TAP Air Portugal names new Airbus A321LR CS-TXD after Portuguese seafarer Roberto Ivens

Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal’s second naming ceremony of the year pays homage to the Portuguese seafarer who led Portuguese exploration on the African continent in the 19th century. Roberto Ivens is the name of the new Airbus A321LR CS-TXD the Airline baptized on Tuesday. Roberto Ivens was born… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland pays tribute to mariners with a new sculpture

Sculpture honors working mariners and those who lost their life at sea Oakland, Calif., 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland has joined the International Maritime Center (IMC) to unveil a tribute to mariners. The new, abstract sculpture titled “Sea Remembrance” was installed in January next to the IMC facility at Port View Park…. Read the full press release

HMSHost opens Dale Jr’s Whisky River and Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

HMSHost partners with Dale Earnhardt Jr and Rocco Mangel to expand airport dining BROWARD COUNTY, Fla., 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Terminal 1 dining in Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) just keeps getting better. The airport along with global restaurateur HMSHost and its partner MasterConcessionAir recently opened Dale Jr’s Whisky River and… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches special return flights for rugby fans travelling for the Champions Cup Final

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Ireland’s No. 1 airline, today (14 Feb) launched special return flights for rugby fans travelling for the Champions Cup Final on Saturday, May 23rd. Ryanair’s rugby specials will depart from Dublin, on 22nd May and return from Marseille on 24th − ensuring the boys in blue can get… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels launches new and improved 2020 Events with Benefits program at AIME

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s international hotel company, TFE Hotels, will launch a new and improved 2020 Events with Benefits program* at AIME today (17 Feb 2020).  Notably different in this year’s program is the range of new and higher value benefits including upgraded delegate day packages and complimentary accommodation for residential… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts welcomes  24  new member hotels to its global portfolio

NEWPORT BEACH, California, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ —Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries, is pleased to welcome 24 new member hotels to its global portfolio between October 1 – December 31, 2019. From a historic retreat in central Mexico to the brand’s first-ever properties in Finland and Brunei, this expansion at the end of 2019 represents Preferred’s unwavering… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport congratulates 101 graduates of its Airport Academy

The Airport Academy offers training and qualifications for both airport staff and local people seeking work First NVQ programme for existing staff sees 101 earn Level 2 NVQ certificates – 59 in Customer Service and 42 in Team Leadership Graduates came from a range of departments including Landside Operations, Security and Car Parking Manchester, UK,… Read the full press release

Swissport opens airport lounge under its Aspire brand at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is further expanding its airport lounge business in Canada. Today (14 February 2020), the Swiss market leader for airport ground services and air cargo handling opened its 49th airport lounge under its Aspire brand at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Swissport opened its fifth airport lounge in… Read the full press release

SFO honored with Visit California Poppy Award for 2019 campaign in mainland China

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was recognized for its public relations efforts by Visit California, a nonprofit organization promoting tourism in California. In their biennial Poppy Awards, the Airport was honored in the category of “Best Public Relations Campaign – Business” for a Lunar New… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport welcomes the Big City Chicken

Lettuce Entertain You brings in ultimate comfort food as part of overarching modernization effort CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Fried chicken lovers rejoice! The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Midway Partnership today officially opened the latest new concession offering at Midway International Airport, Big City Chicken. ​Named Chicago’s “Best Fried Chicken… Read the full press release

British Airways and Royal Air Maroc announce new codeshare agreement

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.  It will also give customers more flight flexibility between London Heathrow and Marrakesh. Customers will be able to book from 13 February when the… Read the full press release

British Airways will be the only airline with regular scheduled service between the UK and St Lucia

Two weekly services added to St Lucia – British Airways will soon be the only airline to serve the island with a regular multi-weekly scheduled service from the UK Extra services also added to Cape Town and Cancun LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers travelling to hot-spots St Lucia, Cape… Read the full press release

Emirates marks 30 years of service to Riyadh

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is celebrating a milestone in its operations to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking 30 years of service to Riyadh. Since the first Emirates flight between Riyadh and Dubai in February 1990, and the airline has carried over eight million passengers on the route, demonstrating the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Sumitomo Corporation partner with Bell-Textron Inc. to develop the Air Mobility Industry

Exploring Business Opportunities of Air Mobility Services in Asia Utilizing eVTOL Technology Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Sumitomo Corporation today (February 12, 2020) entered into a cooperation agreement with Bell-Textron Inc. to promote the development of the Air Mobility Industry, including the infrastructure for next generation air transportation… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara presented with new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel award

Santa Barbara, U.S.A., 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel award.  In addition, the Resort’s Spa earned Four Stars. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane awarded double Five Stars by Forbes Travel Guide

London at Park Lane, England, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For the eighth consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane are awarded Five Stars by the world-renowned Forbes Travel Guide. The coveted accolade in 2020 also marks the year Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane celebrates… Read the full press release

Finnair adds more frequencies to its New York JFK route for the upcoming summer 2020 season

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is adding additional frequencies to its popular New York JFK route for the upcoming summer 2020 season. Between April 4 and October 24, Finnair will operate three additional weekly frequencies on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Between May 4 and October 24, a fourth additional frequency will… Read the full press release

Spanish Olympic Committee and Iberia sign new sponsorship agreement for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

Iberia and the Spanish Olympic Committee today signed a cooperation agreement next to the new Airbus A350 christened the “Equipo Olímpico Español” [Spanish Olympic Team], in recognition of the sports competitors who will represent Spain at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Members of the Spanish canoeing, taekwondo, sailing, judo, and field hockey teams were… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes Aer Lingus’ second Shannon based aircraft and early return of its New York JFK service

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine, has said that the launch today (13 February 2020) of a new Shannon based aircraft and the early return of Aer Lingus’ New York JFK service is a further show of commitment by the airline to Shannon Airport and the… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo marks the 30th anniversary of its operations to the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates is marking the 30th anniversary of its operations to the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since February 1990, the air cargo carrier has played an important role in facilitating exports and imports of cargo between Riyadh and the rest… Read the full press release

Enjoy Columbus Zoo and see your favorite animal friends for free on Presidents’ Day

Powell, OH, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — On Presidents’ Day, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is continuing the tradition of offering free admission on this holiday originally created in honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington. On Monday, February 17, 2020, this special promotion, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be extended to… Read the full press release

Ryanair launched rescue fares to accommodate customers affected by Wizz Air’s suspension of Odesa routes and cancellation of London Luton routes

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (13 Feb), launched rescue fares starting from €19.99 on 7 routes to accommodate customers affected by Wizz Air’s suspension of all routes to/from Odesa until June 2020, and cancellation of London Luton routes to Prague and Oslo Torp from May 2020. Ryanair… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Baloo, a 1-year-old male binturong

There’s a “bearcat” exploring Complex Carnivores Atlanta GA, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Zoo Atlanta welcomes Baloo, a 1-year-old male binturong, to the animal population. A recent arrival from the Brookfield Zoo, Baloo is now exploring his new home in the Zoo’s Complex Carnivores zone. Also known as “bearcats” for their physical resemblances to… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Wuhan opened its doors to help medical professionals perform at their best in addressing the city’s outbreak

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — At a time when much of the world’s spotlight is currently turned towards the novel coronavirus, there is a team of dedicated, round-the-clock individuals who are committed to fighting the good fight, doing what it takes to help medical professionals perform at their best. Led… Read the full press release

Thailand will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record on “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks”

Attempt to break the Guinness World Record poised to attract over 200 food trucks and promote food tourism. Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the Food Truck Club (Thailand) are staging the “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks” from 7 to… Read the full press release

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel announces 2020 season line-up for the famous Madeline’s Tea series

Historic property continues the tradition of offering special teas set to  classic storytelling and songs New York, NY, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel announces its 2020 season line-up for the famous Madeline’s Tea series. The beloved children’s books are brought to life by veteran storyteller, Tina deVaron, as she… Read the full press release

Construction works to begin for cargo hall expansion at Leipzig/Halle Airport

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Amazon is expanding its operations at Leipzig/Halle Airport. For this purpose, a cargo hall of around 20,000 square meters is to be built in the southern part of the airport site next to the existing World Cargo Center. The aim is to use the new building to… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens sales on the Grand Voyage Arctic 2021

Appealing to those with a passion for discovery, the remarkable itinerary connects many once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Monaco, Europe, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The industry-leading ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, today (February 11, 2020) opens sales on the Grand Voyage Arctic 2021—a remarkable 51-port itinerary that connects a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.. Between July 16… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation adds brand new Gulfstream G550 to its aircraft management and charter fleet in EMEA and Asia

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it has added a brand new Gulfstream G550 to its aircraft management and charter fleet in EMEA and Asia, effective immediately. The G550 is based in Switzerland and available for worldwide charter operation. It has already been added to the company’s Aircraft… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s Hawker Pacific facility in Cairns, Australia now authorized to install new Auxiliary Aural Alerter System

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation’s Hawker Pacific facility in Cairns, Australia, has received FAA authorization to install its aural alerting equipment on aircraft at the facility. This approval extends the company’s exclusive arrangement with Pratt & Whitney Canada for engine prognostics equipment service and support. Development of the alert system, including… Read the full press release