Marriott Hotels teams up with Fast Company to introduce a first-of-its-kind interactive display and experiential showcase for top products, experiences and services

Washington, DC, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — As an industry leader, Marriott Hotels is constantly introducing innovations to enhance guest experiences around the globe. Kicking off the new year the flagship brand is teaming up with Fast Company, one of the world’s leading business media brands, to introduce the “Inspiration Collective”, a first-of-its-kind interactive display… Read the full press release

Enterprise launches new ad campaign featuring actress Kristen Bell and actor and comedian Joel McHale

New Ads Featuring Stars Kristen Bell and Joel McHale Remind Drivers that Enterprise Has All of Their Transportation Needs Covered Campaign Highlights the Brand’s Range of Transportation Solutions for Wherever Life Takes You ST. LOUIS, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Need to rent a vehicle… buy a vehicle… share a vehicle? If you answered… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to make long waits before take-off a thing of the past

Significant time savings before flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, which will make long waits before take-off a thing of the past. On weekdays between 6 and 8:30 a.m…. Read the full press release

GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honor Mariam Al Remaithi as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honored Mariam Al Remaithi for her achievement in being licensed and certified as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports, to join the team in Al Ain International Airport. This initiative comes as a part of the… Read the full press release

Ballater Hostel in Aberdeenshire earns VisitScotland’s highest accolade

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With a lot of hard-work, Ballater Hostel has achieved VisitScotland’s highest accolade. After achieving a 5-star award at their first ever grading visit, Ballater Hostel is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the exceptional VisitScotland award. The Hostel is located in the centre of Ballater, and attracts… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches public consultations for its expansion

10-week consultation offers the public an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s future and how the airport will serve local communities and the UK economy Heathrow is seeking views on options to deliver and operate an expanded airport, alongside principles of new airspace design Consultation is latest delivery milestone and comes ahead of a Parliamentary vote in… Read the full press release

Rodeway Inn opens its 600th hotel — Rodeway Inn Osceola, Arkansas

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Rodeway Inn, the well-known economy hotel and one of 11 Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) brands, announced the opening of its 600th hotel. Located at 4565 West Keiser Avenue in Osceola, Arkansas, the opening of the Rodeway Inn Osceola, marks a significant milestone in the brand’s ongoing expansion. The Rodeway Inn Osceola offers free… Read the full press release

Comfort Hotel brand opened 58 hotels in 2017

Strong 2017 Highlighted by Robust Growth, Pipeline and Brand Evolution ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A proven leader in the upper midscale lodging segment, the iconic Comfort Hotel brand finished 2017 by opening 58 hotels and increasing the pipeline to nearly 300, one of the largest in its history. Franchised by Choice Hotels International,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of the new Cambria Hotel Nashville

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality, announced the opening of the new Cambria Hotel Nashville. The 255-room Cambria Hotel Nashville features Music City-inspired design elements throughout the property including a professional quality performance space where guests and locals… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches community investment project EXTRA MILE

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — EXTRA MILE, a community investment project of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), was launched today.  EXTRA MILE is spearheaded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA); and through collaboration with HKIA’s business partners, NGOs and neighbouring communities, the project aims to develop and nurture talents, improve social mobility… Read the full press release

Ryanair successfully implements its new bag policy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair’s new bag policy went live today (15 Jan) offering: – Lower check-in bag fees (down from €/£35 to €/£25 per check-in bag) – Bigger check-in bag allowances (up from 15kg to 20kg) – 2 free carry-on bag allowance for all customers continues – Non-priority customers can bring… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels opens its new flagship Niccolo property, The Murray, Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels announces the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group’s new flagship Niccolo property and the latest addition to the luxury contemporary chic collection by Wharf Hotels. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today. As one of… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals up by 7% in 2017 to a total of 1,322 million

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. MADRID, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ golf course superintendent chosen as the overall recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ golf course superintendent chosen as the overall recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards   Dallas, U.S.A., 2018-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Anthony Williams, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Landscape Operations at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, has been chosen… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Interstate Hotels & Resorts selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel   ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces that it has been selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, recently acquired by AMENA Hotels LLC.  The… Read the full press release

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry   BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces its participation in the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show 2018

Qatar Airways announces its participation in the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show 2018   Event will take place from 17-20 January at Kuwait International Airport Qatar Airways will display its Boeing 777 equipped with the groundbreaking Qsuite Business Class Seat Award-winning airline’s State-of-the-Art Airbus A350-900 also to be on display DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

HMSHost and Shake Shack partner to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America

BETHESDA, MD & NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost and Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) are “shaking” up the travel industry with a new partnership to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America. The two companies recently signed a Development Agreement to include multiple location openings over the next several… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the latest updates to Hilton Honors

New Perks and Simpler Ways to Earn Points Ensure Every Night Counts MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Delivering on its continued commitment to give guests more of what matters, Hilton announced updates to its guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, making it even easier for members to earn Points and unlock rewards. Starting in April, the… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its second hotel in Vienna, Austria

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its second hotel in Vienna, Austria   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its second hotel in Vienna, Austria. The modern 233-room Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna,… Read the full press release

Qantas names its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on Earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces significant milestone in the integration with Virgin America

Key achievement in the integration with Virgin America; no changes for customers SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking another significant milestone in the integration of the two airlines. The receipt of a single operating… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group joined forces to launch a new media brand Time Out DXB

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world-first, Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined forces to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year. From February 2018, passengers passing through all… Read the full press release

easyJet teams up with house and pet sitting business, TrustedHousesitters to make it easier for pet owners and animal lovers to travel

easyJet survey shows most pet owners would travel more if they had better pet care easyJet has partnered with TrustedHousesitters, a house and pet-sitting membership service to enable even more opportunities to travel for both pet owners and animal lovers easyJet customers will be able to book free house sitters for their pets or find… Read the full press release

South African Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines announce code-share partnership

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA will code-share with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda effective 15 January 2018. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines… Read the full press release

UNWTO unveils activities during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR), January 17-21

The UNWTO Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR, January 17-21), the yearly kick-off for the world’s leading tourism meeting points. MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jan-11 —… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group announces the appointment of Gary Beck as Horizon Air’s new president and CEO and Constance von Muehlen as COO

SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group today announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air’s new president and chief executive officer, and Constance von Muehlen will be its chief operating officer. Beck is not a newcomer to Alaska Air Group, having served Alaska Airlines from 2008 to June 2015 as vice president of flight operations. “Gary earned the… Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide announces signing of W Osaka, slated to open in 2021

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — W is about to rise up in the Land of the Rising Sun. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced the signing of W Osaka, slated to open in 2021. Owned by Sekisui House, a long-standing partner of Marriott International, this opening will be the first-ever… Read the full press release

SFO: Request for Proposals now accepted for Retail Concession Leases at Terminal 1

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Commission has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 1 Retail Concession Leases.  The Request for Proposals includes 2 Newsstand Leases, 1 Newsstand and Convenience Store Lease bundle, 1 Electronics Lease, 1 Regional Gift Store Lease, 1 Bath & Beauty Store Lease… Read the full press release

SFO: Request for Proposals now accepted for 5 Quick Serve Restaurant Leases, 2 Sit-Down Restaurant and Bar Leases, 1 Café & Market Lease and 1 Café Lease

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Commission has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 1 Food and Beverage Concession Leases.  The Request for Proposals includes 5 Quick Serve Restaurant Leases, 2 Sit-Down Restaurant and Bar Leases, 1 Café & Market Lease and 1 Café Lease. The proposed… Read the full press release