YYC welcomes new twice-weekly, non-stop WestJet service to Montego Bay, Jamaica starting November 3, 2018

Airline adds Calgary/Montego Bay and more flights from YYC CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet, the airline offering more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other, will offer guests a new route to escape the cold this winter when the airline starts twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show

Che “Rhymefest” Smith will tandem jump with the U. S. Army Golden Knights on Saturday, August 18, Hometown Hero Kate Grant will fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Chicago Public School Student Angel Cardenas will fly with Sean Tucker on Thursday, August 16 Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Che “Rhymefest” Smith will… Read the full press release

Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR deploys Dolphin’s Booking Management Module and Admin API

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR have adopted Dolphin’s Booking Management Module to allow them to manage their booking admin in an efficient manner. They have also deployed Dolphin’s Admin API which will allow them to push their website bookings into the Dolphin system. They selected Dolphin as part… Read the full press release

Applications now open for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism… Read the full press release

IATA and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority partner for the improvement of aviation safety

Kigali, Rwanda, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to… Read the full press release

VisitScotland appoints Cheryl Chapman as new Development Manager for Orkney

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A desire to work with stakeholders and partners to grow sustainable tourism and the visitor economy is amongst the aims of VisitScotland’s new Development Manager for Orkney. Cheryl Chapman is based in the national tourism organisation’s Kirkwall local office. She first visited Orkney in 2011 with her… Read the full press release

BASF and Lufthansa start In-Service-Evaluation of new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius

Lufthansa and BASF start the In-Service-Evaluation of Kerojet® Aquarius – an innovative water scavenger for jet fuels COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for… Read the full press release

Oman Air commits to continue promoting initiatives which aim to develop and support people with special needs

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has introduced a range of projects to ensure providing optimum support to families under social insurance families and those with special needs. Working in close co-ordination with the Ministry of Social Development, (MoSD) Oman Air aims to assist… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches Oakwood Mobile App

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced today (Aug 13, 2018) the launch of its proprietary Oakwood Mobile App, a first-of-its-kind app in the industry that streamlines how guests book and manage their travel accommodations through expanded mobile functionality. The easy-to-use Oakwood Mobile App is one of the most… Read the full press release

IHG to establish a four hotel portfolio in India under the Holiday Inn banner

Establishes presence in Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur and Shravasti  Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Lotus Trans Travel Private Limited to establish a four hotel portfolio under the Holiday Inn banner. Slated to open between 2020 and… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges again recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2018-19

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2018-19. Each year, the publication evaluates airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and vacation spots to determine which programs, providers,… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™

ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ celebrates its official opening. Owned by Summit Hotel Properties, Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ will provide guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home. “The Hyatt House brand is everything the name represents –… Read the full press release

British Airways named Best Family Friendly Airline

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating being named Best Family Friendly Airline* out of 20 international airlines, looking at how easy they make the travel experience for families. As well as sitting families together for free, British Airways was praised for offering families pre-boarding, giving children their own free checked… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Aug 14, 2018) announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals. The changes are designed to provide clearer guidance to Customers traveling with service animals and will go into effect on Monday, September 17. “We welcome emotional support and trained… Read the full press release

Best tour package with the Professionals

NEW DELHI, India, 2018-Aug-14 — /EPR Network/ — Holidays are very precious to many people who are caught with 9 to 5 jobs. When time is crucial, it is good to get a little help from somebody who will plan out your itinerary in the best way. Slow and solo travels will always be the… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to countries in Africa

Dubai/ Seoul, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline and the world’s largest international cargo airline has helped deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to several countries in Africa. Since 2015, the air cargo carrier has transported over 800,000 units of malaria tester kits and other associated equipment… Read the full press release

Emirates launches one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations

Plan a final summer escape with special Emirates fares Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has launched one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations within its network. Passengers can still plan a short getaway before the summer season ends to destinations in the Americas, Europe,… Read the full press release

Toronto Wolfpack and Tourism Toronto partner to promote Toronto as a top city break destination for U.K. tourists

TORONTO, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto Wolfpack and Tourism Toronto are set to launch a new partnership to promote Toronto as a top city break destination for U.K. tourists. The partnership will produce a series of promotional videos for Sky UK, which will air during U.K. broadcasts of the postseason ‘Super 8s The Qualifiers’,… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group launches new initiative to raise awareness of the talents and gifts of persons with disabilities

SINGAPORE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Giving space and an avenue for expression to Persons with Disabilities – that’s the aim of the Changi Inspires Art Fair by Changi Airport Group (CAG). This new initiative hopes to raise awareness of the talents and gifts of outstanding artists from five organisations – Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Metta… Read the full press release

Massport welcomes new nonstop Korean Air service from Seoul to Boston

BOSTON, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today (August 06, 2018) announced new nonstop service from Seoul, Republic of Korea (known as South Korea) to Boston, to begin in the spring of 2019. Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea and the country’s largest airline based on fleet… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club launches its latest Summer Shopping Collection

From 10 August–10 September, Privilege Club members can take advantage of an exclusive 50 per cent discount when using their Qmiles at select Qatar Duty Free stores and at Oryx Galleria DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club, is delighted to provide its valued members an… Read the full press release

Viking® extends partnership with Highclere Castle

“Heroes at Highclere” Event Sponsorship and Exclusive Video Content Offer New Opportunities to Experience “The Real Downton Abbey” Los Angeles, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com), widely known for its sponsorship of PBS’ celebrated series MASTERPIECE and the iconic television advertisements that aired during the Emmy® Award-winning series Downton Abbey, today (August 9, 2018) announced… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

Qantas to donate $3 million to Australia’s drought affected farming communities

SYDNEY, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas, together with its customers, will donate $3 million to help provide relief to Australia’s drought affected farming communities. The national carrier has today announced a partnership with charity Rural Aid to help fund hay bales, water trucking, groceries and mental health counsellors for farming communities struggling to survive the… Read the full press release

35 outstanding young artists selected for Chicago’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor 35 outstanding young artists selected for the city’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll at a private reception tonight, August 8, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Recognized for their creative leadership and exceptional artistic talents, the young… Read the full press release

Emirates adds YREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari to its premium offering in First and Business Class

The airline partners with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari for latest amenities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and… Read the full press release

dnata to acquire Germany-based tour operator Tropo from ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services provider, announced today (9 August 2018) it has acquired Tropo, a Germany-based tour operator, from ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The acquisition marks dnata’s entry into the German market and extends its global network of travel businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines report 14.2 million passengers in July 2018; 8.2% increase YoY

Number of passengers up 8,2 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization decreases slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 86.3 percent Number of passengers of the Network Airlines increased by 9.0% in Munich, 4.5% in Zurich, 4.0% in Vienna and 3.8% in Frankfurt  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In July 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed… Read the full press release

Wizz Air milestone at Memmingen Airport: 2 million passengers carried

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, reached a remarkable milestone at Memmingen Airport as it celebrated 2 million carried passengers on its low fare routes. To mark this significant event, one lucky passenger, a WIZZ… Read the full press release

IATA: Global passenger traffic demand rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017

Geneva, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers… Read the full press release