IATA and the African Development Bank to establish framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum… Read the full press release

IATA: PAConf approves full implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf), composed of IATA’s member airlines, adopted Resolutions for the full implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative. NewGen ISS represents the most extensive and ambitious modernization of the IATA Billing and… Read the full press release

easyJet teams up with HolidayTaxis Group to launch new airport transfers booking portal

easyJet works with HolidayTaxis to provide customers with a wide range of ground transport options to get to and from the airport   New online booking portal will make it easier than ever for customers to book the best deals and fastest transfer times LUTON, UK, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline,… Read the full press release

IHG to rebrand 14 hotels within SAMHI’s India hotel portfolio to Holiday Inn Express hotels

Milestone agreement will increase IHG’s current system size in India by 34% Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with SAMHI to rebrand approximately 2000 rooms (operating and under construction) within its India hotel portfolio, to Holiday Inn Express hotels…. Read the full press release

IHG to launch boutique brand Hotel Indigo® in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As the number of visitors to Japan continues to grow, there is a segment of travellers who are looking for something different – a property to satisfy their senses of curiosity and creativity that delivers a memorable experience of a destination. Looking to meet this need, IHGA… Read the full press release

IHG announces agreement with Franzé Developments to open and operate Holiday Inn and Suites Geelong, Australia

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers to Geelong will soon be introduced to the ‘Joy of Travel’, with IHG today announcing a 20-year management agreement with Franzé Developments to open and operate Holiday Inn and Suites Geelong, the largest hotel in the city. Opening in 2020, the 190-room property will be… Read the full press release

IHG announces 187-room new build Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City scheduled to open in 2021

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City in partnership with Al Badr For Investments and Commercial Spaces Company. The new development aligns with IHG’s strategy to grow the Crowne Plaza brand across… Read the full press release

Marriott International becomes the preferred hotel company for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Members of Marriott Rewards and SPG Can Get Exclusive VIP Access to Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Events Toronto, ON, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, the country’s leading lodging company, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), making Marriott International the preferred hotel company for the… Read the full press release

agoda 2017 Gold Circle Awards winners announced

SINGAPORE, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — agoda, one of the world’s fastest-growing online booking platforms and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Gold Circle Awards, given to top-performing accommodation partners around the world that exemplify the best qualities of the online booking travel experience. Running for now the… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services awarded five new cargo handling contracts in France

PARIS, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded five new cargo handling contracts by passenger and freighter airlines in France. Four of the contracts cover Paris CDG as well as handling at WFS’ other 11 cargo stations across France. Vietnam Airlines has renewed its cargo handling agreement with WFS,… Read the full press release

Dream Cruises’ newest luxury liner, World Dream made its inaugural call at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT), a consortium led by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) which manages and  operates Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (KTCT), has helped make history by welcoming the first cruise ship ever to be christened in Hong Kong. Dream Cruises’ newest luxury liner– World Dream –… Read the full press release

Oman Air to develop its B737 MAX fleet inflight entertainment systems with Thales AVANT IFE System

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with Thales on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow, to equip its B737 MAX fleet for developing its Inflight entertainment systems. As one of the respected airlines of the region with a focus on service… Read the full press release

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority voted for Mesa SkyBridge, LLC as Master Developer for the Gateway Aerospace Park

Mesa, Arizona, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to select Mesa SkyBridge, LLC (SkyBridge) as Master Developer for the Gateway Aerospace Park. The vote is a significant milestone and continues a process that began in April 2015 with the enVision Gateway event.  Developing the 360… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces code-sharing agreement with SkyTeam alliance partner China Southern Airlines

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has expanded its code-sharing agreement with SkyTeam alliance partner China Southern Airlines, opening up new destinations in Australia and New Zealand for its passengers on routes via Guangzhou. Aeroflot will put its SU code on China Southern flights between Guangzhou and Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. The Chinese… Read the full press release

Aeroflot strengthens position on the South Asian market with the relaunch of ticket sales in Nepal

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has resumed ticket sales in Nepal with a launch event in Kathmandu attended by the airline’s Delhi office, Russian Ambassador to Nepal Andrey Budnik, the management team of Nepal airlines, representatives of the local tourism industry and media. A sales agreement for Aeroflot flights on Nepalese… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports and McDonald’s UAE officially opened the region’s largest McDonald’s airport restaurant in Dubai International

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports and McDonald’s UAE, the leading foodservice retailer, today cut the red ribbon and officially opened the region’s largest McDonald’s airport restaurant in concourse B at Dubai International (DXB). The new restaurant is designed with the customer in mind, reflecting Dubai Airports’ ongoing mission to transform the… Read the full press release

First Data to power in-store, online, and mobile payments for AccorHotels

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (22 Nov 2017) First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with AccorHotels to enable global and cross channel payments. The AccorHotels Group is a global leader in travel and lifestyle, and a pioneer in digital technology, offering… Read the full press release

GBTA announces newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announces a newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors. The volunteer leadership that makes up the Board of Directors helps to drive the direction and growth of the… Read the full press release

MGTO to hold “Macao Light Festival 2017 – AMOR MACAU” from 3rd to 31st December

MACAO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — “Macao Light Festival 2017 – AMOR MACAU” will come on stage from 3rd to 31st December at various locations in Macao, presenting a glamorous journey brimming with love and dreams that is well-designed and created in concerted effort by over a hundred local transmedia creators and the organizer –… Read the full press release

The Port Authority achieves Airport Carbon Accreditation for John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports

New York, NY, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In recognition of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the Port Authority has received accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) for the agency’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions at all five of its airports. The Port Authority achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) for John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty,… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces next stage of conservation work at 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced the next stage of conservation work at the world famous Ring of Brodgar, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. The 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar is one of the largest stone circles in Britain, with 27 standing stones occupying a… Read the full press release

CDA: O’Hare and Midway International Airports ready to welcome 1.9 million passengers this Thanksgiving holiday travel

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today announced that O’Hare and Midway International Airports will be among the busiest airports in the nation for Thanksgiving holiday travel this year with more than 1.9 million passengers expected over the next seven days. With new security technology unveiled at Midway… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes United Airlines’ new Chicago O’Hare International Airport 2018 summer schedule

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines today announced it will add nonstop daily service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to two new destinations next spring including El Paso, Texas and Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as seasonal service to Fresno, California for the summer of 2018. In addition to the new flights, United announced it… Read the full press release

Ryanair adds further 31 routes from Milan Bergamo Airport

DUBLIN, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Italy’s No. 1 airline, today (22 Nov) extended its connecting flights service at Milan Bergamo Airport, adding a further 31 routes including Budapest, Lisbon and Ibiza providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice of 131 connecting services in total, and the opportunity to book and transfer directly… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new London Stansted to Rimini route beginning in March

DUBLIN, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (21 Nov) launched a new London Stansted to Rimini route which will run twice weekly as part of its summer 2018 schedule, beginning in March. UK consumers and visitors can enjoy even lower fares and the latest “Always Getting Better” improvements including: –… Read the full press release

Ryanair to hold engineering open day on Thursday, 23rd November

DUBLIN, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (20 Nov) announced that it will create 200 new engineering jobs across Europe, as it takes delivery of 50 new aircraft over the next 12 months. An engineering open day will be held on Thursday, 23rd November between 11:00 and 18:00hrs in the Maldron Hotel,… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Folio Fine Wine Partners announce the launch of Canvas Blanc de Blancs Spumante

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt today announced the launch of Canvas Blanc de Blancs Spumante, a sparkling addition to the Canvas wine brand that was developed in collaboration with Folio Fine Wine Partners, a Napa Valley, Calif.-based wine company. Folio Fine Wine Partners, owned by the Michael Mondavi Family, has partnered with Venetian sparkling wine… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its Luton fleet by June 2018

FOUR ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT 150 NEW LOCAL JOBS FIVE NEW ROUTES 30 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS & 11,000 NEW SEATS EVERY WEEK BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe today announces a massive expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to… Read the full press release

TravelClick’s November 2017 North American Hospitality Review: all travel segment experience solid growth during the fourth quarter of 2017

Both Group and Transient Leisure Travel Experience Particularly Solid Growth in Bookings NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As North American hoteliers enter the holiday season and round out the year, all travel segments are seeing a noticeable increase across the board in both average daily rates (ADR) and occupancy, up 1.4 percent and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels breaks ground on the Cambria Hotel in Charleston, S.C., slated to open early in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), along with RREAF Holdings and New Castle Hotels & Resorts, broke ground on the Cambria Hotel in Charleston, S.C. The Cambria Charleston Riverview, a 126-room hotel is located at 84 Ripley Point Dr. on the Ashley River, and is slated to open early in 2019 and will be built… Read the full press release