Jamie Oliver’s flagship restaurant, The Diner opens at Gatwick Airport

Jamie Oliver visits Gatwick to unveil his new diner, a homage to great American comfort food The Diner comprises a diner restaurant section, an art-deco inspired bar plus also a ‘grab and go’ deli 627m2 restaurant will serve 278 covers London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Jamie Oliver has visited Gatwick Airport to unveil his… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport sponsors new ‘Superhero Series’ the UK’s only disability sport event

Gatwick sponsors new ‘Superhero Series’ as the UK’s only disability sport event Airport’s staff to participate in triathlon event teams alongside Paralympians Celebrity captains including Adam Hills, Hannah Cockcroft and Jonnie Peacock London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is sponsoring the new ‘Superhero Series’ the UK’s only disability sport event for the… Read the full press release

Travelzoo’s Autumn Travel Trends: the Rise of the ‘Instagrammable Trip’

LONDON, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a travel deal site with exclusive offers for members, predicts the future success of tourism destinations will lie in their ability to deliver an ‘Instagrammable holiday’. This is based on the findings from Travelzoo’s Autumn Travel Trends Survey* issued today (August 17, 2017). The survey reveals… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Graham’s Six Grapes to its business class drinks menu

British Airways adds Graham’s Six Grapes to its business class drinks menu   London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has added Graham’s Six Grapes, the Port favoured by Sir Winston Churchill, to its business class (Club World) drinks menu starting this month. Back then it was known as Graham’s Vintage Character Port… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Scottish airline Loganair

British Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Scottish airline Loganair   London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with Scottish airline Loganair. The new agreement, which comes into effect on 1 September when Loganair begins operating as an independent airline, will enable customers from the Highlands and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches flights to Chiang Mai; its fourth destination in Thailand

Qatar Airways launches flights to Chiang Mai; its fourth destination in Thailand   Five-star carrier to offer flights to Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’ from 7 December, 2017 Beautiful Chiang Mai becomes Qatar Airways’ fourth Thai destination DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced it will launch flights to beautiful Chiang… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates International Youth Day at Doha’s KidzMondo

Qatar Airways celebrates International Youth Day at Doha’s KidzMondo   Partnership with KidzMondo Doha celebrates International Youth Day Qatar Airways captain joins forces with two youngsters in carrier’s iconic pilots’ uniform DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A Qatar Airways captain helped International Youth Day take off at Doha’s KidzMondo – located in… Read the full press release

Bombardier: Shree Airlines becomes CRJ Series aircraft operator

Bombardier: Shree Airlines becomes CRJ Series aircraft operator   Montréal, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulates Shree Airlines on the launch of a new regional jet service with CRJ Series aircraft. “We are pleased to welcome Shree Airlines to the worldwide family of CRJ Series aircraft operators,” said David Speirs, Vice… Read the full press release

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to benefit over 400,000 passengers daily in Bangkok, Thailand

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to benefit over 400,000 passengers daily in Bangkok, Thailand   Driverless INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for new mass rapid transit lines in Bangkok will benefit over 400,000 passengers daily and ease congestion Berlin, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has announced two contracts for its BOMBARDIER INNOVIAMonorail 300… Read the full press release

MAGA Aviation now ANAC-certified for Bombardier Global Express and Global 5000 aircraft maintenance

MAGA Aviation is now ANAC-certified for all Learjet and Global jets as well as most Challenger models MAGA Aviation was first named a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility in 2013 Bombardier operators express a high level of satisfaction with MAGA services Montréal, Canada, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier today (August 14, 2017) announced that MAGA Aviation of Campinas, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of successful aircraft platforms and support solutions to LABACE attendees

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of successful aircraft platforms and support solutions to LABACE attendees   SAO Paulo, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and longtime channel partner TAM Aviacão Executive are marking 35 years of successfully delivering world class aircraft and support solutions to customers… Read the full press release

Eneco to provide Royal Schiphol Group with green energy from 2018

Eneco to provide Royal Schiphol Group with green energy from 2018   Eneco will provide Royal Schiphol Group with 200 GWh of green energy every year for 15 years. All of this sustainable power will be produced by Dutch wind farms. Both parties are exploring other options to increase their sustainability. AMSTERDAM, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel… Read the full press release

The Sunwing Travel Group listed in Financial Post’s ranking of Canada’s top 500 earning corporations

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sunwing Travel Group has been included within Financial Post’s ranking of Canada’s top 500 earning corporations for the first time. The FP500 is an annual listing of the 500 largest corporations in Canada based on revenues from the previous year. Research and rankings are collected and… Read the full press release

IHG® announces Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay

DUBAI, 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay. Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area,… Read the full press release

Marriott International named to the Forbes 2017 World’s Most Innovative Companies list

Bethesda, MD, 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc., was recently named to the Forbes 2017 World’s Most Innovative Companies list, joining the ranks of Tesla, Amazon and Netflix.  Forbes’ proprietary evaluation ranks companies according to their “innovation premium” or the difference between their market capitalization and the net present value of cash flows… Read the full press release

Virgin’s Azuma train on a test run to Scotland in preparation for roll out on the east coast route next year

Virgin’s new state-of-the-art train travels north of the border for first time Inaugural run ahead of plans to accelerate London-Edinburgh journeys to 4hrs LONDON, 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.The inaugural run north of the… Read the full press release

Jack London Square to host new Grilled Cheese Block Party this Saturday September 19

Event to feature a variety of grilled cheese dishes, craft beers, and music Oakland, Calif., 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square is home to the new Grilled Cheese Block Party, this Saturday, as part of its summer series of food-themed events. From Noon to 6 PM, attendees can sample cheese-inspired dishes. Organizers expect more… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide hosts the 78th annual Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C., 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), the global hospitality company that makes travel more accessible for more people in more places than anyone else, will once again welcome tens of thousands of spectators to the 78th annual Wyndham Championship this week.  The Most Fan-Friendly tournament on the PGA TOUR… Read the full press release

RCI adds 74 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first half of 2017

The affiliated resorts added through the first half of 2017 further strengthens the global presence for the world’s leading vacation exchange company. PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added 74 new properties to its affiliate… Read the full press release

TRIO for Paws Lawn Party at Four Seasons Hotel Austin returns September 20, 2017

TRIO for Paws Lawn Party at Four Seasons Hotel Austin returns September 20, 2017   Austin, U.S.A, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its fifth year, the TRIO for Paws Lawn Party at Four Seasons Hotel Austin returns next month with exciting new details and some furrier-than-usual guests of honour. The event, which benefits Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Humane… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai comments on ‘tourism-phobia’

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai comments on ‘tourism-phobia’   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In recent months, reports from all around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing us pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses. As an economic activity, travel and tourism… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport announces its first live horse shipment to China

Budapest Airport announces its first live horse shipment to China   Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Fourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China las week, on board Cargolux’s Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) releases economic impact report

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (August 14, 2017) released an economic impact report, summarizing the contribution that the Airport makes to local economies.  SFO is now in seventh year of sustained passenger traffic growth, with resulting gains in employment, income, business activity, and visitor spending. … Read the full press release

Bristol Airport trials self-service bag drop technology

BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial of self-service bag drop technology commenced at Bristol Airport earlier this week (Wednesday 12 July 2017), saving time for passengers flying with easyJet. Self-service bag drop puts passengers in control of their own hold baggage check in procedure, reducing processing time and queuing when compared to… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics to host fourth annual 5-a-side football tournament to benefit Just a Drop

London, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel technology specialist Dolphin Dynamics are getting ready for their fourth annual 5- a-side football tournament in aid of Just a Drop. The event, which will kindly be sponsored by TTG Media and supported by Kirker Holidays, Travelogix and Caribtours, will see Dolphin Dynamics play host to the football… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport named one of the two top UK airports for punctuality

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has been named one of the two top airports in the UK for punctuality. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures in relation to flights to and from UK airports for British and Irish airlines have revealed that flights leaving Belfast City Airport are,… Read the full press release

CDA and CFD announce investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today (08/15/2017) announced an investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport. New construction of a state-of-the-art large frame aircraft simulator will not only deliver technology enhancements to the fire… Read the full press release

RCI reaches agreement with vacation group Beneficium to acquire DAE Global Pty Ltd.

The addition bolsters RCI’s product portfolio within the global exchange market PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has reached an agreement with vacation group Beneficium to acquire DAE Global Pty Ltd. (DAE), operator of Dial An Exchange, a leading timeshare exchange company… Read the full press release

London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers rated “good” in CAA’s Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17

LONDON, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has improved its rating of London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers, recognising its provision of help as “good” in the Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17, published today (Friday 11 August). It follows several measures introduced by London City in the… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free opens its third Gold store at Hamad International Airport

Qatar Duty Free opens its third Gold store at Hamad International Airport   Third gold shop brings another class of duty free to five-star Hamad International Airport  Passenger choice expands with even more gold and diamond jewellery on offer DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has today (13 August… Read the full press release