Airbnb to participate in Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)-issued Policy & Trends Brief

Washington, DC, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Airbnb, today ( October 6, 2016) announced a new partnership that will result in a new and essential resource for the association’s members. Building upon its commitment to research and education, Airbnb has agreed to participate in a DMAI-issued Policy &… Read the full press release

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI): Dates and locations for the DMAI’s 2017 core member events

Washington, DC, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, and President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach, Inc., and President and CEO Don Welsh today (October 3, 2016) announced the dates and locations for the association’s 2017 core member events – Spirit of Hospitality Celebration; Destinations… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines adds its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air Mauritius-operated flights between Singapore and Mauritius

SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines and Air Mauritius have signed a codeshare agreement to provide customers more choice and convenience when travelling to Mauritius. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air Mauritius-operated flights between Singapore and Mauritius. Air Mauritius currently operates three flights per week… Read the full press release

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal honored with “The Iconic Indian Award (Aviation)” by Bharat International Tourism Bazaar (BITB / ITB Berlin)

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal honored with “The Iconic Indian Award (Aviation)” by Bharat International Tourism Bazaar (BITB / ITB Berlin)   Mumbai, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways’ Chairman Mr. Naresh Goyal receives “The Iconic Indian Award (Aviation)” from the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi, Mr. Najeeb Jung and Hon’ble Chief Minister of… Read the full press release

First aircraft with new red-white-red Austrian Airlines and Star Alliance livery took off on its flight from Vienna to Chişinău

Vienna, Austria, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (2016/10/06) evening, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 657 from Vienna to Chişinău, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova. This jet is the first aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet bearing both the new red-white-red Austrian Airlines livery as well as the… Read the full press release

Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot brings Apple Pay to its customers

Moscow, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot, Russian flagship carrier, today (06 October 2016) brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient. Aeroflot website payment page will feature Apple Pay as a new way to pay for the airline’s services…. Read the full press release

Heathrow won “Airport Operator of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at this year’s Frontier awards

Heathrow won “Airport Operator of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at this year’s Frontier awards   LONDON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has been recognized for two titles at this year’s Frontier awards. Heathrow was named ‘Airport Operator of the Year’ beating Helsinki and Nice and won ‘Marketing Campaign of the… Read the full press release

Sunwing: customers can save up to 50% on their next vacation this Thanksgiving

Toronto, ON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful and enjoying the company of loved ones. It is also the perfect occasion to catch up with friends and relatives around the dinner table, so the introduction of a special holiday weekend-long money saving offer by Canada’s #1 travel company to… Read the full press release

Canada’s #1 vacation company Sunwing launches new Sunwing Café on board menu with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford

Toronto, ON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Canada’s #1 vacation company, Sunwing, announces the launch of the new Sunwing Café on board menu developed in partnership with Food Network Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. In response to feedback from customers to have a wider variety of fresh and affordably-priced meal options to suit their individual… Read the full press release

Sunwing: book now and pay later on all vacation packages departing between December 21, 2016 and October 31, 2017

TORONTO, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — It may just have turned to fall, but according to Canada’s #1 to the Sun, Sunwing, there’s no time to lose for customers looking to guarantee their place at their preferred tropical resort this winter. Beginning today (05 Oct 2016), and available from now until October 31, customers can… Read the full press release

Michael Zager appointed Vice President, Operations, Continental Europe IHG

Munich.Germany, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Michael Zager as Vice President, Operations, Continental Europe. Zager will start his new role effective October 1st and report to Stephen McCall, Chief Operating Officer, Europe. Zager will join the Operations Leadership Team and will be based within… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) now with over 100 hotels signed or opened in Germany

Munich.Germany, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces that it now has over 100 hotels that have been signed or opened in Germany, one of the company’s ten global key markets. Holiday Inn Express®Munich City – West, opening this month, has been unveiled as… Read the full press release

Star Alliance offers two Round the World tickets for a good cause

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Each nominee was put forward by one of the travel bloggers who recently completed their own Round the World trip with Star Alliance. With a brief to select an individual or charity “deserving” of a Round the World trip, the bloggers researched and ultimately proposed individuals who… Read the full press release

Marriott International on Hurricane Matthew: Our hotels in Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba have reported no direct impact from the storm

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  Marriott International, Inc. is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Matthew and the potential impact on our hotels in its path.  We have established hurricane plans and our hotel teams are well-versed in implementing these plans.  In addition, we are in close contact with local authorities and,… Read the full press release

Marriott International to build three new hotel properties in Cape Town in partnership with Amdec Group

Marriott International to build three new hotel properties in Cape Town in partnership with Amdec Group   London, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s leading hotel company, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today (10/06/2016) announced plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, in partnership with the Amdec Group…. Read the full press release

The fifth Ritz-Carlton Annual Asia Pacific Food & Wine Festival will be hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Macau

Macau, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  The Ritz-Carlton, Macau announced today (10/05/2016) that they will host the fifth Ritz-Carlton Annual Asia Pacific Food & Wine Festival from November 10 to 13, 2016.  Guests who attend this signature gourmet event will get an up-close-and-personal experience with five revered Michelin Star chefs, three celebrated pastry chefs,… Read the full press release

Marriott International signs new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius

Marriott International signs new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius   London, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International continues its robust expansion across the African continent with news of brand-new signings of new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Marriott’s recently… Read the full press release

Courtyard Glasgow Airport joins Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard Glasgow Airport joins Courtyard by Marriott   London, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (10/05/2016 ) announces the addition of Courtyard Glasgow Airport to its portfolio in Scotland. Courtyard Glasgow Airport has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment before joining Courtyard by Marriott, marking the brand’s debut in the city. Formerly Ramada Glasgow… Read the full press release

Aloft Hotels unveils Alof Miami Dadeland following an extensive renovation

Miami, Fla., 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), today (10/05/2016) unveiled Aloft Miami Dadeland, following a comprehensive renovation. The hotel, formerly the Miami Dadeland Hotel, features 119 renovated guestrooms as well as a new lobby, fitness center, meeting room and W XYZ® Bar, which overflows to an… Read the full press release

State of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Silver Airways partner to find solutions for the national professional pilot supply shortage

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In a continuing effort to find solutions for the national professional pilot supply shortage, as well as support Florida’s aviation economy and future, the State of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida’s hometown airline Silver Airways are partnering to offer financial assistance, additional training opportunities and a… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises unveils new range of fun kids’ activities and supporting web series “Kelly & Kloe On Board”

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises — the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa — today (05-10-2016 ) announced a further addition to its family-focused offerings, this time with a new range of fun kids’ activities and supporting web series, “Kelly & Kloe… Read the full press release

Calgary International Airport now with a new name: “YYC Calgary International Airport”

Calgary, AB, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced the renaming of Calgary International Airport to ‘YYC Calgary International Airport’. The new name proclaimed today (October 06, 2016) is effective immediately. YYC has been the official IATA code throughout the airport’s history and will now be enshrined permanently… Read the full press release

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivers two Q400 turboprops to Air Tanzania

Toronto, 2016-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (September 27, 2016) the delivery of the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency’s two Q400 turboprops. The aircraft, which were newly delivered with a 76-seat, dual-lavatory configuration, will be operated by Air Tanzania, the national airline of the United Republic of Tanzania. The delivery of… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation to host Airport Construction and Concessions Job Fair on Wednesday, October 12

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Attention job seekers. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host an Airport Construction and Concessions Job Fair on Wednesday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UIC Forum. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet representatives from companies looking to hire individuals to work at O’Hare or Midway… Read the full press release