Silversea Cruises celebrated the start of construction of Silver Muse with the cutting of first steel at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy

Silversea Cruises celebrated the start of construction of Silver Muse with the cutting of first steel at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy

Monte Carlo, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises celebrated today the start of construction of Silver Muse with the cutting of first steel at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Silversea’s chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidioco-hosted the event with Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. Set to debut in the spring of 2017, Silversea’s new… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises to relocate its Americas office from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, Florida

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Monte Carlo, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced plans to relocate its Americas office from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, Florida. The move is currently scheduled for late 2015. The company, which maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, and Sydney, with its global headquarters in Monte Carlo, will move all staff currently working… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® appointed by Groupe Allard to manage Rosewood São Paulo in Brazil; scheduled to open in 2018

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First South American property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® DALLAS, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Groupe Allard to manage Rosewood São Paulo in Brazil. Scheduled to open in 2018, this will be Rosewood’s first property in South America. Situated in the center of São Paulo, the… Read the full press release

New statistics show 4.1 percent increase in international visitors to Germany between January and May, 2015 vs the same period last year

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New York City, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Between January and May, 2015 an additional 1.1 million overnights were generated by international visitors to Germany, compared with the same period last year. This is according to the latest numbers from the Federal Statistical Office based on statistics from accommodation facilities with ten or more beds… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group names Martin Melzer PR & Communication Manager for Central Europe

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group names Martin Melzer PR & Communication Manager for Central Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — From August 2015 onwards, Martin Melzer will take over the newly introduced position of PR & Communication Manager for Central Europe. The role consolidates Corporate Communication & PR activities for 80 hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and South-Eastern Europe and is directly subordinated to the Area… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor announces its first residence in Istanbul: the Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir

Carlson Rezidor announces its first residence in Istanbul: the Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, announces its first  residence in Istanbul: the Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir featuring 171 units is scheduled to open in Q2 2016. The signing further strengthens the  position of Radisson Blu as the largest upper upscale brand… Read the full press release

CVG and Allegiant Travel Company to establish base of operation beginning Jan. 6, 2016

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Hebron, KY, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CVG and Allegiant Travel Company have announced their plans to establish a base of operation beginning Jan. 6, 2016. Allegiant will base up to three 156-seat Airbus 319 aircraft at CVG, creating jobs for pilots, flight attendants and airport service personnel. When it opens in January, Cincinnati… Read the full press release

Transportation network company Lyft now operating at CVG

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Hebron, KY, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Lyft, a transportation network company, is now operating at CVG. Lyft’s mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by connecting passengers who need a ride with drivers who have a car. “Our customers want options,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. “Lyft joins other ground… Read the full press release

Bahrain International Airshow 2016 announces Bahrain Airport Company as silver sponsor

Bahrain International Airshow 2016 announces Bahrain Airport Company as silver sponsor

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supreme Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) announced that Bahrain Airport Company, the managing body and operator of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), is a silver sponsor of the BIAS 2016. The event, held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport seeks bids for two transformational projects

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Hotel/Travel Plaza and Green Acres Energy Park to Transform Airport ATLANTA, 2015-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport officials are seeking bids for two transformational projects that will change the face of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the years ahead. Airport leaders will be available to discuss the plans Tuesday, July 28. Pre-proposal conferences will then be… Read the full press release

South African Airways Cargo reversed its decision to place an embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies

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Johannesburg, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has reviewed and reversed its decision to place an embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies which was limited to rhino, elephant, tiger and lion. The embargo was placed following incidents of false declarations and submission of falsified documentation for the shipment of some… Read the full press release

Travelzoo survey reveals which destinations greet travelers with open arms

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Florida Ranks as the Friendliest State; East Coast Edges Out West Coast NEW YORK, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating and intimidating at the same time but a warm greeting and friendly smile can put all fears aside when visiting to a new destination. A new poll… Read the full press release

American Express to open its seventh lounge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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NEW YORK, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — American Express is expanding The Centurion Lounge network in major domestic airports, announcing today that it will open its seventh location at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH),  Terminal D. The 8,500 square foot Lounge is currently slated to open in the first half of 2016. “We… Read the full press release

The third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns September 13

The third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns September 13

CHICAGO, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns September 13, offering runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to experience the airfield of Midway International Airport.  The course offers stunning views of Chicago’s skyline as the backdrop, complete with aircraft taking off and landing overhead…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances its unique partner portfolio in Mileage Plan by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines

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Alaska Raising the Bar to Allow Frequent Flier Members to Travel and Earn Miles to All Corners of the Globe  SEATTLE, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is enhancing its unique partner portfolio in Mileage Plan by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines. Hainan operates a modern fleet to over 90 destinations throughout the world…. Read the full press release

21c Museum Hotels co-founder Laura Lee Brown to present her latest exhibition at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville, KY, July 24 through August 22

21c Museum Hotels co-founder Laura Lee Brown to present her latest exhibition at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville, KY, July 24 through August 22

Louisville, KY, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — 21c Museum Hotels co-founder Laura Lee Brown will present her latest exhibition, From Near and Far: New Painting and Photography by Laura Lee Brown, a solo exhibition of original oil portraits, photographs and photographic collages inspired by the artist’s travels at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville, KY. The exhibition opens on Friday,… Read the full press release

Star Alliance member carriers welcome their newest member, Avianca Brasil

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — At a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport today, the Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil. “Adding Avianca Brasil to our network is an important step in enhancing our customer proposition in Latin America. Brazil is the most important aviation market on… Read the full press release

New Zealand opens the doors to its first and only museum of contemporary art — The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

New Zealand opens the doors to its first and only museum of contemporary art -- The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

New Zealand has opened the doors to its first and only museum of contemporary art. New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand has opened the doors to its first and only museum of contemporary art. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, with its curved exterior walls of mirror-like stainless steel,… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Olympic gold medalists set to tackle the Cardrona halfpipe and slopestyle course at Audi quattro Winter Games 2015

Snowboarders launch themselves into the air during the slopestyle event. All events during the Audi Quattro Winter Games are free for spectators to enjoy.
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Two Olympic gold medalists are among a number of high calibre athletes competing at Audi quattro Winter Games 2015. New Zealand, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Olympic gold medalists are among a number of high calibre athletes set to tackle the Cardrona halfpipe and slopestyle course at Audi quattro Winter Games 2015. Veteran… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Museum Art Hotel’s Hippopotamus restaurant’s duo win the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge in Sri Lanka

Hippopotamus' award winning high tea is served in elegant surroundings and promises an unforgettable experience. 
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A Wellington-based duo with French connections has just won the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge in Sri Lanka. Wellington, New Zealand, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Executive Chef Laurent Loudeac and Assistant Maitre d’ Camille Furminieux of Hippopotamus restaurant, part of Wellington’s celebrated Museum Art Hotel establishment, competed with 21 teams from 14… Read the full press release