Brand USA names Lourdes Berho regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Lourdes Berho regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Mexico. Berho, founder of Mexico City-based Alchemia: In the Business of Transformation®, and former CEO of the Mexico Tourism… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new service from Iasi, Romania to Brussels and Charleroi, Belgium from 8 July 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announces a new service from Iasi International Airport to Brussels, Charleroi, from 8 July 2018. Passengers planning their holiday can already book tickets from only RON 99 */ EUR 19.99 * on… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named the best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The market research company ServiceValue has named Deutsche Hospitality best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”. According to a survey commissioned by the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the group is held in particularly high esteem by mid-sized companies in Germany. Respondents… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognises Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß as “General Managers of the Year”

Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß receive awards for their performances in 2017  Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has once again recognised outstanding performances by hotel directors by announcing its “General Managers of the Year”. This time, the awards go to Gondra Wettley (Steigenberger Hotel Berlin) and Claudia Feuß (IntercityHotel… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer. In his new position, Jordan will be responsible for leading all aspects of revenue including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. “During a time of… Read the full press release

Air Partner’s JetCard programme named the most flexible private jet membership in Europe and USA for the fifth consecutive year by Conklin & de Decker

GATWICK, England, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A seamless private jet solution with fixed, hourly rates, guaranteed availability and global reach with as few as 24 hours’ notice. Air Partner’s JetCard programme remains the most flexible private jet membership for the fifth consecutive year in Europe and USA according to Conklin & de Decker, the independent… Read the full press release

Silversea announces new collection of ballet and opera-themed sailings for 2018 and 2019

Miami, FL, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea has announced a new collection of ballet and opera-themed sailings for 2018 and 2019. These Enriched Voyages, designed to blend culture and travel for a more immersive experience, will feature evocative opera shows performed by the world-renowned Accademia Teatro alla Scala and classic ballet performances… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation inaugurates its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is now in operation. The company is hosting a grand opening ceremony at the facility during the Singapore Airshow on February 7, 2018. With this third hangar, the company has total hangar space… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner

MIAMI, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, confirmed details for the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship. After a 20-day drydock in April 2018 at Chantier Naval de Marseille, Seven Seas Mariner will re-emerge with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite… Read the full press release

TRYP by Wyndham® announces the opening of a newly constructed, 96-room hotel on Miami’s picturesque Bay Harbor Islands

MIAMI, Fla., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — TRYP by Wyndham®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s urban lifestyle brand, today boosted its growing presence in Florida with the opening of a newly constructed, 96-room hotel on Miami’s picturesque Bay Harbor Islands. “We are focused on growing the TRYP by Wyndham brand throughout the U.S. in destinations with character… Read the full press release

Wyndham Grand pilots a new family travel program addressing the dire need for quality time over screen time

With The Nocturnals, Chef Duff Goldman and a “Fort Architect,” Wyndham Grand hotels create a family experience so good you’ll forget to check your phone PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Grand® is changing the way we think about family vacations challenging kids and parents to achieve the seemingly impossible: putting the phone away…. Read the full press release

SITA AirportHub™ to boost connectivity at Port Moresby Jackson’s International Airport

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Papua New Guinea’s National Airport Corporation has selected SITA AirportHub™ to boost connectivity at Port Moresby Jackson’s International Airport. SITA AirportHub is an airport-wide shared connectivity platform that enables Port Moresby airport to provide airlines, ground handlers and other tenants with secure and reliable bandwidth, including wireless connectivity to access off-airport… Read the full press release

Kansai International Airport trials SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk KATE

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Kansai Airports, the operator of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITAMI), is working with SITA on a trial of KATE – SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk. KATE will autonomously move to congested areas in the airport with the aim to reduce check-in queues, promising to relegate check-in queues… Read the full press release

SITA provides wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft

Wireless connectivity at the gate will allow the aircraft to connect to vital aircraft, airline systems GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA is providing wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, keeping the new-generation aircraft connected to the vital back-end systems no matter where they… Read the full press release

MeetingPackage.com’s new Booking Engine increases exponentially confirmation ratio from RFP to confirmed booking

HELSINKI, Finland, 2018-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — MeetingPackage.com announced the launch of their unique Booking Engine for Meetings & Events. The Booking Engine makes selling meeting rooms and services online a reality and has already proven to increase exponentially confirmation ratio from RFP to confirmed booking. Through the Booking Engine, meeting venues and hoteliers will be able… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo earns the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation

Cargo carrier recognised for operating Envirotainer containers compliant with Good Distribution Practice  DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has received the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation at five of its destinations: Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Chicago, and its hub, Doha, Qatar…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines returns as the official presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion music festival

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) will return for a second year as the official presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival taking place on Thursday, March 15, 2018, outside Austin, Texas. The continued partnership marks both brands’ commitment to the music community and to elevating burgeoning artists. Demonstrating the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific brings new inflight well-being programme through partnership with Pure Yoga

New inflight well-being programme launches across all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has partnered with Pure Yoga to launch a new inflight well-being programme, ‘Travel Well with Yoga’, this month. In harmony with the airline’s ‘Life Well Travelled’ campaign, the series of videos have been… Read the full press release

Jet Airways enhances its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests

New, innovative and attractive oven-proof meal box to retain meal freshness Airline reintroduces the all-popular ‘Biryani Festival’ every Friday MUMBAI, India, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, has enhanced its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests, with a particular focus on quality and choice of meal services. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces two weekly flights from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy from 31 March

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy. The new service will commence on 31 March and operate with two weekly flights, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Seats on the new route are already on sale… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn brand Continues Growth with more than 140 Properties in Pipeline

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sleep Inn brand, a proven leader in the midscale lodging segment and part of the Choice Hotels International, Inc.(NYSE: CHH) portfolio, has surpassed 400 properties open worldwide and increased its pipeline to more than 140 hotels. In 2018, the brand is projected to open hotels in several major… Read the full press release

British Airways supports 2018 Business Festival as headline partner

2018 Business Festival confirms British Airways on board as latest headline partner Traveller numbers up by a third on top growing routes in airline’s SME loyalty programme – On Business – confirming importance of in-person meetings LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s largest international airline has joined forces with the world’s biggest business… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue partner to transport dozens of impacted animals from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Lucky Dog Animal Rescue teamed up with Southwest Airlines to help with San Juan relief efforts by flying rescue animals from Puerto Rico to the D.C. area for adoption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In partnership with Puerto Rico animal rescue organization, PR Animals, Lucky Dog Staff… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its newest property in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its fifth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 150-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche has a prime location close to the popular North Corniche, which overlooks the Red Sea and is within… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces flights from St. Petersburg to Alicante, Spain from 28 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences flights from St. Petersburg to Alicante starting 28 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Alicante will be carried out on Saturdays. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 08:55 and arrive in Alicante at 12:50 local time. Return flights will depart at 13:50 and arrive… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches flights to the Italian city of Bari from 24 June 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences flights to the Italian city of Bari starting 24 June 2018. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Domodedovo Airport to Bari will be carried out on Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow at 10:45 and arrive in Bari at 13:35 local time. Return flights will depart at 14:30 and arrive at Domodedovo… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels teams up with Fast Company to introduce a first-of-its-kind interactive display and experiential showcase for top products, experiences and services

Washington, DC, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — As an industry leader, Marriott Hotels is constantly introducing innovations to enhance guest experiences around the globe. Kicking off the new year the flagship brand is teaming up with Fast Company, one of the world’s leading business media brands, to introduce the “Inspiration Collective”, a first-of-its-kind interactive display… Read the full press release

Enterprise launches new ad campaign featuring actress Kristen Bell and actor and comedian Joel McHale

New Ads Featuring Stars Kristen Bell and Joel McHale Remind Drivers that Enterprise Has All of Their Transportation Needs Covered Campaign Highlights the Brand’s Range of Transportation Solutions for Wherever Life Takes You ST. LOUIS, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Need to rent a vehicle… buy a vehicle… share a vehicle? If you answered… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to make long waits before take-off a thing of the past

Significant time savings before flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, which will make long waits before take-off a thing of the past. On weekdays between 6 and 8:30 a.m…. Read the full press release