Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to countries in Africa

Dubai/ Seoul, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline and the world’s largest international cargo airline has helped deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to several countries in Africa. Since 2015, the air cargo carrier has transported over 800,000 units of malaria tester kits and other associated equipment… Read the full press release

Emirates launches one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations

Plan a final summer escape with special Emirates fares Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has launched one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations within its network. Passengers can still plan a short getaway before the summer season ends to destinations in the Americas, Europe,… Read the full press release

Toronto Wolfpack and Tourism Toronto partner to promote Toronto as a top city break destination for U.K. tourists

TORONTO, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto Wolfpack and Tourism Toronto are set to launch a new partnership to promote Toronto as a top city break destination for U.K. tourists. The partnership will produce a series of promotional videos for Sky UK, which will air during U.K. broadcasts of the postseason ‘Super 8s The Qualifiers’,… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group launches new initiative to raise awareness of the talents and gifts of persons with disabilities

SINGAPORE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Giving space and an avenue for expression to Persons with Disabilities – that’s the aim of the Changi Inspires Art Fair by Changi Airport Group (CAG). This new initiative hopes to raise awareness of the talents and gifts of outstanding artists from five organisations – Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Metta… Read the full press release

Massport welcomes new nonstop Korean Air service from Seoul to Boston

BOSTON, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today (August 06, 2018) announced new nonstop service from Seoul, Republic of Korea (known as South Korea) to Boston, to begin in the spring of 2019. Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea and the country’s largest airline based on fleet… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club launches its latest Summer Shopping Collection

From 10 August–10 September, Privilege Club members can take advantage of an exclusive 50 per cent discount when using their Qmiles at select Qatar Duty Free stores and at Oryx Galleria DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club, is delighted to provide its valued members an… Read the full press release

Viking® extends partnership with Highclere Castle

“Heroes at Highclere” Event Sponsorship and Exclusive Video Content Offer New Opportunities to Experience “The Real Downton Abbey” Los Angeles, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com), widely known for its sponsorship of PBS’ celebrated series MASTERPIECE and the iconic television advertisements that aired during the Emmy® Award-winning series Downton Abbey, today (August 9, 2018) announced… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

Qantas to donate $3 million to Australia’s drought affected farming communities

SYDNEY, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas, together with its customers, will donate $3 million to help provide relief to Australia’s drought affected farming communities. The national carrier has today announced a partnership with charity Rural Aid to help fund hay bales, water trucking, groceries and mental health counsellors for farming communities struggling to survive the… Read the full press release

35 outstanding young artists selected for Chicago’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor 35 outstanding young artists selected for the city’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll at a private reception tonight, August 8, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Recognized for their creative leadership and exceptional artistic talents, the young… Read the full press release

Emirates adds YREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari to its premium offering in First and Business Class

The airline partners with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari for latest amenities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and… Read the full press release

dnata to acquire Germany-based tour operator Tropo from ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services provider, announced today (9 August 2018) it has acquired Tropo, a Germany-based tour operator, from ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The acquisition marks dnata’s entry into the German market and extends its global network of travel businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines report 14.2 million passengers in July 2018; 8.2% increase YoY

Number of passengers up 8,2 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization decreases slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 86.3 percent Number of passengers of the Network Airlines increased by 9.0% in Munich, 4.5% in Zurich, 4.0% in Vienna and 3.8% in Frankfurt  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In July 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed… Read the full press release

Wizz Air milestone at Memmingen Airport: 2 million passengers carried

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, reached a remarkable milestone at Memmingen Airport as it celebrated 2 million carried passengers on its low fare routes. To mark this significant event, one lucky passenger, a WIZZ… Read the full press release

IATA: Global passenger traffic demand rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017

Geneva, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport. The decision is the latest of several national policy changes aimed at safer and more seamless travel, for which UNWTO strongly advocates. UNWTO supports the… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

Heathrow to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in job adverts

Heathrow is the first UK airport to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in job adverts – other companies who use the programme report a 23% increase in female applicants In September, Heathrow will launch the airport’s first career returners programme supporting individuals looking to step back into professional roles Announcements follow Heathrow’s signing of the Women… Read the full press release

New 1000 sq.ft. HARRY POTTER™ SHOP opens at Heathrow Terminal 5 departure lounge

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — THE new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP has officially opened its doors at Heathrow Terminal 5. The new 1000 sq.ft. space, which is nearly double the size of the previous store, will be situated in Terminal 5 departure lounge. The new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP will offer a wider selection of… Read the full press release

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park opens in the heart of Sydney’s creative scene

New hotel is located in Chippendale with easy access to business and exciting leisure destinations Sydney, Australia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers and staycationing Sydney-siders will soon be able to immerse themselves in Sydney’s burgeoning Central Park Precinct, with the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park. Strategically located in… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International: brand investments will be on display at the 2018 Global Business Traveler Association (GBTA) Convention

Company Reinforces Commitment to Business Travel at Global Business Travel Association Convention ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of today’s business travelers and making travel managers’ jobs easier through substantial brand investments – all of which will be on display at the… Read the full press release

Australian Josh Kerr won the opening round single-fin division at the 2018 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Republic of Maldives, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2018 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy has kicked off in stunning conditions with Australian Josh Kerr taking out the opening round single-fin division. Sultans turned it on for the opening day of the world’s most luxurious surfing event with clean 4-to-6 foot waves rifling… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways sponsors the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show for the second consecutive year

Qatar Airways celebrated its one-year anniversary of direct service to Dublin in June Award-winning airline is a proud sponsor of this prestigious event DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to sponsor the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show as the Official… Read the full press release

Mehdi Eftekari will lead the team at the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

Unique resort features will include organic on-site vineyards and winery A destination restaurant showcasing local flavours Romantic retreats for couples and full-service programming for families Multiple pools and a world class spa Creative event spaces for up to 200 guests A streetside tasting room and general store Napa Valley, U.S.A., 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Nick Solomon appointed Resort Manager of the newly opened Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Relocating from his native Cape Town, Solomon brings with him a wealth of experience from roles in South Africa and Seychelles Seychelles, Desroches Island, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Nick Solomon has been appointed Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, which opened its doors on March 1, 2018. Charged with overseeing the Resort’s… Read the full press release

Summer Wang will lead the marketing for Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai announces the appointment of Summer Wang as its Director of Marketing, effective July 30, 2018. Summer joined the Four Seasons family in 2011 at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai as Director of Sales. She was then transferred and promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018

Signing ceremony held in Indonesia to mark partnership  45 participating nations to gather in Indonesia for the spectacular global sporting event The national carrier of the State of Qatar unites fans from around the globe in Jakarta and Palembang Qatar Airways flies three times per day to Jakarta DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

British Airways infographic: what and who is on your average British Airways flight

Over 7,000 items loaded onto the average British Airways aircraft to cater for customers on their summer holidays That includes 798 glasses, 388 quarter bottles of wine, 350 bags of pretzels, 78 toilet rolls and 282 blankets Study also showed almost half of customers are travelling alone and over a quarter are travelling as a… Read the full press release

IHG® Business Edge: IHG® introduces a comprehensive program designed for SMEs

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has introduced IHG® Business Edge, a comprehensive program designed to enhance the corporate travel experience for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). Prior to launch, 1,500 companies have already signed up as members, eager to benefit from… Read the full press release