Gatwick Airport welcomes Department for Transport announcement of funding deal for flights between Newquay and London Gatwick

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LONDON, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Responding to today’s Department for Transport announcement about a 4 year funding deal for flights between Newquay and London Gatwick, a Gatwick Airport spokesperson said: “We welcome news that this crucial route has been secured and look forward to supporting Flybe’s operation. “Britain’s economy is driven by the… Read the full press release

Air France Music launches “French touch is in the sky” contest on its mobile app with numerous gifts up for grabs

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PARIS, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — From 20 October to 12 December, Air France Music is organizing the “French touch is in the sky” contest on its mobile app with numerous gifts up for grabs Over the next two months, Air France Music will highlight a French Touch artist each week on board your… Read the full press release

Air France names Pierre-Olivier Bandet as EVP Chairman’s Office and Public Affairs

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PARIS, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Pierre-Olivier Bandet has been appointed EVP Chairman’s Office and Public Affairs for Air France, as from 1st November 2014. He joins the Company’s Executive Board. Aged 46, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration économique (ENSAE) and Institut d’Etudes Politiques-Paris. Between 1992 and… Read the full press release

Swissport becomes the first and so far only aviation service provider member of the German Aviation Association BDL

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Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International (Swissport) joins the German Aviation Association (BDL) as per January 1, 2015. Swissport is thus the first and so far only aviation service provider of BDL. With its accession, Swissport emphasizes its commitment to a strong aviation industry in Germany.   On October 15, 2014, the… Read the full press release

UNWTO and San Marino Government will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe on 19-20 November 2014 in San Marino

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To promote the importance of universal accessibility in tourism, UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe. The Conference will be held in collaboration with Village for All (V4A) and the ONCE Foundation to advance the social inclusion of people with… Read the full press release

UNWTO applauds the commitment of the Japanese government to the tourism sector and the positive results of tourism in the country

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During an official visit to Japan, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, highlighted the commitment of the Japanese government to the tourism sector and the positive results of tourism in the country. Mr. Rifai met the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to discuss the strengthening of the relationship between UNWTO and Japan and inaugurated the… Read the full press release

UNWTO commends the Government of Romania to attract more international youth travelers through the country’s first tourism cluster dedicated to young people

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UNWTO commends the measures taken by the Government of Romania to attract more international youth travelers through the country’s first tourism cluster dedicated to young people. MADRID, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The new Youth Tourism Cluster, an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism of Romania, brings together state institutions, private companies and international… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Spas worldwide offer wealth of luxury spa experiences with authentic sense of place

The Ritz-Carlton Spas worldwide offer wealth of luxury spa experiences with authentic sense of place

Discover local cultures through unique Spa experiences in Hong Kong, Arizona and Istanbul London, UK, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotels offer a wealth of luxury spa experiences with an authentic sense of place at hotels and resorts around the world. High above Hong Kong, healing jade rollers are used to ease and rejuvenate… Read the full press release

IATA launches Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit at the AVSEC World conference in Washington, DC

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Washington, DC, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit which helps the air transport industry, including airlines, airports and air traffic management, to identify, assess and mitigate, among others, cyber risks in IT infrastructure across their operations. “The aviation industry depends on essential IT… Read the full press release

Travelzoo launches search for the best travel selfie with #tzooselfie

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Travelzoo Searches for the World’s Best Travel Selfie with #tzooselfie Campaign NEW YORK, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — When is the last time you took a selfie? According to a new survey conducted by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, 86% of Americans polled take at least one selfie per week, with one-third… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport marks outstanding event in the history of Hungarian civil aviation with the start of daily operations to the Gulf area by Emirates

Budapest Airport marks outstanding event in the history of Hungarian civil aviation with the start of daily operations to the Gulf area by Emirates

The first Emirates Airbus A 330-200 type aircraft landed on time at 11.20 hours local time today on Budapest Airport’s Runway 2. This marks an outstanding event in the history of Hungarian civil aviation with the start of daily wide-body operations to the Gulf area by Emirates. Budapest, Hungary, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The… Read the full press release

21c Museum Hotels honored with 2014 Global Vision Award from Travel + Leisure magazine in the Culture category

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Louisville, Kentucky, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — 21c Museum Hotels has been presented with a 2014 Global Vision Award from Travel + Leisure magazine in the Culture category.  The 2014 Global Vision Awards recognize hotels, tour operators, airlines and innovators that are transforming the way travelers see the world, now and in the future.  The… Read the full press release

British Airways confirmed as the airline Industry Partner for KidZania London, the UK’s first educational entertainment experience

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LONDON, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Children and parents arriving at KidZania London at Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush) could be forgiven for thinking they’ve taken a wrong turn on the way and ended up at Heathrow Airport, as British Airways is confirmed as the airline Industry Partner for KidZania London, the UK’s first educational entertainment… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to start A380 service to Bangkok in January 2015

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The highly acclaimed A380 will commence operations to the popular Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok in January 2015 DOHA, Qatar, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ highly anticipated A380 aircraft will soon touchdown in Bangkok, Thailand, following the overwhelming success of its inaugural service to London Heathrow introduced earlier this month. The airline is scheduled… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues its expansion in Africa with the launch of services to its latest destination, Djibouti

Djibouti’s Minister of Transport and Equipment, His Excellency Moussa Ahmad Hassan, second from left, presents Qatar Airways Vice President Africa Jared Lee with a gift during a corporate lunch commemorating the launch of the airline’s direct flights to Djibouti in Africa.

Three-times-weekly flights from Djibouti to offer Connections via Doha to the rest of the World Award-winning Airline Celebrates launch with Community Initiative DJIBOUTI, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has continued its expansion in Africa with the launch of services to its latest destination, Djibouti, which began this week. The five-star airline commenced the three-times-weekly… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group announces the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors

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SEATTLE, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, today announced the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors. The appointments support the company’s continued efforts to develop new and innovative technologies that take the hassle out of… Read the full press release

AEGEAN reinstates its direct flights from Athens to Cairo

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Kifissia, Greece, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — AEGEAN aiming to further develop its international flight network, reinstates, on 26 October 2014 and three years after their disruption, its direct flights from Athens to Cairo. The winter schedule shall be put in place on Sunday 26 October 2014 and shall be in force until 28… Read the full press release

airberlin now operates two flights a day between the German capital and Abu Dhabi

airberlin now operates two flights a day between the German capital and Abu Dhabi

BERLIN, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin now operates two flights a day between the German capital and Abu Dhabi. On Sunday, Captain Christoph Runge and his crew manned the first of these doubled-frequency flights. At 11:30 o’clock, the Airbus A330-200 took off from Berlin-Tegel Airport with 226 passengers and 10 crew members on… Read the full press release

Conde Nast Traveler magazine newest “Readers’ Choice Poll” named Kiawah Island as the No. 1 island in North America

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Latest in long list of accolades for Kiawah Island and Kiawah Island Golf Resort KIAWAH ISLAND, SC, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In its newest “Readers’ Choice Poll,” the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine today named Kiawah Island as the No. 1 island in North America and the No. 2 island in the world, behind… Read the full press release

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts launches Taste of Waldorf Astoria in partnership with the world’s foremost culinary arts organization, the James Beard Foundation (JBF)

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Five Rising Star Chefs Travel to Berlin, Rome, Edinburgh, La Quinta, and Shanghai to Collaborate with Waldorf Astoria Master Chefs on Next Iconic Dish MCLEAN, Va., 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a global gastronomy-focused program in partnership with the world’s foremost culinary arts organization, the James… Read the full press release