Viking River Cruises’ new ship Viking Ra will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour in March 2018

All-Suite Viking Ra Will Begin Sailing New Nile River Cruisetour in Spring 2018 Los Angeles, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International: Empress’ Western Caribbean and Havana sailings open for bookings

Expanded Sailings Introduce 58 New Cruises, Including 28 Havana Overnights through March 2019 Miami, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas.  Royal Caribbean International’s newly refreshed… Read the full press release

SAA Cargo voted Best Cargo Airline-Africa by the readers of Air Cargo News

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is proud to have bagged another international award within a short space of time at the 2017 Air Cargo Airline of the Year awards hosted by Air Cargo News.  SAA Cargo was voted Best Cargo Airline-Africa by the readers of Air Cargo News…. Read the full press release

Phumeza Nhantsi appointed South African Airways (SAA) new CFO

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi (39) as SAA’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017. Ms. Nhantsi was appointed as SAA’s Interim CFO in November 2015 after the position was left vacant following the departure of… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: 3.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in April 2017

Long-haul growth +23% consequently driving impressive cargo growth of +27.2% To celebrate the busiest-ever April in Gatwick’s history, today a video has been released showing a day in the life of the World’s busiest runway London, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ —Gatwick Airport achieved an impressive 3.8 million passengers travelling through the airport this April,… Read the full press release

Second cargo airline leaves Brussels Airport as a result of the noise fines

Belgium, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — After the departure of Yangtze River Express in February this year, full-freigher Air Cargo Global is stopping all its activities at Brussels Airport because of the Brussels’ noise fines. Magma Aviation too has indicated that it will leave Brussels Airport if the uncertainty is not removed in the next… Read the full press release

Oman Air’s Sindbad program and Kaligo Travel Solutions launch new hotel rewards programme

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air’s Sindbad program in partnership with Kaligo Travel Solutions, the leading innovator in travel and loyalty technology, has launched a new hotel rewards programme to enable Sindbad members to earn miles on hotel bookings at Kaligo.com. The partnership empowers Sindbad’s frequent flyers to earn up to… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo presented its special valuable cargo product “Secure Vault” at Air Cargo Europe 2017

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo, one of the most innovative and fastest growing Cargo carriers in the world, took advantage of its participation at Air Cargo Europe 2017, to highlight its special valuable cargo product “Secure Vault”. Held in Munich, Germany, from the 9th to the 12th of May,… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to raise funds for Community Chest through its 70th Anniversary Charity Run

Singapore, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the Airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations.  The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held on 8 October 2017 at The Float @ Marina Bay. The Charity Run will encompass a… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to offer partner universities’ students a great career perspective

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (09/05/2017) announced a new partnership with five universities in the region. At the press conference held today in Budapest, Wizz Air’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Diederik Pen and the representatives of Budapest… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces the promotion of Eric de Neef as EVP, Global Chief Branding & Commercial Officer

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces the promotion of Eric de Neef as EVP, Global Chief Branding & Commercial Officer   Brussels/Singapore/Minneapolis, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric de Neef as the Executive Vice President, Global Chief Branding & Commercial Officer effective immediately. In his… Read the full press release

British Airways and UK’s biggest airports partner to offer free flights for children

British Airways and UK’s biggest airports partner to offer free flights for children   London, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Families look set to keep it closer to home and take more breaks this summer thanks to a partnership between British Airways and some of the UK’s biggest airports. The airline is offering free flights… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines tops airline customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study

Alaska Airlines tops airline customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study   SEATTLE, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. “To have this recognition from the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides unique learning experience for children at KidzMondo Doha

Qatar Airways provides unique learning experience for children at KidzMondo Doha   The edutainment city inaugurates its aviation-inspired establishment Award-wining airline provides unique learning experience for children to venture a career in the skies DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha’s interactive edutainment establishment on Wednesday,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo introduces its Climate Control Centre and launches weekly freighter service to London’s Heathrow airport

Qatar Airways Cargo introduces its Climate Control Centre and launches weekly freighter service to London’s Heathrow airport   The cargo carrier introduces its Climate Control Centre, a new transit facility for temperature-controlled shipments at Doha hub London Heathrow will join the cargo carrier’s freighter network starting 3 June Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Stagecoach rolls out mobile ticketing across UK

Britain’s biggest bus operator rolls out mobile ticketing across UK Stagecoach Bus app offers day and weekly tickets, journey planning, next-stop information and live bus tracking Thousands of downloads of the app since its launch Tough action needed on congestion to help passengers fully benefit from bus networks PERTH, Scotland, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Stagecoach UK Bus seeks applicants for its Bus Engineers’ Apprenticeship Programme

PERTH, Scotland, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Applications open for Stagecoach UK Bus apprenticeship scheme • Nearly 60 spaces available on Bus Engineers’ Apprenticeship Programme • Programme into its 12th year of training engineers of the future Stagecoach UK Bus is inviting budding engineers to apply for a place on this year’s apprenticeship scheme…. Read the full press release

Choice Hotels hosts its 63rd annual convention in Las Vegas

More than 5,000 Hotel Franchisees Convene to Discuss Travel and Business Outlook ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, is hosting its 63rd annual convention this week in Las Vegas, themed “Future Ready.” More than 5,000 hotel owners, general managers and hotel… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection welcomed six properties in its portfolio during April

Pioneer of the Soft Brand Concept Remains Largest Collection of Independent Hotels Worldwide ROCKVILLE, Md, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ —  Ascend Hotel Collection, the first soft brand collection, continues to grow its portfolio with six properties entering the collection in one month. As part of Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies,… Read the full press release

Ryanair welcomes Kerry Group CEO Mr Stan McCarthy to its board of directors

Ryanair welcomes Kerry Group CEO Mr Stan McCarthy to its board of directors   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc today (9 May) announced that Mr Stan McCarthy, who has been Chief Executive of Kerry Group Plc for the past 10 years, will join the Board of… Read the full press release

6th edition of the UNWTO International Conference on Statistics to be held in the Philippines, June 21-24, 2017

MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches three weekly flights to Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s national carrier continues Middle East expansion with the launch of three weekly flights to Yanbu, increasing to four weekly from 23 June DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways continues to grow its network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the launch of three weekly flights to Yanbu, its ninth… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways renews sponsorship agreement with football club Al-Ahli Saudi FC

Qatar Airways renews sponsorship agreement with football club Al-Ahli Saudi FC   Airline to extend official sponsorship of Al-Ahli Saudi FC for a further three years Agreement comes amidst a host of exciting sponsorship announcements by the airline DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is excited to announce the renewal of… Read the full press release

Burger Federation and Spizzico restaurants opens at Qatar Duty Free

Burger Federation and Spizzico restaurants opens at Qatar Duty Free   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF), in partnership with HMSHost International, the leading company in providing the best dining experiences for travel venues, is pleased to announce the opening of two new restaurants in the North Node of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways sponsors FIFA until 2022

Upcoming events sponsored by Qatar Airways include 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018™ in Russia, FIFA Confederations Cup and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was announced today (07 May 2017) as Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA as part of a ground-breaking sponsorship package… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Annabel R. Chang as VP, Bay Area

Airline continues to grow its presence to become the preferred carrier of travelers in California SEATTLE, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors named Annabel R. Chang vice president, Bay Area. In this new position, Chang will shape and execute Alaska Airlines’ strategic external relations, local government advocacy and community relations… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launch new digital destination for travellers to enjoy its inflight magazines

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launch new digital destination for travellers to enjoy its inflight magazines   HongKong, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon today launched Discovery – www.cathaypacific.com/discovery – a new digital destination where travellers can access and enjoy content from the airlines’ leading inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad, wherever… Read the full press release

Easyjet Marks Bristol Airport’s 60th Anniversary With “Spirit of Bristol” Airbus A319

London Luton, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has today unveiled an aircraft especially named to help celebrate Bristol Airport’s 60thanniversary. The Airbus A319 has been named Spirit of Bristol to mark the airport’s milestone. easyJet, Bristol’s largest airline, started operations out of Bristol in 2002 and today the airport is the airline’s largest UK… Read the full press release

Global Passenger Traffic Rises in First Quarter

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a year ago. Capacity grew 6.1% and load factor climbed by half a percentage point to 80.4%,… Read the full press release

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release