British Airways signs the Time to Change employer pledge

British Airways has signed Time to Change mental health pledge TV fashion stylist Gok Wan shared how he overcame his mental health struggles and urges others to talk more about how they’re feeling Pledge comes as British Airways is named the airline Brits would be most proud to work for LONDON, UK, 2019-May-16 — /Travel… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Best Kept Awards announces final call for Health and Social Care Facilities across Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A final call for Health and Social Care Facilities across Northern Ireland to enter the George Best Belfast City Airport Best Kept Awards has been issued. The Best Kept Awards, hosted by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC), are designed to recognise and celebrate the health facilities… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open registration for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference! The conference, returning to Chicago November 3-6, will convene global aviation and airport professionals for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports, highlighting… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways serves Iftar meal during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Customers breaking their fast on board will receive Iftar meals on selected routes DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to continue its tradition of supporting passengers who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan and breaking their fast on board by serving a delicious Iftar meal consisting of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces expanded commercial relationship with EL AL Israel Airlines

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles TEL AVIV, Israel and SEATTLE, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today (May 13, 2019) expanded their commercial relationship… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) globally-recognised accreditation for perishable product handling. In harness with aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA created the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) with the aim… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport seeks to measure New Zealand’s tourism growth and sustainability

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Research commissioned by Auckland Airport has proposed a new framework for New Zealand to measure both the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export earning industry in terms of foreign currency earnings. The $39 billion industry makes a direct contribution to… Read the full press release

Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

Features 97 routes including 9 ski routes Choice of up to 2,521 flights a week Up to 162 flights a week serving London Heathrow including first winter for Newquay flights Selection of seasonal routes increased for Christmas and New Year Exeter, England, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel announces partnership with sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthias Marquardt

IntercityHotel enters into cooperation with sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthias Marquardt Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — IntercityHotel GmbH Managing Director Joachim Marusczyk has launched a cooperation agreement with the sports physician Dr. Matthias Marquardt in order to be able to enable hotel guests to enjoy an active stay. The new… Read the full press release

Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

Airline’s iconic double decker thrills crowds with flypast at the First European Grand Prix of the 2019 season DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona got off to a spectacular start yesterday when Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over the race track… Read the full press release

Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul named the Best Bar in Korea ranking at #14 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list

Seoul, Korea, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has been named the Best Bar in Korea ranking at #14 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list. Only three bars in Korea were recognised on the prestigious list with Charles H. receiving the highest ranking voted by an Academy of more than 200 drinks industry… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn launches Inspired by Nature Sweepstakes; lucky winner will have the chance to experience one of four spectacular U.S. national parks

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sleep Inn brand, known for its convenient, reliable locations and nature-inspired design, is giving one lucky adventure seeker and their guest the chance to experience one of four spectacular U.S. national parks as part of the Inspired by Nature Sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary; to enter, participants must submit an… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomed nearly 2.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019

Traffic Exceeds 2.1 Million in First Quarter of 2019 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 2.2 million passengers flew through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in the first quarter of 2019, and March alone set a new record with more than 880,000 passengers. In all, the first quarter 2019 passenger traffic increased 2%… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes opening of three new retail shops

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of the 15 retail shops that will receive renovations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are now open, with the fourth opening later this month. CVG announced in 2018 that the new retail shops will give travelers a sense of place and celebrate what the region… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI UK’s new destination and additional flights for summer 2020

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced a new destination to Enfidha (Tunisia) and one additional flight to Reus (Spain), for its summer 2020 programme from Bristol Airport. The new flights from Bristol Airport to Enfidha and Reus give holidaymakers more choice and flexibility when booking next year’s summer holiday…. Read the full press release

Bristol Airport partners with SWRnewstar to launch paper cups recycling scheme

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly a tonne of paper cups has been recycled as a result of a new process introduced at Bristol Airport in March. This is the equivalent of 54,500 standard size coffee cups which, if placed end to end would stretch for nearly 6km – which is nearly the… Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… Read the full press release

A record number of more than 5,000 runners joined British Airways Run Gatwick event

Dina Asher-Smith, Helen Skelton and Colin Jackson CBE turned out to support runners This year, runners can choose to virtually run the race from anywhere in the world LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the overwhelming success of last year’s British Airways Run Gatwick, which raised £10,000 for Flying Start, the second race… Read the full press release

British Airways kicks off the summer season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Summer gets off to a flying start next week as British Airways welcomes the sun season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport. To mark the airline’s 100th birthday there will be 100 return seats for just £100 on offer… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Hyatt Centric hotel in the rising southwestern Shanghai

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (May 9, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Shanghai Xintian Real Estate Co. Ltd., a joint venture by Shanghai Industrial Urban Development Group Limited (SIUD), Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP), and Shanghai Minhang Urban Construction Investment… Read the full press release

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from… Read the full press release

Qantas announces Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH MAY 2019) announced Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December 2019, customers travelling between Sydney and San Francisco will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins. The change is timed with the phased… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality announces exclusive offer to nationals and residents of Qatar, Kuwait and Oman

Exclusive privileges to nationals and residents of Qatar, Kuwait and Oman Doha, Qatar, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, brings nationals and residents of Qatar, Kuwait and Oman an exclusive offer, starting from June 1st to August 31st, 2019. A memorable vacation awaits… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality won an NHC Award for its successful takeover of Zleep Hotels

Jury of the International Hospitality Awards for Northern Europe recognises Deutsche Hospitality for its successful acquisition of Zleep Hotels Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has gained its first Scandinavian branch award. At the Nordic Hotel Investment Conference in Copenhagen, Deutsche Hospitality won an NHC Award for its successful… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the new-build 131-room Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel in Yucatan, Mexico

IHG brings smart lodging to the cultural heart of this enchanting historical city Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG®, (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build 131-room Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel. With a prime location in the city’s historic downtown, the property incorporates a… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant’Elena

New hotel debuts in the undiscovered Venice neighbourhood of Sant’Elena Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental® Hotels Group) is proud to announce the opening of Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant’Elena marking the brand’s debut in Venice, Italy. From palaces to piazzas, gondolas to gelato and canals to carnevale – there is no destination quite… Read the full press release

JW Marriott reintroduces the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House London following extensive renovation

An Extensive Renovation Marks a New Era for the Historic Hotel as it Celebrates its 90th Anniversary Bethesda, MD, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, today (05/07/2019) announced the culmination of a multi-million dollar full scale renovation to JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Directed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)… Read the full press release

Marriott International takes #2 spot on the 2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Highest-Ranking Hospitality Company on the List for More Than Ten Years  Bethesda, MD, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. was recognized on the 2019 Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in the #2 spot, once again making it the highest-ranking hospitality company on the list for more than ten years. The company was also ranked… Read the full press release

Emirates signs MoUs with three teams from Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme

Three teams from Cohort 6 of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme shortlisted for the next stage of working on Emirates’ challenges. Teams selected are from USA, Germany and the UK Dubai, UAE, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has demonstrated its commitment to fostering innovation in the global aviation industry by signing MoUs with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Hongyuan Holdings Group create joint venture

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL)  and Hongyuan Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (Hongyuan Group) agreed on April 8, 2019 to establish JAL Hongyuan Co., Ltd. (JAL Hongyuan), which will be a joint venture to support distribution channels between Japanese companies and EC businesses in China. JAL and Hongyuan… Read the full press release