Neil Mills named Chief Transformation Officer at airberlin

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Neil Mills, currently Chief Strategy & Planning Officer at airberlin, will take up the new post of Chief Transformation Officer with immediate effect and lead a newly created division which will work across the whole airline to strengthen the overall performance of the company. airberlin’s CEO Thomas… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the winners of its prestigious 2017 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Awards

Choice Hotels announces the winners of its prestigious 2017 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Awards   ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is honoring the highest rated properties within its portfolio of more than 6,500 franchised hotels around the world by announcing… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels converts Brookwood Inn near Duke University in Durham, N.C. into a Cambria hotel & suites property

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has converted the former Brookwood Inn near Duke University in Durham, N.C., into a Cambria hotel & suites property. This $8 million transformation was completed this winter and the hotel officially became a Cambria hotel… Read the full press release

Kimberly J. Becker appointed second President/CEO of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

SAN DIEGO, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimberly J. Becker, who has been with Mineta San Jose International Airport since 1995, and Director since 2013, has been hired as San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s second President/CEO.  She will begin in the position on May 1, succeeding Thella F. Bowens, who is retiring as… Read the full press release

IGLTA and PATA support a Nepalese tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global Convention

IGLTA and PATA support a Nepalese tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global Convention   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a tourism student from Nepal to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s… Read the full press release

Aeroflot again honored with Randstad Award as Russia’s best employer in the transport industry

Moscow, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again won the prestigious Randstad Award as the best employer in the transport industry in Russia. Russia’s most attractive employers are awarded every year based on the results of the world’s biggest employer branding survey. In 2017, 26 countries took part in the project. The… Read the full press release

dnata the first handling company at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to offer closed temperature controlled system

Amsterdam, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata Netherlands has added two temperature controlled cargo dollies to its infrastructure, which are specially designed to serve the pharmaceutical industry. With this introduction, dnata has become the first handling company at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to offer this closed temperature controlled system, for a seamless delivery of temperature-sensitive… Read the full press release

Airbnb expands Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown

San Francisco, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform. As the most significant development in Airbnb’s… Read the full press release

TAP launches new flight to Valencia, Spain

TAP launches new flight to Valencia, Spain   Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Spanish market is of high importance to TAP • The airline is adding a new flight to its operation • 23 new weekly frequencies to Spain in 2017 TAP will operate, as from June 13th, a new flight… Read the full press release

Work underway on Queenstown Airport park and ride facility

Work underway on Queenstown Airport park and ride facility   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first sods have been turned on an airport park and ride facility, which marks another milestone in the continuing drive to improve transport and congestion issues in the Wakatipu Construction of the park and ride… Read the full press release

FAA issues clearance for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s Northeast Area Development Plan

MESA, Ariz., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — When the federal government turned the former Williams Air Force Base over to the now Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA), it was an expansive 3,000 acre parcel largely removed from the major population centers of greater Phoenix. Much has changed in the past twenty-five years; and today… Read the full press release

Amadeus partners with Distribusion and Betterez to enhance bus operators’ offer worldwide

Amadeus partners with Distribusion and Betterez to enhance bus operators’ offer worldwide   MADRID, SPAIN, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel room? Check. Flight? Check. Taxi to the airport? Check. What about getting from the airport to your hotel in the city centre? An airport transfer bus could be the best option. Chances are,… Read the full press release

Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s President & CEO Elaine Roberts receives recognition from Women for Economic and Leadership Development

COLUMBUS, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s President & CEO Elaine Roberts was honored with The Riveter Award at the Women for Economic and Leadership Development’s (WELD) 2017 keynote event on March 30. The Riveter Award is an annual award of distinction given out by WELD to a woman who is not… Read the full press release

French Online Travel Company MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology

Award-winning Online Travel Company (OTA) MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology to drive accelerated growth Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and innovative French Online Travel Agency (OTA), MisterFly, have today announced the online integration of its innovative merchandising technology. Over 200,000 customers have… Read the full press release

Travelport appoints Dieter Rumpel to lead its business in Germany and Switzerland

Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced that Dieter Rumpel will now lead the company’s business in Germany and Switzerland. Formerly Country Manager, responsible for Travelport’s Agency Commerce business in Switzerland, Dieter will now lead the company’s business in both Germany and Switzerland. Dieter reports into… Read the full press release

Jet Airways integrates Unified Payments Interface mode of payment on its website and app

Airline first in India to offer UPI as a payment mechanism Madurai, India, 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full service, premiere international airline, announced that its guests can now buy tickets online on its website jetairways.com, mobile site and mobile app by using the industry’s latest payment mechanism – Unified Payments… Read the full press release

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts launches Go Beyond platform to celebrate its 80th anniversary

BETHESDA, MD., 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (04/03/2017), Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), launches its Go Beyond platform in celebration of its 80th anniversary. The multi-faceted campaign includes a new marketing creative, global associate rallies and guest surprise and delights. “Go Beyond celebrates the past 80 years and is… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces its first hotel in Thailand — Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok

Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok scheduled to open in 2019 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has signed an agreement for its first hotel in Thailand. The five-star Steigenberger Hotel Riverside will open in the capital city of Bangkok in 2019. It will offer 259 rooms, including deluxe rooms, suites, superior… Read the full press release

HMSHost opens Bistrot at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Award-winning bistro offers travellers a convenient gourmet dining experience Maryland, U.S., 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Fresh made pasta using locally sourced flour, a revitalizing juice bar, and the emphasis on baked goods and espresso can now be found at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with the addition of Bistrot – a European-influenced atmosphere, where… Read the full press release

Rosewood Little Dix Bay to re-open late 2017 following its multi-million dollar restoration

Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic Rosewood Little Dix Bay is currently closed for a comprehensive, multi-million dollar restoration, which will be the most substantial beautification project since the resort was founded by Laurance S. Rockefeller over 50 years ago.  The restoration will include the complete redesign of the… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports the expansion of the Scottish charity Mary’s Meals’ global feeding programme

PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Support by Stagecoach Group for the Scottish charity Mary’s Meals has helped add more than 200 schools to its global feeding programme over the past 12 months. Stagecoach donated £70,000 to the charity’s ‘Feed Our Future’ campaign last year, with a further £30,000 of support coming from Chairman Sir… Read the full press release

Waldorf Astoria New York to undertake meticulous restoration and revitalization

Design vision from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Pierre-Yves Rochon will protect beloved spaces and restore original features of the Waldorf not seen for decades NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Waldorf Astoria New York today released proposed plans for the meticulous restoration and revitalization of the historic property’s landmarked exterior and interior spaces…. Read the full press release

NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption extended and revised

Washington, DC, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a 24-month extension to the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Small Aircraft Exemption and removed onerous limitations of the exemption’s applicability to operations outside the U.S. Effective today through March 31, 2019, the exemption allows NBAA members who operate small aircraft… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport launches its new summer timetable

In tandem with the start of Daylight Saving Time on 26th March, Brussels Airport is launching its new summer timetable which runs until October. The summer timetable includes 10 new destinations and welcomes two new airlines to Brussels Airport. Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport is expanding its network with 10 new… Read the full press release

First Essex launches brand new bus service ‘57’ from Beaulieu into Chelmsford from 2nd April

United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator First Essex is launching a brand new bus service ‘57’ from Beaulieu into Chelmsford from 2nd April. The direct service will provide residents with a fast journey time of less than 20 minutes into Chelmsford city centre and with arrival times coordinated with rail… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt launches its first global loyalty program promotion, Double Points for Being You

Chicago, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — World of Hyatt, the new global platform from Hyatt, today introduced its first global loyalty program promotion, Double Points for Being You. In addition to the World of Hyatt program benefits and rewards that launched March 1, World of Hyatt members have the opportunity to earn double points April… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu opens new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, South Africa

Radisson Blu opens new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, South Africa   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proudly announcing the opening of a new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, South Africa. This is Carlson… Read the full press release

Wizz Air supports Debrecen Airport Run

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (30/03/2017) announced the title sponsorship of Debrecen Airport Run, a unique running race, which will take place on the airport’s runway on 22 April. This announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s long-standing commitment to mobilize… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport hosted its TAKE OFF 2017 event to help businesses from London and the South East grow internationally

Gatwick teamed up with exporting is GREAT campaign to deliver TAKE OFF conference More than 150 small to medium business owners attended the conference Key speakers included PayPal, UPS, Martin McCourt and Lord Young London, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 150 business leaders attended Gatwick Airport’s TAKE OFF 2017 event to hear… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces Leadership promotions

DALLAS, Texas, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Mar 28, 2017) several Leadership promotions from within the Company’s ranks. Ryan Green is promoted to Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer; and Bill Tierney is promoted to Managing Director Marketing. Within Corporate Delivery & Technology, Erika Linford is promoted to Vice… Read the full press release