Safety planning in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport recognized by The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Calgary, AB, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) has awarded The Calgary Airport Authority its ‘Special Project Award’ for its strategic implementation of safety initiatives in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport. The accolade recognizes the focus on safety planning included in the development of the… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International gestionará el Palacio de Congresos de Palma y el hotel anexo

Meliá Hotels International gestionará el Palacio de Congresos de Palma y el hotel anexo   Mallorca, España, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — La Mesa de Contratación del Palacio de Congresos y el hotel anexo, integrada por representantes del Consorcio “Palau de Congressos de Palma” reunida hoy acaba de anunciar que Meliá Hotels International será la… Read the full press release

Hilton’s Hampton by Hilton brand opens its newest property Hampton Inn by Hilton McPherson in central Kansas

Hilton’s Hampton by Hilton brand opens its newest property Hampton Inn by Hilton McPherson in central Kansas   MCPHERSON, Kan. and MCLEAN, Va., 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today (October 14, 2016) announced the opening… Read the full press release

Air Partner to arrange hosted buyer flights for IMEX America exhibition in Las Vegas

Air Partner to arrange hosted buyer flights for IMEX America exhibition in Las Vegas   Gatwick, England, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, a global provider of aircraft charter and scheduled airline travel, is working with IMEX America to arrange hosted buyer flights for the 2016 exhibition in Las Vegas for the sixth consecutive… Read the full press release

Air Partner reports record first half 2016 for its Private Jets division

Air Partner reports record first half 2016 for its Private Jets division   Gatwick, England, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In its interim results for the six months to 31 July 2016, published on 29 September, global aviation services group Air Partner reported a record first half for its Private Jets division. Performance in the… Read the full press release

Rezidor Hotel Group to release its Q3-2016 results on 25 October 2016

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group will release its Financial Report Q3-2016 on 25th October 2016 at 7:30 CET. On the same day, at 10:00 CET, Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO, and Knut Kleiven, Deputy President & CFO will also host an audio webcast. To access the telephone conference,… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises welcomed Viking Star into the New York harbor as part of its inaugural North American voyage

Los Angeles, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today (October 13, 2016) welcomed its first ship, Viking Star®, into the New York harbor as part of its inaugural North American voyage. The 930-guest ship docked at Manhattan Cruise Terminal at noon, just after sailing past the Statue of Liberty with a reception… Read the full press release

Viking Cruises with four awards at the prestigious The Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards

Los Angeles, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Topping off a record breaking year for awards, Viking Cruises scooped no less than four awards at the prestigious The Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. These awards are particularly flattering as they are selected by Cruise Critic’s expert panel of international editors. Viking Cruises won in… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Airport Innovation Accelerator selects Miami International Airport to receive the inaugural Airport Innovation Award

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation bringing together airports with corporate leaders, start-ups, regulators, airlines and key aviation stakeholders to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – has selected Miami International… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotel Singapore embarks on a careful and sensitive restoration programme

SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Hotel Singapore, the iconic luxury property managed under the award-winning international hospitality group, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, has announced that it will embark on a careful and sensitive restoration programme. The restoration of this acclaimed heritage hotel, owned by Katara Hospitality, a globally recognised hospitality owner, developer and… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and Expedia launch multi-million pound partnership to market Britain in France, Germany and the US

LONDON, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — According to VisitBritain, this partnership is targeted to deliver over £135 million of additional visitor spend to the UK economy over the three years. The first phase of the partnership gets underway with  the launch of a six-month digital marketing campaign across the three markets including online, social and… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland: Last year visitors from US spent £3 billion in Britain

LONDON, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — This means that every £1 invested in VisitBritain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain. Domestic visitors spent an additional £97.2 million in England as a result of VisitEngland’s 2015 ‘Holidays at Home are GREAT’ campaign. The figures, announced today (11 Oct 2016) at the… Read the full press release

Ryanair reports record bookings from American customers on its USA website

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (12 Oct) reported record bookings from American customers on its dedicated USA website, as it carried over 1 million US citizens across Europe during the summer season, a 50% rise on summer 2015. Record numbers of US customers logged on to Ryanair’s dedicated… Read the full press release

Ryanair carried 10.8m customers in September with 91% of our 60,000 flights arriving on-time

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (11 Oct) released its September customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:          91% of over 60,000 flights in September arriving on-time          Less than 1.5 complaints per 1,000 customers          Less than 1 bag… Read the full press release

Stirling Castle pays respect to musicians and sportsmen of WW1 with a special tribute on 29th October

Stirling Castle pays respect to musicians and sportsmen of WW1 with a special tribute on 29th October   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stirling Castle is to host a special tribute to the pipers and shinty players who lost their lives in the First World War. On 29th October, The Somme and… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland to host its popular Fright Night event at Linlithgow Palace, 28th – 31st October

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to go back in time to the Linlithgow Palace of the 1850’s this month with Historic Environment Scotland’s popular Fright Night event. Costumed performers will delve into the depths of the palace’s past to uncover sinister stories, bringing the unique historic site to life… Read the full press release

CDA announces the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by… Read the full press release

Oakwood to manage the new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore at OUE Downtown

SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — OUE Limited signed a management agreement with Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd (“Oakwood”) today (7 October, 2016), for Oakwood to manage the new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore at OUE Downtown, strategically located at the heart of the city’s vibrant commercial district. The management agreement will see Oakwood, which operates an… Read the full press release

Flybe inaugurates flights between Cardiff and London City Airports

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (12th September 2016) started operating its multi-frequency daily schedule between Cardiff and London City Airports. The new route will provide an additional convenient and affordable option for those travelling between South Wales and SE England and who are affected by the six… Read the full press release

London City Airport launches state-of-the-art full-body scanner to hasten passenger security screening and detection

LONDON, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport (LCY) has successfully introduced a state-of-the-art millimetre-wave full-body scanner which will help further increase the speed of security screening and detection at the airport. The Quick Personnel Security scanner R&S QPS200 from Rohde & Schwarz completes a scan in a matter of seconds and automatically detects potentially… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport to raise £100,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Liverpool John Lennon Airport to raise £100,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Charity   LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has today (13/10/2016) announced that it is to become a fundraising partner with Alder Hey Children’s Charity and aims to raise around £100,000 over the next 12 months for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches new route from Olsztyn Mazury Airport following remarkable achievement of its London Luton route

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrated with Olsztyn Mazury Airport the remarkable milestone of the airport’s 30,000 passengers. The 30,000th passenger arrived from London Luton with WIZZ’s popular UK service. Wizz Air’s first flight took off from Szymany in June and… Read the full press release

Avis Car Rental launches new advertising campaign highlighting its mobile app

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Car Rental today ( October 10, 2016) launched a new advertising campaign which highlights the Company’s transformational mobile app in vignettes that show off its innovative features. The first spot, called “Jet-Setter,” features a businesswoman on an airplane who utilizes the Avis mobile app to accommodate her… Read the full press release

LUX* Resorts & Hotels opens its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives

LUX* Resorts & Hotels opens its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives   Belle Mare, Mauritius, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — World-renowned luxury resort and hotel operator LUX* Resorts & Hotels is known for a different style of holidaying – a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life – and its newest resort… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016, Danang, Vietnam, 15 October

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Vietnamese tourism capital Danang is beginning the final preparations for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on Saturday, October 15th. Hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry will attend the red carpet ceremony,… Read the full press release

HMSHost and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky celebrate opening of No. 99 Gretzky’s Wine & Whisky at Edmonton International Airport

HMSHost and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky celebrate opening of No. 99 Gretzky’s Wine & Whisky at Edmonton International Airport   EDMONTON, AB, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Now taking centre ice at Edmonton International Airport is No. 99 Gretzky’s Wine & Whisky, an elegant, new full-service dining experience by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with… Read the full press release

HMSHost marks its re-entry into airport retail business with the acquisition of Stellar Partners, Inc.

BETHESDA, MD, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, a part of Autogrill Group, announced today (October 11, 2016) that it has finalized the purchase of all shares of leading travel venue retailer Stellar Partners, Inc.  This purchase marks HMSHost’s re-entry into the airport retail business, with Stellar to operate as an independent subsidiary.  Stellar… Read the full press release

Christchurch International Airport to host New Zealand’s first trial of fully autonomous electric vehicle

Christchurch International Airport to host New Zealand’s first trial of fully autonomous electric vehicle   Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch will host New Zealand’s first trial of a fully autonomous electric vehicle next year. HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport have agreed on the New Zealand based and funded trial, which… Read the full press release

Scandinavian Airlines to launch new service from Shannon Airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Scandinavian Airlines to launch new service from Shannon Airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport   Shannon, Ireland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport is delighted to welcome the announcement today (11 October 2016) by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) that it is to launch a new service from Shannon to Stockholm in Sweden. The new service will… Read the full press release

Dublin GAA Football manager Jim Gavin joins Bóthar Ark 25th anniversary airlift

Dublin GAA Football manager Jim Gavin joins Bóthar Ark 25th anniversary airlift   Shannon, Ireland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — All Ireland winning manager joins 25th anniversary ‘Bóthar Ark’ as Rwandan genocide widows receive gift of food-and-income producing Irish animals. Jim Gavin swaps one high for another today as – just nine days after his… Read the full press release