Marriott International announces plans to withdraw its common stock from listing on NYSE Chicago

BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) today (AUGUST 31, 2020) announced plans to withdraw its common stock from listing on NYSE Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Stock Exchange. Marriott has decided to withdraw the listing to reduce administrative costs and requirements. Marriott anticipates that the withdrawal will… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Milan looks forward to welcoming guests from 1 September 2020

Milan, Italy, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the reopening of its restaurants in May, Mandarin Oriental, Milan has announced that it will fully reopen and looks forward to welcoming  guests from 1 September 2020. Housed in four elegant 18th-century buildings in the heart of Milan and steps away from the fashion district and the artistic… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva introduces a newly renovated meeting and events space

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has completed a renovation of its meeting and events space, further enhancing this elegant hotel’s position as the ideal location to host or attend an event in the city. This renovation follows the hotel’s launch of its exclusive signature suite last year, the Royal Penthouse, and encompasses… Read the full press release

Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific enhances Manage Booking portal

​Enables passengers to easily update information online  Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), enhances Manage Booking portal to allow passengers to easily update their contact information after booking has been finalized. This is available for both passengers who booked online or through a travel agency. “Now more than ever, we have seen how important it is for airlines to have accurate passenger contact information- not only… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros to a total of 5.6 million customers

This week, 140,000 refund applications were processed and paid out. Processing and payment of all refund applications for the first half of the year by the end of August COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros… Read the full press release

Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh to be appointed as new Supervisory Board members of Deutsche Lufthansa

Implementation of the agreement between the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) and Lufthansa on representation of the Federal Government on the Supervisory Board Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh are to be legally appointed as new members Monika Ribar and Martin Koehler will be stepping down COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — It is agreed,… Read the full press release

ACI and Amadeus team up for 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards

ASQ awards represent the highest possible industry accolade for airport customer experience Montreal, Canada, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus today (August 26, 2020) announced a strategic partnership to deliver this year’s world-renowned Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards. The annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards recognize and reward… Read the full press release

PATA to announce PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners live during Virtual PTM 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be announcing the PATA Gold Awards 2020 live during Virtual PTM 2020. Supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year’s awards will recognise the achievements of 21 Gold Awards and three Grand Title Winners during the Online PATA Gold… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces the re-election of Evgeny Ditrich, Russian Minister of Transport, as Chairman of the Board

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of PJSC Aeroflot (MOEX ticker: AFLT) has re-elected Evgeny Ditrich, Russian Minister of Transport, as Chairman. The Board of Directors meeting was held on 26 August 2020 with absentee voting. The meeting also determined the status of Board of Directors members. The newly… Read the full press release

WTTC research: £60 million a day being lost to the UK economy due to collapse of international travel during 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A staggering £22 billion looks set to be lost from the UK economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Travellers and tourists are staying away from the UK in droves because of continuing uncertainty around… Read the full press release

WTTC research: €131.2 million a day being lost to the French economy due to collapse of international travel during 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A staggering €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the massive decline in the… Read the full press release

WTTC research: €104.1 million a day being lost to the German economy due to collapse of international travel in 2020

London, UK, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A devastating €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the… Read the full press release

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Appoints Seasoned Hotelier Carla Puverel as General Manager

MALDIVES, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Puverel as the new general manager of the stunning twin island resort featuring 151 luxury beach and over water villas. The property is part of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s (NYSE:HLT) global luxury hotel brands…. Read the full press release

An Exclusive Online “Noh” Event at Odawara Castle

Odawara, Japan, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Join the stream of Noh Drama at Odawara Castle on September 13, 2020. This is a special performance of the famous Japanese story, Tale of Genji, performed in traditional Noh Style at Odawara Castle. Included in this exclusive experience is taiko drumming and a ninja show of… Read the full press release

Vistara and Plusgrade partner to launch new upgrade program

Vistara launches a new upgrade program in partnership with Plusgrade designed to drive sales on unsold Premium Economy and Business Class seats. Delhi, India, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Plusgrade, a leader in ancillary revenue and merchandising solutions for over 70 airline and cruise operators, today (August 25, 2020) announced they’re powering the new… Read the full press release

Emirates to resume services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September, taking the total number of cities served by Emirates in Africa to eight. Flights from Dubai to Conakry and Dakar will be linked services, operating twice weekly, utilising an Emirates… Read the full press release

Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites set to open the 76-room Oaks Cairns Hotel

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites is set to further extend its portfolio of over 50 hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand with the development of a 76-room hotel in Cairns, set to open on 15 September 2020. Oaks Cairns Hotel is a $12 million  development being completed… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines trials new touchless check-in Kiosk System at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (Aug 24,2020) announced the decision to trial new touchless technology at Tokyo`s Haneda Airport, starting August 24. General Information Location: Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 1 South Wing (Departure Level – Counter 18) Number of Touchless Kiosks: Two Developer: Mitsubishi Electric and Oki Electric… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC introduces ENO AZUR, a French Riviera pop up

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC strongly believes that when life gives you lemons, you turn it into lemonade – exceptionally fresh, spiked lemonade with a Champagne float, of course! Following the closure of BOURBON STEAK for the immediate future, the team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC… Read the full press release

GTA dnata awarded ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver, Canada, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been awarded a 5-year ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The company will provide quality and safe ramp, passenger and cargo warehousing services to airlines with a team of highly trained, customer-oriented aviation… Read the full press release

Ryanair increases frequency to its Portugal-UK service with 14 additional flights to Faro every week

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (25 Aug) announced it would be strengthening its connection between the UK and Portugal over the coming weeks (11 Sept – 24 Oct) with 14 additional flights to Faro every week from 12 UK airports: Increased Flights to Faro Flights Per Week… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces The Zleep Hotel Hannover scheduled to open at the end of 2022

Zleep brand continues on its course of expansion in Germany and Europe Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Zleep Hotel Hannover is set to become the third hotel in Germany to operate under the Scandinavian brand Zleep. The hotel is being developed in conjunction with Krasemann Immobilien, a property group… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport congratulates 23 students graduating from its inaugural IGNITE Youth Leadership Programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport joined forces with Cool FM radio presenter and Cinemagic Ambassador, Pete Snodden, to celebrate 23 students graduating from the Airport’s inaugural IGNITE Youth Leadership Programme. The IGNITE programme, a joint initiative between Belfast City Airport and Cinemagic launched in 2019 by Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

Aimbridge Hospitality welcomes president of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, to its Board of Directors

Plano, TX, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third party hotel management company, has announced the appointment of Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, to its Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome Christine to the Board,” said Glenn Murphy, chairman, Aimbridge Hospitality. “As we plan the next… Read the full press release

Scoot modifies A320ceo aircraft to double its cargo-carrying capacity

Scoot has been operating cargo flights since early 2020 using its passenger aircraft, to transport essential goods and maintain global supply chains. Seats have been removed to double the narrowbody aircraft’s capacity to nearly 20 tonnes. Singapore, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — With stringent border control measures in place due to COVID-19 causing a… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation opens new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport has gone operational. The facility extension features a brand-new 11,270 sq. ft. FBO terminal, a 42,000 sq. ft. hangar and a near-65,000 sq. ft. ramp. Jet Aviation’s award-winning FBO in West Palm… Read the full press release

Gulfstream announces the official opening of its new service center at Palm Beach International Airport

Joint Facility With Jet Aviation Will Increase Services To Customers SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (August 24, 2020) announced the official opening of a new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging by donating $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is pledging $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations across the country, advocating for social justice and civil rights. The donation builds on Spirit’s mission to give back to the communities where they live and work. “At Spirit, we promote diversity, equity, inclusion and… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes Hangzhou service

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the time being, it concerns 1 passenger flight per week, which will be operated via Seoul Incheon (South Korea) with a Boeing 777-200. KLM is making every effort to… Read the full press release