Southwest Airlines launches fare sale with fares as low as $50 one way to mark its 50th Anniversary

The carrier offers Customers $50 one-way fares; up to 5,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points to new Members*; and commences service in Houston (Bush) and Santa Barbara, Calif. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 12, 2021) launched a fare sale offering fares as low as $50 one way… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s reconstruction plan in Norway approved by the Oslo County Court

LONDON, UK, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oslo County Court, today (12 APRIL 2021) approved Norwegian’s reconstruction plan in Norway. Reaching this milestone means that both the group’s reconstruction processes in Ireland and Norway have now been approved by the courts. The company will now prepare the process of raising new capital. The… Read the full press release

Hyatt ranked No. 16 at the 2021 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list

Hyatt celebrates this meaningful recognition during an exceptional year for the hospitality industry CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt has been named today (April 12, 2021) to the 2021 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures according to global research and consulting… Read the full press release

Eastside Awards and Belfast City Airport to recognise all that is good about East Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastside Awards in association with Belfast City Airport has built a reputation for recognising all that is good about East Belfast, and this year, more than any other, the organisers wanted to hear uplifting stories of how the community pulled together. The people of East Belfast… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como reopens for the summer season on 15 April 2021

Lake Como, Italy, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como has announced the reopening of its doors for the summer season, scheduled for 15 April 2021.  Immersed in a blooming botanical park and nestled on the shores of charming Lake Como, this elegant resort is the definitive Italian destination. Ideal for the ultimate… Read the full press release

flydubai announces the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet

flydubai’s first passenger flight operated by a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft touched down in Sialkot today Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first five of flydubai’s 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed their operational readiness flights and have been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to return to service…. Read the full press release

IHG® Hotels & Resorts welcomes Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA)

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts , one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), effective 18 April 2021. Haitham is a well-known industry veteran in the IMEA region, with over 25… Read the full press release

EVEN® Hotels perfectly suited to meet wellness travel trends

Global Wellness Summit predicts all travel may become wellness travel in 2021 Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — According to a recently released report from the Global Wellness Summit, 2021 is expected to be year of the “travel reset” where travelers get back on the road and go “slower, nearer and more mindfully,”… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts enhances I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty program with the launch of I Prefer Loves

New Partnership Series Offers Loyalty Program Members Monthly Drop of Unique Savings and Private Experiences from Hand-Picked Lifestyle Brands NEW YORK, NY, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — I Prefer Hotel Rewards – the world’s largest points-based loyalty program for independent hotel experiences by Preferred Hotels & Resorts – continues to enhance its range of benefits… Read the full press release

British Airways announces two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport

London, UK, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (8 April 2021) announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar –… Read the full press release

Alaska Lounge to open at San Francisco International Airport by summer 2021

Airline rolls out new flexible Lounge membership tiers SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines guests will have the opportunity to relax in the new Alaska Lounge at San Francisco International Airport by late summer, as the airline announces updated plans for Bay Area travelers. Under this new plan, Alaska will move into the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa converts Airbus A350-900 named “Erfurt” into a climate research plane

Conversion of “D-AIXJ” at Lufthansa Technik has begun The Lufthansa Group’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft becomes a data collector above the clouds Cooperation between aviation companies and research institutes closer than ever before Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Predicting the weather even more accurately, analyzing climate changes even more precisely, researching even… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it starts the operation of the Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route on 18 April 2021, following the announcement that Israel has been added to the green list, meaning travelers will… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches three times weekly flights to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

City in Ukraine to be served three times a week from 17 May Announcement on today’s 30th anniversary of Austrian Airlines in Ukraine Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa complete the Ukraine program in summer Vienna, Austria, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will fly to Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine from 17 May. The route is… Read the full press release

The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel, the first hotel to open in the North Shore suburb since 1929

The first hotel to open in Lake Forest in 92 years, the North Shore destination is now open LAKE FOREST, Ill., 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A contemporary new hotel located at 200 N. Field Dr. in Conway Business Park, The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel developed by Janko Group and operated by Janko… Read the full press release

Accor announces expansion of SLS Hotels & Residences in the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai

SLS Dubai is the seventh SLS hotel, with 11 additional properties to open internationally over the next five years Paris, France, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today (April 7th, 2021) announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands Technical Maintenance facilities with the opening of new state-of-the-art Engine Facility

New 9,000 square foot Technical Engine Facility building will enable the award-winning airline to boost cost efficiencies by more than U.S.$2.2 million annually and improve workflow by an estimated 23,400 man hours per year Qatar Airways continues to rebuild its global network despite the industry-wide challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning to operate more… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named the Airforwarders Association’s Domestic Airline of the Year for the 12th consecutive year

Carrier’s cargo organization recognized during challenging year in commercial aviation history DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is being honored for its consistent work delivering outstanding service for its Customers in 2020. The carrier recently was named the Airforwarders Association’s Domestic Airline of the Year for the 12th consecutive… Read the full press release

Hybrid Meetings by Four Seasons combines creative design with latest audio-visual technology: a reimagined meetings and events offering

Industry-leading multi-broadcast, hub & spoke, video conferencing, and gala to go offerings allow hosts and planners to create memorable experiences, while maintaining guest health and safety every step of the way Toronto, Canada, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, is making it easier to bring… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches new competition to help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new competition to identify the best ideas that will help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will also support the entrepreneurs and enterprises that can help rural communities seize… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces the opening of Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma, Egypt

Steigenberger Ras Soma five-star Luxury Resort on the east coast of Egypt opened on 1 April 2021 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Steigenberger on the shores of the Red Sea launched on 1 April 2021, when the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma opened for business. The five-star resort is… Read the full press release

IHG® Army Hotels unveils sustainability tips for military travelers

Embedded focus on conservation and sustainability delivers $1.5 million in savings in recent years   Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Army Hotels, a unique portfolio of hotels located on 40 military installations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is encouraging military travelers to focus on conservation and sustainability during Earth Month this… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the opening of 255-room Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle

The new hotel marks a milestone in Hyatt’s continued growth in Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (06 Apr 2021) the opening of Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle, the first hotel under the Hyatt Regency brand in Switzerland. The 255-room hotel is located directly at… Read the full press release

SFO expands plastic-free policy to prohibit sale of any beverages in plastic bottles

Sodas, teas, juices must be sold in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the expansion of its industry-leading plastic-free policy to prohibit the sale of any beverages in plastic bottles. In August 2019, SFO became the first airport… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways operates the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight

QR6421 will be operated by the airline’s sustainable A350-1000, and will carry only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, with passengers also serviced by fully vaccinated staff at check-in Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have lead the industry during the pandemic, being the first global airline and first and only airport in the Middle… Read the full press release

Marc Speichert named Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

A recognised leader and innovator with extensive global experience across multiple industries, Speichert will oversee the company’s commercial growth strategy Toronto, Canada, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — International luxury hospitality leader Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the addition of Marc Speichert to its executive leadership team in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai presents training experiences by six-time IRONMAN World Champion and Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee Dave Scott

The four-night, five-day experience offers an all-encompassing, detailed curriculum and intimate dinners with Scott and his team Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai announces three new dates for its renowned Triathlon Training Experience created exclusively for the Resort by six-time IRONMAN World Champion and Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee Dave Scott. Scott returns… Read the full press release

Jiang-Nan Chun restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore presents Signatures by Chef Albert Lunch Menu

Singapore, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Relish a degustation of culinary signatures by Executive Chinese Chef Albert Au of Michelin-starred authentic Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Available at both lunch and dinner, each menu celebrates the art of fine Chinese cuisine that spotlights fresh, seasonal produce and a passion to bring a dynamic perspective to… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to trial digital health credential apps: CommonPass, VeriFLY, and IATA Travel Pass

JAL will begin independent trials with three industry leading health credential apps in an aim to implement standardized digital health checks on the carrier`s international flights CommonPass trials to be conducted on JAL`s Haneda – Honolulu route on April 2 and on its Narita – Singapore route on April 5 JAL is fast-tracking trials to… Read the full press release