Japan Airlines names Kenichi Ohashi MW as JAL Wine Advisor

Japan Airlines names Kenichi Ohashi MW as JAL Wine Advisor   TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is pleased to welcome Kenichi Ohashi MW as JAL Wine Advisor. Mr. Ohashi passed the Master of Wine (MW) examination administered by The Institute of Masters of Wine in the U.K. in 2015, regarded… Read the full press release

The Ascend Hotel Collection adds the Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo, NY to its growing global portfolio

BUFFALO, N.Y., 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomes the Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo, New York, to its growing global portfolio of distinctive independent hotels and resorts. This 68-room upper upscale boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown Buffalo and features seven styles… Read the full press release

British Airways to provide customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through partnership with The White Company

British Airways to provide customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through partnership with The White Company   London, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (July 04, 2017) announced its plans to give customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through a partnership with the luxury lifestyle brand, The White… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport sponsors The Bangor 10K race; set to take place on 30th September

George Best Belfast City Airport sponsors The Bangor 10K race; set to take place on 30th September   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Bangor 10K is set to scale new heights this year with George Best Belfast City Airport on board as a new sponsor of the ever-popular event. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways congratulates Germany on FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 win

Qatar Airways congratulates Germany on FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 win   National Airline of the State of Qatar Shares Fans’ Excitement and Friendly Spirit of Competition at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Finale DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, congratulates Germany on winning… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways now operates five weekly flights between Doha and Nice

National Carrier of the State of Qatar now offers five weekly flights between Doha and Nice as it continues its rapid expansion plans New route served by the Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner provides passengers in the South of France connection to more than 150 global destinations DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Sohar, Sultanate of Oman and Prague, Czech Republic by the end of August 2017

National airline expedites the launch of new European and Middle East destinations to support its ongoing growth and investment strategy Additional two new routes in addition to the airline’s existing new destinations of Dublin, Nice and Skopje being launched this summer, with more to be announced shortly DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces Airbus A380 and George Calombaris’ signature dishes on Doha and Melbourne route

Qatar Airways introduces Airbus A380 and George Calombaris’ signature dishes on Doha and Melbourne route   Airline of the Year brings its ultra-modern A380 superjumbo to Melbourne George Calombaris’ signature dishes will be available for the first time inflight to First and Business Class passengers flying between Doha and Melbourne from 1 July–30 September 2017… Read the full press release

Horizon Air elects George Knobloch as VP of maintenance and engineering

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Horizon Air’s board of directors has elected George Knobloch as vice president of maintenance and engineering, effective immediately. In his new role, Knobloch will oversee maintenance and engineering operations at the airlines’ six maintenance facilities and a team of more than 400 employees. Knobloch will be based in Portland, Horizon… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics’ reservation and booking management system undergoes major architectural modernisation and adoption of latest UI technologies

LONDON, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel technology company Dolphin Dynamics announces it has embarked on a multiyear NextGen UX project which will see its reservation and booking management system undergoing a major architectural modernisation and adoption of a revamped and modernised user interface. The project focuses on incorporating the latest UI technologies resulting in… Read the full press release

easyJet celebrated significant milestone of carrying 30m passengers from Glasgow Airport

LUTON, UK, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today celebrated carrying 30m passengers from Glasgow Airport.  On 10 November 1995 easyJet’s first ever flight, EZY121 operated by a Boeing 737-200, took off from London Luton for Glasgow with Captain Fred Rivett at the controls. Since this first flight easyJet has remained… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces new leadership structure for Miraval Group

CHICAGO, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today introduced a new leadership structure for Miraval, the renowned provider of wellness and mindfulness experiences, which Hyatt acquired earlier this year. Marc Ellin, Hyatt senior vice president, operations, Americas, will assume increasing responsibilities for Miraval Group, including oversight of operations, sales and marketing. He… Read the full press release

Boeing commences operations of its third major business unit: Boeing Global Services

Third major business unit focuses on services needs of customers worldwide PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) tomorrow will launch its third major business unit when Boeing Global Services begins operating alongside Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security. This new dedicated services business focuses on the needs of government,… Read the full press release

Boeing supports nonprofits providing rehabilitation and recovery services to veterans with $1 million donation

Includes $600,000 for U.S.-based veterans nonprofits to provide recovery and rehabilitation services to veterans CHICAGO, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced a $1 million donation to benefit six nonprofit organizations providing rehabilitation and well-being services for veteran and civilian groups, globally. The announcement was made in conjunction with Boeing’s sponsorship of the 2017… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers Norwegian’s first two 737 MAX 8s

Norwegian becomes first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Norwegian celebrated the delivery today of the airline’s first two 737 MAX 8s. Norwegian is the first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX and will deploy the airplanes on transatlantic… Read the full press release

Calgary Airport Authority hosted its first-ever citizenship ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport

Inaugural ceremony at YYC hosted on Calgary Airport Authority’s Silver Anniversary Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On July 1, 2017, The Calgary Airport Authority partnered with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to acknowledge Canada’s 150th anniversary by hosting it’s first-ever citizenship ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport. In parallel with Canada’s 150th birthday, The… Read the full press release

Norwegian commences direct service to Stewart International Airport, NY and Providence Airport, RI from Belfast International Airport

Airline launches only direct transatlantic flights to US East Coast Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian launched the only direct transatlantic flights from Belfast International Airport today with two never-before-seen routes to the US East Coast. Earlier this year Norwegian announced the brand new transatlantic flights from Northern Ireland to smaller airports of Stewart… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches new transatlantic flights from Cork, Shannon and Dublin to US East Coast

New low-cost transatlantic flights launch this weekend from Cork, Shannon and Dublin to US East Coast Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian will this weekend launch a series of never-before-seen routes from three Irish airports to the US East Coast – from today (Saturday 1st July) the first transatlantic flight in Cork Airport’s history… Read the full press release

Club Carlson to offer members an opportunity to earn free Friday stay or 10,000 bonus Gold Points® this summer

Complete Two Stays, Earn a Free Friday or 10,000 Bonus Gold Points BRUSSELS, MINNEAPOLIS AND SINGAPORE, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Club CarlsonSM, the global rewards program from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group which includes more than 1,000 Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels… Read the full press release

Metrolink announces 25% Corporate Partner Program discount in anticipation of its 25th anniversary

New discount will provide savings to thousands of rider LOS ANGELES, 2017-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — In anticipation of Metrolink’s 25th anniversary in October, the passenger rail agency is now offering a first time ever 25 percent discount to new Corporate Partner Program participants. Metrolink’s Corporate Partner Program (CPP) is a commuter benefit program that allows… Read the full press release

Metrolink to operate on Sunday schedule on Independence Day

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — On Tuesday, Fourth of July, Metrolink will offer more holiday service than previous years. Metrolink is adding service regularly available on Sundays so riders can leave their cars at home, take a relaxing ride and explore the many destinations and events in Southern California without traffic. The holiday… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels announces the appointment of Brian Connelly as General Manager of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Philippines

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels has appointed international hotelier Brian Connelly as General Manager of its deluxe urban resort hotel, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Connelly brings with him a wealth of experience in various leadership roles spanning over 38 years with prominent hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, Middle East and… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines inaugurates flight to Shiraz, Iran

 Four weekly flights to Shiraz in Iran starting this Sunday Flight service to Shiraz with a stopover in Isfahan 18 times per week from Vienna to Teheran, Isfahan and Shiraz in the current summer flight schedule VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — This Sunday, July 2, 2017, Austrian Airlines will take off on… Read the full press release

New Priority Check-in Zone for Austrian Airlines’ premium customers opens at Vienna Airport

Service, Product, Awards Short distance and quick check-in thanks to the new priority check-in for premium customers in Terminal 3 of Vienna Airport Separate area of more than 300m² with a total of ten Senator and Business Class counters – build together with Vienna Airport Priority zone links check-in service, ticket and excess baggage counters… Read the full press release

London City Airport appoints Robert Sinclair as new CEO

LONDON, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport today announced that following an international search and selection process that Robert Sinclair will be appointed as CEO of London City Airport to replace Declan Collier who is stepping down. Currently, Mr Sinclair is the CEO of Bristol Airport where he has held the position since… Read the full press release

London City Airport appoints Bechtel as City Airport Development Programme delivery partner and Peter Adams as new Chief Asset and Programme Officer

LONDON, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As London City Airport prepares for the commencement of its £370m City Airport Development Programme (CADP) later this year, it is delighted to announce two key announcements; • Bechtel has been awarded the delivery partner contract for CADP • Peter Adams is joining LCY from Highways England in… Read the full press release

ALPA applauds Department of Homeland Security statement on improving aviation security

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly announced that the United States is raising the global baseline of aviation security, which includes additional scrutiny of electronic devices on flights coming into the United States: “Today’s… Read the full press release

Hainan Airlines named one of the top ten airlines by SKYTRAX

Leading Global Airline and Seven-Time Recipient of SKYTRAX Five-Star Airline Award Recognized for Excellence in International Standards of Customer Service and Operations Paris, France, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hainan Airlines, a leading global airline and a subsidiary of HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services,today announced… Read the full press release

Squaw Valley: Creating ​Equilibrium to host its inaugural event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations

Lake Tahoe, CA, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — ​Creating ​Equilibrium, a first-of-its-kind event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations, is set to host its inaugural event August 25 – 27, 2017. This three-day event  – a radical solutions forum, immersive laboratory, and music festival – features some of the top minds on the planet, and… Read the full press release

“Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle” series on July 1st followed by July 4th Backyard BBQ at Jack London Square

Dance battle is Saturday followed by Independence Day BBQ Tuesday Oakland, Calif., 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square is home to round two of the new Oakland grown, urban dance competition, “Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle” series. The family friendly festival is Saturday, July 1, noon to 6 PM. It is free and open… Read the full press release