Heathrow Receives Support for its Sustainability Plan Heathrow 2.0

Support from politicians, industry, academia and businesses across the UK as Heathrow launches new sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0. Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities. Hounslow TW6, UK, 2017-Mar-04… Read the full press release

Heathrow Strives for Aviation Excellence with New Sustainability Plan

Heathrow 2.0, the airport’s new sustainability strategy, launches new initiatives to make Heathrow into a centre of excellence for aviation Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities Hounslow TW6,… Read the full press release

4,896 Stagecoach drivers awarded GreenRoad Fleet Elite status

Almost 4,900 Stagecoach employees achieve GreenRoad Fleet Elite status 5% increase in number of company’s drivers reaching elite standard More Stagecoach drivers meet benchmark than any bus operator or other company for fourth consecutive year Advanced telematics system constantly checks driving manoeuvres System helps achieve 3% improvement in fuel efficiency across UK bus operations PERTH,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® marks 10th year of its Medical Transportation Grant Program with donation of 10,000 roundtrip flights in 2017

In celebration of milestone anniversary, airline partners with Musicians On Call to bring healing power of music to patients receiving medical treatment DALLAS, Texas, 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that 75 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation will benefit from the Southwest Airlines® Medical Transportation Grant… Read the full press release

Spirit announces service from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth, Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Houston and Los Angeles

New nonstop service from Pittsburgh to seven destinations begins in summer of 2017 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hey yinzers! Are you counting down to summer, but still saving up for that dream vacation? Have no fear people of the Three Rivers, Spirit Airlines is here to save you from expensive summer travel!… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches three-weekly flights to Yanbu and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

From 9 May and 19 June Qatar Airways will connect Yanbu and Tabuk respectively to more than 150 destinations worldwide through its home and hub, Hamad International Airport Three weekly flights from Doha to Yanbu and Tabuk will operate with an Airbus A320 aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today… Read the full press release

Cessna Citation Latitude made 42 deliveries in 2016 — the most delivered midsize jet in the world for 2016

WICHITA, Kan, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets since entering the market in August 2015, and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation and University of Dubuque launch new relationship; university placed initial order of 11 Skyhawk aircraft

  WICHITA, Kan, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Dubuque, establishing the university’s commitment to purchase new flight training aircraft solely from Textron Aviation through 2026 to modernize its fleet. As part of the new agreement,… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils its next generation Premium Economy seat to debut on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. Wider and with more functional space overall, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort. When the rear of… Read the full press release

Boutique Air now accommodates passengers with TSA Pre✓® status at major sterile airports

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique Air announces today that the airline can now accommodate all passengers with TSA Pre✓ ® status at major sterile airports. The capability is a positive step forward for the community-sized carrier, which offers service between Essential Air Service (EAS) communities and larger hubs. “We are very… Read the full press release

Traveldoo® launches new Traveldoo Connect offer to enable TMCs to propose expense management, packaged with their own services

PARIS, France, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveldoo®, the travel and expense technology company of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), announces a bold move to foster innovation and open partnerships in business travel. The company today unveiled: Traveldoo Connect, a new open technology platform, allowing travel management companies (TMCs) to integrate expense management, packaged together… Read the full press release

Travelport supports Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements

Roll out uses Travelport’s merchandising technology to support Emirates’ ongoing customer experience enhancements to connect travelers to a world of travel choice Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the… Read the full press release

Travelport announces new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings

Travelport travel agents can connect to increased B2B car rental choices around the world Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, as measured by fleet  and revenue. Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in Asia and the United Kingdom

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and hutchgo.com, one of the biggest Online Travel Agencies (OTA) in Asia and wholly owned by Hutchison Travel Limited (formerly known as Hutchison-Priceline), today jointly announce a new, expanded agreement.  The new agreement sees Travelport become hutchgo.com’s preferred technology partner in key… Read the full press release

Travelport Hotelzon upgrades its hotel booking app with new features and additional content

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News — Travelport Hotelzon, a leading hotel distribution technology provider for the B2B travel industry, has upgraded its hotel booking app with the addition of numerous new features and additional content.  Designed to meet the increasing consumer-driven demands of the ever-connected corporate traveler, the updated mobile app version of the popular… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to open its 28th base at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom

THREE NEW ROUTES TO OPERATE FROM JUNE 2017 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will open its 28th base on 18 June 2017 at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom with one new Airbus A320 aircraft. London Luton… Read the full press release

Oman Air launches new loyalty scheme for travel agents at the award ceremony for best performing agents in 2016

The Airline awarded the 2016 top performing agents MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In a unique event, aptly named, Together we Succeed, Oman Air welcomed one of its most important stakeholder segment in Oman, the travel agents. Jamal Al Azki, Country Manager, Oman Air for Oman kick-started the evening with a warm… 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

Qatar Duty Free the official retail partner of the 20th annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, Doha Golf Club, 26 to 29 January 2017

More than 100 of the world’s best golfers will compete for the prestigious Mother of Pearl Trophy DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to welcome the world’s golfing elite to Doha, as they compete for the Mother of Pearl Trophy in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf… Read the full press release

Delaware North expands offerings at Yellowstone National Park with the acquisition of Yellowstone Vacations

Yellowstone Vacations bolsters Delaware North’s offerings in West Yellowstone, Mont., with lodging properties to also be marketed under the new brand name BUFFALO, N.Y., and WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North, one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world, is expanding its offerings at Yellowstone… Read the full press release

Highland tour company WOW Scotland Tours achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland tour company whose offering includes a 12-hour Isle of Skye Tour to top sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Faerie Glen has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Award-winning company WOW Scotland Tours Ltd has attained… Read the full press release

Brand new city tour that includes on-board gourmet dining launches in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh residents and visitors to the Scottish capital are being treated to a tasty new city experience as a brand new city tour, that includes on-board gourmet dining, is launched yesterday (Thursday 29 September). The new Red Bus Bistro is a fully staffed, vintage 1966 Routemaster bus,… Read the full press release

TravelClick wins 29 awards and the “Top Agency” award at the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 WebAwards

TravelClick Connects Global Hoteliers to Guests through Best-in-Class Web Solutions NEW YORK, 2016-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The creative designers at TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, received the “Top Agency” award at the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 WebAwards, an honor that’s reserved for interactive firms with consistently… Read the full press release

Hala Abu Dhabi selected as excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis cruise destination stop

ABU DHABI, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management company of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), has been selected as the exclusive shore excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis, the latest cruise destination stop in the UAE for the 2016/2017 season. The announcement was made… Read the full press release

CATHY HOLLER AND PAT LISTA JOIN TULLY LUXURY TRAVEL’S GROWING EXECUTIVE TEAM

TORONTO, ON, 2016-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As Tully Luxury Travel prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary year, it has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team. Ms. Cathy Holler joins as Vice President, African Dreams, and Mr. Pat Lista joins as Vice President, Product & Contracting. Both bring 30 years of experience… Read the full press release

oneworld® expands its online training resources for travel agents to cover its full suite of fare products

NEW YORK, NY, 2016-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, has expanded its online training resources for travel agents to cover its full suite of fare products. oneworld offers a wider range of fares than any other global airline alliance, for trips around the world or through several or just one… Read the full press release

Maldives tour operator Secret Paradise awarded TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Malé, Maldives, 2016-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Secret Paradise Maldives today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over… Read the full press release

Viator offers selected experiences where travelers can learn about other cultures, religions and beliefs

From Rome to Angkor Wat, Religious Destinations Host Unforgettable Cultural Journeys San Francisco, CA, 2016-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Easter season is synonymous with travel to Italy and Israel, but spiritually-inspired travel can also be great reason to explore other parts of the world where travelers in search of spirituality set their sights. Viator,… Read the full press release

Viator announces the appointment of Anita Ngai as General Manager for the Asia Pacific region

San Francisco, CA., 2016-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Viator, a TripAdvisor company and the leading resource for tours and activities worldwide, has announced the appointment of Anita Ngai to the newly created role of General Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Ngai, who will be based in Viator’s San Francisco headquarters, will be… Read the full press release

Eurostar launching new website to support UK travel agents and selling partners

LONDON, 2016-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, is today launching a new website dedicated to supporting UK travel agents. The brand new version of Eurostar4agents.com has been designed to provide the latest Eurostar product and service information to support all UK trade agents and selling… Read the full press release