Eric Born to extend as President & CEO of Swissport International AG until 2020

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement of plans for a refinancing of certain outstanding debt of Swissport Group S.à r.l., an indirect parent company of Swissport International AG, Eric Born, President & CEO of Swissport International AG, agreed to extend his contract subject to the company’s successful completion of the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new seasonal services to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima, Japan

Launching new seasonal services to Niigata and rejoicing the return of Tokushima Hong Kong, China, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

With The Lure Of High Threadcount Sheets After A Day Trekking, Luxury Travel Blogger THE BOUTIQUE ADVENTURER Champions Chic Solo Explorations

LONDON, 2019-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — London-based Australian, Amanda O’Brien, aka The Boutique Adventurer has found her niche.  With an 800% increase in followers in two short years¹, The Boutique Adventurer is delivering to an enthusiastic and growing number of explorers who choose to travel alone.  Amanda’s fellow female travellers are seeking off-the-beaten-track adventures… Read the full press release

British Airways to bring a new West End season of plays to the Playhouse Theatre in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is supporting a new West End season of work by The Jamie Lloyd Company, the hugely successful partnership between the UK’s leading theatre company, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd. The partnership will bring a season of three plays to the Playhouse Theatre in the… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomed its first Airbus 350

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The airline will take delivery of 18 A350s, with four of the new aircraft joining the fleet before the end of the year. Carolina… Read the full press release

British Airways to serve menus design by Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge throughout August

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge, to design gourmet menus for customers travelling with the airline throughout August – the airline’s birthday month. The new menus, which feature great British flavours, will be available in every cabin… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality Customer Service now can also be reached via WhatsApp Business

Deutsche Hospitality adds WhatsApp Business to its communication channels Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of a pilot cooperation project, Deutsche Hospitality Customer Service can also be reached via WhatsApp Business with immediate effect. This innovative concept is the result of Deutsche Hospitality’s collaboration with Facebook and its marketing… Read the full press release

IHG to become the first global hotel company to commit to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities

IHG takes industry-leading step to remove 200 million miniatures from estate each year Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces its first location in the Hawkeye State — Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities

Opening is the First of Seven Anticipated for the Upscale Brand this Summer ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The upscale Cambria Hotels brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), welcomed its first location in the Hawkeye State with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities. The hotel is the first of seven Cambria locations expected to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing offers guests insider-access to elite art exhibitions and events

Beijing, China, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Get ready for eye-opening art, conversation-starting creativity, uber-exclusive film screenings and after-hours tours. Expanding and elevating its Artist in Residence program, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing has announced a new exclusive partnership with UCCA Center for Contemporary Art – China’s leading contemporary arts institution – to offer guests insider-access to… Read the full press release

HMSHost to bring Panera Bread within major U.S. airports and travel plazas

Global Restaurateur and Popular Fast Casual Chain Partner for Exciting Growth in the Travel Industry Bethesda, Md., 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Committed to providing travelers with more convenient, freshly-prepared, high-quality food choices, global restaurateur HMSHost announces an exclusive, multi-year, multi-unit development agreement with Panera Bread (Panera) that will expand the fast casual chain’s presence within major U.S. airports… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces roading upgrade to add capacity and enable public transport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has begun one of its most significant roading projects in decades, with the upgrade of its core network – one of the hardest working roading systems in Auckland. The multi-million dollar ‘Northern Network’ project will transform the main entrance way into the airport, as well… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac appoints Krest Hospitality as its preferred management company in South East Asia

MELBOURNE, Australia, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of the largest hotel franchise groups in Asia Pacific, will further strengthen its presence in the region following the announcement of a hotel management agreement. The leading hotel franchise group has signed an agreement appointing Bangkok-based hotel management company, Krest Hospitality, as Choice Hotels… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur announces its second edition of Chef’s Table Series in August and September 2019

An evening of culinary storytelling shines a new light on the astonishing bounty of Malaysia, from mountain to coast Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur celebrates the vibrant natural abundance of Malaysia with its second edition of Chef’s Table Series in August and September 2019. On an increasingly… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai names Martin Cody as New General Manager

New General Manager brings 18 years’ experience with Four Seasons to Pudong’s luxurious property Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — With a tenure in Four Seasons that began in 2001, Martin Cody brings a wealth of experience, expertise and passion to Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai that is sure to continue the property’s success and special… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes new General Manager Massimiliano Musto

Building more than twenty years of experience with Four Seasons, Massimiliano Musto arrives in the Cradle of Renaissance to lead the iconic urban resort Florence, Italy, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — “This is like coming home for me,” indicates Massimiliano Musto, known as Max, about his new assignment as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. A… Read the full press release

Hyakusenrenma, Atelier Tekuto and Japan Airlines to develop Japan’s first ever Castle Stay event at Hirado Castle

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyakusenrenma, Inc. Group, Atelier Tekuto, Co. Ltd., and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as JAL) entered into an agreement to develop Japan’s first ever Castle Stay event at Hirado Castle located in Nagasaki Prefecture. The companies will promote the Castle Stay event, which aims to target foreign travelers seeking a… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts to open six new flagship hotels in the US, Europe and China by 2020

Crowne Plaza to launch six brand-defining properties in the U.S., Europe and China, bringing new designs and innovations to life Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts announces the openings of six flagship hotels in the US, Europe and China by early 2020. These beacons of the Crowne Plaza brand… Read the full press release

IHG announces voco™ Oxford Thames

IHG’s newest upscale brand, voco™, gains momentum in priority home market Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (25 JULY 2019) announces the rebranding of voco™ Oxford Thames. The hotel was acquired in 2019 as part of IHG’s strategic partnership with Covivio… Read the full press release

IHG announces signing of Crowne Plaza Ankara, Turkey to open in 2022

New signing underscores IHG’s market growth in the region, with a further six hotels in the pipeline Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is continuing to expand its footprint across Turkey with the signing of Crowne Plaza Ankara. The hotel is planned to open… Read the full press release

SITA’s self-service kiosks and bag-drop solutions installed at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — When the new departures terminal opens at Buenos Aires’ main airport in October, passengers will be able to check in and drop off their baggage in record time, without having to queue for an agent. This is thanks to technology from SITA, the global IT provider to… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of the 140-room Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon in Mexico

140-room Hyatt Centric hotel opens in the heart of Leon, Mexico CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (July 24, 2019) announced the opening of the 140-room Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon, marking the Hyatt Centric brand’s entry into Mexico. Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon is the latest hotel to join the global Hyatt Centric… Read the full press release

Minute Suites Coming to BWI Marshall Airport

Maryland Board of Public Works Approves Contract for Firm Offering Individual Rest and Workstation Rooms Baltimore, MD, 2019-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maryland Board of Public Works today (July 24, 2019) approved a contract that will bring Minute Suites, a concessionaire providing private rooms where airport passengers can relax, nap, or work before a… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces completion of £3.8 million upgrade on a transport hub, providing a new level of accessibility for all local bus users

Over 3 million people use the facilities each year Improvements include new lifts from road-level bus stops into the terminals and train station, new pedestrian and wheelchair accessible routes, seating and lighting Measures designed to offer more sustainable public transport options for local people and improve accessibility for those with mobility issues LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport sets out plan on becoming a net zero airport and accelerating efforts to achieve carbon neutrality

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport has published a carbon roadmap setting out how it will achieve its ambition to be a net zero airport and accelerating efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. Carbon neutral target fast-tracked to 2025 Carbon levy to offset all road journeys Flights to fall under international agreement to… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics becomes a preferred business partner of UK’s largest consortia of travel agents

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Advantage Travel Partnership, the UK’s largest consortia of travel agents, has welcomed UK travel technology provider Dolphin Dynamics as one of its preferred business partners. As a new benefit of the partnership with Advantage, any members who decide to move to Dolphin within the next year will receive… Read the full press release

CDA announces first-ever direct flight to Brisbane from Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Qantas Airlines and American Airlines today (07/24/2019) announced new, nonstop international service from O’Hare International Airport to Brisbane – the largest city and capital of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the twelfth international route O’Hare has added in 2019, and… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines unveils new designs for its uniformed representatives

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (July 23, 2019) announced new designs for the company`s uniformed representatives and will be officially adopted in April 2020. In early 2019, Japan Airlines reached out to customers and fans requesting comments and opinions on new designs for JAL`s uniformed representatives. Based on the… Read the full press release

Emirates renews Emirates Lions Vodacom Super Rugby team title sponsor contract

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and Lions Rugby Company with EPS (Pty) Ltd. today (24 July 2019) announced the renewal of the Emirates Lions Vodacom Super Rugby team title sponsor contract, continuing a successful relationship that began in 2015. The new contract will continue for the next five years until 2024…. Read the full press release