IHG listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today been listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, having achieved first place in RobecoSAM’s Consumer Services industry group and the highest score for the industry on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). This achievement means that IHG will… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts recognized at Airports Council International North America conference

Halifax, N.S., 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts were formally recognized this week at the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority, received a Certificate of Accreditation at the ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony. “It was… Read the full press release

Stagecoach recognises outstanding UK Bus apprentices

Perth, Scotland, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach’s top UK Bus apprentices have been recognised at the company’s 13th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards. Ten bus engineering apprentices were awarded for their outstanding performance at the company’s largest ever awards ceremony at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The winners received cash prizes and… Read the full press release

EANS earns the Family-friendly Employer stamp from the Ministry of Social Affairs

Harjumaa, Estonia, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On 15 September Kaia Iva, Minister of Social Affairs, awarded 43 employers, including EANS, the Family-friendly Employer stamp, which allows present and future employers to demonstrate that they appreciate the wishes of their employees and are ready to contribute to their well-being. “We participate in family- and employee-friendly… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s number one airport for international passengers, and Dubai World Central (DWC), was voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017, which were announced at a ceremony held in Dubai on… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports recognized with three awards at the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards 2017

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers, won three awards at the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards 2017 at a ceremony held in Dubai recently. The BCI Middle East Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of business continuity, risk and resilience professionals and… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport named UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards last night. The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade. The award comes after the busiest summer on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways wins ‘Best Up In The Air Experience’ and Best Baggage Initative’ awards at the Future Travel Experience Global 2017 awards ceremony

Awards recognise Qatar Airways’ revolutionary new Business Class experience, Qsuite, and the airline’s highly innovative baggage system, HAQIBA Airline wins ‘Best Up in the Air Experience’ award for the third consecutive year DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been awarded the ‘Best Up In The Air Experience’ award for the third… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards unveils latest details of highly anticipated Latin America Ceremony

MEXICO, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Drum roll please… it’s almost show time! Ahead of World Travel Awards’ hugely anticipated Latin America Ceremony this Saturday (9 September 2017), the travel industry’s leading awards programme is delighted to unveil the latest details of its prestigious event. Max Villegas –  one of Mexico’s most versatile talents whose… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ 2016 GIFTTS program winners announced

Programs Recognizes Hotels and Resorts with Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts NEWPORT BEACH, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is honored to announce the winners of its 2016 GIFTTS (Great Initiatives for Today’s [Tomorrow’s] Society) program: Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Pebble Beach Resorts, The Leela… Read the full press release

HSMAI announces Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Award recipients

McLean, VA, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is celebrating 90 years of fueling sales, is pleased to announce the HSMAI Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Award recipients. Adreana Bailey, National Sales Manager, Hilton DFW Lakes, will be recognized as the Hotel Sales Professional of the Year… Read the full press release

Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized for his work on travel and tourism promotion by the U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Travel Association presents Governor Rick Scott with Distinguished Leadership Award for his commitment to growing travel in Florida amid multiple challenges HOLLYWOOD, FL, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Florida Governor Rick Scott has received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation for his work on travel and tourism promotion…. Read the full press release

2017 Mercury and Destiny Awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star recipients announced at the 34th annual ESTO conference

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2017 Mercury and Destiny Awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star during its 34th annual ESTO conference, held August 26-29 in Minneapolis. Twenty-eight U.S. Travel members were honored for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing and… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations named Wholesale Partner of the Year at The American Society of Travel Agents’ annual Global Convention

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS NAMES CLASSIC VACATIONS WHOLESALE PARTNER OF THE YEAR San Jose, CA, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held its annual Global Convention August 27th through 29th in San Diego, California, there they bestowed their annual ASTA Awards. Among those recognized was Classic Vacations, who… Read the full press release

S&P affirms Halifax International Airport Authority’s A+ credit rating and maintains positive outlook

Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Following its annual review, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services (S&P) has affirmed HIAA’s A+ credit rating. At the same time, S&P maintained their outlook on Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) as positive. S&P is the world’s foremost provider of independent credit ratings. S&P indicated that the… Read the full press release

The Gatwick Airport “Community app” adopted by airports across the world; shortlisted for seven national awards

Gatwick’s Airport “Community app” ensures that multiple airlines, stakeholders and thousands of staff are in tune with the ‘common truth’ across the airport campus The app brings fragmented airport workforce together, fosters data sharing culture and instils a sense of competition – which all help to improve service for passengers Building on the success of Gatwick’s “Community… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport named one of the two top UK airports for punctuality

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has been named one of the two top airports in the UK for punctuality. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures in relation to flights to and from UK airports for British and Irish airlines have revealed that flights leaving Belfast City Airport are,… Read the full press release

London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers rated “good” in CAA’s Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17

LONDON, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has improved its rating of London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers, recognising its provision of help as “good” in the Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17, published today (Friday 11 August). It follows several measures introduced by London City in the… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports awarded the UAE’s first Aerodrome Flight Information Services certification from GCAA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has been awarded the UAE’s first Aerodrome Flight Information Services (AFIS) certification from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), for Sir Bani Yas Airport. AFIS is provided at airfields where flight information is required, but where the aircraft traffic does not… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World upgraded to a four-star grading by VisitScotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s longest running butterfly house has been upgraded to a four-star grading by VisitScotland. Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, attached to Scotland’s largest garden centre, was upgraded from three stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its excellent standards. The… Read the full press release

The American magazine Global Traveler recognized Portuguese wines served in TAP Executive Class

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The American magazine Global Traveler awarded gold and bronze to the wines served in Executive Class The American magazine Global Traveler has awarded first and third places to the wines that TAP serves in its executive class. The gold went to TAP for its sparkling wine Luís Pato… Read the full press release

Marriott International named one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials, by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine

Bethesda, MD, 2017-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, Marriott International has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials, by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine, landing in the top 20 at #14.  See the full results here.  This announcement comes on the… Read the full press release

Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel honoured with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

HONG KONG, 2017-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel have each been honoured with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. It is the seventh consecutive year that both Marco Polo hotels have been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence since the awards were inaugurated in 2011. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that… Read the full press release

AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotels survey: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora voted the #1 Top Epic Stay Hotel in the World

AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotels survey: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora voted the #1 Top Epic Stay Hotel in the World   South Pacific resort recognised in 2017 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2017-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has just been named the #1 Top Epic Stay Hotel in… Read the full press release

Visit Omaha earns DMAP accreditation

OMAHA, NE., 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Omaha makes the grade and joins a prestigious group honored in Canada at the Destinations International Conference. Visit Omaha was honored for earning its official accreditation by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The process is a comprehensive review of a Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) business… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels recognized by LE Miami’s Rebels Awards for creating 2017’s Most Original Campaign

Bethesda, MD, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s bold new experiential brand, has been recognized by LE Miami’s Rebels Awards for creating 2017’s Most Original Campaign. The prestigious award recognizes hotel companies with extraordinary marketing that offers a fresh approach to connecting with travelers and takes a brand to the next level,… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association announces Winners of the 2017 Grand and Gold Awards

BANGKOK, 2017-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today (July 27, 2017) by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 28 separate organisations and individuals. The awards ceremony takes… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 to take place in Rwanda’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 to take place in Rwanda’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October   London, 2017-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October. Spanning several… Read the full press release

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games gets support from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games gets support from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Westfield Health British Transplant Games – in North Lanarkshire from today, Thursday 27 July to Sunday 30 July – is amongst 14 forthcoming events taking place across the country which are benefitting from a share… Read the full press release

Zi Yat Heen at Four Seasons Hotel Macao recognized with The Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for the fifth consecutive year

Zi Yat Heen at Four Seasons Hotel Macao recognized with The Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for the fifth consecutive year   The Hotel’s Chinese restaurant enjoys the Best of Award of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year, reflecting its outstanding culinary tradition Macau, China, 2017-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The… Read the full press release