4,896 Stagecoach drivers awarded GreenRoad Fleet Elite status

Almost 4,900 Stagecoach employees achieve GreenRoad Fleet Elite status 5% increase in number of company’s drivers reaching elite standard More Stagecoach drivers meet benchmark than any bus operator or other company for fourth consecutive year Advanced telematics system constantly checks driving manoeuvres System helps achieve 3% improvement in fuel efficiency across UK bus operations PERTH,… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia named as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the fifth consecutive year

Georgia, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide today (February 22, 2017) unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia and the hotel’s Sense, A Rosewood Spa® as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel and spa for the fifth consecutive year. Rosewood Hotel Georgia and its Sense spa first appeared on the… Read the full press release

Munich Airport launches newly redesigned website

MUNICH, GERMANY, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Contemporary design, comprehensive information, new features, and with functionality optimized for all devices: that sums up the new face of the redesigned Munich Airport website: www.munich-airport.com. The site is used by approximately 13 million visitors annually. The new website has more than 1,000 pages providing passengers, meeters… Read the full press release

Forbes Travel Guide for 2017 recognizes Acqualina Resort & Spa as a Five Star Hotel for the fifth year in a row

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Five-Star Acqualina Resort & Spa, Acqualina Resort & Spa cements itself as the quintessential luxury travel destination in Florida by garnering several coveted back-to-back travel awards. Today (February 22, 2017), Forbes Travel Guide officially announced that Acqualina has been recognized as a Five Star Hotel,… Read the full press release

Carlson Wagonlit Travel announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new VP of Customer Experience

Amsterdam, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today (February 23, 2017) announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new Vice President of Customer Experience. Joining from Sears, he will work closely with the Customer, Technology, and Traveler Services teams. “Jared has a passion for research and customer… Read the full press release

Traveldoo® synchronizes Online Booking Tool information and integrates Uber in new mobile app

London, UK, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and Expense provider Traveldoo® has launched a new mobile app, synchronizing all information from the Online Booking Tool (OBT) and integrating Uber for business technology. Using scientific research and technology from the Expedia group, Traveldoo has developed a leading edge app for the business traveller, delivering the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo presented with the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at Air Cargo Africa

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo received the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at a grand gala held last week at The Barnyard Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of Africa’s biennial air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, Air Cargo Africa, that took place from 21 to 23 February. The… Read the full press release

Scotland’s top VisitScotland Quality Assured visitor attractions welcomed 19.2 million people in 2016

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s top VisitScotland Quality Assured visitor attractions welcomed an incredible 19.2 million people in 2016, up by over a million on the previous year. The figure, released by the Moffat Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University, covers the top twenty paid for and top fifteen free attractions which… 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

Qantas and EL AL to provide seamless mode of travel for Australian and Israeli travellers with new codeshare agreement

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Australian and Israeli travellers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement between Qantas and EL AL, subject to government and regulatory approvals. Customers of both airlines will be able to book on select flights operated by the other, as well as earn and redeem frequent… Read the full press release

RCI added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016

The leading vacation exchange company added more than 65 properties in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its global network of over 4,300 affiliated resorts PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added more than 170 new… Read the full press release

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to host the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off, February 25-26, 2017

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will host the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off this weekend, rain or shine. For the first time in 36 years, the popular cook-off is expanding to two days of competition with forty-four amateur teams on Saturday February 25 and thirty-four professional chefs… Read the full press release

AHLEF raised more than $8,000,000 in its fundraising efforts to fund hospitality scholarships, professional development, research

Funds go toward hospitality scholarships, professional development, research Washington, D.C., 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) today (February 22, 2017) announced that it has raised more than $8,000,000 in its fundraising efforts to promote hospitality’s future talent through scholarships, professional development opportunities and research. The campaign, Opening Doors… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces 26 new luxury properties scheduled to open in 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 26 new luxury properties scheduled to open over the course of the year within its portfolio, presenting a multitude of options to satisfy #ThePreferredLife travel cravings of city enthusiasts and resort escapists alike. From Tuscany… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognizes IntercityHotel’s Aylin Nöske and Steigenberger Hotels’ Erwin Bruyn at its “General Manager of the Year” Awards

Aylin Nöske wins at IntercityHotel, Erwin Bruyn emerges victorious at Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts Frankfurt, Germany, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The purpose of the Deutsche Hospitality “General Manager of the Year” Awards, which were presented at the Business Conference in Brussels, is to recognise outstanding performances by Hotel Directors in the group. Aylin… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur scheduled to open by 2021

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur scheduled to open by 2021   DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (23 FEBRUARY 2017) announces the signing of a management agreement with Yuk Tung Properties Sdn. Bhd. to develop a 338-room… Read the full press release

Cessna Citation Latitude made 42 deliveries in 2016 — the most delivered midsize jet in the world for 2016

WICHITA, Kan, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets since entering the market in August 2015, and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC to appoint Malina Ngai as an independent Non-Executive Director

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today (21 FEBRUARY 2017) announces that Malina Ngai is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 March 2017. Malina is Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, which is part… Read the full press release

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection in China

Shanghai, China, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (02/22/2017) announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces 135 destinations in 54 countries in the summer of 2017

Austrian Airlines increases frequencies to Rhodes, Heraklion, Zakynthos, Chania, Athens and Kos in Greece  More flights to Milan and Catania in Italy More flights to Tel Aviv, Cairo and Skopje VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive range of flights to 135 destinations in 54 countries… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks 100,000 passengers on its Romanian domestic route between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca after only 6 months from its launch

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, celebrates today (22/02/2017) an important milestone of 100,000 carried passengers on its low-fare domestic route between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca after only 6 months from its launch. WIZZ’s lucky 100,000th passenger, Răzvan C…. Read the full press release

flydubai launches service to Sylhet, Bangladesh starting 15 March 2017

flydubai launches service to Sylhet, Bangladesh starting 15 March 2017   Dubai-based carrier to commence four flights a week from 15 March 2017 Dubai, UAE, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (February 22, 2017) announced the addition of Sylhet to its network, becoming the airline’s third destination in Bangladesh after Chittagong and… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific announces additional free 25 kilograms baggage allowance to passengers from Middle East travelling to Manila

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — ​The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has announced a special promo exclusively for our valued guests in the Middle East. Starting February 13 to March 15, 2017, all passengers originating from Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh travelling to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40… Read the full press release

HSMAI celebrates industry innovators at the 60th Annual Adrian Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 60th Annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis, recognizing excellence in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations, and the leaders behind the work. “It’s always wonderful to be able to celebrate the innovators of our… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017   London, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that Hotel ‘41’ has received a coveted 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017, an honor saved only for properties… Read the full press release

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and World Travellers Group, a New Zealand-based travel retail network with over 25 retail locations and mobile travel businesses across the country, today (22 February 2017) announces a new multi-year… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines increases flight frequency from Kiev to Rome and Milan in summer 2017

Within the period of Summer 2017 Schedule Ukraine International Airlines will offer passengers vast opportunities when traveling from the capital and the cities of Ukraine to Italy. Kiev, Ukraine, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In summer 2017, UIA increases flight frequency from Kiev to Rome and Milan up to 11 and 10 weekly services respectively…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa to welcome its second A350-900 in Munich

Transfer from Toulouse on Friday 24 February 2017 First flight to Boston on 14 March 2017 FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft doubles in number: Following the first A350-900 flight from Munich to Delhi two weeks ago, the second aircraft is already being welcomed in. This Friday,… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports welcomed delegation from Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation to provide update on its expansion plans

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths welcomed a high-ranking delegation from Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation (ADAC) on Sunday to provide an update on airport expansion plans and exchange views on industry developments. The visit also included a tour of Concourse D, Dubai Airports’ $1.2 billion facility that… Read the full press release

First Bus launches Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign the Great Daffodil Appeal in Bradford

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus driver Ron Hiley, 69, from Clayton, drove a specially named Marie Curie bus up to the Bradford Hospice today (Feb. 22,2017) to launch the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal. The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes place throughout March…. Read the full press release