Qantas invests up to $10 million each year to expand its discounted fares program

Bigger discounts for last minute fares for residents in 16 regional towns Maximum fares approximately $400 per sector to capital cities (approx. $800 return) Qantas calls on councils and airports to reduce airport fees Mount Isa, Australia, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Residents in regional and remote towns across Australia will benefit from a… Read the full press release

IHG welcomes Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas region

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas region. In this role, Smith will lead a team responsible for increasing IHG’s presence in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean for new-builds and conversions… Read the full press release

Vietjet Thailand named Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Vietjet Thailand has been named Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2019. The award ceremony has just been held in Singapore. This award was nominated by Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress & Stars of the Industry Group to honor Asian businesses’ effort and achievements in human resources… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches two direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to New Delhi

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s a great news for Indian culture-lovers that Vietjet is now opening 2 direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to New Delhi with thousands of super-saving tickets priced only from 0VND (*). The promotional tickets are up for grabs during 3 golden days from August 20-22,… Read the full press release

South Carolina’s Duane Parrish Named 2019 State Tourism Director of the Year

AUSTIN, TX, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Duane Parrish of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2019. Parrish was announced as the honoree before more than 1,000 destination marketing professionals at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference, the premier… Read the full press release

CAA Headquarters relocates to Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the relocation of our central London office from Holborn to Canary Wharf, our official corporate headquarters is now Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport. The official registered address is Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0YR. Our building on Kingsway in Holborn,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the “Compensaid” sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels

Travelers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Airline passengers can reduce up to 80 percent of their CO2 emissions “Compensaid” provides a transparent overview of a person’s travel history and associated CO2 emissions across all airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2neutral, synthetic… Read the full press release

Brand USA unveils full list of exhibitors participating in the inaugural Brand USA Travel Week Europe

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (AUGUST 19, 2019), Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced the full list of exhibitors participating in the inaugural Brand USA Travel Week Europe taking place in London from Sept. 9-13, 2019. This immersive celebration of the United States will bring together the biggest… Read the full press release

Brand USA announces winners of the first-ever Brand USA Video Storytelling Award

Destination DC and New Mexico Tourism Department honored as first recipients AUSTIN, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced winners of the first-ever Brand USA Video Storytelling Award during the ESTO Destination Day Lunch. Brand USA President and CEO Christopher L. Thompson presented the… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo presented with ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ award for transporting the largest volume of air cargo from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Award from MAB Kargo for highest air cargo tonnage at Kuala Lumpur Air cargo carrier sees 17% growth in cargo transported in one year Operated multiple cargo charters including a special flight for solar panels to Zambia Dubai/ Kuala Lumpur, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was presented… Read the full press release

Flybe becomes the first regional airline in the world to be awarded IATA Level 4 NDC certification

Only regional airline in world to receive NDC Level 4 status High performance access to real time data for travel trade Exeter, England, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC)… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines returns to Manchester Airport with new peak-summer service to Boston

Now boarding – Virgin Atlantic and Delta unveil new schedule between Manchester and United States Delta returns to Manchester to join forces with Virgin Atlantic Manchester, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K and U.S. from next summer, with Delta returning to Manchester… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises orders third Icon-Class Ship to Feature Environmentally-Friendly Innovation

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship for delivery in 2025. The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, respectively – in… Read the full press release

Indy Airport Employee recognized with Hoosier Hospitality Award

Walker recognized for his role in creating a welcoming atmosphere at IND INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Todd Walker is an important reason why the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has been recognized by some of the most prestigious organizations – and most importantly millions of passengers – as a world-class airport, and the… Read the full press release

British Airways offers 50,000 short-haul seats at £50 each-way

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As the summer holidays come to an end and Autumn is on the horizon, so it seems the UK is bracing for a cooler climate. According to the Met Office, we’re in for a week of breeze and scattered showers. With the children heading back to school shortly and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways appoints Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express

Airline and Cathay Pacific veteran Mandy Ng brings continuity and expertise to the Group’s newest wholly owned subsidiary Hong kong, China, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (August 19, 2019) announced the appointment of Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express with immediate effect. Mandy takes over from former CEO… Read the full press release

The Orkney Distillery and Visitor Centre earns Five Star Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — An Orkney gin company which opened its premises to visitors just over a year ago is celebrating after having achieved its Five Star Quality Assurance award at its first grading visit. The Orkney Distillery and Visitor Centre, situated on Kirkwall’s harbour front, is the home of Kirkjuvagr Orcadian… Read the full press release

WINiT by GBTA is now accepting nominations for the inaugural WINiT Awards

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — WINiT by GBTA is now accepting nominations for the inaugural WINiT Awards. The WINiT Awards recognize the women, men and companies who together, are driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. WINiT wants to celebrate an organization that has a women-related community service or… Read the full press release

Dusit International announces the first dusitD2 branded property in Bangkok — dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok

Easy access to major business and lifestyle hubs is just one of the highlights of dusitD2 Samyan, Bangkok, slated to open in 2023. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Tian Teck Property Company Limited to operate… Read the full press release

SJC welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop flights to Kona and Lihue

Southwest will become the second SJC carrier serving all four main Hawaiian Islands nonstop in January 2020 San Jose, Calif., 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced today (August 15, 2019 ) the addition of new nonstop flights to Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai (LIH) from Mineta San Jose… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Announces Senior Management Changes

Hongkong, China, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (August 16, 2019) the following management changes, effective from 19th August: Mr. Augustus Tang appointed Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Mr. Rupert Hogg. Mr. Ronald Lam appointed Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, succeeding Mr. Paul Loo.  Ronald Lam will remain Chief Executive Officer of Hong… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean reveals new, 4-night itineraries at Private Island Destination

Royal Caribbean Gives Guests More Time to Thrill and Chill with Two Calls and Late Nights at Private Island Destination MIAMI, FL, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — With the smashing success of Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean International is celebrating 100 days of Perfect Day with a double dose of adventure. The cruise line has… Read the full press release

The first Hyatt Place hotel in the city of Vacaville, California and in Solano County, Hyatt Place Vacaville, is officially open

136-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of Vacaville, Calif. CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 14, 2019) that Hyatt Place Vacaville, the first Hyatt Place hotel in the city of Vacaville, Calif. and in Solano County, is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s… Read the full press release

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts launches its 2019 ‘Kilo of Kindness’ global charity campaign

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the campaign’s fifth year, Mövenpick calls on guests to donate at least one kilo of food, clothing and educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is lending a hand to people in need with the launch of its 2019 ‘Kilo… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System returns to service in time for the 2019 holiday travel season

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System (ATS) – the People Mover – will return to service in time for the 2019 holiday travel season, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its construction partners announced today (08/15/2019). This announcement comes on the heels of a mediated supplemental settlement… Read the full press release

BRITISH AIRWAYS’ A350 GEARS UP FOR ITS FIRST LONG HAUL FLIGHT TO DUBAI

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on September 2. The airline took delivery of its newest aircraft featuring its latest generation business class seat, Club Suite, on July 29. Not only… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrated its 100,000th aircraft pushback using its eco-friendly, emissions-free Mototok tugs

Automated pushback devices have reduced airside emissions and allowed the airline to reduce its fuel consumption The devices are part of British Airways’ long-term plan to reduce emissions from all vehicles at Heathrow Mototok technology helps British Airways maintain its position as the most punctual of the largest short-haul operators out of London LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

British Airways trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first. From now until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Spokane and Paine Field

Nonstop route will connect Eastern Washington and Everett with daily roundtrip flight Seattle, Washington, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Aug. 14, 2019) it will launch daily nonstop service between Spokane International Airport and Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett on Nov. 4. Tickets are now on sale, just in time for holiday travel. Spokane becomes the 10th destination served… Read the full press release

Southwest Airline expands service to, from, and within Hawaii

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 15, 2019) announced the carrier will add new service to, from, and within Hawaii in mid-January 2020 with new, daily service between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between both of the carrier’s Hawaii gateways in the Bay Area, Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii, will… Read the full press release