A roundup of the week’s most newsworthy travel industry press releases from PR Newswire, including travelers’ favorite beaches and travel packages for F1 in Las Vegas.

NEW YORK, March 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the travel industry stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

  1. Tripadvisor Names Best Beaches in the World for Travelers’ Choice Awards 2023
    Looking at the quality and quantity of ratings for beach experiences, Tripadvisor was able to determine travelers’ absolute favorite beaches of the year, providing the best guidance for everyone looking to plan their own unforgettable beach trips this year.
  2. United Names Oscar the Grouch as First Chief Trash Officer
    United Airlines today named Sesame Street‘s Oscar the Grouch as its first Chief Trash Officer as he and the airline celebrate his love of rubbish. United Airlines’ new, consumer education campaign is designed to promote the expected benefit of using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) more broadly.
  3. SeaPak Hosts ‘See the Sea’ Contest With a Grand Prize of a First-Time Ocean Vacation
    Ciera Womack, Director of Marketing, Seafood, for Rich’s Consumer Brands Division, said, “Recognizing that about 60% of the world’s population lives more than 60 miles from an ocean or sea, a coastal vacation is a dream for many, and we’re proud to be able to make that dream come true.”
  4. Four Seasons and Red Sea Global to Introduce New Resort in Saudi Arabia’s Luxury Lifestyle Destination
    The new Four Seasons Resort will be located on Shura Island, the hub of the development and also home to a yacht marina, leisure and lifestyle facilities, retail offerings, 18-hole golf course and more.
  5. Serengeti Flyer, the World’s Tallest and Fastest Ride of its Kind, Officially Opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    Serengeti Flyer features twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher, reaching speeds of 68 mph, a maximum height of 135 feet at the ride’s peak and the pulse-pounding thrill of multiple negative-G moments.
  6. Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis Named Godmother of Oceania Cruises’ New Ship Vista
    Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has named celebrated Italian-American chef, author, restaurateur and Emmy Award-winning food personality Giada De Laurentiis as godmother of its newest ship Vista, debuting May 2023.
  7. Luxury Bellagio Fountain Club Revealed for Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023; Packages Now Available
    Perched above the Las Vegas Strip Circuit™, the exclusive Bellagio Fountain Club will provide unrivaled track and fountain views; meet and greets with F1 ambassadors; unlimited food & beverage by celebrated chefs, master mixologists and sommeliers; and access to the Club’s private indoor and rooftop hospitality decks.
  8. WaterWalk Celebrates Grand Opening of Next-Gen Lodging Concept in Phoenix
    The 126-room property, set directly in the heart of Deer Valley, introduces the reimagined WaterWalk hybrid home approach, providing travelers the best blend of an upscale extended-stay hotel and a place to call home with spacious units that can be personalized.
  9. UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya Debuts Its First Ever Wellness Event
    From June 23-July 4, the hotel’s immersive programming invites guests to soak up several days of enriching and lively wellness practices. Surrounding the five key components: wellness, nutrition, mental health, beauty, and physical fitness, Aura Wellness will exhibit a one-of-a-kind nourishing venture for guests to immerse themselves into.
  10. Hard Rock Heals Foundation Teams Up with Jordin Sparks and Women Who Rock to “Rock Women’s Health” All March Long
    In partnership with WWR, an organization focused on educating, supporting and funding women-centric health research, Hard Rock will advocate for the future of women through the power of music.
  11. Transformational Kansas City International Airport New Terminal Opens, Brings Enhanced Air Travel Experience to the Region
    Designed with adaptability and expansion in mind, the terminal opens with 40 gates with the capability to expand to 50 gates in the future.

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Can’t-Miss Earnings

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Catch up on all the latest earnings reports here.

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