CVG welcomes Frontier Airlines’ nonstop services to six new destinations

Kentucky, U.S., 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines is growing its CVG service again with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham. All six destinations will be served by Frontier’s A320 family of aircraft. Flights to Miami will begin October 5th, 2017 and operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

IATA and Airlines for America launch campaign on baggage tracking

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America(A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43… Read the full press release

IATA moves toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) were selected to implement the IATA EasyPay payment solution for travel agents in more than 100 markets. IATA also announced that Featurespace was selected to… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport recorded 1,075,686 passengers in June 2017; 4.2% increase from June 2016

Kansas City, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,075,686 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in June, a 4.2-percent increase from June 2016. June passenger boardings were up 4.4 percent, with a total of 535,270 boarded. For the year to date,… Read the full press release

easyJet earns Austrian Air Operator Certificate and license; easyJet Europe now operational

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational  First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Europe Remaining EU27 based aircraft to be re-registered by March 2019 Luton, United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet can confirm that it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC)… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport advises passengers to use only airport-approved car parking operators

Closure of the parking company, unaffiliated to the airport, left many passengers without vehicles Passengers strongly advised to avoid unapproved off-site meet and greet parking firms Gatwick says on-airport parking or approved off-airport operators should always be used London, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has advised passengers to use only airport-approved car… Read the full press release

Swissport’s operational activities in the Netherlands awarded with the IATA CEIV pharma certification

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the increasing flow of Life Science & Healthcare shipments over the past few years, maintaining a stable and secure supply chain requires specific equipment, storage facilities, harmonized handling procedures and above all, strong cooperation among the cool chain partners. Swissport The Netherlands started to develop a dedicated… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Milan launches luxury, self-drive Lake Como package

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury, self-drive Lake Como package. In addition to enjoying suite accommodation at Mandarin Oriental, Milan, guests will have an opportunity to drive to Lake Como in a vintage Ferrari and experience a private tour aboard a classic Riva speedboat. The day trip… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Boston launches pop-up dining space, Ceviche@MO featuring tasting menu of fresh New England seafood

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is delighted to announce the debut of a pop-up dining space, Ceviche@MO, located in the hotel’s stylish Lobby Lounge, featuring a tasting menu of fresh New England seafood. An inviting place to gather socially and unwind after a busy day in Back Bay, guests can enjoy… Read the full press release

Commercial Times recognized Mandarin Oriental, Taipei with “Best Service: Gold Award” and “Best of the Best Award”

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has received two awards from prestigious Taiwan financial newspaper, Commercial Times, at the 2017 Taiwan Service Awards. The hotel won “Best Service: Gold Award” in the hotel category and “Best of the Best Award” at Taiwan’s “Oscars” for the service industry. The hotel’s Duty Manager, Tien… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport 2016/17: setting new annual records

Air traffic services and facilities growth enter new stage with strong emphasis on people development Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) enjoyed a fruitful year in 2016/17, setting new annual records in all three air traffic figures. During the fiscal year, passenger traffic rose 1.1% to 70.5 million,… Read the full press release

President Xi Jinping briefed on Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) developments

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — President Xi Jinping was briefed on Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) developments and its expansion into a Three-runway System during a visit to the HKIA Tower this morning. President Xi was accompanied by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr Jack… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new nonstop service between OAK and Paris

Norwegian expands Oakland base with new 4x weekly flights Oakland, California, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that Norwegian Air will add new nonstop service between OAK and Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG), the largest of the Paris-area airports.  The flight will operate 4-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and… 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

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

TUI Group welcomes Peter Krüger as Director of Investor Relations

 Hanover, Germany, 2017-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Peter Krüger will take over as TUI Group Director of Investor Relations. Apart from dialogue with shareholders and analysts, Peter Krüger will also be in charge of strategic and financial projects launched by TUI Group as Director Investor Relations & Special Projects. In joining TUI Group, Peter… 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

Lufthansa Innovation Hub: AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide

AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Frequent flyers especially know the stress before departure: When does check-in open? What is my booking code? Will I get an aisle or window seat? ‘AirlineCheckins.com’  – a product from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub – solves… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s Innovation Hub in Berlin voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany

Study of the business magazine Capital evaluates 34 innovation labs Lufthansa the digitalization forerunner with the Innovation Hub in Berlin Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Innovation Hub of Lufthansa in Berlin has been voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany. The prize was awarded on 21 June at a formal event… Read the full press release

French National Railway Corporation orders 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation

Île-de-France passengers to have a fleet of 125 new Regio 2N on lines R, N & D Extra-wide, articulated suburban trains which combine seating capacity, accessibility, and comfort Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from the French National… Read the full press release

Qantas: the startups and scaleups selected to participate in the AVRO Accelerator program announced

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced the inaugural group of startups and scaleups selected to participate in the AVRO Accelerator program. Designed in partnership with leading corporate accelerator Slingshot, AVRO gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with Qantas Group business units to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. Six start up… 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

Qantas reveals the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers will take to the skies on Waltzing Matilda, Boomerang and Quokka as the airline today revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft that… Read the full press release

IHG® opens Staybridge Suites® Jeddah Alandalus Mall

IHG debuts its renowned extended-stay brand in the Kingdom Denham UK, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced today the opening of Staybridge Suites® Jeddah Alandalus Mall, one of the most important shopping destinations in Jeddah with an annual visitor rate exceeding 13 million… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrates new passenger record and achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s leading airline, celebrated today a new passenger record along with remarkable achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport. WIZZ’s lucky 1 millionth passenger was travelling from Mulhouse to Tuzla and was… 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

W Hotels launches hotel industry’s first ever video game, Belle the Bear to power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue

Bethesda, Maryland, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — To power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), is taking the hotel guest experience to the next level – literally. With the brand’s newest hotel set in the heart of one of the country’s renowned tech hubs,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks its 13th anniversary

WIZZ Youth Challenge Winners 2017, Anniversary Seat Sale – Discount Up To 30%* Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air celebrates today the 13th anniversary of its very first flight. In the years that have passed since then, WIZZ has gone on to become the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern… Read the full press release

Wizz Air started operations from Osijek Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today started operations from Osijek Airport. The maiden flight took off to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport). Wizz Air’s newest service will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays, providing customers with a convenient schedule for weekend… Read the full press release