Qatar Airways’ investment in Air Italy and operations to the United States are fully compliant with the U.S.-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

All agreed Open Skies conditions being met Airline cross-border investments never raised as a point of concern during negotiations DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a matter of urgency. Qatar Airways holds… Read the full press release

dnata’s voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by PAX International readers

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata’s catering team has been voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by readers of PAX International, the leading publication for airline industry executives. The coveted PAX International Readership Award was presented in Hamburg during the annual World Travel Catering Expo. “We are honoured to be recognised by our… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata achieves IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, the leading ground services provider in Pakistan, has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security. The company has achieved IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Pakistan, and obtained ISAGO Station Accreditation at Karachi International Airport following successful completion… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will officially open on May 8, 2019

Montreal’s most anticipated hotel and restaurant openings are now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning May 8, 2019 Montreal, Canada, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The new luxury centrepiece of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will officially open on May 8, 2019. With 169 guest rooms, 19 suites and 18 Four Seasons Private Residences, Montreal’s Four… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport celebrated Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui

East Bay airport expands service to Hawaii, offers 4 days park free – $96 Value Oakland, CA, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today (April 8, 2019) following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete… Read the full press release

Get a glimpse of maritime history through Vessel tours at Jack London Square

Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain at Oakland waterfront through April 23 Oakland, Calif., 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are in port at Jack London Square. The sailing vessels give visitors a glimpse of maritime history from the mid-1700’s to the late 1800’s. The ships are docked at the foot of Broadway through… Read the full press release

VisitBritain holds flagship business event MeetGB

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain’s flagship business event MeetGB gets underway this week highlighting to global buyers why the UK is the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). VisitBritain is set to host 90 event planners from across Europe and North America who are coming together to… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport served 2,421,744 million passengers in March, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In March, 2,421,744 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 1.2% compared to last year. The number of local passengers was 1,666,351 in March 2019, which is no change compared to March 2018. The transfer rate is at 31.0% in the month under review… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes the return of United Airlines’ nonstop flights to New York

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines has resumed nonstop flights between Shannon and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, for the summer season.  The service will operate daily until October 26, 2019 (westbound). “We are delighted to operate this nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark again this summer,” said… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism releases April edition of “Discover Arkansas”

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The April edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. This month, it’s all about the music of Arkansas. You’ll learn more about our small towns with big… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels appoints Robin Ma as the general manager of Kempinski Hotel Changsha

Changsha, China, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotels has officially appointed Mr Robin Ma recently as the general manager of Kempinski Hotel Changsha. Mr Robin Ma will be fully in charge of the overall operation management and business development of the hotel. Mr. Robin Ma has 25 years’ work experience in the hotel industry…. Read the full press release

Kempinski Palace Portoroz, Slovenia and Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Croatia announce the appointment of Mr. Kai Behrens as Cluster General Manager

Istria, Slovenia, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Palace Portoroz, Slovenia and Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Croatia are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kai Behrens as Cluster General Manager for the two Kempinski properties in Istria. Kai Behrens was appointed Cluster General Manager of Kempinski Palace Portorož and Kempinski Hotel Adriatic with the aim… Read the full press release

Michelin-star restaurant Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok reveals its latest menu, “Summer Journey”

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A new season has arrived at the home of modern Thai gastronomy, where exquisitely composed dishes are prepared using an abundance of fresh local produce to create the tastes of summer. Michelin-star restaurant Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok reveals its latest menu, “Summer… Read the full press release

Brasserie Europa’s new Black & White Sunday Brunch includes the elegant vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Brasserie Europa’s new Black & White Sunday Brunch celebration includes the welcome addition of the elegant vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Guests choosing Brasserie Europa’s Champagne Sunday Brunch that are either wearing white or carrying white accessories can now enjoy a fabulous complimentary upgrade to our vintage Blanc… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 09, 2019) in Hong Kong, Vietjet announced the commercial launch of a new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong – one of the most well-known destinations in Asia and its operation plan for the Hong Kong market. Attending the announcement in Hong Kong were… Read the full press release

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019

Company on-track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties under development DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (04/08/2019) announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in… Read the full press release

Formula 1 whizzed down the Bahrain circuit with Airbus Tetra technology

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbus provided secure communications technology for the recently concluded formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain. The Bahrain International Circuit Organization used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race. “Events, such as Formula 1 races, draw massively people’s… Read the full press release

JW Marriott unveils ‘Gather by JW’ Marriott Bonvoy Moments

Member exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments now available for the brand’s second annual culinary festival at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa this fall Bethesda, MD, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the highly anticipated announcement of Gather by JW – the brand’s immersive epicurean and mindful experience this September – JW Marriott today unveiled ‘Gather… Read the full press release

IHG announces transformation of its Europe Sales Team

New structure will mobilise organisation to capitalise on key growth opportunities across Europe Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a transformation of its Europe Sales Team designed around key market opportunities, which will position the company for accelerated growth across… Read the full press release

IHG welcomes Matt Kistler as Senior Vice President of Global Insights, Analytics and Data

New leader appointed to IHG’s Marketing leadership team  Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomes marketing analytics expert Matt Kistler as Senior Vice President of Global Insights, Analytics and Data. Charged with elevating IHG’s consumer insights and marketing effectiveness, Kistler and his team… Read the full press release

IHG announces signing of Holiday Inn® Madinah King Abdulaziz Road and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra in Saudi Arabia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed two franchise agreements including Holiday Inn®Madinah King Abdulaziz Road with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra with Al Hokair Group. The agreements were signed and announced at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts supports its expansion in Egypt with the appointment of five new General Managers and one new Hotel Manager

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand is continuing to build upon the strong degree of commitment traditionally shown to Egypt by opening a total of three new hotels in the country this year. This expansion is being accompanied by the appointment of five new General… Read the full press release

Emirates completes the installation of Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has completed the installation of bespoke Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive orange ‘opportunity’ decal rolling out of the Emirates Engineering hangar. The first decal was unveiled in 2017 on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft decorated… Read the full press release

TravelClick: Spring Season Brings Continued Rate Growth for North American Hoteliers

Bookings Also Stabilizing Throughout Several Markets NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (April 9, 2019) released new data from the Company’s March 2019 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). According to this data, North American hoteliers are entering the spring season and rounding out the first quarter of… Read the full press release

New four-story, 122-room WoodSpring Suites Portland North Gresham opens its doors

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — WoodSpring Suites continues its coast-to-coast expansion with the grand opening of the WoodSpring Suites Portland North Gresham. Located at 3013 Northeast 181st Avenue in Portland’s Gresham neighborhood, the new four-story, 122-room hotel is the brand’s milestone 250th property and first hotel in Oregon. The WoodSpring Suites brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), is… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels Takes ‘Profs and Pints’ Lecture Series Across the Country with Simulating Content on Tap throughout 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels is helping experience-hungry people maximize their time through a collaboration with Profs and Pints. Already known for offering local beers at its hotels, Cambria is building on their hallmark craft beer program and appealing public spaces by hosting a series of compelling talks – ranging from local history to emerging… Read the full press release

Viking announces joint venture with China Merchants Group

Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — On April 8, Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) and China Merchants Shekou, representing China Merchants Group, announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture focused on building a cruise line with worldwide cruise offerings for the Chinese cruise market. This will be a wide-ranging partnership… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes bigger and better retail stores of Boots and Dixons Travel

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — High street favourites Boots and technology specialists Dixons Travel have relocated to larger units, up to twice the size of the old stores. The updated retail area also has a new staircase leading down to the lower lounge, with upgraded passenger lift also installed as part of the… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds the First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa

Sal Island, Cabo Verde, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Government of Cabo Verde was held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde, attracting over 20 Ministers of Tourism, Transport and… Read the full press release

Vacation Homes 365: What It Takes to Run a Vacation Rental

San Diego, United States, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Are you planning to run your own vacation home rental business? If you plan on turning your home into a business, it is important that you ask the right questions first. Do you really have what it takes to run the business full-time? What most… Read the full press release