Chicago: The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on November 18

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on Friday, November 18 (weather permitting), on the same day as the 103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The rink will open to the public at noon and remain open through Sunday, March 5,… Read the full press release

Shanghai based Juneyao Airlines to become a “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance in 2017

Shanghai based Juneyao Airlines to become a “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance in 2017   Shanghai, China, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  At a ceremony held in Shanghai today (October 10, 2016), Star Alliance and Juneyao Airlines formally sealed a strategic partnership which will see the Shanghai based airline become a “Connecting Partner” of… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health

LONDON, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health. The new ‘Be Mindful’ channel showcases the UK’s first real-time video of a train journey, taking a… Read the full press release

TravelClick: hoteliers experince healthy increases in both transient leisure and group bookings in 2H-2016

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hoteliers in major North American markets can look forward to an improved group booking pace beginning at the end of 2016 and continuing into 2017, demonstrating its value in capturing incremental business as hoteliers prepare for the New Year. At the same time, hoteliers are experiencing healthy increases… Read the full press release

UK CAA confirms the restriction prohibiting all commercial flying of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2

LONDON, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the release today (7 October, 2016) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of proposals to allow the return to service of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that its existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of this type by UK… Read the full press release

Oman Air appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent to the Greek market

Oman Air appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent to the Greek market   Muscat, Oman, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, appointed Goldair S.A as its General Sales Agent (GSA) to the Greek market. The event was celebrated in a reception atop historic Lycabettus… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines introduces Pre-ordered Meal menu to Economy Class passengers on its short and medium-haul flights

Kiev, Ukraine, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — To pre-order an onboard meal, a passenger should visit the UIA website, click the Pre-ordered Meals link, submit information on the flight date and route, and choose the preferred meal options out of an extensive selection of snacks, hot courses, and sets. In addition to basic menu, passengers are… Read the full press release

The first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Airbus was in the so-called “paint shop” in the Airbus plant in Toulouse for eleven days, and then the moment arrived – the first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering was ready to go. 30 people worked on the task, painting a total surface… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines will link 255 destinations in 101 countries during 2016/2017 winter flight timetable

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines in the Lufthansa group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – will be even a more attractive option for winter holidaymakers and business travellers this winter. As always, passengers can rely on the high standard of service, quality and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Cargo, Rolls-Royce: successful cargo test for the entry into service of the Airbus A350 at Lufthansa

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Technik AG, together with Lufthansa Cargo, has reached another important milestone in its preparations for the entry into service of the Airbus A350 at Lufthansa. In a test carried out under real-life conditions at Frankfurt airport, a Trent XWB aircraft engine provided by Rolls-Royce was loaded into… Read the full press release

Wizz Air reaches 444,444 passengers on its Kosice, Slovakia routes

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe has just stepped into the 4th year of its presence in Kosice and today (06/10/2016) celebrates a major milestone of carrying 444,444 passengers on its Kosice routes. The first WIZZ flight took off from Kosice in September 2013… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to launch new twice-weekly services from Chisinau to Berlin Schönefeld and Barcelona

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (05/10/2016) announced it will begin base operations at Chisinau International Airport with one A320 aircraft and add two new routes to Europe from March 2017. Wizz Air will launch new twice-weekly services from Chisinau to Berlin Schönefeld… Read the full press release

Wizz Air: New route from Kyiv (Ukraine) to Bratislava (Slovakia)

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (05/10/2016) announced a new route from Kyiv to Bratislava (Slovakia). The new services will commence on 17 December and will be operated with two weekly flights, on Tuesdays and Saturdays**.  Tickets are already on sale at wizzair.com… Read the full press release

Wizz Air reaches 2 million passengers to and from Targu Mures in Romania

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, today (05/10/2016) celebrates a major milestone of 2 million passengers to and from Targu Mures as well as 10 years of presence at the Transylvania International Airport. The first WIZZ flight took off… Read the full press release

Wizz Air September 2016: Capacity +17%; Passengers +17.9%

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (04/10/2016) announces passenger statistics for September 2016. In September 2016, Wizz Air continued to expand its network and strengthen its customer offering with the following announcements: The openning of Wizz Air’s 25th operating… Read the full press release

Airbnb to participate in Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)-issued Policy & Trends Brief

Washington, DC, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Airbnb, today ( October 6, 2016) announced a new partnership that will result in a new and essential resource for the association’s members. Building upon its commitment to research and education, Airbnb has agreed to participate in a DMAI-issued Policy &… Read the full press release

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI): Dates and locations for the DMAI’s 2017 core member events

Washington, DC, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, and President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach, Inc., and President and CEO Don Welsh today (October 3, 2016) announced the dates and locations for the association’s 2017 core member events – Spirit of Hospitality Celebration; Destinations… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines adds its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air Mauritius-operated flights between Singapore and Mauritius

SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines and Air Mauritius have signed a codeshare agreement to provide customers more choice and convenience when travelling to Mauritius. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air Mauritius-operated flights between Singapore and Mauritius. Air Mauritius currently operates three flights per week… Read the full press release

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal honored with “The Iconic Indian Award (Aviation)” by Bharat International Tourism Bazaar (BITB / ITB Berlin)

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal honored with “The Iconic Indian Award (Aviation)” by Bharat International Tourism Bazaar (BITB / ITB Berlin)   Mumbai, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways’ Chairman Mr. Naresh Goyal receives “The Iconic Indian Award (Aviation)” from the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi, Mr. Najeeb Jung and Hon’ble Chief Minister of… Read the full press release

First aircraft with new red-white-red Austrian Airlines and Star Alliance livery took off on its flight from Vienna to Chişinău

Vienna, Austria, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (2016/10/06) evening, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 657 from Vienna to Chişinău, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova. This jet is the first aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet bearing both the new red-white-red Austrian Airlines livery as well as the… Read the full press release

Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot brings Apple Pay to its customers

Moscow, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot, Russian flagship carrier, today (06 October 2016) brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient. Aeroflot website payment page will feature Apple Pay as a new way to pay for the airline’s services…. Read the full press release

Heathrow won “Airport Operator of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at this year’s Frontier awards

Heathrow won “Airport Operator of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at this year’s Frontier awards   LONDON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has been recognized for two titles at this year’s Frontier awards. Heathrow was named ‘Airport Operator of the Year’ beating Helsinki and Nice and won ‘Marketing Campaign of the… Read the full press release

Sunwing: customers can save up to 50% on their next vacation this Thanksgiving

Toronto, ON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful and enjoying the company of loved ones. It is also the perfect occasion to catch up with friends and relatives around the dinner table, so the introduction of a special holiday weekend-long money saving offer by Canada’s #1 travel company to… Read the full press release

Canada’s #1 vacation company Sunwing launches new Sunwing Café on board menu with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford

Toronto, ON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Canada’s #1 vacation company, Sunwing, announces the launch of the new Sunwing Café on board menu developed in partnership with Food Network Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. In response to feedback from customers to have a wider variety of fresh and affordably-priced meal options to suit their individual… Read the full press release

Sunwing: book now and pay later on all vacation packages departing between December 21, 2016 and October 31, 2017

TORONTO, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — It may just have turned to fall, but according to Canada’s #1 to the Sun, Sunwing, there’s no time to lose for customers looking to guarantee their place at their preferred tropical resort this winter. Beginning today (05 Oct 2016), and available from now until October 31, customers can… Read the full press release

Michael Zager appointed Vice President, Operations, Continental Europe IHG

Munich.Germany, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Michael Zager as Vice President, Operations, Continental Europe. Zager will start his new role effective October 1st and report to Stephen McCall, Chief Operating Officer, Europe. Zager will join the Operations Leadership Team and will be based within… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) now with over 100 hotels signed or opened in Germany

Munich.Germany, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces that it now has over 100 hotels that have been signed or opened in Germany, one of the company’s ten global key markets. Holiday Inn Express®Munich City – West, opening this month, has been unveiled as… Read the full press release

Star Alliance offers two Round the World tickets for a good cause

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Each nominee was put forward by one of the travel bloggers who recently completed their own Round the World trip with Star Alliance. With a brief to select an individual or charity “deserving” of a Round the World trip, the bloggers researched and ultimately proposed individuals who… Read the full press release

Marriott International on Hurricane Matthew: Our hotels in Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba have reported no direct impact from the storm

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  Marriott International, Inc. is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Matthew and the potential impact on our hotels in its path.  We have established hurricane plans and our hotel teams are well-versed in implementing these plans.  In addition, we are in close contact with local authorities and,… Read the full press release