Austrian Airlines increases frequencies to Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen for summer 2019

 Strong frequency increases to three European destinations  “By far the best connection on these routes”, says CCO Andreas Otto   Changes apply to flights starting on 1 May 2019  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will increase frequencies to other European destinations in the upcoming summer flight schedule in addition to the previously… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomes Blue Islands’ new service to Jersey and Guernsey from 3 June

CORNWALL, England, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has today (20 / 02 / 2019) announced that from 3 June regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe, will commence a new service to Jersey and Guernsey. Flights will operate three times weekly throughout the summer season until 31 August, with… Read the full press release

flydubai reports an annual revenue increase of 12.4% compared to the same period the previous year

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Key Results for 2018 flydubai has today, 20 February 2019, announced its Results for the reporting period ending 31 December 2018 flydubai reports total annual revenue of AED 6.2 billion (USD 1.7 billion) compared to AED 5.5 billion (USD 1.5 billion) last year; an increase of 12.4%… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces five day sale entitled ‘Love-A-Fare’ offers guests up to 50% discount

Five day fare sale commences 21st February, 2019 Mumbai, India, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In continuation with the successful launch of its in-flight gift delivery initiative, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, will offer guests up to 50% discount* on tickets booked from 21st–25th February, 2019. The five day… Read the full press release

IHG® signs Crowne Plaza® Amaravati

The 300-rooms hotel adds to IHG’s rapidly growing portfolio in India New Delhi, India, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a Management Agreement with Indroyal Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd for Crowne Plaza® Amaravati. The 300 rooms hotel will be the first IHG hotel in the… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental and leading luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent to provide guests with a variety of curated experiences

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an exclusive partnership with leading luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent to provide guests with a variety of curated experiences, when they stay at selected Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide. Offers range from culinary tours and fashion insights to art, adventure and sport experiences. Each… Read the full press release

Aerocircular expands its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

MESA, AZ, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Belgium-based aircraft recycling/up-cycling service Aerocircular announced today (February 19, 2019) it’s expanding its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. The company is expected to create more than 130 jobs over five years in this fully autonomous maintenance, repair and overhaul… Read the full press release

Visby Airport inaugurates new, modern and fully integrated bag drop system

Stockholm, Sweden, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Now it will be even easier to fly from Visby Airport. On Wednesday, February 20, a new, modern and integrated bag drop system will be inaugurated at the airport. Visby Airport will thus be one of the first airports in the Nordic region to offer a fully integrated… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes China Southern’s three weekly flights from Vienna to Ürümqi and Guangzhou from June 18, 2019

VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Further long haul-growth at Vienna Airport: Starting on June 18, 2019, China Southern, Asia’s largest airline, will operate three weekly flights from Vienna to Ürümqi and Guangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. The open jaw flight will depart from Vienna on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Chinese… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes All Nippon Airways’ all year long daily flights to Tokyo-Haneda

VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today, February 17, 2019, All Nippon Airways (ANA) operates daily flights all year long between Vienna and Tokyo-Haneda. Japan is an important growth market for Vienna Airport and the entire economic and tourism location of Austria. Passenger volume from Vienna to Far Eastern destinations climbed 33% in… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the first Canopy by Hilton in Mexico and the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Monterrey

Properties introduce new brands in two of Mexico’s most vibrant cities, with first Canopy by Hilton in Mexico and first Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in Monterrey CANCÚN and MONTERREY, Mexico and MCLEAN, Va., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (February 19, 2019) announces the signings of the first Canopy by Hilton in… Read the full press release

Hilton announces signing of Hilton Rome Eur – La Lama slated to open in 2020

Hilton Rome Eur – La Lama is due to open in 2020 with direct access to the Roma Convention Centre – “La Nuvola” ROME and MCLEAN, VA, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has signed a management agreement with long standing partners Icarus SpA to open Hilton Rome Eur – La Lama. Construction is underway on the… Read the full press release

Opus Bar & Grill marks its fourth birthday with premium sharing cut and wine deal

SINGAPORE, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of its fourth birthday, Opus Bar & Grill, listed as one of the top 10 steakhouses in Singapore on TripAdvisor, will be giving diners a complimentary bottle of premium red wine worth $90 when ordering any of their sharing steak priced from $128. Carefully hand-selected from Australia, New… Read the full press release

TAP expands its fleet with new Airbus A320neo

Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP has received another Airbus A320neo in Lisbon, thereby continuing its fleet modernization process. The Airbus CS-TVB is the first jetliner of this model to reach the company this year. The new Airbus A320neo, which now joins TAP’s medium-haul fleet, offers 174 seats and even more comfort. The… Read the full press release

GBTA announces Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15-17

Toronto, Canada, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (February 19, 2019) announced Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15-17. His appearance is made possible by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading… Read the full press release

GBTA research: 62% of travel buyers say risk management of meetings and events is a growing priority for their organization

New Research Reveals Room for Improvement in Meetings & Events Risk Management Alexandria, VA, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A majority of travel buyers (62 percent) say risk management of meetings and events is a growing priority for their organization, according to new research out today (February 20, 2019) from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ Crewe, Stockport and Warrington Bank Quay railway stations recognised at the 16th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains scooped three awards at the 16th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening with Crewe, Stockport and Warrington Bank Quay railway stations all receiving accolades. Crewe Station was highly commended for the ‘World Wall 1 Centenary Award’ for a commemoration of the Jellicoe Express trains that… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai awarded with Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating

Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is recognised by Forbes Travel Guide with the highest rating, Five-Star. Today (February 20, 2019), Forbes Travel Guide announced the 2019 Star Award winners, one of the most coveted rankings in luxury hospitality. With 243 bungalow-style guest rooms, exclusive golf course, five restaurants, premier spa… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An earns Forbes Five Star Award

The Nam Hai celebrated as Forbes’ only Five Star property in Vietnam Hoi An, Vietnam, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An has been awarded Forbes coveted Five Star Award during the inaugural year of Forbes inspections in Vietnam. It joins 36 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide to receive the Five Star rating… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai named a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star hotel

Luxurious Hawaiian resort earns prestigious award Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, recognising Four Seasons Resort Lanai as a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star hotel, the Guide’s highest rating. The luxury resort offers a sophisticated sanctuary on the secluded island of Lanai. “It is a great honour… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown recognized as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel

Hotel earns prestigious award in its first year and continues the legacy into the second year New York, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide today (February 20, 2019) unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel. Four Seasons New York Downtown originally… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle again awarded Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star award

Only downtown hotel to receive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating Seattle, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is again awarded Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star award, the highest accolade the global rating system gives to properties that exceed in service and amenities. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle was also awarded as a Four-Star Spa. Both… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco recognised as the best hotel in San Francisco by Forbes Travel Guide

City’s only Forbes Five Star hotel earns award for 17 years in row for excellence in service and amenities San Francisco, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide announced its annual Star Rating and Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco was again recognised as the best hotel in San Francisco with Five Stars. “It’s an honour… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces agreement with NIAM Investments to develop a six-story, 119-room Cambria Hotel in Spartanburg, S.C.

Hotel will mark the brand’s eighth location in the Palmetto State ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with NIAM Investments to develop a six-story, 119-room Cambria Hotel in Spartanburg, S.C. The upscale hotel is slated to open in summer 2020. Located at 167 N. Church St., the… Read the full press release

Emirates launches four times weekly service between Porto, and Dubai from 2 July 2019

Four times weekly service Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal Travellers in northern Portugal will have direct access to Emirates’ global network via Dubai DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates announced today (19 FEBRUARY 2019) it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels to develop 14 new WoodSpring Suites hotels throughout Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) awarded an agreement to ServiceStar Hospitality to develop 14 new WoodSpring Suites hotels throughout Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. “The WoodSpring Suites brand continues to draw strong interest from developers across the country, furthering its position as a leader both in extended stay and the economy segment… Read the full press release

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces Bangkok’s inaugural Elephant Boat Race & River Festival from March 29th – 31st 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok’s “River of Kings”, the mighty Chao Praya River conjures visions of sacred temples, royal palaces and floating markets. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas adds to this list with the inaugural Elephant Boat Race & River Festival taking place March 29th – 31st 2019 on the banks next to Anantara Riverside… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group welcomes John F. North III as Chief Financial Officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today (Feb. 19, 2019) announced that, effective March 18, 2019, John F. North III will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. North will oversee all financial aspects of the Company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, tax, internal audit,… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group provides corporate travel managers insight into their program’s performance thru new online portal Business Intelligence

New customer portal provides corporate travel managers with full transparency to rental behavior to save costs and better manage the rental program PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today (Feb. 19, 2019 ) announced Business Intelligence (BI), an online portal complete with rental summary dashboards, rich visualizations and detailed reports… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts launches new loyalty platform, I Prefer Alliance

Tokyu Hotels Co., Ltd. Serves as Inaugural Partner SINGAPORE, 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to announce the launch of I Prefer Alliance, an innovative new loyalty platform that allows independent hotels and regional hotel brands to extend full benefits of I Prefer Hotel Rewards… Read the full press release