Flybe Board appoints Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Group Board of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (15th October 2018) announced it has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee. He will be responsible for providing assurance to the Board of best practice performance relating to… Read the full press release

Flybe appoints Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective 15th October 2018.  He has assumed the position from interim post holder, Kieran Graham, who has been acting in this capacity on a short-term basis for the past… Read the full press release

Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release

AccorHotels announces the appointment of Emlyn Brown as Vice President, Wellbeing for AccorHotels’ Luxury & Upper Upscale brands

Paris, France, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Emlyn Brown as Vice President, Wellbeing for AccorHotels’ Luxury & Upper Upscale brands. Emlyn joins AccorHotels from Resense Spas S.A, where he most recently held the position of Global Design Director and was responsible for managing corporate strategies, wellbeing concepts… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes Scott M. Haralson to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) announced today (Oct. 17, 2018) that its board of directors has promoted Scott M. Haralson to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 16, 2018.  Haralson has over 18 years of airline experience and most recently served as Spirit’s Vice President… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong increases maternity leave for its female employees to 14 weeks

HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has announced yesterday the increase of maternity leave for its eligible female employees who are on permanent or fixed-term contracts to 14 weeks with full pay with immediate effect. Eligible female staff who are currently on maternity leave will also benefit from… Read the full press release

Boeing strengthens its Global Services’ offerings with the integration of Flightdocs Enterprise platform

Companies sign MOU to integrate Flightdocs Enterprise platform with Boeing Global Services’ offerings from Aviall, Inventory Locator Services and Jeppesen Together, partners will offer enhanced, cloud-based aviation maintenance, compliance and inventory management solutions for business and general aviation operators. ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Flightdocs have entered into a… Read the full press release

South African Airways is the host airline for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s 48th annual general assembly in Livingstone, Zambia

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is the host airline for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA) 48th annual general assembly (AGA), taking place from 11 to 14 October 2018 in Livingstone, Zambia. The theme for this year’s AGA is Enabling African Airline Service Excellence. The assembly, which… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport adds three new directors to its leadership team

Bristol Airport has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of three new directors. Bristol, UK, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Jason Clark has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), bringing strong board level experience in finance positions, most recently as CFO for Condor Ferries, the main ferry operator between the UK, France and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways joins forces with Hamad Medical Corporation to launch events for staff and their families encouraging greater mental health awareness

Campaign is based on the five central themes of ‘Be Active’, ‘Connect’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Keep Learning’ and ‘Give’ DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), will host a programme of activities and events throughout the month of October designed to raise awareness of good mental health… Read the full press release

Why You Must Visit Maasai Mara in Kenya For Safari Tours

The Massai Mara National Reserve, Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for a quintessential safari experience, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa, home to over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. Aside from the excellent wildlife… Read the full press release

Why The Best Safaris Are In Kenya – Masai Mara & Amboseli

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya is the land of giants, where the some of the world’s largest land mammals roam free! Kenya is Africa’s crowning jewel, jam-packed with paradisiac beaches, friendly people, captivating cultures and so much more.  Discover the region with kenyasafarideals.com a tour operator offering  incredible deals for  Kenya… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Karen Clayton as Corporate Secretary

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since 2016. As Corporate Secretary, Clayton will ensure… Read the full press release

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens following a meticulous restoration

Celebrated property becomes the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to Puerto Rico DORADO BEACH, Puerto Rico, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens today, marking an exciting chapter in the property’s rich legacy as well as in the recovery and resurgence of Puerto Rico. Following a meticulous restoration,… Read the full press release

Marriott International on track to increase its portfolio across Africa by 50 percent with over 200 hotels by 2023

Expects to Increase Portfolio by 50 Percent with Over 200 Hotels and 38,000 Rooms by 2023 Strong Demand for Select-Service Brands and Conversion Opportunities Spur Growth Amplified by Five New Hotel Signings Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today… Read the full press release

Business travellers are spending more and paying for their own extras

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A big part of our job is to make sure that we are on top of the latest news and insights that matter to your independent hotel. So sometimes it might feel like we’re sharing a lot of data here on AP Voice but we want to… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport begins consultation with local communities on aviation-related noise

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport is to liaise with members of the public, local authorities and other key stakeholders as part of a consultation which will set out proposed measures to manage and mitigate the impact of aviation-related noise. Local communities will be invited to provide their views on the… Read the full press release

Airbnb enters the meetings market: Should you worry?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — We recently read a stat in WIT that after corporate travel, the meetings market (or MICE as it is called) is the next most lucrative sector for hotels and is the slowest in tech adoption. So it’s unsurprising that disruptive travel companies are shaking up the market…. Read the full press release

Executive Announcement at Absolute Hotel Services India Regional Office     

Mumbai, India, 2018-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Absolute Hotel Services Managing Director Indian subcontinent & the Middle East, Mr. Sameer Dharkar is delighted to announce appointment of Priya Mokal as Associate Director MarCom & PR  based in Absolute Hotel Services Regional Office in Mumbai effective September 2018.  As Associate Director of Marcom & PR, Priya will… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong acquires the rights and equity interest in AsiaWorld-Expo Management from IEC Investments Limited

HONG KONG, 2018-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today (24 September 2018) announced that it has acquired the rights and equity interest held by IEC Investments Limited, and the ownership of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited (the Acquisitions), at a total price of HK$900 million. In 2003, in order to develop the… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and Maesse Lichter Marketing to change the world of representation

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners (AP) and Maesse Lichter Marketing based in Cologne have partnered to offer global representation. Maesse Marketing has over 12 years’ experience in the MICE segment in Germany and will be working collaboratively with Amistad Hotel Partners to deliver value to the joint client base and strengthen AP’s… Read the full press release

Artificial Intelligence: How can it help your hotel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world. Every week we read reports about the how AI will fundamentally change the nature of work, replacing numerous jobs and leading to the creation of jobs that don’t yet exist. However, for many of us, AI seems to belong to… Read the full press release

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai adds luxury and elegance to Amistad Partners’ portfolio

LONDON, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, the hottest hotel on Palm Jumeirah, is the latest independent hotel to join Amistad Partners, a premier global hotel representation company. The lifestyle hotel, described by Arabian Business magazine as having “the swankiest rooftop lounge in Dubai”, offers a unique hospitality experience.  Set on… Read the full press release

AP Digital – Technology which is integral to the Amistad Partners business

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — AP Digital is not just a CRM tool, it’s a client portal, agent portal, professional services automation platform, contract manager and a virtual assistant. AP Digital is delivered via a web and app-based experience. AP Digital is not a bolt-on or after thought, it embodies how Amistad… Read the full press release

Lufthansa loosens uniform dress code for one day; announces the Lufthansa Sneaker Day, Friday, August 24

On 24 August 2018, Lufthansa Group employees worldwide may wear sneakers to work. This one-off event symbolizes the extra mile that the Lufthansa Group employees are walking together in this exceptional summer. Crew members and ground staff in uniform may also wear sneakers on this special day. COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches new App to promote communication between management and its employees

JOHANNESBURG, AFRICA, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) this week launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees. The App, which is innovative and the first of its kind in the history of the airline, can be downloaded on mobile devices. It will enable employees to… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces management appointments

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced several Leadership changes. Southwest Airlines welcomes Tammy Amirault onboard as Managing Director, Technology—Enterprise Management and Analytics to succeed Sherry Staber, Southwest’s Vice President, Technology—Enterprise Management & Technical Operations who announced her plans to retire. Amirault joins Southwest from IMPRIVA, a San Francisco-based strategic business and IT… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 to be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, February 13-15

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India from February 13-15. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at Tourism PowerHouse 2018, a PATA India Chapter initiative, held recently… Read the full press release

Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR deploys Dolphin’s Booking Management Module and Admin API

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR have adopted Dolphin’s Booking Management Module to allow them to manage their booking admin in an efficient manner. They have also deployed Dolphin’s Admin API which will allow them to push their website bookings into the Dolphin system. They selected Dolphin as part… Read the full press release