Guide dog Joey is easyJet’s most frequent flying dog

Guide dog Joey is easyJet’s most frequent flying dog taking his 35th easyJet flight with his owner Jan Gibson LONDON, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, welcomed its first member of its ‘furry flight club’ yesterdat, with guide dog Joey reaching the milestone of 35 flights with easyJet alongside his owner Jan… Read the full press release

UNWTO High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, has recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent.  MADRID, Spain, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the first airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband on flights starting this summer

Twelve new destinations announced as award-winning airline continues to expand global network First airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband connectivity on flights Unveils unique new app making award-winning IFE truly mobile and announces the launch of a redesigned website to showcase the airline’s destinations and service DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7 at JFK

Move co-locates the two airlines into one terminal for better international connections and growth SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announce plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two… Read the full press release

New Frontier Airlines nonstop service from CVG to New York City – LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St

Hebron, KY, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines added new nonstop service from CVG to New York City – LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul today with two inaugural flight celebrations including ribbon-cutting ceremonies, a #CVGselfie station and gifts for passengers. Service to LaGuardia now operates daily using 180-seat A320 aircraft. Service to Minneapolis/St. Paul… Read the full press release

Earth Day at San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Environmental leadership is part of our DNA at SFO

“Green Screen” campaign invites public to view and vote on sustainability videos created by staff SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating Earth Day with a first-ever video contest featuring content created by airport employees to tell stories of how SFO strives to be more environmentally… Read the full press release

Declan Collier to step down as CEO of London City Airport

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport today announced that Declan Collier has decided to stand down as CEO. An international recruitment firm has been appointed to undertake a search for a new CEO and Declan will be assisting the company in finding a successor. London City Airport Chairman, Sir Terry Morgan… Read the full press release

New bus service to connect Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport

New service between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of a new look fleet of buses will commence a new service on Sunday 30 April 2017 connecting Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport. The new A3 AirportFlyer service will commence on Sunday 30th April having been successfully tendered and won by First… Read the full press release

Thomson and First Choice increase capacity at Bristol Airport

Thomson and First Choice increase capacity from Bristol Airport and introduce new routes to Funchal, Madeira and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Bristol Airport for anyone taking a holiday in summer 2018. This includes new routes to Funchal, Madeira… Read the full press release

New SAS route from Helsinki to Malaga

In November SAS launches a new year round route from Helsinki to Malaga  Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The new route is served with an Airbus A320 and B737-800, on Saturdays all year round, starting November 4th of 2017. Including the new route, SAS is now offering ten departures to Malaga from Sweden,… Read the full press release

SAS to start direct route between Stockholm and Eilat in Israel

SAS opens a direct route between Stockholm and Eilat in Israel. Eilat will be a new route to SAS and is part of the winter program for 2017. Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A new route between Stockholm and Eilat starts on October 28 as part of SAS’ winter program for 2017/2018, with… Read the full press release

UNWTO: 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism in Krakow, Poland on 27-28 April 2017

The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, to take place in Krakow, Poland on 27-28 April 2017, will discuss ways to advance the commitment of tourism towards sustainable and responsible practices. The event is one of the major components of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ Project, conducted by UNWTO in cooperation with… Read the full press release

British Airways sees serious increase of its Gatwick operation in the last five years

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent… Read the full press release

British Airways and Disneyland Paris organised day trip to Disneyland Paris for forty deserving youngsters

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Forty deserving youngsters found time to sparkle as they jetted off with British Airways from London City Airport to join in the 25th anniversary celebrations at Disneyland Paris. The children and adults from three London charities were joined by some famous friends including Alesha Dixon, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar. Bali has long been a… Read the full press release

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017: Qatar Airways named “Airline with the Best Business Class” and “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew”

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017: Qatar Airways named “Airline with the Best Business Class” and “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew”   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named the “Airline with the Best Business Class”, and the “Airline with the Best Cabin Crew” at the prestigious Business… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel” and was named runner-up for the title of “Best Overall International Airline.” These latest awards… Read the full press release

Millennium Park Summer Film Series announces its line-up of movies including its first Spanish-language film El Norte

Chicago, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The popular Millennium Park Summer Film Series returns, Tuesdays, June 13 through September 5, at 6:30pm. This year’s line-up kicks off with the 1980 Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, the second place finisher in last year’s audience choice vote. Highlights include: Caddyshack presented by KPMG Women’s PGA Championship;… Read the full press release

Brand Finance named Aeroflot the strongest brand in Russia

Moscow, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, at a ceremony in London… Read the full press release

GBTA announces new panel of industry executive leaders at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (April 18, 2017) announced a new panel to be featured on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25: Innovation Leaders of Today. The Wednesday morning panel will feature… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch private jet service from Tokyo to Paris

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch private jet service from Tokyo to Paris   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) have agreed to launch a private jet service that will provide airline passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris with seamless interconnection to onward destinations in… Read the full press release

Kentucky Derby Day returns on May 6, 2017 at Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Austin, U.S.A, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Time to dust off the Derby hat and get the seersucker suit out of storage, Kentucky Derby Day is back at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Taking place May 6, 2017 starting at 2:00 pm, the event invites revellers to watch the race in the Lobby Lounge while… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Ciro Petrone as new Chef de Cuisine of its Italian restaurant Boccalino

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Ciro Petrone as new Chef de Cuisine of its Italian restaurant Boccalino   Seoul, Korea, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul announces the appointment of Ciro Petrone as the new Chef de Cuisine of the Hotel’s stylish Italian restaurant Boccalino, where he will oversee and lead the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco names chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco names chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef   San Francisco, CA, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco welcomes veteran chef Cyrille Pannier as Executive Chef. Pannier has more than 30 years of culinary experience, spanning the globe from London and Los Angeles to Nevis and Palm… Read the full press release

Air China launches new direct service from Zurich to the Chinese capital

As of 7 June 2017, Air China will operate four direct flights a week from Zurich to Beijing. Flughafen Zürich, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Air China, a member of the Star Alliance, will fly to the Chinese capital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The outbound flights will leave Zurich Airport at 1.30… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® opens Oakwood Olympic & Olive in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, opens Oakwood Olympic & Olive, a stylish addition to its portfolio of more than 50 branded properties globally. Located at 1001 South Olive Street in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, this newly constructed property… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® and Fincantieri sign contract for the construction of two additional cruise ships

Los Angeles, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. The new builds will be sister ships to the six already ordered and will enter Viking’s fleet in 2021 and 2022, respectively…. Read the full press release

The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release

Michael D. Brown appointed president and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership

With 25 years’ experience leading hospitality and vacation ownership sales organizations, Brown appointed president and CEO of world’s largest vacation ownership business Parsippany, N.J., 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) has announced the appointment of Michael D. Brown as president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership effective immediately. Most recently… Read the full press release

De Beers’ Alberta-based employee charter flights will relocate to YYC beginning July 18, 2017

Calgary, Canada, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In a follow up to the establishment of the De Beers Canada Operational Support Centre at YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) last July, De Beers Canada and The Calgary Airport Authority are pleased to announce that De Beers’ Alberta-based employee charter flights will relocate to YYC beginning July 18,… Read the full press release