Auckland Airport launches new automated pre-security gates

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport is enhancing the experience for international travellers with the launch of new automated pre-security gates. From today (02 December 2019), travellers will pass through 12 new eGates that will scan boarding passes and grant them access to security areas. Developed in partnership with Vision-Box, the… Read the full press release

Immerse yourself in Flamenco Andaluz with private lessons and experiences at the Best Rural Retreat in Spain

Malaga, Spain, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Cortijo El Carligto, awarded Best Rural Retreat in Spain by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019, has built a reputation on discerning services and authentic, immersive experiences for their guests. A new package of personalised Flamenco tuition elevates an already impressive range of experiential travel opportunities at the Private… Read the full press release

LoyaltyXpert Announced The Loyalty Program For Channel Partners

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Ahmedabad, India, 2019-Dec-2 — /Travel PR News/ — LoyaltyXpert, one of the leading loyalty solution providers in India, has announced loyalty programs for channel partners. Managed by Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd, LoyaltyXpert aims at developing a remarkable loyalty program for small businesses to help them in achieving a swift growth in their business. The channel loyalty… Read the full press release

Border control renewed and extended at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018, more than six million passengers passed through border control at Helsinki Airport. It is estimated that the number will keep on growing and, therefore, border control is being renewed and extended. The replacement work of automated passport machines is causing temporary arrangements in January and February…. Read the full press release

New non-Schengen Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Plaza Premium Lounge offers non-Schengen area passengers options for relaxation, food and entertainment. Mr. Song Hoi-See, founder of the award-winning lounge brand, finds it important that Finnish elements are present at Helsinki Airport and its Plaza Premium Lounge. Passengers of all airlines and travel classes can purchase… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport holds annual Santa Flights

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas exploded excitedly and noisily over Shannon Airport at the weekend as over 2,000 lucky children and their parents got to meet the special one 15,000ft above sea-level as the annual Santa Flights took to the skies. Families from all four provinces descended on the airport over the… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels announces the appointment of Von Go as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Von previously held the position of General Manager at Imperial Springs, Guangzhou. Over the past 17 years, Von has successfully built a career in management roles across Asia including China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, with luxury hotel brands Dusit, Montigo Resorts and Ritz-Carlton.  During his roles,… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase Dreamtime kicks off in Perth

Dreamtime 2019 kicks off today, Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase Sydney, Australia, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Perth is being showcased to the lucrative global business events sector with Tourism Australia’s signature bi-annual showcase Dreamtime kicking off today in the Western Australia capital with 120 international business event planners and media experiencing its recent… Read the full press release

FlyerBonus members can now redeem points for an award airport transfer to/from Trat Airport

Offering FlyerBonus members a chance to redeem points for airport transfers to/from Trat Airport Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — FlyerBonus, Bangkok Airways’ Frequent Flyer Programme, has recently formed a partnership with Krungthep Limousine, Trat’s leading Airport Transfer. FlyerBonus members can now redeem points for an award airport transfer from Trat Airport to various… Read the full press release

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens new Medical Clinic for the children living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — This Tuesday, RIU Hotels & Resorts opened the new Medical Clinic for the children living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This project forms part of the chain’s investments in social responsibility in the destination and follows its main line of action: protecting childhood. Lola Trian Riu, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, travelled to Costa Rica to attend the inauguration. Lola… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group establishes strategic joint venture for operating hotels in Germany and Austria

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is delighted to announce the establishment of a strategic joint venture for operating hotels in Germany and Austria. This fantastic new partnership with local partners will open opportunities for Radisson Hotel Group to… Read the full press release

Silversea completes third Expedition Training Academy with accomplished expedition guides from Silver Galapagos

Miami, FL, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea has completed its third Expedition Training Academy–this time with five accomplished expedition guides from Silver Galapagos and two Academy trainers. Overseen by a dedicated Director, Silversea’s pioneering Expedition Training Academy has the aim of enriching guests’ travels around the world. The rigorous month-long training began on October 5, 2019,… Read the full press release

RDU welcomes Durham’s Jetplane Coffee and Raleigh’s Two Roosters Ice Cream pop-up stores

Morrisville, NC, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Holiday travelers can indulge in local, hand-made coffee and ice cream this season when RDU partners with two new pop-up stores. Durham’s Jetplane Coffee and Raleigh’s Two Roosters Ice Cream will add to the North Carolina flavor at RDU when they set up temporary shops in Terminal 2. The… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar

The hotel offers personalized luxury and discreet services for discerning global travelers CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (November 30, 2019)  announced the opening of Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar. The hotel occupies a prime location within the heart of Doha’s new commercial and residential downtown district, Msheireb, and integrates the best… Read the full press release

New State-of-the-art cargo facility to further strengthen Frankfurt’s position as a leading airfreight hub

State-of-the-art cargo facility to further strengthen Frankfurt’s position as a leading airfreight hub – New building to expand Swissport’s handling capacities by almost 50 per cent – Roof-mounted photovoltaics to generate over 1.5 million kWh of electricity yearly FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG and Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH today (27.11.2019)… Read the full press release

London City Airport’s Community Fund awards second round of grants to 14 local charities and not-for-profit organisations

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The second round of grants for London City Airport’s Community Fund have been awarded. In total, 14 local charities and not-for-profit organisations, across ten East London boroughs, will each receive a payment of up to £3000. These grants provide a financial boost to local groups, such as mental… Read the full press release

The Indianapolis International Airport opens the holiday season with its Holly Jolly Jetway holiday event

Today’s Holly Jolly Jetway event kicks off the holiday season INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) kicked off the holiday season today (Nov. 30, 2019) as Old Saint Nick made his first practice run of the year direct out of Indy. After dashing across the tarmac, the jolly old elf… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes EasyJet’s new services to Milano and Geneva

Tirana, Albania, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — EasyJet, the British low-cost airline, has started on Thursday 28th of November 2019 two direct routes from TIA, Italy and Switzerland respectively: Milano from Malpensa Airport and Geneva, from Geneve Aeroport. The flights will be twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. The reservations could be done… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport donates EUR 1 million for earthquake relief assistance in Albania

Tirana, Albania, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tirana International Airport (TIA) announced today (29 November 2019) that it has allocated EUR 1 million to bolster relief assistance for people affected by the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near Durres and Tirana on 26 November. The earthquake has, up to now, caused 49 fatalities and 750… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines opens completely renovated non-Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s non-Schengen Crown Lounge, the lounge’s official name, is located between the E and F piers at Schiphol. The “KLM House” is immediately noticeable by its illuminated glass wall adorned with some five thousand Delft blue miniature houses. Visitors to the lounge take the escalator to the… Read the full press release

South African Airways welcomes the launch of a new project that will introduce the use of locally produced biofuel at O.R.Tambo International Airport

JOHANNESBURG, INDIA, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary and low cost carrier, Mango Airlines, made history in 2016 as the first two airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights respectively, which were powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant, Solaris. That momentous occasion demonstrated… Read the full press release

China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets highlighted at the PATAcademy-HCD workshop

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry professionals now have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian outbound tourism markets after attending the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from November 25-26, 2019. The interactive programme, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, was led by… Read the full press release

The first UNWTO project on Shopping Tourism presented at León, Mexico

León, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined with the Municipality of León (Guanajuato, Mexico) to present the first UNWTO project on Shopping Tourism, with the aim of boosting the local economy, creating jobs and driving sustainable and inclusive development. The pilot project is the result of more… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds services to Campinas, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia into its global freighter network

Campinas, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia will join the carrier’s global network The cargo carrier is not only growing its network but also its fleet DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the leading air cargo carriers is excited to announce major expansion of services in… Read the full press release

Travelzoo named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the British Travel Awards for the 8th year in a row

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is delighted to be named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the prestigious British Travel Awards organisation for the 8th year in a row. The incredible win was announced at the prestigious British Travel Awards last night… Read the full press release

Lufthansa adds services to Zakynthos from Munich and to Rhodes from Frankfurt for summer 2020 schedule

Zakynthos new from Munich Rhodes now from Frankfurt COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be offering two further ways for spending the holidays in the eastern Mediterranean: With Zakynthos from Munich and Rhodes from… Read the full press release

IATA looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on board aircraft. This follows the 26 November 2019… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presents new On-Board Safety Video featuring football legends

Airline presents a pre-match team-talk like never before Stars of world football Neymar Jr, Robert Lewandowski and Cafu guide passengers through safety procedures in light-hearted film DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the… Read the full press release

British Airways launched its Black Friday sale offers

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (November 28, 2019) launched its Black Friday sale offers. Low fares and cut-price upgrade deals are available across the airline’s short and long-haul routes. To take advantage, customers must book by December 3, 2019. Long-haul Customers can bag heavily reduced World Traveller (long-haul economy) flights from London for… Read the full press release

British Airways rolls out first Contact Resolution Programme across every airport it operates following successful launch at Heathrow

British Airways is extending its First Contact Resolution programme to colleagues around the world following a successful roll out at Heathrow   First Contact Resolution enables staff to assist and resolve any customer issue at the airport rather than refer travellers to Customer Relations teams, saving customers’ time and worry  The initiative demonstrates the airline’s continued commitment to provide unique British Airways’ customer service … Read the full press release