Agoda.com reveals the Top 5 Destinations for Asian travelers during the Chinese New Year

Agoda.com reveals the Top 5 Destinations for Asian travelers during the Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smarts study which shows where outbound Asian travelers are spending their Chinese New Year. The study looked at data from thousands of customers who booked… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow: We urge leaders in both chambers of Congress to quickly arrive at a consensus that ensures DHS remains open and fully funded

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WASHINGTON, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the impasse over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): “We urge leaders in both chambers of Congress to quickly arrive at a consensus that ensures DHS remains open and fully funded. “The travel sector of… Read the full press release

Travel agencies can now book Bidvest Car Rental through Travelport Smartpoint

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Travelport becomes the first to be able to offer Bidvest Car Rental content to its travel agency customers Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry has today announced a new long… Read the full press release

TAP Portugal to utilize Travelport Rich Content and Branding

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Langley, UK, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, announces that TAP Portugal has committed to the industry-leading airline merchandising solution, Travelport Rich Content and Branding. This latest agreement with TAP means that… Read the full press release

Winter Operations and Airside Safety 2015 conference attracted almost 150 participants from over ten countries at Helsinki Airport

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Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — At the end of February, WOASE 2015, Winter Operations and Airside Safety, conference attracted almost 150 participants from over ten countries. The conference gathered together airport winter experts and other experts in the industry to exchange information and learn from each other. The snow-how, winter expertise, of Finavia’s… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport pays special attention to the needs of its youngest passengers

Helsinki Airport pays special attention to the needs of its youngest passengers

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport has paid special attention to the needs of its youngest passengers. There are well-equipped play areas with activities for both younger and older children. The play areas are at gates 16, 20, 30, and 38. The children’s room near Gate 31 is complete with a microwave… Read the full press release

Finavia will open the new terminal of Ivalo Airport this spring

Finavia will open the new terminal of Ivalo Airport this spring

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia Corporation’s investment in the expansion of Ivalo Airport is approaching completion. The new terminal section will be opened to travellers during spring. The active operations of local tourism operators have been a significant factor in the development of air traffic and airports in Finland. The number of… Read the full press release

Marriott International CFO Carl Berquist to speak at the 2015 Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Tuesday, March 3

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Bethesda, Md., 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Carl Berquist, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), will speak at the 2015 Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference, to be held on Tuesday, March 3.  Mr. Berquist’s presentation will be at approximately 9:15 a.m., Eastern Time, and will be webcast live. To access… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group once again awarded the Eco-Airline of the Year title by US journal Air Transport World (ATW)

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US journal Air Transport World recognizes the Group’s ground-breaking role in the area of climate and environmental awareness for the second time COLOGNE, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Conducting its business in a sustainable and responsible manner is firmly embedded in the Lufthansa Group’s strategic principles. And its efforts have been recognized: US journal… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens 348-room hotel Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

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Waterfront Hotel Provides Instant Access to Dining, Entertainment and Shopping in the Heart of the Nation’s Birthplace PHILADELPHIA and MCLEAN, Va., 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, a 348-room hotel located in downtown Philadelphia. “Hilton continues to grow in the City of Brotherly Love… Read the full press release

Fiji Beach Resort and Spa Managed by Hilton officially rebranded as Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Throughout 2015 Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa will continue to expand its facilities to include the opening of stunning new meeting facilities that allow the resort to cater for larger conferences, events and social gatherings. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

FIJI and MCLEAN, Va., 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Beach Resort and Spa Managed by Hilton has today officially been rebranded as Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa. The resort will join Hilton Worldwide‘s existing portfolio of 21 hotels in Australasia and is an important step towards many exciting new changes to come for Hilton Worldwide… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority commits to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry

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LONDON, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a public consultation, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed it is committed to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry. One of the options could see the outsourcing of its AeroMedical Centre to a suitable private sector provider…. Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports: Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic increased by 20.7% in January 2015

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports today announces that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 20.7% in January 2015. A total of 1,887,631passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month, compared with 1,564,266 in January 2014. There were 14,128 aircraft movements in January 2015,… Read the full press release

First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading

First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading

Reading, UK, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has welcomed progress made by First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading. FGW has pledged to reduce the number of First Class carriages on… Read the full press release

TravelClick’s NAHR February 2015: Hotels See Decline in Group Pace but RevPAR Performance Remains Strong

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Hotels See Decline in Group Pace but RevPAR Performance Remains Strong NEW YORK, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotels in major North American markets continued to maintain positive growth in rate across all travel segments according to data from the February 2015 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Overall, average daily rate (ADR) growth continues… Read the full press release

The Eastern Iowa Airport partners with two local universities over important environmental and agricultural projects

The Eastern Iowa Airport partners with two local universities over important environmental and agricultural projects

Cedar Rapids, IA, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It might come as a surprise to many, but The Eastern Iowa Airport is one of the largest farms in Linn County. The airport farmland, leased and farmed by five local farmers, has over 2,000 acres in corn and soybean production. The land is also located at the… Read the full press release

Anantara Kihavah Villas voted Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives according to recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com

Anantara Kihavah Villas voted Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives according to recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com

MALDIVES, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Kihavah Villas is overjoyed to be voted Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives as per a recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com, one of the most popular online career portals in the Maldives. Announcing the results, the website clarifies, “Anantara Kihavah Villas emerged as the strongest contender in… Read the full press release

Aeroflot takes delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA)

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Moscow, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has taken delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89046 and RA-89047) produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA). Both planes have been named in honour of Soviet pilots, veterans of the World War II. RA-89046 has been named after Dmitry Glinka, a twice hero of the Soviet Union; RA-89047 — in honour of Alexander… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport celebrated the opening of its first and only common-use lounge, Airspace Lounge

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SAN DIEGO, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today officially marking the opening of Airspace Lounge, the first and only common-use lounge at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Located post-security in corridor between Terminal 2 East and Terminal 2 West, the lounge offers panoramic views of the airfield, comfortable seating areas,… Read the full press release

70 flying phobics to take to the skies from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport as easyJet’s Fearless Flyer programme comes to the city

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LIVERPOOL, UK, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Over seventy flying phobics will take to the skies this weekend from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport as easyJet’s Fearless Flyer programme comes to the city for the first time. “We’ve been amazed at the take up from Merseyside and North Wales” says Mark Wein the course Director…. Read the full press release