UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On… Read the full press release

IATA launches the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations

Bangkok, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok. “Improving ramp safety and reducing damage to aircraft and ground equipment through better education and training is… Read the full press release

EBACE 2017: Waves Technologies Ltd orders Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop

EBACE 2017: Waves Technologies Ltd orders Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (May 22, 2017) announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan… Read the full press release

EBACE 2017: Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service will add the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to its fleet

EBACE 2017: Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service will add the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to its fleet   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (MAY 22, 2017) announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) its first order from a European customer for… Read the full press release

The new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE)

The new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE)   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is displaying its new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at this week’s 2017… Read the full press release

VisitDenmark: KIDS GO FREE on flights between Heathrow and Billund with British Airways, 1 June to 31 October 2017

VisitDenmark: KIDS GO FREE on flights between Heathrow and Billund with British Airways, 1 June to 31 October 2017   Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With spring very much in the air and summer on the way, parents everywhere will be gearing themselves up to face that perennial challenge – how to keep… Read the full press release

Metrolink will offer more service than in previous years on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Metrolink will provide service regularly available on Sundays LOS ANGELES, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Metrolink will offer more service than in previous years so Southern Californians can leave their cars at home and take a relaxing train ride. Metrolink will offer train schedules regularly available on Sundays. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air starts operating from Frankfurt Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (22. MAY, 2017) started operating from Frankfurt Airport. The maiden flight took off to Sofia with 180 passengers on board. The newest WIZZ route will operate daily, as well as the recently announced Budapest service,… Read the full press release

Frequent flyer partnership: Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can begin earning miles on Finnair starting today

Frequent flyer partnership: Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can begin earning miles on Finnair starting today   Frequent flyers earn miles/points as Finnair starts San Francisco-Helsinki service June 1 SEATTLE, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to make around 600 people redundant in its head office

HongKong, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (22 May 2017) announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effective by improving the speed and quality of decision-making and putting a greater… Read the full press release

TravelClick launches new Digital Media Campaign Portal for Hoteliers

Unique Portal Allows Hoteliers to Access Key Metrics and Assess Performance at Any Moment NEW YORK, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — To offer deep insight into a hotel’s digital media campaign performance, TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, today announced the launch of the Company’s new… Read the full press release

Cirrus Aircraft received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Cirrus Aircraft received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)   Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn., 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ —Two major milestones in the global launch of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet were reached today (22 May 2017) when Cirrus Aircraft announced it had received Vision Jet Type… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport invests on two new fire stations on the airport tarmac

Brussels Airport invests on two new fire stations on the airport tarmac   Belgium, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport today (May 19, 2017) laid the symbolic first stone of two new fire stations on the airport tarmac, west and east of the airport terrain. The two new buildings will accommodate not only the… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association launches Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program

Washington DC, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Bringing specialized certificate programs online, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that travel agents can now expand their business with the new Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program. The program, designed in partnership with Meetings Professional International (MPI), will allow travel professionals the chance to… Read the full press release

IHG® opens newly-built Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Monterrey Valle hotel in Mexico

IHG® opens newly-built Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Monterrey Valle hotel in Mexico   New-build property delivers new design solution in public areas Denham, UK, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the newly-built 174-room and 25 suites Holiday Inn Express® &… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia concludes successful 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney

Tourism Australia concludes successful 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia is wrapping up the 38th edition of its annual business-to-business event, with the final day of appointments for the 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE17) taking place in Sydney today. With more than 2,500 delegates,… Read the full press release

Flughafen Zürich AG appoints Stefan Tschudin as the new COO and member of the management board

Flughafen Zürich AG appoints Stefan Tschudin as the new COO and member of the management board   Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen Zürich AG has designated a successor for Chief Operation Officer Stefan Conrad. Stefan Tschudin, Head Regulatory Affairs & Noise, will be appointed as the new Chief Operation Officer (COO) and… Read the full press release

Ryanair enhances its “Ryanair Rooms” website

Ryanair enhances its “Ryanair Rooms” website   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (17 May) launched a major upgrade to its “Ryanair Rooms” website, offering its 130m customers an even wider choice of hotel, hostel, B&B, holiday villa and homestay options, and all at the lowest prices. The… Read the full press release

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism collects five Public Relations Society of America Paragon Awards

MADISON, Wis., 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Wisconsin Department of Tourism, along with its agency of record Laughlin Constable, brought home five Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter Paragon Awards, including “Best in Show,” for outstanding work in public relations and social media marketing. The team also recently won a… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta hosts Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day weekend tradition has consistently sold out in recent years. Atlanta, USA, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Time is running out for tickets to Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon on Saturday, May 27, 2017, the 10th anniversary of Atlanta’s favorite Memorial Day weekend festival tradition. The signature event, which will… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality honoured with “Superbrand Germany” award

Deutsche Hospitality honoured with “Superbrand Germany” award   Main, Germany, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The hotel group Deutsche Hospitality has become the proud recipient of a “Superbrand Germany” award at a ceremony held in Berlin. It is the only brand from within the hotel industry on which this much coveted award has been… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks its 13th anniversary

WIZZ Youth Challenge Winners 2017, Anniversary Seat Sale – Discount Up To 30%* Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air celebrates today the 13th anniversary of its very first flight. In the years that have passed since then, WIZZ has gone on to become the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern… Read the full press release

Wizz Air started operations from Osijek Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today started operations from Osijek Airport. The maiden flight took off to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport). Wizz Air’s newest service will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays, providing customers with a convenient schedule for weekend… Read the full press release

DMAI and European Cities Marketing to provide members with an enhanced offer and wider range of services

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote and deliver key research and educational resources to respective members while working together to build the value of each organization. “With this alliance, European and American DMOs establish… Read the full press release

DMAI recognized Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau with Destination Leadership Award

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) honored the Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with the Destination Leadership Award at the 2017 Worldwide Meetings and Incentive Travel Exhibition (IMEX) Gala Dinner and Awards. This prestigious award is given to a destination organization that demonstrates significant leadership and support… Read the full press release

SIA Cargo to become the ‘Cargo Division’ of Singapore Airlines

Singapore, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) wholly-owned subsidiary, SIA Cargo, is to be re-integrated as a Division within SIA, in a move intended to improve efficiency through greater synergy with the wider SIA Group. The re-integration is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018, when SIA Cargo will… Read the full press release

London City Airport becomes the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower

London City Airport is to become the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower – operational in 2019 The digital solution is a multi-million pound investment  utilising state-of-the-art 360° HD cameras and sensors on a newly constructed tower A live feed with a panoramic view of the airfield, along with sensory… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted successful IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Doha, Qatar

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 highlighted best safety practices Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the pivotal global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme last week in Doha, Qatar. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event brought together more than… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia

New partnership between the two oneworld airlines will provide more options for Cathay Pacific customers travelling between Hong Kong, Spain and Portugal Hong Kong, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today announced a new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia, which will see its customers benefit from extensive new connections to destinations in the… Read the full press release