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

Thailand’s three water parks listed among the Top 10 in Asia by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black… 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

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Spa Zalakaros in Hungary opens

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic midscale hotel brand, adds Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Spa Zalakaros in Hungary. The 236-room property and spa is Carlson Rezidor´s fourth hotel in Hungary, strengthening the group’s presence in South-Eastern Europe. The new Park Inn by Radisson Hotel… Read the full press release

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel re-opens following an extensive four-year restoration

Timeless Parisian landmark hotel begins a new chapter in its history Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel re-opens today after undergoing an extensive four-year restoration. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic treasure is decidedly reborn as a luxury hotel for 21st century travellers. Located in the… Read the full press release

Blackcomb Ascent Trails offer stunning viewscapes from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain

PLUS: SUMMER OPERATIONS OFF TO A GREAT START, BOTH MOUNTAINS NOW OPEN INCLUDING PEAK EXPRESS, GLACIER SKIING, ALPINE HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND MORE Canada, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The third Blackcomb Ascent Trail, Heart Burn, will open on July 8 giving guests access from the valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge. The Blackcomb Ascent… Read the full press release

Boeing supports nonprofits providing rehabilitation and recovery services to veterans with $1 million donation

Includes $600,000 for U.S.-based veterans nonprofits to provide recovery and rehabilitation services to veterans CHICAGO, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced a $1 million donation to benefit six nonprofit organizations providing rehabilitation and well-being services for veteran and civilian groups, globally. The announcement was made in conjunction with Boeing’s sponsorship of the 2017… Read the full press release

Calgary Airport Authority hosted its first-ever citizenship ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport

Inaugural ceremony at YYC hosted on Calgary Airport Authority’s Silver Anniversary Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On July 1, 2017, The Calgary Airport Authority partnered with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to acknowledge Canada’s 150th anniversary by hosting it’s first-ever citizenship ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport. In parallel with Canada’s 150th birthday, The… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance customer experience at Preston station now complete

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high  London, UK, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing… Read the full press release

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of new event facilities

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa is Set to Welcome the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Market with the Introduction of Exciting New Event Facilities United States, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of a stunning new venue, designed specifically to attract Fiji’s growing MICE and destination… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces its first property in Australia

Hong Kong, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and residences will be located… Read the full press release

Paris Air Show: Lufthansa voted the “Best Airline in Europe”

18 million surveyed passengers choose Lufthansa as Europe’s best airline Airlines of the Lufthansa Group win a total of four Skytrax World Airline Awards Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa has been voted the “Best Airline in Europe”. The award was given at the Paris Air Show on 20 June 2017 in Le… Read the full press release

The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre to help develop the new approach of Qantas to long haul travel

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas passengers are set to benefit from a world first collaboration between the airline and one of Australia’s leading academic institutions to reshape the travel experience. The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre (opens in new window) will work with Qantas to help develop the airline’s new approach… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® becomes the only U.S. listed company to have 80% of its board of director seats held by women

Landmark Achievement to be commemorated with Panel Discussion Featuring Female Leaders in Business, Fashion and Finance Events Spotlight Ongoing Gender Issue with 23% of Russell 3000 Companies Still Without Any Female Representation on their Boards NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) today ( June 19, 2017) announced… Read the full press release

New study shows air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy

Johannesburg, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data showing that the air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy of the country supporting some 490,000 jobs including tourism-related employment and contributing US$12 billion or 3.5% to the country’s GDP. These findings… Read the full press release

New TFE Hotels partnership set to increase Indigenous employment opportunities

New South Wales, Australia, 2017-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The launch today (2017-06-14) of a ground breaking partnership led by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) with TFE Hotels and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) at Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is set to increase Indigenous employment opportunities in the Northern Territory. The launch today of a… 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

Marriott International Launches Global Movement #LoveTravels To Spread Awareness of the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Community

Marriott International Launches Global Movement #LoveTravels To Spread Awareness of the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Community   BETHESDA, Md., 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In the United States, nearly 4 in 10 American youths experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender* and the number has been rising for the past decade. Marriott International (NASDAQ:… Read the full press release

Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President Michael Colbruno honored as a role model within the LGBT Bay Area community

Michael Colbruno honored as an “OUTstanding voice” in Bay Area Business Oakland, Calif., 2017-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President Michael Colbruno has received the “OUTstanding Voices” award from the San Francisco Business Times. The annual award honors business leaders who are role models within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and… Read the full press release

Airbnb pilots new platform to make it easier for people to open their homes to refugees and displaced people

San Francisco, USA, 2017-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb, the world’s leading hospitality company, today ( JUNE 7 2017) piloted  airbnb.com/welcome, a new platform that will make it easier for people to open their homes to refugees and displaced people. Anyone who wants to share their space with a refugee for free can volunteer… 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

DMAI recognized Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau with Destination Leadership Award

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) honored the Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with the Destination Leadership Award at the 2017 Worldwide Meetings and Incentive Travel Exhibition (IMEX) Gala Dinner and Awards. This prestigious award is given to a destination organization that demonstrates significant leadership and support… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted successful IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Doha, Qatar

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 highlighted best safety practices Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the pivotal global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme last week in Doha, Qatar. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event brought together more than… 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

Singapore Airlines to raise funds for Community Chest through its 70th Anniversary Charity Run

Singapore, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the Airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations.  The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held on 8 October 2017 at The Float @ Marina Bay. The Charity Run will encompass a… 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

Etihad Airways Gives New Roles For Its Senior UAE Nationals

ABU DHABI, 2017-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways today announced new roles and responsibilities for four of its most senior UAE nationals. Ahmed Al Qubaisi, who currently holds the position of Vice President Aero Political and Industry Affairs, will be promoted to Senior Vice President and take on responsibility for International Affairs and… 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