UNWTO creates Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation… Read the full press release

Winners of the 2020 Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism announced

Awards recognize excellence in Arkansas tourism LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas tourism partners from across the state tonight honored the 2020 winners of the annual Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism during a ceremony at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 1-3 in Fort Smith. The… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport staff recognized for significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of Russia’s transportation system

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 25, 2020, the Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation awarded the staff of Sheremetyevo International Airport a plaque “In Commemoration of the 210th Anniversary of the Transportation Department and Education” for their significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of the country’s transportation… Read the full press release

Shannon Group congratulates Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards winners

Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes Praises inspirational young people Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — County Clare’s most outstanding and courageous young, unsung heroes have been honoured at the fifth annual Shannon Group sponsored Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards. Surrounded by proud families and friends at the special event at Woodstock Hotel, Ennis,… Read the full press release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority SVP and General Counsel Philip G. Sunderland announces plans to retire

Senior VP Philip G. Sunderland retires after nearly 12 years of service Washington DC, USA, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Senior Vice President and General Counsel Philip G. Sunderland announced plans Friday to retire after more than a decade overseeing legal matters for Reagan National and Dulles International airports, the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free announce sponsorship of the Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament 2020

Tournament to take place from 23-29 February at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha   Sponsorship supports Qatar’s ambition to become a global leader in sports DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are proud to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament 2020 at the Khalifa… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces three Leadership changes in Air Operations

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 18, 2020) announced three Leadership changes in Air Operations. Late last year, Senior Vice President of Air Operations Craig Drew announced his intention to retire after a long and storied career to spend more time with his family, but he agreed… Read the full press release

The SIA Group announces senior management appointments

Singapore, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ —  The SIA Group is pleased to announce several senior management appointments, all effective 1 April 2020. Mr Mak Swee Wah, Executive Vice President Commercial, will assume the post of Executive Vice President Operations. He will be responsible for SIA’s Cabin Crew, Customer Services and Operations, Engineering, and Flight… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport’s Sleepout raised a total of £15,557 to provide support for people affected by homelessness

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport’s Sleepout has raised a total of £15,557 for the Welcome Organisation, a local charity that provides on the ground support for people affected by homelessness. Aiming to raise vital funds to deliver potentially life-saving services, the Sleepout challenges people to spend one night sleeping outdoors…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport congratulates 101 graduates of its Airport Academy

The Airport Academy offers training and qualifications for both airport staff and local people seeking work First NVQ programme for existing staff sees 101 earn Level 2 NVQ certificates – 59 in Customer Service and 42 in Team Leadership Graduates came from a range of departments including Landside Operations, Security and Car Parking Manchester, UK,… Read the full press release

Spanish Olympic Committee and Iberia sign new sponsorship agreement for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

Iberia and the Spanish Olympic Committee today signed a cooperation agreement next to the new Airbus A350 christened the “Equipo Olímpico Español” [Spanish Olympic Team], in recognition of the sports competitors who will represent Spain at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Members of the Spanish canoeing, taekwondo, sailing, judo, and field hockey teams were… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board elects new officers

Dallas Representative Matrice Ellis-Kirk elected chair; Fort Worth Representative Henry Borbolla elected Vice Chair DFW AIRPORT, Texas, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board elected new officers during its February 2020 meeting.  Dallas representative Matrice Ellis-Kirk will serve as chair. The election comes at the end of term for… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority announces the appointment of Brita Chell as Chair and Kenneth Grower as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is excited to announce the appointment of Brita Chell as Chair and Kenneth Grower as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Brita is the first female Board Chair in the history of WAA. She succeeds Tom Payne Jr., who served as Chair… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark British Tourist Authority’s 50th anniversary with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The contribution of tourism to the UK economy is being highlighted this week as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark the British Tourist Authority’s (BTA) 50th anniversary. More than 100 representatives from across the UK’s tourism industry… Read the full press release

PATA announces line-up of international experts for the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry to explore the nuances, trends and dynamics of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors at the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020) in Kota Kinabalu,… Read the full press release

AHLA announces the 2020 Stars of the Industry Awardees

Stars of the Industry Awards Named During Gala Supporting AHLA Foundation LOS ANGELES, CA, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the newly rebranded American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced the top hotel employees across the country, culled from more than 300 nominations across every company… Read the full press release

IHG to open Riyadh office in March 2020

Appoints leadership team to further accelerate growth and performance in the Kingdom  Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced plans to open an office in Riyadh in March 2020. The news comes as IHG continues to expand its portfolio in… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin announces winners of ITB BookAwards 2020

Prize winners include: Andrea Wulf, Paul Theroux, Robert Macfarlane, Wilfried Erdmann, Arnulf Conradi, Robert Bösch, Michael Poliza and Klaus Wolfsperger Berlin, Germany, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year, ITB Berlin honours the latest and most interesting specialist travel publications from Germany and abroad. The presentation of the ITB BookAwards 2020 will take place… Read the full press release

FC Bayern München held winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year

Qatar Airways is sponsor of the five-time European champions The German football champions held their winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar at their annual winter training camp. The German champions were based at… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces three new Cathay ChangeMakers for 2020

Hong kong, China, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is bolstering its efforts to give back to society with the announcement of its three new Cathay ChangeMakers for 2020. These forward-thinking individuals have each made significant contributions to environmental protection, youth development and cultural inclusion – three key pillars of the airline’s community… Read the full press release

AHLA unveils its 2020 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Choice Hotels Joins AHLA; 10 Largest Hotel Companies Now Represented Pebblebrook’s Bortz Appointed Chair WASHINGTON, USA, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (January 13, 2020) welcomed Choice Hotels International, Inc., into membership and unveiled its 2020 Officers, Board of… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels pays tribute to the Lady in Red

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Providing a genuinely personalised and intuitive guest experience based on cultural empathy, guest intelligence and an understanding of each individual guest’s needs is the role of the iconic Lady in Red, a highly emblematic position created by Kempinski Hotels ten years back. As this unique brand ambassador… Read the full press release

SINGITA APPOINTS CHRISTINE CHENG AS NEW SALES MANAGER IN ASIA

Singita Sales Manager in Asia

Cape Town, South Africa, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Cheng, as Sales Manager for South-East Asia. Christine will represent Singita exclusively in the region covering Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia, as well as China in the short term. A seasoned… Read the full press release

Why you should come to Kiev in 2020. Top 5 New things in the city

Kiev Photos

Kiev, Ukraine, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — We Kievites love our city very much and strongly react to modern projects, innovations and unique places for entertainment and leisure. The Economist published The Global Liveability Index 2019 — new global ranking of cities in terms of living comfort. It evaluates locations in five categories: stability,… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels Associates awarded with prestigious wins at Stelliers Awards for Greater China

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is delighted to announce that four of its Associates were awarded with prestigious wins at this year’s Stelliers Awards for Greater China, held recently in Macau. General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels Hong Kong, Mr Dalip Singh, was awarded the coveted “General Manager… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® announces the inaugural senior leaders of Seven Seas Splendor™

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gratitude is at the heart of exemplary service, which is why this holiday season Regent Seven Seas Cruises® announces the inaugural senior leaders of Seven Seas Splendor™, who are responsible for ensuring the new ship’s guests enjoy an unrivaled, personalized experience and are treated like family. The five talented senior officers… Read the full press release

British Airways joined The Valuable 500 and pledged its commitment to customers requiring additional assistance

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities British Airways has joined The Valuable 500 and pledged the airline’s commitment to customers requiring additional assistance The airline has seen customer satisfaction more than double for travellers with accessibility needs following major investment in a new specialist customer care team as part of British Airways’ £6.5 billion… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines executive named as one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2019) announced one of its executives was recently recognized for being one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry. Business Travel News named Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business, to its annual list of the 25 most influential people… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts experts shares insights and tips for the year ahead

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF., 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and hospitality professionals across the globe are preparing to usher in a new decade of travel, focusing on up-and-coming destinations, increasingly popular lodging trends, and fresh ways to experience travel in a meaningful way that impacts the way people view the world. With more than… Read the full press release

MMPRC welcomed media from Turkey to Maldives

Male, Maldives , 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation (MMPRC) welcomed media from Turkey to Maldives for a familiarization trip today (Dec. 1, 2019). This is the 21st familiarization trip conducted by the corporation for various markets this year. The media is comprised of journalists and editors from a number… Read the full press release