British Airways gears up for a busy Christmas; expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between December 22-January 4

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is gearing up for the Christmas getaway and expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between Friday December 22 and Friday January 4, with the most popular destinations chosen by customers including New York, Rome and Geneva. More than 60,000 Christmas… Read the full press release

British Airways further expands its London City and regional operation with new routes, increased frequencies, more aircrafts and new jobs

LONDON, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is further expanding both its London City and regional operation with three new routes, increased frequencies, two more aircraft and 40 new jobs. Just a week after the airline announced it is increasing flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Summer 2018, today it unveils plans to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines invites guests to wear festive holiday sweaters and get to board early on National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Flyers and employees invited to celebrate National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day on Dec. 15  SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines celebrates second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month of November

New data shows November marks second straight month of company’s best all-time operational reliability MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The good news keeps on rolling at Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE). South Florida’s Hometown Airline is celebrating a second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month… Read the full press release

IHG® announces its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada

Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid… Read the full press release

IHG® celebrates the first groundbreaking of its new midscale brand, avid™ hotels, in Oklahoma City

Construction on newest hotel brand underway eight weeks after official launch Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The groundbreaking comes only two months after the brand was launched, well ahead of initial projected timing. Since launching avid hotels, developer interest and demand continues to be strong, with more than 100 franchise applications received,… Read the full press release

Record 4th Michelin Star for IHG’s hotels in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet, recognising the exceptional culinary pleasures available to guests at its hotels. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in the group to… Read the full press release

Etihad Airway announces four additional weekly flights to Maldives

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year. The extra flights, effective 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways launches second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, Jordan

Additional year-round service between Abu Dhabi and Amman begins in March 2018 Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE), 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay restaurants recognised with four CITI FACT 2017 awards

Blue Moon Lounge awarded as Best Lounge, re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck awarded as Best South East Asian Restaurant, while Bay View Lounge earned the prestigious Best Tea Room title Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most authoritative restaurant awards in Bahrain, CITI FACT 2017 has recognised four restaurants… Read the full press release

South African Airways maintains highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation for Muslim customers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to assure all Muslim customers that the airline maintains the highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation. “SAA’s Muslim customers can be assured that AirChefs, the catering subsidiary of the airline, is compliant with the stringent Halaal requirements as stated… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises new flagship MSC Seaside prepares to cross the Atlantic for her new home in Miami and welcome her first guests

MSC Seaside will be officially named in Miami on December 21st Trieste, Italy, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (01/12/2017) in the port of Trieste, MSC Cruises celebrated the coming into service of MSC Seaside, the new flagship for MSC Cruises, as she prepares to welcome the first guests and cross the Atlantic for her new… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights to Kangaroo Island — its first carbon neutral destination

ADELAIDE, Australia, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink is today celebrating the launch of its direct flights to Kangaroo Island providing travellers with access to a popular new destination. Year-round flights from Adelaide commenced today, with seasonal Melbourne flights to commence on 17 December. The launch also marks an industry-first with Kangaroo Island becoming… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes new spacious Qantas London Lounge

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas welcomes customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport today, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million dollar… Read the full press release

IHG opens the doors to Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, South Korea

249-room Holiday Inn Express® Suwon Ingye welcomes guests in South Korea Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the  doors to Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, in the South Korean city of Suwon, 30 kilometres south of the capital, Seoul.  Offering superior value through brilliants basics, IHG’s newest hotel… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport invites guests on December 16 to enjoy its new Gateway Transformation and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus

Grand Rapids, MI, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is getting into the holiday spirit with an open house, and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus. On Saturday, December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., GFIA is opening its doors for a unique experience where guests can pre-register… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport welcomes Air Canada’s new daily non-stop services to San Francisco

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today announced it will launch new daily non-stop, year-round services on May 1, 2018 from Edmonton to San Francisco. Flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ-705/900 jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy Class seats, wi-fi, and Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment… Read the full press release

English Heritage hosts a series of new after-dark enchanted events at six historic places this December

An English Heritage survey asks participants when they put up their festive lights, with 77 per cent agreeing Christmas is not complete without them SWINDON, UK, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Most British people put up their Christmas lights on 1 December, according to a new English Heritage survey. Modern celebrations begin much earlier than they did for medieval people, who… Read the full press release

Aeroflot again voted best Russian airline in the annual survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again been named best Russian airline in the annual on-line survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards among Russian readers of the magazine. The Awards ceremony took place on 30 November in Moscow. As in previous years, voting was conducted via the www.nat-geo.ru website from 22 May… Read the full press release

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways announce ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’

MUMBAI, India, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — On 29 November 2017, Air France-KLM and Jet Airways signed a landmark ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’ for the development of their operations between Europe and India. A first in the history of Indian aviation, this agreement strengthens the partnership built between the three airlines since 2014. This cooperation was… Read the full press release

Wizz Air re-starts its operations from Kharkiv, Ukraine

NEW ROUTES FROM KHARKIV AND LVIV AIRPORTS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier, today announces its re-start of operations from Kharkiv, which will become the carrier’s third Ukrainian airport, along with 5 new routes to be launched in… Read the full press release

Wizz Air streamlines its operations in Poland

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it was adjusting its network and capacity plan to reflect changing customer demand. In June 2018, the airline will close its base at Lublin Airport and redeploy its Lublin-based Airbus A320 aircraft to consolidate… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Romania by adding second Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet at Sibiu airport

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, FIVE NEW ROUTES, 23 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS & 8,000 NEW SEATS EVERY WEEK BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s leading carrier, today announced that it will further expand its Sibiu operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its local… Read the full press release

flydubai further expands its service to Moscow with new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport

The airline will offer daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) in addition to its service from Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) Starting 01 January 2018, flights to Sheremetyevo will be operated on the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 Carrier marks new milestone for its operations to Russia with more than 50 weekly flights scheduled for the New Year holidays… Read the full press release

flydubai adds Dubrovnik, Croatia and Kutaisi, Georgia to its European network for 2018 summer season

Dubai-based carrier adds Dubrovnik and Kutaisi to its seasonal summer schedule Following popular demand last summer flights to the holiday destinations Batumi, Qabala and Tivat resume flydubai’s network grows to 100 destinations in 45 countries DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of two new seasonal destinations for… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum named Best Family Hotel on a Global level and Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the Middle East at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum has been honoured twice at this year’s Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards. The resort was named Best Family Hotel on a Global level and Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the Middle East at the awards ceremony held in Bangkok on 27 October 2017. The resort has received… Read the full press release

San Antonio welcomes brand new restaurant concept developed by Chef Johnny Hernandez — Burgerteca

SAN ANTONIO, TX, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Influenced by Mexican cuisine, Burgerteca is a never-done before burger concept that offers custom-made burgers with ingredients and flavors distinct to traditional Mexican food such as chiles, spices, moles, queso, flavors like al pastor, pibil, and chilaquiles served on hamburger yeast buns which are baked daily…. Read the full press release

Travel Alberta: Kananaskis Nordic Spa set to open February 2018 at the newly-renovated Delta Lodge at Kananaskis

INTRODUCING A CANADIAN RE-DESIGN OF THE NORDIC SPA PHILOSOPHY; A MODERN ALPINE SANCTUARY SET WITHIN THE ELEMENTS ALBERTA, Canada, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A deliberately different take on the hot-warm-cold-rest-repeat hydrotherapy lifestyle practised in Nordic wellness circles for centuries, Kananaskis Nordic Spa will arrive in the Canadian Rockies this coming winter. Surrounded by alpine forest… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport all set for winter with 500 employees and 90 vehicles are ready at any time to clear away snow and de-ice aircraft

Comprehensive training in four night drills to deal with the cold season About 500 employees and 90 vehicles are ready at any time to clear away snow and de-ice aircraft. All snow clearance procedures were thoroughly trained in four large-scale drills held during the night. If needed, an area of 2.5 million m² has to… Read the full press release

OAG: Aeroflot came out on top among the world’s traditional air carriers in terms of capacity growth

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot came out on top among the world’s traditional air carriers in terms of capacity growth. At the same time, the airline strengthened its position among the world’s Top-20 airlines for seat capacity, rising from 20th to 19th place, according to data from the British ratings agency OAG…. Read the full press release