IntercityHotel Freiburg appoints Philipp Kehder as new General Manager

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — 37-year old Philipp Kehder will take over at the helm of the 152-room IntercityHotel Freiburg with effect from 2 December 2019. As the new General Manager, Mr. Kehder will be in charge of both day-to-day operations and the hotel’s strategic divisions. The previous Director Henri… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts® opens the newly refurbished Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park Hotel

A true piece of South African History Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts®, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, opens the newly refurbished Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park Hotel situated in the leafy suburb of Parktown, Johannesburg. Offering authentic experiences designed to bring friends, family and business partners together for genuine and… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches direct service connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Thailand’s coastal destination Pattaya

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (December 2, 2019), Vietjet announced its latest direct service connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Thailand’s famous coastal destination Pattaya (via U-Tapao International Airport). The new route will operate daily service with a flight time of one hour and thirty minutes per leg, starting… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport welcomes Condor Airlines’ new, non-stop air service to Frankfurt, Germany

Flights to Frankfurt and beyond take off next summer Edmonton, AB, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Condor Airlines will offer a new, non-stop air service between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Frankfurt, Germany, with a world of travel options for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Flights to Frankfurt from Edmonton start June 1, 2020 and will… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines unveils summer 2020 schedule

Focus on vacation destinations in the Mediterranean, Kavala and Samos added to the offering Once again daily flights to Rome and Barcelona Long-haul routes: launch of flight service to Boston, Tokyo flights commencing two weeks earlier VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers can once again look forward to an attractive Austrian Airlines flight… Read the full press release

Agoda kicks off “Less Hassle, More Travel” brand campaign

SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online digital  travel platforms, has launched its first multi-market TVC, out-of-home (OOH), digital and cross-channel advertising campaign leveraging its brand characters called “Agojis.” The campaign, built on the brand platform “Less Hassle, More Travel,” kicks off in four markets: Australia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia,… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City

HAMBURG, GERMANY, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (DECEMBER 2, 2019) announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City, the second Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the leading business city. The 277-guestroom hotel is set in an unparalleled city centre location with Hamburg’s gastronomic, shopping and cultural highlights on its doorstep, as well… Read the full press release

MMPRC welcomed media from Turkey to Maldives

Male, Maldives , 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation (MMPRC) welcomed media from Turkey to Maldives for a familiarization trip today (Dec. 1, 2019). This is the 21st familiarization trip conducted by the corporation for various markets this year. The media is comprised of journalists and editors from a number… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport, Munich International Airport, Sydney Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport join the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking

Toronto, Sydney, Munich and Hong Kong sign Buckingham Palace Declaration Montreal, Canada, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Executive representatives from Hong Kong International Airport, Munich International Airport, Sydney Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport have pledged their commitment to join the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking by signing the  United for Wildlife (UFW) Transport Taskforce Buckingham… Read the full press release

Newly renovated Amari Vogue Krabi now ready to welcome travellers

Fresh from an extensive renovation, the resort invites travellers to indulge in boutique charm while basking in the tranquillity of the iconic Andaman coastline. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With its trademark karst formations hanging over idyllic white-sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, it is no wonder Krabi is home to… Read the full press release

TUI Group announces the opening of the TUI Blue Fieberbrunn hotel, TUI Blue’s second hotel in Austria

TUI Blue Fieberbrunn makes its debut for the first Winter season Third TUI Blue hotel in Austria in final construction phase Further hotel openings in Gran Canaria and Morocco Berlin, Germany, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI Group continues to expand the portfolio of its lifestyle hotel brand TUI Blue with the opening of… Read the full press release

Macao and Zhuhai will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao SAR with a joint fireworks show on 22 December

Macao, China, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Macao Special Administrative Region Government and the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government will stage their first joint fireworks show together above the sea area in front of Macau Tower and Zhuhai Hengqin Financial Island at 9 p.m. on 22 December in joyful celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office presented the “Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme” Awards

Macao, China, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) hosted the “Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme” (“QTSAS” or the “Scheme”) Awards Gala Dinner today (2 December) to commend award-winning catering businesses and travel agencies of the year, encouraging industry operators to provide quality tourism services. The Scheme was launched in 2014. To… Read the full press release

“Macao Light Festival 2019 – Explore the Light” lights up Macao

Macao, China, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, “Macao Light Festival 2019 – Explore the Light” is lighting up Macao from 1st to 31st December. An opening ceremony unveiled the event at Anim’Arte Nam Van tonight (1st December). Held for… Read the full press release

dnata to purchase the remaining 50% of its UK inflight catering joint-venture, Alpha LSG

London, UK, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has announced an agreement to purchase the remaining 50% of its UK inflight catering joint-venture, Alpha LSG, from the LSG Group. The acquisition expands Dubai-based dnata’s international portfolio, and will make it the sole shareholder of the biggest… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomes Kevin Lopes as its new Executive Pastry Chef

Seychelles, Africa, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has announced Kevin Lopes as its new Executive Pastry Chef, who joins the culinary team in Petite Anse Bay from his role of head pastry chef at the three Michelin star Sketch in London. With responsibility for the pastry kitchens of the Resort’s three restaurants, in addition to… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces the opening of its third hotel in Arizona: the Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), announces the opening of its third hotel in Arizona: the Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center. The seven-story, 127-room hotel joins two other Cambria locations in the Grand Canyon State: Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center and Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge. The new Phoenix hotel… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport launches new automated pre-security gates

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport is enhancing the experience for international travellers with the launch of new automated pre-security gates. From today (02 December 2019), travellers will pass through 12 new eGates that will scan boarding passes and grant them access to security areas. Developed in partnership with Vision-Box, the… Read the full press release

Immerse yourself in Flamenco Andaluz with private lessons and experiences at the Best Rural Retreat in Spain

Malaga, Spain, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Cortijo El Carligto, awarded Best Rural Retreat in Spain by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019, has built a reputation on discerning services and authentic, immersive experiences for their guests. A new package of personalised Flamenco tuition elevates an already impressive range of experiential travel opportunities at the Private… Read the full press release

Border control renewed and extended at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018, more than six million passengers passed through border control at Helsinki Airport. It is estimated that the number will keep on growing and, therefore, border control is being renewed and extended. The replacement work of automated passport machines is causing temporary arrangements in January and February…. Read the full press release

New non-Schengen Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Plaza Premium Lounge offers non-Schengen area passengers options for relaxation, food and entertainment. Mr. Song Hoi-See, founder of the award-winning lounge brand, finds it important that Finnish elements are present at Helsinki Airport and its Plaza Premium Lounge. Passengers of all airlines and travel classes can purchase… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport holds annual Santa Flights

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas exploded excitedly and noisily over Shannon Airport at the weekend as over 2,000 lucky children and their parents got to meet the special one 15,000ft above sea-level as the annual Santa Flights took to the skies. Families from all four provinces descended on the airport over the… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels announces the appointment of Von Go as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Von previously held the position of General Manager at Imperial Springs, Guangzhou. Over the past 17 years, Von has successfully built a career in management roles across Asia including China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, with luxury hotel brands Dusit, Montigo Resorts and Ritz-Carlton.  During his roles,… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase Dreamtime kicks off in Perth

Dreamtime 2019 kicks off today, Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase Sydney, Australia, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Perth is being showcased to the lucrative global business events sector with Tourism Australia’s signature bi-annual showcase Dreamtime kicking off today in the Western Australia capital with 120 international business event planners and media experiencing its recent… Read the full press release

FlyerBonus members can now redeem points for an award airport transfer to/from Trat Airport

Offering FlyerBonus members a chance to redeem points for airport transfers to/from Trat Airport Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — FlyerBonus, Bangkok Airways’ Frequent Flyer Programme, has recently formed a partnership with Krungthep Limousine, Trat’s leading Airport Transfer. FlyerBonus members can now redeem points for an award airport transfer from Trat Airport to various… Read the full press release

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens new Medical Clinic for the children living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — This Tuesday, RIU Hotels & Resorts opened the new Medical Clinic for the children living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This project forms part of the chain’s investments in social responsibility in the destination and follows its main line of action: protecting childhood. Lola Trian Riu, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, travelled to Costa Rica to attend the inauguration. Lola… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group establishes strategic joint venture for operating hotels in Germany and Austria

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is delighted to announce the establishment of a strategic joint venture for operating hotels in Germany and Austria. This fantastic new partnership with local partners will open opportunities for Radisson Hotel Group to… Read the full press release

Silversea completes third Expedition Training Academy with accomplished expedition guides from Silver Galapagos

Miami, FL, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea has completed its third Expedition Training Academy–this time with five accomplished expedition guides from Silver Galapagos and two Academy trainers. Overseen by a dedicated Director, Silversea’s pioneering Expedition Training Academy has the aim of enriching guests’ travels around the world. The rigorous month-long training began on October 5, 2019,… Read the full press release

RDU welcomes Durham’s Jetplane Coffee and Raleigh’s Two Roosters Ice Cream pop-up stores

Morrisville, NC, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Holiday travelers can indulge in local, hand-made coffee and ice cream this season when RDU partners with two new pop-up stores. Durham’s Jetplane Coffee and Raleigh’s Two Roosters Ice Cream will add to the North Carolina flavor at RDU when they set up temporary shops in Terminal 2. The… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar

The hotel offers personalized luxury and discreet services for discerning global travelers CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (November 30, 2019)  announced the opening of Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar. The hotel occupies a prime location within the heart of Doha’s new commercial and residential downtown district, Msheireb, and integrates the best… Read the full press release