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 becomes hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in Asia and the United Kingdom

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and hutchgo.com, one of the biggest Online Travel Agencies (OTA) in Asia and wholly owned by Hutchison Travel Limited (formerly known as Hutchison-Priceline), today jointly announce a new, expanded agreement.  The new agreement sees Travelport become hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in key… 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

Wizz Air to open its 28th base at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom

THREE NEW ROUTES TO OPERATE FROM JUNE 2017 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will open its 28th base on 18 June 2017 at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom with one new Airbus A320 aircraft. London Luton… Read the full press release

Flybe brings back weekly service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf from 1st April 2017

Leading regional airline expands 2017 Summer schedule from Cardiff Airport with weekly flights to new German base EXETER, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting on 1st April 2017. Flights are available to book now at… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen, China

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far. “We are excited to welcome the… Read the full press release

Executive Directors of Leeds Bradford Airport holds private meeting with the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP

Leeds, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Last week, we welcomed Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport to Leeds Bradford Airport. During his visit he had a private meeting with the Executive Directors of LBA and toured the airport’s facilities. Topics discussed included surface access to and from LBA, the significant… Read the full press release

Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways to provide travelers to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.,  2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways announce the launch of a new partnership that will provide airline passengers traveling to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs at www.silverairways.com/cubatravelnetwork and cubatravelnetwork.com. The new partnership between Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways signifies… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces Zephyr – MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in Bengaluru to open in 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is adding a further country to its hospitality portfolio. As announced in June 2016, the German company is approaching the Indian hotel market together with its Indian Joint Venture partner MBD Group. From the year 2020 on, guests will be able to relax in Bengaluru… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces new hotel openings in Los Angeles in spring and later in 2017

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced two new hotels opening in Los Angeles in spring 2017, doubling the brand’s presence in the city. Los Angeles is home to two existing Kimpton properties – Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills and Hotel Wilshire – and will soon welcome… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines takes part in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program

Eligible Spirit customers to receive expedited screening at security checkpoints of participating U.S. airports MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Do you love skipping the line? Spirit Airlines is excited to announce its participation in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program. Effective today, eligible Spirit customers can now speed up the security screening process… Read the full press release

HMSHost and SoftBank Robotics America launch new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland International Airport

Pepper joins the team at Pyramid Ale Taproom to assist, inform and entertain travelers Oakland, CA,  2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost has joined forces with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Holdings, to launch a new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Chinese New Year with a special Spring Festival inspired on-board menu

Festival menu draws inspiration from the Year of the Rooster to deliver delicious dishes on board and in Qatar Airways’ lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on… Read the full press release

CityJet signs conditional purchase agreement for ten Bombardier CRJ900 aircrafts

CRJ900 aircraft in SAS livery   Aircraft to be operated by CityJet in the Scandinavian Airlines network Montréal, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today (January 24, 2017) announced that Dublin-based regional carrier, CityJet has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six CRJ900 aircraft and has also taken options on an additional four… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Inc. recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc. – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – was recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016 as a travel industry partner of choice among leisure travelers, road warriors and travel buyers. Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network… Read the full press release

W Hotels brand debuts in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest

Budapest, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World… Read the full press release

Marriott International Inc. to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hot el project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue,… Read the full press release

IHG announces new 367-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia

367-room Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu Waterfront to feature first seafront sunset bar and restaurant in the city Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/— InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Golden Wave Sdn Bhd for a new 367-room Crowne Plaza… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and French crystal maker Lalique to launch selected inflight items

Singapore/Paris, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ —  Singapore Airlines (SIA) and French crystalmaker Lalique have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership, in the course of which Singapore Airlines will exclusively carry selected inflight items co-branded with Lalique in its Suites and First Class cabins. The partnership is set to start with the launch of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new partnership with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers travelling across the airline’s global network. In line with Qatar Airways’ commitment to provide a world-leading premium service, the newly-designed sleeper suits are bespoke for First… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways brings FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi FC on a friendly match in Al Gharafa Stadium on 13 December, 2016

Match of Champions set to draw fans from around the world to Doha Stunning Qatar Airways Cup revealed during pre-match press conference World’s fastest growing airline is the official sponsor of both football clubs DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Fans from around the world will converge in Doha tomorrow, when Qatar Airways brings… Read the full press release

Travelport announces agreement with BTU one of the largest business travel management provider in Austria and Germany

Langley, U.K., 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, has today (29 November 2016) announced a new agreement with Business Travel Unlimited (BTU), one of the largest providers of business travel, incentive and group travel, and leisure travel in Austria and Germany. It operates in 10 locations, has more than… Read the full press release

GBTA launches its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB

Partnership Officially Launches in May 2017 with Inaugural Joint Conference in Sydney Alexandria, VA , 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – is pleased to announce the launch of its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific unveils its newly renovated First and Business Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport

Cathay Pacific unveils its newly renovated First and Business Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport   Featuring separate First and Business Class areas, the London lounge encapsulates the airline’s brand philosophy of a ‘Life Well Travelled’ HONG KONG, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (28 Nov 2016) unveiled its First and Business Class Lounge… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive’s latest Gulfstream G650E at the Middle East Business Aviation Association show 2016, 6-8 December, Dubai

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive will welcome partners and visitors on board its latest Gulfstream G650ER – one of the world’s fastest business jets – during its participation in the Middle East Business Aviation Association show 2016 taking place 6-8 December at Dubai World Central. Qatar Executive will be showcasing the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces new range of luxurious Giorgio Armani Fragrances and Beauty amenity kits to First Class passengers

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, in partnership with Giorgio Armani, has today (17 Oct 2016) launched its newly designed range of luxurious Giorgio Armani Fragrances and Beauty amenity kits, available to First Class passengers on select A380 flights. Designed exclusively for Qatar Airways, the First Class amenity kits are designed in timeless… Read the full press release

GBTA research reveals 73% of travel managers in North America and 80% of travel managers in Latin America are satisfied with their Travel Management Company

GBTA Report Shows Cost and Savings Considered Important Factors in Both Regions ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of travel managers in North America and 80 percent of travel managers in Latin America are satisfied with their Travel Management Company (TMC), according to a new study by the GBTA… Read the full press release

London Gatwick and easyJet join forces to showcase the exceptional experience, facilities and products they have to offer business passengers

Gatwick achieves record moving annual passenger numbers of 36.5 million – with 20% of passengers now travelling on business Gatwick flies to more destinations than any other London airport – including 46 of the top 50 European business cities Savvy business travellers are choosing Gatwick for its time-saving office to plane door journey and transformed… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to commence operations on London Heathrow route from Doha’s new hub Hamad International Airport with its first A380 aircraft

Airline to welcome the first three of 13 A380 aircraft The world’s largest passenger aircraft will operate from the new Hamad International Airport on this popular European route Doha, Qatar, 2014-04-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ highly anticipated arrival of its A380 fleet moved one step closer today, with the annoucement that from 17th June the… Read the full press release