SJC deploys facial recognition technology to facilitate the arrival and departure of international travelers

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers San José, Calif., 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced today (August 6,… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes new Wizz Air service between Tirana and Dortmund

TIRANA, Albania, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today (7 August 2018) a new service connecting Tirana with the German city of Dortmund. The low-fare route will commence on 30 October 2018, with three weekly flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Seats on the… Read the full press release

easyJet seeks to hire 28 data scientists to join in its drive towards data

LUTON, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (07 / 08 / 2018) launched a recruitment drive for 28 data scientists to join in the airline’s drive towards data. The new positions come as Luca Zuccoli, the airline’s first Chief Data Officer, is due to join this month. easyJet creates… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes new China Eastern service between London and Shanghai

New direct link to Shanghai provides over 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity – in both directions – and over 70,000 seats per year “Long-haul connections to China and other non-European nations will take on extra significance in a post-Brexit Britain” – Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO Gatwick’s long-haul routes grew by +20.8% in the airport’s busiest-ever July… Read the full press release

Vynn Capital and World Tourism Organization join forces to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate to… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero partner to promote the digital transformation of tourism destinations

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The objective of both organizations is to cooperate closely on issues of mutual interest to achieve shared objectives The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that is the leading public international organization in the field of tourism, and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, have… Read the full press release

PATA and SPTO to host second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will organise the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018. The event, generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free nominated for three categories at the 2018 Frontier Awards

QDF nominated for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year,’ ‘Inflight Retailer of the Year,’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer’ awards Awards ceremony to be held during the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France on 3 October DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty… Read the full press release

Kempinski further expands in the Caribbean with the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica set to open in 2019

Geneva, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — In the wake of the much-anticipated opening last year of Cuba’s first luxury five-star hotel, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Kempinski continues expanding selectively in the Caribbean with luxury developments in Cuba and Dominica, including the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica. Set to open in 2019, this… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation pledges $250,000 in support of the American Red Cross’ Wildfire recovery efforts

ST. LOUIS, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — As wildfires rage in northern California, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – is pledging $250,000 in support of the American Red Cross’ efforts to help provide shelter, food, water and supplies for residents in the fire-ravaged areas. “We are glad to do what we can… Read the full press release

SoundSeeker: Royal Caribbean launches an AI-powered tool that transforms photos into an original, shareable soundtrack

SoundSeeker Produces Original Soundtracks Based on Mood and Content of Pictures, Powered by Music Theory from Berklee College of Music MIAMI, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if it was possible to “hear” what it sounds like? In a move that will redefine the modern vacation album,… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes new three weekly Wizz air service to Budapest

Doncaster, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport is delighted to announce a new Wizz air flight to Budapest, the new three weekly service will take off with effect from 29th October and comes hot on the heels of a route to Debrecen being announced just weeks ago.  This new route to Budapest… Read the full press release

Oman Air supports Ironman 70.3 triathlon competition as the Official Carrier

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic and internationally acclaimed sporting event Ironman 70.3 will be held in the Sultanate of Oman, supported by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). The triathlon competition will be held in the capital city of Muscat, which will create a perfect backdrop for Ironman 70.3, offering guests an… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa. Under the expanded code share agreement, passengers can now travel on Oman Air flights from Muscat International Airport and connect to Madrid, Brussels, Vienna and… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport welcomes Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop

Airline is the first Canadian ULCC to cross the border, offering affordable service from five U.S. airports Calgary, Alberta, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop, Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today (August 02, 2018) announced its entrance into the U.S. market with five new international flight routes available for purchase through April 27, 2019…. Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports hosts the Royal Saudi Air Force delegates at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies for aviation training sessions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports is hosting delegates candidates from the Royal Saudi Air Force at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) for a series of selected aviation training sessions. The trainee will benefit from knowledge-sharing exercises covering areas related to safety and security, forming… Read the full press release