Computerworld names HMSHost’s EVP and CIO Sarah Naqvi as a Premier 100 Technology Leader for 2017

BETHESDA, MD, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost is proud to announce that the company’s EVP and Chief Information Officer Sarah Naqvi has been selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017. Computerworld is the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology and acknowledges… Read the full press release

Norwegian.com voted World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Website at the World Travel Award

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian’s year of record growth and awards has continued with the airline’s website Norwegian.com now voted the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Website at the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, with Norwegian already voted “Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport’s hidden disability lanyard recognised for its support for passengers with Dementia

Gatwick committed to becoming an internationally recognised dementia friendly airport Airport praised for forward-thinking approach of lanyard Every member of Gatwick’s Assistance Team has received Dementia Friends training LONDON, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The successful rollout of a hidden disability lanyard at Gatwick Airport has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach towards supporting passengers… Read the full press release

Travelzoo recognized as the World’s Leading Travel Deals Website at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards

MALDIVES/ NEW YORK, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) was recognized last night as the World’s Leading Travel Deals Website at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards, held in the Maldives. World Travel Awards (WTA) was established in 1993 by Graham E. Cooke to seek out and reward… Read the full press release

UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism winners will be announced on 18 January 2017

UNWTO has announced the finalists of the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The 12 finalists were selected among 139 applicants from 55 countries. The winners will be announced on 18 January 2017 at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony, organized for the fourth consecutive year in collaboration with Madrid International… Read the full press release

Regional winners at the 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards announced

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A world gymnastic championship held in Glasgow, two of Scotland’s biggest marathons, a dazzling event that launched this year’s Festival of Architecture and a west coast ferry service have all been named regional winners at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards, in association… Read the full press release

Highland tour company WOW Scotland Tours achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland tour company whose offering includes a 12-hour Isle of Skye Tour to top sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Faerie Glen has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Award-winning company WOW Scotland Tours Ltd has attained… Read the full press release

Best Restaurant Design for KOLLÁZS – Brasserie & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — KOLLÁZS – Brasserie & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest and EDG Design have won Best Restaurant Design at the European Hotel Design Awards 2016. EDG’s initial design concept was inspired by the glamour of Budapest and the world renowned Gresham Palace, with a culinary point of… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company awarded seventeen Michelin Stars in 2016

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company awarded seventeen Michelin Stars in 2016   Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C was awarded seventeen Michelin Stars in 2016, with Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Milenia Singapore, Lai Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Lab by Sergi Arola at Penha Longa Resort, and Jin Xuan… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland stonemasonry apprentices win Gold and Bronze in a UK-wide competition The SkillBuild Final

Ross Kennedy – Bronze medal winner from Hatston Depot in Kirkwall   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Scottish stonemasonry apprentices have taken Gold and Bronze respectively, in a UK-wide competition to find the country’s most talented construction apprentices. The SkillBuild Final – a national construction competition organised by the Construction Industry… Read the full press release

Travelzoo won the Gold Award for UK’s Best Travel Deals Provider at the 2016 British Travel Award

LONDON, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) has been announced as the winner of the Gold Award for the UK’s Best Travel Deals Provider in the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that Travelzoo® has received this award where winners are voted for by… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presented with Best Customer Experience award at the Customer Show Awards 2016

The airline was presented with the award as part of the Customer Festival held in Dubai DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named Best Customer Experience at the Customer Show Awards 2016 hosted by Terrapinn, at a ceremony that was held in Dubai on Tuesday 15th November 2016. Terrapinn… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named the Best Middle East Airline Serving China at the 2016 Business Traveller China Awards

Multiple award-winning airline also clinched two other awards by leading travel titles in China this November DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been honoured for the fifth year in row as Best Middle East Airline Serving China at the 2016 Business Traveller China Awards. The Doha-based carrier also claimed the… Read the full press release

The inaugural Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award winners announced

Washington, DC, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has recognized 19 recipients of its inaugural Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety. The inaugural Kern Award winners are: Michael L. Baker,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach Group recognised across range of categories at the 2016 UK Bus Awards

Company scoops Top National Depot and Top London Depot awards London driver named ROSCO Safe Driver of the Year Two Stagecoach companies recognised with awards for overcoming adversity PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach Group was once again among the winners at the 2016 UK Bus Awards. Several Stagecoach Group businesses were recognised… Read the full press release

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft receives Same Type Rating for CS100 and CS300 airliners

Bombardier C Series aircraft   Same Type Rating offers operators significant cost savings Six airBaltic pilots have completed minimal differences training and are now qualified to fly the CS300 aircraft Montreal, Canada, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (November 23, 2016) that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation awarded a contract for operations and maintenance of AMT rail fleet in Montréal

Contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider   New agreement continues long-term partnership with Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) Increases scope of work to operate AMT’s fleet on all of its commuter rail lines Latest contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider Montreal, Canada, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail… Read the full press release

J. Willard Marriott, Jr. to receive Ernst & Young 2016 U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award

Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), has been chosen to receive the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction category and the U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award. Mr. Marriott was selected… Read the full press release

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