Alpenglow Expeditions offers 20% midweek discount on its Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows lift-accessed backcountry tours

Tours access coveted terrain beyond the closed boundaries of Squaw Valley and north of Alpine Meadows Olympic Valley, Calif., 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Following more than four feet of new snow, Alpenglow Expeditions will offer a 20% midweek discount on its Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows lift-accessed backcountry tours. These tours, which access the National… Read the full press release

Brand USA to inspire international travelers to visit the USA with warm and welcoming stories of American culture via United Stories

Mobile content creation lab spotlights first-person perspectives of American culture via locals, influencers, and travelers alike DENVER, COLORADO, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (JANUARY 15, 2019), Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, launched United Stories. United Stories is a mobile content creation lab that will travel the United States capturing warm… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new route connecting Tirana, Albania with Memmingen, Germany

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline today (JAN 16, 2019) announced a new route connecting Tirana, Albania with Memmingen, Germany. Commencing on 1 September 2019, the newest WIZZ service will be operated with two weekly frequencies, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Seats on the route are already on sale… Read the full press release

Emirates and flydubai expands codeshare agreement

Expanded global connectivity for travellers since start of partnership 14 months ago Exciting new destinations added and more to come Better and quicker connections One loyalty programme Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The strategic partnership between Dubai’s two airlines, Emirates and flydubai, continues to open up the world for travellers since its launch 14 months ago, and… Read the full press release

dnata opens a new, state-of-the-art catering facility in the capital of Australia, Canberra

New, state-of-the-art catering facility in Canberra creates capacity for further growth in Australia Canberra, Australia, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to enhance its global catering operations, today (17 January 2019) opening a new, state-of-the-art catering facility in the capital of Australia, Canberra. Representing an investment… Read the full press release

GTA dnata certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto

Accreditation demonstrates GTA dnata’s capability to move pharma products under strictest standards   Toronto, Canada, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.  GTA dnata is the first ground services provider to be… Read the full press release

Ryanair is the first airline to land at the new Región de Murcia International Airport

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 Jan) became the first airline to land at the new Región de Murcia International Airport, which was officially opened by his Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain. Ryanair’s new daily service from East Midlands airport was the inaugural arrival to Murcia… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces release of an updated version of its mobile app

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is offering its passengers an opportunity to appreciate the convenience of an updated version of its mobile app — all the necessary information about your upcoming flight is now available on the flight card on the first screen. In addition, the app now includes airport maps, the possibility to scan documents and other… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Airport Innovation Accelerator launches a centralized repository of creative aviation projects

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation across the aviation community – is pleased to announce the launch of the Airport Innovation Index, a centralized repository of creative aviation projects. The Airport Innovation Index compiles unique… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes KLM’s increased number of flights to Amsterdam

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — From May, KLM will operate an additional daily flight to Amsterdam Schiphol, increasing the number of flights to Amsterdam to five a day. This will be effective during the months of May, June, September and October. As a result of the extra frequency, an additional 20,000 seats are… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver until 30 April

The period Thailand celebrates Chinese New Year in February and Thai New Year (Songkran) in April. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that the Royal Thai Government has approved the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of 20 countries until 30 April…. Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises orders another stunning cruise ship from Italy’s Fincantieri S.p.A.

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today (Jan. 15, 2019) announced an order with Italy’sFincantieri S.p.A. to build another stunning cruise ship that will continue to set the standard for defining elegance at sea. With delivery scheduled in late 2023, the new vessel will be a… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations joins Forbes magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity list

Company joins prestigious list of Top 500 companies in its first year ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, was named to Forbes magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity list. Forbes, in partnership with Statista, today (Jan. 16, 2019) released its second annual list of America’s Best Employers… Read the full press release

Boeing announces new order of 737 MAX and 777-300ER jets from United Airlines

SEATTLE, WA, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and United Airlines [NASDAQ:UAL] announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The Chicago-based airline has steadily placed… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport welcomes SUN-AIR’s inaugural flight to Friedrichshafen

SUN-AIR celebrated inaugural flight for daily service to Friedrichshafen Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Just 80 minutes to Lake Constance: the Danish regional airline, SUN-AIR, returned to Hamburg Airport this week with two daily flights to Friedrichshafen. SUN-AIR has been active in regional air transport for 40 years, and has been a… Read the full press release

London Gatwick: 2018 was busiest year on record, with a total of 46.1 million passengers using the airport throughout the year – an increase of +1.1% on 2017

Number of passengers travelling on long-haul flights from Gatwick last month up +6.1 year-on-year Long-haul growth drives 2018 cargo surge, +16.1% across the year  A record 46.1m passengers travelled through the airport in 2018 LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s long-haul routes saw year-on-year growth of +6.1% in December, as a… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Company to acquire Airhotel Belgium bvba (ltd), the company owning the Sheraton Hotel at Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport Company has signed an agreement to acquire Airhotel Belgium bvba (ltd), the company owning the Sheraton Hotel at Brussels Airport. With this acquisition, Brussels Airport will take control of a strategic location right in front of the terminal building and will invest in a high quality… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport to host two jobs Fairs to showcase the range of job opportunities on offer

Following the success of similar events, Bristol Airport will be hosting two jobs Fairs to showcase the range of job opportunities on offer. Bristol, UK, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport will be teaming up with business partners based across its site at the two events – one in February and one in March,… Read the full press release

Advocate Vusi Pikoli joins South African Airways as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has appointed advocate Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team. He is currently an advisor to the Minister of State Security and was previously the National Director of Public Prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Adv. Pikoli joins SAA from 1 February 2019… Read the full press release

Qatari delegation including Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker participated at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India

The Qatari delegation attending the conference was led by the Qatari Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker highlighted the need for development and modernisation of aviation infrastructure at the CEO Plenary Session: ‘Airports of the Future and Building Great Aviation Businesses’ MUMBAI, India, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Expedia Partner Solutions President Ariane Gorin shortlisted for the Women in IT Awards

Bellevue, WA, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ariane Gorin, President of Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) brand, has been shortlisted for the Women in IT Awards in the Business Leader of the Year category. The Business Leader of the Year award will celebrate a female leader of or within a technology company, who has demonstrated outstanding… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways starts next phase of testing for an autonomous, driverless bus at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

After initial successes, ANA to begin the second phase of autonomous bus testing. Goal is to implement driverless bus technology at Haneda Airport by 2020. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is beginning the second stage of testing for an… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises releases the next season of the hugely popular kids web series Kelly & Kloe

Third series focussing on MSC Cruises’ latest flagship MSC Seaview now live to watch online, with special guest star, YouTuber Luciano Spinelli  Award-winning* family entertainment programme further enhanced with new activity inspired by the new series  Views of the hit kids web series, created exclusively by MSC Cruises, surpasses five million across online channels  Geneva,… Read the full press release

CWT announces new organizational structure for EMEA

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the global travel management company, has made several senior appointments to its European customer organization leadership, as it moves to a functional model within EMEA. The new model, which has been successfully trialed in the Nordics, will optimize speed to market and service to clients…. Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels to expand in the Southeastern U.S. with anticipated openings in Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, is expanding in the Southeastern U.S. with the recent opening of Moxy Chattanooga Downtown and the anticipated openings of Moxy Atlanta Midtown, Moxy Memphis Downtown, Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt at Hillsboro Village, Moxy Nashville Downtown and Moxy Louisville. Moxy Chattanooga Downtown was the first to open in November, with the… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the grand opening of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (01/15/2019) the official grand opening of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center. The first of the Delta Hotels brand in the DFW area and the first new build in North America, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas… Read the full press release

IHG announces the signing of voco™ Giza Pyramids; its first voco™ brand in Egypt

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Arab International Tourism Investment Company to debut the voco™ brand in Egypt, with the development of voco™ Giza Pyramids. Part of a mixed-use development, which will include a high-end… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon brings smart, simple, travel to Singapore’s most unique heritage areas Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the latest addition in Singapore, the fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel in this country, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon. Located within walking distance of Little India heritage… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International named one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” in 2019 by Forbes magazine

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, was named one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” in 2019 by Forbes magazine. The accolade, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to diversity and outstanding workplace culture, ranks Choice among the top 500 employers in the United… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca further strengthens its senior management team with three new appointments

Casablanca, Morocco, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca announces three new additions to its senior management team. The Hotel welcomes Christophe LaPlaza as its new Executive Chef who will oversee the food and beverage program for the three restaurant outlets, including banquet operations, in-room dining and amenities. LaPlaza brings with him high-calibere culinary experience.  A French… Read the full press release