Hyatt recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®”

Hyatt celebrates commitment to caring for people so they can be their best CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt has been named today (February 14, 2018) to the 2019 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures according to global research and consulting firm Great Place… Read the full press release

Macau Culinary Association team won second place in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan

Macau, China, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Macau Culinary Association sent a team to participate in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan, and won second place with their exquisite snow sculpture named “Sharing Prosperity”. The snow sculpture team has participated in the competition for four consecutive years (2016 – 2019) and brought… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal recognized in Phoenix at the 2019 MicroStrategy Customer Awards

Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal was recognized in Phoenix at the 2019 MicroStrategy Customer Awards in recognition of the dashboards developed for the Company that allow for real-time monitoring of the evolution of the main operational performance indicators of the carrier and other critical information in order to facilitate strategic… Read the full press release

U.S. News & World Report recognised Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC as the #1 Hotel in Washington DC and Overall #15 Best Hotel in the USA

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in rankings, consumer advice and information, recognised Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC as the #1 Hotel in Washington DC and Overall #15 Best Hotel in the USA in its annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences. “Our Hotel being chosen as… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s Attractions Accolades winners announced

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (12 February 2019) announced the winners of its 2018 Attractions Accolades recognising the quality of visitor experiences across England. Following their annual assessment by VisitEngland, 76 attractions have been awarded an accolade, based on the score they obtained following their Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme… Read the full press release

2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards: deadline for submissions April 30, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport announces the launch of the Best Kept Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The search has begun for the best kept schools, towns and villages, and healthcare facilities across Northern Ireland, following the launch of the Best Kept Awards, supported by George Best Belfast City Airport. The awards, now in their 62nd year, run by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, aim… Read the full press release

Mera Mare Pattaya wins Loved by Guest Award 2019

Pattaya, Thailand, 2019-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We are delighted to received the Award Winner for a ‘Loved by Guests’ Award from Hotels.com with 8.6 scores 2 years in the role 2018-19. Hotels.com is a leading online provider of hotel accommodation worldwide and is affiliated with Expedia, Inc., one of the largest online travel companies… Read the full press release

The Córdoba Tourism Agency earns UNWTO.QUEST Certification

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Córdoba Tourism Agency (Agencia Córdoba Turismo) has received the World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO.QUEST Certification, whereby the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all, promotes the strengthening of the institutional capacities of destination management organizations (DMOs) and… Read the full press release

Acqualina Resort & Spa recognized as TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Beachfront Resort in the Continental US for the fifth consecutive year

The ultra-luxury Miami resort is a 2019 Travelers’s Choice Award Winner SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Acqualina Resort & Spa is proud to announce that it has been recognized as TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Beachfront Resort in the Continental US for the fifth consecutive year.| The results are based on guest reviews, in which guests… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora named the #1 Hotel in French Polynesia in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Acclaimed island resort also named top hotel for luxury and service Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was named the #1 Hotel in French Polynesia in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Based on the reviews and opinions submitted by the website’s millions of international users over the past… Read the full press release

Stewart Bainum Jr., Choice Hotels International chairman honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit

Recognition Comes as Choice Celebrates 80th Anniversary ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Stewart Bainum Jr., chairman of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), yesterday received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) for his career-long contributions to the hospitality industry. The recognition comes as Choice… Read the full press release

2019 Booking.com Technology Playmaker Award finalists announced

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (1.29.19), Booking.com announced the finalists for the second edition of the Booking.com Technology Playmaker Awards with the United States leading all other participating countries in award finalists. Introduced in September 2017, the awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating women working across the world who are disrupting their fields using technology. The… Read the full press release

Chris Blackwell honoured with A “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the WTA Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The music and hospitality pioneer, Chris Blackwell, has been honoured at a star-studded gala ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The founder of Island Records and Island Outpost was acknowledged with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019. The… Read the full press release

Comfort brand awarded 120 franchise agreements in 2018 as it expands around the country

Nearly 120 Franchise Agreements Awarded as Brand Expands ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Comfort brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues to advance its transformation with over 700 properties certified Move to Modern, 450 hotels in the process of obtaining new signage, and more than 170 hotels having installed new signs…. Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces top-performing travel advisors for the 2018 Travel Partners of the Year Awards of North America and Puerto Rico

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a record-breaking year of new, industry-leading ships and innovations, Royal Caribbean International reveals the 17 top-performing travel advisors for the 2018 Travel Partners of the Year Awards of North America and Puerto Rico. Newcomers and returning winners are being recognized for their dedication to the cruise line, demonstrated by… Read the full press release

easyJet voted business airline of the year and best short haul airline at the Business Travel Awards

LUTON, England, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been voted business airline of the year and best short haul airline at the prestigious Business Travel Awards which are judged by an independent panel made up of senior travel buyers. easyJet carries over 90 million passengers annually and has steadily increased its market… Read the full press release

Checkport, a Swissport subsidiary, the only Swiss company to obtain IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator”

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd, is the first and only Swiss company having obtained the IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator” and may from now on carry out third country validations for air carriers. ACC3 stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces Israeli startup Refundit as the winner of the inaugural Global Tourism Startup Competition

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Refundit, an Israeli startup, was declared the winner in the final phase of the 1st Global Tourism Startup Competition, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Globalia, and held within the framework of the FITUR International Tourism Fair, topping 3,000 entries from around the world. The Competition,… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport announces the search for Northern Ireland’s Best Small Visitor Attraction

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has partnered with Tourism NI and all eleven Councils in the province to launch the search for Northern Ireland’s Best Small Visitor Attraction – with £30,000 of free marketing support and brand visibility at the airport on offer to the winner. The… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 23, 2019) was named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Southwest ranks No.11 on the list. “It is an incredible honor to be on this list once again,” said Gary Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines…. Read the full press release

Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day, Salomon Skyline Scotland, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Stirling Scottish Marathon shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Soctland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — FOUR of Scotland’s major sporting events have been shortlisted for a national award at Scotland’s tourism Oscars. The four finalists for Best Sporting Event are: Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day – held in June, the event attracts a non-traditional audience to the race track and has a significant impact on the local… Read the full press release

Three of Scotland’s major business events shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Business events curated or hosted by Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Cashel Travel and DataLab will battle it out to be crowned Best Business Event at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards National Final to be held on 14 March at the EICC. The three finalists for Best Business Event are: Edinburgh International… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport marks an all-time passenger record for 2018

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) set an all-time passenger record for 2018, marking the sixth straight year that the Airport has seen record-setting growth. In 2018, 3,263,234 passengers flew in and out of GFIA, an increase of 16-percent from 2017. The record-setting year was capped… Read the full press release

ACI World delivers the 100th review in its Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme

APEX promotes safer airport operations and cooperation throughout the industry Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (January 20, 2019) delivered the 100th review in its Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme which  promotes best safety practices in airport operations, utilizing the expertise and cooperation of the community of… Read the full press release

Singapore will be on the spotlight as the Official Culinary Destination Partner of the inaugural edition of the World Restaurant Awards

Gastronomic collaborations, cross-country chef exchanges, and an in-Singapore activation in this first-ever culinary partnership between STB and IMG    Singapore, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore has been designated the Official Culinary Destination Partner of The World Restaurant Awards, which is  a progressive new annual awards created by events leader IMG, in partnership with Joe Warwick[1] and… Read the full press release

Sandals® Montego Bay in Jamaica will host the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019 on Monday 28th January

London, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest and hottest resort in Jamaica, Sandals® Montego Bay, is hosting the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019 on Monday 28th January. The gala ceremony will be the premier gathering of the Caribbean and North American hospitality industries, with the key players and VIPs from… Read the full press release

Azamara Club Cruises earns several recognitions including “Best Boutique Cruise Line” in the 2019 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Miami, FL, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Azamara Club Cruises, the boutique upmarket cruise line, has earned several accolades among USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, including first place for “Best Boutique Cruise Line.” In addition, all three Azamara ships ranked in the top five for the category of “Best Small Ship.” “We are very… Read the full press release

Lovelle Anderson-Campbell at Hilton Nottingham awarded the Rising Star: Front of House Award at the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards 2018

Presented by Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards 2018 NOTTINGHAM, England, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Lovelle Anderson-Campbell at Hilton Nottingham has recently been awarded the Rising Star: Front of House Award as part of the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards 2018. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of Nottinghamshire’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector, and is organised by Visit… Read the full press release

Emirates wins multiple recognitions at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards

Superior product and service offerings steer the airline to multiple awards and the biggest winner status JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, celebrated a hat trick win at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards. Emirates received awards for Best Business Class – for the second consecutive year,… Read the full press release