ACI and Amadeus team up for 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards

ASQ awards represent the highest possible industry accolade for airport customer experience Montreal, Canada, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus today (August 26, 2020) announced a strategic partnership to deliver this year’s world-renowned Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards. The annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards recognize and reward… Read the full press release

PATA to announce PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners live during Virtual PTM 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be announcing the PATA Gold Awards 2020 live during Virtual PTM 2020. Supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year’s awards will recognise the achievements of 21 Gold Awards and three Grand Title Winners during the Online PATA Gold… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces the re-election of Evgeny Ditrich, Russian Minister of Transport, as Chairman of the Board

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of PJSC Aeroflot (MOEX ticker: AFLT) has re-elected Evgeny Ditrich, Russian Minister of Transport, as Chairman. The Board of Directors meeting was held on 26 August 2020 with absentee voting. The meeting also determined the status of Board of Directors members. The newly… Read the full press release

WTTC research: £60 million a day being lost to the UK economy due to collapse of international travel during 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A staggering £22 billion looks set to be lost from the UK economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Travellers and tourists are staying away from the UK in droves because of continuing uncertainty around… Read the full press release

WTTC research: €131.2 million a day being lost to the French economy due to collapse of international travel during 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A staggering €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the massive decline in the… Read the full press release

WTTC research: €104.1 million a day being lost to the German economy due to collapse of international travel in 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A devastating €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the… Read the full press release

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Appoints Seasoned Hotelier Carla Puverel as General Manager

MALDIVES, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Puverel as the new general manager of the stunning twin island resort featuring 151 luxury beach and over water villas. The property is part of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s (NYSE:HLT) global luxury hotel brands…. Read the full press release

Vistara and Plusgrade partner to launch new upgrade program

Vistara launches a new upgrade program in partnership with Plusgrade designed to drive sales on unsold Premium Economy and Business Class seats. Delhi, India, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Plusgrade, a leader in ancillary revenue and merchandising solutions for over 70 airline and cruise operators, today (August 25, 2020) announced they’re powering the new… Read the full press release

Emirates to resume services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September, taking the total number of cities served by Emirates in Africa to eight. Flights from Dubai to Conakry and Dakar will be linked services, operating twice weekly, utilising an Emirates… Read the full press release

Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites set to open the 76-room Oaks Cairns Hotel

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites is set to further extend its portfolio of over 50 hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand with the development of a 76-room hotel in Cairns, set to open on 15 September 2020. Oaks Cairns Hotel is a $12 million  development being completed… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines trials new touchless check-in Kiosk System at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (Aug 24,2020) announced the decision to trial new touchless technology at Tokyo`s Haneda Airport, starting August 24. General Information Location: Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 1 South Wing (Departure Level – Counter 18) Number of Touchless Kiosks: Two Developer: Mitsubishi Electric and Oki Electric… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC introduces ENO AZUR, a French Riviera pop up

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC strongly believes that when life gives you lemons, you turn it into lemonade – exceptionally fresh, spiked lemonade with a Champagne float, of course! Following the closure of BOURBON STEAK for the immediate future, the team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC… Read the full press release

GTA dnata awarded ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver, Canada, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been awarded a 5-year ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The company will provide quality and safe ramp, passenger and cargo warehousing services to airlines with a team of highly trained, customer-oriented aviation… Read the full press release

Ryanair increases frequency to its Portugal-UK service with 14 additional flights to Faro every week

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (25 Aug) announced it would be strengthening its connection between the UK and Portugal over the coming weeks (11 Sept – 24 Oct) with 14 additional flights to Faro every week from 12 UK airports: Increased Flights to Faro Flights Per Week… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces The Zleep Hotel Hannover scheduled to open at the end of 2022

Zleep brand continues on its course of expansion in Germany and Europe Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Zleep Hotel Hannover is set to become the third hotel in Germany to operate under the Scandinavian brand Zleep. The hotel is being developed in conjunction with Krasemann Immobilien, a property group… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport congratulates 23 students graduating from its inaugural IGNITE Youth Leadership Programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport joined forces with Cool FM radio presenter and Cinemagic Ambassador, Pete Snodden, to celebrate 23 students graduating from the Airport’s inaugural IGNITE Youth Leadership Programme. The IGNITE programme, a joint initiative between Belfast City Airport and Cinemagic launched in 2019 by Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

Aimbridge Hospitality welcomes president of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, to its Board of Directors

Plano, TX, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third party hotel management company, has announced the appointment of Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, to its Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome Christine to the Board,” said Glenn Murphy, chairman, Aimbridge Hospitality. “As we plan the next… Read the full press release

Scoot modifies A320ceo aircraft to double its cargo-carrying capacity

Scoot has been operating cargo flights since early 2020 using its passenger aircraft, to transport essential goods and maintain global supply chains. Seats have been removed to double the narrowbody aircraft’s capacity to nearly 20 tonnes. Singapore, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — With stringent border control measures in place due to COVID-19 causing a… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation opens new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport has gone operational. The facility extension features a brand-new 11,270 sq. ft. FBO terminal, a 42,000 sq. ft. hangar and a near-65,000 sq. ft. ramp. Jet Aviation’s award-winning FBO in West Palm… Read the full press release

Gulfstream announces the official opening of its new service center at Palm Beach International Airport

Joint Facility With Jet Aviation Will Increase Services To Customers SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (August 24, 2020) announced the official opening of a new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging by donating $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is pledging $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations across the country, advocating for social justice and civil rights. The donation builds on Spirit’s mission to give back to the communities where they live and work. “At Spirit, we promote diversity, equity, inclusion and… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes Hangzhou service

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the time being, it concerns 1 passenger flight per week, which will be operated via Seoul Incheon (South Korea) with a Boeing 777-200. KLM is making every effort to… Read the full press release

easyJet holidays launches new travel trade portal and partners with more than 3000 agents

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet holidays has today (AUGUST 19 2020) started its roll out to the independent travel trade with a soft launch with a handful of initial partners. The move, which will then see all 3000 trade partners on board by early September, means customers can book with an… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces partnership with leading personal care brand EO

Partnership expands Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 20, 2020) announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered… Read the full press release

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts pay tribute to wine and French culinary heritage at Sofitel Wine Days from August 21 to October 31, 2020

Luxury hotels around the world invite guests and visitors alike to celebrate the fall harvest season with Sofitel Wine Days Paris, France, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With safe, local experiences full of cultural enrichment in vogue this year, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is inviting patrons to celebrate Sofitel Wine Days, a sensorial global showcase of… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path biometric technology deployed at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Biometrics and contactless technologies mean passengers can now glide through the airport in an entirely touchless experience. Beijing, China, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (20 August 2020) announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling… Read the full press release

SFO to reopen Boarding Area A to accommodate returning international service

Boarding Area A, closed since April 1st, will reopen to accommodate returning international service SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to reopen a concourse in the International Terminal which has been closed since April 1st due to reduced flight and passenger activity related to… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority honored with 2020 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Award

Honor is part of ‘larger story about environmental stewardship’ at IND INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez shares remarks regarding the Airports Council International-North America 2020 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Award, and what it means in the grand scheme of the airport’s operations. “This award is an… Read the full press release

CVG and the Kentucky Career Center reopen CVG Career Center

Erlanger, Ky., 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Kentucky Career Center are reopening the CVG Career Center – the one-stop shop to receive information about airport job opportunities located at the Terminal baggage claim level (see map). The CVG Career Center closed in March due to COVID-19 and… Read the full press release