Heathrow announces £23 million investment to improve travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions

Airport and airline partners invest £23 million in new contract with partner OmniServ to improve passenger service for those living with disabling conditions or mobility restrictions New services launched include lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities, new specialised signage to identify special assistance areas, and an on-demand service for British Sign Language translators Revamped service… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com™ announce top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart mentorship-driven accelerator programme

Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) and Hotels.com® today announced the top five finalists for Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme aimed at supporting the most innovative travel-tech start-ups of the future.  Bellevue, WA, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a rigorous selection process from more than 230 applications, a panel of expert judges from EAN and Hotels.com heard… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces two new additions to its EMEA Regional Business Development team

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of ambitious global growth plans, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups – has announced two new additions to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Business Development team, to signal its commitment to accelerate growth in key… Read the full press release

Scottish Citylink installs contactless payments across its entire fleet

• Coach company becomes the first national operator to roll out contactless technology across Scotland • Four million passengers a year set to benefit from contactless along with Apple Pay and Android Pay • A further 1,500 buses operating local Stagecoach services across Scotland to offer payment method by late Summer 2018 • Minister for… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality announces diverse range of activities to celebrate Qatar National Day

An array of exclusive hotel offers and activities in celebration of the country’s forthcoming National Day  Doha, Qatar, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark this year’s National Day, Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, is offering a diverse range of activities to best showcase the Qatari spirit… Read the full press release

Qantas reveals the name of its second Dreamliner and announces new route ahead of its first scheduled international flight

Delivery of second 787-9 enables start of international services Aircraft named ‘Waltzing Matilda’, joining ‘Great Southern Land’ Qantas announces Melbourne-San Francisco route starting late 2018 SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today revealed the name of its second Dreamliner, and announced a new route, ahead of the aircraft’s first scheduled international flight. Qantas… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces a number of network adjustments to its services between Australia and Singapore

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is making a number of network adjustments to its services between Australia and Singapore. The key changes see Qantas returning an Airbus A380 on the Sydney-Singapore route three weeks ahead of the reinstatement of its services from Singapore to London. Qantas is also increasing its… Read the full press release

Qantas inaugurates direct flights between Sydney and Osaka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ direct flights between Sydney and Osaka take off today, providing passengers with another gateway into Japan following strong growth in travel between the two countries. Qantas’ fourth route between Australia and Japan begins as the airline celebrates 70 years of flying between the two countries. The year-round direct… Read the full press release

Qantas announces the resignation of its Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty Jayne Hrdlicka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas announces that Jayne Hrdlicka, Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty, has resigned from the Group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as Group Executive of Strategy and Technology before moving to become the CEO of the Jetstar Group in 2012. In her five years at… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches new pilot recruitment program with universities across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink has today announced a new pilot recruitment program designed to provide the best and brightest aviation students with a flying start to their career. The “Qantas Future Pilot Program” has been designed in collaboration with five universities across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is open… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines expands digital servicing channels for customers with the launch of beta chatbot named ‘Kris’

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today launched a beta chatbot, as it expands digital servicing channels for customers. The bot, named ‘Kris’, will initially be available on the SIA global Facebook page, and will later be made available on singaporeair.com. Customers who visit the SIA Facebook page and reach out… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A380 aircraft fitted with all-new cabin products arrived in Singapore this morning from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The aircraft touched down at Changi Airport at 1000hrs following a 13 hour flight. An arrival ceremony was graced by students from Metta School, as well… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to introduce new airfare pricing structure next month

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be introducing a new airfare pricing structure next month, with revisions to advance seat selection, frequent flyer programme mileage accrual rates, baggage allowance, and change and refund flexibility for some fare types. The new fare types will be introduced on 20 January 2018 for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air voted Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’

WIZZ AIR VOTED TOP AIRLINE IN EUROPE BY INDUSTRY PEERS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce that it has won the Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’. The award was received by Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches new route from its Riga base to Kutaisi in Georgia beginning 25 March 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from its Riga base to Kutaisi in Georgia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 25 March 2018 and operate with two weekly flights. Seats on the route can be booked from… Read the full press release

Hyatt House announces new bar bites and craft cocktail menu, H Bar Sip + Snack

CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hyatt House brand today announced its new bar bites and craft cocktail menu, H Bar Sip + Snack. With new, shareable bar bites and an expanded list of craft cocktails, the H Bar Sip + Snack menu has everything guests need when hunger strikes. Whether craving something healthy, decadent or… Read the full press release

Ryanair to implement new cabin bag policy in one month’s time

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (13 Dec), reminded customers that its new cabin bag policy that will come into effect in one month’s time: From 15th January 2018: – Only Priority Boarding customers (including Plus, Flexi Plus & Family Plus) will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces Champions League special flights

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (13 Dec) announced that it has added 6 extra flights to accommodate Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United supporters travelling to their Champions League Last 16 ties, following huge demand from fans. The trio are among a record five English clubs to qualify… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces new General Manager for the Steigenberger Esplanade and the Maxx Hotel in Jena

New General Manager for the Steigenberger Esplanade and the Maxx Hotel in Jena – long-term extension to the agreement for the Maxx Hotel Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A change of leadership has taken place both at the Steigenberger Esplanade Jena and at the Maxx Hotel Jena. Matthias Dittmeier has been in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates new non-stop service from Doha to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai marks the airline’s fourth service to Thailand and is one of a host of new routes to start this year Award-winning airline continues rapid expansion of its global route network, adding new destinations through 2017 and into 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways celebrated the start of its new… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ by the ‘Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards’

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Accolades awarded ahead of upcoming launch of the airline’s award-winning business class seat, Qsuite, in the United States on 16 December into New York DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has… Read the full press release

Frango, InMotion Entertainment and Pop Gallery open pop-up stores at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for holiday shopping, three retailers, Frango, InMotion Entertainment and Pop Gallery have opened pop-up stores at O’Hare International Airport, adding to the airport’s lineup of nearly 90 retail locations. Since 1929 Chicagoans have enjoyed Frango confections and for a limited time Frango has launched a holiday… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines names Ted Christie as new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bob Fornaro

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) announced today that Ted Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume the position of President and will join the company’s Board of Directors effective on January 1, 2018. In his management role, Christie will have overall responsibility for the finance, revenue, operations, IT and… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Myrtle Beach from April 12, 2018

Spirit Airlines to begin nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Myrtle Beach on April 12, 2018 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Is the winter chill already getting you down? Start planning your next family beach vacation or golf trip with friends thanks to Spirit Airlines’ (NASDAQ:SAVE) new seasonal service to the Carolina coast. Beginning… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to bring college football fans from Oklahoma City and Atlanta to Los Angeles for the New Year’s Day kickoff

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new flights that’ll get football fans from Oklahoma City and Atlanta to Los Angeles just in time for New Year’s Day kickoff in one of college football’s biggest games of the year. Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma and Georgia, the carrier added additional nonstop options for fans to… Read the full press release

Guide me UA tour agency in Kiev announces a new 2018 season!

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is a team of young enthusiasts who show their beloved city of Kyiv to foreign travelers. Our mission is to promote Ukraine as a major destination in Europe, as a country with its unique history and traditions with responsive people and spectacular landscapes. Our private… Read the full press release

OneJet announces twice-daily nonstop service between Buffalo and Albany starting Feb. 1, 2018

Expansion in New York Inaugurates OneJet Plus Service, Providing Larger Aircraft and Enhanced Service Amenities on Select Routes. Buffalo, New York, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — For more than seven years, air service between Buffalo and Albany has been suspended, forcing travelers to make the 280-mile trip by car. OneJet, the air transportation network that… Read the full press release

Columbus Regional Airport Authority names Joseph R. Nardone as the next President & CEO

COLUMBUS, OH, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today (Dec. 12, 2017) the Board of Directors of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority unanimously passed a resolution naming Joseph R. Nardone, C.M., as the next President & CEO. Slated to start mid-January, Nardone currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Wayne County Airport Authority, which… Read the full press release

Biarritz Airport to implement Amadeus Airport Common Use Service to improve the passenger experience

Amadeus’ common use technology helps Biarritz Airport differentiate by making check-in truly mobile to improve the passenger experience Adoption of Amadeus ACUS to help the airport manage peak summer demand whilst reducing costs for airlines Madrid, Spain, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Imagine being checked-in at the hotel or at your congress center before you… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts partners with Nora Tobin to provide tailored health and well-being guests experiences

Luxury Hotel Brand Partners with Health & Wellness Leader to Create Multi-Faceted Guest Programming Bethesda, MD, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today announced its partnership with Nora Tobin, naming the health and wellness leader as the brand’s Wellness Ambassador.  This partnership stems from JW Marriott’s commitment to the guest… Read the full press release