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

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