International Paper Plane Association and Japan Airlines to hold annual JAL Origami Plane National Competitions

JAL Origami Plane World Competition to be held in 2020 besides National Competition and Asian Competition TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — International Paper Plane Association (hereinafter “the Association”) and Japan Airlines (hereinafter “JAL”) announced today that they will hold an annual JAL Origami Plane National Competition for children who have passed regional… Read the full press release

TAP Shareholder David Neeleman Honored as Personality of the Year at Lisbon Tour Fair

TAP shareholder honoured by Publituris at the opening of the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL) Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP shareholder David Neeleman has received the Personality of the Year Award at the opening of the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL) in the FIL exhibition centre. The prize awarded by Portuguese newspaper Publituris also… Read the full press release

Rezidor announces the appoitment of the first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry

Discover this new milestone in video* BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world, is proud to mark a new milestone in its history by appointing its first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry. Miss Maram Kokandi… 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

VisitEngland unveils finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017

VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017, the most prestigious awards in English tourism.  England, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017, the most prestigious awards in English tourism. The Awards, now in their 28th year, recognise and congratulate… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards to hold the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017 at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

London, United Kingdom, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards has revealed that Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017. Situated on 12 miles of crystal white sand on Grace Bay, Beaches Turks & Caicos will welcome leaders from across the region on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen announces the appointment of Sunil Narang as new General Manager

Toronto, Canada, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen welcomes its new General Manager Sunil Narang. Born and raised in Amritsar, India, Sunil was certain of his career in hospitality from a young age.  Right after finishing secondary school back home, he packed his bags to move to Switzerland… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 20th consecutive year

Employees recognise Four Seasons as an employer of choice for 20th year in a row Toronto, Canada, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is honoured to have been named by its employees to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 20th consecutive… Read the full press release

Ryanair renews partnership with ISPCC Childline its chosen charity partner for 2017

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (6 Mar) renewed its charity partnership with ISPCC Childline, which will be its chosen charity partner for 2017.  ISPCC Childline provides a 24 hour listening service, which empowers children using telephone, online and text services. 90% of ISPCC Childline funding is raised… Read the full press release

Get Insider Tips for Your Next Trip to Barcelona with AirBnB’s New Platform

San Francisco, California, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb today announces the launch of its new Trips platform in Barcelona, adding bookable local experiences, insider recommendations and social meet ups to the thousands of homes available to stay in. For visitors, Trips is a way to experience a different side of the city, immersing themselves… Read the full press release

Airberlin appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin has announced the appointment of Götz Ahmelmann as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Götz Ahmelmann returns to airberlin from Etihad Airways where, since 2015, he successfully implemented projects among the European Etihad Airways Partners. He will contribute his valuable international commercial experience to further the future growth of… Read the full press release

Marriott International presented with the 2016 Company of the Year Award from LATINA Style

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) today received the 2016 Company of the Year Award from LATINA Style at its LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. Brenda Durham, Senior Vice President and Regional General Counsel for the Caribbean and Latin America Region, Marriott International, accepted the award…. Read the full press release

Coco Collection and the Olive Ridley Project partner to open the first Turtle Rescue Centre in Maldives

Malé, Republic of Maldives, 2017-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the official partnership between Coco Collection and the Olive Ridley Project, the first Turtle Rescue Centre is open at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu with a resident Veterinary Surgeon heading the centre. In January 2015, Coco Collection announced the official and exclusive partnership with the Olive… Read the full press release

World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy goes to South Australia from 6 to 8 April 2017

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The group of media and influencers who chair the voting panels for the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, known as The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, will visit South Australia from 6 to 8 April 2017 for a two-day itinerary with the support of Tourism Australia and… Read the full press release

EFMD Conference: Put Climate Resilience, Green Growth and “Impact Travel” in Curricula – Lipman urges Deans

SLOVENIA, 2017-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Addressing 350 Business School Deans at the EFMD Conference – Professor Geoffrey Lipman said that the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – provide a massive opportunity for the academic world, but they need to be approached with a big reality check on the tensions between aspiration, implementation, and… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality funds construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert as part of its Sustainability Programme

Hotel group demonstrates its commitment to sustainability: 1 euro donated for each online booking / Cooperation with atmosfair and American University of Cairo FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its Sustainability Programme, Deutsche Hospitality is financing the construction of three water treatment plants in the Egyptian desert. Since 1 March… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s help alliance and Kiron Open Higher Education open study center for refugees in Berlin

A meeting place and study center for refugee students Lufthansa help students achieve social and cultural integration Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Education is one of the key factors for the successful and long-term integration of people of non-German origin. This is why help alliance, the relief organization of the Lufthansa Group,… Read the full press release

Boeing, Iridescent’s Curiosity Machine, PBS Learning Media and the Teaching Channel launch collection of educational materials and tutorials

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Looking for fun classroom activities with a STEM focus? Boeing [NYSE:BA], Iridescent’s Curiosity Machine, PBS Learning Media and the Teaching Channel have produced a collection of educational materials and tutorials that children can use to engineer an airfoil, find alternative energy sources and design their own satellite, among dozens… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes the Government’s €60 million action plan for rural development — ‘Realising our Rural Potential’

SHANNON, Ireland, 2017-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ —Shannon Group has welcomed the launch of ‘Realising our Rural Potential’, the €60 million action plan for rural development unveiled by Government. Speaking about the plan Matthew Thomas, CEO, Shannon Group said: “Our rural communities and regions are vital resources that need to be nurtured and supported. The… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport the new partner for the annual Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as it launches the search for entries under a new title sponsor. George Best Belfast City Airport has been announced as the new partner for the annual event, which is organised by the Northern… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara announces the public opening of Seasons Restaurant and Driftwood Spa

San Diego, Aviara, 2017-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, the luxury North County resort set in a lush, idyllic setting along the coastline announces the public opening of Seasons Restaurant and Driftwood Spa. The San Diego community gains new dining and spa destinations as locals are now welcome to experience the… Read the full press release

Opportunity for women to apply for a career day with Lufthansa as part of Monster.de and Twentieth Century Fox campaign

Campaign in the context of the #nolimitsforwomen week by Monster and Twentieth Century Fox Winners will be drawn on Monster.de starting 23 January 2017 Diversity is a high priority at Lufthansa Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In the context of a campaign by employment website Monster.de and film distributor Twentieth Century Fox,… Read the full press release

HMSHost kicks off unique campaign to explore the theme of love and travel within the airport community

HMSHost travels the country to spread messages of love with airport travelers BETHESDA, MD, 2017-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — This Valentine’s Day season, global restaurateur HMSHost is making more connections with travelers across the country as part of a unique campaign to explore the theme of love and travel within the airport community. HMSHost invites travelers… Read the full press release

W Hotels brand debuts in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest

Budapest, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World… Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the sixth year in a row

WHISTLER, BC, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the sixth year in a row, Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. The annual competition, judged by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, recognizes employers offering the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people. Organizations honoured are chosen… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s Spirit of Scotland new online film gives viewers a ‘sense of who they are’

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — NOT many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living. Dumfriesshire-born Ian stars in the latest Spirit of Scotland online film from VisitScotland in… Read the full press release

Glasgow to welcome 600 historians, architects, preservationists and museum professionals for Society of Architectural Historians’ 70th Annual International Conference

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, from June 7–11, 2017, marking the first time SAH has met outside North America since 1973. An estimated 600 historians, architects, preservationists, and museum professionals from around the world will convene to… Read the full press release

First Essex announces new partnership with Trussell Trust foodbanks in Colchester

ESSEX, England, 2017-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator First Essex announced a new partnership today with Trussell Trust foodbanks in Colchester. The initiative, which has been rolled out with great success in other parts of the country including Chelmsford and Southend, will provide foodbank teams in Colchester with ‘Free Bus Journey Vouchers’ that… Read the full press release

Element Hotels expands its fitness programming with Your Trainer, MiiR Bikes partnerships

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Life on the road has never been fitter. Marriott International, Inc.® (NASDAQ: MAR) today announces that Element Hotels, the company’s eco-innovation lab, is planting new roots in the fitness space and promising guests even more ways to stay active, healthy and happy while on the road. While… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport names Children’s Hospice South West as its charity partner for the third year running

BRISTOL, England, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — For the third year running, Children’s Hospice South West has been named Bristol Airport’s charity partner following a vote by Airport staff. More than 20,000 raised for local charity in 2016. During 2016, staff and passengers raised more than £20,000 for the North Somerset based charity, with initiatives… Read the full press release