British Airways trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first. From now until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics becomes a preferred business partner of UK’s largest consortia of travel agents

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Advantage Travel Partnership, the UK’s largest consortia of travel agents, has welcomed UK travel technology provider Dolphin Dynamics as one of its preferred business partners. As a new benefit of the partnership with Advantage, any members who decide to move to Dolphin within the next year will receive… Read the full press release

BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB EXTENDS £1 REWARD FLIGHT FARE TO UK AND EUROPE

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members can now book a reward flight using Avios and pay as little as £1 return.  With the trial starting today (July 16, 2019), the new Avios pricing options can be redeemed on flights in the UK and Europe. The additional Avios options follows… Read the full press release

Wizz Air UK launches two news services from its London Luton base to Moscow and St Petersburg from October

Services to Moscow and St Petersburg to begin in October BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK, the UK-based, wholly-owned airline subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc. (“Wizz Air”), today (JUL 12, 2019) announces that it will launch two news services from its London Luton base to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and… Read the full press release

easyJet announces six new routes for this winter from the UK

LUTON, England, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline has today (JULY 10 2019). announced that it will launch six new routes for this winter from the UK. Flights are on sale now at easyJet.com. The new routes are; Manchester to Hurghada (Egypt), Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Verona (Italy) Belfast to Marrakech Bristol to Hurghada… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of its sixteenth Hotel Indigo® in the UK — Hotel Indigo® Chester

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the opening of its sixteenth Hotel Indigo® in the UK, in the heart of the notable city of Chester. Within walking distance to one of the oldest racecourses in Britain and numerous historical attractions, Hotel Indigo® Chester is the perfect choice for a weekend… Read the full press release

Wizz Air UK launches the only direct route from the UK to Turku, Finland

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK, the UK-based, wholly-owned airline subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc. (“Wizz Air”), today (JUL 2, 2019) launches the only direct route from the UK to Finland’s oldest city, Turku. Flights will operate from Wizz Air UK’s base at London Luton Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays… Read the full press release

Wizz Air UK marks its first anniversary with the launch of two new services to Bergen and Thessaloniki

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK, the UK-based, wholly-owned subsidiary airline of Wizz Air Holdings Plc. (“Wizz Air”), today (JUL 2, 2019) celebrates the first anniversary of its launch, with the start of two new services to Bergen in Norway and Thessaloniki in Greece from its London Luton base. This summer,… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Premier League drives inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans to visit the UK

New research from VisitBritain shows the power of the Premier League in driving inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed intending to visit the UK during the next two years. LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Chinese football fans surveyed showed the greatest intention with 92% intending… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport the most punctual airport in the UK according to CAA

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data has revealed George Best Belfast City Airport as the most punctual airport in the UK. The study found flights from UK airports were delayed by an average of 16 minutes last year with average delays at Belfast City Airport just… Read the full press release

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