Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer of Gatwick Airport

Chris Woodroofe appointed following ten years in key senior roles at Gatwick Scott Stanley appointed Chief Development Officer Appointments mark a new and exciting chapter for Gatwick’s transformation LONDON, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today announced that Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure,… Read the full press release

242 delegates from 17 countries in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016)

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh attracted 242 delegates from 17 countries. The event, hosted by the Bangladesh Tourism Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, brought together delegates from the public and private sectors to share… Read the full press release

Results of the 24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa, Italy

Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor® BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a year of ups and downs for international travel in the Americas. In North America, the US outbound market is performing very… Read the full press release

IATA urges EU policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing sustainable fuels use for air transport

Geneva, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa

Casablanca, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs Curbing the spate of… Read the full press release

Young people find employment through George Best Belfast City High Flyers Apprenticeship Scheme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Another Belfast young person has found employment through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme. Through Swann Training Services, Joshua Kirkaldy has joined the programme as an onsite firefighter. Joshua is the youngest ever to do so, being just 19 years old. Following the successful… Read the full press release

Southwest Rapid Rewards will match up to two million points donated by Customers

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is encouraging Customers to support any of nine participating charities in honor of Giving Tuesday with a full week of points matching. Southwest Rapid Rewards® will match up to two million points donated by Customers from November 27 through December 3. “‘Tis the season… Read the full press release

NBAA Ed Bolen on Donald Trump’s appointment of Elaine Chao for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary

Washington, DC, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement regarding the announcement, made today, that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his choice for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary: “We know that investment in infrastructure, including for aviation, is… Read the full press release

NBAA: European Union (EU) third-country operator (TCO) requirement now in effect

Operators to Europe should be aware that the third-country operator (TCO) requirement is in effect, as of Nov. 26, NBAA officials advised. Washington, DC, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Commission, in 2014, adopted a regulation that requires commercial air transport (CAT) operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known TCOs, to obtain… Read the full press release

Highland tour company WOW Scotland Tours achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland tour company whose offering includes a 12-hour Isle of Skye Tour to top sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Faerie Glen has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Award-winning company WOW Scotland Tours Ltd has attained… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will receive the first of ten A350-900 on 19 December 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest Lufthansa fleet aircraft has completed its maiden flight to Munich around three weeks before delivery. The Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 took off on its first flight in Toulouse but without passengers. An international Airbus crew tested the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during… Read the full press release

Odense in Denmark won the bid to host the 47th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC)

  Odense in southern Denmark has won the bid to host the 47th ICCC – International Conference on Coordination Chemistry ahead of congress cities such as Vienna, Paris, and Moscow. Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanks to Professor Christine McKenzie at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), some 1,500 international chemical scientists will… Read the full press release

Hotel Alsik in Sønderborg to become the largest hotel in the southern border region of Denmark

Hotel Alsik in Sønderborg to become the largest hotel in the southern border region of Denmark   Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The prominent hotel construction, designed and shaped by Denmark’s renowned Henning Larsen  Architects, is part of acclaimed architect Frank Gehry’s exciting master plan for the southerly Danish city. A plan… Read the full press release

Best Restaurant Design for KOLLÁZS – Brasserie & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — KOLLÁZS – Brasserie & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest and EDG Design have won Best Restaurant Design at the European Hotel Design Awards 2016. EDG’s initial design concept was inspired by the glamour of Budapest and the world renowned Gresham Palace, with a culinary point of… Read the full press release

New fare category WIZZ Go at Wizz Air

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (29/11/2016) announced a new product in the airline’s offering. “WIZZ Go” is an additional option to Wizz Air’s existing “WIZZ Plus” (previously: ”Plus Fare”) bundle offer and introduces greater flexibility for passengers. Both “WIZZ Go”… Read the full press release

New report on how hospitality and travel professionals source, share, access, use, and measure ROI of visual assets

McLean, VA, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) announces the release of The Lifecycle of Visual Assets in Hospitality and Travel. Produced in partnership with Libris by PhotoShelter, the special report offers a clear picture of how hospitality and travel professionals source, share, access, use, and measure return on… Read the full press release

GoInStore to provide virtual live tours of meetings and events facilities of Marriott’s ECN convention hotels in Europe

Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has today (11/29/2016) announced an exclusive relationship between its European Convention Network (ECN) and London-based technology start-up, GoInStore. Through this arrangement, meeting planners will have access to virtual live tours of meetings and events facilities of the ECN’s collection of 14 gold… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company awarded seventeen Michelin Stars in 2016

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company awarded seventeen Michelin Stars in 2016   Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C was awarded seventeen Michelin Stars in 2016, with Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Milenia Singapore, Lai Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Lab by Sergi Arola at Penha Longa Resort, and Jin Xuan… Read the full press release

Sheraton joins #GivingTuesday’s global platform

Sheraton joins #GivingTuesday’s global platform   Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Reinforcing its commitment to being… Read the full press release

Travelport announces agreement with BTU one of the largest business travel management provider in Austria and Germany

Langley, U.K., 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, has today (29 November 2016) announced a new agreement with Business Travel Unlimited (BTU), one of the largest providers of business travel, incentive and group travel, and leisure travel in Austria and Germany. It operates in 10 locations, has more than… Read the full press release

Kuwait Airways adopts Amadeus’ technology and business processes as part of its “Transformation Strategy”

MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovative. Modern. Unique. Ambitious. These are some of the characteristics that Kuwait Airways is embracing as part of the national carrier’s five-year “Transformation Plan”. Under the stewardship of Chairperson and CEO, Rasha Al Roumi, the Middle East’s first female airline CEO, Kuwait Airways has undertaken to implement a… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines expands its fleet with the delivery of its ninth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft

Kiev, Ukraine, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Friday, November 25, 2016, Ukraine International Airlines enhanced its fleet with modern Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. The delivery summarizes the carrier`s 2016 fleet renewal and expansion program. Manufactured in 2009, the Boeing 737-800 NG passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-PSU registration number. The… Read the full press release

Hilton debuts in Ningbo, China with the opening of Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort

Hilton debuts in Ningbo, China with the opening of Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort   NINGBO, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts today (November 29, 2016) announced the opening of Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort, marking Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) debut in Ningbo. Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort is owned by… Read the full press release

SAS announces Sale and leaseback agreement with Jackson Square Aviation LLC for five Airbus A320neo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has today (November 29, 2016 ) secured financing of five Airbus A320neo through the signing of a Sale and leaseback agreement with Jackson Square Aviation LLC. The aircraft will be delivered between 2016 and 2018. The agreement means that SAS, at the time of delivery for… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport announces £4 million investment in refurbishment and upgrade of Departure Lounge’s upper floor

Liverpool John Lennon Airport announces £4 million investment in refurbishment and upgrade of Departure Lounge’s upper floor   LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest phase of development work aimed at further improving the customer experience for departing passengers, is now underway at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA). Approximately £4 million is being… Read the full press release

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows operate new terrain following 25 inches of new snow

Roundhouse Express & Meadow Chair open at Alpine Meadows 2016-17 Tahoe Super Pass prices will increase up to $120 and the Bronze Pass will no longer be available after November 29 Upcoming events include It’s Mountain Time World Cup season kickoff December 3 and Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere December 10 with special performance… Read the full press release

Dusit International to operate the dusitD2 Phuket Aria in Surin Beach

Dusit International to operate the dusitD2 Phuket Aria in Surin Beach   Bangkok, Thailand, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Phuket-based property developer Layana Development Co., Ltd. to operate the dusitD2 Phuket Aria in Surin Beach. Located on the west coast of Phuket between… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Patrick Divall as Regional VP, Western Europe and Ignace Bauwens as Regional VP, Middle East and Africa

New Regional Vice Presidents for Western Europe and Middle East, Africa Offer More than 60 Years of Combined Hotel Industry Expertise LONDON, UK, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels across a portfolio of 16 iconic brands, today (22 November 2016) announced two new appointments… Read the full press release

Vietnam Airlines took delivery of its 10th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s 10th 787-9 Dreamliner today( Nov. 25, 2016). “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of… Read the full press release

Vladivostok International Airport to be acquired by Russian Direct Investment Fund, Changi Airports International and Basic Element consortium

MOSCOW, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) and Russia’s Basic Element, has signed the agreement to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from Sheremetyevo International Airport. Upon regulatory and corporate approvals, the consortium will own 100% of JSC Terminal Vladivostok which owns… Read the full press release