British Airways teams up with 3FM Radio to promote its flights between the Isle of Man and London City Airport

British Airways teams up with 3FM Radio to promote its flights between the Isle of Man and London City Airport

LONDON, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Residents on the Isle of Man were asked to put their local knowledge to the test this week as the British Airways island challenge took off. The airline teamed up with 3FM Radio for a unique treasure hunt to promote the return British Airways flights between the Isle of… Read the full press release

Virginia Tourism Corporation launches LGBT Tourism Resource Guide as part of its LGBT tourism marketing efforts

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RICHMOND, VA, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (September 22, 2016), Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced the official launch of its new LGBT tourism marketing efforts. The implementations, including a brand new landing page for LGBT travelers and Virginia is for Lovers PRIDE merchandise, are part of the recommendations offered by Governor Terry McAuliffe’s LGBT Tourism Task Force…. Read the full press release

Five Virginia chefs to highlight Virginia’s regional flavors and rich culinary heritage at James Beard Dinner in NYC on September 28, 2016

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The dinner will highlight Virginia’s diverse regional flavors and rich culinary heritage RICHMOND, VA, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Five Virginia chefs will cook at the James Beard House in New York City, NY on September 28, 2016. The dinner, “Virginia Heritage Eats,” will highlight the Commonwealth’s diverse regional flavors and rich culinary heritage…. Read the full press release

Governor Terry McAuliffe to award $927,000 in matching grant funds to 43 local tourism initiatives

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Funds will generate $3.2 million in marketing initiatives for 43 local tourism programs  RICHMOND, VA, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed… Read the full press release

The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on September 30

The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on September 30

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on Friday, September 30 for more thought-provoking keynote presentations and panel discussions. This year’s conference is ‘Exploring Connectivity’ – a vital component for any destination seeking to extend its reach to influential international source markets. “Our 2015 conference was heralded by many… Read the full press release

TAP Maintenance & Engineering reached an industry-first by retrofitting an Airbus ACJ319 with Sharklets

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Lisbon, Portugal, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Maintenance & Engineering (TAP M&E) performed the world’s first Sharklet retrofit of an in-service ACJ319 VIP on behalf of Airbus Corporate Jets, as part of the first turn-key project for Comlux The Aviation Group. All the work was carried out by TAP M&E Unit based at the… Read the full press release

TAP launches campaign for Victoria Programme members to fly to Madeira for only five thousand miles

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TAP SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN Lisbon, Portugal, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP has launched a campaign for Victoria Programme members to fly to Madeira for only five thousand miles and discover what was recently considered by the World Travel Awards as the “best island destination in the world” and at the same time support TAP’s ongoing… Read the full press release

TAP wins “Best Airline” category of the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards 2016

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Latest conquest at the Publituris awards Lisbon, Portugal, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Portuguese flag-carrier TAP was the overall winner in the “Best Airline” category of the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards 2016. The 13th edition of this prize ceremony gala was held in Coimbra last Friday. The finalists, who were short-listed in each category by… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Fiji Airways’ third permanent service between Christchurch and Nadi

Christchurch Airport welcomes Fiji Airways' third permanent service between Christchurch and Nadi

Services to increase to three flights per week from the South Island gateway. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — It will be even easier to fly between Christchurch and Fiji from early January, when Fiji Airways adds a third permanent service. The Fiji national carrier already operates two-weekly services between Christchurch and Nadi,… Read the full press release

Flybe adds extra 35,000 seats to its summer 2017 routes from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport

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Doncaster, England, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — AN extra 35,000 seats are being added from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport as Flybe launch their summer 2017 routes. The Flybe routes for next summer go on sale today (September 20) and the original eight destinations which were launched earlier this year will become 10 for next summer… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association’s AdventureEDU to host two-day training event for Swedish adventure travel businesses

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Seattle, WA, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association’s AdventureEDU educators will travel to Västmanland, Sweden, November 15 – 16, 2016, to lead a two-day training event for Swedish adventure travel businesses. Recognizing the sophisticated nature of the participants, the educators engaged for the event include some of the industry’s best-regarded and… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Conservation Fund: New nonprofit for the travel industry

Adventure Travel Conservation Fund: New nonprofit for the travel industry

Seattle, WA, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), a new nonprofit for the travel industry, was unveiled on September 20th to a gathering of over 800 international travel operators, buyers and media. The purpose of the ATCF is to directly fund local organizations engaged in the conservation of unique natural… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains extends its booking horizon to six months in advance to tempt people away from air travel

Virgin Trains extends its booking horizon to six months in advance to tempt people away from air travel

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has extended its booking horizon from the industry standard of three months to six months in advance for weekday tickets on both its west coast and east coast routes. This gives customers more time to plan holidays and secure great deals, and book tickets for big… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains creates up to 85 new jobs with the opening of its new customer call centre in Newcastle

The leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes (left), opens Virgin Trains' Customer Solutions Centre with Virgin's Customer Experience Director Alison Watson and Managing Director David Horne

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has opened a new customer call centre in Newcastle, creating up to 85 new jobs in the city. The company’s Customer Solutions Centre is designed to improve customer service by bringing roles in-house and with employees working and travelling along its east coast route. The centre… Read the full press release

Volaris took delivery of the first A320neo Airbus aircraft in Mexico and North America

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Volaris unveils the aircraft at a major event at Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos International Airport in Toluca, State of Mexico. With this acquisition Volaris strengthens its fleet – one of the youngest in America – with an aircraft is estimated to save more than 15 percent in fuel. MEXICO CITY, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board announces finalists for the 2016 Singapore Tourism Awards

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SINGAPORE, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — After ten weeks and numerous rounds of intense judging, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced today the 81 finalists for the Experience Excellence, Enterprise Excellence and Customer Service categories of the 2016 Singapore Tourism Awards, Singapore’s most prestigious awards for the tourism sector. Come 5 October 2016 at the… Read the full press release

Hala Abu Dhabi selected as excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis cruise destination stop

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ABU DHABI, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management company of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), has been selected as the exclusive shore excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis, the latest cruise destination stop in the UAE for the 2016/2017 season. The announcement was made… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways received the ‘Airline of the Year’ award for the third consecutive year by Travel Trade Gazette

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ABU DHABI, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been awarded the ‘Airline of the Year’ award for the third consecutive year by UK magazine, Travel Trade Gazette (TTG). The awards were announced last night at a prestigious ceremony at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways launched its 2015 Sustainable Development Report “Together for Tomorrow”

Cathay Pacific Airways launched its 2015 Sustainable Development Report “Together for Tomorrow”

HONG KONG, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways has launched its 2015 Sustainable Development Report, which outlines the various sustainable development measures undertaken by the airline and the Cathay Pacific Group’s Hong Kong-based subsidiaries. The theme of the report is “Together for Tomorrow”. Cathay Pacific is committed to sustainable development as it believes… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis named Caribbean’s Leading Beach Resort for the second consecutive year in the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards

Four Seasons Resort Nevis named Caribbean’s Leading Beach Resort for the second consecutive year in the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards

Authentic Caribbean luxury resort also recognised as Leading Resort and Luxury Hotel Villa in St. Kitts and Nevis Nevis, West Indies, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Nevis has been named Caribbean’s Leading Beach Resort for the second consecutive year in the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards.  The resort was also recognised as… Read the full press release