Boeing further strengthens partnership with Saudi Arabia with defense and commercial agreements

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Several defense and commercial agreements announced yesterday will further strengthen Boeing’s partnership with Saudi Arabia, create or sustain thousands of jobs in both the United States and Saudi Arabia, and enhance national security in the region. U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson… Read the full press release

SITA’s early research with Microsoft HoloLens shows airport operations in a mixed reality environment

SITA’s early research with Microsoft HoloLens shows airport operations in a mixed reality environment   Early research with Microsoft HoloLens shows potential of mixed reality Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A new world of mixed reality is emerging and SITA Lab, the research arm of air transport IT provider SITA, is exploring… Read the full press release

SITA launches first payment solution for airlines to accept payments securely at airports

SITA launches first payment solution for airlines to accept payments securely at airports   First payment solution to support secure payments on common-use platforms now available Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched the first payment solution which addresses the need for airlines to be able to accept payments securely at… Read the full press release

SITA Lab unveils intelligent check-in kiosk KATE

SITA Lab unveils intelligent check-in kiosk KATE   Autonomous, mobile kiosks will move themselves to where they are needed in the airport Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA Lab, which explores the future of technology in air travel, has unveiled KATE, an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches new daily non-stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow

To offer expanded connectivity choice and greater convenience to guests travelling from India to the UK and beyond to North America Mumbai, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing its commitment of providing guests with greater choice, convenience and further strengthening its global footprint, Jet Airways – India’s full-service, premier international airline, today announced the… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces special £99/€99 fare offer on US east coast flights

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As the countdown begins to Norwegian’s new transatlantic routes from Edinburgh, Belfast and Ireland this summer, passengers now have another chance to bag a bargain break to the US east coast with over 13,000 seats available from £99/€99 one-way. In June and July, Norwegian will launch 10… Read the full press release

Gulfstream positions a Field and Airborne Support Team (FAST) at Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Mobile Repair Team To Assist Customers At Europe’s Busiest Business Aviation Airport SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (May 21, 2017) announced it will enhance its support of customers traveling through Paris by positioning a Field and Airborne Support Team (FAST) at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, considered Europe’s busiest airport… Read the full press release

Delaware North Sportservice to serve as the food, beverage and retail partner at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Delaware North Sportservice to serve as the food, beverage and retail partner at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit   Industry leader will deliver innovative fare and traditional favorites within the state-of-the-art entertainment district BUFFALO, N.Y. and DETROIT, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North Sportservice – a division of global hospitality and foodservice provider Delaware… Read the full press release

Delaware North opened final 273 of the 1,000 video gaming machines for Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino on Long Island

Delaware North opened final 273 of the 1,000 video gaming machines for Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino on Long Island   ISLANDIA, N.Y., 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North on Monday opened the final 273 of the 1,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming machines planned for Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, N.Y.,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport hosts topping-out ceremony of its new airport hotel

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Eight months after earthworks began and the foundation stone was laid, all the floors of the first airport hotel in Hungary with direct terminal access have been constructed, and the highest point of the structure has been reached. During the traditional topping-out ceremony, the managers of WING Zrt.,… Read the full press release

SAS launches “New Nordic by SAS” food concept

SAS launches “New Nordic by SAS” food concept   Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is now launching “New Nordic by SAS” – a food concept whose inspiration comes from our passengers and the Nordic food philosophy where local, seasonal ingredients are key. With the focus on function, quality, taste and design, every… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches emerging artist competition onboard at 35,000 feet

Dallas, Texas, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 22, 2017) launched Destination: Red Rocks, the first of its new “Destination” music series. The program demonstrates the carrier’s continued commitment to supporting and celebrating the emerging artist community, while placing a focus on Customer Experience and delivering outstanding Hospitality. Destination: Red… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines celebrated its growing Fit Fleet with a huge surprise for customers

More than 600 customers receive $100 future flight credits and airport concerts in Orlando, Atlantic City and Fort Lauderdale MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines celebrated its growing Fit Fleet with a huge surprise for customers travelling on three different flights today (May 23, 2017). Spirit’s new Airbus A321 took flight… Read the full press release

Horizon Air pilots approve amendment to their existing eight-year contract

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have approved an amendment to their existing eight-year contract. Horizon is a regional airline that flies as Alaska Airlines. The amended contract contains a significant increase to pilot compensation, offered to both new and existing pilots,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Cancun International Airport

Spirit Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Cancun International Airport   CHICAGO, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines has announced it will start daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Cancun International Airport (CUN) on November 9, 2017. “The addition of international flight options is always great… Read the full press release

Flybe starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport

Flybe starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ —Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport this weekend (27th May 2017) using its new weekend leisure hub via… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport extends support for Cregagh Primary School breakfast club

George Best Belfast City Airport extends support for Cregagh Primary School breakfast club   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Pupils at an east Belfast primary school are celebrating their favourite meal of the day at their Breakfast Club, thanks to a three-year commitment from George Best Belfast City Airport. The financial support,… Read the full press release

Third apprentice lands employment through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme

Third apprentice lands employment through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A third Belfast young person has found success through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme. Through Swann Training Services, Michael Cullinan joined the programme as an onsite firefighter… Read the full press release

Douglas Martell succeeds Peter Henley as CEO ONYX Hospitality Group

Douglas Martell succeeds Peter Henley as CEO ONYX Hospitality Group   Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Martell as Chief Executive Officer. Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONYX, Mr Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after… Read the full press release

Logística & Transportes Hoje awarded TAP Cargo its “Best Air Cargo Transporter 2016” award

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The magazine Logística & Transportes Hoje yesterday awarded TAP Cargo its “Best Air Cargo Transporter 2016” award. The awards ceremony took place in the Lux Lisboa Park Hotel, where Américo Costa, director of TAP Cargo, was presented with the prize that recognises this TAP business unit as… Read the full press release

New runway sweeper from Norway at Queenstown Airport

New runway sweeper from Norway at Queenstown Airport   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — None of our team are shy of getting on a shovel on snow days and we have plenty of weapons in our arsenal to proactively and reactively keep the runway clear and the terminal operational. New this… Read the full press release

Everest mountaineer John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport

Everest mountaineer John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport   Ireland, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — John Burke returned to a rousing Shannon Airport and Co. Clare welcome today (22 May 2017) and dedicated it to his wife Aoibhín and the cause the couple have championed – encouraging young people through personal… Read the full press release

Pan-European survey: holidays revealed as the top choice for discretionary spending

Pan-European YouGov survey on behalf of TUI reveals buying choices for discretionary spending – with holidays topping the list More than one third spends at least 1,000 euros on annual holiday Luton, UK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In a pan-European survey of consumer buying habits in some of Europe’s larger economies – Belgium,… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2017 (PAS 2017), under the theme ‘Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism’, opened in Negombo, Sri Lanka on May 18 with 406 delegates from 191 organisations representing 39 countries attending the… Read the full press release

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discuss the… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On… Read the full press release

IATA launches the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations

Bangkok, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok. “Improving ramp safety and reducing damage to aircraft and ground equipment through better education and training is… Read the full press release

EBACE 2017: Waves Technologies Ltd orders Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop

EBACE 2017: Waves Technologies Ltd orders Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (May 22, 2017) announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan… Read the full press release

EBACE 2017: Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service will add the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to its fleet

EBACE 2017: Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service will add the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to its fleet   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (MAY 22, 2017) announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) its first order from a European customer for… Read the full press release