OneJet launches two new nonstop routes from Pittsburgh International Airport to Richmond, VA and Albany, NY

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — OneJet (www.onejet.com), the air transportation network that provides increased access to nonstop travel in small and medium size markets, today announced the addition of two new nonstop routes from Pittsburgh International Airport. Beginning in March, OneJet will introduce nonstop service to Richmond, VA and Albany, NY, reducing travel time… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and Marriott International launch Tahseen hospitality training programme

Marriott International Leadership Development Programme created in response to rising need for Qatari leaders and managers within the hospitality industry   Doha, Qatar, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, the leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, and Marriott International today announced the launch of Tahseen hospitality training programme, a unique initiative… Read the full press release

Host Hotels & Resorts to increase and expand its efforts to reduce environmental footprint of its portfolio

BETHESDA, Md., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) announced today new 2020 greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water and waste targets after meeting its 2017 goals ahead of schedule. Based on the success of its programs to date, the Company elected to increase and expand its efforts to reduce the… Read the full press release

IBAC awards Jet Aviation with IS-BAH™ registrations for 11 facilities in EMEA and Asia

Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today awarded to Jet Aviation registrations to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) for 11 facilities. Jet Aviation gained certification after implementing the IS-BAH™ at its business aviation ground handling activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They… Read the full press release

Delaware North expands offerings at Yellowstone National Park with the acquisition of Yellowstone Vacations

Yellowstone Vacations bolsters Delaware North’s offerings in West Yellowstone, Mont., with lodging properties to also be marketed under the new brand name BUFFALO, N.Y., and WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North, one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world, is expanding its offerings at Yellowstone… Read the full press release

airberlin announces the sale of its share in NIKI to Etihad for 300 million euros

Transaction paves the way for a simplified business model Sale improves the financial position of airberlin Separation of the touristic business enables growth in the long-haul business and reduces seasonal fluctuation BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin today announced the sale of its share in NIKI to Etihad for a total consideration… Read the full press release

airberlin to increase services on major European routes in its 2017 summer schedule via Berlin

Paris: four times a day from Berlin-Tegel to Charles-de-Gaulle instead of Orly More flights all year round from Berlin-Tegel to Warsaw and Krakow Twice a day from Berlin-Tegel to Tel Aviv all year round to come BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin is increasing its services on major European routes for the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip announces the appointment of Chef Cheung Chi Choi as Executive Chinese Chef

Chef Cheung Chi Choi brings his extensive culinary experience to Zi Yat Heen, enhancing the Hotel’s authentic Cantonese dining experience Macau, China, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, announces the appointment of Chef Cheung Chi Choi (Charles) as the Hotel’s Executive Chinese Chef. Chef Cheung will lead the team of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is pleased to announce it scored a perfect 100 as part of the 2017 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index – an annual report from HRC ranking companies on LGBT-friendly practices and policies. This rank has earned Choice Hotels the distinction of being… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels 2017 Travel Trend Outlook: Americans willing to spend more than last year to explore new places

Survey reveals Americans are willing to spend more and prioritize travel in 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — As 2017 fast approaches, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has released its annual traveler survey capturing the latest insights from U.S. consumers. This year’s survey reveals Americans will… Read the full press release

Nicole Scherzinger and YolanDa Brown to perform exclusively for British Airways’ launch of its new route to New Orleans

Nicole Scherzinger and YolanDa Brown to perform exclusively for British Airways’ launch of its new route to New Orleans   London, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Nicole Scherzinger and YolanDa Brown have been confirmed to line up British Airways’ VIP charter flight to Mardi Gras to launch its new route to New Orleans. The musicians… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways adds UnionPay credit and debit cards to its payment options

The option to pay with UnionPay cards provides Qatar Airways travellers with a high quality and secure payment service worldwide.   DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways will now accept UnionPay credit and debit cards through its website for ticket and other sales, expanding payment options for customers around the world…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways adds new four times weekly service to Southern Thailand’s west coast

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The coastal gateway of Krabi, Thailand, today (06 Dec 2016) welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The Airbus A330-200 was greeted by a water salute to usher in the new four times weekly service to Southern Thailand’s west coast…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to start daily non-stop flights between Doha and Dublin

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that it will offer daily non-stop flights between Doha and Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, commencing 12 June 2017. Situated on Ireland’s east coast, Dublin features many cultural and historic highlights and has long attracted visitors from all over the world…. Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America cleared by the Antitrust Division of US DOJ

SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today (Dec. 6, 2016) completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group’s (NYSE: ALK) acquisition of Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA). Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. “We… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines passengers introduced with new self-service baggage drop-off at Vienna Airport

New self-service baggage drop-off at Vienna Airport for Austrian Airlines passengers Innovative check-in option saves travelers time VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As of tomorrow, December 6, 2016, passengers at Vienna Airport can drop off their luggage themselves at one of the 16 new self-service baggage drop-off counters. Vienna Airport and Austrian… Read the full press release

LJLA and Ryanair took Alder Hey patients on Christmas flight to Isle of Man and back

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A number of young patients from Alder Hey came to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) on Saturday for their very own Christmas experience and all finished off with a 40 minute flight out towards the Isle of Man and back. LJLA recently announced that it is now… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI) awarded foreign carrier permit by the US authorities

Norwegian CEO praises “significant and invaluable support from across Ireland” in securing US permit Full plans for Irish transatlantic routes set to be unveiled in early 2017 with first flights to commence next summer Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has today (Dec 06, 2016 ) outlined the next steps in its plans to… Read the full press release

Norwegian reports 2.3 million passengers in November; 16 per cent up YoY

Norwegian reports 2.3 million passengers in November; 16 per cent up YoY   Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian carried almost 2.3 million passengers in November, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the same month previous year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 70 per cent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 84… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation joint venture in China won its first contract from Changzhou Metro Co. Ltd.

Advanced rail control solution to enable safe, reliable and fast operation on first metro line in Changzhou, China Joint venture is enhancing local expertise for metro signalling industry BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation announced today (December 6, 2016) that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions Co. Ltd…. Read the full press release

French National Railway Company orders 52 additional Bombardier Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains for EUR348m

Bombardier Francilien trains are the best performing fleet in Île-de-France Montreal, Canada, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today (December 5, 2016) announced that French National Railway Company, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF), has placed an order for 52 additional Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains…. Read the full press release

VisitBritain celebrates milestone partnerships with Hainan Airlines and Alitrip

London, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (5 December) celebrated its milestone partnerships with Hainan Airlines (HNA Group) and Alitrip, Alibaba Group’s tourism arm, in China. Both partnerships have been established to attract more Chinese visitors to Britain. UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley and VisitBritain… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo received the Logistics Quality Award at the 18th edition of the El Vigía Awards in Spain

Barcelona, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the Logistics Quality Award at the 18th edition of the El Vigía Awards, a prestigious Spanish logistics weekly. The carrier was recognised for its increased activity from main Spanish airports and for the quality of its air cargo management…. Read the full press release

Distinguished hotelier Brent Martin appointed General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

Distinguished hotelier Brent Martin appointed General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail   Vail, U.S.A., 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Distinguished hotelier Brent Martin has been appointed General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, after first arriving on an interim assignment in late September. “Brent’s knowledge and experience, along with… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival set to break records for both attendance and prize money

SHANNON, Ireland, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The biggest racing festival ever staged in the Mid-West, the Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Racecourse, is this year set to break records for both attendance and prize money. The annual festival, which is the biggest gathering outside the capital across the Christmas season, takes place… Read the full press release

Mario DiDomizio Excellence in Education Scholarship announced at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading travel retailer Hudson Group CEO Joe DiDomizio and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and CEO Todd Hauptli today announced the creation of the Mario DiDomizio Excellence in Education Scholarship, to be awarded annually to deserving sons and daughters of Hudson Group employees who are… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Lands of Legends Celebrate ‘King Arthur’ Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of blockbuster 2017 film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie hits UK cinemas on 24 March 2017. It stars Charlie ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Hunnam, as… Read the full press release

Marriott International named among America’s top corporations for LGBT for the fourth consecutive year

Bethesda, MD, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today has been named, for the fourth consecutive year, among America’s top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. (LGBT) equality, by again earning a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of Holiday Inn® London – Kensington

LONDON, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the opening of Holiday Inn® London – Kensington, one of the largest Holiday Inn® hotels in Europe. Featuring 708 bedrooms, the hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the city’s most popular landmarks… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports now an official supporter of Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai Airports now an official supporter of Dubai Expo 2020   Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 to ensure a world-class experience for the millions of guests that will visit… Read the full press release