Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea General Manager Jean Claude Wietzel promoted to Regional Vice President

Hawaii, Maui, U.S.A., 2017-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Jean Claude Wietzel, General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, has been promoted to Regional Vice President, effective April 3, 2017.  He will continue as General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Maui, and his regional responsibilities include Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Four Seasons Resort… Read the full press release

Eleonora Tarzibachi appointed Head of Brand Development and Management for Ascend Hotel Collection

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, appointed Eleonora Tarzibachi as Head of Brand Development and Management of its Ascend Hotel Collection, the industry’s first and largest global, soft brand collection of independent unique, boutique and historic hotels and resorts. Tarzibachi, who previously… Read the full press release

UNWTO High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, has recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent.  MADRID, Spain, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Earth Day at San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Environmental leadership is part of our DNA at SFO

“Green Screen” campaign invites public to view and vote on sustainability videos created by staff SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating Earth Day with a first-ever video contest featuring content created by airport employees to tell stories of how SFO strives to be more environmentally… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar. Bali has long been a… Read the full press release

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017: Qatar Airways named “Airline with the Best Business Class” and “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew”

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017: Qatar Airways named “Airline with the Best Business Class” and “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew”   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named the “Airline with the Best Business Class”, and the “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew” at the prestigious Business… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel” and was named runner-up for the title of “Best Overall International Airline.” These latest awards… Read the full press release

Brand Finance named Aeroflot the strongest brand in Russia

Moscow, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, at a ceremony in London… Read the full press release

GBTA announces new panel of industry executive leaders at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (April 18, 2017) announced a new panel to be featured on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25: Innovation Leaders of Today. The Wednesday morning panel will feature… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch private jet service from Tokyo to Paris

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch private jet service from Tokyo to Paris   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) have agreed to launch a private jet service that will provide airline passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris with seamless interconnection to onward destinations in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Ciro Petrone as new Chef de Cuisine of its Italian restaurant Boccalino

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Ciro Petrone as new Chef de Cuisine of its Italian restaurant Boccalino   Seoul, Korea, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul announces the appointment of Ciro Petrone as the new Chef de Cuisine of the Hotel’s stylish Italian restaurant Boccalino, where he will oversee and lead the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco names chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco names chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef   San Francisco, CA, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco welcomes veteran chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef. Pannier has more than 30 years of culinary experience, spanning the globe from London and Los Angeles to Nevis and Palm… Read the full press release

Air China launches new direct service from Zurich to the Chinese capital

As of 7 June 2017, Air China will operate four direct flights a week from Zurich to Beijing. Flughafen Zürich, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Air China, a member of the Star Alliance, will fly to the Chinese capital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The outbound flights will leave Zurich Airport at 1.30… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® opens Oakwood Olympic & Olive in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, opens Oakwood Olympic & Olive, a stylish addition to its portfolio of more than 50 branded properties globally. Located at 1001 South Olive Street in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, this newly constructed property… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® and Fincantieri sign contract for the construction of two additional cruise ships

Los Angeles, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. The new builds will be sister ships to the six already ordered and will enter Viking’s fleet in 2021 and 2022, respectively…. Read the full press release

The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release

De Beers’ Alberta-based employee charter flights will relocate to YYC beginning July 18, 2017

Calgary, Canada, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In a follow up to the establishment of the De Beers Canada Operational Support Centre at YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) last July, De Beers Canada and The Calgary Airport Authority are pleased to announce that De Beers’ Alberta-based employee charter flights will relocate to YYC beginning July 18,… Read the full press release

Fraport AG to support Bahrain Airport Company in managing a comprehensive Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) program

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed signed an agreement with German-based Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide for the provision of support services for the new terminal being built as part of Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) Modernization Programme (AMP). The signing was… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company delegation in Malaysia to strengthen ties and explore further partnership opportunities

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), led a delegation to Malaysia , headed by Bahrain Airport Company Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, and organised in partnership with the national carrier, Gulf Air. The visit aimed at strengthening ties, exploring… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company attended Air Cargo Africa 2017 in Johannesburg

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) delegation participated in Air Cargo Africa 2017 in Johannesburg 21-22 February. The delegation met a number of senior representatives of the world’s leading air cargo companies, introducing them to the facilities and advantages the Kingdom and the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) offers to the… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company participated in the 12th Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), participated in the 12th Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, which took place from 10 to 12 April in Doha, Qatar. The annual event gathers aviation leaders including CEOs, airport senior… Read the full press release

New lounge/concierge services aimed at further improving the passenger travel experience at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) launched

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announces the upcoming launch of “Hala Bahrain” , a new company offering a range of services aimed at further improving the passenger travel experience at BIA. The newly registered company, with a paid up capital of… Read the full press release

Closing ceremony for participants in Bahrain Airport Company’s Supervisory Leadership Program

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), held a closing ceremony for participants in its Supervisory Leadership Program, which is designed for supervisors and employees with supervisory role potential. The event, which was held at BAC headquarters, included speeches delivered by BAC… Read the full press release

Chinese aviation officials in Bahrain for series of meetings with Bahrain Airport Company

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), held a series of meetings with its Chinese counterparts and targeted airlines in China to present business opportunities and explore the possibilities of furthering cooperation between the two countries in the field of aviation. BAC… Read the full press release

Melissa Cooper becomes Manager of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

Kansas City , 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department is pleased to announce the transition of Melissa Cooper, A.A.E., to a new role as Manager of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (IATA: MKC). Cooper is now responsible for the overall operation and management of the airport in the heart of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753

Qatar Airways Meets Requirements One Year In Advance Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA). The resolution requires the airline to track every piece… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to showcase its unique premium travel experience Qsuite at Arabian Travel Market

World’s leading airline to showcase the revolutionary ‘FIRST IN BUSINESS CLASS’ experience at this year’s Arabian Travel Market Qatar Airways set to reveal another ‘first’ at the airline’s much-anticipated annual press conference Each year thousands of visitors attend Qatar Airways’ exhibition stand to learn of the airline’s future developments and expansion plans Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-22… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo Wins Air Cargo Excellence Platinum Award for 2017

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo earned one of the highest awards in the air cargo industry. Air Cargo World recently announced that Southwest Cargo® was awarded this year’s Air Cargo Excellence Platinum Award in the “up to 999,999 tonnes” category. “I’m so grateful our valued Customers continue… Read the full press release

Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners Announce Acquisition of Intrawest Resorts

Aspen and Denver, Colorado, 2017-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly-formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. (“Aspen”) and KSL Capital Partners,… Read the full press release

Dusit Hotels & Resorts to accept WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay users receive up to 40% off regular room rates and 888 RMB cash back during launch promotion BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand-based, global hospitality group Dusit Hotels & Resorts has signed a partnership agreement with Ksher (WeChat Pay Thailand) and Asset Bright Public Company Limited to accept WeChat Pay at… Read the full press release