VIA Rail’s Corridor routes now with upgraded business class service

New Ergonomic Seating, New meals, Personalized Service and Greener Trips Montréal, 2014-04-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Business class travelerson VIA Rail’s Corridor routes can now experience many of the upgrades recently made to its Business class service – refurbished lounges, a more spacious environment on-board, a greener and more comfortable trip, new meals and more… Read the full press release

TravelPRNews.com unveils the private jet industry’s top executives

Scott A. Ernest President and CEO Cessna Aircraft Company. Scott ranks #1 in TravelPRNews.com's list of the private jet industry's top executives.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelPRNews.com, a leading travel press release distribution and news-wire service, runs an initiative aimed at discovering and giving greater exposure to travel industry leaders that stay behind any great achievement and success within the travel and leisure industry. This month our analysts team of travel and PR… Read the full press release

TSA Administrator John Pistole will be featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30 in Los Angeles

Alexandria, VA, 2014-2-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Los Angeles, Calif…. Read the full press release

Qatar Executive to exhibit at Abu Dhabi Air Expo from 25 to 27 February at the Al Bateen Executive Airport

Bombardier Global 5000 On Static Display At Al Bateen Executive Airport Doha, QATAR, 2014-2-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Executive, the business jet charter division of award-winning Qatar Airways, will be exhibiting at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which is set to take place from 25 to 27 February at the Al Bateen Executive Airport. Demonstrating its commitment to… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide recognized Zachary Gardner of Boston as the top recipient of its 2013 “Oakwood Gives Back” associate annual giving program

Honorees’ Charities of Choice Awarded $3,000 LOS ANGELES, 2014-2-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, is pleased to recognize Zachary Gardner of Boston, Mass., as the top recipient of its 2013 “Oakwood Gives Back” associate annual giving program. In recognition of Garnder’s achievement, a $1,000 donation was made in… Read the full press release

Ease of flying directly to Scotland from Yorkshire’s gateway demonstrated in a flight with Flybe

Leeds, UK, 2014-2-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fourteen PA’s and travel bookers were flown to Glasgow from Leeds Bradford Airport to demonstrate the ease of flying directly to Scotland from Yorkshire’s gateway airport with Flybe. The delegates experienced a day trip in Scotland’s largest city to sample how easily the regions businesses can travel to Scotland and back… Read the full press release

The Las Vegas economy to receive multi-million dollar boost in 2014 thanks to new convention business and return of rotating shows

New and rotating shows to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in local non-gaming economic impact.  Las Vegas, NV, US, 2014-2-7 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Las Vegas economy is expected to receive a multi-million dollar boost this year thanks to the addition of new convention business and the return of rotating shows. The American Library Association’s annual… Read the full press release

Air France to install 2,102 new business class seats between 2014 and 2016 on its long-haul fleet

A unique design for more comfort and freedom A fully flat seat bed for perfect sleep Direct aisle access for each passenger A 16-inch (41 cm) high definition touch screen with over 1,000 hours of entertainment Paris, France, 2014-2-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France is continuing its move upmarket and is today unveiling its new Business class… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways starts Leeds Bradford International Airport to Southampton service from Monday 20 January 2014

Leeds, UK, 2014-1-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eastern Airways’ new service from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Southampton, aimed primarily at business travellers, launches on Monday 20 January 2014. The UK’s second largest regional airline will offer three flights each weekday in each direction, as well as a Sunday service to ensure business communities in Yorkshire and on… Read the full press release

Istanbul’s largest hotel the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center opens

Offering world renowned Hilton service and traditional Turkish hospitality, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center brings new scale to Istanbul’s visitor offering Istanbul, Turkey / McLean, VA, US, 2014-1-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, Istanbul’s largest hotel, today welcomes guests for the first time.  With 829 guest rooms and suites, as… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels reinvents how meetings are planned with the launch of Meetings Imagined

Bethesda, MD, US, 2014-1-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), is launching Meetings Imagined, a first-of-its-kind concept that reinvents how meetings are planned, making them more visual, social, and purposeful. Featuring an online platform, MeetingsImagined.com provides expert tips, the latest meeting trends, and hundreds of inspirational images to spark creativity – all curated… Read the full press release

GBTA announced registration is open for GBTA Convention 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., July 26-30

Alexandria, VA, USA, 2013-12-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced today registration is open for the GBTA Convention 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., July 26-30. The annual convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners,… Read the full press release

Accor unveiled Accor Meeting Hotel Finder – new tool for meeting planners to search for their ideal venue

Paris, France, 2013-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — After reaching an important milestone with 2,000 hotels offering Meetings & Events facilities, Accor launches today the Accor Meeting Hotel Finder (http://www.accormeetingshotels.com/meeting-hotel-finder) which enables meeting planners to search for their ideal venue. The search is available according to the following criteria: – Geography (continent, country, city, airport hotels) – Type of meeting (attendance,… Read the full press release

Australia’s business events industry to showcase the very best the country has to offer at EIBTM in Barcelona 19 – 21 November 2013

Key quotes “We are delighted to see confidence returning to key markets, including Europe, and we anticipate this will have a positive impact on business confidence and ultimately the business events industryPenny Lion, Tourism Australia” ‘Exceptional experiences and world-class destinations are two of the main reasons Australia consistently ranks as a preferred business events destinationPenny… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways appointed David Edwards as Executive VP to lead the growing business of its corporate jet arm Qatar Executive

Roberto Hlaca Joins as Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Strategy Captain Peter Resting Appointed Vice President, Flight Operations DOHA, Qatar, 2013-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has appointed David Edwards as Executive Vice President to lead the growing business of its corporate jet arm, Qatar Executive. Announcing the appointment during the Dubai Air Show, Qatar Airways Chief… Read the full press release

US lodging industry urges “no” vote in House of Representatives on Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) Act

Washington, DC, United States, 2013-11-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry, urges a “no” vote in the House of Representatives on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) Act of 2013 (H.R. 2061).  As amended, this bill includes provisions to limit… Read the full press release

Air Partner’s tour operator division announced very successful summer 2013 season

London, UK, 2013-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air Partner, the air charter broker and Royal Warrant Holder, is delighted to announce that its tour operator division has had a very successful summer season. Between May and October 2013, the two Air Partner chartered Germania aircraft have: Flown over 3,800 hours Carried over 100,000 passengers CAA statistics for the… Read the full press release

The GBTA Foundation unveiled the new GBTA Airline Crew-Hotel Request for Proposal (RFP)

New RFP Global Format Ensures Greater Accuracy and Time Savings  Alexandria, VA, 2013-11-6 — /travelprnews.com/ — The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today unveiled the new GBTA Airline Crew-Hotel Request for Proposal (RFP). The new Airline Crew-Hotel RFP is prepared in a global, standard format and is available… Read the full press release

Global leader in corporate housing Oakwood Worldwide honored for outstanding performance at Cartus 2013 Global Network Conference in Dallas, TX

Los Angeles, United States, 2013-11-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, was honored for outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2013 Global Network Conference held October 21-23 in Dallas, Tex. Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year, Cartus recognizes the companies and individuals in the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways corporate jet division Qatar Executive Adds Third Bombardier Global 5000

Qatar Airways’ Private Jet Division Adds Third Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft on Display at Upcoming Dubai Air Show DOHA, Qatar, 2013-11-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Executive, the corporate jet division of Qatar Airways, has welcomed a new ultra-long haul Bombardier Global 5000 Vision to its modern fleet, following continuously growing demand for luxury tailor-made travel in the… Read the full press release

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) released core Principles and Parameters on IATA Resolution 787

Proposed GBTA-IATA Dialogue Alexandria, VA and Washington DC, 2013-10-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— today released core Principles and Parameters relating to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) proposed New Distribution Capability (“NDC”) and Resolution 787, and also proposed further dialogue with IATA. “GBTA has closely followed the… Read the full press release

GBTA’s 4th GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China 2013 H2 report: China Business Travel Spend to Increase by 14.3% in 2013

Despite Slower Than Expected Business Travel Growth, China Remains On Track to Become The World’s Largest Business Travel Market  Shanghai, China, 2013-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA publishes the results of its fourth GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China 2013 H2 report. The GBTA commissioned Rockport Analytics, LLC to create a semi-annual business travel outlook for China. Sponsored by Visa,… Read the full press release

Hotelzon’s Finnish subsidiary granted its fourth Success Company Certificate by the leading business publication Kauppalehti magazine

Richmond, UK, 2013-10-18— /travelprnews.com/ — The Finnish subsidiary of Hotelzon International has been granted its fourth Success Company Certificate by the Kauppalehti magazine, a leading business publication, for its excellent financial performance. The previous certificates were awarded in 2010, 2011 and 2012. On an annual basis, Kauppalehti’s Balance Consulting analysis unit, specialising in providing financial statement databases… Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol won the Business Traveller Award in the category ‘Best Airport in Europe 2013’

Schiphol, the Netherlands,  2013-10-18— /travelprnews.com/ — British business travellers have again voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the winner of the Business Traveller Award in the category ‘Best Airport in Europe 2013’. Maarten de Groof, Schiphol Group Vice President & CCO: ‘We are immensely proud that British business travellers have voted Schiphol the best European airport for… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide enhanced its apartment portfolio in downtown Seattle

Corporate Residences Situated in a Unique Vertical Neighborhood LOS ANGELES, 2013-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, recently enhanced its apartment portfolio in downtown Seattle. The furnished, corporate residences at the newly constructed Via6, a 24-story, mixed-use development, feature a unique set of retailers and hotel-like amenities. Located at… Read the full press release

Corporate housing and serviced apartments leader Oakwood Worldwide included in InformationWeek 500 for its industry-leading global technology platform

Company Recognized for Industry-Leading Global Technology Platform LOS ANGELES, 2013-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, announced that it earned a spot on this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. Oakwood Worldwide, a newcomer to the rankings, placed in the… Read the full press release

Mainsail Lodging and Development becomes Oakwood Worldwide’s First Oakwood Brand Franchisee

Mainsail Lodging and Development to Exclusively Manage Company’s Florida Operations LOS ANGELES, 2013-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, recently expanded its relationship with Mainsail Lodging and Development by signing the company as its first Oakwood® brand franchisee. Mainsail, based in Tampa, Fla., will exclusively manage the Florida… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin honored with World Travel Award as Germany‘s Leading Business Hotel 2013

2013-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Top marks for meeting and event facilities, comfort and service: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin has received the World Travel Award as Germany’s Leading Business Hotel 2013. It was the second consecutive year that the prestigious award of the international travel and tourism industry went to the first-class property, located in the… Read the full press release

Business Traveller Hungarian edition named airberlin Best Airline 2013 in online poll

2013-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Readers of the Hungarian edition of the Business Traveller, the industry magazine for business travellers, chose airberlin for Best Airline 2013 in an online poll. The prize is awarded in Hungary in eight categories by the jury as well as by the readers. “Our thanks go to the readers of the Business… Read the full press release

ADAC-operated Middle East business aviation airport Al Bateen Executive Airport to base Rotana Jet’s new A319 Airbus at its facilities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport in the Middle East operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), announced today that Rotana Jet will be basing a new A319 Airbus at its facilities. The Rotana Jet fleet currently based at Al Bateen Executive Airport consists of… Read the full press release