Travelzoo names James Clarke as its new General Manager, UK

LONDON and NEW YORK, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of offers and experiences for members, has appointed James Clarke as its new General Manager, UK, effective from 3 December, 2018. Before joining Travelzoo, James spent 12 years at Fleetway, a London-based travel company specialising in sourcing bespoke holiday deals. During his time at Fleetway, James worked as leader… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Won the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

HANOI, Vietnam, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi is honored to be awarded as “Luxury Business Hotel”, regional winner – South East Asia – at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards organized in Bali, Indonesia with the participation of 1,000 hotels all over the world. “Luxury Business Hotel” is one of… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly to Hold ‘Stuff the Bus’ Toy Drive to Collect New, Unwrapped Toys

Toronto, ON, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On Saturday December 1, 2018, Park’N Fly employees will be kicking off Park’N Fly’s second annual Toy Mountain toy drive. This year, they are holding a ‘Stuff the Bus’ toy drive outside of the Toys”R”Us location at 3150 Argentia Road Mississauga from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Shoppers donating… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels elects Maureen Sullivan to its board of directors

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has elected Maureen Sullivan to its board of directors. Sullivan, chief operating officer of Rent the Runway, and a former AOL and Google executive, brings a wealth of highly relevant experience to the Choice board, including business, innovation,… Read the full press release

H Hospitality Collection, the hospitality management company, and Amistad Partners join forces

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — H Hospitality Collection an Abu Dhabi-based hospitality management company has selected Amistad Partners, a premier global luxury hotel representation company, to represent four of its illustrious properties: The H Dubai, The H Resort Seychelles, Centreville Hotel & Experiences in Podgorica, Montenegro and Villa Diyafa Hotel… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces the appointment of Tania Simpson and Dean Hamilton to its Board

Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has confirmed that Tania Simpson and Dean Hamilton have joined its Board as independent non-executive directors after their nominations were approved by shareholders at the 2018 Annual Meeting on the 31st October. Ms Simpson and Mr Hamilton have filled the vacancies created by the retirement… Read the full press release

SITA enhances its airport operations and passenger flow management solutions with the acquisition of MEXIA Interactive

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, today (06 November 2018) announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive (“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The… Read the full press release

IHG and Al Arabiya Real Estate Company partner for Staybridge Suites’ debut in Kuwait

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with the Al Arabiya Real Estate Company, owned by the leading Kuwaiti conglomerate, The Bukhamseen Group to debut Staybridge Suites in Kuwait, with the development of Staybridge® Suites Kuwait Salmiya…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific provides convenient access to Guangdong ports through codeshare agreement with Chu Kong Passenger Transport

Cathay Pacific to codeshare on Chu Kong Passenger Transport’s high-speed ferry services to Guangdong ports Hong Kong, China, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific customers around the world will soon enjoy convenient access to seven key Greater Bay Area (GBA) ports in mainland China’s Guangdong province, through the airline’s new codeshare agreement with Chu… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes Steve Szalay as its new Managing Director

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has today (Monday 5 November 2018) confirmed it has appointed Steve Szalay as its new Managing Director. A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mr Szalay went on to hold a series of senior executive roles within the aviation sector including positions with UK… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the retirement of Amy McPherson, President and Managing Director of Europe

BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (10/31/2018) that Amy McPherson, President and Managing Director of Europe, which encompasses the United Kingdom, Ireland and Continental Europe, will retire from the position effective the end of March 2019.  McPherson, who has been with the company for 32 years,… Read the full press release

BHMA Set to Unveil Latest Away Resort in Pranburi

  Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight Centre Travel Group’s hotel and accommodation business BHMA has announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with Thai developer Ban Pulakorn (2550) Co., Ltd. to operate Away Pranburi Beach Resort. Currently operating as Pulakorn Private Beach Resort, the resort will be rebranded from November 1, 2018,… Read the full press release

Mark S Bradford appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing

Hong Kong, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Mark S Bradford is General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, the Group’s first project in China’s capital city, scheduled to open in early 2019. Mark brings more than 17 years of hotel management experience with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to the project. He joined the Group in… Read the full press release

New World Hotels & Resorts to manage New World Jaipur Resort, scheduled to open in 2023

The first New World Hotels & Resorts’ Property in India Hong Kong, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — New World Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Keemaya Resorts and Spas LLP, a subsidiary of Goyal Group, to manage New World Jaipur Resort, scheduled to open in 2023. As Rosewood Hotel Group’s first property in India,… Read the full press release

EWR, JFK, LGA & SWF now provide passengers with free, unlimited access to high-speed Wi-Fi

High-speed Wi-Fi allows passengers to easily stream, download and browse internet throughout airports during unlimited free sessions Part of agency’s commitment to best-in-class customer service offers seamless, high-speed experience at all Port Authority airports at time of record passenger volumes New York, NY, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In a major improvement from past… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to promote trade to and from Vietnam

MoU with Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to boost trade links 66% growth in the last two years in cargo carried to and from Vietnam Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has today signed an MoU with the Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts welcomes historic, 4-Diamond Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue hotel to its expansive portfolio

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the premier global hotel management company, adds the historic, 4-Diamond Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue hotel to its expansive portfolio. The new management contract furthers Interstate’s coast-to-coast U.S. expansion following recent acquisitions, including the Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Resort/Convention Center in California and… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reward adds new car rental partner, Avis Car Rental

Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Reward, the loyalty programme of Norwegian, is continuing its growth by adding a new car rental partner, Avis Car Rental. The new partnership will allow Reward members to earn points towards cheaper and free Norwegian flights when booking car rental at destinations around the world at www.norwegianreward.com Norwegian… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS announces leadership changes in Vanilla Air

Shinichi Inoue to become new Representative Director and President as a further step towards the integration of the two LCCs Peach and Vanilla. TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) announces today change of leadership of its 100% subsidiary LCC Vanilla Air INC. (hereinafter “Vanilla”) effective Nov. 2, 2018,… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of 2nd Radisson RED in Georgia — Radisson RED Tbilisi Old Town set to open in 2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the second Radisson RED in Georgia. The new Radisson RED Tbilisi Old Town, Georgia, is set to open its doors in late 2020. This upscale, select-service… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet lists Scotland’s Highlands and Islands amongst top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019

EDINBURGH, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s Highlands and Islands* have earned their place as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2019. Travel authority, Lonely Planet, has today (23 October) revealed that the regions have been listed amongst its top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019 – the only… Read the full press release

Robert Pletzin appointed new Head of Press at Swedavia

Stockholm, Sweden, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia appoints Robert Pletzin as its new Head of Press as of today (2018-10-16), with the responsibility for media relations at Swedavias ten Swedish airports, including Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Robert Pletzin has for a number of years worked with communication in various roles at Swedish energy group Vattenfall,… Read the full press release

Massport appoints FBI Special Agent Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer

Harold H. Shaw has extensive expertise in counterterrorism and cyber security Boston, MA, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors today (October 18, 2018) voted to approve the hiring of Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer, overseeing the offices of Corporate Security and Emergency… Read the full press release

Christopher Jordan named new Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Beirut welcomes the appointment of Christopher Jordan as new Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel. Since taking on the position, Jordan has been overseeing the Hotel’s food and beverage operations, focusing on innovation, creativity and providing extraordinary culinary experiences for guests. “We are glad to welcome… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the appointment of Jeannie Lin as Vice President of sales strategy and operations

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Jeannie Lin will lead the company’s newly formed sales strategy and operations department. In this new role as vice president of sales strategy and operations, Lin will focus on maximizing synergies between two of… Read the full press release

Business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee appointed to Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners

Architect Yui Hay Lee a longtime fixture in city, county roles Oakland, Calif., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of… Read the full press release

ALPA elects WestJet Capt. Tim Perry as ALPA Canada president

WASHINGTON D.C., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (October 17, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected ALPA Canada Board officers to advance the union’s work as the leading advocate for professional airline pilots in Canada. The elections were held during the union’s 47th regular biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

Flybe Board appoints Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Group Board of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (15th October 2018) announced it has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee. He will be responsible for providing assurance to the Board of best practice performance relating to… Read the full press release

Flybe appoints Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective 15th October 2018.  He has assumed the position from interim post holder, Kieran Graham, who has been acting in this capacity on a short-term basis for the past… Read the full press release

Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release