Top five hottest leisure trends for independent hotels

LONDON, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — There is no doubt that global leisure travel has been on the increase over the past decade and there are no signs of slow down. According to howmuch.net, the five countries that spend the most on travel are China ($164.9 billion), the US ($145.7 billion), Germany ($106.6 billion), the… Read the full press release

Barony House earns the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from Visit Scotland

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury B&B in Scotland’s capital city has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from Visit Scotland. Barony House, situated in the Newington area of Edinburgh, recently received a 5-star Guest House Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation in recognition of its exceptional standards. The… Read the full press release

Odawara City Celebrates The 27th Annual Odawara Lantern Festival, July 28 and 29

  Odawara, Japan, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 27th Odawara Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Odawara Castle Park. The festival celebrates the “Odawara Lantern.” The lanterns have a strong historical and cultural connection to the city.  In the old days, the lanterns were created… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya announces the return of MO Kid’s Camp this summer

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — For the ninth consecutive year, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is offering its popular MO Kid’s Camp for younger fans over the summer months. Taking advantage of the resort’s private coral bay, landscaped pools and tropical gardens, outdoor activity specialists have created a programme of fun-filled games, educational activities and creative… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Prague launches Czech Foodie Fan accommodation package

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Prague has launched an accommodation package for lovers of good food. Guests booking the hotel’s Czech Foodie Fan package will enjoy a guided tour of the best Czech food shops and restaurants in Prague, a Czech beer tasting, and other treats, including luxurious accommodation at the five-star hotel…. Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai to host a sushi pop-up restaurant by three Michelin-star chef Masaaki Miyakawa from Japan

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai will host a sushi pop-up restaurant led by a three Michelin-star chef from Japan, in July. Sushi Master Masaaki Miyakawa and his elite Sushi-Shin team from Hokkaido, Japan will provide diners with the quintessential edomae sushi experience from 17– 29 July. A pre-bookings service is… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Milan launches Fornasetti Designer Experience accommodation package

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury accommodation package for guests wanting to immerse themselves in the whimsical world of Italian designer Piero Fornasetti, one of the most original and creative talents of the twentieth century. Guests booking the Fornasetti Designer Experience will receive a custom-made Fornasetti art piece and an… Read the full press release

Alexis von Hoensbroech named as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG unanimously appointed Alexis von Hoensbroech (47) as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines. Von Hoensbroech was proposed by Lufthansa for this position in April of this year. He will succeed Kay Kratky as of August 1, 2018…. Read the full press release

IHG announces the development of three Hotel Indigo® properties in the state of Washington

Three hotel signings in Washington show continued momentum for the brand Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the development of three Hotel Indigo®properties in the state of Washington – Hotel Indigo Vancouver Downtown, Hotel Indigo Everett and Hotel Indigo Spokane. All… Read the full press release

W Hotels announces the global roll out of its signature music festival series WAKE UP CALL

The World’s First-Ever Hotel Music Festival Embarks Upon a Jetset Tour Like You’ve Never Seen Before Phantogram, Charli XCX, Martin Solveig, Gorgon City and Angus & Julia Stone Among Performers at W Hollywood, W Barcelona and W Bali NEW YORK, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels today announces the global roll out of WAKE… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches three times a week service between Sacramento, California and Kona, Hawaii from Dec. 20

Carrier continues to offer expanding options for travelers on the West Coast SEATTLE, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines brings more aloha spirit to Northern California with the addition of new nonstop service between Sacramento, California, and Kona on the Island of Hawaii. The new service, which is scheduled to begin Dec. 20, will be the only nonstop… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomed its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to its fleet

Aircraft is the catalyst for Cathay Pacific to launch new destinations and provide an enhanced travel experience HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific welcomed the newest member to its fleet as the first of its 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft prepares to fly from Toulouse, France to the airline’s home of Hong Kong… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates Airbus A320 aircraft at its new Austrian base at Vienna Airport

INAGURATES FLIGHTS TO FIVE EXCITING NEW DESTINATIONS OFFERS A SPECIAL 20% SEAT SALE PROMO* BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low cost carrier in CEE, opens its Austrian base at Vienna Airport with one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft. The new allocated aircraft… Read the full press release

Wizz Air offers adventure seekers the opportunity to live unforgettable moments with the launch of “Flight to the Unknown” competition

#getlostwithWIZZ BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today launches its new competition “Flight to the Unknown”, in Austria, a unique initiative that will offer adventure seekers the opportunity to explore and live unforgettable moments. This one-of-a-kind… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota partners with Adventure Creative to drive tourism throughout the state

ST. PAUL, Minn., 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, announced today that Adventure Creative has been selected as the new advertising agency of record after a competitive review of proposals from several creative firms. The new contract begins July 1, 2018. Several Minnesota-based and out-of-state agencies were involved… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces two new regional European appointments

LONDON, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph Mares, COO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced two new regional European appointments. Amanda Hyndman, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London & Area Vice President Operations Amanda Hyndman returns to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and Area Vice President… Read the full press release

W Hotels announces signing of W Sydney slated to open 2020

W Sydney Set to Mark the Third Hotel in Australia Following W Brisbane (Now Open) and W Melbourne (2020) NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Harbouring a long-held crush, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced its grand re-entry to the iconic harbour city with the highly-anticipated signing of W… Read the full press release

SAS launches new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong from 2018 winter

In October, SAS will open a new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong. This means that the route that currently flies from Stockholm, Arlanda, to Hong Kong, will be moved to Copenhagen, Kastrup, starting from the 2018 winter program. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Since launching the route three years ago, SAS… Read the full press release

Stockholm Arlanda Airport welcomes China Eastern Airlines’ direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — International air traffic from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to increase when China Eastern Airlines today launched the first direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai. Representatives from China Eastern, the Ambassador of the P.R. of China to the Kingdom of Sweden, Swedavia and its owners inaugurated the direct route… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes SAUDIA’s new service to Riyadh and Jeddah

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Saudi Arabia’s largest airline now offers flights from Vienna. As of today, June 16, 2018, SAUDIA will operate flights to Riyadh before continuing on to Jeddah. The new flight connection to Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, as well as to Jeddah, the important port city in… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes flynas’ new service between Vienna and Riyadh

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier now offers flights from Vienna. Starting today, Thursday, June 14, 2018, flynas links Vienna with Riyadh for the very first time. Flights will be operated to the capital city of Saudi Arabia three times per week, deploying an Airbus A320. On the occasion… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018”

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vienna Airport announces the winner of its annual Airline Award. Austrian Airlines generated the strongest passenger growth at the airport in absolute terms in 2017, thus prevailing as the “Best Performing Airline. For this reason, Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018” last night, on… Read the full press release

United Airlines celebrates 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark

Over 1.9 million customers carried on the service since 1998 Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines is marking 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9 million customers on more than 13,500 flights. “We are delighted to… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces opening of Great Yorkshire Way direct link from the motorway network

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The second phase of Great Yorkshire Way which completes the direct link from the motorway network to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has officially opened to traffic today (Friday 15 June). Delivered by Doncaster Council and backed by the Sheffield City Region, this transformational project completed the last one… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes the start of new Flybe direct service to Belfast

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is pleased to announce the start of a new Flybe route direct to Belfast jetting off from Friday 15 June 2018. Passengers can take one of the five scheduled flights per week and arrive in less than an hour, to enjoy the land of… Read the full press release

CDA brings back “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare this summer

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer the Chicago Department of Aviation is bringing back its popular “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare offering passengers a comfortable space to relax, recharge and play. ​The “Fly with Butch O’Hare” lounge, featuring comfortable seating and charging stations, is a great place to relax… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service between San Diego and Spokane, Washington, scheduled to begin on Oct. 1

Carrier continues to offer expanding options for travelers on the West Coast SEATTLE, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines adds daily nonstop service between San Diego and Spokane, Washington, offering a convenient way to travel between Southern California and Eastern Washington. The new service, which is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, will be the only nonstop flight offered between the… Read the full press release

Spirit to begin international service from Orlando International Airport to 11 new destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nine new international destinations and five new domestic routes begin in September 2018MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — From a tranquil rain forest, to a bustling metropolis, to the crystal waters of the Caribbean, the options for exotic culture and cuisine are endless as Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) grows immensely in Orlando!  In an unprecedented expansion, starting October 4,… Read the full press release

Spirit to begin service from Asheville to Florida beginning September 6, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking to hang out in Asheville, or ready for a warm Florida getaway, Spirit Airlines is ready to help you take-off and save!  Beginning September 6, 2018, Spirit will begin service from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Tampa International Airport (TPA).  Asheville will mark Spirit’s 67th service station in its… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to offer Piedmont Triad ultra-low fares to Florida from September 6, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’re looking to theme park hop or hop onto a beautiful beach, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) is set to whisk the Piedmont Triad away to sunny Florida with ultra-low fares!  Beginning September 6, 2018, Spirit will begin service from Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport(FLL), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Tampa International Airport (TPA).  The… Read the full press release