The Andaz brand expands its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas

Collaboration extends with Andaz West Hollywood launch and will roll out to (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas at resort properties to benefit (RED) CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Andaz brand today announced its latest collaboration with (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The Andaz brand is expanding its (RED) collaboration by creating new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas that… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez rebrands to Hotel Martinez in spring 2018 and will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is rebranding and will undergo renovations to join Hyatt’s collection brand CHIGAGO, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that Cannes’ historic Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is set to re-open in spring 2018 as Hotel Martinez and will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand,… Read the full press release

CVG’s miniature therapy horse program recognized by Airport Council International – North America (ACI)

Hebron, KY, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — CVG’s miniature therapy horse program won another industry award, this time from Airport Council International – North America (ACI) for best customer service program. CVG’s partnership with Seven Oaks Farm began in 2016 and brings miniature therapy horses to the airport’s Terminal twice a month. The program is… Read the full press release

Swissport names Christoph Meier VP Head of Group Communications

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph is an experienced corporate communications professional with a proven track record in leading global teams and internal and external partners. Christoph joins Swissport from Lufthansa Group, where he was Head of Communication Strategy & Planning, tasked with drafting the Group Communications agenda, integrated content planning and multi-channel… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways updates its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order of 50 of the larger A321neo ACF

Total deal is valued at $6.35 billion at list prices and represents a further commitment to the airline’s growing fleet Deal comes at the end of a year of celebrations as award-winning airline celebrates its twentieth anniversary Qatar Airways will soon welcome the Airbus A350-1000 into its fleet as Global Launch Customer  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways earns IATA’s New Distribution Capability Level 3 Certification

Airline invests in new technology to give customers faster access to full airfare and travel product information and a better purchase experience DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information… Read the full press release

IHG® announces its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada

Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid… Read the full press release

IHG® celebrates the first groundbreaking of its new midscale brand, avid™ hotels, in Oklahoma City

Construction on newest hotel brand underway eight weeks after official launch Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The groundbreaking comes only two months after the brand was launched, well ahead of initial projected timing. Since launching avid hotels, developer interest and demand continues to be strong, with more than 100 franchise applications received,… Read the full press release

Record 4th Michelin Star for IHG’s hotels in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet, recognising the exceptional culinary pleasures available to guests at its hotels. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in the group to… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board announces Work for a Stay programme to attract jobseekers into the hotel industry

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The inaugural Work for a Stay programme will offer graduating students from post-secondary institutions and jobseekers who are keen to work in the hotel industry a chance to try out a short-term work stint at a number of hotels here, and earn a staycation. First-hand, on-the-job experiences in the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi welcomes Dr. Kannan Nettath as new Spa and Wellness Director of the Geo Spa

Dr. Kannan Nettath will lead the operational, strategic and financial performance of the award-winning Geo Spa Langkawi, Malaysia, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Kannan Nettath has been appointed as the new Director of Spa and Wellness of the Geo Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. In his new position, Dr. Kannan will lead a team of qualified therapists… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou appoints Patrick Pollak as new General Manager

Guangzhou, China, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou announces the appointment of its new General Manager Patrick Pollak, a Four Seasons veteran who brings to his new role 21 years of luxury hospitality experience in America and Mexico. Atop the 103-storey Guangzhou International Finance Center in the prime location of the city, the 344-room sky-high Hotel marks… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay restaurants recognised with four CITI FACT 2017 awards

Blue Moon Lounge awarded as Best Lounge, re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck awarded as Best South East Asian Restaurant, while Bay View Lounge earned the prestigious Best Tea Room title Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most authoritative restaurant awards in Bahrain, CITI FACT 2017 has recognised four restaurants… Read the full press release

easyJet announces sponsorship with Great British Telemark Skiing team member Ben Emsley

easyJet has announced a sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team.  LUTON, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team. The airline is providing flight support… Read the full press release

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and… Read the full press release

Bombardier transportation becomes an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI)

Bombardier boosts its contribution to the French rail industry sector with research and development support BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier transportation has become an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI). Created by the French government, Railenium brings together the rail industry’s key industrial players and… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport named Efficiency Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named the “Best Provider of Travel Deals” at the National Tourism Awards in China

SHANGHAI, China, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named the “Best Provider of Travel Deals” at the National Tourism Awards in China. The awards, which are now in their thirteenth year, are considered the largest and the most influential award event in China’s travel… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® named “2017 Service-Champion” by Germany’s the Service-Champions

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been named “2017 Service-Champion” and best provider of travel deals by Germany’s largest service ranking consumer survey: the Service-Champions. The Service-Champions initiative is organised by ServiceValue GmbH, Goethe-University Frankfurt and national newspaper DIE WELT. The… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® wins 2017 British Travel Award in the ‘Best Travel Deals/Price Comparison Website’ category for the sixth consecutive year

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, won the prestigious 2017 British Travel Award in the ‘Best Travel Deals/Price Comparison Website’ category, marking the sixth consecutive year that Travelzoo has received this accolade. The British Travel Awards were held at Battersea Evolution in London… Read the full press release

Lufthansa earns five-star certification from Skytrax

Skytrax awards quality rating for premium service and first-rate comfort Cologne, Germany 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, as the first airline outside Asia, Lufthansa has received five-star certification from British aviation consulting specialist Skytrax. This puts Lufthansa in the select group of now ten airlines that have been given this coveted rating. The… Read the full press release

Travelport launches online PCI DSS compliance referral service

Langley, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced the launch of an online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance referral service to help its customers businesses achieve PCI DSS certification. With fraud and hacking in the travel industry on the rise, maintaining… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador to promote “Travel. Enjoy. Respect”. campaign

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International… Read the full press release

Louis Jin appointed Food and Beverage Director at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen has appointed Louis Jin as its new Director of Food and Beverage. Louis graduated in hospitality and tourism from Taylors University, Malaysia – Academy of Toulouse University, France and has completed hospitality management courses from both Harvard and Cornell. More than a decade of working experiences in the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to achieve IATA’s IEnvA Stage 2

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today announced its accreditation to the highest level of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA). Exceeding its deadline set in March 2016, Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East, and the fifth worldwide, to achieve IEnvA Stage 2…. Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals new noise metrics and shows noise footprint at its smallest since tracking started in 2006

15% fewer households affected by noise levels New quarterly ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table unveiled, ranking airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new annual noise contour report shows that Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink – with over 52,000 fewer households… Read the full press release

IHG announces new-build, 300-room Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae opening in 2018

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae will offer the smart traveller a great night’s sleep in the heart of Hongdae Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced it will open a new 300-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Seoul, South Korea in… Read the full press release

IHG further expands its Australia with new Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee scheduled to open in 2020

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing the Australian momentum for the world’s largest brand family, Holiday Inn®, IHG® today announces the signing of Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee, in partnership with partner Pelligra Group and Citinova. Opening in 2020, the 150-room property will be the newest hotel in Western Melbourne, a rapidly… Read the full press release

IHG opens the doors to Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, South Korea

249-room Holiday Inn Express® Suwon Ingye welcomes guests in South Korea Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the  doors to Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, in the South Korean city of Suwon, 30 kilometres south of the capital, Seoul.  Offering superior value through brilliants basics, IHG’s newest hotel… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport invites guests on December 16 to enjoy its new Gateway Transformation and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus

Grand Rapids, MI, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is getting into the holiday spirit with an open house, and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus. On Saturday, December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., GFIA is opening its doors for a unique experience where guests can pre-register… Read the full press release