Heathrow announces 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners

Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming… Read the full press release

Avis renews its multi-year agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis today (September 17, 2018) announced that it has renewed its multi-year agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) to continue its designation as the official vehicle rental partner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto FC. Under the agreement, the mobility brand will have the… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport as the principal partner of the third annual Eastside Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Three cheers for the best of East Belfast as the third annual Eastside Awards launches in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, celebrating the achievements of the businesses and people of East Belfast. Open for entry until 19 October, new categories have been added to this year’s accolades recognising the… Read the full press release

Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing. “Initiatives like the New Distribution Capability… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways GCEO and Chair of IATA Board of Governors H.E. Mr. Al Baker hosted IATA committee meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, yesterday hosted the Chair Committee meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as part of his role as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors. H.E. Mr. Al Baker was joined by fellow IATA Board… Read the full press release

Flybe to roll out new livery across all its Bombardier Q400 and Embraer 175 aircraft over the next six years

Airline welcomes first ‘new look’aircraft into fleet Arrival marks start of invigorated brand awareness New livery “a credit to talented in-house design team” Full fleet re-painting scheduled for completion by 2025 Co-ordinated in line with existing fleet re-painting programme adding no extra cost to business Exeter, England, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group becomes a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC)

Reflects growing importance of IoT for connecting cars and drivers to enable ubiquitous, personalized and convenient travel Company will co-lead task force on Smart Cities PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) today (Sept. 05, 2018) announced it has become a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). The company has joined the consortium… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presented in the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum

Qatar Airways is proud to be a key driver of trade for the Qatar-Germany economic relationship The award-winning airline operates 35 weekly flights between Doha and Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to participate in the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum, the ninth edition of the… Read the full press release

JJ Ruddle’s restaurant opens at Shannon Airport

New restaurant, the final phase of a €2.1m investment in the food and beverage facilities, opens at Shannon Airport Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The standard for airport food in Ireland has been reset, with a new offering in Shannon stirring up memories of the glory days of dining there. In another… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase to be held in Australia for the very first time this November

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia’s major incentive showcase for the China market – the Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase – will be held in Australia for the very first time this coming November. Capitalising on strong awareness and demand for Australia by Chinese incentive planners, the Showcase will provide key… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia hosts Aussie Specialist Program at Corroboree Asia trade event at the Gold Coast

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 100 Australian tourism businesses are on the Gold Coast this week meeting with close to 300 Aussie Specialist travel sellers from key Asian markets to strengthen their specific product knowledge and enhance their ability to promote and sell Australia. Hosted by Tourism Australia in partnership with… Read the full press release

GBTA awards three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego. Direct Member of the Year—Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation Direct Member of the Year—Connie Smith, Manager of Global Services, McCain… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals 20 winners of this year’s World of Opportunity Programme

For the second year, Heathrow has partnered with the Department for International Trade ‘Exporting is GREAT Campaign’ to fund 20 SME’s exporting ambitions​ SME’s will be awarded a total of £40,000 to support international trade missions and foreign market research​ This year’s winners include designers, manufacturers and retailers from across the UK all looking to… Read the full press release

LaSalle Hotel Properties receives a proposal from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) (“LaSalle” or the “Company”) today ( August 22, 2018) confirmed that it received a proposal from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (“Pebblebrook”) on August 21, 2018 to acquire LaSalle in a transaction with consideration of 0.92 common shares of Pebblebrook per common… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

Emirates adds YREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari to its premium offering in First and Business Class

The airline partners with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari for latest amenities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

IHG® Business Edge: IHG® introduces a comprehensive program designed for SMEs

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has introduced IHG® Business Edge, a comprehensive program designed to enhance the corporate travel experience for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). Prior to launch, 1,500 companies have already signed up as members, eager to benefit from… Read the full press release

CDA to host a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on August 8, 2018

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O’Hare or Midway International Airports, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s your chance to get informed! The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will present a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on Wednesday,… Read the full press release

JAPAN: Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors to guests

OSAKA, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors today (August 1, 2018), joining 12 other serviced apartments in the country, as well as a growing portfolio of more than 60 Oakwood branded properties in the world. Situated within walking distance to Shin-Osaka Station, the gateway to Japan’s Kansai… Read the full press release

HMSHost awarded a 10-year contract to operate 14 food and beverage locations at Boston Logan International Airport

Leading restaurateur to expand offering to travelers by adding local brands BOSTON, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost, along with partner Master ConcessionAir LLC –who is part of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program – was awarded a 10-year contract, with a projected sales volume of $540 million, to operate 14… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Gargash partner to transport Alfa Romeos to the prestigious Gumball 3000 motor rally

Cars flown to London to mark Dubai based Gargash’s 100th anniversary Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, and Gargash, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, have partnered to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the prestigious… Read the full press release

Myanmar Shalom Offers FAM Trip to Magical Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Myanmar has recently opened its doors to the world after decades of isolation and now is the time to explore this Magical country.  We have created unique FAM Trip (21st  – 30th September) for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also first time travelers to Myanmar. With a focus… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes the opening of new restaurants Hop & Cask and Blaze Pizza this summer

Hebron, KY, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — New restaurants are greeting travelers at CVG this summer. Global restaurateur HMSHost opened two new food & beverage options for the busy summer travel season — Hop & Cask in Concourse B by Gate 17, as well as Blaze Pizza in Concourse A. Hop & Cask celebrates… Read the full press release

Kempinski launches new Meetings & Events concept — the Inspiring Events Crafted by Kempinski

Geneva, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate the new Kempinski Meetings & Events concept, event planners are offered exclusive awards in addition to value added benefits for the event, when choosing any Kempinski Hotel worldwide as their venue. When booking before 15 November 2018 the booker is invited to select two complimentary value-adding benefits… Read the full press release

Bombardier to launch Head-up Display and Enhanced Vision System options on its Challenger 350 business jets

Lightweight Head-up Display (HUD) from Rockwell Collins will make the best equipped cockpit in the super mid-size segment even better The Head-up Display and Enhanced Vision System (EVS) will be available as an option on new Challenger 350aircraft orders and as a retrofit on in-service models The HUD and EVS bring unparalleled situational awareness and improvements… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide to open its second Oakwood-branded property in Hyderabad with Kapil Group

HYDERABAD, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today (JULY 5, 2018) signed a partnership with Kapil Group (BVM Energy and Residences Pvt. Ltd.) to open its second Oakwood-branded property in Hyderabad in 2021. “Hyderabad has been developing at a rapid pace with its emerging IT, pharmaceutical and Meetings,… Read the full press release

The FinLab and Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS to host digital transformation programme for travel agencies

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The FinLab, a joint-venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, today announced its collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) to help travel agencies advance their businesses through a digital transformation programme for businesses. Through the three-month acceleration programme, travel… Read the full press release

Air Partner honoured with “Best Executive Travel Solutions Provider” award by Major Events International (MEI)

Gatwick, UK, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, was named “Best Executive Travel Solutions Provider” by Major Events International (MEI) at an awards dinner held on 27 June 2018, as part of its Major Events Summit in Liverpool. MEI provides international business services for companies who want to take… Read the full press release

GBTA to provide education, resources and networking opportunities to business travel professionals in its new chapter in Italy

London, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today (3 July 2018) announced that it is launching a chapter in Italy. Established in response to demand from the local market, the chapter will provide education, resources and networking opportunities to business… Read the full press release