Gatwick Airport: 3.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in April 2017

Long-haul growth +23% consequently driving impressive cargo growth of +27.2% To celebrate the busiest-ever April in Gatwick’s history, today a video has been released showing a day in the life of the World’s busiest runway London, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ —Gatwick Airport achieved an impressive 3.8 million passengers travelling through the airport this April,… Read the full press release

Second cargo airline leaves Brussels Airport as a result of the noise fines

Belgium, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — After the departure of Yangtze River Express in February this year, full-freigher Air Cargo Global is stopping all its activities at Brussels Airport because of the Brussels’ noise fines. Magma Aviation too has indicated that it will leave Brussels Airport if the uncertainty is not removed in the next… Read the full press release

Easyjet Marks Bristol Airport’s 60th Anniversary With “Spirit of Bristol” Airbus A319

London Luton, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has today unveiled an aircraft especially named to help celebrate Bristol Airport’s 60thanniversary. The Airbus A319 has been named Spirit of Bristol to mark the airport’s milestone. easyJet, Bristol’s largest airline, started operations out of Bristol in 2002 and today the airport is the airline’s largest UK… Read the full press release

Global Passenger Traffic Rises in First Quarter

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a year ago. Capacity grew 6.1% and load factor climbed by half a percentage point to 80.4%,… Read the full press release

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release

5 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Vacation Should Be Booked By A Travel Agent

Washington DC, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — National Travel Agent Day is May 3, 2017 and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is celebrating the more than 25,000 CLIA-member travel agents globally that help to navigate the many cruise choices for passengers. When it comes to cruise travel, travel agents truly are the matchmakers helping… Read the full press release

CLIA Announces New Vice President For Public and Government Affairs for Europe

Washington DC, 2017-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined the organization as Vice President, Public and Government Affairs for Europe. Chrysostomou will be responsible for managing the department of European Affairs covering these areas, including liaising with European institutions and other bodies or agencies.  He… Read the full press release

New Enterprise Car Club App Gets You Moving Faster

Missouri, U.S., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of Enterprise Car Club, the UK’s largest privately owned car club, now have access to a brand-new mobile app, available for the first time on Android as well as iOS. The app has been designed to make it even easier for users to find, book and… Read the full press release

TravelTech’s Hong Kong to London Hackathon To Be Sponsored By Travelport

Langley, U.K., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), today announced its sponsorship and involvement of the unique Hack Horizon hackathon which will give 32 participants exclusive access to its technology whilst on a flight from Hong Kong to London. Flying at 40,000 feet, 32 of the best entrepreneurs, developers, engineers and technology designers… Read the full press release

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Partners With Major League Baseball For Digital Video Series “Beyond Influential”

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), is launching a digital video series in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) titled “Beyond Influential.” The series launches today on MLB.com and features four current and former MLB stars and their never-before heard stories about… Read the full press release

Marriott International Debuts Eco-Conscious Element Hotel Brand in Kuala Lumpur

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) announces the debut of the Element Hotels brand to Southeast Asia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. Designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners the welcoming, open-planned studios along with the single and multi-room suites are ideal for larger groups and extended stay travellers…. Read the full press release

Chinese Youth Gain New Industry Knowledge With The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation’s Chinese Hospitality Education Initiative

China Hospitality Education Initiative receives World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow People Award Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Teachers across mainland China are improving the lives—and future careers—of Chinese youth by gaining new industry knowledge and teaching techniques through the China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI), a project of The J…. Read the full press release

Marriott International Unveils Comprehensive Expansion of Its Modular Construction Initiative

Company Expects to Sign 50 Select Brand Hotel Deals in North America in 2017 that Incorporate Prefabricated Rooms Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — In an industry first, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today unveiled a comprehensive expansion to its initiative to drive adoption of modular construction of hotels in North America. In addition, the… Read the full press release

Embraer Makes A Milestone With Delivery of Its 1100th Business Jet

Brazil, 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer delivered today its 1,100th business jet. The milestone aircraft is the industry’s best-selling Phenom 300, and the customer is NetJets, the world’s largest private aviation company, with a portfolio of services that includes fractional ownership, jet cards, aircraft management and charter.  “Embraer scored the four-digit mark in business… Read the full press release

First-ever Urban Wine Festival At Oakland To Highlight East Bay and Northern California Wineries

Thousands expected to attend the urban experience at the Oakland waterfront Oakland, Calif., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square is home to the first-ever Urban Wine Festival at the Oakland waterfront this Saturday from Noon to 5 PM. “Jack London Square is a perfect location for this event because it’s literally in the heart… Read the full press release

A Cut Above the Standard Sports Bar: ACC American Cafe Now Open At Piedmont Triad International Airport

Collegiate sports and top travel restaurateur connect in ACC hometown Maryland U.S., 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The new ACC American Café by global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with OHM Concession Group, is now open at Piedmont Triad International Airport and showcasing the spirit of the Atlantic Coast Conference for travelers to this college sports… Read the full press release

British Airways’ loyalty programme expands benefits and flexibility to its members

England, 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ loyalty programme, The Executive Club is unlocking even more benefits and flexibility to deliver greater loyalty rewards and value to its members. Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said: “We’ve launched a multi-million pound investment plan to benefit our customers with a focus on excellence in… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo services now operates at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Dallas, Texas, 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it’ll be adding its award-winning Cargo services to its new operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) starting June 5, 2017. The carrier begins passenger service one day before with flights between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI),… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways supports Formula E – the electric street racing series – for the Paris and New York City ePrix

Formula E event in Paris will be named the “2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix” Electric street racing series to touchdown in Paris and Brooklyn, New York, this summer Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Formula E – the electric street racing series – for… Read the full press release

Comfort hotel brand plan to open 56 new properties this year

Rockville, Md., 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Comfort hotel brand continues an aggressive plan this year, expecting to open 56 new properties, essentially a new hotel each week. As part of Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, the new properties showcase the brand’s significant growth and reflect the brand’s strategic transformation… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels opens its first property in California

Rockville, Md., 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in partnership with Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality, announced today the opening of the Cambria Hotel in Los Angeles – LAX, the brand’s first property in California. Located at 199 North Continental Blvd, the… Read the full press release

Travelport Worldwide Limited will host its 2017 Investor Day on May 23 at the New York Stock Exchange

Langley, U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) will host its 2017 Investor Day on Tuesday, May 23 at the New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, where it will provide an update on its corporate strategy, operations and targets. Seating is limited and advance registration is… Read the full press release

Nesma Airlines’ full content will now be available to over 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agencies in over 180 countries

Langley U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Nesma Airlines have announced the signing of a new, multi-year, full content agreement. Nesma Airlines is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and is a member of the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Group. Nesma Airlines operates scheduled domestic flights… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson debuts in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey

Belgium, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, The Rezidor Hotel Group’s colorful and energetic midscale hotel brand, makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year and… Read the full press release

10 awards for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest at the 29th annual Freddie Awards

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) took home a combined 10 awards last night, at the 29th annual Freddie Awards, including Promotion of the Year for “Day 1 Linking of Accounts,” and Program of the Year. Marriott International’s trio of loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards which includes… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways to expand the acceptance of China’s UnionPay cards

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Airways became the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand the acceptance of UnionPay cards for payment across all Qantas customer touchpoints. The signing of the MOU took place yesterday at Qantas Mascot campus,… Read the full press release

The third series of Qantas’ Feels Like Home brand campaign will premiere on 30 April, 2017

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will premiere the third series of its Feels Like Home brand campaign this Sunday, 30 April. Filmed in Perth and London, the third series highlights Qantas’ history-making route between the two cities – which goes on sale today ahead of the first flights in March 2018. The… Read the full press release

Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route goes on sale

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Australians can now book non-stop flights* from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route going on sale today. Daily flights on the history-making route begin on 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service. The services will… Read the full press release

English footballer Bobby Moore OBE will become Norwegian’s latest British tail fin hero

As part of the Bobby Moore Fund’s Football Shirt Friday, English footballer announced as the latest tail fin hero to appear on Norwegian’s aircraft Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has announced that iconic English footballer Bobby Moore OBE will become its latest British tail fin hero to appear on the airline’s… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reward members can now earn points for shopping online at nearly 1,000 UK retailers

First low-cost airline loyalty scheme in UK to launch eShop for points earning New eShop features almost 1,000 popular UK retailers where members earn points Competition launched offering the chance to win £1,000 worth of points Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, is continuing its UK… Read the full press release