Columbus Regional Airport Authority names Joseph R. Nardone as the next President & CEO

COLUMBUS, OH, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today (Dec. 12, 2017) the Board of Directors of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority unanimously passed a resolution naming Joseph R. Nardone, C.M., as the next President & CEO. Slated to start mid-January, Nardone currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Wayne County Airport Authority, which… Read the full press release

Marriott International set to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018

Marriott International Luxury Brands Continue to Redefine High-End Hospitality Landscape and Grow Luxury Footprint from Savannah to Tel Aviv to Hobart, Tasmania Bethesda, MD, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the company is set to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018 as the company continues to cater… Read the full press release

Oman Air SAOC earns the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air SAOC, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Salalah Airport (SLL). Being the first certified company in Oman, the award… Read the full press release

CVBs, DMCs, Travel Agents, professional event organisers can get money back from their own events with MeetingPackage.com’s new affiliate program

HELSINKI, Finland, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — MeetingPackage.com, the global marketplace for booking meeting rooms and meeting packages, recently launched its exclusive affiliate partner program. The program allows partners to implement a booking engine to their website and any other online channel, giving access to more than 250.000 meeting rooms worldwide. As one of the… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes Jamie Oliver’s popular restaurant “Jamie’s Italian”

Vienna Airport Expands its Gastronomical Offering – Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver opens a “Jamie’s Italian” on Dec. 17, 2017  VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In the future, an even broader-based culinary offering awaits passengers at Vienna Airport. On December 17, 2017, the popular restaurant “Jamie’s Italian” will open at Vienna Airport. The Mediterranean cuisine… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018   BANGKOK, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport offers safe, stress-free and easy summer travel tips

Queenstown Airport offers safe, stress-free and easy summer travel tips   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting your holiday is always exciting, but we also understand that travelling during Christmas and New Years can be a stressful time of year for many of you. Here are a few tips to help make… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route   Cost of buying ticket on the day of travel drops by a third on east coast route Total savings to customers worth up to £11m compared to normal industry walk-up fares Lower prices helping to tempt customers from air and road to… Read the full press release

XAYA Design Atelier to create magical and modern lobby centrepiece at Four Seasons Hotel Amman

XAYA Design Atelier to create magical and modern lobby centrepiece at Four Seasons Hotel Amman   Amman, Jordan, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman has appointed XAYA Design Atelier as the creative directors of the property’s lobby centrepiece and The Foyer Lounge. Just as guests enter the lobby they are welcomed by a magical and… Read the full press release

Welcome to the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tunis

Welcome to the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tunis   Tunis, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Just a short drive from the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage and the traditional village of Sidi Bou Said, a sanctuary of modern luxury and style has opened its doors on the Mediterranean shore of the capital:  welcome to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort announces new collaboration with fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort announces new collaboration with fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw   Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, U.S.A., 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has set the stage for style and modern glamour within the hospitality industry in Central Florida. The only… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels debuts Choice Privileges Tap the App sweepstakes

“Tap the App” Sweepstakes offers members chances to win more than 10 million points ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels, is celebrating the holidays by giving its loyal members chances to win prizes totaling more than 10 million Choice Privileges points. The popular loyalty program has… Read the full press release

Aeroflot earns World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards

Moscow, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken the prestigious World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards, the first time the nomination has been awarded. Known as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are given every year to leading tour firms, hotels and airlines. Country-level… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories in 2018

Qatar Airways received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories in 2018   Qatar’s national carrier has won more than 50 awards in 2017, including ‘World’s Best Airline,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Up In the Air Experience’ Qatar Airways recognised for its groundbreaking new Business Class seat, Qsuite, as well as passenger… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launches small package delivery service for its BlueBiz customers

Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — On 7 December 2017, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be launching a small package delivery service for its BlueBiz customers. Shipping Blue is a new worldwide package delivery service, developed specially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). All members of the BlueBiz loyalty programme provided by Air France KLM… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® appointed to manage Rosewood Munich opening in 2023

HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by German real estate company Bayerische Hausbau to manage Rosewood Munich, which will open in early 2023 as the brand’s first property in Germany and seventh property in Europe. Housed in two landmark, historical buildings comprised of the former headquarters of… Read the full press release

flydubai announces new financing structures to support its strategy of integrating the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft into its growing fleet

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai, today announced, that it has closed two new financing structures: a Japanese Operating Lease with a Call Option (JOLCO) and an Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC) insured debt financing structure, to support the airline’s strategy of integrating the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft into its growing… Read the full press release

Concur earns Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

BELLEVUE, Wash., 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports welcomes Majed Al Joker as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has announced the appointment of Majed Al Joker as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs in a move that reaffirms Dubai Airports’ ongoing commitment to develop and promote emergent Emirati leaders. Majed Al Joker takes on responsibility for a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways updates its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order of 50 of the larger A321neo ACF

Total deal is valued at $6.35 billion at list prices and represents a further commitment to the airline’s growing fleet Deal comes at the end of a year of celebrations as award-winning airline celebrates its twentieth anniversary Qatar Airways will soon welcome the Airbus A350-1000 into its fleet as Global Launch Customer  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08… Read the full press release

IHG® announces its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada

Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid… Read the full press release

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and… Read the full press release

Bombardier transportation becomes an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI)

Bombardier boosts its contribution to the French rail industry sector with research and development support BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier transportation has become an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI). Created by the French government, Railenium brings together the rail industry’s key industrial players and… Read the full press release

Travelport launches online PCI DSS compliance referral service

Langley, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced the launch of an online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance referral service to help its customers businesses achieve PCI DSS certification. With fraud and hacking in the travel industry on the rise, maintaining… Read the full press release

Emaar Hospitality Group reaches an impressive milestone of 10,000 hotel rooms across its portfolio

Over 2,500 hotel rooms in 11 operational hotels in Dubai More than 7,500 hotel rooms under development across 30 upcoming projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and the Maldives Inventory of hotel rooms under three brands – Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Rove Hotels Dubai, UAE, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Jet Airways Cargo and Air France KLM Cargo to further strengthen their existing cargo cooperation

MUMBAI, India/ AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways Cargo (9W Cargo) and Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective to shape and further strengthen their existing cargo cooperation. The signing of the MoU is especially significant, as it complements… Read the full press release

HSMAI announces organizational membership option to become available in 2018

McLean, VA, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is celebrating 90 years of fueling sales, inspiring marketing, and optimizing revenue, announces that an organizational membership option will become available in 2018. It will allow hotel companies, ownership groups, hotel management companies, and partner companies to be HSMAI… Read the full press release

HRS’ meetago small meeting solution integrates with Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense

The integration of HRS’ meetago solution with Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense helps corporations better manage their hotel programme MADRID, Spain, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Arranging an event requires high doses of organisation and patience. Corporations tend to leave the larger conferences to the professionals, but for the smaller meetings and events, employees… Read the full press release

Concur introduces electronic fapiao solution developed to integrate seamlessly into China’s WeChat platform

Beijing, China, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, today introduced an electronic fapiao (a Chinese tax receipt) solution, developed to integrate seamlessly into China’s WeChat platform. Leveraging Concur’s global experience in electronic receipt application and WeChat’s powerful user base, the… Read the full press release

OAG: Aeroflot came out on top among the world’s traditional air carriers in terms of capacity growth

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot came out on top among the world’s traditional air carriers in terms of capacity growth. At the same time, the airline strengthened its position among the world’s Top-20 airlines for seat capacity, rising from 20th to 19th place, according to data from the British ratings agency OAG…. Read the full press release