Park Inn by Radisson debuts in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey

Belgium, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, The Rezidor Hotel Group’s colorful and energetic midscale hotel brand, makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year and… Read the full press release

10 awards for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest at the 29th annual Freddie Awards

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) took home a combined 10 awards last night, at the 29th annual Freddie Awards, including Promotion of the Year for “Day 1 Linking of Accounts,” and Program of the Year. Marriott International’s trio of loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards which includes… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways to expand the acceptance of China’s UnionPay cards

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Airways became the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand the acceptance of UnionPay cards for payment across all Qantas customer touchpoints. The signing of the MOU took place yesterday at Qantas Mascot campus,… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reward members can now earn points for shopping online at nearly 1,000 UK retailers

First low-cost airline loyalty scheme in UK to launch eShop for points earning New eShop features almost 1,000 popular UK retailers where members earn points Competition launched offering the chance to win £1,000 worth of points Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, is continuing its UK… Read the full press release

The BOMBARDIER TRAXX Last Mile Locomotive delivers greater flexibility and energy efficiency to rail operators

Innovative Last Mile function delivers greater flexibility and energy efficiency to rail operators Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC Last Mile Locomotive has proven extremely successful in commercial use, primarily due to its flexibility and energy efficiency. These advantages are, in large part, due to the TRAXX locomotive’s Last… Read the full press release

Bombardier: Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. leases two Q400 to Jambojet of Kenya

Ilyushin Finance leases two aircraft to a subsidiary of Kenya Airways Montreal, Canada, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirms that Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order. The Moscow-based leasing company, now with two Q400 on firm order, has successfully concluded a… Read the full press release

RusLine to fly Leipzig/Halle to Moscow three times a week

RusLine is linking Leipzig/Halle and Moscow from 19 April onwards. The Russian regional airline will fly to Moscow Domodedovo three times a week. Germany, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Russian capital’s largest airport offers many connecting flights to domestic and international destinations; express trains link the airport to the city centre (Paveletskaya station)… Read the full press release

New prizeotel near the Munich Airport in the Hallbergmoos municipality to open in early 2019

Belgium, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The expansion of prizeotel continues through the joint venture with The Rezidor Hotel Group. The group is proud to announce a new prizeotel near the Munich Airport in the Hallbergmoos municipality. prizeotel Munich Airport will open in early 2019. Karim Rashid, the renowned New York based designer and the… Read the full press release

New Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi’s Westlands

Belgium, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic midscale hotel brand, today announces the opening of the first Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi’s Westlands. The Rezidor Hotel Group now has three hotels operating in East Africa with an additional two opening within the next quarter.  Park Inn by… Read the full press release

Bombardier comments on Boeing’s filing with U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission

Montréal, Canada, 2017-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier is aware of the case that Boeing has filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, and we are closely reviewing the filing. Bombardier structures its commercial dealings to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which we… Read the full press release

TravelClick’s North American Hospitality Review (NAHR): Average daily rates (ADR) strong in both 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2017

Transient Leisure Travel Remains Strong in Second Quarter of 2017 NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As North American hoteliers forge ahead in 2017, average daily rates (ADR) are holding strong in both the second and third quarters of 2017 despite declines in committed occupancy*, according to new data from TravelClick’s April 2017… Read the full press release

Declan Collier to step down as CEO of London City Airport

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport today announced that Declan Collier has decided to stand down as CEO. An international recruitment firm has been appointed to undertake a search for a new CEO and Declan will be assisting the company in finding a successor. London City Airport Chairman, Sir Terry Morgan… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar. Bali has long been a… Read the full press release

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017: Qatar Airways named “Airline with the Best Business Class” and “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew”

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017: Qatar Airways named “Airline with the Best Business Class” and “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew”   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named the “Airline with the Best Business Class”, and the “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew” at the prestigious Business… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel” and was named runner-up for the title of “Best Overall International Airline.” These latest awards… Read the full press release

Millennium Park Summer Film Series announces its line-up of movies including its first Spanish-language film El Norte

Chicago, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The popular Millennium Park Summer Film Series returns, Tuesdays, June 13 through September 5, at 6:30pm. This year’s line-up kicks off with the 1980 Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, the second place finisher in last year’s audience choice vote. Highlights include: Caddyshack presented by KPMG Women’s PGA Championship;… Read the full press release

Brand Finance named Aeroflot the strongest brand in Russia

Moscow, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, at a ceremony in London… Read the full press release

GBTA announces new panel of industry executive leaders at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (April 18, 2017) announced a new panel to be featured on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25: Innovation Leaders of Today. The Wednesday morning panel will feature… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch private jet service from Tokyo to Paris

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch private jet service from Tokyo to Paris   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) have agreed to launch a private jet service that will provide airline passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris with seamless interconnection to onward destinations in… Read the full press release

Kentucky Derby Day returns on May 6, 2017 at Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Austin, U.S.A, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Time to dust off the Derby hat and get the seersucker suit out of storage, Kentucky Derby Day is back at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Taking place May 6, 2017 starting at 2:00 pm, the event invites revellers to watch the race in the Lobby Lounge while… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Ciro Petrone as new Chef de Cuisine of its Italian restaurant Boccalino

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Ciro Petrone as new Chef de Cuisine of its Italian restaurant Boccalino   Seoul, Korea, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul announces the appointment of Ciro Petrone as the new Chef de Cuisine of the Hotel’s stylish Italian restaurant Boccalino, where he will oversee and lead the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco names chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco names chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef   San Francisco, CA, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco welcomes veteran chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef. Pannier has more than 30 years of culinary experience, spanning the globe from London and Los Angeles to Nevis and Palm… Read the full press release

Air China launches new direct service from Zurich to the Chinese capital

As of 7 June 2017, Air China will operate four direct flights a week from Zurich to Beijing. Flughafen Zürich, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Air China, a member of the Star Alliance, will fly to the Chinese capital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The outbound flights will leave Zurich Airport at 1.30… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® opens Oakwood Olympic & Olive in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, opens Oakwood Olympic & Olive, a stylish addition to its portfolio of more than 50 branded properties globally. Located at 1001 South Olive Street in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, this newly constructed property… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® and Fincantieri sign contract for the construction of two additional cruise ships

Los Angeles, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. The new builds will be sister ships to the six already ordered and will enter Viking’s fleet in 2021 and 2022, respectively…. Read the full press release

The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release

De Beers’ Alberta-based employee charter flights will relocate to YYC beginning July 18, 2017

Calgary, Canada, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In a follow up to the establishment of the De Beers Canada Operational Support Centre at YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) last July, De Beers Canada and The Calgary Airport Authority are pleased to announce that De Beers’ Alberta-based employee charter flights will relocate to YYC beginning July 18,… Read the full press release

Fraport AG to support Bahrain Airport Company in managing a comprehensive Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) program

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed signed an agreement with German-based Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide for the provision of support services for the new terminal being built as part of Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) Modernization Programme (AMP). The signing was… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company delegation in Malaysia to strengthen ties and explore further partnership opportunities

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), led a delegation to Malaysia , headed by Bahrain Airport Company Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, and organised in partnership with the national carrier, Gulf Air. The visit aimed at strengthening ties, exploring… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company attended Air Cargo Africa 2017 in Johannesburg

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) delegation participated in Air Cargo Africa 2017 in Johannesburg 21-22 February. The delegation met a number of senior representatives of the world’s leading air cargo companies, introducing them to the facilities and advantages the Kingdom and the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) offers to the… Read the full press release