Norwegian Reward adds new car rental partner, Avis Car Rental

Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Reward, the loyalty programme of Norwegian, is continuing its growth by adding a new car rental partner, Avis Car Rental. The new partnership will allow Reward members to earn points towards cheaper and free Norwegian flights when booking car rental at destinations around the world at www.norwegianreward.com Norwegian… Read the full press release

EVA Air celebrates the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air showcased its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a grand debut event at Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.’s Hangar No. 3. EVA Chairman Steve Lin officially hosted the event and welcomed Taiwan’s aviation authorities, travel agencies, air cargo freight forwarders, EVA social media fans and employees. Approximately… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS announces leadership changes in Vanilla Air

Shinichi Inoue to become new Representative Director and President as a further step towards the integration of the two LCCs Peach and Vanilla. TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) announces today change of leadership of its 100% subsidiary LCC Vanilla Air INC. (hereinafter “Vanilla”) effective Nov. 2, 2018,… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of 2nd Radisson RED in Georgia — Radisson RED Tbilisi Old Town set to open in 2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the second Radisson RED in Georgia. The new Radisson RED Tbilisi Old Town, Georgia, is set to open its doors in late 2020. This upscale, select-service… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet lists Scotland’s Highlands and Islands amongst top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019

EDINBURGH, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s Highlands and Islands* have earned their place as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2019. Travel authority, Lonely Planet, has today (23 October) revealed that the regions have been listed amongst its top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019 – the only… Read the full press release

South African Airways is the host airline for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s 48th annual general assembly in Livingstone, Zambia

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is the host airline for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA) 48th annual general assembly (AGA), taking place from 11 to 14 October 2018 in Livingstone, Zambia. The theme for this year’s AGA is Enabling African Airline Service Excellence. The assembly, which… Read the full press release

Flights to Nairobi Kenya from New York USA makes trips and travel planning pleasurable

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya Airways the official carrier of the Republic of Kenya will from October 2018 commence flights from New York, USA to Nairobi, Kenya. This is a welcome move in the travel and tourism industry in Kenya that is intended to see an increase of tourist and business travellers… Read the full press release

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens following a meticulous restoration

Celebrated property becomes the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to Puerto Rico DORADO BEACH, Puerto Rico, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens today, marking an exciting chapter in the property’s rich legacy as well as in the recovery and resurgence of Puerto Rico. Following a meticulous restoration,… Read the full press release

Marriott International on track to increase its portfolio across Africa by 50 percent with over 200 hotels by 2023

Expects to Increase Portfolio by 50 Percent with Over 200 Hotels and 38,000 Rooms by 2023 Strong Demand for Select-Service Brands and Conversion Opportunities Spur Growth Amplified by Five New Hotel Signings Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today… Read the full press release

Travel to Kenya – Global Tourists Prefer Private Conservancies Prioritizing Conservation, Luxury and Privacy

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Masai Mara has fuelled African fantasies for years and without the shadow of a doubt, its wildebeest-spotted savannahs are the attractions of what a star-studded region as it became one of the wonders of the world. Dream of Africa and you dream of the Masai Mara. This… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers Top Day Tour Trips from Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island Tour Naivasha has become an agricultural back water that now exists primarily to service the area’s blossoming with flower industry For many people Lake Naivasha is the first port of call after Nairobi and with its shores fringed in papyrus and yellow backed… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd now can be booked online with immediate effect

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — IntercityHotel is getting its new flagship earlier than expected. A building currently under development on the South side of Frankfurt Central Station will boast 414 rooms, making it the largest property to operate under the brand name. The team at the hotel is delighted that… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi names Sandeep Bhagwat as its new Executive Chef

Langkawi, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Langkawi announces the appointment of Sandeep Bhagwat as theRresort’s new Executive Chef.  An accomplished chef, he brings a fresh gastronomic perspective and innovative approach to the acclaimed luxury resort, focusing on sustainable cuisine to elevate the epicurean experience. Chef Sandeep is responsible for overseeing the culinary operations of… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport welcomes Widerøe’s new direct service from Hamburg to the Norwegian city of Bergen

Nature enthusiasts, fans of Scandinavia and cruise passengers benefit from new northern route / Latest aircraft being deployed HAMBURG, Germany, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Even faster to the Fjords of Norway: On 14 August, the airline Widerøe will celebrate the inaugural flight of its new direct service from Hamburg to the Norwegian city of… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes new Frontier Airlines’ nonstop, year-round flight to San Diego

Flight is first year-round, nonstop flight to long-time unserved destination INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hoosiers looking to head to the southern-most part of California will have two options available out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) starting today, as Frontier Airlines launches its inaugural nonstop, year-round flight to San Diego. Frontier Airlines announced… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces management appointments

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced several Leadership changes. Southwest Airlines welcomes Tammy Amirault onboard as Managing Director, Technology—Enterprise Management and Analytics to succeed Sherry Staber, Southwest’s Vice President, Technology—Enterprise Management & Technical Operations who announced her plans to retire. Amirault joins Southwest from IMPRIVA, a San Francisco-based strategic business and IT… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 to be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, February 13-15

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India from February 13-15. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at Tourism PowerHouse 2018, a PATA India Chapter initiative, held recently… Read the full press release

Norwegian to recruit 40 pilots, doubling the current number of flight crew currently operating out of Dublin base

Airline looking to recruit 40 pilots, almost doubling the current number of flight crew currently operating out of Dublin base Recruitment drive is a result of previously announced transatlantic expansion in Ireland including a new route between Dublin and Hamilton / Toronto. LONDON, 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to continued expansion Norwegian has… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with Pilot Assistance Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — At the 64th Air Safety Forum today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with this year’s Pilot Assistance Award. ALPA presented its prestigious award to Capt. McDermott for his extraordinary service leading ALPA’s  national pilot assistance programs. “Capt. McDermott’s passion for… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky earns ALPA Presidential Citation

Ann Arbor Pilot Honored for Commitment to Pilot Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), at the 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky with a Presidential Citation for his dedication to helping his fellow airline… Read the full press release

ALPA honored Delta Air Lines Captain Greg Rooney with Superior Airmanship Award

Las Vegas Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today honored Las Vegas resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Greg Rooney, in addition to his crewmates Captains Paul Wilkinson and Jay Arnett, with the prestigious ALPA Superior Airmanship Award for… Read the full press release

United Airlines First Officer James Berzon earns inaugural ALPA Aviation Jumpseat Award

Castle Rock Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), in conjunction with its 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) presented United Airlines First Officer James Berzon with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. First Officer Berzon… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Captain Jay Arnett honored with ALPA Superior Airmanship Award

San Diego Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today honored San Diego resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Jay Arnett, in addition to his crewmates Captains Greg Rooney and Paul Wilkinson, with the prestigious ALPA Superior Airmanship Award for… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK SEATTLE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los… Read the full press release

The FinLab and Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS to host digital transformation programme for travel agencies

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The FinLab, a joint-venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, today announced its collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) to help travel agencies advance their businesses through a digital transformation programme for businesses. Through the three-month acceleration programme, travel… Read the full press release

British Airways launches campaign to recruit experienced pilots

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a big new campaign to recruit experienced pilots for its regional operation. The job opportunities have arisen with the growth of its London City schedule and increased regional flying from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted and Edinburgh airports this year. BA CityFlyer, the wholly… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches the first and only A350 service to Scotland

The award-winning airline will offer 406 additional seats per week to passengers travelling between Doha and Edinburgh Daily Edinburgh service will continue providing people of Scotland one seamless international connection to gateways around the world Commitment to United Kingdom continues following recent launch of two new routes to  London Gatwick and Cardiff DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jul-09… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes RISE’s first official airline partner

Hong Kong’s home airline works with major startup event to invest in city’s innovative future HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is strengthening its support for Hong Kong’s development as a leading global startup hub by sponsoring RISE, one of the world’s largest startup and tech conferences which is returning to the… Read the full press release

The Torridon achieves a 5 Star Gold award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland hotel set on the edge of a sea loch with beautiful views of the Torridon mountains has achieved VisitScotland’s most prestigious Quality Assurance (QA) accolade. The Torridon has achieved a 5 Star Gold award from the national tourism organisation. The beautiful property comprises 18 luxury… Read the full press release

Marriott International acquires the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel for $255 million

BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has purchased the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel for $255 million. Marriott has plans for a significant renovation covering the downtown Phoenix hotel’s guest rooms and public space to transform the property into a cutting-edge model for the Sheraton… Read the full press release