Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… Read the full press release

Delaware North Sportservice to open two new dining destinations at the Little Caesars Arena: District Market

Kid Rock brings his first restaurant concept to Detroit, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, featuring local beer and craft cocktails, artist memorabilia and live music with a specific focus on local talent   Detroit-focused food market, The District Market, to offer variety of distinctive food stations, cocktails and coffee from Zingerman’s Buffalo N.Y., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Changi Airport welcomes Qantas Airways’ new services from the 2018 Northern Summer season

Singapore, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ —Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by Qantas Airways to add services to and from Singapore Changi Airport from the 2018 Northern Summer season*. Beginning 25 March 2018, Qantas will operate its daily Sydney-London service (QF1/QF2) via Singapore using an A380. At the same time, services to Melbourne… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

Travelzoo’s Autumn Travel Trends: the Rise of the ‘Instagrammable Trip’

LONDON, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a travel deal site with exclusive offers for members, predicts the future success of tourism destinations will lie in their ability to deliver an ‘Instagrammable holiday’. This is based on the findings from Travelzoo’s Autumn Travel Trends Survey* issued today (August 17, 2017). The survey reveals… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches new second daily service to New York City from London Gatwick

Airline offers double-daily flights to New York from £149 with launch of new early morning service Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today, 10th August, Norwegian has launched a new second daily service to New York City with fares from £149, meaning that passengers can now experience the city that never sleeps in just… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains offers 50% off family travel on selected East Coast route

Virgin Trains offers 50% off family travel on selected East Coast route   LONDON, 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a summer family promotion* on its East Coast route, offering 50% off family travel on selected routes between August 7 and September 10, for journeys booked between July 31 and September… Read the full press release

Scandinavian Airlines starts twice weekly service to Shannon from Stockholm

Shannon, Ireland, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism providers along the Wild Atlantic Way got another boost today with the commencement by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) of a twice weekly service to Shannon from Stockholm. The service is the first ever between Shannon and Sweden’s busiest Airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and the first between Shannon… Read the full press release

Allegiant to establish a two-aircraft base at the Indianapolis International Airport

Las Vegas, 2017-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), a low-cost airline, today as the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at the Indianapolis International Airport. As part of Allegiant’s growth plans in Indiana, the company plans to create up to 66 new,… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo’s 23rd annual ZooLights returns Nov. 24

Support Chicago’s Free Zoo with Holiday Traditions and New Light Maze Chicago, 2017-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/  – Lincoln Park Zoo’s 23rd annual ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco returns Nov. 24. In addition to the ongoing public displays, guests can attend several special events throughout the season (please note: only ticket holders may enter the… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Frontier Airlines’ nonstop services to six new destinations

Kentucky, U.S., 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines is growing its CVG service again with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham. All six destinations will be served by Frontier’s A320 family of aircraft. Flights to Miami will begin October 5th, 2017 and operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

easyJet earns Austrian Air Operator Certificate and license; easyJet Europe now operational

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational  First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Europe Remaining EU27 based aircraft to be re-registered by March 2019 Luton, United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet can confirm that it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC)… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Milan launches luxury, self-drive Lake Como package

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury, self-drive Lake Como package. In addition to enjoying suite accommodation at Mandarin Oriental, Milan, guests will have an opportunity to drive to Lake Como in a vintage Ferrari and experience a private tour aboard a classic Riva speedboat. The day trip… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new nonstop service between OAK and Paris

Norwegian expands Oakland base with new 4x weekly flights Oakland, California, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that Norwegian Air will add new nonstop service between OAK and Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG), the largest of the Paris-area airports.  The flight will operate 4-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and… Read the full press release

Thailand’s three water parks listed among the Top 10 in Asia by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black… Read the full press release

Blackcomb Ascent Trails offer stunning viewscapes from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain

PLUS: SUMMER OPERATIONS OFF TO A GREAT START, BOTH MOUNTAINS NOW OPEN INCLUDING PEAK EXPRESS, GLACIER SKIING, ALPINE HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND MORE Canada, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The third Blackcomb Ascent Trail, Heart Burn, will open on July 8 giving guests access from the valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge. The Blackcomb Ascent… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance customer experience at Preston station now complete

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high  London, UK, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing… Read the full press release

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of new event facilities

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa is Set to Welcome the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Market with the Introduction of Exciting New Event Facilities United States, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of a stunning new venue, designed specifically to attract Fiji’s growing MICE and destination… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces its first property in Australia

Hong Kong, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and residences will be located… Read the full press release

Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore in 2018

Initial flight on 27 March 2018 Fly non-stop with the world’s most state-of-the-art aircraft to the Southeast Asian metropolis from EUR 599 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — At the start of the upcoming summer flight plan, Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore. The A350-900 will take off five times a… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub: AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide

AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Frequent flyers especially know the stress before departure: When does check-in open? What is my booking code? Will I get an aisle or window seat? ‘AirlineCheckins.com’  – a product from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub – solves… Read the full press release

Lufthansa will welcome five A380s to its Munich Hub in March 2018

First A380 flights to Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong on the last Sunday in March Flights are now available to book Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — From 25 March 2018, Lufthansa will welcome five A380s to its Munich Hub. The flights to Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing can now be booked…. Read the full press release

French National Railway Corporation orders 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation

Île-de-France passengers to have a fleet of 125 new Regio 2N on lines R, N & D Extra-wide, articulated suburban trains which combine seating capacity, accessibility, and comfort Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from the French National… Read the full press release

The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre to help develop the new approach of Qantas to long haul travel

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas passengers are set to benefit from a world first collaboration between the airline and one of Australia’s leading academic institutions to reshape the travel experience. The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre (opens in new window) will work with Qantas to help develop the airline’s new approach… Read the full press release

Qantas reveals the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers will take to the skies on Waltzing Matilda, Boomerang and Quokka as the airline today revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft that… Read the full press release

IHG® opens Staybridge Suites® Jeddah Alandalus Mall

IHG debuts its renowned extended-stay brand in the Kingdom Denham UK, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced today the opening of Staybridge Suites® Jeddah Alandalus Mall, one of the most important shopping destinations in Jeddah with an annual visitor rate exceeding 13 million… Read the full press release

IHG® to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference in Las Vegas

New Brand Will Serve Unique, Growing Midscale Traveler in Market Worth $20 Billion Denham UK, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrates new passenger record and achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s leading airline, celebrated today a new passenger record along with remarkable achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport. WIZZ’s lucky 1 millionth passenger was travelling from Mulhouse to Tuzla and was… Read the full press release