MGTO upgrades Macao Travel Talk (MTT) with new features and functions

MACAO, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office’s (MGTO) monthly publication for tourism industry stakeholders – Macao Travel Talk (MTT) – has been upgraded to optimize its current features and provide several new functions to its users for more enhanced reading experience. Starting this month, the MTT website interface has been comprehensively upgraded,… Read the full press release

flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes — the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East’s history

Largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history pushes total MAX orders above 4,200 Airline to fly several models of 737 MAX family to suit its network and growth plans Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle… Read the full press release

Jaz in the City brand debuts in Germany with the opening of Jaz Stuttgart

Brand debut in Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Music is in the air. As of 1 January, the Jaz Stuttgart has begun to welcome its first guests. After a highly successful launch in Amsterdam, the Jaz in the City brand is now celebrating its debut in Germany – hip,… Read the full press release

Etihad Aviation Group announces year-long programme of activities and humanitarian initiatives to mark 2018 as the Year of Zayed

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has announced a year-long programme of activities and humanitarian initiatives to mark 2018 as the Year of Zayed. Etihad’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi inaugurated its Year of Zayed activities yesterday by holding a flag-raising ceremony attended by employees. The aviation group’s offices… Read the full press release

Etihad Airport Services Ground announces leadership appointments to ensure smooth transition to the Midfield Terminal

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airport Services (EAS) Ground, a division of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced several key UAE National appointments within a new structure that lays the foundation for the coming years. The internal appointments are all based at Abu Dhabi Airport and will involve critical transitional duties as… Read the full press release

Future Leaders Series to be held on 20 March at The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel

50 hospitality and travel executives attend Niccolo Lecture Series Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of WIT Hospitality 2018, scheduled for 20 March in Hong Kong, WIT will launch a Future Leaders Series aimed at nurturing outstanding individuals to become future leaders in the digital travel space. The half-day forum from… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels wins two BMW Hotelier Awards 2017

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce two wins at the hotel industry’s most prestigious awards, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017. Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu has won Human Resources Hotelier Greater China award and Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils expansion plans for 2018

Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals its plans for 2018 as the award-winning carrier’s rapid expansion will take the airline to new heights. Norwegian will build upon its growth by launching new long-haul routes – including its first service to South America, introducing a new enhanced Premium cabin and… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company announces a permanent overflow car park for passengers

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced that the airport now offers a permanent state-of-the-art overflow car park for passengers. The car park’s tariff is BD1 per day, and it includes a complementary shuttle service to transfer passengers to and… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport launches new parking area

Passengers and guests may choose the parking option: “closer — faster, further — cheaper” The new parking costs 200 rubles per day and includes free transfer MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has launched a new long stay parking for 980 lots. It is ideal for travellers arriving at the airport by car and departing for long periods…. Read the full press release

Caribia Travels rolls out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribia Travels have rolled out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module (BMM) to produce quotations and manage bookings. They are also taking Dolphin’s Reservation Module which includes their own directly contracted products loaded into Dolphin’s Product Database to facilitate a single search, aggregating results across numerous connected sources. The new… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) become sister airports

The two companies sign a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate knowledge and expertise exchange Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports signed today a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to become sister airports, strengthening the cooperation and… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is proud to announce the opening of two new hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City.  Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Springfield, Missouri based O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC., announced the opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge.   The Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge property features an outdoor patio and pool, 2,370 square feet of… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) approved by European Commission

33 more aircraft to be integrated into the Eurowings Group Eurowings to take over all LGW personnel Formal transaction scheduled for January 2018 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Commission gave its formal approval today to the acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) by the Lufthansa Group. The approval follows an extensive… Read the full press release

EASA publishes Safety Information Bulletin on how to fly safely carrying Portable Electronic Devices (PED)

Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As some of us prepare to travel for the end of year holidays, the European Aviation Safety Agency publishes a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to inform airlines and passengers on how to fly safely carrying Portable Electronic Devices (PED). PED containing lithium batteries such as laptops, mobile phones,… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more Chinese cities thanks to a new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun… Read the full press release

British Airways trials self-service biometric boarding gates

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first airline to trial self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the USA, working in partnership with Los Angeles Airport. As part of the airline’s commitment to invest in innovation and new technology, British Airways has begun an exclusive trial that will transform… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport passengers support World Duty Free’s ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, holiday-makers and commuters travelling through George Best Belfast City Airport have supported World Duty Free’s festive ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity. The plush, cuddly teddy bears have been sold at World Duty Free in the… Read the full press release

CDA expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

Chicago, IL, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The CDA, working with its airport partners, is prepared to offer a safe and efficient travel experience for all… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to introduce new policy for ‘smart bags’ with non-removable lithium batteries

Effective 1 January 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named best low-cost airline company and passengers’ most preferred choice in Bulgaria at the Sky Awards 2017

The airline company won two Sky awards for its great performance on the Bulgarian market in 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, was recognized as the best low-cost airline company in Bulgaria and as the passengers’ most preferred choice. The two prestigious… Read the full press release

IHG opens InterContinental Fujairah Resort in beguiling Dibba

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the opening of the highly-anticipated InterContinental Fujairah Resort in beguiling Dibba. Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel’, Fujairah is becoming increasingly popular with tourists and the opening demonstrates IHG’s commitment to expand its luxury… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport launches campaign in search for the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB) head

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport, alongside the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC), have launched a campaign to recruit a high-profile Chair to head up the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB). The CEB will take on the role of the current consultative committee and was a recommendation by the Airports Commission,… Read the full press release

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion Reduced cost options developed with input from airlines and will be consulted on in January Savings would be delivered without compromising on Heathrow’s commitments to local communities or passenger experience LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has identified options that… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces £23 million investment to improve travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions

Airport and airline partners invest £23 million in new contract with partner OmniServ to improve passenger service for those living with disabling conditions or mobility restrictions New services launched include lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities, new specialised signage to identify special assistance areas, and an on-demand service for British Sign Language translators Revamped service… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com™ announce top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart mentorship-driven accelerator programme

Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) and Hotels.com® today announced the top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme aimed at supporting the most innovative travel-tech start-ups of the future.  Bellevue, WA, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a rigorous selection process from more than 230 applications, a panel of expert judges from EAN and Hotels.com heard… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces two new additions to its EMEA Regional Business Development team

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of ambitious global growth plans, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups – has announced two new additions to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Business Development team, to signal its commitment to accelerate growth in key… Read the full press release

Scottish Citylink installs contactless payments across its entire fleet

• Coach company becomes the first national operator to roll out contactless technology across Scotland • Four million passengers a year set to benefit from contactless along with Apple Pay and Android Pay • A further 1,500 buses operating local Stagecoach services across Scotland to offer payment method by late Summer 2018 • Minister for… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality announces diverse range of activities to celebrate Qatar National Day

An array of exclusive hotel offers and activities in celebration of the country’s forthcoming National Day  Doha, Qatar, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark this year’s National Day, Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, is offering a diverse range of activities to best showcase the Qatari spirit… Read the full press release