Ryanair to start 5 of its new London Stansted Winter 2017 routes two months earlier due to strong demand

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (13 Apr) announced it will commence 5 of its new London Stansted Winter 2017 routes in September, two months earlier than planned, due to strong demand from UK consumers and visitors. Ryanair will operate new services between London Stansted and Aalborg… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

CHICAGO, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (April 13, 2017) the opening of Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, the first Hyatt Regency hotel to open in The Netherlands’ dynamic capital city. Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is the third Hyatt-branded hotel in The Netherlands, joining luxury lifestyle hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht and select service… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler welcomes Ali Osman as New Resort Manager

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler welcomes Ali Osman as New Resort Manager   Whistler, Canada, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler welcomes a true Four Seasons veteran to the world-class alpine resort. New Resort Manager Ali Osman has been around the world during his Four Seasons tenure, forging an… Read the full press release

Flughafen Zürich AG COO Stefan Conrad to assume the role of CEO Latin America for Flughafen Zürich AG

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chief Operating Officer of Flughafen Zürich AG, Stefan Conrad, will assume the management of the activities of Flughafen Zürich AG in Latin America as CEO. He steps down as Chief Operating Officer and member of the management board of Flughafen Zürich AG at the end of… Read the full press release

Vancouver International Airport welcomes China Southern Airlines’ new three-times weekly Guangzhou – Vancouver – Mexico City service

New route between Asia and the Americas further links the two regions Richmond, B.C., 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is pleased to welcome China Southern Airlines’ new three-times weekly Guangzhou – Vancouver – Mexico City service, which commenced on April 10, 2017. The new service, which uses a Boeing 787… Read the full press release

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Green Arrow Tours as its new partner in Jordan

Amsterdam, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Green Arrow Tours (GAT) as its new partner in Jordan. “With Green Arrow Tours as our partner in Jordan, we can now provide a seamless online service across the entire Middle East,” said Richard Saunders, Senior Director, Global… Read the full press release

Carlson Wagonlit Travel welcomes Simon Nowroz as Chief Marketing Officer

Amsterdam, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today (April 11, 2017) announces the appointment of Simon Nowroz as Chief Marketing Officer, with immediate effect. Reporting to Patrick Andersen, Chief Strategy and Commerce Officer, he will be based in Minneapolis. “Simon blends his deep sector experience in travel… Read the full press release

Jet Airways wins ‘India’s Best Airline’ award in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice® awards 2017

Airline wins coveted award from TripAdvisor – World’s largest travel site, based on traveller feedback Mumbai, 2017-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere, international airline, today (Apr 12, 2017) announced that it has won ‘India’s Best Airline’ award in TripAdvisor’s first annual Travellers’ Choice® awards for airlines for the year. The… Read the full press release

Ryanair releases its March customer service statistics

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ —Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (12 Apr) released its March customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with: 90% of over 53,000 flights in March arriving on-time Less than 2.5 complaints per 1,000 customers Less than 1 bag complaint per… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year

Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to celebrate the Thai and Sri Lankan New Years on select flights and in the Al Safwa First Class… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America expands service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are growing their footprint in the Lone Star State, expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports. With new routes between Love Field and Seattle; San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and San Jose, California, the combined airline will serve eight destinations from… Read the full press release

YYC Calgary International Airport unveils its first post-security pet relief area

Calgary, AB, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — YYC Calgary International Airport is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Pre-Board Pals Program with an in-terminal celebration and opening of its first post-security pet relief area. The Pre-Board Pals program, introduced last year in partnership with the Pet Access League Society (PALS) has been embraced by both… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces partnership with TripAdvisor

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Last Friday, we announced a collaboration of huge importance for Scottish tourism. Our new initiative with TripAdvisor, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Carnegie Hall, represents a giant step forward in scaling up how we market and sell Scotland to the world, writes Charlie Smith, VisitScotland Director… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six forest parks featured in new online guide

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — With one in three visitors to Scotland making a trip to a forest or woodland park during their stay and 42% visiting a country park or garden, VisitScotland is hoping a new partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland will increase visitors to the country’s leafiest corners. Produced in… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson opens its doors on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey in Izmir

Park Inn by Radisson opens its doors on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey in Izmir   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic mid-market hotel brand, opens its doors on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey in Izmir. The Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory joins UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory, New Zealand’s first tourism observatory, has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Committed to regular and timely measurement of tourism and its impacts and hosted by the University of Waikato Management School, the observatory is focused… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney welcomes Simon Barnett as Hotel Manager and Helen Radic as Director of Marketing

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Sydney’s best located five-star hotel Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two highly regarded senior managers. Respected Australian hospitality leader Simon Barnett has been appointed Hotel Manager, while renowned senior sales and marketing expert Helen Radic has joined the executive… Read the full press release

Hyatt selects SONIFI’s STAYCAST™ solution to provide personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests

CHICAGO, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt has selected SONIFI Solutions, Inc. as its preferred provider for delivering a personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests. SONIFI’s patent-pending STAYCAST™ solution, powered by Google Chromecast, has been seamlessly integrated with the World of Hyatt mobile app. With this first-of-its-kind integration, participating Hyatt hotels now offer… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches six times per week flights from Vienna to Los Angeles

VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Destinations • Up to six weekly direct flights with a Boeing 777 from Vienna to Los Angeles starting today • Austrian Airlines offers flight service to the West Coast of the USA for the first time • Initial flight departed from Vienna Airport this morning • Up… Read the full press release

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

Joan Smalls appointed the first ever Global Fashion Innovator of W Hotels

Joan Smalls appointed the first ever Global Fashion Innovator of W Hotels   NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — International cover girl. Campaign face. Television Host. Philanthropist. Now Joan Smalls can add executive to her resume. W Hotels Worldwide today (04/10/2017) officially announced the appointment of Joan Smalls as the iconic lifestyle brand’s… Read the full press release

AA to run VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes

London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (10 April 2017) announced that the AA has been awarded a contract to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes under licence for the next three years. VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “I am delighted to announce this contract which guarantees the standards and expectations… Read the full press release

The newly opened enVision Hotel Boston-Everett joins the Ascend Hotel Collection

The newly opened enVision Hotel Boston-Everett joins the Ascend Hotel Collection   Successful boutique mini-brand is first hotel in Everett, Mass. in seven decades ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 10, 2017), the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), celebrated a special milestone with the city of Everett, Mass., welcoming… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to unveil multi-million renovation this summer

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to unveil multi-million renovation this summer   Chicago, U.S.A., 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, located steps away from the famed Magnificent Mile, will unveil a multi-million renovation – from corridors to guest rooms. Led by design group BAMO, the renovation infuses residentially-inspired palettes and… Read the full press release

Book release: ‘Engineering an Airline’ uncovers the history of British Airways through its engineers

Book release: ‘Engineering an Airline’ uncovers the history of British Airways through its engineers   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A new book by British Airways uncovers the fascinating history of how the airline grew, thanks to the technical expertise and ingenuity of its engineers. Amberley Books’ ‘Engineering an Airline’ looks back to… 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

British Airways reveals investment plans to enhance customer experience

British Airways reveals investment plans to enhance customer experience   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched its investment plans for customers, focusing on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all. Watch Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO reveal the airline’s plans during a charter flight… Read the full press release

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is transforming its customers’ airport experience by becoming the first UK airline to introduce automated biometric technology throughout the airport – with the launch of self-service boarding gates. Following a successful trial last June, the first three boarding gates… 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

Qatar Airways hosts programme of activities to increase awareness of its employees’ understanding of those with autism

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April and support the UN World Autism Awareness campaign, Qatar Airways has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to offer a programme of activities to employees of the national carrier during the month of April. The activities are designed… Read the full press release