easyJet and Founders Factory announce new start-ups to join its travel tech accelerator programme

easyJet and Founders Factory announce new start-ups to join its travel tech accelerator programme   LUTON, UK, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Three more travel tech companies have been selected to join the start-up accelerator programme following the success of launch start-ups Flio and LuckyTrip Each business will receive hands on support from Founders … Read the full press release

World’s leading independent advertising technology company AppNexus becomes a PATA Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today (January 22, 2018) announced a new Preferred Partnership agreement. The agreement will allow PATA members to better understand the new landscape of programmatic advertising and how best to utilise it for their respective organisations. As a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo earns the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation

Cargo carrier recognised for operating Envirotainer containers compliant with Good Distribution Practice  DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has received the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation at five of its destinations: Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Chicago, and its hub, Doha, Qatar…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific brings new inflight well-being programme through partnership with Pure Yoga

New inflight well-being programme launches across all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has partnered with Pure Yoga to launch a new inflight well-being programme, ‘Travel Well with Yoga’, this month. In harmony with the airline’s ‘Life Well Travelled’ campaign, the series of videos have been… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces new service connecting Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (24 January 2018) announced that it will introduce a new service that will connect Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. The new service will be introduced as part of a restructuring of existing Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flights, which will see the Canberra-Wellington flights… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces special flights for football fans traveling to and from the big game

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 22, 2018) added additional nonstop service options between Boston and Minneapolis and between Philadelphia and Minneapolis for football fans traveling to and from the big game. These special flights are on sale now at Southwest.com. The carrier published the following additional flights surrounding a super weekend for football fans: Friday, Feb…. Read the full press release

Jet Airways enhances its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests

New, innovative and attractive oven-proof meal box to retain meal freshness Airline reintroduces the all-popular ‘Biryani Festival’ every Friday MUMBAI, India, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, has enhanced its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests, with a particular focus on quality and choice of meal services. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces two weekly flights from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy from 31 March

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy. The new service will commence on 31 March and operate with two weekly flights, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Seats on the new route are already on sale… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn brand Continues Growth with more than 140 Properties in Pipeline

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sleep Inn brand, a proven leader in the midscale lodging segment and part of the Choice Hotels International, Inc.(NYSE: CHH) portfolio, has surpassed 400 properties open worldwide and increased its pipeline to more than 140 hotels. In 2018, the brand is projected to open hotels in several major… Read the full press release

British Airways supports 2018 Business Festival as headline partner

2018 Business Festival confirms British Airways on board as latest headline partner Traveller numbers up by a third on top growing routes in airline’s SME loyalty programme – On Business – confirming importance of in-person meetings LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s largest international airline has joined forces with the world’s biggest business… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue partner to transport dozens of impacted animals from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Lucky Dog Animal Rescue teamed up with Southwest Airlines to help with San Juan relief efforts by flying rescue animals from Puerto Rico to the D.C. area for adoption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In partnership with Puerto Rico animal rescue organization, PR Animals, Lucky Dog Staff… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of its newest property in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its fifth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 150-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche has a prime location close to the popular North Corniche, which overlooks the Red Sea and is within… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces flights from St. Petersburg to Alicante, Spain from 28 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences flights from St. Petersburg to Alicante starting 28 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Alicante will be carried out on Saturdays. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 08:55 and arrive in Alicante at 12:50 local time. Return flights will depart at 13:50 and arrive… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches flights to the Italian city of Bari from 24 June 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences flights to the Italian city of Bari starting 24 June 2018. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Domodedovo Airport to Bari will be carried out on Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow at 10:45 and arrive in Bari at 13:35 local time. Return flights will depart at 14:30 and arrive at Domodedovo… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to make long waits before take-off a thing of the past

Significant time savings before flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, which will make long waits before take-off a thing of the past. On weekdays between 6 and 8:30 a.m…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed 30.6 million passengers to Terminal 2 in 2017

For the first time: 30 million passengers in Terminal 2 COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year, Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed over 30 million passengers to Terminal 2. To be more precise, 30.6 million passengers used the terminal for their travel needs in 2017, an increase of 10.6 percent compared to… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport teams up with Mawgif to provide premium car spa and grooming services

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi International Airport has partnered with the Middle East’s leading parking technology and airport parking operator Mawgif (National Parking Company) to provide premium car spa and grooming services, now open in SkyPark Plaza opposite Terminal 3 building at the Capital’s airport. An airport first in the… Read the full press release

GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honor Mariam Al Remaithi as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honored Mariam Al Remaithi for her achievement in being licensed and certified as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports, to join the team in Al Ain International Airport. This initiative comes as a part of the… Read the full press release

Norwegian to double the frequency of its Boston and New York services to Shannon Airport for 2018

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has today welcomed the news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018. The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 10 new French routes in its Winter 2018 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (17 Jan) launched 10 new French routes in its Winter 2018 schedule, and confirmed it will engage with social economic committees/unions, which will pave the way for Ryanair to open bases in France, and deliver low fares, jobs and traffic growth. Ryanair’s new… Read the full press release

Ballater Hostel in Aberdeenshire earns VisitScotland’s highest accolade

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With a lot of hard-work, Ballater Hostel has achieved VisitScotland’s highest accolade. After achieving a 5-star award at their first ever grading visit, Ballater Hostel is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the exceptional VisitScotland award. The Hostel is located in the centre of Ballater, and attracts… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches public consultations for its expansion

10-week consultation offers the public an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s future and how the airport will serve local communities and the UK economy Heathrow is seeking views on options to deliver and operate an expanded airport, alongside principles of new airspace design Consultation is latest delivery milestone and comes ahead of a Parliamentary vote in… Read the full press release

Rodeway Inn opens its 600th hotel — Rodeway Inn Osceola, Arkansas

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Rodeway Inn, the well-known economy hotel and one of 11 Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) brands, announced the opening of its 600th hotel. Located at 4565 West Keiser Avenue in Osceola, Arkansas, the opening of the Rodeway Inn Osceola, marks a significant milestone in the brand’s ongoing expansion. The Rodeway Inn Osceola offers free… Read the full press release

Comfort Hotel brand opened 58 hotels in 2017

Strong 2017 Highlighted by Robust Growth, Pipeline and Brand Evolution ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A proven leader in the upper midscale lodging segment, the iconic Comfort Hotel brand finished 2017 by opening 58 hotels and increasing the pipeline to nearly 300, one of the largest in its history. Franchised by Choice Hotels International,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of the new Cambria Hotel Nashville

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality, announced the opening of the new Cambria Hotel Nashville. The 255-room Cambria Hotel Nashville features Music City-inspired design elements throughout the property including a professional quality performance space where guests and locals… Read the full press release

British Airway launches ‘Write a Song, Win a Seat’ songwriting competition ahead of the launch of its new direct service to Nashville, Tennessee

BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER/SONGWRITER KIP MOORE FOR SONGWRITING COMPETITION LONDON, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Calling all songwriters, British Airways is on the hunt for Nashville’s next biggest hit. The airline is looking for the new Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton or Sheryl Crow, and wants to give undiscovered talent the chance to write… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite and its ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Award-winning airline proudly showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, fitted on the Boeing 777 Show kicks off the start of a busy year for the airline, which will soon be the global launch customer of the A350-1000 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways stole the limelight on the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces additional flights to Bangkok, Thailand from 25 March

Additional service to commence 25 March 2018 Award-winning airline launched service to Chiang Mai, its fourth Thai destination, late last year, with flights to Pattaya to begin this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion in Asia by adding an additional flight to Bangkok, providing its passengers… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington

13 daily departures to eight top West Coast markets, including San Francisco, LA and Las Vegas SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area’s hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington. When commercial service begins at the airport in the fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to… Read the full press release

VisitEngland encourages Brits to beat the January blues with ‘24 Hours in the UK’ digital campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (‘Blue Monday’ 15 January 2018) launched a digital campaign to promote round-the-clock activities and experiences across the UK, encouraging Brits to beat the January blues by taking a holiday at home. The ‘24 Hours in the UK’ series of films, launched by VisitEngland and… Read the full press release