VisitEngland encourages Brits to beat the January blues with ‘24 Hours in the UK’ digital campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (‘Blue Monday’ 15 January 2018) launched a digital campaign to promote round-the-clock activities and experiences across the UK, encouraging Brits to beat the January blues by taking a holiday at home. The ‘24 Hours in the UK’ series of films, launched by VisitEngland and… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches community investment project EXTRA MILE

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — EXTRA MILE, a community investment project of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), was launched today.  EXTRA MILE is spearheaded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA); and through collaboration with HKIA’s business partners, NGOs and neighbouring communities, the project aims to develop and nurture talents, improve social mobility… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport hosted 29.4 million passengers in 2017, a YoY increase of 6.3%

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by… Read the full press release

Ryanair successfully implements its new bag policy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair’s new bag policy went live today (15 Jan) offering: – Lower check-in bag fees (down from €/£35 to €/£25 per check-in bag) – Bigger check-in bag allowances (up from 15kg to 20kg) – 2 free carry-on bag allowance for all customers continues – Non-priority customers can bring… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels opens its new flagship Niccolo property, The Murray, Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels announces the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group’s new flagship Niccolo property and the latest addition to the luxury contemporary chic collection by Wharf Hotels. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today. As one of… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals up by 7% in 2017 to a total of 1,322 million

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. MADRID, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces the return of James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour at Allium Restaurant on March 2, 2018

Chef Sean Murray hosts seven James Beard Award winners and nominees Chicago, USA, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On March 2, 2018, Executive Chef Sean Murray will host seven recognised chefs for the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour at Allium Restaurant inside Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Murray will cook alongside the following seven local and national chefs as part of the… Read the full press release