Heathrow explores proposal to implement Forecourt Access Charge for vehicles in response to COVID-19 impacts

Heathrow has announced it is exploring a charge for vehicle access to terminal departure forecourts from Q4 2021 to prevent car led COVID-19 recovery  Pandemic impacts have forced airport to alter transport plans in wake of 80% drop in passengers and changed travel behaviours  Revised surface access targets and Forecourt Access Charge revenue to help ensure… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to open its first property in Mexico, the new 78-room Kimpton Aluna Hotel

Boutique Hospitality Pioneer Expands Presence in North America Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today (03 DECEMBER 2020) it will open a new 78-room lifestyle luxury hotel in Tulum, marking the brand’s first opening in Mexico. Set to open on December 18, the luxurious Kimpton Aluna Hotel offers guests… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza Bangkok Rama 9 hotel scheduled to open in 2025

Franchise agreement signed with long-term partner for Crowne Plaza Bangkok Rama 9 Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has signed a landmark franchise agreement with real estate experts, Siamese Asset to expand its world-renowned Crowne Plaza brand in Bangkok. The new Crowne Plaza Bangkok Rama 9 hotel will open in 2025in a prime city location, close to the Thai capital’s new central… Read the full press release

Conquest’s hotels in Burwood and Parramatta rebrand as Crowne Plaza Sydney Burwood and Holiday Inn & Suites Parramatta Marsden Street

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Conquest’s hotels in Burwood and Parramatta join the rapidly-growing IHG® family today (01 DECEMBER 2020), rebranding and opening their doors under the world-class Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands respectively. Conquest’s award-winning hotel in Burwood, which has been open for less than a year as an… Read the full press release

Sunwing resumes service from Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary

Tour operator offers massive Cyber Week savings on packages from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton Toronto, ON, Canada, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is pleased to announce the recommencement of service from three of Western Canada’s major cities. The initial program from Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary will operate to selected destinations for the winter… Read the full press release

The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel to open doors to guests in January 2021

Personality-Rich Lifestyle Hotel is Planned to Open in Dupont Circle, Steps from the Famous Circle and Fountain as well as Unique Shops, Exciting Restaurants, Buzzing Bars and More WASHINGTON, D.C, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — An exciting new addition to Washington, D.C.’s famed Dupont Circle, The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio… Read the full press release

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific pilots Test Before Boarding for domestic air travel

​Conducted free tests for over 290 passengers flying to General Santos during first day of pilot run  Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) pilots Test Before Boarding (TBB) today, December 03, 2020, for its flight to General Santos City. Over 290 passengers went through antigen testing just hours before their scheduled flight, free-of-charge. Tests were conducted by DOH-accredited Philippine… Read the full press release

Finavia trials new snow removal system at Ivalo Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Ivalo Airport, the northernmost airport in Finland, experiences major fluctuations in weather conditions over the year. In the winter, the runways are filled with snow unless they are cleaned continuously. The winter season 2019–2020 was characterised by unusually high snowfall – well over a metre by March–April…. Read the full press release

Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel opens its doors to guests

The second Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong, The Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel is set to be the new social hub in Tung Chung for locals and travelers HONG KONG, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, situated in picturesque Tung Chung, Lantau, opens its doors today. The new… Read the full press release

Marriott International named one of the Top 10 Companies for Executive Women for the 17th year

BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International has been named one of the 2020+ Top 10 Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media, for the 17th year. The list celebrates companies that champion women’s advancement, with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender pay parity, and programs that support work-life integration. Marriott International’s founders,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group appoints Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner as new Head of Sales

Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner will assume responsibility for the worldwide sales activities of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines on January 1, 2021. In addition, Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner will join the Executive Board of Lufthansa Airlines as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at the beginning of 2021, assuming… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines extends rebooking fee suspension until the end of February

Rebooking fee for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings still suspended Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the end of August, all fares of Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings can be rebooked as often as desired free of charge. Originally, this fare offer was valid for (re-)bookings until… Read the full press release

Oman Air provides guests more comfort and convenience with the launch of “My Space”

Muscat, Oman, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is now offering “My Space”, an option which gives Economy Class guests the opportunity to ensure that the seat next to them is vacant. The airline’s program makes it simple to travel with even more comfort and… Read the full press release

Anantara and Avani+ Hua Hin Resorts invite guests for festive celebrations this Holidays

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Step into a wonderful world of family friendly Festive Celebrations centred around live music, fireworks and gourmet seafood with Anantara and Avani+ Hua Hin Resorts. Avani+ Hua Hin Resort At the upbeat Avani+ Hua Hin Resort well-known for its vast lagoon pools and hideaway villas, a starlit Christmas Eve dinner on… Read the full press release

PATA Face of the Future 2021 now open for submissions

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2021. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021. 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… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport supports South Island’s peak export season

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand lamb will be served on British Christmas dinner tables, and in other parts of the world our live crayfish, fruit, produce and halal meat will be among tasty delicacies. Through the Government’s International Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) scheme, funding has been provided to airlines… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office supports smart tourism development with the launch of Smart Trip Planner” website and mobile app

Macao, China, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched a “Smart Trip Planner” website and a brand-new one-stop mobile application on 30 November, to enhance visitors’ experience and foster smart tourism development in Macao by optimizing different technology applications in tourism. In parallel with the Macao Special Administrative Region Government’s… Read the full press release

Emirates marks UAE’s 49th National Day

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Just as the UAE celebrates its 49th National Day, flags in all shapes and sizes were waved to mark the occasion across six continents by Emirates ground operations employees. Emirates airport operations employees at the hub also joined in the celebrations, holding their flags and making a formation in… Read the full press release

Celebrate this festive holiday season at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — From the family-friendly Gingerbread Making Academy to grownups embracing their youth on New Year’s Eve, embrace the festive season to be jolly with Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel throughout the festive period. Continuing a treasured neighbourhood tradition, we lovingly combine everything that the holidays bring — sparkling parties, tree lighting moments and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto appoints Takuya Kishi as General Manager

Kyoto, Japan, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Takuya Kishi makes the move from Tokyo to Kyoto as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, now entering its fourth year of operations as the premier urban resort in Japan. Hailing from Kobe city in Japan’s Kansai region, Takuya brings a wealth of experience to his new role, including… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces 24 additional flights to its Christmas schedule

An Increase In Demand Sees 24 Extra Flights Added To Christmas Schedule Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline, today (01 Dec) announced even further additions to its Christmas schedule as a result of increased demand across the network, commencing from 16th December. In response to strong demand and as… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport wins BuildingSMART International 2020 Award

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s development of Building Information Models (BIM) – or digital replicas of buildings – to support the design and management of key infrastructure assets, has been celebrated with a prestigious international award. Auckland Airport was recently announced the winner of the Asset Owners category in… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens an exclusive pre-sale to its 315 new 2022-2023 voyage collection

Silversea’s new 2022-2023 voyage collection comprises 315 itineraries, calling in 669 destinations in 114 countries, across all seven continents. For the first time ever, shore excursions and roundtrip air included on all voyages in the new collection. Silversea’s 10 ultra-luxury ships will make 61 maiden calls. The new collection includes five pioneering Grand Voyages, among… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces new 196-room Hyatt Regency hotel in London slated to open in 2024

Situated in a new development in West London, Hyatt Regency London Olympia will mark the second Hyatt Regency hotel in the capital LONDON, UK, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt announced today (December 1, 2020) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of Olympus Property Holding Limited to develop… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of the 144-room Hotell Reisen in Stockholm

Celebrating its rich history, Hotell Reisen will mark the first property under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Scandinavia CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (December 1, 2020) the opening of Hotell Reisen in Stockholm. The 144-room hotel is immediately available on Hyatt’s booking system on an… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt reduces Base Point and Tier-Qualifying Night requirements by 50 percent

Members can achieve elite status in half the time with reduced criteria for World of Hyatt tier status, plus enjoy more time to take advantage of valuable offers CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — World of Hyatt remains committed to advancing care for its global members as they plan for travel in the new… Read the full press release

dnata further enhances operational efficiency with new cloud-based freight handling platform across its Dubai operations

Cloud-based platform significantly improves operational efficiency and ensures end-to-end transparency of the entire cargo journey Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has further enhanced operational efficiency by launching a smart, just-in-time freight handling platform across its Dubai operations. A cloud-based platform, Appointment and Dock Management… Read the full press release

DUBZ makes its popular home check-in services available to Emirates passengers

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, has partnered with Emirates and now offers its popular home check-in services to the leading international airline’s passengers, too. The innovative service of DUBZ enables Emirates passengers departing from Dubai to begin their safe travel experience by completing their… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels included in “The 101 Best Hotels in Germany” listing

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The first publication of a new ranking list entitled “The 101 Best Hotels in Germany” has confirmed that the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin (Stuttgart), the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof (Leipzig), the Steigenberger Hotel Der Sonnenhof (Bad Wörishofen), the Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg and the… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces plans to double its serviced apartments portfolio across EMEA by 2025

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group has plans to more than double its serviced apartments portfolio within the next 5 years across EMEA. Today (30 Nov 2020), serviced apartments represent around 10% of the Group’s EMEA portfolio with 45 properties and more than 5,400 units in operation and under development…. Read the full press release