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

Arabic Language Day at Baron Resort Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 2020-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — “Bel Logha El Arabia El Fos-ha” Baron Resort Sharm el Sheikh Hotel’s Animation Team organized a mini Arabic Lesson to the guests to teach them some Arabic Words in recognition to the Arabic Language Day. This great initiative is created to promote for the Arabic… 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

Lufthansa Group announces a new, mutually flexible distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation

Mutually flexible, technology-oriented agreement fostering innovative New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions Diversified NDC program supporting different commercial models Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group airlines, one of the worlds’ leading airline groups, and Sabre Corporation, the software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today (16.12.2020) announced a… Read the full press release

PATA announce a new organisational partnership with Hotel Resilient

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with Hotel Resilient, a scientific benchmarking and certification body for crisis risk management and climate change adaptation of hotels and resorts based on internationally recognized and industry supported standards. “Tourism is one of… Read the full press release

ONYX Hospitality Group announces the first-ever Shama resort, Shama Yalong Bay Sanya in Hainan, China

Devoted to integrating a ‘no boundaries’ lifestyle into an amazing resort setting, Shama Yalong Bay Sanya is set to welcome its first guests in February 2021 Shanghai, China, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, has signed a management agreement with Hainan Sunup Group Investment… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces the promotion of Chris Harcombe and Kate Stow

Doncaster, England, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Robert Hough CBE, Chairman of Peel Airports Group has announced the promotion of Chris Harcombe to the role of Managing Director and the material expansion of Kate Stow’s responsibilities as part of the Executive Management Team of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to take effect on 1st January 2021…. Read the full press release

Early Christmas Celebration Event at Baron Hotel Heliopolis Cairo

Cairo, Egypt, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In recognition of the strong business and social relations that ties Baron Hotels & Resorts Egypt and the Media People as well as Bloggers, an Early Christmas Celebration event was organized at “the Terrace Restaurant” Baron Hotel Heliopolis, Cairo to thank our success partners who supported our… Read the full press release

Helen Marano confirmed as Chair of the Travel Foundation and begins Board of Trustee recruitment

BRISTOL, UK, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Helen Marano has been appointed Chair of the Travel Foundation, replacing Noel Josephides who held the role for the past decade. Marano has been a trustee of the charity since July 2019 and is founder of Marano Perspectives. Marano brings an extensive global experience from serving for… Read the full press release

Emirates announces resumption of daily flights to Istanbul

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume daily flights to Istanbul from 21 December*. In tandem with the gradual return of travel confidence and demand, Emirates continues to rebuild its network while offering customers a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Strict health and hygiene measures have been implemented… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels to develop new Cambria Hotels in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee through new franchise agreements

Upscale Brand Awards Franchise Agreements in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has awarded franchise agreements to Victor Patel of VRL Hotels to develop new Cambria Hotels in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. These agreements further the upscale brand’s traction in Tennessee, which includes the already open Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown as well as… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley announces the appointment of Shaun Acosta as its Executive Resort Chef

Veteran Four Seasons chef to helm Resort’s elevated culinary experiences, including In-Room Dining, Campo poolside restaurant, banquet offerings, the demonstration kitchen, and more Napa Valley, U.S.A., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, the highly anticipated luxury resort in the heart of California’s famed wine region, announces the appointment of Shaun… Read the full press release

JAL Ground Service the first company based at Narita and Haneda airport certified for IATA`s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Ground Service Co., Ltd. (JGS), known for providing ground handling operations at major airports in Japan, is commited to promoting safety and maintain high-quality operations to reduce any service related accidents and/or injuries. As part of this long-term commitment, JGS became the first company based at… Read the full press release

flydubai announces attractive fares to select destinations from Dubai

flydubai offers attractive fares to selected destinations from Dubai Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline, flydubai announced attractive fares to select destinations from Dubai. As more destinations continue to rejoin the flydubai network, the carrier is opening a world of opportunities for its passengers to explore. The end of the year… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport runway reimagined as a magical Christmas tree as part of its festive advertising campaign

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa will have no problem navigating his way to Co. Clare and Ireland as he travels the world this Christmas Eve thanks to a festive initiative by Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company. The airport has come up with a festive advertising campaign involving a redesign of… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Justin Barkowski appointed to FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee

Alexandria, Va., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has appointed Justin Barkowski, AAAE’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, as an airport representative on FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) for a term of up to two years. ARAC provides industry officials the opportunity to provide advice and recommendations about… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises’ new wave promotion offers up to 20% Early Booking Bonus savings on selected voyages

Miami, FL, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises has unveiled an enhanced savings promotion for the upcoming wave season, which will encourage travelers to set sail from 2021. The leading ultra-luxury cruise line is offering up to 20% Early Booking Bonus savings on selected voyages in 2021 and 2022—doubling the customary savings available… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean says goodbye to Empress and Majesty of the Seas

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International today (Dec. 16, 2020) announced Empress and Majesty of the Seas will depart its fleet later this month. “Empress and Majesty of the Seas made indelible marks on the cruise industry with their revolutionary design and size. Touted as the cruise industry’s most groundbreaking ships when they were… Read the full press release