Emirates celebrates 20 years of service in Bahrain

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — On 25 January 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the route has gone from strength-to-strength, and since the first flight, more… Read the full press release

The Ascend Hotel Collection closed out the decade with a record-breaking development year in 2019

Industry’s First and Largest Upscale Soft Brand Continues Growth Worldwide ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), closed out the decade with a record-breaking development year in 2019. The brand executed 96 total contracts and added 76 new properties to its global portfolio of… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group announces a new agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to connect more than 22,000 Fiat vehicles in Avis Budget Group’s European fleet

Customers of Avis Budget Group renting FCA vehicles in Europe will soon find it easier to pick up and return their vehicles, allowing them to manage their entire rental experience digitally and enabling lock/unlock technology.   More than 22,000 connected Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Lancia cars and Fiat Professional LCV’s  are projected to be added… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways X Bangkok Travel Club Travel Campaign 2020 launches

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr. Chulin Kocharoen, Vice President of Sales (center) and Mr. Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya, Vice President of Marketing (2nd from left) together with Bangkok Travel Club Limited led by Ms. Chonlada Chevathakorn, Managing Director (2nd from right), jointly organized the… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen, Kerry and Paris Beauvais

Flights To Copenhagen, Kerry And Paris Beauvais On Sale Now DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (21 Jan) announced 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen (daily), Kerry (twice weekly) and Paris Beauvais (4 times weekly) commencing in March 2020, as part of Ryanair’s extended UK Summer 2020 schedule…. Read the full press release

Ryanair is the first airline to be awarded the ‘OK Codacons’ seal

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe and Italy’s No 1 airline, today (21 Jan) announced it is the first airline to be awarded the ‘OK Codacons’ seal, in recognition for having reliable and transparent T&Cs, efficient customer service and user-friendly website. The appointment by Codacons, Italy’s leading consumer association – follows… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces Zleep Hotel Hamburg Altonaer Volkspark, the first Zleep hotel in Hamburg

Zleep Hotel Hamburg Altonaer Volkspark to open in 2022 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Zleep hotel in Hamburg is set to launch in 2022 as Deutsche Hospitality rolls out its recently acquired Danish brand in Germany for the first time. Having taken over the Scandinavian hotel concept at… Read the full press release

Phuket to host the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time, the idyllic Southern Thai island resort of Phuket is to be the venue of the annual B2B trade show, the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020. To be organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) between 1-3… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean

Silversea’s Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 has been designed for sophisticated travellers who are in search of extraordinary new experiences. Monaco, Europe, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises today (January 21, 2020) opens general sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean. The Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 will link unique, immersive experiences across… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to host Chinese New Year celebrations and announces flights to Shanghai in March

ear of the Rat sees Manchester Airport commence services to Shanghai in March Huge boost to the 183,000 people across the North who travel there via other means Business and trade boom predicted as existing Chinese routes have already seen a 38% increase in Chinese visitors, average spend per visit increasing by 94% and export… Read the full press release

McCarran International Airport generate nearly $35 billion in economic output

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — McCarran International Airport and its supporting aviation system generate nearly $35 billion in economic output, support approximately 250,000 jobs and are responsible for 18 percent of the area’s gross domestic product, according to a recent study conducted by Oxford Economics. “This report reiterates the critical role… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism marks National Plan for Vacation Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28, and travel experts say now is the time to start thinking about 2020 travel plans. More than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off in 2018, according to the U.S. Travel Association. That’s… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24

HOT SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, and more infield days. Opening… Read the full press release

Accor commits to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience by the end of 2022

Paris, France, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As it advances its role as a responsible tourism provider locally and globally, Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Accor today (January 22,… Read the full press release

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Montreux Jazz Festival expand partnership to launch Fairmont World Tour

After a successful European pilot, the brands have expanded their partnership globally with the launch of the Fairmont World Tour  PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a world-leading luxury brand within the Accor group, is pleased to announce the launch of its global partnership with the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF)…. Read the full press release

Five local schools enjoyed a STEM-packed day at Gatwick Airport Roadshow in Dorking

Five local schools enjoyed an action-packed day easyJet and Surrey Police among partners present along with 40 Gatwick volunteers The series of roadshows will continue to its fourth roadshow in West Sussex in March LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — One thousand pupils from five local schools visited a Gatwick Airport Roadshow at… Read the full press release

Latest passenger satisfaction survey reveals passengers feel an improvement of service quality at Budapest Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Service quality improved significantly at Ferenc Liszt International Airport concerning 32 criteria out of 37, based on the quarterly independent international passenger satisfaction survey. The ASQ results in the last quarter and also for the whole year of 2019 fully reflect the developments completed by Budapest Airport… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ new Airbus A350 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International airport to JFK

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future.  We… Read the full press release

UNWTO, UNEP, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation announces the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is officially announced today (22 JAN 2020) by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to tackle the root causes… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle Air Tanzania’s entire hub operation at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for Airport Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Aviation Security. Swissport, the global leader in airport ground services and… Read the full press release

KAYAK trials a new tool to make multi-city trip planning easier

New Product Feature Finds the Cheapest Routes Between Cities STAMFORD, Conn, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, is testing a new product feature that makes planning your next multi-city trip even easier. A helpful tool designed for anyone traveling to more than one destination, the new feature calculates… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

Lancôme Pop-Up store launches at a Chinese New Year themed opening ceremony of Shop Qatar festival at Hamad International Airport

The launch was marked by a spectacular performance of Chinese lion dancers Lancôme will offer a magical experience on the pop-up and will reveal its Advanced Genefique Serum in a limited-edition red bottle until March 2020 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and Qatar Airways,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Jan 21, 2020) was named to FORTUNE’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies®. Southwest ranks No. 11, and has been featured on the list since 2009. “We are an admired Company because of our People’s passion and love for our Customers shows… Read the full press release

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead launches new wellness retreat at its Waldorf Astoria Spa

ATLANTA, GA, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is pleased to announce the launch of a new wellness retreat taking place at its Waldorf Astoria Spa, hosted in conjunction with two of Atlanta’s leading yoga and mindfulness experts. Launching on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, ‘THRIVE,’ the self-love retreat will focus on mental, physical and spiritual… Read the full press release

Norwegian recognized with two awards at The Aviation 100 Awards

Airline wins CFO / Treasury Team of the Year and the Aviation 100 Equity Deal of the Year Norwegian recognised for multiple milestones throughout 2019 as airline continues strategic change moving from growth to profitability LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian received two coveted accolades at The Aviation 100 Awards held in… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to open a state-of-the-art new lounge in Tokyo Narita International Airport

The lounge will offer gourmet food options and a bright, open relaxation space for passengers flying out of Narita International Airport’s Terminal 1, Satellite 2. The lounge’s interior design was overseen by the renowned designer Kengo Kuma. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven… Read the full press release

CWT launches inaugural monthly podcast, Business Travel On the Fly

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today (Jan 20, 2020) announces the launch of its inaugural monthly podcast, Business Travel On the Fly, that speaks to industry topics and issues affecting business travelers. “We are constantly looking at ever more meaningful ways to engage with business travelers,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign firm contracts for construction of third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships

Partnership further reinforced with two additional newbuild projects that will focus on the development and utilisation of next-generation environmental technologies Paris, France, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20 January 2020) MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique further extended their long-term partnership by making a number of strategic announcements at a ceremony held at… Read the full press release