Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 15, 2019) announced several new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States as it extends its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 2, 2019. New Daily Nonstop Routes Take Off Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Southwest will add weekend service between St. Louisand Salt Lake City. On… Read the full press release

dnata’s facility in Dallas certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma)

Dallas, Texas, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its new, state-of-the-art cargo facility in Dallas. The prestigious accreditation demonstrates dnata’s capability to move pharma products under the strictest standards. dnata opened… Read the full press release

dnata appoints Dirk Goovaerts as Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, announced the appointment of Dirk Goovaerts as the company’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region. In his role, Dirk Goovaerts will oversee dnata’s operations at 10 airports in three countries, including Australia, the Philippines and Singapore,… Read the full press release

Emirates Flight Training Academy announces partnership with National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA), the world class flight training facility developed by Emirates, and the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN), a not-for-profit vocational training institute in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share their expertise and jointly promote their training… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague welcomes Pedro Neto as the new Hotel Manager

Moving from Maui to Prague, Pedro is looking forward to explore everything Czech Republic has to offer Prague, Czech Republic, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces today (March 13, 2019) the appointment of Pedro Neto as the new Hotel Manager. Pedro comes to Four Seasons Prague from Four Seasons Resort Maui in Hawaii. Pedro… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International introduces diverse offerings for the 2020-21 winter season

New Ship Combinations and Itineraries from Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico Make Adventure-Filled Vacations Closer Than Ever MIAMI, FL, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International is creating more ways to ditch the cold for tropical escapes in the 2020-21 winter season. The global cruise line is introducing a combination of diverse offerings throughout North… Read the full press release

Halifax International Airport Authority announces Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) as its newest Signature Partner

Halifax, N.S., 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The excitement and emotions that build upon arrival at a new destination reaches even greater heights for a newcomer arriving in a new country for the first time. Halifax Stanfield is often the setting for this important milestone and the Airport has an established welcoming program in place… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the opening of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the opening of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow. The rebrand is now complete and the hotel has become the latest addition to the group’s exceptional collection of premium lifestyle properties. Michel Stalport, Area Senior Vice President… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of its first Radisson Collection hotel in France — The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of its first Radisson Collection hotel in France, in the La Défense business area of Paris. The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense will bring the group’s portfolio in the country to… Read the full press release

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills announces an all-new Sunday brunch at its highly rated Jean-Georges Beverly Hills restaurant

Sunday brunch takes on a whole new meaning when created by master chef Jean-Georges and executive chef Steve Benjamin BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills today (March 11, 2019) announces an all-new Sunday brunch, to be offered every week at the hotel’s highly rated Jean-Georges Beverly Hills restaurant, beginning March… Read the full press release

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices for air bookings will drop 4% by April

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct from the sharp increase seen in the… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurant at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport

Travelers line up with Chick-fil-A’s “EAT MOR CHIKIN®” Cow on opening day LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, nuggets, salads, and milkshakes that so many of us crave have now landed at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport post-security, near gate 6. Global restaurateur HMSHost opened the new restaurant today… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches a new Awards for Excellence format

  VisitEngland has launched a new Awards for Excellence format to reflect innovations across England’s tourism industry as it marks 30 years of the Awards. LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The national tourism agency announced the new format during the Awards 30th celebrations held at London’s Banqueting House on Whitehall. The annual VisitEngland… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces partnership with Uber

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Getting to and from the Auckland Airport is key to any travellers’ journey and the formalising of arrangements between Uber and the airport will deliver a streamlined experience for Kiwi travellers and visitors alike. From Wednesday March 20, a dedicated rideshare area will be available at both… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport recognised as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh)

Pioneering High Standards for Handling Perishable Cargo HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh), the first airport community in the world to receive… Read the full press release

Canadian Airports Council announces launch of new employment program for military veterans at Edmonton International Airport (EIA)

Edmonton, AB, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Program shows aviation employers how to attract veterans and veterans how to market their skills. A new employment program called Edge4Vets has begun at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). This pilot program at EIA will serve as the basis of a national program across Canada’s airports, to be… Read the full press release

Vietjet introduces two new international routes to Tokyo and Busan

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Welcoming the bustling summer, new-age carrier Vietjet introduces two new international routes: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Tokyo (Narita – Japan) and Nha Trang (Vietnam) – Busan (South Korea) with tickets purchasable now. These two new routes aim to connect the popular tourism cities,… Read the full press release

Oman Air hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning which took place at Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) auditorium. The forum was conducted by a team of Malaysian Airlines officials who had flown in from Kuala Lumpur,… Read the full press release

Marriott International will provide a live webcast of its upcoming Security Analyst Meeting

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (03/12/2019) it will provide a live webcast of its upcoming Security Analyst Meeting.   The webcast will be available on Monday, March 18, 2019 from approximately 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Time (EDT). Topics to be discussed at the meeting… Read the full press release

Emirates launches second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted starting 1st July, 2019

Airline will operate 11 daily flights to three points in London New flight timings enable even more convenient connection options Both Stansted flights will be operated by Emirates’ latest Boeing 777 DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (12th March 2019) announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to… Read the full press release

Hyatt launches Hyatt Wellbeing Ideation Labs

First ideation lab to focus on reimagining meeting offerings CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (March 12, 2019) announced the launch of Hyatt Wellbeing Ideation Labs, a new series designed to bring together industry experts to explore ways to better enhance the day-to-day wellbeing for guests, colleagues and customers…. Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces nonstop flights three times daily between Hollywood Burbank Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Lights, camera, less money, more go!  Spirit Airlines is getting ready for its close-up as the airline announces it will soon serve Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).  Beginning June 20, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will begin nonstop flights three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport (LAS)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrated a landmark flight operated by a crew made up entirely of 15 women

Qatar Airways flight QR194 from Brussels to Doha on Sunday 10 March was operated entirely by 15 women, from flight deck through to cabin crew European Commissioner for Transport describes the flight as a “great example of encouraging women to join the sector” DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways celebrated a… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Services Limited becomes one of the first organisations to be awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification

Cathay Pacific Services Limited recognised for perishables handling; world’s first to receive IATA CEIV Fresh certification Hong Kong, China, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific congratulates Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL), its wholly-owned subsidiary, on becoming one of the first organisations to be awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification, a globally-recognised perishable product handling accreditation…. Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Park Hyatt Phu Quoc hotel and residences in Vietnam slated to open in 2022

Park Hyatt Phu Quoc hotel and residences are poised to introduce the brand’s refined luxury and exceptional service to Vietnam’s emerging resort destination in 2022 CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (March 11, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of BIM… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport announces the opening of two brand-new fire stations at the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The 145-strong fire department at Brussels Airport now operates from two brand-new fire stations, which are located in the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds. The low-energy fire stations are specifically designed for responding to emergency situations and provide plenty of space for housing the fire… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces the highlights of Millennium Park’s 2019 summer season

The 15th Summer Season will Feature the Year of Chicago Theatre, Latinx Arts and Culture, the Grant Park Music Festival’s 85th Season and an Upgraded Outdoor Concert Sound System Chicago, IL, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin announces completion of meticulous 40 million euro renovation

Following A Multi-Million Euro Renovation, a Striking New Design Evokes the Golden Twenties of Germany’s Capital City Bethesda, MD, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin today (03/11/2019) announced the culmination of its 40 million euro renovation. This meticulous refurbishment, largely funded by its ownership Beisheim Group, heralds in a new era of… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches the next generation of its industry-leading epic™ accommodations management solution

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), announced today (March 12, 2019) it is launching the next generation of its industry-leading epic™ accommodations management solution, with several significant updates and enhancements. Epic sources housing options from a database of more than 3,100 providers offering 21,000 housing options. The epic… Read the full press release