Maldives to host the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2016 at Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa, 2nd December 2016

Malé, Republic of Maldives, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives received the honour of hosting the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2016. As this year marks the 23rd anniversary of the World Travel Awards, the prestigious event is set to take place at Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa on the 2nd December… Read the full press release

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi recognized as the Leading wellness & Spa Hotel/Resort in the Maldives and South Asia

Malé, Republic of Maldives, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has accomplished an exceptional award along with recognition on a regional scale in the South Asian Travel Awards 2016 as the Leading wellness & Spa Hotel / Resort in both the Maldives and South Asia. “We are proud to receive SATA… Read the full press release

Banff, Alberta named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list

Banff, Alberta named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list   Banff is the only Canadian must-see destination on the annual list BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list which highlights 21 must-see places to visit… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Orcadian student Norna Sinclair wins Maeshowe jewellery competition

Historic Environment Scotland: Orcadian student Norna Sinclair wins Maeshowe jewellery competition   Orcadian student wins Scotland-wide competition, marking Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — An Orcadian student is set to have her winning competition designs brought to life after wowing judges with her range of contemporary… Read the full press release

World Committee on Tourism Ethics awards Ilunion Hotels with UNWTO Ethics Award

The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) has awarded Ilunion Hotels with the UNWTO Ethics Award. The Award distinguishes Ilunion Hotels for its work in the area of accessible tourism for all and its contribution to change attitudes, break down social barriers and make the accommodation industry more inclusive. MADRID, Spain, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Women in Transportation-Los Angeles (WTS) recognized Los Angeles World Airports as “Employer of the Year”

Los Angeles, California, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Women in Transportation-Los Angeles (WTS) has recognized Los Angeles World Airports as “Employer of the Year.”  The award, presented at the organization’s 30th Annual Scholarship and Awards dinner last night recognizes LAWA’s continued efforts to support and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, as well as its… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor won in three award categories at the 17th edition of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony in Paris

Carlson Rezidor won in three award categories at the 17th edition of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony in Paris   Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On November 14th, at the 17th edition of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony in Paris, Carlson Rezidor stormed to victory in three award categories. The awards are a… Read the full press release

AirHelp Worldwide ranks Qatar Airways the Best Airline in the World

The world’s fastest-growing airline is now also the Best Airline in the World for passenger customer service NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on annual rankings of airlines worldwide, Qatar Airways has been announced as the Best Airline in the World, by AirHelp Worldwide, based in New York City. Qatar Airways captured… Read the full press release

Luxury self-catering lodge Potarch Lodge received five star Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

Lewis Gray is pictured with Jo Robinson   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury self-catering lodge which replaced a former Royal Deeside hotel has achieved its five star Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation. Potarch Lodge, which is owned and run by Ballogie Estate and sits in a picturesque… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Wildlife tourism company Speyside Wildlife celebrates 25 years in business

Sally Dowden is pictured with Scott Armstrong   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A wildlife tourism company in the Highlands has been collecting its own ‘silver medals’ during this Olympic year whilst celebrating 25 years in business. An incredible 25 guests of Speyside Wildlife have joined 25 or more of their holidays… Read the full press release

Norwegian awarded ‘Best Low Cost Airline – Europe’ for the fourth consecutive year by airlineratings.com

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian was today awarded the title of ‘Best Low Cost Airline – Europe’ for a fourth consecutive year by leading industry website www.airlineratings.com. Airlineratings.com attracts over 14 million visitors from 232 countries, with the website announcing its Airline Excellence Awards each year to celebrate and promote excellence… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels of Canada named a 2017 Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 12th year in a row

Toronto, Canada, 2016-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Hotels of Canada (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named a 2017 Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 12th year in a row. President for Marriott Hotels of Canada, Don Cleary said, “Our associates are truly our greatest and most valued asset. We strive to be true… Read the full press release

Marriott International honored by the IFA for its partnership with the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization

Left to right, Eric Stites, President, Franchise Business Review, Chairman, VetFran Committee, Liam Brown, Marriott International, Colonel John Folsom, Wounded Warriors Family Support, Steve Romaniello, Managing Director, Roark Capital Group, founding sponsor, Franchising Gives Back.   Bethesda, Md., 2016-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) was recently honored by the IFA (International Franchising… Read the full press release

Red Carnation Hotel Collection president and founder Mrs. Beatrice Tollman named “Leading Legend 2016”

LONDON, 2016-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, president and founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, was named The Leading Hotels of the World’s “Leading Legend 2016.” The “Leading Legend” award honors individual hoteliers who have made meaningful contributions to the preservation and advancement of independent luxury hotels and Tollman was selected by… Read the full press release

Clyde Cruises achieves four-star tour award from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme

Annique Armstrong, VisitScotland, and Hamish Munro, Clyde Cruises   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-run business, which is more than a century old, has achieved a four-star tour award from the national tourism organisation at the very first attempt. Greenock-based Clyde Cruises was given the accolade by VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA)… Read the full press release

Aeroflot voted second world’s best airline by National Geographic Traveller readers

MOSCOW, Russia, 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been voted second-best airline globally and undisputed leader of the Russian market by Russian readers of National Geographic Traveller, one of the world’s most popular travel magazines. Aeroflot ranked second behind only Emirates – named world’s best airline at this year’s World Airline Awards and like… Read the full press release

Heathrow recognised for its “First Flight” television advert at 2016 London International Awards

LONDON, 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has been recognised at this year’s London International Awards for its use of music and sound in its newest television advert, titled “First Flight”. The Television advert beat John Lewis’ Christmas advert to claim Gold in the category. LIA (formerly known as London International Advertising Awards) is a… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group named Singapore’s third best company to work for by Great Place to Work®

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, has been named Singapore’s third best company to work for by Great Place to Work®.  Munich.Germany, 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — This is the second consecutive year IHG is ranked amongst the country’s top employers after the ‘Best Companies to Work For’… Read the full press release

SFO honored by Airports Council International-North America for its Museum exhibitions brochures

Airports Council International-North America honors Airport for Museum exhibition brochures SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports across the United States and Canada, recently honored SFO with their 2016 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Award for… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai named the Best Luxury Hotel in Shanghai by Travel Weekly China

Shanghai, China, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai has just been named the Best Luxury Hotel in Shanghai by Travel Weekly China, in their China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2016. The magazine’s Travel & Meeting Industry Awards recognise companies considered to be the top luxury suppliers in the travel industry. Winners were voted… Read the full press release

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway receives Transport Policy and Planning Award

MANCHESTER, UK, 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport leaders in Greater Manchester have scooped yet another prestigious industry award for the North West’s first guided busway. At the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport National Awards on 27 October, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) picked up the Transport Policy and Planning Award for the Leigh… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport given The National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award

Follows successful roll-out of initiatives like the hidden disability lanyard  Maria Cook appointed Gatwick’s inaugural Autism Ambassador  Airport Autism Champions to help with ongoing training of frontline staff   GATWICK, UK, 2016-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has become the UK’s first Autism Friendly airport in recognition of the airport’s commitment to becoming an accessible… Read the full press release

Seaside resort of Dornoch nominated in the ‘Rising Star’ category of The Great British High Street Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — An historic Highland town which has seen its visitor numbers soar by over 30% over the last year is the only Scottish finalist in The Great British High Street Awards. The seaside resort of Dornoch has been nominated in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the awards for… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways wins Airline of the Year award at the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence

Airline wins top spot at the 2016 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held on 27 October in Amsterdam as part of the CAPA 2016 Global Summit Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was a key note speaker at the international conference DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named Best Full Service Airline in Western Asia at Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2016

Qatar Airways was awarded the accolade as more than 3,000 travel industry leaders attended the Future Travel Experience Asia Expo 2016 DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named Best Full Service Airline in Western Asia for the second year in a row at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards… Read the full press release

Oman Air awarded the Signum Virtutis seal of excellence at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016

Muscat, Oman, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence, from the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016. The airline was voted winner for the best airline in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The competitors included leading international airlines from around the world…. Read the full press release

Summer Island Maldives resort’s Executive Chef, ‘Jack’ Tiang Toh Huat named one of the world’s Top 50 ‘Outstanding Chefs’

Malé, Republic of Maldive, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Summer Island Maldives resort’s Advisory Executive Chef, ‘Jack’ Tiang Toh Huat, has been declared one of the world’s Top 50 ‘Outstanding Chefs’, in a prestigious awards ceremony held last week in Shanghai, China. Summer Island Maldives also received an award for ‘Outstanding Dining Venue’ at the 2016 Global Gourmet Chef… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide’s Richard Whittaker appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP)

London, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, is pleased to announce that Richard Whittaker has been appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), the trade association for the UK serviced apartment sector. “I am honoured to accept the… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide honored with Global Network Commitment to Excellence Gold Award by Cartus

LOS ANGELES, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, was honored for outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2016 Global Network Conference held October 3-4 in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year,… Read the full press release

SFO CIO Ian Law received the Most Innovative Individual in Airports Award at the 2nd Annual Airport Innovation Forum

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator announced that Ian Law, Chief Information Officer at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), has won the Most Innovative Individual in Airports Award. He received the award in a ceremony at the 2nd Annual Airport Innovation Forum in Silicon Valley, held Oct. 11-13. The… Read the full press release