Airport Authority Hong Kong will support airlines to introduce the Terminal Charge Concession Scheme

To strengthen Hong Kong International Airport’s Global Air Cargo Hub Status HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — To reinforce Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)’s competitiveness and its global status as the leading air cargo hub, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) will support airlines to introduce the Terminal Charge Concession Scheme (the Scheme)… Read the full press release

flydubai celebrated its inaugural flight to Yangon, Myanmar

Daily flights start from 10 December 2019 Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai today (December 11, 2019) celebrated its inaugural flight to Yangon, Myanmar, expanding its network to include Southeast Asia. The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB). On… Read the full press release

dnata Brazil awarded IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Registration

Recife, Brazil, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security in Brazil. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata Brazil the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling… Read the full press release

Southwest plans to bring new service to Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Denver, Houston (Hobby), and Nashville

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 11, 2019) extends its bookable flight schedule through Aug. 10, 2020. As part of the schedule extension, Southwest also announces plans to bring new service to some of the largest cities across its network including: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Denver, Houston (Hobby), and Nashville. Atlanta Effective June 7, 2020,… Read the full press release

British Airways enhances its catering on flights from London Gatwick

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has made a multi-million pound investment in its catering on flights from London Gatwick, with reimagined and improved food across its short- and long-haul cabins. Now available on all flights, the catering brings in new menus featuring new dishes and recipes as part of the… Read the full press release

The Cathay Pacific Group introduces new Terminal Charge concession at Hong Kong International Airport

New initiative helps sustain competitiveness of HKIA and support the industry’s cost and operating efficiency Hong kong, China, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is boosting the competitiveness of Hong Kong International Airport as a global cargo hub by introducing a new Terminal Charge concession, effective from 1 April 2020. Customers of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches Augmented Reality football game ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM

Interactive game sees fans ‘blink to score’ as excitement builds ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM which kicks off today in Doha  Al Sadd SC coach and football legend Xavi features in game promotions DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) experience that… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 Best Places to Work in 2020

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the company as one of the nation’s top 100 Best Places to Work in 2020. The award, in its 12th year, is based solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group and gategroup complete a purchase agreement for the European business of the LSG Group

gategroup acquires the European business of LSG and enters long-term catering partnership with the Lufthansa Group Purchase agreement extends to LSG’s European catering operations, lounge business, Evertaste, SPIRIANT and Ringeltaube Partners to establish joint venture companies in Frankfurt and Munich Long-term catering agreements for Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich hubs  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Air Canada’s new summer services

Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Boston, the only non-stop services between these city pairs, start in June 2020 Summer 2020 will also see a second flight added between Vancouver-Newark MONTREAL, CANADA, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Dec. 10, 2019) announced two new seasonal summer routes and added service to major U.S. destinations from Montreal, Calgary and… Read the full press release

Emirates launches fourth daily service to Dhaka starting 29 March 2020

Decision driven by robust demand and healthy booking forecasts Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is now set to launch its fourth daily service to Dhaka from 29 March 2020 instead of 1 June 2020, as announced earlier. The fourth daily will boost Emirates’ weekly services to Dhaka from 21 to 28, and will… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ expands their loyalty alliance

Continued growth gives members more rewarding opportunities to experience luxurious destinations around the globe CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today (December 10, 2019) announced the ongoing expansion of their existing loyalty alliance, celebrating a milestone of over 300 participating SLH hotels around the world for World of Hyatt members… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with British Astronaut Tim Peake to bring Legends of Apollo to London in May 2020

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — As the world prepares to return to the Moon, British Airways is partnering with British Astronaut Tim Peake and former space pioneers to bring a live show to London in May 2020. Tickets are on sale to an exclusive Legends of Apollo showing in May 2020. Ahead of the show,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines offers priority boarding to guests wearing holiday sweater on National Ugly Sweater Day

For the third year, guests dressed in fly holiday gear get priority boarding Dec. 20 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is spreading holiday cheer by offering guests wearing any kind of holiday sweater priority boarding on Dec. 20, National Ugly Sweater Day. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by guests and employees… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches flights between Mildura and Sydney

New Mildura to Sydney route to begin 29 March 2020 Introduction of three more weekly flights between Bendigo and Sydney These routes estimated to boost spending in regional Victoria by more than $3 million each year Sale fares for Mildura-Sydney available from $179 one-way Mildura, Australia, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink will launch flights… Read the full press release

Qantas and Air France – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announce new frequent flyer partnership

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points[1] and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) network. As part of the comprehensive new partnership between the airline groups, Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to fly to over 60… Read the full press release

Heathrow Primary students open the holiday season at Heathrow

Heathrow sparkles as students from Heathrow Primary deck the halls with over 500 hand crafted baubles and help switch on close to a kilometre of Christmas lights Over 30 students delight passengers in Terminal 2 with a Christmas carol flash performance and special visit from Santa Over 70 Christmas trees are popping up across the… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group to appoint Arthur de Haast as an independent Non-Executive Director

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (06 DECEMBER 2019) announces that Arthur de Haast is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. He will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 January 2020. Arthur de Haast is a Senior Director of… Read the full press release

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts offers travellers a fresh look at some of the world’s most exhilarating cities

Independent survey across seven major cities reveals that most locals (59%) feel visitors are missing out on the true spirit of the place, while 75% of luxury travellers want to experience cities as a well-informed local Social media analysis exposes ‘sea of sameness’ with three-quarters (77%) of travellers feeling obliged to walk down the same… Read the full press release

IHG continues to grow its EVEN® Hotels brand

35 new properties appealing to wellness-minded business travelers open or under development   Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, continues to grow its EVEN® Hotels brand – a hotel brand created with wellness at its core and woven throughout its entire DNA. Initially launched in… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces 20 new hotel openings across the globe in 2020

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand announces 20 new launches across the globe in 2020. From glitzy West Hollywood to historically palatial Stockholm, and from the winelands of Northern California to the undiscovered beaches of Tuscany, each of these new city hotels, beach… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the completion of the acquisition of Elegant Hotels Group

BETHESDA, MD, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Elegant Hotels Group plc. The announcement from Elegant and International Hotel Licensing Company S.à r.l. was issued over London’s Regulatory News Service earlier today (DECEMBER 9, 2019). Full text can be found below: On 18… Read the full press release

Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes Cabo Verde Airlines’ new services to Sal

Washington DC, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) celebrated Cabo Verde Airlines’ inaugural flight Monday between the National Capital Region and Sal, Cabo Verde’s Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID). “We are beyond pleased to welcome Cabo Verde Airlines to the Dulles International family,” said Yil Surehan, vice president of Airline Business Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports… Read the full press release

Why you should come to Kiev in 2020. Top 5 New things in the city

Kiev Photos

Kiev, Ukraine, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — We Kievites love our city very much and strongly react to modern projects, innovations and unique places for entertainment and leisure. The Economist published The Global Liveability Index 2019 — new global ranking of cities in terms of living comfort. It evaluates locations in five categories: stability,… Read the full press release

Emirates cabin crew named World’s Leading Cabin Crew 2019 at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony

Emirates also takes home title for World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates cabin crew has been named World’s Leading Cabin Crew 2019 at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony. The event marked the culmination of the WTA’s annual search for the finest travel and… Read the full press release

Emirates marks its first passenger flight to Mexico

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has taken off to Mexico City, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Mexico. Emirates flight EK255, departed at full capacity with over 300 passengers, led a group of VIP guests and media on board, at 0330hrs local time this morning. Marking the importance of this new gateway… Read the full press release

Emirates concludes the milestone 50th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has wrapped up the milestone 50th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens which came to a climactic close after three action-packed days of rugby, entertainment and music. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, the highlight of the weekend was the two Emirates A380 flypasts over… Read the full press release

Emirates celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens with two spectacular low-level flypasts

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens in style, treating thousands of spectators and rugby-loving fans with not one, but two spectacular low-level flypasts above The Sevens Stadium with the Emirates A380 dressed in bespoke Dubai Rugby Sevens livery. Taking off from Dubai International… Read the full press release

Christmas meals, nostalgic films and holiday treats awaits Emirates customers travelling on select flights

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The festive spirit is in full swing as Emirates prepares to serve 500,000 Christmas meals across all classes to customers travelling on select flights from December 9 to 31. In addition to a delicious festive menu, travellers can also enjoy nostalgic films and holiday treats across all cabin… Read the full press release

Emirates and Interjet Airlines announce enhanced interline agreement

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and Interjet Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in North America, have announced an enhanced interline agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between Mexico, the Gulf and Middle East and beyond. With a single… Read the full press release