Hyatt Place survey: six in 10 adults that travel admit to having particular travel quirks

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“There’s a Place for You” campaign brings the Hyatt Place brand to life and shows how it seamlessly provides travelers with a place where they can fully embrace their travel habits the moment they check in CHICAGO, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place, the perfect place for today’s traveler combining style, innovation and 24/7 convenience,… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport’s “Food Plaza” at Terminal 2 reopens on March 31 following seven-month renovation and redesign project

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Fraport Extends Successful Partnership with McDonald’s / 4,000 Square Meter Restaurant Area Restyled – McDonald’s Launches New Restaurant Concept and Indoor Children’s Playground Frankfurt am Main, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for the arrival of spring, Frankfurt Airport’s “Food Plaza” at Terminal 2 will be reopening on March 31 following a seven-month renovation… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to open new north-bound entrance from Riverdale Road

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Riverdale Road and Airport Boulevard intersection opens Saturday; Roadway construction nearing completion ATLANTA, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will open a new north-bound entrance Saturday in the form of a relocated access point from Riverdale Road that will be marked by a 35-foot-tall monument sign. “We’re excited to open a new entrance… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines names its latest Boeing 777-300 “Tijuca National Park” which flew in from Seattle to Schiphol last Saturday

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Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has welcomed its latest Boeing 777-300, which flew in from Seattle to Schiphol last Saturday. KLM traditionally names this aircraft type after world heritage sites and nature reserves, with past examples including Iguazu Falls and Mount Kilimanjaro. KLM’s 24th Boeing 777, registration number PH-BVN,… Read the full press release

KLM Cityhopper renews its fleet by purchasing fifteen Embraer 175 aircraft and two Embraer 190 aircraft

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Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Cityhopper is renewing its fleet by purchasing fifteen Embraer 175 aircraft (E175+) and two Embraer 190 aircraft (E190). KLM Cityhopper will already be welcoming the first two E190 aircraft in December 2015. The fifteen E175+ aircraft will be taken up in the KLM Cityhopper fleet between March 2016… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines introduces mobile payment for online ticket purchase in Ethiopia with the cooperation of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia and Flocash

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines the largest in Africa  is pleased to announce the commencement of mobile payment for online ticket purchase in Ethiopia. The option was made possible with the cooperation of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) and Flocash an integration system provider. Ethiopian has already implemented since… Read the full press release

South African Airways inaugurates flight to Abu Dhabi

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Johannesburg, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways’ first flight, SA 278, to Abu Dhabi departed this morning at 09:30 and arrives at 20:25 local time in Abu Dhabi. The daily service sees frequencies between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi double with partner Etihad Airways continuing its seven weekly departures. The new network addition will… Read the full press release

Air France launches non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Vancouver international airport

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PARIS, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — On Sunday 29 March, Air France inaugurated its non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Vancouver international airport. Five weekly flights are operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with 309 seats – 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 250 in Economy. As from 13 July, one of… Read the full press release

World’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders WCA to hold its WCA Global Conference in 2016 in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — WCA, the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 5,700 member offices based in 191 countries around the world, has announced its annual WCA Global Conference in 2016 will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Expected… Read the full press release

Air Seychelles to launch three weekly non-stop Paris flights from July 2015

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Key network changes: Non-stop flights to Paris (CDG) three times a week Increased flights to Mumbai, Mauritius and Antananarivo Seven weekly codeshare flights to Hong Kong with Etihad Airways Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles together offer a double daily service between Seychelles and Abu Dhabi Seychelles, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Seychelles will launch… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan: protectionism poses a significant threat to the millions of travellers who have benefitted from new choice in the market

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan: protectionism poses a significant threat to the millions of travellers who have benefitted from new choice in the market

LONDON, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — “The dark clouds of protectionism” gathering over the air travel industry in Europe and the United States pose a significant threat to the millions of travellers who have benefitted from new choice in the market, said Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan, in a keynote… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program Etihad Guest awarded “Editors Special Award” for WalletPlus™ by Cards International

Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program Etihad Guest awarded “Editors Special Award” for WalletPlus™ by Cards International

Abu Dhabi, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, has just been awarded “Editors Special Award” for WalletPlus™, by Cards International, for its new reloadable multi-currency prepaid Visa card that lets travellers earn Etihad Guest Miles as they shop at millions of Visa merchants worldwide. The award, received in recognition… Read the full press release

Small Planet Airline: two crew members must be in the cockpit at all times

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Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the information provided by media regarding possible contributing factors to the Germanwings plane crash, Small Planet Airlines informs that the company follows a standard procedure stating that two crew members must be in the cockpit at all times. If one of the pilots need… Read the full press release

18th Annual Companies Caring Breakfast: HMSHost honored with the Corporate Partnership Award by Rockville-based nonprofit Interfaith Works

18th Annual Companies Caring Breakfast: HMSHost honored with the Corporate Partnership Award by Rockville-based nonprofit Interfaith Works

BETHESDA, MD, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Local restaurateur HMSHost, was honored today by Rockville-based nonprofit, Interfaith Works with the Corporate Partnership Award at the 18th Annual Companies Caring Breakfast. Interfaith Works is a nonprofit agency working to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. The Corporate Partnership Award recognizes a company… Read the full press release

The HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme presented awards to airport tenants for their exceptional effort in environmental management

A total of 42 airport tenants are presented with awards to commend their exceptional effort in environmental management in the HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme award presentation ceremony.

HONG KONG, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme, organised by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) to recognize the environmental performance of airport tenants, came to a successful finale, with an award presentation ceremony held today. A total of 42 airport tenants were presented with different awards to commend… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell joined forces to create new restaurant to replace ART Restaurant & Lounge

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell joined forces to create new restaurant to replace ART Restaurant & Lounge

New restaurant concept and design to replace ART Restaurant Seattle, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel in downtown Seattle, and Ethan Stowell, local chef and restaurateur, have joined forces to create a new restaurant concept to replace ART Restaurant & Lounge. A soft opening date for… Read the full press release

Emirates now offers Wi-Fi at no or nominal cost on nearly half of its fleet

Stay connected with Emirates with Wi-Fi connectivity at no or nominal cost on over 100 aircraft, aeromobile service on 75% of its fleet and in-seat email, telephone and SMS services on every aircraft.

Wi-Fi connectivity at no or nominal cost on nearly half of Emirates’ fleet and on all of its A380s; personal mobile phone service on 75% of its fleet, in addition to in-seat email, telephone and SMS services on every aircraft. DUBAI, U.A.E, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates now offers free* Wi-Fi on 106 of… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launched its latest advertising campaign with agency partner GSD&M during the NCAA Tournament

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Company brings back a familiar face who’s traveling more than ever DALLAS, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) has launched its latest advertising campaign in conjunction with existing placements airing during the NCAA Tournament. Working with agency partner GSD&M in Austin, Texas, Southwest’s new campaign brings to life those human moments… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces significant increase in capacity on its flights from Doha to Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore

Qatar Airways announces significant increase in capacity on its flights from Doha to Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore

Five-star airline meets increasing passenger demand to Bengaluru with B777 Airline to add 32% more seats BENGALURU, India, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is continuing its expansion plans in India with a significant increase in capacity on its flights from Doha to Bengaluru (formerly known… Read the full press release

Extraordinary Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Tasting Experience at the London Eye this Easter

Extraordinary Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Tasting Experience at the London Eye this Easter

LONDON, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — This Easter, the London Eye invites guests to indulge their senses with an extraordinary Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Tasting Experience. The ultimate Easter treat for chocolate lovers, guests will enjoy a variety of mouth-watering chocolates and truffles as an expert from Hotel Chocolat guides you through an exclusive tasting… Read the full press release