The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sold remaining 50% interest in World Trade Center retail project to The Westfield Group for $800 million

New York, NY, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority today announced the closing of the sale of the agency’s remaining 50 percent interest in the World Trade Center retail project to The Westfield Group (ASX:WDC). The transaction reflects the Port Authority’s continuing efforts to return to its core transportation mission and to divest… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport gears up for exceptionally busy Easter holiday rush

Tips for a carefree holiday Brussels Airport expects an exceptionally busy Easter holiday rush.  The first weekend of the Easter holidays promises to be busy and the same goes for the working days preceding it. The airport authority has listed a few tips for a carefree start of your plane trip. These are the expected… Read the full press release

General Electric’s GEnx-1B engine to power Air France-KLM Boeing 787 fleet

Amstelveen, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France-KLM has finalized an agreement with General Electric and has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its fleet of Boeing 787-9*. The first aircraft will be delivered to KLM in October 2015 and to Air France in January 2017. The joint selection of engine for Air France and KLM’s… Read the full press release

Eastern Iowa Airport declared December 2013, January and February 2014 record setting months

Cedar Rapids, IA, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — They have done it again, and again, and again! For the second time in a year, The Eastern Iowa Airport reached record passenger travel for three straight months. December 2013, January 2014, and February 2014 were record setting months. A total of 89,869 passengers traveled through the… Read the full press release

KLM Cityhopper to suspend flights between Amsterdam and Manston, UK from April 10

Airport leads to suspension of KLM Cityhopper flights from/to the airport. Amstelveen, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — From 10 April, KLM Cityhopper as an operating airline for KLM is suspending flights between Amsterdam and Manston (Kent, UK). The continuous uncertainty surrounding the future of the airport means KLM Cityhopper is unable to guarantee that flights to… Read the full press release

Calgary Zoo’s Garden Gallery comes alive with the arrival of butterflies this spring

CALGARY, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Escape the lingering winter to the tropical oasis of the ENMAX Conservatory’s Garden Gallery at the Calgary Zoo. The Garden Gallery is alive with the fluttering of butterflies, just in time for spring. Our first delivery of chrysalis arrived earlier this month all the way from Costa Rica and included 130 chrysalis representing 27 different species…. Read the full press release

Calgary shortlisted as one of the world’s top five Ultimate Sports Cities by SportBusiness International

CALGARY, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Calgary has been shortlisted by SportBusiness International as one of the world’s top five Ultimate Sports Cities recognizing Calgary’s rise on the international sport hosting scene. Calgary has been shortlisted along with other established sport hosting centres Auckland, Copenhagen, London and Melbourne. Since 2006, the SportBusiness International list has been published every two… Read the full press release

oneworld® Governing Board appoints IAG CEO Willie Walsh as its Chairman

New York City, NY, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), has been nominated by the Governing Board ofoneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, to serve as its Chairman for the year ahead. He succeeds American Airlines’ Chairman Tom Horton, who has filled the role since December… Read the full press release

USDA Wildlife Services assisted Chicago Department of Aviation capture snowy owls and relocate them 75 miles away from the airport

CHICAGO, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though the calendar says it spring, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) still has some visitors who serve as reminders of the long winter of 2013-2014. Several snowy owls have been spotted in and around O’Hare and Midway International Airports. In fact, the number of snowy owl sightings this winter in the Chicago has… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Inner Forth is set for huge boost after £1.9 million award to revitalise the area

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The historic and natural environment of the Inner Forth is set for a huge boost, following the awarding of £1.9 million to revitalise the area. The money was given to the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (ILFI): a four year series of 50 projects, aiming to improve access to heritage… Read the full press release

Innovative Online Education Programme Open to the Global Tourism Industry

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism e kit is the highly successful self-help, online education programme that enables tourism businesses and operators to make the most of digital marketing opportunities.  Australian tourism businesses have had exclusive access to the Tourism e kit since its launch in 2008 and now, for the first time,… Read the full press release