Oakland’s Jack London Square expands its dining options with three new restaurants

American, Arab and Thai food options on the waterfront Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — New restaurants are settling into Jack London Square this summer bringing international flavor to Oakland’s waterfront. Two have already opened with a third to follow by September. The influx of dining spots is generating increased interest in the Square at… Read the full press release

Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board

Second time in top job for Oakland business leader Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland business leader Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The Board of Port Commissioners selected their colleague for the top post at a meeting last week. Commissioner Butner succeeds Joan… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Hawaiian Airlines’ daily service to Lihue, on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i

Hawaiian Airlines and Oakland International boost summer travel Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 17, 2018), 91 years after the very first flight between the US mainland and Hawaii,  Hawaiian Airlines begins daily year-round service between Oakland (OAK) and Lihue, on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i. The First Trans-Pacific Flight took off from Oakland… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive unveils its brand-new executive jet, the Gulfstream G500 at the Farnborough International Airshow

Private jet division to receive 25 additional new aircraft by 2022 to accommodate increasing passenger demand   Qatar Executive to open new dedicated offices in Shanghai and Moscow by the end of this year DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, proudly unveiled its… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces its Business Class experience Qsuite on flights to and from Mumbai and Bengaluru

The airline awarded ‘World’s Best Business Class’ brings its newest innovation to India Qatar Airways’ robust expansion in India has brought greater consumer choice and increased accessibility to global markets DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that its award-winning Business Class experience, Qsuite, is now available on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for third consecutive year at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards

The national carrier of the State of Qatar was also voted ‘Best Airline in The Middle East’, ‘Best Business Class Seat’ and ‘Best First Class Airline Lounge DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is thrilled to have won four prestigious awards at this year’s 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The multi… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport rated ‘very good’ on CAA’s accessibility report

Top 30 UK airports ranked on accessibility for disabled passengers 16 UK Airports ranked ‘very good’ – up from six airports in last year’s review Birmingham, Gatwick and Stansted have not met CAA expectations Manchester Airport ranked ‘poor’ for the second year in a row BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a brand-new route to the German city of Cologne

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — It may be the height of summer but Christmas markets and pints of Kölsch are on the horizon as British Airways launches a brand-new route to the German city of Cologne. The airline has announced it will be adding a new four-per-week service from Gatwick airport to the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces new seasonally-inspired Main Cabin food and beverage menu

Building on the popular Fruit and Cheese Platter, new food and beverage offerings will rotate quarterly and provide healthy options for guests SEATTLE, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (July 16, 2018) announced the roll out of a new seasonally-inspired Main Cabin food and beverage menu. Based on research and feedback from guests,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo officially starts its international shipping program

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is entering its next era as it officially began its international shipping program on Sunday.  With this milestone, the carrier now offers the ability to ship between the United States and Mexico City. Later this summer, the carrier intends to add the ability to ship between… Read the full press release

Razak Ahmad to bring his signature luxury flower displays to Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Designer partners with hotel to transform the guest experience and showcase his signature blossoms Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur announces a partnership with acclaimed floral designer Razak Ahmad, overseeing all floral designs for the all-new ultra-luxurious Hotel, which opened on July 1, 2018.  As the city’s most celebrated floral… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay welcomes its new Hotel Manager Jason Rodgers

Veteran hotelier joins the team of the city’s 51-storey luxury beach resort Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay announces the appointment of Jason Rodgers as Hotel Manager of the landmark urban hotel that recently transformed into a fully-fledged island resort with the addition of The Four Seasons Beach. A 20-year veteran… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts veteran Mohamed Elbanna promoted to Senior General Manager

Managing Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and overseeing the development of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale Palm Beach, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts veteran Mohamed Elbanna has been promoted to Senior General Manager, continuing his management of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach while now also overseeing the development of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti names Lucas Julien-Vauzelle as Executive Chef

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Not many chefs can boast a dining setting as inspiring as the Serengeti savannah, but that is exactly what welcomes Lucas Julien-Vauzelle with his appointment as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. A culinary-lover since his earliest days, Lucas is also a world traveller, having worked across no… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg welcomes 2-Michelin star Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert to its culinary team

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — There’s need to book a flight to Paris to enjoy an exquisite chocolate patisserie, and as for pure and refreshing Asian desserts, they can now be tastes with a stunning view of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. As of July 12, 2018, Nicolas Lambert, most recently Pastry Chef Caprice… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, the only Vietnamese property to feature in Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World 2018

Hoi An, Vietnam, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam has been placed in Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World 2018, the only Vietnamese property to feature in the prestigious annual list voted by Travel + Leisure readers – the globetrotter’s guide to the hottest destinations and hotels. Commenting on… Read the full press release

Emirates’ baggage operation in its Dubai hub earns IATA 753 compliance certification

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been awarded IATA 753 compliance certification for its baggage operation in its home base of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The certification underlines the carrier’s capabilities to diligently track bags that flow through its Dubai hub for departing, arriving and connecting customers. IATA Resolution 753 requires airlines… Read the full press release

Alipay and STB launch joint-marketing initiatives to encourage Chinese tourists to spend with Alipay while in Singapore

Partnership is aimed at increasing Singapore’s destination branding and awareness, driving visitor spend and enhancing STB’s understanding of a key consumer group Singapore, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), have launched a… Read the full press release

2018 ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence inductees announced

Programme recognizes consistent delivery of exceptional customer experience Montreal, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World is delighted to announce the 2018 inductees into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence. The honour recognizes those airports which, in the opinion of their passengers, have consistently delivered excellence in customer service. Passengers are… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains removes afternoon peak restrictions out of London Euston

Friday afternoon peak out of London abolished for summer of spontaneity New study finds that 4pm on a Friday is the moment the nation takes to social media to talk about their weekends 93% of all conversations about the weekend on social media embrace and encourage spontaneity LONDON, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin… Read the full press release

Hilton Short Hills unveils new enhancements following $9 million hotel transformation project

With Renovated Guest Rooms, Updated Meeting Space and Addition of a Rooftop Lounge, Come Experience the New Hilton Short Hills SHORT HILLS, NJ, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Short Hills, a AAA Four Diamond-rated property part of Hilton Hotels and Resort’s fast-growing global portfolio of upscale, full-service hotels, just placed the finishing touches on a… Read the full press release

Satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to operate and deliver one of the first launches of its LauncherOne system in Spaceport Cornwall

CORNWALL, England, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership with Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch company, has selected Spaceport Cornwall as an ideal location to operate and deliver one of the first… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport to pursue certification in pharmaceutical logistics with IATA

International Air Transport Association seal of excellence guarantees quality control Edmonton, AB, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will become the first airport community in Canada to pursue a certification in pharmaceutical logistics with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Because pharmaceutical products are often required urgently, they are frequently shipped by air…. Read the full press release

Vietjet launches Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka route

Ho Chi Minh City, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the most amazing promotional program of the year “Free up your summer with Vietjet”, Vietjet continues to open Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka (Japan) route. In addition to Hanoi – Osaka route, the second route of Vietjet to Japan will better meet travel and… Read the full press release

Heathrow hosts first of a series of events to promote accessible air travel to persons with disabilities

First Heathrow Open Day will welcome passengers with disabilities on a tour of Terminal 5 Prospective passengers will view Heathrow’s assistance options, ask questions, offer suggestions and grow their confidence before they fly   New CAA Airport Accessibility Report acknowledges Heathrow’s improvements in its customer service for persons with disabilities LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of Hotel Indigo® Dundee, Scotland

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened Hotel Indigo® Dundee, in one of Europe’s rising design destinations – Dundee, Scotland. Once famous for its textiles, the city’s industrial spaces are now filled with artists and collectives, including a thriving gaming community who… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the Grand Opening of JW Marriott Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Turnberry Associates and Marriott International today (07/12/2018) announced the Grand Opening of JW Marriott Nashville, ideally situated steps from Music City’s most treasured landmarks. The striking, 33-story glass tower transforms the iconic Nashville skyline and ushers in a new chapter for luxury hospitality and sophistication in one… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection takes the No. 2 spot in the ‘Best Hotel Brands’ category in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

LONDON, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that it has once again earned top honors in the highly esteemed Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This year the collection garnered the No. 2 spot in the ‘Best Hotel Brands’ category, while Ashford Castle, Hotel 41 and The Chesterfield Mayfair each placed in… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts assumed management of The Westin Alexandria, VA

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As a part of the company’s strategy to grow its upper-upscale collection, Interstate Hotels & Resorts – a global leader in third-party hotel and resort management – has assumed management of The Westin Alexandria in partnership with Hong Kong-based owner Junson Capital. The hotel is ideally located… Read the full press release

Azerai Can Tho Opens with a Grand Gala Event

Can Tho City, Vietnam, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2nd of June 2018 marked a magical and memorable evening for Azerai Can Tho celebrated with a Grand Opening Gala Event. The hotel transformed into a magnificent party ground, where the swimming pool was converted to a fashion catwalk, while our guests dined on… Read the full press release