Zurich Airport hosted 29.4 million passengers in 2017, a YoY increase of 6.3%

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by… Read the full press release

Ryanair successfully implements its new bag policy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair’s new bag policy went live today (15 Jan) offering: – Lower check-in bag fees (down from €/£35 to €/£25 per check-in bag) – Bigger check-in bag allowances (up from 15kg to 20kg) – 2 free carry-on bag allowance for all customers continues – Non-priority customers can bring… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels opens its new flagship Niccolo property, The Murray, Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels announces the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group’s new flagship Niccolo property and the latest addition to the luxury contemporary chic collection by Wharf Hotels. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today. As one of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece   The award-winning airline deployed the state-of-the-art aircraft on the Doha-Athens route today Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Thessaloniki in March, as part of the airline’s continued expansion plans Airline shortly to be the launch customer for the… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Interstate Hotels & Resorts selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel   ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces that it has been selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, recently acquired by AMENA Hotels LLC.  The… Read the full press release

HMSHost and Shake Shack partner to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America

BETHESDA, MD & NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost and Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) are “shaking” up the travel industry with a new partnership to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America. The two companies recently signed a Development Agreement to include multiple location openings over the next several… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Blue Air’s brand-new route to Malaga

LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool’s newest airline, Blue Air, has offered passengers an escape from the January blues by announcing a brand-new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malaga and wants to reward passengers by holding a weekend-long flash sale on all Blue Air flights from the UK. To celebrate… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the latest updates to Hilton Honors

New Perks and Simpler Ways to Earn Points Ensure Every Night Counts MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Delivering on its continued commitment to give guests more of what matters, Hilton announced updates to its guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, making it even easier for members to earn Points and unlock rewards. Starting in April, the… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels announces the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in Hyderabad

CHICAGO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in Hyderabad, in the Indian state of Telangana. Developed by BGR Mining & Infra Ltd., Hyatt Place Hyderabad/Banjara Hills offers a fresh perspective on the uncomplicated stay experience that is a hallmark of the Hyatt Place brand. The Hyatt… Read the full press release

Qantas names its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on Earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces significant milestone in the integration with Virgin America

Key achievement in the integration with Virgin America; no changes for customers SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking another significant milestone in the integration of the two airlines. The receipt of a single operating… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon launches four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, China

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, further strengthening the airline’s network in mainland China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings Pepper the robot to North American airport restaurants

HMSHost brings robot to greet airport diners and offer menu recommendations BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Pepper the robot is coming to an airport near you. Travelers can expect to see more of the 4-foot tall humanoid robot at select HMSHost North American airport restaurants. Pepper greets and engages traveling guests, provides menu details, and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels partners with delivery.com to bring the convenience of delivery services to its loyalty rewards members

Choice Privileges Loyalty Members Earn Points While Enjoying the Convenience of Delivery Service to Their Location ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels is making life on the road a little easier and even more rewarding for its loyalty rewards members. Through a new program with delivery.com, an on-demand marketplace with over 12,000 businesses,… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop flights to Sarasota, FL and Charleston, SC beginning in April

New Allegiant flights to Sarasota and Charleston push record to 51 nonstop destinations INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is kicking off a record-breaking year — thanks to Allegiant Air’s announcement today to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina beginning in April. Both routes are… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes Icelandair’s new nonstop flights to Reykjavik, Iceland

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flights between Kansas City and Iceland. Beginning May 26, 2018 Kansas City-region travelers can fly nonstop from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near the Iceland capital, Reykjavik. Icelandair’s Kansas City service will… Read the full press release

Icelandair launches flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport starting May 2018

New International Service to Iceland and Connections Across Europe to Begin in May 2018 Baltimore, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Icelandair will start nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland.  Icelandair will operate flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport with four weekly roundtrip flights starting on… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Mystery Town Tours launches an exciting way to discover Canmore

Part tour, part game: Get the texts, solve the clues, unlock the adventure! CANMORE, AB, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’ve known Canmore for 20 minutes or 20 years, a new phone-driven tour adventure promises an exciting way to discover a whole new side of the town – for locals and visitors alike. Created by… Read the full press release

easyJet teams up with house and pet sitting business, TrustedHousesitters to make it easier for pet owners and animal lovers to travel

easyJet survey shows most pet owners would travel more if they had better pet care easyJet has partnered with TrustedHousesitters, a house and pet-sitting membership service to enable even more opportunities to travel for both pet owners and animal lovers easyJet customers will be able to book free house sitters for their pets or find… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI’s additional weekly flight to the Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman

BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today announced it has added an additional weekly flight to the popular Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman for summer 2018 operating out of Bristol Airport. TUI adds thousands of seats for summer 2018 from Bristol Airport.  Holidaymakers… Read the full press release

South African Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines announce code-share partnership

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA will code-share with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda effective 15 January 2018. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group announces the appointment of Gary Beck as Horizon Air’s new president and CEO and Constance von Muehlen as COO

SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group today announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air’s new president and chief executive officer, and Constance von Muehlen will be its chief operating officer. Beck is not a newcomer to Alaska Air Group, having served Alaska Airlines from 2008 to June 2015 as vice president of flight operations. “Gary earned the… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London opens new PilatesPT Studio with award-winning trainer Hollie Grant

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has teamed up with award-winning trainer and founder of London’s successful PilatesPT studio Hollie Grant, to offer a menu of holistic and bespoke programmes at the hotel’s new PilatesPT Studio from 5 February, 2018. All programmes are suitable for both men and women. Hollie is renowned for The Model… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands its Exotic Car Collection with Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

Exclusive Partnership Allows Drivers to Rent the Brand’s Critically Acclaimed Model in 15 Markets Around the Country ST. LOUIS, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Car enthusiasts rejoice – the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly sought-after Jaguar F-TYPE SVR has just been made easier thanks to an exclusive partnership between Enterprise Rent-A-Car… Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide announces signing of W Osaka, slated to open in 2021

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — W is about to rise up in the Land of the Rising Sun. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced the signing of W Osaka, slated to open in 2021. Owned by Sekisui House, a long-standing partner of Marriott International, this opening will be the first-ever… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines’ direct flight to Shenzhen, China

From 20 March, Brussels Airport will have a direct connection to Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport. The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines is launching a third direct connection from Brussels Airport to China, in addition to its flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong. The Brussels-Shenzhen route will, from its introduction, be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner,… Read the full press release

SFO becomes the first US airport with approval from FEMA to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the first airport in the United States with approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving… Read the full press release

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees   Bigger Size Allowance & Lower Checked Bag Fees To Eliminate Boarding Delays DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (8 Jan), reminded customers of its new baggage policy, as part of its “Always Getting Better” programme. Ryanair has introduced new reduced… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces its award-winning Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights

Qatar Airways kicks off 2018 by introducing its innovative Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights, making the city the second U.S. destination to offer the innovative new Business Class product Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and customisable private cabins for up to four people, setting a new standard in luxury travel… Read the full press release

EVA Air among AirlineRatings.com’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2018

Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — For the fifth year in a row, EVA Air has earned a coveted spot among AirlineRatings.com’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2018. AirlineRatings joins other global industry and government organizations that consistently recognize EVA for upholding high standards and making safety a top priority. Travelers can learn… Read the full press release