Travelport extends its content offering to airline customers using the IATA New Distribution Capability standard

Only GDS with top IATA NDC certification extends technology leadership Langley, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/-Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, unveiled today (20 February 2018) its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.  This will enable travel… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences in Barcelona

Hong Kong, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal. The Residences are scheduled for completion in 2020. The spacious apartments will be designed… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport New design with a focus on Austria and individuality All three Business Class Lounges and both Senator Lounges will be renovated Conversion work on the lounges to be completed in the spring of 2018 Vienna, Austria, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, the first Senator… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Bliss is one step closer to delivery

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Bliss is one step closer to delivery   The newest member of the line’s Breakaway Plus class is one step closer to delivery Wiesbaden, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Bliss, the third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, emerged from the Meyer Werft building… Read the full press release

dnata secures new license to offer in-flight catering services at Vancouver International Airport

New catering partner to help YVR meet record passenger growth Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Vancouver Airport Authority is pleased to announce that, after a global search and competitive application process, dnata Catering Services Ltd. (dnata) has been awarded a new license to offer in-flight catering services at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)…. Read the full press release

Changi Airport Terminal 1’s arrival pick-up facility relocates to Basement 1 as part of the ongoing T1 expansion works

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Terminal 1’s (T1) arrival pick-up facility* will relocate to Basement 1 of the terminal on 21 February 2018. This relocation is part of the ongoing T1 expansion works, which commenced in March 2015, in conjunction with the development of Jewel Changi Airport. Wayfinding signs at the T1… Read the full press release

Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport enhances customer experience with expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint and fully-automated exit lane

Mesa, Arizona, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anticipating continued commercial passenger growth, Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) recently completed two passenger terminal projects designed to increase capacity in an efficient and secure manner.  The expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint provides a larger, more efficient passenger queuing system, while adding a fifth security checkpoint… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces new food and beverage options set to open in Charlotte Douglas International Airport

HMSHost announces new food and beverage options set to open in Charlotte Douglas International Airport   HMSHost brings local breweries, a variety of quick-service locations, and more CHARLOTTE, NC, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost announced some of the new food and beverage options set to greet Charlotte Douglas International Airport travelers in the… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As Chinese New Year starts, Edinburgh has extra cause for celebration as a social media campaign developed to bring Chinese visitors to the city has been declared an incredible success… Read the full press release

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As the Spirit of Scotland campaign celebrates its second birthday, VisitScotland have revealed new statistics showing the phenomenal success of their online films on social media. The 15 ‘Spirit… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support tourism development in Timor-Leste

UNWTO to support tourism development in Timor-Leste   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Human resources and capacity building to support tourism development have been at the centre of the collaboration between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Timor-Leste over the past years. The successful conclusion of two projects implemented in Timor-Leste, was… Read the full press release

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company   Swissport wins Ryanair as a new customer at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and secures the ground handling license at Brussels Airport for another seven years until 2025. Opfikon,… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics sponsors the Dolphin Dynamics Café at the Travel Technology Show 2018, 21-22 February 2018 in London

LONDON, UK, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the third year running Dolphin Dynamics will be sponsoring the Dolphin Dynamics Café located next to their stand at the Travel Technology Show 2018 taking place at Olympia exhibition centre in London. The Dolphin Sales Team will be available for meetings at stand TT89 to talk through… Read the full press release

Vistara inaugurates daily direct service between Delhi and Chennai

Daily direct flights commenced today between Delhi and Chennai Chennai to further add direct flights to Kolkata, Kochi, and Port Blair (Andamans) starting March 2018 Bookings now open for all of the above flights Chennai/New Delhi, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — India’s finest full-service carrier, Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recognised by its employees as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recognised by its employees as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For   Employees have honoured Four Seasons as an employer of choice every year since the list’s inception Toronto, Canada, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is proud… Read the full press release

Andrew Court appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Andrew Court appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC   Bringing West Coast-inspired dishes, Court is only the third Executive Chef the Hotel has had in its 38 year history Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of Andrew Court as Executive Chef to the capital city’s… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba recognized as the best hotel in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Riviera Maya, Mexico (February, 2018) – Rosewood Mayakoba, the award-winning resort nestled in the lush enclave of the Riviera Maya, has been recognized as the best hotel in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report. As the #1 hotel on this year’s iteration of the list, moving… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels list in British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report today (February 6, 2018) unveiled its annual Best Hotels list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia the number one hotel across three separate categories including British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver. The prestigious rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada,… Read the full press release

Qantas new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service now on sale

SYDNEY, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 7TH FEBRUARY 2018) announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018 with fares available for sale from today.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops   SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (FEBRUARY 7, 2018) announced at the 2018 Singapore Airshow that it has received an order from… Read the full press release

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager   Sjefke Jansen joins to lead historical hotel Jakarta, Indonesia, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is proud to announce that it has appointed a new general manager. The industry veteran Sjefke Jansen brings his award-winning hospitality experience to the historical… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The newly opened hotel will be the… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Witkoff to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and global development firm Witkoff announced today (02/12/2018) a plan to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Ushering in a new era of world-class hospitality, the integrated resort and casino to be named The Drew Las Vegas will… Read the full press release

Swedavia appoints Johan Bill as director of its new organisation — Major Projects

Sweden, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to best carry out Swedavia’s large-scale investments and ensure synergies and learning between the company’s development programmes, during the autumn a new Implementation organisation was introduced. With the new organisation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018, Swedavia aims to enhance its ability to implement… Read the full press release

Al Ghurair Properties and Swissôtel inaugurates Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living in Deira, Dubai

Al Ghurair Properties launch flagship Swissôtel in Dubai with opening of Swissôtel Al Ghurair Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Ghurair Properties, the property development arm of Al Ghurair, has partnered with the world renowned Swissôtel to announce the inauguration of Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living, embedded within Al Ghurair Centre,… Read the full press release

AccorHotels partners with Rythm to pilot the first-ever active sleep solution Dreem

AccorHotels partners with Rythm to pilot the first-ever active sleep solution Dreem   At the cutting edge of wellness, Pullman pilots Dreem, an innovative, award winning technology, scientifically proven to promote a superior sleep, in two key properties. Paris, France, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is proud to announce its partnership with Rythm,… Read the full press release

London City Airport removes plastic straws from its food and drink outlets

LONDON, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Plastic straws are no longer available in any of London City Airport’s food and drink outlets, and have been replaced with biodegradable paper straws, which will be provided upon request. The decision to remove plastic straws from the airport comes following heightened awareness of the waste impact of… Read the full press release

Allegiant opens its thirteenth permanent base at Indianapolis International Airport

Flights with Locally Based Aircraft and Crews Will Propel Economic Growth INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Feb. 7, 2018) begins operating flights with Indiana-based crews and aircraft from Indianapolis International Airport (IND), providing a foundation for future growth in the Hoosier State. Allegiant’s thirteenth permanent base of operations opens with… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport keeps disabled parking spaces available with the help of Variety KC

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department strives to make Kansas City International Airport as accessible and inclusive as possible for the disabled. To that end, it has reserved hundreds of close-in disabled parking spaces in Garage, Circle and Economy parking. As is the case in other venues,… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport announces Jobs Fairs schedules

Following the success of similar events, Bristol Airport will be hosting a number of Jobs Fairs to showcase the range of job opportunities on offer. BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport will be teaming up with business partners based across its site at the two events – one in February and one… Read the full press release