IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands UK & Ireland Presence with Nine New Hotels Across Brands

UK signings and openings cement IHG brand family as brands of choice for owners and guests DENHAM, UK, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, strengthens its powerhouse status in the UK & Ireland with the addition of nine new hotels. These new additions illustrate… Read the full press release

Lynn McClelland appointed CEO of dnata Catering and Retail Division in UK

London, UK, 2023-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Lynn McClelland as Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Catering and Retail division in the United Kingdom. In her role, Lynn will head dnata’s catering and retail operations at 18 airports across the UK. Under Lynn’s leadership, dnata will continue to… Read the full press release

Maldives Named “Best Long-Haul Destination of the Year” at UK’s Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2022

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maldives has won the title of ‘Best Long-Haul Destination of the Year’’ in the UK’s Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2022, held at London’s Royal Automobile Club on the 19th of January 2023. The Maldives secured the title competing against destinations such as Canada, Ecuador,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach Launches UK’s First Fully-Electric City Bus Network in Inverness with Ministerial Support

£10.8m investment in public transport in Inverness 25 new zero-emission buses will operate on all city centre routes 159 new electric buses are planned to be introduced across the UK in 2023 £40m total investment in new vehicles and infrastructure in the Highlands by end of 2023 Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Unveils Luxurious SCHLOSS Roxburghe: The Debut of Destination by Hyatt Brand in the UK

The luxury country estate grows by 58 additional rooms and suites, 12 cottages and a serene spa CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 24, 2023) announced the opening of SCHLOSS Roxburghe, marking the debut of the Destination by Hyatt brand in the United Kingdom. The 102-room resort… Read the full press release

Northstar Travel Group Appoints Nick Powell as Managing Director of EMEA, Focusing on Growth and Development in UK and European Markets

Rutherford, New Jersey, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Northstar Travel Group (“Northstar”), the largest information services, data, events, and marketing solutions company focused exclusively on the travel industry, has named Nick Powell Managing Director, EMEA effective today (January 17, 2023). Powell replaces David Chapple, Managing Director of the group since its acquisition in 2019,… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group’s nine distinct brands and growing resorts portfolio continued to deliver remarkable growth in 2022

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2022, Radisson Hotel Group continued to drive forward its ambitious expansion plan to be one of the top three hotel groups in the world with its strong portfolio of nine distinct brands and its growing resorts portfolio. Radisson Collection, the luxury lifestyle brand, had an exceptional… Read the full press release

New Record Set in Christmas Flights to Lapland as Finavia’s Air Traffic Soars 187% in 2022

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — According to Finavia’s latest annual statistics on air traffic, 15.4 million passengers passed through Finavia’s airports last year. A new record was set in Christmas flights to Lapland, and Helsinki Airport’s European flights have recovered excellently. “We are actively working with airlines and tourism organisations to strengthen… Read the full press release

Air India to Strengthen UK-India Community Ties with New Flights to Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, and Kochi

London, UK, 2023-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick, part of VINCI Airports’ network, is set to welcome its latest new airline this summer, with Air India announcing four new routes to Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Kochi (Cochin), starting from 26 March. These new routes strengthen established, strong community links between the UK –… Read the full press release

Cruise Demand Soars: 91% of Previous Cruisers Plan to Set Sail Again, 72% of Non-Cruisers Open to Booking in Next Two Years

Washington, DC, USA, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released results from a new consumer sentiment survey, showing the demand for cruise holidays continues to increase. The survey was carried out with 4,500 domestic and international travellers. It reveals that for UK passengers: 91% of respondents who have cruised… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Opens New Global HQ in Windsor, UK: Company Returns to Historic Town as it Heads Next Chapter of Growth

FTSE 100 hospitality company makes its return to town at the new Windsor One development DENHAM, UK, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is delighted to formally open its new global headquarters in Windsor, UK. Having started life as FTSE-listed company in Windsor in… Read the full press release

Over 300,000 people take advantage of Stagecoach’s £2 single fares in first week

Services on the South Coast and in South Lancashire amongst those seeing the highest number of travellers  Stagecoach bus services in England offering single fares capped at a maximum of £2 Builds further on Stagecoach’s continuing commitment to offer value-for-money fares  Offers new incentive for people to move out of cars and onto bus to improve… Read the full press release

Emirates sees 154% increase in vegan meals served onboard, with over 280,000 consumed in past year

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — From its UK origins in 2014, the concept of ‘Veganuary’, a month-long initiative promoting the vegan diet, has continued to garner interest amongst the general population. In fact, Emirates has noted a 154% increase in vegan meals served onboard between 2021 and 2022, with over 280,000 plant-based meals… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay becomes first licensed Spaceport in the UK

As the UK’s efforts to claim their ‘place in space’ ramp up, Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) reveals its journey to becoming a key player in Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall’s upcoming horizontal rocket launch – the first ever from UK soil. The perfect location. The perfect launchpad. Cornwall, England, 2023-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A Spaceport transformation requires… Read the full press release

50% of UK Workers Do Not Use Full Annual Leave Allocation, British Airways Holidays Survey Reveals

London, UK, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Holidays new survey reveals 50% of UK working adults do not take their full annual leave allocation.* The survey, commissioned by British Airways Holidays with YouGov Plc., found that more than a third of working Brits (36%) who did not take their full annual leave… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes British Airways new direct route between the Cincinnati region and London Heathrow

Cincinnati, Oh., 2022-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, British Airways and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) announced a new direct route between the Cincinnati region and London Heathrow, which will begin operating in 2023. Starting on June 5, 2023, this will be the only direct flight between the UK and all of Ohio,… Read the full press release

Emirates invites passengers to experience sparkling sensations of the worlds’ most outstanding champagnes at 40,000 feet

Only airline in the world to serve top champagnes Dubai, UAE, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is currently the only commercial airline in the world officially serving Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon onboard. Global airline exclusive agreements are in place until 2024, meaning that Emirates is the only international airline offering a ‘taste of the… Read the full press release

easyJet adds nine new routes to its UK network for its summer 2023 program

easyJet has put nine new routes from the UK on sale today from nine UK airports to destinations across Spain, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and Tunisia, launching from summer 2023 Seats are available to book at easyJet.com and via the mobile app from £24.99*. Flights for the airline’s autumn 2023 schedule will go on sale… Read the full press release

TUI honours its travel industry partners in the Lapland by naming its new Boeing 737-8 airplane Rovaniemi

This winter season, nearly 50,000 holidaymakers will fly with TUI to explore Finland’s wintery North TUI Group CEO Sebastian Ebel: “We continue on our journey of becoming Europe’s most fuel-efficient airline” Naming ceremony was held at Rovaniemi airport with Santa Claus Rovaniemi is one of TUI’s most popular winter holiday destinations Berlin, Germany, 2022-Dec-07 —… Read the full press release

easyJet’s cabin crew to bring Christmas cheer to retirement home residents across the UK

easyJet cabin crew launch a new Christmas delivery service to retirement homes and villages across the UK Carol singing cabin crew serve up the inflight trolley experience in their local communities  easyJet’s ‘Jolly Trolley’ service will deliver mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas carol singing to retirement homes – all served by local easyJet cabin… Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and easyJet successfully trial world’s first aero engine on hydrogen

London, UK, 2022-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Rolls-Royce and easyJet today (NOVEMBER / 28 2022) confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an early concept demonstrator using green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power…. Read the full press release

Emirates launches latest “Lovers of World Football” ads

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is gunning for the attention of football fans around the world, with a hat-trick of adverts in the latest instalment of its “Lovers of Sport” campaign. Featuring Arsenal stars – goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, defender Ben White, and winger Bukayo Saka – who have all been called up to the England… Read the full press release

British Airways first UK airline to trial biometric technology enabling customers to travel through the airport without showing their passport

London, UK, 2022-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first UK airline to trial the use of biometric technology for international flights, enabling customers taking part in the trial to travel through the airport ‘smartly’ without having to show their passport. Customers who sign up to take part in the airline’s… Read the full press release

London City Airport named Best Airport in the UK by Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

London, UK, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — London City was ranked the number one airport in the UK by passengers for ‘its proximity to the sights of Central London’ and for providing a fast travel experience ‘without the chaos larger airports sometimes offer’. Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of London City Airport, said: “We… Read the full press release

The Good Hotel Guide announces its 12 César winners for 2023

LONDON, United Kingdom, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Good Hotel Guide (https://www.goodhotelguide.com/) has revealed its annual list of César winners. The 12 Césars (named after famous Swiss hotelier César Ritz) are given to the hotels, inns and B&Bs considered outstanding in their particular category, resulting in a “must go” list of places to… Read the full press release

British Airways’ initiative BA Better World Community Fund supported 30+ charities across the UK with £760,000 of funding

In April, British Airways launched a community-based initiative, the BA Better World Community Fund to support projects in communities across the UK Since its launch, the fund has reached more than £760,000 through donations and funding on the airline’s Crowdfunder platform The fund has supported more than 30 projects including providing funding for holiday clubs for children… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways sponsors iconic equine race event the Qatar Goodwood Festival for the fourth time

The five-day festival crowned the world’s best horse racing stars with over £5.3 million in prize money DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Carrier, has sponsored the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) for the fourth time. The festival took… Read the full press release

AGS Airports and NHS Scotland secure £10.1 million funding from UKRI’s Future Flight Challenge to deliver UK’s first medical distribution network using drones

Aberdeen, UK, 2022-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A consortium led by AGS Airports in partnership with NHS Scotland to deliver what will be the UK’s first medical distribution network using drones has secured £10.1 million in funding from the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). It is the second successful round… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport named as the UK’s Most Punctual Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport has been revealed as the UK’s Most Punctual Airport in recent data released by the Civil Aviation Authority. Figures from the first three months of 2022 reveal that Belfast City Airport had the largest percentage of scheduled and chartered flights arriving and departing… Read the full press release

Emirates to increase its number of flights to the Holy City of Makkah during the upcoming Hajj season

DUBAI, UAE, 2022-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With the significant demand for air travel during Hajj, Emirates is deploying extra flights to ensure more connectivity for the scores of pilgrims making their way to the Holy City of Makkah. Emirates will be operating special flights to Jeddah and Medina during the upcoming Hajj season… Read the full press release