San Francisco International Airport joins commitment to get aviation industry to net-zero emissions by 2050

Airport backs strategy to replace with sustainable aviation fuel and alternate propulsion aircraft SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (October 14, 2021) announced that it has joined over two dozen aviation companies around the world backing a bold new aviation transition strategy drafted by the… Read the full press release

easyJet launches competition to challenge children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

easyJet is launching an initiative to inspire younger generations to get thinking about sustainable air travel by designing a zero-emission passenger plane The airline is partnering with world-leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, zero-emission technology start-up Wright Electric, and world-renowned designer Frank Stephenson, known for his recent innovative work on designs for electric flying taxis, to launch the… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport hosts Roundtable event with focus to development of ecosystem for hydrogen in the region

As part of the Festival of Clean Aviation Growth, Bristol Airport hosted the third in its series of Roundtable events with leading members of the region’s Aerospace and Aviation Cluster on Friday 15 October London, UK, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The focus of the event was the development of an ecosystem for hydrogen… Read the full press release

Swissport Finland and Finnair Cargo extend COOL Cargo services agreement

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Finland and Finnair Cargo have extended their agreement on COOL Cargo services until the end of 2026. The extension of this cooperation, which includes operating Finnair’s 31,000 sqm COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility, brings long-term stability for Swissport Finland and underlines the strong partnership with Finnair… Read the full press release

Restart a Heart Day, George Best Belfast City Airport supports ‘At the Heart of the Game’ CPR and AED awareness campaign

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This Restart a Heart Day, George Best Belfast City Airport is funding 20 state-of-the-art automated external defibrillator (AED) trainers for ‘At the Heart of the Game’, a new CPR and AED awareness campaign designed to educate youth members of hockey clubs across Northern Ireland in lifesaving… Read the full press release

Adrienne Lofton appointed to Alaska Air Group’s board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced today (Oct. 14, 2021) the appointment of Adrienne Lofton to the company’s board of directors. Lofton, a marketing and retail omnichannel veteran who has extensive experience transforming some of the nation’s best-known consumer brands, will also serve on the boards of the company’s… Read the full press release

Marriott International to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil

The Westin Hotel São Paulo expected to feature 187 rooms and suites in São Paulo’s exclusive Itaim Bibi district SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. today (OCTOBER 14, 2021) announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São… Read the full press release

Emirates expects busy weekend ahead of the school mid-term break

Passengers advised to arrive at least four hours early to Dubai International Reminder to check latest travel requirements to avoid delays Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is expecting over 190,000 departing and arriving passengers to travel through Terminal 3 at Dubai International this weekend ahead of the school mid-term break. The… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts President and CEO John Davison to retire in 2022

Davison will continue to lead Four Seasons until the selection of a new CEO and onboarding is completed in 2022 Toronto, Canada, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today (October 13, 2021) announced that after two decades of service to Four Seasons, President and CEO John Davison, 63, informed the Board… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes resumption of Air Transat’s services to Toronto, Canada

Canadian carrier Air Transat to resume Toronto route from Manchester as aviation sector starts to recover TUI brings back routes to Caribbean winter sun hotspots after huge reduction to the travel ‘red list’ Aer Lingus gears up for launch of Barbados route, its first direct transatlantic route from the UK Manchester, UK, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines teams up with Golden Door to bring health-focused meals and well-being options to its flights between Singapore and the USA

Singapore, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (13 October 2021) announced a partnership with world-renowned health and wellness retreat Golden Door, which is based in California, the United States of America (USA). With healthy travel a priority for everyone who flies, this partnership will bring a new roster of health-focused meals,… Read the full press release

Accor launches new website to showcase its impressive collection of branded residence offerings

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO SHOWCASE THE GROUP’S GROWING RESIDENTIAL OFFERINGS ACROSS A VAST PORTFOLIO OF BRANDS Paris, France, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world leading hospitality group featuring one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems, has established itself as a global leader within the red-hot branded residences sector. The… Read the full press release

miDiagnostics’ ultra-fast PCR test and new breath sampler to be trialed in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In the past year miDiagnostics has been working on the development of an ultra-fast PCR test based on imec technology, to detect COVID-19, with a test result in less than 15 minutes. In cooperation with Brussels Airport, this nasal-swab ultra-fast PCR test, as well as the new… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines starts nonstop flights between Ponce (Puerto Rico) and Orlando

Spirit to offer Ponce travelers easy connections to dozens of destinations via Orlando International Airport MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers to and from Puerto Rico will have more options than ever when Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) touches down in Ponce. Today (Oct. 14, 2021) the carrier announced plans to bring its bright yellow… Read the full press release

British Airways and British Airways Holidays celebrates the reopening of the USA with tempting price reductions

British Airways and British Airways Holidays are celebrating the imminent reopening of the USA by offering a selection of tempting price reductions Return flights to New York and Orlando start from £320 and £330 respectively and seven-night package holidays to Orlando are available from £439pp The sale also includes other popular holiday destinations, including Canada, Dubai, Jamaica and Antigua… Read the full press release

Danske Bank opens The Drop Zone digital hub at George Best Belfast City Airport

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A new digital hub sponsored by Danske Bank has opened at George Best Belfast City Airport to help business and leisure travellers stay connected. The Drop Zone, located in the airport’s Departures Lounge, offers passengers the chance to have a seat while charging their phones, tablets… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of IL Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence

The 62-room historic urban gem marks the first Hyatt hotel in the city of Florence CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (October 11, 2021) the opening of IL Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence. The luxurious 62-bedroom Renaissance-inspired former palace signifies the debut of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt New York in New York City to rebrand to Hyatt Grand Central New York

Hyatt Grand Central New York expected to start welcoming guests on Nov. 1, 2021 CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (October 11, 2021) plans to rebrand Grand Hyatt New York in New York City next month to Hyatt Grand Central New York and resume operations of the… Read the full press release

IATA launches new industry certification program — Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification program— Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery – to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain. “Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods on which we… Read the full press release

Swissport International names Dirk Goovaerts as new Global Cargo Chair

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is further strengthening its air cargo business and bundling responsibility for strategic development with a new Global Cargo Chair. The new role will be taken on by Dirk Goovaerts, Head of the Middle East & Africa region, who will focus on growing and developing this… Read the full press release

Swissport Kenya awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Kenya has been awarded the IATA CEIV Fresh certification for perishable cargo, making it the only ground handler with this certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Swissport also is the first ground services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa to attain this standard. CEIV is IATA’s Center… Read the full press release

Priceline celebrates 23-year partnership with William Shatner by launching its biggest flight sale ever

Bringing You Savings Where No Flight Coupon Has Gone Before NORWALK, Conn., 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Tomorrow, William Shatner’s adventures will take him to new heights, making “The Priceline Negotiator” the first brand spokesperson in history to travel to space. Priceline congratulates William Shatner for being the ultimate explorer by celebrating his 23-year partnership with Priceline, and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils new Seattle Kraken theme plane to celebrate the return of hockey

The plane is part of a larger partnership between the Seattle-based airline and the newest hockey franchise SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hockey is back in Seattle, and Alaska Airlines is celebrating by welcoming a new Seattle Kraken theme plane into its fleet. The plane is just the beginning of a long-term major… Read the full press release

Racial Equity: Marriott International and Howard University announces the inaugural Howard Hospitality Week

Inaugural weeklong student event will help create a pipeline of Black leadership to achieve a more diverse and inclusive industry BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (OCTOBER 12, 2021), Marriott International, Inc. and Howard University announced the inaugural Howard Hospitality Week, an event beginning October 25 that will bring together the Howard… Read the full press release

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to debut eleven new enchanted escapes by 2025 in world’s most coveted leisure destinations

Iconic Luxury Brand to Usher in a New Era of Enchantment in the World’s Most Exquisite Leisure Locales in Bermuda, Mexico, Morocco, Aruba, China, the Dominican Republic, Oman and Qatar BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Solidifying St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ position as a leader in luxury, the iconic brand expects to… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts opens three new hotels and signs further two in Italy

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is making strides against its expansion strategy in Italy, as it opens three new hotels and signs a further two in 2021, doubling the size of its premium and lifestyle portfolio in the region. These… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces signing of Holiday Inn Dandenong

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts is excited to be continuing its push into suburban and regional Victoria with the signing of Holiday Inn Dandenong with hotel owners, the Pelligra Group. This will be IHG’s fifth hotel with the Pelligra Group, making them one of IHG’s largest owners… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces signing of voco Gangnam

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The 151-key hotel – scheduled to open in Q2 2022 – is the second voco property IHG has signed in South Korea this year, following voco Pyeongtaek City. voco Gangnam will be the first voco to open and it further supplements a portfolio of nine hotels… Read the full press release

Oman Air Holidays launches Oman stopover packages

Bespoke packages offer assortment of experiences for Oman Air transit passengers, whether stopping for 12 hours, overnight or several days, and include second night free and discounted additional nights with 25% off food and beverage. Muscat, Oman, 2021-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Holidays today (Oct. 10, 2021) announced the launch of Oman stopover… Read the full press release

Oman Air revamps its Sindbad Loyalty Program, simplifies way members earn Sindbad miles and Sindbad tiers

Sindbad members can now earn Sindbad miles based on spend; Sindbad tiers to be calculated by class of travel and flight zones Muscat, Oman, 2021-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has revamped its Sindbad Loyalty Program, replacing distance-based miles accrual with spend-based miles accrual. Delivering… Read the full press release