Rocco Forte Hotels launches a recognition program unlike any other — Rocco Forte Friends

A new recognition program based on unique, tailor-made experiences London, UK, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Rocco Forte Hotels, the prestigious family-owned hotel group led by Sir Rocco Forte has launched Rocco Forte Friends, a recognition program unlike any other aimed at inviting its most loyal guests as well as new guests to sign up and take… Read the full press release

Bombardier strengthens leadership team at its Biggin Hill service facility in London

Greg Hoggett is appointed General Manager of the Biggin Hill Service Centre Corey Trudgen to support the expansion project as well as other growth opportunities of Bombardier’s worldwide services network Expansion of the facility is on track and expected to be operational in 2022 Montréal, Canada, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Aviation announced… Read the full press release

Bombardier extends its Train Services Agreement (TSA) with Arriva CrossCountry, in the United Kingdom

Contract extension reflects strong, long-standing relationships with Arriva Bombardier to maintain Voyager and Super Voyager fleet for Arriva CrossCountry mainline services until 2023 Berlin, Germany, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation has announced today (October 19, 2020) that it has signed a three-year extension to its Train Services Agreement… Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines launches services between Guyana and New York

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With the opening of the borders in Guyana, Caribbean Airlines will operate its first commercial service between Guyana and New York, on 19 October. The airline will roll out its entire flight schedule for Guyana next week. CEO of Caribbean Airlines, Garvin Medera stated: “2020 has… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the widespread impact of COVID-19

Services for Narita = Qingdao and Narita = Guangzhou routes will be resumed, with ANA offering one round trip per week until the end of November. Hanoi – Narita flight will increase from two flights per week to five flights per week. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) will… Read the full press release

ANA mileage donation program raised $200,000 to help support healthcare workers fighting COVID-19

Funds will be used to purchase advanced UV light emitting robots which eliminate the COVID-19 at Japanese hospitals. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) is celebrating the success of its recent mileage donation program effort and the generosity of its ANA Mileage Club (AMC) members, who contributed… Read the full press release

Radisson Individuals — Radisson Hotel Group’s new brand

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group announces the launch of a new brand, Radisson Individuals. Radisson Individuals is a conversion brand that offers independent hotels and local, regional chains the opportunity to be part of the global Radisson Hotel Group platform, benefit from the Group’s international awareness and experience, with… Read the full press release

Condé Nast Traveler honors Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties with 14 Readers’ Choice Awards

Eight properties ranked within top 10 and six properties ranked within top five MCLEAN, Va., 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Last week, Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards, recognizing 14 unique properties within Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) luxury portfolio. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts earned 11 property awards and Conrad Hotels &… Read the full press release

MSC‌ ‌Magnifica‌ ‌commences‌ ‌a‌ ‌10-night‌ ‌voyage‌ ‌of‌ ‌relaxation‌ ‌and‌ ‌ discovery‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌West‌ ‌and‌ ‌East‌ ‌Mediterranean‌ ‌Sea‌

Stunning itinerary on one of MSC Cruises’ most charming ships visiting destinations at six historic and beautiful European gems in Italy, Malta and Greece MSC Cruises’ second ship restarts operations with implementation of rigorous health and safety protocol following safe and effective restart of MSC Grandiosa in August Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes Iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services after thorough health and safety review

Iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services re-open after a thorough health and safety review Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is rolling out a redesigned onboard experience. The celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations with the introduction of additional health and safety measures. The airline has… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s annual Spa Members’ Ball raised GBP 16,850 for Cancer Research UK and the Brain Tumour Trust Charity

Hampshire, England, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In a year of such uncertainity, charity has never been more important and the team at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is delighted to announce that this year its annual Spa Members’ Ball  raised GBP 16,850 for Cancer Research UK and the Brain Tumour Trust Charity. Each year, Four Seasons… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla prepares to welcome guests back beginning November 19, 2020

Anguilla, West Indies, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Incredible views, a luxurious atmosphere, and the comfort one can trust await as Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla prepares to welcome guests back to paradise beginning November 19, 2020. The Resort’s secluded setting and open spaces offer a physically distanced environment in which to relax or safely… Read the full press release

British Airways’ new CEO at Airlines 2050: calls for introduction of reliable and affordable test before flying

London, UK, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In his first public appearance since being named British Airways’ new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean Doyle gave the keynote address at Airlines 2050: Beyond the Crisis, telling the industry that British Airways continues to play a crucial part in connecting Britain with the world and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ robust monitoring, detection and hygiene programme resulted in more than 99.988% of passengers travelling COVID-19-free on board

Since February 2020, just 582 positive cases have been reported across more than 4.6 million passenger flown sectors operated by Qatar Airways The airline reports extremely low numbers of cases on board with more than 37,000 COVID-19-free flights since February 2020 Less than 0.002% of operating cabin crew have been affected by COVID-19, with no… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month by drawing the iconic breast cancer ribbon in the sky

The aircraft followed a unique flight path to form the symbol of breast cancer awareness above Qatar, which was displayed in real-time by flight tracking sites Qatar Airways’ ‘Think Pink’ flight was operated entirely by females DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has shown its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection Hotels announces the opening of The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, Autograph Collection Hotel in Japan

The new hotel is set to showcase Kyoto’s culinary, cultural and community traditions to travellers visiting the gentle mountain landscapes of Takaragaike TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection Hotels today (OCTOBER 15, 2020) announced the opening of The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, Autograph Collection hotel in the Takaragaike area, situated in the… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces leadership changes in Steigenberger Inselhotel Konstanz and Steigenberger Hotel Bad Neuenahr

Peter Martin takes charge at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Neuenahr, Thomas Swieca to become General Manager of the Steigenberger Inselhotel Konstanz Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomas Swieca takes over the position of General Manager at the Steigenberger Inselhotel Konstanz on 15 October. He succeeds Peter Martin, who takes over… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo helped maintain food supplies and support farming communities across the globe

Air cargo carrier helped maintain food supplies and support farming communities across the globe Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — When Emirates SkyCargo’s first freighter flight took off from Guadalajara, Mexico, on the 2nd of October, the cargo hold contained several tonnes of avocadoes and other vegetables grown and harvested in Mexico and destined… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges loyalty program members and Barclays contribute $330,000 to American Red Cross COVID-19 relief efforts

Donation Helps Address Nationwide Blood Supply Shortage to Save Lives ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced today (Oct. 15, 2020) that members of its award-winning Choice Privileges loyalty program with Barclays US Consumer Bank have provided more than $330,000 in support of the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Through… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay opens new Healing Village Spa

Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — At a time when our collective wellbeing is more important than ever, Bali is ready for those seeking a fresh start and renewed energy, with the opening of the new Healing Village Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Emerging from an 18-month-long renovation with… Read the full press release

Ryanair releases revised winter schedule

Cork, Shannon, Toulouse Bases To Close For Winter As FY Traffic Guidance Reduced To 38m Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, today (Thurs 15th Oct) released its revised winter schedule. Due to increased flight restrictions imposed by EU Govts, air travel to/from much of Central Europe, the UK, Ireland, Austria,… Read the full press release

95% of Accor hotels worldwide already adopted to ALLSAFE cleanliness and hygiene protocols

95% of the Group’s worldwide network UTILIZING ALLSAFE PROTOCOLS; 65% OFFICIALLY LABELLED; remaining properties to be AUDITED by year-end 2020 The Group’s hygiene and cleanliness label provides hotel guests with trust and assurance WHEN THEY TRAVEL, allowing them to feel healthy, safe and confident throughout their stay Paris, France, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways resumes services to Sofia via Bucharest

Resumption of three weekly flights to Sofia, Bulgaria on 16 October 2020 will see the airline’s network expand to more than 700 weekly flights to 100 destinations Airline’s young, mixed fleet of sustainable aircraft gives it the ability to offer passengers more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East,… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes announcement of an Air Travel Bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore

Hong Kong, China, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific welcomes the announcement of an in-principle agreement between the authorities in Hong Kong and Singapore to set up an Air Travel Bubble between the two cities. Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Ronald Lam said: “Singapore is a popular destination for Hong Kong travellers… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to deploy Airbus A350-900 to Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo during its winter timetable

Economical and sustainable fleet operation through temporary deployment of Airbus A350-900 at both Lufthansa hubs One of the most modern and efficient long-haul aircraft will operate from Frankfurt to Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — For the duration of the winter timetable (until the end of March 2021)… Read the full press release

Budget 2021: EUR 10 million support package for Shannon and Cork airports

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group has welcomed the announcement in Budget 2021 of a €10 million support package for Shannon and Cork airports. Commenting on the funding, a Shannon Group spokesperson said: “This funding for capital expenditure is very welcome and will assist us as we navigate our way through… Read the full press release

Emirates to support campaign educating about human trafficking

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is proud to support It’s a Penalty’s campaign’s newest global film “What is Human Trafficking?” launched in collaboration with actor Liam Neeson. The short film is designed to educate the world about the misconceptions and the reality of human trafficking and exploitation happening globally. By airing this special message on… Read the full press release

ACI and IATA to governments: coordinated approach to testing can help safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity

Direct financial assistance and coordinated global action on testing needed  Montreal and Geneva, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the… Read the full press release

easyJet on Wright Electric joining U.S. DOE’s ARPA-E programme

easyJet partner Wright Electric has been selected by The U.S. Department of Energy for a programme to support the development of innovative and ultra-efficient electric propulsion systems for commercial London, UK, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has been working with Wright Electric in its mission to support the development of an all-electric aircraft… Read the full press release

Munich Airport International to develop and operate El Salvador Airport Cargo Terminal for 40 years

Concession to develop and operate the El Salvador Airport Cargo Terminal for a period of 40 years MAI will provide management and advisory services EMCO and MAI are actively working and mobilizing the teams for a successful future of El Salvador’s Air Cargo Development COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Munich Airport International… Read the full press release