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

SAS AB appoints members for its Nomination Committee

Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in SAS AB on 22 February 2017, members for the SAS AB Nomination Committee were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee’s composition was published through a media release directly after the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and is available via the company’s homepage. SAS… Read the full press release

2017 Cuisine Good Food Awards: Pacifica named the best restaurant in New Zealand

Pacifica, on the east coast of the North Island has been named the best restaurant in New Zealand. ‍New Zealand, 2017-Aug-13— /Travel PR News/ — Pacifica in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island has been named the best restaurant in the country in New Zealand’s most prestigious restaurant awards. The 2017 Cuisine… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed invite the next generation of visual storytellers to join the first ever BuzzFeed Mateship program

World-first partnership gives young travellers from around the world the chance to experience and share the best of Australia Sydney, Australia, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed Australia are on the hunt for the next generation of visual storytellers from around the world to join the first ever BuzzFeed Mateship program, a once-in-lifetime fellowship… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport launches new food donation program “SFO Unites Against Hunger”

SFO Partners with Waste No Food to connect airport restaurant donors with local charities San Francisco, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the launch of a new food donation program, titled “SFO Unites Against Hunger”, which partners with web-based marketplace Waste No Food to connect airport restaurants who… Read the full press release

British Airways new pre-flight safety video features some of Britain’s best-loved personalities

British Airways new pre-flight safety video features some of Britain’s best-loved personalities   London, 2017-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A team of top celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Rob Brydon, Sir Ian McKellen and Thandie Newton make appearances in British Airways’ entertaining new pre-flight safety video, which launches in September. The new film features some of… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong hosts “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2017” at HKIA

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) celebrated the launch of “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2017” today. Hosted by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) for the third consecutive year, the four-month event treats passengers from around the world to an array of exhibitions and performances, showcasing… Read the full press release

ALPA unveils new website clearedtodream.org; a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to become a professional airline pilot

Washington DC, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) unveiled a new website this week, clearedtodream.org, which serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to become a professional airline pilot. The website, launched by ALPA’s Education Committee, continues the Association’s long-standing “Cleared to Dream” initiative of providing aspiring aviators with… Read the full press release

flydubai rolls out new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation

Dubai, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai is excited to announce today the roll out of a new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation. The new design will be worn by more than 2,500 uniformed staff across the flydubai network; including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Training, Engineering and Maintenance staff as… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport and Friendly Access launch new hidden disabilities lanyards

Aberdeen, UK, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport launched their new hidden disabilities lanyards in partnership with Friendly Access last week with an aim to make air travel more friendly and accessible for all passengers. The airport now offers passengers the opportunity to have familiarisation tours of the terminal prior to their travel… Read the full press release

Norwegian CFO Frode Foss to leave the company

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — CFO of Norwegian, Frode Foss has decided to leave the company. Vice President Investor Relations, Tore Østby, will take on the position for an interim period. Tore Østby joined Norwegian as Vice President IR in 2014. Foss has been the CFO of Norwegian since the company was… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport team completes the National Three Peaks Challenge; helping raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West

Bristol Airport team completes the National Three Peaks Challenge; helping raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West   BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July) members of the Bristol Airport team completed the National Three Peaks Challenge, helping to raise valuable funds for the Airport’s charity… Read the full press release

Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca appointed Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca appointed Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place… Read the full press release

DMAI announces 10 industry leaders to be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame

10 travel industry leaders to be inducted into the DMAI Hall of Fame during the Annual Convention in July Washington DC, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME and President and CEO of Newport Beach & Company and President and CEO Don Welsh today announced the… Read the full press release

Marriott International to support Asian University for Women (AUW)

Marriott International pledges to support a total of 100 students at the Asian University for Women Marriott will provide mentorships, internships, fundraising scholarship and jobs over two years Bethesda, Maryland, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its global commitment to develop and empower future women leaders, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced… Read the full press release

UNWTO appoints Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017

UNWTO appoints Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ —The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism… Read the full press release

Nominations are Now Open for HSMAI’s Inaugural Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Awards

McLean, VA, 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is celebrating 90 years of fueling sales, has established the HSMAI Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Awards. Honorees will exemplify strong sales performance producing measurable results. “Recognizing deserving individuals with the HSMAI Hotel Sales Professional of the… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong welcomes new members of the Board and reappointments of six existing members

HONG KONG, 2017-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today ( 26 May 2017) welcomes the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s appointment of two new members of the Board, as well as the reappointments of six existing members. The two new members are Carlson Tong and Lin… Read the full press release

Everest mountaineer John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport

Everest mountaineer John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport   Ireland, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — John Burke returned to a rousing Shannon Airport and Co. Clare welcome today (22 May 2017) and dedicated it to his wife Aoibhín and the cause the couple have championed – encouraging young people through personal… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to make around 600 people redundant in its head office

Hong Kong, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (22 May 2017) announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effective by improving the speed and quality of decision-making and putting a… Read the full press release

DMAI and European Cities Marketing to provide members with an enhanced offer and wider range of services

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote and deliver key research and educational resources to respective members while working together to build the value of each organization. “With this alliance, European and American DMOs establish… Read the full press release

Air Berlin PLC appoints Henning zur Hausen, Kevin Knight, Dr Matthias Kloepper and Thilo Schmidt as new board members

Germany, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Berlin PLC Board of Directors has appointed Henning zur Hausen, Kevin Knight, Dr Matthias Kloepper and Thilo Schmidt as new members. Airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann said: “We welcome our new board members and  look forward to them further stimulating airberlin’s repositioning. The board will benefit from the varied… Read the full press release

Bombardier experts recognized for their contributions to Canadian aviation at the CASI Senior Awards

Three accomplished employees receive awards for outstanding achievements in the field of aviation; testament to the unique expertise found at Bombardier First time in CASI history that three representatives from the same company win Senior Awards the same year Montréal, Canada, 2017-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Three highly skilled employees from Bombardier’s Product Development… Read the full press release

Aeroflot names its new A321 aircraft after a celebrated Russian film director and screenwriter Eldar Ryazanov

Aeroflot names its new A321 aircraft after a celebrated Russian film director and screenwriter Eldar Ryazanov   Moscow, 2017-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken delivery of its new A321 aircraft equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. The aircraft is named in honour of Eldar Ryazanov, a celebrated Russian film director and screenwriter. The… Read the full press release

Evita Turquoise Robinson and Willie Geist added keynote speakers for DMAI’s 2017 Annual Convention in Montréal

Washington, DC, 2017-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME and President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach, Inc. and President and CEO Don Welsh today (May 10, 2017) announced more keynote speaker details for the 2017 Annual Convention in Montréal, Canada July 11‐14. “We are thrilled… Read the full press release

DMAI names the 2017 30 Under 30 class for its Annual Convention in Montreal, July 11-14

Washington, DC, 2017-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME and President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach, Inc; Destination and Travel Foundation Chairman Joe Marinelli, and President of Visit Savannah, and President and CEO Don Welsh today (May 8, 2017) announced the 2017 “30 Under 30”… Read the full press release

Phumeza Nhantsi appointed South African Airways (SAA) new CFO

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi (39) as SAA’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017. Ms. Nhantsi was appointed as SAA’s Interim CFO in November 2015 after the position was left vacant following the departure of… Read the full press release

CLIA Announces New Vice President For Public and Government Affairs for Europe

Washington DC, 2017-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined the organization as Vice President, Public and Government Affairs for Europe. Chrysostomou will be responsible for managing the department of European Affairs covering these areas, including liaising with European institutions and other bodies or agencies.  He… Read the full press release

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Partners With Major League Baseball For Digital Video Series “Beyond Influential”

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), is launching a digital video series in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) titled “Beyond Influential.” The series launches today on MLB.com and features four current and former MLB stars and their never-before heard stories about… Read the full press release

A Cut Above the Standard Sports Bar: ACC American Cafe Now Open At Piedmont Triad International Airport

Collegiate sports and top travel restaurateur connect in ACC hometown Maryland U.S., 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The new ACC American Café by global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with OHM Concession Group, is now open at Piedmont Triad International Airport and showcasing the spirit of the Atlantic Coast Conference for travelers to this college sports… Read the full press release