VisitScotland: Lonely Planet includes Shetland in its top 10 ‘Best in Europe’ destinations for 2019 – the only UK destination to be included

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s northernmost point has earned its place as one of the top must-see destinations for international travellers in Europe this year. Travel authority Lonely Planet, has today (21 May) revealed that Shetland has been listed at number six in its top 10 ‘Best in Europe’ destinations for 2019… Read the full press release

Emirates signs MoUs with three teams from Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme

Three teams from Cohort 6 of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme shortlisted for the next stage of working on Emirates’ challenges. Teams selected are from USA, Germany and the UK Dubai, UAE, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has demonstrated its commitment to fostering innovation in the global aviation industry by signing MoUs with… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US More than a quarter of a million British Airways customers have now successfully used their face as their identity on flights from the US More than 3m customers have used the tech on UK domestic flights – international… Read the full press release

London Gatwick reveals ten new routes and this summer’s travelling trends of UK holidaymakers

Ten brand new routes set to start from Gatwick this summer season, plus airport reveals the summer destinations most desired by UK passengers Nearly 17 million passenger seats departing from Gatwick this summer Meanwhile, this Easter weekend, half a million passengers (550,000) will be travelling through Gatwick (+5.1% on 2018) LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

British Airways awarded ‘Autism Friendly Award’; becomes the only autism-friendly airline in the UK

British Airways awarded prestigious ‘Autism Friendly Award’ by National Autistic Society, becoming the only autism-friendly airline in the UK Airline continues substantial investment in accessibility training for all customer service staff More enhancements to come for customers with hidden and visible disabilities during British Airways’ centenary year LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Castle remains the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

Attractions in Scotland saw the biggest increase in visitors according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh Castle has retained its status as the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which today (Wednesday 27 March) released its… Read the full press release

Gatwick signs contract with Stanley Robotics to be first UK airport to trial valet parking robots

Trial to run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020 Guy Stephenson: “Valet parking robots could revolutionise parking at Gatwick.”  LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26 March 2019) signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics and it will be the first UK airport to trial robots that valet… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport signs UK’s first ‘Women in Business Charter’

Bristol businesswomen are calling for greater gender equality – from pay to representation on boards. Bristol, UK, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Women in Business Task Group has been set up to champion and advance the careers of women and help improve gender representation in businesses across the city. It is made up of… Read the full press release

Air Partner welcomes Lee Rennie as Partner Relationship Manager in its UK Charter team

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Rennie to the newly created role of Partner Relationship Manager in its UK Charter team. Lee will be based at Air Partner’s headquarters in Gatwick and will report directly to Managing Director Tony… Read the full press release

Neil Slaven appointed as easyJet’s UK Country Director

LUTON, England, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Neil Slaven has been appointed as easyJet’s UK Country Director commencing 1 March. In his new role he is tasked with driving the strategic direction and commercial success of easyJet in the UK, which incorporates over 160 based aircraft, 18 airports and 11 bases. Neil has been with… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay becomes the UK’s first Makaton Friendly Airport

75 members of staff from across the Airport have taken part in Makaton training to help improve the Airport experience for all of our passengers. CORNWALL, England, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Cornwall Airport Newquay is proud to have become the UK’s first Makaton Friendly Airport. 75 members of the team at Cornwall Airport Newquay… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita to host UK’s leading nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert as a guest consultant for its Week of Wellness

From interactive cooking demonstrations to expert one-to-one consultations and the launch of a Healthy Honeymoon Guide, wellness takes centre stage this March, 16–20, 2019 Mauritius, Africa, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — This March, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita will welcome the UK’s leading nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert as a guest consultant for its Week of Wellness, with events… Read the full press release

Ryanair supports hospice charity Naomi House & Jacksplace with a €100,000 donation

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (14 Feb) presented a €100,000 donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace in the United Kingdom. Ryanair has supported Naomi House & Jacksplace through its scratch card game for over four years, donating over €300,000 to the charity during this partnership. Ryanair scratch… Read the full press release

IHG to debut voco™ in the West Midlands town of Solihull in the UK

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a franchise agreement with CL Capital to debut voco™, IHG’s new upscale brand, in the West Midlands town of Solihull. The hotel is managed by Kew Green Hotels (KGH) and is the second voco™… Read the full press release

ERA calls for European Commission to take necessary measures in advance of the UK leaving the European Union

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — ERA (European Regions Airlines Association) has sent a letter to the European Commission urging it to take necessary measures in advance of the UK leaving the European Union. The letter highlights the need to prevent serious harm to European connectivity and reach a solution as soon as possible… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches first UK airport Living Wage roadmap at annual Supplier Conference

Airport takes its Living Wage Accreditation one step further and ensures direct and existing suppliers also guarantee employees the Living Wage by the end of 2020 New suppliers and contracts to supply Heathrow from December 2018 will be required to pay Living Wage and not use zero-hour contracts at the airport, safeguarding thousands of new… Read the full press release

VisitBritain welcomes new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to drive growth to more destinations across the UK for international MICE market

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain today (27 November 2018) welcomes a new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to offer a united travel service for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market, to drive growth in international business events to the UK. The partnership, officially launched today at IBTM World in… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo wins the Cargo Airline of the Year award at the Global Freight Awards

Carrier wins awards in the UK and Portugal Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In a resounding validation of excellent air cargo services it offers to customers, Emirates SkyCargo won the Cargo Airline of the Year award at the Global Freight Awards ceremony organised by Lloyd’s Loading List, a renowned freight publication. The… Read the full press release

Travelzoo names James Clarke as its new General Manager, UK

LONDON and NEW YORK, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of offers and experiences for members, has appointed James Clarke as its new General Manager, UK, effective from 3 December, 2018. Before joining Travelzoo, James spent 12 years at Fleetway, a London-based travel company specialising in sourcing bespoke holiday deals. During his time at Fleetway, James worked as leader… Read the full press release

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