LaSalle Hotel Properties announces the completion of its merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) (“LaSalle” or the “Company”) today (Nov. 30, 2018) announced the completion of its previously announced merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (“Pebblebrook”). Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel Properties, said, “We are pleased to complete this combination. On behalf of the LaSalle Board,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises promises a one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience on board its 2019 World Cruise featuring an all-star cast of uniquely international chefs

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and market leader in Europe, South America and the Gulf, revealed today (03/12/2018) that its upcoming 2019 World Cruise will feature an all-star cast of uniquely international chefs sure to make for an one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience while… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to surprise its three millionth passenger with gifts and fantastic giveaways

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will be surprising its three millionth passenger on Wednesday, December 5th with a reception to also include surprises and giveaways for passengers flying that day. The Airport had a total of over 2.7 million passengers served through the end of… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport to undertake a national search for a new CEO

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport will  undertake a national search for a new leader as current CEO and President Jim Gill transitions to a  consulting role. The GFIA Airport Authority Board, which oversees operations of Michigan’s second busiest airport, accepted Gill’s resignation on Nov. 30…. Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines, 3Sixty and SATS finalise partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore

Singapore, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA), 3Sixty (formerly DFASS Group) and SATS have today (30 November 2018) finalised a shareholders’ agreement sealing the establishment of a partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore. The joint venture, KrisShop Pte Ltd, will launch operations on 1 December 2018. The finalisation of… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework

Empowers guests with greater choice and flexibility Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today (Dec 3, 2018) announced further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework, which was initially unveiled in 2016. The rapid expansion of the Fare Choices framework reflects the fast-evolving nature of Indian aviation, where an increasing number… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brings the ORF Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night  Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America  A light as a symbol for peace  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 32nd… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental welcomes Stanley Tucci as the newest celebrity fan to join its “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan” advertising campaign

Hong Kong,, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — American actor, writer, producer, and film director, Stanley Tucci, is the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s USD multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the… Read the full press release

Emirates Palace again recognized as the World’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018 and the World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort 2018 at the World Travel Awards

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Palace has once again been recognized as the World’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018 and the World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort 2018. The awards highlight the growing importance of both event and leisure tourism in the region. Recognized as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’,… Read the full press release

Aeroflot recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class at the World Travel Awards 2018

Moscow, Russia, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot’s leading position in global aviation was affirmed this weekend when it took two top prizes at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards 2018 – World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class. Aeroflot maintained its status as the No. 1 brand in… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal aims to double operations in North America in the next years and is expanding again, adding two new routes to the United States in 2019 with nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago.  The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the… Read the full press release

RIU Hotels & Resorts introduces a new architectural concept with the opening of its nineteenth hotel in Mexico, Riu Palace Costa Mujeres

Mallorca, Spain, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — RIU Hotels & Resorts has now opened Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, introducing with it a new architectural concept. The innovative layout of its bars and restaurants allows guests to enjoy spectacular views of the sea. It is the international hotel chain’s nineteenth hotel in Mexico and its second… Read the full press release

MGTO kicks off “Macao Light Festival 2018 – Time Travel in Macao”

Macao, China, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, “Macao Light Festival 2018 – Time Travel in Macao” is staged in Macao from 2nd to 31st December. The Festival was unveiled by an opening ceremony at… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board: Merli to appear at six locations across Singapore in celebration of the year-end holiday season

Singapore, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced today (30 November 2018) that Merli – the heart-warming and whimsical illustration of the Merlion, Singapore’s mythical national icon – will be popping up at six locations across Singapore as well as on Instagram and WhatsApp, in celebration of the year-end holiday season…. Read the full press release

Japan Airlines opens sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (December 03, 2018) announced that the carrier will open sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines from Monday, December 3. These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019 when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between… Read the full press release

The Tea Lounge restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg launches a new dessert menu created by award-winning Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tea Lounge restaurant, located in a bright atrium of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, has launched a new dessert menu created by award-winning Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert, where he combined his famous simplicity and excellence with pure interest in local Russian products. Now six tempting desserts from… Read the full press release

HMSHost introduces Maggiano’s Little Italy in Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport

Maggiano’s homemade Italian-American dishes are now an option for the first time at an airport location DFW Airport, Texas, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers can now enjoy the famous Maggiano’s Little Italy dining experience of quality, service, and comfort in Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport’s Terminal C (near Gate 17). Global restaurateur HMSHost with business… Read the full press release

World’s leading travel brands recognized at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The finest travel brands in the world have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. The elite of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 at the historic Pátio da Galé to find out who amongst them had been… Read the full press release

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka recognised as the winner of Destination Retreat Programme of the Year at the 14th annual AsiaSpa Awards

Sri Lanka, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka is delighted to have been recognised as the winner of Destination Retreat Programme of the Year by AsiaSpa magazine at its 14th annual AsiaSpa Awards. Anantara Tangalle is the first and only resort spa in Sri Lanka to receive this prestigious accolade…. Read the full press release

oneworld named Best Airline Alliance at Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey and Business Traveler North America’s 2018 Best in Business Travel Awards

Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey winner for ninth year running Business Traveler North America’s recipient for fourth consecutive year NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® has won two more Best Airline Alliance awards, confirming its standing as the world’s most highly prized global airline alliance. These latest accolades come in independent… Read the full press release

Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with a spectacular flypast

World-first flying formation with four commercial aircraft from Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia and flydubai, and seven Al Fursan jets UAE aviation history made with breathtaking ‘Year of Zayed’ aerial display Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan took to the skies in unison today (December 2, 2018)… Read the full press release

The Erskine Bridge awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland

The landmark Erskine Bridge has been listed as a Category A structure. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Erskine Bridge has been awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) after it was recognised as being of special architectural interest, it was announced today (Thursday 29 November). The Erskine Bridge, officially opened… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces major new pilot training partnership with ATO SKY4u

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30 Nov) announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across… Read the full press release

The IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd launches operations on 1 December 2018

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The waiting has come to an end. The new flagship of the IntercityHotel brand is about to go live and will welcome its very first guests from 1 December 2018. The IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd is located on the South side of Frankfurt Central Station…. Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport installs electric car charging points at the Short Stay or Priority car parks

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new service will be free for customers using the car parks, with four units located on the first floor of the Short Stay zone and two further points in the Priority area. Podpoint, a market leading and award-winning provider of electric charging points, has installed the points… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of Radisson Collection Basilica, Budapest

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of a new property to Radisson Collection, the brand reserved for the group’s most exceptional hotels worldwide, in Budapest, Hungary. With a storied history and prime central location, the Radisson Collection Basilica, Budapest is both an historic landmark… Read the full press release

Silversea’s Expedition Team trains in the Chilean Andes ahead of the Antarctica season

MONTE CARLO, MONACO, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of the Antarctica season, 12 members of Silversea’s Expedition Team spent four days at pre-season training in the Chilean Andes. Between October 29 and November 3, the team of expedition specialists undertook a number of educational activities, building on their existing skillsets and enabling them to… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton brand announced the opening of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Columbia Killian Road in Columbia, South Carolina

New hotel opens near Killian Road COLUMBIA, S.C., 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel known for its commitment to providing thoughtful service, today announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Columbia Killian Road in Columbia, South Carolina. This 108-room hotel… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office presents a diverse range of lodging options across the Centennial State

Denver, Colorado, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — From the Rockies Playground to the Pioneering Plains, it’s no secret Colorado boasts an array of outdoor activities. What may surprise Colorado travelers is the diverse range of lodging options across the Centennial State; from solar-powered huts and hip hostels to cabin living and overnight accommodations in a… Read the full press release