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

IHG® to bring dual-branded Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites in Nottingham’s Island Quarter

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has committed to bring two of its world-renowned brands to Nottingham (UK) after signing a management agreement with Conygar, the developer behind The Island Quarter development. IHG will be bringing its upscale boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo as… Read the full press release

IHG® announces 300-room Crowne Plaza Danang Waterfront scheduled to open in 2023

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has signed a management agreement with Minh Dong Travel Service and Trading Company Limited – a member of PGT Group – to open the second Crowne Plaza in Danang. The 300-room Crowne Plaza Danang Waterfront will welcome guests in 2023. With unobstructed… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces 13 projects to be supported by the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF)

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — More than a dozen popular tourist sites across Scotland are to receive just over £3m in funding for projects to enhance the visitor experience. Thirteen projects across the country have been recommended for approval – subject to conditions – to receive cash from round three of the… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya ready to assist travellers as travel and tourism restarts

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2021-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — As we slowly restart travel and tourism Kenya is ready to host tourist with strict health measures taken. Once advice one should take is to have additional extra days in the city so as to have the COVID-19 test for travelers done. Ask the travel experts at… Read the full press release

Emirates announces return of My Emirates Pass

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is making travel to Dubai even sweeter in 2021 with the return of My Emirates Pass – an exclusive offer that turns the Emirates boarding pass into a membership card giving customers deals and discounts in over 450 restaurants, leisure destinations and retail outlets across UAE…. Read the full press release

Emirates to deploy its latest A380 aircraft to London Heathrow

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship A380 aircraft featuring new premium economy seats and luxurious enhancements across all cabins to London Heathrow. Starting from 4 January, passengers flying between Dubai and London Heathrow can experience Emirates’ latest A380. Operating as EK003/004, the aircraft… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort announces new international award wins

Doha, Qatar, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Amid a year of shutdowns and strictly guided re-openings Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has emerged as Thailand’s top resort with a number of prestigious international award wins to add to its collection. The resort which blends contemporary design with traditional Thai hospitality and old-world charm, was named the winner… Read the full press release

Gabriel Carlos named Bar Manager of One-Ninety Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passionate about the art of bartending and a familiar face at guest shifts, bar conventions and trade seminars around the world, Gabriel Carlos now lends his effervescent personality as Bar Manager of One-Ninety Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Better known as Gab, his passion for the trade started when he had a… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces the opening of the Cambria Hotel Detroit-Shelby Township

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2021-Jan-08 — /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 Detroit-Shelby Township. This marks the brand’s fifth new hotel since June, joining properties in Greenville, South Carolina; Madeira Beach, Florida; Ocean City, Maryland; and Sonoma, California. The four-story,… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport expands coronavirus testing capacity

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As of tomorrow (Thursday), coronavirus testing capacity at the Zurich Airport testing centre is to be expanded through the addition of provider Ender Diagnostics. The COVID tests offered by this service will be carried out via saliva samples rather than nasal swabs. Test results will be available… Read the full press release

Genting Cruise Lines to provide temporary on board accommodations for foreign workers in Singapore

Singapore, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Cruise Lines has successfully completed stringent evaluation checks by the Singapore government for SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius to extend support and provide temporary on board accommodations for foreign workers in Singapore who have recovered from COVID-19. “On behalf of Genting Cruise Lines, we thank the Singapore… Read the full press release

Viking® announces British journalist and broadcaster Anne Diamond as the godmother of its seventh ocean ship, Viking Venus®

Viking Venus to Join Viking’s Award-Winning Fleet in April 2021 Los Angeles, CA, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.viking.com) today (January 5, 2021) announced that revered British journalist and broadcaster Anne Diamond will be the godmother of its seventh ocean ship, Viking Venus®, which is scheduled to debut this spring. The 930-guest Viking Venus was… Read the full press release

4 ways to get from Berlin Tegel airport to Berlin city center

BERLIN, Germany, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tegel-Berlin Airport is named after the German engineer Otto Lilienthal, who designed 20 innovative airplane models. The history of the air gate begins in 1948: the longest runway at that time (2400 m) was built here. Today, Tegel-Berlin receives about 21 million passengers from all over the… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality commits to a proactive, zero-tolerance stance on human trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — G6 Hospitality, parent company of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, reaffirms its commitment to raising awareness about human trafficking and supporting the important work being done across industries to end human trafficking. “G6 Hospitality is deeply committed to doing our part to end human trafficking in… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® launches Upgrade Your Horizon

MIAMI, FL, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises® has launched Upgrade Your Horizon where guests can enjoy a 2-Category Suite Upgrade, up to a Penthouse Suite, on all published cruises when booked between January 4 and February 28, 2021. Travelers can take the unrivaled Regent experience to new heights by relaxing and unwinding in… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations acquires the Travel + Leisure brand and all related assets from Meredith Corporation

Leading leisure travel company has acquired the iconic, trusted travel brand to accelerate its strategic plan to broaden reach with launch of new travel services, expand its membership travel business, and amplify the global visibility of its leisure travel products The new Travel + Leisure Co. will trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol… Read the full press release