IHG® to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference in Las Vegas

New Brand Will Serve Unique, Growing Midscale Traveler in Market Worth $20 Billion Denham UK, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more… Read the full press release

Dubai International anticipates the Eid holiday rush

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai International (DXB) is lining up extra staff and an exciting array of activities, promotions and entertainment as part of its preparations for the Eid holiday rush. With Eid coinciding with schools across the UAE closing for the summer, Dubai Airports is anticipating heightened traffic during the… Read the full press release

AAAE again calls on carriers to drop continued opposition to modernizing the Passenger Facility Charge

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With airlines collecting more than $1 billion in baggage fees in the first quarter of 2017, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) once again called on carriers to drop their continued opposition to modernizing a local airport user fee known as the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrates new passenger record and achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s leading airline, celebrated today a new passenger record along with remarkable achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport. WIZZ’s lucky 1 millionth passenger was travelling from Mulhouse to Tuzla and was… Read the full press release

DMAI announces 10 industry leaders to be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame

10 travel industry leaders to be inducted into the DMAI Hall of Fame during the Annual Convention in July Washington DC, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME and President and CEO of Newport Beach & Company and President and CEO Don Welsh today announced the… Read the full press release

flydubai launches seasonal flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro this summer

Batumi, Qabala and Tivat provide passengers with a variety of new options for summer Visa on Arrival for UAE nationals and residents entering Batumi and Tivat Dubai, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With more than 90 destinations in 44 countries, flydubai’s diverse network provides numerous opportunities to experience culture, history, beautiful surroundings and adventure… Read the full press release

W Hotels launches hotel industry’s first ever video game, Belle the Bear to power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue

Bethesda, Maryland, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — To power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), is taking the hotel guest experience to the next level – literally. With the brand’s newest hotel set in the heart of one of the country’s renowned tech hubs,… Read the full press release

Family Travel Made Easy with On Demand Baby Equipment Rental Marketplace

Hopnswap’s rental community connects local parents and caregivers with traveling families in need of baby equipment. Washington D.C., 2017-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — An easier way to rent safe and affordable baby equipment has launched in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia just in time for summer vacation planning. Hopnswap, an online baby equipment… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks its 13th anniversary

WIZZ Youth Challenge Winners 2017, Anniversary Seat Sale – Discount Up To 30%* Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air celebrates today the 13th anniversary of its very first flight. In the years that have passed since then, WIZZ has gone on to become the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern… Read the full press release

Wizz Air started operations from Osijek Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today started operations from Osijek Airport. The maiden flight took off to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport). Wizz Air’s newest service will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays, providing customers with a convenient schedule for weekend… Read the full press release

DMAI and European Cities Marketing to provide members with an enhanced offer and wider range of services

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote and deliver key research and educational resources to respective members while working together to build the value of each organization. “With this alliance, European and American DMOs establish… Read the full press release

London City Airport becomes the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower

London City Airport is to become the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower – operational in 2019 The digital solution is a multi-million pound investment  utilising state-of-the-art 360° HD cameras and sensors on a newly constructed tower A live feed with a panoramic view of the airfield, along with sensory… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted successful IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Doha, Qatar

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 highlighted best safety practices Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the pivotal global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme last week in Doha, Qatar. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event brought together more than… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia

New partnership between the two oneworld airlines will provide more options for Cathay Pacific customers travelling between Hong Kong, Spain and Portugal Hong Kong, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today announced a new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia, which will see its customers benefit from extensive new connections to destinations in the… Read the full press release

JetBlue to move from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 on May 17

JetBlue to Offer A-List Experience for All Customers Traveling Through LAX Terminal 5  May 17 Move to Terminal 5 Gives JetBlue Customers Access to Premium Concessions, Modern Terminal Design, and Free Terminal-wide Wi-Fi Move Comes Amid JetBlue’s West Coast Growth and Increasing Popularity of Mint Starting This Summer, Customers Will Benefit From JetBlue’s Popular Self-Service… Read the full press release

Passengers can now travel with surfboards on Metrolink trains

All Metrolink trains now have a specially designed surfboard storage area Southern California, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The surf is up, as passengers can now travel with surfboards on Metrolink trains. Beginning this past weekend, Metrolink train now include surfboard storage netting on all its Bike/Surfboard Cars. Officials anticipate the modified cars will be… Read the full press release

Typewriter technology exhibition at Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport

New exhibition highlights typewriter technology through more than a century of design San Francisco, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The typewriter is one of the great inventions of the modern world.  A marvel of industrial engineering and ingenuity, it revolutionized communication and was an essential tool for countless writers.  To comprehend the typewriter’s impact,… Read the full press release

Viking River Cruises’ new ship Viking Ra will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour in March 2018

All-Suite Viking Ra Will Begin Sailing New Nile River Cruisetour in Spring 2018 Los Angeles, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International: Empress’ Western Caribbean and Havana sailings open for bookings

Expanded Sailings Introduce 58 New Cruises, Including 28 Havana Overnights through March 2019 Miami, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas.  Royal Caribbean International’s newly refreshed… Read the full press release

Phumeza Nhantsi appointed South African Airways (SAA) new CFO

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi (39) as SAA’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017. Ms. Nhantsi was appointed as SAA’s Interim CFO in November 2015 after the position was left vacant following the departure of… Read the full press release

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release

5 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Vacation Should Be Booked By A Travel Agent

Washington DC, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — National Travel Agent Day is May 3, 2017 and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is celebrating the more than 25,000 CLIA-member travel agents globally that help to navigate the many cruise choices for passengers. When it comes to cruise travel, travel agents truly are the matchmakers helping… Read the full press release

New Enterprise Car Club App Gets You Moving Faster

Missouri, U.S., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of Enterprise Car Club, the UK’s largest privately owned car club, now have access to a brand-new mobile app, available for the first time on Android as well as iOS. The app has been designed to make it even easier for users to find, book and… Read the full press release

TravelTech’s Hong Kong to London Hackathon To Be Sponsored By Travelport

Langley, U.K., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), today announced its sponsorship and involvement of the unique Hack Horizon hackathon which will give 32 participants exclusive access to its technology whilst on a flight from Hong Kong to London. Flying at 40,000 feet, 32 of the best entrepreneurs, developers, engineers and technology designers… Read the full press release

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Partners With Major League Baseball For Digital Video Series “Beyond Influential”

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), is launching a digital video series in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) titled “Beyond Influential.” The series launches today on MLB.com and features four current and former MLB stars and their never-before heard stories about… Read the full press release

Marriott International Debuts Eco-Conscious Element Hotel Brand in Kuala Lumpur

Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) announces the debut of the Element Hotels brand to Southeast Asia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. Designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners the welcoming, open-planned studios along with the single and multi-room suites are ideal for larger groups and extended stay travellers…. Read the full press release

Chinese Youth Gain New Industry Knowledge With The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation’s Chinese Hospitality Education Initiative

China Hospitality Education Initiative receives World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow People Award Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Teachers across mainland China are improving the lives—and future careers—of Chinese youth by gaining new industry knowledge and teaching techniques through the China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI), a project of The J…. Read the full press release

Marriott International Unveils Comprehensive Expansion of Its Modular Construction Initiative

Company Expects to Sign 50 Select Brand Hotel Deals in North America in 2017 that Incorporate Prefabricated Rooms Bethesda, Md., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — In an industry first, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today unveiled a comprehensive expansion to its initiative to drive adoption of modular construction of hotels in North America. In addition, the… Read the full press release

First-ever Urban Wine Festival At Oakland To Highlight East Bay and Northern California Wineries

Thousands expected to attend the urban experience at the Oakland waterfront Oakland, Calif., 2017-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square is home to the first-ever Urban Wine Festival at the Oakland waterfront this Saturday from Noon to 5 PM. “Jack London Square is a perfect location for this event because it’s literally in the heart… Read the full press release