RCI added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016

The leading vacation exchange company added more than 65 properties in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its global network of over 4,300 affiliated resorts PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added more than 170 new… Read the full press release

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to host the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off, February 25-26, 2017

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will host the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off this weekend, rain or shine. For the first time in 36 years, the popular cook-off is expanding to two days of competition with forty-four amateur teams on Saturday February 25 and thirty-four professional chefs… Read the full press release

AHLEF raised more than $8,000,000 in its fundraising efforts to fund hospitality scholarships, professional development, research

Funds go toward hospitality scholarships, professional development, research Washington, D.C., 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) today (February 22, 2017) announced that it has raised more than $8,000,000 in its fundraising efforts to promote hospitality’s future talent through scholarships, professional development opportunities and research. The campaign, Opening Doors… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces 26 new luxury properties scheduled to open in 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 26 new luxury properties scheduled to open over the course of the year within its portfolio, presenting a multitude of options to satisfy #ThePreferredLife travel cravings of city enthusiasts and resort escapists alike. From Tuscany… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognizes IntercityHotel’s Aylin Nöske and Steigenberger Hotels’ Erwin Bruyn at its “General Manager of the Year” Awards

Aylin Nöske wins at IntercityHotel, Erwin Bruyn emerges victorious at Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts Frankfurt, Germany, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The purpose of the Deutsche Hospitality “General Manager of the Year” Awards, which were presented at the Business Conference in Brussels, is to recognise outstanding performances by Hotel Directors in the group. Aylin… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur scheduled to open by 2021

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur scheduled to open by 2021   DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (23 FEBRUARY 2017) announces the signing of a management agreement with Yuk Tung Properties Sdn. Bhd. to develop a 338-room… Read the full press release

Cessna Citation Latitude made 42 deliveries in 2016 — the most delivered midsize jet in the world for 2016

WICHITA, Kan, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets since entering the market in August 2015, and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC to appoint Malina Ngai as an independent Non-Executive Director

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today (21 FEBRUARY 2017) announces that Malina Ngai is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 March 2017. Malina is Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, which is part… Read the full press release

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection in China

Shanghai, China, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (02/22/2017) announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces 135 destinations in 54 countries in the summer of 2017

Austrian Airlines increases frequencies to Rhodes, Heraklion, Zakynthos, Chania, Athens and Kos in Greece  More flights to Milan and Catania in Italy More flights to Tel Aviv, Cairo and Skopje VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive range of flights to 135 destinations in 54 countries… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils its next generation Premium Economy seat to debut on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. Wider and with more functional space overall, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort. When the rear of… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks 100,000 passengers on its Romanian domestic route between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca after only 6 months from its launch

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, celebrates today (22/02/2017) an important milestone of 100,000 carried passengers on its low-fare domestic route between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca after only 6 months from its launch. WIZZ’s lucky 100,000th passenger, Răzvan C…. Read the full press release

flydubai launches service to Sylhet, Bangladesh starting 15 March 2017

flydubai launches service to Sylhet, Bangladesh starting 15 March 2017   Dubai-based carrier to commence four flights a week from 15 March 2017 Dubai, UAE, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (February 22, 2017) announced the addition of Sylhet to its network, becoming the airline’s third destination in Bangladesh after Chittagong and… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific announces additional free 25 kilograms baggage allowance to passengers from Middle East travelling to Manila

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — ​The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has announced a special promo exclusively for our valued guests in the Middle East. Starting February 13 to March 15, 2017, all passengers originating from Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh travelling to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40… Read the full press release

HSMAI celebrates industry innovators at the 60th Annual Adrian Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 60th Annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis, recognizing excellence in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations, and the leaders behind the work. “It’s always wonderful to be able to celebrate the innovators of our… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Hotel ‘41’ earns 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017   London, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that Hotel ‘41’ has received a coveted 5-Star Award Winner rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017, an honor saved only for properties… Read the full press release

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and World Travellers Group, a New Zealand-based travel retail network with over 25 retail locations and mobile travel businesses across the country, today (22 February 2017) announces a new multi-year… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines increases flight frequency from Kiev to Rome and Milan in summer 2017

Within the period of Summer 2017 Schedule Ukraine International Airlines will offer passengers vast opportunities when traveling from the capital and the cities of Ukraine to Italy. Kiev, Ukraine, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In summer 2017, UIA increases flight frequency from Kiev to Rome and Milan up to 11 and 10 weekly services respectively…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa to welcome its second A350-900 in Munich

Transfer from Toulouse on Friday 24 February 2017 First flight to Boston on 14 March 2017 FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft doubles in number: Following the first A350-900 flight from Munich to Delhi two weeks ago, the second aircraft is already being welcomed in. This Friday,… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports welcomed delegation from Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation to provide update on its expansion plans

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths welcomed a high-ranking delegation from Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation (ADAC) on Sunday to provide an update on airport expansion plans and exchange views on industry developments. The visit also included a tour of Concourse D, Dubai Airports’ $1.2 billion facility that… Read the full press release

First Bus launches Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign the Great Daffodil Appeal in Bradford

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus driver Ron Hiley, 69, from Clayton, drove a specially named Marie Curie bus up to the Bradford Hospice today (Feb. 22,2017) to launch the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal. The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes place throughout March…. Read the full press release

Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program to award 62 local tourism initiatives with more than $772,000 in matching grant funds

Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program to award 62 local tourism initiatives with more than $772,000 in matching grant funds   Program will generate $4.4 M in marketing initiatives and impact more than 264 statewide tourism entities RICHMOND, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe today (February 21, 2017) announced more than $772,000… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman voted as Top Hotel in Jordan and Top Hotel for Service in Jordan at TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Amman, Jordan, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Year after year, Four Seasons Hotel Amman solidifies its position as Jordan’s most prestigious hospitality address, and this year is no different with the hotel taking home two top TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2017 that are presented only to the top 1 percent of all hotels on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence has been named to the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Egypt in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.  It is also among the top luxury hotels in Cairo. “We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised and to receive this… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager   Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is delighted to welcome Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager. Dimitri is… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is delighted to announce that it was awarded the Gold Medal for Best First Class Red by judges at a world-renowned wine competition. The Cellars in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific launches the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer specially brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000 feet

Cathay Pacific introduces Betsy Beer – the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000 ft By using a combination of science and traditional brewing methods, Betsy Beer is a high-quality craft ale that has travel in its DNA HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The quality of the inflight dining… Read the full press release

VisitBritain to host its largest ever global tourism trade event ExploreGB from March 2-3 at the Brighton Centre

London, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its third year ‘ExploreGB’ is heading south to Brighton. More than 400 international buyers from 40 countries will do business with 430 travel industry suppliers from across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at the event being held from Thursday 2 March… Read the full press release

HMSHost to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock through 2028

HMSHost to open new Chili’s and Chick-fil-A locations LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, along with ACDBE partner JQ Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a 10-year food & beverage contract extension to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.  The extension will run from… Read the full press release

flydubai to operate up to 14 flights a day between Kuwait and Dubai from 22 February to 27 February 2017

flydubai to operate up to 14 flights a day between Kuwait and Dubai from 22 February to 27 February 2017   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai will operate up to 14 flights a day between Kuwait and Dubai from 22 February to 27 February 2017. The additional 24… Read the full press release