Air Canada unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 15, 2020) unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Business Class experience, Qsuite, will launch on flights to and from Manchester

The famous seat which lets passengers create their own private room will be on selected flights within weeks By March, two out of the three daily flights from Manchester to Doha will offer the revolutionary seat which offers ‘first-class in business’ Manchester, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Headspace announce new global wellbeing collaboration

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation with nearly 60 million users in 190 countries, today (January 15, 2020) announced a new global wellbeing collaboration between Hyatt and Headspace that will bring mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and sleep content to millions of employees,… Read the full press release

96-room Hyatt Place hotel opens as the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Waco, Texas

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Waco-South is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour food offerings and a heated indoor pool. Hyatt Place Waco-South is located adjacent to the Brazos River and just five miles from downtown… Read the full press release

Renee Robison and Wayne Woods to be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held… Read the full press release

A new $10+ million multi-faceted tourism destination to be developed at Eureka Springs, Arkansas

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new $10+ million resort planned in the heart of this Ozark mountain tourist mecca promises to create a new playground in the backyard of burgeoning Northwest Arkansas and a regional draw for mountain bikers, motorcyclists, foodies and sightseers. Pine Mountain–a dramatic redevelopment of the Pine… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: U.S. Civil Rights Trail marks its second anniversary

Initiative highlights Arkansas sites and links more than 100 landmarks across the U.S. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of civil rights history thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks its second anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. Central… Read the full press release

Accor announces the arrival of the brand Mondrian with two properties in France

Paris, France, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor has just passed a symbolic milestone with the opening of its 3,000th property in Europe. With a total of 340,000 rooms across 39 countries, Accor is the leading hotel operator in this region. The addition of a 26th brand, Mondrian, testifies to the Group’s ambition in… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Memphis

HEBRON, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Jan. 14, 2020) announces a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes the opening of FEAM Aero’s new hangar

Erlanger, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FEAM Aero opened its new 103,000-square-foot $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) today (January 15, 2020) with a grand opening event. The facility opening creates the need for more than 100 high-paying aircraft mechanic jobs and supports the growing global logistics network at the… Read the full press release

Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline Swoop launches The Loonie Seat Sale

The taxes and fees are extra but they’re easier to swallow when base fares are only a loonie CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Base fares for a dollar? No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. Today ( Jan. 14, 2020), Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline, launched The Loonie Seat Sale, offering 100,000… Read the full press release

easyJet will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt

The flights go on sale today from Manchester and Gatwick along with two other new summer routes from Manchester LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s leading  airline, has announced it will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the first time since November 2015. Following the recent lifting… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus unveils new-look uniform from Irish designer Louise Kennedy

New uniform design is culmination of Aer Lingus’s brand refresh which commenced in 2018 Features 25 redesigned garments including new trouser option for female crew Uniform was last updated 22 years ago in 1998, also designed by Louise Kennedy Iconic green remains prominent in ‘Kenmare Green’ shade and more navy, entitled ‘Midnight’, introduced throughout Dublin,… Read the full press release

SAS extends partnership with tour operator Apollo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around… Read the full press release

South African Airways sells nine aircraft to accommodate new Airbus A350-900s into its fleet

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet. In a tender on the airline’s website, SAA said it was selling nine wide-body aircraft – – five Airbus A340-300s and… Read the full press release

Swissport to launch its first cargo business in Australia with the signing of lease agreement at Melbourne Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s large-scale launch of its first cargo business in Australia is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility at Melbourne Airport, with other locations to be announced early this year. Swissport has signed an initial seven-year lease on a… Read the full press release

UNWTO joins the international tourism community in its earthquake relief efforts in Albania

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The international tourism community, led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has shown their solidarity with Albania as the country works to recover from the November 2019 earthquake. The earthquake of 26 November resulted in a large number of victims and caused unprecedented damage to buildings, infrastructure… Read the full press release

UNWTO delivered a successful training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Yunnan Province of China

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A delegation from UNWTO visited Kunming to deliver a training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy designed for the Yunnan Province of China. The strategy was designed by UNWTO experts in partnership with the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Department. Now, with the province working to grow… Read the full press release

British Airways offers flights to Europe for £40 or less each way

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (January 16, 2020) made thousands of hand-baggage-only flights to Europe available for £40 or less each way*. Customers can choose from a wide selection of over 70 routes across the airline’s comprehensive European network including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Kefalonia, Faro and Verona. The airline… Read the full press release

British Airways to give its lounges in Chicago, Edinburgh and Berlin a make over

Customer to benefit from more relaxing atmosphere, extra charging points, and new interactive welcome Lounges to be refreshed as part of £6.5bn investment for customers LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (January 16, 2020) announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well… Read the full press release

CDA announces the opening of new Chicago Police Department facility at O’Hare International Airport

New facility increases airport safety, marks progress on transformative O’Hare 21 project CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (01/14/2020), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) cut the ribbon on a new facility for CPD personnel assigned to O’Hare International Airport. Built by BOWA Construction, a local… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways unveiled the newest aircraft in its fleet and new destination plans for 2020 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Eight additional destinations to join the airline’s network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia Award-winning airline displayed its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 alongside its state-of-the-art Gulfstream G500 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways wowed the crowds on the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines

The agreement more than doubles the number of destinations on the Qatar Airways network for Malaysia Airlines passengers Four new destinations in South East Asia will be available to Qatar Airways passengers for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines,… Read the full press release

FC Bayern München held winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year

Qatar Airways is sponsor of the five-time European champions The German football champions held their winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar at their annual winter training camp. The German champions were based at… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines new daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Monterey, California

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today Jan. 15, 2020) it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in central California, further solidifying Alaska as the number one airline between the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. The new, year-round service is scheduled to begin June… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces three new Cathay ChangeMakers for 2020

Hong kong, China, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is bolstering its efforts to give back to society with the announcement of its three new Cathay ChangeMakers for 2020. These forward-thinking individuals have each made significant contributions to environmental protection, youth development and cultural inclusion – three key pillars of the airline’s community… Read the full press release

Vistara launches services to Kathmandu, Nepal

New Delhi, India, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, today added Kathmandu, Nepal, as the fifth international destination to its fast-growing network. Vistara will operate daily flights between Delhi and Kathmandu starting 11 February 2020, the bookings for which open… Read the full press release

Emirates expands reach in the Chinese market through partnership with one-stop travel service provider Trip.com Group

International airline seeks to expand reach in Chinese market and bring ‘Fly Better’ experience to local customers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (January 15, 2020) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trip.com Group, a world’s leading one-stop travel service provider. The agreement was signed in… Read the full press release

JAL, University of Hong Kong and University of Tokyo sign MoU on enhancing collaborative opportunities

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Global Japan Studies Research Network in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech names Thomas Krooswijk as its new General Manager

Marrakech, Morocco, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, located in the heart of the Red City, has named Thomas Krooswijk its new General Manager, bringing more than 15 years of international luxury hotel experience to this flagship Moroccan property. Thomas’ arrival at the garden oasis is well timed, with many projects planned in 2020… Read the full press release