British Airways announces summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As the back to work blues set in, British Airways is turning up the heat at Gatwick as summer 2018 is set to be the airline’s biggest schedule in almost a decade. In summer 2017 the airline operated around 1000 flights a week at its peak.  More than… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport ranked among top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport was ranked among the top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance according OAG, the authority on aviation information around the globe. With an on-time percentage just shy of 80 percent, O’Hare ranked seventh among international airports that had 30 million or more… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jing’an

Marriott International Brand Opens Third Location in China as Expansion in Asia Continues Shanghai, China, 2018-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International Inc. announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jing’an. Owned and managed by New Development Group Co, Ltd., the hotel is located in the Jing’an District of Shanghai, close to the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa enhances lounge guests experience with LoungeNet Interactive portal

LoungeNet: Interactive portal for mobile devices Yoga@Lounge: Digital Yoga Exercises Print@Lounge: Print option in the lounges Spa@Lounge: Spa service in the Senator- and First-Class-Lounge in Frankfurt Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — With a large number of new and improved service offerings, Lufthansa wants to make the stay in the lounges as pleasant and… Read the full press release

Hilton opens its second property in the coastal city of Fuzhou

Hilton Fuzhou opens, offering unbeatable cityscape and riverfront views in one of South China’s most exciting emerging destinations FUZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to the rapidly expanding city of Fuzhou now have access to some of the most striking views in the city with the opening of Hilton Fuzhou. The… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces its 10th Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites dual-brand location opening at the St. Louis Airport

Pipeline Surpasses 70 as Concept Expands Throughout U.S. ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, reached a milestone today with its 10th Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites dual-brand location opening at the St. Louis Airport. In addition, there are more than 70 Sleep Inn and… Read the full press release

Ryanair: connecting flights service from Porto Airport is now live

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (3 Jan) announced its connecting flights service from Porto Airport is now live, providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice, and the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting Ryanair flights. Following the successful launch of connecting flights at Rome… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts launches Vegetarian & Vegan culinary promotion for its managed hotels

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading global hotel management company – announces the launch of its Vegetarian & Vegan culinary promotion for its managed hotels. This on-trend, innovative promotion meets the needs of today’s travelers for healthier eating through plant-based diets, incorporating high quality vegetarian and vegan… Read the full press release

Airport Parking Helper Website Expands To Serve 130 Airports

Hardy, VA, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Parking Helper, a leading authority on discount airport parking in the United States and Canada, recently expanded its online services to an additional 117 airports. “From Albuquerque to Winnipeg, we now offer individual parking review pages for 130 airports,” said the website’s founder, Jennifer Church. “Each… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces leadership appointments

  Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Geir Karlsen (52) is Norwegian’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Karlsen comes from the position as Group CFO at the London-based shipping company Navig8 Group. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Norwegian’s acting Chief Financial Officer Tore Østby continues in the Group… Read the full press release

Vietjet becomes the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of A321neo (new engine option)

Airline converts order for 42 A320neo to larger A321neo Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new-age carrier Vietjet has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an A321neo (new engine option) after the Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg (Germany). The… Read the full press release

Delta Hotels debuts in the Asia-Pacific market with the opening of Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Delta Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the official grand opening of the 339-room Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan in China, marking the inaugural entry of the premium North American hotel brand into the booming Asia-Pacific market, and crowning a stellar year of rapid growth for… Read the full press release

CHINA: Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort opens its doors to global travelers and relaxation seekers

Nestled between two rivers in the scenic Fuli Health Hot Spring Valley, Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort opens its doors to global travelers and relaxation seekers HUIZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Set amidst the natural splendor of one of south China’s most picturesque destinations, Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort is now welcoming travelers to… Read the full press release

MGTO upgrades Macao Travel Talk (MTT) with new features and functions

MACAO, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office’s (MGTO) monthly publication for tourism industry stakeholders – Macao Travel Talk (MTT) – has been upgraded to optimize its current features and provide several new functions to its users for more enhanced reading experience. Starting this month, the MTT website interface has been comprehensively upgraded,… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office announces partnership with Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA)

New ad campaign launches this month to market PA as regional winter getaway. Harrisburg, PA, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office and Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) announced a partnership to entice more travelers to hit the slopes in Pennsylvania this winter. This partnership will include insider tips and articles… Read the full press release

flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes — the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East’s history

Largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history pushes total MAX orders above 4,200 Airline to fly several models of 737 MAX family to suit its network and growth plans Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle… Read the full press release

Jaz in the City brand debuts in Germany with the opening of Jaz Stuttgart

Brand debut in Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Music is in the air. As of 1 January, the Jaz Stuttgart has begun to welcome its first guests. After a highly successful launch in Amsterdam, the Jaz in the City brand is now celebrating its debut in Germany – hip,… Read the full press release

Etihad Aviation Group announces year-long programme of activities and humanitarian initiatives to mark 2018 as the Year of Zayed

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has announced a year-long programme of activities and humanitarian initiatives to mark 2018 as the Year of Zayed. Etihad’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi inaugurated its Year of Zayed activities yesterday by holding a flag-raising ceremony attended by employees. The aviation group’s offices… Read the full press release

Etihad Airport Services Ground announces leadership appointments to ensure smooth transition to the Midfield Terminal

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airport Services (EAS) Ground, a division of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced several key UAE National appointments within a new structure that lays the foundation for the coming years. The internal appointments are all based at Abu Dhabi Airport and will involve critical transitional duties as… Read the full press release

Future Leaders Series to be held on 20 March at The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel

50 hospitality and travel executives attend Niccolo Lecture Series Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of WIT Hospitality 2018, scheduled for 20 March in Hong Kong, WIT will launch a Future Leaders Series aimed at nurturing outstanding individuals to become future leaders in the digital travel space. The half-day forum from… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels wins two BMW Hotelier Awards 2017

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce two wins at the hotel industry’s most prestigious awards, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017. Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu has won Human Resources Hotelier Greater China award and Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco… Read the full press release

Boeing to supply four 787-9 Dreamliners to Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc

Morocco’s flag carrier expands 787 fleet to enable growth in international routes SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils expansion plans for 2018

Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals its plans for 2018 as the award-winning carrier’s rapid expansion will take the airline to new heights. Norwegian will build upon its growth by launching new long-haul routes – including its first service to South America, introducing a new enhanced Premium cabin and… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company announces a permanent overflow car park for passengers

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced that the airport now offers a permanent state-of-the-art overflow car park for passengers. The car park’s tariff is BD1 per day, and it includes a complementary shuttle service to transfer passengers to and… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport launches new parking area

Passengers and guests may choose the parking option: “closer — faster, further — cheaper” The new parking costs 200 rubles per day and includes free transfer MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has launched a new long stay parking for 980 lots. It is ideal for travellers arriving at the airport by car and departing for long periods…. Read the full press release

Caribia Travels rolls out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribia Travels have rolled out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module (BMM) to produce quotations and manage bookings. They are also taking Dolphin’s Reservation Module which includes their own directly contracted products loaded into Dolphin’s Product Database to facilitate a single search, aggregating results across numerous connected sources. The new… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) become sister airports

The two companies sign a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate knowledge and expertise exchange Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports signed today a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to become sister airports, strengthening the cooperation and… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a record year-to-date for inbound tourism to the UK, with growth set to continue in 2018 according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain. Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018,… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is proud to announce the opening of two new hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City.  Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio in Senegal

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, has opened its second hotel in Dakar, Senegal on 4 December 2017. Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio, is a 152-room hotel with a unique congress center that will provide over 14,700 m2 space for large scale exhibitions,… Read the full press release