Construction of major $44.6 million Southwest Airlines maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) has been approved

ANNAPOLIS, MD, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maryland Board of Public Works today (September 15, 2021) approved two contracts for the construction and operation of a major Southwest Airlines maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The Board, chaired today by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, approved a $44.6 million construction… Read the full press release

KLM to restrict unvaccinated crew flying to destinations requiring obligatory vaccination to enter

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 14 September, KLM is requesting that all KLM flight personnel who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and who cannot, therefore, meet the entry requirements set by certain countries, report their vaccination status to KLM Health Services. KLM Health Services will register this as a travel restriction,… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus to transport endangered loggerhead sea turtle to Gran Canaria

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A loggerhead sea turtle discovered in Co. Donegal in 2019 will soon find sanctuary in the sun thanks to the combined efforts of Exploris Aquarium, in Portaferry Co. Down and Aer Lingus who is today repatriating the young endangered reptile on flight EI 782 from Dublin to… Read the full press release

New hires in engineering at Gatwick Airport highlights the airport’s commitment to providing opportunities for women in STEM

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is proud to have recruited four new engineering apprentices for its 2021 cohort, with an equal split between males and females for the first time. The move highlights the airport’s ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) roles…. Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to subsidise ExpressTest operated on-site COVID-19 screening centres

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is supporting Britain’s return to travel by offering passengers significantly cheaper PCR tests, after announcing it would subsidise its on-site COVID-19 screening centres, operated by ExpressTest. Two centres currently operate from Gatwick; a drive-in option located within the airport’s Perimeter Road South (RH6 0PQ) car… Read the full press release

Rail tunnel extension at Munich Airport linking Freising to Erding via the airport completed

COLOGNE, Germany, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Three years after the official groundbreaking ceremony for the extension of the rail tunnel at Munich Airport, which will provide a link for rail traffic between Freising and Erding running via the airport, the shell has now been completed on schedule. The tunnel already in place, which… Read the full press release

Develop Consulting to help Bristol Airport improve passenger experience

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A Midlands-based consultancy has partnered with Bristol Airport to improve the customer experience. Develop Consulting have been working closely with the newly formed Continuous Improvement Team at the Airport over the past four months to help travelers have a smoother journey. With travel restrictions being eased, the… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera, CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA): wellness and sustainable luxury tourism are on the rise

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual PATA Wellness and Luxury Travel Conference and Mart 2021, taking place from October 20-22. The event is organised in partnership with Platinum Sponsor, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Official Virtual Platform Partner, Zipevent Co., Ltd. This niche-themed event… Read the full press release

National Bank of Oman cardholders offered 10% off on Oman Air Holidays packages and services

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With ease of travel restrictions, Oman Air Holidays has partnered with National Bank of Oman (NBO) to offer cardholders an exclusive 10% discount on packages and services. Valid across an extensive network of domestic and international destinations, and including accommodation, flight tickets, car rental, tours, and airport… Read the full press release

Oman Air honoured 14 top-scoring high school students in a ceremony at Muscat International Airport

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In a ceremony held yesterday morning in the Oman Air Arrivals Lounge at Muscat International Airport, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, honoured 14 top-scoring high school students for their outstanding academic performance. The students are part of the country’s overall 2021 graduating… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights across USA and Europe to pay tribute to the world-famous folk festival Oktoberfest

Tribute to the Munich Oktoberfest To the USA and on 40 flights in Germany and Europe Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa is keeping up the tradition of flying in traditional costumes – even if the actual Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place this year. As a tribute to the world-famous folk festival,… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority: GA Consultation, UK – EU transition, Licensing and medical updates during the Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, October 2021

Please join us for Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, brought to you by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on 6, 7 and 11 October 2021.   LONDON, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — We bring you 70 minutes of interactive discussion with a 20 minute live Q&A at each event this October.  Hosted… Read the full press release

MATCH HOSPITALITY AND QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO FLIGHTS FOR FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022™

Rendering of the Pearl Lounge, top tier hospitality offering. Pearl Lounge Copyright 2021 MATCH Hospitality

Unique “early bird” programme from MATCH Hospitality and Qatar Airways offers flight seat booking months in advance of general availability – a commercial aviation first. MATCH Hospitality clients can now book flights and accommodation to accompany their hospitality packages through a single secure platform. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Hospitality Programme promises unsurpassed… Read the full press release

ÀNI PRIVATE RESORTS IS DONATING TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Anguilla, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Sri Lanka 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — ÀNI PRIVATE RESORTS IS DONATING TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN ANGUILLA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, SRI LANKA, AND THAILAND TO FURTHER EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THESE COUNTRIES ÀNI Private Resorts, the world’s first collection of Private Resorts with four stunning properties: ÀNI Anguilla, ÀNI… Read the full press release

Strategic partnership to provide support, jobs and training for APSN’s students and trainees across all IHG hotels in Singapore

Apprenticeships and training programmes extended to all IHG hotels in Singapore Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts and APSN (fka Association for Persons with Special Needs) are proud to announce a strategic partnership to provide support, jobs and training for APSN’s students and trainees across all IHG hotels in… Read the full press release

Here’s how IHG Rewards members can best earn and redeem points

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In 1983, the industry’s first loyalty program was launched by Holiday Inn – rewarding guests every time they stayed with the brand. Fast forward almost 40 years and with 17 brands and nearly 6,000 hotels across the globe, plus a partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith… Read the full press release

From cozy weekend getaways with breathtaking views to exploring urban parks: Enjoy the return of cooler weather across the U.S. and Canada with Marriott Bonvoy

Explore Picture-Perfect Destinations Across the U.S. and Canada BETHESDA, MARYLAND, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As the first day of fall approaches on September 22, Marriott Bonvoy – an extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands and an award-winning travel program – is inspiring travelers to explore the U.S. and Canada and fall in love with travel… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy’s Autograph Collection Hotels to debut on the Greek island of Corfu

233-Guestroom Resort Opens Following an Extensive Renovation GREECE, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott Bonvoy’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of independent hotels championing individuality, welcomes Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection, to its growing portfolio. Located on the sun-kissed shores of the turquoise Ionian Sea, the stunning hotel offers an exclusive, bohemian experience, bringing… Read the full press release

Special one-off promotion of getting an additional night free of charge at one of the top resorts in Southeast Asia Anantara Chiang Mai

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is offering the ultimate getaway blending contemporary design with traditional Thai hospitality and old-world charm for a stay that won’t break the bank. Guests who book the Thailand Resident Rate now and stay between 1st – 31st October 2021 will be able to… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean: New York debut of the iconic Oasis of the Seas

One of the World’s Largest, Most Innovative Ships, Oasis of the Seas Marks the Official Start of its Debut Season in the New York Area New York, USA, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Memorable vacations from the Northeast are back and bolder than ever. Royal Caribbean marked its comeback in the Big Apple with the highly anticipated… Read the full press release

Restored Park Hyatt Toronto hotel welcomes guests again

The restored hotel debuts new interiors from Studio Munge, luxury guestrooms, a new world-class restaurant and rooftop lounge CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Oxford Properties are pleased to open its doors to the highly anticipated, restored Park Hyatt Toronto hotel. Long considered one of Toronto’s most iconic addresses,… Read the full press release

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon stars in Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ new global brand campaign directed by world-renowned director Nathalie Canguilhem

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon stars as the brand’s Global Ambassador Paris, France, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has debuted a new and unforgettable chapter in its storied 100-year plus history, Experience The Grandest of Feelings, a global brand campaign that pays tribute to the tangible echoes of the luxury brand’s historic origins while… Read the full press release

Accor’s brand ibis budget will be the exclusive hospitality partner of Red Bull Street Style Freestyle Football World Championship 2021

ibis budget signs on as the exclusive hospitality partner of Red Bull’s signature freestyle football event Paris, France, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — ibis budget, a brand within the world leading hospitality group, Accor, is shaking up the economy hotel segment by offering travelers and local residents a chance to participate in the excitement, adventure and… Read the full press release

COP26: first ever passenger flight of British Airways powered directly by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) happened between London Heathrow and Glasgow Airport

British Airways teamed up with NATS, Heathrow, Glasgow Airport, Airbus and bp to demonstrate how the industry is moving towards a Perfect Flight Carbon neutral flight from London to Glasgow replicated a journey made 11 years ago, to show how new technology and more efficient operations are helping aviation decarbonise Airline’s new sustainability liveried Airbus… Read the full press release

São Miguel and Terceira in the beautiful Azores will be part of British Airways’ Heathrow short-haul network from summer 2022

London, UK, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (15-09-2021 ) announced that it will be adding the islands of São Miguel and Terceira in the beautiful Azores archipelago to its Heathrow short-haul network from next summer. Flights to the two new summer hotspots will operate once a week, with São Miguel… Read the full press release

Wanna Get Away® campaign by Southwest Airlines begins with fares as low as $59 one-way for a fall getaway

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched its fall Wanna Get Away® campaign with fares as low as $59 one-way for a fall getaway. Customers can book today (Sep 14, 2021) through Sept. 27, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time, pack their bags for a trip valid Oct. 4,… Read the full press release

Mike Van de Ven to succeed Tom Nealon as Southwest Airlines President

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sep 13, 2021), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced the following leadership changes. Tom Nealon, 60, has decided to retire from his duties as President effective immediately, but will continue to serve the Company as a strategic advisor, focusing primarily on the airline’s environmental sustainability and carbon… Read the full press release

501(c)(3) organizations can enter a contest to win 100 domestic one-way Southwest Airlines travel awards

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces its Employees, Customers, friends, and partners completed and logged a collective one million Acts of Kindness, achieving a goal Southwest® had set to meet by the end of this year in recognition of the airline’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate, the carrier continues to give back by offering… Read the full press release

PaulCamper staycations – post school holiday getaways

London,UK 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, is the perfect choice for a post school holiday staycation PaulCamper staycations start from £50 per night Many hosts welcome pets Cheaper than Airbnb and hotels With the kids back at school, there is no better time for the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines and Travelport announce new distribution agreement

New agreement lays the foundation for innovative New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions  Diversified NDC program allowing new commercial models Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group airlines, one of the worlds’ leading airline groups and industry pioneer in the area of New Distribution Capability (NDC), and Travelport, worldwide leader in travel… Read the full press release