British Airways’ Sport Relief achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ week of Sport Relief fundraising events has taken off today (March 06, 2020) by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities. British Airways’ support for Sport Relief… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes… Read the full press release

LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas offers an exciting Easter programme

Male, Maldives, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Escape to a whimsical world inspired by Alice in Wonderland at LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas this Easter. Since the resort opened in February 2019, LUX* North Malé Atoll has been bringing larger-than-life parties to guests – this Easter will see some of the most memorable… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Vittaveli celebrates International Women’s Day with a host of special activities

Male, Maldives, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following this year’s theme of the International Women’s Day, #EachForEqual, Jumeirah Vittaveli will be celebrating the success of all the talented women around the world with a host of special activities on offer for everyone. All female in house guests will have the opportunity to start and end… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Locally-Based Operation to Bring Investment in Jobs, Growth Opportunities CONCORD, N.C., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today ( March 4, 2020) announced plans to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base in Concord,… Read the full press release

The 22nd Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor on May 2

The 22nd annual festival on May 2 in Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor will provide free build and decorate kite kits and activities for the entire family Chicago, IL, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 22nd Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor (Montrose and Wilson)… Read the full press release

PATA Nepal Chapter Chief Executive Officer, Suresh Singh Budal, named 2020 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Suresh Singh Budal, Chief Executive Office of the PATA Nepal Chapter, is today named as the 2020 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “On behalf of everyone at the Pacific Asia Travel… Read the full press release

PATA to help equip the travel sector with critical skills needed to manage tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading global charity The Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and… Read the full press release

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner appoints Scott Hamilton as general manager

MCLEAN, Va., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, owned by Park Hotels & Resorts and managed by Hilton Management Services, has appointed Scott Hamilton as general manager. Most recently, Hamilton served as resident manager at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. In his new role, Hamilton will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations… Read the full press release

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel welcomes Dale Johnson as director of operations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel has announced the appointment of Dale Johnson as director of operations of the 248-room property. Prior to joining the hotel, Johnson was the general manager of the 169-room DoubleTree by Hilton Campbell – Pruneyard Plaza in California. “We are delighted to welcome Dale… Read the full press release

TAP launches direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde from June 20, 2020

Direct flight from Porto to Cape Verde. As of 20 June, Porto will have a direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde, with one flight a week.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — These flights depart from Porto on Saturdays at 10:25 p.m. and arrive on the Cape Verde island at 12:55 a.m…. Read the full press release

The Maine Tourism Association announces the appointment of Tony Cameron as new Chief Executive Officer

Hallowell, ME , 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maine Tourism Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Tony Cameron has been named the new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications MTA, a position he has held for nearly five years. He previously served as the Executive Director of… Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates Holi with a lined up festive treats and memorable experiences

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Holi, the Indian festival of colours and flavours, has arrived onboard Emirates, and the airline’s chefs have lined up festive treats and memorable experiences. On 9 and 10 March, Emirates’ customers travelling to and from seven destinations in India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and… Read the full press release

Emirates Group raised highlighted its ongoing environmental initiatives to mark World Wildlife Day

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Championing environmental stewardship and providing an opportunity for employees to understand the role that the company plays in building a more sustainable future, the Emirates Group hosted an event to raise awareness of the role of business in environmental protection and to highlight its ongoing environmental initiatives… Read the full press release

Emirates marks a major milestone with 20 million downloads of its mobile app

Emirates marks 20 million app downloads, as the airline’s mobile and digital strategy drives strong consumer uptake. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer; Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior VP for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand; Alex Knigge, Senior VP for Digital; Bob Kabli, Senior VP for B2C Online Sales & Ancillaries, celebrates the milestone with members… Read the full press release

Clarion Pointe surpasses 50 hotels open or in the pipeline

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ —  Clarion Pointe, a midscale select-service brand extension franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), has now surpassed 50 hotels open or in the pipeline. With eight open Clarion Pointe hotels and two dozen more on track to open this year alone, the brand’s portfolio is satisfying high demand… Read the full press release

HMSHost names Joe Thornton as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

BETHESDA, Md., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, global restaurateur and leader in travel dining in airports and motorways, appointed industry veteran Joe Thornton as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will oversee HMSHost operations of more than 1,700 food and beverage locations in North America, as well as Culinary, Supply… Read the full press release

Starbucks and La Familia Tacos + Tequila to open at Bradley International Airport this summer

HMSHost brings Latin fusion and Starbucks to New England travelers Windsor Locks, CT, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Exciting new dining choices are on approach to Bradley International Airport (BDL). Starbucks and La Familia Tacos + Tequila, a Latin fusion restaurant and bar, are planned to open this summer. The upcoming openings are part… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2020 nominations now open

London, UK, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Voting has opened ahead of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2020. The red-carpet event will take place at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Antalya, Turkey on 20 June 2020. Categories cover the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry, and range from leading hotels,… Read the full press release

Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi wins the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — After three days of fun festivities on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi winning the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha… Read the full press release

“Invisible Burden of Tourism” partnership to address skill gaps in destination management

BRISTOL, England, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading global charity the Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise are joining forces again, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and overtourism, these organizations are… Read the full press release

Shannon Group donates €100,000 to Limerick Suicide Watch and the Irish Cancer Society

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group staff have boosted two charities doing invaluable work across the region with a €100,000 donation made this week from its chosen charity programme. Limerick Suicide Watch and the Irish Cancer Society have shared in the largest amount ever gathered by the staff of Shannon Airport,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Accuity to automate and streamline its regulatory compliance screening operations

Air cargo carrier signs multi-year deal with Accuity to optimise its sanctions compliance and export control programs Dubai / London, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, announced that it is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions,… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey launches new assistance to people who are visually impaired

John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports will now offer free Aira services for duration of year-long pilot program New York City, New York, United States, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority has launched a 12-month pilot program at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports… Read the full press release

dnata adds Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its car rental portfolio

dnata expands partnership with The Hertz Corporation Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the largest travel management companies in the Middle East, has expanded its car rental portfolio by adding the quality services of Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its offering. Both brands are part of… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct service from Novosibirsk to Antalya from June 1, 2020

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will begin direct regular flights from Novosibirsk to Antalya starting from June 1, 2020. The new flight tickets are already on sale. Flights will be operated three times a week — on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays and Fridays departure is from Tolmachevo Airport… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality brings Zleep Hotels brand in the Czech Republic

Deutsche Hospitality to add Prague to its portfolio of locations  Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is set to continue its expansion into new markets by launching Zleep Hotels in the Czech Republic for the first time. The new Zleep Hotel Prague is scheduled to open in 2024 as… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces appointments at Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin and IntercityHotel Hauptbahnhof Berlin

Peter Mikkelsen named Area Manager Berlin with immediate effect/Steffi Wisotzky in charge of the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin from 1 April 2020/Katrin Schissler takes charge at the IntercityHotel Hauptbahnhof Berlin Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — New management structure in Berlin: Peter B. Mikkelsen has been appointed Area General Manager… Read the full press release