Cathay Pacific Airways names Chris Kempis as Director Flight Operations

Chris Kempis will assume the position from mid-2018 HONG KONG, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the appointment of Chris Kempis, currently General Manager Flying, as Director Flight Operations with effect from mid-2018.* He will oversee all aspects of the airline’s flight operations. Chris takes up the position after 25 years of… Read the full press release

Stagecoach announces new Director appointments to deliver business change programme within its UK Bus Division

New Business Change Director to be appointed Michelle Hargreaves and Darren Roe to take on new roles New UK Bus Managing Director appointments confirmed PERTH, Scotland, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has announced new Director appointments to help deliver a business change programme within its UK Bus Division. The innovative new programme is designed… Read the full press release

LATAM Airlines Group implements Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management

The Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management solution, designed to improve productivity and automate the load planning function, promotes improved operational efficiency and optimized fuel consumption Madrid, Spain, 2018-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Optimizing fuel consumption and maximizing operational performance are top priorities for airlines. Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management was designed to… Read the full press release

Travix to connect directly to Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Management System

Lufthansa Group and Travix intensify longstanding partnership with joint approach on NDC under the Airline Group’s upcoming NDC Partner Programme  Travix customers will benefit from access to Lufthansa Group NDC Smart Offer Improved display of all Lufthansa Group offers on Travix’ brands CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Vliegwinkel, Vayama and Flugladen in all countries COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-May-18 —… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport and ATEED partner to help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. The MOU will see the parties work together to help small to medium sized Kiwi businesses from both regions… Read the full press release

Registration now open for GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

Conference Coming to Berlin Alexandria, VA, 2018-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced that registration is now open for GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. For the fifth straight year, GBTA joins its German partner association VDR –… Read the full press release

Emirates renews and expands partnership with Formula 1

DUBAI, U.A.E, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announced they have renewed and expanded their partnership until the end of 2022. Emirates has been an F1 Global Partner since 2013, and the renewed agreement will see the airline enjoy an expanded branding and… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to establish a new low-cost carrier business for the international market

TOKYO, Japan, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced the decision to establish a new low-cost carrier (LCC) business for the international market. As described in the FY2017-2020 JAL Group Medium Term Management Plan, the company looks to develop and cultivate new business opportunities. The new LCC business will specifically feature international routes… Read the full press release

Lufthansa enhances sleeping comfort in Business Class with new Dream Collection

Passengers on selected long-haul flights lasting ten and a half or more hours can now relax even more with the new “Dream Collection„  Cologne, Germany, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — From now on, Lufthansa Business Class passengers on long-haul flights to and from South Africa, Latin and South America and the West Coast of the… Read the full press release

AccorHotels and Algeciras to acquire Atton Hoteles

PARIS, France, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce that they signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hoteles in order to acquire the company. As per the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100% of the management Company that operates 11 Atton hotels (2,259 rooms) across Chile, Peru, Colombia and… Read the full press release

Ryanair promotes Chiara Ravara as its new Head of Sales & Marketing

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (9 May) announced the appointment of Chiara Ravara as its new Head of Sales & Marketing, promoting her from her previous role as Senior Sales & Marketing Manager. Chiara has worked in Ryanair since 2014, joining from Aviareps in Italy, and will spearhead… Read the full press release

AHLA research reveals that online booking scams and fraudulent and misleading travel websites and companies continue to mislead and confuse consumers

Nearly one in four consumers say they were misled by a third-party travel company WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As Americans begin gearing up for the busy summer travel season, new research from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) suggests that online booking scams and fraudulent and misleading travel websites and… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s most popular food exports served at Cargo conference Multimodal in its first mobile “Export Café

Heathrow’s most popular food exports served at Cargo conference Multimodal in a limited edition café Scottish shortbread and smoked salmon, Welsh jam, Cornish tea and Northern Ireland drinks featured on the menu New Heathrow cargo data reveals surprising destinations British food staples fly to LONDON, UK, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is treating delegates… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line names Derek Lloyd as the new national director of sales in Canada

Cruise Line Veteran, Derek Lloyd, Returns as New National Director of Sales – Canada Wiesbaden, Germany, 2018-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced Derek Lloyd as the new national director of sales in Canada beginning May 1, 2018. Lloyd will be responsible for leading the regional business development team and for continuing… Read the full press release

Wizz Air UK earns Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence from United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority

LONDON, UK, 2018-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups, is pleased to announce that it has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group adds 6,000 Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles to its connected car rental fleet in Europe

6,000 vehicles already in service, with a total of 11,000 connected cars expected by year’s end  Groupe PSA is a leading supplier of connected vehicles to Avis Budget Group in Europe through the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) today announced the addition of… Read the full press release

dnata extends its full ground and cargo handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has been re-awarded the license to provide full ground and cargo handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years from December 2018 till 2025. This allows the company to seamlessly transition from its current licence to the new one, with no interruption to operations. dnata’s… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Gernot Porcher as Senior Director, Construction, Interior Design and Engineering Department

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality’s Construction, Interior Design and Engineering Department will be under new leadership from June 2018 when Gernot Porcher takes over as Senior Director. Mr. Porcher will succeed Sigurd Kern, who is retiring after more than three decades with the company. Mr. Porcher, who holds… Read the full press release

Rezidor Hotel Group announces nine new hotel openings in the first quarter of 2018

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Rezidor Hotel Group AB (REZT), publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group announces nine new hotel openings representing close to 1,700 rooms in the first quarter of 2018. This includes the addition of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront – a new 432-room… Read the full press release

Air Partner welcomes Ian Holder as Managing Director, Baines Simmons

Gatwick, UK, 2018-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Holder as Managing Director, Baines Simmons. He takes up the role immediately, reporting directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa, and will also sit on the Group’s Operating Board. Ian joined Baines Simmons as a Principal Consultant in… Read the full press release

SAS makes it easier for SMEs to book tickets and get a discount immediately

On 1 June 2018, SAS is launching “SAS For Business”, a new program designed to make it easier for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to book tickets and get a discount immediately at the time of purchase.  Stockholm, Sweden, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SME using this new program, SAS For Business, will find… Read the full press release

Silver Airways successfully closes acquisition of Seaborne Airlines

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines today announced that Silver’s acquisition of Seaborne’s business and assets has successfully closed, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and beyond. The acquisition brings together two strong independent airlines with similar Saab 340B fleets, complementary route networks, and common codeshare/interline… Read the full press release

IHG and Al Hokair Group partner to develop Holiday Inn Express® brand in Saudi Arabia

The milestone signing marks the brand debut in the country Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Saudi Arabian business conglomerate, Al Hokair Group, which will see the debut of Holiday Inn Express® brand in Saudi Arabia, with… Read the full press release

Emaar Hospitality Group announces historic milestone of 50 hotel projects in its portfolio

Emaar’s hospitality and leisure subsidiary has 12 operational hotels and 3 serviced residences in Dubai Announced development pipeline of over 35 projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and The Maldives Portfolio of 50 hospitality projects – both operational and upcoming – offering more than 25,000 rooms and residences Showcases diverse portfolio of… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces digitalization and branding strategies

 Adaptations to the branding to fulfil demands of the digital world Logo more easily and clearly recognizable on mobile devices and smart watches thanks to small adjustments Adjustments in the digital domain will be gradually transferred to the entire brand environment, also on aircraft. First visible sign: the new Boeing 777 OE-LPF at its first… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings celebrates its 25th anniversary in Canada

Enterprise Is Most Trusted Automobile Rental Brand TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – is not only Canada’s largest car rental company, but is also marking its 25th anniversary in the country this year. “The Enterprise story in Canada is one… Read the full press release

East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership replaces 34 of its minibuses with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent vehicles

St. Louis, Missouri, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Community transport operator East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership (ESRTP) has replaced 34 of its fleet of fully-owned minibuses with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent vehicles. It sourced its fleet on flexible rental contracts through Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, future-proofing its services and including access to immediate replacement vehicles when these minibuses are… Read the full press release

dnata earns certification for Good Distribution Practice by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Accreditation from UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency reinforces ground handler’s commitment to quality and safety LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ —  Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA)…. Read the full press release

Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels brand expands with more than 20,000 new properties

Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels bolsters brand portfolio with more than 20,000 new properties ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced a major addition to its leisure offerings with the expansion of the Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels brand. The brand… Read the full press release

Avis Car Rental opens its flagship location at Chitose International Airport on Hokkaidō Island, Japan

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Car Rental, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, today announced its return to the Japanese market with the opening of its flagship location at Chitose International Airport on Hokkaidō Island. The opening is the first of several planned this year, with locations at Fukuoka… Read the full press release