UNWTO Secretary General Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Tourism Development

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Rifai welcomed Japan’s Action Program for Tourism focused on… Read the full press release

Grant Thornton Runway Run 2017 Is Back For A Third Year

              Belfast, UK, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The hugely-popular Grant Thornton Runway Run is back for a third year, with a record number of entries from the local business community expected for the 2017 event. Rugby legend Stephen Ferris has partnered with the business advisory firm to launch… Read the full press release

Earn and Use Miles On Flights to Europe With Alaska Airlines and Condor Airlines Partnership

New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Europe Seattle, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Condor flies nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels and Resorts Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Arlington, Va., 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), announced today the appointment of Michael (“Mike”) J. Deitemeyer as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23, 2017. He has also been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Interstate… Read the full press release

Meet Rosewood Hong Kong’s New Managing Director

Hong Kong, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Marc C. Brugger has been appointed managing director for Rosewood Hong Kong which is scheduled to open in 2018. Mr. Brugger is responsible for assembling the opening team with whom he will manage the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® property, comprised of 398 hotel guestrooms and 199… Read the full press release

Hampton Inn by Hilton Danville Recognized For Top Performance

Memphis, Tennessee, 2017-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hampton by Hilton, Hilton‘s global mid-price brand of more than 2,200 hotels, has recognized Hampton Inn by Hilton Danville with a Circle of Excellence Award. The award signifies the hotel as one of the top performing properties within the brand. It is presented to hotels that have excelled in service and… Read the full press release

2016 Hampton Sales Leader of the Year Award Goes To Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney Team Member

Memphis, Tennessee, 2017-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney is proud to announce one of its team members has been recognized for her exemplary service. Chrissy Jardine was recently awarded with the 2016 Hampton Sales Leader of the Year. The award recognizes one of six Hampton Sales leaders worldwide for exceptional performance in business and lead generation,… Read the full press release

The Colorado Tourism Office Aims to Build Tourism Industry’s Advantage With New Strategic Plan

Denver, CO, 2017-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Colorado Tourism Board today approved the Colorado Tourism Roadmap, a comprehensive strategic plan to build the Colorado tourism industry’s competitive advantage through closer collaboration, creation of new traveler experiences across the state and a fresh focus on sustainable tourism. Ten months in the making and led by… Read the full press release

Win Two Tickets To Berlin in SFO Contest

#SFO2Berlin contest welcomes new service on airberlin, will award 2 roundtrip economy ticket SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced a contest on social media to celebrate new nonstop service from SFO to Berlin on airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline.  The contest, titled #SFO2Berlin, invites participants to answer… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport awarded the Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the region” for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has been awarded the Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the region” for the fourth time in a row – the first time in the history of the awards that an Eastern European airport has kept its top position for four consecutive years. Presented at the… Read the full press release

British Airways Adds New Route to the Golden State

LONDON, 2017-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Made in Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt brings a Californian glow to Gatwick to celebrate British Airways’ new route to Oakland, San Francisco Bay. Stephanie, who went to college in San Francisco, stuns in a photoshoot to mark the airline’s first route from Gatwick to California, and its fifth service… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Home and Hub Is Named Sixth Best Airport In the World

Hamad International Airport named Best Middle East Airport for third consecutive year; also awarded Best Staff Service in the Middle East for second consecutive year DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to congratulate its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), on being ranked Sixth Best Airport in the… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the opening of Hilton Linzhi Resort in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region

Hilton announces the opening of Hilton Linzhi Resort in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region   LINZHI, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (March 22, 2017) announced the opening of Hilton Linzhi Resort in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Hilton Linzhi Resort is Hilton’s first hotel in the region and home… Read the full press release

LAX launches airport wide employee training to deliver a gold-standard airport and exceptional experiences

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing efforts to put passengers first, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reached another milestone in its guest-experience program with an airport wide employee training to raise awareness of Los Angeles World Airport’s (LAWA) vision to deliver a gold-standard airport and exceptional experiences. Just last week, LAX… Read the full press release

Delta to move from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3 of Los Angeles World Airport

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In May of 2017, Delta Air Lines will set off a move of airlines never before seen at a major U.S. airport. Airport and airline staff will relocate 21 airlines as part of Delta’s move from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3.  Much of… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways announces weekend flights to and from the Isle of Man during the TT festival period

Eastern Airways announces weekend flights to and from the Isle of Man during the TT festival period   Eastern Airways has introduced weekend flights during the TT festival period to meet high demand to and from the Isle of Man. North Lincolnshire, England, 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK regional airline, which started… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ charity rail tour raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children

Virgin Trains’ charity rail tour raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children   London, 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — An “epic” charity rail tour organised by Virgin Trains and partners to celebrate 40 years since the launch of the High Speed Train (HST) has raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children. More than 500… Read the full press release

IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017 goes to Astral Aerial Solutions for its Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Concept for Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Kenya based Astral Aerial Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017, for the company’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Africa. The award was presented at the 11th World Cargo Symposium… Read the full press release

Globally renowned composer and artist Dana Al Fardan named official composer for Qatar Airways Group

Globally renowned artist and Qatari local has created a specific composition for Hamad International Airport and the now-playing Qsuite commercials The artist’s latest album, Sandstorm, now featured on all Qatar Airways flights DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today named artist Dana Al Fardan, globally renowned composer and artist, as the official… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo’s transports champion thoroughbred horses from all parts of the world into Dubai for the Dubai World Cup

Emirates SkyCargo’s equine transportation solution provides comfort, safety and security to thoroughbreds in transit DUBAI, U.A.E., 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has been transporting some of the world’s best racehorses to Dubai for one of the most prestigious global racing events, the Dubai World Cup, which will… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces growth and development plans for Cambria hotels & suites in 2017

Cambria hotels & suites increases number of open hotels and pipeline in 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, today announced significant growth and development plans for Cambria hotels & suites in 2017. With 28 Cambria hotels & suites open… Read the full press release

Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya to host World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2017 on 9th September

LONDON, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the glittering, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on 9th September. Located on Mexico’s breathtakingly beautiful Pacific Coast, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya consists of 687 rooms and suites in the family-friendly Hacienda section… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports’ initiatives resulted in total energy savings of 5.17 million kWh in 2016

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint resulted in total energy savings of 5.17 million kWh in 2016 across Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – equivalent to powering 235 homes for a full year, the operator reported today. The report was issued just… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill hundreds of new jobs

Message during foundation visit: more skilled workers needed, training is key Oakland, Calif., 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland.  The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them.  That was the message Port officials delivered to a visiting delegation from the philanthropic… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport opens new Airport Preschool to provide care and early education for children of airport staff

HONG KONG, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Preschool was officially opened at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) today, as the latest initiative of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) to foster a family-friendly work environment for the airport community. Located on the ground floor of the Airport World Trade Centre adjacent to Terminal… Read the full press release

Flughafen Zürich AG awarded a concession to operate and expand Hercílio Luz International Airport in Brazil

Zürich, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen Zürich AG was awarded the concession to operate and expand Hercílio Luz International Airport (IATA: FLN) in the city of Florianópolis in southern Brazil. With 3.6 million passengers and revenue of CHF 26 million in 2016, Hercílio Luz airport has been the most resilient airport throughout the… Read the full press release

Achieve Tahoe to hold its annual Ability Challenge fundraising campaign at Squaw Valley on April 1, 2017

Alpine Meadows, CA, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Achieve Tahoe, a leading provider of winter and summer adaptive sports instruction at all ability levels for adults and children with disabilities, will hold its annual Ability Challenge, a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $200,000 in support of its programs on April 1, 2017. In partnership… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hong Kong appoints its managing director Marc C. Brugger as the hotel gets ready to open in 2018

HONG KONG, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Marc C. Brugger has been appointed managing director for Rosewood Hong Kong which is scheduled to open in 2018. Mr. Brugger is responsible for assembling the opening team with whom he will manage the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® property, comprised of 398 hotel guestrooms and 199 Rosewood… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® announces Rosewood Hoi An in Vietnam, scheduled to open 2019

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® expands Asia footprint with ultra-luxury resort in Vietnam HONG KONG, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Hoi An South Development Limited, to manage Rosewood Hoi An in Vietnam, scheduled to open 2019. It will join the international collection’s growing number of ultra-luxury hotels in… Read the full press release

Last chance to ride the reverse shuttle rollercoaster Boomerang throughout Knott’s annual springtime Boysenberry Festival

BUENA PARK, Calif., 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Knott’s Berry Farm says goodbye to the park’s veteran rollercoaster, Boomerang on April 23rd. Riders will have one last chance to ride the reverse shuttle rollercoaster starting now and throughout the duration of Knott’s annual springtime Boysenberry Festival which kicks off April 1-23. The 27 year-old rollercoaster… Read the full press release