WestJet adds 60 flights from YVR

Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today (January 29, 2018) announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines the first company in Russia to use the face recognition technology

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, is the first company in Russia that plans to use the face recognition technology in the everyday operation of the business lounges at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The software based on trained neural networks will allow to identify S7 Airlines passengers and personalise services for visitors of the business lounges. The plan is that… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s final test vehicle in the Global 7000 flight test program successfully completed its first flight

Bombardier’s final test vehicle in the Global 7000 flight test program successfully completed its first flight   FTV5 will validate flight and ground test data obtained to date and complete the Type Certification campaign to ensure a smooth entry-into-service in the second half of this year Flight test program has surpassed 1,300 flight hours and… Read the full press release

Bombardier to showcase Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop and airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow

Bombardier to showcase Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop and airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow   Montréal, 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will be displaying a Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop, as well as an airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, which runs… Read the full press release

Qantas to start daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles from 1 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles, with fares available for sale from today (30TH JANUARY 2018). It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12,… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu announces the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu announces the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager   Chengdu, China, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is pleased to announce the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager. A German national, Mr Behrens started his career in the hospitality industry at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Cologne in… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes WestJet’s expanded service from Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today ( January 29, 2018) announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality announces all-new concept featuring combined Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands in Austin, TX slated to open in Q1 2019

All-New Concept Featuring Combined Motel 6 and Studio 6 Brands to Open in Q1 2019 Dallas, TX, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — G6 Hospitality, known for its iconic economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the U.S. and Canada, broke ground today on a new construction in Austin, TX in partnership with HKV… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts launches a year-long Golden Anniversary campaign

World’s largest independent hotel brand announces year-long Golden Anniversary campaign featuring its first-ever video campaign and social media microsite, exclusive bonus points promotion, and experience-rich package NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ —Fifty years after 12 North American hoteliers established Preferred Hotels Association as a referral organization, today (January 29, 2018), the Preferred brand… Read the full press release

Marriott Golf’s Annual Hit the Green for HOPE promotion raised more than $48,000 for PGA REACH

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, announced that it raised more than $48,000 last year for PGA REACH – the charitable foundation of the PGA of America—during the Annual Hit the Green for HOPE promotion. The funds raised were designed to support… Read the full press release

CDA to host a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on Friday, February 2

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O’Hare or Midway International Airports, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s your chance to get informed! The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will present a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop this Friday,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators for its 2016 One Report

Dallas, Texas, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jan 29, 2018) that it has been recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators (ASPC) for its 2016 Southwest Airlines One Report TM. The ASPC annually sponsors the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Awards that celebrate innovation and excellence in communication for various… Read the full press release

Nuremberg Airport welcomes the expansion of Eurowings’ services and opening of its new base

Nuremberg Airport welcomes the expansion of Eurowings’ services and opening of its new base   Nürnberg, Germany, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of extending its presence to cover the whole of Germany and Austria, Eurowings is making Nuremberg Airport its twelfth base. Eurowings, which is currently Europe’s fastest growing airline, will base one… Read the full press release

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism launches a new online store, Shop Santa Monica

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism launches a new online store, Shop Santa Monica   SANTA MONICA, CA, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is proud to announce the launch of a new online store, Shop Santa Monica. Visitors and locals alike can now purchase official gifts and souvenirs from L.A.’s… Read the full press release

flydubai deploys its Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Sheremetyevo airport in Russia

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai which launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (SVO) in November 2017 is now offering passengers from Russia the opportunity to be the first passengers to enjoy a new travel experience on board the airline’s latest aircraft model its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines in search for fifteen technical apprentices and five office clerk trainees

Fifteen technical apprentices and five office clerk trainees are needed  Training commences on September 3, 2018  47 apprentices are currently undergoing training at Austrian Airlines  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year Austrian Airlines trains a large number of apprentices in different areas of the company. The field of aircraft engineering is… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines launches its Digital Innovation Blueprint through bilateral partnerships with A*STAR, CAAS, EDB and NUS

Bilateral partnerships with A*STAR, CAAS, EDB and NUS to establish SIA as a digital aviation and travel experience leader Digital Innovation Blueprint to contribute towards development and nurturing of digital aviation and travel technology community in Singapore SINGAPORE, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (29 January 2018) announced the launch of its… Read the full press release

HSMAI welcomes its 2018 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee

McLean, VA, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce its 2018 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board comprises a diverse range of executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members. “We’re thrilled to be welcoming such an innovative and diverse group of… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces the renewal of multi-year global distribution agreement with BCD Travel

Amadeus announces the renewal of multi-year global distribution agreement with BCD Travel   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus today(January 29th, 2018) announced the renewal of a multi-year global distribution agreement with BCD Travel. As a result of this agreement, BCD Travel will have access to extensive travel content on Amadeus. The… Read the full press release

Lufthansa welcomes its seventh A350-900 to Munich

Lufthansa welcomes its seventh A350-900 to Munich   A350 maiden flights from Munich to Seoul, New York, Chicago, Denver, Singapore and Vancouver German Design Award for the Economy Class COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa has welcomed its seventh A350-900, a plane with the registration D-AIXG, to Munich. On February 1, after… Read the full press release

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves. Lufthansa passengers will now be able to start their journey feeling more relaxed: From now… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet   Uniform specification for all aircraft of the Airbus A320 family delivered to the Lufthansa Group from 2019 onward More flexibility when it comes to aircraft transfers between airlines More synergies when purchasing planes COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa   MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent (GSA) for South Africa. The appointment of Holiday Aviation will ensure… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports participates in Tawdheef Recruitment Show 2018

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has announced its participation in Tawdheef Recruitment Show 2018, the leading Emiratisation and career development event for UAE Nationals, that will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 29-31 January, 2018. Commenting on its participation, Abdul Majeed Al Khoori,… Read the full press release

Elements Boutique Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand becomes Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas Managed By AVANI Hotels and Resorts

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Elements Boutique Resort on Thailand’s island of Koh Samui is to be renamed Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas Managed By AVANI Hotels and Resorts as of February 1st, 2018. The resort has the perfect location on Taling Ngam Beach, a pristine secluded shoreline along southwestern Koh… Read the full press release

PATA now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2018

BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2018. The winner will receive complimentary round-trip economy class air ticket and accommodation to attend the Association’s Dinner and Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2018 on May 18-21 in Gangneung, Korea (ROK). Deadline… Read the full press release

Aeroflot and Aurora Airlines to fly Russian athletes participating in PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Moscow, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot and its Far Eastern regional subsidiary Aurora Airlines will carry Russian athletes participating in the XXIII Winter Olympic Games held from 9 to 25 February 2018 in South Korea. Yesterday the first Russian athletes flew on a regular scheduled Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Seoul. Athletes currently training… Read the full press release

TravelClick announces the newest version of its industry-leading hotel rate shopping product, Rate360®

TravelClick announces the newest version of its industry-leading hotel rate shopping product, Rate360®   Newest Version Offers 600+ Rate Shopping Sources and 95%+ Direct Connections NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, today (January 25, 2018) announced the newest version of its… Read the full press release

Choice Hotel announces the integration of choiceADVANTAGE with choiceEDGE, its new cloud-based global reservation system

choiceADVANTAGE powered by SkyTouch integrates with new choiceEDGE GRS ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTouch Technology, the company that powers choiceADVANTAGE®, the property management system (PMS) used by more than 6,000 Choice Hotels properties, announces an integration with choiceEDGE – Choice Hotels’ new cloud-based global reservation system (GRS). choiceEDGE is a state-of-the-art global distribution platform… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels transitions to the first new global reservation system (GRS) from a hotel company in over 30 years

New global reservation system – choiceEDGE – is landmark innovation built for today’s digital volume and technology advancements ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on a legacy of innovations, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), announced today (Jan. 23, 2018) the transition to choiceEDGE, the first new global reservation system (GRS) from a hotel… Read the full press release