UNWTO sees wine tourism as part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Moldova

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (6-7 September 2018). The two days of discussions engaged experts from 30 countries and addressed UNWTO’s priority of enhancing… Read the full press release

London Gatwick August 2018: cargo traffic soared +22.3%; long-haul network grew by +18%

Gatwick announces +18% growth in long-haul routes in August Cargo tonnage was up +22.3% with new Shanghai route due to add 3,700 tonnes of capacity 4.9m passengers travelled through Gatwick – its busiest August ever  Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s cargo traffic soared in August, +22.3% year-on-year, as long-haul routes continued… Read the full press release

London Gatwick and Gatwick Aviation Museum to host behind-the-scenes look at the services which operate at the UK’s second largest airport

Gatwick hosts free family event for second year in a row Airport teams in attendance to provide interactive displays for the public Event forms part of airport’s wider community engagement programme GATWICK, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick is partnering with the Gatwick Aviation Museum for a second year in a row to… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport: August 2018, the busiest month in the Airport’s history

Nearly one million passengers passed through Bristol Airport’s terminal last month, making this August the busiest month in the Airport’s history. Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The record total of 951,973* passengers took traffic during the summer to over 1.8 million – a 6.7 per cent increase on 2017. This growth continues… Read the full press release

CDA issues a request for proposal to lease, finance, construct, and operate new concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (09/11/2018) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified businesses to lease, finance, construct, and operate a dual purpose convenience and vending concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility that is set to open this fall. As part of its commitment to enhancing participation across airport… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines partner with Neste as part of its efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels

Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Shane Tackett to executive vice president of planning and strategy

Proven leader known for innovation and analytical acumen to lead next phase of airline’s strategy as it optimizes market and financial performance of its now larger route network Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Sept. 11, 2018) the promotion of Shane Tackett to executive vice president of planning and strategy. Tackett… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway. Located near a critical hub of international travel, the hotel brings the group’s portfolio… Read the full press release

Expedia Group and VisitScotland join forces to help drive travel demand by supporting Scottish hotels

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work in collaboration with VisitScotland and hotel partners to build awareness of its… Read the full press release

Benromach Distillery earns Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-owned distillery in Moray Speyside which attracts more than 13,000 visitors per year has achieved its Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme. BenromachDistillery in Forres makes whisky the traditional way by hand. Now exported around the world, Benromach single malt Scotch provides… Read the full press release

Emirates played host to the stars at the 2018 US Open at The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates played host to the stars at the 2018 US Open at The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens in New York City. Celebrities joined Emirates in the private hospitality suite and cheered on tennis pros from the suite’s terrace with a… Read the full press release

Emirates wins “Preferred Airline of the Year by Filipinos” at The Filipino Times Awards 2018

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has won “Preferred Airline of the Year by Filipinos” at The Filipino Times Awards 2018. The airline has been crowned for the second consecutive year based on reader feedback and online public voting. The accolade recognises Emirates’ commitment to offering the Filipino community, one of the… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate its A380 between Dubai and St. Petersburg during the autumn school holidays

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to increased demand for travel during the autumn school holidays, Emirates today (10 September 2018) announced it will operate its A380 between Dubai and St. Petersburg, temporarily replacing the Boeing 777 aircraft currently operating on the route. During the period of 25 to 29 October… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North completes USD 13 million Resort renovation inspired by the natural grandeur of its Sonoran Desert setting

Contemporary new design celebrates the grandeur of the Sonoran Desert Scottsdale, U.S.A., 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has unveiled contemporary new casitas, suites and public spaces marking the completion of a USD 13 million Resort renovation inspired by the natural grandeur of its Sonoran Desert setting. Designed by Whitespace… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas unveils a selection of introductory offers to welcome its first guests

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The countdown is on to the grand opening of Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas, as the Hotel opens its reservations books and confirms arrivals beginning October 15, 2018. “As the first Four Seasons in Brazil, our team is especially excited to introduce the customised… Read the full press release

Four Seasons invites runners, walkers, riders and skaters for the annual Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek Park in Toronto

One of the world’s original Terry Fox Runs, this event alone has raised close to CAD 11 million for cancer research since 1981 Additional events organised by Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world also support local cancer research and care Toronto, Canada, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons invites runners, walkers, riders and… Read the full press release

IHG announces signing for Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets set to open in 2020

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s most iconic food market will be the focal point of IHG’s latest hotel signing, with Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets set to open in 2020 in partnership with Primefield Property Pty Ltd. The sixteen-storey boutique hotel on Market Street, which will shortly commence construction, will be the… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection Hotels announces Maggie Gyllenhaal as Independent Film Advisor to its Indie Film Project supporting emerging female screenwriters

Inspired By Virginia Woolf’s “A Room Of One’s Own,” This Year’s Screenwriters In Residence Program Debuts At The Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Canada, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — From the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival ®, Autograph Collection Hotels announced today (09/10/2018) Academy Award and Emmy nominated, Golden Globe award winning actress and producer Maggie Gyllenhaal as Independent Film… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Mombasa, Kenya

Coastal Kenya becomes the latest must-see destination for tourists flying with the award-winning carrier Kenya’s second city offers visitors access to glorious beaches and a rich cultural heritage DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct flights to Kenya’s second city, Mombasa, opening up… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport and Shell Aviation broke ground on two new refuelling tanks in EIA’s Cargo Village

Two, new, two-million litre tanks added for cargo use Edmonton, AB, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and fuel tenant, Shell Aviation, broke ground today (September 5, 2018) on two new, two-million litre refuelling tanks in EIA’s Cargo Village. The new tanks will be purpose-built for handling air cargo freighters. The… Read the full press release

American Airlines expands its Grand Rapids route map with flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International (PHX) this winter

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines is expanding its Grand Rapids (GRR) route map, with flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International (PHX) beginning this winter. The announcement of Phoenix-Sky Harbor marks the seventh nonstop flight served by American at the Ford Airport, and the seasonal flights to Phoenix on an Airbus A319… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation announces the appointment of Thomas Schmidt as the new head of global communications

Berlin, Germany, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation has named Thomas Schmidt as the new head of global communications effective September 1, 2018. In his new role, Thomas Schmidt will lead all internal and external communications at Bombardier Transportation to further increase the impact and efficiency of its global communications… Read the full press release

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok welcomes Jakob Yamac as Director of Food and Beverage

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has appointed Jakob Yamac as Director of Food and Beverage. Jakob last pose was at the Address Boulevard Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he worked as Director of Food and Beverage for over two years. He began his career as a bartender… Read the full press release

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare launches “Bubbly Moments” menu of marriage proposals to help would-be grooms planning to pop the question

Baie Lazare, Seychelles, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — “Bubbly Moments” is the title of a selection of marriage proposals launched by Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare giving would-be grooms plenty of time to book the perfect winter-break proposal in paradise and pop THE question in style. The highlight of this collection is the “Best of… Read the full press release

Marriott International ramps up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing focus on safety, Marriott International [NASDAQ: MAR] today (09/06/2018) announced it is ramping up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers and other on-property associates allowing them to discretely summon help if they feel harassed in any way, need quick support or… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection® announces the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos

The Luxury Collection Debuts First Resort in Baja California Sur Bethesda, MD, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., today (09/06/2018) announced the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. Perched on a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort offers travelers a restorative, wholly… Read the full press release

HMSHost’s Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen at Louisville International Airport becomes a part of Kentucky’s Urban Bourbon Trail

First ever Urban Bourbon Trail stop at the airport LOUISVILLE, Ky., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers and guests can now start or continue their journey on Kentucky’s Urban Bourbon Trail at global restaurateur HMSHost’s award-winning Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen at Louisville International Airport. Louisville Tourism and the Urban Bourbon Trail are celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month this… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group becomes a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC)

Reflects growing importance of IoT for connecting cars and drivers to enable ubiquitous, personalized and convenient travel Company will co-lead task force on Smart Cities PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) today (Sept. 05, 2018) announced it has become a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). The company has joined the consortium… Read the full press release

flydubai introduces updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series

New safety demo features characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has launched its updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series. The new safety demo is shown to passengers onboard the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft before each… Read the full press release

flydubai announces double daily flights between Kiev and Dubai

Ukraine remains an important market for the airline Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (September 6, 2018) has announced that it will move its existing operations to Boryspil International Airport (KBP) Kiev with effect from 28 October 2018.  From 02 October, double daily flights will be available between Kiev and… Read the full press release