Turkish Airlines announces sponsorship agreement with Argentinia’s River Plate football team

The agreement is valid for three years, starting from 2019-2020 and will conclude at the end of 2021-2022 season.  Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The national flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines announced a sponsorship agreement with River Plate football team. The partnership, which will see Turkish Airlines’ logo emblazoned on River… Read the full press release

Travelzoo awarded “Fair Company” status by Deutschland Test

BERLIN, GERMANY, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been awarded “Fair Company” status by Deutschland Test according to a recent online survey of consumers’ attitude towards 806 German companies across 75 different industries and categories. Deutschland Test, which is part of the well-known Focus Money magazine, evaluates… Read the full press release

Air France and Paris Aéroport collaborate to implement the use of RFID technology for baggage tracking

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 2020, Air France will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with RFID chips in cooperation with Paris Aéroport. Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the… Read the full press release

Air Serbia launches direct flight between Budapest and Nis

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Serbia launched a direct flight between Budapest and Nis. Passengers can fly with the Serbian national carrier between the two cities twice a week, all through the year. The first direct flight between Budapest and Nis (in the South-East of Serbia) took off today. The airline is… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes LOT’s new non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul starting September 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — LOT has been consistently expanding its network of connections from Budapest. On 22 September 2019 LOT is going to launch non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul and on 30 March next year LOT is going to launch six new destinations, including Sofia, Prague, Belgrade, Stuttgart, Bucharest and Brussels, thereby… Read the full press release

London Gatwick opens new arrivals facility for domestic travellers

Gatwick invests £24 million in domestic travel facilities New South Terminal arrivals route ensures faster journey times through the airport Investment in technology enables automated biometric processing at the departure gate LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has this week opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and local tourism partners release new series of visit itineraries for the local region

‘Gateway Gatwick’ group of local partners and Gatwick release new series of visit itineraries for the local region – advising time-pressed tourists where to visit Latest figures reveal visitors travelling through Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights in the local area These overseas visitors spent £1.3 billion annually in the region supporting 5,100 jobs  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy from December 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30th Jul 2019) announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy commencing in December 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule. Bristol consumers and visitors can now book their ski holiday to Turin as far out as March 2020, enjoying… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

British Airways’ BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition now open at the Saatchi Gallery in London

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition in collaboration with the Royal College of Art is now open at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition, which is free to enter and runs until August 26, is part of the airline’s centenary celebrations and explores the… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

Southwest launches Destination 225° career program to lead aspiring Pilots to Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 1, 2019) launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future Southwest First Officer positions. On a compass, 225° is the southwest directional heading, and Destination 225° was developed to lead aspiring… Read the full press release

Hungary-based OTA Szallas.hu now the sole shareholder of the HOTEL.CZ

BUDAPEST, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Szallas.hu PLC. has successfully acquired two Hungary-based intercountry travel agencies, Utazok.hu PLC. and Maiutazás Group, both of them offers discount trips online. By also purchasing Pihipakk.hu, the portfolio of Szallas.hu PLC. is now supplemented with experience packages, and Maiutazas.hu will be integrated into the international travel branch. Maiutazas Group achieved EUR 5,5 million… Read the full press release

Eric Born to extend as President & CEO of Swissport International AG until 2020

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement of plans for a refinancing of certain outstanding debt of Swissport Group S.à r.l., an indirect parent company of Swissport International AG, Eric Born, President & CEO of Swissport International AG, agreed to extend his contract subject to the company’s successful completion of the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new seasonal services to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima, Japan

Launching new seasonal services to Niigata and rejoicing the return of Tokushima Hong Kong, China, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

With The Lure Of High Threadcount Sheets After A Day Trekking, Luxury Travel Blogger THE BOUTIQUE ADVENTURER Champions Chic Solo Explorations

LONDON, 2019-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — London-based Australian, Amanda O’Brien, aka The Boutique Adventurer has found her niche.  With an 800% increase in followers in two short years¹, The Boutique Adventurer is delivering to an enthusiastic and growing number of explorers who choose to travel alone.  Amanda’s fellow female travellers are seeking off-the-beaten-track adventures… Read the full press release

18th Tour of Qinghai Lake concludes in “coming-of-age” celebration

YINCHUAN, China, 2019-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The 18th Tour of Qinghai Lake (TDQL) reached the finish line in the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region after 1,851 km of fierce competition over 13 stages across three western provinces in the past 14 days. On Saturday, the closing ceremony saw Robinson Chalapud Gomez from Colombian… Read the full press release

British Airways to bring a new West End season of plays to the Playhouse Theatre in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is supporting a new West End season of work by The Jamie Lloyd Company, the hugely successful partnership between the UK’s leading theatre company, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd. The partnership will bring a season of three plays to the Playhouse Theatre in the… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomed its first Airbus 350

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The airline will take delivery of 18 A350s, with four of the new aircraft joining the fleet before the end of the year. Carolina… Read the full press release

British Airways to serve menus design by Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge throughout August

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge, to design gourmet menus for customers travelling with the airline throughout August – the airline’s birthday month. The new menus, which feature great British flavours, will be available in every cabin… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality Customer Service now can also be reached via WhatsApp Business

Deutsche Hospitality adds WhatsApp Business to its communication channels Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of a pilot cooperation project, Deutsche Hospitality Customer Service can also be reached via WhatsApp Business with immediate effect. This innovative concept is the result of Deutsche Hospitality’s collaboration with Facebook and its marketing… Read the full press release

IHG to become the first global hotel company to commit to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities

IHG takes industry-leading step to remove 200 million miniatures from estate each year Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotels announces its first location in the Hawkeye State — Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities

Opening is the First of Seven Anticipated for the Upscale Brand this Summer ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The upscale Cambria Hotels brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), welcomed its first location in the Hawkeye State with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities. The hotel is the first of seven Cambria locations expected to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing offers guests insider-access to elite art exhibitions and events

Beijing, China, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Get ready for eye-opening art, conversation-starting creativity, uber-exclusive film screenings and after-hours tours. Expanding and elevating its Artist in Residence program, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing has announced a new exclusive partnership with UCCA Center for Contemporary Art – China’s leading contemporary arts institution – to offer guests insider-access to… Read the full press release

HMSHost to bring Panera Bread within major U.S. airports and travel plazas

Global Restaurateur and Popular Fast Casual Chain Partner for Exciting Growth in the Travel Industry Bethesda, Md., 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Committed to providing travelers with more convenient, freshly-prepared, high-quality food choices, global restaurateur HMSHost announces an exclusive, multi-year, multi-unit development agreement with Panera Bread (Panera) that will expand the fast casual chain’s presence within major U.S. airports… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces roading upgrade to add capacity and enable public transport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has begun one of its most significant roading projects in decades, with the upgrade of its core network – one of the hardest working roading systems in Auckland. The multi-million dollar ‘Northern Network’ project will transform the main entrance way into the airport, as well… Read the full press release

DCASE announces schedule for the 21ST Annual World Music Festival Chicago from September 13 to 29

Performances at 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, ¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture in Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more Chicago, IL, 2019-Jul-29 —… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport recognized media partners during ShereMedia 2019

MOSCOW, Russia, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport held the IX ceremony of granting awards for the mass media and social media professionals – ShereMedia. The festive event was attended by the management of the airport and its subsidiaries, representatives of leading socio-political, business, aviation and tourism publications, industry experts, top bloggers and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac appoints Krest Hospitality as its preferred management company in South East Asia

MELBOURNE, Australia, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of the largest hotel franchise groups in Asia Pacific, will further strengthen its presence in the region following the announcement of a hotel management agreement. The leading hotel franchise group has signed an agreement appointing Bangkok-based hotel management company, Krest Hospitality, as Choice Hotels… Read the full press release