Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline Swoop launches The Loonie Seat Sale

The taxes and fees are extra but they’re easier to swallow when base fares are only a loonie CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Base fares for a dollar? No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. Today ( Jan. 14, 2020), Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline, launched The Loonie Seat Sale, offering 100,000… Read the full press release

easyJet will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt

The flights go on sale today from Manchester and Gatwick along with two other new summer routes from Manchester LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s leading  airline, has announced it will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the first time since November 2015. Following the recent lifting… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus unveils new-look uniform from Irish designer Louise Kennedy

New uniform design is culmination of Aer Lingus’s brand refresh which commenced in 2018 Features 25 redesigned garments including new trouser option for female crew Uniform was last updated 22 years ago in 1998, also designed by Louise Kennedy Iconic green remains prominent in ‘Kenmare Green’ shade and more navy, entitled ‘Midnight’, introduced throughout Dublin,… Read the full press release

SAS extends partnership with tour operator Apollo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around… Read the full press release

South African Airways sells nine aircraft to accommodate new Airbus A350-900s into its fleet

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet. In a tender on the airline’s website, SAA said it was selling nine wide-body aircraft – – five Airbus A340-300s and… Read the full press release

Swissport to launch its first cargo business in Australia with the signing of lease agreement at Melbourne Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s large-scale launch of its first cargo business in Australia is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility at Melbourne Airport, with other locations to be announced early this year. Swissport has signed an initial seven-year lease on a… Read the full press release

UNWTO joins the international tourism community in its earthquake relief efforts in Albania

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The international tourism community, led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has shown their solidarity with Albania as the country works to recover from the November 2019 earthquake. The earthquake of 26 November resulted in a large number of victims and caused unprecedented damage to buildings, infrastructure… Read the full press release

UNWTO delivered a successful training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Yunnan Province of China

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A delegation from UNWTO visited Kunming to deliver a training seminar on implementing the International Tourism Marketing Strategy designed for the Yunnan Province of China. The strategy was designed by UNWTO experts in partnership with the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Department. Now, with the province working to grow… Read the full press release

British Airways offers flights to Europe for £40 or less each way

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (January 16, 2020) made thousands of hand-baggage-only flights to Europe available for £40 or less each way*. Customers can choose from a wide selection of over 70 routes across the airline’s comprehensive European network including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Kefalonia, Faro and Verona. The airline… Read the full press release

British Airways to give its lounges in Chicago, Edinburgh and Berlin a make over

Customer to benefit from more relaxing atmosphere, extra charging points, and new interactive welcome Lounges to be refreshed as part of £6.5bn investment for customers LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (January 16, 2020) announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well… Read the full press release

CDA announces the opening of new Chicago Police Department facility at O’Hare International Airport

New facility increases airport safety, marks progress on transformative O’Hare 21 project CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (01/14/2020), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) cut the ribbon on a new facility for CPD personnel assigned to O’Hare International Airport. Built by BOWA Construction, a local… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways unveiled the newest aircraft in its fleet and new destination plans for 2020 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Eight additional destinations to join the airline’s network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia Award-winning airline displayed its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 alongside its state-of-the-art Gulfstream G500 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways wowed the crowds on the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines

The agreement more than doubles the number of destinations on the Qatar Airways network for Malaysia Airlines passengers Four new destinations in South East Asia will be available to Qatar Airways passengers for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines,… Read the full press release

FC Bayern München held winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year

Qatar Airways is sponsor of the five-time European champions The German football champions held their winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar at their annual winter training camp. The German champions were based at… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines new daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Monterey, California

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today Jan. 15, 2020) it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in central California, further solidifying Alaska as the number one airline between the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. The new, year-round service is scheduled to begin June… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces three new Cathay ChangeMakers for 2020

Hong kong, China, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is bolstering its efforts to give back to society with the announcement of its three new Cathay ChangeMakers for 2020. These forward-thinking individuals have each made significant contributions to environmental protection, youth development and cultural inclusion – three key pillars of the airline’s community… Read the full press release

Vistara launches services to Kathmandu, Nepal

New Delhi, India, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, today added Kathmandu, Nepal, as the fifth international destination to its fast-growing network. Vistara will operate daily flights between Delhi and Kathmandu starting 11 February 2020, the bookings for which open… Read the full press release

Emirates expands reach in the Chinese market through partnership with one-stop travel service provider Trip.com Group

International airline seeks to expand reach in Chinese market and bring ‘Fly Better’ experience to local customers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (January 15, 2020) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trip.com Group, a world’s leading one-stop travel service provider. The agreement was signed in… Read the full press release

JAL, University of Hong Kong and University of Tokyo sign MoU on enhancing collaborative opportunities

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Global Japan Studies Research Network in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech names Thomas Krooswijk as its new General Manager

Marrakech, Morocco, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, located in the heart of the Red City, has named Thomas Krooswijk its new General Manager, bringing more than 15 years of international luxury hotel experience to this flagship Moroccan property. Thomas’ arrival at the garden oasis is well timed, with many projects planned in 2020… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur welcomes celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob

Say hello to masterful menus that balance Malaysian classics with inventive flair Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur knows that exceptional dining is the heart and soul of any unforgettable celebration. With this in mind, they are delighted to welcome aboard celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, whose… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake appoints Chu Yuet Hung as Director of Food and Beverage

Hangzhou at West Lake, China, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake has announced the appointment of Chu Yuet Hung as Director of Food and Beverage. Chu will lead and oversee all the daily operations and management of the Hotel’s two distinct dining restaurants, together with its sizeable banquet operations. With more than 10 years… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach appoints Cornelia Mitlmeier as Resort Manager

Dubai, U.A.E., 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach announces the appointment of Cornelia Mitlmeier as Resort Manager of the iconic Resort located in the heart of Jumeirah, effective as of February 1, 2020. Born and raised in Germany, Cornelia has come a long way from her beginnings as an apprentice in the… Read the full press release

IHG® partners with Asset World Corporate (AWC) for the development of more than 1,200 rooms across Thailand

InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping marks first signing of the agreement Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a strategic partnership with long-standing partner Asset World Corporate (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real-estate group, to manage a portfolio of properties… Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide unveils its new unisex amenity

Every W Hotel Around the World to Feature New On-The-Road Regimen from Eco-Conscious Skin and Haircare Leader The Davines Group; Brandwide Collaboration Includes Three Exclusive New Products NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Heads are about to turn. W Hotels Worldwide today (JANUARY 15, 2020) unveils its new unisex amenity line with… Read the full press release

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk invites all chefs for the 39th annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is calling all chefs for the 39th annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off. The popular fund-raiser for Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department is a two-day event, with amateur chefs competing on Saturday, February 22 and professional chefs on Sunday, February 23,… Read the full press release

AHLA unveils its 2020 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Choice Hotels Joins AHLA; 10 Largest Hotel Companies Now Represented Pebblebrook’s Bortz Appointed Chair WASHINGTON, USA, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (January 13, 2020) welcomed Choice Hotels International, Inc., into membership and unveiled its 2020 Officers, Board of… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels pays tribute to the Lady in Red

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Providing a genuinely personalised and intuitive guest experience based on cultural empathy, guest intelligence and an understanding of each individual guest’s needs is the role of the iconic Lady in Red, a highly emblematic position created by Kempinski Hotels ten years back. As this unique brand ambassador… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways recognized for its exceptional service and reliability in providing on-time performance in 2019

ANA named top performer in Asia Pacific for the second year in a row. Improved score places ANA second among global airlines. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, has been recognized by travel data and analytics firm Cirium for its… Read the full press release

Scottish Citylink celebrates the launch of a new fleet of vehicles on Edinburgh and Glasgow route with free coach travel

Free coach travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January Customers must book online in advance to take advantage of offer – www.citylink.co.uk* Offer part of Scottish Citylink celebrations to launch brand new £7million fleet of vehicles on 900 Service New coaches have luxury interior features to further improve customer comfort… Read the full press release