Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program to award 62 local tourism initiatives with more than $772,000 in matching grant funds

Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program to award 62 local tourism initiatives with more than $772,000 in matching grant funds   Program will generate $4.4 M in marketing initiatives and impact more than 264 statewide tourism entities RICHMOND, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe today (February 21, 2017) announced more than $772,000… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman voted as Top Hotel in Jordan and Top Hotel for Service in Jordan at TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Amman, Jordan, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Year after year, Four Seasons Hotel Amman solidifies its position as Jordan’s most prestigious hospitality address, and this year is no different with the hotel taking home two top TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2017 that are presented only to the top 1 percent of all hotels on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence has been named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.  It is also among the top luxury hotels in Cairo. “We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised and to receive this… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager   Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is delighted to welcome Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager. Dimitri is… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is delighted to announce that it was awarded the Gold Medal for Best First Class Red by judges at a world-renowned wine competition. The Cellars in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific launches the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer specially brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000 feet

Cathay Pacific introduces Betsy Beer – the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000 ft By using a combination of science and traditional brewing methods, Betsy Beer is a high-quality craft ale that has travel in its DNA HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The quality of the inflight dining… Read the full press release

VisitBritain to host its largest ever global tourism trade event ExploreGB from March 2-3 at the Brighton Centre

London, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its third year ‘ExploreGB’ is heading south to Brighton. More than 400 international buyers from 40 countries will do business with 430 travel industry suppliers from across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at the event being held from Thursday 2 March… Read the full press release

HMSHost to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock through 2028

HMSHost to open new Chili’s and Chick-fil-A locations LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, along with ACDBE partner JQ Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a 10-year food & beverage contract extension to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.  The extension will run from… Read the full press release

flydubai to operate up to 14 flights a day between Kuwait and Dubai from 22 February to 27 February 2017

flydubai to operate up to 14 flights a day between Kuwait and Dubai from 22 February to 27 February 2017   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai will operate up to 14 flights a day between Kuwait and Dubai from 22 February to 27 February 2017. The additional 24… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel to host an art-inspired feast as the official hotel of the Harbour Art Fair

HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — March is an eagerly anticipated month for art aficionados in Hong Kong as the ‘Hong Kong Arts Month’ heralds artistic creativity and inspiration across the city. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is proud to be the official hotel of the Harbour Art Fair, organised by Harbour City from… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel awarded EN9100 certification

Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its Completions facility in Basel has been awarded EN9100 certification following an independent audit. Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel was recently awarded EN9100 certification in recognition of the development, implementation and continuous improvement of its quality management systems. The EN 9100 certification… Read the full press release

Boeing to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific with new 702 satellite

Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites order a 702 satellite to meet evolving communication, broadband needs EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, owned and… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Darren Edwards as VP and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia

BRISBANE, Australia, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective today (Feb. 20, 2017), Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Darren Edwards as vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), the company’s largest international subsidiary. He succeeds Ken Shaw, who had been appointed vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services. Edwards will… Read the full press release

Boeing introduces the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family

Airplane scheduled to fly in the coming weeks, deliver to customers in 2018 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today (Feb. 17, 2017) at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C…. Read the full press release

China’s Juneyao Airlines finalizes order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Marks first Boeing order for privately-owned Chinese carrier Includes options for five additional 787-9s SHANGHAI, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Juneyao Airlines announced today (Feb. 16, 2017) the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes… 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

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

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

Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One recognised at Aircraft Interiors Middle East awards

Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One recognised at Aircraft Interiors Middle East awards   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was recognised for content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace. The award recognises the outstanding array… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon features authentic Chinese favourites with the launch of new seasonal inflight menus

HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon today (16 Jan 2017) announced a new round of its seasonal inflight menus featuring authentic hot pot rice dishes and traditional poon choi, which have been well received by passengers in previous years. The airline works hard to provide its passengers with a high-quality and enjoyable… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards announces the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai as host for the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. The news comes as the industry leading awards programme begins its 24th year with the launch of the Grand Tour 2017. It will be the second time… Read the full press release

Embraer announces the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of Executive Jets business unit

Melbourne, FL, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (02/16/2017) the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of March 1st 2017. “We… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and China Airlines strengthen codeshare agreement on all flights between Japan and Taiwan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Airlines (CI) have begun a codeshare partnership on the Haneda = Taipei (Songshan) route since 2010. The two airlines have decided to further expand the codeshare cooperation on all flights operated by JAL and CI between Japan and Taiwan starting February 21, 2017…. Read the full press release

Rana Walker to speak at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24

Mexico City, Mexico, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (February 16, 2017) announced Rana Walker as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24. Rana Walker, an award-winning public speaker and… Read the full press release

TAP launches flights to Cologne, Germany beginning July 15, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Company reinforces its positioning in Europe with new route launched in Germany As from now on, it is already possible for TAP customers to book flights to Cologne, Germany, the new destination to be inaugurated next Summer, to where TAP will fly twice a day, beginning on… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains becomes the new sponsor of Doncaster Rovers’ training kit

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is giving Doncaster Rovers fans the chance to win a match day to remember as it kicks off its partnership with the football club. Virgin Trains has become the new sponsor of Rovers’ training kit which is worn by the players on match days. And to… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted Jaheziya team a tour to showcase the Midfield Terminal Fire Station

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports’ executive management hosted a team from Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City, “Jaheziya”, for a site tour to showcase the Midfield Terminal Fire Station. Jaheziya is a leading company that provides training services in the fields of safety, security, and firefighting…. Read the full press release

Allegiant launches new nonstop seasonal service from Cleveland, Ohio to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

MESA, Ariz., 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Feb. 17, 2017) launches new, nonstop seasonal service to Phoenix, Arizona via the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Cleveland, Ohio. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $80.* “We’re… Read the full press release

flydubai launches flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro starting June 2017

flydubai launches flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro starting June 2017   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (February 15, 2017 ) announced the addition of three new destinations for the upcoming summer season. Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orders four next generation ships from Fincantieri S.p.A.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings gibt Auftrag für neue Generation von Norwegian Cruise Line-Schiffen bekannt – CE/UK/IE – Company Contracts with Fincantieri S.p.A. to Build Four New Ships with Option for Additional Two Miami, USA / Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH; together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian… Read the full press release