Manchester Airport staff deliver gift packs to schools and care homes through ‘Give & Go’ campaign

Airport colleagues volunteered to deliver gift packs and selection boxes to schools and care homes ‘Give & Go’ campaign for colleagues to donate toys, gifts and food items Raffle held with ten winners receiving gift pack and hamper Manchester, UK, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport workers helped spread Christmas cheer in Woodhouse… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

Offering 247 rooms, the opening marks the largest hotel by an international brand in the city and Hyatt’s debut in the Cambodian capital CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 6, 2021) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital and… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes Air India’s first-ever nonstop flights between San Francisco and Bangalore

Airport celebrates only nonstop service from Bangalore to the United States SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Air India will begin the first-ever nonstop flights between San Francisco and Bangalore (Bengaluru), India. This new service represents the only nonstop flights between Bangalore and the… Read the full press release

easyJet and easyJet holidays announces 40% off one million seats and up to £300 off holidays

London, UK, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet and easyJet holidays have today (JANUARY  05 2021) launched sales with up to 40% off one million seats* (600,000 to and from UK) and up to £300 off holidays. The sale comes as the nation heads back to work and makes plans for 2021 after many… Read the full press release

Checkport Schweiz AG to operate PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport

Starting tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be operating a PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport. The novelty: Enders Diagnostics’ PCR tests are carried out by saliva sample and not by nasal swab and the test result is available within only 5 hours, instead of 24 to 48 hours as with… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces resumption of flights from Hong Kong to London Heathrow

Flights from Hong Kong will operate from 12 January, while flights departing from the UK remain suspended Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announces that it will resume flight services from Hong Kong to London Heathrow (LHR) from 12 January in order to assist customers needing to travel to the UK…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brasil

Qatar Airways has signed an expanded codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brasil that will see its code placed on 45 additional LATAM Airlines Brasil flights enhancing connectivity across Brazil to and from destinations such as Curitiba, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Luiz & Vitoria LATAM Airlines Brasil will also be adding its code… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways took delivery of its 53rd Airbus A350

With this delivery, the airline will operate 34 A350-900 and 19 A350-1000 with an average age of 2.7 years Airline’s strategic investment in twin-engine, fuel-efficient aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the crisis and made it the ideal choice for environmentally conscious passengers Qatar Airways’ sustainable fleet gives it the ability to offer… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo expands its fleet with three brand new Boeing 777 freighters

The arrival of the new freighters will significantly boost the carrier’s cargo capacity With a fleet of 30 freighters, the world’s leading cargo carrier will support the logistics around the COVID-19 vaccine Doha, Qatar, 2021-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s leading air cargo carrier took delivery of three brand new Boeing 777 freighters… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo starts freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh

The scheduled service will operate once per week every Tuesday Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo is launching a new scheduled freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh (RUH) starting 5 January 2021. The airline has seen a growing demand for air cargo flights between Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels recognised at the HRD Awards Asia 2020 and the Stelliers 2020

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels and its Associates and Colleagues received further recognition from the industry’s globally recognised excellence awards at HRD Awards Asia 2020 and the Stelliers 2020. With Wharf Hotels’ commitment to develop talent for their long term success, Wharf Hotels is proud to announce the… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of five UrCove properties in the major gateway cities of Shanghai, Chengdu and Nanjing

The new openings reinforce Hyatt’s commitment to reach China’s underserved upper-midscale segment and strategically grow the Hyatt brand in China CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt today (December 29, 2020) announced that UrCove, the new hospitality brand developed under a joint venture between Hyatt and BTG Homeinns Hotel Group affiliates, opened its… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport’s epidemiological measures earns ACI accreditation

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Council International (ACI) has reviewed Budapest Airport’s epidemiological measures, and officially declared Ferenc Liszt International Airport as accredited in the program established by the council, aimed at restarting aviation. This means that the airport operator continuously safeguards the health of those at the airport, based on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded code-share agreement with Oman Air

Code-share expansion will significantly increase the number of destinations available to Oman Air passengers from three to 65* on the Qatar Airways network Expansion of code-share agreement is the first step in further strengthening commercial cooperation between the two Gulf airlines DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways continues to expand its… Read the full press release

Alaska updates policy on service animals onboard

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Following recent changes to U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules, Alaska Airlines will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective Jan. 11, 2021, Alaska will only transport service dogs, which are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability…. Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels launches its year-end campaign, Stay A Little Longer

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — To wrap up the year, Wharf Hotels has launched its year-end campaign inviting guests to take some time out for themselves and their families with their Stay A Little Longer offer. From now until 17 January 2020, sixteen of the group’s Niccolo and Marco Polo… Read the full press release

Hyatt completes the sale of Exhale Enterprises LLC

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt announced today (DEC 22, 2020) the completion of its sale of Exhale Enterprises LLC, which includes Exhale, an internationally recognized spa and fitness brand in the U.S. and Caribbean, to E-HALO Holdings, LLC in partnership with Integrity Square, LLC, a leading advisory firm and growth equity… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways offers passengers unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds for tickets issued before 30 April 2021

Airline offers unlimited changes for travel completed during 2021 and fee-free refunds Customers booking travel via qatarairways.com can exchange their ticket for a travel voucher with 10% additional value DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that it will offer passengers unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds for all tickets… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces restructured agreement with Boeing for a total of 68 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for additional 52 planes

New agreement in principle adds 23 orders plus 15 options to airline’s overall order SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Dec. 22, 2020) an agreement in principle with Boeing to restructure the airline’s order to receive a total of 68 Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for an additional… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the first IHG hotel in East Malaysia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has launched the first IHG hotel in East Malaysia, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre. Officially opening on 21 December 2020, this contemporary hotel is in the heart of Sabah’s bustling capital city and offers clean, comfortable and convenient stays, making it the best… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

New resort to redefine luxury hospitality on the Gold Coast with stunning aesthetics, personalized wellness programs and exceptional service GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, marking the debut of Marriott International’s iconic JW Marriott… Read the full press release

Emirates earns APEX 2021 Five Star Global Official Airline Rating from its passengers

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has received the APEX 2021 Five Star Global Official Airline RatingTM, based on feedback from passengers that was independently collected by APEX via its partnership with TripIt, and validated and certified by an external auditor to ensure that all ratings were made by genuine travellers who… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate Airbus A380 service from Dubai to Sao Paulo

Responding to increase in seasonal demand, Emirates to operate Airbus A380 aircraft between 9 and 30 January 2021 Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will be operating its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on the Dubai – Sao Paulo route between 9 and 30 January 2021. The Emirates A380… Read the full press release

GTA dnata earns IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded GTA dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). “We are proud to be awarded IATA’s prestigious… Read the full press release

Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur launches new initiative to renew Malaysian forestland while supporting local farming communities

Renewing Malaysian forestland, one cocktail at a time Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Combining a passion for great cocktails with a commitment to restore the local forestland, Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has launched a long-planned project – A Tree Today, A Forest Tomorrow. Bar Trigona, recently recognised among World’s 50 Best Bars by… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland. The new contract secures significant business volumes. It covers passenger services and airport ramp handling for Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss Air at the airports in Zurich, Geneva and… Read the full press release

Long Beach, California Ranked the Cleanest City in the U.S.

WARWICK, RI, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene has become a higher priority for many industries, and travel is no exception. For travelers thinking about booking their next vacation, travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip provides some destination inspiration by ranking the best (and worst) U.S. cities for cleanliness. InsureMyTrip has… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport installs new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks

Automated Passport Control kiosks in United States Customs and Border Protection area. Edmonton, AB, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Passenger health and safety continues to be the top priority for Edmonton International Airport and new machines being installed are using the power of UV-C light to help reduce COVID-19 risks in travel. Edmonton International… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels announces the opening of Frutt Mountain Resort in the heart of Central Switzerland on 19 December 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In the heart of Central Switzerland and only 40 km from Lucerne, Frutt Mountain Resort, newly managed by Kempinski Hotels, will welcome ski and nature lovers in the midst of a winter wonderland from 19 December 2020. The gondola takes guests up to 2,000 metres directly to the… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels appoints Bernold Schroeder as CEO ad interim

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels announces today (14 December 2020) the appointment of Bernold Schroeder as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer ad interim, effective immediately. The news follows the decision of the Kempinski Supervisory Board to part ways with former Chief… Read the full press release