Ballater Hostel in Aberdeenshire earns VisitScotland’s highest accolade

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With a lot of hard-work, Ballater Hostel has achieved VisitScotland’s highest accolade. After achieving a 5-star award at their first ever grading visit, Ballater Hostel is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the exceptional VisitScotland award. The Hostel is located in the centre of Ballater, and attracts… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ golf course superintendent chosen as the overall recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ golf course superintendent chosen as the overall recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards   Dallas, U.S.A., 2018-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Anthony Williams, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Landscape Operations at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, has been chosen… Read the full press release

EVA Air among AirlineRatings.com’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2018

Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — For the fifth year in a row, EVA Air has earned a coveted spot among AirlineRatings.com’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2018. AirlineRatings joins other global industry and government organizations that consistently recognize EVA for upholding high standards and making safety a top priority. Travelers can learn… Read the full press release

Oman Air recognised by GE Aviation for its record breaking Boeing 787 engine change in just 20 hours

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, was recently praised by GE Aviation, for its record breaking Boeing 787 engine change. The procedure was completed in just 20 hours, earning Oman Air world-wide recognition for its remarkable engineering feat. The record breaking achievement was acknowledged… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport ranked among top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport was ranked among the top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance according OAG, the authority on aviation information around the globe. With an on-time percentage just shy of 80 percent, O’Hare ranked seventh among international airports that had 30 million or more… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels wins two BMW Hotelier Awards 2017

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce two wins at the hotel industry’s most prestigious awards, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017. Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu has won Human Resources Hotelier Greater China award and Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named best low-cost airline company and passengers’ most preferred choice in Bulgaria at the Sky Awards 2017

The airline company won two Sky awards for its great performance on the Bulgarian market in 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, was recognized as the best low-cost airline company in Bulgaria and as the passengers’ most preferred choice. The two prestigious… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com™ announce top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart mentorship-driven accelerator programme

Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) and Hotels.com® today announced the top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme aimed at supporting the most innovative travel-tech start-ups of the future.  Bellevue, WA, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a rigorous selection process from more than 230 applications, a panel of expert judges from EAN and Hotels.com heard… Read the full press release

Wizz Air voted Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’

WIZZ AIR VOTED TOP AIRLINE IN EUROPE BY INDUSTRY PEERS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce that it has won the Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’. The award was received by Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ by the ‘Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards’

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Accolades awarded ahead of upcoming launch of the airline’s award-winning business class seat, Qsuite, in the United States on 16 December into New York DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has… Read the full press release

Maldives named World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s leading Dive Destination

Male’, Maldives, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives wins the prestigious position of World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s leading Dive Destination at the 24th annual World Travel Awards and Indian Ocean’s Best Spa Destination at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards held alongside with the World Travel Awards Grand Finale. The awards were received… Read the full press release

Aeroflot earns World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards

Moscow, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken the prestigious World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards, the first time the nomination has been awarded. Known as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are given every year to leading tour firms, hotels and airlines. Country-level… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories in 2018

Qatar Airways received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories in 2018   Qatar’s national carrier has won more than 50 awards in 2017, including ‘World’s Best Airline,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Up In the Air Experience’ Qatar Airways recognised for its groundbreaking new Business Class seat, Qsuite, as well as passenger… Read the full press release

Concur earns Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

BELLEVUE, Wash., 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of… Read the full press release

CVG’s miniature therapy horse program recognized by Airport Council International – North America (ACI)

Hebron, KY, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — CVG’s miniature therapy horse program won another industry award, this time from Airport Council International – North America (ACI) for best customer service program. CVG’s partnership with Seven Oaks Farm began in 2016 and brings miniature therapy horses to the airport’s Terminal twice a month. The program is… Read the full press release

Record 4th Michelin Star for IHG’s hotels in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet, recognising the exceptional culinary pleasures available to guests at its hotels. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in the group to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay restaurants recognised with four CITI FACT 2017 awards

Blue Moon Lounge awarded as Best Lounge, re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck awarded as Best South East Asian Restaurant, while Bay View Lounge earned the prestigious Best Tea Room title Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most authoritative restaurant awards in Bahrain, CITI FACT 2017 has recognised four restaurants… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport named Efficiency Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named the “Best Provider of Travel Deals” at the National Tourism Awards in China

SHANGHAI, China, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named the “Best Provider of Travel Deals” at the National Tourism Awards in China. The awards, which are now in their thirteenth year, are considered the largest and the most influential award event in China’s travel… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® wins 2017 British Travel Award in the ‘Best Travel Deals/Price Comparison Website’ category for the sixth consecutive year

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, won the prestigious 2017 British Travel Award in the ‘Best Travel Deals/Price Comparison Website’ category, marking the sixth consecutive year that Travelzoo has received this accolade. The British Travel Awards were held at Battersea Evolution in London… Read the full press release

Lufthansa earns five-star certification from Skytrax

Skytrax awards quality rating for premium service and first-rate comfort Cologne, Germany 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, as the first airline outside Asia, Lufthansa has received five-star certification from British aviation consulting specialist Skytrax. This puts Lufthansa in the select group of now ten airlines that have been given this coveted rating. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to achieve IATA’s IEnvA Stage 2

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today announced its accreditation to the highest level of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA). Exceeding its deadline set in March 2016, Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East, and the fifth worldwide, to achieve IEnvA Stage 2…. Read the full press release

Aeroflot again voted best Russian airline in the annual survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again been named best Russian airline in the annual on-line survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards among Russian readers of the magazine. The Awards ceremony took place on 30 November in Moscow. As in previous years, voting was conducted via the www.nat-geo.ru website from 22 May… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum named Best Family Hotel on a Global level and Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the Middle East at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum has been honoured twice at this year’s Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards. The resort was named Best Family Hotel on a Global level and Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the Middle East at the awards ceremony held in Bangkok on 27 October 2017. The resort has received… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways marks its achievements throughout the last two decades with new limited-edition stamp collection

Qatar Airways marks its achievements throughout the last two decades with new limited-edition stamp collection   Unique limited-edition postage stamps celebrate 20 years of success Four exclusive designs commemorate some of the airline’s biggest achievements DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways continues its ongoing celebrations of its 20th anniversary with four unique commemorative… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces winners and finalists of The 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards

UNWTO announces winners and finalists of The 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards   Madrid, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces the winners of the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and the UNWTO Ethics Award, as well as 14 finalists for the upcoming 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism…. Read the full press release

Travelzoo wins the ‘Best Use of Voice of the Customer’ award at the 2017 Engage Awards

London, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, won the ‘Best Use of Voice of the Customer’ award at the 2017 Engage Awards, which celebrate inspirational customer and employee engagement excellence. The award was received at a glittering ceremony in London, following the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Commenting on the results of the Rough Guides Reader Awards 2017, where Scotland was named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017, Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Scotland’s charm has cast its… Read the full press release

agoda 2017 Gold Circle Awards winners announced

SINGAPORE, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — agoda, one of the world’s fastest-growing online booking platforms and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Gold Circle Awards, given to top-performing accommodation partners around the world that exemplify the best qualities of the online booking travel experience. Running for now the… Read the full press release

The Port Authority achieves Airport Carbon Accreditation for John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports

New York, NY, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In recognition of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the Port Authority has received accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) for the agency’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions at all five of its airports. The Port Authority achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) for John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty,… Read the full press release