Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recognised by its employees as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recognised by its employees as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For   Employees have honoured Four Seasons as an employer of choice every year since the list’s inception Toronto, Canada, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is proud… Read the full press release

Andrew Court appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Andrew Court appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC   Bringing West Coast-inspired dishes, Court is only the third Executive Chef the Hotel has had in its 38 year history Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of Andrew Court as Executive Chef to the capital city’s… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels breaks ground on Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District slated to open in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with HOS Management, broke ground yesterday afternoon at the future home of the Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District. Located at 321 Montgomery St., the 103-room, six-story property is slated to open in 2019. Situated… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Ocean City, Md. Waterfront slated to open in summer of 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, along with PiNNacle Hospitality Group and The Wankawala Organization, announced this afternoon the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Ocean City. Located at 309 North 1st Street, the 133-room property is slated to open in summer of 2019…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Todd Sproul as VP of system operations and Shane Jones as VP, airport real estate and development

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors elected Todd Sproul and Shane Jones to its growing leadership team in Seattle Wednesday. Sproul will serve as vice president of system operations, a new position, and Jones will be vice president, airport real estate and development, filling a recent vacancy. In his new role, Sproul will oversee Alaska Airlines’… Read the full press release

Viking® earns new set of accolades from Cruise Critic®

Viking’s Ships Take 10 Categories, including “Best Overall Ship” and “Best for First-Timers,” in 8th Annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — After a year of dominating nearly every major travel industry award ceremony, Viking®(www.vikingcruises.com) this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online… Read the full press release

Colorado showcases variety of experiences for a memorable spring family getaway

Affordable Family Spring Break Adventures Await in Colorado DENVER, CO, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Spring in Colorado offers sunshine, powder, ideal temperatures and a wide array of spring break deals for family adventures throughout the state. From swooshing down the slopes of iconic resorts such as Aspen or Vail or some of Colorado’s… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide to sell its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for approximately $1.3 billion

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for approximately $1.3 billion. In conjunction with the sale, the European vacation rental business has entered into a 20-year agreement… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces a 144-key Hyatt Place Aguascalientes, it’s sixth Hyatt Place hotel in Mexico

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement for the 144-key Hyatt Place Aguascalientes with affiliates of Promotora Comercial Abadan, S.A. de C.V. The hotel will be managed by Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, one of the most respected hospitality companies in… Read the full press release

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