Hyatt to manage Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Baha Mar Convention Center and a variety of food and beverage outlets as part of the Baha Mar Resort

CHICAGO, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with CTF BM Operations Ltd. for the operation of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, the Baha Mar Convention Center and a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges, all of which will be part… Read the full press release

43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held on March 12-14 in Little Rock

Governor Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Travel Association President Roger Dow and Anne Madison of Brand USA headline the event Little Rock, AR, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will meet at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 12-14 at the Little Rock Marriott and Statehouse Convention Center. This… Read the full press release

PATA teams up with Equator Learning to launch travel agent initiative

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in conjunction with Equator Learning, is launching a travel agent initiative to support organisations with travel trade marketing efforts. The Asia & Pacific Expert is a consistent and succinct online learning tool for travel agents that is applicable for all markets worldwide…. Read the full press release

ITB App debuts new interactive features to help visitors plan, explore and network

New interactive features to plan the ITB visit efficiently and gain new business contacts – The ITB App is free of charge and available now for download on App Store and Google Play. BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin on your smartphone or tablet: the ITB App provides users with all information… Read the full press release

UNWTO commends H.E. Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa in his efforts in preserving and promoting culture in Bahrain

At the invitation of H.E. Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and Chairperson of the Board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, attended the celebrations of Bahrain’s Spring of Cultures Festival, which coincided with Arab Tourism Day on February 25.  MADRID,… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs to its first class menu

LONDON, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to add an English sparkling wine to their first class menu this month (February). The airline will be listing Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs from the West Sussex based winery as their guest Sparkling Wine in First for six months. The smooth and… Read the full press release

British Airways announces highlights from its VIP Mardi Gras party flight to New Orleans

LONDON, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ VIP charter flight to New Orleans with 180 guests who have enjoyed the Mardi Gras party flight with live performances from Nicole Scherzinger and jazz artist YolanDa Brown, is heading home tomorrow. Jodie Kidd joined the star-studded flight, along with Made in Chelsea stars Oliver Proudlove and Georgia Toffolo and models Danielle Peazer… Read the full press release

Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) Conference, 23rd March at the Tower Mill in Hawick

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism businesses across the Borders are being invited to attend the annual Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) Conference on Thursday 23rd March at the Tower Mill in Hawick. Following last year’s sell-out attendance, this year’s Conference theme is ‘Collaboration & Connectivity: Moving the Borders Forward’. The day sets… Read the full press release

Discover Clackmannanshire and VisitScotland launch new marketing campaign to attract people to explore Britain’s smallest county

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s “Wee County” is set to make a big impression on potential visitors, thanks to a new £20,000 marketing campaign supported by VisitScotland. Discover Clackmannanshire has received £10,000 from the national tourism organisation’s Growth Fund for a campaign to attract visitors on the strength of the stunning Ochil… Read the full press release

Mint Croft achieves 5 Star B&B Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury, handcrafted organic B&B created from converted croft outhouses on Skye hasachieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Mint Croft, in north-west Skye, near Dunvegan, has achieved its 5 Star B&B Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation. Shaz and Ali Morton are crofters… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes Norwegian’s new direct services from the United States to Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has welcomed today’s news that three new direct low-cost services from the United States to Edinburgh – starting at under £70 – will begin this summer. The national tourism organisation says the 14 weekly flights from the New York, Boston and New England areas, which will… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces low-cost transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to New York, Boston and New England

Low-cost airline announces 10 new routes and 38 weekly transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to greater New York, Boston and New England areas LONDON, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian today announced a series of groundbreaking new transatlantic flights from 5 cities in the UK and Ireland, offering passengers… Read the full press release

Norwegian further expands in London Gatwick with new direct service to Rhodes

17 additional flights to the Mediterranean, Norway and Demark added for summer 2017 LONDON, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its expansion at London Gatwick with a new direct service to Rhodes, with fares from just £29.90 one-way. Launching just in time for a summer break, Norwegian’s inaugural flight to Rhodes… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean appoints Amanda Darrington as Sales Director UK & Ireland

LONDON, UK, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean has today announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland. Starting on 24th April, Amanda will lead and oversee the thirty-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport reports of 5.4 percent increase in passenger number in 2016 vs. 2015

Kansas City, MO, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 11,041,750 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in 2016, up 5.4 percent from 2015. December totals were up 5.9 percent from 2015 figures, with 897,445 passengers arriving and departing through KCI gates during the month…. Read the full press release

Air France launches brand new comfort kit inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design for Business travellers

PARIS, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the next 6 months, Business customers travelling on board Air France long-haul flights will discover a brand new comfort kit. This new model is available in four colours – blue, grey, orange and turquoise. Inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design, the Business kit features two suede pockets… Read the full press release

Air France in partnership with Carita launch brand new comfort kits for La Première customers

PARIS, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Since February, Air France’s La Première customers have been enjoying brand new comfort kits. In partnership with Carita, on board its long-haul flights the company offers all the essentials for an instant beauty-enhancing effect. The La Première kit will then become a useful item in our customers’ daily lives,… Read the full press release

SAS and Wideroe announce new agreement with Statoil on domestic and international flights

SAS and Wideroe have signed a new agreement with Statoil regarding the company’s domestic and international flights. The agreement covers a period of five years, including options. Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A wide-ranging network and frequent departures were just two of the reasons for Statoil once again demonstrating its confidence in SAS… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAC expand aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies. IATA and ENAC agreed to: Jointly plan new advanced master programs by aviation sector (airlines and… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a successful inaugural World Conference on Smart Destinations

Over three days (15-17 February) more than 100 speakers from 20 countries convened in Murcia, Spain to present solutions and experiences for ‘smart destinations’. The 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations was organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and the Digital Agenda of Spain and… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways Engineering to perform mandatory checks on Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 fleet

ABU DHABI, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline’s fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last… Read the full press release

The Singapore Tourism Board and Japan’s largest travel agency JTB Corp. to promote Singapore to Japanese travellers

First-ever Memorandum of Understanding STB has signed with a travel agency SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (‘STB’) and JTB Corp. (‘JTB’), the largest travel agency in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote Singapore as a key destination for 2017 to Japanese travellers. This is the first… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new route from Wroclaw, Poland to Reykjavik, Iceland

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today a new route from Wroclaw to the popular leisure destination of Reykjavik. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 31 May and operate with two weekly flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Seats on the new… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to start operating flights from Frankfurt Airport to Sofia, Bulgaria and Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will start operating low-fare flights from Frankfurt Airport launching two new routes to Sofia and Budapest, the capitals of Bulgaria and Hungary. The newest WIZZ services will commence on 22 May and 15… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches first direct flight from Prague, Czech Republic to Reykjavik, Iceland

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a direct connection between the Czech Republic and Iceland. The newest WIZZ low fare service, that is the first direct flight from Prague to Reykjavik, will commence on 31 May and will be operated twice… Read the full press release

British Airways launches service to Milan from London City Airport and Stansted Airport

LONDON, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching new year-round services to Milan, Italy from two London airports in April. The new routes to Milan’s Linate Airport will start from London City Airport on April 24 and from Stansted Airport on April 29. There will be two flights a day on week… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appointments: Charu Jain VP and CIO and Chris Berry VP of finance and controller

SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines board of directors named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry vice president of finance and controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services, where she led the team… Read the full press release

Los Angeles International Airport installs EV charging stations in Parking Structure 7

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Responding to the ever-growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Southern California’s roadways, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has installed 18 Level 2 EV charging stations in Parking Structure 7 (across from Terminal 7).  The new chargers bring the number of Level 2 EV charging stations at LAX… Read the full press release

Air Canada expands partnership with Travelport

Air Canada takes advantage of Travelport’s next generation of merchandising and technology solutions LANGLEY, UK, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Air Canada today announced they have signed a new, long-term, full content agreement that establishes a framework for ongoing merchandising, branding, and technology collaboration between the two… Read the full press release

“The Road Through Warroad: Hockeytown USA™”: Enterprise debuts its first-ever documentary film

“The Road Through Warroad: Hockeytown USA™” Will Premiere on NBC Sports as Part of Hockey Day in America, Sunday, February 19 ST. LOUIS, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise today announced the debut of its first-ever documentary film, a 30-minute feature called “The Road Through Warroad: Hockeytown USA™.” The film tells the story of Warroad,… Read the full press release