Star Alliance enhances its digital and mobile services with the launch of Digital Services Platform

Lufthansa and United first two carriers using platform to enhance customer experience STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform… Read the full press release

CDA awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funding by the U.S. EPA

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it has been awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DERA grant will enable the CDA and United Airlines to invest a total of $1.43 million to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates service from Doha to the capital city of Australia, Canberra

Canberra is the airline’s fifth gateway into Australia Airline now proudly flies the Boeing B777 featuring the award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, to Canberra, connecting Canberrans to the airline’s global network of more than 150 destinations  DOHA, Qatar , 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group recognized as a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices

A global recognition that honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Greener Journeys national campaign to clean Britain’s air

Stagecoach Policy Development Director Liz Esnouf pledges her support for modern, clean buses in the fight for clean air Official guidance directs local councils to be lenient on biggest polluters and penalise buses instead PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has called for buses to be put at the heart of the UK’s… Read the full press release

AccorHotels, Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Wildlife Reserves Singapore to receive support from Singapore Tourism Board’s Inaugural Marketing Innovation Programme

The recipients were selected from a total of 44 proposals from businesses across a wide range of industries SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has received a strong response to the inaugural edition of its Marketing Innovation Programme (MIP). Launched in April 2017, a total of 44 applications were received from… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces codeshare agreement with ferry operator Cotai Water Jet

Airline’s customers can now book travel to one of Asia’s leading tourism and entertainment centres via Hong Kong HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers from around the world will soon enjoy more convenient access to the tourism and entertainment centre of Macao and the Pearl River Delta beyond, thanks to a new Cathay… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon to start a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan this March

The Shandong capital, known as the “City of Springs”, becomes the Cathay Pacific Group’s 28th destination in mainland China HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group’s expansion across mainland China continues apace, with the announcement that Cathay Dragon will commence a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan, the… Read the full press release

SkyTouch Technology named a Leader in the Gartner Quadrant for hotel management software

SkyTouch Highlighted for Highest Value and Capability Among Property Management Systems ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTouch Technology has been named a Leader in the latest Gartner Quadrant for hotel management software. The FrontRunners quadrant evaluated verified product data and end-user reviews for 185 hotel property management systems (PMS). Only the products with the top scores were… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Michael Fruin as regional vice president of franchise services, northeast region

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced Michael Fruin has joined the company as regional vice president of franchise services, northeast region. In this role, Fruin will be responsible for leading a team of field-based franchise operations business consultants called Area… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels promotes Brian Kirkland to the position of Chief Technology Officer

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced the promotion of Brian Kirkland to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In this new leadership role, Kirkland will oversee the company’s overall information technology strategy, development and operations. He will report directly to John Bonds,… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba recognized as the best hotel in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Riviera Maya, Mexico (February, 2018) – Rosewood Mayakoba, the award-winning resort nestled in the lush enclave of the Riviera Maya, has been recognized as the best hotel in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report. As the #1 hotel on this year’s iteration of the list, moving… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels list in British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report today (February 6, 2018) unveiled its annual Best Hotels list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia the number one hotel across three separate categories including British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver. The prestigious rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada,… Read the full press release

Qantas new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service now on sale

SYDNEY, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 7TH FEBRUARY 2018) announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018 with fares available for sale from today.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops   SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (FEBRUARY 7, 2018) announced at the 2018 Singapore Airshow that it has received an order from… Read the full press release

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager   Sjefke Jansen joins to lead historical hotel Jakarta, Indonesia, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is proud to announce that it has appointed a new general manager. The industry veteran Sjefke Jansen brings his award-winning hospitality experience to the historical… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The newly opened hotel will be the… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Witkoff to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and global development firm Witkoff announced today (02/12/2018) a plan to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Ushering in a new era of world-class hospitality, the integrated resort and casino to be named The Drew Las Vegas will… Read the full press release

Swedavia appoints Johan Bill as director of its new organisation — Major Projects

Sweden, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to best carry out Swedavia’s large-scale investments and ensure synergies and learning between the company’s development programmes, during the autumn a new Implementation organisation was introduced. With the new organisation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018, Swedavia aims to enhance its ability to implement… Read the full press release

Al Ghurair Properties and Swissôtel inaugurates Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living in Deira, Dubai

Al Ghurair Properties launch flagship Swissôtel in Dubai with opening of Swissôtel Al Ghurair Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Ghurair Properties, the property development arm of Al Ghurair, has partnered with the world renowned Swissôtel to announce the inauguration of Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living, embedded within Al Ghurair Centre,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Chad Fletcher as VP of global sales

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced Chad Fletcher has joined the company as vice president of global sales. In this role, Fletcher will lead the company’s corporate, travel agency and group sales strategy to support the continued growth of business… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program

Internship opportunities in aviation, engineering, social responsibility and other professional fields Oakland, Calif., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is recruiting for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, students apply for paid internships in a variety of fields at the Port. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 2,… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian Air’s new nonstop Bay Area service to Rome

New Bay Area air service to Europe begins February 6 Oakland, CA, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport today launches the first nonstop Bay Area service to Rome since 2001.  The flight between Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) takes 12 hours and 35 minutes, and will… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports installs new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and Emaratech marked the completion of the installation of new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1. An array of 20 of the new smart gates is now fully operational in the arrivals… Read the full press release

Brand USA names Karly Melo regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Canada

TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Karly Melo regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Canada. In her new role, Melo will collaborate with the Toronto office of TimeZoneOne, a global creative-services and communications agency…. Read the full press release

Brand USA names Lourdes Berho regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Lourdes Berho regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Mexico. Berho, founder of Mexico City-based Alchemia: In the Business of Transformation®, and former CEO of the Mexico Tourism… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new service from Iasi, Romania to Brussels and Charleroi, Belgium from 8 July 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announces a new service from Iasi International Airport to Brussels, Charleroi, from 8 July 2018. Passengers planning their holiday can already book tickets from only RON 99 */ EUR 19.99 * on… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named the best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The market research company ServiceValue has named Deutsche Hospitality best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”. According to a survey commissioned by the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the group is held in particularly high esteem by mid-sized companies in Germany. Respondents… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognises Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß as “General Managers of the Year”

Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß receive awards for their performances in 2017  Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has once again recognised outstanding performances by hotel directors by announcing its “General Managers of the Year”. This time, the awards go to Gondra Wettley (Steigenberger Hotel Berlin) and Claudia Feuß (IntercityHotel… Read the full press release