Enterprise Holdings celebrates its 25th anniversary in Canada

Enterprise Is Most Trusted Automobile Rental Brand TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – is not only Canada’s largest car rental company, but is also marking its 25th anniversary in the country this year. “The Enterprise story in Canada is one… Read the full press release

East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership replaces 34 of its minibuses with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent vehicles

St. Louis, Missouri, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Community transport operator East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership (ESRTP) has replaced 34 of its fleet of fully-owned minibuses with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent vehicles. It sourced its fleet on flexible rental contracts through Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, future-proofing its services and including access to immediate replacement vehicles when these minibuses are… Read the full press release

Marriott International launches a new interactive map to help travelers book their national park road trips and visits

Driving Coast to Coast Is Easier Than Ever With New User-Friendly Map Bethesda, MD, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With nearly 331 million visits to national parks in 2017, the popularity of the nation’s most landmarked sites is continuing to grow. Marriott International has launched a new interactive map that serves as a tool to help travelers… Read the full press release

The Mayflower Hotel and Grooming Lounge partner for an exclusive new line of special scented in-room hotel amenities

DC’s Grooming Lounge Launches Its First Line of In-Room Hotel Amenities at This Iconic Hotel Washington, DC, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mayflower Hotel, part of The Autograph Collection and one of DC’s most storied properties, announced an exciting collaboration with the Washington, DC-based Grooming Lounge. For the first time, Grooming Lounge has… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways recognised with a Special Recognition Award as the inaugural IOSA programme airline

Airline was the first to complete IOSA in 2003 and has maintained 100 per cent compliance for every audit since IATA awards Qatar Airways on 15th Anniversary of IOSA Programme DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was again recognised for its outstanding safety performance record at the International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

dnata earns certification for Good Distribution Practice by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Accreditation from UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency reinforces ground handler’s commitment to quality and safety LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ —  Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA)…. Read the full press release

Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels brand expands with more than 20,000 new properties

Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels bolsters brand portfolio with more than 20,000 new properties ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced a major addition to its leisure offerings with the expansion of the Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels brand. The brand… Read the full press release

Airbnb launches an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (APRIL 17 2018), Airbnb launched the Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe. Along with the launch of the Office, Airbnb is also releasing data that shows the benefits of healthy tourism… Read the full press release

RCI welcomes five new resorts in Japan to its RCI Weeks program

Singapore, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange recently welcomed five new resorts in Japan to its RCI Weeks program, adding new holiday options to its 3.8 million global exchange members. These five properties are located across Japan in popular tourist destinations, including three new cities for RCI Members –… Read the full press release

Judy M. Ross, A.A.E. promoted to Assistant Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport

Industry Leader and Experienced Manager at Silicon Valley’s Airport Selected after National Search San José, Calif, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Judy M. Ross, A.A.E., has been promoted to Assistant Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) by Director of Aviation John Aitken after a national recruitment. Ross has served as Interim… Read the full press release

London Gatwick announces St Catherine’s Hospice and Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust as its local and national charity partners

Gatwick announces two year partnerships with St Catherine’s Hospice and Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust Gatwick staff have voted to renew local partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice Charities join airport’s longstanding partnership with TravelCare LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has today announced its local and national charity partners for… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport becomes an IATA regional training partner

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport (BUD) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest trade association of the world’s airlines, have concluded a partnership agreement. As part of the cooperation, BUD has become an IATA “regional training partner”, which means that some of the international trainings organized by IATA… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces key appointments to assist with its turnaround plan

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround. The airline is aggressively implementing its turnaround plan aimed at returning the company to financial sustainability, with leadership driving… Read the full press release

The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 April 2018), highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism so that the sector can deploy its full… Read the full press release

HEDNA launches two new white papers developed for Hoteliers

Revealing industry reports set the stage for discussions at June HEDNA Global Distribution Conference in Lisbon: Registration now open Washington, DC, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — HEDNA, the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association, is pleased to announce the launch of two new white papers developed to help hotels leverage the plethora of content, diverse… Read the full press release

IATA: Transparency in Payments (TIP) implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets. TIP, which is being introduced in conjunction with NewGen ISS, is an industry initiative focused on providing airlines with increased transparency and control in the collection of their sales… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the Official Airline Partner of the 2018 CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix presented by Mercedes EQ

The award-winning airline and ABB FIA Formula E Championship joined forces once again in Rome to celebrate their exciting partnership Qatar Airways hosted activities for families and visitors of all ages at its stand in the Allianz E-Village The unique international sporting event attracted tourists and sport enthusiasts from all over the world DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-17… Read the full press release

ERA to hold Regional Airline Conference in Vienna, 18–19 April

This year’s conference will focus on key topics such as the industry skills shortage, imminent challenges and threats to aviation and Brexit – all issues that are extremely important to the future of European aviation. Lightwater, United Kingdom, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A record number of CEOs and senior executives from the European aviation… Read the full press release

TRENZ 2018 to showcase 49 incredibly diverse new tourism products

More than 380 travel marketers will see 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018. Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group appoints Master Building Consultants for Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 development

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) today announced the appointment of the Master Building Consultants, comprising three teams, that will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the development of Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 (T5). It also announced the appointment of the Master Civil Consultants for the T5-related landside… Read the full press release

Qantas announces the appointment of Belinda Hutchinson as a Non-Executive Director

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford today announced the appointment of Belinda Hutchinson as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Qantas Airways Limited. The Chairman welcomed Ms Hutchinson by saying that her extensive background on numerous boards and in financial services would add to the depth of experience currently… Read the full press release

Qantas sells its catering businesses to dnata

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its catering businesses to dnata, an aviation services company that is part of the Emirates Group. The transaction is subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Approximately 1,200 employees of Qantas’ catering… Read the full press release

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority and Metrolinx partner to help connect Canada’s second largest employment zone and reduce highway congestion

Toronto Pearson and the Province making progress in creating an airport transit centre, connecting planes, trains and transit TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Metrolinx have announced that they will be working together to study potential connections for the Kitchener rail corridor to Toronto Pearson’s Regional Transit… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality deploys VersaPay ARC platform

Dallas, TX / Toronto, ON, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) (“VersaPay” or the “Company”), a leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice presentment and payment, automated accounts receivable, cash application and collections management, is pleased to announce a new partnership with G6 Hospitality LLC, parent company of the iconic lodging… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality enhances its communication and reservation services with introduction of new digital solutions

Hotel company takes on a pioneering role within the branch and will use digital services to offer guests greater comfort and more choice in future Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is proving itself to be a real digitalisation trail blazer in the hotel sector. Several digital solutions are… Read the full press release

Aeroflot wins international Randstad Award for best employer in the transport industry

MOSCOW, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again won the prestigious international Randstad Award for best employer in the transport industry. This award is given to Russia’s most attractive employers every year based on the results of the world’s biggest independent employer branding survey. Since it was founded over 18 years ago,… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport offers to bring grass cutting forward to support farmers through fodder crisis

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport offers to bring grass cutting forward to support farmers through fodder crisis Airport to meet with farmer representatives on Thursday Tuesday 10th April 2018: Shannon Airport has pledged its support to farmers battling the current fodder crisis by offering to repeat its intervention of 2013 when… Read the full press release

dnata to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses Q Catering Limited and Snap Fresh Pty Limited

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Global air services provider dnata has today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses. The agreement is subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Qantas’ catering businesses include wholly-owned subsidiaries Q Catering Limited and Snap Fresh Pty Limited. Q Catering… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo now offers PharmaPort 360 temperature-controlled bulk shipping containers through Sonoco ThermoSafe partnership

HONG KONG, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo and Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, today announced a partnership agreement for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature-controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement enables pharmaceutical shippers to lease PharmaPort 360 containers directly from Cathay Pacific Cargo, the first… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces strategic alliance with Spain’s leading hotel operator and franchisor, Sercotel Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, reinforces its focus on international growth through a strategic alliance announced today with Sercotel Hotels, a leading hotel operator and franchisor based in Spain. The alliance establishes the framework for the extension of Choice Hotels’ global… Read the full press release