Cruise Lines International Association opens enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry,… Read the full press release

This Plan a Cruise Month CLIA highlights the best cruise travel experiences in Australasia

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is highlighting the most exclusive and unmatched cruise travel experiences in Australasia as part of Plan a Cruise Month. The region, comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea… Read the full press release

Sixteen Red Carnation Hotel Collection properties win 21 awards in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is proud to announce that 16 of its iconic properties won 21 awards in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, whose results were announced today. Two properties, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa and Hotel d’Angleterre,… Read the full press release

Serena Hotels scoops seven awards at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Serena Hotels scoops seven awards, including category titles of Leading Hotel Brand in four East African countries at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards held in Kigali, Rwanda. According to the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards is regarded as the “Oscars” of the… Read the full press release

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey ranks Hamad International Airport second among Top 10 International Airports

Doha, Qatar, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked second in the Top 10 International Airports in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey. The magazine’s World’s Best awards recognise the greatest airports, islands, cities, hotels, and cruise lines as voted by its 4.8 million readers and has… Read the full press release

The Westin Buffalo becomes the first hotel in the world to offer guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio

Buffalo, New York, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Westin Buffalo this week announced that it is now offering guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio, the free, all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live-streaming radio service. The Delaware North-operated property becomes the first hotel in the world to do so. Using technology from Volara, the leading provider… Read the full press release

Viking® voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Viking Rated Highest of All Cruise Lines in 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport opens the President Gerald R. Ford Tribute Room

Grand Rapids, MI, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Two organizations bearing President Gerald R. Ford’s name came together to celebrate a ribbon-cutting and dedication for a tribute room at the airport in the late president’s honor. Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation officials joined President Gerald R. Ford’s son,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Dominika Rudnick as Director of Key Account Management & Consortia

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dominika Rudnick took on the role of Director of Key Account Management & Consortia at Deutsche Hospitality with effect from 1 October. In her new capacity, Ms. Rudnick is heading up a seven-strong team which assists major customers of Deutsche Hospitality in the planning and… Read the full press release

IHG® welcomes Fergus Stewart to the Europe region as Vice President, Luxury Operations

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® cements luxury credentials with appointment of Vice President, Luxury Operations, Europe Fergus Stewart joins the Operations Leadership team with ten years at IHG under his belt Globe-trotter Fergus has spent his career working across Europe, Asia and the Middle East IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one… Read the full press release

IHG® unveils InterContinental Perth City Centre – the 6th InterContinental hotel in Australia

A new level of sophistication for Perth’s vibrant heart Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, unveiled InterContinental Perth City Centre today – the 6th InterContinental hotel in Australia. Nestled amidst ‘The King Street Precinct’ with a charming heritage streetscape of theatres, cafes… Read the full press release

IHG announces significant growth to its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s first Kimpton signing alongside new market entry for Hotel Indigo  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced, at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), significant growth to its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties, which… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces new JetSuiteX jet service between Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport

Oakland, CA, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and JetSuiteX announce today (October 12, 2017) commencement of new daily jet service between the heart of the Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport starting in mid-November. JetSuiteX will offer a private air travel experience to Bay Area travelers heading to or from the… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation strengthens its presence in Mexico by expanding partnership with Aerolineas Ejecutivas

Textron Aviation strengthens its presence in Mexico by expanding partnership with Aerolineas Ejecutivas   LAS VEGAS, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is strengthening its presence in Mexico by expanding channel partner Aerolineas Ejecutivas’ role to include new aircraft sales and service for its full jet and turboprop… Read the full press release

Bombardier delivers final train for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets

Bombardier delivers final train for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets   Fleet of 14 four-car INNOVIA Metro 300 trains ordered in 2012 are already increasing transport and capacity ridership in the Malaysian capital The final train, for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets, was handed over on October 11 Berlin, Canada,… Read the full press release

Bombardier to host 21st edition of Safety Standdown USA, October 31- November 2, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas

Bombardier demonstrates industry leadership through Safety Standdown program A pillar in the aviation community, Safety Standdown promotes safety culture, continuing education and professionalism in aviation Premier aviation safety seminar open to all aircraft operators free of charge      More than 10 new workshops to cover a range of topics linked to theme of ‘Intentionally Safe’… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® appoints Justin Pateman as CFO and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Pateman as chief financial officer and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management. Bringing along their strong expertise to the executive team of the company, Pateman… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today (16 Oct 2017) shared the highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around… Read the full press release

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North   SAN JOSE NORTH, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today (October 16, 2017) its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North.  Designed for guests… Read the full press release

Stagecoach has 12 finalists at the 2017 UK Bus Awards

Transport group has 12 finalists at national awards Three Stagecoach employees in the running for top awards Finalists in categories covering bus and the community, unsung heroes and young manager of the year Perth, Scotland, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport operator Stagecoach is in the running for a host of top honours at… Read the full press release

NBAA honors Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger for speaking out against the controversial concept of air traffic control privatization

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week presented hero-pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger with the association’s American Spirit Award, for speaking out in opposition to the highly controversial concept of air traffic control (ATC) privatization. “We know that when an American hero and aviation expert with… Read the full press release

Duetto to implement its cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy

Venice, Italy, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, has partnered with H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A., one of the most important independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, to implement the firm’s cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy.  Duetto will also boost… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces Wilson James as its preferred supplier of Special Assistance Services

New preferred provider will deliver high quality service for passengers through investment in people, training and equipment Decision made by Gatwick and partners including Airline Operators Committee and public experts on the airport’s Passenger Advisory Group Staff from existing supplier expected to transfer to the new provider Gatwick and its airlines have defined new improved… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces plans to launch new service to Hawaii in 2018

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 11, 2017) shared plans to begin selling tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii and also announced its intention to launch an application process for Federal Aviation Administration authorization for Extended Operations (ETOPS). Service details are to be announced at a later date. “A… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates announce additional network changes under their joint partnership

Airlines apply to regulators to extend partnership until 2023 Submission includes adjustments to trans-Tasman services Co-ordinated route changes improve connectivity and schedule choice across combined network SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates today (11TH OCTOBER 2017 ) announce additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year… Read the full press release

Qantas to power Los Angeles based aircraft with biofuel from 2020

SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable jet… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel South Boston

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, along with developer City Point Capital, announced the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel South Boston. Located at 6 West Broadway, the 159-room property is expected to open in 2019. The Cambria Hotel South Boston is conveniently located right outside… Read the full press release

Bost Interior Design recognized for its work at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg

Bost Interior Design recognized for its work at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg   Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The architectural firm Bost Interior Design GmbH & Co. KG formally received a 2017 Iconic Award during last week’s Expo Real Trade Fair in Munich. The prize was awarded in the… Read the full press release

IHG to develop a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Dubai Business Bay

Strengthens presence in the Business Bay Area with four upcoming hotels across three other brands Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Kingston Holdings International Limited to develop a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Dubai… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel

IHG announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel   Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, proudly announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel. As the tallest building west of Chicago, the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel forever elevates the… Read the full press release