Jet Airways carried out its first ever educational airport excursion for ‘The Wishing Factory’ children

Jet Airways carried out its first ever educational airport excursion for ‘The Wishing Factory’ children Children from the NGO undertake a guided tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai Mumbai, India, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, today helped fulfil the wishes of 35 young minds from the NGO… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: China continued to lead international outbound tourism with 12% increase in spending

MADRID, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — 2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces partnership with TripAdvisor

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Last Friday, we announced a collaboration of huge importance for Scottish tourism. Our new initiative with TripAdvisor, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Carnegie Hall, represents a giant step forward in scaling up how we market and sell Scotland to the world, writes Charlie Smith, VisitScotland Director… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six forest parks featured in new online guide

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — With one in three visitors to Scotland making a trip to a forest or woodland park during their stay and 42% visiting a country park or garden, VisitScotland is hoping a new partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland will increase visitors to the country’s leafiest corners. Produced in… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson opens its doors on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey in Izmir

Park Inn by Radisson opens its doors on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey in Izmir   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic mid-market hotel brand, opens its doors on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey in Izmir. The Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory joins UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory, New Zealand’s first tourism observatory, has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Committed to regular and timely measurement of tourism and its impacts and hosted by the University of Waikato Management School, the observatory is focused… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney welcomes Simon Barnett as Hotel Manager and Helen Radic as Director of Marketing

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Sydney’s best located five-star hotel Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two highly regarded senior managers. Respected Australian hospitality leader Simon Barnett has been appointed Hotel Manager, while renowned senior sales and marketing expert Helen Radic has joined the executive… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches six times per week flights from Vienna to Los Angeles

VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Destinations • Up to six weekly direct flights with a Boeing 777 from Vienna to Los Angeles starting today • Austrian Airlines offers flight service to the West Coast of the USA for the first time • Initial flight departed from Vienna Airport this morning • Up… Read the full press release

Joan Smalls appointed the first ever Global Fashion Innovator of W Hotels

Joan Smalls appointed the first ever Global Fashion Innovator of W Hotels   NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — International cover girl. Campaign face. Television Host. Philanthropist. Now Joan Smalls can add executive to her resume. W Hotels Worldwide today (04/10/2017) officially announced the appointment of Joan Smalls as the iconic lifestyle brand’s… Read the full press release

AA to run VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes

London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (10 April 2017) announced that the AA has been awarded a contract to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes under licence for the next three years. VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “I am delighted to announce this contract which guarantees the standards and expectations… Read the full press release

The newly opened enVision Hotel Boston-Everett joins the Ascend Hotel Collection

The newly opened enVision Hotel Boston-Everett joins the Ascend Hotel Collection   Successful boutique mini-brand is first hotel in Everett, Mass. in seven decades ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 10, 2017), the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), celebrated a special milestone with the city of Everett, Mass., welcoming… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to unveil multi-million renovation this summer

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to unveil multi-million renovation this summer   Chicago, U.S.A., 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, located steps away from the famed Magnificent Mile, will unveil a multi-million renovation – from corridors to guest rooms. Led by design group BAMO, the renovation infuses residentially-inspired palettes and… Read the full press release

Book release: ‘Engineering an Airline’ uncovers the history of British Airways through its engineers

Book release: ‘Engineering an Airline’ uncovers the history of British Airways through its engineers   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A new book by British Airways uncovers the fascinating history of how the airline grew, thanks to the technical expertise and ingenuity of its engineers. Amberley Books’ ‘Engineering an Airline’ looks back to… Read the full press release

British Airways reveals investment plans to enhance customer experience

British Airways reveals investment plans to enhance customer experience   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched its investment plans for customers, focusing on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all. Watch Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO reveal the airline’s plans during a charter flight… Read the full press release

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is transforming its customers’ airport experience by becoming the first UK airline to introduce automated biometric technology throughout the airport – with the launch of self-service boarding gates. Following a successful trial last June, the first three boarding gates… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts programme of activities to increase awareness of its employees’ understanding of those with autism

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April and support the UN World Autism Awareness campaign, Qatar Airways has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to offer a programme of activities to employees of the national carrier during the month of April. The activities are designed… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to increase frequency of flights between Hong Kong to Manchester from 1 December 2017

HongKong, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (06 Apr 2017) announced that its current four-times-weekly Hong Kong to Manchester service will become a daily operation from 1 December 2017. Having announced in March that it would be increasing the number of weekly flights to the northern English city to six by the end… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority unveiled $200 million Improvement and Expansion Plan

Investment of $200 million over 10 years (2017 to 2026) Improvements will allow Airport to accommodate 2 million passengers annually Financial Plan to fund improvement projects and ensure long-term financial sustainability Primary source of revenue to pay for infrastructure improvements is Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) AIF will increase from $30 to $35 effective July 1,… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes new Cathay Pacific service between Manchester and Hong Kong

Manchester Airport welcomes new Cathay Pacific service between Manchester and Hong Kong   MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be bolstering its frequency in the North West by offering daily flights between Manchester and Hong Kong as of 1 December 2017. The extra services will operate… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna earns approval from FAA

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna earns approval from FAA   Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide line and base maintenance to N-registered aircraft. Close to 500 N-registered aircraft are currently based or operating in EMEA… Read the full press release

Dusit International signs management consultancy agreement for dusitD2 Chaengwattana upscale business hotel

Dusit International signs management consultancy agreement for dusitD2 Chaengwattana upscale business hotel   dusitD2 Chaengwattana features impressive cantilevered design and top-floor banqueting with panoramic views Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has signed a management consultancy agreement with Sanguantas Development Company Limited… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton opens its newest property in Decatur, Illinois

Hampton by Hilton opens its newest property in Decatur, Illinois   DECATUR, Ill. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel known for providing travelers with its signature Hamptonality service today (April 05, 2017) announced the opening of its newest property in Decatur, Illinois…. Read the full press release

Radisson Blu brings new standard of excellence to Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey

Radisson Blu brings new standard of excellence to Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proudly announcing the opening of a new hotel in Diyarbakir, Turkey. The latest Turkish addition to the Radisson Blu family brings a… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport supports one of its biggest local engagement programmes this summer

Gatwick supports one of its biggest community engagement programmes The airport is partnering with: The Brighton Marathon Weekend, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival and Brighton Pride Events set to reach more communities in the South East than ever before United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to host exclusive tour of the airport on Luchtvaartdag, Saturday 22 April

Belgium, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — On Saturday 22 April, Brussels Airport will be opening its doors throughout the day during the aviation day of the Flemish government, Luchtvaartdag. Young and old can enjoy an exclusive tour along places on the airport site you would never see as passenger or visitor. In addition, visitors can discover… Read the full press release

Tirana Airport welcomes Wizz Air’s new service from Tirana to Hungary’s capital, Budapest

Wizz Air launches the new route Tirana – Budapest  Albania, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, launched today its first low-fare service from Tirana, connecting the city with Hungary’s capital, Budapest. The new low-fare route, with a convenient schedule of two weekly frequencies, will bring… Read the full press release

Air France to increase frequency of flights between European and North-African destinations this Spring

France, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — To meet increased demand over the spring break school holidays and the end of the school year, Air France plans to increase the frequency of its medium-haul flights to and from several European and North-African destinations. In total, between April and June, the Company will operate 138 additional flights…. Read the full press release

easyJet celebrated its fifth anniversary at London Southend Airport .

United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Since its launch at Southend in April 2012, easyJet has flown over four million passengers on over 32,000 flights, and now flies to 15 popular city and holiday destinations across Europe, with the most popular being Amsterdam, Alicante, Faro and Malaga. To mark the anniversary easyJet invited two… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

London Gatwick’s only direct flights to Seattle and Denver starting from September with fares from £199 Seattle and Denver routes return to Gatwick after more than 10 years Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is continuing its transatlantic expansion by launching two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver on… Read the full press release