Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines to accelerate their existing marketing activities in China

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines have deepened their commercial relationship, signing a new partnership agreement that will accelerate their existing marketing activities in China. The three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today (Tuesday 13 December) in Adelaide by Tourism Australia Regional General Manager, North Asia Andrew… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege expands its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines

Members of Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege loyalty and rewards programme will be able to earn and redeem JPMiles on all Delta Air Lines’ flights MUMBAI, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — JetPrivilege, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways has expanded its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines becomes the… Read the full press release

Registration for GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston now open

Convention Registration is Officially Open  Alexandria, VA, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, is pleased to announce the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017. The largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and… Read the full press release

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts teams up with X+Q Art to launch distinctive artworks celebrating its hotels across Greater China

Le Méridien unveils collaboration with Chinese art collective X+Q Art at the press conference. From left to right: Mike Fulkerson , Vice President of Brand Marketing, Asia Pacific; Marriott International Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts; Jing Xiang, co-founder of X+Q Art; Guangci Qu, co-founder of X+Q Art   Shanghai, China,… Read the full press release

British Airways publishes its first colouring book for flyers

British Airways publishes its first colouring book for flyers   London, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The colouring craze looks set to reach new heights as British Airways gets set to publish its first colouring book for flyers. ‘British Airways: A Colouring Book’ features scores of line drawings of iconic images, accompanied by explanations from… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to order 12 Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Q400 aircraft in Philippine Airlines’ livery   Montreal, Canada, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (December 8, 2016) that it has finalized a firm purchase agreement with Philippine Airlines, Inc., flag carrier of the Philippines, consistent with the Letter of Intent announced on October 14, 2016. The purchase agreement includes… Read the full press release

KSL Resorts the first Duetto hotel partner to receive automated pricing recommendations enhanced by TravelClick’s future-looking Demand360® competitor data

With TravelClick’s Demand360 for Duetto, Hotels can Optimize Pricing Strategies by Seamlessly Integrating Future-Looking Competitor Demand Data San Francisco, 2016-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — KSL Resorts, manager of nine world-renowned recreational resorts, is the first Duetto hotel partner to receive automated pricing recommendations enhanced by TravelClick’s future-looking Demand360® competitor data – at the Monarch… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways adds UnionPay credit and debit cards to its payment options

The option to pay with UnionPay cards provides Qatar Airways travellers with a high quality and secure payment service worldwide.   DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways will now accept UnionPay credit and debit cards through its website for ticket and other sales, expanding payment options for customers around the world…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Lands of Legends Celebrate ‘King Arthur’ Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of blockbuster 2017 film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie hits UK cinemas on 24 March 2017. It stars Charlie ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Hunnam, as… Read the full press release

HMSHost and Starbucks Coffee Company open the first Starbucks® in an airport — at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Twenty-five years ago, global restaurateur HMSHost and Starbucks Coffee Company came together to open the first Starbucks® in an airport. Today (December 1, 2016), representatives from HMSHost, Starbucks Coffee Company, and the Port of Seattle gathered at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – the first Starbucks licensed location –… Read the full press release

Jet Airway announces 4-day fare sale, from December 05 to December 08, 2016

Attractive all-inclusive Economy fares for Domestic travel start at INR 899* and for International travel start at INR 10,693* MUMBAI, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced a 4-day fare sale, for guests planning their domestic and international travel. The airline’s attractive all-inclusive fares start from INR 899 on… Read the full press release

Travelzoo recognized as the World’s Leading Travel Deals Website at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards

MALDIVES/ NEW YORK, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) was recognized last night as the World’s Leading Travel Deals Website at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards, held in the Maldives. World Travel Awards (WTA) was established in 1993 by Graham E. Cooke to seek out and reward… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s North Star attraction broke the record for “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship”

The cruise line’s unique North Star attraction has broken the record for being the “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship” LONDON, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean has today announced that it has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with its unique North Star attraction aboard the cruise line’s Quantum-class… Read the full press release

SFO and San Francisco SPCA welcome LiLou, the first pig to be certified in the SF SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program

Airport welcomes first pig from San Francisco SPCA’s animal assisted therapy team SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Wag Brigade, a team of animal assisted therapy dogs, have been making air travel more enjoyable for years. Now, just in time for holiday travel, SFO and the San… Read the full press release

The winning projects of Air France’s Customer Priority Hackathon 25 – 27 November 2016

From 25 to 27 November 2016, 130 candidates, including 30 company staff, took part in the Customer Priority Hackathon. PARIS, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — A contraction of the words “hack” and “marathon”, a hackathon is an event in which teams consisting of developers, designers, logistics experts and idea-makers develop an IT project, generally software… 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

British Airways: 20 per cent Christmas discount for all gift vouchers booked by December 24, 2016

LONDON, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — If you are struggling to find the perfect gift this Christmas, why not give the truly unique gift of ‘flight’ and book a loved one a session on a British Airways full-motion flight simulator? To celebrate the festive season the airline is offering a special 20 per cent… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Spectacular two days of St Andrew’s Day celebrations in St Andrew

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — What is believed to be the biggest group of Andrews ever assembled has enjoyed a spectacular two days of St Andrew’s Day celebrations in – appropriately enough – St Andrews. A team of kilted VisitScotland staff scoured four of Europe’s capital cities – London, Paris, Berlin and… Read the full press release

The first ever Scottish Borders Winter Festival, 3-4 and 10-11 December

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — VISITORS are being encouraged to travel to the Scottish Borders this Christmas for a unique new festival. Several of the region’s towns and attractions have come together to host the first ever Scottish Borders Winter Festival. Special events are taking place in Galashiels, Kelso, Jedburgh, Selkirk and Hawick… Read the full press release

Regional winners at the 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards announced

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A world gymnastic championship held in Glasgow, two of Scotland’s biggest marathons, a dazzling event that launched this year’s Festival of Architecture and a west coast ferry service have all been named regional winners at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards, in association… 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

New 360degree film for Copenhagen released

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Stressfree urban environments and an innovative Danish MINDset are just two of six topics touched upon in a brand new digital effort launched by Business Events Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB using 360degree video footage of Copenhagen. A new VR-film ‘MINDblowing Reality’ takes viewers on a grand… Read the full press release

Tribute Portfolio™ opens its first new build property — Sthala, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali

The Naga Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Sthala, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali   Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Tribute Portfolio™, a collection of aspirational independent hotels and resorts from Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (11/29/2016) announced its debut in Bali with the opening of Sthala, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud… Read the full press release

Dubai Islamic Bank launch new credit card in partnership with flydubai

Dubai Islamic Bank launch new credit card in partnership with flydubai   Dubai, UAE, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, announced today (November 27, 2016) the launch of its credit card in partnership with Dubai-based flydubai. The credit card will enable customers to enrol… Read the full press release

Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program gains momentum as partners join Tourism Australia’s new $10m global youth campaign

Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program gains momentum as partners join Tourism Australia’s new $10m global youth campaign   SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s push to encourage more young international travellers Down Under and take advantage of the country’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program is gathering momentum, with industry and travel partners lining… Read the full press release

Wizz Air unveils its new livery with Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic design elements at Budapest Airport

Wizz Air unveils its new livery with Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic design elements at Budapest Airport   BUDAPEST 2024 DESIGN LIVERY AIRCRAFT JOINS THE FLEET BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive’s latest Gulfstream G650E at the Middle East Business Aviation Association show 2016, 6-8 December, Dubai

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive will welcome partners and visitors on board its latest Gulfstream G650ER – one of the world’s fastest business jets – during its participation in the Middle East Business Aviation Association show 2016 taking place 6-8 December at Dubai World Central. Qatar Executive will be showcasing the… Read the full press release

megabus.com launches seat giveaway across the UK for travel between 9 January 2017 and 9 February 2017

Low-fares coach provider launches seat giveaway for travel on services to more than 90 destinations across the UK Free seats available to book now at www.megabus.com* PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Market leading low-fares coach provider megabus.com is reducing the cost of travel even further by offering thousands of free seats on its… Read the full press release

Sunwing teamed up with exclusive local experts NexusTours to create the ultimate Bachelorette-themed romantic getaway

Toronto, ON, 2016-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The two-part finale of the first ever series of The Bachelorette Canada (shot exclusively in Cuba) aired last night on W Network. Thousands of loyal viewers tuned in to watch Canada’s first ever Bachelorette, Jasmine Lorimer, give her rose to Kevin Wendt on the pristine white-sand beach… Read the full press release