Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Wyndham Grand pilots a new family travel program addressing the dire need for quality time over screen time

With The Nocturnals, Chef Duff Goldman and a “Fort Architect,” Wyndham Grand hotels create a family experience so good you’ll forget to check your phone PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Grand® is changing the way we think about family vacations challenging kids and parents to achieve the seemingly impossible: putting the phone away…. Read the full press release

British Airway launches ‘Write a Song, Win a Seat’ songwriting competition ahead of the launch of its new direct service to Nashville, Tennessee

BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER/SONGWRITER KIP MOORE FOR SONGWRITING COMPETITION LONDON, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Calling all songwriters, British Airways is on the hunt for Nashville’s next biggest hit. The airline is looking for the new Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton or Sheryl Crow, and wants to give undiscovered talent the chance to write… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport passengers support World Duty Free’s ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, holiday-makers and commuters travelling through George Best Belfast City Airport have supported World Duty Free’s festive ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity. The plush, cuddly teddy bears have been sold at World Duty Free in the… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces £23 million investment to improve travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions

Airport and airline partners invest £23 million in new contract with partner OmniServ to improve passenger service for those living with disabling conditions or mobility restrictions New services launched include lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities, new specialised signage to identify special assistance areas, and an on-demand service for British Sign Language translators Revamped service… Read the full press release

The Andaz brand expands its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas

Collaboration extends with Andaz West Hollywood launch and will roll out to (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas at resort properties to benefit (RED) CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Andaz brand today announced its latest collaboration with (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The Andaz brand is expanding its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas that… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board announces Work for a Stay programme to attract jobseekers into the hotel industry

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Work for a Stay programme will offer graduating students from post-secondary institutions and jobseekers who are keen to work in the hotel industry a chance to try out a short-term work stint at a number of hotels here, and earn a staycation. First-hand, on-the-job experiences in the… Read the full press release

easyJet announces sponsorship with Great British Telemark Skiing team member Ben Emsley

easyJet has announced a sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team.  LUTON, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team. The airline is providing flight support… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport invites guests on December 16 to enjoy its new Gateway Transformation and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus

Grand Rapids, MI, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is getting into the holiday spirit with an open house, and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus. On Saturday, December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., GFIA is opening its doors for a unique experience where guests can pre-register… Read the full press release

AccorHotels launches funding platform to support agroforestry projects worldwide

Target: 10 million trees planted by 2021 Île-de-France, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its program Plant For the Planet, AccorHotels is today launching an online platform – accorhotels.purprojet.shop – enabling participants to fund agroforestry projects in countries in which the Group operates. Jointly developed with long-term partner Pur Projet, the purpose of this site… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group names Adrian Oyekanmi as Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, today announced the appointment of Adrian Oyekanmi as Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Adrian will report to Iñigo Capell, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Resources Officer. Adrian joined Carlson in April 2017… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels secures long-term extension to the agreement for the Steigenberger Hotel Conti Hansa in Kiel

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger Hotels AG has made early arrangements to secure a long-term extension to the agreement for the Steigenberger Hotel Conti Hansa in Kiel. This means that the hotel will form part of the Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts portfolio until at least 2036. An extensive renovation… Read the full press release

British Airways has raised £17 million for its global charity partnership with Comic Relief

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today announced that since 2010 it has raised £17 million for Flying Start, its global charity partnership with Comic Relief. Flying Start creates lasting change by giving children and young people a brighter future, whether that is making sure they are protected from violence, helping them… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces soft opening of its new call centres in Bucharest, Romania

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Demonstrating its continued commitment to providing excellent customer service and a seamless passenger experience, Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman, announced the soft opening of its new call centres in Bucharest, Romania on November 6th 2017 beside the current one operates in Oman and the… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces soft opening of its new call centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the soft opening of its new call centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 2nd 2017 beside the current one operates in Oman and the recently launched one in India. This demonstrates the national carrier continued commitment to… Read the full press release

The Clarion hotel brand awards the 2017 “Meet Me at Clarion” contest prize to Army veteran Brent Wilson

Rockville, Md., 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Clarion hotel brand awarded the 2017 “Meet Me at Clarion” contest prize to Army veteran Brent Wilson from Chippewa Falls, Wisc. The prize package includes a group getaway to the home of country music, Nashville, Tenn., to attend the Country Music Association Awards. As this year’s winner, Wilson and five friends received a three-night stay… Read the full press release

Choice Hotel earns perfect score and achieve the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”

Choice Hotels Earns Perfect Score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for Eighth Consecutive Year Rockville, Md., 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — For the eighth consecutive year, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, is proud to announce it scored a perfect 100 on the 2018 Human Rights… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges named the “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Choice Privileges Rated Top Hotel Loyalty Program In USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards Rockville, Md., 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Another big win for the Choice Privileges loyalty program from Choice Hotels. For the second straight year, USA Today’s10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has named Choice Privileges the “Best Hotel Loyalty Program.” A panel of USA Today… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues its long-standing support of autism awareness at the inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala

Qatar Airways demonstrates continued support for autism awareness, acceptance, and accessibility at Kennedy Center event Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to social responsibility, Qatar Airways continued its long-standing support of autism awareness at the inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala hosted by The Embassy of the State… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines marks 10th anniversary of service to Hawaii with $100,000 donation to Hawaiian nonprofit organizations

Alaska Airlines marks 10th anniversary of service to Hawaii with $100,000 donation to Hawaiian nonprofit organizations HONOLULU, HI, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, as part of a special donation to celebrate Alaska Airlines’ 10th anniversary of service to the Islands. Funds will support 10… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific raised more than HK$13 million for UNICEF HK through its Change for Good inflight fundraising programme

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — More than HK$13 million was raised from Cathay Pacific’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme last year through converting spare coins and notes donated by the airline’s passengers. The proceeds will go to the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) to support life-saving supplies and services to… Read the full press release

FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports the tourism sector in Madagascar

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar Madrid, Spain, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport wins the Best Community Engagement award at the UK Airport Safety Week

Belfast, Northern Island, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport is celebrating after winning the award for Best Community Engagement during UK Airport Safety Week. The week-long initiative, held in May, is organised annually by the Airport Operators Association (AOA) at airports across the UK. The accolade was presented during a ceremony… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to donate one euro for each purchase on board to help alliance project

From now on, Lufthansa passengers can do good, not only for themselves, but also for others by purchasing good on board. COLOGNE, Germany, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — From 1 November to 28 February 2018, Lufthansa will donate one euro for each purchase on board to the project “Patenschaftskreis Indien/India Sponsorship Circle” of the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland and VisitScotland partner to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — With more than half of people with access requirements avoiding going to new places if they can’t find information about accessibility, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have formed a unique partnership to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market. The national tourism organisations have launched a new,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland offers visitors to build their own holidays to Scotland based entirely around other people’s Instagram photos

The #ScotSpirit Instagram Travel Agency lets visitors craft holidays to Scotland based entirely around other travellers’ Instagram pictures; combining social media with a high street experience. Planning starts at a floor-to-ceiling digital Instagram wall showing images from across Scotland; Visitors pick their favourite ‘#ScotSpirit’ Instagram images and bespoke holiday itineraries are created based on those pictures…. Read the full press release

Boeing VP Joan Robinson-Berry received the 2017 Achievement Award at Women in Aerospace’s annual awards

Recognized for leadership and advocacy for young women in aerospace industry Chicago, Illinois, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and general manager of Boeing [NYSE: BA] South Carolina, received the 2017 Achievement Award at Women in Aerospace’s annual awards ceremony last night. “We are incredibly proud of Joan and the recognition she is… Read the full press release

Norwegian will plant 7000 trees in the UK and Spain as part of its new sustainability initiative – Plant for the Planet

In collaboration with the Global Climate Institute Norwegian will plant 7000 trees in the UK and Spain – one for every person working at the company. Later this year, the airline will plant tens of thousands of trees in other parts of the world. Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has launched… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces Wilson James as its preferred supplier of Special Assistance Services

New preferred provider will deliver high quality service for passengers through investment in people, training and equipment Decision made by Gatwick and partners including Airline Operators Committee and public experts on the airport’s Passenger Advisory Group Staff from existing supplier expected to transfer to the new provider Gatwick and its airlines have defined new improved… Read the full press release