OAK celebrates inaugural Southwest Airlines flight to Honolulu

East Bay airport launches carrier’s West Coast – Hawaiian Islands routes with inaugural to Honolulu Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s an Aloha Monday in Oakland after the first Southwest Airlines flight to the Hawaiian Islands arrived in Honolulu Sunday evening with 152 passengers and seven crew members. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces the winners of its first-ever I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – today (March 18, 2019) unveiled the winners of its first-ever I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards. These new awards celebrate hotels worldwide that are best-of-the-best… Read the full press release

Bahrain International Airport launches National Operations Readiness and Airport Transfer familiarisation programme

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Chairman of Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed announced the official launch of the National Operations Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) familiarisation programme for Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal Building. It will see more… Read the full press release

Baptist Health South Florida and Interstate Hotels & Resorts unveiled the new Hilton Miami Dadeland

Wellness-Focused Hotel Features Table 55 Farm-to-Table Restaurant and Rooms for Extended Stays MIAMI, Fla. / ARLINGTON, Va., 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a ribbon cutting ceremony that took place yesterday, Baptist Health South Florida and Interstate Hotels & Resorts unveiled the new Hilton Miami Dadeland, an innovative hotel in the Kendall area of Miami with… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson Residences, Vadistanbul Istanbul in Turkey

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Residences, Vadistanbul Istanbul in Turkey. The 169-apartment residence is expected to open in the coming weeks, next to the newly opened Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President &… Read the full press release

Air Partner welcomes Lee Rennie as Partner Relationship Manager in its UK Charter team

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Rennie to the newly created role of Partner Relationship Manager in its UK Charter team. Lee will be based at Air Partner’s headquarters in Gatwick and will report directly to Managing Director Tony… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport to welcome new food, new beverage and new Indy-focused dining experiences

Local, national brands serving up Hoosier flavor INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — New food, new beverage and new Indy-focused dining experiences will be coming to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), thanks to today’s Indianapolis Airport Authority Board vote to approve six new contracts at the terminal. The vote took place during today’s monthly… Read the full press release

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport welcomed inaugural service from new carrier Frontier Airlines

New airline for BWI Marshall starts flights to Denver; service to Orlando scheduled for April start Baltimore, MD, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today (March 15,2019) welcomed the start of service from Frontier Airlines, a new carrier for the airport. Frontier began flights today between BWI Marshall and Denver,… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes SWISS’ new route between Switzerland and Albania

SWISS launches new direct flight between Tirana and Zurich.  TIRANA, Albania, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — From 1st of  April 2019 SWISS will start a new route between Switzerland and Albania. The new SWISS flight operated from Edelweiss, will offer its passengers 2 weekly direct flights to its biggest hub Zurich, as well as onward connection… Read the full press release

Travelzoo announces the appointment of Scott Wang as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, and General Manager, Greater China

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI and NEW YORK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, today (March 18, 2019) announced it has appointed Scott Wang as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, and General Manager, Greater China, effective May 22, 2019. In the newly created role of Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, Scott is responsible for developing… Read the full press release

British Airways announces its first A350 featuring new business class seat ‘Club Suite’

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has unveiled its highly-anticipated new business class seat – ‘Club Suite’ – and confirmed it will arrive on the first of its A350 aircraft in July. The airline’s sophisticated and newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats… Read the full press release

HMSHost to operate 10 Indianapolis International Airport (IND) dining locations under a 10-year contract

IND travelers to get new Shake Shack, Indiana Pacers Basketball venue, Beer Garden and more INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority approved global restaurateur HMSHost today (March 15, 2019) to operate 10 Indianapolis International Airport (IND) dining locations under a 10-year contract valued at approximately $147 million. HMSHost’s new dining locations with… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces extra summer flights to Alicante from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Liverpool and London Stansted

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (14 Mar) announced extra summer flights to Alicante from Birmingham (increased to twice daily), Bournemouth (increased to five times weekly), Bristol (increased to 12 times weekly), Liverpool (increased to 11 times weekly) and London Stansted (increased to 16 times weekly). UK consumers… Read the full press release

Ryanair Sun to be rebranded as Buzz in autumn 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair Sun, today (14 Mar) announced that it will rebrand as Buzz in autumn 2019, operating on a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). Ryanair Sun, a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group, obtained its Polish AOC certificate at the beginning of 2018 and started operating for… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces ISPCC Childline and Pequeño Deseo as its charity partners for 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (13 Mar) launched its international charity partnerships for 2019, supporting ISPCC Childline as its Irish chosen charity partner, and Pequeño Deseo as its European chosen charity partner. ISPCC Childine, Chosen Irish Charity Partner –  Ryanair is partnering with ISPCC Childline for a fourth… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new Manchester route to Prague starting this October

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (13 Mar) announced a new Manchester route to Prague, commencing in October, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester Winter 2019 schedule, which will be launched shortly. Manchester consumers and visitors can now book their holidays as far out as March 2020, enjoying even lower… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Bahía to host the II Costa Del Sol Beach Polo Cup from 3 to 5 May

Estepona, Spain, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Bahía, the luxury beachfront escape in Marbella – Estepona, will host the II Costa Del Sol Beach Polo Cup from 3 to 5 May; a sought-after event that promises glamour and gourmet cuisine in celebration of the sport of kings. The two-day tournament launched last year and was… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko to host a noble Russian night at the Come Prima Restaurant on Saturday 23 March

Bansko, Bulgaria, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will surprise gourmet lovers with a noble Russian night at the Come Prima Restaurant on Saturday 23 March. The event is part of the hotel’s new culinary tradition – organising thematic evenings devoted to various national cuisines. The Russian evening will be the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai welcomes Dan Mizrahi as Food and Beverage Director

Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dan Mizrahi has been named Food and Beverage Director of Four Seasons Resort Lanai, overseeing all food and beverage operations for the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond-rated luxury Resort. Mizrahi comes to Lanai with a wealth of industry experience.  He arrives on Lanai via Four Seasons Palm Beach, which… Read the full press release

The Capitol Hotel joins the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International

The Capitol Hotel Adds to the Brand’s Growing Portfolio in City Centers ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Capitol Hotel is the latest property to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), a portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community. Located in the heart of downtown Hartford at… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of new 77-room, four-story Sleep Inn hotel in Tampa, Florida

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to expand the footprint of its proven midscale Sleep Inn brand with the opening of a new 77-room, four-story hotel in Tampa, Fla. Located at 6231 S. Dale Mabry Highway, the Sleep Inn & Suites Tampa South is a short distance from nearby landmarks, like… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the first Hyatt Place hotel in Vietnam — the new 200-key Hyatt Place Saigon Phu Nhuan

Set to open in 2022, the hotel will mark Hyatt’s first Hyatt Place hotel in Vietnam CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (March 15, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of Ben Thanh Holdings to develop a Hyatt Place hotel… Read the full press release

Spirit announces nonstop routes from Indy to Tampa, Florida and Fort Myers, Florida starting this winter

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Hey Indy, how about some more nonstops?  Spirit Airlines is celebrating the launch of its inaugural service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) with the announcement of two additional nonstop routes set to rollout this winter.  Beginning November 14, 2019, Spirit will add nonstop routes from Indy to Tampa,… Read the full press release

British Airways unveiled Red Nosed plane for Comic Relief

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As millions of people across the country don a Red Nose for Comic Relief, British Airways has unveiled an aircraft that will be wearing a Red Nose of its own for the cause.  Painted on to an A320, the airline is raising awareness of Red Nose Day as… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces contactless donation stations at Heathrow and Gatwick

Customers can now more easily donate to Flying Start, its global charity partnership with Comic Relief The airline aims to raise £25 million for Flying Start by the end of 2020 LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As it celebrates Red Nose Day 2019, British Airways, in collaboration with social start-up GoodBox, has introduced an… Read the full press release

British Airways revealed a Boeing 747 painted in the Negus design as the fourth and final design in its series of heritage liveries

Rumours confirmed as the airline reveals that the Negus design from 1974 to 1980 will adorn a Boeing 747 Aircraft is currently in Dublin receiving its paint job, due out of the IAC paint bay later this month Aircraft is the final in a series of four heritage liveries being painted as part of British… Read the full press release

British Airways redesigns its lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick to provide young flyers endless entertainment

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is teaming up with leading British children’s brand, My 1st Years to make sure its youngest travellers get off to a flying start before they have even boarded. From March 16, seven British Airways lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick will be re-designed to include dedicated ‘My 1st Years Kids Zones’ where young… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the 10th annual Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2019

Airline to fly more than 20 international celebrity chefs to Doha to take part in this year’s festival, including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Masaharu Morimoto, Richard Sandoval, and Dominique Ansel of ‘Cronut’ fame The 11-day event, taking place from 20-30 March, will feature more than 150 food stalls and trucks, offering visitors the chance to sample… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive now certified to fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria

The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group now flies to three new destinations: Samedan, Chambery and Innsbruck DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive (QE), the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, can now  fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria. These destinations have a special designation… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes a full member of Pharma.Aero

Membership of the pharma supply chain association recognises the airline’s capabilities in handling high-value, time-sensitive pharmaceutical products Hong Kong, China, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become a full member of Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration for pharma shippers, CEIV-certified cargo communities, airport operators and other air cargo industry stakeholders.  Cathay Pacific has been… Read the full press release