Rosewood Hotel Georgia tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels list in British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report today (February 6, 2018) unveiled its annual Best Hotels list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia the number one hotel across three separate categories including British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver. The prestigious rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada,… Read the full press release

Qantas new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service now on sale

SYDNEY, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 7TH FEBRUARY 2018) announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018 with fares available for sale from today.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops

Textron Aviation receives order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops   SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (FEBRUARY 7, 2018) announced at the 2018 Singapore Airshow that it has received an order from… Read the full press release

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta names Sjefke Jansen as new general manager   Sjefke Jansen joins to lead historical hotel Jakarta, Indonesia, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is proud to announce that it has appointed a new general manager. The industry veteran Sjefke Jansen brings his award-winning hospitality experience to the historical… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center

IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ —InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The newly opened hotel will be the… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Witkoff to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and global development firm Witkoff announced today (02/12/2018) a plan to open a new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Ushering in a new era of world-class hospitality, the integrated resort and casino to be named The Drew Las Vegas will… Read the full press release

Swedavia appoints Johan Bill as director of its new organisation — Major Projects

Sweden, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to best carry out Swedavia’s large-scale investments and ensure synergies and learning between the company’s development programmes, during the autumn a new Implementation organisation was introduced. With the new organisation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018, Swedavia aims to enhance its ability to implement… Read the full press release

Al Ghurair Properties and Swissôtel inaugurates Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living in Deira, Dubai

Al Ghurair Properties launch flagship Swissôtel in Dubai with opening of Swissôtel Al Ghurair Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Ghurair Properties, the property development arm of Al Ghurair, has partnered with the world renowned Swissôtel to announce the inauguration of Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living, embedded within Al Ghurair Centre,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Chad Fletcher as VP of global sales

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced Chad Fletcher has joined the company as vice president of global sales. In this role, Fletcher will lead the company’s corporate, travel agency and group sales strategy to support the continued growth of business… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program

Internship opportunities in aviation, engineering, social responsibility and other professional fields Oakland, Calif., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is recruiting for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, students apply for paid internships in a variety of fields at the Port. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 2,… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian Air’s new nonstop Bay Area service to Rome

New Bay Area air service to Europe begins February 6 Oakland, CA, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport today launches the first nonstop Bay Area service to Rome since 2001.  The flight between Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) takes 12 hours and 35 minutes, and will… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports installs new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and Emaratech marked the completion of the installation of new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1. An array of 20 of the new smart gates is now fully operational in the arrivals… Read the full press release

Brand USA names Karly Melo regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Canada

TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Karly Melo regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Canada. In her new role, Melo will collaborate with the Toronto office of TimeZoneOne, a global creative-services and communications agency…. Read the full press release

Brand USA names Lourdes Berho regional director to manage its travel trade and marketing efforts in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, has named Lourdes Berho regional director to manage the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts for Brand USA in Mexico. Berho, founder of Mexico City-based Alchemia: In the Business of Transformation®, and former CEO of the Mexico Tourism… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new service from Iasi, Romania to Brussels and Charleroi, Belgium from 8 July 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announces a new service from Iasi International Airport to Brussels, Charleroi, from 8 July 2018. Passengers planning their holiday can already book tickets from only RON 99 */ EUR 19.99 * on… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality named the best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The market research company ServiceValue has named Deutsche Hospitality best service provider to the SME sector in the category of “Business Hotels”. According to a survey commissioned by the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the group is held in particularly high esteem by mid-sized companies in Germany. Respondents… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality recognises Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß as “General Managers of the Year”

Gondra Wettley and Claudia Feuß receive awards for their performances in 2017  Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has once again recognised outstanding performances by hotel directors by announcing its “General Managers of the Year”. This time, the awards go to Gondra Wettley (Steigenberger Hotel Berlin) and Claudia Feuß (IntercityHotel… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Andrew Jordan as chief marketing officer. In his new position, Jordan will be responsible for leading all aspects of revenue including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. “During a time of… Read the full press release

Air Partner’s JetCard programme named the most flexible private jet membership in Europe and USA for the fifth consecutive year by Conklin & de Decker

GATWICK, England, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A seamless private jet solution with fixed, hourly rates, guaranteed availability and global reach with as few as 24 hours’ notice. Air Partner’s JetCard programme remains the most flexible private jet membership for the fifth consecutive year in Europe and USA according to Conklin & de Decker, the independent… Read the full press release

Silversea announces new collection of ballet and opera-themed sailings for 2018 and 2019

Miami, FL, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea has announced a new collection of ballet and opera-themed sailings for 2018 and 2019. These Enriched Voyages, designed to blend culture and travel for a more immersive experience, will feature evocative opera shows performed by the world-renowned Accademia Teatro alla Scala and classic ballet performances… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation inaugurates its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is now in operation. The company is hosting a grand opening ceremony at the facility during the Singapore Airshow on February 7, 2018. With this third hangar, the company has total hangar space… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner

MIAMI, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, confirmed details for the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship. After a 20-day drydock in April 2018 at Chantier Naval de Marseille, Seven Seas Mariner will re-emerge with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite… Read the full press release

TRYP by Wyndham® announces the opening of a newly constructed, 96-room hotel on Miami’s picturesque Bay Harbor Islands

MIAMI, Fla., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — TRYP by Wyndham®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s urban lifestyle brand, today boosted its growing presence in Florida with the opening of a newly constructed, 96-room hotel on Miami’s picturesque Bay Harbor Islands. “We are focused on growing the TRYP by Wyndham brand throughout the U.S. in destinations with character… Read the full press release

Wyndham Grand pilots a new family travel program addressing the dire need for quality time over screen time

With The Nocturnals, Chef Duff Goldman and a “Fort Architect,” Wyndham Grand hotels create a family experience so good you’ll forget to check your phone PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Grand® is changing the way we think about family vacations challenging kids and parents to achieve the seemingly impossible: putting the phone away…. Read the full press release

SITA AirportHub™ to boost connectivity at Port Moresby Jackson’s International Airport

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Papua New Guinea’s National Airport Corporation has selected SITA AirportHub™ to boost connectivity at Port Moresby Jackson’s International Airport. SITA AirportHub is an airport-wide shared connectivity platform that enables Port Moresby airport to provide airlines, ground handlers and other tenants with secure and reliable bandwidth, including wireless connectivity to access off-airport… Read the full press release

Kansai International Airport trials SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk KATE

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Kansai Airports, the operator of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITAMI), is working with SITA on a trial of KATE – SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk. KATE will autonomously move to congested areas in the airport with the aim to reduce check-in queues, promising to relegate check-in queues… Read the full press release

SITA provides wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft

Wireless connectivity at the gate will allow the aircraft to connect to vital aircraft, airline systems GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA is providing wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, keeping the new-generation aircraft connected to the vital back-end systems no matter where they… Read the full press release

AccorHotels partners with Rythm to pilot the first-ever active sleep solution Dreem

AccorHotels partners with Rythm to pilot the first-ever active sleep solution Dreem   At the cutting edge of wellness, Pullman pilots Dreem, an innovative, award winning technology, scientifically proven to promote a superior sleep, in two key properties. Paris, France, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is proud to announce its partnership with Rythm,… Read the full press release

London City Airport removes plastic straws from its food and drink outlets

LONDON, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Plastic straws are no longer available in any of London City Airport’s food and drink outlets, and have been replaced with biodegradable paper straws, which will be provided upon request. The decision to remove plastic straws from the airport comes following heightened awareness of the waste impact of… Read the full press release