Hamburg Airport wins Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017: Hamburg, Germany, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport wins the famous Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time, following victories in 2011 and 2012. Once again, Hamburg’s leading position amongst Europe’s non-hub airports is recognised. The prize, awarded exclusively on the basis… Read the full press release

Los Angeles International Airport named one of Skytrax 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In the midst of a strategic and collaborative initiative to improve the guest experience, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been named one of Skytrax 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. The international air transport standards and quality rating organization hosts the World Airport Awards, widely known… Read the full press release

New program framework and name for Chicago City Markets announced

Farmers and community markets kick off the summer season on Thursday, May 11, at Daley Plaza and Sunday, May 14, at Maxwell Street Market CHICAGO, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce a new program framework and name for Chicago City Markets presented… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces strategic partnership with Uber

First of a kind collaboration in the Indian aviation space Leverage technology to unlock value and create innovative solutions for guests Mumbai, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With a clear focus to continuously enhance guest experience, Jet Airways – India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced a strategic association with ride-hailing major Uber. With this first-of-its… Read the full press release

Duetto to implement its cloud-based Revenue Strategy application GameChange for Brisas Group

San Francisco, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization technology, announced today that it will implement its cloud-based Revenue Strategy application, GameChanger, for Brisas Group, a fast-growing owner of luxury properties in key markets in Mexico. Duetto’s GameChanger solution is already in place at the company’s 274-room NIZUC Resort… Read the full press release

Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 honored as the world’s number one terminal

MUNICH, Germany, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Munich Airport and Lufthansa can bask in the glory of a highly coveted accolade: At the 2017 World Airports Award, announced by the London-based Skytrax Institute, Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 was honored as the world’s number one terminal. The rankings are based on a survey of 14… Read the full press release

Concur® introduces the first integrated traveler risk management solution featuring 24/7 monitoring services to assist employees anywhere, anytime

Growing Global Uncertainties, Combined with Concern from the C-Suite to Travel Managers, Drive Increased Demand to Reach Employees Anywhere, Anytime BELLEVUE, WA, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur®, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, today introduced the first integrated traveler risk management solution featuring the most… Read the full press release

Rezidor announces the appoitment of the first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry

Discover this new milestone in video* BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world, is proud to mark a new milestone in its history by appointing its first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry. Miss Maram Kokandi… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Luzius Wirth as CEO, UK and Ireland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Luzius Wirth joined Swissport in 2012 and has since taken up various prominent leadership roles within the group and since 2014 he has held responsibility for Swissport’s Group Services. From June 2017, his new tasks will include a focus on further developing and expanding the regional organization, as… Read the full press release

IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

Contribution of tourism to sustainable economic growth of the MENA region a main focus on UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to welcome 195 million international tourists by 2030. Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade. Over 20 Ministers and industry leaders will gather at the Ministerial Forum to discuss how tourism can play a role… Read the full press release

Dolce Hotels and Resorts adds Wye River Conference Center to its portfolio

A historic venue for clandestine meetings becomes scenic beacon for creative group getaways PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of nearly 8,000 hotels, fortifies its leading groups and meetings brand Dolce Hotels and Resorts with the addition of Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center,… Read the full press release

The Registry Collection® program announces new developments in the Asia Pacific market

SINGAPORE, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program,has recently announced several new developments in the Asia Pacific market. The brand has added a new affiliated property, a new Collection Partner, and expanded its concierge services to members in the Asia Pacific region. At the end of 2016,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces partnership with Chubb to provide its customers with travel and flight insurance cover

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced a recently signed partnership with Chubb to provide its customers with travel and flight insurance cover. Travelers who book flights via wizzair.com and the Wizz Air mobile app are now able to add either travel or… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay scheduled to open in 2019

CHICAGO, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Tokyo Bay Resort Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sogo Development Co., Ltd. for a Hyatt Place hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. Upon its expected opening in 2019, Hyatt… Read the full press release

Ethisphere Institute recognized Wyndham Worldwide as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company

Global hospitality company’s culture of integrity and approach to ethics recognized by Ethisphere Institute for fifth time Parsippany, N.J., 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With a commitment to acting with integrity, a focus on ethical and responsible business practices, and a dedication to welcoming people to experience travel the way they want, Wyndham Worldwide… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Invests 500 Million Euros to Enhance Personalized Digital Offers

New business class for the Boeing Triple Seven X One-way fares starting at 49 euros offer more travel options across Europe Presales through direct channels COLOGNE Germany, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — People are us,ging their lives according to their customized preferences. To support this, the Lufthansa Group is making major investments in the… Read the full press release

New A4ANZ Group Aims to Achieve Regulatory Reform in Aviation Industry

Professor Graeme Samuel AC to be appointed as Chair SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport, DIT Target SMEs for Conference on Growing Business Abroad

Airport and Government inspiring local firms to export to global markets Initial speaker line-up includes PayPal, Funding Circle and Cathay Pacific GATWICK, England, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has once again teamed up with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign to host a conference designed to help businesses grow internationally…. Read the full press release

Swissport International Honored at STAT Times Gala

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — On 22nd February 2017, at the “STAT Times Gala Dinner and Awards” in Johannesburg South Africa, two representatives of Swissport Cargo Services, Colin Baldwin (VP Cargo South Africa) and Jeroen de Clercq (CEO Kenya), accepted the award on behalf of Swissport International. The award is the result of… Read the full press release

UNWTO to Present Draft Text of Its First International Convention in May

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is working to convert the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international Convention, in order to increase the commitment of all stakeholders to its principles. The process is being led by an intergovernmental Working Group composed of representatives of 36 UNWTO Member States.  MADRID, Spain, 2017-Mar-13 —… Read the full press release

BA CityFlyer marks its 10th anniversary

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating a decade of success and growth of its regional airline business. BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways subsidiary, with its headquarters in Manchester, marks its 10th anniversary with good cause to celebrate – the number of customers using its services has more than… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group further expands in Poland with Radisson Blu Hotel Sopot slated to open by Q1 2019

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel development in Poland is continuing at a feverish pace for The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The latest addition to the Group’s pipeline is the 230-room Radisson Blu Hotel Sopot. With… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the Holiday Inn Sydney Central in the city’s CBD

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and Linzhu (Australia) Pty Ltd are promising to deliver extra “Joy of Travel” in Sydney with the signing of an agreement to open the Holiday Inn Sydney Central in the city’s CBD. Adding 305 rooms in Sydney by 2020, the flagship hotel is the… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces its first property in San Jose, California at Museum Place

Boutique Hospitality Company at the Center of San Jose Tech Museum Place expansion DENHAM, UK, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today its first property in San Jose, California at Museum Place, a mixed-use development by Insight Realty Company that will also expand the Tech Museum of Innovation, slated to open… Read the full press release

IHG further expands presence in Poland with the signing of Holiday Inn® Warsaw West Station

Hotel will feature an Open Lobby and new guest rooms, both features of the Holiday Inn® brand transformation  This is IHG’s first venture with VHM Hotel Management and Capital Park DENHAM, UK, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced the signing of… Read the full press release

IHG launches new programme to inspire female leaders on their journey to General Manager roles

Innovative new programme supports high potential female leaders on their journey to General Manager DENHAM, UK, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Launching in time for International Women’s Day, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced its new programme, RISE, to inspire female leaders in Australia and New Zealand to ‘lean in’ to General Manager roles…. Read the full press release