The Andaz brand expands its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas

Collaboration extends with Andaz West Hollywood launch and will roll out to (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas at resort properties to benefit (RED) CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Andaz brand today announced its latest collaboration with (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The Andaz brand is expanding its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas that… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez rebrands to Hotel Martinez in spring 2018 and will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is rebranding and will undergo renovations to join Hyatt’s collection brand CHIGAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that Cannes’ historic Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is set to re-open in spring 2018 as Hotel Martinez and will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand,… Read the full press release

CVG’s miniature therapy horse program recognized by Airport Council International – North America (ACI)

Hebron, KY, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — CVG’s miniature therapy horse program won another industry award, this time from Airport Council International – North America (ACI) for best customer service program. CVG’s partnership with Seven Oaks Farm began in 2016 and brings miniature therapy horses to the airport’s Terminal twice a month. The program is… Read the full press release

Royal Brunei Airlines joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as its newest aviation member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Brunei Airlines, the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines to the PATA family as our newest aviation member. I look forward to working with them as they… Read the full press release

Swissport names Christoph Meier VP Head of Group Communications

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph is an experienced corporate communications professional with a proven track record in leading global teams and internal and external partners. Christoph joins Swissport from Lufthansa Group, where he was Head of Communication Strategy & Planning, tasked with drafting the Group Communications agenda, integrated content planning and multi-channel… Read the full press release

British Airways gears up for a busy Christmas; expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between December 22-January 4

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is gearing up for the Christmas getaway and expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between Friday December 22 and Friday January 4, with the most popular destinations chosen by customers including New York, Rome and Geneva. More than 60,000 Christmas… Read the full press release

British Airways further expands its London City and regional operation with new routes, increased frequencies, more aircrafts and new jobs

LONDON, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is further expanding both its London City and regional operation with three new routes, increased frequencies, two more aircraft and 40 new jobs. Just a week after the airline announced it is increasing flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Summer 2018, today it unveils plans to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways updates its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order of 50 of the larger A321neo ACF

Total deal is valued at $6.35 billion at list prices and represents a further commitment to the airline’s growing fleet Deal comes at the end of a year of celebrations as award-winning airline celebrates its twentieth anniversary Qatar Airways will soon welcome the Airbus A350-1000 into its fleet as Global Launch Customer  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways earns IATA’s New Distribution Capability Level 3 Certification

Airline invests in new technology to give customers faster access to full airfare and travel product information and a better purchase experience DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines invites guests to wear festive holiday sweaters and get to board early on National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Flyers and employees invited to celebrate National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day on Dec. 15  SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines celebrates second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month of November

New data shows November marks second straight month of company’s best all-time operational reliability MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The good news keeps on rolling at Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE). South Florida’s Hometown Airline is celebrating a second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month… Read the full press release

IHG® announces its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada

Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid… Read the full press release

IHG® celebrates the first groundbreaking of its new midscale brand, avid™ hotels, in Oklahoma City

Construction on newest hotel brand underway eight weeks after official launch Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The groundbreaking comes only two months after the brand was launched, well ahead of initial projected timing. Since launching avid hotels, developer interest and demand continues to be strong, with more than 100 franchise applications received,… Read the full press release

Record 4th Michelin Star for IHG’s hotels in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet, recognising the exceptional culinary pleasures available to guests at its hotels. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in the group to… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board announces Work for a Stay programme to attract jobseekers into the hotel industry

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Work for a Stay programme will offer graduating students from post-secondary institutions and jobseekers who are keen to work in the hotel industry a chance to try out a short-term work stint at a number of hotels here, and earn a staycation. First-hand, on-the-job experiences in the… Read the full press release

Etihad Airway announces four additional weekly flights to Maldives

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year. The extra flights, effective 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways launches second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, Jordan

Additional year-round service between Abu Dhabi and Amman begins in March 2018 Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE), 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Boom Supersonic partners to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers

TOKYO, Japan/ Denver, Colorado, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have stayed relatively constant. Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi welcomes Dr. Kannan Nettath as new Spa and Wellness Director of the Geo Spa

Dr. Kannan Nettath will lead the operational, strategic and financial performance of the award-winning Geo Spa Langkawi, Malaysia, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Kannan Nettath has been appointed as the new Director of Spa and Wellness of the Geo Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. In his new position, Dr. Kannan will lead a team of qualified therapists… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou appoints Patrick Pollak as new General Manager

Guangzhou, China, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou announces the appointment of its new General Manager Patrick Pollak, a Four Seasons veteran who brings to his new role 21 years of luxury hospitality experience in America and Mexico. Atop the 103-storey Guangzhou International Finance Center in the prime location of the city, the 344-room sky-high Hotel marks… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay restaurants recognised with four CITI FACT 2017 awards

Blue Moon Lounge awarded as Best Lounge, re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck awarded as Best South East Asian Restaurant, while Bay View Lounge earned the prestigious Best Tea Room title Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most authoritative restaurant awards in Bahrain, CITI FACT 2017 has recognised four restaurants… Read the full press release

easyJet announces sponsorship with Great British Telemark Skiing team member Ben Emsley

easyJet has announced a sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team.  LUTON, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team. The airline is providing flight support… Read the full press release

South African Airways maintains highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation for Muslim customers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to assure all Muslim customers that the airline maintains the highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation. “SAA’s Muslim customers can be assured that AirChefs, the catering subsidiary of the airline, is compliant with the stringent Halaal requirements as stated… Read the full press release

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and… Read the full press release

Bombardier transportation becomes an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI)

Bombardier boosts its contribution to the French rail industry sector with research and development support BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier transportation has become an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI). Created by the French government, Railenium brings together the rail industry’s key industrial players and… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises new flagship MSC Seaside prepares to cross the Atlantic for her new home in Miami and welcome her first guests

MSC Seaside will be officially named in Miami on December 21st Trieste, Italy, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (01/12/2017) in the port of Trieste, MSC Cruises celebrated the coming into service of MSC Seaside, the new flagship for MSC Cruises, as she prepares to welcome the first guests and cross the Atlantic for her new… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights to Kangaroo Island — its first carbon neutral destination

ADELAIDE, Australia, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink is today celebrating the launch of its direct flights to Kangaroo Island providing travellers with access to a popular new destination. Year-round flights from Adelaide commenced today, with seasonal Melbourne flights to commence on 17 December. The launch also marks an industry-first with Kangaroo Island becoming… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport named Efficiency Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named the “Best Provider of Travel Deals” at the National Tourism Awards in China

SHANGHAI, China, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named the “Best Provider of Travel Deals” at the National Tourism Awards in China. The awards, which are now in their thirteenth year, are considered the largest and the most influential award event in China’s travel… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named “2017 Service-Champion” by Germany’s the Service-Champions

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named “2017 Service-Champion” and best provider of travel deals by Germany’s largest service ranking consumer survey: the Service-Champions. The Service-Champions initiative is organised by ServiceValue GmbH, Goethe-University Frankfurt and national newspaper DIE WELT. The… Read the full press release