Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ new service to Minneapolis

Sun Country to begin new service in time for sun-filled winter getaways MESA, Ariz., 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) today (April 27, 2021) announced that it will begin service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning November 24,2021. Introductory fares are as low as $79* one-way,… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces launch of re-platform of its site

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of an ongoing commitment to offering frictionless vacation experiences, Sunwing is pleased to announce the launch of their re-platform for Sunwing.ca. The tour operator has used the past year as an opportunity to reimagine and transform its digital technology, and the website re-platform is… Read the full press release

voco Grand Central Hotel celebrates its reopening with stunning light show

voco Grand Central Hotel shines a light on hotel history in a stunning light show celebrating the hotel’s rebrand to voco and the reopening of Scottish hospitality Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The show, running throughout the week, celebrates the reopening of ‘Glasgow’s most loved hotel’ on Monday April 26 following… Read the full press release

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of COVID-19 medical records for UAE based travellers

Emirates customers can enjoy paperless document verification right from the start of their journey The pioneering move will significantly ease travel procedures, reduce wait times and lead to enhanced efficiency and convenience for travellers The integration makes Dubai one of the first cities in the world to implement full digital verification of traveller medical records related… Read the full press release

Finnair getting ready to grow its summer flight schedule as travel reopens in many countries

The vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries. Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is preparing to grow its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries, the company… Read the full press release

dnata announces key senior management appointments

John Bevan to oversee all aspects of dnata’s global travel business as Divisional Senior Vice President for Travel Stewart Angus to lead dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations globally with the addition of United Arab Emirates to his remit Robin Padgett to expand his role and become global head of dnata’s catering and retail services… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches two new initiatives to protect customers from Online Travel Agents

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no.1 airline, has today Apr 26th launched the Price Checker tool and Verified Seal, two new initiatives on the Ryanair website/app to protect customers against Online Travel Agent’s (OTA’s) who may be overcharging customers, providing incorrect customer details and preventing Ryanair from dealing directly with passengers. The ‘Price Checker’ tool will allow… Read the full press release

CLT Charity Golf Tournament to be held on May 3

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Community Partnerships will present the second CLT Charity Golf Tournament May 3 at the Ballantyne Country Club. The sold-out event features 144 golfers. The 2021 tournament benefits the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s Construction Skills Training Center and is expected to raise more than… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes comments of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on US-EU travel

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is encouraged by comments of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EC), that the EU will grant unrestricted access to vaccinated travelers from the US. “This is a step in the right direction. It gives hope to people… Read the full press release

EASA grants the first certificate for VR based Flight Simulation Training Device

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted the first certificate for a Virtual Reality (VR) based Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The device, for rotorcraft pilots, enhances safety by opening up the possibility of practicing risky manoeuvres in a virtual  environment. This addresses a key… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to start flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire via Accra from 16 June 2021

Launch of Abidjan flights will increase Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to over 100 weekly flights across 24 destinations Passengers from Abidjan can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport with the widest network of destinations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific resumes Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is excited to welcome the resumption of the Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble and is ready to fly passengers on board its two-way, all-purpose, quarantine-free Air Travel Bubble flights starting 26 May. These flights will be operated by pilots and cabin crew who have… Read the full press release

Fadi Samaan named as the new Director of Sales for Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Amman, Jordan, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces the appointment of Fadi Samaan as the new Director of Sales for the luxury property in Amman, Jordan. Samaan is a sales veteran in Jordan with more than 11 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He stands out for developing and strengthening key accounts… Read the full press release

The first Hyatt House in Davis, California opens — the Hyatt House Davis

118 Room Hyatt House hotel located in Davis, CA next to I-80 and Playfields Park Davis, Calif., 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 21, 2021), Hyatt House Davis celebrated its opening, marking the first Hyatt House in Davis, Calif. while expanding the Hyatt House brand’s footprint in markets that matter most to guests… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Carrier partners with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to advance alternative fuel exploration DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) announced today (Apr 21, 2021) its ongoing support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop commercially viable and scalable sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Southwest®… Read the full press release

Emirates announces resumption of services to Mexico City via Barcelona

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume four weekly services to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from 2nd July 2021, re-opening connectivity and boosting trade and tourism while providing customers worldwide with more connectivity, convenience and choice. The BCN-MEX route will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing… Read the full press release

Sunwing to offer vacation packages to Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic from Thunder Bay Airport

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing has announced it will be returning to Thunder Bay for the 16th consecutive year this winter. The tour operator will be making it easier for residents of Thunder Bay to return to the tropics by offering vacation packages to Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic… Read the full press release

Marriott International to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Madrid

JW Marriott Madrid expected to feature 139 rooms and a fresh perspective on luxury hospitality in Spain’s capital MADRID, SPAIN, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (APRIL 20, 2021) announced it has signed an agreement to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Madrid, offering discerning guests a new destination to rediscover a… Read the full press release

Courtyard by Marriott partners with sports talk show broadcaster Rich Eisen to host a live Clubhouse conversation for NFL Draft fans

Passionate Fans Will Have a Chance to Chat with the Iconic Sports Broadcaster on the Eve of the 2021 NFL Draft, Exclusively on the Innovative, New Audio-Based App BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Courtyard by Marriott, the Official Hotel of the NFL, is partnering with Rich Eisen, an Emmy-nominated sports talk show broadcaster, to… Read the full press release

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport together with American Airlines announce the opening of new 14-Gate Concourse

Soft opening of 225,000-square-foot concourse replaces Gate 35X, transitioning American Airlines regional operations with new jetbridges and waiting areas; additional amenities open this summer Washington, D.C., 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, together with American Airlines, launched the soft opening Tuesday of 14 gates in a newly constructed 225,000-square-foot concourse… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “Entry Thailand” online platform to facilitate vaccinated international visitors

Providing six steps of arrangements, from COE registration and flight bookings to quarantine and insurance, for entering Thailand Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the launched of the “Entry Thailand” online platform under integrated efforts by related government agencies to facilitate vaccinated international… Read the full press release

Blue Islands announces codeshare agreement with Aurigny

Jersey, Guernsey, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Aurigny and Blue Islands have today (20 Apr 2021) reached in-principal agreement to codeshare on selected routes connecting the Channel Islands with the UK, aiming to restore connectivity to both Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey as the islands emerge from the Covid-19 Pandemic. The two carriers… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport Greenairport partner meeting recognized outstanding environmental efforts of its airport partners

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — During an online award ceremony held on Tuesday, Budapest Airport honored airport partners who made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of the airport and of aviation over the past year, despite the negative impacts of the global pandemic on aviation. It is now more than 5 years… Read the full press release

UNWTO at the 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in Andorra

ANDORRA, EUROPE, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The unique power of tourism to drive sustainable development was made clear as UNWTO took part in the 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in Andorra. With a special focus on the role of innovation in sustainable development, the hybrid summit united leaders of… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ new service to Newquay

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus Regional has announced a new service from George Best Belfast City Airport to the popular UK holiday destination, Newquay. Operated by Stobart Air, the three-times weekly flights to Cornwall Airport Newquay will commence from 28th June 2021 and conveniently connect passengers with Cornwall and the South… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of services to Khartoum, Sudan

The Khartoum flights will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class Passengers flying from Sudan will benefit from the airline’s extensive international network in Asia, Australia, Europe and the US The National Carrier of the State of Qatar to increase services… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces commitment and roadmap to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040

With this commitment, Alaska joins The Climate Pledge SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (April 21, 2021) announced its commitment and roadmap to reduce the company’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and commitments across carbon, waste, and water impacts by 2025. Today’s announcement included the release of Alaska’s 2020 LIFT… Read the full press release

flydubai to operate three times weekly flights to Batumi, Georgia

Flights will operate three times weekly between 12 May and 01 September Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has added Batumi to its seasonal  summer  schedule.  The carrier, which currently operates to Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) in Georgia, will also operate a three times weekly service to Batumi International Airport (BUS) from 12 May… Read the full press release

Viking® announces new 2024 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises

Strong Demand Leads to Early Release of 2024 Departure Dates Los Angeles, CA, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ —Viking® (www.viking.com) announced today (April 20, 2021) that new 2024 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path PoC shortens lines, and boosts operational efficiency at Istanbul Airport

SITA Smart Path PoC at Istanbul Airport (iGA) shortens lines, enables a low touch passenger experience, and boosts operational efficiency. Istanbul, Turkey, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (19 Apr, 2021) announced the results of its biometric-enabled Proof of Concept (PoC) designed to support a… Read the full press release