Southwest Airlines executive named as one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2019) announced one of its executives was recently recognized for being one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry. Business Travel News named Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business, to its annual list of the 25 most influential people… 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

Lufthansa Group to sell the LSG Group’s European business to Gategroup

COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group confirms the decision of its Executive Board on the sale of the LSG Group’s European business to Gategroup. The sale is part of the new strategy of Lufthansa Group to focus on the airline business. Furthermore, the sale enables the new owner to further develop the… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the recipients of the “Your Community. Your Choice. Choice Hotels Local Business Grant Program

Winners of the ‘Your Community. Your Choice. Local Business Grant Program’ Exemplify Company’s Longstanding Commitment to Giving Back ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, today (Sept. 11, 2019) announced the recipients of the “Your Community. Your Choice. Choice Hotels Local Business Grant Program.” The… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines enhances its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today (Aug 5, 2019) celebrates the evolution of its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business. Southwest Business brings travel managers and travel management companies new capabilities within Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus Travel… Read the full press release

Hungary-based OTA Szallas.hu now the sole shareholder of the HOTEL.CZ

BUDAPEST, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Szallas.hu PLC. has successfully acquired two Hungary-based intercountry travel agencies, Utazok.hu PLC. and Maiutazás Group, both of them offers discount trips online. By also purchasing Pihipakk.hu, the portfolio of Szallas.hu PLC. is now supplemented with experience packages, and Maiutazas.hu will be integrated into the international travel branch. Maiutazas Group achieved EUR 5,5 million… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics becomes a preferred business partner of UK’s largest consortia of travel agents

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Advantage Travel Partnership, the UK’s largest consortia of travel agents, has welcomed UK travel technology provider Dolphin Dynamics as one of its preferred business partners. As a new benefit of the partnership with Advantage, any members who decide to move to Dolphin within the next year will receive… Read the full press release

Air France: Michelin-starred Chef Marcel Ravin to design the Creole dish for Business and Premium Economy menus

  Paris, France, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Until April 2021, Air France is for the first time entrusting Marcel Ravin, the famous chef, with the design of the Creole dish for its Business and Premium Economy menus. Marcel Ravin’s culinary creations, renewed every month, are available for customers on long-haul flights departing from Pointe-à-Pitre… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces new online platform Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB)

As a valued partner, we are delighted to give you advance notice of an exciting, new opportunity to help grow your business through the travel trade. LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brought to you by VisitEngland, the new online platform, Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB), is a one-stop exchange for English tourism… Read the full press release

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport will be business as usual at the airport during the visit to Ireland of US President, Donald Trump

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — A spokesperson for Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has said that it will be business as usual at the airport during the visit to Ireland of US President, Donald Trump. However, passengers travelling to the airport are being advised to allow an additional 15 minutes extra… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport achieves best ever scores for overall satisfaction, business passenger satisfaction and the arrivals passport process

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport gains high customer rankings achieving best ever scores for three areas including overall satisfaction, business passenger satisfaction and the arrivals passport process in ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey in UK airports. The survey is an international airport passenger experience benchmarking programme and is the… Read the full press release

VisitBritain holds flagship business event MeetGB

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain’s flagship business event MeetGB gets underway this week highlighting to global buyers why the UK is the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). VisitBritain is set to host 90 event planners from across Europe and North America who are coming together to… Read the full press release

British Airways voted the number one British brand in both the consumer and business Superbrands lists for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has been voted the number one British brand in both the consumer and business Superbrands lists for 2019. Over 1,500 brands were included in both surveys and British Airways was voted in fourth place in the Business Index and fifth place in the Consumer Index. The… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips

Conversion to CO2-neutral vehicles on the ground by 2030 Expansion of help alliance projects and corporate volunteering COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is setting new accents for the environment and society. With three measures, the company underpins its goal of consolidating its leading position in the aviation industry in the… Read the full press release

Singapore to host to a sizeable number of business events from 2019 and beyond

The three clusters are amongst the top-performing sectors for business events secured in 2018, to be held in Singapore in 2019 and beyond Singapore, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore will play host to a sizeable number of business events from 2019 and beyond, with several of these events secured being inaugural editions.  In particular,… Read the full press release

LVCVA and CTA partner with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber to advance business relationships from international business visitors coming to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® have announced a partnership with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber that marks the next major step in demonstrating to the world that ‘Vegas Means Business’.  During the February 12 LVCVA Board of… Read the full press release

Emirates wins multiple recognitions at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards

Superior product and service offerings steer the airline to multiple awards and the biggest winner status JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, celebrated a hat trick win at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards. Emirates received awards for Best Business Class – for the second consecutive year,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign celebrated its successful first anniversary

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign has brought in almost £10 million worth of inquiries in its first year alone, VisitScotland can reveal. Scotland. Where Ideas Become Legend, launched in November 2017, and is an industry-first, bringing together all of Scotland’s convention bureaux as well as major conference… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Airline HR Manager Martina Niemann represents Germany in the international Business Woman Leaders Task Force (BWLTF)

The international Business Women Leaders Task Force plans to foster the economic empowerment of women and introduce their ideas in the run-up to the G20 summit. Prominent members of “Chefsache” intitiative form the German working group. COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Airline HR Manager Martina Niemann is representing Germany in the international… Read the full press release

Business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee appointed to Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners

Architect Yui Hay Lee a longtime fixture in city, county roles Oakland, Calif., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of… Read the full press release

dnata named Ground Support Services Provider of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards for the 9th time

Dubai, U.A.E., 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 9th time, dnata has been named Ground Support Services Provider of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards.  The award was accepted by Jaffar Dawood, Senior Vice President of dnata’s UAE airport operations, at a gala dinner in Dubai. “We are honoured to receive this… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners

Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presented in the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum

Qatar Airways is proud to be a key driver of trade for the Qatar-Germany economic relationship The award-winning airline operates 35 weekly flights between Doha and Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to participate in the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum, the ninth edition of the… Read the full press release

Real Journeys selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in New Zealand Tourism Awards 2018

Southland, New Zealand, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Real Journeys has been selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year. The award focuses on best practice and innovation, for businesses that meet the needs of their market and continue to grow and deliver sustainable… Read the full press release

Amadeus appoints Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus announces that it has appointed Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business. Herce will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Herce will replace Joost Schuring who is leaving… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces The IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz slated to open for business before the end of the year

IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz scheduled to open before the end of the year Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The IntercityHotel brand is continuing its course of expansion on the Arabian Peninsula. The IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz, which will open for business before the end of the year, represents the company’s first move… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton blends Business Travel with Leisure in the Midwest

  The award-winning brand’s growth in business-centric destinations will allow travelers to enjoy “bleisure” travel with ease MCLEAN, Va. 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Hampton by Hilton will debut four properties in the Midwest region by early March. Beyond economic drivers in heavy industry, agriculture, and growing financial and education sectors, the region also offers… Read the full press release