Abu Dhabi Airports: Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic increased by 20.7% in January 2015

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports today announces that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 20.7% in January 2015. A total of 1,887,631passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month, compared with 1,564,266 in January 2014. There were 14,128 aircraft movements in January 2015,… Read the full press release

First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading

First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading

Reading, UK, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has welcomed progress made by First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading. FGW has pledged to reduce the number of First Class carriages on… Read the full press release

TravelClick’s NAHR February 2015: Hotels See Decline in Group Pace but RevPAR Performance Remains Strong

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Hotels See Decline in Group Pace but RevPAR Performance Remains Strong NEW YORK, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotels in major North American markets continued to maintain positive growth in rate across all travel segments according to data from the February 2015 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Overall, average daily rate (ADR) growth continues… Read the full press release

The Eastern Iowa Airport partners with two local universities over important environmental and agricultural projects

The Eastern Iowa Airport partners with two local universities over important environmental and agricultural projects

Cedar Rapids, IA, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It might come as a surprise to many, but The Eastern Iowa Airport is one of the largest farms in Linn County. The airport farmland, leased and farmed by five local farmers, has over 2,000 acres in corn and soybean production. The land is also located at the… Read the full press release

Anantara Kihavah Villas voted Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives according to recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com

Anantara Kihavah Villas voted Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives according to recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com

MALDIVES, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Kihavah Villas is overjoyed to be voted Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives as per a recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com, one of the most popular online career portals in the Maldives. Announcing the results, the website clarifies, “Anantara Kihavah Villas emerged as the strongest contender in… Read the full press release

Aeroflot takes delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA)

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Moscow, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89046 and RA-89047) produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA). Both planes have been named in honour of Soviet pilots, veterans of the World War II. RA-89046 has been named after Dmitry Glinka, a twice hero of the Soviet Union; RA-89047 — in honour of Alexander… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport celebrated the opening of its first and only common-use lounge, Airspace Lounge

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SAN DIEGO, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today officially marking the opening of Airspace Lounge, the first and only common-use lounge at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Located post-security in corridor between Terminal 2 East and Terminal 2 West, the lounge offers panoramic views of the airfield, comfortable seating areas,… Read the full press release

70 flying phobics to take to the skies from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport as easyJet’s Fearless Flyer programme comes to the city

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LIVERPOOL, UK, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Over seventy flying phobics will take to the skies this weekend from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport as easyJet’s Fearless Flyer programme comes to the city for the first time. “We’ve been amazed at the take up from Merseyside and North Wales” says Mark Wein the course Director…. Read the full press release

WTTC announces José Manuel Barroso and Ana Botín as speakers at the 15th annual Global Summit in Madrid, 15-16 April 2015

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Comunidad de Madrid and Madrid City Hall confirm the event as one of the biggest milestones for Spain’s Travel & Tourism sector in 2015. LONDON, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — José Manuel Barroso will speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 15th annual Global Summit in Madrid, 15-16 April 2015. At a… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Yorkshire passengers to fly to Slovakian city Kosice three months earlier thanks to Wizz Air

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South Yorkshire, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers from Yorkshire will be able to fly to the Slovakian city Kosice three months earlier than anticipated following an announcement from Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, that, reflecting customer demand, it will open its base in Kosice, Slovakia on 5… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office participated in Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2015 in Melbourne, Australia

Macau Government Tourist Office participated in Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2015 in Melbourne, Australia

MACAU, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) participated in Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2015 (AIME 2015) held in Melbourne, Australia to attract more industry partners to Macau for conventions and incentive travel. MGTO joined with Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and trade representatives of nine local enterprises to… Read the full press release

NetJets Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration to implement NextGen projects that will lead to safer, more efficient air transportation

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NetJets is leading the private aviation industry in helping to transform and modernize the U.S. air transportation system, improve safety and create new efficiencies in partnership with the FAA. Columbus, OH, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — NetJets Aviation, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today that it has signed… Read the full press release

ATTA’s next regional adventure tourism conference in Europe is called AdventureNEXT and will be held during May 2016 in Ohrid, Macedonia

ATTA’s next regional adventure tourism conference in Europe is called AdventureNEXT and will be held during May 2016 in Ohrid, Macedonia

Ohrid, Macedonia, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Networking and cooperation emerged as a welcome new theme among a previously fragmented group of destinations, government bodies, donor agencies and stakeholders in the Western Balkans. Chris Doyle, ATTA’s Executive Director for Europe, and Gergana Nikolova, ATTA’s Development Lead in Europe, were in Macedonia in mid-February to… Read the full press release

TravelClick and HSMAI announce Qbic Hotel London City and Best Western International as recipients of the 2014 eMarketer of the Year Award

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Hotels Awarded for Innovation in Digital, Social and Mobile Marketing to Drive Bookings and Brand Engagement NEW YORK, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The eMarketer of the Year Award, presented by TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based revenue-generating solutions for the hospitality industry, together with Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) have announced… Read the full press release

Tony Dixon named Director of Events Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Tony Dixon named Director of Events Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Washington, DC, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC welcomes Tony Dixon as Director of Events. A native of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Dixon’s exposure to weddings and events as a child influenced his decision to work in the hospitality industry. He started his career working for casinos and night clubs in Atlantic City… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines expands its high quality inflight meals by Chef Uchiyama to customers flying from Chicago and Los Angeles to Japan

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Special Menu created by JAL Corporate Chef Uchiyama to be expanded onto flights from Chicago and Los Angeles to Japan TOKYO, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing high quality inflight meals on North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia routes under the meal service concept of “JAL BEDD SKY AUBERGE,” your… Read the full press release

Emirates Group Security’s academic arm CASS and Arab Air Carriers Organisation Regional Training Centre to extend University Diploma programmes to the Arab Air Carriers Organisation members

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DUBAI. U.A.E., 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Centre of Aviation & Security Studies (CASS), the academic arm of Emirates Group Security and the Arab Air Carriers Organisation Regional Training Centre (AACO RTC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend two University Diploma programmes to the members of the Arab Air Carriers… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways names John Friel as its new General Manager in South Africa

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Abu Dhabi, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the appointment of John Friel as its new General Manager in South Africa. Based at the airline’s offices in Johannesburg, John is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in South Africa as it… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways welcomed its 2,000th Emirati member of staff to the airline

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Abu Dhabi, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways has welcomed Mohamed Al Mansoori, its 2,000th Emirati member of staff, to the airline. Mohamed, who is 30 years old and from Abu Dhabi, recently joined the airline’s Human Resources team as Senior Manager- People Reward and Policy. A graduate of the University of Hull… Read the full press release

Citi and Etihad Airways sign agreement to provide Supply Chain Finance (SCF) solution to pay select suppliers

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Program Supports Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 Vision to Improve Access to Finance for Suppliers and Strengthen the Supply Chain Abu Dhabi, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Citi, the leading provider of cash management and trade services in the MENA region and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the signing… Read the full press release