London City Airport returns to business as usual following the successful detonation of Second World War bomb

LONDON, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport returned to business as usual on Tuesday, welcoming over 13,000 passengers and operating 264 flights, following the discovery of a Second World War bomb submerged in King George V Dock on Sunday morning, which closed the airport on Monday. Today the Royal Navy confirmed the successful… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Linda Mills as VP of Communications, Commercial Airplanes

Linda Mills, award-winning public relations executive, joins Boeing from Starbucks SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today announced the appointment of Linda Mills as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the company’s $58 billion business unit that designs and builds the world’s most advanced and efficient jetliners. Mills, an award-winning… Read the full press release

CDA awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funding by the U.S. EPA

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it has been awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DERA grant will enable the CDA and United Airlines to invest a total of $1.43 million to… Read the full press release

The Rezidor Hotel Group recognized as a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices

A global recognition that honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Greener Journeys national campaign to clean Britain’s air

Stagecoach Policy Development Director Liz Esnouf pledges her support for modern, clean buses in the fight for clean air Official guidance directs local councils to be lenient on biggest polluters and penalise buses instead PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has called for buses to be put at the heart of the UK’s… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces codeshare agreement with ferry operator Cotai Water Jet

Airline’s customers can now book travel to one of Asia’s leading tourism and entertainment centres via Hong Kong HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers from around the world will soon enjoy more convenient access to the tourism and entertainment centre of Macao and the Pearl River Delta beyond, thanks to a new Cathay… Read the full press release

SkyTouch Technology named a Leader in the Gartner Quadrant for hotel management software

SkyTouch Highlighted for Highest Value and Capability Among Property Management Systems ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTouch Technology has been named a Leader in the latest Gartner Quadrant for hotel management software. The FrontRunners quadrant evaluated verified product data and end-user reviews for 185 hotel property management systems (PMS). Only the products with the top scores were… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Michael Fruin as regional vice president of franchise services, northeast region

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced Michael Fruin has joined the company as regional vice president of franchise services, northeast region. In this role, Fruin will be responsible for leading a team of field-based franchise operations business consultants called Area… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels promotes Brian Kirkland to the position of Chief Technology Officer

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced the promotion of Brian Kirkland to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In this new leadership role, Kirkland will oversee the company’s overall information technology strategy, development and operations. He will report directly to John Bonds,… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba recognized as the best hotel in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Riviera Maya, Mexico (February, 2018) – Rosewood Mayakoba, the award-winning resort nestled in the lush enclave of the Riviera Maya, has been recognized as the best hotel in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report. As the #1 hotel on this year’s iteration of the list, moving… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels list in British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report today (February 6, 2018) unveiled its annual Best Hotels list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia the number one hotel across three separate categories including British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver. The prestigious rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada,… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops   SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (FEBRUARY 7, 2018) announced at the 2018 Singapore Airshow that it has received an order from… Read the full press release

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager   Sjefke Jansen joins to lead historical hotel Jakarta, Indonesia, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is proud to announce that it has appointed a new general manager. The industry veteran Sjefke Jansen brings his award-winning hospitality experience to the historical… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The newly opened hotel will be the… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Witkoff to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and global development firm Witkoff announced today (02/12/2018) a plan to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Ushering in a new era of world-class hospitality, the integrated resort and casino to be named The Drew Las Vegas will… Read the full press release

Swedavia appoints Johan Bill as director of its new organisation — Major Projects

Sweden, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to best carry out Swedavia’s large-scale investments and ensure synergies and learning between the company’s development programmes, during the autumn a new Implementation organisation was introduced. With the new organisation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018, Swedavia aims to enhance its ability to implement… Read the full press release

Al Ghurair Properties and Swissôtel inaugurates Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living in Deira, Dubai

Al Ghurair Properties launch flagship Swissôtel in Dubai with opening of Swissôtel Al Ghurair Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Ghurair Properties, the property development arm of Al Ghurair, has partnered with the world renowned Swissôtel to announce the inauguration of Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living, embedded within Al Ghurair Centre,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Chad Fletcher as VP of global sales

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced Chad Fletcher has joined the company as vice president of global sales. In this role, Fletcher will lead the company’s corporate, travel agency and group sales strategy to support the continued growth of business… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program

Internship opportunities in aviation, engineering, social responsibility and other professional fields Oakland, Calif., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is recruiting for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, students apply for paid internships in a variety of fields at the Port. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 2,… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports installs new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and Emaratech marked the completion of the installation of new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1. An array of 20 of the new smart gates is now fully operational in the arrivals… Read the full press release

Brand USA names Karly Melo regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Canada

TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Karly Melo regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Canada. In her new role, Melo will collaborate with the Toronto office of TimeZoneOne, a global creative-services and communications agency…. Read the full press release

Brand USA names Lourdes Berho regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Lourdes Berho regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Mexico. Berho, founder of Mexico City-based Alchemia: In the Business of Transformation®, and former CEO of the Mexico Tourism… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named the best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The market research company ServiceValue has named Deutsche Hospitality best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”. According to a survey commissioned by the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the group is held in particularly high esteem by mid-sized companies in Germany. Respondents… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognises Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß as “General Managers of the Year”

Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß receive awards for their performances in 2017  Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has once again recognised outstanding performances by hotel directors by announcing its “General Managers of the Year”. This time, the awards go to Gondra Wettley (Steigenberger Hotel Berlin) and Claudia Feuß (IntercityHotel… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer. In his new position, Jordan will be responsible for leading all aspects of revenue including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. “During a time of… Read the full press release

Air Partner’s JetCard programme named the most flexible private jet membership in Europe and USA for the fifth consecutive year by Conklin & de Decker

GATWICK, England, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A seamless private jet solution with fixed, hourly rates, guaranteed availability and global reach with as few as 24 hours’ notice. Air Partner’s JetCard programme remains the most flexible private jet membership for the fifth consecutive year in Europe and USA according to Conklin & de Decker, the independent… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation inaugurates its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is now in operation. The company is hosting a grand opening ceremony at the facility during the Singapore Airshow on February 7, 2018. With this third hangar, the company has total hangar space… Read the full press release

Wyndham Grand pilots a new family travel program addressing the dire need for quality time over screen time

With The Nocturnals, Chef Duff Goldman and a “Fort Architect,” Wyndham Grand hotels create a family experience so good you’ll forget to check your phone PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Grand® is changing the way we think about family vacations challenging kids and parents to achieve the seemingly impossible: putting the phone away…. Read the full press release

London City Airport removes plastic straws from its food and drink outlets

LONDON, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Plastic straws are no longer available in any of London City Airport’s food and drink outlets, and have been replaced with biodegradable paper straws, which will be provided upon request. The decision to remove plastic straws from the airport comes following heightened awareness of the waste impact of… Read the full press release