ThinCats on the go with £4.25m funding for London-based tour operator

London, England, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Avatara Inc Ltd, owners of care home Casterbridge Manor, have been supported with a £1.5m refinance and acquisition funding package by leading alternative finance provider for mid-sized SMEs, ThinCats. Casterbridge Manor, set in the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas near Dorchester, is a 62 bed purpose built care… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Together by Hyatt, a new suite of events offerings

New resources, capabilities and hybrid solutions, including opportunities to utilize Headspace and Swapcard, provide planners with support, education and inspiration for events during the pandemic and beyond CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (April 28, 2021) announced Together by Hyatt, a new suite of events offerings designed to meet… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces second consecutive winter season sailing from Bridgetown, Barbados

Rhapsody of the Seas to Offer 7- and 14-night Adventures Departing Bridgetown in 2022-2023 MIAMI, FL, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International continues its bold Bajan adventure with the announcement of a second consecutive winter season sailing from Bridgetown, Barbados. Music to travelers’ ears, Rhapsody of the Seas will make its way to the island nation to… Read the full press release

Accor welcomes Stephen Alden as Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express

Paris, France, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces the appointment of Stephen Alden to the role of Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express, effective May 3rd. Stephen Alden will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Group Executive Committee. Alden, who most recently created… Read the full press release

CVG Airport deploys Assaia’s Turnaround Control solution

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Assaia International AG are deploying Assaia’s Turnaround Control solution at the airport. The solution will help improve turnaround transparency and assist CVG in working with airline partners to enhance on-time performance. The system will provide a 24/7 overview of what is happening during turnarounds… Read the full press release

easyJet and easyJet holidays announce even more flexible booking policies as part of their ‘Protection Promise’

Market-leading Protection Promise means customers can book with confidence knowing that if their plans have to change, so can their booking easyJet customers can now change their flights this summer without a fee, any day before departure, to any flights on sale and to any destinations Any customers whose trip is impacted by a mandatory… Read the full press release

KLM starts renewal of 14 Boeing 737-800 cabins

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has started the complete renewal of the cabins of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, for both Business Class and Economy Class. The refurbished aircraft, which are mainly used for European flights, offer passengers more comfort and style and consume less fuel because the renewed cabin weighs 700… Read the full press release

Anko Van der Werff appointed President and CEO of SAS AB

Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 28, 2021), SAS AB’s Board of Directors appoints Anko Van der Werff as President and CEO. He will join the company at the latest on July 15, 2021. The Board also appoints Karl Sandlund, Chief Commercial Officer at SAS, as acting President and CEO as… Read the full press release

PATA names its next Chief Executive Officer Liz Ortiguera

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Ortiguera as its next Chief Executive Officer effective May 17, 2021, succeeding Dr. Mario Hardy who will finish his term at the end of May. The announcement was made at the Association’s Board… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Warwick Brady on 1 May 2021 as its new President & CEO

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May 2021 as President & CEO, one month earlier than originally communicated. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as interim President & CEO since 1 January 2021. Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Google to use data management and digital marketing to restart African tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to advance its commitment to the African tourism sector by partnering with Google to help destinations gain expert insights into data management and digital marketing. In a special capacity building event, researchers and marketing professionals from 20 African National Tourism Organizations… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Vueling Airlines’ twice-weekly service to Barcelona

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Vueling Airlines has announced its plans to be the latest airline partner at George Best Belfast City Airport with a twice-weekly service to popular Spanish destination, Barcelona. Taking off on 2nd July 2021, Vueling further strengthens the IAG network from Belfast City Airport, which already includes a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) unveil “Our Commitment” aircraft

Aircraft serves as embodiment of Alaska’s values, takes conversation around education, equity and belonging to the skies, and is an extension of a 15-year partnership between Alaska and UNCF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ “Our Commitment” aircraft took to the skies in partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), a… Read the full press release

Ryanair unveils its Summer 2022 schedule

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline, today (27 April) announced the early release of its Summer 2022 schedule, which includes over 10,000 flights per week across 500 routes to its most popular destinations, with further routes to be announced in the coming months. All routes can be booked… Read the full press release

easyJet launched new summer domestic route from Newquay to London Gatwick

Flights are set to commence from 8th June 2021 with seats available to book now at London, UK, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched an exciting new summer domestic route from Newquay to London Gatwick, providing an additional domestic holiday option for customers whilst providing a new link to… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new short-haul routes to Wroclaw, Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca

London, UK, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (27 April 2021) announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania. The routes add breadth to the airline’s schedule and will operate from the beginning of July, running throughout… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has taken a significant step towards the end-to-end digitisation of the global supply chain by taking the lead in its third pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative, this time at its home hub in Hong Kong. The success of this pilot marks a… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces partnership with AccesRail

Lisbon, Portugal, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Agreement with AccesRail offers intermodal travel options, air combined with rail, in several European countries, allowing to improve and expand TAP’s network. TAP Air Portugal and AccesRail, the leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions, assigned an agreement that offers more destinations and flexibility. The partnership allows TAP’s… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ new service to Minneapolis

Sun Country to begin new service in time for sun-filled winter getaways MESA, Ariz., 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) today (April 27, 2021) announced that it will begin service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning November 24,2021. Introductory fares are as low as $79* one-way,… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces launch of re-platform of its site

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of an ongoing commitment to offering frictionless vacation experiences, Sunwing is pleased to announce the launch of their re-platform for The tour operator has used the past year as an opportunity to reimagine and transform its digital technology, and the website re-platform is… Read the full press release

voco Grand Central Hotel celebrates its reopening with stunning light show

voco Grand Central Hotel shines a light on hotel history in a stunning light show celebrating the hotel’s rebrand to voco and the reopening of Scottish hospitality Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The show, running throughout the week, celebrates the reopening of ‘Glasgow’s most loved hotel’ on Monday April 26 following… Read the full press release

Landmark Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach Unveils Phase Two of Property-Wide Renovation

Exterior enhancements, pool and lobby upgrades complement the 71 new guest rooms unveiled last summer SAN DIEGO, Calif., 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ocean Park Inn (OPI), a family-owned and operated hotel celebrating 30 years in the heart of Pacific Beach, is now open after a year-long property-wide renovation. The beachfront hotel, ideally situated on… Read the full press release

Time to walk that walk

          LONDON, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of National Walking Week (1-30 May), breathe new life into your daily walk with these inspirational treks across the world. With our desire to be in the great outdoors and reconnect with nature heavily influencing our holiday choices this coming year… Read the full press release

InsureMyTrip Identifies the Countries with the Best (and Worst) Remote Working Visas

Rhode Island, RI, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The COVID-19 pandemic forced many traditional office workers to relocate to their home offices, and over the past year many have adjusted to this new method of working remotely. To aid the transition to a more remote workforce moving forward, several businesses announced remote work would… Read the full press release

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of COVID-19 medical records for UAE based travellers

Emirates customers can enjoy paperless document verification right from the start of their journey The pioneering move will significantly ease travel procedures, reduce wait times and lead to enhanced efficiency and convenience for travellers The integration makes Dubai one of the first cities in the world to implement full digital verification of traveller medical records related… Read the full press release

Finnair getting ready to grow its summer flight schedule as travel reopens in many countries

The vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries. Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is preparing to grow its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries, the company… Read the full press release

dnata announces key senior management appointments

John Bevan to oversee all aspects of dnata’s global travel business as Divisional Senior Vice President for Travel Stewart Angus to lead dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations globally with the addition of United Arab Emirates to his remit Robin Padgett to expand his role and become global head of dnata’s catering and retail services… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches two new initiatives to protect customers from Online Travel Agents

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no.1 airline, has today Apr 26th launched the Price Checker tool and Verified Seal, two new initiatives on the Ryanair website/app to protect customers against Online Travel Agent’s (OTA’s) who may be overcharging customers, providing incorrect customer details and preventing Ryanair from dealing directly with passengers. The ‘Price Checker’ tool will allow… Read the full press release

LVCVA launches new ad campaign reminding that Las Vegas is open, ready and excited to welcome visitors back

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As Americans begin to move beyond dreaming of travel to travelling, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will launch a new ad campaign, Vegas You. This campaign will serve as a reminder that Las Vegas is ready and excited to welcome visitors back. The first ad… Read the full press release

CLT Charity Golf Tournament to be held on May 3

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Community Partnerships will present the second CLT Charity Golf Tournament May 3 at the Ballantyne Country Club. The sold-out event features 144 golfers. The 2021 tournament benefits the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s Construction Skills Training Center and is expected to raise more than… Read the full press release