Boeing receives order for 15 737 MAX jets from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Lessor’s 737-8 portfolio grows to 37 airplanes New order follows DAE’s successful 737-8 agreement with American Airlines SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) today (April 20, 2021) announced the aircraft lessor is growing its 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 15 737-8 jets. DAE… Read the full press release

Boeing extends mandatory retirement age for CEO Dave Calhoun

Board of Directors extends mandatory retirement age for CEO Dave Calhoun Boeing CFO Greg Smith announces July 2021 retirement CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today (April 20, 2021) announced that its Board of Directors has extended the company’s age-65 standard retirement to age 70 for President and… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways Certified with the highest level 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways has been Certified with the highest level 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating, becoming one of just six airlines worldwide to currently achieve this top recognition. The SKYTRAX COVID-19 Airline Safety Accreditation is regarded as a global benchmark for evaluating COVID-19 safe travel. The COVID-19 Safety… Read the full press release

Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Concourse A Expansion achieved Green Globes® for New Construction certification

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Concourse A Expansion – Phase I achieved Green Globes® for New Construction certification, recognizing sustainability efforts during the design and construction. The certification affirms the Airport’s commitment to current and future building operations best practices, occupant health and wellness, and reducing carbon… Read the full press release

IIATA to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups… Read the full press release

London City Airport launches new travel portal to help passengers make informed travel plans

The London City Airport Travel Portal, designed by Effect Digital and powered by Netflights, is now live. In one place, it provides passengers with information to support their summer travel choices, from booking flights to departure and arrival testing requirements for all of London City Airport’s current and upcoming destinations. New routes from the airport… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas to set sail from Shanghai and Hong Kong, China in 2022

First Oasis Class Ship in China to Set Sail on 4- to 9-night Cruises to Japan, Vietnam, South Korea from March 2022 through January 2023 Shanghai, China, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International today (April 20, 2021) announced that Wonder of the Seas, the latest evolution of the revolutionary Oasis Class, will… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort unveils expanded multi-purpose Anantara Function Room

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort now boasts the most innovative meeting venue with the newly enlarged multi-purpose Anantara Function Room, equipped with state-of-the-art technology that is unique in the city. Offering a prime location for business guests, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is renowned for its tranquil luxury beside the Mae… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces new Hyatt Ziva all-inclusive resort in Mexico’s Riviera Cancun region

The all-inclusive resort is set to bring the Hyatt Ziva brand to life and add to the brand’s growing presence in Mexico CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA) today (April 19, 2021) announced plans for a new Hyatt Ziva all-inclusive resort in Mexico’s Riviera… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport opens new Covid-19 testing facility

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport has today (19 Apr 2021) opened a new Covid-19 testing facility with leading global diagnostics company, Randox. The test centre, purpose-built by leading Belfast building firm H&J Martin, offers quick and affordable PCR and antigen (lateral flow) tests, with its opening coinciding with… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways further advancing its hygiene measures on board with the latest version of Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System

The award-winning airline continues to ensure its passengers can expect the highest levels of safety and hygiene throughout their journey DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways becomes the first global carrier to operate Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System version 2.0, further advancing its hygiene measures on board. The latest version of… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces expanded partnership with Points

New Subscription service by Points gives Rapid Rewards Members a flexible and convenient way to fast track rewards TORONTO, CANADA, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Global leader in powering loyalty commerce, Points, (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM) has strengthened its ongoing partnership with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) once more to introduce the Rapid Rewards Points Subscription Plan. Southwest… Read the full press release

Airport City Manchester announces headline sponsorship of Sale Harriers’ annual Sizzler 5km running events

Manchester, UK, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport City Manchester has announced its headline sponsorship of Sale Harriers’ annual Sizzler 5km running events held in neighbouring Wythenshawe Park. This year’s series, branded as the Airport City Manchester Sizzler 5km, will offer participants of all abilities the chance enter up to five evening races during… Read the full press release

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis opens its doors to guests

The first hotel on world-famous Beale Street officially opens MEMPHIS, Tenn., 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Situated on the corner of Memphis, Tenn.’s famed Beale Street and Front Street, the new Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis has opened its doors as part of the One Beale mixed-used development. Featuring a Beale Street address, the… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Story Hotel Riddargatan and Story Hotel Signalfabriken in Stockholm, and Story Hotel Studio Malmö in Malmö, Sweden

Story Hotel Riddargatan, Story Hotel Signalfabriken and Story Hotel Studio Malmö debut in Europe marking the brand’s entry into the region CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (April 15 2021) announced the opening of three boutique hotels in Sweden under the JdV by Hyatt brand. Story Hotel Riddargatan and… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Caption by Hyatt hotel in Memphis, Tennessee to debut in 2022

New Caption by Hyatt hotel in Memphis will encourage guests and locals to embrace self-expression in a space that will deliver on experience and connection CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Carlisle LLC for a Caption… Read the full press release

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts marks the 30th anniversary of its award-winning Fairmont Sustainability Partnership

As a pioneering force in the hospitality industry, Fairmont was the world’s first luxury hotel brand to embrace environmental stewardship Paris, France, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its award-winning Fairmont Sustainability Partnership, now part of Accor’s Planet21 program. In continuing to set the industry standard in… Read the full press release

Accor appoints Brune Poirson as Chief Sustainability Officer

Paris, France, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces the appointment of Brune Poirson to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer. Brune Poirson will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Executive Committee. Her role will be to define, drive and monitor the commitments, the strategy… Read the full press release

Vail Resorts appoints James O’Donnell as president of the mountain division

Vail Resorts appoints James O’Donnell as president of the mountain division BROOMFIELD, Colo., 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today (April 12, 2021) announced that Patricia Campbell, president of the Company’s mountain division and pioneer in the ski industry, has made the decision to step down from her position and… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus urges Government to facilitate the implementation of Ireland’s Aviation Restart Plan 2021

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus has called on the government to facilitate the implementation of a plan to restart Ireland’s aviation industry after more than a year on near dormancy due to the pandemic. The Irish airline has urged the government to put into effect the findings of the Aviation… Read the full press release

UNWTO extends partnership with ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility,… Read the full press release

IATA calls on UK government to accelerate efforts to digitalize system used to manage passengers test and vaccine certificates

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that lengthy UK Border checks could pose a major risk for a recovery in international travel. As part of its preparations for re-opening the UK to international travel from 17 May, IATA called on the UK government to accelerate… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas commit to increased investment in sustainable aviation fuel

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas today (April 14, 2021) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to increased investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The MOU builds on a long history of Alaska leadership advancing SAF and partners the airline with the global SAF pioneers… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® to offer nonstop service between Eugene, Oregon and Las Vegas and Oakland

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 15, 2021) published an initial flight schedule for Eugene Airport (EUG) in Oregon, bringing the airline’s low fares, flexible policies, and Hospitality closer to more outdoor attractions in the Pacific Northwest. Southwest Airlines® will offer nonstop, roundtrip service once daily to Las… Read the full press release

Massport announces major milestone on the modernization efforts of Conley Container Terminal

New deep-water berth and tallest low profile cranes will be in place for larger ships to serve New England Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The multi-year effort by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to modernize and expand Conley Container Terminal marks a major milestone – three new low profile Neo-Panamax cranes have… Read the full press release

Compensaid Corporate Program: Lufthansa introduces digital CO2 compensation platform for corporate customers

Companies can offset their business air travel New for corporate customers: “Compensaid Corporate Program” With Sustainable Aviation Fuel passengers travel in a climate-friendly way First customer is insurance provider AXA Deutschland Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanks to Compensaid, the innovative digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group, flying carbon neutral is… Read the full press release

Motel 6 announces additional savings for AARP members

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Motel 6, the economy lodging brand, is proud to offer additional savings to AARP members. Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations now offer AARP members new benefits, including 10% off room rates, as well as the ability to request a late checkout until 2 p.m. at no additional cost, when… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality to combine Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and Jaz in the City brands to form new “Upscale” Segment

Deutsche Hospitality is pooling its Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and Jaz in the City brands to create a new Upscale Segment Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is putting a new brand structure in place. In future, the traditional Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand and the lifestyle brand Jaz… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces digital check-in and check out across the U.S. and Canada

Guests now have more choice for a safe, efficient, and flexible travel experience Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests can now check-in to more than 3,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts properties across the U.S. and Canada through their mobile devices, computers and tablets. Digital check-in and check out support safe, secure and… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn points on Uber Eats and Uber rides

As travel resumes, members can link accounts to start earning Marriott Bonvoy points toward free nights at hotels and home rentals around the world BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (APRIL 14, 2021), members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) award-winning travel program and marketplace, can earn points toward free nights… Read the full press release