LUX* Resorts & Hotels opens its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives

LUX* Resorts & Hotels opens its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives   Belle Mare, Mauritius, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — World-renowned luxury resort and hotel operator LUX* Resorts & Hotels is known for a different style of holidaying – a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life – and its newest resort… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016, Danang, Vietnam, 15 October

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Vietnamese tourism capital Danang is beginning the final preparations for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on Saturday, October 15th. Hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry will attend the red carpet ceremony,… Read the full press release

HMSHost and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky celebrate opening of No. 99 Gretzky’s Wine & Whisky at Edmonton International Airport

HMSHost and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky celebrate opening of No. 99 Gretzky’s Wine & Whisky at Edmonton International Airport   EDMONTON, AB, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Now taking centre ice at Edmonton International Airport is No. 99 Gretzky’s Wine & Whisky, an elegant, new full-service dining experience by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with… Read the full press release

HMSHost marks its re-entry into airport retail business with the acquisition of Stellar Partners, Inc.

BETHESDA, MD, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, a part of Autogrill Group, announced today (October 11, 2016) that it has finalized the purchase of all shares of leading travel venue retailer Stellar Partners, Inc.  This purchase marks HMSHost’s re-entry into the airport retail business, with Stellar to operate as an independent subsidiary.  Stellar… Read the full press release

Christchurch International Airport to host New Zealand’s first trial of fully autonomous electric vehicle

Christchurch International Airport to host New Zealand’s first trial of fully autonomous electric vehicle   Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch will host New Zealand’s first trial of a fully autonomous electric vehicle next year. HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport have agreed on the New Zealand based and funded trial, which… Read the full press release

Scandinavian Airlines to launch new service from Shannon Airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Scandinavian Airlines to launch new service from Shannon Airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport   Shannon, Ireland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport is delighted to welcome the announcement today (11 October 2016) by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) that it is to launch a new service from Shannon to Stockholm in Sweden. The new service will… Read the full press release

Dublin GAA Football manager Jim Gavin joins Bóthar Ark 25th anniversary airlift

Dublin GAA Football manager Jim Gavin joins Bóthar Ark 25th anniversary airlift   Shannon, Ireland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — All Ireland winning manager joins 25th anniversary ‘Bóthar Ark’ as Rwandan genocide widows receive gift of food-and-income producing Irish animals. Jim Gavin swaps one high for another today as – just nine days after his… Read the full press release

PATA: Asia Pacific destinations welcomed 577 million international visitors in 2015

BANGKOK, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia Pacific destinations welcomed almost 577 million international visitors during calendar year 2015 – an increase of 24 million arrivals compared to the previous year. The figures are contained in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Tourism Monitor 2016 Final Edition. It shows that across the entire Asia… Read the full press release

First Bus nominated for 12 prizes at the UK Bus Awards

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — After being crowned ‘Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year’ at the much respected Low Carbon Champion Awards last month, the UK’s leading bus operator, First Bus, has been nominated for a total of 12 prizes at the UK Bus Awards, the bus industry’s equivalent of the Oscars…. Read the full press release

First Solent announces £3m investment for 17 new state-of-the-art vehicles on its Eclipse fleet

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers travelling on the Bus Rapid Transport link between Fareham and Gosport will soon be travelling in brand-new, state-of-the-art vehicles after bus operator, First Solent, unveiled a £3m investment in 17 new vehicles. The 17 new high-spec vehicles, which all come fitted with free wi-fi, USB charging… Read the full press release

First Bus introduces new fuel-efficient buses equipped with latest technology on service U1 Lower Oldfield Park to University of Bath

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — University of Bath students will soon be travelling to and from Uni in eight new fuel-efficient vehicles, equipped with the latest technology which allows them to charge their smartphone and connect to the internet at the same time.  First Bus is introducing the new vehicles on service… Read the full press release

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation becomes Associate Partner for first Travel Trade Show of Maldives

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation becomes Associate Partner for first Travel Trade Show of Maldives   Malé, Maldives, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has signed a MOU with Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd to become an Associate Partner for first Travel Trade Show of Maldives (TTM). Travel Trade… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company to hold its third quarter 2016 financial results conference call on October 26

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) has scheduled its third quarter 2016 financial results conference call for Wednesday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available through the company’s Investor Relations website homepage at http://ir.allegiantair.com. The webcast will also be… Read the full press release

Allegiant launches new nonstop service from Ogdensburg, New York to Orlando Sanford International Airport

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

SANFORD, Fla., 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Oct. 5, 2016) launches new, nonstop service from Ogdensburg, New York to Orlando / Sanford via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). To celebrate, the company known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares for as low as $56.* “We’re excited to add… Read the full press release

Allegiant launches new nonstop service from Concord, North Carolina to southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new, nonstop service from Concord, North Carolina to southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). To celebrate, the company known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares for as low as $45.* “Allegiant is very excited to welcome Concord-area travelers… Read the full press release

Allegiant launches new nonstop service from Las Vegas and El Paso, Texas to Oakland International Airport

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

OAKLAND, Calif., 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week launches new, nonstop service from Las Vegas and El Paso, Texas to the San Francisco Bay Area via Oakland International Airport (OAK). To celebrate, the company known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares for as low as $41.* “We are… Read the full press release

Allegiant launches two new nonstop routes to Las Vegas from Oakland, California and Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

LAS VEGAS, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week launches two new, nonstop routes to Las Vegas from Oakland, California and Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida. To celebrate, the company known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $41.* “We’re very… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to welcome the whole international airport community for ACI World and ACI Europe in 2018

Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018, Brussels Airport will be the host of the annual Congress and General Meeting of ACI World and ACI Europe, the professional associations of airports worldwide. Our country will, in 2018, welcome the whole international airport community for a three day congress. This is a great honour… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo opened its new African penguin exhibit

Lincoln Park Zoo opened its new African penguin exhibit   Chicago, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its mission to connect people to nature and inspire them to participate in  conservation, Lincoln Park Zoo today (Oct. 6, 2016) opened its new African penguin exhibit, Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. This immersive exhibit brings… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo: First-ever Zoohackathon for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the weekend, Woodland Park Zoo and leading conservation technology zoos in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Asia/Pacific served as host sites for the first-ever Zoohackathon, an event that culminated with winning solutions for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis. The winning solution at Woodland Park Zoo has been… Read the full press release

Weekend-long Halloween celebration at Woodland Park Zoo, October 29-30

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Hippos, grizzlies, penguins, and other animals will gobble, smash and play with pumpkins while trick-or-treating, carved Funkin displays, and other spook-tacular activities await little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s weekend-long Halloween celebration, Pumpkin Bash. Zoomazium, the zoo’s indoor nature play space, will be transformed into… Read the full press release

Chicago: The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on November 18

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on Friday, November 18 (weather permitting), on the same day as the 103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The rink will open to the public at noon and remain open through Sunday, March 5,… Read the full press release

Shanghai based Juneyao Airlines to become a “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance in 2017

Shanghai based Juneyao Airlines to become a “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance in 2017   Shanghai, China, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  At a ceremony held in Shanghai today (October 10, 2016), Star Alliance and Juneyao Airlines formally sealed a strategic partnership which will see the Shanghai based airline become a “Connecting Partner” of… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health

LONDON, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health. The new ‘Be Mindful’ channel showcases the UK’s first real-time video of a train journey, taking a… Read the full press release

TravelClick: hoteliers experince healthy increases in both transient leisure and group bookings in 2H-2016

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hoteliers in major North American markets can look forward to an improved group booking pace beginning at the end of 2016 and continuing into 2017, demonstrating its value in capturing incremental business as hoteliers prepare for the New Year. At the same time, hoteliers are experiencing healthy increases… Read the full press release

UK CAA confirms the restriction prohibiting all commercial flying of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2

LONDON, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the release today (7 October, 2016) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of proposals to allow the return to service of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that its existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of this type by UK… Read the full press release

Oman Air appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent to the Greek market

Oman Air appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent to the Greek market   Muscat, Oman, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent (GSA) to the Greek market. The event was celebrated in a reception atop historic Lycabettus… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines introduces Pre-ordered Meal menu to Economy Class passengers on its short and medium-haul flights

Kiev, Ukraine, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — To pre-order an onboard meal, a passenger should visit the UIA website, click the Pre-ordered Meals link, submit information on the flight date and route, and choose the preferred meal options out of an extensive selection of snacks, hot courses, and sets. In addition to basic menu, passengers are… Read the full press release

The first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Airbus was in the so-called “paint shop” in the Airbus plant in Toulouse for eleven days, and then the moment arrived – the first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering was ready to go. 30 people worked on the task, painting a total surface… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines will link 255 destinations in 101 countries during 2016/2017 winter flight timetable

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines in the Lufthansa group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – will be even a more attractive option for winter holidaymakers and business travellers this winter. As always, passengers can rely on the high standard of service, quality and… Read the full press release