The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release

Melissa Cooper becomes Manager of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

Kansas City , 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department is pleased to announce the transition of Melissa Cooper, A.A.E., to a new role as Manager of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (IATA: MKC). Cooper is now responsible for the overall operation and management of the airport in the heart of… Read the full press release

MIAT Mongolian Airlines to introduce the new Boeing 737 MAX airplanes in early 2019

Airplanes leased from Avolon to enter service in 2019 United States, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Mongolyn Irgenii Agaaryn Teever) today announced the airline’s decision to lease two 737 MAX airplanes from Avolon, a global aircraft leasing company. The airline plans to introduce the new 737 MAX airplanes… Read the full press release

French Online Travel Company MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology

Award-winning Online Travel Company (OTA) MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology to drive accelerated growth Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and innovative French Online Travel Agency (OTA), MisterFly, have today announced the online integration of its innovative merchandising technology. Over 200,000 customers have… Read the full press release

Travelport appoints Dieter Rumpel to lead its business in Germany and Switzerland

Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced that Dieter Rumpel will now lead the company’s business in Germany and Switzerland. Formerly Country Manager, responsible for Travelport’s Agency Commerce business in Switzerland, Dieter will now lead the company’s business in both Germany and Switzerland. Dieter reports into… Read the full press release

TUI fly implements Amadeus payment solutions to improve cash flow and drive sales growth in the travel agency channel

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI fly is poised to improve cash flow and drive sales growth in the travel agency channel thanks to Amadeus payment solutions and a distribution agreement Payment cards are the go-to method to pay for flights. Tried and tested for decades, they are convenient and dependable. In… Read the full press release

Immerse in Local Japanese Communities With AirBnB Trips

San Francisco, USA, 2017-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb today announces the expansion of its Trips platform in Japan, adding bookable local experiences in both Tokyo and Osaka and Tokyo guidebooks to the thousands of homes already available to stay in. For visitors, Trips is a way to experience a different side of the city,… Read the full press release

AirBnB Trips Lets You Experience Harlem

San Francisco, USA, 2017-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Airbnb announces the launch of its Trips platform in Harlem, New York, adding Experiences to the thousands of homes available for booking. Harlem Experiences offer a chance to get to know the people and places driving the neighborhood’s world-famous food, art, music, and nightlife. Now guests… Read the full press release

Experience New Delhi with AirBnB Trips

San Francisco, USA, 2017-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb today announced the launch of its new Trips platform in New Delhi, adding 15 bookable local Experiences to the thousands of homes available to stay in. Launched in November 2016, Airbnb Trips currently has over 800 active Experiences available, with bookers from over 73 different countries… Read the full press release

Tourism Potential in Russian Regions of the Silk Road Discussed In UNWTO Seminar

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The potential of tourism itineraries and products in the Russian regions of Silk Road has centred the debates of a Seminar conducted last 12 March in Moscow by UNWTO. The Seminar was held in the framework of the UNWTO Silk Road Programme in cooperation with the Russian… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary General Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Tourism Development

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Rifai welcomed Japan’s Action Program for Tourism focused on… Read the full press release

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