UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit highlights on investment in tourism technology

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year,… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority research: having to pay in advance to sit together was one of passengers’ biggest concerns

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (27 October, 2018) published its initial review of how airlines allocate seats to passengers. CAA research concluded that, for most people, having to pay in advance to sit together was one of their biggest concerns. The findings were further reinforced… Read the full press release

SAS launches new campaign: “The Arrivals” in the We Are Travelers series

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The new SAS We Are Travelers campaign “The Arrivals” launching on October 30th, 2018 captures the evasive moment of arrival. “The Arrivals” campaign imagery and film are created by award winning photographer Peter Funch and Danish filmmaker Jeppe Rønde. “The Arrivals” is the name and concept behind the new SAS… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches campaign to inspire young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland is today (Wednesday 24 October) launching a campaign to inspire more young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks. The £2.5 million ‘Join the World – #MyMicrogap’ campaign targets young people with experiences and activities typically taken during a gap-year that can be condensed… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport as headline sponsor for the Big Bang Fair South East, UK’s biggest single celebration of STEM for young people

Gatwick’s education programme designed to help young people gain confidence, raise aspirations and offer opportunities they may not otherwise have had Airport will be headline sponsor which enables Big Bang Fair to run over two days Sponsorship to highlight the importance and relevance of STEM subjects in the world of work, including among the 24000… Read the full press release

Norwegian offers UK holidaymakers the chance to book flights to the USA for less with East Coast five-day Flash Sale

Six transatlantic routes included in the five-day sale from £134.90 one-way LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has today (Oct 11, 2018) launched an East Coast five-day Flash Sale offering holidaymakers from across the UK the chance to book flights to the USA for less. For five days consumers will be able to… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Golden Week holiday could boost Chinese visitors to UK

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as the Golden Week holiday gets underway today (Monday 1 October). Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than ever… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson RED Liverpool in the UK

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson RED Liverpool in the UK. It’s the perfect location for the Radisson Hotel Group’s upscale, select-service and lifestyle brand to stage its English debut… Read the full press release

Heathrow invests in the restoration of UK peatlands to offset carbon emissions

Lancashire nature reserve is first peatland restoration chosen by Heathrow as carbon offsetting project Heathrow plans for the airport to be carbon neutral by 2020, and eventually for its infrastructure to be zero carbon by 2050 Heathrow research into peatland restoration could help UK aviation industry fulfil its international carbon commitments   Terminal 2 becomes one… Read the full press release

Norwegian offers holidaymakers from across the UK and Ireland the chance to book flights to the USA for less

15 transatlantic routes included in the autumn sale from £140/€99 one-way Airline has also included the Premium cabin for the first time with fares from £415 one-way LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has today (Sep 04, 2018) launched its autumn sale offering holidaymakers from across the UK and Ireland the chance to… Read the full press release

Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field named UK Bus Driver of the Year

Stagecoach East Scotland driver wins Best Bus Driver of the Year Award Stagecoach West driver takes second place Five Stagecoach drivers finish in the top 10 26 Stagecoach staff compete in national finals Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field, 39, who works at St Andrews garage was one… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport named the best UK airport for under 10 million passengers in 2018 by Which? Magazine for the second time in a row

Doncaster, England, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has today (August 24, 2018) been named the best airport in the UK for under 10 million passengers in 2018 by Which? Magazine for the second time in a row and the fourth time DSA has topped the prestigious survey.  It comes as the… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport named UK’s favourite airport according to research by Saga

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Yorkshire’s award-winning Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) can add the accolade of the UK’s favourite airport to its collection according to research published by Saga today (27th July 2018). The survey of more than 9,500 Saga members revealed those opting for a regional departure (89%) over a major international… Read the full press release

IHG® celebrates the UK debut for its boutique brand Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants and its upscale brand, voco™ Hotels

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®) has today (26 JULY 2018) confirmed the UK debut locations for its boutique brand Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants and its recently launched upscale brand, voco™ Hotels. This move follows the announcement made in May of an agreement with Covivio (formerly Foncière des Régions), to rebrand and… Read the full press release

UK’s aerospace and aviation sectors sign up to The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter

50 companies in aerospace/aviation have signed up to the Charter. Members of the Charter include aerospace manufacturers, airlines, airports, trade bodies and others. Bristol, UK, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter reflects the aspiration of the industry to see gender balance across all levels. The Charter: Commits organisations to… Read the full press release

easyJet becomes the first airline in the UK to offer apprenticeships under the new Government apprenticeship standards

First apprenticeships offered by an airline in the UK under the new Government apprenticeship standards One year training programme combining training at easyJet’s Gatwick training academy and on the job experience LUTON, England, 2018-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has appointed the first cohort to its new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme – the first of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flights from Doha to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is the airline’s fourth Eastern European destination launch this year, following Skopje, Prague and Kyiv Award-winning airline continues rapid expansion of its global route network, adding 26 new destinations through 2018 Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sarajevo touched down today at Sarajevo International… Read the full press release

Boeing granted permission to build a new aircraft hangar at Gatwick Airport

Crawley Borough Council approves Boeing plan to build hangar at Gatwick Multi-million pound development will support more than 100 jobs at the airport Facility will open in early 2019 to support Gatwick’s long and short haul fleets London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar… Read the full press release

Stagecoach continues to roll-out contactless bus travel across the UK

Contactless payments available at seven Stagecoach regional companies, covering more than 3,000 buses Company aims to deliver contactless bus travel across UK by early 2019 PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Millions of Stagecoach passengers now have access to contactless bus travel as Britain’s biggest bus operator continues to roll-out the technology across… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport again the fastest growing airport in the UK

Doncaster Sheffield Airport again the fastest growing airport in the UK   Doncaster, England, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport is celebrating regaining its title of the fastest growing airport, with over 1m passengers, in the country. The latest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures show that airport has seen a 43.1 percent… Read the full press release

Stagecoach rolls out mobile ticketing across UK

Britain’s biggest bus operator rolls out mobile ticketing across UK Stagecoach Bus app offers day and weekly tickets, journey planning, next-stop information and live bus tracking Thousands of downloads of the app since its launch Tough action needed on congestion to help passengers fully benefit from bus networks PERTH, Scotland, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reward members can now earn points for shopping online at nearly 1,000 UK retailers

First low-cost airline loyalty scheme in UK to launch eShop for points earning New eShop features almost 1,000 popular UK retailers where members earn points Competition launched offering the chance to win £1,000 worth of points Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, is continuing its UK… Read the full press release

VisitBritain launches major campaign to drive bookings from India to the UK

London, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign rolls out with a 7-week paid digital and billboard campaign to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had on a trip to Britain. VisitBritain Director Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) Sumathi Ramanathan… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels debuts in the UK with the opening of Moxy Aberdeen Airport

London, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s bold experiential hotel brand, has debuted in the UK with the launch of Moxy Aberdeen Airport.  Offering a spirited and stylish hotel experience at a surprisingly affordable price, the forward thinking brand offers a fresh take on traditional hospitality with playful communal spaces and… Read the full press release

Brand USA announces three new initiatives for agents in the UK & Ireland

United Kingdom, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA has announced three new initiatives specifically for the travel trade, including a USA Discovery Programme incentive for agents in the UK & Ireland, a new global .com site, and plans for an online USA Tool Kit. The incentive has been launched on the UK version of… Read the full press release

Air Partner announced VIP Sponsor of UK’s largest Fair for modern British and contemporary art, London Art Fair

London, UK, 2014-1-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air Partner – a world leading provider of aviation charter services to governments, corporates and private individuals and the only company of its kind to hold a Royal Warrant, has been announced as a VIP Sponsor of the London Art Fair. London Art Fair, the UK’s largest Fair for modern British… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand: UK is now Thailand’s second largest market out of Europe

London, UK, 2013-11-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The United Kingdom is now Thailand’s second largest market out of Europe. In January-June 2013, Thailand welcomed more than 410,538 UK visitors, up 3.07 percent over January-June 2012. Given the recent economic conditions in the UK, that is a very acceptable result. In 2013, TAT is projecting 838,000 visitor arrivals and… Read the full press release

Eurostar and world-renowned Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc OBE, announce new winter menus for Eurostar’s Business Premier passengers

London, UK, 2013-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar and world-renowned Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc OBE, are today launching new winter menus for Eurostar’s Business Premier passengers, complete with Europe’s first high-speed Afternoon Tea offering, which will be served between 14.00 and 17.30. Responding to customer feedback which indicated a preference for lighter afternoon meals, Raymond Blanc has worked… Read the full press release

UK’s leading bus and rail operator FirstGroup picked up four awards and two commendations at National Transport Awards

London, UK, 2013-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — FirstGroup enjoyed a successful evening at last week’s (17 Oct) National Transport Awards.  The UK’s leading bus and rail operator came out on top as the most recognised private transport operator picking up four awards and two commendations. First Glasgow’s ‘The One’ bus service won the much coveted ‘Excellence in Travel… Read the full press release

Britain’s local bus services operator First UK Bus is key partner in two new areas to receive funding from the Department for Transport

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2013-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — First UK Bus, the operator of one in five of Britain’s local bus services, is a key partner in two new areas to receive funding from the Department for Transport. On 10 October the bus minister, Baroness Kramer, revealed the designation of four new Better Bus Areas (BBAs) in Merseyside, York,… Read the full press release