Houston Airport System: Vacation Express to start new nonstop seasonal service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

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HOUSTON, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Vacation Express — one of the largest tour operators in the southeast — will bring a new nonstop seasonal service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island from May 24 to Aug. 2, 2015. “The continued growth in international services offered at Bush… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers the thrill of getting a free one-way upgrade to First for a limited time

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LONDON, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — For a limited time lucky customers flying British Airways could enjoy the thrill of getting a free one-way upgrade to First. The special offer is being given to those buying eligible return flights in the airline’s Club World cabin, from now until March 13, for travel up to… Read the full press release

British Airways poll: 63% of women said they were put off a career as a professional airline pilot as they were told it was a man’s job

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LONDON, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Sixty-three per cent of women said they were put off a career as a professional airline pilot when they were growing up for reasons including a lack of visible role models and being told it was a man’s job, according to a British Airways poll*. 20 per cent… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named “Best Economy Long-Haul Experience” by world travel trends and information SKIFT

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Worldwide study by SKIFT proves the high-quality of Qatar Airways’ 5-Star aviation experience DOHA, Qatar, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — On January 16th, Qatar Airways was named “Best Economy Long-Haul Experience” by SKIFT, a recognised leader in world travel trends and information. The study, which included all major international airlines, was a comprehensive evaluation of the… Read the full press release

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft: Horizon Air converted two of seven previously acquired Q400 NextGen aircraft options to firm orders

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Order will increase Horizon Air’s fleet to 54 Q400 aircraft; reinforcing the airline’s standing as the largest operator of Q400 turboprops worldwide TORONTO, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Seattle-based Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (“Horizon Air”) has converted two of seven previously acquired Q400NextGen aircraft options to firm orders…. Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines announces “Double Decker” special for passengers travelling between Port of Spain and London

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PIARCO, Trinidad and Tobago, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribbean Airlines today announced a special “Double Decker” offer for passengers travelling between Port of Spain and London. With this special offer, guests who purchase one Business Class ticket will receive a second ticket free. This promotion is applicable to tickets purchased from January 20 through to January… Read the full press release

One of the most modern boutique hotels in Zalka Beirut opens, the brand new Warwick Stone 55

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The brand new Warwick Stone 55, located in Zeinoun Street, Zalka, is one of the most modern boutique hotels in the area. Beirut, Lebanon, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Warwick Stone 55 Hotel is a 4 * Boutique Hotel consisting of 46 spacious rooms & suites with a contemporary design, an all-day dining restaurant named… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel following a $4 million renovation

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Renovated hotel offers easy access to downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport   ATLANTA, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 199-room Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel, following a $4 million renovation by the ownership. At the closest IHG full service hotel to Pittsburgh,… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection adds new Netherlands-based hotel to its portfolio: Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk

Autograph Collection adds new Netherlands-based hotel to its portfolio: Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk

Dutch Coast Seaside Property Joins Global Portfolio of Independent Hotels London, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection has added a new Netherlands-based hotel to its portfolio: Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk. The hotel complements Autograph Collection’s continually growing portfolio of upscale and independent hotels as the collection expands across Europe and beyond. As the… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport announces significant developments that will bring $225 million in investment to the region and will create approximately 1000 jobs

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Significant developments at airport contribute to provincial economy Alberta, Canada, 2015-1-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) had two significant development announcements that together will bring $225 million in investment to the region and will create approximately 1000 jobs. Ivanhoé Cambridge announced immediate leasing opportunities for a new retail centre, the Outlet Collection… Read the full press release

Enterprise CarShare announces the launch of its services in San Francisco with more than 20 locations available throughout the Bay Area

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Local Fleet to Exclusively Feature Chevrolet Vehicles At Launch SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise CarShare today announces the launch of its services in San Francisco with more than 20 locations available throughout the Bay Area beginning Feb. 2. Enterprise CarShare is partnering with General Motors to offer a fleet made up exclusively of… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton offers the Ultimate Private Escape with its Global Collection of Luxury Villas & Cottages

The Ritz-Carlton offers the Ultimate Private Escape with its Global Collection of Luxury Villas & Cottages

More Than 7 Locations to Choose, From Dream Beaches to Jungle Retreats. CHEVY CHASE, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Private beaches, backyard barbeques, temperature controlled outdoor pools, pine forest surrounds and magnificent views – the villas and cottages at The Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world tastefully bring together the exquisite and the personal.  Spacious and… Read the full press release

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel joins the exclusive portfolio of Autograph Collection hotels as the group’s first Hawaiian property

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel joins the exclusive portfolio of Autograph Collection hotels as the group’s first Hawaiian property

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel To Join Discerning Collection Of Independent Hotels; Celebrates 50th Anniversary Bethesda, Md., 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A landmark of luxury on Hawaii Island, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, joins the exclusive portfolio of Autograph Collection hotels as the group’s first Hawaiian property and the 75th in its global portfolio.  Now celebrating… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways to operate its latest Community Flight on 1 February

Representatives from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and non-governmental organisations presented participants’ artworks to Cathay Pacific as a token of appreciation for the unique flying experience that is being offered to these less-privileged families.

HONG KONG, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will operate its latest Community Flight on Sunday, 1 February. Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Affairs James Tong shared first-hand information about the flight at a media briefing today, with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and non-governmental organisations… Read the full press release

The new Alitalia unveils strategic plan following the completion of equity investments by Etihad Airways and Alitalia’s existing shareholders

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Rome, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The strategy for the new Alitalia was unveiled today, with an unequivocal commitment by the new executive team and strategic investors to reinvent the airline. Alitalia will introduce new routes, new product and service standards, a new cost management strategy and new branding, as the foundations to build a… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Cutting the ribbon, from left to right: Mike Ross, Director of Commercial Development & Passenger Communications, Greater Toronto Airport Authority; Giovanna Verrilli, Associate Director of Retail and Food Programs, Greater Toronto Airport Authority; Suzanne Merrell, Senior Manager of Food & Beverage Programs, Greater Toronto Airport Authority; Roger Mooking, Chef, Twist; Amy Dunne, Vice President of Business Development, HMSHost; Neil Thompson, Vice President, Canada, HMSHost

Chef Roger Mooking’s famous culinary creations now available to travellers TORONTO, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today’s grand opening of Twist by Roger Mooking marked a major milestone in the ongoing upgrades to the dining program at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The new restaurant is brought to travellers by global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with celebrity… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport inaugurated new air traffic control centre, bringing together many of the functions essential for air traffic

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Helsinki, Finland, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This January, Helsinki Airport inaugurated a new air traffic control centre, bringing together many of the functions essential for air traffic. In addition to approach control and area control functions, the centre covers rescue co-ordination functions and briefing services. The unit is to be staffed by 180… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to add 5 new services from the Macedonian capital to Friedrischshafen, Oslo-Torp, Barcelona, Hamburg Luebeck and Nuremberg

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Budapest, Hungary, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe,* today announced further expansion in Macedonia. The airline will deploy a third Airbus A320 aircraft at its Skopje base from 29 June adding 5 new services from the Macedonian capital to Friedrischshafen, Oslo-Torp, Barcelona, Hamburg Luebeck and… Read the full press release

More than 78 million passengers handled by Iberia Airport Services in 2014

More than 78 million passengers handled by Iberia Airport Services in 2014

Biggest growth in holiday airports like Ibiza, Alicante, and Malaga It also handled 52 million pieces of luggage, a 3% rise in the year Iberia’s handling unit also attended 8.5% more children flying alone (UMs), a total of nearly 100,000 MADRID, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year Iberia’s handing division, called Iberia Airport Services,… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport to start weekly charter services to the hugely popular Izmir, Turkey this summer

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Shannon, Ireland, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has whet the appetite for summer sun holidays by confirming that Turkey is back on the menu this year following confirmation of weekly charter services to the hugely popular Izmir. Sunway Holidays will put on services from May 23rd to September 19th, carrying up to 6,000… Read the full press release