Qatar Airways signs sponsorship agreement with Club Africain of Tunisia

Airline will be the Main Shirt Sponsor of Club Africain’s football, handball and basketball teams from 2020/21 until the end of the 2023/24 season Qatar Airways currently operates three weekly passenger services to Tunis DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is excited to announce that it has signed a multi-year sponsorship… Read the full press release

MSC Grandiosa returns to service; welcomes guests back

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Grandiosa yesterday became the first ship from the MSC Cruises fleet to welcome guests back and the first ship to implement the Company’s health and safety protocol. The first guests began embarking MSC Cruises’ flagship in the port of Genoa, Italy yesterday morning, arriving at the… Read the full press release

flydubai announces resumption of services to Almaty and Nursultan in Kazakhstan

The Dubai-based carrier expands its network to 24 routes as more countries start to lift restrictions on international travel Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced today (August 13, 2020) the resumption of flights to Almaty and Nursultan in Kazakhstan from 18 August. Earlier this week, the carrier also… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club announces an exclusive flash offer

This exclusive offer, which ends on 1 September, celebrates a new partnership between Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Points – a Loyalty Commerce Platform Members can also enjoy up to 60 per cent more Qmiles from 15 August to 1 September when they buy, gift, or transfer Qmiles Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club recently enhanced its… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces the retirement of Luke Mayhew from the Board

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today (11 AUGUST 2020) announces that Luke Mayhew, Non-Executive Director, will be retiring from the Board of IHG. Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chair, IHG, commented: “As a long-standing Non-Executive Director, Luke has shown great commitment and dedication to IHG…. Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces the appointment of Graham Allan as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (11 AUGUST 2020) announces that Graham Allan is to be appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. He will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 September 2020. Graham is currently Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Holiday Inn Gurugram Sector 90

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Located in the heart of New Gurugram, Holiday Inn Gurugram Sector 90  will be the first Holiday Inn hotel in the city and the third in the Delhi-NCR area. Situated on a Multi Utility Corridor and  offering easy access to Manesar, Southern Periphery Road, Dwarka Express Highway… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy launches Summer/Fall Promotion

BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For Marriott Bonvoy members planning a staycation or a getaway trip, the travel program and its participating hotel brands welcome you back with the launch of an exciting promotion. Beginning today through October 18, 2020, members who register for the promotion will receive 2,500 bonus points for their first… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes services to Birmingham, Cebu and Houston

The airline continues to expand its U.S. network, serving six cities in August – including New York JFK, Washington DC, Boston (15 August), Chicago and Los Angeles Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Birmingham (1 September), Cebu (20 August), and Houston (23 August). This… Read the full press release

Emirates launches initiatives to support hundreds affected by the blasts in Lebanon

Airline will enable people around the world to donate cash or Skywards Miles to be converted to cargo capacity for transport of critical aid and supplies to Beirut Humanitarian efforts led by Emirates SkyCargo to work with local and international NGOs on the ground DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In the wake of… Read the full press release

The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto launches seasonal terrace known as the Cloud 9 Oasis

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, together with the Spa at Four Seasons Toronto welcome an enhanced amenity Toronto, Canada, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto recently announced the reopening of the Hotel on July 10, 2020. With that, the Spa at Four Seasons Toronto also launched its seasonal terrace, known as the Cloud 9 Oasis. After… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces leadership changes

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has announced four leadership roles to advance the company’s corporate priorities and drive growth. These include: Scott Oaksmith has been promoted to senior vice president of real estate and finance. In this role, he will lead several… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection opened doors to seven hotels in first half of this year and added 10 to its pipeline

Industry’s Largest Soft Brand Continues to Resonate with Owners and Guests ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc.’s (NYSE: CHH) Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels, is poised for continued growth. Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic environment, the upscale brand is continuing to attract increased interest… Read the full press release

Accor to operate an expanded Ashar Resort under the Banyan Tree brand

In partnership with Accor and under the luxury resort Banyan Tree, the Ashar luxury camp will expand, increasing the number of keys to eighty-two. AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced a partnership agreement with Accor as part of its strategy to develop AlUla as… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces plans for the first Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Qatar, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha

The hotel is set to strengthen Hyatt’s brand footprint in the Middle East and will mark the Hyatt Regency brand’s entry into Qatar CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announces plans for Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, which will mark the first Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Qatar and the third… Read the full press release

All Hyatt hotels in the Americas to require face coverings within indoor public areas

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — At Hyatt, the safety and security of our colleagues and guests is always a top priority. Guided by our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best – and following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Hyatt hotels in… Read the full press release

Ryanair inaugurated twice weekly service from Bristol to Vienna

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, Sunday 9 August celebrated its first Bristol to Vienna flight, with the start of a new twice weekly service, as part of its Bristol Summer 2020 schedule. British consumers and visitors can now book a summer getaway to Vienna, flying on the lowest… Read the full press release

British Airways extends Book with Confidence policy throughout September 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is extending its Book with Confidence policy for customers booking flights and holidays throughout September 2020, to cover journeys for a whole year, up to 31 August 2021. The policy allows customers to change the dates and destination of their booking without incurring a change… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways increased weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week

Nadi, Fiji, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways has increased its weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week. Freighter services between Nadi and Auckland have increased to up to 3 flights per week, while freighter services between Nadi-Sydney and Nadi-Los Angeles operate up to twice a week. Weekly freighter services… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme, Privilege Club enhances its Qmiles policy

Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme embarks on a journey of change designed with members’ needs in mind, starting with Qmiles that last longer than ever Members can earn and spend Qmiles when flying or via a range of travel, lifestyle or banking partners DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme, Privilege… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increases services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar

The airline increases its schedule of flights to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar today Passengers travelling from Pakistan can connect via the Best Airport in the Middle East to over 80 destinations in Canada, Europe, South East Asia and the US Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to increase… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways resumes services to Adelaide

Starting 16 August 2020 the airline will operate two-weekly flights to Adelaide with connections to more than 35 destinations across Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia Australia is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways with the airline never stopping services to Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and launching new flights to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to allow qualified travel funds to be converted to Rapid Rewards® points

Dallas, Texas, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Aug 10, 2020) it will allow qualified travel funds to be converted to Rapid Rewards® points now through December 15, 2020. This will provide Southwest Airlines Customers even greater flexibility. Members who have travel funds that meet specific qualifications will be able… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como launch Lake-to-Lake Helicopter Experience accommodation package

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como are delighted to announce the launch of a lavish and exciting new accommodation package, Lake-to-Lake Helicopter Experience, which includes a private helicopter flight from Lake Geneva to Lake Como or vice versa. Guests will fly by five-seater helicopter and enjoy spectacular views of… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport’s international terminal to be separated into two zones to protect the health and safety of passengers

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of a plan to protect the health and safety of people flying to and from countries with which New Zealand has formed a safe travel bubble. In anticipation of a safe air corridor being… Read the full press release

SJC Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross appointed President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE)

Ross also elected to the national association’s Board of Directors San José, Calif., 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross will serve as the President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) for a one-year term, from 2020-2021. Ms. Ross… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes service to more destinations this August

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta,… Read the full press release

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft to service Guangzhou from 8 August 2020

The airline resumed A380 services this week to Amsterdam and Cairo, and added a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow Emirates has now resumed passenger network operations to 50% of pre-pandemic destinations Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8… Read the full press release

Former iconic Byblos Hotel in Mijas to be redeveloped into a luxury resort; will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Southern Spain

The iconic Andalusian resort will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand and mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Southern Spain following extensive renovations CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (July 30, 2020) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with a wholly owned… Read the full press release

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… Read the full press release