Delta Discontinues Domestic Group Airfare Contracts: What it Means for Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, and Student Tour Groups

*Update: Responses received from Delta’s group desk suggest that this discontinuation may only last for the summer. ORLANDO, FL, US, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — This morning, travel agencies discovered Delta would discontinue group airfare contracts for domestic flights. Preceding this announcement, travel agencies and tour operators could reserve seats up to 11 months… Read the full press release

IPW 2018 gathered together More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries

DENVER, CO, 2018-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators,… Read the full press release

Brand USA and Air New Zealand partner to host 60 travel professionals from Australia, and New Zealand for a MegaFam

DENVER, COLORADO, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, in partnership with Air New Zealand, is set to host a MegaFam to the United States in August this year. The MegaFam will see 60 travel professionals from Australia, and New Zealand, experience seven fabulous nights in the USA. The participants will initially be split into… Read the full press release

VisitScotland hosts visit by the Japanese ambassador and delegation to Moray Speyside

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A selection of Moray Speyside’s finest attractions and locations are being visited by Japan’s Ambassador to the UK this week, as part of a tour to introduce the country’s travel agents to the region. The Japanese Ambassador, Koji Tsuruoka, and his wife, Yooko, are visiting Moray Speyside on… Read the full press release

TRAVEL AGENTS DISCOVER THE ISLAND BREAK WITH PREMIER HOLIDAYS

Cambridgeshire, England, 2018-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Sixteen travel agents experienced the beauty of Jersey and what is has to offer during an educational visited hosted by Premier Holidays. Over three days, the agents explored the width and breadth of Jersey, an island that’s small in size but big on personality. Activities on their… Read the full press release

Reviews Are In for the First Annual Golf Kitchen Punta Mita – And They Are Fabulous!

Golf Kitchen Punta Mita featured specialty guest chefs from some of the most prestigious international golf clubs and resorts as well as a two-day golf tournament on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses Bahia and Pacifico, recently ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top 100 World’s Greatest Courses.” Photos: download here Punta Mita, Mexico, 2018-May-05 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Extranomical Tours Introduces New Exclusive Sonoma County Wine Tasting Tour

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New Small Group Tour for Enthusiasts Features Cave Tours, Barrel Tastings, Reserve Estate Wines from Four California AVAs SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Extranomical Tours, a leading touring and sightseeing company in Northern California, is kicking off its summer season with the addition of the Beyond Napa Valley to its tour… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises introduces new feature to its leading agent reservation system, Espresso

MIAMI, FL, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In today’s fast-paced travel industry, where new automated innovations equal increased productivity, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) introduces another feature to its leading agent reservation system, Espresso. By popular demand, travel professionals now are able to go online to seamlessly transfer one or more individual client bookings into their… Read the full press release

Guide me UA welcomes guests of the UEFA Champions League Final 2018

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Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel agency Guide me UA takes the responsibility to show the capital of Ukraine to the UEFA guests. The UEFA Champions League Final will be held in Kiev on Saturday, May 26. Kiev is in the center of Ukraine; it is about 2000 kilometers from London… Read the full press release

easyJet and GetYourGuide mark first year anniversary of successful partnership

More than 8,000 easyJet customers booked over 27,000 travel activities through GetYourGuide, from sightseeing attractions to museums, walking tours, day trips and more LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, is marking the one-year anniversary of a partnership with GetYourGuide, the leading booking platform for travel activities, which offers GetYourGuide’s tours and… Read the full press release

megabus.com set to launch London’s first low-cost sightseeing tour

New megasightseeing.com product to provide two-hour* non-stop tour of London Tickets available from only £1** on every service See up to 50 famous sights across the capital in two hours PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Industry leading transport provider megabus.com is to launch London’s first low-cost sightseeing tour. Tickets for the capital’s new… Read the full press release

Multi Country Multi City Travel Roadshow @ India, Australia & Middle East

Quality matters than Quantity in Tourism Industry BANGALORE, India, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International Travel Roadshow (ITR) opens its 2018 Calendar targeting Top 3 Luxury Travel Markets in the World. Yes. ITR 2018 is Scheduled in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane), India (5 Cities) and Middle East (Dubai & Doha). ITR is the… Read the full press release

BookingPal est fier d’annoncer qu’il a démarré une opération en France

PARIS, 2018-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — En tant que l’un des plus grands réseaux de distribution de location de vacances au monde, BookingPal continue de s’étendre à l’international. “En raison de la forte demande des gestionnaires immobiliers français et des agences intéressées par les services de distribution, BookingPal est fier d’annoncer qu’il a démarré une… Read the full press release

Caribia Travels rolls out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribia Travels have rolled out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module (BMM) to produce quotations and manage bookings. They are also taking Dolphin’s Reservation Module which includes their own directly contracted products loaded into Dolphin’s Product Database to facilitate a single search, aggregating results across numerous connected sources. The new… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Vacation Express’ non-stop service to Cozumel and to Grand Bahama Island

Hebron, KY, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Vacation Express, a tour operator known for their exclusive, non-stop flights and affordable all-inclusive vacation packages, is bringing non-stop service to Cozumel and returning non-stop service to Grand Bahama Island from CVG. The Swift Air flights are four-night rotations departing various days of the week throughout the spring… Read the full press release

Guide me UA tour agency in Kiev announces a new 2018 season!

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is a team of young enthusiasts who show their beloved city of Kyiv to foreign travelers. Our mission is to promote Ukraine as a major destination in Europe, as a country with its unique history and traditions with responsive people and spectacular landscapes. Our private… Read the full press release

CVBs, DMCs, Travel Agents, professional event organisers can get money back from their own events with MeetingPackage.com’s new affiliate program

HELSINKI, Finland, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — MeetingPackage.com, the global marketplace for booking meeting rooms and meeting packages, recently launched its exclusive affiliate partner program. The program allows partners to implement a booking engine to their website and any other online channel, giving access to more than 250.000 meeting rooms worldwide. As one of the… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Eastern Airways’ new service to Isle of Man and Newcastle

Belfast, Northern Island, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe franchise partner, Eastern Airways, is introducing Sunday flights on its Belfast City Airport routes to the Isle of Man and Newcastle. The new Sunday services will help to provide weekend break opportunities and assist business passengers travelling to their destination on a Sunday ready for an… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon announce the return of Vantage Pass promotion

Fly two Business Class round-trips from HKD7,600 Hong Kong, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Our popular Vantage Pass promotion is back. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon customers can fly to two destinations and enjoy Business Class starting from HKD7,600 for both round-trips. Vantage Pass provides you with the chance to make the most of… 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

Sushi Wakon at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto awarded its first Michelin star in its first year of operations

Michelin star awarded after first year of operations, along with “Five Red Pavilions” ranking Toronto, Canada, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Sushi Wakon restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto has achieved its first Michelin star in the Michelin Guide Kyoto and Osaka 2018 in their first year of operations. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto also gained a coveted “Five Red Pavilions” ranking, which marks… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils newly revamped Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5

United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has revamped its flagship Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5, taking inspiration from the very best of British Design. The refurbishment to the airline’s exclusive lounge included re-upholstering iconic pieces of furniture, and adding new feature pieces to the room, all of which are illuminated by… 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

Qatar Airways marks fifth year anniversary of its service from Doha to Maputo, Mozambique

Mozambique continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations on the airline’s Africa network Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to celebrate its five-year anniversary of operating direct flights from Doha to Maputo, Mozambique. On 31 October, the airline celebrated this milestone by giving away gifts to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines opens sales for its summer season 2018

Airline adds more flights for California with new nonstop options from Oakland, connects San Antonio with both the Bay Area and Southern Florida, and adds new international gateways connecting more U.S. cities with Cancun, Mexico! Dallas, TX, 2017-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is looking forward to summer 2018 as autumn sets… Read the full press release