Accor and meetago® announce strategic international partnership

ACCOR AND MEETAGO ARE STARTING UP A JOINT CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION, WHICH WILL BE OFFERED TO MORE THAN 1,600 MEETING HOTELS WORLDWIDE. Paris, France, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In the context of IMEX, Accor and meetago® agreed on a strategic international partnership for its core meeting and events business today. This deeper level of… Read the full press release

Department of Tourism, Philippines hosted the highly successful PATA Youth Symposium

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson Blu Cebu in Cebu, Philippines. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development Committee under the theme ‘Progress with a… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines attracted 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May 9 with 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations attending the four-day event. Delegates also included local and international students, as well as student chapter representatives, from 21 educational… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed as the new operator of Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair Cargo has appointed Swissport as the new operator of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport, one of the most modern air cargo hubs in Europe. From June 2019, Swissport will handle over 600 tons of perishables, pharmaceuticals and general cargo daily. The COOL Nordic… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Fundación ONCE launch the first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions

UNWTO and Fundación ONCE launch the annual ATD Distinction, recognizing the world’s best accessible destinations  Interested destinations can make their submissions to atd@unwto.org until 30 June Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Fundación ONCE have launched the first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions, which will recognize… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Guatemala into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO)

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Guatemala into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Central American country becomes the 26th member of the global network which is committed to the systematic collection of data on the impacts of tourism at the destination level. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive celebrates 10 years of success at EBACE with the announcement of plans of global expansion

Qatar Airways’ private jet charter division to open new offices in Shanghai, London and Moscow later this year Qatar Executive is newly certified by The International Standard for Business Aviation Council (IS-BAO) and Wyvern Wingman DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council to attract global visitors for ‘Summer in Qatar’ activities

Airline to offer up to 25 per cent discount on airfares to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to partner with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares for all flights to Doha… Read the full press release

OpenTable releases its list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out

Honorees Span 19 States and Washington, D.C.; Restaurants in California, Illinois and New York Boast Most Honorees SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With Memorial Day and warm weather celebrations on deck, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today (May 21, 2019) released its list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America… Read the full press release

British Airways starts three-per-week service between London and Islamabad next week

The airline starts a three-per-week service on June 2 Customers will enjoy a state-of-the-art inflight experience on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner A Halal meal option is available in every cabin LONDON, UK, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is beginning flights between London and Islamabad next week.  The final touches are coming together… Read the full press release

Duetto appoints Carl Lytikainen as Senior VP of Customer Success

Hospitality tech firm appoints experienced SaaS executive to lead its Customer Success team. San Francisco, Ca, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, hospitality’s innovative provider of cloud-based revenue management applications, has appointed Carl Lytikainen as Senior VP of Customer Success. Carl brings to the role more than 20 years of experience serving customers in… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises launches additional discounts and benefits to MSC Voyagers Club loyalty programme

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and market leader in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf, has revealed details of additional discounts and benefits to their popular MSC Voyagers Club loyalty programme. The MSC Voyagers Club is designed to reward MSC Cruises’ repeat customers, a… Read the full press release

CWT research reveals that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser. 69% of business travelers prefer to book their flights digitally rather than have human interactions. That continues to rise for hotel reservations (78%),… Read the full press release

CWT M&E selected as partner for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT M&E, the global meetings and events agency, has been selected as the partner for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, during which ski champions from 70 countries will be competing over the course of 14 days. “We are proud and honored… Read the full press release

VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has unveiled its new visitor information centre within the City Chambers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. VISITORS to Scotland will experience cutting edge information and inspiration as VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city on May 22nd 2019. The national tourism organisation today… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Lonely Planet includes Shetland in its top 10 ‘Best in Europe’ destinations for 2019 – the only UK destination to be included

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s northernmost point has earned its place as one of the top must-see destinations for international travellers in Europe this year. Travel authority Lonely Planet, has today (21 May) revealed that Shetland has been listed at number six in its top 10 ‘Best in Europe’ destinations for 2019… Read the full press release

Acqualina Resort & Spa introduces new amenities and innovative programming to its extensive menu of offerings for families

Miami’s Multi-Award Winning Resort Expands Kid-Friendly Offerings with New Educational Hands-on Activities, Sea Turtle Hatchling Event, the FUN Room and More SUNNY ISLES BEACH,FL, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As a leader in family travel and continually striving to elevate the guest experience, the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa, a seaside haven set on nearly… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the appointment of Sergio Amodeo as Chief Financial Officer of Radisson Hospitality AB

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Amodeo as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Radisson Hospitality AB, and member of the Global Steering Committee for Radisson Hotel Group, effective 1 June 2019. Sergio joins Radisson Hotel Group from TeamSystem Group, the leading management software… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group introduces Radisson Meetings, its new global meetings and events offering

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to launch Radisson Meetings™, its new global meetings and events offering. Available across the group’s seven hotel brands, Radisson Meetings is developed around the three core elements of successful events – Personal, Professional and Memorable – while being 100% carbon neutral through offsetting…. Read the full press release

Stagecoach to invest £80 million on new vehicle orders to help tackle car congestion and air quality

More than 350 new buses and coaches ordered across UK Planned orders include 48 electric buses for Manchester and South Wales Mix of local buses with latest Euro 6 emissions standards and state-of-the-art coaches due for delivery this year Local authorities urged to match private sector investment with measures to tackle road congestion. Perth, Scotland,… Read the full press release

Travelive Enters a North America Representation Agreement with Waterstone

Boca Raton, USA, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelive (TM), award-winning luxury destination management company for Greece, Italy, Spain, Egypt, and many other Mediterranean destinations, announced today that the company has entered a new representation agreement for North America with Waterstone. The representation agreement comes as a new milestone in the company’s steady growth and… Read the full press release

Bombardier unveils Nuage chaise prototype at the 2019 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE)

Nuage chaise will make its worldwide debut at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition on May 21, 2019 Nuage chaise will be ready to install on board the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft upon entry-into-service as planned later this year Innovative lounge seating converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping… Read the full press release

Bombardier announces updates to its Challenger 350 aircraft

Performance improvement package now allows the Challenger 350 aircraft to fly up to 1,500 NM farther out of short runways Newly introduced Head-up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS) capabilities now available to complement the aircraft’s unmatched versatility Enhanced sound-proofing technology further establishes the Challenger 350 aircraft cabin as the quietest in its class Challenger 300 series aircraft family… Read the full press release

Bombardier Welcomes First Global 6500 Aircraft into its State-of-the-art Completion Facility in Montreal

First production Global 6500 aircraft moves into the Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre, as the newest member of the Global family advances towards entry-into-service as planned later this year Ninety per cent of total flight test complete, wing and engine in final stages of validation All testing on first flight test vehicle is complete; aircraft is retired The Global 6500 aircraft offers… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways expands its fleet with second Airbus A380 FLYING HONU

The new Emerald Green plane delivered to ANA this week at Toulouse before departing for Narita Airport TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, received the second of three Airbus A380 FLYING HONU on May 15, 2019. While offering the same… Read the full press release

Qantas extends special weekend fares on flights from Perth to Broome

Special fares for weekends in Broome extended More than 20,000 fares booked since trial launched Perth to Broome flights available from $179 one-way Broome, Australia, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (20TH MAY 2019) announced an extension of its special weekend fares on flights from Perth to Broome in response to positive community… Read the full press release

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk The Giant Dipper 95th Anniversary Contest

Giant Dipper Contest Opens May 17, 2019 SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced a new contest to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the seaside amusement park’s classic Giant Dipper roller coaster. The Giant Dipper 95th Anniversary Contest opens May 17, 2019 on the coaster’s 95th birthday. The contest will run… Read the full press release

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead to unveil stunning transformation this June

Rebirth of Iconic Atlanta Hotel Combines Storied Past with Southern Sophistication Atlanta, GA, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — All eyes will be set on Atlanta this June as The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, officially unveils its multi-million-dollar transformation to reclaim the hotel’s standing amongst the most… Read the full press release

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong welcomes Jill Goh as General Manager

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Jill Goh as General Manager. A seasoned hotelier, Mrs Goh has been with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group since 1993, serving previously as Resident Manager both at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London until 2013,… Read the full press release

Mandarin launches a new luxury accommodation package that combines a stay Milan with a relaxing break at romantic Lake Como

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched an enticing luxury accommodation package that combines a stylish stay in trend-setting Milan with a relaxing break at romantic Lake Como. Available until 10 November 2019,  the One Trip, Two Destinations offer includes exquisite dining experiences and a complimentary private transfer by Mercedes… Read the full press release