Mapletree Investments acquires Oakwood Worldwide

Former Oakwood Worldwide executive Christopher Ahearn named Chief Executive Officer Mapletree intends to step up acquisition and development of this asset class, building on the portfolio of more than 50 Oakwood-branded properties globally LOS ANGELES AND SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or the “Group”), a leading real estate… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano welcomes Shadi Suleman as its new General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano welcomes Shadi Suleman as its new General Manager   Alexandria, Egypt, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano announces the appointment of Shadi Suleman as its new General Manager. Suleman, a long-serving Four Seasons veteran, travels from the beautiful oasis of Doha to… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to provide safe and interesting places for spotters in Zaventem and Steenokkerzeel

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Each day, dozens of spotters come to Brussels Airport. The large diversity of airlines, the special aircraft and the dynamism attract quite a few plane spotters to the airport, some of them from across the border. Brussels Airport wants to provide safe and interesting places for spotters where… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport implements number of improvements as a result of its ‘Join the BRU Crew’ project

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Free drop-off zone, improved signage and more check-in locations: the first initiatives to come out of Brussels Airport’s ‘Join the BRU Crew’ survey. Last summer, Brussels Airport launched the ‘Join the BRU Crew’ project, aimed at collecting feedback from travellers on what they feel is going well… Read the full press release

First Eastern Counties brings back red buses to the streets of Norwich

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator, First Eastern Counties, is continuing to simplify bus travel in Norwich by bringing red buses back to the streets of the city as part of its continuing investment in its Norwich bus network. A fleet of fourteen high-specification double deck buses are replacing the… Read the full press release

Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes Flybe’s new service to Palma, Majorca this summer

Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes Flybe’s new service to Palma, Majorca this summer   Doncaster, England, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be able to fly to Palma this summer with Flybe, as the low cost airline announces its latest new route. Tickets for the twice weekly flights from… Read the full press release

Shannon Group announces key executive management appointments

SHANNON, Ireland, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas has announced a number of key executive management appointments as the Group strengthens its impact as a key driver of growth for the region.  The appointments will be geared towards maximising Shannon Group’s potential through increasing revenues and improving the efficiency of its… Read the full press release

Trailfinders extends partnership with Travelport

Trailfinders extends partnership with Travelport   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Trailfinders, experts in tailor-made travel itineraries, have announced a new long term agreement meaning the UK’s largest independent travel company will continue to connect to Travelport’s unrivalled choice of global travel content. Long-time Travelport… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group and Travelport sign new multi-year partnership agreement

Avis Budget Group and Travelport sign new multi-year partnership agreement   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), a leading provider of vehicle rental services, and Travelport(NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel industry, today (13 February 2017)… Read the full press release

2017 CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards now open for nominations

Washington, DC, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nominations are now open for Cruise Line’s International Association’s (CLIA) annual Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Members of CLIA, including Individual Agent Members, Travel Agencies’ and Cruise Lines, are… Read the full press release

RwandAir cosponsors The Aviation Africa 2017 conference in Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017

Kigali, Rwanda, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Aviation Africa 2017 conference, organized by Times Aerospace Ltd, and hosted by the Rwandan government will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017 at Kigali Convention Center and Radisson Blu. RwandAir and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority have sponsored the conference in… Read the full press release

Qantas launches Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger chat bot to give customers faster responses

SYDNEY, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (9TH FEBRUARY 2017) launched Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot that gives customers personalised travel inspiration. The launch of the bot is part of Qantas’ strategy to give customers faster responses and more relevant information through easily accessible channels. Kristin Carlos, Qantas Head of Digital and… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo features a unique decal of rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day

Dubai, U.A.E., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® recognised at the annual Business Travel Awards as the Best Serviced Apartment Provider

LONDON, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, has been recognised at the annual Business Travel Awards as the Best Serviced Apartment Provider. With more than 2,000 new apartments opened in a total of 10 locations worldwide across the year and a wide range of… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of its new property in Polokwane, South Africa

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of its new property in Polokwane, South Africa   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic mid-market brand, today (13 Feb 2017) announced the opening of its first property in Polokwane. The Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane is the… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group announces the first Radisson RED in the Central Europe

The Rezidor Hotel Group announces the first Radisson RED in the Central Europe   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of international Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to unveil its new Business Class product at ITB Berlin exhibition from 8 to 12 March 2017

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is set to reveal the much-anticipated evolution to its multiple award-winning Business Class product at this year’s ITB Berlin exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry to be held in Berlin from 8 to 12 March 2017. The airline will unveil a brand… Read the full press release

The ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award presented to Oman Air at The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony

The ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award presented to Oman Air at The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins, following the presentation to the airline of… Read the full press release

Oman Air further expands its fleet with new Boeing B737-800 aircraft

Oman Air further expands its fleet with new Boeing B737-800 aircraft   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet as of 24 January 2017. This new aircraft will be used on… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group hosts bug bounty program to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities in its IT systems

Contest to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities aims to increase the security of IT systems and customer information even more FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning on 8 February 2017, the hackers and research centres that were invited to take part in the preliminary stage will be participating in the newly announced bug bounty… Read the full press release

The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at Frankfurt Airport

The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at Frankfurt Airport   FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This Tuesday, a very special guest made its debut at Frankfurt Airport. The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at the Rhine-Main airport at 11:34 a.m. Staff on board the plane with the special flight number… Read the full press release

Brand Finance names Aeroflot as the strongest airline brand globally in 2017

Moscow, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named the strongest airline brand globally in 2017 by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Brand strength is based on observing the brand’s current performance, accessing the relevant beliefs, associations and attitudes in the minds of consumers, and estimating… Read the full press release

Shannon Group announces Irish Children’s Arthritis Network and Galway’s Ábalta Special School for students with Autism and Special Needs as charity partners

Shannon Group announces Irish Children’s Arthritis Network and Galway’s Ábalta Special School for students with Autism and Special Needs as charity partners   Shannon Group staff has raised €160k for charity since 2014 Shannon Group has strengthened the finances of two deserving charities after its 2016 fund raising activities generated a total of €76,000. SHANNON,… Read the full press release

Ireland’s travel event Holiday Show to be held at UL Arena on 18th and 19th of February

SHANNON, Ireland, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking holidays early this year is essential, with last minute deals set to be few and far between due to the rush to snap up holidays in the most popular destinations, organisers of the Holiday Show, in association with Shannon Airport, have stated. The show, which will be… Read the full press release

Charleston Beer Works opens at Charleston International Airport

Charleston International Airport (CHS)   BUFFALO, N.Y. and CHARLESTON, S.C., 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North has announced the opening of Charleston Beer Works at Charleston International Airport (CHS), which marks the eighth new concept for the company at CHS in the past 18 months. The popular eatery, which will be located in Concourse… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Doncaster Rovers announces new partnership

Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Doncaster Rovers announces new partnership   Doncaster, England, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Doncaster Rovers have today announced a new partnership which will see them working together to promote the airport’s new and expanded destinations across Europe and the rest of the world to fans and… Read the full press release

Michael Phelps announces as featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (February 7, 2017) announced Michael Phelps will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A conversation with Michael Phelps, one of the most decorated athletes in the history… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to increase Gosforth centre workforce by 50%

Gosforth centre to increase workforce by 50% Virgin to visit up to 100 North East businesses from 6-10 February LONDON, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is to expand its customer call centre in Newcastle by 50%, just four months after it opened. Up to 45 additional jobs will be based at its… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland outlines future growth plan for new investments in facilities and better infrastructure

Tampa, Fla., 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A Port of Oakland executive outlined a $600 million spending plan here today ( Feb. 3, 2017) for growth at his West Coast trade gateway.  Maritime Director John Driscoll told a maritime audience that Oakland would increase trade volume by investing in new facilities and better infrastructure.   The… Read the full press release

VisitBritain launches major campaign to drive bookings from India to the UK

London, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign rolls out with a 7-week paid digital and billboard campaign to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had on a trip to Britain. VisitBritain Director Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) Sumathi Ramanathan… Read the full press release