Airports Council International announces Martin Eurnekian as the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (December 3, 2018) announced that Martin Eurnekian is the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board. Mr. Eurnekian is the CEO of Corporación América Airports and President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and just ended his term as President of the… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport to host first ever Christmas Community Day to benefit local charity Let’s EAT

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas is traditionally a time of good cheer, relaxation and celebration but for many people it can be tough. With that in mind, we’re hoping to bring the airport and wider community together, spread some Christmas love and give to those who need a helping hand. On… Read the full press release

GBTA and VDR conclude their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance

Attendance Approaches 1,100 with Record-Breaking Turnout BERLIN,Germany 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance. The event brought together… Read the full press release

Whistle Messaging to be fully integrated with SkyTouch/CONNECT integration platform

Leading hotel technology providers in property management operations and guest communications leverage SkyTouch’s next generation integration platform /CONNECT and Whistle’s Customer Engagement platform to further heighten company’s leadership in innovation PHOENIX, AZ, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The hospitality industry demands access to real time data to address business and customer needs. Since 2015 Whistle’s… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces 132-room Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida slated to open in 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) has signed an agreement with Ash Properties to develop a five-story, 132-room Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. The upscale hotel is slated to open in 2020. Located at Ozark Drive near highway I-295, the new Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville is situated in the southeast region of the city… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges announces the return of its popular Double Points promotion

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc.  (NYSE: CHH), is bringing back its popular Double Points promotion. Starting tomorrow through February 15, 2019, members who book at participating Choice Hotels locations can earn 20 points per dollar spent at hotels, up to 30,000 bonus points. Additionally, loyalty members… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis welcomes Pasquo King as the new Director of Food and Beverage

Appointment marks a promotion from Executive Chef in Bali Nevis, West Indies, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the award-winning resort consistently ranked by travellers and travel experts as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, has named Pasquo King as the new Director of Food and Beverage. A chef with 20 years… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC co-host Light Up The Season fundraising event to benefit Children’s National, Sunday, December 16, 2018

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. This… Read the full press release

JAL certified to be the most punctual airline in the world according to FlightGlobal

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) was awarded the Most Consistent Winner, an award given to the airline with the best on-time performance in domestic and international flights in the past five years (January 2013 to December 2017) by FlightGlobal, at a forum held in Atlanta, Georgia US. FlightGlobal compiled flight operation… Read the full press release

HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport

HMSHost invites airport travelers to paint their layovers away with local artists BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Holidays at the airport: Delays, long lines, security, and…interactive mural paintings? This holiday travel season, global restaurateur HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport. HMSHost’s Art of Holiday Travel – A Mural… Read the full press release

Thailand wins the Best Destination in the Asia-Pacific award at the Irish Travel Trade News Awards 2018

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand has been declared the Best Destination in the Asia-Pacific by the Irish Travel Trade News Awards 2018. The 27th Irish Travel Trade Awards were presented on 23 November, 2018, in seven categories: Airlines, Destinations, Sea Transport, Land Transport, Travel Agency Services, Tour Operators, and All Companies. Thailand won… Read the full press release

Jumeirah’s London hotels promise an unforgettable experience for the whole family this festive season

London, UK, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Located in the heart of London, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel are the ultimate places for some family fun over the festive season. The recently unveiled ‘Festive Family Time’ and ‘Festive Family Fun’ packages ensure that children and adults are guaranteed an unforgettable escape in… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place makes its debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania

New property marks the entry of Hyatt’s select service brand, Hyatt Place, into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, marking the introduction of the Hyatt Place brand to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Developed by… Read the full press release

South African Airways joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the national flag carrier and iconic South African brand, today (2 December 2018) joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela, the first President of a democratic SA and Nobel Laureate, with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert. The fly-over was reminiscent… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand from November 27 – 29. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at the conclusion of the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) in Khon Kaen, Thailand. PDMF 2019 will… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings successfully completes the acquisition of hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined

NORWALK, Conn., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (Dec. 3, 2018) announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced plan to acquire hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined. With a strong presence in APAC and thousands of active affiliates worldwide, HotelsCombined will report into Booking Holdings’ leading travel metasearch brand, KAYAK. “We’ve admired HotelsCombined and… Read the full press release

British Airways is celebrating customers on International Day of Persons with Disabilities with cabin upgrades and lounge access

More than half a million customers with disabilities travel with the airline each year Airline is working with charity groups to raise awareness and understanding of hidden and visible disabilities LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, British Airways surprised some of the 50,000 customers with disabilities… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free to bring the Trinity Forum to Qatar in 2019

The world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference to be held in Qatar for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, the Trinity Forum, will be held in Doha in 2019, the first time the event has ever been hosted in Qatar. The conference,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted a VIP gala dinner to celebrate more than a decade of service to New York City

Qatar Airways celebrates more than 10 years of serving the ‘The Big Apple’ DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways hosted a private VIP gala dinner with influential business leaders and political dignitaries to celebrate more than a decade of the award-winning airline’s successful service to New York City at the historical… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme raised a total of HK$11.7 million in 2017 for UNICEF HK

The generosity of Cathay Pacific passengers is making a difference in the lives of children around the world Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) today (December 4, 2018) announced that a total of HK$11.7 million was raised from the Change… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific boosts non-stop service to Seattle to daily from summer 2019

Hong Kong’s home airline boosts non-stop service to daily on the back of robust advance demand Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has today (December 4, 2018) announced that its forthcoming non-stop service to Seattle will go daily from summer 2019, further strengthening the only direct link between Hong Kong and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines donates more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation through its 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2018) announced it is donating more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation thanks to the carrier’s 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament. Supporting Children’s Charities The carrier continues its support of children facing serious illness by helping organizations with dollars they can… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality launches an exclusive offer to Qatari nationals and residents on the occasion of Qatar National Day

Doha, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, brings Qatari nationals and residents an exclusive offer on the occasion of Qatar National Day throughout its local and international hotels, starting from December 15th, 2018 to January 31st, 2019. Part of Katara Hospitality’s commitment… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group to continue partnership with DFS and The Shilla Duty Free for another two years

SINGAPORE, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) today (Dec 04, 2018) announced that it will extend its key duty-free liquor and beauty concessions, held by DFS Venture Singapore (Pte.) Ltd and Shilla Travel Retail Pte. Ltd. respectively, for a two-year period each, starting from 2020, after the expiration of their current six-year… Read the full press release

Stagecoach trials world’s first retrospective pricing app to give better value to rail commuters

Hindsight aims to stop people wasting money on train tickets they don’t need Free app developed by British tech start up Global Travel Ventures Limited Technology automatically swaps commuters to available lower-priced tickets, after they’ve travelled Passengers effortlessly get the lowest-priced set of tickets across the week – even if their plans change Perth, Scotland, 2018-Dec-05… Read the full press release

BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit awarded with the Berlin Brandenburg innovation award

Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise: Jury applauds Bombardier’s new battery-powered train as a pioneering contribution to clean rail mobility Berlin, Germany, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ —The BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit was awarded the renowned Berlin Brandenburg innovation award on November 30, 2018. The train operates emission-free, thereby making a significant contribution towards environmentally-friendly mobility. It… Read the full press release

JAPAN: All Nippon Airways and JR East to make travel across the Tohoku region as convenient as possible

Campaign aims to promote tourism in Japan by streamlining the travel experience. •Expanded booking options and reduced fares make it easier than ever to reach popular destinations in the Tohoku region. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is partnering with… Read the full press release

LaSalle Hotel Properties announces the completion of its merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) (“LaSalle” or the “Company”) today (Nov. 30, 2018) announced the completion of its previously announced merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (“Pebblebrook”). Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel Properties, said, “We are pleased to complete this combination. On behalf of the LaSalle Board,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises promises a one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience on board its 2019 World Cruise featuring an all-star cast of uniquely international chefs

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and market leader in Europe, South America and the Gulf, revealed today (03/12/2018) that its upcoming 2019 World Cruise will feature an all-star cast of uniquely international chefs sure to make for an one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience while… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release