AHLA congratulates Hilton for being named the #1 Great Place to Work by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work

Five Hotel Companies Among the 2020 Best 100 List WASHINGTON, USA, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today (February 18, 2020) congratulated Hilton for being named the #1 Great Place to Work by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work. It is… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named the third best employer in the 2020 Focus-Business “Germany’s Best Employers” Awards

Deutsche Hospitality achieves top placement in the Focus-Business employer rankings Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is one of the best companies in the country to work for in 2020. The group has earned third place in the “Restaurants, Hotels and Tourism” category in this year’s Focus-Business “Germany’s Best… Read the full press release

VisitBritain sponsors the new Best of British category at the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The awards honour photographers of all levels who contribute show-stopping imagery that supports the events industry in the UK. The Best of British category will recognise the many talented photographers who help events across the country tell their story through captivating imagery and celebrate the country’s excellence… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park’s Concorde Platinum tour to launch on Mother’s Day (22 March)

Exclusive Platinum tours of the Runway Visitor Park’s Concorde start Sunday 22 March To book visit www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk Manchester, UK, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park says a new 90-minute tour of its iconic Concorde will offer the most in-depth guest experience yet. The Concorde Platinum tour will launch on Sunday 22… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support sustainable tourism growth in Greece

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport getting ready for the busy Carnival school break

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting this coming Friday, tens of thousands of passengers will be making their way to Brussels Airport to jet off to exotic, winter sports or quite simply sunny destinations. To accommodate this significant number of travellers, Brussels Airport will be pulling out all the stops again to… Read the full press release

Hyatt named to the 2020 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list

Hyatt celebrates an inclusive culture that empowers colleagues to be their best CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt has been named today to the 2020 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to… Read the full press release

Accor and Visa announce global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members

Partnership will deliver enhanced payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members Paris and San Francisco, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 18, 2020), Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and Visa (V: NYSE), the global leader in digital payments, announced a global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty… Read the full press release

Delaware North at Shenandoah National Park creates opportunities for local high school students through new partnership

Buffalo, N.Y., 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia recently formed a partnership to create opportunities for local high school students. Delaware North’s human resources manager at Shenandoah National Park, Paul Johnson, recognized a shortage of qualified cooks for lodging properties Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge. Delaware North… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport opens the first Hungarian corporate lounge

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The 70 sqm Tungsram Lounge embodies a new, innovative tool for cultivating business relationships and symbolizes a milestone in the strategic partnership between Tungsram and Budapest Airport. The Tungsram Lounge, which is located next to gate A8 of Terminal 2A, operates from 12th February. It is quite special… Read the full press release

IATA reinforces cooperation with International Post Corporation

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Post Corporation (IPC) have today (18 February 2020) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. The aim for both IATA and IPC is to promote the development and expansion of safe, secure,… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport’s Sleepout raised a total of £15,557 to provide support for people affected by homelessness

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport’s Sleepout has raised a total of £15,557 for the Welcome Organisation, a local charity that provides on the ground support for people affected by homelessness. Aiming to raise vital funds to deliver potentially life-saving services, the Sleepout challenges people to spend one night sleeping outdoors…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces codeshare agreement with Bulgaria Air

Bulgaria Air is the national carrier of Bulgaria, operating to 25 destinations in Europe and the Middle East Two new destinations in Bulgaria will be available to Qatar Airways’ passengers for the first time for booking from 18 February 2020 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it… Read the full press release

British Airways Executive Club Members can collect Up to double Avios on eStore purchases

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members could be even closer to unlocking exciting travel rewards by earning up to double Avios this month when shopping at selected retailers including H&M and John Lewis on Avios eStore. From today(February 18, 2020) until the beginning of March, Members of the award-winning loyalty programme, British… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis names Hamza Sehili as new Hotel Manager

Tunis, North Africa, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamza Sehili is joining the Four Seasons family as the new Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Tunis with a wealth of international experiences. Born and raised in Tunis, he began his career in the rooms division, immediately after graduating from IHET (Institut des Hautes Etudes… Read the full press release

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