British Airways flies a special four-legged friend to the UK to receive an ‘Animal OBE’

LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways stepped in this week to fly a special four-legged friend to the UK to receive an ‘Animal OBE’ on Friday 4th October. When the airline heard that ex-US Secret Service dog, Hurricane, had been awarded a PDSA Order of Merit, British Airways pulled out all the stops to… Read the full press release

UK expects rise in visits from China for the upcoming China National Day and the Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visits from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday get underway. LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 14 new routes for its UK Summer 2020 schedule

14 New Routes & 46.3m Customers P.A DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (1 Oct) launched its UK Summer 2020 schedule with 14 new routes including exciting destinations for Summer such as Cluj (Romania), Pisa and Terceira (Portugal), and more than 500 routes in total which will deliver 46.3m… Read the full press release

American Express and British Airways launch new credit card for UK business owners

The new British Airways American Express® Accelerating Business Card is the only business credit card that lets business owners earn both accelerated On Business Points and Avios, making it a fast way to turn company spend into travel rewards and savings.* New Cardmembers will earn 2,200 On Business Points if they spend £3,000 or more… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority launches repatriation programme to bring Thomas Cook customers back to the UK

Thomas Cook has ceased trading so all Thomas Cook flights are now cancelled. Customers in the UK yet to travel must not go to the airport UK Civil Aviation Authority to launch biggest ever peacetime repatriation Customers currently overseas should check thomascook.caa.co.uk for advice and only go to the airport once they have an alternative flight confirmed… Read the full press release

Wizz Air UK launches new route connecting London Luton with Tenerife from November 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK, member of one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups, Wizz Air group the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today (SEP 24, 2019) announces that it will launch a new route in November 2019 connecting London Luton with sunny Tenerife in the Canary… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport named UK and Ireland’s best airport at the Travel Trade Gazette annual awards

Manchester, UK, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night Manchester won the accolade of the UK and Ireland’s best airport at the Travel Trade Gazette annual awards in London, which is judged by the travel trade and industry experts. The UK’s third largest airport beat off competition from fellow nominees Birmingham, Bristol, Luton and Belfast City… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport voted UK and the North’s best airport for the third time in the Which? Magazine survey

Doncaster, England, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘For the third year in a row this low-cost carrier hub takes the best airport crown’ is the opening line for Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s (DSA) entry in the 2019 ‘Best and Worst UK Airports’ report carried out by Which? Magazine. Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is celebrating topping the… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of the Radisson RED London Greenwich in the UK

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson RED London Greenwich in the UK. It will be the first property to bring the group’s upscale, lifestyle select-service hotel brand to the English capital, joining other UK landmark Radisson RED hotels in Glasgow and Liverpool…. Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport rated the best UK airport and in the top ten European airports in global airport passenger survey

Doncaster, England, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport has been rated the best UK airport and in the top ten European airports in a leading global airport passenger service and benchmarking survey for the last year. The Airport Council International’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) measures passenger satisfaction and rates all aspects of the… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes plans submitted to develop UK and Europe’s first commercial waste to jet fuel plant

The proposed plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household and commercial solid waste and turn it into clean burning sustainable aviation fuel, reducing net greenhouse gases by 70% compared to the fossil fuel equivalent – equal to taking up to 40,000 cars per year off the road British Airways intends to purchase… Read the full press release

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