48 Preferred Hotels & Resorts member hotels recognized by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 2020-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to celebrate 48 member hotels within its global portfolio that have been recognized by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020, as well as its longtime affiliate The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts,… Read the full press release

Over 35 Ascend Hotels ranked among the top five hotels in their respective markets on Tripadvisor

Eight Properties from Choice Hotels’ Industry-Leading Soft Brand Collection Claimed Top Spot in Their Markets ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 35 properties in the Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., have ranked among the top five hotels in their respective markets… Read the full press release

dnata earned IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to be recognised for achieving the highest safety standards. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Fort Smith ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Fort Smith, Ark. ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations, a vacation spent at home or nearby. Citing 2020 as a likely year for people to take a staycation, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities – including the 150 most populated U.S…. Read the full press release

SFO wins multiple honors in the 2020 SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards

Airport scores multiple awards in SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards for 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has received multiple honors in the SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards for 2020. In the category “Best Airports 2020: 50 to 60 million passengers,” SFO was the highest-rated airport in… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards named Freddie Awards’ Best Customer Service for the eighth consecutive year

Southwest also won Best Redemption Ability, Best Loyalty Credit Card and Program of the Year DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 7, 2020) its frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, held onto the Freddie Awards title of Best Customer Service for the eighth consecutive year. The Rapid… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $315,000 LIFT grants in response to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support and other needs of families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a profound… Read the full press release

Entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020 now accepted

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2020. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation will… Read the full press release

Grand Prairie Center executive director Renee Robison and CJRW co-founder Wayne Woods inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference is being held at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release

OCS and Bristol Airport recognised for excellent accessible facilities

The international survey conducted by Altogether Travel ranked Bristol and Gatwick Airports as the joint-best in providing accessible facilities. LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — OCS and Bristol Airport have been recognised for excellent accessible facilities following a survey conducted by Altogether Travel. The survey ranked 17 UK and five international airports on… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport the third best airport across the whole of UK

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Points Guy UK (TPG UK) has announced today (7 Feb 2020) that George Best Belfast City Airport is Northern Ireland’s best airport and the third best airport across the whole of the UK. TPG UK research in its inaugural annual report named Glasgow as the… Read the full press release

Travelport achieves level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA

Langley, UK, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, the leading technology company serving the global travel industry has achieved level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA. This certification confirms Travelport is able to provide full offer and order management and servicing of an NDC booking, complementing the current capabilities of voiding tickets… Read the full press release

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fine dining restaurant Orchids at Palm Court earns numerous awards

CINCINNATI, OHIO, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, a National Historic Landmark hotel and one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco Design, has been named Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ No. 1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the USA on multiple occasions throughout the last decade. To kick off 2020, Orchids… Read the full press release

Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Rwanda selected in the Travel + Leisure 2020 ‘It List’ of Best New Hotels in the World

Cape Town, South Africa, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Rwanda has been selected in the Travel + Leisure 2020 ‘It List’ of Best New Hotels in the World. Opened in August 2019, the lodge, named after a legendary silverback gorilla, is set on 178 acres on the edge of Volcanoes… Read the full press release

Le Sirenuse Miami at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club recognized with 2 Forks by Gambero Rosso

Prestigious award recognises Surfside restaurant as one of the best Italian restaurants abroad Surfside, Florida, U.S.A., 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club announces that Le Sirenuse Miami has been awarded 2 Forks by Gambero Rosso in its first-ever Miami edition. Gambero Rosso’s list serves as a digital guide to the best… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport staff recognized for significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of Russia’s transportation system

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 25, 2020, the Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation awarded the staff of Sheremetyevo International Airport a plaque “In Commemoration of the 210th Anniversary of the Transportation Department and Education” for their significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of the country’s transportation… Read the full press release

Emirates’ wine programme recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London yesterday. The airline picked up multiple awards including 2 Gold awards, 2 Silver awards and a Bronze award for its carefully curated wine lists. The awards include: Gold… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® recognized with two silvers at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards

TORONTO and NEW YORK, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global internet media company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been awarded two silvers at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), the country’s premier digital publishing awards program. Travelzoo was recognized in the categories of “Best Branded Content/Online Campaign” for its 2019 collaboration with Roots, one… Read the full press release

Shannon Group congratulates Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards winners

Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes Praises inspirational young people Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — County Clare’s most outstanding and courageous young, unsung heroes have been honoured at the fifth annual Shannon Group sponsored Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards. Surrounded by proud families and friends at the special event at Woodstock Hotel, Ennis,… Read the full press release

Heathrow: Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) on top spot in ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4

SAS takes the top spot for the third consecutive quarter, as the airline invests in greener and quieter A320neos and optimises their operational performance Heathrow is one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Today the airport unveils an eight… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat named to the Travel + Leisure 2020 It List of best new hotels

Hawaii’s first ultra all-inclusive wellness enclave Hawaii, Lanai, Lodge at Koele, U.S.A., 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat has been named to the Travel + Leisure 2020 It List of best new hotels. The It List, now in its 15th year, is an annual recognition of the world’s finest new and… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems for its suite of e-cargo solutions

Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems a five-year contract for Traxon cargoHUB, Traxon Global Customs, Traxon Global Security, and Traxon CDMP Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of e-cargo solutions. Following a request for proposals for cargo IT solutions, CHAMP won the… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality presents “General Managers of the Year” awards to Marjolein Bruschke and Michel Cottray

Marjolein Bruschke and Michel Cottray awarded for their achievements in 2019 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — To honour special achievements in the past year, Deutsche Hospitality has once again chosen its “General Managers of the Year”. This time, the awards were presented to Marjolein Bruschke, General Manager, a.k.a. the Band… Read the full press release

The Calgary Airport Authority named one of Alberta’s top 75 employers for 11th years

Calgary, Alberta, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Calgary Airport Authority is honoured to be named one of Alberta’s top 75 employers for an 11th year. “This recognition validates the airport’s work in developing our people, who we call YYC Crew, as one of our key strategic areas of focus,” explains Cynthia Tremblay, Vice President,… Read the full press release

The Indianapolis Airport Authority named Indiana INTERNnet’s 2020 Not-For-Profit Employer of the Year

Indianapolis Airport Authority receives Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT award INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority has been named Indiana INTERNnet’s 2020 Not-For-Profit Employer of the Year at the 14th annual IMPACT Awards. IAA’s summer internship program, which began in 2014, hires about a dozen interns each year. Through the robust internship… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus named the fifth most family friendly airline worldwide

Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus is delighted to announce it has been named the fifth most family friendly airline worldwide by travel website Lastminute.com. The research, conducted by Lastminute.com, assessed the 36 most-booked airlines on criteria including priority boarding, in-flight TV, child-friendly meals and the accommodation of pushchair and car seats. Aer… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes over 400 young people for the national Tech Féile showcase and awards event

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, will become the showcase on March 4th for some of the country’s top young digital media, music and 3D Design talent as well as a world record attempt when some 400 students gather for the fourth annual Camara Ireland’s Tech Féile…. Read the full press release

Brussels Airport honours distinguished airlines and partners

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — This year, Brussels Airport Company continues its annual tradition of presenting the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards. The airport bestows these awards to honour those airlines and partners that have distinguished themselves during the preceding year in terms of network and cargo development, environment and safety, and punctuality… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named the third best employer in the 2020 Focus-Business “Germany’s Best Employers” Awards

Deutsche Hospitality achieves top placement in the Focus-Business employer rankings Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is one of the best companies in the country to work for in 2020. The group has earned third place in the “Restaurants, Hotels and Tourism” category in this year’s Focus-Business “Germany’s Best… Read the full press release