Wharf Hotels wins two BMW Hotelier Awards 2017

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce two wins at the hotel industry’s most prestigious awards, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017. Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu has won Human Resources Hotelier Greater China award and Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco… Read the full press release

Boeing to supply four 787-9 Dreamliners to Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc

Morocco’s flag carrier expands 787 fleet to enable growth in international routes SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils expansion plans for 2018

Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals its plans for 2018 as the award-winning carrier’s rapid expansion will take the airline to new heights. Norwegian will build upon its growth by launching new long-haul routes – including its first service to South America, introducing a new enhanced Premium cabin and… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company announces a permanent overflow car park for passengers

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced that the airport now offers a permanent state-of-the-art overflow car park for passengers. The car park’s tariff is BD1 per day, and it includes a complementary shuttle service to transfer passengers to and… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport launches new parking area

Passengers and guests may choose the parking option: “closer — faster, further — cheaper” The new parking costs 200 rubles per day and includes free transfer MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has launched a new long stay parking for 980 lots. It is ideal for travellers arriving at the airport by car and departing for long periods…. Read the full press release

Caribia Travels rolls out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribia Travels have rolled out Dolphin’s Booking Management Module (BMM) to produce quotations and manage bookings. They are also taking Dolphin’s Reservation Module which includes their own directly contracted products loaded into Dolphin’s Product Database to facilitate a single search, aggregating results across numerous connected sources. The new… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) become sister airports

The two companies sign a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate knowledge and expertise exchange Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports signed today a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to become sister airports, strengthening the cooperation and… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a record year-to-date for inbound tourism to the UK, with growth set to continue in 2018 according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain. Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018,… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is proud to announce the opening of two new hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City.  Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio in Senegal

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, has opened its second hotel in Dakar, Senegal on 4 December 2017. Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio, is a 152-room hotel with a unique congress center that will provide over 14,700 m2 space for large scale exhibitions,… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Vacation Express’ non-stop service to Cozumel and to Grand Bahama Island

Hebron, KY, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Vacation Express, a tour operator known for their exclusive, non-stop flights and affordable all-inclusive vacation packages, is bringing non-stop service to Cozumel and returning non-stop service to Grand Bahama Island from CVG. The Swift Air flights are four-night rotations departing various days of the week throughout the spring… Read the full press release

Bombardier delivers the first CS300 aircraft of Seoul-based Korean Air Lines

Korean Air Line is the C Series Asian launch customer Entry-into-service is expected to occur in January 2018 Montréal, CANADA, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today celebrated the delivery of a first CS300 aircraft to Seoul-based Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., the Asian launch customer for the C Series aircraft family. “This… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Springfield, Missouri based O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC., announced the opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge.   The Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge property features an outdoor patio and pool, 2,370 square feet of… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) approved by European Commission

33 more aircraft to be integrated into the Eurowings Group Eurowings to take over all LGW personnel Formal transaction scheduled for January 2018 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Commission gave its formal approval today to the acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) by the Lufthansa Group. The approval follows an extensive… Read the full press release

Lufthansa expands operations in Munich

Airbus A380 from 25 March 2018 To Singapore on the Airbus A350  Lodz, Katowice and Funchal now also from Munich  Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The summer brings many changes for Lufthansa in Munich. The biggest event will be on March 25, at the very beginning of the new flight schedule period –… Read the full press release

Lufthansa inaugurates flights between Frankfurt and Kuusamo (Finland)

The day before Christmas Eve, Santa Claus started his journey on Lufthansa’s inaugural flight from Kuusamo (Finland)  Kuusamo is the airline’s third winter destination in the Finnish Lapland region Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year people all around the world are awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. This year, instead of taking… Read the full press release

EASA publishes Safety Information Bulletin on how to fly safely carrying Portable Electronic Devices (PED)

Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As some of us prepare to travel for the end of year holidays, the European Aviation Safety Agency publishes a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to inform airlines and passengers on how to fly safely carrying Portable Electronic Devices (PED). PED containing lithium batteries such as laptops, mobile phones,… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more Chinese cities thanks to a new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun… Read the full press release

British Airways trials self-service biometric boarding gates

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first airline to trial self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the USA, working in partnership with Los Angeles Airport. As part of the airline’s commitment to invest in innovation and new technology, British Airways has begun an exclusive trial that will transform… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers the chance to travel in First class for super low prices

LONDON UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas has come early at British Airways, as it offers customers the chance to travel in First class for super low prices. For a limited time only, lucky fliers will be able to purchase a ticket for the airline’s exclusive First cabin from just £200* more each-way than… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport passengers support World Duty Free’s ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, holiday-makers and commuters travelling through George Best Belfast City Airport have supported World Duty Free’s festive ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity. The plush, cuddly teddy bears have been sold at World Duty Free in the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways commences daily direct flight to St. Petersburg, Russia

Airline continues its robust expansion in Eastern Europe, with services to Adana, Prague, Skopje, Kyiv and Sarajevo already launched this year Airline proudly flies Boeing B787 Dreamliner to celebrate inaugural celebrations  Qatar Airways’ new daily non-stop route to be operated by an Airbus A320 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first… Read the full press release

CDA expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

Chicago, IL, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The CDA, working with its airport partners, is prepared to offer a safe and efficient travel experience for all… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to commence four-times-weekly service to Washington DC in 2018

Airline to continue its long-haul expansion by operating four times a week to the US capital with its newest aircraft Exciting long-haul expansion HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific will connect Hong Kong with the capital of the United States of America for the first time in late 2018, as it continues… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to introduce new policy for ‘smart bags’ with non-removable lithium batteries

Effective 1 January 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named best low-cost airline company and passengers’ most preferred choice in Bulgaria at the Sky Awards 2017

The airline company won two Sky awards for its great performance on the Bulgarian market in 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, was recognized as the best low-cost airline company in Bulgaria and as the passengers’ most preferred choice. The two prestigious… Read the full press release

flydubai inaugurates flights to Kilimanjaro

flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct air links to Kilimanjaro Dubai-based carrier expands network in Africa to twelve destinations with 14 flights a week Kilimanjaro becomes third point in Tanzania DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing capacity to… Read the full press release

IHG opens InterContinental Fujairah Resort in beguiling Dibba

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the opening of the highly-anticipated InterContinental Fujairah Resort in beguiling Dibba. Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel’, Fujairah is becoming increasingly popular with tourists and the opening demonstrates IHG’s commitment to expand its luxury… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport launches campaign in search for the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB) head

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport, alongside the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC), have launched a campaign to recruit a high-profile Chair to head up the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB). The CEB will take on the role of the current consultative committee and was a recommendation by the Airports Commission,… Read the full press release

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion Reduced cost options developed with input from airlines and will be consulted on in January Savings would be delivered without compromising on Heathrow’s commitments to local communities or passenger experience LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has identified options that… Read the full press release