Lufthansa adds services to Zakynthos from Munich and to Rhodes from Frankfurt for summer 2020 schedule

Zakynthos new from Munich Rhodes now from Frankfurt COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be offering two further ways for spending the holidays in the eastern Mediterranean: With Zakynthos from Munich and Rhodes from… Read the full press release

IATA looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on board aircraft. This follows the 26 November 2019… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presents new On-Board Safety Video featuring football legends

Airline presents a pre-match team-talk like never before Stars of world football Neymar Jr, Robert Lewandowski and Cafu guide passengers through safety procedures in light-hearted film DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the… Read the full press release

British Airways launched its Black Friday sale offers

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (November 28, 2019) launched its Black Friday sale offers. Low fares and cut-price upgrade deals are available across the airline’s short and long-haul routes. To take advantage, customers must book by December 3, 2019. Long-haul Customers can bag heavily reduced World Traveller (long-haul economy) flights from London for… Read the full press release

British Airways rolls out first Contact Resolution Programme across every airport it operates following successful launch at Heathrow

British Airways is extending its First Contact Resolution programme to colleagues around the world following a successful roll out at Heathrow   First Contact Resolution enables staff to assist and resolve any customer issue at the airport rather than refer travellers to Customer Relations teams, saving customers’ time and worry  The initiative demonstrates the airline’s continued commitment to provide unique British Airways’ customer service … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brought the Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 33rd time

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America A light as a symbol for peace VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 33rd… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named the Best Low Cost Airline – Europe 2020 in the annual ranking of AirlineRatings

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline and the leading low cost carrier of CEE has been named the Best Low Cost Airline – Europe 2020 in the annual ranking of AirlineRatings, the world’s only safety and product rating website. This rating is considered one of the most important and respected in… Read the full press release

flydubai and Smartwings finalised agreement to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft

Dubai-based carrier signs agreement to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to help minimise further disruption to passengers during the busy seasonal travel period Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has announced today (November 28, 2019) that it has finalised an agreement with Smartwings to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing… Read the full press release

Sunwing Airlines President Mark Williams honored with the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Last week, Sunwing Airlines President, Mark Williams, received the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award at the annual Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow in Montreal. The prestigious award is bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) upon individuals who have made significant… Read the full press release

MAXX by Steigenberger Bad Honnef names Martin Brehm as General Manager

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — 53-year old Martin Brehm has been appointed General Manager of the MAXX by Steigenberger Bad Honnef with immediate effect. Mr. Brehm will act as both a central point of contact and General Manager. In this capacity, he will be responsible for all of the business areas… Read the full press release

New Park & Ride facility to make Auckland Airport more accessible for southern travellers

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Access to Auckland Airport for travellers coming from the south is set to improve with work beginning on a second Park & Ride facility that will boost options for access to the terminals and reduce the number of vehicles on the precinct’s busy road network. Set for… Read the full press release

SBI Card and Vistara launch one-of-its-kind premium credit card for travel savvy urban Indians

New Delhi, India, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — SBI Card and Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, have joined hands to launch a one-of-its-kind premium credit card for travel savvy urban Indians. Launched in two variants, Club Vistara SBI Card PRIME and Club Vistara SBI Card, the new card has been designed to offer a… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines introduces AIR DEAN & DELUCA inflight meal on select flights to North America, Europe, and Australia

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Welcome Co., Ltd., operators of DEAN & DELUCA Japan, will collaborate to develop an exclusive inflight meal on select flights to North America, Europe, and Australia, starting December 1, 2019. The limited-time AIR DEAN & DELUCA meal features a spicy cajun flavored chicken over… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and UCLA to promote cultural exchange programs between Japan and the United States

Strengthening Educational Opportunities for Faculty and Students Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In an effort to promote cultural exchange programs between the two countries, Japan Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Through this partnership, the two entities look to strengthen its ongoing relationship,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Switchfly launch a web-based Dynamic Package reservation system

Travel packages seamlessly bundle flights and ancillary products Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group subsidiary, JALPAK Co., Ltd., and Switchfly, a leading travel technology platform from San Francisco, have jointly launched a web-based Dynamic Package reservation system for customers in USA and Canada in October 2019 to power its vacation package bundling… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Awarded Japan’s Brand of the Year – Airline Category

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a member of the oneworld® alliance, was named the World Branding Awards` Brand of the Year in the airline category representing the country of Japan. The 2019 edition of the World Branding Awards was the tenth Ceremony organized by the World Branding Forum, held at Kensington Palace, in… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines congratulates Dr. Kazuo Inamori for receiving honorary KBE title from Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Kazuo Inamori, a global entrepreneur and philanthropist, recently received the title of Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) from Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom. The honor, bestowed in Japan by His Excellency Paul Madden, Ambassador Extraordinary and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore welcomes Simon Barnett as its Hotel Manager

Singapore, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Simon Barnett has been appointed Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Bringing with him more than 25 years’ varied experience, hospitality expertise and passion to the role, he was most recently Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Born and raised in one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs, Kew in Victoria, Simon… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto appoints Chad Merced as Hotel Manager and Maxime Regad as Director of Food and Beverage

Toronto, Canada, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto announces the appointments of Chad Merced as Hotel Manager and Maxime Regad as Director of Food and Beverage. Both Merced and Regad started their careers in hospitality with Four Seasons, and the senior leadership in Toronto is delighted to have them as members of… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 China IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China embrace artificial intelligence and automation to provide next level of passenger service

Investments in chatbots, biometrics and blockchain to boost passenger experience Nanning, China, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group becomes the first airport in the UK to be certified as offering safe, child-friendly WiFi

WiFi scheme will now ensure content is appropriate for all ages at the Group’s airports at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands MAG is the first airport group to sign-up to the Government-backed scheme Manchester, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — MAG has become the first airport operator in the UK to be certified as… Read the full press release

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its first hotel in Turkey, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim

The brand’s first luxury property in Turkey, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim, brings French art-de-vivre and modern luxury to one of Europe’s most historic and culturally rich city centers Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, a leading luxury brand within the Accor group, is pleased to announce the opening of its… Read the full press release

Novotel Hotels announces global partnership with the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation — Calm

The global partnership, which features a new custom Sleep Story narrated by award-winning actress Eva Green, will be rolled out across more than 530 hotels in 60 countries. Paris, France, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Calm, the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, and Novotel Hotels, today (November 26, 2019) announced a multi-year global… Read the full press release

The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns with a statewide celebration of the holiday season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns this week with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state! – visit www.Arkansas.com/TrailofHolidayLights…. Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the first Hyatt property in the Czech Republic

The luxury lifestyle brand Andaz continues to grow across Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (November 26, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement for the first Hyatt property in the Czech Republic. The “Sugar Palace” hotel project, currently being developed by UBM Development… Read the full press release

The largest Hyatt Place hotel in the world opens in New York City in heart of Times Square

520-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in New York City in heart of Times Square NEW YORK CITY, NY, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place New York City/Time Square is officially open. With 520 guestrooms, Hyatt Place New York/Times Square is the largest Hyatt Place hotel in the world and features the brand’s intuitive design, casual… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport secures $10M federal grant to renovate the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building

WASHINGTON, DC, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (November 22, 2019), Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that Mineta San Jose International Airport secured a $10,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to renovate the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building – known as Fire Station 2.0. “These types of infrastructure… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland. From March 2020, Ireland’s second largest city will be served daily with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam. The flights will be operated using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 equipment, seating 88-100 passengers per flight. Cork will be the second Irish destination, next to Dublin, and is the 93rd European destination to be served directly by KLM. To open Cork as a… Read the full press release

easyJet announces the launch of new holiday business, easyJet holidays

easyJet holidays launches with more peak-time holiday availability and 23kg hold baggage included on all holidays New easyJet holidays introduces handpicked hotels in more than 100 destinations Launch follows research revealing an industry out-of-step with travellers, as planning, pricing and lack of flexibility top list of holiday frustrations LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth

New routes and retail success results in EBITDA +7.9% year-on-year Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth One in five passengers from Gatwick now flying long-haul LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26/11/2019) revealed in its interim results that new direct routes to Brazil and… Read the full press release