Hyatt appoints Jen Acerra as VP global brand research and insights; and Heather Geisler, VP creative and field marketing

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CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced it has selected two seasoned executives to join the company’s marketing leadership – Jen Acerra as vice president, global brand research and insights, and Heather Geisler, vice president, creative and field marketing. Acerra will report to Maryam Banikarim, global chief marketing officer,… Read the full press release

Hyatt Regency brand marks its return to one of China’s oldest cities with the opening of Hyatt Regency Xi’an

Hyatt Regency brand marks its return to one of China’s oldest cities with the opening of Hyatt Regency Xi’an

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Regency Xi’an opens in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in northwest China, and marks the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to one of China’s oldest cities. The 298-room Hyatt Regency hotel fosters connections and serves as a dynamic, energizing place where guests can collaborate and find… Read the full press release

The first Hyatt-branded hotel on the island of Barbados set to open in 2019 — Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay

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CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Vision Developments Inc. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay, Barbados is expected to open in 2019, and will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the island… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announces passenger numbers for first half of 2016 exceeded passenger numbers for the same period in 2015

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World’s most traveled airport may exceed passenger record set in 2015 ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — One year after becoming the first airport ever to serve 100 million passengers in a single year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials announced today that passenger numbers for the first half of 2016 exceeded passenger numbers for… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Las Vegas

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Kansas City, MO, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new nonstop service to Las Vegas from Kansas City International Airport (MCI). To celebrate, the company known for its ultra-low fares, is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $39.* “We’re excited to offer Kansas City travelers a… Read the full press release

London City Airport receives planning permission for expansion that will transform the airport into one of East London’s largest employers in London’s Royal Docks

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LONDON, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has today received planning permission for expansion from the UK Government which will enable the airport to welcome 6.5 million passengers by 2025 and inject £1.5 billion each year into the economy. The City Airport Development Programme (CADP) is a £344 million privately funded investment which… Read the full press release

London City Airport passengers now can use Facebook Messenger to check real-time information on their flight

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LONDON, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport is the first airport in the UK to enable customers to use Facebook Messenger to find out the latest real-time information about their flight. Following a short trial period, from today any passenger who has Facebook Messenger on their device can send their flight number on… Read the full press release

Heritage Park Historical Village celebrates Heritage Day with fun-filled day of activities, entertainment and Western Canadian heritage

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Calgary, AB, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ —  Celebrate Canada’s rich cultural diversity and history this Heritage Day, Monday, August 1, at Heritage Park Historical Village from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of activities, entertainment and Western Canadian heritage. Lively costumed interpreters bring history to life in the homes, shops… Read the full press release

easyJet continues its growth with plans to recruit more than 1,200 new cabin crew positions

easyJet continues its growth with plans to recruit more than 1,200 new cabin crew positions

Largest cabin crew intake in easyJet’s twenty year history easyJet recently announced recruitment of more than 350 new pilots LONDON, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced that it is to recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. easyJet, which… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport installs ‘bee bed and breakfast’ to enhance biodiversity on and around the site

Bristol Airport installs ‘bee bed and breakfast’ to enhance biodiversity on and around the site

BRISTOL, UK, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A ‘bee bed and breakfast’ has been installed at Bristol Airport as part of a programme to enhance biodiversity on and around the site. Located in a meadow between the Long Stay car park and nearby Downside Road, the specially designed habitat aims to encourage pollinators by providing… Read the full press release

SAS Labs partners with Samsung to give travelers access to SAS app and Smart Pass via Samsung’s Gear S2 smart watch

SAS Labs partners with Samsung to give travelers access to SAS app and Smart Pass via Samsung’s Gear S2 smart watch

SAS is continuing its focus on innovations, digitalization and producing new, smart solutions that make traveling easier. In yet another step in the evolution of portable technology, SAS’s innovation division, SAS Labs, has teamed up with Samsung to develop a solution that gives travelers access to the SAS app and Smart Pass via Samsung’s Gear… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to begin new daily nonstop service between Newark and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport from October 30

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DAILY NONSTOP FLIGHTS BETWEEN NEWARK AND FORT LAUDERDALE AND ORLANDO BEGIN OCTOBER 30, 2016; MYRTLE BEACH FLIGHTS START MARCH 9, 2017 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, all breathtaking sights dotting America’s most famous skyline. And now the view is set to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) to become the 57th city to join its expanding network

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MIRAMAR, Fla., 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Endless political ads, raking leaves, the end of summer…all depressing reminders that fall will be here in no time. Don’t worry Northeast Ohio! Spirit Airlines has you covered with new routes and ultra-low fares to escape the cold. Spirit is proud to announce Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) will become… Read the full press release

Cuil-an-Duin Country House in Highland Perthshire presented with VisitScotland’s Five Star Quality Assurance Award

Cuil-an-Duin Country House in Highland Perthshire presented with VisitScotland’s Five Star Quality Assurance Award

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A boutique bed and breakfast in Highland Perthshire has been awarded five stars by the national tourism organisation. Cuil-an-Duin Country House, located just outside Pitlochry, was presented with VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade in recognition of its exceptional standards. Originally built as a private residence for the… Read the full press release

Dundas Castle’s resident dogs welcomed VisitScotland’s Ambassadog George to help with his tourism training

Dundas Castle’s resident dogs welcomed VisitScotland’s Ambassadog George to help with his tourism training

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The golden retrievers, Burn, Beech, and Bark, who have featured on ABC News in the US, were pleased to show the tourism ropes to George as he sets off on his new role as the official canine ambassador representing the spirit of Scotland. As a five star venue… Read the full press release

British Airways to debut state-of-the-art hi-tech headsets on its business class-only flights between London City and New York

British Airways to debut state-of-the-art hi-tech headsets on its business class-only flights between London City and New York

LONDON, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — New state-of-the-art hi-tech headsets are to make their debut on British Airways’ business class-only flights between London City and New York from August 1. Designed for the discerning frequent business traveller, the very latest Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless headphones deliver stunning sound and true long-haul performance, thanks to an amazing… Read the full press release

British Airways features Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar in its first ‘Make Amazing Things Happen’ video series

British Airways features Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar in its first ‘Make Amazing Things Happen’ video series

LONDON, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has teamed up with Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar in an exclusive video as part of its ‘Make Amazing Things Happen’ series of short films. The actor is the first of several celebrities to feature in the intimate interviews discussing life, work and travel. The interview is… Read the full press release

British Airways’ cabin and flight crew share their go-to gadgets to help customers ahead of the holiday season

British Airways’ cabin and flight crew share their go-to gadgets to help customers ahead of the holiday season

Top 10 travel hacks from the experts LONDON, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Where better to gain insider knowledge on some terrific travel hacks than from those who fly for a living?  British Airways’ cabin and flight crew have shared their go-to gadgets to help customers get the low-down on their down-loads ahead of… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new video guide to ‘Brazil Beach Etiquette’ on flights to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo

British Airways launches new video guide to ‘Brazil Beach Etiquette’ on flights to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo

LONDON, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is gearing up for a summer of sport, with exclusive and exciting entertainment coming to flights this August and September. For the many fans visiting Rio, the airline has produced an exclusive light-hearted guide to ‘Brazil Beach Etiquette’, featuring tips from the airline’s community of cabin crew…. Read the full press release

British Airways pilots launches new photo app for customers to take away a souvenir cockpit picture from their flight

British Airways pilots launches new photo app for customers to take away a souvenir cockpit picture from their flight

LONDON, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways pilots have developed a new photo app for customers to take away a souvenir cockpit picture from their flight – with Denise Van Outen the first to be ‘sn-apped’. All British Airways’ 4,000 pilots will have the ‘View From The Flight Deck’ app loaded onto their iPads… Read the full press release