AC Hotels makes the European debut of the global thought leadership series AC Unpacked: A Conversation at AC Hotel Manchester City Centre

The AC Unpacked: A Conversation Series from AC Hotels by Marriott® Had Its European Debut in Manchester, UK Future Iterations of the Global Series are Planned For South Africa, California and Peru Manchester, UK, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — AC Hotels, the carefully-curated lifestyle brand from Marriott International, marked the European debut of the… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts unveils a limited-edition capsule collection of jewelry and accessories designed by Mercedes Salazar

Designer Mercedes Salazar Translates the Indigenous Allure of The Luxury Collection’s Unique Hotels and Resorts in Mexico and the Country’s Vibrant Culture into an Exclusive Line of Jewelry and Accessories New York, NY, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts is unveiling a limited-edition capsule collection of jewelry and accessories designed… Read the full press release

JW Marriott announces the opening of the new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu in Shandong province, China

JW Marriott Hotel Qufu To Bring The JW Treatment To Beautiful Ancient City, Setting Benchmark For Modern Design And Luxury Hospitality Qufu, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (05/15/2019) announced the opening of the new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu in Shandong province, China. Owned by… Read the full press release

Discover the charms of Qatari heritage at Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli in Doha

Doha, Qatar, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In Qatar’s fast expanding capital, residents and travellers are invited to discover the charms of Qatari heritage at Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli. As a new addition to the collection of hotels in Souq Waqif, Al Najada offers new heights of Arabian hospitality to hotel and apartment guests…. Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new domestic flight reservation system

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (May 14, 2019) announced the launch of a new domestic flight reservation system on its homepage, www.jal.co.jp/en. In the JAL Group Medium Term Management Plan, one of the management goals focused on improving customer satisfaction levels by the year 2020. Based on customer feedback, the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze opens Magnolia GastroBar in collaboration with the Michelin-starred Japanese Chef Haruo Ichikawa

Florence, Italy, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Firenze opens a new restaurant for the summer season, Magnolia GastroBar, to be launched on June 3, 2019 in collaboration with the Michelin-starred Japanese Chef Haruo Ichikawa.  Located at La Villa, the residential style accommodation within Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Magnolia offers an elegant greenhouse with an… Read the full press release

Econo Lodge Encourages Fans to Cast a Line for Chance to Win Ultimate Fishing Trip with Angler of the Year Justin Lucas

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Econo Lodge, a sponsor of Major League Fishing’s Bass Pro Tour title, is giving one lucky winner and their guest the opportunity to spend a day fishing with Justin Lucas, professional angler and 2018 Angler of the Year, on Alabama’s Smith Lake. To enter the ‘Easy Escape’ Contest, participants must submit photos… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings welcomes Sue D’Emic as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller

NORWALK, Conn.,  2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (May 14, 2019) announced the appointment of Sue D’Emic as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Ms. D’Emic joins Booking Holdings from Time Inc., where she most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. D’Emic will oversee Booking Holdings’ Tax, External Reporting and Corporate… Read the full press release

British Airways signs the Time to Change employer pledge

British Airways has signed Time to Change mental health pledge TV fashion stylist Gok Wan shared how he overcame his mental health struggles and urges others to talk more about how they’re feeling Pledge comes as British Airways is named the airline Brits would be most proud to work for LONDON, UK, 2019-May-16 — /Travel… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Best Kept Awards announces final call for Health and Social Care Facilities across Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A final call for Health and Social Care Facilities across Northern Ireland to enter the George Best Belfast City Airport Best Kept Awards has been issued. The Best Kept Awards, hosted by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC), are designed to recognise and celebrate the health facilities… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open registration for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference! The conference, returning to Chicago November 3-6, will convene global aviation and airport professionals for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports, highlighting… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways serves Iftar meal during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Customers breaking their fast on board will receive Iftar meals on selected routes DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to continue its tradition of supporting passengers who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan and breaking their fast on board by serving a delicious Iftar meal consisting of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces expanded commercial relationship with EL AL Israel Airlines

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles TEL AVIV, Israel and SEATTLE, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today (May 13, 2019) expanded their commercial relationship… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) globally-recognised accreditation for perishable product handling. In harness with aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA created the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) with the aim… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport seeks to measure New Zealand’s tourism growth and sustainability

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Research commissioned by Auckland Airport has proposed a new framework for New Zealand to measure both the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export earning industry in terms of foreign currency earnings. The $39 billion industry makes a direct contribution to… Read the full press release

Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

Features 97 routes including 9 ski routes Choice of up to 2,521 flights a week Up to 162 flights a week serving London Heathrow including first winter for Newquay flights Selection of seasonal routes increased for Christmas and New Year Exeter, England, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel announces partnership with sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthias Marquardt

IntercityHotel enters into cooperation with sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthias Marquardt Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — IntercityHotel GmbH Managing Director Joachim Marusczyk has launched a cooperation agreement with the sports physician Dr. Matthias Marquardt in order to be able to enable hotel guests to enjoy an active stay. The new… Read the full press release

Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

Airline’s iconic double decker thrills crowds with flypast at the First European Grand Prix of the 2019 season DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona got off to a spectacular start yesterday when Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over the race track… Read the full press release

Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul named the Best Bar in Korea ranking at #14 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list

Seoul, Korea, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has been named the Best Bar in Korea ranking at #14 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list. Only three bars in Korea were recognised on the prestigious list with Charles H. receiving the highest ranking voted by an Academy of more than 200 drinks industry… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn launches Inspired by Nature Sweepstakes; lucky winner will have the chance to experience one of four spectacular U.S. national parks

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sleep Inn brand, known for its convenient, reliable locations and nature-inspired design, is giving one lucky adventure seeker and their guest the chance to experience one of four spectacular U.S. national parks as part of the Inspired by Nature Sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary; to enter, participants must submit an… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomed nearly 2.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019

Traffic Exceeds 2.1 Million in First Quarter of 2019 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 2.2 million passengers flew through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in the first quarter of 2019, and March alone set a new record with more than 880,000 passengers. In all, the first quarter 2019 passenger traffic increased 2%… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes opening of three new retail shops

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of the 15 retail shops that will receive renovations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are now open, with the fourth opening later this month. CVG announced in 2018 that the new retail shops will give travelers a sense of place and celebrate what the region… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI UK’s new destination and additional flights for summer 2020

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced a new destination to Enfidha (Tunisia) and one additional flight to Reus (Spain), for its summer 2020 programme from Bristol Airport. The new flights from Bristol Airport to Enfidha and Reus give holidaymakers more choice and flexibility when booking next year’s summer holiday…. Read the full press release

Bristol Airport partners with SWRnewstar to launch paper cups recycling scheme

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly a tonne of paper cups has been recycled as a result of a new process introduced at Bristol Airport in March. This is the equivalent of 54,500 standard size coffee cups which, if placed end to end would stretch for nearly 6km – which is nearly the… Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… Read the full press release

A record number of more than 5,000 runners joined British Airways Run Gatwick event

Dina Asher-Smith, Helen Skelton and Colin Jackson CBE turned out to support runners This year, runners can choose to virtually run the race from anywhere in the world LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the overwhelming success of last year’s British Airways Run Gatwick, which raised £10,000 for Flying Start, the second race… Read the full press release

British Airways kicks off the summer season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Summer gets off to a flying start next week as British Airways welcomes the sun season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport. To mark the airline’s 100th birthday there will be 100 return seats for just £100 on offer… Read the full press release

Revealed – The Riskiest Routes Around the World

The deadliest decade for air travel

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Revealed – The Riskiest Routes Around the World A study by 1st Move International has brought together data from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reveal the riskiest ways to travel. The study delivered some surprising and unexpected trends, brought together in… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Hyatt Centric hotel in the rising southwestern Shanghai

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (May 9, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Shanghai Xintian Real Estate Co. Ltd., a joint venture by Shanghai Industrial Urban Development Group Limited (SIUD), Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP), and Shanghai Minhang Urban Construction Investment… Read the full press release

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from… Read the full press release