Columbus Regional Airport Authority names Joseph R. Nardone as the next President & CEO

COLUMBUS, OH, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today (Dec. 12, 2017) the Board of Directors of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority unanimously passed a resolution naming Joseph R. Nardone, C.M., as the next President & CEO. Slated to start mid-January, Nardone currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Wayne County Airport Authority, which… Read the full press release

Biarritz Airport to implement Amadeus Airport Common Use Service to improve the passenger experience

Amadeus’ common use technology helps Biarritz Airport differentiate by making check-in truly mobile to improve the passenger experience Adoption of Amadeus ACUS to help the airport manage peak summer demand whilst reducing costs for airlines Madrid, Spain, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Imagine being checked-in at the hotel or at your congress center before you… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts partners with Nora Tobin to provide tailored health and well-being guests experiences

Luxury Hotel Brand Partners with Health & Wellness Leader to Create Multi-Faceted Guest Programming Bethesda, MD, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today announced its partnership with Nora Tobin, naming the health and wellness leader as the brand’s Wellness Ambassador.  This partnership stems from JW Marriott’s commitment to the guest… Read the full press release

Oman Air launches online redemption for its valued Sindbad members

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of the continuous efforts to ensure that its guests receive the best service, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has launched online redemption for its valued Sindbad members. The new system will enable customers to spend their miles for flight tickets online…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines to base Miles & More award miles on the price of the flight beginning in March 2018

Going forward, the assignment of award miles will be based on the price of the flight Bonus award miles for status members doubled at Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, among others No change to status miles and privileges Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines of Lufthansa Group are changing how award… Read the full press release

Maldives named World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s leading Dive Destination

Male’, Maldives, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Maldives wins the prestigious position of World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s leading Dive Destination at the 24th annual World Travel Awards and Indian Ocean’s Best Spa Destination at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards held alongside with the World Travel Awards Grand Finale. The awards were received… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes Jamie Oliver’s popular restaurant “Jamie’s Italian”

Vienna Airport Expands its Gastronomical Offering – Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver opens a “Jamie’s Italian” on Dec. 17, 2017  VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In the future, an even broader-based culinary offering awaits passengers at Vienna Airport. On December 17, 2017, the popular restaurant “Jamie’s Italian” will open at Vienna Airport. The Mediterranean cuisine… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018   BANGKOK, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport offers safe, stress-free and easy summer travel tips

Queenstown Airport offers safe, stress-free and easy summer travel tips   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting your holiday is always exciting, but we also understand that travelling during Christmas and New Years can be a stressful time of year for many of you. Here are a few tips to help make… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport thanks communities for getting behind its 30-year Master Plan options

Queenstown Airport thanks communities for getting behind its 30-year Master Plan options   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenstown Airport CEO Colin Keel has thanked local and regional communities for getting behind the airport’s recent three-month engagement on its 30-year Master Plan options. “It’s been great to meet so many people from… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route   Cost of buying ticket on the day of travel drops by a third on east coast route Total savings to customers worth up to £11m compared to normal industry walk-up fares Lower prices helping to tempt customers from air and road to… Read the full press release

XAYA Design Atelier to create magical and modern lobby centrepiece at Four Seasons Hotel Amman

XAYA Design Atelier to create magical and modern lobby centrepiece at Four Seasons Hotel Amman   Amman, Jordan, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman has appointed XAYA Design Atelier as the creative directors of the property’s lobby centrepiece and The Foyer Lounge. Just as guests enter the lobby they are welcomed by a magical and… Read the full press release

Welcome to the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tunis

Welcome to the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tunis   Tunis, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Just a short drive from the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage and the traditional village of Sidi Bou Said, a sanctuary of modern luxury and style has opened its doors on the Mediterranean shore of the capital:  welcome to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort announces new collaboration with fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort announces new collaboration with fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw   Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, U.S.A., 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has set the stage for style and modern glamour within the hospitality industry in Central Florida. The only… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels debuts Choice Privileges Tap the App sweepstakes

“Tap the App” Sweepstakes offers members chances to win more than 10 million points ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels, is celebrating the holidays by giving its loyal members chances to win prizes totaling more than 10 million Choice Privileges points. The popular loyalty program has… Read the full press release

Aeroflot earns World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards

Moscow, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken the prestigious World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards, the first time the nomination has been awarded. Known as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are given every year to leading tour firms, hotels and airlines. Country-level… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories in 2018

Qatar Airways received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories in 2018   Qatar’s national carrier has won more than 50 awards in 2017, including ‘World’s Best Airline,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Up In the Air Experience’ Qatar Airways recognised for its groundbreaking new Business Class seat, Qsuite, as well as passenger… Read the full press release

SAS’s Now or Never campaign: Tokyo tops the list of passengers’ favorite destination

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS customers were recently invited to influence which destinations our Now or Never campaign should include and a whopping 11.000 people cast their votes over the December 1-3 weekend. We have again listened to our customers and are happy to present their favorite destinations in today’s Now or… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launches small package delivery service for its BlueBiz customers

Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — On 7 December 2017, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be launching a small package delivery service for its BlueBiz customers. Shipping Blue is a new worldwide package delivery service, developed specially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). All members of the BlueBiz loyalty programme provided by Air France KLM… Read the full press release

flydubai announces new financing structures to support its strategy of integrating the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft into its growing fleet

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai, today announced, that it has closed two new financing structures: a Japanese Operating Lease with a Call Option (JOLCO) and an Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC) insured debt financing structure, to support the airline’s strategy of integrating the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft into its growing… Read the full press release

British Airways gears up for a busy Christmas; expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between December 22-January 4

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is gearing up for the Christmas getaway and expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between Friday December 22 and Friday January 4, with the most popular destinations chosen by customers including New York, Rome and Geneva. More than 60,000 Christmas… Read the full press release

British Airways further expands its London City and regional operation with new routes, increased frequencies, more aircrafts and new jobs

LONDON, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is further expanding both its London City and regional operation with three new routes, increased frequencies, two more aircraft and 40 new jobs. Just a week after the airline announced it is increasing flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Summer 2018, today it unveils plans to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines invites guests to wear festive holiday sweaters and get to board early on National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Flyers and employees invited to celebrate National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day on Dec. 15  SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines celebrates second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month of November

New data shows November marks second straight month of company’s best all-time operational reliability MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The good news keeps on rolling at Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE). South Florida’s Hometown Airline is celebrating a second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month… Read the full press release

IHG® announces its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada

Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada  Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid… Read the full press release

IHG® celebrates the first groundbreaking of its new midscale brand, avid™ hotels, in Oklahoma City

Construction on newest hotel brand underway eight weeks after official launch Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The groundbreaking comes only two months after the brand was launched, well ahead of initial projected timing. Since launching avid hotels, developer interest and demand continues to be strong, with more than 100 franchise applications received,… Read the full press release

Record 4th Michelin Star for IHG’s hotels in Japan

Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet, recognising the exceptional culinary pleasures available to guests at its hotels. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in the group to… Read the full press release

Etihad Airway announces four additional weekly flights to Maldives

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year. The extra flights, effective 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways launches second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, Jordan

Additional year-round service between Abu Dhabi and Amman begins in March 2018 Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE), 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay restaurants recognised with four CITI FACT 2017 awards

Blue Moon Lounge awarded as Best Lounge, re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck awarded as Best South East Asian Restaurant, while Bay View Lounge earned the prestigious Best Tea Room title Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most authoritative restaurant awards in Bahrain, CITI FACT 2017 has recognised four restaurants… Read the full press release