HSMAI celebrates industry innovators at the 60th Annual Adrian Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 60th Annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis, recognizing excellence in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations, and the leaders behind the work. “It’s always wonderful to be able to celebrate the innovators of our… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017   London, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that Hotel ‘41’ has received a coveted 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017, an honor saved only for properties… Read the full press release

Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program to award 62 local tourism initiatives with more than $772,000 in matching grant funds

Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program to award 62 local tourism initiatives with more than $772,000 in matching grant funds   Program will generate $4.4 M in marketing initiatives and impact more than 264 statewide tourism entities RICHMOND, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe today (February 21, 2017) announced more than $772,000… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman voted as Top Hotel in Jordan and Top Hotel for Service in Jordan at TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Amman, Jordan, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Year after year, Four Seasons Hotel Amman solidifies its position as Jordan’s most prestigious hospitality address, and this year is no different with the hotel taking home two top TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2017 that are presented only to the top 1 percent of all hotels on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence has been named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.  It is also among the top luxury hotels in Cairo. “We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised and to receive this… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is delighted to announce that it was awarded the Gold Medal for Best First Class Red by judges at a world-renowned wine competition. The Cellars in… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel awarded EN9100 certification

Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its Completions facility in Basel has been awarded EN9100 certification following an independent audit. Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel was recently awarded EN9100 certification in recognition of the development, implementation and continuous improvement of its quality management systems. The EN 9100 certification… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One recognised at Aircraft Interiors Middle East awards

Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One recognised at Aircraft Interiors Middle East awards   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was recognised for content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace. The award recognises the outstanding array… Read the full press release

The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Executive Chef selected as Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalist for the Annual James Beard Foundation awards

Fearrington Village, NC, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The James Beard Foundation announced today the Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation awards. The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Executive Chef Bedford was selected as a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast from a list of more than 24,000 online entries. In the… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021

Transport group supports bid for 2021 prestigious title Exciting opportunity to boost City’s wider economic ambitions Perth should pull together to promote city’s young talent PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Britain’s biggest bus operator, Stagecoach, announced today (16 February) that it is backing Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021…. Read the full press release

Burba Hotel Network to present HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award to former Accor Hotels CEO Roland de Bonadona

Burba Hotel Network to present HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award to former Accor Hotels CEO Roland de Bonadona   Costa Mesa, CA, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Burba Hotel Network (BHN), host of the upcoming Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) 2017, is pleased to announce that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to… Read the full press release

Burba Hotel Network to present inaugural CHRIS Lifetime Achievement Award to Sandals Resorts chairman Hon. Gordon Arthur ‘Butch’ Stewart

Burba Hotel Network to present inaugural CHRIS Lifetime Achievement Award to Sandals Resorts chairman Hon. Gordon Arthur ‘Butch’ Stewart   Costa Mesa, CA, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Burba Hotel Network (BHN), host of the upcoming Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) 2017, is pleased to announce that the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 16, 2017) was named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Southwest ranks #8, and is the only commercial airline among the Top 10. This is Southwest’s 23rd consecutive year on the list. “We are an admired Company because… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® received top honors in 10 categories in the Cruise Critic® 7th Annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — After another year of impressive travel industry awards, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online cruise resource, Cruise Critic®. The fast-growing cruise line is today celebrating that its 930-guest sister ships, Viking Star® and Viking Sea®, received top… 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

Oakwood Worldwide® recognised at the annual Business Travel Awards as the Best Serviced Apartment Provider

LONDON, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, has been recognised at the annual Business Travel Awards as the Best Serviced Apartment Provider. With more than 2,000 new apartments opened in a total of 10 locations worldwide across the year and a wide range of… Read the full press release

Marriott International presented with the 2016 Company of the Year Award from LATINA Style

Bethesda, Md., 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) today received the 2016 Company of the Year Award from LATINA Style at its LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. Brenda Durham, Senior Vice President and Regional General Counsel for the Caribbean and Latin America Region, Marriott International, accepted the award…. Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car wins 3 golds and 1 silver for car rental categories at the 2017 Travvy Awards

Enterprise Takes Home Three Gold Awards and One Silver ST. LOUIS, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car emerged the definitive car rental leader at the 2017 Travvy Awards, earning gold for Best Car Rentals-Overall, Best Car Rentals-Domestic and Best Car Rentals-Fleet. In addition, Enterprise Rent-A-Car took home silver for Best Car Rentals-International. “The results of… 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

Brand Finance names Aeroflot as the strongest airline brand globally in 2017

Moscow, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named the strongest airline brand globally in 2017 by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Brand strength is based on observing the brand’s current performance, accessing the relevant beliefs, associations and attitudes in the minds of consumers, and estimating… 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

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

AAAE among the 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) today (February 2, 2017) was named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program recognizes the 100 best places of employment in Virginia benefiting the… 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

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

Harray’s Little Bothy awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance Award by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A secluded bothy, perched on the edge of Harray Loch on Orkney, has been awarded four stars by VisitScotland. Renovated from a traditional stone built croft house, Harray’s Little Bothy, was awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) Award in recognition of its high standards. The cottage,… Read the full press release

Findhorn Village Hostel earns VisitScotland’s four-star QA award following a massive refurbishment

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A volunteer-run hostel,in the heart of the village of Findhorn, has doubled its VisitScotland star rating. Findhorn Village Hostel, which was converted from an old school, has gone from a two-star to a four-star accommodation provider under the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme after making… Read the full press release

HSMAI announces the recipients of the 2016 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards. Randy Smith, Chairman & Co-Founder, STR, will be honored with the 2016 Albert E. Koehl Award. Melanie Brandman, Founder & CEO, The Brandman Agency, has been selected… Read the full press release

FlightStats names Japan Airlines best Asia-Pacific Major Airline for its on-time performance service

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the best Asia-Pacific Major Airline for its on-time performance service, according to FlightStats Inc., an independent aviation performance-tracking company. In 2016 JAL achieved on-time arrival rate of 87.33% for its domestic and international flights, and the JAL Group achieved on-time arrival rate… Read the full press release

Oman Air wins the Foreign Airline of the Year by Sector to Middle East at the KLIA 2015

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air announces the latest addition to its growing list of international awards, winning the Foreign Airline of the Year by Sector to Middle East at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Awards 2015. Oman Air was chosen based on its achievements in 2015 including growth, sales… Read the full press release