Choice Hotels announced five leadership appointments

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, has announced five leadership roles to advance the company’s corporate priorities and drive growth. Megan Brumagim has been promoted to vice president, brand management, design, and compliance. In this role, Brumagim oversees the strategy, growth, and… Read the full press release

British Airways staff votes as the best in Europe at the Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards

British Airways wins the Best Airline Staff in Europe award at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards Cabin crew and airport colleagues were praised for their friendly welcome The airline also won awards for Most Improved Airline in Europe, Best Airline Staff in United Kingdom and Best Cabin Crew in the United Kingdom LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

TAP has the world’s most handsome crew according to British magazine Monocle

Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The prestigious British magazine Monocle has reinforced last year’s award while emphasising the professionalism of crew members. TAP is featured in Monocle magazine’s annual Travel Top 50 again this year. According to the British magazine, TAP has the world’s most handsome crew. As well as their looks and… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive celebrates 10 years of success at EBACE with the announcement of plans of global expansion

Qatar Airways’ private jet charter division to open new offices in Shanghai, London and Moscow later this year Qatar Executive is newly certified by The International Standard for Business Aviation Council (IS-BAO) and Wyvern Wingman DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport team completed a litter pick of local roads and public areas neighbouring the Airport

Bristol, UK, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday 12 April volunteers from the Bristol Airport team completed a litter pick of local roads and public areas neighbouring the Airport. Staff took a couple of hours out from their normal day jobs to clear litter from around the perimeter of the 196 hectare site. Teams… Read the full press release

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, GVB Board of Director named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Flori-Anne dela Cruz, youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today (April 25, 2019) named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. Dr Mario Hardy, CEO of the Pacific Asia… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils its newest tail fin hero: civil rights leader, Harvey Milk

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is proud to unveil its newest tail fin hero, and eighth American to be immortalised on a Norwegian aircraft: civil rights leader, Harvey Milk. His portrait graces the tail fin of a Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Since Norwegian’s first aircraft took to the skies in… Read the full press release

IATA announces its 2019 Premier Circle winners as and its regional top performing training partners

New Delhi, India, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its 2019 Premier Circle winners as well as its regional top performing training partners as part of its prestigious recognition program. More than 450 IATA global training partners are evaluated on select criteria, such as the quality of training delivered… Read the full press release

IHG announces transformation of its Europe Sales Team

New structure will mobilise organisation to capitalise on key growth opportunities across Europe Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a transformation of its Europe Sales Team designed around key market opportunities, which will position the company for accelerated growth across… Read the full press release

Currently accepting safari booking for wildebeest migration in Tanzania

Booking safari ideas prepared by Premier safari operator Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris in Tanzania. Arusha, Tanzania, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Wildebeest migration is the annual migration of giant herds of Gnu, Zebras, Grant gazelle, thompson to North Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya. Usually migration cross mara river between August and September, this is spectacular… Read the full press release

IATA announces the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Singapore, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards as: – Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International – Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council – Mark Pilling, Vice President Publishing and Conferences,… Read the full press release

Indonesia’s most influential artist Happy Salma joins The Apurva Kempinski Bali as an “Art Advisor”

Bali, Indonesia, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Undoubtedly recognised as one of Indonesia’s most influential artist and well-known for her passion for arts and heritage, Happy Salma has joined The Apurva Kempinski Bali as an “Art Advisor”. The knowledge and experience she has as an artist and art enthusiast makes her an ideal person to… Read the full press release

Brand USA announces the appointment of three new board members and the reappointment of one existing member to its board of directors

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has announced the appointment of three new board members and the reappointment of one existing member to the Brand USA board of directors. Appointments to the Brand USA board of directors are made by the U.S. Secretary of… Read the full press release

Top 10 Holiday Travel Ideas for family and Single Traveler in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The major economies being Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Uganda and upcoming Rwanda. The best airline hubs are Nairobi, Johannesburg, Cairo and Casablanca. Kenya safaris are the most sought after in the world for a long period of time. If you haven’t taken and Kenya Wildlife Safari then… Read the full press release

British Airways marks its Centenary with a heart-warming brand campaign brought to life by some of Britain’s biggest name

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — 2019 is the year that sees British Airways mark its Centenary – 100 amazing years of taking the world to Britain and Britain to the world. Launching the celebrations will be a heart-warming brand campaign featuring a love letter to Britain brought to life by some of Britain’s… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to recruit 19 candidates for this year’s apprenticeship training

Sixteen technical apprentices and three office clerk trainees are needed  Training commences on September 2, 2019  54 apprentices are currently undergoing training at Austrian Airlines  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year Austrian Airlines trains a large number of apprentices in different areas of the company. The field of aircraft engineering is particularly… Read the full press release

The U.S. Travel Association welcomes three key personnel to its Washington, D.C.-based team

WASHINGTON, DC, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Travel Association has added three key personnel to its Washington, D.C.-based team. Jeff Ajluni, formerly the chief commercial officer of the Trust for the National Mall, joins the association on February 4 as its senior vice president of business development, a newly created position. Treon… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association announces its 2019 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Wyndham’s Ballotti Named 2019 Chair; Rogers Starts Tenure as President & CEO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (January 28, 2019) announced its 2019 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry. Notably, Geoff Ballotti,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces several Leadership changes

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces several Leadership changes. To view Officers’ biographies—including previous roles and experience, as well as current job descriptions, or download headshots—visit www.swamedia.com. Vice President Customer Support & Services Chris Wahlenmaier has announced his plans to retire. Wahlenmaier joined Southwest in 1989 and has served in a… Read the full press release

SFO Museum announces new exhibition featuring surfboards crafted from rare wood by iconic shapers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Shapers are artisans who create surfboards from shaping materials such as foam and wood.  By pairing iconic shapers with select sources of rare wood, Larry Fuller (b. 1954) has assembled a collection of boards that illustrate the progression of surfboard design through a common medium.  Fuller… Read the full press release

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee members for 2019

McLEAN, VA, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) proudly announces its 2019 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of a diverse range of travel and hospitality executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members. “As we look to the year ahead, we’re… Read the full press release

BWI Thurgood Marshall’s organizations and employees to support and assist federal workforce during the partial government shutdown

Donated Meals, Discounted Concessions, and Food Drive to Assist Federal Workers Baltimore, MD, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Organizations and employees from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are taking action to support the airport’s federal safety and security personnel affected by the partial government shutdown. More than 600 federal employees work at BWI Marshall… Read the full press release

Qatari delegation including Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker participated at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India

The Qatari delegation attending the conference was led by the Qatari Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker highlighted the need for development and modernisation of aviation infrastructure at the CEO Plenary Session: ‘Airports of the Future and Building Great Aviation Businesses’ MUMBAI, India, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel… Read the full press release

CWT announces new organizational structure for EMEA

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the global travel management company, has made several senior appointments to its European customer organization leadership, as it moves to a functional model within EMEA. The new model, which has been successfully trialed in the Nordics, will optimize speed to market and service to clients…. Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association opens submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019. PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. As… Read the full press release

ITB Book Awards 2019 winners announced

The award winners include Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, Andrew Solomon, Marco d’Eramo, Olivier Rolin, Per J. Andersson, Joshua Foer with Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, Matias Faldbakken, Elke Heidenreich and Tom Krausz, Ilija Trojanow, Roberto Saviano and Giovanni di Lorenzo, Frank Vorpahl, Stephan Orth, Peter Hinze, Fredy Gareis, Rüdiger Frank and the publisher Roland… Read the full press release

Emirates brings Emirati talent into key leadership positions

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa, further demonstrating the airline’s commitment to strengthening its long-term commercial strategy and offer across these regions. All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positions, either… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association announces diverse line-up of speakers at the upcoming PATA ATRTCM 2019

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of thought leaders, innovators and pioneers to share their insights and knowledge on one of the fastest growing tourism sectors of travel at the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India…. Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board features young athletes in its new marketing strategy

Singapore, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is featuring young athletes as an integral part of its marketing efforts.   The young athletes take centre stage in newly-created content by STB, such as its Action Seekers tribe film[1], and also star as the coaches in a fun… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Globalia announce 10 finalists for the inaugural UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition

The 10 finalists will present their projects in January 2019 within the framework of Fitur in Madrid.   The finalists were selected among 3000 projects from 132 countries:  Awake (Colombia), By Hours (Spain), e-bot (Germany), The FreeBird Club (Ireland), Howazit (Israel), Kompas (UK), Pruvo (Israel), Refundit (Israel), Seevoov (Israel), Stay 22 (Canada). The collaboration between UNWTO… Read the full press release