IntercityHotel appoints four new general managers

Anja Jansen to head up the IntercityHotel Kiel / Ulrike Fröhlich becomes new Director of the IntercityHotel Hamburg Hauptbahnhof / Burkhard Kohlhoff takes over at the IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe / Thomas Nixdorf to be in charge of the pre-opening phase at the IntercityHotel Hannover Hauptbahnhof Ost Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

IHG announces signing of InterContinental® Durrat Al Riyadh

Continues to expand presence across the Kingdom with multiple signings this year Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with Al Rawabi Regional Company for Hotels Resorts and Tourism Ltd. to open InterContinental® Durrat Al Riyadh next… Read the full press release

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announces its first resort in the Galápagos Islands

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters. The isolated chain of 19 islands emerged alone from the rest of the world and its ecology developed in its own unique way. Guests at the upcoming Six Senses Galapagos will therefore experience… Read the full press release

SFO conducts annual full-scale emergency drill to ensure highest level of readiness

Simulated terror attack tests emergency response, coordination between agencies SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its annual emergency exercise today (October 2, 2019), simulating a terrorist attack involving chemical weapons on board an aircraft to test emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple… Read the full press release

Alitalia to operate the first-ever nonstop flights between SFO and Rome from June 1, 2020

Flag carrier of Italy to operate first-ever nonstop flights from SFO to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, back to SFO in 2020. The largest airline in Italy plans to operate the first-ever nonstop flights… Read the full press release

Swoop inaugurates flight from London International Airport (YXU) to McCarran International Airport

The ultra-low-cost carrier is continuing to make international travel more affordable for Canadians CALGARY, AB, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 3, 2019), Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc., celebrates its inaugural flight from London International Airport (YXU) to McCarran International Airport (LAS). The first Swoop flight to embark on… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes new Vacation Express’ services to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In February 2018 Vacation Express launched new nonstop charter flights between Kansas City International Airport and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The new route became Kansas City’s third international route and was the first-ever nonstop service between Kansas City and Punta Cana. In addition to the return… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the accomplishments of PATA Chapters and Student Chapter in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Saturday, September 21 during the PATA Board Dinner and Chapter Awards Presentation, hosted by Kazakh Tourism. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “The PATA Chapters and Student Chapters willingly… Read the full press release

OpenTable announces partnership with leading publisher of the creative arts Phaidon

Partnership includes two key initiatives this fall — online access to restaurants selected by the world’s best chefs and a unique 4-city dinner series NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Phaidon, leading publisher of the creative arts, today (Oct. 2, 2019) announced that it has partnered with OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant… Read the full press release

What Top Tourism Boards Can Teach Us About Digital

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — There are an unlimited number of online resources travellers can use to plan and book their holidays. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and TripAdvisor are great sources of information and inspiration, but with so much potential coming from digital channels, destinations should be able to provide the… Read the full press release

VLeisure Launches New Credit Service, Empowering Travel Agents Through Greater Financial Control

VLeisure credit to free up agency funds, driving more sales for their business. London, UK, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VLeisure the one-stop B2B travel marketplace connecting travel agents with inventory in over 147 countries, today announced a new credit service that will empower travel buyers.  Using VLeisure credit, agencies will be able to buy products… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of the fully renovated, 169-room Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid

The newly renovated property marks the fourth Hyatt branded hotel in Spain CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (October 2, 2019) the opening of the fully renovated, 169-room Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid, marking the Hyatt Regency brand’s entry into Spain. Located on one of Madrid’s most iconic avenues, Paseo de… Read the full press release

Air France equips its A320 and A321 aircraft with Safran Cabin’s latest ECOS luggage compartments

On its domestic and European network, Air France is continuing to improve its customers’ travel experience by offering them more space to store their cabin luggage as from 2020. Paris, France, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France is the first airline in the world to choose Safran Cabin’s latest ECOS luggage compartments to equip its A320… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport’s Runway Run charity event raised fund to support SUHANJ! Foundation

Budapest, Hungary, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport handed over 24 571 EUR (more than 8.2 million HUF) today (2019.10.02) to the SUHANJ! Foundation, which provides sporting opportunities for disabled people and persons with reduced mobility. The amount was collected from registration fees for the Runway Run, a charity running race organized for the seventh time. More than 1100 runners, including… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines

LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more benefits when flying between London and Asia thanks to a new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Malaysia Airlines. The new code will be added to 14 destinations the airline serves in Malaysia, including Langkawi, Penang and… Read the full press release

UNWTO Observatory NETWORK (INSTO) welcomes Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory as new member

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development. The Australia’s South West Sustainable… Read the full press release

Bombardier celebrates a significant milestone with the entry-into-service of the Global 6500 jet

Transport Canada awarded certification to Global 5500 and Global 6500 on September 24 The latest members of the Global family offer unmatched passenger comfort, greater range, a larger cabin and a smoother ride than competitor aircraft in the same class With a newly optimized wing and the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, these aircraft fly farther, faster… Read the full press release

Christophe Degoumois appointed as Vice President of Sales, International of Bombardier Business Aircraft

Accomplished professional brings more than 20 years of experience in business jet sales to this role Mr. Degoumois will oversee aircraft sales in all regions outside the Americas Bombardier is poised to maintain its market share leadership around the world in the segments where it competes, with the most complete, most compelling portfolio of business… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways’ new Economy Class seats recognized with Good Design Award from Japan Institute Design Promotion

Set to debut this autumn on domestic Boeing 777-200 and 787-8 aircraft, the new Economy Class seats have already been recognized for their superior design. Seats were designed in collaboration with leading car seat designers at Toyota Boshoku. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for… Read the full press release

SINGITA TAKES TOP HONOURS WITH TWO COVETED CONSERVATION AWARDS

Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger National Park

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita was honoured in September 2019 with two coveted awards that celebrate exceptional achievements in eco-design and wildlife protection. Sustainable conservation and eco-friendly tourism are at the heart of the brand’s commitment to its 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora again takes honours in AFAR 2019 annual Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

Newly enhanced resort again takes honours in the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the third consecutive year, AFAR has named Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora the Best for an Epic Stay in the World in its annual Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards. The magazine’s readers cast more than 200,000 votes for… Read the full press release

Coin & Candor at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research

Coin & Candor raises awareness and funds for nationally recognised Breast Cancer Awareness Month Los Angeles, Westlake Village, U.S.A., 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — During the month of October 2019, Coin & Candor, the seasonally inspired California brasserie is partnering with the local chapter of Cancer Support Community to raise awareness and funds for breast… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin hosts Masters of Craft” series

  Complimentary cooking classes, wine tastings and more for fall guests Austin, U.S.A, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Autumn is the ideal time to fall for Austin, with sunny skies and mild temperatures providing the perfect backdrop for a variety of seasonal activities and events. Plus, new this year, guests at Four Seasons Hotel Austin can… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle announces charity event Run of Hope Seattle on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Seward Park

Seattle, U.S.A., 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Run of Hope Seattle, an annual 5K run and 3K walk to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (PBTRF), will hold its 11th annual Run of Hope on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Seward Park. A partnership built on hope, the collaboration between Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and the PBTRF is… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, an all-new, ultra-luxury beachfront resort welcomes its first guests

The all-new, ultra-luxury beachfront resort opens its doors today Costa Palmas, Los Cabos, Mexico, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas welcomes its first guests today (October 1, 2019). The all-new ultra-luxury resort is situated in Baja’s undiscovered East Cape on two miles (3.2 kilometres) of pristine beachfront within the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines reinforces partnership with Amadeus on an extended distribution and IT agreement

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As Japan Airlines (JAL) takes the next step in its global growth strategy, the airline today announced a reinforced partnership with Amadeus on an extended distribution and IT agreement. Through this agreement, JAL will benefit from enhanced technology as Amadeus becomes JAL’s recommended distribution partner in the… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes the return of the Blue Angels this weekend

OAK is Bay Area home for the Blue Angels beginning Sunday Oakland, CA, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the return of the Blue Angels this weekend. OAK will serve as the Navy flyers home base for SF Fleet Week 2019.  It is the sixth consecutive year the precision Navy flyers… Read the full press release

HMSHost offers one-of-a-kind New York City trip and dinner at a James Beard award-winning restaurant

Bethesda, Md., 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Attention travelers: Hungry for an exclusive James Beard dining getaway experience? Well, head to the airport to savor HMSHost’s October Airport Restaurant Month, where travelers can eat their way to a one-of-a-kind New York City trip and dinner at a James Beard award-winning restaurant. At more than 60 restaurants… Read the full press release

UK expects rise in visits from China for the upcoming China National Day and the Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visits from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday get underway. LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than… Read the full press release

The George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge will be lit pink beginning tonight and throughout the month of October New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge will be lit pink beginning tonight, October 1, and continuing every night throughout… Read the full press release