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

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

Tourism Remains Southern Nevada’s Leading Industry with Its Unmatched Economic Impact

                      Las Vegas, Nevada, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism continues to be Southern Nevada’s most vital industry, creating record-breaking visitation and unmatched economic impact in 2016. A recent study by Applied Analysis determined that Southern Nevada’s tourism industry continues to generate more economic activity… 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

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

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

London City Airport wins Best Airport Category for airports handling up to 5 million passengers per year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards

LONDON, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Just a fortnight after picking up the Airport of the Year award at the London Transport Awards, London City Airport was classified as winner of the Best Airport Category for airports handling up to 5 million passengers per year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The World Airport Awards,… Read the full press release

London City Airport offers several ways to treat your Mum special this Mother’s Day

LONDON, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Whisk your Mum to Amsterdam – or one of London City Airport’s 45 destinations – this weekend and treat her to seven million flowers, rather than just the usual bouquet. March is an ideal time to visit Amsterdam’s Keukenhof Gardens, with its magnificent display of tulips, daffodils and… Read the full press release

Glasgow and Scotland to host The Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) for the First Time

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland. The event, which will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) from July 7-10 2021, is expected to attract 3,000… Read the full press release

Scotland’s New Themed Years Provide Strong Collaborative Platform Across Tourism Industry

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop today (Wednesday 15 March) that Scotland’s programme of Themed Years is to continue beyond 2018, as part of her address to the tourism industry during Scottish… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Goes The Extra Mile with Revamped Welcome Scheme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A welcome scheme which aims to capitalise on Scotland’s popular touring routes, such as the North Coast 500 (NC500), has been officially relaunched by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop. VisitScotland’s revamped Classic Cars Welcome Scheme, which is open to businesses that go… Read the full press release

Strawberry Bank House Receives Four Star Gold Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A B&B in Linlithgow has been awarded VisitScotland’s Four Star Gold Quality Assurance Award in recognition of its high standards. Strawberry Bank House received the upgrade from the national tourism organisation following its latest grading visit. The award recognises extremely high standards of visitor accommodation with the ‘gold’… Read the full press release

Purchase Airport Lounge Access and Save Cost on Flights with Norwegian Rewards’ and Collinson Group’s partnership

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, the world’s sixth largest low-cost carrier, has partnered with Collinson Group, experts in customer loyalty and owners of Lounge Pass, to allow members of the airline’s loyalty programme to save costs on flights when purchasing airport lounge access. Norwegian Reward, the award-winning loyalty programme, is now… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport nominated in the category of Best Marketing of Airports in Europe at Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2017

Ireland, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has once again been shortlisted for the Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2017.  The awards are voted on exclusively by airlines and recognise the marketing and promotional activities of airports and tourism destinations throughout Europe. The independent airport has been nominated in the category of Best Marketing of… Read the full press release

flydubai’s inaugurates flight to Sylhet, Bangladesh

City becomes flydubai’s third destination in Bangladesh Dubai, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Sylhet landed today and was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute. Upon arrival, a flydubai delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial for GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, was met by H.E. Rashed Khan… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces its fifth base in Poland; launches 2017 Poznan winter schedule

7 New Routes To Athens, Billund, Castellon, Eilat Ovda, Madrid, Oslo Torp & Tel Aviv  Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Poland’s No. 1 airline, today (16 Mar) announced a new Poznan base, its fifth in Poland, as it launched its biggest ever Poznan winter schedule (2017), with 1 based aircraft (an investment of… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces a total of 40 routes on its Manchester 2017 winter schedule

Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (15 Mar) launched its Manchester 2017 winter schedule, with 4 new routes to Cologne, Frankfurt, Kiev and Seville, a new winter service to Naples, extra flights to Budapest and Eindhoven and 40 routes in total, which will deliver 4.5m customers p.a. and… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its first UK-Ukraine services; routes from London Stansted to Kiev and to Lviv

Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (15 March) launched 2 new routes from London Stansted to Kiev (5 times weekly) and to Lviv (twice weekly), its first UK-Ukraine services, as part of its extended London Stansted winter 2017 schedule. Ryanair celebrated its new Ukraine routes by releasing seats for… Read the full press release

Wyndham® Extra Holidays launches special spring and early summer travel deals

Plan Your Next Getaway Now and Save up to 35 Percent at Resorts throughout the U.S. New Jersey, U.S., 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham® Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), is now offering special… Read the full press release

Travelzoo wins the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards

London, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) has been announced the winner of the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards in the UK. Held in London last night, the awards are now in their ninth year and are the largest and most prestigious event… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the appointment of Keith Biumi as regional vice president, membership development of the Ascend Hotel Collection

Rockville, Md., 2017-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has appointed Keith Biumi to the position of regional vice president, membership development of the Ascend Hotel Collection. The Ascend Hotel Collection is the world’s first and largest portfolio of distinctive upscale independent hotels and resorts,… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport wins Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017: Hamburg, Germany, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport wins the famous Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time, following victories in 2011 and 2012. Once again, Hamburg’s leading position amongst Europe’s non-hub airports is recognised. The prize, awarded exclusively on the basis… Read the full press release