Woodland Park Zoo granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Accreditation Commission for the seventh consecutive time

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SEATTLE, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) Accreditation Commission, marking the seventh consecutive time for the zoo. Accreditation was announced Saturday, September 13 during AZA’s national conference held in Orlando, Florida. “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited… Read the full press release

Marriott International to open 202-room Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil in 2016

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Quito, Ecuador, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) signature brand, Marriott Hotels, announced plans to open the 202-room Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil in 2016, The Guayaquil Marriott will be the company’s third property in Ecuador and is being developed by Hotecapsa, overseen by Mr. Angel P. Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez is a major local… Read the full press release

Travelport announces new agreement with GOGO Worldwide Vacations

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Canadian Travel Agents Now Have Direct Access to New Hotel Content and Sales Choices ATLANTA, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, today announced a new agreement with industry-leading vacation package wholesaler GOGO Worldwide… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo launches new ghost tours highlighting its spooky history

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Interactive Tour Highlights Spooky History of Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning Oct. 2, guests will have an opportunity to see Lincoln Park Zoo like they never have seen it before – through the eyes of the undead. Thursdays in October, Ursula Bielski of Chicago Hauntings will be giving tours of the… Read the full press release

TravelClick and mobile travel agent roomlia partner to provide hotels with two-way connection via TravelClick Channel Management to provide rates and inventory on the OTA

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TravelClick Channel Management Provides Hotels with Connections to Traditional and Mobile OTAs    NEW YORK, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, has announced a partnership with roomlia, a streamlined, design-driven mobile app offering two-way connections for instant hotel-bookings. The mobile travel agent… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to modernise its aircraft fleet with the acquisition of 15 Airbus A320neo and 10 Airbus A320ceo aircraft

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Renewal of SWISS and Eurowings fleets Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is systematically pursuing the modernisation of its aircraft fleet. At the recommendation of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG under CEO, Carsten Spohr, the Supervisory Board approved the purchase of 15 state-of-the-art aircraft from the Airbus A320neo (New… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG Supervisory Board extends Simone Menne’s appointment as the Group’s CFO and Executive Board member for five years

Deutsche Lufthansa AG Supervisory Board extends Simone Menne’s appointment as the Group’s CFO and Executive Board member for five years

Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG extended Simone Menne’s appointment as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board member for five years from the earliest possible date. It has thereby confirmed the duration of her contract, which is running from 1 July… Read the full press release

dnata and City Sightseeing partner to showcase Dubai’s sights

dnata and City Sightseeing bring new hop-on-hop-off experience to Dubai

DUBAI, UA.E.,2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to Dubai will soon be able to see the world’s largest mall, tallest building, and other iconic city attractions in a new way, thanks to dnata and City Sightseeing WorldWide. dnata, the Middle East’s largest travel services provider, and City Sightseeing, the world’s leading open top bus… Read the full press release

The Accor group welcomes Christian Flaesch as its Senior Vice president Safety and Security

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PARIS, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Christian Flaesch is joining the Accor group as Senior Vice president Safety and Security. His key assignments will be to head up the Group’s safety and security policy, to develop preventive measures regarding employees and properties and to coordinate prevention and risk management. He will report to Sven… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s ‘Restaurant Australia’ campaign launches across the world, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong

Tourism Australia's 'Restaurant Australia' campaign launches across the world, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong

Sydney, Australia, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Later this month (September) sees the international roll-out of Tourism Australia’s ‘Restaurant Australia’ campaign gather momentum with high profile launch events taking place across the world, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong. Australia’s top chefs, freshest produce and finest wines will play starring roles in… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia names Adele Labine-Romain as its new Executive General Manager Strategy and Research

Tourism Australia names Adele Labine-Romain as its new Executive General Manager Strategy and Research

Sydney, Australia, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Adele Labine-Romain as its new Executive General Manager Strategy and Research. Ms Labine-Romain replaces Nell Anderson who recently announced her intention to resign from Tourism Australia, after having spent six years working for the national tourism organisation. Adele is currently Executive… Read the full press release

LAWA and Southwest Airlines kick-off construction of the $508-million Terminal 1 Modernization Program at Los Angeles International Airport

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The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti Throws Ceremonial Earth to Commence Terminal 1 Construction, with Anticipated Completion in 2018 LOS ANGELES, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines ® (NYSE: LUV) helped kick-off construction of the $508-million Terminal 1 Modernization Program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today with a groundbreaking ceremony… Read the full press release

Hotel ICON awarded the “Excellence Award” by Hong Kong Management Association’s Award for Excellence in Training and Development 2014 for two specific training programs

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Hong Kong, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Aiming to better serve tourism, benefit the community and showcase the best of our city, Hotel ICON was awarded the “Excellence Award” by Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) Award for Excellence in Training and Development for two specific training programs: (1) Work-Integrated-Education under the Skills Training Category and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards® gives its loyal members the opportunity to earn up to 10,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points to mark its 10-year anniversary

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Wyndham Hotel Group’s loyalty program marks tenth anniversary PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate its milestone 10-year anniversary, Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group and the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels, is offering its most loyal members the opportunity to… Read the full press release

Norwegian awarded three prizes at the Passenger Choice Awards 2014 in California

Norwegian awarded three prizes at the Passenger Choice Awards 2014 in California

Fornebu, Norway, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian scooped three prizes at the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards 2014 in California last night. It won the categories Best in Region: Europe and Best in Inflight Connectivity & Communications. It also won an Avion Award in the category Best Single Achievement in Passenger Experience for its moving… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces August 2014 traffic performance summary

Nearly 4.4 million passengers chose to fly through Gatwick in August – up 8.2% on the prior year – making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history Gatwick handled 906 air traffic movements in a day on its single runway – a world first North Atlantic routes performed strongly as Norwegian Air announced it will… Read the full press release

Govia and Gatwick to work together to provide more seamless transition for passengers between rail and air

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Gatwick’s partnership with Govia will transform rail services to and from Gatwick Airport Brand new Gatwick Express and Thameslink trains plus more reliable services will connect even more people to Gatwick and the region Gatwick will be ‘second runway ready’ by road and rail by 2021 LONDON, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The launch… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company launched new initiative to gauge passenger’s satisfaction levels with the introduction of HappyOrNot® kiosks at the departure and arrival halls

Bahrain Airport Company launched new initiative to gauge passenger’s satisfaction levels with the introduction of HappyOrNot® kiosks at the departure and arrival halls

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with its on-going commitment to deliver service excellence and improve passenger experience, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) recently launched a new initiative to gauge passenger’s satisfaction levels with the facilities and services provided at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) by introducing HappyOrNot® kiosks at the departure and arrival… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport: SUN-AIR to launch new service from Hamburg to London City Airport on 27 October, 2014

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Hamburg, Germany, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — On 27 October, 2014, SUN-AIR is launching a new service from Hamburg to London City Airport. The Danish franchise partner of British Airways is operating one morning and one evening flight from Monday to Friday. A 32-seat Dornier 328 is being deployed on the route, and passengers will… Read the full press release

easyJet launched its first ever £8.5m integrated pan-European TV ad campaign focused on what it has to offer business travellers

easyJet launched its first ever £8.5m integrated pan-European TV ad campaign focused on what it has to offer business travellers

LONDON, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The airline launches its first business travel TV advertising campaign. The £8.5m integrated pan-European ad campaign will launch in the UK on 13 September. easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has launched its first ever TV campaign focused on what it has to offer business travellers. Passengers travelling for… Read the full press release