South African Airways marks 20 years of non-stop service between Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, South African Airways (SAA), is celebrating 20 years of non-stop operations between Johannesburg and Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria. Operations commenced on 4 December 1998 as SAA launched its first flight into Nigeria soon after the Bilateral Air… Read the full press release

AMS’ three new ambulances operating with compressed natural gas entered service at Budapest Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — AMS, the company providing the assistance service for persons with reduced mobility (PRM) at Budapest Airport, has commissioned three new ambulances operating with compressed natural gas. The Airport Medical Service helped more than fifty thousand PRMs cover the distance between the terminal and the aircraft last year. Three… Read the full press release

UNWTO and UNESCO hold successful third cultural tourism conference

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today (5 December 2018) in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing… Read the full press release

OpenTable reveals the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Dec. 5, 2018), OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year’s most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can get in to a different type of holiday spirit and start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France. Seats to Slovenia’s capital are available to book on ba.com from today with flights taking off on Mondays and Fridays… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc joins oneworld airline alliance

Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc is to join oneworld, adding one of Africa’s leading and fastest growing airlines to the world’s premier airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced as the Chief Executives of the alliance’s 13 current member airlines, including Cathay Pacific Chief Executive… Read the full press release

Firmdale employs Duetto’s Open Pricing application, GameChanger, and its solution for intelligent reporting, ScoreBoard, across all its Hotels

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique hotel group Firmdale Hotels has partnered with Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, to drive revenue and growth across its exclusive Kit Kemp-designed portfolio of 10 properties in London and New York, including the Ham Yard Hotel in London and The Whitby Hotel in New York. Firmdale is employing… Read the full press release

ERA calls for European Commission to take necessary measures in advance of the UK leaving the European Union

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — ERA (European Regions Airlines Association) has sent a letter to the European Commission urging it to take necessary measures in advance of the UK leaving the European Union. The letter highlights the need to prevent serious harm to European connectivity and reach a solution as soon as possible… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign celebrated its successful first anniversary

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign has brought in almost £10 million worth of inquiries in its first year alone, VisitScotland can reveal. Scotland. Where Ideas Become Legend, launched in November 2017, and is an industry-first, bringing together all of Scotland’s convention bureaux as well as major conference… Read the full press release

Vancouver International Airport earns ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ program

Richmond, B.C., 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (December 5, 2018), Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program. “This year, YVR will welcome a… Read the full press release

Aston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to launch a new era of performance and hospitality

Cannes, France, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, announce a new, four-year, global partnership, bringing two enduring icons of global luxury together to launch a new era of performance and hospitality. The two brands promise a season of unforgettable opportunities, bringing… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu announces the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lund in Sweden

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is proud to announce the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lund in Sweden. The 192-room hotel is a rebranding of the existing Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Lund. Sweden’s second-oldest… Read the full press release

Mainsail Lodging & Development expands franchise agreement with Oakwood to exclusively manage the Georgia and Tennessee markets

TAMPA, FL, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa-based hospitality company, announced today (Dec 4, 2018) it is expanding its franchise agreement with Oakwood to exclusively manage the Georgia and Tennessee markets. In addition to these new markets, Mainsail will continue to manage the Oakwood and ExecuStay brands across Alabama and… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver partners with Airbnb to boost Vancouver’s reputation as a premier destination

VANCOUVER, Canada, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Vancouver has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement in Canada with Airbnb to promote the city to travellers on its platform. The agreement will see Airbnb leverage its global reach through digital channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as well as its magazine Airbnbmag, to boost Vancouver’s reputation… Read the full press release

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announces management changes at Central German airports

Leipzig, Germany, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — “By allocating the responsibilities in a new way, we’ll provide clear structures at the Central German airports, streamline the decision processes and therefore become more efficient. We can then focus on our main tasks more consistently in future, make use of the outstanding growth opportunities in the… Read the full press release

Silver Airways announces new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport

Starting Lineup: Silver Airways Expanding Already Extensive Florida Network with New Nonstop Service Fort Lauderdale – Daytona Beach on January 16, 2019 Introductory fares from only $59* available at SilverAirways.com Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’re a race fan, catching an MiLB Daytona Tortugas game or visiting the famed boardwalk and beaches,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises announces two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows to launch on board MSC Bellissima

SYMA – Sail beyond Imagination and VARÉLIA – Love in Full Colour These two original shows will be exclusive to MSC Cruises guests and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises has revealed today (05/12/2018) details of the two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea… Read the full press release

IHG® announces new-build, dual-branded Staybridge Suites® and Holiday Inn Express® Quincy hotel in Quincy, Massachusetts

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (03 DECEMBER 2018) announces the development of the new-build, dual-branded Staybridge Suites® and Holiday Inn Express® Quincy hotel in Quincy, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The 90-room Staybridge Suites and 90-room Holiday Inn Express will be owned by XSS Hotels(“XSS”)… Read the full press release

IHG® Rewards Club teams up with NE-YO to thank loyal members with 150 million points to jumpstart their travel in the new year

The world’s first and largest global hotel loyalty program teams up with NE-YO to thank members and gift them with points to jumpstart travel in the new year Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Rewards Club, InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG®) loyalty program, is thanking their loyal members this holiday season by gifting 150 million… Read the full press release

Sunwing Airlines signs new three-year contract with the global aviation services specialist Menzies Aviation

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing Airlines celebrated their new partnership with Menzies Aviation last week at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The carrier has signed a new three-year contract with the global aviation services specialist, who will be responsible for passenger services, ramp handling and cabin cleaning services for all Sunwing… Read the full press release

Vietjet to host its biggest Cabin Crew Recruitment this December

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aiming to further expand its flight network, not only in Vietnam but also overseas, Vietjet will host the biggest Cabin Crew Recruitment in as follows: 1. In Hanoi: Date and time: 09:30 – 12:00 on December 13th, 2018 Venue: at Vietjet Office, 302 Kim Ma Street,… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines further enhances its digital capabilities with the acquisition of minority stake in Australia-founded Data Republic

Singapore, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has acquired a minority stake in Australia-founded Data Republic, in a move to further enhance its digital capabilities. The stake in Data Republic was acquired through a placement of new shares. A statement of no objection was received recently from the Australian Foreign Investment Review… Read the full press release

Jet Airways offers up to 30% discount in its ‘Happy holidays year-end global sale’

Strengthens domestic and international connectivity via hubs based in Delhi and Mumbai Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, has introduced 65 additional frequencies on its international and domestic routes starting December 2018, thus, further strengthening its network over its hubs of Mumbai and Delhi. The airline… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental provides guests with travel inspiration and daily reasons to check-in this holiday season with the launch of its festive Advent Calendar

Hong Kong, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a festive Advent Calendar on its brand Instagram channel, providing guests with travel inspiration and daily reasons to check-in this holiday season. Viewers are invited to share their festive moments throughout December using the hashtags #MOHoliday and #ImAFan and visit the Group’s Instagram feed… Read the full press release

Explore Minnesota highlights eight ways to enjoy the winter season in the North Star State

Explore Minnesota Shares Seasonal Statewide Travel Tips ST. PAUL, Minn., 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — To welcome winter, Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, is highlighting eight ways to enjoy the season. The North Star State is abuzz with seasonal festivals, arts, entertainment, cozy shops, outdoor adventure and more, and those who venture here… Read the full press release

Agoda selected to provide best-in-class technology and travel expertise by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

SINGAPORE, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTA), and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) supporting the Kingdom’s vision of 2030 goal to increase its capacity to over 30 million pilgrims by utilizing Agoda’s technology and travel expertise,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Supervisory Board creates new Airline Resources & Operations Standards division to improve operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines

New Airline Executive Board function Resources & Operations Standards created in order to improve operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has laid the foundations for improving the operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines. With the… Read the full press release

Oman Air and its frequent flyer programme, Sindbad recognized at the 2018 World Travel Awards

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been awarded World’s Leading Airline Economy Class at the 2018 World Travel Awards and its frequent flyer programme, Sindbad has been named “World’s Leading Airline Rewards Programme 2018”. The World Travel Awards 2018 were presented recently at… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports selected to host the November 2019 edition of ACI Airport Exchange

Prestigious event to take place in November 2019 in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports is to host the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange 2019. The announcement was made during an official handover ceremony at the 2018 edition of the event last week in… Read the full press release

Maldives named the World’s Leading Dive Destination 2018 at the Grand Final of The World Travel Awards

Male’, Maldives, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives wins the prestigious position of the World’s Leading Dive Destination 2018 at the Grand Final of The World Travel Awards held last evening at Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal. Maldives once again secured the prestigious position after fierce competition with top tourist destinations such as Seychelles and… Read the full press release