Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights

Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flights Proposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving economic growth during key early years… Read the full press release

Marriott International opens dual-branded hotel Le Méridien and AC Hotels by Marriott in downtown Denver

With the Highest Open-Air Rooftop Bar in Denver, the Dual-Branded Hotel Complex Brings an Elevated Approach to Design and Dining in the Mile High City Bethesda, MD, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. today announced the anticipated opening of the dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver, bringing two lauded European-inspired brands to… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel to host 26th Marco Polo German Bierfest, 20 October-11 November

HONG KONG, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — A signature event since its inception in 1992, the 26th Marco Polo German Bierfest kicks off on 20 October and will run for 23 consecutive nights until 11 November. The event – which garnered the Gold Award for Hong Kong’s ‘Best Outdoor Events: Arts, Leisure and Entertainment’ at The… Read the full press release

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights daily until end of October to improve its system-wide punctuality

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, today (15th Sept) announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Turin will be carried out on Sundays starting 24 December 2017. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 06:40 and arrive in Turin at 08:10… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Connection Service launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PROACTIVE HELP FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TIGHT CONNECTIONS CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that… Read the full press release

Singapore Tourism Board: Singapore will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2018 to 2021

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board today announced that they will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for four more years from 2018 to 2021. The announcement comes against the background of a year-to-date 19% increase in ticket sales, with the weekend sales still to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands operations in Turkey with new direct flights to Adana this November 2017

Award-winning airline continues expansion with launch of service to Turkey’s fast-growing agricultural and industrial centre  New three-times-a-week service set to start on 6 November DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces strategic partnership with TripAdvisor to better capture inbound tourism across Japan

Multi-media portal with ‘Untold Stories of Japan’ to encourage wider global travel discovery and repeat visits to Japan TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan’s premier airline carrier, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site from reviews to bookings, today announced a strategic partnership supporting the country’s efforts to better capture… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Delta Air Lines’ new nonstop service to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris

New route to provide quicker, easier connectivity for Hoosiers, businesses INDIANAPOLIS, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined executives from Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today to announce new nonstop air service from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. A key part of Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next… Read the full press release

Ryanair inaugurates new daily flight from Glasgow service to Frankfurt

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Sep) celebrated the first flight on its new daily Glasgow service to Frankfurt, the first of its winter 2017 routes. Ryanair’s Glasgow winter schedule includes 18 routes in total, with 3 new routes to Frankfurt, Krakow and Madrid. To mark the… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria to its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. The flights will be carried out on modern and comfortable Airbus A319 aircrafts. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Salzburg will be carried out weekly on Saturdays from 30 December 2017… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches £2.5 million ‘Join the World – Discover the UK’ digital and social media campaign

LONDON, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A UK-wide tourism campaign is launching to inspire young people from Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take a holiday at home. Statistics show that 16-to-34 year olds took almost 1.4 million fewer holidays at home last year compared to a decade ago. VisitEngland’s £2.5 million ‘Join the World… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Oryx One now offers more than 900 hours of film and TV box-sets to choose from

More than 900 hours of special box sets and collections featured on board Qatar Airways flights Up to 4,000 entertainment options offered by the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One now offers so many box sets of hit… Read the full press release

Aeroflot: High Flyers culinary competition winners develop new business- and comfort-class menus

MOSCOW, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (28 August 2017), Aeroflot and the Russian Restaurant Festival have held the first High Flyers culinary competition to develop a menu for the airline’s business- and comfort-class menus. Held at the Chefshows by Novikov culinary school, the contest was a pilot project – part of Aeroflot’s future bigger one aimed at discovering new… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed an agreement to codeshare on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, in a move that will expand SIA’s footprint in the important North American market. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreement will take effect on 27 September 2017. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new restaurant-style dining experience on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK

LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The first tranche of British Airways’ £400 million investment in Club World, its long-haul business cabin, is set to arrive on September 1 as a new restaurant-style dining experience launches on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK. Travellers will be able to select their choice of freshly prepared… Read the full press release

British Airways adds two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick

British Airways adds two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has announced it will be adding another two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick. Toronto in Canada, will be taking to the air from May 1, with three… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… Read the full press release

Delaware North Sportservice to open two new dining destinations at the Little Caesars Arena: District Market

Kid Rock brings his first restaurant concept to Detroit, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, featuring local beer and craft cocktails, artist memorabilia and live music with a specific focus on local talent   Detroit-focused food market, The District Market, to offer variety of distinctive food stations, cocktails and coffee from Zingerman’s Buffalo N.Y., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Changi Airport welcomes Qantas Airways’ new services from the 2018 Northern Summer season

Singapore, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ —Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by Qantas Airways to add services to and from Singapore Changi Airport from the 2018 Northern Summer season*. Beginning 25 March 2018, Qantas will operate its daily Sydney-London service (QF1/QF2) via Singapore using an A380. At the same time, services to Melbourne… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations named Wholesale Partner of the Year at The American Society of Travel Agents’ annual Global Convention

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS NAMES CLASSIC VACATIONS WHOLESALE PARTNER OF THE YEAR San Jose, CA, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held its annual Global Convention August 27th through 29th in San Diego, California, there they bestowed their annual ASTA Awards. Among those recognized was Classic Vacations, who… Read the full press release

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13   BANGKOK, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s… Read the full press release

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September

Get to know Virginia’s distilled spirits this September   RICHMOND, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Terry McAuliffe declared that September is Virginia Spirits Month. This year marks the second annual celebration with new and exciting promotions intended to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the Birthplace of American Spirits… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and vegan chef and healthy living educator Leslie Durso to create new plant-based offerings

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and vegan chef and healthy living educator Leslie Durso to create new plant-based offerings   Punta Mita, México, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a five-star luxury resort tucked into the lush landscape of the Riviera Nayarit, announces a culinary partnership with celebrated vegan chef and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces its first Cambria hotel in Burbank, Calif., expected to open in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, signed an agreement with S3D Partner to develop its first Cambria hotel in Burbank, Calif. The six-story, 90-room property will be located at 201 South Glenoaks Boulevard in downtown Burbank, near some of the world’s most recognized film and television studios. The… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes new Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Orlando and New York/Newark in spring 2018

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will add two new long-haul destinations at the East Bay airport. The announcement brings Southwest’s operation in Oakland to a total of 31 nonstop destinations throughout the US and Mexico. Beginning April 8, 2018, Southwest Airlines will add:… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport 110km Charity Cycle, Saturday, September 9th

Ireland, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport staff and friends are taking to the road on Saturday, September 9th next in the hope of raising a healthy four figure sum or more for local charities. The fourth and now annual Shannon Airport 110km Charity Cycle will see over 150 cyclists take on a route… Read the full press release