Norwegian further expands in London Gatwick with new direct service to Rhodes

17 additional flights to the Mediterranean, Norway and Demark added for summer 2017 LONDON, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its expansion at London Gatwick with a new direct service to Rhodes, with fares from just £29.90 one-way. Launching just in time for a summer break, Norwegian’s inaugural flight to Rhodes… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean appoints Amanda Darrington as Sales Director UK & Ireland

LONDON, UK, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean has today announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland. Starting on 24th April, Amanda will lead and oversee the thirty-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport reports of 5.4 percent increase in passenger number in 2016 vs. 2015

Kansas City, MO, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 11,041,750 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in 2016, up 5.4 percent from 2015. December totals were up 5.9 percent from 2015 figures, with 897,445 passengers arriving and departing through KCI gates during the month…. Read the full press release

Air France launches brand new comfort kit inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design for Business travellers

PARIS, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the next 6 months, Business customers travelling on board Air France long-haul flights will discover a brand new comfort kit. This new model is available in four colours – blue, grey, orange and turquoise. Inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design, the Business kit features two suede pockets… Read the full press release

Air France in partnership with Carita launch brand new comfort kits for La Première customers

PARIS, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Since February, Air France’s La Première customers have been enjoying brand new comfort kits. In partnership with Carita, on board its long-haul flights the company offers all the essentials for an instant beauty-enhancing effect. The La Première kit will then become a useful item in our customers’ daily lives,… Read the full press release

SAS and Wideroe announce new agreement with Statoil on domestic and international flights

SAS and Wideroe have signed a new agreement with Statoil regarding the company’s domestic and international flights. The agreement covers a period of five years, including options. Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A wide-ranging network and frequent departures were just two of the reasons for Statoil once again demonstrating its confidence in SAS… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAC expand aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies. IATA and ENAC agreed to: Jointly plan new advanced master programs by aviation sector (airlines and… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a successful inaugural World Conference on Smart Destinations

Over three days (15-17 February) more than 100 speakers from 20 countries convened in Murcia, Spain to present solutions and experiences for ‘smart destinations’. The 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations was organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and the Digital Agenda of Spain and… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways Engineering to perform mandatory checks on Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 fleet

ABU DHABI, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline’s fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last… Read the full press release

The Singapore Tourism Board and Japan’s largest travel agency JTB Corp. to promote Singapore to Japanese travellers

First-ever Memorandum of Understanding STB has signed with a travel agency SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (‘STB’) and JTB Corp. (‘JTB’), the largest travel agency in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote Singapore as a key destination for 2017 to Japanese travellers. This is the first… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One recognised at Aircraft Interiors Middle East awards

Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One recognised at Aircraft Interiors Middle East awards   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was recognised for content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace. The award recognises the outstanding array… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon features authentic Chinese favourites with the launch of new seasonal inflight menus

HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon today (16 Jan 2017) announced a new round of its seasonal inflight menus featuring authentic hot pot rice dishes and traditional poon choi, which have been well received by passengers in previous years. The airline works hard to provide its passengers with a high-quality and enjoyable… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards announces the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai as host for the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. The news comes as the industry leading awards programme begins its 24th year with the launch of the Grand Tour 2017. It will be the second time… Read the full press release

Embraer announces the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of Executive Jets business unit

Melbourne, FL, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (02/16/2017) the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of March 1st 2017. “We… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and China Airlines strengthen codeshare agreement on all flights between Japan and Taiwan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Airlines (CI) have begun a codeshare partnership on the Haneda = Taipei (Songshan) route since 2010. The two airlines have decided to further expand the codeshare cooperation on all flights operated by JAL and CI between Japan and Taiwan starting February 21, 2017…. Read the full press release

Rana Walker to speak at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24

Mexico City, Mexico, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (February 16, 2017) announced Rana Walker as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24. Rana Walker, an award-winning public speaker and… Read the full press release

TAP launches flights to Cologne, Germany beginning July 15, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Company reinforces its positioning in Europe with new route launched in Germany As from now on, it is already possible for TAP customers to book flights to Cologne, Germany, the new destination to be inaugurated next Summer, to where TAP will fly twice a day, beginning on… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains becomes the new sponsor of Doncaster Rovers’ training kit

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is giving Doncaster Rovers fans the chance to win a match day to remember as it kicks off its partnership with the football club. Virgin Trains has become the new sponsor of Rovers’ training kit which is worn by the players on match days. And to… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted Jaheziya team a tour to showcase the Midfield Terminal Fire Station

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports’ executive management hosted a team from Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City, “Jaheziya”, for a site tour to showcase the Midfield Terminal Fire Station. Jaheziya is a leading company that provides training services in the fields of safety, security, and firefighting…. Read the full press release

Allegiant launches new nonstop seasonal service from Cleveland, Ohio to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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MESA, Ariz., 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Feb. 17, 2017) launches new, nonstop seasonal service to Phoenix, Arizona via the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Cleveland, Ohio. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $80.* “We’re… Read the full press release

flydubai launches flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro starting June 2017

flydubai launches flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro starting June 2017   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (February 15, 2017 ) announced the addition of three new destinations for the upcoming summer season. Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orders four next generation ships from Fincantieri S.p.A.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings gibt Auftrag für neue Generation von Norwegian Cruise Line-Schiffen bekannt – CE/UK/IE – Company Contracts with Fincantieri S.p.A. to Build Four New Ships with Option for Additional Two Miami, USA / Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH; together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian… Read the full press release

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts opens its eighth hotel in Greater China, The St. Regis Changsha

Changsha, China, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today (02/16/2017) announces the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Changsha, the iconic luxury hotel brand’s eighth hotel in Greater China. Featuring a timeless blend of innovation and tradition, the hotel is set to elevate Changsha’s luxury hospitality landscape with its uncompromising… Read the full press release

Japan’s largest airline ANA announces changes to its board

TOKYO, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA, Japan’s largest airline, today (February 16, 2017) announces changes to its board. Yuji Hirako, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board, will succeed Osamu Shinobe as President and CEO from 1 April this year, while Mr. Shinobe will become Vice Chairman of ANA HOLDINGS Inc. on… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches new route between Vladivostok, Russia to Osaka, Japan

Moscow, Russia, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld global airline alliance member, expands its route network and opens a new direction Vladivostok – Osaka. Tickets are available now. Direct flights to Osaka will be performed since 28 April 2017, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Vladivostok International Airport (Knevichi) at 13:30 and… Read the full press release

The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Executive Chef selected as Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalist for the Annual James Beard Foundation awards

Fearrington Village, NC, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The James Beard Foundation announced today the Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation awards. The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Executive Chef Bedford was selected as a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast from a list of more than 24,000 online entries. In the… Read the full press release

Boutique Air now accommodates passengers with TSA Pre✓® status at major sterile airports

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique Air announces today that the airline can now accommodate all passengers with TSA Pre✓ ® status at major sterile airports. The capability is a positive step forward for the community-sized carrier, which offers service between Essential Air Service (EAS) communities and larger hubs. “We are very… Read the full press release

Traveldoo® launches new Traveldoo Connect offer to enable TMCs to propose expense management, packaged with their own services

PARIS, France, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveldoo®, the travel and expense technology company of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), announces a bold move to foster innovation and open partnerships in business travel. The company today unveiled: Traveldoo Connect, a new open technology platform, allowing travel management companies (TMCs) to integrate expense management, packaged together… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’

Pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ to help guests avoid last moment fare hikes Includes host of attractive privileges such as transferability and zero cancellation charges MUMBAI, India, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the availability of a new pre-paid… Read the full press release

Travelport supports Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements

Roll out uses Travelport’s merchandising technology to support Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements to connect travelers to a world of travel choice Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the… Read the full press release