Maurice J. Gallagher Reclaims CEO Role at Allegiant Travel Company as John Redmond Resigns

Gallagher, renowned for establishing Allegiant as a leader among ultra-low-cost carriers, assumes role after John Redmond resigns LAS VEGAS, NV, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced that John Redmond has resigned as chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.  Maurice J. Gallagher, former CEO, current… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Unveils Upgraded Cabin Interior for Short- and Medium-Haul Routes, Enhancing Comfort and Convenience

Four makes eight: Large overhead compartments hold up to twice as many suitcases For the first time on short-haul routes: holder for tablets and smartphones at every seat More legroom with new ergonomic seats  Cologne, Germany, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa guests will experience a new cabin interior on short- and medium-haul routes… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection Partners with Global Explorer Laila Gohar to Create Whimsical Cake Installation at Prince de Galles, Paris

PARIS, FRANCE, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 31 extraordinary hotel brands, announces a new collaboration with Global Explorer Laila Gohar creating a transformative cake experience at Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris. Known for her avant-garde culinary installations, the chef and artist… Read the full press release

Michigan’s Ford International Airport Announces Fourth Cohort of FLITE Grant Recipients for Aviation Innovation

More than $100,000 in Grant Funds Awarded to Companies Transforming the Aviation Landscape GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, together with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Seamless Ventures, Southwest Airlines® and the West Michigan Aviation Academy, has announced the fourth cohort of companies that… Read the full press release

KLM Unveils Renovated Crown Lounges in Toronto and Houston Airports

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM recently opened two renovated Lounges at the airports of Toronto (Canada) and Houston (United States). Together with the lounges at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, these are KLM’s only Crown Lounges worldwide. Rejuvenation of these lounges forms part of KLM’s broader strategy: “Run a great airline for our… Read the full press release

UNWTO Launches ‘Tourism Opens Minds’ Initiative to Promote Open-Minded Travel Choices

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched a new global initiative designed to unite and encourage nations, tourism sector leaders and consumers to be more open-minded when choosing a travel destination. Announced during the World Tourism Day celebrations in Riyadh, “Tourism Opens Minds” will showcase the powerful role that tourism plays… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Introduces Self-Bag Drop with Biometric Photo-Matching at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is now offering Guests in the Motor City a speedy, self-service option to breeze through check-in. The carrier has introduced its award-winning self-bag drop with biometric photo-matching at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). Spirit leads the way as the first airline to roll out… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Invests in AI Company Assaia to Enhance Turnaround Efficiency and Sustainability

The 5th largest US airline, known for its award-winning passenger experience and genuine caring service, is set to play an important role in the ongoing optimization of turnaround operations by collaborating on the development of Assaia’s AI-based technology. Seattle-Tacoma, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Star Ventures, the investment arm of Alaska Airlines, is announcing its… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport to Introduce Its First Lounge in 2024, Enhancing Traveler Experience

‘The Club MDW’ Will Offer Expanded Amenities and Additional Places to Work, Relax for Travelers Aboard All Carriers CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time in the airport’s 95-year history, Midway International Airport will offer a lounge to its customers starting in 2024, Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department… Read the full press release

Direct Hong Kong-Chicago Air Service Resumes, Boosting Transpacific Travel

Thrice-Weekly Flight Between Two Global Cities Launches Oct. 3 CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Direct air service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) will resume next week, marking a pivotal step in the ongoing revitalization of the transpacific air service market at the world’s second busiest… Read the full press release

Marriott International Launches Four Points Express by Sheraton to Meet Growing Midscale Accommodation Demand

Marriott International, Inc. announced the launch of Four Points Express by Sheraton, designed for the midscale segment. BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) announced the launch of Four Points Express by Sheraton, designed for the midscale segment. This new brand is a response to growing consumer demand for… Read the full press release

IHG One Rewards Mobile App Receives Rave Reviews for Redefining Travel Experience

Must-have travel app with features for ease and inspiration for all travelers ATLANTA, GA, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The IHG One Rewards mobile app is redefining the travel experience with a greater emphasis on customer satisfaction – and it’s earning rave reviews. The app’s intuitive design and new features seamlessly guide guests through their booking… Read the full press release

AHLA Announces Key Leadership Promotions to Drive Advocacy and Growth in the Hotel Industry

WASHINGTON, USA, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association announced two promotions among its leadership team. Haleigh Hildebrand was promoted to vice president, campaigns & political strategy. In her new role, Hildebrand will guide AHLA’s efforts to build grassroots and grasstops programs that support a healthy and growing hotel industry. Prior… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Introduces Sustainability Leaders Collection: Luxury Hotels Committed to Environmental and Cultural Preservation

More than 50 Leading Hotels are Celebrated as Sustainability Leaders and Demonstrate Excellence in Environment, Community and Cultural Practices NEW YORK, NY, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), more than 400 independent luxury hotels in over 80 countries, is proud to unveil their Sustainability Leaders collection. From modern metropolitan… Read the full press release

Claire Miles Appointed CEO of Stagecoach, Britain’s Largest Bus and Coach Operator

Claire Miles to become Chief Executive Officer of UK’s largest bus operator from 2 October Claire brings extensive leadership experience of major businesses across a range of business sectors As CEO, Claire will be responsible for a billion-pound turnover business employing over 23,000 people Ray O’Toole to revert to Non-Executive Chair of the Board, following… Read the full press release

Nashville Predators and Delaware North Unveil Mouthwatering Concessions for 2023-24 NHL Season

NASHVILLE, TN, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Nashville Predators and hospitality partner Delaware North announced a lineup of new concessions items ahead of the 2023-24 NHL season. “Our goal is always to analyze our operations to ensure our menus represent the best of Nashville,” said Michael Geczi, Delaware North’s general manager at Bridgestone… Read the full press release

George Bush Intercontinental Airport’s Innovative Trusses Transforming Departures Curb

The new and expanded international departures curb will feature eight trusses, or large-span steel structures, which will each weigh 80 tons and stretch 209 feet from edge to edge. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — This fall, change is coming to Houston. Temperatures are beginning to drop; the sun is starting to set… Read the full press release

Houston Airports: Where Art Takes Flight

From an immersive experience to monumental sculptures and artists-in-residence, Houston is proof airports are not just for planes. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — When travelers walk through George Bush Intercontinental Airport or William P. Hobby Airport, the hope is they’ll see Houston. The hope is, they’ll feel Houston. Hope is where Janavi… Read the full press release

KLM Celebrates 66 Years of Houston-Amsterdam Flights with Revamped Lounge at Bush Airport

In 1957, KLM became the first air carrier to connect Houston to Europe. In 2023, the airline unveiled an updated lounge at Bush Airport. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Houston Airports is celebrating more than six decades of success with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. On September 4, 1957, KLM was the first… Read the full press release

Houston Airports and TSA Collaborate to Educate Passengers on Traveling Safely with Pets

HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the holiday travel period set to begin in mid-November, Houston Airports and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are expecting to see a marked increase in the number of pets brought to the security checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. Traveling through… Read the full press release

The Rising Importance of Empathy and New Technology in Culture & Heritage Tourism

Emotional connection, empathy and narrative storytelling in an AI age of declining attention spans dominated debate at the inaugural Global Leaders Summit of the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage   VALENCIA, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heritage tourism experts grappled with complex issues of presenting culture and heritage to tourists at an… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Announces Inaugural Yacht Experience with Ultra-Luxe Design Innovations

The first Four Seasons Yacht will create exceptional experiences through best-in-class design, distribution, and deployment with inaugural voyages exploring the yachting playgrounds of the Caribbean and Mediterranean Toronto, Canada, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons, together with luxury yachting company Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd. and venerated Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, continues to build momentum towards the… Read the full press release

Marriott Announces Luxury Properties with NEOM in Saudi Arabia’s Trojena Mountain Destination

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with NEOM to open two luxury properties in Trojena, NEOM’s mountain destination located in the north-west region of Saudi Arabia. The agreement includes Saudi Arabia’s first W Hotel, and a JW Marriott property. “We are excited to… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Unveils ‘Leave Better’ Campaign, Inspiring Personal Growth Through Luxury Travel

As travelers embark on new journeys, the campaign celebrates the transformative power of travel, affirming The Ritz-Carlton’s enduring commitment to inspiring self-discovery in exceptional destinations. BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., is pleased to announce the launch of a new international marketing campaign, speaking to the continued evolution… Read the full press release

Hotel Indigo Launches ‘The World’s Neighborhood Hotel’ Campaign to Celebrate Local Exploration and Immersive Travel

Hotel Indigo’s The World’s Neighborhood Hotel celebrates the people, places and experiences that make the neighborhood one-of-a-kind Denham, UK, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Indigo, part of IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio, is unearthing the hidden gems that only can be found in a neighborhood and inspiring the next generation of travelers to go out… Read the full press release

Airport Handling Awarded Ground Handling Contract for Hainan Airlines at Milan Malpensa Airport

Milan, Italy, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Handling, a joint venture of leading global air and travel services provider dnata, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Hainan Airlines to manage its ground handling operations at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). The agreement will see Airport Handling provide a range of passenger, ramp and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Announces Everhome Suites Bozeman, Expanding Its Extended Stay Portfolio

Choice Hotels continues to lead in popular extended stay segment with latest groundbreaking ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues its growth in the popular extended stay segment with the groundbreaking of Everhome Suites Bozeman, slated to open Summer 2024. The four-story, 113-room property is being developed by Mitchell… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Partners with Grubhub to Offer Food Ordering and Delivery to Choice Privileges Members

From adding more upscale hotel offerings to its family of participating hotel brands to offering two, new co-branded credit cards, the award-winning loyalty program continues to expand member opportunities and benefits ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced that Choice Privileges now offers food ordering and delivery… Read the full press release

ALL Inclusive Collection Launches Luxury All-Inclusive Resort Booking Platform

Launched in September 2023, will be a dedicated new platform for guests to discover and book all-inclusive experiences Paris, France, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — ALL Inclusive Collection, a new digital platform launched in September 2023, will allow guests to discover and book a highly curated selection of all-inclusive resorts that create luxury… Read the full press release

KLM to Renew Long-Haul Fleet with Airbus A350 for Sustainability and Comfort

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM plans to renew its older generation long-haul fleet with Airbus A350 family aircraft in the coming years. The Airbus A350 is acknowled­ged as the most fuel efficient and silent aircraft of its generation. These new wide-body aircraft have substantial benefits in terms of reducing CO2 emissions… Read the full press release