Qantas unveils its next generation Premium Economy seat to debut on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. Wider and with more functional space overall, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort. When the rear of… Read the full press release

The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Executive Chef selected as Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalist for the Annual James Beard Foundation awards

Fearrington Village, NC, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The James Beard Foundation announced today the Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation awards. The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Executive Chef Bedford was selected as a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast from a list of more than 24,000 online entries. In the… Read the full press release

Boutique Air now accommodates passengers with TSA Pre✓® status at major sterile airports

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique Air announces today that the airline can now accommodate all passengers with TSA Pre✓ ® status at major sterile airports. The capability is a positive step forward for the community-sized carrier, which offers service between Essential Air Service (EAS) communities and larger hubs. “We are very… Read the full press release

Traveldoo® launches new Traveldoo Connect offer to enable TMCs to propose expense management, packaged with their own services

PARIS, France, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveldoo®, the travel and expense technology company of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), announces a bold move to foster innovation and open partnerships in business travel. The company today unveiled: Traveldoo Connect, a new open technology platform, allowing travel management companies (TMCs) to integrate expense management, packaged together… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’

Pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ to help guests avoid last moment fare hikes Includes host of attractive privileges such as transferability and zero cancellation charges MUMBAI, India, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the availability of a new pre-paid… Read the full press release

Travelport supports Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements

Roll out uses Travelport’s merchandising technology to support Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements to connect travelers to a world of travel choice Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the… Read the full press release

Travelport announces new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings

Travelport travel agents can connect to increased B2B car rental choices around the world Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, as measured by fleet  and revenue. Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in Asia and the United Kingdom

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and hutchgo.com, one of the biggest Online Travel Agencies (OTA) in Asia and wholly owned by Hutchison Travel Limited (formerly known as Hutchison-Priceline), today jointly announce a new, expanded agreement.  The new agreement sees Travelport become hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in key… Read the full press release

Travelport Hotelzon upgrades its hotel booking app with new features and additional content

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News — Travelport Hotelzon, a leading hotel distribution technology provider for the B2B travel industry, has upgraded its hotel booking app with the addition of numerous new features and additional content.  Designed to meet the increasing consumer-driven demands of the ever-connected corporate traveler, the updated mobile app version of the popular… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to open its 28th base at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom

THREE NEW ROUTES TO OPERATE FROM JUNE 2017 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will open its 28th base on 18 June 2017 at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom with one new Airbus A320 aircraft. London Luton… Read the full press release

Flybe brings back weekly service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf from 1st April 2017

Leading regional airline expands 2017 Summer schedule from Cardiff Airport with weekly flights to new German base EXETER, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting on 1st April 2017. Flights are available to book now at… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International expands Caribbean itineraries with cruises from Tampa to Havana

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. Royal Caribbean International has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, to include new 4- and… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen, China

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far. “We are excited to welcome the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches training for its own pilots in cooperation with the European Flight Academy of the Lufthansa Group

• 23 pilot trainees started their training as “first officers” yesterday • Further courses will take place in April and August • Prospective pilots can apply on www.austrianpilot.at VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the year 2016, Austrian Airlines hired 145 fully qualified pilots. Now Austria’s flag carrier is launching training for its… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh appoints Greg Pirkle as its new General Manager

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has the pleasure of welcoming Greg Pirkle as the new General Manager at the Red Sea haven. Pirkle’s 25 years with Four Seasons have been divided between resorts and hotels; from shorts-and-sandals destinations in Hawaii, the… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… Read the full press release

Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways to provide travelers to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.,  2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways announce the launch of a new partnership that will provide airline passengers traveling to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs at www.silverairways.com/cubatravelnetwork and cubatravelnetwork.com. The new partnership between Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways signifies… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces Zephyr – MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in Bengaluru to open in 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is adding a further country to its hospitality portfolio. As announced in June 2016, the German company is approaching the Indian hotel market together with its Indian Joint Venture partner MBD Group. From the year 2020 on, guests will be able to relax in Bengaluru… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality funds construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert as part of its Sustainability Programme

Hotel group demonstrates its commitment to sustainability: 1 euro donated for each online booking / Cooperation with atmosfair and American University of Cairo FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its Sustainability Programme, Deutsche Hospitality is financing the construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert. Since 1 March… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s help alliance and Kiron Open Higher Education open study center for refugees in Berlin

A meeting place and study center for refugee students Lufthansa help students achieve social and cultural integration Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Education is one of the key factors for the successful and long-term integration of people of non-German origin. This is why help alliance, the relief organization of the Lufthansa Group,… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces new hotel openings in Los Angeles in spring and later in 2017

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced two new hotels opening in Los Angeles in spring 2017, doubling the brand’s presence in the city. Los Angeles is home to two existing Kimpton properties – Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills and Hotel Wilshire – and will soon welcome… Read the full press release

CDA: “Airport Restaurant Week” is here! from January 27 through February 9

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Will you be flying through one of Chicago’s airports over the next couple of weeks? Be sure to bring your appetite! The Chicago Department of Aviation’s award-winning “Airport Restaurant Week” returns to O’Hare and Midway International Airports beginning this Friday, January 27, 2017. This event features an impressive… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines takes part in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program

Eligible Spirit customers to receive expedited screening at security checkpoints of participating U.S. airports MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Do you love skipping the line? Spirit Airlines is excited to announce its participation in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program. Effective today, eligible Spirit customers can now speed up the security screening process… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings Edmonton Eskimos Sports Bar to Edmonton International Airport

HMSHost brings game-day dining experience to Canadian travellers Edmonton, AB 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ —  Ready, set, eat – Edmonton Eskimos Sports Bar, an exclusive new full-service dining venue by global restaurateur HMSHost is now open at Edmonton International Airport’s Domestic-International Departures Lounge. The restaurant and bar offers travellers an electric dining experience featuring game… Read the full press release

HMSHost and SoftBank Robotics America launch new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland International Airport

Pepper joins the team at Pyramid Ale Taproom to assist, inform and entertain travelers Oakland, CA,  2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost has joined forces with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Holdings, to launch a new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free the official retail partner of the 20th annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, Doha Golf Club, 26 to 29 January 2017

More than 100 of the world’s best golfers will compete for the prestigious Mother of Pearl Trophy DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to welcome the world’s golfing elite to Doha, as they compete for the Mother of Pearl Trophy in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Chinese New Year with a special Spring Festival inspired on-board menu

Festival menu draws inspiration from the Year of the Rooster to deliver delicious dishes on board and in Qatar Airways’ lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Inc. recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc. – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – was recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016 as a travel industry partner of choice among leisure travelers, road warriors and travel buyers. Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network… Read the full press release

W Hotels brand debuts in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest

Budapest, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World… Read the full press release