Record-low injury rate among dockworkers at U.S. West Coast Ports

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WATERFRONT INJURY INCIDENTS DROP NEARLY 50% Oakland, CA, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland today applauded labor and management on the U.S. West Coast waterfront for a record-low injury rate among dockworkers. According to an annual Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) safety report, there were 108 Lost-Time Injury Incidents at West Coast seaports in… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports partners with the world’s largest car rental booking platform rentalcars.com

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Dubai, UAE, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports today announced that it has partnered with rentalcars.com, the world’s largest car rental booking platform, to provide passengers with an easy and cost effective way to rent a car directly from the Dubai Airports website, www.dubaiairports.ae. The new multi-lingual service – available in English and Arabic –… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport won the ‘Airports under 20 million passengers’ category at The Routes Asia 2015 Airline Marketing Awards in Kunming China

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The Routes Asia 2015 Airline Marketing Awards, held last night in Kunming China, saw Auckland Airport win the ‘Airports under 20 million passengers’ category. Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The annual Routes Asia Airline Marketing Awards are highly regarded within the industry as they are voted for and judged by airline and industry… Read the full press release

Airline Unions ahead of U.S. Travel Association Roundtable: heavily subsidized competition by government-owned airlines from Qatar and UAE poses very serious economic threat to the U.S.

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Joint Statement from Airline Unions on U.S. Travel Association Roundtable WASHINGTON, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The union leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, International; the Allied Pilots Association; the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the Association of Flight Attendants; the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Communications Workers of… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to operate new services from Sofia to Bari, Cologne, Geneva, Naples and Munich Memmingen starting from 14 September

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from Sofia Airport management and György Abran CCO of Wizz Air.

5 NEW ROUTES AND MORE FLIGHTS ON EXISTING ROUTES SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, announced today that it will base a 5th Airbus A320 at its Sofia base. From 14 September the airline will operate new services from Sofia to Bari, Cologne,… Read the full press release

David Whitaker to become chief marketing officer for Brand USA on May 11, 2015

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WASHINGTON, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Industry veteran David Whitaker has been tapped to become chief marketing officer for Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States. Whitaker will join Brand USA on May 11, 2015, following eight years as president and CEO of Tourism Toronto, the fourth largest city in North… Read the full press release

The Board of Trustees of the Destination & Travel Foundation selected Brand USA as the upcoming recipient of its highest honor, the Spirit of Hospitality Award

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WASHINGTON, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Trustees of the Destination & Travel Foundation has selected America’s destination marketing organization, Brand USA, as the upcoming recipient of its highest honor, the Spirit of Hospitality Award. The award is presented annually to the individual or organization that has shown exceptional dedication and commitment… Read the full press release

Iberia Group to offer about 1,550,000 seats between Spain and Germany this year

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Hamburg becomes 7th German destination. Additional flights from Madrid to Berlin, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. MADRID, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 29 March, Iberia Group airlines will strengthen flight operations to Germany, adding Hamburg to the existing six German destinations with four flights per week, while also increasing frequencies from Madrid to Berlin, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. Iberia Express will operate Madrid-Berlin 14… Read the full press release

More air travellers are going paperless at London City Airport

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LONDON, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — More air travellers are going paperless, according to London City Airport (LCY), making better use of technology to speed up their journey. The number of passengers downloading their boarding pass to their mobile phone has increased by seven percentage points in twelve months – from 14% to 21%…. Read the full press release

Kenya Airways to reduce its flight frequencies to Dar-es-Salaam from 42 to 14 per week

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Nairobi, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya Airways wishes to notify its customers that it has reduced its flight frequencies to Dar-es- Salaam from 42 to 14 per week and will now fly only twice daily to Dar –es-Salaam from March 19th 2015. This is as a result of a communication from the Tanzania Civil… Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates the opening of its 37th dedicated lounge at Los Angeles International Airport

Emirates celebrates the opening of its 37th dedicated lounge at Los Angeles International Airport

DUBAI, UA.E., 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, a global connector of people and places, today celebrated the opening of its 37th dedicated lounge for First Class and Business Class customers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards, the airline’s frequent flyer program, at Los Angeles International Airport. The Emirates Lounge at… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline President: American consumers, international gateway airports, local and regional economies will be the ultimate victims of the US carriers’ protectionist campaign

Emirates Airline President: American consumers, international gateway airports, local and regional economies will be the ultimate victims of the US carriers’ protectionist campaign

Debunks allegations of subsidy and “stealing traffic” in white paper presented by Delta, American, and United Highlights economic benefits of Emirates’ services to American consumers, local and regional economies, and businesses Discusses the impact of selective protectionism that restrict international air transport links and trade bridges in a global economy Washington D.C., USA, 2015-3-19 —… Read the full press release

Emirates launches its Apple Watch app

Emirates launches its Apple Watch app

First airline in the Middle East and African region to offer an app for the Apple Watch DUBAI, U.A.E., 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, a global connector of people and places, announced today the launch of its Apple Watch app. When the Apple Watch becomes available on 24 April, Emirates’ customers from around the… Read the full press release

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will conduct a Minority, Women and Disadvantaged-Owned (M/W/DBE) Contractors Workshop on March 31

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will conduct a Minority, Women and Disadvantaged-Owned (M/W/DBE) Contractors Workshop on March 31

CHICAGO, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will conduct a Minority, Women and Disadvantaged-Owned (M/W/DBE) Contractors Workshop on Tuesday, March 31 from 1-4 p.m. at the UIC Forum. Don’t miss this chance to network face-to-face with prime contractors and learn more about upcoming opportunities at Chicago’s Airports. Your business could be… Read the full press release

Register now for The Chicago Department of Aviation Airport Concessions Symposium scheduled for March 25, 2015

Register now for The Chicago Department of Aviation Airport Concessions Symposium scheduled for March 25, 2015

CHICAGO, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Airport Concessions Symposium is just eight days away. Registration is now open, so sign up today! The free workshop will provide an overview of the steps required to become a concessionaire, from the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, airport design and construction requirements,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines marks its 30th year at Midway International Airport

Southwest Airlines marks its 30th year at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Thirty years ago today, Southwest Airlines began service at Midway International Airport. Southwest’s operation in Chicago began with 40 employees and seven daily flights to St. Louis. Today, Midway is the carrier’s largest operation with more than 4,200 local employees and an average of 250 daily nonstop departures to nearly… Read the full press release

#IWANTTOGOWHERE, the new image promotion campaign by S7 Airlines

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Novosibirsk, Russia, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, launches the image promotion campaign #IWANTTOGOWHERE, starting from March 16, 2015. Travelling all over the world became an integral part of our lives. We go on business trips, fly to visit our friends, go on vacations using familiar… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches industry wide consultation on the future growth strategy for the tourism industry in England

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At an event at the start of English Tourism Week yesterday, VisitEngland launched an industry wide consultation on the future growth strategy for the tourism industry in England. LONDON, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This consultation will set the stage for a mid-term refresh of the Strategic Framework for Tourism 2010-2020 launched by VisitEngland… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: Matthew Henderson from Beamish Museum in County Durham becomes England’s Tourism Superstar 2015

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LONDON, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — As English Tourism Week gets underway VisitEngland is delighted to announce that Matthew Henderson from Beamish Museum in County Durham has come top of a public vote to become England’s Tourism Superstar 2015. Matthew went up against ten other short-listed nominees in a public vote run by the… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts opened Raffles Jakarta at the heart of Jakarta’s golden triangle, 25% off for guests staying from 16 March 2015 – 30 June 2015

Raffles Hotels & Resorts opened Raffles Jakarta at the heart of Jakarta’s golden triangle, 25% off for guests staying from 16 March 2015 - 30 June 2015

Raffles Hotels & Resorts strengthens its Asian portfolio with the opening of Raffles Jakarta JAKARTA, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Opening on Monday 16 March 2015, Raffles Jakarta will stand as a beacon above the thriving commercial hub of Kuningan. The hotel is exclusively linked to the new Ciputra Artpreneur Centre, a landmark development… Read the full press release