Safety and Sustainability to be Addressed in Inaugural Safety and Flight Ops Conference

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Creating Sustainable and Safe Operations in an Interconnected World” will be the theme for the inaugural Safety and Flight Ops Conference. This is the successor event to the successful IATA Ops Conference, with an increased emphasis on safety content. “Safety… Read the full press release

Earn and Use Miles On Flights to Europe With Alaska Airlines and Condor Airlines Partnership

New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Europe Seattle, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Condor flies nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels and Resorts Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Arlington, Va., 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), announced today the appointment of Michael (“Mike”) J. Deitemeyer as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23, 2017. He has also been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Interstate… Read the full press release

Meet Rosewood Hong Kong’s New Managing Director

Hong Kong, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Marc C. Brugger has been appointed managing director for Rosewood Hong Kong which is scheduled to open in 2018. Mr. Brugger is responsible for assembling the opening team with whom he will manage the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® property, comprised of 398 hotel guestrooms and 199… Read the full press release

Hampton Inn by Hilton Danville Recognized For Top Performance

Memphis, Tennessee, 2017-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hampton by Hilton, Hilton‘s global mid-price brand of more than 2,200 hotels, has recognized Hampton Inn by Hilton Danville with a Circle of Excellence Award. The award signifies the hotel as one of the top performing properties within the brand. It is presented to hotels that have excelled in service and… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces its fifth base in Poland; launches 2017 Poznan winter schedule

7 New Routes To Athens, Billund, Castellon, Eilat Ovda, Madrid, Oslo Torp & Tel Aviv  Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Poland’s No. 1 airline, today (16 Mar) announced a new Poznan base, its fifth in Poland, as it launched its biggest ever Poznan winter schedule (2017), with 1 based aircraft (an investment of… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces a total of 40 routes on its Manchester 2017 winter schedule

Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (15 Mar) launched its Manchester 2017 winter schedule, with 4 new routes to Cologne, Frankfurt, Kiev and Seville, a new winter service to Naples, extra flights to Budapest and Eindhoven and 40 routes in total, which will deliver 4.5m customers p.a. and… Read the full press release

Travelzoo wins the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards

London, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) has been announced the winner of the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards in the UK. Held in London last night, the awards are now in their ninth year and are the largest and most prestigious event… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks one year of operations at Bratislava International Airport with route from Bratislava to Sofia

NEW LOW FARE CONNECTION FROM BRATISLAVA TO SOFIA Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated today one year of successful operations at Bratislava International Airport and announced a new low-fare route from Bratislava to Sofia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 30… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop Christchurch service from Hong Kong starting December 2017

New Zealand, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Cathay Pacific has announced it will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times a week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hotels welcomes Mr. Martin Kwan as Group Director of Purchasing

Hong Kong, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Marco Polo Hotels has appointed seasoned professional, Mr. Martin Kwan, as Group Director of Purchasing. Heralding over 30 years in the hospitality industry, Martin joins Marco Polo Hotels to lead the expanding hotel group’s efforts in purchasing and procurement for its two brands, Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels,… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hotels announces the appointment of Ms. Rosemary Tam as Group Director of Human Resources

Hong Kong, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Marco Polo Hotels has appointed HR specialist, Ms. Rosemary Tam, as Group Director of Human Resources. Previously with the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company, Rosemary joins Marco Polo Hotels to roll out talent acquisition and HR strategies for the successful hospitality group whose upscale deluxe hotel brand, Marco… Read the full press release

Embraer announces Azul Brazilian Airlines as launch operator of the E195-E2

São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Embraer announced today that Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest operator of the E195s current-generation in the world, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract with Embraer is for up to 50 aircraft, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights. “Azul… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen announces the appointment of Sunil Narang as new General Manager

Toronto, Canada, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen welcomes its new General Manager Sunil Narang. Born and raised in Amritsar, India, Sunil was certain of his career in hospitality from a young age.  Right after finishing secondary school back home, he packed his bags to move to Switzerland… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 20th consecutive year

Employees recognise Four Seasons as an employer of choice for 20th year in a row Toronto, Canada, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is honoured to have been named by its employees to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 20th consecutive… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Liverpool, UK, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether it’s a luxurious bottle of champagne, her favourite skin care product or a meaningful piece of jewellery, spoil mum this Mother’s Day with the best gifts at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA). The Beauty Queen We all know mums deserve to be pampered, so why not treat… Read the full press release

Fly to Frankfurt with RyanAir’s New Route from Glasgow

Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched a new route from Glasgow to Frankfurt, with a daily service beginning in October, as part of its extended winter 2017 schedule, which will deliver 1.4m customers at Glasgow International Airport. Ryanair’s Glasgow winter 2017 schedule will deliver: 3 new… Read the full press release

New Routes to Copenhagen, Milan and more with RyanAir’s 2017 Liverpool Winter Schedule

3 New Winter Routes to Copenhagen, Milan & Prague Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m customers p.a…. Read the full press release

Viking Sky Sets Sail from Rome to Barcelona on its Maiden Voyage

Third Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises expands Award-Winning Destination-Focused Exploration Los Angeles, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — After dominating the Cruise Critic® 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards earlier this month, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky®, from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star® and… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton blends Business Travel with Leisure in the Midwest

  The award-winning brand’s growth in business-centric destinations will allow travelers to enjoy “bleisure” travel with ease MCLEAN, Va. 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Hampton by Hilton will debut four properties in the Midwest region by early March. Beyond economic drivers in heavy industry, agriculture, and growing financial and education sectors, the region also offers… Read the full press release

Hoteliers Face Challenge of Flattening Reservation Pace

  Still, North American Markets See Uptick in Rates Across Travel Segments New York, 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As North American hoteliers progress through the early months of 2017, the pace of new bookings is flat with new February reservation commitments at -0.8 percent. However, average daily rates (ADR) for the first and second… Read the full press release

Airberlin appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin has announced the appointment of Götz Ahmelmann as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Götz Ahmelmann returns to airberlin from Etihad Airways where, since 2015, he successfully implemented projects among the European Etihad Airways Partners. He will contribute his valuable international commercial experience to further the future growth of… Read the full press release

Heathrow Strives for Aviation Excellence with New Sustainability Plan

Heathrow 2.0, the airport’s new sustainability strategy, launches new initiatives to make Heathrow into a centre of excellence for aviation Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities Hounslow TW6,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches three-weekly flights to Yanbu and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

From 9 May and 19 June Qatar Airways will connect Yanbu and Tabuk respectively to more than 150 destinations worldwide through its home and hub, Hamad International Airport Three weekly flights from Doha to Yanbu and Tabuk will operate with an Airbus A320 aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today… 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

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

Boutique Air now accommodates passengers with TSA Pre✓® status at major sterile airports

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique Air announces today that the airline can now accommodate all passengers with TSA Pre✓ ® status at major sterile airports. The capability is a positive step forward for the community-sized carrier, which offers service between Essential Air Service (EAS) communities and larger hubs. “We are very… Read the full press release

Traveldoo® launches new Traveldoo Connect offer to enable TMCs to propose expense management, packaged with their own services

PARIS, France, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveldoo®, the travel and expense technology company of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), announces a bold move to foster innovation and open partnerships in business travel. The company today unveiled: Traveldoo Connect, a new open technology platform, allowing travel management companies (TMCs) to integrate expense management, packaged together… Read the full press release

Travelport supports Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements

Roll out uses Travelport’s merchandising technology to support Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements to connect travelers to a world of travel choice Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the… 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