Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed 30.6 million passengers to Terminal 2 in 2017

For the first time: 30 million passengers in Terminal 2 COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year, Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed over 30 million passengers to Terminal 2. To be more precise, 30.6 million passengers used the terminal for their travel needs in 2017, an increase of 10.6 percent compared to… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport teams up with Mawgif to provide premium car spa and grooming services

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi International Airport has partnered with the Middle East’s leading parking technology and airport parking operator Mawgif (National Parking Company) to provide premium car spa and grooming services, now open in SkyPark Plaza opposite Terminal 3 building at the Capital’s airport. An airport first in the… Read the full press release

GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honor Mariam Al Remaithi as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honored Mariam Al Remaithi for her achievement in being licensed and certified as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports, to join the team in Al Ain International Airport. This initiative comes as a part of the… Read the full press release

Norwegian to double the frequency of its Boston and New York services to Shannon Airport for 2018

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has today welcomed the news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018. The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 10 new French routes in its Winter 2018 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (17 Jan) launched 10 new French routes in its Winter 2018 schedule, and confirmed it will engage with social economic committees/unions, which will pave the way for Ryanair to open bases in France, and deliver low fares, jobs and traffic growth. Ryanair’s new… Read the full press release

Ballater Hostel in Aberdeenshire earns VisitScotland’s highest accolade

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With a lot of hard-work, Ballater Hostel has achieved VisitScotland’s highest accolade. After achieving a 5-star award at their first ever grading visit, Ballater Hostel is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the exceptional VisitScotland award. The Hostel is located in the centre of Ballater, and attracts… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches public consultations for its expansion

10-week consultation offers the public an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s future and how the airport will serve local communities and the UK economy Heathrow is seeking views on options to deliver and operate an expanded airport, alongside principles of new airspace design Consultation is latest delivery milestone and comes ahead of a Parliamentary vote in… Read the full press release

Rodeway Inn opens its 600th hotel — Rodeway Inn Osceola, Arkansas

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Rodeway Inn, the well-known economy hotel and one of 11 Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) brands, announced the opening of its 600th hotel. Located at 4565 West Keiser Avenue in Osceola, Arkansas, the opening of the Rodeway Inn Osceola, marks a significant milestone in the brand’s ongoing expansion. The Rodeway Inn Osceola offers free… Read the full press release

Comfort Hotel brand opened 58 hotels in 2017

Strong 2017 Highlighted by Robust Growth, Pipeline and Brand Evolution ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A proven leader in the upper midscale lodging segment, the iconic Comfort Hotel brand finished 2017 by opening 58 hotels and increasing the pipeline to nearly 300, one of the largest in its history. Franchised by Choice Hotels International,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of the new Cambria Hotel Nashville

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /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 the opening of the new Cambria Hotel Nashville. The 255-room Cambria Hotel Nashville features Music City-inspired design elements throughout the property including a professional quality performance space where guests and locals… Read the full press release

British Airway launches ‘Write a Song, Win a Seat’ songwriting competition ahead of the launch of its new direct service to Nashville, Tennessee

BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER/SONGWRITER KIP MOORE FOR SONGWRITING COMPETITION LONDON, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Calling all songwriters, British Airways is on the hunt for Nashville’s next biggest hit. The airline is looking for the new Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton or Sheryl Crow, and wants to give undiscovered talent the chance to write… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite and its ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Award-winning airline proudly showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, fitted on the Boeing 777 Show kicks off the start of a busy year for the airline, which will soon be the global launch customer of the A350-1000 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways stole the limelight on the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces additional flights to Bangkok, Thailand from 25 March

Additional service to commence 25 March 2018 Award-winning airline launched service to Chiang Mai, its fourth Thai destination, late last year, with flights to Pattaya to begin this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion in Asia by adding an additional flight to Bangkok, providing its passengers… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington

13 daily departures to eight top West Coast markets, including San Francisco, LA and Las Vegas SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area’s hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington. When commercial service begins at the airport in the fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to… Read the full press release

VisitEngland encourages Brits to beat the January blues with ‘24 Hours in the UK’ digital campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (‘Blue Monday’ 15 January 2018) launched a digital campaign to promote round-the-clock activities and experiences across the UK, encouraging Brits to beat the January blues by taking a holiday at home. The ‘24 Hours in the UK’ series of films, launched by VisitEngland and… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches community investment project EXTRA MILE

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — EXTRA MILE, a community investment project of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), was launched today.  EXTRA MILE is spearheaded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA); and through collaboration with HKIA’s business partners, NGOs and neighbouring communities, the project aims to develop and nurture talents, improve social mobility… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport hosted 29.4 million passengers in 2017, a YoY increase of 6.3%

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by… Read the full press release

Ryanair successfully implements its new bag policy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair’s new bag policy went live today (15 Jan) offering: – Lower check-in bag fees (down from €/£35 to €/£25 per check-in bag) – Bigger check-in bag allowances (up from 15kg to 20kg) – 2 free carry-on bag allowance for all customers continues – Non-priority customers can bring… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels opens its new flagship Niccolo property, The Murray, Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels announces the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group’s new flagship Niccolo property and the latest addition to the luxury contemporary chic collection by Wharf Hotels. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today. As one of… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals up by 7% in 2017 to a total of 1,322 million

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. MADRID, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces the return of James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour at Allium Restaurant on March 2, 2018

Chef Sean Murray hosts seven James Beard Award winners and nominees Chicago, USA, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On March 2, 2018, Executive Chef Sean Murray will host seven recognised chefs for the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour at Allium Restaurant inside Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Murray will cook alongside the following seven local and national chefs as part of the… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in Hyderabad

CHICAGO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in Hyderabad, in the Indian state of Telangana. Developed by BGR Mining & Infra Ltd., Hyatt Place Hyderabad/Banjara Hills offers a fresh perspective on the uncomplicated stay experience that is a hallmark of the Hyatt Place brand. The Hyatt… Read the full press release

Qantas names its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on Earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces significant milestone in the integration with Virgin America

Key achievement in the integration with Virgin America; no changes for customers SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking another significant milestone in the integration of the two airlines. The receipt of a single operating… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon launches four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, China

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, further strengthening the airline’s network in mainland China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group joined forces to launch a new media brand Time Out DXB

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world-first, Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined forces to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year. From February 2018, passengers passing through all… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings Pepper the robot to North American airport restaurants

HMSHost brings robot to greet airport diners and offer menu recommendations BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Pepper the robot is coming to an airport near you. Travelers can expect to see more of the 4-foot tall humanoid robot at select HMSHost North American airport restaurants. Pepper greets and engages traveling guests, provides menu details, and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels partners with delivery.com to bring the convenience of delivery services to its loyalty rewards members

Choice Privileges Loyalty Members Earn Points While Enjoying the Convenience of Delivery Service to Their Location ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels is making life on the road a little easier and even more rewarding for its loyalty rewards members. Through a new program with delivery.com, an on-demand marketplace with over 12,000 businesses,… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop flights to Sarasota, FL and Charleston, SC beginning in April

New Allegiant flights to Sarasota and Charleston push record to 51 nonstop destinations INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is kicking off a record-breaking year — thanks to Allegiant Air’s announcement today to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina beginning in April. Both routes are… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes Icelandair’s new nonstop flights to Reykjavik, Iceland

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flights between Kansas City and Iceland. Beginning May 26, 2018 Kansas City-region travelers can fly nonstop from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near the Iceland capital, Reykjavik. Icelandair’s Kansas City service will… Read the full press release