British Airways’ On Business programme 2018 data reveals some of its fastest growing travel routes for SMEs

Yearly growth included Santiago up 18% and Keflavik up 39% LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  The airline’s top 25 fastest growing routes include Santiago with 18% more bookings than 2017 – based on bookings through its SME loyalty programme On Business – suggesting SMEs are looking beyond traditional markets to do business. Equally… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim rebranded and redesigned as Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim rebranded and redesigned as Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 3, 2019) announced the rebranding of Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim to Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa, marking the brand’s second hotel in India. Located in prime destinations across the world including New York, Miami,… Read the full press release

HIAA welcomes American Airlines’ reintroduction of seasonal service to Philadelphia and new seasonal service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Reintroduces Seasonal Service to Philadelphia & Announces New Seasonal Service to New York LaGuardia Nova Scotia, Canada, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Next year, travellers from Halifax Stanfield International Airport can once again take to the skies on American Airlines. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is pleased to announce that American Airlines is reinstating seasonal… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services awarded ground handling contract by Colombia’s Avianca Airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

PARIS, FRANCE, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) growing ground handling operations have been boosted by the awarding of a new three-year contract by Colombia’s Avianca Airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Under the terms of the new agreement, WFS will provide ticketing, customer service and cabin cleaning for… Read the full press release

dnata completes the acquisition of New York-headquartered inflight and VIP caterer, 121 Inflight Catering

Dubai/New York, 2018-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, today (11 December 2018) announced that it had completed the acquisition of New York-headquartered inflight and VIP caterer, 121 Inflight Catering. The acquisition allows dnata to significantly expand its operations in the United States, further strengthening its global network… Read the full press release

Travelzoo names Stephan Keschelis as its General Manager, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain and NEW YORK, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of offers and experiences for members, has appointed Stephan Keschelis as its General Manager, Spain, effective November 26. He will be based in Travelzoo’s Barcelona office. Prior to joining Travelzoo, Stephan served as Vice President of E-Commerce & Digital Transformation at the NH Hotel Group. Under his leadership,… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park debuts all new guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and a refreshed La Prairie Spa

The transformed New York City landmark hotel debuts new guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and La Prairie Spa for the fall season NEW YORK, N.Y., 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — With the change of season also comes the first phase completion of the multi-phase reawakening for The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. The award-winning hotel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown launches an exclusive festive package and social media sweepstakes

New York, U.S.A., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the launch of Martinis & Mistletoe – an exclusive festive package and social media sweepstakes in partnership with iconic downtown destinations including Westfield World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, One World Observatory and CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Martinis & Mistletoe is the ultimate downtown… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted a media roundtable luncheon in New York for the launch of its ultramodern A350-1000 to JFK

Qatar Airways GCEO hosts media roundtable to discuss the airline’s upcoming plans in the U.S. Qatar Airways’ ultramodern A350-1000 will launch at JFK later this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable luncheon to discuss the highly-anticipated arrival of… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of two new properties in California and New York to its growing collection

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts unveils the addition of two new properties to its growing collection – the Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Resort/Convention Center in Anaheim, California and Wyndham Buffalo Downtown in Buffalo, New York. The two new management contracts follow Interstate’s news of momentum in Europe with four… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts to partner with Rizzoli New York

Sharing more on the fascinating guests, captivating stories and unique legacy of Raffles Hotels & Resorts  PARIS, France, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of the most revered names in luxury hospitality, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Rizzoli New York. Soirees, Sojourns & Stories is a 200-page… Read the full press release

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown partners with HATCH Mama Beauty for the ultimate Prenatal Experience and Baby Moon Package for expecting mothers

New York, U.S.A, 2018-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month in August, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown has partnered with HATCH Mama Beauty to offer the ultimate Prenatal Experience and Baby Moon Package for expecting mothers. Ultimate Prenatal Experience Designed to nurture both mama and baby, a combination of plant-based beauty products… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Primera Air’s direct flights to New York, Boston and Washington DC starting next year

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport will be welcoming the new airline Primera Air in May next year. The airline will start direct flights to New York (EWR) as of May 2019, and direct flights to Boston (BOS) and Washington DC (IAD) as of June 2019. The flights will be operated by… Read the full press release

dnata launches passenger handling operations at New York-JFK Airport

New York, USA, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has launched passenger handling operations at New York-JFK Airport.  Already providing ground handling to over 50 airlines in the United States, this is a natural portfolio extension for dnata in New York. The launch customer is Copa… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in search for a new Director of Rail Transit and General Manager of PATH

New York, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority announced today (Aug 03, 2018) it is embarking on a nationwide executive search for a new Director of Rail Transit and General Manager of PATH to succeed Michael Marino, who is scheduled to retire in January 2019 after a distinguished 45-year career in the railroad… Read the full press release

Qatar Airway deploys its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 to its New York JFK route starting 28 October 2018

World’s most technologically-advanced passenger aircraft to be added to JFK route starting 28 October Qatar Airways operates two daily flights to and from New York’s JFK airport DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 will join the airline’s New York JFK route starting… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Shannon Schwier as the new Hotel Manager

New York, U.S.A., 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown today (July 30, 2018) announces the appointment of Shannon Schwier as the new Hotel Manager at the vibrant property. In her new role, Schwier will report to Thomas Carreras, General Manager and previously opening Hotel Manager in 2016. Schwier’s journey with Four Seasons began in… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, New York launches The Hamptons Getaway package

Hong Kong, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Now through November 15, 2018, guests are invited to experience all that Mandarin Oriental, New York has to offer in the heart of Manhattan with a two-night stay, followed by a two-night stay at The Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett, NY with the Hamptons Getaway package. Guests will begin their four-night ‘town… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Thomas Carreras as the new General Manager

Thomas Carreras takes over the helm at the iconic Downtown property New York, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Thomas Carreras as the new General Manager of the iconic Downtown hotel. With the property since pre-opening in early 2016, Carreras opened the Hotel as Hotel Manager in September… Read the full press release

SJC welcomes new Delta Air Lines’ nonstop service between New York and Silicon Valley

No. 1 Requested Domestic Route by Business and Leisure Travelers; Five SJC Carriers Now Offer Nonstop Flights from SJC to New York-Area Airports  San José, CA, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Delta Air Lines today (June 8, 2018) began flying nonstop between New York’s John Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Mineta San José International Airport… Read the full press release

The Ascend Hotel Collection adds the Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo, NY to its growing global portfolio

BUFFALO, N.Y., 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomes the Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo, New York, to its growing global portfolio of distinctive independent hotels and resorts. This 68-room upper upscale boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown Buffalo and features seven styles… Read the full press release

Thomas Cook Group Airlines extends its seasonal service from Manchester to New York to a year-round programme

Manchester, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomas Cook Group Airlines’ rapidly expanding Europe-US network took another leap forward today ( June 19, 2017 ) with the extension of its popular seasonal service from Manchester to New York to a year-round programme. The airline announced today three additional direct flights from Manchester to John F…. Read the full press release

Iberia to transport 14 southern banded snake eagles from Madrid to New York as part of conservation project

In collaboration with Spain’s Fundación Aquila and the SÍA – Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative, dedicated to conserving endangered birds of prey. Madrid, Spain, 2014-1-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Fundación Aquila and Iberia have taken 14 southern banded snake eagles from Madrid to New York where, after quarantine, they will be taken to a breeding facility operated by the Sia–Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative in Oklahoma…. Read the full press release

EVA Air to expand North American service from 45 flights per week to 55 from June 2014

Taipei, Taiwan, 2014-1-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting in June 2014, EVA Air will increase North American service from 45 flights per week to 55, boosting frequency to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. By adding 22 percent more flights, EVA will also expand capacity, offer passengers greater convenience and provide more flights between North… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s airports set all-time record in 2013 with estimated 111.6 million total passengers

New York City, NY, US, 2014-1-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that its commercial airports set an all-time record in 2013 with an estimated 111.6 million total passengers, surpassing the previous mark set in 2007 by more than 1.5 million passengers. The new record is one of several… Read the full press release

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey adds extra PATH service for the first mass transit Super Bowl

Extra Train Service and Customer Service Agents Added for Game Week New York City, NY, US, 2014-1-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Port Authority is kicking off extra PATH service to help serve riders for the first mass transit Super Bowl, adding more frequent train service beginning the week before the February 2 championship game. Volunteer customer service… Read the full press release

Arik Air marks the fourth anniversary of its New York – Lagos route

Arik Air, West Africa and Central Africa’s leading airline, celebrated the fourth anniversary of the airlines popular non-stop New York, John F. Kennedy (JFK) to Lagos, Nigeria Murtala Muhammad airport flight. Ikeja, Nigeria, 2013-12-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The inaugural flight from JFK to Murtala Muhammad airport took place on November 30th 2009. The launch of this route became… Read the full press release

TravelClick to present three free webinars on November 19 and 20 to review Q3 2013 hotel performance results and trends

Webinar Taking Place November 19 & 20, 2013 New York, United States, 2013-11-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, will present three free webinars on November 19 and 20 to review third quarter 2013 hotel performance results and trends. Findings will be presented by TravelClick executives John… Read the full press release

The Warwick New York Hotel unveiled five new Signature Suites to celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Old Hollywood era

New York, United States, 2013-10-18— /travelprnews.com/ — The Warwick New York Hotel proudly announces the unveiling of its five new specialty suites designed to celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Old Hollywood era and the innovators of today’s cultural landscape.  Originally built as a romantic hideaway for screen siren Marion Davies and publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the Warwick New… Read the full press release