Bristol Airport opens new Changing Places facility to meet needs of all customers with disability

BRISTOL, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Changing Places facility was recently opened in the landside area of the main terminal at Bristol Airport by Andy Wright, Managing Director of Accessible Travel, specialists in providing holidays for the less mobile. Standard accessible toilets are unable to meet the needs of all travelling customers… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Many of the most commonly held superstitions originate from Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Very Superstitious…. Friday the 13th and how Scotland ‘invented’ the superstition Friday the 13th of January might be a day when people are overly aware of black cats, groups of magpies and not walking under ladders; but many might not realise that Scotland is the home of many… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport: Christmas party and flight with Santa for families from two charities

Aviation businesses joined forces to put on a Christmas party and flight with Santa for families needing hospice care and children with upper limb differences. Bristol, England, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The event was organised by Airbus and Bristol Airport and they have been supported by ACC Charter and Eastern Airways who run… Read the full press release

Metrolink announces Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Angeles Union Station on Dec. 17

Public invited to share holiday cheer at free event on Dec. 17 supporting Toys for Tots, featuring historic steam locomotive, rail car display and visit from Santa. LOS ANGELES, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa will trade in his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer for vintage rail cars and an 874,346-pound steam locomotive decked… Read the full press release

AH&LA and NAESV to address sexual violence in the hospitality industry and offer tips to combat this issue

Washington, D.C., 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) today ( December 9, 2016) announced a new partnership to continue the hotel industry’s long-standing efforts to raise awareness of sexual violence and provide hotel operators with new training tools and… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and Marriott International launch Tahseen hospitality training programme

Marriott International Leadership Development Programme created in response to rising need for Qatari leaders and managers within the hospitality industry   Doha, Qatar, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, the leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, and Marriott International today announced the launch of Tahseen hospitality training programme, a unique initiative… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels 2017 Travel Trend Outlook: Americans willing to spend more than last year to explore new places

Survey reveals Americans are willing to spend more and prioritize travel in 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — As 2017 fast approaches, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has released its annual traveler survey capturing the latest insights from U.S. consumers. This year’s survey reveals Americans will… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival set to break records for both attendance and prize money

SHANNON, Ireland, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The biggest racing festival ever staged in the Mid-West, the Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Racecourse, is this year set to break records for both attendance and prize money. The annual festival, which is the biggest gathering outside the capital across the Christmas season, takes place… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport’s hidden disability lanyard recognised for its support for passengers with Dementia

Gatwick committed to becoming an internationally recognised dementia friendly airport Airport praised for forward-thinking approach of lanyard Every member of Gatwick’s Assistance Team has received Dementia Friends training LONDON, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The successful rollout of a hidden disability lanyard at Gatwick Airport has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach towards supporting passengers… Read the full press release

Visit Omaha creates “Holiday Island” in the Gene Leahy Mall

OMAHA, NE, 2016-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ —  Get ready for a holiday surprise at this year’s kickoff to the Omaha Holiday Lights Festival. Visit Omaha has created “Holiday Island” in the Gene Leahy Mall as a gift to all of the residents, visitors, attractions, event organizers, restaurants and businesses that make Omaha an incredible visitor… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport invites commuters to ‘Buy a Bear’ this season for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas holiday-makers and commuters passing through George Best Belfast City Airport are being urged to ‘Buy a Bear’ this festive season for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity. The cuddly teddy bears are being sold at World Duty Free in the airport for only £5 and visitors to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels teams up with Clean the World to help fight the spread of hygiene-related illnesses

Recycled Hygiene Products Benefit Disadvantaged People in North America and Developing Regions Worldwide ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced today it has entered into a partnership with Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that will help fight the spread of hygiene-related… Read the full press release

IHG announces 120,000 colleagues joined inaugural week of global awareness and fundraising activities for IHG® Foundation

DENHAM, UK, 2016-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced that over 120,000 colleagues from its hotels and corporate offices worldwide joined this year’s week of global awareness and fundraising activities in aid of the IHG® Foundation. The activities, which took place during September’s inaugural… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines, U.S. Marines and Alaska Toys for Tots to deliver 15,000 pounds of toys across Alaska this holiday season

Nearly 15,000 pounds of toys will be shipped across Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, together with the U.S. Marines and Alaska Toys for Tots, is shipping nearly 15,000 pounds of toys across the state of Alaska this holiday season. From Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Circle, this year’s shipment marks… Read the full press release

Jet Airways celebrated Children’s Day by giving joy ride to more than 100 less privileged children

Joy ride for more than 100 children from three NGOs; Save The Children India, Nanhi Kali and Shelter Don Bosco MUMBAI, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, celebrated Children’s Day by giving wings to the flying dreams of over 100 children from NGO’s, that work with marginalised sections of the… Read the full press release

London City Airport holds ‘STEM in Aviation’ Day to help encourage the next generation of STEM professionals

LONDON, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 100 students from 11 schools in Essex and London met on Thursday 3 November at London’s ExCel Centre to discover more about science, technology, engineering and maths-based (STEM) careers, including aviation. The ‘STEM in Aviation’ Day was organised by London City Airport in partnership with the East London… Read the full press release

ATL welcomed crowd for its second annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson fundraising event benefiting Silence The Growl program to combat childhood hunger

ATLANTA, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hundreds gathered Wednesday, Nov. 2 to enjoy the second annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson, a fundraising feast that featured more than 30 restaurants and eateries from throughout the world’s busiest airport. The event, held in the Domestic Terminal atrium, offered a rare opportunity for the public to sample food from… Read the full press release

Santa Flights set to return next month at Shannon Airport

SHANNON, Ireland, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa’s busiest annual day in the region – short of December 25th itself – is already on the arrival and departure’s board at Shannon Airport, with confirmation this week that the Santa Flights are set to return next month. Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th, have been… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains and Professor Geoff Beattie research: taking the train from Birmingham to London is 42 percent more relaxing than driving

Traffic jams leave 32 percent of motorists with a headache Over 1 in 10 dream of playing ‘traffic jam Tinder’, with nearly two-thirds of those stuck in a traffic jam wishing they had taken the train Former Big Brother psychologist Geoff Beattie reports the psychological impact of a traffic jam in the morning can negatively… Read the full press release

Research: 928,000 people attended gigs and festivals in Scotland in 2015

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s first music tourism summit, set to take place in Glasgow later this month, could provide a platform for the ‘limitless’ possibilities of music tourism in Scotland. The Music Tourist Summit (18-19 November) will bring together a diverse range of Scottish and international businesses from across… Read the full press release

NBAA and Corporate Angel Network charity event raised $450,000 to support CAN’s work in transporting cancer patients to treatment centers

Orlando, FL, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and Corporate Angel Network (CAN) announced today that the two organizations’ annual charity event raised $450,000 to help fund CAN’s decades-long work to transport cancer patients to treatment centers. The amount was raised through the NBAA/CAN Soiree, which took place at the… Read the full press release

This Movember First York staff to grow moustaches in support of national charity, Prostate Cancer UK

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — This month, staff from bus operator, First York, will be growing moustaches in the name of Movember, and to show the business’ support, and to encourage customers to get behind the charity, 50 buses will feature unique “bus-taches”. With thousands of “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” expected to… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport unveiled new ‘charity islands’ collection boxes of Red Cross, SOS Kinderdorpen, Unicef and WWF at the airport

Brussels Airport has replaced the collection boxes of the Red Cross, SOS Kinderdorpen, Unicef and WWF at the airport with new ‘charity islands’. The new design of these islands attracts more attention. They are also placed in prominent positions in the piers and the baggage reclaim hall. In this way, Brussels Airport hopes to support… Read the full press release

DCASE: local Chicago filmmaker Daniel Nearing takes year-long residency at the Chicago Film Office

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce local Chicago filmmaker Daniel Nearing as the inaugural Independent Film Initiative (IFI) Filmmaker in Residence at the Chicago Film Office. Nearing was selected for both his filmmaking experience and his commitment to sharing Chicago stories… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2016 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world

MINNEAPOLIS, BRUSSELS AND SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today shared highlights from its 2016 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world. For past 13 years, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s hotels, corporate and regional offices, and other business units around… Read the full press release

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® launches new chef-driven in-room cooking program Homemade @ HawthornSM

Two-thirds of Americans feel more at home when whipping up their own meals in a hotel room; Chef-inspired recipes stir up the comforts of home for extended stay guests PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2016-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® says ‘NO MORE’ to cold delivery, solo bar snacks and downright bad travel meals…. Read the full press release

IATA 2016 Global Passenger Survey: passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience

IATA Survey Reveals New Air Transport Trends Dubai, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insight into… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines takes veterans from Alaska to Washington, D.C. to view their war memorials for the first time

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is flying 23 military veterans and their guardians from the state of Alaska to Washington, D.C., to view their war memorials. Veterans on today’s Honor Flight fought in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Veterans from Anchorage, Ketchikan and Fort Yukon will be treated to… Read the full press release

Qantas becomes ongoing food donor of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation

Qantas donates 35 tonnes of food, signs up as ongoing OzHarvest food donor SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has signed up as an ongoing food donor of Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, after a successful one year trial that resulted in 35 tonnes of food being redistributed to people in… Read the full press release

Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation now accepting applications for grants

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, which was established in 2013 with a mission of enhancing the experience of travelers at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport, is now accepting applications for grants. The Charitable Foundation, which conducts annual fundraising events including airport 5K… Read the full press release