flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes — the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East’s history

Largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history pushes total MAX orders above 4,200 Airline to fly several models of 737 MAX family to suit its network and growth plans Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle… Read the full press release

Future Leaders Series to be held on 20 March at The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel

50 hospitality and travel executives attend Niccolo Lecture Series Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of WIT Hospitality 2018, scheduled for 20 March in Hong Kong, WIT will launch a Future Leaders Series aimed at nurturing outstanding individuals to become future leaders in the digital travel space. The half-day forum from… Read the full press release

Boeing to supply four 787-9 Dreamliners to Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc

Morocco’s flag carrier expands 787 fleet to enable growth in international routes SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s… Read the full press release

Caribia Travels rolls out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribia Travels have rolled out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module (BMM) to produce quotations and manage bookings. They are also taking Dolphin’s Reservation Module which includes their own directly contracted products loaded into Dolphin’s Product Database to facilitate a single search, aggregating results across numerous connected sources. The new… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) become sister airports

The two companies sign a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate knowledge and expertise exchange Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports signed today a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to become sister airports, strengthening the cooperation and… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio in Senegal

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, has opened its second hotel in Dakar, Senegal on 4 December 2017. Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio, is a 152-room hotel with a unique congress center that will provide over 14,700 m2 space for large scale exhibitions,… Read the full press release

Bombardier delivers the first CS300 aircraft of Seoul-based Korean Air Lines

Korean Air Line is the C Series Asian launch customer Entry-into-service is expected to occur in January 2018 Montréal, CANADA, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today celebrated the delivery of a first CS300 aircraft to Seoul-based Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., the Asian launch customer for the C Series aircraft family. “This… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) approved by European Commission

33 more aircraft to be integrated into the Eurowings Group Eurowings to take over all LGW personnel Formal transaction scheduled for January 2018 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Commission gave its formal approval today to the acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) by the Lufthansa Group. The approval follows an extensive… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport launches campaign in search for the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB) head

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport, alongside the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC), have launched a campaign to recruit a high-profile Chair to head up the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB). The CEB will take on the role of the current consultative committee and was a recommendation by the Airports Commission,… Read the full press release

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion Reduced cost options developed with input from airlines and will be consulted on in January Savings would be delivered without compromising on Heathrow’s commitments to local communities or passenger experience LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has identified options that… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces two new additions to its EMEA Regional Business Development team

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of ambitious global growth plans, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups – has announced two new additions to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Business Development team, to signal its commitment to accelerate growth in key… Read the full press release

Qantas announces the resignation of its Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty Jayne Hrdlicka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas announces that Jayne Hrdlicka, Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty, has resigned from the Group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as Group Executive of Strategy and Technology before moving to become the CEO of the Jetstar Group in 2012. In her five years at… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces new General Manager for the Steigenberger Esplanade and the Maxx Hotel in Jena

New General Manager for the Steigenberger Esplanade and the Maxx Hotel in Jena – long-term extension to the agreement for the Maxx Hotel Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A change of leadership has taken place both at the Steigenberger Esplanade Jena and at the Maxx Hotel Jena. Matthias Dittmeier has been in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ by the ‘Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards’

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Accolades awarded ahead of upcoming launch of the airline’s award-winning business class seat, Qsuite, in the United States on 16 December into New York DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines names Ted Christie as new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bob Fornaro

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) announced today that Ted Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume the position of President and will join the company’s Board of Directors effective on January 1, 2018. In his management role, Christie will have overall responsibility for the finance, revenue, operations, IT and… Read the full press release

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