Hilton announces the signing of 308-key hotel near downtown Yangon, Myanmar

Partnership with Crown Advanced Construction Co. Ltd to see 308-key Hilton Times City Yangon open in 2022 YANGON, Myanmar, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (January 12, 2019) announced the signing of a management agreement with Myanmar partners Crown Advanced Construction Co. Ltd to operate a 308-key hotel near downtown Yangon, Myanmar…. Read the full press release

Aeroflot and Aeromexico announce new codeshare agreement

Airlines enter a codeshare agreement to offer Aeroflot customers connections to Mexico City via Amsterdam, London, Madrid and Paris Codeshare passengers also enjoy access to the benefits of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs and premium lounges, as well as SkyPriority Moscow, Russia, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — From late December, passengers travelling between Russia and… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association opens submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019. PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. As… Read the full press release

Charleston International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ new low-fare, non-stop flights from Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines announced the addition of new low-fare, non-stop flights from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) to Charleston International Airport (CHS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with these routes starting on April 30th. To celebrate, Frontier is offering a special introductory one-way fare of $39 which… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport announces relocation of Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Sun Country Airlines to new terminal locations

Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Sun Country Airlines to move terminal locations SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective January 29, several airlines at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will move their terminal operations to better accommodate and support future growth. Alaska Airlines, the largest carrier impacted, currently operates more than… Read the full press release

Macao to host cooking show open to the public with chefs from UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy from around the world

Macao, China, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao will hold for the first time this weekend (January 19 and 20) a cooking show open to the public with chefs from UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy from around the world. Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), with the coordination of Macau Culinary Association, the outdoor… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International moves its infrastructure to AWS

Leading hospitality company migrates to AWS to enhance company’s leadership in innovation using the broadest and deepest portfolio of cloud services SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (January 14, 2019), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is moving its infrastructure to… Read the full press release

Finavia invites volunteers to test out the new central square Aukio at Helsinki Airport before its opening

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most impressive new spaces of Helsinki Airport will open its doors in February. Aukio will be the heart of the long-haul expansion area, through which departing passengers will go to their flights and where arriving passengers will get their first impressions of Finland. Before the… Read the full press release

Finavia gives three childcare rooms at Helsinki Airport a fresh look

Three of Helsinki Airport’s childcare rooms have been redecorated with new wooden baby care tables, Finnish art, designer chairs and more. Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia constantly develops services for families at Helsinki Airport. This autumn, three of the airport’s childcare rooms were redecorated. You can find the childcare rooms in the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to allocate fifth Airbus A320 aircraft to its Skopje base in July 2019, will add eight new routes

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Macedonia, announced today (JAN 14, 2019) the allocation of its fifth Airbus A320 aircraft to its Skopje base in July 2019, as well as the start of eight long awaited new services from Skopje to Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Bremen, Larnaca and Turku and from Ohrid… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announces several upcoming events to brighten the winter season

Initiatives include the first ever indoor Farmer’s Market, in partnership with Westfield, at the World Trade Center beginning January 15 New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on its successful 2018 initiatives to transform the World Trade Center into a dynamic space in Lower Manhattan, in partnership with other… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of NY and NJ: “AtYourGate” app for direct food delivery launches in Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and JFK

Airports first on East Coast to offer “AtYourGate” app for direct food delivery to gates for originating passengers and those between flights Pilot project makes service available at two EWR terminals, one terminal each at LGA and JFK; expansion to follow if pilot is successful Part of comprehensive Port Authority effort to improve airport customer… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo opens new trade lane to South America with the start of freighter services to Bogota, Colombia

Air cargo carrier to work in partnership with Avianca Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it will be opening a new trade lane to South America with the start of freighter services to Bogota, Colombia. The Colombian capital will be served by a once weekly freighter service starting… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage in France

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage in France. It marks the Radisson brand’s debut in the country, where it will become part of a portfolio that… Read the full press release

Guide me UA offers Exclusive Private Tour Packages to Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa

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KIEV, Ukraine, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is one of the best tour operators in Ukraine offering a huge choice of value-for-money Ukraine holidays with individual approach. Going to explore the unknown site of Eastern Europe? – Guide me UA Travel Operator in Ukraine offers the most popular itineraries to explore Ukrainian… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to El Paso, Texas

Inaugural Service to El Paso from SJC began January 13; Southwest Now Offers 28 Nonstop Destinations from SJC San Jose, Calif., 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® added another important destination to its growing list of cities available nonstop from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on Jan. 13, 2019, with an inaugural… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints new Framework for projects under the value of £150,000

11 companies selected to be part of new Gatwick Framework Projects under the value of £150,000 to be awarded through new framework Half of the firms are located close to Gatwick, bringing benefit to local economy Gatwick , UK, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has appointed a new Framework for projects under the value… Read the full press release

Kittilä Airport in Lapland ready to welcome even larger numbers of travellers following expansion and renovation

VANTAA, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists keen to see the aurora borealis, skiers and other visitors heading to Western Lapland will travel to the fells more effortlessly, as the renovated Kittilä Airport is now in operation. The expansion work adds to the comfort of the airport. After a thorough renovation and expansion, Kittilä Airport… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport earns the carbon neutral accreditation for 2019, the single airport in Central Eastern European region that meets the strict environmental requirements

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has just received the official certificate attesting its carbon-neutrality, achieving this prestigious environmental accreditation for the second time after last year. Thus, in the Central Eastern European region Ferenc Liszt International Airport continues to be the single airport that meets the strict corresponding environmental requirements. The… Read the full press release

ITB Book Awards 2019 winners announced

The award winners include Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, Andrew Solomon, Marco d’Eramo, Olivier Rolin, Per J. Andersson, Joshua Foer with Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, Matias Faldbakken, Elke Heidenreich and Tom Krausz, Ilija Trojanow, Roberto Saviano and Giovanni di Lorenzo, Frank Vorpahl, Stephan Orth, Peter Hinze, Fredy Gareis, Rüdiger Frank and the publisher Roland… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport supports Knocknagoney Primary School with new STEM equipment

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Knocknagoney Primary School in east Belfast has invested in a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based learning equipment, thanks to funding from George Best Belfast City Airport’s Community Fund. Among the many items purchased were a green-house, microscopes and a fully functional water wall,… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces return of its popular Vantage Pass promotion

HongKong, China, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Our popular Vantage Pass promotion returns for 2019, enabling Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon customers to enjoy one fabulous trip after another with great value Business and Premium Economy Class fares. Vantage Pass provides you the chance to take advantage of our extensive global network and frequent non-stop… Read the full press release

Germany Domestic tourism: The number of overnight stays is expected to reach a new record of around 477 million in 2018 (+ 4%)

WIESBADEN, Germany, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In the period from January to November 2018, the number of overnight stays increased by 4% to 447.9 million compared to the same period of the previous year. Of these, 81.5 million were foreign guests (+ 5%) and 366.4 million domestic guests (+ 4%). In November 2018, there… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces thjnk as its new advertising agency

Advertising presence is designed to underline the airline’s positioning as the Austrian premium carrier  Agentur thjnk convinced due to its strong competence in the digital field and social media  New campaign will air starting June 2019  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is starting the year with a new advertising agency. In… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces a kickoff event for the Year of Chicago Theatre — “It’s Showtime, Chicago” on Monday, February 11

The first-of-its-kind initiative will kickoff on February 11 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of Chicago Theatre Week Chicago, IL, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres are pleased to announce “It’s Showtime, Chicago” – a kickoff… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes TUI’s Winter 19 and Summer 2020 programme; adding a new long haul route to Cancun, Mexico from summer 2020

Doncaster, England, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday operator, has put on sale its recently announced Winter 19 and Summer 2020 programme from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.  It represents a major commitment by TUI to Doncaster Sheffield Airport with a new weekly long haul route to Cancun, Mexico from summer… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japanese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level since 2007, as the two countries continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties. National tourism agency VisitBritain expects visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017…. Read the full press release

OAG Aviation Worldwide ranked Bangkok Airways 5th most punctual airline in 2018

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited or Bangkok Airways has been rated 5th as the most punctual airline 2018 from the OAG Aviation Worldwide, the global aviation industry data analysis company. Bangkok Airways is the only Thai carrier that ranks in the top 20 airlines based on its… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways expands its fleet with a brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by AM. Dechit Chareonwong, Vice President of Flight Operations (4th from left) together with airline’ pilots welcomed its brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The new ATR 72-600 was delivered from ATR manufacturer in Toulouse, France. This new-generation ATR-600 is… Read the full press release