IHG to open Riyadh office in March 2020

Appoints leadership team to further accelerate growth and performance in the Kingdom  Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced plans to open an office in Riyadh in March 2020. The news comes as IHG continues to expand its portfolio in… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield earns the ‘RHF Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — When visiting Halifax Stanfield in 2020, it’s hard to believe the terminal building that exists today is nearly 60 years old. With bright interiors and large windows, modern washrooms and other passenger amenities, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) has made strategic investments over the past two decades that put passenger needs, like accessibility, at the forefront. “We care deeply about making tangible improvements that raise the bar and better serve… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to re-introduce nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020

Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will re-introduce a nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020, restoring the only direct air link between the Visayas and Mainland USA. Residents of various cities in the Visayas and Mindanao will enjoy convenient connections via Cebu for their travels to Los… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group selects Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance

Lufthansa Group selects Google Cloud as strategic partner to optimize operational performance  Revolutionary system for airline operations COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight delays, rebookings due to missed flights and extreme weather conditions are some of the many factors that can disrupt a flight schedule. In the interests of their customers, the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces strategic partnership with Travel Management Company TripActions

As first step of innovation partnership, Lufthansa Group is minority investor in travel management company TripActions The collaboration is an important step for corporate customers to benefit from modern airline retailing and a better end-to-end experience TripActions marks the fourth strategic tech investment of Lufthansa Group facilitated through the Lufthansa Innovation Hub COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22… Read the full press release

City of Chicago opens applications for the 2020 CityArts Program

Arts and Culture Organizations of All Sizes May Apply for General Operating Grants or Project Grants That Support the 2020 Year of Chicago Music Chicago, IL, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are pleased to announce that applications are now open for… Read the full press release

Enjoy romantic dining options and specially curated set menus this Valentine’s Day at Hilton Singapore

Surprise beloved ones with a romantic Italian sky dining experience or a sizzling evening of grilled specialties and a collector’s series of artisanal sweets from D9 Cakery SINGAPORE, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Revel in the season of love with a plethora of romantic dining options and specially curated set menus this February 1… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes Ryanair’s expanded Manchester service

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group is delighted to welcome today’s (21/01/2020) announcement by Ryanair of the expansion of their Manchester service to Shannon Airport. The airline is increasing its operation from five to six days a week. The new service will start on 31st March and will operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office gears up for the seven-day Spring Festival Golden Week

Macao, China, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the seven-day Spring Festival Golden Week (24th — 30th January) arriving soon, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is gearing up for the festive period with a diversity of proactive measures such as offering a forecast of visitor flows at major attractions via the “smart application for visitor flows”,… Read the full press release

Emirates to treat guests with specially curated selection of festive goodies and traditional Chinese fare

Savour a selection of festive treats on the ground and in the skies Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers flying with Emirates to and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam are in for a treat this Lunar New Year. Available for a limited time only, a specially curated selection… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Daniele Polito as Boccalino’s new Chef de Cuisine

Seoul, Korea, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul announces the appointment of Daniele Polito as the new Chef de Cuisine at the Hotel’s stylish Italian restaurant Boccalino, where he will oversee and lead the culinary operations.   A seasoned chef with 20 years of experience in Italy and around the world, Chef Polito will share with the Boccalino… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland invites college students to join its 2020 Summer College Internship Program

Paid internships in aviation, maritime, engineering and more Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is seeking ambitious, creative and highly-motivated, full-time college students for its 2020 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, prospective applicants apply for paid internships in a variety of fields, including Audit, Aviation, Communications,… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean Gala Ceremony 2020 recognized Caribbean’s best of the best

The Bahamas, Caribbean, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The finest travel brands in the Caribbean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in The Bahamas. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean Gala Ceremony 2020 to find out who amongst them had been crowned best of the best…. Read the full press release

A business jet refuelled with sustainable aviation fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20.01.2020), a business aircraft was refuelled with a blend of sustainable and conventional fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time. Thanks to the close collaboration between Jet Aviation, Zurich Airport and Finnish renewable jet fuel producer Neste “Sustainable Aviation Fuel” (SAF) will be made available… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways earns the Thailand Best Employer Brand Awards 2020

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President, received the Thailand Best Employer Brand Awards 2020 (Airline & Aviation) from the World HRD Congress. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways commented that, “We are honored to be recognized and given this prestigious award. At Bangkok Airways,… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport introduces new double bridges in the West Pier

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With two passenger bridges, the multiple aircraft ramp system (MARS) can accommodate two small planes or a single wide-body aircraft to which passengers pass through two jet bridges. This allows more and more passengers to board and deboard quickly through passenger bridges. Many passengers know how much more convenient… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport launches pet relief areas

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 10 000 dogs travel through Helsinki Airport yearly. Flying with a pet is now even more convenient as Helsinki Airport has installed two pet relief areas for animals: one at the main entrance of Terminal 2 and one in the non-Schengen area. Flying with animals is… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline* and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today its further expansion in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bratislava (Slovakia), which will commence in June and July 2020. Passengers traveling from Russia can plan their new… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base

Vienna, Austria, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline announced today (JAN 17, 2020) the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 1 July 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc to become oneworld’s first full member in the African continent

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld® alliance effective 1 April 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from 1 April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate… Read the full press release

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère to host 50th World Economic Forum

Curtain about to go up on the World Economic Forum at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — From 21 to 24 January, all eyes will once again be on Davos as visitors gather for the 50th World Economic Forum. No other event attracts so many high-profile political… Read the full press release

Metrolink inaugurates service at the newly modernized Van Nuys Train Station

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Metrolink joined with the Van Nuys community to inaugurate service at the newly rebuilt Van Nuys Train Station following a two-year construction period. The $32 million project moved and rebuilt the train platform to the center of the double-tracked station to improve operational efficiency, maintain on-time… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights in the Sultanate of Oman

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights in the Sultanate of Oman. The newest addition brings the group’s portfolio up to eight hotels across five brands – including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson –… Read the full press release

Radisson announces the signing of the 90-key Radisson Hotel Liepaja in Latvia

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The coastal town of Liepaja, Latvia is delighted to announce the signing of the 90-key Radisson Hotel Liepaja located in a beautiful art deco building in the town center. This renovated historical property will offer guests a wonderful combination retaining its beautiful history without compromising on the… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific donated $30,000 to the Australian Red Cross and free holidays to Mt Hotham – Dinner Plain CFA volunteer firefighters

GOLD COAST, QLD, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has donated $30,000 to the Australian Red Cross bushfire appeal and will also gift free holidays to Mt Hotham – Dinner Plain CFA volunteer firefighters, who have been battling dangerous blazes in the Victorian High Country. “A number of our resort guests, timeshare club owners, staff… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes WestJet’s direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada

Direct flight to Halifax launching in June with WestJet Service takes only six hours so will be the quickest route to North America Four flights per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes Excellent onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton Route set to benefit more than 1,600 companies in the North West that do… Read the full press release

Accor launches new strategic partnership with South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab

Singapore, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor has announced a new strategic partnership between its new lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless and South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab. The deal brings together two of the biggest names in hospitality and technology to give members access to rewards and benefits including… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport opens new high-tech passenger terminal

Passengers of Aeroflot flight SU 2203 from Helsinki to Moscow were the first to enjoy the services, comfort, and spectacular design of the new high-tech terminal Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger terminal – built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards – was opened to… Read the full press release

#BitesAtBWI event showcased the wide variety of restaurants at BWI Marshall Airport

Baltimore, MD, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Dozens of area foodie bloggers and social media personalities sampled offerings from 11 BWI Marshall Airport restaurants on Thursday evening. The #BitesAtBWI event showcased the wide variety of restaurants at BWI Marshall Airport. Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst of Silver Diner served as guest host of the… Read the full press release

SAS appoints Charlotte Svensson as new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is pleased to announce that Charlotte Svensson has been appointed to be new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO) as of February 1st  2020.  Charlotte Svensson will succeed Mattias Forsberg who in October announced he is leaving SAS for a new position as CIO… Read the full press release