Solidarity AccorHotels endowment fund marks its 10th anniversary

Paris, France, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Helping to combat the economic and social exclusion of the most disadvantaged people was the rationale behind the creation of the endowment fund Solidarity AccorHotels. Ten years on, more than 300 projects have been supported in 45 countries to help 172,800 direct beneficiaries with the aid of 20,000… Read the full press release

Hyatt celebrates the opening of Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara

Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara has opened its doors as Hyatt’s first extended-stay hotel in Southeast Asia CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and UEM Sunrise Berhad today (December 6, 2018) celebrate the opening of the long-awaited Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara, marking the brand’s entry into the extended stay… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces 151-room Hyatt Regency Tirana, Albania expected to open in 2019

Hyatt Regency Tirana will mark continued growth for Hyatt in Southeast Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 6, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Kastrati Hotels & Tower shpk for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Albania. The 151-room Hyatt Regency… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport took part in the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport’s cargo experts discussed the opening of new market opportunities in Shanghai. The Hungarian capital city airport was the only main sponsor from the region at the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018, a meeting of cargo professionals from all over the world. “Opening to the east”… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

Southwest announces extra flights for the college football games

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) this week announced extra flights for college football fans traveling to see their favorite teams compete for the top spot. Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama, the carrier added new nonstop options for fans to get to the football games in Miami,… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by Ground Handling International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG, together with its partner Finnair, has been awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by the industry’s leading magazine Ground Handling International. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling was honored for a new machine-learning tool, which helps to dynamically predict aircraft delays at Finnair’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flights from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya

Qatar Airways is the first Middle Eastern airline to provide direct flights to Mombasa Qatar Airways will also launch direct services to Gothenburg, Sweden and Da Nang, Vietnam this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed today (09 December 2018) at Moi… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces the addition of Château Montrose to its First Class inflight wine offering

Wines from the renowned estate unveiled on selected First Class routes from December HongKong, China 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific’s award-winning First Class wine cellar is soon to be enriched by the airline’s new partnership with Château Montrose – one of Bordeaux’s leading wineries. The partnership was unveiled during a spectacular wine dinner… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines welcomes airline veteran John Kirby as its newest Vice President of Network Planning

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced today (Dec 7, 2018) it has hired airline veteran John Kirby as its newest Vice President of Network Planning.  Kirby will oversee what is set to be a large network expansion in the coming years for Spirit.  Kirby is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded leader… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels appoints Antony Ritch as the new Chief Executive Officer

Ultimo NSW, Australia, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — TFE Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony Ritch as the new Chief Executive Officer following a global search. Antony will be relocating from Los Angeles, USA to Sydney, Australia and will commence his role at TFE Hotels in February 2019. Antony is an Australian… Read the full press release

Viking recognized with five awards in the luxury ocean and river categories in the 2018 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

More Honors Awarded to Viking Than Any Other Cruise Line in 11th Annual Awards, Including Best Luxury Value for Money and Best New Luxury Ship Los Angeles, CA, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today (December 5, 2018) celebrated new accolades from Cruise Critic®, the world’s largest online cruise resource. In the 2018 Editors’ Picks Awards,… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, is proud to announce the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway. Radisson Hotel Group’s third property at Oslo Airport is an ideal base… Read the full press release

Silversea unveils a collection of 34 shore excursions designed for its new 16-voyage Cuba collection for 2019 and 2020

Miami, FL, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury cruise leader Silversea unveils a collection of 34 shore excursions, carefully designed for its new 16-voyage Cuba collection for 2019 and 2020. Taking guests closer to the authentic natural beauty and amazing cultural and historical treasures of the Caribbean island nation, the onshore experiences in Havana, Santiago… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton announces the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Simpsonville in Simpsonville, Kentucky

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky., 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel known for its commitment to providing thoughtful service, today (December 3, 2018) announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Simpsonville in Simpsonville, Kentucky. This 80-room hotel offers travelers the confidence of a seamless stay with its 100%… Read the full press release

Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton extends partnership with industry’s largest soap recycling program

In Time for National Handwashing Awareness Week, Hilton Supports Industry’s Largest Soap Recycling Program MCLEAN, Va, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — In honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton announced a partnership with Clean the World, the world’s largest organization to recycle hotel soap and bath amenities. Furthering Hilton’s 2030 target to send zero… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces two shore excursion innovations

Cruise line curates 122 local tours for guests to visit locals’ homes, farms, workplaces, markets and studios across the world Miami, Florida, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Dec. 6, 2018), Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading luxury cruise line, announces two shore excursion innovations designed to offer luxury travelers the most bespoke experiences… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Vittaveli adds water slides to its newly revamped ocean villas

Maldives, Indonesia, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Vittaveli’s stunning overwater bungalows in the Maldives now offer more than an awe-inspiring view. The newly revamped Ocean Villas have been refurbished with water slides so the young-at-heart can plunge straight from their room into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Dotting the azure waters in the… Read the full press release

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre announces partnership that will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and ELG Carbon Fibre today(Dec. 5, 2018) announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways starts flying as a oneworld connect partner

Nadi, Fiji, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways starts flying as a oneworld connect partner from today (Wednesday 5 December) – as the first airline globally to link up to the world’s premier alliance via this new membership platform. Fiji Airways is now starting to display the new oneworld connect branding on its aircraft fuselages by the main passenger doors,… Read the full press release

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in 2019

Located in Vietnam’s emerging resort destination, Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island set to be refreshed and join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in early 2019 CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 4, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with A&B Group for the… Read the full press release

The name of Alexander Pushkin, the great Russian poet will be added to the name of Sheremetyevo International Airport

MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The results of the all-Russian vote to rename airports, headlined “Russia’s Great Names”, were announced on December 5. According to the voting results, the name of Russia’s greatest poet Alexander Pushkin will be added to the name of Sheremetyevo International Airport. “Thousands of people on Sheremetyevo International Airport… Read the full press release

SFO Museum announces new exhibition exploring American consumerism during the 1950s

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A wave of consumerism swept across the United States during the 1950s. Driven by a thriving postwar economy, designers utilized bold styling to transform everyday objects into visually expressive items. Manufacturers unleashed an array of products to keep pace with demand. Stores carried everything from portable… Read the full press release

SAA and Nedbank offer travellers opportunity to earn air miles thru the new SAA Voyager Cheque Card

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — If you think rising fuel costs and a tough economy have ruined your big plans to travel and see the world, SAA and Nedbank say you should think again. That’s because this partnership, which has been helping to realise the travel dreams of millions of South Africans… Read the full press release

South African Airways marks 20 years of non-stop service between Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, South African Airways (SAA), is celebrating 20 years of non-stop operations between Johannesburg and Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria. Operations commenced on 4 December 1998 as SAA launched its first flight into Nigeria soon after the Bilateral Air… Read the full press release

AMS’ three new ambulances operating with compressed natural gas entered service at Budapest Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — AMS, the company providing the assistance service for persons with reduced mobility (PRM) at Budapest Airport, has commissioned three new ambulances operating with compressed natural gas. The Airport Medical Service helped more than fifty thousand PRMs cover the distance between the terminal and the aircraft last year. Three… Read the full press release

UNWTO and UNESCO hold successful third cultural tourism conference

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today (5 December 2018) in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing… Read the full press release

OpenTable reveals the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Dec. 5, 2018), OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year’s most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can get in to a different type of holiday spirit and start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France. Seats to Slovenia’s capital are available to book on ba.com from today with flights taking off on Mondays and Fridays… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc joins oneworld airline alliance

Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc is to join oneworld, adding one of Africa’s leading and fastest growing airlines to the world’s premier airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced as the Chief Executives of the alliance’s 13 current member airlines, including Cathay Pacific Chief Executive… Read the full press release