Dusit International to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, slated to open in 2018

dusitD2 hotel in Seef, Manama, slated to open in 2018 BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, a contemporary leisure and business hotel, scheduled to open in Manama, the country’s modern capital,… Read the full press release

London City Airport marks 30th anniversary of its annual charity bike ride with £30,000 donation to Richard House Children’s Hospice

LONDON, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — One of London City Airport’s fundraising focal points of the year is on course to raise £30,000 for Richard House Children’s Hospice, a local Newham charity which provides care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses. On Friday 7 July, fifty-two cyclists set off from London City… Read the full press release

DNCE to headline Royal Caribbean’s solar eclipse viewing party on board Oasis of the Seas

Multi-Platinum Selling Band Returns to Celebrate the Celestial Event of a Lifetime with a Surprise Guest MIAMI, FL, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The stars have aligned with the return of multi-platinum selling band DNCE aboard Royal Caribbean International for a live musical performance to celebrate the Great American Eclipse, a phenomenon 99 years in the… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport trials self-service bag drop technology

BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial of self-service bag drop technology commenced at Bristol Airport earlier this week (Wednesday 12 July 2017), saving time for passengers flying with easyJet. Self-service bag drop puts passengers in control of their own hold baggage check in procedure, reducing processing time and queuing when compared to the… Read the full press release

airberlin to offer more intercontinental flights during the 2017/18 winter schedule

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Germany’s second-largest airline is set to offer more intercontinental flights than ever before during the upcoming winter season. “We are continuing to expand our Dusseldorf services and plan to station twelve rather than eleven long-haul aircraft at this airport from the start of the winter schedule. These will… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Patrick Pacious as President and Chief Executive Officer

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc., (NYSE:CHH) today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Patrick Pacious as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Pacious currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer, and will succeed Chief Executive Officer Stephen Joyce. Joyce will continue in his role as CEO through the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways distributes 10,000 books to New York City children as part of its ‘Qatar Airways Summer Reading Program’

The award-winning airline marks ten years of serving the U.S. by donating 10,000 high-quality books and educational resources to low-income families in New York City  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In honour of the tenth anniversary of serving the U.S., and as part of Qatar Airways’ commitment to the local communities in which… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds third Airbus A320 aircraft at its Kyiv base at Zhuliany Airport in April 2018

3rd BASED AIRCRAFT AT KYIV, TWO NEW ROUTES, 11 ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FLIGHTS, MORE LOCAL JOBS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier, today announced that it will further expand its Kyiv operations, adding a third Airbus A320 aircraft at… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to expand its Warsaw operations, basing an 8th aircraft at Chopin Airport

8TH BASED AIRCRAFT, ONE NEW ROUTE, 19 ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FLIGHTS, 25% ANNUAL GROWTH BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will expand its Warsaw operations, basing an 8th aircraft at Chopin Airport. From March 2018 WIZZ will launch one new… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings American Craft Tavern at John Glenn Columbus International Airport

COLUMBUS, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The popularity of craft beer and creative pub fare inspired global restaurateur HMSHost to open American Craft Tavern, a new restaurant and bar, in Concourse C at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). HMSHost and The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams beers, have come together to open American Craft… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Milan launches luxury, self-drive Lake Como package

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury, self-drive Lake Como package. In addition to enjoying suite accommodation at Mandarin Oriental, Milan, guests will have an opportunity to drive to Lake Como in a vintage Ferrari and experience a private tour aboard a classic Riva speedboat. The day trip… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Boston launches pop-up dining space, Ceviche@MO featuring tasting menu of fresh New England seafood

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is delighted to announce the debut of a pop-up dining space, Ceviche@MO, located in the hotel’s stylish Lobby Lounge, featuring a tasting menu of fresh New England seafood. An inviting place to gather socially and unwind after a busy day in Back Bay, guests can enjoy… Read the full press release

Commercial Times recognized Mandarin Oriental, Taipei with “Best Service: Gold Award” and “Best of the Best Award”

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has received two awards from prestigious Taiwan financial newspaper, Commercial Times, at the 2017 Taiwan Service Awards. The hotel won “Best Service: Gold Award” in the hotel category and “Best of the Best Award” at Taiwan’s “Oscars” for the service industry. The hotel’s Duty Manager, Tien… Read the full press release

Enterprise marks the fifth anniversary of its partnership with Athlete Network

St. Louis, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest car rental company in the world, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its national partnership with Athlete Network (formerly Career Athletes). Athlete Network gives the company access to more than 500 university athletic departments and enables it to network with current and former student athletes… Read the full press release

Virgin America named “Top Domestic Airline” 2017 in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for 10th-consecutive year

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America celebrate award-winning decade with one-day fare sale SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin America today was named “Top Domestic Airline” 2017 in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for a 10th-consecutive year. In May, Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th-consecutive year in… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group welcomes Chema Basterrechea as EVP & Chief Operating Officer

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chema Basterrechea as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO). Chema Basterrechea has been Chief Operating Officer at NH Hotel Group, prior to his appointment with Rezidor. Chema has worked for NHHG for more than 23… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its first hotel in N’Djamena, Chad

Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its first hotel in N’Djamena, Chad. This latest addition brings Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s African presence to 42 hotels with more than 16,200 rooms in operation and under development. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Located… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces new direct service to Kyiv, Ukraine starting this August

Direct flights to Kyiv to begin August 28 Service to Ukrainian capital part of airline’s robust expansion in Eastern Europe, with service to Skopje and Prague to commence this summer New route to be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the… Read the full press release

British Airways offers free flights for children under 12 who travel with a full paying adult this summer

British Airways offers free flights for children under 12 who travel with a full paying adult this summer   London, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The school holidays are nearing and its ‘books away’ for the majority of British children but should they spend the summer swotting up on their geography? In a recent… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park

Marriott International announces the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park   Nanning, China, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (07/11/2017) announced the debut of the FairfieldSM by Marriott® brand in Greater China with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park, marking the first opening among more… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the opening of the Nanhai Wing at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

Hilton announces the opening of the Nanhai Wing at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai SHENZHEN, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ —Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (July 10, 2017) announced the opening of the Nanhai Wing at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai. The new wing is an incorporation of the former Nanhai Hotel, one of Shenzhen’s earliest… Read the full press release

Oman Air wins the ’Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East’ award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017

Oman Air wins the ’Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East’ award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air has been named as the winner of the ’Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East’ award at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards… Read the full press release

Aeroflot wins the Sector Leadership nomination at the 2017 Airline Strategy Awards

Moscow, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has won the Sector Leadership nomination at the 2017 Airline Strategy Awards, once again underscoring the Russian flag carrier’s prominent position in the global airline market. The prestigious recognition was awarded by Flight Airline Business magazine at a gala ceremony at the Honourable Society of the Middle… Read the full press release

TAP opens its exclusive lounge in Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Exclusive space for TAP’s premium clients will open today (2017-07-11) at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport. TAP is opening today its exclusive lounge in Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport. Covering an area of 850 square metres with space for 260 people, it is located on the 6th floor of… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport installs Tap & Go facilities at the terminal car parks

Queenstown Airport installs Tap & Go facilities at the terminal car parks   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to Queenstown Airport will now have a more convenient way to pay for car parking following the installation of new technology and Tap & Go facilities earlier this month. As part of… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways launches new non-stop service from Newcastle to Belfast City Airport

North Lincolnshire, England, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways is launching a new convenient non-stop service from Newcastle to Belfast City Airport. From 1 September 2017, the UK regional airline will provide a daily weekday service from the north east to the heart of Belfast city. Earlier this year Eastern Airways provided a… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh promotes Waleed Sobhy as the new Resort Manager

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh promotes Waleed Sobhy as the new Resort Manager   Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh announces that Four Seasons veteran Waleed Sobhy has been promoted as the new Resort Manager at the Red Sea world-class diving resort. Sobhy’s remarkable leadership, his extensive experience and particularly… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Gaurav Khanna as General Manager at Nobu Doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Gaurav Khanna as General Manager at Nobu Doha   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Gaurav Khanna as General Manager at Nobu Doha, overseeing the award-winning restaurant at Four Seasons.  In his new role, Khanna will be responsible for overseeing all restaurant operations… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces new Cambria hotel in Austin, Texas expected to open in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Cloud Nine Hospitality, LLC, to develop a new Cambria hotel in Austin, Texas. The four-story, 134-room Cambria property will be located at the corner of E. Ben White Blvd. and E. Riverside Dr. Expected to open in 2019,… Read the full press release

Flybe starts new route to Palma from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Flybe starts new route to Palma from Doncaster Sheffield Airport   Doncaster, England, 2017-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Judith Machin deserves an A* as the caring mum takes daughter Emily on a post GCSE exams holiday – the duo were the first to book on the new Flybe route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to… Read the full press release