Ryanair extends its sponsorship of “The Ryanair Chase” at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival to 2022

Ryanair extends its sponsorship of “The Ryanair Chase” at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival to 2022   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Jan) announced that it had agreed to extend its sponsorship of “The Ryanair Chase”, at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival for a 5 year period… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct flights from St. Petersburg to Perm from 30 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, launches direct scheduled flights from St. Petersburg to Perm starting 30 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Flights from Pulkovo Airport to Perm will be carried out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Pulkovo Airport at 19:05 and arrive in Perm at 23:25 local time. Return flights… Read the full press release

Las Vegas announces its Big Game activities

Las Vegas announces its Big Game activities   LAS VEGAS, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Football fans come in many forms – professional pre-gamers, tailgating tribes, face-painted followers and even couch-riding coaches. This year, Las Vegas’ Big Game activities welcome all types. And here, overtime is always guaranteed. Intercept unlimited views. BEER PARK at Paris Las… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts completes the acquisition of 83 property management agreements from White Lodging

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”) – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces it has closed on the acquisition of the management agreements of 82 premium-branded, select- and full-service hotels, plus one restaurant, from White Lodging effective January 24, 2018. “A transaction of this… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® announces Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua slated to open in 2021

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations, to manage Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua, which will open in 2021 in the Caribbean’s West Indies.  The resort will be situated on 132 spectacular oceanfront acres along Half Moon Bay, which is… Read the full press release

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) to be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) to be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30   CHIANG MAI, Thailand, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) will be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30. The event, formerly… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market initiative to enhance Africa’s air connectivity

Addis Ababa, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAV to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy

Rome, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, have agreed to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. ENAV and IATA will strengthen their existing cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits to the travelling public and the wider aviation… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates direct non-stop flight to Pattaya, its newest Thai destination

Pattaya marks the airline’s fifth destination to Thailand, and the first new route launch for the airline in 2018  Qatar Airways now operates 64 weekly flights to Thailand DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first direct non-stop flight to the beautiful holiday destination of Pattaya touched down at U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways welcomed the arrival of the Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft to Qatar

Qatar Airways welcomed the arrival of the Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft to Qatar   The State of Qatar was the first stop for the Airbus Demonstration Tour to showcase the world’s most advanced widebody aircraft throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific Qatar Airways is the global launch customer of the A350-1000 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-29… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport recognised at the 2018 Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards with the Business of the Year title

George Best Belfast City Airport recognised at the 2018 Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards with the Business of the Year title   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has won the Business of the Year title at the 2018 Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards. The prestigious accolade, which… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels AG appoints Thomas Willms as CEO

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG has appointed Thomas Willms as spokesperson of the Management Board (CEO). Mr. Willms, who joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in June 2017, will take up his new position with immediate effect. He will retain overall operational… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces The IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz slated to open for business before the end of the year

IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz scheduled to open before the end of the year Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The IntercityHotel brand is continuing its course of expansion on the Arabian Peninsula. The IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz, which will open for business before the end of the year, represents the company’s first move… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the new-build, 179-room Holiday Inn® Lima Airport hotel

IHG announces the opening of the new-build, 179-room Holiday Inn® Lima Airport hotel   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (24 JANUARY 2018) announces the opening of the new-build, 179-room Holiday Inn® Lima Airport hotel, just five minutes from Jorge Chavez Lima International… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes bmi’s brand-new flight from to Gothenburg

Bristol Airport welcomes bmi’s brand-new flight from to Gothenburg   BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — bmi further developed its network from its Bristol hub today (22nd Jan 2018), as it launched its brand-new flight from Bristol to Gothenburg. Passengers at Bristol Airport travelling on board the first flight were treated to delicious… Read the full press release

World’s leading independent advertising technology company AppNexus becomes a PATA Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today (January 22, 2018) announced a new Preferred Partnership agreement. The agreement will allow PATA members to better understand the new landscape of programmatic advertising and how best to utilise it for their respective organisations. As a… Read the full press release

Eight more signatories commits to UNWTO Global Code of Ethics

Eight more signatories commits to UNWTO Global Code of Ethics   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during an event held in the context of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair of Madrid. Cielos Abiertos (Colombia), Destinos R.I…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo earns the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation

Cargo carrier recognised for operating Envirotainer containers compliant with Good Distribution Practice  DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has received the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation at five of its destinations: Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Chicago, and its hub, Doha, Qatar…. Read the full press release

Qantas names Olivia Wirth as the new CEO of its Loyalty business and Vanessa Hudson as Chief Customer Officer

SYDNEY, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (24TH JANUARY 2018) announced Olivia Wirth as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Loyalty business. The change follows the resignation of current Loyalty CEO Jayne Hrdlicka, who announced her departure from the Group in December last year. Olivia Wirth has been with the airline for… Read the full press release

Jet Airways celebrates India’s forthcoming 69th Republic Day with a week-long celebratory fare sale

Jet Airways celebrates India’s forthcoming 69th Republic Day with a week-long celebratory fare sale   Enjoy up to 20% off for travel to select domestic sectors and, up to 30% off for travel to international destinations from India Sale valid from Jan 23, 2018 to Jan 29, 2018 Mumbai, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

IHG releases 2018 Trends Report: The Provenance Chain

IHG releases 2018 Trends Report: The Provenance Chain   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Provenance is the foundation for enduring brand success and has become more important than ever for organisations wanting to succeed in today’s complex consumer environment. That is the finding of the 2018 Trends Report published today by IHG®… Read the full press release

IHG announces Hotel Indigo Saigon The City slated to open its doors in 2019

IHG announces Hotel Indigo Saigon The City slated to open its doors in 2019   Curious travellers can look forward to refreshingly local experiences that celebrate the colourful heritage of Saigon’s District 1 Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As one of South East Asia’s fastest-growing destinations, Vietnam has seen a rise… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide announces leadership appointments

LOS ANGELES, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, today (Jan. 17, 2018) announced the appointment of TJ Spencer as vice president global sales, Christine Moore as vice president global marketing and Tiffany Felix as vice president global corporate services, enterprise risk and compliance. The announcement supports… Read the full press release

The Ascend Hotel Collection surpasses 200 properties open globally, with more than 50 in the pipeline

The Ascend Hotel Collection surpasses 200 properties open globally, with more than 50 in the pipeline   ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection, the world’s first and largest soft brand, reached a milestone by surpassing 200 properties open globally, with more than 50 in the pipeline. The upscale brand, franchised… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group welcomes Ray Conner to its Board’s Safety Committee

SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air, announced the appointment of Ray Conner, retired president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice chairman of The Boeing Company, to the company’s board of directors. Conner brings over 40 years… Read the full press release

Jet Airways enhances its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests

New, innovative and attractive oven-proof meal box to retain meal freshness Airline reintroduces the all-popular ‘Biryani Festival’ every Friday MUMBAI, India, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, has enhanced its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests, with a particular focus on quality and choice of meal services. The… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn brand Continues Growth with more than 140 Properties in Pipeline

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sleep Inn brand, a proven leader in the midscale lodging segment and part of the Choice Hotels International, Inc.(NYSE: CHH) portfolio, has surpassed 400 properties open worldwide and increased its pipeline to more than 140 hotels. In 2018, the brand is projected to open hotels in several major… Read the full press release

British Airways supports 2018 Business Festival as headline partner

2018 Business Festival confirms British Airways on board as latest headline partner Traveller numbers up by a third on top growing routes in airline’s SME loyalty programme – On Business – confirming importance of in-person meetings LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s largest international airline has joined forces with the world’s biggest business… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue partner to transport dozens of impacted animals from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Lucky Dog Animal Rescue teamed up with Southwest Airlines to help with San Juan relief efforts by flying rescue animals from Puerto Rico to the D.C. area for adoption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In partnership with Puerto Rico animal rescue organization, PR Animals, Lucky Dog Staff… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its newest property in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its fifth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 150-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche has a prime location close to the popular North Corniche, which overlooks the Red Sea and is within… Read the full press release