The Islands of Tahiti COVID-19 Testing Locations

COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS RETURNING FROM THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI LONDON, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — With the list of nations requiring negative COVID-19 tests to be taken prior to departure continuing to expand, government agencies within French Polynesia including The Louis Malardé Institute, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces inaugural flight to Athens, Greece

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On the eve of its inaugural flight to Athens, Greece, the UAE’s new national airline, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, marked the occasion with a visit from the company’s Chairman, József Váradi. Váradi is one of the airline’s founders who established the company in 2003. The company’s Chairman,… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises’ celebrates float-out of new ship Silver Dawn

Monaco/Trieste, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises’ new ship Silver Dawn touched water for the first time today (January 14, 2021) during her float-out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The fitting out phase will now begin — during which Fincantieri’s skilled craftspeople will bring the ship’s elegant interiors to life. Silver… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises offers special bonus commission to travel partners

Miami, FL, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, is reinforcing its commitment to its worldwide community of travel partners with the offer of a USD 200 ($255 CAD/$270 AUD/€165/£150) bonus commission for new bookings made on any voyage departing on or after July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. The… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean to offer fresh ways to experience the southern Caribbean on Grandeur of the Seas

Grandeur of the Seas Debuts Three Distinct Itineraries to the Sought-after Islands of the Southern Caribbean, beginning December 2021 MIAMI, FL, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International will for the first time call Barbados “home” next winter, offering travelers fresh ways to experience the southern Caribbean on Grandeur of the Seas. Three… Read the full press release

Fraport AG’s exemplary handling of sensitive pharmaceutical products at Frankfurt Airport awarded renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport – Fraport’s expertise based on years of specialized logistics for pharmaceutical products Frankfurt, Germany, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA airline association has awarded Fraport AG renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification for exemplary handling of time-critical and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods at… Read the full press release

easyJet cabin crew to support nationwide NHS vaccine roll-out

London, UK, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The NHS is recruiting easyJet cabin crew as vaccinators to support nationwide UK vaccine roll-out. easyJet cabin crew will be trained to administer the vaccine in NHS Vaccine Centres across the UK. Following easyJet’s recent offer of help to the UK Government, easyJet cabin crew are being… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus extends flexible booking policy until 30th September 2021

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus has today (12th January 2021) announced that it will extend its flexible booking policy until 30th September 2021 to afford customers the confidence to book a summer holiday in the knowledge that they can change their travel plans at no extra cost. The airline’s Book with… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon: New study shows importance of Oregon’s vast range of outdoor recreation opportunities to the state’s economy

PORTLAND, Ore., 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC), Oregon Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and Earth Economics, released a new Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study that demonstrates the importance of Oregon’s vast range of outdoor recreation opportunities to the state’s economy. The study finds that in… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Air India’s new direct service between O’Hare International Airport and GMR Hyderabad International Airport

First-ever nonstop flight between U.S. and India’s fourth-largest city – an emerging tech hub CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air India, the flag carrier of the Republic of India, announced today (01/13/2021) CDA welcomes Air India’s new direct service between O’Hare International Airport and GMR… Read the full press release

Swissport announces expanded agreement with Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will be serving Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia until 2025. The new contract expands the existing cooperation to all flights of all airlines of the French-Dutch airline group, including freighter services, to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the 5-year commitment of French-Dutch… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways awarded Diamond Standard in the APEX Health Safety Powered by SimpliFlying COVID-19 audit

The airline has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s robust COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it has achieved Diamond Standard in the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Health Safety Powered by… Read the full press release

Moxy Austin-University opens its doors to guests

The First Moxy Hotel in Texas will be a Vibrant Hangout with Close Proximity to Campus AUSTIN, TX, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy Austin-University has officially opened its doors today (JANUARY 13, 2021) as the first Moxy hotel to debut in Texas, tucked directly alongside the University of Texas at Austin campus. Owned by… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport debuts $20 million transformation

Owned by Manga Hotels, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, an IHG hotel, debuts a fresh start  Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, owned and operated by Manga Hotels, opens its doors after completing a $20 million renovation. The transformation marks a new beginning for the hotel… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Albert Au named executive chef at Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With almost three decades of experience in prestigious Chinese restaurants in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, renowned Cantonese Chef Albert Au 歐國強 has landed on the tropical shores of Singapore and now helms the one Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Chef Au’s impressive culinary career began at… Read the full press release

Enjoy an array of complimentary services and amenities with Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora’s Extended Stay program

Enjoy an array of complimentary services and amenities with Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora’s Extended Stay program Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The just-refreshed Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, named Best for an Epic Stay in the World by AFAR, recently introduced its Extended Stay program. Created to address the trend of extended… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces strategic partnership with Penn National Gaming

Members of Choice Hotels’ and Penn National Gaming’s Loyalty Programs Will Soon Earn and Redeem Points When Staying at Hotel or Gaming Properties Across the Country ROCKVILLE, Md. and WYOMISSING, Pa., 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has entered into a strategic agreement with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN), the nation’s largest regional… Read the full press release

SITA boosts Etihad Airways’ efficiency through its next-generation biometric technology

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The impact of COVID-19 has tipped the air transport industry into turmoil with planes grounded for much of 2020 and significant economic and operational challenges to solve. The industry has moved quickly to find new solutions to meet the new health measures required by the pandemic. From… Read the full press release

Atlas Air Worldwide to expand fleet with four additional Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Freighters to add additional capacity to meet growing e-commerce and express cargo demand Order will complete production of the 747-8 in 2022 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlas Air Worldwide today (Jan. 12, 2020) announced an agreement to purchase four 747-8 Freighters. The order enables Atlas Air to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund awards almost £30,000 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Airport fund awards £29,064 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and gardening society amongst beneficiaries Grants set to fund a cuddle bed, new kitchen equipment, goal posts, and a hopscotch area Community Trust Fund has handed out more than £3.5m since its launch in 1997 For more information or… Read the full press release

CVG launches Airport Assistant SkySquad

Erlanger, Ky., 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hello Airport Assistant. Goodbye, airport stress! This week, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is launching SkySquad – a reservation-based curated service to improve the airport experience for anyone who needs an extra hand from curb to gate and back again. Families and caregivers with young children, seniors, and… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop service to Punta Gorda, Florida

New Flights to Florida’s South-Central Gulf Coast Set to Begin May 27 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Air announced today (January 12, 2021) it will offer new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Punta Gorda, Florida, beginning May 27, 2021. Allegiant’s new seasonal service will operate twice per… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 take place online from April 27-29

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (January 12, 2021) announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of Platinum Sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together… Read the full press release

UNWTO research highlights progress made in gender equality in the tourism sector

Middle East, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of services to Riyadh

The national carrier of the State of Qatar has touched down in Riyadh for the first time since 2017  The airline will operate a daily service to Riyadh on wide-body aircraft including the Airbus A350, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 787-8 DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today ( 11 January 2021)… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo facilitates fast and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide through new solution

The new quality-assured solution facilitates the fast and effective import and transhipment of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has built on its many years of experience in transporting pharmaceutical shipments to develop a vaccine solution specifically for the fast and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to provide more assistance to customers through WhatsApp

Customers can now contact us with their enquiries via a dedicated WhatsApp channel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of our commitment to offer a great customer experience, today (January 11, 2021) Cathay Pacific announces the opening of WhatsApp as a channel for our customers to contact us whenever they… Read the full press release

Marriott signs largest hotel-branded residential project to date worldwide

Project would add close to 4,200 residential and officetel units in Vietnam, positioned to meet the increasing demand for distinct premium lifestyle offerings Bethesda, MD, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (JANUARY 7, 2021) announced a milestone agreement with Vietnam-based real estate firm Masterise Homes to develop a dual-branded… Read the full press release

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of The St. Regis Cairo

An Epitome of Modern Egyptian Glamour, the hotel brings Exquisite Design and Signature Butler Service to the Bustling Metropolis CAIRO, EGYPT, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, today (JANUARY 6, 2021) announced the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Cairo. Rising tall on the banks of… Read the full press release

IHG® announces Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District, opening in January 2022

The latest signing supports IHG’s growth ambition in KSA Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with Lina Snacks Foods Company, to open Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District. Building on IHG’s recent signings in KSA, including… Read the full press release