St. Regis Hotels & Resorts opens its eighth hotel in Greater China, The St. Regis Changsha

Changsha, China, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today (02/16/2017) announces the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Changsha, the iconic luxury hotel brand’s eighth hotel in Greater China. Featuring a timeless blend of innovation and tradition, the hotel is set to elevate Changsha’s luxury hospitality landscape with its uncompromising… Read the full press release

Japan’s largest airline ANA announces changes to its board

TOKYO, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA, Japan’s largest airline, today (February 16, 2017) announces changes to its board. Yuji Hirako, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board, will succeed Osamu Shinobe as President and CEO from 1 April this year, while Mr. Shinobe will become Vice Chairman of ANA HOLDINGS Inc. on… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches new route between Vladivostok, Russia to Osaka, Japan

Moscow, Russia, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld global airline alliance member, expands its route network and opens a new direction Vladivostok – Osaka. Tickets are available now. Direct flights to Osaka will be performed since 28 April 2017, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Vladivostok International Airport (Knevichi) at 13:30 and… Read the full press release

Travelport announces new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings

Travelport travel agents can connect to increased B2B car rental choices around the world Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, as measured by fleet  and revenue. Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise… Read the full press release

Travelport Hotelzon upgrades its hotel booking app with new features and additional content

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News — Travelport Hotelzon, a leading hotel distribution technology provider for the B2B travel industry, has upgraded its hotel booking app with the addition of numerous new features and additional content.  Designed to meet the increasing consumer-driven demands of the ever-connected corporate traveler, the updated mobile app version of the popular… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021

Transport group supports bid for 2021 prestigious title Exciting opportunity to boost City’s wider economic ambitions Perth should pull together to promote city’s young talent PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Britain’s biggest bus operator, Stagecoach, announced today (16 February) that it is backing Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021…. Read the full press release

Network Rail and South West Trains provide virtual glimpse of the new London Waterloo station

Network Rail and South West Trains provide virtual glimpse of the new London Waterloo station   PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Network Rail and South West Trains are giving passengers an early glimpse of how the multi-million pound re-development of the former International Terminal at Waterloo will eventually look, by using virtual reality… Read the full press release

Burba Hotel Network to present HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award to former Accor Hotels CEO Roland de Bonadona

Burba Hotel Network to present HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award to former Accor Hotels CEO Roland de Bonadona   Costa Mesa, CA, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Burba Hotel Network (BHN), host of the upcoming Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) 2017, is pleased to announce that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to… Read the full press release

Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB opens its doors to guests

Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB opens its doors to guests   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB. Offering 105 new suites, the hotel strengthens the brand’s growing… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu® introduces its first residence property in Dhahran, bringing Saudi Arabia

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s a first! The Rezidor Hotel Group, known for its innovation in the hospitality industry and its iconic Radisson Blu® brand, introduces its first residence property in Dhahran, bringing Saudi Arabia to a new standard of excellence. With 92 stylish and sophisticated apartments, a restaurant and a gym,… Read the full press release

Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Delaware North support Falmouth Service Center on its mission to serve those in need

Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Delaware North support Falmouth Service Center on its mission to serve those in need   Parks and resorts division of global hospitality company holding annual meeting at Sea Crest NORTH FALMOUTH, Mass., and BUFFALO, N.Y., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Sea Crest Beach Hotel and its new owner, global hospitality… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces new code-share route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a new code-share route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban. Air Seychelles will be introducing direct services between Seychelles and Durban effective 30 March 2017. The flight will operate twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays and is already… Read the full press release

South African Airways retains its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme Stage 2 status

Johannesburg, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has become one of only a handful of global airlines to retain its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA), the comprehensive airline environmental management programme, Stage 2 status. SAA attained Stage 2 status for the first time in January 2015 and remains at the forefront… Read the full press release

FLIO and LuckyTrip selected as first startups for easyJet and Founders Factory Travel Tech accelerator programme

FLIO and LuckyTrip selected as first startups for easyJet and Founders Factory Travel Tech accelerator programme   FLIO and LuckyTrip selected as first startups to enter six-month accelerator programme Each will receive hands on support from Founders Factory and easyJet for six months to catapult their growth LUTON, UK, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 16, 2017) was named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Southwest ranks #8, and is the only commercial airline among the Top 10. This is Southwest’s 23rd consecutive year on the list. “We are an admired Company because… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new summer routes from Dublin and Edinburgh

British Airways announces new summer routes from Dublin and Edinburgh   London, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is to launch new weekly summer sun flights to the Balearic Islands from Dublin and Edinburgh in time for the busy summer holiday period. From May the airline will begin summer-only direct flights from Dublin… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® received top honors in 10 categories in the Cruise Critic® 7th Annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — After another year of impressive travel industry awards, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online cruise resource, Cruise Critic®. The fast-growing cruise line is today celebrating that its 930-guest sister ships, Viking Star® and Viking Sea®, received top… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano welcomes Shadi Suleman as its new General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano welcomes Shadi Suleman as its new General Manager   Alexandria, Egypt, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano announces the appointment of Shadi Suleman as its new General Manager. Suleman, a long-serving Four Seasons veteran, travels from the beautiful oasis of Doha to… 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

Brussels Airport to provide safe and interesting places for spotters in Zaventem and Steenokkerzeel

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Each day, dozens of spotters come to Brussels Airport. The large diversity of airlines, the special aircraft and the dynamism attract quite a few plane spotters to the airport, some of them from across the border. Brussels Airport wants to provide safe and interesting places for spotters where… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport implements number of improvements as a result of its ‘Join the BRU Crew’ project

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Free drop-off zone, improved signage and more check-in locations: the first initiatives to come out of Brussels Airport’s ‘Join the BRU Crew’ survey. Last summer, Brussels Airport launched the ‘Join the BRU Crew’ project, aimed at collecting feedback from travellers on what they feel is going well… Read the full press release

First Eastern Counties brings back red buses to the streets of Norwich

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator, First Eastern Counties, is continuing to simplify bus travel in Norwich by bringing red buses back to the streets of the city as part of its continuing investment in its Norwich bus network. A fleet of fourteen high-specification double deck buses are replacing the… Read the full press release

Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes Flybe’s new service to Palma, Majorca this summer

Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes Flybe’s new service to Palma, Majorca this summer   Doncaster, England, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be able to fly to Palma this summer with Flybe, as the low cost airline announces its latest new route. Tickets for the twice weekly flights from… Read the full press release

Shannon Group announces key executive management appointments

SHANNON, Ireland, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas has announced a number of key executive management appointments as the Group strengthens its impact as a key driver of growth for the region.  The appointments will be geared towards maximising Shannon Group’s potential through increasing revenues and improving the efficiency of its… 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

Japan Airlines and Russia’s S7 Airlines announce expanded codeshare agreement

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Russia’s S7 Airlines (S7), both members of the oneworld® alliance, have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation by adding 4 new Russia-domestic destinations to JAL’s network starting February 16, 2017. JAL’s codeshare routes in Russia will be increased from the current 15 to… Read the full press release

Trailfinders extends partnership with Travelport

Trailfinders extends partnership with Travelport   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Trailfinders, experts in tailor-made travel itineraries, have announced a new long term agreement meaning the UK’s largest independent travel company will continue to connect to Travelport’s unrivalled choice of global travel content. Long-time Travelport… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group and Travelport sign new multi-year partnership agreement

Avis Budget Group and Travelport sign new multi-year partnership agreement   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), a leading provider of vehicle rental services, and Travelport(NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel industry, today (13 February 2017)… Read the full press release

2017 CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards now open for nominations

Washington, DC, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nominations are now open for Cruise Line’s International Association’s (CLIA) annual Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Members of CLIA, including Individual Agent Members, Travel Agencies’ and Cruise Lines, are… Read the full press release

RwandAir cosponsors The Aviation Africa 2017 conference in Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017

Kigali, Rwanda, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Aviation Africa 2017 conference, organized by Times Aerospace Ltd, and hosted by the Rwandan government will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017 at Kigali Convention Center and Radisson Blu. RwandAir and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority have sponsored the conference in… Read the full press release