Swissport signs long-term lease agreement for a new air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South

Swissport International Ltd. signed a long-term lease agreement with airport operator Fraport AG for a new air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South. At around 16.000 square metres of surface the new cargo facility will be the third largest in Swissport’s global network of 133 air cargo warehouses. Construction is due to start in… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport starts work on £15 million upgrade project

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Work as part of a £15 million upgrade project to improve the passenger experience at George Best Belfast City Airport is now underway. The major infrastructure investment includes an upgrade of the airport’s departure lounge, incorporating its retail, food and beverage offering. This element of the works… Read the full press release

CDA announces unlimited free Wi-Fi at O’Hare International and Midway International Airports

Chicago Department of Aviation and Boingo Wireless Launch Unlimited Wi-Fi to Enhance the Passenger Experience at O’Hare and Midway CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today announced that unlimited free Wi-Fi is now available for the first time to passengers at O’Hare International and Midway International Airports…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s coo van heads to Orkney’s most popular visitor attractions

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland’s coo van is not letting the grass grow under its wheels as it heads to four of Orkney’s most popular visitor attractions next week. The van – one of VisitScotland’s small herd of mobile information centres – will visit Skara Brae, Scapa Distillery, Stromness Ferry Port,… Read the full press release

megabus.com launches London’s first low-cost sightseeing tour

New megasightseeing.com product offers 50 famous London sights from as little as 2p a sight New product provides two-hour* non-stop tour of London Tickets available from only £1** on every service See up to 50 famous sights across the capital in two hours   Perth, Scotland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Industry leading transport provider megabus.com has today (23… Read the full press release

Former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt announced as keynote speaker at Textron Aviation’s 2018 customer conference

WICHITA, Kan., 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it will welcome former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt as the keynote speaker to headline its 2018 customer conference, which will be held May 14-16 in Wichita, Kansas. “I am delighted to welcome Charlie Precourt as… Read the full press release

Silver Airways successfully closes acquisition of Seaborne Airlines

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines today announced that Silver’s acquisition of Seaborne’s business and assets has successfully closed, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and beyond. The acquisition brings together two strong independent airlines with similar Saab 340B fleets, complementary route networks, and common codeshare/interline… Read the full press release

IHG and Al-Futtaim open the largest Holiday Inn hotel in the UAE — Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has further strengthened its long term alliance with Al-Futtaim, one of UAE’s most progressive business conglomerates, with the opening of the highly anticipated Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, the largest Holiday Inn hotel in the UAE…. Read the full press release

IHG and Al Hokair Group partner to develop Holiday Inn Express® brand in Saudi Arabia

The milestone signing marks the brand debut in the country Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Saudi Arabian business conglomerate, Al Hokair Group, which will see the debut of Holiday Inn Express® brand in Saudi Arabia, with… Read the full press release

IHG signs for two new hotels in Giza, Egypt — Holiday Inn Giza Sun Capital and Staybridge Suites Giza Sun Capital scheduled to open in 2023

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the signing of two new hotels in Giza, Egypt – Holiday Inn Giza Sun Capital and Staybridge Suites Giza Sun Capital, in partnership with Arabia Hotels, a subsidiary of Arabia Holding. The announcement was… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide further improves customer experience and expands online booking capabilities with launch of new website

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced a significant realignment in its technological infrastructure over the next several years and is spearheading this initiative with the launch of its new website. To further improve customer experience and expand online booking capabilities, the company is dedicating resources… Read the full press release

British Airways shares heart-warming customer stories thru its new channel on its inflight entertainment system

LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a new channel on its inflight entertainment system dedicated to sharing heart-warming customer stories in which the airline has had a hand in adding a special touch of magic. The new channel known as ‘BA Magic’ includes seven short films which feature customers being surprised, after… Read the full press release

British Airways to operate three times a week service from Gatwick to Toronto beginning May 1

 Gatwick – Toronto service will operate three times a week, beginning May 1 British Airways in the midst of refreshing the cabins in its Gatwick long-haul fleet, including new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seat LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ direct flight from Gatwick to Toronto will launch next… Read the full press release

AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotels Awards’ Top Epic Stay Hotel in the World: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

2018 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards honour French Polynesian resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second consecutive year, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has been named the Top Epic Stay Hotel in the World by AFAR in the annual Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards. In determining winners, readers cast close to 60,000 votes in the annual AFAR Travelers’ Choice… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line expands its fleet with the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss

  Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington Wiesbaden, Germany, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Apr 19, 2018), Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from MEYER WERFT during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to open a new pre-security bar Leinie Lodge

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ —More food and beverage offerings are coming to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA), this time in the pre-security meet and greet area. Global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, is opening a new pre-security bar called “Leinie Lodge” adjacent to… Read the full press release

Emaar Hospitality Group announces historic milestone of 50 hotel projects in its portfolio

Emaar’s hospitality and leisure subsidiary has 12 operational hotels and 3 serviced residences in Dubai Announced development pipeline of over 35 projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and The Maldives Portfolio of 50 hospitality projects – both operational and upcoming – offering more than 25,000 rooms and residences Showcases diverse portfolio of… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces digitalization and branding strategies

 Adaptations to the branding to fulfil demands of the digital world Logo more easily and clearly recognizable on mobile devices and smart watches thanks to small adjustments Adjustments in the digital domain will be gradually transferred to the entire brand environment, also on aircraft. First visible sign: the new Boeing 777 OE-LPF at its first… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces extension of its title sponsorship of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Joint Release with Formula 1 and Singapore GP Pte Ltd – Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX for another two years, until 2019. Singapore Airlines first signed as Title Sponsor in 2014, initially for two… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines provides flight information via Google Home

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) customers can now enjoy fast and easy access to flight information from the comfort of their home, with just a voice command. The Airline is the first carrier in South East Asia to provide such flight information via Google Home, which was launched in Singapore… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Fiji Airways announce codeshare partnership

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Fiji Airways have today announced the signing of a codeshare agreement that will provide more convenient connections for customers travelling to Fiji from 10 destinations in Asia and Europe through the Singapore hub. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir customers can access Fiji Airways’… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces further expansion at London Luton with fourth allocated aircraft and new direct flight to Tirana, Albania

#WIZZaroundEUROPE BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce the arrival of a fourth allocated aircraft to its London Luton fleet. Today also sees the launch of the only low-fare direct flight… Read the full press release

Wizz Air starts 5 times a week service between Budapest and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport)

#WIZZaroundEurope New Route: Budapest – Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Start Date: 20 April 2018 Frequency: 5 times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday Fares From: HUF 3990* BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, commenced its newest service between Budapest and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport) on 20 April. The new route is… Read the full press release

flydubai launches daily service to Finland’s capital, Helsinki

flydubai becomes the first UAE-based airline to operate flights to Finland Airline offers first year-round service between Helsinki and Dubai The new route will be operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with flat-bed in Business Class and enhanced Economy Class offering DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier flydubai has… Read the full press release

Singita offers cooking classes for guests at its new demonstration studio at Singita Lebombo

Transformation includes rebranded Singita Community Culinary School with internationally-recognised curriculum Brand new demonstration studio at Singita Lebombo Lodge will offer cooking classes for guests Kruger National Park , South Africa, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita is taking its community partnership programme, the Singita Community Culinary School, and food offering to the next level with a series of… Read the full press release

Rezidor Hotel Group announces the first ever Radisson RED in the Nordics, opening in Reykjavik, Iceland by 2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Rezidor Hotel Group AB (REZT), publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first ever Radisson RED in the Nordics, scheduled to open in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, by 2020. Radisson RED is Radisson Hotel Group’s upscale,… Read the full press release

Finavia, Finnair and Alepa develop new service for easier and smoother shopping at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia, Finnair and Alepa have developed a new service that makes shopping at the airport and travelling easier and smoother. You no longer need to carry souvenirs, gifts and groceries purchased from these companies’ online stores and the shops in the gate areas of Helsinki Airport to your… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes new route between Helsinki and Malmö

In partnership with Finnair, Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) has launched a non-stop service between Helsinki Airport and Malmö Airport. The first flight took off on April 16, 2018. Vantaa, Finland, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The new route between Helsinki and Malmö offers six weekly departures – every day of the week except on Saturdays…. Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings celebrates its 25th anniversary in Canada

Enterprise Is Most Trusted Automobile Rental Brand TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – is not only Canada’s largest car rental company, but is also marking its 25th anniversary in the country this year. “The Enterprise story in Canada is one… Read the full press release

East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership replaces 34 of its minibuses with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent vehicles

St. Louis, Missouri, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Community transport operator East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership (ESRTP) has replaced 34 of its fleet of fully-owned minibuses with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent vehicles. It sourced its fleet on flexible rental contracts through Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, future-proofing its services and including access to immediate replacement vehicles when these minibuses are… Read the full press release