Hyatt marks its entry into the Dominican Republic with the opening of Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts

The two all-inclusive resorts bring the best of the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara brand to life within the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, located in Punta Cana CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) today (December 2, 2019) announced the opening of the combined 750-room all-inclusive… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces more than 20 new luxury hotels and resorts expected to open worldwide by the end of 2020

Five new Park Hyatt hotels expected to open as the brand celebrates its 40th anniversary; The Unbound Collection by Hyatt continues to see strong growth in Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 2, 2019) that more than 20 new luxury hotels and resorts are expected to open… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Transavia’s new services for the 2020 summer season

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Dutch airline Transavia will start flights from Brussels Airport in the 2020 summer season. The carrier will serve 9 destinations from our airport, totalling to 28 flights per week. With destinations mainly in the Mediterranean, Transavia hopes to attract both Belgian passengers and passengers from the south… Read the full press release

Gatwick’s Noise Management Board announces the appointment of two new independent Chairs

NMB brings community groups and industry together to manage and mitigate aircraft noise New NMB structure has two Chairs – one to lead the NMB Executive Board and the other to lead the newly created NMB Community Forum New structure also allows for more community groups and locally elected representatives to be included LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-05 —… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI’s winter 2020 programme

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the addition of flights to Tunisia from Bristol Airport and the reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh. The new winter flights to Tunisia from Bristol Airport are… Read the full press release

PATA Face of the Future 2020 now open for submissions

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2020. Deadline for submissions is February 10, 2020. PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. As part… Read the full press release

PATA to hold the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Kathmandu, Nepal

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 16-17, 2019. Under the theme “Design Thinking – Creating Lifetime Experiences in Nepal”, the workshop is hosted by the Nepal Tourism Board and the PATA Nepal Chapter, and is specially designed… Read the full press release

Swissport International to bring its Aspire lounge to Eindhoven Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is further expanding its lounge business in Europe. Since September alone, three new Aspire lounges were opened at the UK airports of London Gatwick, Edinburgh and now Eindhoven in the Netherlands. As part of its airport ground services business Swissport manages 47 lounges at more than… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed fellow United Nations agencies to Madrid for the COP25 Climate Change Summit

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed its fellow United Nations agencies to Madrid for the start of the COP25 Climate Change Summit. With tourism now high on the United Nations agenda, and with UNWTO the global leader in tourism for development and advocacy, this summit will see… Read the full press release

UNWTO AND ITF LAUNCHES LANDMARK REPORT ON TOURISM’S CARBON EMISSIONS

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and… Read the full press release

New passenger awareness campaign Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly takes off in Norway

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supported by airports group Avinor, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway, and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries, has launched a new passenger awareness campaign called Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly to encourage passengers to think carefully about their alcohol consumption before boarding flights. Unruly passenger incidents… Read the full press release

OpenTable releases a retrospective look back at this year’s most popular dining trends

Diners Continue to Crave A Healthier Lifestyle with ‘Keto’ and ‘Plant Based’ Reviews Skyrocketing OpenTable Closes Out the Year, Celebrating a Milestone of More Than 10 Billion Diners Seated through its Software To Date SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Before closing the menu on 2019, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant… Read the full press release

IATA launches Accelerate@IATA to address innovation issues at the industry level

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the creation of Accelerate@IATA, an industry level innovation platform designed to support airlines and their value chain partners by speeding up new technology implementation around IATA standards. The program brings together airlines, value chain partners, and startups to pinpoint problems, find solutions… Read the full press release

OpenTable once again partnered with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America

Kicking Off on Giving Tuesday, the Campaign Will Allow OpenTable Diners to Donate Points for the Third Consecutive Year SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In advance of the holiday season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), has once again partnered with No Kid… Read the full press release

British Airways joined The Valuable 500 and pledged its commitment to customers requiring additional assistance

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities British Airways has joined The Valuable 500 and pledged the airline’s commitment to customers requiring additional assistance The airline has seen customer satisfaction more than double for travellers with accessibility needs following major investment in a new specialist customer care team as part of British Airways’ £6.5 billion… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines executive named as one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2019) announced one of its executives was recently recognized for being one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry. Business Travel News named Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business, to its annual list of the 25 most influential people… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises celebrates the float out of MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France

MSC Virtuosa floated out, with delivery in October 2020 Company’s third major milestone during the past month, following delivery of MSC Grandiosa and cutting of first steel for LNG-powered MSC Europa Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises last weekend celebrated the float out of MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Growth Fund award supports new campaign showcasing Dunfermline and west Fife

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign will bring more visitors to Dunfermline and west Fife by showcasing the town and area’s history and heritage with the help of VisitScotland. Led by Dunfermline Heritage Partnership (DHP) with the support of Fife Cultural Trust Dunfermline & West Fife Tourism Association and Fife… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group commits $10 million to upskill employees for digital transformation

SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) will commit S$10 million over two years to upskill its 2,000 employees in adaptive, technological and technical skillsets to prepare them for new jobs and tasks to be created by the company’s digital transformation. It announced this today (2 December 2019) at the signing… Read the full press release

Stagecoach South introduces new fleet of environmentally-friendly buses in Basingstoke

Basingstoke welcomes environmentally-friendly bus fleet Perth, Scotland, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach South has unveiled a new fleet of environmentally-friendly buses to the Basingstoke community. A £5.3 million investment by Stagecoach has enabled the rollout of 32 new Euro 6 low emission buses celebrated at a launch ceremony in Basingstoke on Monday 2nd December,… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek reveals VIP excursion around Texas

Hongkong, China, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is pleased to reveal “Bigger’n Texas,” an ultra-exclusive journey developed as part of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’® collection of one-of-a-kind travel experiences, Rosewood Limited Edition. Offering a VIP excursion around Texas inclusive of custom crafting session with bespoke cowboy boot company Miron Crosby and… Read the full press release

Hotel de Russie and Acqua di Parma celebrate the festive season with a magical winter wonderland

The iconic brand designs a wonderful, snowball-inspired installation that takes centre stage in Piazzetta Valadier, the courtyard of Rome’s historic hotel LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — This Christmas, Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel, and Acqua di Parma, the historic maison of elegant fragrances and lifestyle products, are collaborating to celebrate the festive season… Read the full press release

Qantas opens its newest First Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport

Singapore, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge today (Dec. 2, 2019), a luxury space spread over 1,000 square metres at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The new First Lounge will operate in tandem alongside the airline’s existing International Business Lounge, providing capacity for 240 customers and a bespoke offering for… Read the full press release

CWT Meetings & Events restructures leadership team under Derek Sharp

CWT Meetings & Events announces the appointment of divisional leaders for new global operating model Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT Meetings & Events (M&E), the global meetings and events division of CWT (the B2B4E travel management platform), announces the restructuring of its leadership team under Derek Sharp, with six global positions to match… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts appoints Michele Allen as the new CFO

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) today (December 3, 2019) announced that David B. Wyshner has decided to step down as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately, and move into a senior advisory role reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Ballotti until March 1, 2020. “As the… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Yinchuan starts the festive season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Yinchuan, China, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Yinchuan celebrates the festive season starting with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday. Mr Markus Iseli, the general manager of the hotel, together with the children, lit the Christmas tree as a symbol of warmth and hope. More than 100 guests joined the ceremony and… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Bahía opens the holiday season

Estepona, Spain, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 700 locals and hotel guests from all over the world descended on the Kempinski Hotel Bahía last weekend for a wonderful Christmas market and lighting of the lavish Diamond Christmas Tree this annual event combined in a single day, luxury, art, charity and local community in line with the… Read the full press release

Belgian military and civil air traffic controllers now working with a single air traffic management (ATM) system

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Shared Air Traffic Services System 2 (SAS2) has been put into service by the Belgian Ministry of Defence. The Belgian military air traffic controllers and the civil air traffic controllers at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) are now working with a single air traffic… Read the full press release

Heathrow unveiled a magical installation of periscopes at Terminals 2 and 5 with scenes from Santa’s Toy Factory

‘How does Santa get to every house in the world in one night?’ is the most frequently asked festive question amongst children under 10 Over a third (35%) of parents tell children it takes Santa’s elves a year of preparation to prepare for the big night Heathrow keeps the magic alive as it unveils a… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts experts shares insights and tips for the year ahead

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF., 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and hospitality professionals across the globe are preparing to usher in a new decade of travel, focusing on up-and-coming destinations, increasingly popular lodging trends, and fresh ways to experience travel in a meaningful way that impacts the way people view the world. With more than… Read the full press release