Qatar Airways’ Oryx One now offers more than 900 hours of film and TV box-sets to choose from

More than 900 hours of special box sets and collections featured on board Qatar Airways flights Up to 4,000 entertainment options offered by the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One now offers so many box sets of hit… Read the full press release

The Handlery Foundation contributes $10,000 leadership gift to AHLEF 2017 Annual Giving Campaign

Washington, D.C., 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Handlery Foundation contributed a leadership gift of $10,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation’s (AHLEF) 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. A longtime supporter of AHLEF, the Handlery Foundation has contributed to an endowed scholarship fund and previous capital giving campaigns. This is the third gift… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ 2016 GIFTTS program winners announced

Programs Recognizes Hotels and Resorts with Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts NEWPORT BEACH, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is honored to announce the winners of its 2016 GIFTTS (Great Initiatives for Today’s [Tomorrow’s] Society) program: Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Pebble Beach Resorts, The Leela… Read the full press release

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts opens in Slovenia’s beguiling capital

InterContinental® Ljubljana opens in Slovenia – where the Alps meet the Med Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, continues its trailblazing heritage by opening the doors to InterContinental® Ljubljana in Slovenia’s beguiling capital. The city is one of the latest rising… Read the full press release

Aeroflot: High Flyers culinary competition winners develop new business- and comfort-class menus

MOSCOW, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (28 August 2017), Aeroflot and the Russian Restaurant Festival have held the first High Flyers culinary competition to develop a menu for the airline’s business- and comfort-class menus. Held at the Chefshows by Novikov culinary school, the contest was a pilot project – part of Aeroflot’s future bigger one aimed at discovering new… Read the full press release

flydubai expands operations in Russia

Top five experiences in flydubai’s Russian destinations in September DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai connects people and cultures between 97 destinations in 44 countries, providing opportunities to explore their historical and cultural heritage, architecture, food and day to day life. Why not explore Russia this September and benefit from pleasant weather… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed an agreement to codeshare on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, in a move that will expand SIA’s footprint in the important North American market. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreement will take effect on 27 September 2017. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new restaurant-style dining experience on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK

LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The first tranche of British Airways’ £400 million investment in Club World, its long-haul business cabin, is set to arrive on September 1 as a new restaurant-style dining experience launches on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK. Travellers will be able to select their choice of freshly prepared… Read the full press release

British Airways adds two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick

British Airways adds two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has announced it will be adding another two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick. Toronto in Canada, will be taking to the air from May 1, with three… Read the full press release

HSMAI announces Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Award recipients

McLean, VA, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is celebrating 90 years of fueling sales, is pleased to announce the HSMAI Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Award recipients. Adreana Bailey, National Sales Manager, Hilton DFW Lakes, will be recognized as the Hotel Sales Professional of the Year… Read the full press release

Framkvæmdastjórn Peking um þróun ferðamála: Ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög í Reykjavík, Íslandi

Reykjavík, Íslandi, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — „Heillandi Peking“, ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög var haldin í Reykjavík þann 11. ágúst í boði framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála (Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development). Zhang Weidong, kínverski sendiherrann á Íslandi, Song Yu, formaður framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála, og Inga Hlín Pálsdottir, forstöðumaður ferðaþjónustu og skapandi greina… Read the full press release

Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized for his work on travel and tourism promotion by the U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Travel Association presents Governor Rick Scott with Distinguished Leadership Award for his commitment to growing travel in Florida amid multiple challenges HOLLYWOOD, FL, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Florida Governor Rick Scott has received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation for his work on travel and tourism promotion…. Read the full press release

2017 Mercury and Destiny Awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star recipients announced at the 34th annual ESTO conference

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2017 Mercury and Destiny Awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star during its 34th annual ESTO conference, held August 26-29 in Minneapolis. Twenty-eight U.S. Travel members were honored for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing and… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota: Lodging properties post-summer survey continue an upward trend of Minnesota’s tourism business

Explore Minnesota Survey Reveals Statewide Lodging Performance ST. PAUL, Minn., 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading into Labor Day weekend, Minnesota lodging properties are winding down from a stable summer of tourism business according to a recent survey conducted by Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office. Results from the annual post-summer survey continue an upward… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota’s #OnlyinMN campaign wins Mercury Award at the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference

U.S. Travel Association recognizes state tourism office for best integrated marketing campaign ST. PAUL, Minn., 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, won a prestigious Mercury Award at this week’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference in Minneapolis for its successful #OnlyinMN branding and integrated marketing campaign. The award,… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines adds Cairo to its flight network in Africa

KIEV, Ukraine, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — In spring 2018, Ukraine International Airlines will map a new destination on its flight network in Africa – Cairo. The leading Ukraine`s carrier will launch scheduled services between the capitals of Ukraine and Egypt. Tickets are available on UIA website, at the carrier`s Contact Center, UIA ticket offices,… Read the full press release

Allegiant announces plans for a one-of-a-kind hotel/condo resort on the Gulf Coast — Sunseeker Resorts

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces plans for Sunseeker Resorts, including its inaugural development, a one-of-a-kind hotel/condo resort on the Gulf Coast. The project marks an important step in Allegiant’s evolution as a travel company, offering customers more opportunity for leisure experiences. Encompassing 20 acres of waterfront land in Charlotte County, Florida,… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: dialogue sessions for Forum 2040 to commence at the end of September

chaired by honorary-ambassador Lode Willems BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — At the end of September, the dialogue sessions for Forum 2040, the consultation platform for the Strategic Vision 2040 of Brussels Airport that is preparing the airport for the future, will commence. The dialogue sessions will be chaired by honorary-ambassador Lode Willems…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to speak at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been invited to speak at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference. Cowen will be webcasting the audio presentation live, and a link to the webcast will be made available via the Investor Relations homepage on the Southwest Airlines website. Details of the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… Read the full press release

Delaware North Sportservice to open two new dining destinations at the Little Caesars Arena: District Market

Kid Rock brings his first restaurant concept to Detroit, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, featuring local beer and craft cocktails, artist memorabilia and live music with a specific focus on local talent   Detroit-focused food market, The District Market, to offer variety of distinctive food stations, cocktails and coffee from Zingerman’s Buffalo N.Y., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality becomes the Hospitality Partner for the World Tourism Day celebrations in Doha this September

Qatar, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Doha this September with the support of Katara Hospitality as Hospitality Partner, organisers Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) announced today. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and… Read the full press release

Changi Airport welcomes Qantas Airways’ new services from the 2018 Northern Summer season

Singapore, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ —Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by Qantas Airways to add services to and from Singapore Changi Airport from the 2018 Northern Summer season*. Beginning 25 March 2018, Qantas will operate its daily Sydney-London service (QF1/QF2) via Singapore using an A380. At the same time, services to Melbourne… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations named Wholesale Partner of the Year at The American Society of Travel Agents’ annual Global Convention

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS NAMES CLASSIC VACATIONS WHOLESALE PARTNER OF THE YEAR San Jose, CA, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held its annual Global Convention August 27th through 29th in San Diego, California, there they bestowed their annual ASTA Awards. Among those recognized was Classic Vacations, who… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

The Qantas Group announces reorganisation of its executive leadership team

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has announced a reorganisation of its executive leadership team. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new structure would help the company keep delivering for customers and shareholders. “Over the past three years, our senior executive team has led the Group through a major turnaround…. Read the full press release

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13   BANGKOK, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s… Read the full press release

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September   RICHMOND, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe declared that September is Virginia Spirits Month. This year marks the second annual celebration with new and exciting promotions intended to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the Birthplace of American Spirits… Read the full press release