Singita Takes Top Honours in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019

Singita Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Awards 2019 South Africa

Singita Sabi Sand (South Africa) NO.1 in Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa, in Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Awards 2019 Cape Town, South Africa, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita has taken top honours in this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019, scooping both 3rd and 8th places among The Top… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly Offers Lowest Weekly Parking Rate

TORONTO, Canada, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Park’N Fly has found another way to help travelers save money this year! Travelers’ can now save even more with Park’N Fly during the peak summer season. For a limited time, customers pay only $39.95/week ($8.95/day)* at the Economy lot near Pearson International Airport. “This is a… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona from December 2019

New route brings daily flight services between Spain and Mexico to cater to underserved demand Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates announced today (16 July 2019) its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting on… Read the full press release

Flying solo marks new milestone for Emirates Flight Training Academy

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The big day had finally arrived, and Mohamed Al Dosari spent the morning in eager anticipation of the moment he would make history. As soon as he strapped himself into the Cirrus, his trained mind took over. He finished the pre-flight checks, taxied, accelerated and took off… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new online service where customers can earn and redeem miles at Hotels and Online Retailers around the World

Earn and Redeem Miles at Hotels and Online Retailers around the World Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched a new online service where customers can earn and redeem miles on hotel bookings, car rentals, and online shops providing a mileage service that offers convenience and incredible value to their… Read the full press release

Yu Yue Heen at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou awarded one Michelin star for the second year in the 2019 Michelin Guide Guangzhou

Guangzhou, China, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Yu Yue Heen at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou was awarded one Michelin star for the second year in the 2019 Michelin Guide Guangzhou. Guangzhou is only the second city in Mainland China to receive the acclaimed Michelin star award, the world’s most highly- regarded restaurant recognition. Yu Yue Heen, located on 71st… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020

Permit OKd for first building at Seaport Logistics Complex, construction goes on Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments in Port history.  They voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a… Read the full press release

HMSHost to bring Screen Door to Portland International Airport in 2021

HMSHost awarded new contract to bring beloved Portland restaurant to PDX Portland, Ore., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Local favorite Screen Door is set to debut at Portland International Airport’s (PDX) Concourse B in 2021. The beloved Portland restaurant brings its culinary creations and Pacific Northwest charm to PDX travelers as part of a new 10-year contract… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces 2019 He Tangata grants recipients

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four South Auckland schools, a waste minimisation programme, and a community food hub are among the recipients of Auckland Airport’s 2019 He Tangata grants, an annual community giving programme. “Auckland Airport is focused on being a good neighbour in South Auckland, and we are delighted to be… Read the full press release

Finavia announces the appointment of Mika Järvinen as airport manager of Jyväskylä Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Mika Järvinen has been appointed airport manager of Jyväskylä Airport, effective from 1 August 2019. Järvinen is transferring to Jyväskylä from his position as manager of apron operations at Helsinki Airport. The current manager of Jyväskylä Airport, Esa Kainulainen, retires at the end of August. Mika Järvinen has… Read the full press release

Finavia announces new service between Pori and Helsinki starts August

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The city board of Pori has made a decision to start flight connections between Pori and Helsinki. The first flight will depart on the 1st of August 2019. The city board of Pori has accepted Budapest Aircraft Service (BASe) Ltd’s tender covering flight connections between Pori and Helsinki…. Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s new Plaza Premium Lounge earns great feedback from travellers

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Plaza Premium Lounge, opened at Helsinki Airport’s non-Schengen area on the 3rd of May, has received a lot of great feedback from travellers. Passengers can additionally enjoy the brand’s services at over 35 international airports around the world. Plaza Premium Lounge is also taking part in Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta: Early-bird tickets now on sale for Sippin’ Safari presented by Groupon, September 21, 2019

Atlanta GA, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Save on advance tickets to Zoo Atlanta’s signature wine event. WHAT: Early-bird tickets are on sale now for Sippin’ Safari presented by Groupon, coming up Saturday, September 21, 2019. The fourth-annual signature event will feature wine sampling, bites from local restaurants, live music on stages throughout the… Read the full press release

Metrolink appoints Todd P. McIntyre to the position of Chief Strategy Officer

Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 16, 2019), Metrolink announced the selection of Todd P. McIntyre to the position of Chief Strategy Officer to lead the commuter railroad’s planning, government affairs, community relations, procurement and railroad services. McIntyre joins Metrolink after three years at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in… Read the full press release

Hilton opens dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District

Located steps away from the Tampa Convention Center, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton together welcome guests visiting Tampa TAMPA, Fla. And MCLEAN, Va., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (July 15, 2019) announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomed 12.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019, an increase of 1.8% vs. same period last year

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport welcomed almost 12.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period last year. During the month of June alone, the number of passengers rose, compared to last year, by 4.3%. In contrast to the growing number… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics acquires the Travelwire assets from Travelport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Dolphin Dynamics, a leading technology provider to travel agencies and tour operators, has reached an agreement to acquire the Travelwire assets from Travelport. The transaction is due to be completed in September 2019. Over time, Dolphin Dynamics will merge the capabilities of the Travelwire and Dolphin mid/back office… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore as a new freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route

Launched less than a year ago, the transpacific service has quickly become a highly successful route connecting Asia to North America Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Close on the heels of major cargo announcements made at the Paris Air Show, Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as a new freighter destination on… Read the full press release

BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB EXTENDS £1 REWARD FLIGHT FARE TO UK AND EUROPE

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members can now book a reward flight using Avios and pay as little as £1 return.  With the trial starting today (July 16, 2019), the new Avios pricing options can be redeemed on flights in the UK and Europe. The additional Avios options follows… Read the full press release

Specially decorated British Airways 747 will be joined by The Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Arrows will join forces with a specially decorated British Airways 747 at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20. The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year. Senior First Officer… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers. Nearly 60% of passengers in Europe pass through just 25 airports. Many airports are able to charge prices that would otherwise not… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes Brussels Airlines’ service between Brussels and Bristol

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Belgian airline will connect Bristol with Brussels 12 times a week. The first flight from Bristol to Brussels will take off on September 1st. Brussels Airlines offers daily flights between five airports in the UK the capital of Europe. The connection between Bristol Airport and Brussels Airport… Read the full press release

Indy Airport: Rare Video Filmed on Airfield to Run Through December 2019

IND arts program highlights ‘artists whose work doesn’t fit neatly into an exhibition case’ INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Rare video art captured onsite at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is on exhibit between the departures level and baggage claim through the end of 2019. The video, An Open Flight created by local Hoosier… Read the full press release

Accor adopts the European Chicken Commitment

Paris, France, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces today (July 12, 2019) that the Group has adopted the European Chicken Commitment* and has committed to reach the higher welfare standards by 2026 for 100% of the broiler chicken in its European supply chain. The European Chicken Commitment is built on a collective agreement… Read the full press release

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the 2020 temporary exhibition schedule

Bentonville, Ark., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the 2020 temporary exhibition schedule which includes surveys of popular artists such as Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… and Ansel Adams: In Our Time, an examination of the craft movement in Craft, and two exhibitions that will be featured at the Momentary… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of the Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger in Algiers

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger in Algiers; its second hotel in Algeria and first Radisson-branded hotel in the country. The new hotel will be a strong addition to the group’s portfolio of almost 100 hotels in operation… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Andrew J. Arthurs as chief information officer

ARLINGTON, Va., 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Andrew J. Arthurs as chief information officer. Arthurs is responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the company and its worldwide… Read the full press release

The Bell Tower Receives its Third TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

PERTH, Western Australia, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Bell Tower has done it again! We are so excited to announce that for the third consecutive year The Bell Tower has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. These certificates are awarded from TripAdvisor to businesses with consistent excellent reviews on their site. What Are… Read the full press release

Munich Airport International to operate and maintain the $2.7 billion Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport

Agreement with Munich Airport International a major milestone in development of new world-class terminal Terminal One a key element in the ongoing $28 billion transformation of Newark Liberty, JFK and LaGuardia airports New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In a major step forward in the development of a new… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces schedule adjustment to its Kyiv flights schedule

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and a leading low-cost carrier in Ukraine, announces schedule adjustment to its Kyiv flights schedule due to operational reasons caused by aircraft delivery delays. Between 3 and 20 August 2019, there will be slight adjustments to the frequency of several… Read the full press release