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

IHG® announces the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran as Chief Development Officer in the AMEA region

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) today announces the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran to the role of Chief Development Officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. IHG has an established reputation as a valued partner for successful hotel owners and investors globally and currently operates across nearly… Read the full press release

Wizz Air offers students chance to win unlimited travel on WIZZ network for one year

STUDENTS CAN WIN UNLIMITED TRAVEL ON THE WIZZ NETWORK FOR A YEAR BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it has launched the first WIZZ Youth Challenge, an international case study competition for university and college students. The competition provides a… Read the full press release

The Airports Council International names Heathrow as the Best Airport in Europe

Heathrow has been awarded Best Airport in Europe amongst airports with over 40 million passengers per year by its passengers. 82% of passengers rated their Heathrow experience as either “very good” or “excellent” in 2016 – a record score. LONDON, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Council International (Global) has announced the winners of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels open the new Cambria Southlake DFW North in Southlake, Texas

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, joined Fillmore Capital Partners and developer Fillmore Hospitality to open the new Cambria Southlake DFW North in Southlake, Texas today. Located at 2104 E State Hwy 114, the 175- room Cambria Southlake DFW North is… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels opens first Sleep Inn hotel featuring newest design concept

New prototype opens doors within nine months of design rollout ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), Lieben Group, LP, and Nivea Hospitality celebrate the opening of the first Sleep Inn hotel to feature the brand’s recently evolved interior and exterior design, opening just nine months after the concept… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts welcomes Michael Newcombe as Chair of its Global Spa and Wellness Task Force

Promoting holistic approach to spa and wellness, Four Seasons spas combine traditional techniques and modern technologies in results-oriented treatments Toronto, Canada, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company and largest luxury spa operator, has appointed Michael Newcombe as Chair of the company’s Global Spa and Wellness… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces codeshare partnership with Fiji Airways

Jet Airways announces codeshare partnership with Fiji Airways   Mumbai, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full-service premier international airline and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, today (Mar 6, 2017) announced a codeshare partnership which offers guests travelling on both carriers convenient and seamless connectivity between India and Fiji via Singapore and… Read the full press release

Silversea unveils first crew on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season

Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of its Christening on April 19, Silversea has unveiled details of the crew that will provide a bespoke service for guests on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season. The ship will be led by Captain Alessandro Zanello, the youngest officer ever to be appointed Captain… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises announces the appointment of Barbara Staiger as VP of strategic partners

Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has appointed Barbara Staiger as vice president of strategic partners. Staiger will report to Christian Sierralta, vice president of national accounts and Latin America. Staiger has over 23 years of experience within the luxury cruise industry, spending 18 years as a sales director for… Read the full press release

airberlin welcomes Heinz-Joachim Schöttes as Head of Corporate Affairs

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Heinz-Joachim Schöttes (58) takes office as airberlin’s Head of Corporate Affairs at the beginning of April. This appointment is a further step in reorganising the airline by new Chief Executive Officer Thomas Winkelmann. “Heinz-Joachim Schöttes is an outstanding communications pro and will support airberlin with his expertise in… Read the full press release

Wilken Bormann appointed new Chief Executive Officer at the Lufthansa Hub Munich

Wilken Bormann appointed new Chief Executive Officer at the Lufthansa Hub Munich   FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wilken Bormann is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Munich Hub from 1 March 2017. In this role he is responsible for the commercial management, station management, ground infrastructure and processes, as… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the signing of eight new hotels within the Holiday Inn® brand family in Germany

Announcement, made at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), follows the news that IHG achieved record signings in 2016 and now has more than 100 hotels either in the pipeline or in operation in the market DENHAM, UK, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public Transport signed contract for the delivery of 70 FLEXITY trams

Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public Transport signed contract for the delivery of 70 FLEXITY trams   Contract includes an option for 70 additional vehicles Modern FLEXITY trams feature 20% more passenger capacity than vehicles currently in use in Zurich BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s C Series aircraft honored with 2017 Civil Aviation Laureate Award by Aviation Week Magazine

Montréal, Canada, 2017-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation Week Magazine has recognized Bombardier’s C Series aircraft with its 2017 Civil Aviation Laureate Award. “Bombardier’s C Series is the first clean-sheet narrowbody airliner to enter service in more than 20 years,” noted Aviation Week Editor-in-Chief Joseph C. Anselmo. “In selecting it for this year’s Civil Aviation… Read the full press release

Air France awarded first prize for Customer Relations at the 13th edition of the Customer Relations BearingPoint – Kantar TNS awards

PARIS, France, 2017-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — On 1st March 2017, Air France was awarded first prize for Customer Relations* in the Transport sector for the second year running. This 13th edition of the Customer Relations BearingPoint – Kantar TNS awards took place at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, in the presence of… Read the full press release

Ryanair renews partnership with ISPCC Childline its chosen charity partner for 2017

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (6 Mar) renewed its charity partnership with ISPCC Childline, which will be its chosen charity partner for 2017.  ISPCC Childline provides a 24 hour listening service, which empowers children using telephone, online and text services. 90% of ISPCC Childline funding is raised… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu Residence debuts in Turkey

Radisson Blu Residence debuts in Turkey   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — There’s someplace like home in Istanbul, thanks to a newly opened residence from Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design. With a large choice of apartment sizes, guests at the Radisson Blu Residence, Istanbul… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland partners with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Free Port of Oakland harbor tours will return in May with a new vessel operator.  The Port today announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October. Blue & Gold said it would deploy 230-passenger sightseeing vessels for the 90-minute tours. … Read the full press release

Dubai Airports highlighted its green mobility event with electric car on a 34,000 km zero-emission road trip stopped by at Dubai International

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — An electric car that is on a 34,000 kilometre zero-emission road trip – from the Netherlands to Australia – and has been driven through 22 countries, stopped by at Dubai International to refuel and support Dubai Airports’ green mobility event on March 2. Dubai Airports organised the event… Read the full press release