Qatar Airways to add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, Oman

Four additional non-stop flights starting from 1 October to take service to daily  Sohar is the award-winning airline’s third and most recent destination in the Sultanate of Oman DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to provide direct daily flights from Doha to the Welsh capital

New route to provide direct daily service from Doha to the Welsh capital Qatar Airways to be first Gulf carrier to service Cardiff Airline continues its ambitious expansion plans, with 26 new routes being launched through 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this October 2017

Cargo carrier expands its footprint in the Americas by launching its thirteenth American freighter destination on 11 October DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh as its latest freighter destination in the United States, effective 11 October 2017, making it the first international airline to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh,… Read the full press release

The UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics approved by member States

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the… Read the full press release

Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization for 2018-2021

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. Zurab Pololikashvili was elected… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu; more than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries

More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, China this morning. During the next four days, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and… Read the full press release

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires the next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). The Symposium welcomed more than 250 local and overseas students and academia, as well as industry professionals. Organised by the… Read the full press release

The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), has attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organisations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organisations and 51 source markets. PTM 2017… Read the full press release

Travelzoo announces live stream of the 184th Munich Oktoberfest via Facebook

NEW YORK/MUNICH, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) today announced an upcoming live stream bringing the 184th Munich Oktoberfest directly to phones and computers around the world via Facebook. Travelzoo teams from North America and Europe will be on the ground in Munich to share the world’s largest… Read the full press release

British Airways announces seat sale from 22 Gatwick destinations, September 14-September 19

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — As the back to work blues begin to set in, British Airways is turning up the heat at Gatwick with a quarter of a million seats available for less than £30. From 11am on September 14 until midnight on September 19, the airline is offering 250,000 seats*, the equivalent… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes all flights to the Caribbean and Florida

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A British Airways Boeing 777 took off for Turks and Caicos today for the first time since the island was struck by Hurricane Irma. The airline has now resumed all its flights to the Caribbean and Florida after they were disrupted by the worst hurricane to hit the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Jeff Butler new vice president of inflight and call center services

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska’s new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month. Butler, who previously led inflight and later airports and customer service at Alaska, has been in an interim role as… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines celebrates partnership with San Francisco Giants with new Giants-themed plane

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008. To celebrate this partnership and Alaska’s commitment to the Bay Area, the… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation to host Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz is hosting an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21. The free Workshop and Networking Session is designed to inform qualified persons and businesses of opportunities at O’Hare and Midway International Airports with on-airport rental car… Read the full press release

EDGE Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Denver to mark the 36th annual Great American Beer Festival with variety of activities

EDGE Bar to offer Local Tap Takeover, Blues & Brews event and special menu items for beer lovers Denver, CO, U.S.A., 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — EDGE Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Denver will celebrate the 36th annual Great American Beer Festival with a variety of activities fit for the craft brew enthusiast from October 5 to 7, 2017. Located just… Read the full press release

Ahmed Khalaf appointed General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tunis

Beachfront hotel in the city’s Gammarth neighbourhood will bring a new level of luxury hospitality to the region Tunis, Tunisia, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons veteran leader Ahmed Khalaf has made the move from one Mediterranean city to another as he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his new role as General Manager… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces the appointment of Ali Obeidat as the Director of Sales and Marketing

Amman, Jordan, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces that Ali Obeidat has been appointed as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Ali will take on a key senior role at the luxurious 192-room property in Amman to develop and implement dynamic and creative sales and marketing strategies that support the success of Four Seasons Hotel Amman and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh presents variety of special offers for its guests to celebrate Saudi National Day

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Be at the centre of celebrations for the Kingdom’s 87th National Day. Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh presents a variety of special offers for its guests to enjoy the festive atmosphere and various events including the extraordinary fireworks and laser show at the iconic Kingdom Tower. “This year… Read the full press release

Patrick Pacious marks his first day as president and CEO of Choice Hotels International

New Era for Choice Hotels Marked by Signing Ceremony with Long-time Franchisee ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Patrick Pacious marked his first day as president and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, by signing franchise agreements with long-time Choice franchisee Jayesh (Jay) Patel for a… Read the full press release

Norwegian to hire pilots for its new Dublin base

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian will open a new pilot base at Dublin Airport later this year to support the airline’s growing international operations, including the new transatlantic routes from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast. Recruitment is now underway for new pilot positions for the Dublin base. Earlier this summer, Norwegian launched… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands operations in Turkey with new direct flights to Adana this November 2017

Award-winning airline continues expansion with launch of service to Turkey’s fast-growing agricultural and industrial centre  New three-times-a-week service set to start on 6 November DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport staff and friends braved strong winds for the 110km charity cycle

Shannon, Ireland, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport staff and friends had a sense of a job well done on Saturday afternoon after just short of 130 of them braved strong morning winds to complete the annual 110km charity cycle. The satisfaction was ultimately gleaned from raising much needed funds for two charities –… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland Attorney Danny Wan led the Oakland Pride celebration as Legacy Grand Marshal

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland Attorney Danny Wan led the Oakland Pride celebration as Legacy Grand Marshal yesterday. He was given the honor for his significant contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. “I’m deeply honored to receive this recognition for the work of promoting greater LGBT… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s number one airport for international passengers, and Dubai World Central (DWC), was voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017, which were announced at a ceremony held in Dubai on… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports recognized with three awards at the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards 2017

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers, won three awards at the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards 2017 at a ceremony held in Dubai recently. The BCI Middle East Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of business continuity, risk and resilience professionals and… Read the full press release

HMSHost expands operations at Denver International Airport with new contract to operate three new Starbucks® stores

New locations coming to Concourses A and B and C DENVER, CO, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost and D1 Solutions, under a joint venture partnership called Host DSL DEN F&B, LLC, have been awarded a 7-year contract to operate three new Starbucks® stores at Denver International Airport. Denver’s Department of Aviation voted recently to make… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces strategic partnership with TripAdvisor to better capture inbound tourism across Japan

Multi-media portal with ‘Untold Stories of Japan’ to encourage wider global travel discovery and repeat visits to Japan TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan’s premier airline carrier, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site from reviews to bookings, today announced a strategic partnership supporting the country’s efforts to better capture… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels supports Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recovery and relief efforts

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is donating up to 1,250 free hotel nights to the American Red Cross and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to assist first responders, volunteers and families displaced by recent natural disasters including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “Our thoughts go… Read the full press release

Boeing appoints veteran Finance leader Maurita Sutedja as vice president of Investor Relations

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] named Maurita Sutedja, a veteran Finance leader, as its next vice president of Investor Relations. She will succeed Troy Lahr, who has been appointed chief financial officer of Boeing’s Autonomous Systems business. Sutedja will oversee Boeing’s interactions with the investment community, providing shareholders and industry analysts an accurate… Read the full press release

Boeing projects a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in the China over the next 20 years

20 year outlook projects 7,200+ new airplanes, valued at $1.1 trillion 6.3 percent increase over 2016 forecast BEIJING, China, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), China’s leading provider of commercial airplanes, projects a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in the country over the next 20 years valued at nearly $1.1 trillion dollars. Boeing’s annual China… Read the full press release