Marriott International Announces Exciting Expansion of Luxury Portfolio with Iconic U.S. Properties

Company Plans to Welcome The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach, CA), Turtle Bay Resort (O’ahu, HI), and a Luxury Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (New York City) to Its Luxury Portfolio (IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. announces plans to convert three iconic luxury properties in the U.S. into brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, adding… Read the full press release

Accor’s Handwritten Collection Makes U.S. Debut with Hotel Stratford San Francisco

HOTEL STRATFORD SAN FRANCISCO – HANDWRITTEN COLLECTION WILL OPEN ITS DOORS TO GUESTS THIS SUMMER (IN SHORT) San Francisco welcomes the inaugural U.S. location of Accor’s Handwritten Collection brand with Hotel Stratford, owned and operated by Frame Ventures. Situated in the vibrant Union Square, the European-style boutique hotel offers 94 elegantly refurbished rooms and introduces… Read the full press release

Hilton Named No. 1 Best Company to Work For in the U.S. for Ninth Consecutive Year

Recognition marks the third time Hilton has topped the U.S. list and follows No. 1 ranking as the World’s Best Workplace (IN SHORT) Hilton has once again secured the top spot on the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. list by Great Place to Work and Fortune, marking its ninth consecutive year… Read the full press release

AHLA’s On the Road Series Renamed “The Hospitality Show” for Regional Events Across the US

Events to provide high-value networking and industry updates for hospitality professionals (IN SHORT) The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has rebranded its successful On the Road series of regional events as “The Hospitality Show,” offering exclusive networking and industry updates to hospitality professionals nationwide. These free events, open to anyone in the hospitality industry,… Read the full press release

Marriott Breaks Ground on Its First StudioRes Hotel in Fort Myers, Florida, Introducing Affordable Extended Stay Accommodations

Ceremony marks milestone for Marriott’s new affordable midscale extended stay brand in U.S. and Canada (IN SHORT) Marriott International celebrated the groundbreaking of its inaugural StudioRes brand hotel in Fort Myers, Florida, marking the brand’s entry into the affordable midscale extended stay segment in the U.S. & Canada. Developed by Concord Hospitality and Whitman Peterson,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Expands in the U.S. with New Home Port in Galveston, Texas

MSC Cruises adds fourth U.S home port – Galveston in Texas, further expanding its choice of itineraries and ships from U.S ports Departures begin November 2025 with seven-night sailings on MSC Seascape – now available to book Destinations highlights include Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico) and Isla de Roatan (Honduras) (IN SHORT) MSC Cruises, one… Read the full press release

SAS Expands Summer Flight Offerings to USA and Asia in Response to Growing Demand

(IN SHORT) Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is gearing up for the upcoming summer travel season, which begins on March 31, 2024, by enhancing its flight offerings and increasing capacity for flights to the USA and Asia. (PRESS RELEASE) Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — To accommodate the rising demand for travel to the USA… Read the full press release

Emirates to Serve Special Thanksgiving Menus on Dubai-USA Flights and in Lounge Celebrations

(IN SHORT) Emirates is set to celebrate Thanksgiving with special menus on its flights from Dubai to the USA and within its airport lounges. From November 23 to 30, passengers on these routes can savor traditional Thanksgiving dishes, with elevated options for First Class travelers. First Class passengers can indulge in sweet potato soup with… Read the full press release

Hilton Achieves Fifth Consecutive #1 Ranking as Best Workplace for Women in the US

Hospitality leader recognized for its inclusive culture, industry‑leading benefits and development opportunities (IN SHORT) Hilton has been ranked #1 on the Best Workplaces for Women U.S. list by Fortune and Great Place to Work for the fifth consecutive year. This recognition highlights Hilton’s commitment to creating an inclusive and empowering workplace for its over 450,000… Read the full press release

Teleport and SF Airlines Forge Strategic Air Cargo Partnership

Partnership with SF Airlines strengthens connectivity between China and Southeast Asia, and opens new opportunities to the U.S. and European markets SF Airlines gains access to Teleport’s logistics capabilities to support international expansion into Southeast Asia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2023-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Teleport, the market leader for air logistics in Southeast Asia,… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Theme and Co-Host Airline for World Financial Symposium and World Passenger Symposium 2023

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ”Value Creation – Unlock the Potential” will be the theme of the joint World Financial Symposium (WFS) and World Passenger Symposium (WPS). The event will take place 25-26 October 2023 in Chicago, USA, with United Airlines as the co-host airline…. Read the full press release

U.S. Retains Dominance in Retail Tourism: WTTC Report Reveals Shopping Holidaymakers’ Preference and Economic Impact

U.S. positioned as largest contributor of retail tourism to GDP WTTC ‘Retail Report’ to launch 7th September Las Vegas, NV, 2023-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the U.S. remains the preferred choice for shopping holidaymakers, as revealed at Virtuoso Travel Week, taking place in Las Vegas,… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and Marriott Hotels Bring Manchester United Fanfare to the U.S. with Coast-to-Coast Experiences

Fans can receive exclusive access to the Manchester United Tour 23 with unforgettable experiences made possible only through Marriott Bonvoy and Marriott Hotels BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Bonvoy®, the award-winning travel program from Marriott International and Marriott Hotels®, as Official Partners of Manchester United, are bringing the revelry of British… Read the full press release

Spas of America Reaches an Impressive Milestone with the Inclusion of Spa Viata, Hotel Viata Austin, as its 900th Spa

Spa Viata, Spas of America, Couple

AUSTIN, United States, 2023-Jul-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Spas of America, the leading spa and wellness travel website, announced its 900th spa listing, Spa Viata, situated within the scenic Texas Hill Country’s Hotel Viata Austin. Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of the Texas Hill Country, Spa Viata provides a tranquil haven, offering a serene… Read the full press release

Emirates Celebrates Easter with Delicious Treats and Family-Friendly Entertainment Onboard

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Honouring Easter festivities this April, Emirates is celebrating with traditional lamb dishes in the lounges, baskets of warm hot cross buns served onboard, sweet surprises for kids, and an array of new family-friendly movies on ice. From 7-10 April, Emirates passengers flying in every travel class to select… Read the full press release

Spas of America spotlights the Spas of The Northeast

Spas of The Northeast, Spas of America

NEW YORK, United States, 2023-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The spa and wellness travel website Spas of America has launched the Spas of The Northeast, featuring a selection of the best spa and wellness destinations in the region. “It’s hard to beat the excitement of the American Northeast”, says Craig Oliver, president of Spas… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways introduces new Fly Your Way concept for more flexible and personalised travel options

National carrier introduces branded fare concept for Customer choice and flexibility Nadi, Fiji, 2023-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests flying with Fiji Airways will have more flexibility and choice with the introduction of an unbundled economy class fare concept. This new concept will be effective from 2nd March 2023 for USA and Canada, and 3rd March,… Read the full press release

Ranch Rider Introduces Pop-Up Experience To Help Preserve Montana’s First-Ever Dude Ranch

  Kent, UK, 2023-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading riding holiday operator, Ranch Rider is introducing its first ever pop-up dude ranch experience. Montana’s historic O.T.O. Ranch is being leased by the True Ranch Collection, with bookings available from June 25 to August 12, 2023. In a prime location, the property, which lies in… Read the full press release

Discover Fresh and Exciting Tourism Products Across England, Wales, and Scotland with VisitBritain’s Educational Visits

London, UK, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain is set to welcome more than 120 international travel trade buyers for a series of educational visits across Britain. The educational trade visits, underway from 28 January, are a mix of three-to-five-day itineraries to destinations across England, Wales and Scotland, showcasing the latest tourism products to… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Launches Early Booking Offer with Up to 20% Savings on Select European Voyages

Upgrade Your Horizon’ Offers FREE 2-Category Suite Upgrade and Reduced Deposits Across More Than 400 Voyages to Over 500 Ports of Call Through 2025 Plus, Savings of up to 20% on Select European Voyages MIAMI, FL, 2023-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, is launching Upgrade Your Horizon, inviting guests to enjoy An Unrivaled Experience™… Read the full press release

Cruise Demand Soars: 91% of Previous Cruisers Plan to Set Sail Again, 72% of Non-Cruisers Open to Booking in Next Two Years

Washington, DC, USA, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released results from a new consumer sentiment survey, showing the demand for cruise holidays continues to increase. The survey was carried out with 4,500 domestic and international travellers. It reveals that for UK passengers: 91% of respondents who have cruised… Read the full press release

Traveling to Reunite: Agoda’s Survey Reveals Top Travel Goals for 2023

SINGAPORE, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For most of us, reuniting with friends and family is the main reason to travel in 2023. Agoda’s Travel Trends survey asked travelers to share their top travel goals for the new year, with reuniting with loved ones, wellness and food, arts & culture making the top three, and… Read the full press release

TAP Soars to New Heights: Summer 2023 Brings Increased Flight Offerings to US, Brazil, and More

Faro will have one more daily flight, increasing from three to four frequencies Ten new flights a week to five North American cities Brazil with six more flights a week Tel Aviv will have one daily flight, two more per week than in summer 2022 Company resumes summer seasonal offer to Porto Santo, Tangiers and… Read the full press release

Emirates sees 154% increase in vegan meals served onboard, with over 280,000 consumed in past year

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — From its UK origins in 2014, the concept of ‘Veganuary’, a month-long initiative promoting the vegan diet, has continued to garner interest amongst the general population. In fact, Emirates has noted a 154% increase in vegan meals served onboard between 2021 and 2022, with over 280,000 plant-based meals… Read the full press release

Emirates offers special Thanksgiving menus on flights from Dubai to USA

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be giving passengers a taste of home with special Thanksgiving menus across all classes, on flights from Dubai to USA, between the 24 and 26 of November. Serving its cosmopolitan customer base, Emirates celebrates many multicultural occasions on-board from Eid to Christmas, Diwali to Lunar… Read the full press release

London Gatwick announces 51 flights a week to the USA for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays

London, UK, 2022-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers travelling to the USA from Gatwick Airport can now choose from 51 flights per week to popular destinations including New York, Orlando, Boston and Tampa. The increased transatlantic schedule – as JetBlue adds a second daily flight to New York from 31 October – comes in… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels and ServiceStar Capital Management to develop 21 new Everhome Suites hotels Across the U.S.

ServiceStar Capital Management to develop more than 20 Everhome Suites in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and throughout Florida ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on its extended stay growth strategy, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), signed an agreement on July 29, 2022, with Colorado-based real estate investment firm ServiceStar Capital Management—one of the largest extended stay developers in the nation—to develop 21… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives launches Maldives Roadshow in USA and Canada

MALE, MALDIVES, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) has initiated a series of high-profile roadshows titled ‘Maldives Roadshow in USA and Canada’. Our series of roadshows are held under the effort to maintain destination momentum in the North American market – one of the top… 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

Spirit Airlines recognized by two major airports in the U.S. for its noise reduction efforts

Spirit receives top marks in Seattle and Los Angeles MIRAMAR, FL, 2022-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Two major West Coast airports have recently recognized Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) for operating with noise levels consistently lower than other airlines — high marks for the airline with leading low fares. Spirit received the top ranking in its respective category… Read the full press release