Glasgow and Scotland to host The Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) for the First Time

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland. The event, which will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) from July 7-10 2021, is expected to attract 3,000… Read the full press release

Scotland’s New Themed Years Provide Strong Collaborative Platform Across Tourism Industry

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop today (Wednesday 15 March) that Scotland’s programme of Themed Years is to continue beyond 2018, as part of her address to the tourism industry during Scottish… Read the full press release

Social Enterprise in the Scottish Borders Becomes the First in the Region to Sign Up for VisitScotland’s Information Partner Programme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A SCOTTISH BORDERS charity which provides training and work experience to adults with learning disabilities has become the first social enterprise in the region to sign up to VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme. Bread Works is an organic bakery producing artisan bread in Tweedbank. Run by the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Goes The Extra Mile with Revamped Welcome Scheme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A welcome scheme which aims to capitalise on Scotland’s popular touring routes, such as the North Coast 500 (NC500), has been officially relaunched by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop. VisitScotland’s revamped Classic Cars Welcome Scheme, which is open to businesses that go… Read the full press release

Strawberry Bank House Receives Four Star Gold Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A B&B in Linlithgow has been awarded VisitScotland’s Four Star Gold Quality Assurance Award in recognition of its high standards. Strawberry Bank House received the upgrade from the national tourism organisation following its latest grading visit. The award recognises extremely high standards of visitor accommodation with the ‘gold’… Read the full press release

Purchase Airport Lounge Access and Save Cost on Flights with Norwegian Rewards’ and Collinson Group’s partnership

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, the world’s sixth largest low-cost carrier, has partnered with Collinson Group, experts in customer loyalty and owners of Lounge Pass, to allow members of the airline’s loyalty programme to save costs on flights when purchasing airport lounge access. Norwegian Reward, the award-winning loyalty programme, is now… Read the full press release

2017 World Airport Awards names Changi Airport as World’s Best Airport for Fifth Consecutive Year

SINGAPORE, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Singapore achieved great success at the 2017 World Airport Awards, being voted by air travellers as the World’s Best Airport for the fifth consecutive year. Changi Airport also scooped the award for the Best Airport Leisure Amenities. The awards were held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in… Read the full press release

Aspiring Chefs Compete For A VIP Trip in A Live Cook-off at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Five finalists will battle it out to have their dish featured at an O’Hare airport restaurant and receive VIP trip for two to the 2017 HMSHost-sponsored James Beard Awards in Chicago CHICAGO, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — An eclectic group of aspiring chefs from across the country are set for a sizzling cook-off competition in… Read the full press release

TAP Shareholder David Neeleman Honored as Personality of the Year at Lisbon Tour Fair

TAP shareholder honoured by Publituris at the opening of the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL) Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP shareholder David Neeleman has received the Personality of the Year Award at the opening of the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL) in the FIL exhibition centre. The prize awarded by Portuguese newspaper Publituris also… Read the full press release

TAP Proudly Displays Names of Portugal’s districts and autonomous regions on its Planes

TAP Express fleet baptised with names of Portugal’s districts and autonomous regions Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP, the airline of Portugal and the Portuguese people, is the only airline to proudly display the names of the Portuguese districts and autonomous regions on its planes. As part of the TAP’s 72nd anniversary celebrations,… Read the full press release

Acclaimed Hawaiian Musician Kuana Torres Kahele to Hold Concert in Four Seasons Lanai

Musician performs songs of Lanai at luxury Hawaiian resort on June 3 Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Kuana Torres Kahele, acclaimed Hawaiian composer, choreographer and recording artist, will host a concert at Four Seasons Resort Lanai on June 3, 2017 starting at 7:30 pm to showcase songs from his new album Music… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation helps fight food poverty in Ireland through GFN and Crosscare partnership

The car rental company to invest €120,000 in Crosscare over the next six years DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of a US$60 million programme launched by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to combat hunger in Europe and North America, social support agency Crosscare has received the first of six €20,000 annual… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and Spanish football league LaLiga launch new sports lounge at Hotel Park in Doha

Doha, Qatar, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, the leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, today announced its partnership with Spanish football league LaLiga, the sport’s most popular domestic league competition, to launch the world’s first LaLiga Lounge at Hotel Park, a public family-friendly park situated in the heart of Doha’s… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport commences Bids process for Domestic Terminals Automated Teller Machines Leases A and B

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — San Francisco International Airport has commenced the Request for Bids (RFB) process for the Domestic Terminals Automated Teller Machines Leases A and B, and invites you to attend the informational conference scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the SFO Business Center, 575 N…. Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport wins Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017: Hamburg, Germany, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport wins the famous Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time, following victories in 2011 and 2012. Once again, Hamburg’s leading position amongst Europe’s non-hub airports is recognised. The prize, awarded exclusively on the basis… Read the full press release

London City Airport opens new Business Lounge on Monday 20 March

LONDON, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport’s new Business Lounge will officially open on Monday 20 March, offering a premium customer experience for all passengers at the reasonable price of £35 per person. The Business Lounge is housed in a newly transformed area of the airport’s Private Jet Centre, easily accessible from… Read the full press release

Los Angeles International Airport named one of Skytrax 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In the midst of a strategic and collaborative initiative to improve the guest experience, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been named one of Skytrax 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. The international air transport standards and quality rating organization hosts the World Airport Awards, widely known… Read the full press release

New program framework and name for Chicago City Markets announced

Farmers and community markets kick off the summer season on Thursday, May 11, at Daley Plaza and Sunday, May 14, at Maxwell Street Market CHICAGO, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce a new program framework and name for Chicago City Markets presented… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces strategic partnership with Uber

First of a kind collaboration in the Indian aviation space Leverage technology to unlock value and create innovative solutions for guests Mumbai, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With a clear focus to continuously enhance guest experience, Jet Airways – India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced a strategic association with ride-hailing major Uber. With this first-of-its… Read the full press release

Duetto to implement its cloud-based Revenue Strategy application GameChange for Brisas Group

San Francisco, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization technology, announced today that it will implement its cloud-based Revenue Strategy application, GameChanger, for Brisas Group, a fast-growing owner of luxury properties in key markets in Mexico. Duetto’s GameChanger solution is already in place at the company’s 274-room NIZUC Resort… Read the full press release

Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 honored as the world’s number one terminal

MUNICH, Germany, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Munich Airport and Lufthansa can bask in the glory of a highly coveted accolade: At the 2017 World Airports Award, announced by the London-based Skytrax Institute, Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 was honored as the world’s number one terminal. The rankings are based on a survey of 14… Read the full press release

Concur® introduces the first integrated traveler risk management solution featuring 24/7 monitoring services to assist employees anywhere, anytime

Growing Global Uncertainties, Combined with Concern from the C-Suite to Travel Managers, Drive Increased Demand to Reach Employees Anywhere, Anytime BELLEVUE, WA, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur®, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, today introduced the first integrated traveler risk management solution featuring the most… Read the full press release

Rezidor announces the appoitment of the first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry

Discover this new milestone in video* BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world, is proud to mark a new milestone in its history by appointing its first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry. Miss Maram Kokandi… Read the full press release

Oman Air further expands its fleet with new Boeing B737-800 aircraft

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet as of 15 March 2017. This new aircraft will be used on short and medium haul routes and has a capacity of 162… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Luzius Wirth as CEO, UK and Ireland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Luzius Wirth joined Swissport in 2012 and has since taken up various prominent leadership roles within the group and since 2014 he has held responsibility for Swissport’s Group Services. From June 2017, his new tasks will include a focus on further developing and expanding the regional organization, as… Read the full press release

IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

Contribution of tourism to sustainable economic growth of the MENA region a main focus on UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to welcome 195 million international tourists by 2030. Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade. Over 20 Ministers and industry leaders will gather at the Ministerial Forum to discuss how tourism can play a role… Read the full press release