Katara Hospitality expands its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels

The world’s most famous hotel located in the heart of New York City Doha, Qatar, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, announced the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels. The… Read the full press release

Genting Hong Kong hosts special offers, contests and giveaways to celebrate 25th birthday

Special contests and giveaways worth over HKD2.5 million on Dream Cruises and Star Cruises highlight 25th birthday year Hong Kong, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Hong Kong is celebrating 25 years of pioneering spirit in 2018 with a host of special offers, contests and giveaways to highlight a quarter century as the leader in… Read the full press release

Leipzig/Halle Airport to develop and expand infrastructure for handling air freight to meet the increase in cargo volumes

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Volumes of freight at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany’s second-largest air cargo hub, have increased more than tenfold since 2007 and continue to grow at a disproportionately high rate. To cope with this, the airport is planning to gradually develop the space that is available in order to keep up… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces partnership with the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region Ctrip

London, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on an already successful relationship, Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) is proud to announce a strategic global partnership agreement with Radisson Hotel Group. This collaboration brings together the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region and one of the largest hotel groups in the world…. Read the full press release

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives to host acrobats, Santa Claus and spectacular fireworks show for the holidays

Luxury resort to host acrobats, Santa Claus and spectacular fireworks show  Maldives, Indonesia, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Vittaveli’s festive programme will evolve around an exciting ‘Circus’ theme this year. A host of entertainers, magicians and acrobats will make their entry in the Maldives, promising a celebration in the style of The Greatest Showman! Jumeirah Vittaveli will celebrate… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to debut in Shanghai in 2024

Centrally located, ultra-luxury riverside hotel will celebrate Shanghai’s history, charm and modernity HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will enter Shanghai – China’s economic powerhouse and “Paris of the East” – with the opening of Rosewood Shanghai in 2024.  This latest international jewel in the collection’s crown will signify a key… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announces its first property in the Philippines — Rosewood Hermana Mayor, scheduled to open in 2023

Ultra-luxury resort represents the brand’s first Philippines property HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by AquaTerra Hotels and Resorts Development Corporation to manage Rosewood Hermana Mayor, which will open in 2023 as the brand’s first property in the Philippines. The ultra-luxury resort, located on pristine and private Hermana… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed to manage Rosewood Shenzhen, set to open in 2022

HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by China Resources Land Limited (CR Land), the flagship subsidiary of China Resources Group, to manage Rosewood Shenzhen, set to open in 2022. The ultra-luxury property in the heart of China’s fastest growing economic metropolis heralds the strategic consolidation of the… Read the full press release

Boeing joins the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 19, 2018), Boeing joined the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators, a Europe-wide platform for aggregating early Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace management initiatives, launched by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport. By signing the EU Network Manifesto, Boeing deepens its existing partnership with the European Commission,… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers the first super-efficient 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines

Delivery marks the first widebody airplane for a privately-held Chinese airline Long-range 787-9 Dreamliner will enable the carrier to expand its international network SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by… Read the full press release

Flybe Board appoints Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Group Board of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (15th October 2018) announced it has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee. He will be responsible for providing assurance to the Board of best practice performance relating to… Read the full press release

Flybe appoints Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective 15th October 2018.  He has assumed the position from interim post holder, Kieran Graham, who has been acting in this capacity on a short-term basis for the past… Read the full press release

Female business travellers: A demographic you can’t risk ignoring

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — About a year ago, the corporate world, government and the movie industry (especially in the United States) were caught off guard and stunned by revelation after revelation of sexual misconduct by well-known figures. The world today is more aware now about improper behaviour by men, particularly by… Read the full press release

Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release

Norwegian expands cooperation with AVTECH Sweden AB to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a successful test project, Norwegian will expand its cooperation with AVTECH Sweden AB to further reduce fuel consumption. A report by the Swedish Energy Agency, which partly financed the project, shows that fuel consumption was reduced by 22 kilos per flight. This equals an annual CO2… Read the full press release

AccorHotels announces the appointment of Emlyn Brown as Vice President, Wellbeing for AccorHotels’ Luxury & Upper Upscale brands

Paris, France, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Emlyn Brown as Vice President, Wellbeing for AccorHotels’ Luxury & Upper Upscale brands. Emlyn joins AccorHotels from Resense Spas S.A, where he most recently held the position of Global Design Director and was responsible for managing corporate strategies, wellbeing concepts… Read the full press release

New bus service to enhance public transport connections to Bristol Airport

A new bus service to south Bristol will commence from Sunday 28 October 2018, further enhancing public transport connections to Bristol Airport. Bristol, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The new service is being introduced to coincide with the rerouting of the A1 Bristol Airport Flyer service to take advantage of new Metrobus infrastructure in… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), have launched a pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector, with a global call for startups or companies, mature or emerging, technological and non-technological, with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing and integrating gastronomy in tourism and inspiring tourists… Read the full press release

British Airways announces a multi-million pounds investment in staff training to provide the very best service to its customers

Multi-million pounds investment in staff training Staff empowered and trained to work across the terminal to solve any problem Mobile devices will help them to assist with reservations, ticketing, flight changes, re-bookings and up to date flight information Part of a continued initiative to care for and put customers at the heart of its business… Read the full press release

British Airways launches two-per-week summer service from Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can swing their way to charming Charleston next summer as British Airways launches a new route to the soulful South Carolina city. From April 4, 2019, British Airways will launch a two-per-week summer service from Heathrow, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted a media roundtable luncheon in New York for the launch of its ultramodern A350-1000 to JFK

Qatar Airways GCEO hosts media roundtable to discuss the airline’s upcoming plans in the U.S. Qatar Airways’ ultramodern A350-1000 will launch at JFK later this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable luncheon to discuss the highly-anticipated arrival of… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes Scott M. Haralson to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) announced today (Oct. 17, 2018) that its board of directors has promoted Scott M. Haralson to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 16, 2018.  Haralson has over 18 years of airline experience and most recently served as Spirit’s Vice President… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport: new Embraer Lineage 1000 executive jet joins Gainjet Ireland’s growing fleet

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — There were double celebrations today (16 October 2018) at Shannon Airport, as Gainjet Ireland took delivery of a new jet, which made history as the first aircraft in the world to be registered on the new Irish EJ aircraft register, administered by the Irish Aviation Authority. The registration… Read the full press release

Nearly half million passengers passed through Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports during September

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — 487,626 passengers in all passed through Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports during September. This represents growth of 7.3 percent in comparison with the same month in the previous year. The number of aircraft movements rose by 9.2 percent to a figure of 9,837 take-offs and landings. The number of… Read the full press release

Boeing announced service enhancements to its integrated digital solutions portfolio at MRO Europe

Enhanced capabilities enable better, faster decision-making based on real-time data, powered by Boeing AnalytX Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At MRO Europe today (Oct. 16, 2018), Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced service enhancements to its integrated digital solutions portfolio that enable better, faster operational decision-making for customers. The announcement comes alongside a series of… Read the full press release

Boeing and Adient’s airplane seat joint venture Adient Aerospace secures regulatory approvals

Adient Aerospace secures regulatory approval to develop, manufacture and sell seats to airlines and leasing companies Alan Wittman named Chief Executive Officer SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Adient (NYSE: ADNT) today (Oct. 16, 2018) announced their airplane seat joint venture Adient Aerospace is operational after securing regulatory approvals. The… Read the full press release

Zabeel House by Jumeirah hotels introduces flexible check-in and out at any time, any day of the week

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Did you ever walk into a lobby of a hotel tired from a long flight and approach a front desk-clerk who disdainfully reminds you of the standard check-in time that they can’t change? Well now, at the Zabeel House by Jumeirah hotels, you have the flexibility to check-in and out… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney wins Conference and Events Venue of the Year title At the 2018 Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW Awards for Excellence

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At the 2018 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW Awards for Excellence, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney took the crown for Conference and Events Venue of the Year. The TAA NSW Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious hospitality and tourism awards, honouring the achievement of excellence in a wide… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of a 76-room, three-story Sleep Inn hotel in Chiloquin, Oregon

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) continues the growth of its proven midscale Sleep Inn brand with the opening of a 76-room, three-story hotel in Chiloquin, Ore. The Sleep Inn brand has nearly 550 properties open or in the pipeline globally, with hotels that have opened this year in Houston, Denver, and Sarasota, Fla. The brand is also… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s ROSE Award 2018 winners announced

VisitEngland has today Tuesday 16 October revealed the winners of the fourth annual ROSE Awards at the Independent Hotel Show in London. LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The ROSE Awards, this year awarded to 100 recipients across the country, puts the spotlight on those accommodation providers across England who provide visitors with the… Read the full press release