dnata honoured with Taqdeer Award for their commitment to employee welfare

DUBAI, 2016-Dec-29 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata’s UAE cargo operations have been recognised for their commitment to employee welfare by winning the  Taqdeer Award – the world’s first points-based award programme that promotes and celebrates excellence in labour relations. dnata has been awarded a five-star rating in the DAFZA (Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority) and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide marks its highest rating in the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index

Global hospitality company consistently recognized for demonstrating leadership and commitment to equality PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2016-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) has been recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) for the Company’s efforts to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance. Attaining a score of 90, this year marks… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is pleased to announce it scored a perfect 100 as part of the 2017 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index – an annual report from HRC ranking companies on LGBT-friendly practices and policies. This rank has earned Choice Hotels the distinction of being… Read the full press release

Marriott International named among America’s top corporations for LGBT for the fourth consecutive year

Bethesda, MD, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today has been named, for the fourth consecutive year, among America’s top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. (LGBT) equality, by again earning a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the second year in a row

DALALS, TX, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today it has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” after receiving a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is Southwest’s second consecutive year with a… Read the full press release

South African Airways: recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for cabin crew training programme

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn members of the public of the re-emergence of a recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for cabin crew training programme. This appears to be yet another attempt by criminals to prey on unsuspecting members of the public. “There is… Read the full press release

Young people find employment through George Best Belfast City High Flyers Apprenticeship Scheme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Another Belfast young person has found employment through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme. Through Swann Training Services, Joshua Kirkaldy has joined the programme as an onsite firefighter. Joshua is the youngest ever to do so, being just 19 years old. Following the successful… 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

Austrian Airlines seeks to recruit 100 pilots in 2017

A total of 145 new pilots were hired in 2016 – All of them have completed their training In 2017 Austrian Airlines is again looking on the marketplace to recruit pilots without any flight experience – Training will take place in the “European Flight Academy”, the Lufthansa Group flight school Interested persons can submit applications… 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

easyJet created 37 new jobs at BPO company Webhelp in Rothesay

easyJet created 37 new jobs at BPO company Webhelp in Rothesay   LUTON, UK, 2016-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline has created 37 new jobs at leading global customer experience and business process outsourcing company, Webhelp. There were 23 people working for Webhelp on the easyJet account on a temporary basis and… Read the full press release

Heathrow Skills Taskforce Chair Lord David Blunkett warned of an ever-growing skills gap

Former Secretary of State for Education and Employment says Government’s infrastructure projects mean new action on up-skilling is needed 13 members join Lord David Blunkett’s taskforce for first meeting to identify and implement the skills programmes needed for Heathrow expansion and beyond Taskforce ready to deliver a much needed boost to skills, following the Government’s… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees, was inducted this week into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). The Department of Defense (DoD) program addresses unemployment of military spouses by connecting them with more than 335 partner employers committed… Read the full press release

Hyatt appointed Alex Zoghlin to the newly created position global head of data, innovation and business transformation

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (October 3, 2016) announced Hyatt has selected Alex Zoghlin as global head of data, innovation and business transformation. Zoghlin will assume his new role on October 17 and report to Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer. “Alex’s new role derives from our… Read the full press release

CDA announces the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by… Read the full press release

State of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Silver Airways partner to find solutions for the national professional pilot supply shortage

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In a continuing effort to find solutions for the national professional pilot supply shortage, as well as support Florida’s aviation economy and future, the State of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida’s hometown airline Silver Airways are partnering to offer financial assistance, additional training opportunities and a… Read the full press release

airberlin reached agreement with cockpit, cabin crew and ground staff to stabilise flight operations

BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin has reached an agreement with Vereinigung Cockpit, the ver.di collective bargaining committee for cabin crew and the general works council to immediately implement urgent measures that will help stabilise flight operations and reduce inconvenience to its passengers. Significant flight cancellations at TUIfly have affected many airberlin flights… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to host Airport Community Job Fair on October 19

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Looking for a job in accounting or engineering? Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is hosting an Airport Community Job Fair in October. Like its spring counterpart, the fall fair will feature more than 40 Airport community employers, with 500-plus jobs up for grabs. But unlike the spring fair, this… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International announces new parental leave and caretaking benefits

New family care program is an industry-leading benefit ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced today new parental leave and caretaking benefits, placing it in a leadership position in the lodging industry. “At Choice, we know how difficult it can be to achieve work/life balance and we are… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains creates up to 85 new jobs with the opening of its new customer call centre in Newcastle

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has opened a new customer call centre in Newcastle, creating up to 85 new jobs in the city. The company’s Customer Solutions Centre is designed to improve customer service by bringing roles in-house and with employees working and travelling along its east coast route. The centre… Read the full press release

IHG announces Timo Weiland as Style Director for the Crowne Plaza® brand in the Americas

Hotel Team Uniform Collection Sketches Unveiled as Part of Crowne Plaza Accelerate Plan DENHAM, UK, 2016-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces at New York Fashion Week that Timo Weiland, New York based Womens and Menswear brand, has been appointed as Style Director for the… Read the full press release

British Airways to hire new pilots for its expanding fleet of Embraer jet aircraft based at London City Airport

LONDON, 2016-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is recruiting new pilots for its expanding fleet of Embraer jet aircraft at London City Airport. An ambitious recruitment programme is launched this month to find both direct entry captains and first officers to join BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways’ subsidiary that operates from the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reaches Agreement in Principle with its Facilities Maintenance Technicians

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that negotiators have reached an Agreement in Principle for the Company’s Facilities Maintenance Technicians. Terms of the five-year deal include a complete set of work rules, a wage scale, and a ratification bonus. If ratified, the agreement would become the group’s… Read the full press release

Marriott International selected as the 2016 Company of the Year for LATINA Style 50 Report

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) has been selected the 2016 Company of the Year for the LATINA Style50 Report highlighting the Best Places for Latinas to Work for in the United States. This is the second time that Marriott has received the top award from the LATINA Style 50…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to start training more than 250 apprentices and 1,400 flight attendants across Germany this summer

A total of more than 250 apprentices and 1,400 flight attendants across Germany are to start this summer Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Once again, this summer 150 apprentices will start their professional careers in Frankfurt with the Lufthansa Group, the largest employer in the German state of Hesse. The training of young… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces retirement of its SVP Labor Relations Randy Babbitt after 50 years

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that Randy Babbitt, Senior Vice President of Labor Relations, is retiring after 50 years in the commercial aviation industry. Babbitt joined Southwest in 2012 and has spent the last four years leading the carrier’s Labor Relations Team. “We wish Randy all… Read the full press release

Unlimited cabin crew positions availble at Ryanair across Europe; Recruitment days in Italy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With unprecedented growth, Crewlink, an official recruitment and training partner of Ryanair are delighted to announce a major recruitment drive across Europe. Recruitment days will be taking place in Italy over the coming months to fill unlimited cabin crew positions with the airline. Italian Recruitment days will… Read the full press release

The British Airways Flying with Confidence course celebrates its thirtieth birthday

LONDON, 2016-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The British Airways Flying with Confidence course celebrates its thirtieth birthday on August 17 – having helped more than 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying since its launch. To celebrate 30 years of running the course, the first 30 callers will receive a £30 discount for the Heathrow… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Ownership recognized as one of the “Healthiest Employers in Central Florida” by Orlando Business Journal

ORLANDO, Fla., 2016-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), was recently recognized by Orlando Business Journal as one of the “Healthiest Employers in Central Florida” for the company’s commitment to wellness in the workplace. With… Read the full press release

PATA pledges to further strengthen commitment to young tourism professionals in 2017

BANGKOK, 2016-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will have a primary focus on the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP) in 2017. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy has pledged to further strengthen PATA’s… Read the full press release