London Gatwick Airport Sees Strong Recovery with 71% of Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in 2022

London, UK, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Annual traffic results published by VINCI Airports show that London Gatwick Airport served 32.8 million passengers in 2022, which represents 71% of pre-pandemic (2019) numbers.  This follows the airport welcoming only 6.3 million passengers in 2021. Gatwick Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased long-haul connectivity,… 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 and Air Canada launch codeshare cooperation

Emirates and Air Canada customers will have access to 46 points across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa Frequent flyer members of Skywards and Aeroplan will soon be able to earn and redeem points or miles when flying with both airlines Enhanced customer offering implemented with the issuance of a single ticket and baggage transfers through to… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches new, daily flights between Halifax-and-Newark and Vancouver-and-Houston

Halifax-Newark, Vancouver-Houston flights convenient for customers MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Oct. 3, 2022) announced new, daily transborder flights between Halifax-and-Newark and Vancouver-and-Houston. The year-round routes will start in December and conveniently link these major urban markets, as well as provide easy onward connections through Air Canada’s and its partner United Airlines’ global… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces return of United Airlines and American Airlines services this October

October school holidays busiest since 2019 20% (month-on-month) increase in capacity to US destinations A total of five airlines flying to/from Auckland from/to North America offers up to 60 flights per week over the summer period. Auckland will be connected to eight non-stop destinations to North America during summer 2022/2023; Dallas Fort Worth DFW, Los… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific in August 2022: nearly 90 percent increase of number of passengers vs. last year’s August

Hong Kong, China, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (September 16, 2022) released its traffic figures for August 2022. The airline’s traffic figures continued to reflect the positive impact of further adjustments to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, notably the mandatory hotel quarantine arrangement for… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to increase services to Japan and restore its Indian network to pre-pandemic levels

SIA to also increase its Los Angeles and Paris services to twice daily and 12 times weekly respectively Extension of Vancouver flights into Northern Winter operating season SIA Group capacity to reach 81% of pre-pandemic levels by end-December Singapore, 2022-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) will increase services to points across Japan… Read the full press release

Vancouver International Airport welcomes Lynx Air services to ten destinations across Canada

Richmond, B.C., 2022-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Vancouver International Airport is thrilled to be the first Canadian airport to welcome a Lynx Air (Lynx) commercial flight today (APRIL 7, 2022). Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline departed Calgary at 11:15 a.m. and arrived safely at Vancouver International Airport at 11:51 a.m.. Lynx is currently offering service… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes Icelandair’s direct route to Reykjavik

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Icelandair reopened the direct route from Helsinki Airport to Reykjavik on April 2, 2022. Passengers departing from Helsinki Airport will once again be able to travel with direct flights to Iceland, opening up a new, diverse range of routes to North America with a single connection via… Read the full press release

Gatwick reopens its South Terminal with around 570 flights a day

London, UK, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick reopens its South Terminal today (27/03/2022) and has gone from an airport with about 300 flights a day (26 March) to one operating around 570 flights (27 March) – making it the equivalent of opening a medium-sized airport overnight. Gatwick and its partners – including airlines,… 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

Air Canada announces 34 routes relaunching across the Atlantic and Pacific this Summer 2022

Most extensive schedule from Canada to global destinations Restoring popular European destinations, including Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice Increased connectivity to Air Canada’s large North American network Air Canada’s leadership and unique extensive network will stimulate the recovery of the travel and tourism industry MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Feb. 22, 2022) announced an expanded Summer 2022… Read the full press release

Qantas welcomes back first international tourists in almost two years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today (21ST FEBRUARY 2022), bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week… Read the full press release

Three special Air Canada charter flights to transport Team Canada to the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada’s flight AC2201 today (Jan. 26, 2022) from Vancouver to Beijing marks the first of three special charter flights transporting Team Canada to the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The airline also named its Team Air Canada athlete ambassadors and outlined its comprehensive program in support of Team Canada’s… Read the full press release

British Airways launches January sale

British Airways and British Airways Holidays have launched their 2022 January sale today, offering huge savings across both flights and holidays This is British Airways’ largest sale of the year with more than 100 destinations up for grabs at discounted prices It includes return flights to New York from £326 and European holiday packages from… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean returns to Alaska in 2023 with four ships: Enchantment of the Seas will join Ovation, Quantum and Radiance of the Seas

Enchantment of the Seas will Make its Alaska Debut Alongside Favorites Ovation, Quantum and Radiance of the Seas MIAMI, FL, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International this week announced adventurers can set course for Alaska with their choice of four world-class cruise ships in summer 2023. Three bold, returning favorites, Ovation, Quantum and Radiance of the Seas, will be joined by Enchantment of the Seas to offer families… Read the full press release

Air Canada significantly increases cargo capacity into and out of Vancouver

In response to flooding that disrupted transportation supply chain network in the province 586 tonnes of additional capacity added into and out of YVR, an increase of 45% over originally planned levels Air Canada Express Dash 8-400 aircraft being converted into special freighter configuration to transport cargo MONTREAL, CANADA, 2021-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

KLM resumes services to Canada

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM flies to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal several times a week. KLM also operates an even larger network in Canada in collaboration with its partner Westjet. Vaccinated travellers who have a negative PCR test result will be able to make use of this service again… Read the full press release

Sunwing resumes service from Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary

Tour operator offers massive Cyber Week savings on packages from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton Toronto, ON, Canada, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is pleased to announce the recommencement of service from three of Western Canada’s major cities. The initial program from Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary will operate to selected destinations for the winter… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to operate three weekly flights to Toronto from 4 July 2020

Airline has worked closely with the Government of Canada to safely bring home over 16,000 Canadians from the Middle East and Asia during this crisis Addition of three-weekly Toronto flights will see Qatar Airways operate daily flights to and from Canada Qatar Airways has continuously operated four weekly flights to Montreal in addition to charter… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean opens sale on Quantum of the Seas’ summer 2021 Alaska itineraries

World’s First Smartship to Join Ovation, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas for Summer 2021 MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International game-changing ship, Quantum of the Seas, will give guests the chance to immerse themselves in unforgettable Alaskan destinations when it sails from the Pacific Northwest for the first time in May 2021. Marking the cruise line’s… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches non-stop service between Vancouver and Orange County, California from June 15, 2020

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 3, 2020) announced it will launch non-stop service between Vancouver and Santa Ana in Orange County, California beginning June 15, 2020, subject to final airport authority approvals. Special introductory fares from Vancouver to Orange County start as low as $187 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at or through travel agents until March… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver named a Five-Star Hotel on the 2020 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver honored among the world’s best luxury hotels, restaurants and spas by one of the world’s premier travel authorities Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver, downtown Vancouver’s luxury landmark hotel, is pleased to announce that it has been named a Five-Star Hotel on the 2020 Forbes… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Air Canada’s new summer services

Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Boston, the only non-stop services between these city pairs, start in June 2020 Summer 2020 will also see a second flight added between Vancouver-Newark MONTREAL, CANADA, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Dec. 10, 2019) announced two new seasonal summer routes and added service to major U.S. destinations from Montreal, Calgary and… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia welcomes back Safwan Abu Risheh as managing director

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver’s renowned luxury hotel, is pleased to announce Safwan Abu Risheh’s return to the prestigious property as managing director. A key member of the hotel’s opening leadership team, Mr. Abu Risheh is highly committed to upholding Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s reputation as a legendary hotel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver announces the appointment of Evan Morgan as Restaurant Chef, YEW Seafood + bar

“Combine new flavours and change conceptions – food should evolve along with the rest of our culture,” Evan Morgan, Restaurant Chef, YEW Seafood + bar Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Evan Morgan joins YEW seafood + bar as the new Restaurant Chef, a position that allows him to bring his skills, passion and creativity as a… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver partners with Airbnb to boost Vancouver’s reputation as a premier destination

VANCOUVER, Canada, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Vancouver has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement in Canada with Airbnb to promote the city to travellers on its platform. The agreement will see Airbnb leverage its global reach through digital channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as well as its magazine Airbnbmag, to boost Vancouver’s reputation… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver launches the evolution of Be A Host convention ambassador program — the MIND Partnership (Meeting and Innovation Network of Distinction)

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night, at a special gathering of the city’s top academics and industry leaders at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver launched the evolution of the organization’s successful Be A Host convention ambassador program. MIND Partnership (Meeting and Innovation Network of Distinction) is a group of thought leaders committed… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels list in British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report today (February 6, 2018) unveiled its annual Best Hotels list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia the number one hotel across three separate categories including British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver. The prestigious rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada,… Read the full press release