Bahrain Airport Company successfully completes all its travel and hospitality operations for the Formula One 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced the successful completion of all its travel and hospitality operations for the Formula One 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, which was held from 6th to 8th April at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC)…. Read the full press release

IATA: total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for February 2018 rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs)… Read the full press release

Hilton Mandalay opens in heart of Myanmar’s second-largest city

Hilton Mandalay offers superb views and world-class experiences in heart of Myanmar’s second-largest city MANDALAY, Myanmar and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Set amidst four acres of idyllic gardens, Hilton Mandalay opens today, offering upscale accommodations in the center of the country’s second-largest and fastest growing city. Facing the fabled Mandalay Hill, which is… Read the full press release

Rosewood Luang Prabang destined to become a desirable destination for the most intrepid of palates

HONG KONG, 2018-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Gastronomic Laotian flavors and seasonally sourced farm-to-table ingredients, all in peaceful and mystical surrounds, define Rosewood Luang Prabang’s unique culinary identity. With a carefully curated food and beverage program that truly supports the local community and immerses guests in the wonderful array of local flavors, the ultra-luxurious… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts opens its first luxury tented villa concept and second Southeast Asia resort, the Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos

HONG KONG, 2018-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Luang Prabang opens today as an ultra-luxury escape within an idyllic hilltop forest in north central Laos, where guests are able to immerse themselves in the rich cultural history, spiritual heritage and diverse tropical landscape of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The exclusive and… Read the full press release

Southwest to support nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations through its Medical Transportation Grant Program

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the 79 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation that will benefit from the Southwest Airlines® Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP). Throughout 2018, these hospitals and medical organizations all will receive roundtrip tickets for distribution among patients and/or caregivers as a… Read the full press release

Emirates gears up for a busy spring break holiday season

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel is expected to peak this weekend for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors passing through Terminal 3 ahead of the spring break holiday. The busiest time for departures will be on Friday 23rd March in the morning and continuing all day on… Read the full press release

Train travellers can upgrade instantly to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with Seatfrog’s exciting new features

Exciting new features from Seatfrog – groups* can bid and upgrade together from one device Third Party Bookings – Virgin Trains East Coast bookings made through third parties** like The Trainline can now be added to Seatfrog Upgrade Now – new ‘buy it now’ feature lets you upgrade to First Class instantly if the price… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces newly enhanced First Class service

SEATTLE, WA, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — To give guests more of what they love, Alaska Airlines is investing in the First Class experience with West Coast-inspired upgrades. A flavorful new First Class menu will start flying this week, while new thoughtful product extras will be introduced throughout 2018. The new menu features fresh,… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean launches Royal Amplified program with $900 million investment to modernize its fleet

Royal Amplified will Dramatically Redefine the Future of Adventure MIAMI, FL, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International is amping up vacation adventures by reimagining its fleet with a $900 million investment. The Royal Amplified program spans 10 ships in four years, and touches every facet of the guest experience on a lineup of… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens Hyatt Place’s first ocean-front hotel in Latin America — Hyatt Place Macaé

The 141-room upscale, select service hotel is the first ocean-front Hyatt Place hotel in Latin America CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Macaé, a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary hotel in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.  Hyatt Place Macaé is the first ocean-front Hyatt… Read the full press release

Hyatt to manage a Hui Xian REIT owned hotel in Chongqing, China

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt and Hui Xian Real Estate Investment Trust (“Hui Xian REIT”) jointly announced today an agreement for Hyatt to manage a hotel owned by Hui Xian REIT. Located in Jiefangbei, Chongqing’s Central Business District in western China, the hotel is currently under renovation and is expected to be… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport launches new Global Entry kiosks

Program another reason Indy airport is Best Airport in North America INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers arriving from international destinations at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) may now spend less time in customs processing, as the Indianapolis Airport Authority and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection launch new Global Entry kiosks — just… Read the full press release

Jade Liska promoted to Deputy Director of Aviation – Planning & Engineering at Kansas City Aviation Department

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department is pleased to announce that Jade Liska has been promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Aviation – Planning & Engineering. The Aviation Department owns and operates Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport…. Read the full press release

Brussels Airport commences redesign and expansion work in the drop-off area for departing passengers

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport has commenced the redesign of their entire drop-off area to enhance passenger comfort and improve traffic flows in the zone. In addition to the free drop-off area for departing passengers, this zone also accommodates the bus station, a taxi drop-off area and the coach park. Traffic… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® to broadcast live from Ireland this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, will broadcast live from Ireland during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Travelzoo will host a Facebook livestream of the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 17th starting at 12.30 p.m. local time in Dublin… Read the full press release

PATA launches food waste campaign “BUFFET for Youth”

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the “BUFFET for Youth”. The announcement was made yesterday by PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Ambassador, Ms JC Wong, and PATA Sustainability and Social Responsibility Associate, Ms. Veronika Forstmeier, at the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop held today… Read the full press release

PATA holds the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop with highlight on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and… Read the full press release

Swissport Zurich receives “Best Ground Handling Agent of the Year in Customer Services” award from Cathay Pacific

For the second consecutive time, Swissport Zurich has won the prestigious “Best Ground Handling Agent of the Year in Customer Services” award. Swissport was awarded two more distinctions for its Zurich airport performance. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — For Philip Read, Station Manager Cathay Pacific at Zurich Airport, the receipt of these… Read the full press release

APEX Passenger Choice awards: Qatar Airways receives 2018 Five-Star APEX Official Airline rating; wins 4 awards

Airline awarded ‘Best Overall Airline: Middle East’, ‘Best Food and Beverage: Middle East’, ‘Best Cabin Service: Middle East’ and ‘Best Seat Comfort: Middle East’ DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been awarded the APEX Passenger Choice award™ for ‘Best Overall Airline: Middle East’; ‘Best Food and Beverage: Middle East’; ‘Best… Read the full press release

United Airlines and American Airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, United Airlines and American Airlines today announced that both major airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport. The plan will be considered by the City Council Aviation Committee on March 15. The number of gates assigned to each airline remains the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines awarded $543 million to its employees

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Employees were awarded $543 million today in ProfitSharing. The 2017 award equals approximately 11.3 percent of each eligible Employee’s eligible compensation—the equivalent of more than five weeks’ pay. This $543 million contribution—nearly $1.5 million a day—is the third-largest total dollar amount Southwest Airlines® has ever allocated… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways announces 12 additional flights a week to its Stornoway – Aberdeen route

Kirmington, United Kingdom, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe franchise partner, Eastern Airways, is today introducing 12 additional flights a week to its Stornoway – Aberdeen route, providing two flights a day on Monday to Friday services and a new Sunday service. The double daily service, offering day return options, starts today (Monday 5 March… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways expands its fleet with a second ATR 72-600 aircraft

Kirmington, United Kingdom, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A second ATR 72-600 aircraft is to be introduced to the Eastern Airways fleet following its delivery from the production line in Toulouse, France. The regional airline commissioned two new aircraft last year, representing a considerable investment by Eastern Airways, and the first, MSN 1448, arrived in… Read the full press release

World Life Experience participants will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia to show the world the wonders of the city

LISBON, Portugal , 2018-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Life Experience Event began on January 8th in Lisbon and is taking 12 participants, from diverse nationalities, to 28 different destinations from Europe to South America. They will share their insights about each country visited and their experiences through social media. Their 10-day stay in each… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018   BANGKOK, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As… Read the full press release

TravelClick’s November 2017 North American Hospitality Review: all travel segment experience solid growth during the fourth quarter of 2017

Both Group and Transient Leisure Travel Experience Particularly Solid Growth in Bookings NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As North American hoteliers enter the holiday season and round out the year, all travel segments are seeing a noticeable increase across the board in both average daily rates (ADR) and occupancy, up 1.4 percent and… Read the full press release

Spain-Holiday.com: City breaks now represent 26% of all holidays in Spain

MALAGA, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting. However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean a cheap and cheerful weekend away. Which city destination offers the best value depends to… Read the full press release

Slovenia’s Julian Alps named as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Slovenia’s Julian Alps have been announced as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. The Julian Alps feature alongside world leading regions including Alaska, Italy’s Aeolian Islands and Kii Peninsula in Japan. The judging process for inclusion in Lonely… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin and IPK International: People’s enthusiasm for travel remains unbroken despite fear of terrorism

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shifts in travel behaviour – People’s enthusiasm for travel remains unbroken BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide, people’s desire to travel remains unabated, despite terror attacks… Read the full press release