Swissport announces the appointment of Luzius Wirth as CEO, UK and Ireland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Luzius Wirth joined Swissport in 2012 and has since taken up various prominent leadership roles within the group and since 2014 he has held responsibility for Swissport’s Group Services. From June 2017, his new tasks will include a focus on further developing and expanding the regional organization, as… Read the full press release

IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

Contribution of tourism to sustainable economic growth of the MENA region a main focus on UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to welcome 195 million international tourists by 2030. Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade. Over 20 Ministers and industry leaders will gather at the Ministerial Forum to discuss how tourism can play a role… Read the full press release

Dolce Hotels and Resorts adds Wye River Conference Center to its portfolio

A historic venue for clandestine meetings becomes scenic beacon for creative group getaways PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of nearly 8,000 hotels, fortifies its leading groups and meetings brand Dolce Hotels and Resorts with the addition of Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center,… Read the full press release

The Registry Collection® program announces new developments in the Asia Pacific market

SINGAPORE, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program,has recently announced several new developments in the Asia Pacific market. The brand has added a new affiliated property, a new Collection Partner, and expanded its concierge services to members in the Asia Pacific region. At the end of 2016,… Read the full press release

Guide Dogs in-training and their Puppy Walkers visit George Best Belfast City Airport

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport had some very special passengers this week, when a group of Guide Dogs in-training and their Puppy Walkers arrived for a visit. The puppies were put through their paces to experience everything from checking-in to boarding the aircraft as part of their… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes new Eastern Airways service to the Isle of Man

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has announced that it will introduce a new route from Belfast City to the Isle of Man beginning tomorrow, Monday 13 March. The UK regional airline will run a daily return service to the Isle of Man with onward connection to Newcastle. Katy Best, Commercial… Read the full press release

British Airways launches comedy videos for ‘Red Nose Day’ starring David Walliams, Emma Bunton and Tom Daley

LONDON, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a collection of comedy videos for ‘Red Nose Day’ (Friday 24 March), starring David Walliams, Emma Bunton and Tom Daley dressed as British Airways staff surprising customers in support of Comic Relief – the airline’s charity partner Launched today on British Airways’ YouTube page (youtube.com/britishairways),… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces new four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of its new four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, starting March 27 2017; the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir announces codeshare agreement on Indian domestic flights operated by Vistara

SINGAPORE, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Joint Release With Vistara) – Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed an agreement to codeshare on Indian domestic flights operated by Vistara, with effect from 14 March 2017. Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara-operated flights beyond Mumbai and New Delhi… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces four new routes from Kyiv and Lviv airports

FOUR NEW ROUTES FROM KYIV AND LVIV THIS SUMMER Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s largest low-cost carrier, announced today four new routes from Kyiv and Lviv airports.  Starting 18 June, WIZZ will operate its second service from Lviv Airport to… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces partnership with Chubb to provide its customers with travel and flight insurance cover

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced a recently signed partnership with Chubb to provide its customers with travel and flight insurance cover. Travelers who book flights via wizzair.com and the Wizz Air mobile app are now able to add either travel or… Read the full press release

Silver Airways further expands its Florida – Bahamas network with new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini

Fares from $88 (including taxes and fees) available at silverairways.com* Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways today announced it is continuing to even further expand its Florida – Bahamas network and is starting new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini on April 20, 2017. Located just 50 miles off… Read the full press release

VisitScotland launches new marketing campaign to encourage more visitors to Clackmannanshire

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Key players from Clackmannanshire’s tourism sector will meet at the Inglewood House and Spa in Alloa on the evening of Tuesday, 28 March, to find out about an important new marketing campaign to encourage more visitors to explore the area. Organised by VisitScotland on behalf of partners… Read the full press release

VisitScotland to host the 2017 Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Conference on 29 March

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Around 100 businesses from all over the region will converge at Ayr Racecourse on Wednesday 29 March for the 2017 Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Conference. The industry event, hosted by VisitScotland and supported by the Ayrshire Tourism Industry Group, will focus on working together to drive tourism… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay scheduled to open in 2019

CHICAGO, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Tokyo Bay Resort Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sogo Development Co., Ltd. for a Hyatt Place hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. Upon its expected opening in 2019, Hyatt… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s Ka-band high-speed internet system certified by EASA for retrofit on all its Global aircraft models

All existing European registered customers with Global aircraft can now take advantage of the industry’s fastest internet connectivity, consistent performance and seamless coverage European customers can benefit from the award-winning service centre network’s comprehensive capabilities and flexibility for retrofit Bombardier is the first OEM to deliver the new Ka-band system Global aircraft now complemented with… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new non-stop service to Newark, NJ, Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL

Carrier continues to grow its presence, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines inaugurates non-stop service in three new markets this week—San Jose, Calif. to Newark, New Jersey, which began on March 12; San Jose, Calif. to Burbank, Calif…. Read the full press release

Ethisphere Institute recognized Wyndham Worldwide as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company

Global hospitality company’s culture of integrity and approach to ethics recognized by Ethisphere Institute for fifth time Parsippany, N.J., 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With a commitment to acting with integrity, a focus on ethical and responsible business practices, and a dedication to welcoming people to experience travel the way they want, Wyndham Worldwide… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most… Read the full press release

UIA Now Offering Nonstop Flights to Tourist Favorite Budapest

KIEV, Ukraine, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In summer 2017, Ukraine International Airlines will launch non-stop scheduled flights between Kiev and Budapest, Hungary. Tickets are available on UIA website, at the carrier`s Contact Center, UIA ticket offices, and authorized travel agencies. Effective June 15, 2017, the new daily flights connecting the capitals of Ukraine and… Read the full press release

Oman Air Aims for Lower Baggage Fares through DHL Tie-Up

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is excited to announce a new partnership with DHL Express, a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL. This trial builds on Oman Air’s promise to scrap high baggage charges. The arrangement will allow guests… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Beats Previous Year’s Passenger Volume for the month of February

Group Airlines welcomed around 7.8 million passengers on board Seat load factor of 75.0% is a 2.7-percentage-point improvement from February 2016 COLOGNE Germany, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 7.8 million passengers in February, 12.4% more than in the same period last year. Total capacity for the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Invests 500 Million Euros to Enhance Personalized Digital Offers

New business class for the Boeing Triple Seven X One-way fares starting at 49 euros offer more travel options across Europe Presales through direct channels COLOGNE Germany, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — People are us,ging their lives according to their customized preferences. To support this, the Lufthansa Group is making major investments in the… Read the full press release

New A4ANZ Group Aims to Achieve Regulatory Reform in Aviation Industry

Professor Graeme Samuel AC to be appointed as Chair SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport, DIT Target SMEs for Conference on Growing Business Abroad

Airport and Government inspiring local firms to export to global markets Initial speaker line-up includes PayPal, Funding Circle and Cathay Pacific GATWICK, England, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has once again teamed up with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign to host a conference designed to help businesses grow internationally…. Read the full press release

Swissport International Honored at STAT Times Gala

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — On 22nd February 2017, at the “STAT Times Gala Dinner and Awards” in Johannesburg South Africa, two representatives of Swissport Cargo Services, Colin Baldwin (VP Cargo South Africa) and Jeroen de Clercq (CEO Kenya), accepted the award on behalf of Swissport International. The award is the result of… Read the full press release