Cruise Lines International Association opens enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry,… Read the full press release

This Plan a Cruise Month CLIA highlights the best cruise travel experiences in Australasia

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is highlighting the most exclusive and unmatched cruise travel experiences in Australasia as part of Plan a Cruise Month. The region, comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea… Read the full press release

Sixteen Red Carnation Hotel Collection properties win 21 awards in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is proud to announce that 16 of its iconic properties won 21 awards in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, whose results were announced today. Two properties, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa and Hotel d’Angleterre,… Read the full press release

Serena Hotels scoops seven awards at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Serena Hotels scoops seven awards, including category titles of Leading Hotel Brand in four East African countries at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards held in Kigali, Rwanda. According to the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards is regarded as the “Oscars” of the… Read the full press release

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey ranks Hamad International Airport second among Top 10 International Airports

Doha, Qatar, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked second in the Top 10 International Airports in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey. The magazine’s World’s Best awards recognise the greatest airports, islands, cities, hotels, and cruise lines as voted by its 4.8 million readers and has… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on its mobile app

SINGAPORE, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy a more convenient and faster payment method with the introduction of Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on the Airline’s award-winning mobile app. With the addition of Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options through the SingaporeAir app, customers are… Read the full press release

Jet Airways celebrates the Festival of Lights with nine-day fare sale until October 25, 2017

9-day festive offer to provide guests with attractive discounts on fares across the airline’s domestic and international network MUMBAI, India, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, today announced a special offer to celebrate the Festival of Lights with its guests. Under this offer, the airline will provide attractive… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches 8 new routes from Athens International Airport in 2018

ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144 DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018  BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today the start of its operations from Athens International Airport with the launch of 8 new routes in 2018, to Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air files an application for UK Air Operator’s Certificate and and Operating Licence

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” or “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (“AOC”)… Read the full press release

The Westin Buffalo becomes the first hotel in the world to offer guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio

Buffalo, New York, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Westin Buffalo this week announced that it is now offering guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio, the free, all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live-streaming radio service. The Delaware North-operated property becomes the first hotel in the world to do so. Using technology from Volara, the leading provider… Read the full press release

Viking® voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Viking Rated Highest of All Cruise Lines in 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the… Read the full press release

English Heritage: Bolsover, Kenilworth and Carisbrooke castles voted top three spookiest sites

SWINDON, UK, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of our Halloween and After Dark events programme, we asked our 1,800 staff to vote for the spookiest site in our care. Bolsover, Kenilworth and Carisbrooke castles are our top three spookiest sites, according to a staff survey conducted by English Heritage this Halloween. Our staff have intimate access to our… Read the full press release

FCCA launches CaribbeanIsOpen.com — features footage of and updates from Caribbean destinations

To share that vast majority of Caribbean ports are open and welcoming tens of thousands of daily cruise passengers, landing site—CaribbeanIsOpen.com—provides footage, testimonials, Q&A, map of open destinations and more.  Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and… Read the full press release

Mérida, Mexico to host annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show from October 23-27

Pembroke Pines, FL, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — For more than 20 years, destinations have increased their cruise tourism benefits by hosting the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean and Latin America. From triple-digit growth in passenger and vessel arrivals to the development… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport opens the President Gerald R. Ford Tribute Room

Grand Rapids, MI, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Two organizations bearing President Gerald R. Ford’s name came together to celebrate a ribbon-cutting and dedication for a tribute room at the airport in the late president’s honor. Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation officials joined President Gerald R. Ford’s son,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Dominika Rudnick as Director of Key Account Management & Consortia

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dominika Rudnick took on the role of Director of Key Account Management & Consortia at Deutsche Hospitality with effect from 1 October. In her new capacity, Ms. Rudnick is heading up a seven-strong team which assists major customers of Deutsche Hospitality in the planning and… Read the full press release

IHG® welcomes Fergus Stewart to the Europe region as Vice President, Luxury Operations

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® cements luxury credentials with appointment of Vice President, Luxury Operations, Europe Fergus Stewart joins the Operations Leadership team with ten years at IHG under his belt Globe-trotter Fergus has spent his career working across Europe, Asia and the Middle East IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one… Read the full press release

IHG® unveils InterContinental Perth City Centre – the 6th InterContinental hotel in Australia

A new level of sophistication for Perth’s vibrant heart Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, unveiled InterContinental Perth City Centre today – the 6th InterContinental hotel in Australia. Nestled amidst ‘The King Street Precinct’ with a charming heritage streetscape of theatres, cafes… Read the full press release

IHG announces significant growth to its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s first Kimpton signing alongside new market entry for Hotel Indigo  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced, at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), significant growth to its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties, which… Read the full press release

Schiphol partners with bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa for the development of a robotic passenger bridge

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Connecting a passenger bridge to an aircraft within sixty seconds? Pretty soon, this will no longer be a pipe dream. Schiphol and bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa have signed a contract for the development of a robotic passenger bridge. Smart ICT and sensors will simplify the work of the… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces new JetSuiteX jet service between Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport

Oakland, CA, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and JetSuiteX announce today (October 12, 2017) commencement of new daily jet service between the heart of the Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport starting in mid-November. JetSuiteX will offer a private air travel experience to Bay Area travelers heading to or from the… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation strengthens its presence in Mexico by expanding partnership with Aerolineas Ejecutivas

Textron Aviation strengthens its presence in Mexico by expanding partnership with Aerolineas Ejecutivas   LAS VEGAS, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is strengthening its presence in Mexico by expanding channel partner Aerolineas Ejecutivas’ role to include new aircraft sales and service for its full jet and turboprop… Read the full press release

Bombardier delivers final train for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets

Bombardier delivers final train for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets   Fleet of 14 four-car INNOVIA Metro 300 trains ordered in 2012 are already increasing transport and capacity ridership in the Malaysian capital The final train, for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets, was handed over on October 11 Berlin, Canada,… Read the full press release

Bombardier to host 21st edition of Safety Standdown USA, October 31- November 2, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas

Bombardier demonstrates industry leadership through Safety Standdown program A pillar in the aviation community, Safety Standdown promotes safety culture, continuing education and professionalism in aviation Premier aviation safety seminar open to all aircraft operators free of charge      More than 10 new workshops to cover a range of topics linked to theme of ‘Intentionally Safe’… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® appoints Justin Pateman as CFO and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Pateman as chief financial officer and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management. Bringing along their strong expertise to the executive team of the company, Pateman… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today (16 Oct 2017) shared the highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around… Read the full press release

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North   SAN JOSE NORTH, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today (October 16, 2017) its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North.  Designed for guests… Read the full press release

Stagecoach has 12 finalists at the 2017 UK Bus Awards

Transport group has 12 finalists at national awards Three Stagecoach employees in the running for top awards Finalists in categories covering bus and the community, unsung heroes and young manager of the year Perth, Scotland, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport operator Stagecoach is in the running for a host of top honours at… Read the full press release

NBAA honors Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger for speaking out against the controversial concept of air traffic control privatization

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week presented hero-pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger with the association’s American Spirit Award, for speaking out in opposition to the highly controversial concept of air traffic control (ATC) privatization. “We know that when an American hero and aviation expert with… Read the full press release

Duetto to implement its cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy

Venice, Italy, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, has partnered with H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A., one of the most important independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, to implement the firm’s cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy.  Duetto will also boost… Read the full press release