Helsinki Airport introduces new double bridges in the West Pier

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With two passenger bridges, the multiple aircraft ramp system (MARS) can accommodate two small planes or a single wide-body aircraft to which passengers pass through two jet bridges. This allows more and more passengers to board and deboard quickly through passenger bridges. Many passengers know how much more convenient… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport launches pet relief areas

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 10 000 dogs travel through Helsinki Airport yearly. Flying with a pet is now even more convenient as Helsinki Airport has installed two pet relief areas for animals: one at the main entrance of Terminal 2 and one in the non-Schengen area. Flying with animals is… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline* and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today its further expansion in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bratislava (Slovakia), which will commence in June and July 2020. Passengers traveling from Russia can plan their new… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base

Vienna, Austria, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline announced today (JAN 17, 2020) the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 1 July 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc to become oneworld’s first full member in the African continent

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld® alliance effective 1 April 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from 1 April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate… Read the full press release

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère to host 50th World Economic Forum

Curtain about to go up on the World Economic Forum at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — From 21 to 24 January, all eyes will once again be on Davos as visitors gather for the 50th World Economic Forum. No other event attracts so many high-profile political… Read the full press release

Metrolink inaugurates service at the newly modernized Van Nuys Train Station

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Metrolink joined with the Van Nuys community to inaugurate service at the newly rebuilt Van Nuys Train Station following a two-year construction period. The $32 million project moved and rebuilt the train platform to the center of the double-tracked station to improve operational efficiency, maintain on-time… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights in the Sultanate of Oman

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights in the Sultanate of Oman. The newest addition brings the group’s portfolio up to eight hotels across five brands – including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson –… Read the full press release

Radisson announces the signing of the 90-key Radisson Hotel Liepaja in Latvia

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The coastal town of Liepaja, Latvia is delighted to announce the signing of the 90-key Radisson Hotel Liepaja located in a beautiful art deco building in the town center. This renovated historical property will offer guests a wonderful combination retaining its beautiful history without compromising on the… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific donated $30,000 to the Australian Red Cross and free holidays to Mt Hotham – Dinner Plain CFA volunteer firefighters

GOLD COAST, QLD, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has donated $30,000 to the Australian Red Cross bushfire appeal and will also gift free holidays to Mt Hotham – Dinner Plain CFA volunteer firefighters, who have been battling dangerous blazes in the Victorian High Country. “A number of our resort guests, timeshare club owners, staff… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes WestJet’s direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada

Direct flight to Halifax launching in June with WestJet Service takes only six hours so will be the quickest route to North America Four flights per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes Excellent onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton Route set to benefit more than 1,600 companies in the North West that do… Read the full press release

Accor launches new strategic partnership with South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab

Singapore, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor has announced a new strategic partnership between its new lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless and South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab. The deal brings together two of the biggest names in hospitality and technology to give members access to rewards and benefits including… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport opens new high-tech passenger terminal

Passengers of Aeroflot flight SU 2203 from Helsinki to Moscow were the first to enjoy the services, comfort, and spectacular design of the new high-tech terminal Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger terminal – built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards – was opened to… Read the full press release

#BitesAtBWI event showcased the wide variety of restaurants at BWI Marshall Airport

Baltimore, MD, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Dozens of area foodie bloggers and social media personalities sampled offerings from 11 BWI Marshall Airport restaurants on Thursday evening. The #BitesAtBWI event showcased the wide variety of restaurants at BWI Marshall Airport. Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst of Silver Diner served as guest host of the… Read the full press release

SAS appoints Charlotte Svensson as new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is pleased to announce that Charlotte Svensson has been appointed to be new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO) as of February 1st  2020.  Charlotte Svensson will succeed Mattias Forsberg who in October announced he is leaving SAS for a new position as CIO… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes new services to Xi’an and Chengdu, China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A little more than six months after launching the Shanghai – Budapest flight, China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines announced that in view of the outstanding demand it further strengthens the aerial connection between the two countries by stopping in two additional Chinese cities. The Budapest – Shanghai… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin announces winners of ITB BookAwards 2020

Prize winners include: Andrea Wulf, Paul Theroux, Robert Macfarlane, Wilfried Erdmann, Arnulf Conradi, Robert Bösch, Michael Poliza and Klaus Wolfsperger Berlin, Germany, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year, ITB Berlin honours the latest and most interesting specialist travel publications from Germany and abroad. The presentation of the ITB BookAwards 2020 will take place… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International Tourism Growth Continues to Outpace the Global Economy

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines addS more flight options for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 20, 2020) added more flight options on Southwest.com for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida. On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, Southwest will offer the following nonstop service for fans traveling: From Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale: Five nonstop flights… Read the full press release

Qatar Aircraft Catering Company and Qatari charity Hifz Al Naema to redistribute surplus food and beverages to good causes in Qatar

Hifz Al Naema which means Saving the Blessings, is a social centre that collects surplus food in Qatar and redistributes to good causes 200-300 kilograms of surplus food and beverage expected to be redistributed daily DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) is pleased to announce it is collaborating… Read the full press release

Air Canada unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 15, 2020) unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300,… Read the full press release

Gulfstream to host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020

Engagements Aim To Further Opportunities For Collaboration And Feedback SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, several operators forums and a flight operations forum. “These… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Business Class experience, Qsuite, will launch on flights to and from Manchester

The famous seat which lets passengers create their own private room will be on selected flights within weeks By March, two out of the three daily flights from Manchester to Doha will offer the revolutionary seat which offers ‘first-class in business’ Manchester, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Headspace announce new global wellbeing collaboration

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation with nearly 60 million users in 190 countries, today (January 15, 2020) announced a new global wellbeing collaboration between Hyatt and Headspace that will bring mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and sleep content to millions of employees,… Read the full press release

96-room Hyatt Place hotel opens as the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Waco, Texas

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Place Waco-South is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour food offerings and a heated indoor pool. Hyatt Place Waco-South is located adjacent to the Brazos River and just five miles from downtown… Read the full press release

Renee Robison and Wayne Woods to be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held… Read the full press release

A new $10+ million multi-faceted tourism destination to be developed at Eureka Springs, Arkansas

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new $10+ million resort planned in the heart of this Ozark mountain tourist mecca promises to create a new playground in the backyard of burgeoning Northwest Arkansas and a regional draw for mountain bikers, motorcyclists, foodies and sightseers. Pine Mountain–a dramatic redevelopment of the Pine… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: U.S. Civil Rights Trail marks its second anniversary

Initiative highlights Arkansas sites and links more than 100 landmarks across the U.S. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of civil rights history thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks its second anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. Central… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Memphis

HEBRON, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Jan. 14, 2020) announces a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes the opening of FEAM Aero’s new hangar

Erlanger, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FEAM Aero opened its new 103,000-square-foot $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) today (January 15, 2020) with a grand opening event. The facility opening creates the need for more than 100 high-paying aircraft mechanic jobs and supports the growing global logistics network at the… Read the full press release