Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

CLT to host its first virtual job fair on Saturday, Sept. 26

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As concessionaires inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminal continue to reopen following the COVID-19 slowdown, the Aviation Department is hosting its first virtual job fair to help fill more than 120 vacancies. On Saturday, Sept. 26, vendors representing restaurants and retail shops including Einstein Bros. Bagels,… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport partners with Online Travel Training to launch e-learning programme for travel agents

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has partnered with Online Travel Training (OTT), the world’s leading provider of free travel courses for travel agents, to launch an e-learning programme centred around updates and developments at the airport. This free online course will provide travel agents and travel… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport earned top honors at the J.D. Power 2020 North America Airport Satisfaction Study

IND takes top spot among medium airports, scores highest among all airports INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — They did it again. The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has earned the top spot from J.D. Power for customer satisfaction among medium-sized airports in North America for the second year running, and the third time… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches promotional Companion Pass Offer for fall and winter travel

Carrier offers Promotional Companion Pass offer as part of “Wanna Get Away” Campaign DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is launching a promotional Companion Pass Offer as part of its “Wanna Get Away”campaign for fall and winter travel. Grab a Companion and get ready to fly! Rapid Rewards® Members can… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Partners with Indonesia Medical Tourism Board & BIMC Siloam Hospital to Welcome Medical Tourists

Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach is ready to welcome medical tourists to Bali through its recent partnership with Indonesia Medical Tourism Board (IMTB) and BIMC Siloam Hospital in a joint effort to promote the advanced healthcare and world-famous hospitality of the island. Hotel Nikko Bali… Read the full press release

IATA: The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 testing of all travelers before departure

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces Flying with Confidence course as a live interactive webinar

Courses to now include reassurance on Covid-19 safety measures in place to inspire further confidence in travel London, UK, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is bringing its renowned Flying with Confidence course to the comfort of customers’ homes for the first time ever this October. More than 50,000 people have taken part… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation support 41 nonprofits with $430,000 LIFT grants

2020 marks the largest grant cycle in the nonprofit’s 20-year history SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $430,000 in LIFT grants to 41 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. With this latest round of grants, the Foundation has donated $750,000 this year to organizations in communities served by Alaska Airlines. Called by the… Read the full press release

CWT announces leadership team for its newly created RoomIt & Commercial business unit

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the strategic aims and leadership team for its newly created RoomIt & Commercial business unit. Headed by President, RoomIt & Commercial, Patrick Andersen, the newly formed unit will maintain the continued growth of CWT’s innovative hotel and business… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn partners with country music artist Walker Hayes to bring drive-in shows to fans and music lovers

RIAA Double Platinum® country music star to perform socially distant shows at four Holiday Inn properties across the Southeast and Midwest  Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and its iconic Holiday Inn® brand have partnered with country music artist Walker Hayes to bring… Read the full press release

Marriott International celebrates the opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South

Situated in an emerging business and leisure destination in Southeast Shanghai, the new hotel sets the stage for an inspiring stay for guests through its signature service and facilities SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (SEPTEMBER 21, 2020) announced the opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South, celebrating the seventh… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya launches travel discount on the popular 3 day Masai Mara safari

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling off peak can be a thrilling experience when there are less people crumbling for the same experience. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has offered all travelers travel Discount on the popular safari to 3 days Masai Mara experience. which is now at USD350 per adult The full details… Read the full press release

Adorn Bar & Restaurant debuts in Chicago on the 7th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Launching a new era of restaurant and bar experiences with James Beard award-winning chef Chicago, U.S.A., 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces Adorn Bar & Restaurant, a new concept in collaboration with James Beard award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer. Returning to his hometown to open his first Chicago restaurant, Adorn will make its debut… Read the full press release

70 dive sites, coral gardens, historic WWII shipwrecks and deep open-ocean walls at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In the spectacular Red Sea destination, lies the rare sea-and-desert resort, nestled within the lush hillside greenery, where the sandy beach is tucked along the glittering Red Sea shore at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh with easy access to more than 70 dive sites, including sun-drenched… Read the full press release

Book Two Stays, Get a $50 Gift Card promotion for Choice Privileges members

Travelers Can Earn a $50 Gift Card After Two Separate Stays ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), is offering a Book Two Stays, Get a $50 Gift Card promotion for members. Now through Nov. 15, Choice Privileges members who check in for two separate qualifying stays at participating… Read the full press release

Sofitel Wine Days annual program at Sofitel Hotels & Resorts to run between August 21 and October 31, 2020

Luxury hotels around the world invite guests and visitors alike to celebrate the fall harvest season with Sofitel Wine Days Paris, France, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With safe, local experiences full of cultural enrichment in vogue this year, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is inviting patrons to celebrate Sofitel Wine Days, a sensorial global showcase of… Read the full press release

Recognized medical and scientific experts recommend 74 steps for cruise operators to follow in order to mitigate COVID-19 risks

Healthy Sail Panel recommends 74 detailed steps to safeguard the health of guests, crew and communities MIAMI, FL, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — New recommendations from a panel of globally recognized medical and scientific experts say that by relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures – including the testing of guests and crew members… Read the full press release

New Fire Station announced at Mineta San José International Airport

You are invited to view a virtual groundbreaking video of the new Fire Station 20  San José, Calif., 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of San José, San José Fire Department and Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the new Fire Station 20 at SJC. Fire… Read the full press release

easyJet on Airbus’ new zero-emission, hydrogen fuelled commercial aircraft concepts

London, UK, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet welcomes the unveiling by its partner Airbus of three new zero-emission, hydrogen fuelled commercial aircraft concepts, the first of which could be launched from 2035. In 2019 easyJet and Airbus announced a joint research project on hybrid and electric aircraft in order to further the industry’s… Read the full press release

Headcount reduction at Ferenc Liszt International Airport becomes inevitable

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel restrictions introduced on account of the coronavirus pandemic continue to exert drastic impacts on passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The expected annual passenger figure has decreased to the level seen 17 years ago, and the airport operator expects a traffic shortfall of around… Read the full press release

New Alaska Airlines service to connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to key West Coast markets and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

New service will connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to four destinations; airline extends middle seat blocking through Nov. 30, flexible travel policy through Dec. 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyone is ready for a getaway right about now. Think socially distanced fun by the poolside, the beach, skiing, golfing, you… Read the full press release

Anuradha Venkatachalam Appointed Executive Assistant Manager – Sales and Marketing At Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport

Anuradha Venkatachalam Appointed Executive Assistant Manager - Sales and Marketing At Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport

Singapore, 2020-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport is delighted to announce the appointment of Anuradha Venkatachalam as Executive Assistant Manager – Sales and Marketing of Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport. Anuradha brings with her over a decade of extensive international experience in hospitality sales and marketing. She started her career with IHG® since 2010… Read the full press release

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Appoints Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer

Nigel Fell

SYDNEY, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has appointed Mr Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Fell, a UK national, is a multi award-winning destination and business development strategist at c-suite level for some of Europe’s largest and best-known travel organisations, including tour… Read the full press release

CWT Solutions Group helps companies look beyond compliance and cost management through new responsible travel consulting framework

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of CWT , the B2B4E travel management platform, has created a new responsible travel consulting framework to help companies look beyond compliance and cost management, and build more balanced travel programs that also align with other important objectives. Using its new… Read the full press release

CWT announces leadership team and strategic priorities for newly created Strategy & Transformation business unit

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today (Sep 15, 2020) announces the leadership team and strategic priorities for its newly created Strategy & Transformation business unit. Headed by President, Strategy & Transformation and CFO, Michelle McKinney Frymire, the newly formed unit will ensure that the company… Read the full press release

UK’s national tourism organisations launches ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign

Loch Ness is one of the Scottish locations to feature in the Escape the Everyday campaign film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new UK-wide campaign to encourage people to take a domestic break during autumn and winter has been launched by the UK’s national tourism organisations. The £5 million ‘Escape the… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces property review as part of its overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan

Group-wide property review of its rented space, particularly corporate offices. Some aviation facilities may move if opportunities to consolidate on-shore. Part of the Group’s overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan in response to COVID crisis. Expression of interest process for state governments Sydney, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is reviewing the… Read the full press release

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok unveils new Presidential Terrace Suite

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The new Presidential Terrace Suite at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok epitomises luxury and convenience, with a striking interior design that captures the essence of modern, upscale living. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is a genuine five-star resort-style property located in the heart of Bangkok. Located on floor 16… Read the full press release