Travelport extends its content offering to airline customers using the IATA New Distribution Capability standard

Only GDS with top IATA NDC certification extends technology leadership Langley, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/-Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, unveiled today (20 February 2018) its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.  This will enable travel… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences in Barcelona

Hong Kong, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal. The Residences are scheduled for completion in 2020. The spacious apartments will be designed… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport New design with a focus on Austria and individuality All three Business Class Lounges and both Senator Lounges will be renovated Conversion work on the lounges to be completed in the spring of 2018 Vienna, Austria, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, the first Senator… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Bliss is one step closer to delivery

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Bliss is one step closer to delivery   The newest member of the line’s Breakaway Plus class is one step closer to delivery Wiesbaden, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Bliss, the third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, emerged from the Meyer Werft building… Read the full press release

dnata secures new license to offer in-flight catering services at Vancouver International Airport

New catering partner to help YVR meet record passenger growth Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Vancouver Airport Authority is pleased to announce that, after a global search and competitive application process, dnata Catering Services Ltd. (dnata) has been awarded a new license to offer in-flight catering services at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)…. Read the full press release

Changi Airport Terminal 1’s arrival pick-up facility relocates to Basement 1 as part of the ongoing T1 expansion works

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Terminal 1’s (T1) arrival pick-up facility* will relocate to Basement 1 of the terminal on 21 February 2018. This relocation is part of the ongoing T1 expansion works, which commenced in March 2015, in conjunction with the development of Jewel Changi Airport. Wayfinding signs at the T1… Read the full press release

Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport enhances customer experience with expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint and fully-automated exit lane

Mesa, Arizona, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anticipating continued commercial passenger growth, Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) recently completed two passenger terminal projects designed to increase capacity in an efficient and secure manner.  The expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint provides a larger, more efficient passenger queuing system, while adding a fifth security checkpoint… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces new food and beverage options set to open in Charlotte Douglas International Airport

HMSHost announces new food and beverage options set to open in Charlotte Douglas International Airport   HMSHost brings local breweries, a variety of quick-service locations, and more CHARLOTTE, NC, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost announced some of the new food and beverage options set to greet Charlotte Douglas International Airport travelers in the… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As Chinese New Year starts, Edinburgh has extra cause for celebration as a social media campaign developed to bring Chinese visitors to the city has been declared an incredible success… Read the full press release

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As the Spirit of Scotland campaign celebrates its second birthday, VisitScotland have revealed new statistics showing the phenomenal success of their online films on social media. The 15 ‘Spirit… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support tourism development in Timor-Leste

UNWTO to support tourism development in Timor-Leste   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Human resources and capacity building to support tourism development have been at the centre of the collaboration between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Timor-Leste over the past years. The successful conclusion of two projects implemented in Timor-Leste, was… Read the full press release

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company   Swissport wins Ryanair as a new customer at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and secures the ground handling license at Brussels Airport for another seven years until 2025. Opfikon,… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics sponsors the Dolphin Dynamics Café at the Travel Technology Show 2018, 21-22 February 2018 in London

LONDON, UK, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the third year running Dolphin Dynamics will be sponsoring the Dolphin Dynamics Café located next to their stand at the Travel Technology Show 2018 taking place at Olympia exhibition centre in London. The Dolphin Sales Team will be available for meetings at stand TT89 to talk through… Read the full press release

Vistara inaugurates daily direct service between Delhi and Chennai

Daily direct flights commenced today between Delhi and Chennai Chennai to further add direct flights to Kolkata, Kochi, and Port Blair (Andamans) starting March 2018 Bookings now open for all of the above flights Chennai/New Delhi, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — India’s finest full-service carrier, Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recognised by its employees as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recognised by its employees as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For   Employees have honoured Four Seasons as an employer of choice every year since the list’s inception Toronto, Canada, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is proud… Read the full press release

Andrew Court appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Andrew Court appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC   Bringing West Coast-inspired dishes, Court is only the third Executive Chef the Hotel has had in its 38 year history Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of Andrew Court as Executive Chef to the capital city’s… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Ocean City, Md. Waterfront slated to open in summer of 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, along with PiNNacle Hospitality Group and The Wankawala Organization, announced this afternoon the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Ocean City. Located at 309 North 1st Street, the 133-room property is slated to open in summer of 2019…. Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Cape Air’s inaugural flight between Decatur, IL and chicago

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Cape Air will begin serving Decatur, IL from Chicago beginning today. From Decatur, Cape Air will operate daily, year-round flights to both Chicago O’Hare International and Decatur Airports. Decatur (DEC) – Chicago (ORD): 4 daily, round-trip flights Monday-Friday Decatur (DEC) – Chicago (ORD): 2 daily,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands its Wine Flies Free program to a total of 29 cities on the West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wine lovers rejoice! Alaska Airlines is expanding its wildly popular Wine Flies Free program all along the West Coast — enabling Mileage Plan members departing from cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho to check an entire case of wine for free. To celebrate the program’s expansion, Alaska Airlines will offer a complimentary glass of wine to guests… Read the full press release

Viking® earns new set of accolades from Cruise Critic®

Viking’s Ships Take 10 Categories, including “Best Overall Ship” and “Best for First-Timers,” in 8th Annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — After a year of dominating nearly every major travel industry award ceremony, Viking®(www.vikingcruises.com) this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online… Read the full press release

Colorado showcases variety of experiences for a memorable spring family getaway

Affordable Family Spring Break Adventures Await in Colorado DENVER, CO, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Spring in Colorado offers sunshine, powder, ideal temperatures and a wide array of spring break deals for family adventures throughout the state. From swooshing down the slopes of iconic resorts such as Aspen or Vail or some of Colorado’s… Read the full press release

London City Airport returns to business as usual following the successful detonation of Second World War bomb

LONDON, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport returned to business as usual on Tuesday, welcoming over 13,000 passengers and operating 264 flights, following the discovery of a Second World War bomb submerged in King George V Dock on Sunday morning, which closed the airport on Monday. Today the Royal Navy confirmed the successful… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ nonstop flights to Austin

Flight will further connect Indianapolis to Central Texas INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — When it comes to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), one thing is for certain: You can get there from here — especially if you’re headed to Austin, Texas. This week Frontier Airlines announced it will add a nonstop flight out of Indy… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Linda Mills as VP of Communications, Commercial Airplanes

Linda Mills, award-winning public relations executive, joins Boeing from Starbucks SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today announced the appointment of Linda Mills as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the company’s $58 billion business unit that designs and builds the world’s most advanced and efficient jetliners. Mills, an award-winning… Read the full press release

London Gatwick welcomes Norwegian’s non-stop service to Buenos Aires

Airline grows long-haul network with first route to Buenos Aires from Gatwick Valentine’s Day celebration as the new route to the ‘Paris of South America’ takes off Affordable fares from £259.90 one-way break current monopoly on direct London to Argentina flights LONDON, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, is continuing its global… Read the full press release

Star Alliance enhances its digital and mobile services with the launch of Digital Services Platform

Lufthansa and United first two carriers using platform to enhance customer experience STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform… Read the full press release

CDA awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funding by the U.S. EPA

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it has been awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DERA grant will enable the CDA and United Airlines to invest a total of $1.43 million to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates service from Doha to the capital city of Australia, Canberra

Canberra is the airline’s fifth gateway into Australia Airline now proudly flies the Boeing B777 featuring the award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, to Canberra, connecting Canberrans to the airline’s global network of more than 150 destinations  DOHA, Qatar , 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital… Read the full press release

AccorHotels, Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Wildlife Reserves Singapore to receive support from Singapore Tourism Board’s Inaugural Marketing Innovation Programme

The recipients were selected from a total of 44 proposals from businesses across a wide range of industries SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has received a strong response to the inaugural edition of its Marketing Innovation Programme (MIP). Launched in April 2017, a total of 44 applications were received from… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces codeshare agreement with ferry operator Cotai Water Jet

Airline’s customers can now book travel to one of Asia’s leading tourism and entertainment centres via Hong Kong HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers from around the world will soon enjoy more convenient access to the tourism and entertainment centre of Macao and the Pearl River Delta beyond, thanks to a new Cathay… Read the full press release