Luzius Wirth to succeed Erich Bodenmann as EVP Group Services at Swissport International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation industry, today announced that Erich Bodenmann, Executive Vice President (EVP) Group Services, will retire and leave the company by the end of April. Luzius Wirth will take over responsibility for Group Services from Erich Bodenmann… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations expands hotels selection to Travel Advisors through the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN)

San Jose, CA, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Classic Vacations, a leading provider of luxury wholesale travel, announced today the addition of an expanded selection of hotels now available to Travel Advisors through the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN). In addition to Classic Vacations’ current inventory of luxury hotels, the travel wholesaler will also provide Travel… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association applauds Australian Cabinet’s decision on Sydney’s second airport

Bangkok, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) wholeheartedly applauds the Australian Cabinet’s announcement on April 15, 2014 of Badgerys Creek as the selected site for a second new airport to the west of Sydney. “After decades of myopic dialogue and dubious debate, the decision to move forward with a second city airport… Read the full press release

The European Aviation Safety Agency to simplify and improve General Aviation (GA) regulations

Cologne, Germany, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Decision on the 1st April to accompany the recently published regulation on new and more accessible instrument ratings (IRs) focused on General Aviation (GA) pilots. This is part of the Agency’s on-going work to simplify and improve GA regulations. This decision… Read the full press release

Vida Rica Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Macau welcomes Michelin-starred guest chef Thierry Marx

Hong Kong, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — From 7 to 10 May, Vida Rica Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Macau welcomes Michelin-starred guest chef Thierry Marx to showcase the very best of his creative and modern French cuisine. Known for his acclaimed restaurants, Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx and Caméliaat Mandarin Oriental, Paris, Thierry Marx marries French tradition and Asian influences with inspirations… Read the full press release