Singapore Airlines launches KrisConnect Programme to make information and functionalities on its digital platforms more readily available to partners

Singapore, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced the launch of its KrisConnect Programme, an initiative to make information and functionalities on SIA’s digital platforms more readily available to partners, enhancing the overall customer experience. The KrisConnect Programme makes use of Application Program Interfaces (API) technology such as those from IATA’s New… Read the full press release

AC Hotels by Marriott opens 126-room AC Hotel San Jose Escazú, its first Hotel in Costa Rica

Located in Avenida Escazú in San José, this is the first AC Hotel by Marriott in Costa Rica and fourth in Central America San Jose, Costa Rica, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — AC Hotels by Marriott, a design-led European lifestyle hotel brand from Marriott International, recently announced the opening of the AC Hotel San… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes IndiGo’s inaugural flight to and from India

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The low-cost Indian carrier to offer two new daily services, connecting AUH with Cochin International Airport and Calicut International Airport. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) today (16 Oct 2018) welcomed the IndiGo’s inaugural flight to and from India, commencing daily flights that connect the… Read the full press release

Robert Pletzin appointed new Head of Press at Swedavia

Stockholm, Sweden, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia appoints Robert Pletzin as its new Head of Press as of today (2018-10-16), with the responsibility for media relations at Swedavias ten Swedish airports, including Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Robert Pletzin has for a number of years worked with communication in various roles at Swedish energy group Vattenfall,… Read the full press release

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa welcomes back “Josie Band” at its Beer House from now until December 31, 2018

The only live band to perform in the heart of Hua Hin city HUA HIN, THAILAND, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa welcomes back “Josie Band”, an all-time favorite live band to perform at the resort’s Beer House, Mondays to Saturdays, from 9:30 pm onwards. ‘Josie Band’ will take the stage… Read the full press release

Aeroflot takes home three category wins and the Grand Prix at the Golden World Awards

Moscow, Russia, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has become the first ever Russian company to take the Grand Prix at the Golden World Awards, the leading global awards for the PR industry. Aeroflot also took three category wins at this year’s awards, which were announced in Barcelona. Aeroflot’s “Sulimov Dogs” Facebook project took the… Read the full press release

Massport appoints FBI Special Agent Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer

Harold H. Shaw has extensive expertise in counterterrorism and cyber security Boston, MA, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors today (October 18, 2018) voted to approve the hiring of Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer, overseeing the offices of Corporate Security and Emergency… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Vietjet begin sales of their codeshare flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and new-age airline Vietjet today (October 19, 2018) announced that the carriers` will begin sales of their codeshare flights starting October 23. Vietjet and JAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding for commercial cooperation in 2017 and will now offer codeshare flights on domestic destinations in… Read the full press release

Christopher Jordan named new Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Beirut welcomes the appointment of Christopher Jordan as new Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel. Since taking on the position, Jordan has been overseeing the Hotel’s food and beverage operations, focusing on innovation, creativity and providing extraordinary culinary experiences for guests. “We are glad to welcome… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the appointment of Jeannie Lin as Vice President of sales strategy and operations

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Jeannie Lin will lead the company’s newly formed sales strategy and operations department. In this new role as vice president of sales strategy and operations, Lin will focus on maximizing synergies between two of… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces the opening of 150-room new-construction hotel in the hometown of the University of Maryland

Contribution will Help Fund Tuition for Hospitality Students at Elizabeth Seton High School ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels has opened its doors in the hometown of the University of Maryland with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel College Park. Located at 8321 Baltimore Avenue, the 150-room new-construction hotel provides upscale amenities in… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels begins construction on the new Cambria hotel in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, Phoenix

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and an affiliate of True North Studio, LLC announced construction has begun on the new Cambria hotel in downtown Phoenix in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Slated to open ahead of schedule in late 2019, the seven-story, 127-room hotel will be the third Cambria property to enter the growing Phoenixarea, joining the Cambria… Read the full press release

Business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee appointed to Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners

Architect Yui Hay Lee a longtime fixture in city, county roles Oakland, Calif., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of… Read the full press release

Anantara Hua Hin Resort ranked #14 out of 45 Top Resorts in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Hua Hin, Thailand, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Condé Nast Traveler today (22 OCTOBER 2018) announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Anantara Hua Hin Resort recognized as the number 14 spot of the Top Resorts in Asia. “A TRUE ORIGIN” Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their… Read the full press release

ALPA elects WestJet Capt. Tim Perry as ALPA Canada president

WASHINGTON D.C., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (October 17, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected ALPA Canada Board officers to advance the union’s work as the leading advocate for professional airline pilots in Canada. The elections were held during the union’s 47th regular biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

oneworld® named Best Airline Alliance in the 2018 Business Traveller awards for the sixth consecutive year

NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® has been named Best Airline Alliance for the sixth year in a row in the 2018 Business Traveller awards – ensuring oneworld remains the current holder of six of the leading “best airline alliance” titles available in the various industry award schemes worldwide. That means oneworld holds twice… Read the full press release

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort set to welcome guests with noteworthy additions and significant enhancements this Winter 2018-2019

Teton Village, WY, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With snow blanketing the upper reaches of the Tetons, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is looking forward to its 53rd winter season.  Slated to open on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, for holiday sightseeing rides on the Aerial Tram, and for skiing on Saturday, November 24th, JHMR welcomes… Read the full press release

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to host a new Mindful Ski Camp this winter

Teton Village, WY, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — New this winter Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is hosting an innovative multi-day Mindful Ski Camp to be held January 31 through February 3, 2019.  This three and a half day experience will be sure to invigorate and inspire those who attend. Join camp facilitator and life coach Jan Hoath… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality expands its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels

The world’s most famous hotel located in the heart of New York City Doha, Qatar, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, announced the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels. The… Read the full press release

Genting Hong Kong hosts special offers, contests and giveaways to celebrate 25th birthday

Special contests and giveaways worth over HKD2.5 million on Dream Cruises and Star Cruises highlight 25th birthday year Hong Kong, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Hong Kong is celebrating 25 years of pioneering spirit in 2018 with a host of special offers, contests and giveaways to highlight a quarter century as the leader in… Read the full press release

Leipzig/Halle Airport to develop and expand infrastructure for handling air freight to meet the increase in cargo volumes

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Volumes of freight at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany’s second-largest air cargo hub, have increased more than tenfold since 2007 and continue to grow at a disproportionately high rate. To cope with this, the airport is planning to gradually develop the space that is available in order to keep up… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces partnership with the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region Ctrip

London, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on an already successful relationship, Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) is proud to announce a strategic global partnership agreement with Radisson Hotel Group. This collaboration brings together the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region and one of the largest hotel groups in the world…. Read the full press release

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives to host acrobats, Santa Claus and spectacular fireworks show for the holidays

Luxury resort to host acrobats, Santa Claus and spectacular fireworks show  Maldives, Indonesia, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Vittaveli’s festive programme will evolve around an exciting ‘Circus’ theme this year. A host of entertainers, magicians and acrobats will make their entry in the Maldives, promising a celebration in the style of The Greatest Showman! Jumeirah Vittaveli will celebrate… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to debut in Shanghai in 2024

Centrally located, ultra-luxury riverside hotel will celebrate Shanghai’s history, charm and modernity HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will enter Shanghai – China’s economic powerhouse and “Paris of the East” – with the opening of Rosewood Shanghai in 2024.  This latest international jewel in the collection’s crown will signify a key… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announces its first property in the Philippines — Rosewood Hermana Mayor, scheduled to open in 2023

Ultra-luxury resort represents the brand’s first Philippines property HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by AquaTerra Hotels and Resorts Development Corporation to manage Rosewood Hermana Mayor, which will open in 2023 as the brand’s first property in the Philippines. The ultra-luxury resort, located on pristine and private Hermana… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed to manage Rosewood Shenzhen, set to open in 2022

HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by China Resources Land Limited (CR Land), the flagship subsidiary of China Resources Group, to manage Rosewood Shenzhen, set to open in 2022. The ultra-luxury property in the heart of China’s fastest growing economic metropolis heralds the strategic consolidation of the… Read the full press release

Boeing joins the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 19, 2018), Boeing joined the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators, a Europe-wide platform for aggregating early Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace management initiatives, launched by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport. By signing the EU Network Manifesto, Boeing deepens its existing partnership with the European Commission,… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers the first super-efficient 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines

Delivery marks the first widebody airplane for a privately-held Chinese airline Long-range 787-9 Dreamliner will enable the carrier to expand its international network SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by… Read the full press release

Flybe Board appoints Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Group Board of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (15th October 2018) announced it has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee. He will be responsible for providing assurance to the Board of best practice performance relating to… Read the full press release

Flybe appoints Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective 15th October 2018.  He has assumed the position from interim post holder, Kieran Graham, who has been acting in this capacity on a short-term basis for the past… Read the full press release