Joan Smalls appointed the first ever Global Fashion Innovator of W Hotels

Joan Smalls appointed the first ever Global Fashion Innovator of W Hotels   NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — International cover girl. Campaign face. Television Host. Philanthropist. Now Joan Smalls can add executive to her resume. W Hotels Worldwide today (04/10/2017) officially announced the appointment of Joan Smalls as the iconic lifestyle brand’s… Read the full press release

AA to run VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes

London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (10 April 2017) announced that the AA has been awarded a contract to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes under licence for the next three years. VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “I am delighted to announce this contract which guarantees the standards and expectations… Read the full press release

The newly opened enVision Hotel Boston-Everett joins the Ascend Hotel Collection

The newly opened enVision Hotel Boston-Everett joins the Ascend Hotel Collection   Successful boutique mini-brand is first hotel in Everett, Mass. in seven decades ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 10, 2017), the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), celebrated a special milestone with the city of Everett, Mass., welcoming… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to unveil multi-million renovation this summer

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to unveil multi-million renovation this summer   Chicago, U.S.A., 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, located steps away from the famed Magnificent Mile, will unveil a multi-million renovation – from corridors to guest rooms. Led by design group BAMO, the renovation infuses residentially-inspired palettes and… Read the full press release

Book release: ‘Engineering an Airline’ uncovers the history of British Airways through its engineers

Book release: ‘Engineering an Airline’ uncovers the history of British Airways through its engineers   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A new book by British Airways uncovers the fascinating history of how the airline grew, thanks to the technical expertise and ingenuity of its engineers. Amberley Books’ ‘Engineering an Airline’ looks back to… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted its Flying Start Ball to help raise money for Comic Relief

British Airways hosted its Flying Start Ball to help raise money for Comic Relief   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrities including Fleur East, Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, John Bishop and Ali Campbell attended British Airways’ Flying Start Ball this evening (Friday April 7), to help raise money for the airline’s charity partnership with… Read the full press release

British Airways reveals investment plans to enhance customer experience

British Airways reveals investment plans to enhance customer experience   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched its investment plans for customers, focusing on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all. Watch Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO reveal the airline’s plans during a charter flight… Read the full press release

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is transforming its customers’ airport experience by becoming the first UK airline to introduce automated biometric technology throughout the airport – with the launch of self-service boarding gates. Following a successful trial last June, the first three boarding gates… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ amenity kits recognized at the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International

Qatar Airways’ amenity kits recognized at the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has had an award-winning start to April, taking home the top accolade for its new Economy amenity kits at both the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International last week. Mr…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts programme of activities to increase awareness of its employees’ understanding of those with autism

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April and support the UN World Autism Awareness campaign, Qatar Airways has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to offer a programme of activities to employees of the national carrier during the month of April. The activities are designed… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to increase frequency of flights between Hong Kong to Manchester from 1 December 2017

HongKong, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (06 Apr 2017) announced that its current four-times-weekly Hong Kong to Manchester service will become a daily operation from 1 December 2017. Having announced in March that it would be increasing the number of weekly flights to the northern English city to six by the end… Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb poised to offer excellent spring skiing and riding conditions after 65cm of fresh snow this week

WHISTLER, British Columbia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — After 65 cm of fresh snow this week, Whistler Blackcomb has now received a total of 1,188 cm this season and has officially surpassed its ten year annual average snowfall of 1,170 cm. Whistler Blackcomb received 320 cm of snowfall in March alone, making March 2017 the… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority unveiled $200 million Improvement and Expansion Plan

Investment of $200 million over 10 years (2017 to 2026) Improvements will allow Airport to accommodate 2 million passengers annually Financial Plan to fund improvement projects and ensure long-term financial sustainability Primary source of revenue to pay for infrastructure improvements is Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) AIF will increase from $30 to $35 effective July 1,… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace to present at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, April 11-13, Shanghai

Gulfstream Aerospace to present at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, April 11-13, Shanghai   Flagship Gulfstream G650ER To Be Joined By Gulfstream G280 And Gulfstream G550 SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s class-leading trio will arrive at China’s Shanghai Hongqiao Airport this month for the Asian Business Aviation Conference… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes new Cathay Pacific service between Manchester and Hong Kong

Manchester Airport welcomes new Cathay Pacific service between Manchester and Hong Kong   MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be bolstering its frequency in the North West by offering daily flights between Manchester and Hong Kong as of 1 December 2017. The extra services will operate… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna earns approval from FAA

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna earns approval from FAA   Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide line and base maintenance to N-registered aircraft. Close to 500 N-registered aircraft are currently based or operating in EMEA… Read the full press release

Dusit International signs management consultancy agreement for dusitD2 Chaengwattana upscale business hotel

Dusit International signs management consultancy agreement for dusitD2 Chaengwattana upscale business hotel   dusitD2 Chaengwattana features impressive cantilevered design and top-floor banqueting with panoramic views Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has signed a management consultancy agreement with Sanguantas Development Company Limited… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton opens its newest property in Decatur, Illinois

Hampton by Hilton opens its newest property in Decatur, Illinois   DECATUR, Ill. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel known for providing travelers with its signature Hamptonality service today (April 05, 2017) announced the opening of its newest property in Decatur, Illinois…. Read the full press release

Radisson Blu brings new standard of excellence to Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey

Radisson Blu brings new standard of excellence to Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proudly announcing the opening of a new hotel in Diyarbakir, Turkey. The latest Turkish addition to the Radisson Blu family brings a… Read the full press release

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night (5 April 2017), Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. Close to 1,000 guests, including around 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand to host cultural trips for The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit delegates

The Bangkok Medley tour will give visitors the chance to see the most famous sights in Bangkok via Tuk-Tuk, including the magnificent Grand Palace.   Bangkok, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates attending The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines starts flights from Moscow to Petrozavodsk

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, the oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences its flights to the capital of the Republic of Karelia, the city of Petrozavodsk, on April 4, 2017. During the summer period, the airline is the only regular carrier servicing this direction. Flights from Moscow will be performed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo… Read the full press release

Car sharing service BelkaCar joins S7 priority frequent flyer program

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, the oneworld®global airline alliance member, introduces car sharing service BelkaCar, a new partner of S7 priority frequent flyer program. Now members of S7 Priority program can earn bonus miles by using a car of the car sharing service. You can use BelkaCar vehicles within Moscow and Moscow oblast, and the lease must be completed within… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan

Ryanair announces its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (6 Apr) unveiled its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan which forms Year 4 of its “Always Getting Better” (AGB) programme, including service, digital, ancillary and inflight developments. The new initiatives to be rolled… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s Lviv – Berlin service to commence earlier due to strong demand from Ukrainian consumers

Ryanair’s Lviv – Berlin service to commence earlier due to strong demand from Ukrainian consumers   2 X Weekly Flights From September Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (6 Apr) announced that its new twice weekly     Lviv – Berlin service will commence in September due to strong demand… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Apr) launched a new Glasgow Prestwick route to Rzeszow as part of its winter 2017 schedule, with a twice weekly service starting in… Read the full press release

Brew at the Zoo returns at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day weekend tradition roars back for its 10th anniversary on May 27 Atlanta, USA, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Atlanta’s favorite Memorial Day weekend festival tradition is back for its 10th anniversary with the return of Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Ticket sales opened online on April 1,… Read the full press release

Tina Heide appointed General Manager at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos

Tina Heide appointed General Manager at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos   Frankfurt, Germany, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tina Heide will take up the reins at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos with effect from 1 July. She will succeed Thomas Kleber, who is leaving the company. Ms. Heide has been employed at the… Read the full press release

JPA Design to design the cabin interior for flydubai’s 737 MAXs

JPA Design to design the cabin interior for flydubai’s 737 MAXs   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, today (April 4, 2017 ) announced that it has appointed international transport design specialist JPA Design to design the cabin interior for its new fleet of aircraft. The announcement was made at… Read the full press release

flydubai to equip its new Boeing MAX 8 fleet with seats from German aircraft seat manufacturer

flydubai to equip its new Boeing MAX 8 fleet with seats from German aircraft seat manufacturer The airline will equip its new Boeing MAX 8 fleet with seats from the German seat manufacturer Dubai, UAE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier flydubai and the German aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro Aircraft Seating today (April… Read the full press release