Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart Leading travel tech start-up programme led by Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com   London, UK , 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Luggage storage start-up, Stasher, has won Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme for innovative travel tech start-ups led by Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and… Read the full press release

The FinLab and Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS to host digital transformation programme for travel agencies

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The FinLab, a joint-venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, today announced its collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) to help travel agencies advance their businesses through a digital transformation programme for businesses. Through the three-month acceleration programme, travel… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly and ACTA Enter into Corporate Partnership Agreement

Toronto, Canada, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Park’N Fly is proud to announce that it has entered into a Corporate Partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) naming Park’N Fly as the national airport parking partner of choice. Operating in 7 cities across Canada, Park’N Fly allows agents to offer choice and… Read the full press release

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

Travix to connect directly to Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Management System

Lufthansa Group and Travix intensify longstanding partnership with joint approach on NDC under the Airline Group’s upcoming NDC Partner Programme  Travix customers will benefit from access to Lufthansa Group NDC Smart Offer Improved display of all Lufthansa Group offers on Travix’ brands CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Vliegwinkel, Vayama and Flugladen in all countries COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-May-18 —… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line expands its fleet with the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss

  Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington Wiesbaden, Germany, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Apr 19, 2018), Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from MEYER WERFT during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the… 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

Olimpiyskiy stadium kiev

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

STB and CLIA to conduct travel agent training in Southeast Asia’s cruise markets

Washington, DC, 2018-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the cruise industry’s global trade organisation, announced a new three-year partnership today (Mar 05, 2018) that is aimed at boosting the increasingly vibrant cruising industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia. STB and CLIA will tap their… 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

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

Travelport launches online PCI DSS compliance referral service

Langley, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced the launch of an online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance referral service to help its customers businesses achieve PCI DSS certification. With fraud and hacking in the travel industry on the rise, maintaining… Read the full press release

Tourism Western Australia partners with Travelport to promote Perth and Western Australia to travel agents

Langley, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Western Australia (Tourism WA) has teamed up with Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, to promote Perth and Western Australia to travel agents. Tourism WA’s Executive Director Strategy, Brand & Marketing Services, Louise Scott said, “With access to more than 68,000 travel agencies worldwide, Travelport would help… Read the full press release

Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Unified School District host second annual LAX Aviation Career Day

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, more than 750 local high school students were introduced to careers in the aviation industry at the second annual LAX Aviation Career Day hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The event occurred at the LAX’s Flight Path Museum… 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

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 welcomes Flybe’s 2017-18 Winter schedule

Belfast, Northern Island, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has begun operating its 2017-18 Winter schedule with a total choice of up to 540 flights a week across 13 routes from George Best Belfast City Airport.  Winter flights operate through to 24th March 2018. The Winter schedule includes the addition of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flights from Doha to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is the airline’s fourth Eastern European destination launch this year, following Skopje, Prague and Kyiv Award-winning airline continues rapid expansion of its global route network, adding 26 new destinations through 2018 Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sarajevo touched down today at Sarajevo International… Read the full press release

Premier Holidays hosts educational visit to Guernsey to Advantage Travel Partnership agents

EDUCATIONAL VISIT SAW ADVANTAGE TRAVEL PARTNERSHIP AGENTS EXPERIENCE THE ISLAND’S CHARMS Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier Holidays escorted 12 travel agents to Guernsey so they could discover what the island has to offer. The three-day educational, exclusive to agents from Advantage Travel Partnership, saw the group enjoy a host of activities… Read the full press release

Premier Holidays provides its top-selling travel agents with educational to Jersey

A GROUP OF PREMIER’S TOP-SELLING AGENTS ENJOY THE ISLAND BREAK Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier Holidays treated a group of its top-selling travel agents to an educational to Jersey to experience the island break. Over the three days, the 11 agents from Central England Co-operative Travel explored the width and breadth… 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

Cruise Lines International Association opens enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach has 12 finalists at the 2017 UK Bus Awards

Transport group has 12 finalists at national awards Three Stagecoach employees in the running for top awards Finalists in categories covering bus and the community, unsung heroes and young manager of the year Perth, Scotland, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport operator Stagecoach is in the running for a host of top honours at… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… Read the full press release