Oakwood Worldwide announces the appointment of Rebecca Tann as SVP of sales and marketing

Oakwood Worldwide announces the appointment of Rebecca Tann as SVP of sales and marketing   LOS ANGELES, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, today (Feb. 20, 2018) announced the appointment of Rebecca Tann as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Her strong expertise in sales and marketing,… Read the full press release

GrandStay to bring SkyTouch Hotel OS® to its 41 properties

GrandStay to bring SkyTouch Hotel OS® to its 41 properties   ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTouch Technology’s customer centric focus was key in GrandStay’s decision to change Property Management System provider GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels, and SkyTouch Technology, a premier Property Management System (PMS) vendor, announce a deal that will… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver once again earns Forbes Travel Guide’s FiveStar designation

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver once again earns Forbes Travel Guide’s FiveStar designation   Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide has once again bestowed Five Stars, its highest designation, on Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Worldwide, 33 Four Seasons hotels and resorts earned the coveted FiveStar designation in 2018, setting the record for the highest… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines will connect Fort Lauderdale with nonstop service to St. Croix from May 24, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — More crystal blue water, more palm trees, more toes in the sand and More Go to the Caribbean with Spirit Airlines. Beginning May 24, 2018, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes Thai Airways’ increased frequencies on its direct flight service between Vienna and Bangkok

Vienna Airport: THAI Increases Frequencies to Bangkok and Deploys a Dreamliner on Flights to Vienna VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers will be able to fly to Bangkok even more comfortably than in the past. As of April 20, 2018, Thai Airways is increasing frequencies on its direct flight service between Vienna and… Read the full press release

Munich Airport and Lufthansa rollout humanoid robot Josie Pepper to welcome travelers in Terminal 2

Munich Airport and Lufthansa rollout humanoid robot Josie Pepper to welcome travelers in Terminal 2   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, “Josie Pepper” the robot will be answering questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Whether they need directions… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport New design with a focus on Austria and individuality All three Business Class Lounges and both Senator Lounges will be renovated Conversion work on the lounges to be completed in the spring of 2018 Vienna, Austria, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, the first Senator… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Bliss is one step closer to delivery

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Bliss is one step closer to delivery   The newest member of the line’s Breakaway Plus class is one step closer to delivery Wiesbaden, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Bliss, the third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, emerged from the Meyer Werft building… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As Chinese New Year starts, Edinburgh has extra cause for celebration as a social media campaign developed to bring Chinese visitors to the city has been declared an incredible success… Read the full press release

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As the Spirit of Scotland campaign celebrates its second birthday, VisitScotland have revealed new statistics showing the phenomenal success of their online films on social media. The 15 ‘Spirit… Read the full press release

Vistara inaugurates daily direct service between Delhi and Chennai

Daily direct flights commenced today between Delhi and Chennai Chennai to further add direct flights to Kolkata, Kochi, and Port Blair (Andamans) starting March 2018 Bookings now open for all of the above flights Chennai/New Delhi, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — India’s finest full-service carrier, Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands its Wine Flies Free program to a total of 29 cities on the West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wine lovers rejoice! Alaska Airlines is expanding its wildly popular Wine Flies Free program all along the West Coast — enabling Mileage Plan members departing from cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho to check an entire case of wine for free. To celebrate the program’s expansion, Alaska Airlines will offer a complimentary glass of wine to guests… Read the full press release

Colorado showcases variety of experiences for a memorable spring family getaway

Affordable Family Spring Break Adventures Await in Colorado DENVER, CO, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Spring in Colorado offers sunshine, powder, ideal temperatures and a wide array of spring break deals for family adventures throughout the state. From swooshing down the slopes of iconic resorts such as Aspen or Vail or some of Colorado’s… Read the full press release

Miniatur Wunderland welcomes United Airlines’ Boeing 757-200 at Knuffingen Airport

US carrier United Airlines has now stationed a Boeing 757-200 at “Knuffingen Airport” at Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — US carrier United Airlines has now stationed a Boeing 757-200 at “Knuffingen Airport” at Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. The aircraft has now set off on its maiden flight. A video of the… Read the full press release

AccorHotels, Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Wildlife Reserves Singapore to receive support from Singapore Tourism Board’s Inaugural Marketing Innovation Programme

The recipients were selected from a total of 44 proposals from businesses across a wide range of industries SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has received a strong response to the inaugural edition of its Marketing Innovation Programme (MIP). Launched in April 2017, a total of 44 applications were received from… Read the full press release

Qantas new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service now on sale

SYDNEY, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 7TH FEBRUARY 2018) announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018 with fares available for sale from today.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to… Read the full press release

Brand USA names Karly Melo regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Canada

TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Karly Melo regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Canada. In her new role, Melo will collaborate with the Toronto office of TimeZoneOne, a global creative-services and communications agency…. Read the full press release

Brand USA names Lourdes Berho regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Lourdes Berho regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Mexico. Berho, founder of Mexico City-based Alchemia: In the Business of Transformation®, and former CEO of the Mexico Tourism… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer. In his new position, Jordan will be responsible for leading all aspects of revenue including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. “During a time of… Read the full press release

Air Partner’s JetCard programme named the most flexible private jet membership in Europe and USA for the fifth consecutive year by Conklin & de Decker

GATWICK, England, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A seamless private jet solution with fixed, hourly rates, guaranteed availability and global reach with as few as 24 hours’ notice. Air Partner’s JetCard programme remains the most flexible private jet membership for the fifth consecutive year in Europe and USA according to Conklin & de Decker, the independent… Read the full press release

AccorHotels partners with Rythm to pilot the first-ever active sleep solution Dreem

AccorHotels partners with Rythm to pilot the first-ever active sleep solution Dreem   At the cutting edge of wellness, Pullman pilots Dreem, an innovative, award winning technology, scientifically proven to promote a superior sleep, in two key properties. Paris, France, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is proud to announce its partnership with Rythm,… Read the full press release

PATA announces the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand

PATA announces the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand   BANGKOK, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), supported by the Global Peace Foundation and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), will organise the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on… Read the full press release

British Airways’ customers can now benefit from new lounges from Innsbruck, Ibiza and Seville

British Airways’ customers can now benefit from new lounges from Innsbruck, Ibiza and Seville   LONDON, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ customers travelling from Innsbruck, Ibiza and Seville from today (February 01, 2018) will benefit from access to new lounges. The use of the partner* lounges, exclusively for the airline’s customers travelling in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces new direct flights to Hatay, Turkey from 4 April

Qatar Airways announces new direct flights to Hatay, Turkey from 4 April   Non-stop service to Hatay to commence on 4 April  New route reflects the close relationship between the State of Qatar and Turkey DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of new direct flights… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands its fleet with fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft

Qatar Airways expands its fleet with fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft   Qatar Executive is now the world’s largest G650ER owner-operator  Latest delivery is part of Qatar Airways Group’s expansion plans for Qatar Executive DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flight to Penang, its second destination in Malaysia

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flight to Penang, its second destination in Malaysia   Award-winning airline commences service to its second destination in Malaysia, continuing its robust expansion throughout South East Asia Announces increased frequency to four-times weekly effective 1 July 2018 in response to strong leisure and business demand DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

HMSHost and the CDA announce the return of Channel Your Inner Chef culinary competition

HMSHost and the CDA announce the return of Channel Your Inner Chef culinary competition   CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ready to show off your cooking skills to world travelers? Want to get your favorite dish featured on the restaurant menu at one of the busiest airports in the world? Enter Channel Your Inner Chef, a unique, multi-phase… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces 351-room Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences slated to open in Q4 2020

351-key Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences to be developed on famous Seven Mile Beach and expected to be completed in Q4 2020 CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (February 1, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Pageant Beach Hotel… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways displays its Qsuite Business Class concept at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Qatar Airways displays its Qsuite Business Class concept at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport   For a limited time only, travellers will have the opportunity to experience the award-winning new Qsuite at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 5 Qsuite is now available on Qatar Airways flights from both John F. Kennedy… Read the full press release