Travelzoo wins the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards

London, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) has been announced the winner of the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards in the UK. Held in London last night, the awards are now in their ninth year and are the largest and most prestigious event… Read the full press release

Embraer announces Azul Brazilian Airlines as launch operator of the E195-E2

São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Embraer announced today that Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest operator of the E195s current-generation in the world, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract with Embraer is for up to 50 aircraft, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights. “Azul… Read the full press release

Silversea unveils first crew on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season

Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of its Christening on April 19, Silversea has unveiled details of the crew that will provide a bespoke service for guests on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season. The ship will be led by Captain Alessandro Zanello, the youngest officer ever to be appointed Captain… Read the full press release

Economy hotels leader in Europe B&B Hotels Group selects Vertical Booking CRS solution for integrated hotel online distribution

ITALY, 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — B&B Hotels Group, one of the main independent chains of economy hotels in Europe, a brand renowned for the quality of its smooth, efficient and cozy stays, has selected the Vertical Booking CRS solution for enterprise wide, integrated hotel online distribution. With approximately 400 hotels across France, Germany, Italy,… 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

PATA teams up with Equator Learning to launch travel agent initiative

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in conjunction with Equator Learning, is launching a travel agent initiative to support organisations with travel trade marketing efforts. The Asia & Pacific Expert is a consistent and succinct online learning tool for travel agents that is applicable for all markets worldwide…. Read the full press release

The Singapore Tourism Board and Japan’s largest travel agency JTB Corp. to promote Singapore to Japanese travellers

First-ever Memorandum of Understanding STB has signed with a travel agency SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (‘STB’) and JTB Corp. (‘JTB’), the largest travel agency in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote Singapore as a key destination for 2017 to Japanese travellers. This is the first… 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

Brussels Airport implements number of improvements as a result of its ‘Join the BRU Crew’ project

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Free drop-off zone, improved signage and more check-in locations: the first initiatives to come out of Brussels Airport’s ‘Join the BRU Crew’ survey. Last summer, Brussels Airport launched the ‘Join the BRU Crew’ project, aimed at collecting feedback from travellers on what they feel is going well… Read the full press release

2017 CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards now open for nominations

Washington, DC, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nominations are now open for Cruise Line’s International Association’s (CLIA) annual Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Members of CLIA, including Individual Agent Members, Travel Agencies’ and Cruise Lines, are… 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

Viva Online Services the first Greek agency to implement Travelport’s Universal API

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced that Viva Online Services (Viva.gr), a leader of online transportation and tourism services in Greece, is the first Greek agency to implement Travelport branded fares and ancillaries which allows them to make better informed air choices and improve service… 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

956 drivers from First Bus received ‘GreenRoad Fleet Elite Awards’ for their top driving performance

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A record 956 drivers from First Bus have received a special commendation for their top driving performance. The drivers, who are based right across First Bus’s UK operations from Cornwall to Aberdeen, have been presented with ‘GreenRoad Fleet Elite Awards’, designed to reward and recognise the company’s… Read the full press release

Chairman of Spirit Airlines pilots’ unit of ALPA: It’s time for the company to share its financial success with its pilots

Historic Profits Continue as Pilot Compensation Grossly Lags Industry Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 06, 2017), the pilots of Spirit Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) responded to initial analyst reports that project Spirit (NASDAQ:SAVE) will announce 2016 earnings of approximately $450 million. Among U.S. airlines… Read the full press release

Norwegian to further expand in Edinburgh Airport in 2017; starts recruitment of new crew and pilots

Airline advertises for new crew and pilots to join its growing Edinburgh operation New aircraft and new routes planned for 2017 including transatlantic flights from Edinburgh Bærum, Norway, 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it will be creating more than 130 crew and pilot jobs in Scotland as it prepares… Read the full press release

Australia-based Fly365.com the first OTA in Asia-Pacific region to implement Travelport Rich Content & Branding

Langley, U.K, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, today (15 November 2016) announces Australia-based Fly365.com as the first online travel agent (OTA) in the Asia-Pacific region to implement its innovative merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content & Branding. With Rich Content & Branding, Fly365.com now offers its customers direct… Read the full press release

Brand USA announces three new initiatives for agents in the UK & Ireland

United Kingdom, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA has announced three new initiatives specifically for the travel trade, including a USA Discovery Programme incentive for agents in the UK & Ireland, a new global .com site, and plans for an online USA Tool Kit. The incentive has been launched on the UK version of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International announces new global agreement with Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China

Hotel company enhances Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites amenities to accommodate increase in inbound Chinese tourists ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced today a new global agreement with Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China. In addition, Choice… Read the full press release

ExpressJet Airlines and ATP Flight School promote airline pilot career through its Tuition Reimbursement Program agreement

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ExpressJet Airlines (“ExpressJet”) and ATP Flight School (“ATP”) today (October 17, 2016) announced a Tuition Reimbursement Program agreement, which promotes the airline pilot career by making it more financially obtainable and providing a direct path to become a pilot at ExpressJet. Per the agreement, graduates of ATP’s Career Pilot… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Airport Innovation Accelerator selects Miami International Airport to receive the inaugural Airport Innovation Award

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation bringing together airports with corporate leaders, start-ups, regulators, airlines and key aviation stakeholders to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – has selected Miami International… Read the full press release

Oman Air appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent to the Greek market

Oman Air appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent to the Greek market   Muscat, Oman, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent (GSA) to the Greek market. The event was celebrated in a reception atop historic Lycabettus… 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

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

CLIA opens 2017 Travel Agency Membership program enrollment

Washington, DC, 2016-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2017 Travel Agency Membership program. CLIA Membership raises the professional credibility and reputation within the leisure travel industry and is designed to help members increase their industry knowledge, network and profitability. This year, CLIA updated and expanded its… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces long-term partnership renewal with easyJet

Agreement gives Amadeus-connected travel agencies continued access to easyJet’s range of content through the Amadeus system to drive business bookings MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, and Amadeus (IBEX:AMS.MC), a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, today announce the renewal of a long-term partnership, giving… 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

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