Amadeus partners with Adobe to bring improved capabilities to airlines

Announces new global partnership with Adobe Experience Cloud MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines are united across the world by two goals: to grow their customer loyalty and to create consistent high-quality experiences for their travelers. To address this, Amadeus today announces the company is partnering with Adobe to bring improved capabilities… Read the full press release

Alexis von Hoensbroech named as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG unanimously appointed Alexis von Hoensbroech (47) as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines. Von Hoensbroech was proposed by Lufthansa for this position in April of this year. He will succeed Kay Kratky as of August 1, 2018…. Read the full press release

HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson elected to the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors

BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson was elected to this year’s National Restaurant Association Board of Directors. As a newly-elected director by the association’s membership, Steve Johnson is exclusively representing the airport dining industry, providing guidance and expertise into innovating all sectors of the restaurant… Read the full press release

Gatwick becomes the first airport to achieve a Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation from the Carbon Trust

Airport also recertified as a Carbon Neutral airport today Initiatives include installing 100% energy efficient LED lights on the runway, saving a million litres of water in car washes and introducing incentives for quieter aircraft All empty coffee cups and plastic bottles also sent for specialist recycling GATWICK, UK, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport recognised with Career Inspiration Award at the 2018 Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has won the Career Inspiration Award at the 2018 Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards. The Career Inspiration accolade is awarded to the business deemed to have made the biggest impact to young people achieving the initial step towards their career ambition,… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and the legendary Legendale Hotel Beijing join forces

The five-star hotel offers elegance and luxury in the heart of Beijing. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Within walking distance of some of China’s most significant landmarks and historical sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Drum and Bell Towers, as well as world-class shopping areas, such as Wangfujing and… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota partners with Adventure Creative to drive tourism throughout the state

ST. PAUL, Minn., 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, announced today that Adventure Creative has been selected as the new advertising agency of record after a competitive review of proposals from several creative firms. The new contract begins July 1, 2018. Several Minnesota-based and out-of-state agencies were involved… Read the full press release

W Hotels announces signing of W Sydney slated to open 2020

W Sydney Set to Mark the Third Hotel in Australia Following W Brisbane (Now Open) and W Melbourne (2020) NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Harbouring a long-held crush, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced its grand re-entry to the iconic harbour city with the highly-anticipated signing of W… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Cainiao Smart Logistics Network partner in cross-border e-commerce trade and airline cargo operation

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the largest international cargo airline, has signed an MoU with Cainiao Smart Logistics  Network Ltd. (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group, to jointly facilitate the delivery of cross-border parcels as Cainiao looks to expand its global logistics… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland appoints Michael Mitchell as its new Director of Human Resources

Michael Mitchell to oversee labor relations, talent acquisition and more Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland has named Michael Mitchell as its new Director of Human Resources. A 12-year Port veteran, Mr. Mitchell previously served as the Port’s Human Resources Manager. “Michael Mitchell brings a wealth of government experience… Read the full press release

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi to rebrand to Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

CHICAGO, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (JUNE 11, 2018) that Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will rebrand to Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, turning the iconic ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’ into the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East. The hotel is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions… Read the full press release

AccorHotels announces the acquisition of Adoria, the SaaS platform for the catering industry to optimize supply management

PARIS, France, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels announces the acquisition of Adoria, the SaaS platform that enables the catering industry to optimize supply management. Founded in France in 2003, Adoria is used by 2,700 organizations (30 catering groups) and brings together 300,000 active users and more than 800 manufacturers and distributors. Adoria offers centralized… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport greets visitors with a initiative dedicated to the tourist highlights of Flanders

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In the next 3 years, 75 million travellers at Brussels Airport will be met with a brand-new experience project dedicated to the tourist highlights of Flanders. At various places in the airport’s 2 piers, experience displays were set up around the themes of Flemish Masters, gastronomy and cycling…. Read the full press release

UNWTO names Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO’s Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, named Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in the framework of the 61st Regional Commission meeting for Africa, celebrated in Abuja, Nigeria. Considered one of the most successful businessmen in Africa, Aliko Dangote founded the Dangote Group 30 years ago and turned his enterprise… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts opens its third European destination — Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Poland

WARSAW, Poland, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Amidst the heady fragrance of purple and white lilac and bouquets of blossoming pink peonies sold on every street corner of this sprawling capital during early summer, comes the highly anticipated opening of Raffles Europejski Warsaw on June 1st. Bringing over 160 years of history and heritage to… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines names Erik Mosch as new Head of Product Management

The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ —  The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 Erik… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong announces winning tender for the premium logistics centre at Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (“AA”) today announced that the right to develop and manage a premium logistics centre (“the Centre”) at Kwo Lo Wan in the South Cargo Precinct of Hong Kong International Airport (“HKIA”) has been awarded to a joint venture (“the joint venture”) led by… Read the full press release

Las Vegas: The Entertainment city of the world

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Palo Alto, CA, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The city of Las Vegas is known as a universal goal of betting in the clubhouse that are situated over this city and the nightlife that is offered to the voyagers, who visit this goal from various parts of the world. For single ladies voyagers to… Read the full press release

The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund helps Mitchell House School set up an outdoor classroom

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund has provided furniture which has enabled a local school to set up an outdoor classroom. Mitchell House School used funding from the airport to buy tables and chairs, which are set up on its grounds when weather permits. The… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel in Houston, set to open in 2023

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been selected by McNair Interests to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel in Houston. Set to open in 2023, the hotel will be Rosewood’s second in Texas and their ninth in the United States. Ideally located in the city’s exclusive Uptown District, the hotel will… Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel joins the Budapest Airport cargo community

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jun-05 — One of the leading logistics companies worldwide and the market leader in Hungary will join the Budapest Airport cargo community. Kuehne + Nagel representatives have decided to lease both warehouse and office space at the airport, benefitting from advantages of being as close to airfreight operations as it is physically possible…. Read the full press release

IATA and Deloitte publish airport privatization guidance

​Recognizing the Strategic National Importance of Airports SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure. “Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or PPP take… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces the appointment of Carol Sharkey as Chief Risk Officer

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (30 May) announced the appointment of Carol Sharkey as the airline’s Chief Risk Officer, joining its senior management team. Carol, who is currently Ryanair’s Director of Safety and Security, will assume responsibility for all of Ryanair’s operational risk assessment and will report… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo continues to win international recognition

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to win international recognition for its commitment to develop air transportation solutions customised to the requirements of its customers across the globe. The air cargo carrier has recently garnered a number of prestigious awards at global industry forums. Air… Read the full press release

Incheon International Airport deploys SITA’s self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2

Award-winning airport selects award-winning bag-drop solution Incheon, South Korea, 2018-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Incheon International Airport has deployed SITA’s award-winning self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2, effectively serving the influx of visitors to the recent Winter Olympics and in preparation for the 100 million passengers projected by 2030. Drop&Fly simplifies the bag… Read the full press release

J.D. Power 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study: Alaska Airlines ranked highest among traditional carriers for the 11th year in a row

SEATTLE, 2018-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 11th year in a row, Alaska Airlines is proud to be recognized as the highest ranked airline in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers in the J.D. Power 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. “To earn this award for 11 years is a fantastic tribute to our people, especially… Read the full press release

dnata expands its catering leadership team with the appointment of chef Stephen Templeton as Global Head of Culinary

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, is further investing in its culinary catering capability with the appointment of globally-experienced chef Stephen Templeton to the newly created post of Global Head of Culinary for its international catering division. In his role, Templeton will be responsible… Read the full press release

Emirates Engineering successfully accomplished the first complete replacement of landing gear on Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft

Dubai, UAE, 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Engineering has successfully accomplished the first complete replacement of landing gear on A6-EDF, the first Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft to have its entire landing gear system replaced at one time. Comprising five sets of landing gear – two under the wings, two under the body, and one… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces Premier Awards winners

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, recently announced the winners of its Premier Awards at the company’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The elite designations, Premier Hotelier, Premier Legacy, and Premier Developer, distinguished three of the company’s top franchisees from 2017:… Read the full press release

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Gangwon Province host The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018)

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’, opened in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17 with 372 delegates from 182 organisations representing 41 destinations attending the four-day event. Delegates also included 50 university students and student… Read the full press release