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

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

Flybe brings back weekly service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf from 1st April 2017

Leading regional airline expands 2017 Summer schedule from Cardiff Airport with weekly flights to new German base EXETER, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting on 1st April 2017. Flights are available to book now at… Read the full press release

Travelport and Marine Travel announce new long term agreement

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Marine Travel, the UK’s leading independent marine travel specialist with an office in Manila, the Philippines, have announced a new long term agreement which will see the specialist travel company continue to access Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform and unrivalled choice… Read the full press release

Oman Air and Taiseer partner to help market and promote local SMEs in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce they are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiseer. The company acts as a local trading platform that aims to create an integrated business environment between companies. The aim of the MOU is… Read the full press release

The ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award presented to Oman Air at The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony

The ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award presented to Oman Air at The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins, following the presentation to the airline of… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International expands Caribbean itineraries with cruises from Tampa to Havana

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. Royal Caribbean International has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, to include new 4- and… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen, China

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far. “We are excited to welcome the… 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

Port of Oakland outlines future growth plan for new investments in facilities and better infrastructure

Tampa, Fla., 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A Port of Oakland executive outlined a $600 million spending plan here today ( Feb. 3, 2017) for growth at his West Coast trade gateway.  Maritime Director John Driscoll told a maritime audience that Oakland would increase trade volume by investing in new facilities and better infrastructure.   The… Read the full press release

VisitBritain launches major campaign to drive bookings from India to the UK

London, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign rolls out with a 7-week paid digital and billboard campaign to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had on a trip to Britain. VisitBritain Director Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) Sumathi Ramanathan… Read the full press release

VisitBritain rolls out new marketing campaign to inspire Italians to visit UK and find their own amazing moments

London, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign was formally announced at an event for travel trade and press in Milan hosted by VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, the British Council and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to showcase why 2017 is a… Read the full press release

Voting opens for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2017

Voting opens for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2017   LONDON, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The competition, run by VisitEngland and supported by The Daily Mirror, features 10 shortlisted candidates who need your votes to win and be crowned Tourism Superstar 2017.  Visit mirror.co.uk/tourismsuperstar(link is external) to watch a short film featuring the Superstar finalists… Read the full press release

LVCVA earns Gold Travvy Award for Best Tourism Board U.S./Canada

LVCVA earns Gold Travvy Award for Best Tourism Board U.S./Canada   LAS VEGAS, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) continues its longstanding position as a leader in the travel industry by earning the prestigious Gold Travvy Award for Best Tourism Board U.S./Canada. Known as the Academy Awards… Read the full press release

Experts from Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Microsoft to upgrade online data platform for timely insights into the Asia Pacific visitor economy

Experts from Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Microsoft to upgrade online data platform for timely insights into the Asia Pacific visitor economy   BANGKOK, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a collaboration with Microsoft that is designed to improve tourism data collection and develop advanced analytics that help travel… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses deep concern over US travel ban to nationals of 7 countries

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen). The travel… Read the full press release

Belarus advances visa facilitation to stimulate tourism

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly those in business trips. The Government of Belarus… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet and beyond: founders recognized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with Lifetime Achievement Award

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tony Wheeler and Maureen Wheeler, founders of the widely-known Lonely Planet Publications have received the 13th UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize is conferred every year to individuals with visionary leadership and significant contributions to the global tourism sector. The inspirational role that Lonely Planet inferred worldwide to… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces Zephyr – MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in Bengaluru to open in 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is adding a further country to its hospitality portfolio. As announced in June 2016, the German company is approaching the Indian hotel market together with its Indian Joint Venture partner MBD Group. From the year 2020 on, guests will be able to relax in Bengaluru… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office’s “Come to Life” marketing campaign resulted to $2.72 billion record spending

DENVER, CO, 2017-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — While the Colorado Tourism Office’s “Come to Life” marketing campaign influenced fewer trips last summer, the travelers it swayed spent a record $2.72 billion on their visits to Colorado. In its latest report on the effectiveness of CTO’s advertising program, Strategic Marketing and Research Insights of Indianapolis found… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces new hotel openings in Los Angeles in spring and later in 2017

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced two new hotels opening in Los Angeles in spring 2017, doubling the brand’s presence in the city. Los Angeles is home to two existing Kimpton properties – Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills and Hotel Wilshire – and will soon welcome… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… 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

Qantas: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL cast to film special anniversary episodes in the sunny shores of Australia

SYDNEY, 2017-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The sunny shores of Australia are set to feature in special anniversary episodes of United States’ popular daytime series, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Australian national carrier Qantas has announced it will bring the cast to Australia from February 12-17th this year to film multiple episodes of the world’s most-watched… Read the full press release

VisitScotland and VisitFlanders to share best practices

EDINBURGH, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share best practice with one of its European counterparts. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, yesterday witnessed the signing of the renewed agreement by Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of the national tourism organisation, and… Read the full press release

Corporate social responsibility in tourism the main theme at ITB Berlin, 8 to 12 March

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Corporate social responsibility in tourism will be a dominant theme at ITB Berlin – ITB CSR Day features the key topic ’Sustainable Food and Beverages in the Hotel Industry and at Tourism Destinations’ – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors. The United Nations… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Inc. recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc. – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – was recognized by several prestigious industry organizations in 2016 as a travel industry partner of choice among leisure travelers, road warriors and travel buyers. Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network… Read the full press release