IHG unveils its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels — now franchise ready

New Hotel Brand is Now Franchise Ready DENHAM, UK, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) today revealed the name of its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior, public space and guest rooms. First introduced to owners at the IHG Americas Conference in June, avid hotels is… Read the full press release

EANS earns the Family-friendly Employer stamp from the Ministry of Social Affairs

Harjumaa, Estonia, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On 15 September Kaia Iva, Minister of Social Affairs, awarded 43 employers, including EANS, the Family-friendly Employer stamp, which allows present and future employers to demonstrate that they appreciate the wishes of their employees and are ready to contribute to their well-being. “We participate in family- and employee-friendly… Read the full press release

Duetto to deploy its cloud-based solutions at Jamaica’s leading luxury resort, Half Moon

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, has spread its cloud-based solutions to a key property in the Caribbean, signing an agreement with Jamaica’s leading luxury resort, Half Moon. “Half Moon is one of the very best resorts the Caribbean has to offer, and we’re… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel GmbH marks its 30th anniversary by launching a new partnership with Brazilian brand Intercity

Brazil-based Intercity Hotels and German IntercityHotels to work together on marketing, promotional, sales and trade fair activities with effect from 2018 CITY, Country, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This month sees IntercityHotel celebrate its 30th anniversary. The founding principle of operating hotels located in the immediate vicinity of major transport hubs has helped the chain… Read the full press release

Boeing projects a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in the China over the next 20 years

20 year outlook projects 7,200+ new airplanes, valued at $1.1 trillion 6.3 percent increase over 2016 forecast BEIJING, China, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), China’s leading provider of commercial airplanes, projects a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in the country over the next 20 years valued at nearly $1.1 trillion dollars. Boeing’s annual China… Read the full press release

Framkvæmdastjórn Peking um þróun ferðamála: Ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög í Reykjavík, Íslandi

Reykjavík, Íslandi, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — „Heillandi Peking“, ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög var haldin í Reykjavík þann 11. ágúst í boði framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála (Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development). Zhang Weidong, kínverski sendiherrann á Íslandi, Song Yu, formaður framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála, og Inga Hlín Pálsdottir, forstöðumaður ferðaþjónustu og skapandi greina… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: dialogue sessions for Forum 2040 to commence at the end of September

chaired by honorary-ambassador Lode Willems BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — At the end of September, the dialogue sessions for Forum 2040, the consultation platform for the Strategic Vision 2040 of Brussels Airport that is preparing the airport for the future, will commence. The dialogue sessions will be chaired by honorary-ambassador Lode Willems…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality becomes the Hospitality Partner for the World Tourism Day celebrations in Doha this September

Qatar, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Doha this September with the support of Katara Hospitality as Hospitality Partner, organisers Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) announced today. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and… Read the full press release

Changi Airport welcomes Qantas Airways’ new services from the 2018 Northern Summer season

Singapore, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ —Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by Qantas Airways to add services to and from Singapore Changi Airport from the 2018 Northern Summer season*. Beginning 25 March 2018, Qantas will operate its daily Sydney-London service (QF1/QF2) via Singapore using an A380. At the same time, services to Melbourne… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

The Qantas Group announces reorganisation of its executive leadership team

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has announced a reorganisation of its executive leadership team. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new structure would help the company keep delivering for customers and shareholders. “Over the past three years, our senior executive team has led the Group through a major turnaround…. Read the full press release

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13   BANGKOK, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s… Read the full press release

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September   RICHMOND, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe declared that September is Virginia Spirits Month. This year marks the second annual celebration with new and exciting promotions intended to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the Birthplace of American Spirits… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and vegan chef and healthy living educator Leslie Durso to create new plant-based offerings

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and vegan chef and healthy living educator Leslie Durso to create new plant-based offerings   Punta Mita, México, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a five-star luxury resort tucked into the lush landscape of the Riviera Nayarit, announces a culinary partnership with celebrated vegan chef and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces its first Cambria hotel in Burbank, Calif., expected to open in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, signed an agreement with S3D Partner to develop its first Cambria hotel in Burbank, Calif. The six-story, 90-room property will be located at 201 South Glenoaks Boulevard in downtown Burbank, near some of the world’s most recognized film and television studios. The… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes new Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Orlando and New York/Newark in spring 2018

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will add two new long-haul destinations at the East Bay airport. The announcement brings Southwest’s operation in Oakland to a total of 31 nonstop destinations throughout the US and Mexico. Beginning April 8, 2018, Southwest Airlines will add:… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport 110km Charity Cycle, Saturday, September 9th

Ireland, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport staff and friends are taking to the road on Saturday, September 9th next in the hope of raising a healthy four figure sum or more for local charities. The fourth and now annual Shannon Airport 110km Charity Cycle will see over 150 cyclists take on a route… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches 5 new routes from its Kyiv base

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT JOINS FLEET, 5 NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED,  MORE LOCAL JOBS CREATED BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier, launched 5 new routes past weekend from Kyiv to Poland, Germany and Denmark, together with celebrating the deployment of the second Airbus… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces remarkable achievement over the past five years of operations in Israel

NUMBER OF ROUTES DOUBLES, YEARLY CAPACITY GROWS BY 82% BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern shared today (27. AUGUST, 2017) remarkable results achieved over the past five years of operations in the Israeli market. Its low fare network across the country has been… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrates the first anniversary of its Sibiu, Romania base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s leading airline, celebrates this August the first anniversary of its Sibiu base, together with a remarkable milestone of carrying more than a quarter million passengers to and from Sibiu in the past 12 months. Wizz Air… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces the departure of Steigenberger Hotels AG CEO Puneet Chhatwal

Deutsche Hospitality announces the departure of Steigenberger Hotels AG CEO Puneet Chhatwal   Main, Germany, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Puneet Chhatwal (53), CEO Steigenberger Hotels AG – Deutsche Hospitality group –, leaves the company at the end of the year. After almost 30 years in Europe, therof the last five with Steigenberger Hotels… Read the full press release

Visit Bath: TV and radio presenter Martin Roberts launches UK’s first Achieve Expo, 14th-15th October 2017

BATH, UK, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Martin Roberts, best known for a broadcasting career spanning three decades and a warm personality, is launching the UK’s first Achieve Expo on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017, at Bath Assembly Rooms in the beautiful Georgian Spa City of Bath, world renowned for its natural hot spa… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises appoints Carol Herron to Vice President of Field Sales

MIAMI, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, announced the promotion of Carol Herron to Vice President of Field Sales. In her new role, Ms. Herron will help drive the cruise line’s Sales strategy with a team of sales and marketing directors, who proactively work with travel… Read the full press release

SITA announces the appointment of Jacques Demaël as SVP Strategy & Business Support

SITA announces the appointment of Jacques Demaël as SVP Strategy & Business Support   Demaël will steer strategy, transformation and innovation aimed at accelerating SITA’s growth. Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (29 August 2017) announced that Jacques Demaël has joined the organization as SVP Strategy & Business Support. Reporting directly… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches special 15th birthday sale

Norwegian launches special 15th birthday sale   19 long-haul routes are on sale as well as flights to Europe from £29 one-way Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian will celebrate its 15th birthday this weekend and has launched a special sale giving holidaymakers the chance to bag a bargain flight to… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the official opening of Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor

The new hotel designed to promote a new intersection of inspiration in Shanghai CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the official opening of Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor in Shanghai’s Putuo District. Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor marks the seventh Hyatt-branded hotel in Shanghai, joining Park Hyatt Shanghai; Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai; Grand Hyatt Shanghai; Hyatt… Read the full press release

$6 million Modernization project starts at CVG Terminal and Concourses

Upgrades Will Lighten and Brighten, Enhancing Traveler Experience Hebron, KY, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers will see upgrades to the Terminal and Concourses throughout the remainder of 2017 and early 2018 as part of a $6 million Terminal Modernization project. Construction begins Monday, and will be completed in six phases by Spring 2018… Read the full press release