Cruise Lines International Association opens enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry,… Read the full press release

This Plan a Cruise Month CLIA highlights the best cruise travel experiences in Australasia

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is highlighting the most exclusive and unmatched cruise travel experiences in Australasia as part of Plan a Cruise Month. The region, comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea… Read the full press release

Sixteen Red Carnation Hotel Collection properties win 21 awards in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is proud to announce that 16 of its iconic properties won 21 awards in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, whose results were announced today. Two properties, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa and Hotel d’Angleterre,… Read the full press release

Serena Hotels scoops seven awards at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Serena Hotels scoops seven awards, including category titles of Leading Hotel Brand in four East African countries at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards held in Kigali, Rwanda. According to the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards is regarded as the “Oscars” of the… Read the full press release

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey ranks Hamad International Airport second among Top 10 International Airports

Doha, Qatar, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked second in the Top 10 International Airports in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey. The magazine’s World’s Best awards recognise the greatest airports, islands, cities, hotels, and cruise lines as voted by its 4.8 million readers and has… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on its mobile app

SINGAPORE, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy a more convenient and faster payment method with the introduction of Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on the Airline’s award-winning mobile app. With the addition of Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options through the SingaporeAir app, customers are… Read the full press release

Jet Airways celebrates the Festival of Lights with nine-day fare sale until October 25, 2017

9-day festive offer to provide guests with attractive discounts on fares across the airline’s domestic and international network MUMBAI, India, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, today announced a special offer to celebrate the Festival of Lights with its guests. Under this offer, the airline will provide attractive… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches 8 new routes from Athens International Airport in 2018

ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144 DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018  BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today the start of its operations from Athens International Airport with the launch of 8 new routes in 2018, to Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air files an application for UK Air Operator’s Certificate and and Operating Licence

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” or “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (“AOC”)… Read the full press release

The Westin Buffalo becomes the first hotel in the world to offer guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio

Buffalo, New York, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Westin Buffalo this week announced that it is now offering guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio, the free, all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live-streaming radio service. The Delaware North-operated property becomes the first hotel in the world to do so. Using technology from Volara, the leading provider… Read the full press release

Viking® voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Viking Rated Highest of All Cruise Lines in 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the… Read the full press release

English Heritage: Bolsover, Kenilworth and Carisbrooke castles voted top three spookiest sites

SWINDON, UK, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of our Halloween and After Dark events programme, we asked our 1,800 staff to vote for the spookiest site in our care. Bolsover, Kenilworth and Carisbrooke castles are our top three spookiest sites, according to a staff survey conducted by English Heritage this Halloween. Our staff have intimate access to our… Read the full press release

FCCA launches CaribbeanIsOpen.com — features footage of and updates from Caribbean destinations

To share that vast majority of Caribbean ports are open and welcoming tens of thousands of daily cruise passengers, landing site—CaribbeanIsOpen.com—provides footage, testimonials, Q&A, map of open destinations and more.  Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and… Read the full press release

Mérida, Mexico to host annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show from October 23-27

Pembroke Pines, FL, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — For more than 20 years, destinations have increased their cruise tourism benefits by hosting the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean and Latin America. From triple-digit growth in passenger and vessel arrivals to the development… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport opens the President Gerald R. Ford Tribute Room

Grand Rapids, MI, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Two organizations bearing President Gerald R. Ford’s name came together to celebrate a ribbon-cutting and dedication for a tribute room at the airport in the late president’s honor. Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation officials joined President Gerald R. Ford’s son,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Dominika Rudnick as Director of Key Account Management & Consortia

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dominika Rudnick took on the role of Director of Key Account Management & Consortia at Deutsche Hospitality with effect from 1 October. In her new capacity, Ms. Rudnick is heading up a seven-strong team which assists major customers of Deutsche Hospitality in the planning and… Read the full press release

IHG® welcomes Fergus Stewart to the Europe region as Vice President, Luxury Operations

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® cements luxury credentials with appointment of Vice President, Luxury Operations, Europe Fergus Stewart joins the Operations Leadership team with ten years at IHG under his belt Globe-trotter Fergus has spent his career working across Europe, Asia and the Middle East IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one… Read the full press release

IHG® unveils InterContinental Perth City Centre – the 6th InterContinental hotel in Australia

A new level of sophistication for Perth’s vibrant heart Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, unveiled InterContinental Perth City Centre today – the 6th InterContinental hotel in Australia. Nestled amidst ‘The King Street Precinct’ with a charming heritage streetscape of theatres, cafes… Read the full press release

IHG announces significant growth to its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s first Kimpton signing alongside new market entry for Hotel Indigo  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced, at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), significant growth to its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties, which… Read the full press release

Schiphol partners with bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa for the development of a robotic passenger bridge

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Connecting a passenger bridge to an aircraft within sixty seconds? Pretty soon, this will no longer be a pipe dream. Schiphol and bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa have signed a contract for the development of a robotic passenger bridge. Smart ICT and sensors will simplify the work of the… Read the full press release

Specially-composed music by Qatari musician now welcomes passengers on board every Qatar Airways flight

Bespoke composition by renowned Qatari musician Dana Al Fardan now welcomes passengers as they board all Qatar Airways flights Famous local artist is the official composer for the Qatar Airways Group DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Specially-composed music by legendary local Qatari musician and songwriter Dana Al Fardan now welcomes passengers on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to upgrade service on its Seychelles route to an A330 aircraft

Service to be upgraded to A330 aircraft as the award-winning airline prepares to mark its first anniversary of flying to Seychelles DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to meet rising passenger demand, Qatar Airways has announced plans to upgrade service on its Seychelles route to an A330 aircraft, starting 29 October 2017,… Read the full press release

Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs the 4th resort to join the Dolce brand since it was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group

Hotel giant announces new Dolce Resort in Colorado Springs expanding meetings offerings for planners LAS VEGAS, NV, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the latest addition to its expanding Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand: Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, a Dolce Resort. Growing Dolce’s portfolio of leading group and meetings… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to host two UK Pilot Open Days this October

#IamWIZZCrew BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will be hosting two UK Pilot Open Days this October, as part of its increased recruitment drive. These open days will provide information about career opportunities and positive employment conditions at Wizz Air. Commanders or first… Read the full press release

Aeromexico and Japan Airlines to launch codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeromexico and Japan Airlines (JAL) agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018, that combines the synergies of both airlines. This alliance will provide a wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan, and through the latter points beyond. This mutual codeshare subject to necessary approvals from… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels: Newly constructed, upscale Cambria Hotel New Orleans Warehouse District opens

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality, announced today the opening of the newest addition to the Cambria Hotels portfolio, the Cambria Hotel New Orleans Warehouse District. Located at 632 Tchoupitoulas Street, the 162-room newly constructed, upscale Cambria hotel is… Read the full press release

Air Partner to exhibit at this year’s European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, will be exhibiting at this year’s European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly, which is taking place in Athens on 17-19 October 2017. Representatives from the group’s aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons and Clockwork Research, will present at the Group Operations… Read the full press release

Air Partner JetCard ranked the most flexible membership programme in Europe

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Conklin & de Decker, the independent aviation consultancy, has ranked Air Partner JetCard the most flexible membership programme in Europe. Conklin & de Decker evaluated the membership programmes of Air Partner, NetJets Europe and VistaJet before rating Air Partner’s the best in the business A similar study carried… Read the full press release

Air Partner to sponsor the 2017 Player Care Conference held by The Premier Sports Network

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is delighted to be sponsoring the 2017 Player Care Conference, which is being held by The Premier Sports Network on 11 October at The Dorchester Hotel in London. The year’s first Player Care Conference, which focused on the UK sports industry,… Read the full press release

Flightstats ranks Sheremetyevo International Airport first by on-time departures in September 2017

Sheremetyevo International Airport ranked first by on-time departures ranking according to research by the American Flightstats service in September 2017. MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo headed the category of Major Airports with on-time departures index of 92,24% ahead of the US Minneapolis — 91.51% and Salt Lake City — 89.88%, Qatar Hamad (Doha) — 91.07% and Japanese Haneda ( Tokyo) — 88.96%. Moscow airport holds the first place… Read the full press release