Shannon International Airport introduces US preclearance services

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group’s airport company, Shannon International Airport is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of US preclearance services at Shannon. Established at the airport on the 4th of August 2009, Shannon was the first airport in Europe and the Middle East to offer this service which allows passengers… Read the full press release

Metrolink announces three chief-level appointments to its leadership team

Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 6, 2019), Metrolink Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins announced three chief-level appointments to the agency’s leadership team. These three positions will be critical as the team delivers on Wiggins’ customer-focused vision to create a modern commuter rail system that is safe and integrated with other… Read the full press release

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico moves its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform

Mexicali International latest airport managed by GAP to move to SITA’s common-use platform Mexico City, Mexico, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to… Read the full press release

Accor announces the appointment of Karelle Lamouche as Chief Commercial Officer for Europe

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor today (August 5, 2019) announces that Karelle Lamouche has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Europe.  In this newly created role, Karelle will lead Accor’s European commercial team with responsibility for driving the business revenue strategy for the company and its partners across all European markets. Reporting… Read the full press release

ibis MUSIC showcases nine promising artists at Sziget Festival 2019

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ibis’ new music program, ibis MUSIC, which launched to great fanfare in March 2019, culminates at Sziget Festival 2019, where nine up-and-coming artists will perform a unique showcase on the Europe Stage, presented by ibis. Having performed as part of ibis MUSIC’s in-hotel gig series, these nine… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines introduces new cabin crew uniforms

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Turkish Airlines cabin crew, whose new uniforms take to the skies, redefines elegance in the sky. The cabin crew will now greet passengers with “welcome onboard” dressed in new uniforms on long haul flights of the national flag carrier. The new cabin crew uniforms of Turkish Airlines, flying… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport provides passengers with easy access to information with the launch of Gatwick chatbot

Gatwick chatbot’ provides flight information, flight specific notifications, and information on airport shops, restaurants and other facilities Currently responds to passenger queries in English but service will be extended to other languages next year Gatwick plans to enable the service on other chat platforms including WhatsApp and Apple Business Messenger in the future LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund provides financial support to Whiterock Children’s Centre in Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund has provided financial support to Whiterock Children’s Centre in Belfast. The Centre provides a range of activities and services to support local families including accessible, quality childcare, family learning and also training courses to stimulate the social, educational and economic… Read the full press release

The Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. “Our goal has always been to be a committed partner in the communities – we know we’re here because of you,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, chair of the Alaska Airlines Foundation Board of Directors. “As we look out over… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines enhances its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today (Aug 5, 2019) celebrates the evolution of its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business. Southwest Business brings travel managers and travel management companies new capabilities within Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus Travel… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Matador Network launches travel series, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Matador Network today (Aug 6, 2019) release the first of a four-episode series called, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees. Episode One features Southwest® Flight Attendant Javier, who shares his insider tips to exploring what he loves most about his… Read the full press release

SINGITA OPENS KWITONDA LODGE AND KATAZA HOUSE – SUPPORTING GORILLA CONSERVATION

Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House

Rwanda, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita, multi-award-winning hospitality and conservation brand, officially opens Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda on 1 August 2019. Set on 178 acres (72 hectares) on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Kwitonda Lodge boasts eight luxurious suites, while Kataza House, an exclusive-use villa, features four spacious… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces signing of 91-room Cambria hotel in Spokane, Washington

Upscale Brand Fuels Choice’s Westward Expansion Strategy ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Brar Hotels Group, LLC for the development of a Cambria hotel in Spokane, Wash.— fueling the company’s westward expansion strategy and marking the brand’s first location in the city. The four-story, 91-room… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo to nurture the holistic health of every guest during its first annual “Wellness Season”

September/October 2019 features complimentary Ayurveda consultation, vegan cooking classes, wellness and fitness classes, spa offer and more Costa Rica, Central America, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, a Forbes Five-Star resort located on the 1,400-acre (560 hectare) Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, announces its… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah, located in Aziziyah

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Hotel Group’s upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, is proud to announce the opening of its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah, located in Aziziyah. The group’s fast-growing Saudi Arabian portfolio now consists of… Read the full press release

Hyatt enhances Hyatt mobile app with new features

Redesigned app unlocks new experiences for World of Hyatt members CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (August 1, 2019) announced a redesigned World of Hyatt mobile app with new features that enable loyalty members to customize their stays and provide a more seamless experience throughout their travel journey. Available on both iOS… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens Park Hyatt Shenzhen

The new Park Hyatt hotel will offer a level of luxury and service unparalleled in the southern Chinese city CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 1, 2019) the opening of Park Hyatt Shenzhen. Sitting atop a 48-story skyscraper in the heart of the Futian central business district in… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces debut of Joie de Vivre Hotels brand in Asia with the opening of BEI Zhaolong Hotel, China in Q4 2019

The new hotel to mark the Joie de Vivre brand’s entry into Asia CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (July 31, 2019) that the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand will make its debut in Asia with a property housed in the vibrant Sanlitun shopping, bar and entertainment area in… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces plans to develop a new 295-room Hyatt Regency in Adelaide, Australia

Set to open in 2023, the new hotel will mark Hyatt’s return to Adelaide, Australia CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 2, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with CES Pirie Hotel (SA) Pty Ltd., an entity wholly owned by Chip Eng Seng… Read the full press release

Accor names Marc Dardenne as Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, Europe

PARIS, FRANCE, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, the world’s leading augmented hospitality group, has announced the appointment of Marc Dardenne as Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, Europe. Dardenne, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Amaala an ultra-luxury resort destination project on the Red Sea sponsored by the Public Investment Fund… Read the full press release

Raffles Singapore announces its highly anticipated reopening

Singapore’s heritage treasure invites guests and visitors to experience a new era of unparalleled luxury Singapore, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Singapore is delighted to officially announce its highly anticipated reopening, heralding an exciting new chapter in the iconic property’s rich history and heritage. A flagship property within Accor, the world’s leading augmented… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines announces sponsorship agreement with Argentinia’s River Plate football team

The agreement is valid for three years, starting from 2019-2020 and will conclude at the end of 2021-2022 season.  Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The national flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines announced a sponsorship agreement with River Plate football team. The partnership, which will see Turkish Airlines’ logo emblazoned on River… Read the full press release

Travelzoo awarded “Fair Company” status by Deutschland Test

BERLIN, GERMANY, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been awarded “Fair Company” status by Deutschland Test according to a recent online survey of consumers’ attitude towards 806 German companies across 75 different industries and categories. Deutschland Test, which is part of the well-known Focus Money magazine, evaluates… Read the full press release

Air France and Paris Aéroport collaborate to implement the use of RFID technology for baggage tracking

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 2020, Air France will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with RFID chips in cooperation with Paris Aéroport. Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the… Read the full press release

Air Serbia launches direct flight between Budapest and Nis

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Serbia launched a direct flight between Budapest and Nis. Passengers can fly with the Serbian national carrier between the two cities twice a week, all through the year. The first direct flight between Budapest and Nis (in the South-East of Serbia) took off today. The airline is… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes LOT’s new non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul starting September 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — LOT has been consistently expanding its network of connections from Budapest. On 22 September 2019 LOT is going to launch non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul and on 30 March next year LOT is going to launch six new destinations, including Sofia, Prague, Belgrade, Stuttgart, Bucharest and Brussels, thereby… Read the full press release

London Gatwick opens new arrivals facility for domestic travellers

Gatwick invests £24 million in domestic travel facilities New South Terminal arrivals route ensures faster journey times through the airport Investment in technology enables automated biometric processing at the departure gate LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has this week opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and local tourism partners release new series of visit itineraries for the local region

‘Gateway Gatwick’ group of local partners and Gatwick release new series of visit itineraries for the local region – advising time-pressed tourists where to visit Latest figures reveal visitors travelling through Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights in the local area These overseas visitors spent £1.3 billion annually in the region supporting 5,100 jobs  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy from December 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30th Jul 2019) announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy commencing in December 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule. Bristol consumers and visitors can now book their ski holiday to Turin as far out as March 2020, enjoying… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release