Four Seasons Hotel Doha to temporarily close its doors for extensive refurbishment

Four Seasons Hotel Doha will temporarily close its doors beginning in June in preparation for an extensive refurbishment led by Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon Doha, Qatar, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha is embarking on a new era of hospitality with the announcement of an extensive refurbishment to the luxury property, inspired… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal now open

Four Seasons expands portfolio with highly anticipated opening of lifestyle hotel designed to connect people, community and culture A true creative expression of downtown living, Four Seasons now takes its place as an integral part of one of Montreal’s most storied neighbourhoods Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson debuts in Canada with MARCUS An emblematic place where… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels breaks ground on The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport scheduled to open in 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels is doubling its Music City presence as Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Athena Hospitality Group,LLC, announced the start of construction on the brand’s second upscale hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport, scheduled to open in 2020, joins the Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown, which opened in 2018…. Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Michelle Masters as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Michelle Masters has joined the company as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region. In the role, Masters will lead the company’s area directors, a field-based team of franchise operations business consultants, to help drive system-wide… Read the full press release

HMSHost set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport

New restaurants slated to greet Terminal B travelers NEWARK, N.J., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost is set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently awarded a new 10-year contract, with a projected sales volume of $91 million,… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport appoints Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for the strategy and execution of world class technology and marketing programmes to improve the customer experience and ensure operational excellence to meet… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named 2019 Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, proudly announces it was named 2019 Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards, the only international prizes that award all the main categories of the air transport industry. The award was handed over to Stephen Jones, Deputy… Read the full press release

Port Authority and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports to introduce new dining and retail outlets at Newark Liberty’ Terminal B

Port Authority, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports introducing 22 Jersey-centric shopping and dining destinations, totaling more than 25,000 square feet Other enhancements at agency airports include unlimited free Wi-Fi, upgraded restrooms, family-friendly amenities and real-time information on wait times at security and taxi lines New York City, New York, United States, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — New… Read the full press release

dnata and Lufthansa Group continue to expand partnership in the United States

Austin, Texas, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, and Lufthansa Group continue to expand their partnership in the United States. dnata has been selected to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to Lufthansa at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and now serves the airline group, including Swiss International… Read the full press release

Oakwood announces its second Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Australia

SINGAPORE, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today (MAY 2, 2019 ) announced its second Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Australia located in Melbourne’s South East city of Dandenong. Opening in 2021, this iconic development, as part of Barnes Capital’s Spectra building, will transform the city skyline and… Read the full press release

Journey Hub Hotel Phuket renamed to Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket

PHUKET, Thailand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement of a strategic partnership between Oakwood and Boutique Corporation Public Company Limited in February 2019, Journey Hub Hotel Phuket, a property owned by Boutique Corporation, has been renamed Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket, as of April 1, 2019. Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket marks Oakwood’s first entry… Read the full press release

Oakwood partners with WaterWalk International to create a new brand, Oakwood WaterWalk

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”) announced today (May 7, 2019) it has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with WaterWalk International, a DeBoer family entity, to create a new brand, Oakwood WaterWalk. The purpose-built product provides a unique combined offering, including 1-, 2-,… Read the full press release

AAAE Urges Congress to Update Tax Code and Airport Financing Model to Boost Infrastructure Investment

Alexandria, Va., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With airlines collecting nearly $5 billion in baggage fees in 2018 along with billions more in other ancillary charges – record highs – the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) called on Congress to update the U.S. tax code and the federal cap on local airport user… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its first hotel in Algeria — The Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is proud to announce the opening of its first hotel in Algeria. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra features 140 rooms and holds a prime location in Hydra municipality, the capital’s thriving… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of a new Radisson Collection property in Milan, Italy

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of a new Radisson Collection property in Milan, Italy. Working in conjunction with Allianz, the group will redevelop the former Allianz Italia headquarters in Milan into the Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan. Set… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens sales on 54 remarkable new itineraries for winter 2020/2021

20 MAIDEN CALLS AND A WEALTH OF NEW DEEP TRAVEL EXPERIENCES Monaco, France, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises today (May 7, 2019) opens general sales on 54 remarkable new itineraries for winter 2020/2021. Offering guests an increased range of unique destinations for the winter season, the new collection of voyages will include 20 maiden… Read the full press release

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Israel’s newest airport — Ramon Airport

Eilat, Israel, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA’s… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces opening of its next-level private island in The Bahamas

Cruise Line Redefines Thrill and Chill with Tallest Waterslide in North America, Caribbean’s Largest Freshwater Pool, Highest Vantage Point in The Bahamas and More MIAMI, FL, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Unlike any private island the world has ever seen, Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Perfect Day at CocoCay – the first in the cruise line’s new Perfect… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere

The property marks the second Hyatt branded hotel in Austria and the fourth Andaz property in Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (May 6, 2019) that Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere opened on 30 April 2019, marking the Andaz brand’s entry into Austria. Located in the new Quartier Belvedere,… Read the full press release

127-room Hyatt Place Tongxiang Train Station officially opens

127-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Zhejiang Province, East China CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Tongxiang Train Station, the first Hyatt Place hotel in Zhejiang province, officially opens in Tongxiang of Jiaxing city today (May 6, 2019). The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical… Read the full press release

Accor unveils plan to implement 1200 WOJO coworking spaces in under 3 years

Paris, France, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — To match with the changing world of work and coworking trends, Accor today (May 6TH, 2019) announced an audacious plan to implement 1200 coworking spaces in under 3 years for WOJO to become the leading coworking brand in Europe by 2022. With the launch of WOJO, Accor continues to execute its… Read the full press release

ADVENTURE CYCLING LAUNCHES 1,200-MILE ARKANSAS HIGH COUNTRY ROUTE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas High Country Route (ARHCR), 1,200 miles of mixed-surface cycling through the hills and hollers of one of the country’s premier cycling destinations, launched May 1. Created by Adventure Cycling Association, this route brings the national cycling organization’s total network mileage to 48,608 miles of carefully… Read the full press release

Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas opens following historic renovations, safety and accessibility improvements

LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) is pleased to announce the completion of historic renovations, as well as safety and accessibility improvements, to the historic Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas, a property managed by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. DAH began its stewardship of the property… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport begins using DAKOSY Air Cargo Community System

Hamburg, Germany, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport is one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System from software developer DAKOSY at its air cargo center. FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in freight handling processes – in particular… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority earns the first Envision Bronze Award for Taxiway B at Eagle Creek Airpark

Eagle Creek Airpark early adopter in using new sustainable construction process INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority has been intelligently investing the millions in federal and state grant funding it received last year to maintain, in part, its general aviation airport system – including Taxiway B at Eagle Creek Airpark… Read the full press release

TRAVELZOO ANNOUNCES SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, today (May 07, 2019) announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Purchases may be made, from time to time,… Read the full press release

easyJet continues sponsorship of Girlguiding’s Aviation badge for Brownies for a second year

LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, will continue its sponsorship of Girlguiding’s Aviation badge for Brownies for a second year. The badge was announced in March 2018 to get more girls interested in aviation, to challenge gender stereotypes, and to encourage more girls to consider a career as a pilot…. Read the full press release

easyJet gears up for a record number of passengers from London Southend Airport this summer

easyJet celebrates flying 6 million passengers since launching operations in Southend seven years ago LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the largest airline at London Southend Airport, is gearing up to fly a record number of passengers from the airport this summer.  Throughout the summer the airline is expected to carry over 830,000… Read the full press release

easyJet launches new service between Manchester and Jersey from 1st July 2019

Channel Island added to easyJet’s growing Destination list from Manchester LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has announced a new year round service between Manchester and Jersey commencing 1st July 2019. The service will operate twice weekly on an Airbus A320 aircraft.  Fares start from £31.21. The addition of the new route comes after… Read the full press release

IATA: Weak Air Freight Demand Continues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally… Read the full press release