KLM Royal Dutch Airlines opens completely renovated non-Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s non-Schengen Crown Lounge, the lounge’s official name, is located between the E and F piers at Schiphol. The “KLM House” is immediately noticeable by its illuminated glass wall adorned with some five thousand Delft blue miniature houses. Visitors to the lounge take the escalator to the… Read the full press release

South African Airways welcomes the launch of a new project that will introduce the use of locally produced biofuel at O.R.Tambo International Airport

JOHANNESBURG, INDIA, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary and low cost carrier, Mango Airlines, made history in 2016 as the first two airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights respectively, which were powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant, Solaris. That momentous occasion demonstrated… Read the full press release

China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets highlighted at the PATAcademy-HCD workshop

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry professionals now have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian outbound tourism markets after attending the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from November 25-26, 2019. The interactive programme, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, was led by… Read the full press release

The first UNWTO project on Shopping Tourism presented at León, Mexico

León, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined with the Municipality of León (Guanajuato, Mexico) to present the first UNWTO project on Shopping Tourism, with the aim of boosting the local economy, creating jobs and driving sustainable and inclusive development. The pilot project is the result of more… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds services to Campinas, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia into its global freighter network

Campinas, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia will join the carrier’s global network The cargo carrier is not only growing its network but also its fleet DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the leading air cargo carriers is excited to announce major expansion of services in… Read the full press release

Travelzoo named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the British Travel Awards for the 8th year in a row

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is delighted to be named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the prestigious British Travel Awards organisation for the 8th year in a row. The incredible win was announced at the prestigious British Travel Awards last night… Read the full press release

Lufthansa adds services to Zakynthos from Munich and to Rhodes from Frankfurt for summer 2020 schedule

Zakynthos new from Munich Rhodes now from Frankfurt COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be offering two further ways for spending the holidays in the eastern Mediterranean: With Zakynthos from Munich and Rhodes from… Read the full press release

IATA looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on board aircraft. This follows the 26 November 2019… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presents new On-Board Safety Video featuring football legends

Airline presents a pre-match team-talk like never before Stars of world football Neymar Jr, Robert Lewandowski and Cafu guide passengers through safety procedures in light-hearted film DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the… Read the full press release

British Airways launched its Black Friday sale offers

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (November 28, 2019) launched its Black Friday sale offers. Low fares and cut-price upgrade deals are available across the airline’s short and long-haul routes. To take advantage, customers must book by December 3, 2019. Long-haul Customers can bag heavily reduced World Traveller (long-haul economy) flights from London for… Read the full press release

British Airways rolls out first Contact Resolution Programme across every airport it operates following successful launch at Heathrow

British Airways is extending its First Contact Resolution programme to colleagues around the world following a successful roll out at Heathrow   First Contact Resolution enables staff to assist and resolve any customer issue at the airport rather than refer travellers to Customer Relations teams, saving customers’ time and worry  The initiative demonstrates the airline’s continued commitment to provide unique British Airways’ customer service … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brought the Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 33rd time

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America A light as a symbol for peace VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 33rd… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named the Best Low Cost Airline – Europe 2020 in the annual ranking of AirlineRatings

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline and the leading low cost carrier of CEE has been named the Best Low Cost Airline – Europe 2020 in the annual ranking of AirlineRatings, the world’s only safety and product rating website. This rating is considered one of the most important and respected in… Read the full press release

flydubai and Smartwings finalised agreement to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft

Dubai-based carrier signs agreement to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to help minimise further disruption to passengers during the busy seasonal travel period Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has announced today (November 28, 2019) that it has finalised an agreement with Smartwings to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing… Read the full press release

Sunwing Airlines President Mark Williams honored with the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Last week, Sunwing Airlines President, Mark Williams, received the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award at the annual Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow in Montreal. The prestigious award is bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) upon individuals who have made significant… Read the full press release

MAXX by Steigenberger Bad Honnef names Martin Brehm as General Manager

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — 53-year old Martin Brehm has been appointed General Manager of the MAXX by Steigenberger Bad Honnef with immediate effect. Mr. Brehm will act as both a central point of contact and General Manager. In this capacity, he will be responsible for all of the business areas… Read the full press release

New Park & Ride facility to make Auckland Airport more accessible for southern travellers

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Access to Auckland Airport for travellers coming from the south is set to improve with work beginning on a second Park & Ride facility that will boost options for access to the terminals and reduce the number of vehicles on the precinct’s busy road network. Set for… Read the full press release

SBI Card and Vistara launch one-of-its-kind premium credit card for travel savvy urban Indians

New Delhi, India, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — SBI Card and Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, have joined hands to launch a one-of-its-kind premium credit card for travel savvy urban Indians. Launched in two variants, Club Vistara SBI Card PRIME and Club Vistara SBI Card, the new card has been designed to offer a… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines introduces AIR DEAN & DELUCA inflight meal on select flights to North America, Europe, and Australia

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Welcome Co., Ltd., operators of DEAN & DELUCA Japan, will collaborate to develop an exclusive inflight meal on select flights to North America, Europe, and Australia, starting December 1, 2019. The limited-time AIR DEAN & DELUCA meal features a spicy cajun flavored chicken over… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and UCLA to promote cultural exchange programs between Japan and the United States

Strengthening Educational Opportunities for Faculty and Students Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In an effort to promote cultural exchange programs between the two countries, Japan Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Through this partnership, the two entities look to strengthen its ongoing relationship,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Switchfly launch a web-based Dynamic Package reservation system

Travel packages seamlessly bundle flights and ancillary products Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group subsidiary, JALPAK Co., Ltd., and Switchfly, a leading travel technology platform from San Francisco, have jointly launched a web-based Dynamic Package reservation system for customers in USA and Canada in October 2019 to power its vacation package bundling… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Awarded Japan’s Brand of the Year – Airline Category

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a member of the oneworld® alliance, was named the World Branding Awards` Brand of the Year in the airline category representing the country of Japan. The 2019 edition of the World Branding Awards was the tenth Ceremony organized by the World Branding Forum, held at Kensington Palace, in… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines congratulates Dr. Kazuo Inamori for receiving honorary KBE title from Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Kazuo Inamori, a global entrepreneur and philanthropist, recently received the title of Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) from Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom. The honor, bestowed in Japan by His Excellency Paul Madden, Ambassador Extraordinary and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore welcomes Simon Barnett as its Hotel Manager

Singapore, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Simon Barnett has been appointed Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Bringing with him more than 25 years’ varied experience, hospitality expertise and passion to the role, he was most recently Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Born and raised in one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs, Kew in Victoria, Simon… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto appoints Chad Merced as Hotel Manager and Maxime Regad as Director of Food and Beverage

Toronto, Canada, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto announces the appointments of Chad Merced as Hotel Manager and Maxime Regad as Director of Food and Beverage. Both Merced and Regad started their careers in hospitality with Four Seasons, and the senior leadership in Toronto is delighted to have them as members of… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 China IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China embrace artificial intelligence and automation to provide next level of passenger service

Investments in chatbots, biometrics and blockchain to boost passenger experience Nanning, China, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group becomes the first airport in the UK to be certified as offering safe, child-friendly WiFi

WiFi scheme will now ensure content is appropriate for all ages at the Group’s airports at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands MAG is the first airport group to sign-up to the Government-backed scheme Manchester, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — MAG has become the first airport operator in the UK to be certified as… Read the full press release

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its first hotel in Turkey, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim

The brand’s first luxury property in Turkey, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim, brings French art-de-vivre and modern luxury to one of Europe’s most historic and culturally rich city centers Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, a leading luxury brand within the Accor group, is pleased to announce the opening of its… Read the full press release

Novotel Hotels announces global partnership with the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation — Calm

The global partnership, which features a new custom Sleep Story narrated by award-winning actress Eva Green, will be rolled out across more than 530 hotels in 60 countries. Paris, France, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Calm, the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, and Novotel Hotels, today (November 26, 2019) announced a multi-year global… Read the full press release

The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns with a statewide celebration of the holiday season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns this week with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state! – visit www.Arkansas.com/TrailofHolidayLights…. Read the full press release