Lufthansa Group airlines and SAP Concur expand their partnership covering Concur Travel and Concur TripLink

Cutting-edge technology enables companies to access Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer and optimize  management of travel costs COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (19-SEP-2019), the Lufthansa Group airlines announced important progress within their existing partnership with SAP Concur. The aim is to help corporate customers access the best possible air travel options… Read the full press release

Hilton announces the relaunch of Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort

Renovated resort showcases the region’s scenic splendor and Tibetan culture JIUZHAIGOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today (September 20, 2019) announced the relaunch of Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort, marking the flagship brand’s long-anticipated return to Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage national park famed for its natural beauty… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomes new resort manager Leon Pink

Seychelles, Africa, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has announced the appointment of Leon Pink as Resort Manager. Bringing a wealth of hospitality experience, Pink has worked across a number of different destinations around the world, including his home country of Australia, Amsterdam, London and a selection of exotic islands – ranging from Koh Samui… Read the full press release

ALPA welcomes House passing of Fair and Open Skies Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest pilots union, issued the following statement today (September 19, 2019) after the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632). The bill now goes to the floor of the… Read the full press release

Emirates named Best International Airline at the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

  JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates was named Best International Airline in the Business category and came in second place as the Overall Favourite Brand in the business category, a Grand Prix award, at the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards. Results were announced at a private ceremony held at The… Read the full press release

Emirates’ old advertising billboards upcycled into hundreds of reusable bags for students in Lagos

LAGOS, NIGERIA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In an effort to promote sustainable living and make a positive impact on local communities, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in Nigeria a new purpose, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. The advertising banners collected from Lagos and Abuja, were upcycled – the… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding

Emirates successfully piloted biometric boarding at the departure gates of Emirates’ flights from Dubai to New York and Los Angeles throughout July and August. DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S…. Read the full press release

Emirates partners with Rugby referee, Nigel Owens for “Emirates etiquette guide to Rugby World Cup 2019” campaign

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, Official Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC 2019), has teamed up with famous Welsh Rugby referee, Nigel Owens, to create a campaign to inform travellers what’s fair play and what’s foul play when flying – so we can all Fly Better! The campaign, “Emirates etiquette… Read the full press release

Viking announces extended sweepstakes offering U.S. residents the chance to visit Highclere Castle

Winners Will Visit Filming Location of “Downton Abbey” and Explore France On a Viking River Cruise Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of today’s (September 20, 2019) theatrical release of the new full-length film Downton Abbey from Focus Features, Universal Pictures and Carnival Films, Viking ( www.vikingcruises.com) today announced it has extended a sweepstakes offering U.S. residents… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appoints Elizabeth Uber as senior vice president of operations – select service

ARLINGTON, Va., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Elizabeth Uber as senior vice president of operations – select service. Joining a solid team of operations executives, Uber will be responsible for providing leadership and support to the vice presidents of… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand launches new project aimed at delivering ‘the best of the best’ of Krabi

Project aims to deliver ‘the best of the best’ in Krabi while promoting responsible tourism Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Krabi Office is launching its ‘Krabi Premium’ marketing concept aimed at delivering ‘the best of the best’ of Krabi. It offers meaningful experiences to tourists to hopefully… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Place Atlanta/Centennial Park

175-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of downtown Atlanta CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today (September 20, 2019) the opening of Hyatt Place Atlanta/Centennial Park, the second Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Atlanta. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of three brand-new hotels under its Radisson RED brand

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of three brand-new hotels, all arriving under its Radisson RED brand as part of a strategic franchised partnership with developer and operator Value One Hotel Operations. The deal will see the brand make its… Read the full press release

SFO announces plans to implement a new airport-wide alphanumeric gate numbering system

New airport-wide alphanumeric gate numbering system launches October 16, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In an ongoing effort to improve the passenger experience, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (September 20, 2019) announced plans to implement a new airport-wide gate numbering system. The logical revealing of alphanumeric gates will help… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines continues its partnership with Honor Flight South Florida as it’s official airline partner in 2020

South Florida’s Hometown Airline to fly four Honor Flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to nation’s capital through 2020 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is continuing its partnership with Honor Flight South Florida to serve as the organization’s official airline partner in 2020. In the next year, Spirit will… Read the full press release

El Informe de Gastos de Escapadas Urbanas 2019: Málaga encabeza la lista de destinos con mejor relación calidad-precio para escapadas urbanas

MALAGA, 2019-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Los destinos que ofrecen la mejor relación calidad-precio dependen en gran medida de cuánto se gastas cuando se llega allí. El Informe de Gastos de Escapadas Urbanas 2019 publicado por Vacaciones-Espana.es revela cómo los costos típicos para los viajeros varían mucho de una ciudad a otra en España este otoño/invierno…. Read the full press release

CITY BREAK COST INDEX 2019: TOP 5 CHEAPEST CITY BREAK DESTINATIONS IN SPAIN

MALAGA, Spain, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much you spend when you get there. The City Break Cost Index 2019 published by the Spain-Holiday.com reveals how typical costs for travellers varies greatly from city to city in Spain this autumn/winter. It examines everything… Read the full press release

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority releases revised draft environmental study for Airport Development Plan of Terminal 1

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority today (September 19, 2019) released a revised draft environmental study for the Airport Development Plan (ADP), which envisions the replacement of Terminal 1 with a modern, efficient facility and related improvements to ensure a better customer experience for decades to… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport achieves highest ‘Level 3+’ Airport Carbon Accreditation

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — San Diego International Airport (SAN) is now North America’s second-ever carbon neutral airport.  SAN, joined only by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the U.S., reached carbon neutral accreditation from the global agency that establishes carbon standards for airports worldwide. SAN is certified at “Level 3+,”… Read the full press release

Ancala completes the acquisition of a 45% interest in Liverpool John Lennon Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ancala Partners LLP (‘Ancala’), the independent infrastructure investment manager, today (17 September 2019 ) announces that it has completed the acquisition of a 45% interest in Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) for an undisclosed sum on behalf of its funds. Ancala has purchased 35% of the airport from… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office presented at PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Kazakhstan

“Experience Macao Food Truck” won Grand Award in Marketing Macao, China, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) enhanced Macao’s destination profile at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from 18 to 20 September. One of the event highlights, the 2019 PATA Gold Awards Dinner and… Read the full press release

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort transitions to Green Power for its electricity needs

Teton Village, WY, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important operational measure, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) proudly announces a full transition to Green Power for its electricity needs. Effective immediately, all year-round resort operations will now be powered by Lower Valley Energy’s (LVE) 100% Green Power program. This includes all JHMR on- mountain… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations to eliminate plastic straws and single-use plastic at its timeshare resorts around the world

Global initiative will eliminate more than 1.1 million plastic straws annually; Company to host cleanup activities for timeshare owners and guests on International Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 21  ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day, Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, announced today (Sept. 19, 2019)… Read the full press release

SAS unveils new design for its aircraft exterior

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time in 21 years, SAS has launched a brand new visual identity and revealed a new design for its aircraft exterior. The new livery is a modern take on classic Scandinavian design, and to highlight the future of SAS, the new Airbus A350 and A320neo,… Read the full press release

easyJet’s Bristol network: Summer 2020 now on sale

easyJet has put its flights for summer 2020 on sale meaning that thousands of flights across Europe are now on sale until 30th August 2020. LUTON, England, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 287,098 flights are set to take place across easyJet’s network between 29th March 2020 and 30th August 2020 providing more than 50… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces new independent panel of experts to help shape its strategy and services for disabled passengers

Panel will complement the work and ongoing achievements of Gatwick’s Accessibility Forum and Passenger Advisory PRM Group Ann Frye – international specialist in the transport needs of disabled and older people – to chair the panel Aviation Minister: “Gatwick’s continued work on accessibility is helping to open up new opportunities and experiences, ensuring the aviation network is truly open… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport invites local food producers to its very first ‘Meet the Local Producer’ event

Over 40 local food and beverage producers to attend Gatwick’s inaugural ‘Meet the Local Producer’ event Gatwick to give producers in its locality the opportunity to network with businesses interested in purchasing their goods Meet the Local Producer will take place 15th October 2019, Gatwick Hilton, 3pm – 6pm LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

easyJet announces new route between Edinburgh and Birmingham, launching on 29 March 2020

LUTON, England, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new domestic route from Edinburgh to Birmingham will operate 13 times a week. Flights between the two cities launch on 29 March 2020 and will operate year-round. easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced a new route between Edinburgh and Birmingham today. The domestic city connection will operate… Read the full press release

IATA: Airline Industry Retailing Symposium will address transforming legacy distribution and payment processes into a digital retailing environment

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — “In the digital world, consumers expect to shop for travel with the same conveniences they enjoy with other online retail experiences. They want relevant, customized offers that are easily accessible on the device of their choice—which is increasingly mobile. But there is a gap in what they experience…. Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland to hold Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup

Events mark new climate change study and Port’s Storm Water Program Oakland, Calif., 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is holding two events Saturday: a climate change study kick-off with the new Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park; and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup. The Cleanup brings hundreds… Read the full press release