Emirates expands Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags with new range of toys

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes. The new range of toys will come in the top four favourite characters, as voted by customers and fans in a social… Read the full press release

Reed Kandalaft named General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston

Opening in April 2019, the city’s second Four Seasons hotel and residences will be located in Boston’s Back Bay Toronto, Canada, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In preparation for the debut of the second Four Seasons property in Boston, Reed Kandalaft has been appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze General Manager Patrizio Cipollini awarded Virtuoso’s Best of the Best Hotelier of the Year 2018

Florence, Italy, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Patrizio Cipollini, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze has been awarded Virtuoso’s Best of the Best Hotelier of the Year 2018. The Best of the Best award by Virtuoso, the world’s leading network of luxury travel agencies, recognises every year the industry’s top properties and hoteliers. In the hotel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco announces the appointment of Joerg Rodig as General Manager

San Francisco, U.S.A, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco announces Joerg Rodig as the General Manager to the downtown luxury hotel. Most recently, he was General Manager of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. A dynamic leader whose reputation as an innovator has made lasting impressions with his team, Rodig brings more than 20… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club welcomes Cornelia Samara as new General Manager

Surfside, Florida, U.S.A, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club announces Cornelia Samara as General Manager of the legendary property. A true leader in the industry, Samara is an invaluable addition to The Surf Club, bringing decades of experience and knowledge to Surfside, Florida. This role is her first appointment within the company, however… Read the full press release

The SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills unveils comprehensive redesign of rooms and guest experience ahead of its decade milestone

The August 2018 unveiling of the hotel’s reimagined aesthetic follows the debut of Somni—one of the most lauded restaurant openings of the year—and introduction of new guest programming LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills announces the completion of a comprehensive redesign of the rooms… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo transports the largest shipment of vaccines on a single flight

Over 1.8 million doses of vaccines transported in a single flight Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft. This is the largest shipment of vaccines that the air cargo carrier… Read the full press release

dnata launches passenger handling operations at New York-JFK Airport

New York, USA, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has launched passenger handling operations at New York-JFK Airport.  Already providing ground handling to over 50 airlines in the United States, this is a natural portfolio extension for dnata in New York. The launch customer is Copa… Read the full press release

Early-bird tickets on sale now for Zoo Atlanta’s signature wine event Sippin’ Safari

Atlanta GA, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Early-bird tickets are on sale now for Sippin’ Safari presented by Groupon, coming up Saturday, September 22, 2018. The third-annual signature event will feature wine sampling, bites from local restaurants, live music on stages throughout the Zoo, evening wildlife viewing and more for Zoo-goers age 21… Read the full press release

Genting Cruise Lines is the exclusive cruise partner of Okinawa Agricultural Cooperatives Association and Leospo Incorporated

Thematic cruises to Okinawa featuring Awamori pairing menus, cycling excursions and more Hong Kong, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Cruise Lines has officially become the exclusive cruise partner of Okinawa Agricultural Cooperatives Association (JA Okinawa) and Leospo Incorporated (Leospo Inc.) with the three parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 10 August, through… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces new initiative aiming to cut tourism-related waste by up to 50 per cent by 2020

New collaboration targets 50 per cent reduction in plastic waste from tourism by 2020 Bangkok, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is enhancing its ongoing responsible tourism strategy by announcing a new ‘Travel Thailand in Style, Reduce Plastic Waste‘ collaboration initiative with various stakeholders in a bid to cut tourism-related… Read the full press release

Chewton Glen Executive Chef Luke Matthews to bring fine dining at its best at Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s Rib Room restaurant this October

London, UK, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — This October, Chewton Glen, a five star country house hotel and spa based in the New Forest, will be gracing Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s Rib Room restaurant to bring guests a unique countryside culinary experience in London’s Knightsbridge. Nestled on the fringe of the New Forest and within walking distance to… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises reveals its 2020-2021 itineraries; now open for bookings

167 Voyages Feature 11 New Ports, 4 Grand Voyages and Additional Free Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Tour Programs MIAMI, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises today (Aug. 13, 2018) revealed its 2020-2021 itineraries, which showcase 167 sailings including maiden calls to 11 new ports across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, four newly-released Grand… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Takes On Title Sponsor Role For One of PGA Tour’s Most Fan-Friendly Tournaments

GREENSBORO, N.C., 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Rewards®—the world’s most generous guest rewards program spanning more than 25,000 hotels, club resorts, condos and vacation rentals—today checked-in to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., as it prepares to welcome tens of thousands of spectators to a vacation-themed week of fun, sun and giving back at… Read the full press release

The Concorde Conference Centre at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park now open for Christmas party bookings

Capacity for up to 700 people Private venue hire until 1am Red carpet arrival with a sparkling drinks reception Three-course meal under the wings of the Concorde Private Concorde tours included in venue hire Personalised logo projection on Concorde DJ, dance floor, stage and starlit backboard Free onsite parking for guests For more information www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk MANCHESTER,… Read the full press release

Boeing appoints Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX

Brendan Curran brings diverse aerospace expertise to Boeing AvionX organization Newly-created position will further mature the company’s aftermarket strategy PLANO, Texas, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Aug 13, 2018) named Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Curran,… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport welcomes Widerøe’s new direct service from Hamburg to the Norwegian city of Bergen

Nature enthusiasts, fans of Scandinavia and cruise passengers benefit from new northern route / Latest aircraft being deployed HAMBURG, Germany, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Even faster to the Fjords of Norway: On 14 August, the airline Widerøe will celebrate the inaugural flight of its new direct service from Hamburg to the Norwegian city of… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes new Frontier Airlines’ nonstop, year-round flight to San Diego

Flight is first year-round, nonstop flight to long-time unserved destination INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hoosiers looking to head to the southern-most part of California will have two options available out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) starting today, as Frontier Airlines launches its inaugural nonstop, year-round flight to San Diego. Frontier Airlines announced… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces management appointments

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced several Leadership changes. Southwest Airlines welcomes Tammy Amirault onboard as Managing Director, Technology—Enterprise Management and Analytics to succeed Sherry Staber, Southwest’s Vice President, Technology—Enterprise Management & Technical Operations who announced her plans to retire. Amirault joins Southwest from IMPRIVA, a San Francisco-based strategic business and IT… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 to be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, February 13-15

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India from February 13-15. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at Tourism PowerHouse 2018, a PATA India Chapter initiative, held recently… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes new twice-weekly, non-stop WestJet service to Montego Bay, Jamaica starting November 3, 2018

Airline adds Calgary/Montego Bay and more flights from YYC CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet, the airline offering more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other, will offer guests a new route to escape the cold this winter when the airline starts twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show

Che “Rhymefest” Smith will tandem jump with the U. S. Army Golden Knights on Saturday, August 18, Hometown Hero Kate Grant will fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Chicago Public School Student Angel Cardenas will fly with Sean Tucker on Thursday, August 16 Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Che “Rhymefest” Smith will… Read the full press release

Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR deploys Dolphin’s Booking Management Module and Admin API

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR have adopted Dolphin’s Booking Management Module to allow them to manage their booking admin in an efficient manner. They have also deployed Dolphin’s Admin API which will allow them to push their website bookings into the Dolphin system. They selected Dolphin as part… Read the full press release

Applications now open for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism… Read the full press release

IATA and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority partner for the improvement of aviation safety

Kigali, Rwanda, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to… Read the full press release

VisitScotland appoints Cheryl Chapman as new Development Manager for Orkney

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A desire to work with stakeholders and partners to grow sustainable tourism and the visitor economy is amongst the aims of VisitScotland’s new Development Manager for Orkney. Cheryl Chapman is based in the national tourism organisation’s Kirkwall local office. She first visited Orkney in 2011 with her… Read the full press release

BASF and Lufthansa start In-Service-Evaluation of new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius

Lufthansa and BASF start the In-Service-Evaluation of Kerojet® Aquarius – an innovative water scavenger for jet fuels COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for… Read the full press release

Oman Air commits to continue promoting initiatives which aim to develop and support people with special needs

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has introduced a range of projects to ensure providing optimum support to families under social insurance families and those with special needs. Working in close co-ordination with the Ministry of Social Development, (MoSD) Oman Air aims to assist… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches Oakwood Mobile App

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced today (Aug 13, 2018) the launch of its proprietary Oakwood Mobile App, a first-of-its-kind app in the industry that streamlines how guests book and manage their travel accommodations through expanded mobile functionality. The easy-to-use Oakwood Mobile App is one of the most… Read the full press release