization’s 72-year history. On behalf of PATA, I… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention 2023: The Leading Think Tank of the Travel Industry Gears Up to Tackle the Future of Tourism with Over 400 Speakers and 200 Sessions

The ITB Berlin Convention 2023 features around 400 speakers and over 200 sessions – Wide-ranging theme tracks under the slogan ’Mastering Transformation’ – The comprehensive programme of events is online at itb.com/convention Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The speakers at the ITB Berlin Convention 2023 have their sights set firmly on the future… Read the full press release

Swissport’s Award-Winning Aspire Brand Opens Second Airport Lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Offering Travelers a Relaxing and Elegant Pre-Flight Experience

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport opened the doors of its second airport lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) in Finland under its award-winning Aspire brand. The facility complements an existing lounge, which has been operating at Helsinki Airport since 2014. Dubbed Lounge 13, a nod to its location next to gate 13,… Read the full press release

Win a Dream Holiday to Orlando with British Airways Holidays and Universal Orlando Resort, Courtesy of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

British Airways Holidays and Universal Orlando Resort are confirmed as official holiday prize providers for the 19th series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway which launched on ITV1 and ITVX last Saturday 25 February More than 250 lucky prize winners will win seats on a specially chartered British Airways flight and stay for six nights,… Read the full press release

SITA Supports Smooth Travel at Global Sporting Events, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today’s (22 Feb, 2023) major world sporting events such as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar depend for their success on the ability of the host country to handle the sudden influx and exodus of tens of thousands of competitors, team support and equipment, officials, VIPs, media… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt Launches Bonus Journeys to Reward Members for Exploring New Destinations and Staying Longer

The latest global offer awards thousands of Bonus Points for members to explore and redeem for free nights, memorable experiences, exciting adventures and more. CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World of Hyatt invites all members to celebrate travel and explore new destinations with the return of Bonus Journeys, making it easy to… Read the full press release