PATA teams up with Equator Learning to launch travel agent initiative

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in conjunction with Equator Learning, is launching a travel agent initiative to support organisations with travel trade marketing efforts. The Asia & Pacific Expert is a consistent and succinct online learning tool for travel agents that is applicable for all markets worldwide…. Read the full press release

ITB App debuts new interactive features to help visitors plan, explore and network

New interactive features to plan the ITB visit efficiently and gain new business contacts – The ITB App is free of charge and available now for download on App Store and Google Play. BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin on your smartphone or tablet: the ITB App provides users with all information… Read the full press release

Oman Air took delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Oman Air took delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with three new additions to the fleet already this year. The latest aircraft is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which joined… Read the full press release

4,896 Stagecoach drivers awarded GreenRoad Fleet Elite status

Almost 4,900 Stagecoach employees achieve GreenRoad Fleet Elite status 5% increase in number of company’s drivers reaching elite standard More Stagecoach drivers meet benchmark than any bus operator or other company for fourth consecutive year Advanced telematics system constantly checks driving manoeuvres System helps achieve 3% improvement in fuel efficiency across UK bus operations PERTH,… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba presented with top honors for hotel and spa from 2017 Forbes Travel Guide

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Mayakoba, the leading luxury resort located along the Yucatán Peninsula, has received two Five-Star Awards from Forbes Travel Guide. Rosewood Mayakoba has received the top hotel ranking for 2017, and, Sense®, a Rosewood Mayakoba Spa, has been recognized as one of the world’s top spas. This… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia named as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the fifth consecutive year

Georgia, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide today (February 22, 2017) unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia and the hotel’s Sense, A Rosewood Spa® as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel and spa for the fifth consecutive year. Rosewood Hotel Georgia and its Sense spa first appeared on the… Read the full press release

Forbes Travel Guide for 2017 recognizes Acqualina Resort & Spa as a Five Star Hotel for the fifth year in a row

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Five-Star Acqualina Resort & Spa, Acqualina Resort & Spa cements itself as the quintessential luxury travel destination in Florida by garnering several coveted back-to-back travel awards. Today (February 22, 2017), Forbes Travel Guide officially announced that Acqualina has been recognized as a Five Star Hotel,… Read the full press release

Carlson Wagonlit Travel announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new VP of Customer Experience

Amsterdam, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today (February 23, 2017) announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new Vice President of Customer Experience. Joining from Sears, he will work closely with the Customer, Technology, and Traveler Services teams. “Jared has a passion for research and customer… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo presented with the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at Air Cargo Africa

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo received the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at a grand gala held last week at The Barnyard Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of Africa’s biennial air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, Air Cargo Africa, that took place from 21 to 23 February. The… Read the full press release

Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) Conference, 23rd March at the Tower Mill in Hawick

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism businesses across the Borders are being invited to attend the annual Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) Conference on Thursday 23rd March at the Tower Mill in Hawick. Following last year’s sell-out attendance, this year’s Conference theme is ‘Collaboration & Connectivity: Moving the Borders Forward’. The day sets… Read the full press release

Mint Croft achieves 5 Star B&B Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury, handcrafted organic B&B created from converted croft outhouses on Skye hasachieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Mint Croft, in north-west Skye, near Dunvegan, has achieved its 5 Star B&B Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation. Shaz and Ali Morton are crofters… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes Norwegian’s new direct services from the United States to Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has welcomed today’s news that three new direct low-cost services from the United States to Edinburgh – starting at under £70 – will begin this summer. The national tourism organisation says the 14 weekly flights from the New York, Boston and New England areas, which will… Read the full press release

Qantas and EL AL to provide seamless mode of travel for Australian and Israeli travellers with new codeshare agreement

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Australian and Israeli travellers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement between Qantas and EL AL, subject to government and regulatory approvals. Customers of both airlines will be able to book on select flights operated by the other, as well as earn and redeem frequent… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces 26 new luxury properties scheduled to open in 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 26 new luxury properties scheduled to open over the course of the year within its portfolio, presenting a multitude of options to satisfy #ThePreferredLife travel cravings of city enthusiasts and resort escapists alike. From Tuscany… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognizes IntercityHotel’s Aylin Nöske and Steigenberger Hotels’ Erwin Bruyn at its “General Manager of the Year” Awards

Aylin Nöske wins at IntercityHotel, Erwin Bruyn emerges victorious at Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts Frankfurt, Germany, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The purpose of the Deutsche Hospitality “General Manager of the Year” Awards, which were presented at the Business Conference in Brussels, is to recognise outstanding performances by Hotel Directors in the group. Aylin… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur scheduled to open by 2021

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur scheduled to open by 2021   DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (23 FEBRUARY 2017) announces the signing of a management agreement with Yuk Tung Properties Sdn. Bhd. to develop a 338-room… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC to appoint Malina Ngai as an independent Non-Executive Director

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today (21 FEBRUARY 2017) announces that Malina Ngai is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 March 2017. Malina is Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, which is part… Read the full press release

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection in China

Shanghai, China, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (02/22/2017) announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces 135 destinations in 54 countries in the summer of 2017

Austrian Airlines increases frequencies to Rhodes, Heraklion, Zakynthos, Chania, Athens and Kos in Greece  More flights to Milan and Catania in Italy More flights to Tel Aviv, Cairo and Skopje VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive range of flights to 135 destinations in 54 countries… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks 100,000 passengers on its Romanian domestic route between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca after only 6 months from its launch

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, celebrates today (22/02/2017) an important milestone of 100,000 carried passengers on its low-fare domestic route between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca after only 6 months from its launch. WIZZ’s lucky 100,000th passenger, Răzvan C…. Read the full press release

flydubai launches service to Sylhet, Bangladesh starting 15 March 2017

flydubai launches service to Sylhet, Bangladesh starting 15 March 2017   Dubai-based carrier to commence four flights a week from 15 March 2017 Dubai, UAE, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (February 22, 2017) announced the addition of Sylhet to its network, becoming the airline’s third destination in Bangladesh after Chittagong and… Read the full press release

HSMAI celebrates industry innovators at the 60th Annual Adrian Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 60th Annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis, recognizing excellence in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations, and the leaders behind the work. “It’s always wonderful to be able to celebrate the innovators of our… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017   London, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that Hotel ‘41’ has received a coveted 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017, an honor saved only for properties… Read the full press release

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and World Travellers Group, a New Zealand-based travel retail network with over 25 retail locations and mobile travel businesses across the country, today (22 February 2017) announces a new multi-year… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to welcome its second A350-900 in Munich

Transfer from Toulouse on Friday 24 February 2017 First flight to Boston on 14 March 2017 FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft doubles in number: Following the first A350-900 flight from Munich to Delhi two weeks ago, the second aircraft is already being welcomed in. This Friday,… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports welcomed delegation from Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation to provide update on its expansion plans

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths welcomed a high-ranking delegation from Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation (ADAC) on Sunday to provide an update on airport expansion plans and exchange views on industry developments. The visit also included a tour of Concourse D, Dubai Airports’ $1.2 billion facility that… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman voted as Top Hotel in Jordan and Top Hotel for Service in Jordan at TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Amman, Jordan, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Year after year, Four Seasons Hotel Amman solidifies its position as Jordan’s most prestigious hospitality address, and this year is no different with the hotel taking home two top TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2017 that are presented only to the top 1 percent of all hotels on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence has been named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.  It is also among the top luxury hotels in Cairo. “We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised and to receive this… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager   Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is delighted to welcome Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager. Dimitri is… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is delighted to announce that it was awarded the Gold Medal for Best First Class Red by judges at a world-renowned wine competition. The Cellars in… Read the full press release