Boeing to develop its largest autonomous systems development program outside of the U.S. in Australia

Boeing to create Australian-developed, exportable autonomous systems capability Marks Boeing’s second collaboration with Queensland Government, businesses to develop autonomous systems enabling technologies BRISBANE, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia will be home to Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] largest autonomous systems development program outside of the United States following a new partnership agreement with the Queensland Government…. Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the first Park Hyatt hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia anticipated to be completed in 2020

Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will top PNB 118 tower, expected-to-be tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia CHICAGO , 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (March 1, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berthed, an owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and… Read the full press release

Hyatt announceS extension of the World of Hyatt loyalty program to the home sharing space

Through Oasis, World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points at hand-picked homes from Uruguay to Italy CHICAGO, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (March 1, 2018) announced an industry-leading extension of the World of Hyatt loyalty program to the home sharing space. Effective today, members can now earn and redeem World of… Read the full press release

Hyatt CFO Patrick Grismer to speak at the J.P. Morgan 2018 Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Forum

CHICAGO, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (March 1, 2018) that Patrick Grismer, chief financial officer, will speak at the J.P. Morgan 2018 Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Forum at 9:35 a.m. PST on Friday, March 9, 2018. All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands its Vienna operations with two additional Airbus A321 at Vienna Airport by March 2019

FIVE BASED AIRCRAFT BY MARCH 2019 AN INVESTMENT OF $570 MILLION* 200 NEW DIRECT JOBS A NETWORK OF 27 ROUTES OVER 2 MILLION SEATS ON SALE IN 2019 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carriers in Central and Eastern Europe, today… Read the full press release

Lufthansa names Dr. Kay Lindemann as new Head of Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs

Lufthansa names Dr. Kay Lindemann as new Head of Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs   Dr. Kay Lindemann new Head of Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Thomas Kropp, a committed advocate in the interests of the Lufthansa Group is retiring. Carsten Spohr: “Kropp made a… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces ambitious new Responsible Business targets to 2020

Ambitious new targets build on strong progress in recent years, which includes reducing our carbon footprint and providing skills to thousands of local people. Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced ambitious new Responsible Business targets to 2020, alongside details… Read the full press release

Qantas trials new dining choices to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag on its Perth to London route

SYDNEY, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Healthy poke bowls and a herbal tea designed especially for Qantas, are among the new dining choices on Qantas’ new 787 Dreamliner Perth to London menus to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag. The airline’s Creative Director of Food, Beverage & Service Neil Perry said the new menus combined… Read the full press release

Qantas features a unique Indigenous livery on its newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

SYDNEY, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features a unique Indigenous livery, touched down in Alice Springs today (2ND MARCH 2018). The livery showcases the artwork of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily Kame Kngwarreye*. Based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming, the design depicts the culturally… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC partners with Zenaviv to provide an avenue for children with autism to express their unique abilities

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC partners with Zenaviv to provide an avenue for children with autism to express their unique abilities   The iconic DC hotel collaborated with the social-benefit organisation Zenaviv to provide an avenue for children to express their talent, while enriching their future Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® to open in Adelaide’s tallest building, Frome Central Tower One in 2020

Crowne Plaza® to open in Adelaide’s tallest building, Frome Central Tower One in 2020   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® Adelaide will return in 2020, bringing the leading upscale brand back to the city, bigger and better than ever at its new address in Adelaide’s tallest building, Frome Central… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts further expands in Egypt with the opening of Steigenberger Pure Lifestyle in Hurghada in November 2018

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts are set to grow in Egypt. Plans are in place for the nine existing hotels in the country to be joined by the Steigenberger Pure Lifestyle in Hurghada from November 2018 onwards. The hotel will be run by the developer ALDAU… Read the full press release

Ryanair surpases 100,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members

Ryanair surpases 100,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Erasmus Students Save Over €3.3m So Far Wth Ryanair Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (27 Feb) celebrated passing 100,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive dedicated platform. Delivered as part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting… Read the full press release

Ryanair to add 11 new Winter 18 routes to Edinburgh and will close Glasgow base from November 2018

Ryanair to add 11 new Winter 18 routes to Edinburgh and will close Glasgow base from November 2018   Glasgow Base (1 Aircraft) To Close In November Aircraft & 5 Routes Move To Edinburgh Dublin, Krakow & Wroclaw Routes To Glasgow Will Continue DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today… Read the full press release

London City Airport selects BAM Nuttall for the construction of new concrete deck extension

LONDON, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has awarded a contract to BAM Nuttall for a new 75,000 m2 concrete deck extension. The deck is an important first stage of construction, as part of the £480m City Airport Development Programme, supporting new infrastructure including aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and a world-class… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appoints Rogier Hurkmans as regional vice president of operations for Continental Europe

ARLINGTON, Va./LONDON, U.K., 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – a leading global hotel management company of franchised branded and independent hotels and resorts – announces the appointment of Rogier Hurkmans as a regional vice president of operations for Continental Europe. Reporting to Ken McLaren, Interstate’s executive vice president of international operations,… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton starts 2018 with the addition of seven new hotels to its portfolio and grows its global pipeline to more than 580 planned hotels

Hampton by Hilton starts 2018 with the addition of seven new hotels to its portfolio and grows its global pipeline to more than 580 planned hotels   New development follows an impressive 139 openings in 2017 for the leading upper-midscale brand MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hampton by Hilton, Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) upper-midscale brand, celebrated… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards® adds the AmericInn® brand and its more than 200 midscale hotels to its growing portfolio

World’s most generous rewards program announces transfer ratio of 1,500 Wyndham Rewards points for every 1 Easy Reward point. Parsippany, N.J., 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Rewards®, the award-winning guest loyalty program known for its groundbreaking simplicity and generous rewards, today (February 23, 2018) unveiled the addition of the AmericInn® brand and its more… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege won nine awards at the 11th Customer Loyalty and Customer Experience Awards

Mumbai, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — JetPrivilege, Jet Airways’ award winning frequent flyer and Loyalty rewards management programme, won nine key accolades at the 11th Customer Loyalty and Customer Experience Awards held at the Taj Land’s End in Mumbai last week. The wins highlight JetPrivilege’s continued success in providing all its members including the… Read the full press release

Norwegian doubles the number of flights on its popular Dublin-New York service

66,000 more seats added on popular Dublin-Stewart, New York route from €120 one way Earliest flight arrival into New York allows for outlet shopping day trips Airline now offers up to 29 weekly transatlantic flights from Ireland Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is today (Feb 26, 2018) continuing its Irish expansion… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas receives the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star designation

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas receives the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star designation   Hong Kong, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers seeking a Five Star experience in hotel, spa and dining venues will be delighted to check into Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. The 392-room hotel is among only eight in the United States and 13… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Munich awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide

Mandarin Oriental, Munich awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide   Hong Kong, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Munich has become the first hotel in Germany to be awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide. “We are thrilled to receive this special distinction, as the first and only hotel in Germany. This… Read the full press release

Emirates Palace named one of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide today (2/20/2018 ) revealed its prestigious list of Five-Star properties, and Emirates Palace is thrilled to be included in the exclusive set of six Five-Star hotels out of thousands located in the Middle East and Africa. Forbes Travel Guide has been rating… Read the full press release

Amadeus appoints Gianni Pisanello to head up its new NDC-X program

Amadeus appoints Gianni Pisanello to head up its new NDC-X program   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel industry is moving towards increased personalization, as merchandizing techniques drive new revenues and business opportunities, and as travelers expect brands to know them and adapt offers accordingly. It is against this backdrop that Amadeus… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport

IHG® announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (21 FEBRUARY 2018) announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport. Located within walking distance to terminals D, E… Read the full press release

IHG® announces that avid™ hotels is now available for franchising in Mexico

IHG® announces that avid™ hotels is now available for franchising in Mexico   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (20 FEBRUARY 2018) announces that avid™ hotels, its new high-quality midscale brand, is now available for franchising in Mexico. The launch of the… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels AG earns two awards for its good human resources management

Two awards confirm the hotel group’s effective human resources management Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Staff motivation and commitment are key to corporate success, particularly in the hotel sector. Good human resources management makes an important contribution in this regard. This plays a major role to Steigenberger Hotels AG whose umbrella brand… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands operations in Romania with allocation of seventh aircraft in its Cluj base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Romania’s leading carrier and one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe, announced today (FEB 22, 2018) further expansion and more local jobs for its Cluj base in 2018. An additional new Airbus A320 aircraft will join Wizz Air’s Cluj fleet taking the total to 7… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to launch two weekly flights from Szczecin, Poland to Stockholm, Sweden on 14 May

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (FEB 21, 2018) announced a new route from Szczecin to Stockholm Skavsta. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 14 May and operate with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays. Seats on the new route… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to commence Boeing 787-10 service between Singapore and Perth in May 2018

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Perth will become the second scheduled destination to be served by Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 fleet. Flights are expected to commence in May 2018, subject to regulatory approvals, initially on one of the Airline’s four daily flights between Singapore and Perth. The 787-10s will feature Singapore Airlines’… Read the full press release