British Airways celebrates welcoming more than a million customers to its First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating welcoming more than a million customers to its First Wing at its home at Heathrow Terminal 5, 18 months since it opened. Reminiscent of a luxury hotel lobby, The First Wing features dedicated security lanes granting customers direct access to British Airways’ prestigious First… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Globalia announce 10 finalists for the inaugural UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition

The 10 finalists will present their projects in January 2019 within the framework of Fitur in Madrid.   The finalists were selected among 3000 projects from 132 countries:  Awake (Colombia), By Hours (Spain), e-bot (Germany), The FreeBird Club (Ireland), Howazit (Israel), Kompas (UK), Pruvo (Israel), Refundit (Israel), Seevoov (Israel), Stay 22 (Canada). The collaboration between UNWTO… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces its first gateway to Malta

New direct services to the Maltese capital to begin 4 June 2019 Airline continues its robust expansion in Europe, with services to Prague, Kyiv, Skopje and many more launched in 2017-2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct services to Valletta, Malta, starting 4 June 2019,… Read the full press release

Hotel Elephant Weimar joins Autograph Collection Hotels’ Portfolio of Independent Hotels in Germany following extensive renovation

Following an Extensive Renovation, Hotel Elephant Weimer Joins The Brand’s Portfolio of Four Independent Hotels in Germany Weimar, Germany, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, has revealed the latest addition to its portfolio with the reopening of Hotel Elephant Weimar following a nine month full renovation.  Located… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection announces the grand opening of Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris

Located Steps from the Champs-Élysées and the Prestigious Triangle d’Or Fashion District, Hôtel De Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris Celebrates ‘Art De Vivre’ in the City of Light BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., today (12/10/2018) announced the grand opening of Hôtel de Berri, a… Read the full press release

SAS introduces Point Sharing and new version of Lifetime Gold membership to its EuroBonus

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS EuroBonus introduces two new features, the option to collect and share EuroBonus points with families & friends and Lifetime Gold membership to reward the most dedicated members. The initiatives are a part of a series of new services and improvements within the SAS EuroBonus program. During 2019,… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces Juicebox Winter and Spring 2019 Schedule

The free music series starts Friday, January 4, 2019, and continues through May Chicago, IL, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The popular free Juicebox Presented by Lifeway Foods will entertain and educate young children and their families with a schedule of music, dance and performances at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) and the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport launches an online booking and payment solution for its Park and Ride car parking service

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers using Queenstown Airport’s Park and Ride service will be able to secure their parking space ahead of time with the launch of an online booking and payment solution from 10 December. Following a successful 12+month trial, the 300-space car parking facility and 11-seater shuttle will continue… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver announces the appointment of Evan Morgan as Restaurant Chef, YEW Seafood + bar

“Combine new flavours and change conceptions – food should evolve along with the rest of our culture,” Evan Morgan, Restaurant Chef, YEW Seafood + bar Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Evan Morgan joins YEW seafood + bar as the new Restaurant Chef, a position that allows him to bring his skills, passion and creativity as a… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach welcomes Cyril Dupuis as newly appointed Executive Pâtissier

Dubai, U.A.E, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Gaining knowledge in the art of pastry for almost 30 years, from the world’s most renowned chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé, Cyril Dupuis –newly appointed Executive Pâtissier at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach – has himself become a culinary legend in the world of the finest… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland appoints Rebecca Haggerty as Chief Audit Officer

Santa Clara County Internal Audit Manager Rebecca Haggerty starts next month Oakland, Calif., 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today ( Dec. 7, 2018) it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top… Read the full press release

Wizz Air recognized as the best low-cost airline and passengers’ most preferred choice in Bulgaria

WIZZ AIR WON TWO SKY AWARDS FOR ITS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN BULGARIA IN 2018 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Bulgaria’s leading carrier and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, was recognized as the best low-cost airline in Bulgaria and as the passengers’ most preferred choice. The two prestigious awards were won… Read the full press release

flydubai starts flights to Chittagong, Bangladesh

Dubai-based carrier flydubai will operate daily flights to Chittagong Flights will operate from 20 January 2019 Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (December 9, 2018) has announced the start of flights to Chittagong in Bangladesh. The relaunched service will begin on 20 January 2019 with daily flights. Commenting on the recommencement… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality partners with supply chain specialists Kloepfel Group to launch Sourcify.net procurement platform

Hotel experts from Deutsche Hospitality have set up a joint venture with supply chain specialists from the Kloepfel Group Piloting ongoing at 350 hotels Digitalisation of purchasing processes in accordance with requirements Collaborative sourcing generates direct cost reductions 100% performance-related payment eliminates risk Refinancing takes place via savings made Ongoing improvement of procurement terms and… Read the full press release

Star Cruises celebrates the return of SuperStar Gemini in Penang with new cruise offerings in Malaysia

Cruise with ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ characters this school and festive holidays! Penang ,Malaysia, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises, a member of Genting Cruise Lines, celebrated the return of SuperStar Gemini to Penang on 7 November 2018. The arrival of SuperStar Gemini, one of Star Cruises’ most popular cruise ships into Malaysia marks… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of three new premium branded hotels in Salt Lake City, Utah to its growing portfolio

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts unveils the addition of three new premium branded hotels to its growing portfolio – the Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Downtown and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown in Salt Lake City, Utah. The… Read the full press release

CANVAS Hotel Dallas now accepting reservations

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to Dallas are invited to color outside the lines as art and hospitality collide with the opening of CANVAS Hotel Dallas. Now accepting reservations, CANVAS features authentic, art-centric accommodations, spectacular rooftop lounge and pool, eclectic and dynamic meeting and event spaces, and a new lobby restaurant. Formerly… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Radisson RED Vienna, Austria opening in 2021

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden, and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson RED Vienna in Austria. The Imperial City, world famous for its music, architecture and culture, is the perfect location to welcome the group’s upscale,… Read the full press release

Boeing Business Jets launches longest range business jet model

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing Business Jets (NYSE: BA) today ( Dec. 10, 2018) announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can… Read the full press release

YYC Calgary International Airport announces return of Aeromexico’s service to Mexico from May 31, 2019

Calgary, Alberta, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — YYC Calgary International Airport is excited to welcome back Aeromexico with service to Mexico City beginning May 31, 2019. The airline will operate seasonal direct flights four days a week linking Calgary and Mexico’s capital city. Calgary – Mexico City AM 613 11:55 p.m. 6:30 a.m.* (Monday, Friday,… Read the full press release

Solidarity AccorHotels endowment fund marks its 10th anniversary

Paris, France, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Helping to combat the economic and social exclusion of the most disadvantaged people was the rationale behind the creation of the endowment fund Solidarity AccorHotels. Ten years on, more than 300 projects have been supported in 45 countries to help 172,800 direct beneficiaries with the aid of 20,000… Read the full press release

Hyatt celebrates the opening of Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara

Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara has opened its doors as Hyatt’s first extended-stay hotel in Southeast Asia CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and UEM Sunrise Berhad today (December 6, 2018) celebrate the opening of the long-awaited Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara, marking the brand’s entry into the extended stay… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces 151-room Hyatt Regency Tirana, Albania expected to open in 2019

Hyatt Regency Tirana will mark continued growth for Hyatt in Southeast Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 6, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Kastrati Hotels & Tower shpk for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Albania. The 151-room Hyatt Regency… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport took part in the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport’s cargo experts discussed the opening of new market opportunities in Shanghai. The Hungarian capital city airport was the only main sponsor from the region at the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018, a meeting of cargo professionals from all over the world. “Opening to the east”… Read the full press release

Dubai gem Nikki Beach Resort & Spa joins Amistad Partners’ portfolio

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Located on Dubai’s stunning Pearl Jumeira island, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is the latest addition to Amistad Partners’ portfolio. This new collaboration comes just two months after yet another Dubai luxury hotel, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, joined forces with Amistad Partners. Spanning over 52,000… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

Southwest announces extra flights for the college football games

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) this week announced extra flights for college football fans traveling to see their favorite teams compete for the top spot. Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama, the carrier added new nonstop options for fans to get to the football games in Miami,… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by Ground Handling International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG, together with its partner Finnair, has been awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by the industry’s leading magazine Ground Handling International. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling was honored for a new machine-learning tool, which helps to dynamically predict aircraft delays at Finnair’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flights from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya

Qatar Airways is the first Middle Eastern airline to provide direct flights to Mombasa Qatar Airways will also launch direct services to Gothenburg, Sweden and Da Nang, Vietnam this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed today (09 December 2018) at Moi… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces the addition of Château Montrose to its First Class inflight wine offering

Wines from the renowned estate unveiled on selected First Class routes from December HongKong, China 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific’s award-winning First Class wine cellar is soon to be enriched by the airline’s new partnership with Château Montrose – one of Bordeaux’s leading wineries. The partnership was unveiled during a spectacular wine dinner… Read the full press release