IPK International and ITB Berlin: Despite declining birth rates, family trips are on the rise

IPK International and ITB Berlin examine trends in family trips abroad – steady growth despite declining birth rates in many countries – Spain is the most popular destination for families BERLIN, 2016-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Despite declining birth rates, family trips are on the rise. In 2015, around 78 million Europeans went on… Read the full press release

Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary of scheduled service to Brazil with Help Alliance aid initiatives

Reigning beach volleyball Olympic champions Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann visit Lufthansa Help Alliance project COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — On 15 August, at the start of the second week of the Olympic Games, Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary of scheduled service to Brazil. In 1956, a Lockheed Super Star with 48 first-class… Read the full press release

Heathrow installs fifty new noise monitors in local areas

50 new noise monitors are being added to more than double the airport’s existing network New figures show a 5.5% increase in the proportion of quieter, new generation aircraft using the airport Heathrow launches its second ‘Blueprint for Noise Reduction’ today LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has begun the installation of fifty new… Read the full press release

Heathrow works with Alzheimer’s Society to support its commitment to be the world’s first dementia friendly airport

LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is working with Alzheimer’s Society to change global attitudes towards dementia as part of the charity’s Dementia Friendly Communities programme. The airport has pledged to make all 76,000 people that work at the airport dementia aware through the provision of ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions, training and online resources. The… Read the full press release

Heathrow poll shows support for its expansion plans remains strong in local communities

      51% of residents in 12 local constituencies support expansion at Heathrow, and 35% oppose       59% of residents feel positive about the airport, and only 8% feel negative LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Populus polling released by Heathrow today shows support for the airport’s expansion plans remains strong in local communities. … Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip announces spa treatments, special yoga classes, and afternoon tea — all created just for kids

In July and August 2016, young guests can indulge in spa treatments, yoga classes and afternoon tea – all created just for kids Macau, China, 2016-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip has launched a special summer program for children. During July and August 2016, the activities will enliven their holidays… Read the full press release

The Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns to the airfield of Midway International Airport on September 18

5K Family Run/Walk, held directly on the Midway Airport Airfield, to benefit Special Children’s Charities/Special Olympics Chicago CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most exciting and unique 5k races in the city – The Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk – will return to the airfield of Midway International Airport on Sunday, September… Read the full press release

British Airways survey shows how Brits plan their holidays

Brits have 21 days annual leave a year on average At half-way point only one-third of allowance has been used More than half (57 per cent) have panic booked a holiday, leaving them feeling stressed (36 percent), annoyed (19 percent) and panicked or worried (18 percent) Scots have the most leave, averaging at 23.7 days… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Ownership launches “Show Your Travel Side” sweepstakes

Share Your Favorite Vacation with Us and Enter for a Chance to Win Prizes ORLANDO, Fla., 2016-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), is inviting you to “Show Your Travel Side” this summer by sharing… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launch ‘Tea & Talk’ campaign to benefit The Mental Health Foundation

Virgin Trains pledges to donate at least £100,000 to The Mental Health Foundation First initiative unveiled to kick off donations towards goal Support for the ‘Tea & Talk’ campaign on board Virgin Trains LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains on the West Coast has today announced an initiative that will see 10p… Read the full press release

The Calgary Airport Authority launches new program featuring canine companions to enhance the passenger experience at Calgary International Airport

Calgary, AB, 2016-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Calgary Airport Authority (the Authority) today launched a new program featuring canine companions to enhance the passenger experience at Calgary International Airport (YYC). The Pre-Board Pals program brings furry guests and their volunteer sidekicks, to one of Canada’s busiest airports to interact with and bring smiles to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Runway Run raised £5,000 for two chosen charities – CLIC Sargent and Flying Start

MANCHESTER, UK, 2016-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 60 runners took part in a charity race around the runways of Manchester Airport on Sunday, raising almost £5,000 for two charities. The 6km race was organised by Manchester Airport and British Airways to raise money for their two chosen charities – CLIC Sargent and Flying… Read the full press release

VisitScotland survey reveals that 82% of visitors agree that local people add to the holiday experience

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — New research by VisitScotland has shown that the people of Scotland play a more integral role than ever before in the tourist experience. The Scotland Visitor Survey, the biggest of its kind produced by the national tourism organisation, reveals that 82% of visitors agree that local people add… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces the shortlist for Tourism Superstar 2016

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the shortlist for Tourism Superstar 2016. LONDON, 2016-1-6 — /Travel PR News/ — The tribute to tourism star players was launched in 2012 as part of English Tourism Week (this year running from 5 – 13 March) and is supported by the Daily Mirror. The campaign recognises the dedication and passion… Read the full press release

Heathrow Community Fund announced £250,000 funding for local charities and community groups

Almost £250,000 in funding for local projects promoting sustainability in 2015 This funding is part of the total £700,000 allocated to local charities and community programmes through the Heathrow Community Fund The Fund is supported by an annual donation by Heathrow Airport, as well as the income generated from aircraft noise fines LONDON, 2015-12-23 —… Read the full press release

Korean Air: Biography of Hanjin Group founder Cho Choong-hoon titled ‘BUSINESS as an ART” has been published

Seoul, Korea, 2015-11-4 — /Travel PR News/ — A biography of the late Chairman and founder of Hanjin Group, Cho Choong-hoon, titled ‘BUSINESS as an ART’, has been published and is now available to the public. An event, to launch the book detailing Mr. Cho’s extraordinary achievements, was held during the 70th anniversary celebration of the Hanjin… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire will host its second Wedding Showcase of the year

Hampshire, England, 2015-10-1 — /Travel PR News/ — On Sunday, November 8, 2015, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire will be hosting its second Wedding Showcase of the year, inviting guests to explore the stunning venue and meet a hand-picked selection of the very best luxury suppliers in the wedding industry. Just an hour from central London, this… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International President and CEO rappels down 15 stories at the 2 Bethesda Metro Center to raise awareness on addiction

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2015-10-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Steve Joyce, President and CEO, Choice Hotels International, rappels down 15 stories at the 2 Bethesda Metro Center to raise awareness for Shatterproof, an organization dedicated to transforming the way our nation helps prevent and treat addiction.  Mr. Joyce was joined by more than 50 Choice employees… Read the full press release

Washington Dulles International Airport hosts series of musical and dance performances in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sep 15 – Oct 15

Washington Dulles International Airport will host a series of musical and dance performances in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.  Washington, DC, 2015-9-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington Dulles International Airport will host a series of musical and dance performances in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which… Read the full press release

Initiative de la SNCB pour aider plus rapidement les voyageurs à mobilité réduite

Brussels, Belgium, 2015-9-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Ces dernières années, la SNCB a amélioré l’accès à ses gares et trains pour les personnes à mobilité réduite. Dans 131 gares, elles peuvent compter sur une assistance personnelle pour monter et descendre du train. Pour ce faire, la SNCB demande de réserver 24 heures à l’avance,… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the travel flows of Chinese tourists

Rapid growth in short trips – Strong above-average rises in Asia and North America trips – Europe loses market share – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the travel flows of Chinese tourists BERLIN, 2015-8-6 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chinese love of travelling is tremendous. After two decades of rapid and mostly double-digit… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle to hold annual Run of Hope Seattle benefiting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund on September 27

Event aims to bring fundraising total to USD 2 million for cancer research at Seattle Children’s Hospital SEATTLE, 2015-7-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Join the team from Four Seasons Hotel Seattle for the Run of Hope Seattle, an annual 5K run and 3K walk benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (PBTRF). The seventh annual Run of Hope… Read the full press release

Travelzoo survey reveals which destinations greet travelers with open arms

Florida Ranks as the Friendliest State; East Coast Edges Out West Coast NEW YORK, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating and intimidating at the same time but a warm greeting and friendly smile can put all fears aside when visiting to a new destination. A new poll… Read the full press release

The third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns September 13

CHICAGO, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns September 13, offering runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to experience the airfield of Midway International Airport.  The course offers stunning views of Chicago’s skyline as the backdrop, complete with aircraft taking off and landing overhead…. Read the full press release

Two Seattle celebrities will lead teams to pull 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25 feet to raise money to end childhood cancer

SEATTLE, 2015-7-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Seattle celebrities are going head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer. On July 28, Alaska’s Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson and Joel McHale, star of Yahoo!’s Community and E!’s The Soup, will captain two teams competing to see which can pull a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25… Read the full press release

RCI reveals where travelers are hoping to visit this summer

Deals abound for these popular locations on EndlessVacationRentals.com PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2015-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Memorial Day officially kicked off the summer season, and many travelers are looking forward to their next vacation. Travel companies have an insider’s view of where customers are looking to go, which often reveals interesting trends. RCI, the worldwide leader in… Read the full press release

London City Airport compiled a list of items holidaymakers would never travel without

LONDON, 2015-6-1 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport (LCY) has asked its passengers which items they would never travel without, producing some surprising results. The list, compiled from a survey of 500 passengers setting off from the UK, reveals interesting holidaymaker habits including the fact that in an age when it seems everyone… Read the full press release

Travelzoo survey reveals 82% of Canadians would rather give up hockey than their summer vacations

Weak Dollar and Low Gas Prices Make Domestic Vacations Popular This Summer TORONTO, 2015-6-1 — /Travel PR News/ — With less than one month until the official start to summer, new data released by Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, reveals 82% of Canadians would rather give up hockey than their summer vacations…. Read the full press release

Wings for Autism community and volunteers to kick off an initiative with 20 children and their parents at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, 2015-6-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Earlier this month, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Southwest Airlines staff at Midway International Airport joined with the Wings for Autism community and volunteers to kick off its initiative with 20 children and their parents. Wings for Autism is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings: most car rental customers still prefer to speak with an actual employee on the telephone to address their inquiries

Enterprise: “People overall just seem to prefer meaningful interactions with real employees.”  ST. LOUIS, 2015-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — According to Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental company in the world, most car rental customers still prefer to speak with an actual employee on the telephone to address their inquiries. Last year, Enterprise Holdings’ contact centers… Read the full press release