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

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014

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MADRID, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013. Growth was strongest in the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces daily roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington and Costa Rica beginning March 7, 2015

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Nonstop Flights Between Baltimore/Washington and Costa Rica to Begin March 7, 2015 Subject to Government Approval DALLAS, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add its first destination in Central America with daily roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington… Read the full press release

The PATA Foundation to host the Inaugural PATA Foundation Gala Dinner at the Global Tourism Economy Forum on October 28, 2014 at the Galaxy Macau

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Attendees of the PATA Foundation Gala Dinner get the chance to be a part of the many success stories BANGKOK, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Foundation, in conjunction with the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF), will host the Inaugural PATA Foundation Gala Dinner on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Galaxy Macau. Under… Read the full press release

IATA to host the fourth annual World Passenger Symposium, 15-17 October in San Diego, California

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Geneva, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will host the fourth annual World Passenger Symposium (WPS 2014), 15-17 October in San Diego, California. More than 700 high-level delegates from airlines, global distribution systems and travel technology providers, airports and travel management companies are expected to attend the event. “2014 marks… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircrafts receive full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency

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Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft granted full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency on September 12, 2014 EASA-registered customers to start taking delivery of the new aircraft Montréal, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, announced today that the Learjet 70 andLearjet 75 aircraft have received… Read the full press release

Tourism New Zealand: three exclusive lodges named in the latest edition of the world’s Top 20 Hideaways in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

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Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As a luxury hideaway holiday, New Zealand’s reputation has just received a triple endorsement with three exclusive lodges named in the latest edition of the world’s Top 20 Hideaways in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. Christchurch’s Otahuna Lodge, Taupo’s Huka Lodge and Queenstown’s Blanket Bay have all made… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority harvested their vegetable garden grown for Winnipeg Harvest’s Grow-A-Row program marking their 19th year participating in program

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Veggies harvested for Winnipeg Harvest’s for Grow-A-Row program Winnipeg, Canada, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (September 10, 2014), staff at Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) harvested their vegetable garden grown for Winnipeg Harvest’s Grow-A-Row program, marking their 19th year participating in program. This year’s garden produced 3,612 lbs of vegetables, bringing WAA’s grand total… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces its seventh multiple development agreement in Germany with existing owner partner Sierra Hotel Management Ltd

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Karlsruhe, Germany, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced its seventh multiple development agreement (MDA) in Germany with existing owner partner Sierra Hotel Management Ltd. The first property already signed under the agreement is Holiday Inn Express® Karlsruhe – City Park, due to… Read the full press release

IHG to open new Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites in Tremblant Quebec in time for the 2015 winter ski season

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Hotel in Tremblant Pedestrian Village in Close Proximity to Numerous Ski Lifts MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the upcoming opening of a new Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites in Tremblant in time for the 2015 winter ski season. Expected to open… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® adds Oakwood Great Tower Street to its growing portfolio of properties in London

Oakwood Worldwide® adds Oakwood Great Tower Street to its growing portfolio of properties in London

Oakwood Great Tower Street offers extended stay solution in prestigious London location London, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the leading global provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, has recently added Oakwood Great Tower Street to its growing portfolio of properties in London. The newly refurbished apartment building offers a stunning collection of… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok takes the top spot on “The World’s Top 100” list in the Condé Nast Traveller UK magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Travel Awards

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Hong Kong, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The legendary, 138-year-old Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok recently clinched the top spot on “The World’s Top 100” list in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller, United Kingdom, magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Travel Awards.  The hotel was also voted the “Best Overseas Holiday Hotel” in Asia and India. In an accompanying… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage luxurious urban resort in Dubai due to open in 2017

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Hong Kong, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today announced that it will manage a luxurious urban resort in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, which is currently under development and due to open in 2017. Mandarin Oriental, Dubai will be located on Jumeirah Beach Road, with direct access to the… Read the full press release