IHG® Hotels & Resorts announces the upcoming opening of voco Grand Central in Glasgow and voco Edinburgh – Haymarket

IHG® Hotels & Resorts continues to drive growth strategy with UK openings Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (25 FEBRUARY 2021) demonstrated its continued UK growth by announcing the debut of voco Hotels™ into the Scottish hotel market. Marked with the upcoming opening of voco Grand Central in Glasgow and voco Edinburgh – Haymarket, IHG has always been a prime player… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Groups360 launch GroupSync Engage online booking solution for meeting and event planners and hotel brands

Select IHG properties are the first to deploy GroupSync Engage, the market’s premier online booking technology with real-time room and space availability for planners Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Groups360 and IHG Hotels & Resorts today (25 FEBRUARY 2021) announced the release of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct… Read the full press release

Marriott International introduces new Hybrid Meeting Solutions for its Connect with Confidence Program

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — More meeting and event professionals have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events as the meeting industry adapts to new ways of connecting during the global pandemic. However, meeting and event professionals often require additional information about technology, health protocols, and logistics available to them…. Read the full press release

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of traveller medical records for COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today (25 February 2021) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to position Dubai as one… Read the full press release

Anantara Golden Triangle launches virtual jungle field trip of unique elephant experiences for school children in lockdown

Doha, Qatar, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort has introduced a complimentary service for school children in lockdown that stars elephants in a personal call live from their natural habitat in Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle.  During the video call, children around the world can virtually participate in a jungle… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok’s immersive ART Space offers Hotel guests and local community opportunity to experience Bangkok’s creative landscape

Engage with the best of Thai creativity at the newest, most unexpected ART Space in town Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Art is life, and life is art. Nowhere is this be more apparent than at the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, where a gallery-style showcase extends all the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva launches a themed party experience for children of all ages

The Hotel’s beautifully appointed spaces make for the perfect backdrop for themed parties Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has launched a themed party experience for children to celebrate a special occasion in a fun and relaxed setting. The Hotel provides a range of fabulous spaces that are… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Omnam Group announce plans for a brand-new resort in Puglia, southern Italy

Four Seasons to expand its presence in Italy with brand-new beachside project in the enchanting Mediterranean region of Puglia Toronto, Canada, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, an international leader in luxury hospitality, and Omnam Group, a global real estate firm, announce plans for a brand-new resort in Puglia, the stunning… Read the full press release

Clarion Pointe announces the opening of Clarion Pointe in Statesville, North Carolina

Midscale Brand Extension Continues Nationwide Expansion in Charlotte, North Carolina Area ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — On the heels of rapid development, Clarion Pointe, a midscale select-service brand extension franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), kicked off the year with the milestone opening of its 25th hotel: the Clarion Pointe in Statesville, North Carolina. The brand… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces the opening of the Cambria Hotel Rock Hill – University Center

Debut Marks Upscale Brand’s Sixth Hotel in the Palmetto State ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues its rapid expansion across the country with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Rock Hill – University Center. The six-story, 110-room hotel is the brand’s sixth to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to start services from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Spirit to offer More Go, great service and signature low fares stretching from California to Florida LOUISVILLE, Ky., 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — America’s Gateway to the South will be bright yellow, now that Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is on the way. Today (Feb. 23, 2021) the airline announced plans to add Louisville—one of the… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines becomes the only airline serving Los Angeles nonstop from Milwaukee

Spirit Airlines adds new nonstop routes serving Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando MILWAUKEE, Wis., 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today (Feb. 24, 2021) announced that Milwaukee is getting More Go on June 24, when the airline’s yellow and black planes start taking off from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Spirit… Read the full press release

British Airways launches Select and Select Pro refundable fares

London, UK, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (24 February, 2021) launched two new fare brands for its trade customers, which offer refundable options and enhanced flexibility. Select and Select Pro are both refundable fares, which will give customers the flexibility to cancel a flight and claim a full or partial… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces The Birthday Party Project as the official community partner of the airline’s 50th Anniversary year

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces today (Feb 24, 2021) The Birthday Party Project as the official community partner of the airline’s 50th Anniversary year. The Birthday Party Project is a Dallas-based organization that partners with more than 60 agencies across the country to bring joy through the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces merger of its Corporate Communications and International & Aeropolitical Affairs divisions

Sophie Matkovits appointed as Head of Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility Walter Reimann will assume the position of Board Advisor Public Affairs and Lufthansa Group Traffic Rights Coordinator Tanja Gruber, Interim Head of Corporate Communications, will leave the company at her own request Merger of departments designed to generate synergies Vienna, Austria, 2021-Feb-25… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels and Resorts announces Staybridge Suites Bengaluru Thanisandra

The company continues to build on a strong growth momentum in the country and strategically expand its brand portfolio across key cities Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies has announced the debut of its world-renowned extended stay brand, Staybridge Suites® in… Read the full press release

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation establish Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership at Howard University

Marriott International to create the Arne M. Sorenson Hospitality Fund to support the design of a world class hospitality program and curriculum BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation together with Howard University announced today the establishment of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership in honor… Read the full press release

TripActions announces the appointment of Maggie Wilderotter as the sixth member of its Board of Directors

PALO ALTO, CA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TripActions, the fastest-growing business travel and spend management platform, today (February, 23, 2021) announced it has appointed Maggie Wilderotter as the sixth member of its Board of Directors. Wilderotter is a seasoned executive who has led both Fortune 500 companies and startups. In addition, she has… Read the full press release

Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and All Nippon Airways start COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Joint partnership for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and ANA shows the strength of each company’s goods and services across the global network. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Pfizer Inc. (hereinafter “Pfizer”), DHL Global Forwarding Japan (hereinafter “DHL”) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) has commenced distribution… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the impact of COVID-19

Starting on April 1, the flight schedule for the Tokyo Narita = Kuala Lumpur route will be changed. From April 19, ANA will resume daily operation of the Tokyo Narita = Manila route, while the flight schedule for the Tokyo Haneda = Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda = Houston routes will be changed. TOKYO, JAPAN,… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority announces new COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing research program at Toronto Pearson

Research will explore the efficiency of rapid PCR and antigen testing, with eligible airport workers and passengers who volunteer to receive COVID-19 testing TORONTO, CANADA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) continued its leadership in supporting COVID-19 testing research today (February 22, 2021), when it announced a robust new… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba together with cocktail experts from renowned Licorería Limantour introduce Zapote Bar

Rosewood Mayakoba in Collaboration with Award-Winning Bar Licorería Limantour Debut Cocktail Destination Celebrating Yucatán Culture  Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Mayakoba together with the cocktail experts from renowned Licorería Limantour in Mexico City (ranked on “The World’s 50 Best Bars List” for five consecutive years), introduce Zapote Bar. A crafted cocktail and culinary experience, Zapote pays… Read the full press release

CWT announces first American Airlines production NDC booking via Amadeus cytric

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today (23 February, 2021) announces the successful creation of its first-ever GDS sourced New Distribution Capability (NDC) transaction in production via Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense booking tool for American Airlines. “Another innovative milestone successfully completed with our partners, and… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Board changes

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (23 FEBRUARY 2021) announces:  The appointments of Daniela Barone Soares and Richard Anderson to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors, effective 1 March 2021. The retirement from its Board of Anne Busquet, Non-Executive Director, effective at IHG’s 2021… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang, Vietnam, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is pleased to announce that it will manage a new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s most popular leisure destinations. The project is scheduled to open in 2024. Mandarin Oriental, Da Nang sits on a spectacular 30km stretch of… Read the full press release

Singita launches completely reimagined website

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Once again setting the tone for the future of ecotourism and luxury safaris on the continent, leading conservation and ecotourism brand Singita launched its brand-new digital experience this month. The completely reimagined website serves as an availability-and-enquiry engine, as well as a safari-planning tool which encapsulates and… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Wiltcher launches new deluxe room service: the private room restaurants

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — From 2 March until 10 April 2021, Steigenberger Wiltcher’s in Brussels will be the only hotel in the city to offer a new form of deluxe room service. Guests will be able to order Michelin-star standard food straight to their rooms during this period. In… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Capuano as Chief Executive Officer and Stephanie Linnartz as President

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today (FEBRUARY 23, 2021) that Anthony “Tony” Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. He was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services. The Board of Directors… Read the full press release

Mexico: The four-floor, boho-chic inspired property Aloft Tulum opens its doors to guests

New Lifestyle Hotel Marks Marriott Bonvoy’s Entry into Tulum, Ushering in a New Era of Hospitality TULUM, MEXICO, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Aloft Tulum, a brand-new, boho-chic inspired hotel managed by Highgate Hotels, opened last week near Tulum’s desirable downtown district and its white-sand beaches. The four-floor property features 140 loft-like guest rooms and… Read the full press release

Arrival to start trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Arrival, the company creating electric vehicles using its radical new technologies, today (February 22, 2021) announced that it will begin trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus, one of the UK’s largest transport operators. The trials, which will see Arrival buses navigating existing First Bus routes… Read the full press release