Queenstown Airport Corporation is the first airport company to achieve Living Wage accreditation in New Zealand

  Queenstown, New Zealand, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) is the first airport company to achieve Living Wage accreditation in New Zealand and is celebrating the achievement this Living Wage Week Aotearoa. Donna Darlington, People and Culture Manager said: “We are delighted to mark Living Wage Week 2019 by announcing… Read the full press release

dnata expands long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Group at Washington Dulles

Washington DC, USA, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, significantly expands its operations at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Having been awarded a three-year contract by Lufthansa Group, the company invested US$ 4 million in equipment and hired 125 aviation professionals to its team to provide dedicated… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport demonstrates key elements of its innovative Smart Airport program at QITCOM 2019

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (HIA) has concluded its participation at Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019) by demonstrating key elements of its innovative Smart Airport program. The event was organized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) under the Patronage of His Highness, the Amir of Qatar… Read the full press release

Huazhu Group to acquire all shares of Deutsche Hospitality

Shanghai, China/ Singapore/ Frankfurt, Germany, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Huazhu Group (“Huazhu”), a leading multi-brand hotel group (Nasdaq: HTHT), announced today (November 04, 2019) that it reached an agreement to acquire all shares of Deutsche Hospitality (“the company”), a renowned international hotel group, through its wholly owned subsidiary China Lodging Holding Singapore. Deutsche… Read the full press release

Victor White, A.A.E. receives the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award

Alexandria, Va., 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Victor White, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Wichita (Kan.) Airport Authority, will receive the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry. “Vic is an invaluable colleague… Read the full press release

Korean Air launches brand-new safety video featuring SuperM

Seoul, South Korea, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air unveiled a brand-new safety video in partnership with SM Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in Korea. On November 4, the new safety video starring SuperM, a global K-pop group, was aired on all Korean Air flights, starting with KE621, which departed from Incheon at 7:45… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is pleased to announce the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View. Continuing Radisson Hotel Group’s expansion in key global cities, the new design-focused hotel is the group’s seventh hotel in… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises launches dedicated fund to preserve the natural wonders of Galapagos Islands

Miami, FL, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To safeguard the wellbeing of the Galapagos Islands for future generations, Silversea Cruises has launched a dedicated fund that will preserve the natural wonders of the archipelago. By supporting a diverse selection of projects each year, the Silversea Fund will strengthen the balance between humans and nature in… Read the full press release

RCI welcomes 9 Anantara Vacation Club resort properties into its vacation exchange network

The addition of 9 Anantara Vacation Club resorts to RCI affiliate portfolio expands quality vacation options for members in world’s largest timeshare exchange network SINGAPORE, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), recently entered into an affiliation agreement with Anantara Vacation Club, welcoming its portfolio of 9 resort properties… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes inaugural WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner service to Maui

CALGARY, CANADA, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 31, 2019), WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner will carry guests for the first time between Calgary and Maui providing Hawaii-loving travellers the opportunity to experience WestJet’s state-of-the-art aircraft and award-winning guest experience while flying over the Pacific. “As the Canadian carrier with the most flights to Hawaii we’re… Read the full press release

Air France welcomes Michelin-starred French Chef Andrée Rosier as new Business class chef

Paris, France, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — From November 2019 to February 2020, Michelin-starred French chef Andrée Rosier and a native of the Basque country is signing the dishes on Air France’s Business class menu on departure from Paris. Over the past few days, on flights departing Paris, Air France has been entrusting the dishes… Read the full press release

easyJet inaugurates service from Bristol to Hurghada in Egypt

Bristol, UK, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, launched its first flight on a new route this week from Bristol to Hurghada in Egypt – the 72nd destination easyJet now flies to on its Bristol network. Flights to the popular Egyptian resort are now operating twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays… Read the full press release

TUI announces return of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh

Bristol, UK, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI, the world’s largest holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, are delighted to announce that holidays to Sharm El Sheikh will be back on sale on Thursday 7th November with flights departing Bristol Airport from May 2020. Sticking with its commitment of offering more flexibility… Read the full press release

Swissport International names Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA. Mark Skinner becomes Head of Business Development & Sales EMEA. By appointing dedicated managers for its Air Cargo and the Ground Services businesses, Swissport strengthens its customer centricity further. They both assume their new roles on… Read the full press release

Oakwood announces two serviced apartments to be located in the 2022 Winter Olympics Zhangjiakou Zone

SINGAPORE, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today (October 31, 2019) announced its partnership with Sinobo Thaiwoo (Zhangjiakou Chongli) Cultural & Tourism Co., Ltd to manage two serviced apartments within Sinobo Taizicheng Resort in the Chongli district of Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province, People’s Republic of China…. Read the full press release

Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants to open new property in New Orleans early 2020

Leading Boutique Hospitality Brand Announces New Orleans Project Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants announced today (29 OCTOBER 2019) a new property in New Orleans scheduled to open in early 2020. The Kimpton Hotel Fontenot will pay homage to the city’s rich musical history and the inspirational musicians behind it. With… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel welcomes three new General Managers in Celle, Hildesheim and Saarbrücken

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — IntercityHotel has appointed three new Directors: With Thomas Bausch the Deutsche Hospitality puts on a young managerial talent who has emerged from Deutsche Hospitality’s own ranks. The 36-year old Mr. Bausch has been named General Manager of the 121-room IntercityHotel Celle with effect from 1… Read the full press release

Emirates streams Seven Worlds, One Planet documentary live on board

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In another entertainment first, Emirates is showing the highly acclaimed Seven Worlds, One Planet documentary live at the same time as its BBC One broadcast in the UK. While Emirates already streams live news and sport on board most of its aircraft, this is the first time any airline has… Read the full press release

UAE Team Emirates test their riding skills on the Emirates Group Headquarters rooftop for the Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As the excitement continues for the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Emirates invited UAE Team Emirates to test their riding skills and performance on the Emirates Group Headquarters rooftop. Four of the team’s top cyclists and among the top young riders globally – Alexander Kristoff (ranked 8th), Tadej Pogacar (ranked 12th), Diego… Read the full press release

Four Seasons announces all-inclusive wellness experience, Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat

New partnership with Sensei Retreats introduces a new concept in fully customisable, science-based programming for mind and body, including meals by Sensei by Nobu Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat, the first all-inclusive wellness experience offered by Four Seasons, and a unique offering in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Hani Abu Lafi to Director of Rooms

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On the cusp of its highly anticipated winter re-opening, Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Hani Abu Lafi to Director of Rooms. Hani joins the team from Four Seasons Hotel Amman, bringing more than 14 years of sales, marketing and operational experience to his new role. Hani will lead… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and TripAdvisor launch Japan Travel information site called “Untold Stories of Japan”

Featuring new videos including Amami Oshima Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines and TripAdvisor have jointly launched the multi-media portal called “Untold Stories of Japan”, a Japan Travel information site, in October 2017. Since the launch, the content has expanded, to include destinations such as Hiroshima, Kochi, Amami Ryukyu, Osaka and Tokyo…. Read the full press release

British Airways trials autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at Heathrow

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing £6.5bn investment for customers, British Airways is trialling autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at its home at Heathrow, to help the airline further improve punctuality and depart every flight on time. British Airways currently operates up to 800 flights a day to and from… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with the Ministry of Transport and Communications to widen access to information technology to its staff

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at a ceremony at QITCOM 2019 The partnership is part of the Ministry’s Better Connections Program DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced a new partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) that aims to widen access to information technology to its… Read the full press release

Oman Air supports the nation’s Paralympic Team

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with its commitment to social responsibility, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is proud to support the nation’s Paralympic Team, which recently competed in the Second West Asian Paralympic Games, 2019 held in Amman, Jordan. Supporting Oman’s parathletes is one component of… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International announces its newest mission: delivering the ultimate beach day

Antigua will be home to new destination concept customized for cruise guests MIAMI, FL, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The company said its first Royal Beach Club will launch in Antigua, along a half-mile of beachfront near Fort James. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Antigua and Barbuda for the… Read the full press release

Lauda inaugurates new direct flights from Liverpool to Vienna

VISIT VIENNA, THE MOST LIVABLE CITY IN THE WORLD Liverpool, UK, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Austria’s leading low-cost airline Lauda, yesterday commenced new direct flights from Liverpool to Vienna. Lauda offers two weekly connections from Liverpool to Austria’s capital. Customers and visitors can book their tickets now for an unbeatable price and will fly… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts achieves the highest overall score in Germany’s most extensive service ranking system

Deutsche Hospitality’s luxury brand achieves the highest overall score in Germany’s most extensive service ranking system Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — According to the results of the largest poll of its type to be conducted in Germany, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts is delivering the best level of service across all… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba – Beach Resort & Casino marks its 50th anniversary

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts®, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, honors the heritage of the Holiday Inn® brand as its Holiday Inn Resort Aruba – Beach Resort & Casino, property rings in its 50th anniversary with celebrations that pay homage to its longstanding relationships with guests, staff… Read the full press release

Tribute Portfolio brings back its popular Friendsgiving package

Friendsgiving Hotel Packages Include a Destination-Inspired Thanksgiving Feast, Special Welcome Amenities & Leftover-Like Breakfast at Select Hotels from New York to Paris BETHESDA, MD, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Few things beat gathering around the table for a delicious meal surrounded by people you love to be around, which is why Tribute Portfolio is bringing… Read the full press release