Heathrow partners with Grab to launch a food and drink pre-order service

New in-app service helps passengers order food ahead of travel LONDON, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has partnered with leading US provider Grab to launch a food and drink pre-order service. Hosted within the Heathrow app, passengers will now be able to enjoy fantastic food before they fly.  The service trial has launched… Read the full press release

3rd annual Heathrow’s Midnight Runway Marathon raised over £50,000 for charity

350 runners from across Team Heathrow raised over £50,000 for charity Four local and national charities set to receive the donations from this year’s event LONDON, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its third year, Heathrow’s Midnight Runway Marathon has raised over £50,000 for charity. 350 runners from across team Heathrow competed in… Read the full press release

Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights

Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flights Proposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving economic growth during key early years… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces latest Sunwing Café selection of dishes inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is pleased to announce it will be continuing its partnership with Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford, as part of its award-winning inflight service. In addition, the #1 to the sun will be offering new and tasty menu options inspired by the Chef herself to… Read the full press release

IHG listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today been listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, having achieved first place in RobecoSAM’s Consumer Services industry group and the highest score for the industry on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). This achievement means that IHG will… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts recognized at Airports Council International North America conference

Halifax, N.S., 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts were formally recognized this week at the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority, received a Certificate of Accreditation at the ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony. “It was… Read the full press release

Marriott International opens dual-branded hotel Le Méridien and AC Hotels by Marriott in downtown Denver

With the Highest Open-Air Rooftop Bar in Denver, the Dual-Branded Hotel Complex Brings an Elevated Approach to Design and Dining in the Mile High City Bethesda, MD, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. today announced the anticipated opening of the dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver, bringing two lauded European-inspired brands to… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announces New Holiday Tradition – Ice Skating at the Boardwalk

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is offering guests a new way to celebrate the holidays this year. Starting November 11, the seaside amusement park’s Main Entrance Plaza will become a center of holiday fun with ice skating, holiday decorations, rides, games, and treats. A 30 foot Christmas… Read the full press release

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok marks its 7th year with a series of exceptional events and promotions

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is celebrating seven years of providing luxurious and glorious experiences for local and international guests with a series of exceptional events and promotions. On 27 September 2017 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates its seventh anniversary of providing unrivalled comfort and luxury to guests to a… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko welcomes Natalia Kashirskaya as new General Manager

BANSKO, Bulgaria, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 15 September, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has a new General Manager – Ms Natalia Kashirskaya. A true hotelier with over 12 years’ experience within the company, she joins Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko from her most recent role as Hotel Manager of Kempinski Hotel… Read the full press release

NEW ZEALAND: Hobbiton Movie Set to celebrate International Hobbit Day on September 22

Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set on September 22 as they celebrate International Hobbit Day. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set on September 22 as they celebrate… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill: Lord of the Rungs — world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb

Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs experience needs to be seen to be believed. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s wild, wet and 450 metres on high – Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs is the world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb and New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill. New Zealand’s connection with… Read the full press release

Stagecoach recognises outstanding UK Bus apprentices

Perth, Scotland, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach’s top UK Bus apprentices have been recognised at the company’s 13th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards. Ten bus engineering apprentices were awarded for their outstanding performance at the company’s largest ever awards ceremony at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The winners received cash prizes and… Read the full press release

EANS earns the Family-friendly Employer stamp from the Ministry of Social Affairs

Harjumaa, Estonia, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On 15 September Kaia Iva, Minister of Social Affairs, awarded 43 employers, including EANS, the Family-friendly Employer stamp, which allows present and future employers to demonstrate that they appreciate the wishes of their employees and are ready to contribute to their well-being. “We participate in family- and employee-friendly… Read the full press release

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights daily until end of October to improve its system-wide punctuality

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, today (15th Sept) announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Turin will be carried out on Sundays starting 24 December 2017. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 06:40 and arrive in Turin at 08:10… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel GmbH marks its 30th anniversary by launching a new partnership with Brazilian brand Intercity

Brazil-based Intercity Hotels and German IntercityHotels to work together on marketing, promotional, sales and trade fair activities with effect from 2018 CITY, Country, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This month sees IntercityHotel celebrate its 30th anniversary. The founding principle of operating hotels located in the immediate vicinity of major transport hubs has helped the chain… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland receives $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding for new security projects

Funding to upgrade Port Truck Management System and Emergency Operations Center Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland said today it will receive approximately $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding to implement two new Port security projects. Oakland is one of 33 U.S. ports to receive grant funds… Read the full press release

HMSHost opens Burgundy & Gold Club at Washington Dulles International Airport

HMSHost brings game-day dining experience to Washington travelers DULLES, VA, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Huddle up hungry travelers – football season is here and the new Washington Redskins Burgundy & Gold Club is serving up good times and game day-inspired cuisine at Washington Dulles International Airport’s Concourse B. The exclusive new full-service restaurant and bar… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Connection Service launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PROACTIVE HELP FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TIGHT CONNECTIONS CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board: Singapore will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2018 to 2021

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board today announced that they will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for four more years from 2018 to 2021. The announcement comes against the background of a year-to-date 19% increase in ticket sales, with the weekend sales still to… Read the full press release

Vistara launches ‘Vistara Hackathon’ — India’s largest aviation Hackathon

Vistara announces 30-hour long, India’s largest aviation Hackathon Registrations for Vistara Hackathon open until Sept 25, 2017 All-India Vistara Hackathon to be held from Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 8, 2017 in Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru New Delhi, India, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, the country’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, Oman

Four additional non-stop flights starting from 1 October to take service to daily  Sohar is the award-winning airline’s third and most recent destination in the Sultanate of Oman DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to provide direct daily flights from Doha to the Welsh capital

New route to provide direct daily service from Doha to the Welsh capital Qatar Airways to be first Gulf carrier to service Cardiff Airline continues its ambitious expansion plans, with 26 new routes being launched through 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this October 2017

Cargo carrier expands its footprint in the Americas by launching its thirteenth American freighter destination on 11 October DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh as its latest freighter destination in the United States, effective 11 October 2017, making it the first international airline to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh,… Read the full press release

The UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics approved by member States

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the… Read the full press release

Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization for 2018-2021

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. Zurab Pololikashvili was elected… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu; more than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries

More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, China this morning. During the next four days, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and… Read the full press release

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires the next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). The Symposium welcomed more than 250 local and overseas students and academia, as well as industry professionals. Organised by the… Read the full press release

The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), has attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organisations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organisations and 51 source markets. PTM 2017… Read the full press release