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

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo recognised as one of the Top Resorts in Central and South America

Costa Rica, 2016-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, a lush enclave nestled between two beaches at the tip of the prestigious Peninsula Papagayo, has been recognised as one of the Top Resorts in Central and South America by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.  Marking its eleventh consistent award year,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles among the Best Resorts in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

Luxury resort is the only Seychelles property listed in annual travel awards Seychelles, 2016-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has been listed #41 of the Best Resorts in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, securing its position following the votes of the travel magazine’s readers. Being the only Seychelles… Read the full press release

Lighthouse Leisure Caravan Park in Dumfries & Galloway awarded VisitScotland’s Four Star Quality Assurance award

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — A Holiday Park in Dumfries & Galloway has been awarded a Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) award from VisitScotland. Lighthouse Leisure Caravan Park on the Solway coast at Southerness was upgraded to Four Stars following a recent assessment visit by a Quality Tourism Advisor, in recognition of the… Read the full press release

Fauhope Country House B&B achieves VisitScotland’s Five Star Gold Quality Assurance Award

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — A COUNTRY house offering B&B accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Borders has achieved VisitScotland’s Five Star Gold Quality Assurance Award in recognition of its exceptional standards. Fauhope Country House B&B achieved the award, the highest possible in VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme, following their latest grading visit. Fauhope… Read the full press release

Fionn Lodge in the Highlands receives VisitScotland’s Five Star B&B Quality Assurance award

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A boutique bed & breakfast overlooking the first green on the Royal Dornoch Championship golf course has achieved VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading. Fionn Lodge in the Highlands was awarded the national tourism organisation’s Five Star B&B QA award at its first ever grading. Situated in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways again voted as the Middle East Airline of the Year at the 10th annual Aviation Business Awards

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — International business travellers have once again chosen Qatar Airways as the Middle East Airline of the Year applauding the airline’s global network, modern aircraft, and luxurious Business Class service for providing them with an exceptional travel experience. The accolade, presented at the 10th annual Aviation Business Awards held… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ exclusive Al Safwa First Lounge at Hamad International Airport wins Seven Star First Class Lounge Award

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ exclusive Al Safwa First Lounge at Hamad International Airport has been presented the prestigious Seven Star First Class Lounge Award by the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards at an award ceremony held in Marbella, Spain on 15 October. Famed as the ‘Oscars of Luxury’,… Read the full press release

Southern Laos and the city of Meishan in China to work with TripAdvisor as winners of PATA CEO Challenge 2016

BANGKOK, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —  A province in Lao PDR and the city of Meishan in China are the winners of the US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2016. Southern Laos receives the Top Destination Award in the category of ‘Regions/States/Provinces’. The People’s Government of Meishan, Sichuan, China is granted the Top Destination Award in… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Company CEO Arnaud Feist named “Man of the Year 2016” by The Aviation Press Club of Belgium and Luxembourg

Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Aviation Press Club of Belgium and Luxembourg has conferred the title of “ Man of the Year 2016 ” on Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company. Feist has received the award for the remarkable development Brussels Airport underwent in 2015 under his leadership and for the… Read the full press release

Safety planning in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport recognized by The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Calgary, AB, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) has awarded The Calgary Airport Authority its ‘Special Project Award’ for its strategic implementation of safety initiatives in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport. The accolade recognizes the focus on safety planning included in the development of the… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises welcomed Viking Star into the New York harbor as part of its inaugural North American voyage

Los Angeles, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today (October 13, 2016) welcomed its first ship, Viking Star®, into the New York harbor as part of its inaugural North American voyage. The 930-guest ship docked at Manhattan Cruise Terminal at noon, just after sailing past the Statue of Liberty with a reception… Read the full press release

Viking Cruises with four awards at the prestigious The Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards

Los Angeles, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Topping off a record breaking year for awards, Viking Cruises scooped no less than four awards at the prestigious The Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. These awards are particularly flattering as they are selected by Cruise Critic’s expert panel of international editors. Viking Cruises won in… Read the full press release