Qantas offers next-generation Wi-Fi for passengers to test on Australian domestic flights

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has switched on inflight Wi-Fi for customers travelling on board its internet-capable Boeing 737-800, offering fast, free connectivity on Australian domestic flights. Following months of performance testing with global broadband services provider ViaSat and the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted its Flying Start Ball to help raise money for Comic Relief

British Airways hosted its Flying Start Ball to help raise money for Comic Relief   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrities including Fleur East, Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, John Bishop and Ali Campbell attended British Airways’ Flying Start Ball this evening (Friday April 7), to help raise money for the airline’s charity partnership with… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ amenity kits recognized at the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International

Qatar Airways’ amenity kits recognized at the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has had an award-winning start to April, taking home the top accolade for its new Economy amenity kits at both the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International last week. Mr…. Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb poised to offer excellent spring skiing and riding conditions after 65cm of fresh snow this week

WHISTLER, British Columbia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — After 65 cm of fresh snow this week, Whistler Blackcomb has now received a total of 1,188 cm this season and has officially surpassed its ten year annual average snowfall of 1,170 cm. Whistler Blackcomb received 320 cm of snowfall in March alone, making March 2017 the… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace to present at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, April 11-13, Shanghai

Gulfstream Aerospace to present at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, April 11-13, Shanghai   Flagship Gulfstream G650ER To Be Joined By Gulfstream G280 And Gulfstream G550 SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s class-leading trio will arrive at China’s Shanghai Hongqiao Airport this month for the Asian Business Aviation Conference… Read the full press release

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night (5 April 2017), Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. Close to 1,000 guests, including around 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand to host cultural trips for The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit delegates

The Bangkok Medley tour will give visitors the chance to see the most famous sights in Bangkok via Tuk-Tuk, including the magnificent Grand Palace.   Bangkok, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates attending The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit… 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

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

Boeing recognized by EPA with a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Chicago, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Boeing will receive the award April 26 in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

Car sharing service BelkaCar joins S7 priority frequent flyer program

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, the oneworld®global airline alliance member, introduces car sharing service BelkaCar, a new partner of S7 priority frequent flyer program. Now members of S7 Priority program can earn bonus miles by using a car of the car sharing service. You can use BelkaCar vehicles within Moscow and Moscow oblast, and the lease must be completed within… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan

Ryanair announces its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (6 Apr) unveiled its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan which forms Year 4 of its “Always Getting Better” (AGB) programme, including service, digital, ancillary and inflight developments. The new initiatives to be rolled… Read the full press release

JPA Design to design the cabin interior for flydubai’s 737 MAXs

JPA Design to design the cabin interior for flydubai’s 737 MAXs   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, today (April 4, 2017 ) announced that it has appointed international transport design specialist JPA Design to design the cabin interior for its new fleet of aircraft. The announcement was made at… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts launches mobile app and member rate program to enhance its points-based hotel rewards program

Travelers who book a stay through the app by April 21 will earn 25,000 bonus points NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to consumers’ increasing desires to manage travel plans directly from their smartphones – and make sure they are getting the best deal while doing so – Preferred Hotels… Read the full press release

Embraer selects Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity for the E-Jets E2

Hamburg, Germany, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (April 5, 2017) that it has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) for the E-Jets E2, the second generation of E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The new contract extended the partnership between the two companies, with Panasonic offering… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office unveils latest edition of its annual Happy Traveler guide

State College, PA, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 3, 2017), Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore unveiled the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s annual Happy Traveler guide to an audience of key hospitality and tourism industry leaders at the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) Conference… Read the full press release

Aeroflot introduces its first English-language in-flight magazine

Moscow, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has launched its first English-language in-flight magazine to cater for its ever-growing numbers of international passengers. As well as offering entertainment, the magazine will also help inform travellers about Russia, particularly those who are visiting the country for the first time. Each issue of Aeroflot magazine will… Read the full press release

Jamie Oliver’s Take-Away Concept “Jamie’s Deli” opens at Vienna Airport

Jamie Oliver’s Take-Away Concept “Jamie’s Deli” opens at Vienna Airport   VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, Vienna Airport features one more culinary attraction. The British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is expanding to Austria for the first time. As a first step, he is opening the take-away concept “Jamie’s Deli” in Terminal… Read the full press release

CHICAGO: FREE outdoor concerts from June 12 to August 21 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

CHICAGO, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting line-up of FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday, June 12 – August 21 (except where noted) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The music series features a wide variety of genre-defying music from top… Read the full press release

Roja Perfumes join Oman Air’s exclusive portfolio of on-board products

Roja Perfumes join Oman Air’s exclusive portfolio of on-board products   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline for the Sultanate of Oman, will be adding to its exclusive portfolio of on-board products with a brand new collaboration with Roja Perfumes exclusively available to First and Business Class guests…. Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017 travel

Washington DC, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The warm weather season is quickly approaching and many travelers are beginning to plan summer vacations. From family-friendly beach getaways to adventurous voyages into little explored places, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017… 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

New exhibition at Battle Abbey to feature long forgotten medieval carol

A long forgotten medieval carol has been discovered by English Heritage and recorded for a new exhibition at Battle Abbey SWINDON, England, 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A medieval carol that hasn’t been performed for more than 500 years will set the scene for a new exhibition at Battle Abbey, opening this weekend. ‘Be Mery’ was found ‘doodled’ at the… 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

New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination fuels demand for TRENZ 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for international travel and tourism buyers wanting to come to TRENZ 2017, our $35 billion tourism industry’s most important international business event. TRENZ 2017 is on in Auckland from 9-12 May and will be attended by… Read the full press release

New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre celebrates Len Lye’s important friendships

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Focusing on the early years of his career and his stay on the Spanish Island of Mallorca in 1930, the museum sheds light on some of the inspiration behind his works at this time. At the heart of this period is Lye’s friendship with Robert Graves and Laura… Read the full press release

Duetto appoints Michael Schäffner as head sales and service for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

LONDON, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization technology, announced today that it has appointed to Michael Schäffner to head sales and service in the “DACH” region of German-speaking countries of Europe: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Schäffner is based in Munich and can be reached at Schaeffner@duettoresearch.com. The announcement… Read the full press release

Smurfs to welcome passengers at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is expecting a record number of passengers during the Easter holidays, 3% more than in 2015, the record year. To ensure that everything runs smoothly during the holiday rush, Brussels Airport will again open family lanes at security screening during the busiest days of the holidays. Families with young children will be welcomed… Read the full press release