Airports Going Green 2018 extends deadline for Sustainability Award Nominations

Airports Going Green 2018 Call for Sustainability Award Nominations Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year, the Airports Going Green (AGG) conference recognizes and celebrates sustainability in the aviation industry. As the 2018 AGG conference approaches, the nomination period for this year’s awards is open, and has been extended through August 6,… Read the full press release

O’Hare and Midway International Airports earn perfect scores from FAA for the annual airfield safety inspections

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that both O’Hare and Midway International Airports have received perfect scores from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for annual Part 139 airfield safety inspections that were completed in July. This annual test conducted by the FAA closely… Read the full press release

Qatar Airway deploys its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 to its New York JFK route starting 28 October 2018

World’s most technologically-advanced passenger aircraft to be added to JFK route starting 28 October Qatar Airways operates two daily flights to and from New York’s JFK airport DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 will join the airline’s New York JFK route starting… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Sponsors the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, from 31 July to 4 August, West Sussex

Award-winning airline sponsors a week of elegant fashion combined with some of the world’s greatest flat-races Qatar Airways operates 95 flights per week to the United Kingdom Airline recently launched direct services to London Gatwick and Cardiff DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it is the… Read the full press release

IATA and CFM International partnership to lead increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services on engines

Geneva, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines manufactured by CFM, a 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. “Airlines… Read the full press release

AccorHotels to acquire 85% of 21c Museum Hotels

PARIS, France, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels today (July 31, 2018) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 85% of 21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality management company pushing the boundaries of the museum and hotel worlds to create a new kind of travel experience. 21c combines a multi-venue contemporary art museum,… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for longest continuous food counter

Welcome to the longest business lounge foodline worldwide! Sheremetyevo became the first Russian airport set a world record and get featured in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS history books. The continuous foodline in Rublev business lounge recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest continuous food counter. MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The independent surveyor in the presence of an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport makes it to the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence

MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport entered ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence. The ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence identifies airports that have been ranked as one of the top five airports by size or region in five of the last ten years in the ASQ Survey. ACI Airport Service Quality programme, the only worldwide service quality measurement and benchmarking service… Read the full press release

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines to expand its fleet with 2 additional Boeing 737-700 aircrafts

LuxairGroup implements several measures to stimulate growth and stabilise its network Luxembourg, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxair Luxembourg Airlines will take delivery of 2 additional Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 142 seats each in March and May 2019. As extra capacity is required in the short term, it was decided to opt for two planes… Read the full press release

SITA to continue its world-class technology with round-the-clock service support to Brisbane Airport

SITA technology drives Brisbane commitment to service as it connects Queensland 24/7 Brisbane, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Brisbane Airport, the premier gateway to Queensland and the third busiest airport in Australia, has again selected SITA as its technology partner as the airport continues its growth and transformation plans. The new agreement will see SITA… Read the full press release

Norwegian among the first carriers to operate Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Gatwick Airport

Airline among the first carriers to operate Boeing’s newest aircraft type at Gatwick Airport 737 MAX to initially be operated on selected Nordic routes LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is introducing its newest single-aisle aircraft at London Gatwick this summer to service selected short-haul flights to Europe. For the first time,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Gargash partner to transport Alfa Romeos to the prestigious Gumball 3000 motor rally

Cars flown to London to mark Dubai based Gargash’s 100th anniversary Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, and Gargash, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, have partnered to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the prestigious… Read the full press release

Avis Car Rental becomes the official mobility partner of Luxury Retreats

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Car Rental today (July 30, 2018) announced a deal with Luxury Retreats, acquired by Airbnb in February 2017, to be the official mobility partner of the full service villa rental company, which offers custom-designed trips of a lifetime, including the world’s finest homes, personalized concierge services and… Read the full press release

Emirates to introduce two additional flights to its Toronto service

Dubai, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (July 30 2018) announced that it will introduce two additional flights to its Toronto (YYZ) service, complementing its existing schedule and providing even more choice and convenience to travellers. The additional Toronto flights will be introduced on August 18 2018 and will operate on a Saturday departing… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes the Official Airline Partner of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong

Carrier supports local sports talents at multi-sports events as official airline partner HONG KONG, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the Official Airline Partner of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China from 2018 to 2022, providing support for home-grown athletes to participate in a series of high-profile… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Shannon Schwier as the new Hotel Manager

New York, U.S.A., 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown today (July 30, 2018) announces the appointment of Shannon Schwier as the new Hotel Manager at the vibrant property. In her new role, Schwier will report to Thomas Carreras, General Manager and previously opening Hotel Manager in 2016. Schwier’s journey with Four Seasons began in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague welcomes Ioana Stanley as Director of Finance

New finance director brings extensive finance experience to the Prague team Prague, Czech Republic, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces today (July 30, 2018) the appointment of Ioana Stanley as Director of Finance. Although originally from Romania, Ioana has been living in Prague for 12 years while working in the position of director of… Read the full press release

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific to expand its fleet with five Airbus A320neo aircrafts

Pasay City, Philippines, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) continues to ramp-up its fleet with the confirmed addition of five Airbus A320neo (new engine option) aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft will commence in the first half of 2019 and will be completed within the same year. The five additional… Read the full press release

HSMAI partners with Level60 to offer revenue management course and classroom tools leading to a new HSMAI student certification

McLean, VA, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce a partnership with Level60 Consulting (Level60) to offer hospitality faculty members a course and classroom tools to teach revenue management, leading to a new HSMAI student certification. Designed expressly for faculty, the course and classroom tools… Read the full press release

Jet Airways to introduce new city pairs Bengaluru – Guwahati and Hyderabad – Indore

Guests get to choose from 30 additional weekly flights connecting metros with emerging cities in India Excellent connectivity beyond Guwahati to Aizwal / Bagdogra / Jorhat / Imphal & Silchar Mumbai / Bengaluru, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has announced its plans to introduce new city pairs… Read the full press release

Stapleford Park celebrates Melton Mowbray’s annual PieFest with a limited-edition game pie created in collaboration with Nice Pie

Leicestershire, England, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of Melton Mowbray’s annual PieFest (28th July to 29th July), Stapleford Park will be serving up a limited-edition game pie at its Library Bar created in collaboration with award-winning pie shop, Nice Pie. An ode to Leicestershire’s long pie-making tradition, the pastry creation is filled… Read the full press release

FCCA Foundation Environmental Poster Competition awards $30,000 to children and schools in the Caribbean and Latin America

Miramar, FL, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The FCCA Foundation has again rewarded the efforts of students and schools throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, with nearly $30,000 awarded to children and schools from 17 destinations participating in the annual FCCA Foundation Environmental Poster Competition. “I cannot be prouder to benefit the talented and dedicated… Read the full press release

Sunwing launches Summer Blowout Sale

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — With only eight weeks left before fall starts, time is running out to plan those last minute summer getaways. Just launched today (27 Jul 2018), Sunwing’s Summer Blowout Sale could be the last chance for many to get the vacation they deserve before the leaves begin to… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center presents its new gourmet restaurant, Signature’s

Beijing, China, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center is pleased to present its new gourmet restaurant, Signature’s. As a contemporary all day dining restaurant with an open kitchen concept, Signature’s will serve European food with authentic international highlights. The menu was curated by a collective team of chefs from over 7… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resort opens four new hotels in Europe and a regional office in Amsterdam

ARLINGTON, Va. and AMSTERDAM, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the premier global hotel management services provider, continues to rapidly expand its footprint as it opens four new hotels in Europe and a regional office in Amsterdam. Interstate is moving full steam ahead in Europe, solidifying its position as the only dedicated… Read the full press release

ScotRail, Stagecoach and Transport Scotland partner to introduce smart, multi-modal travel in nine locations across Scotland

PlusBus day, weekly, monthly and 3 monthly tickets can now be stored on ScotRail Smartcards and StagecoachSmart cards. Perth, Scotland, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Bus and rail operators have worked together to deliver smart, integrated travel in nine Scottish locations through the multi-modal PlusBus scheme. Train operator ScotRail has worked with bus company… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek names Sebastien Archambault as executive chef

HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Dallas’ most legendary luxury hotel and restaurant, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sebastien Archambault as executive chef. Archambault will oversee the cuisine and menus throughout the award-winning property, with emphasis on The Mansion Restaurant, a highly-acclaimed culinary icon in Texas. A… Read the full press release

Real Journeys selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in New Zealand Tourism Awards 2018

Southland, New Zealand, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Real Journeys has been selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year. The award focuses on best practice and innovation, for businesses that meet the needs of their market and continue to grow and deliver sustainable… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Changzhou welcomes its new General Manager Bernard Teo

Hong Kong, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Bernard Teo as General Manager of international deluxe hotel, Marco Polo Changzhou, located in southern Jiangsu province. With over 25-years of experience in hospitality including 2 successful openings in Beijing and Perth for Frasers Hospitality, Bernard has… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes Turkmenistan Airlines’ biweekly flights between Ashgabat and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed the resumption of Turkmenistan Airlines’ biweekly flights between Ashgabat International Airport (ASB) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), connecting the two nation’s capitals with flights operating every Friday and Sunday Saoud Al Shamsi, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (ACCO) of Abu… Read the full press release