President Bill Clinton Speaks at Final Day of 2012 GBTA Convention

Successful Convention Concluded with Record Breaking Attendance and Travel Industry Leaders Discussing Radical Ideas for Innovative Business Practices Boston, MA, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States spoke as the final keynote speaker at the annual 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston. The… Read the full press release

PATA Launches The PATA Hong Kong Chapter

Bangkok, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new PATA Hong Kong Chapter on July 27, 2012 at the Hotel ICON, in Kowloon, Hong Kong on the eve of its Executive Board meeting. Eng João Manuel Costa Antunes, PATA Chairman said: “The PATA family is very… Read the full press release

Marbling Fest At Atatürk Airport!

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers traveling through Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal operated by TAV Airports met with TAV Marbling Art Workshop and instructor Eda Özbekkangay. The exhibition showcasing the marbling works of TAV employees is on display during Ramadan at TAV Gallery Istanbul. Organized by TAV Airports, a global brand in the airport operations sector,… Read the full press release

George W. Bush, Former President of the United States Spoke at 2012 GBTA Convention

Day’s Events Included Pioneering Travel Industry Leaders Gathering to Discuss Future of Business Travel at ‘Luminaries of Travel’ CEO Panel GBTA Unveiled Business Traveler Innovation Awards 2012 and Announced Launch of New GBTA Media Group Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, spoke as the keynote speaker at… Read the full press release

Airline CEO Panel and “Saturday Night Live” Star Seth Meyers Brings Insight and Entertainment to 2012 GBTA Convention Attendees

GBTA Reveals Findings on Global Spend and Announces GBTA Award Winners Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – continued to bring great panel discussions and entertainment to a record breaking number of attendees while also breaking news on the opening day… Read the full press release

Twelve of Britain’s leading Olympic hopefuls have been painted by urban art pioneer Goldie

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The athletes include such household names as Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton 2009 World Champion triple-jumper Phillips Idowu MBE, 2010 FINA diving World Champion Jessica Ennis MBE, three-time World Champion track cyclist Shanaze Reade, leading field athlete and nine-time National Champion Goldie Sayers, Commonwealth bronze medallist weightlifter Zoe Smith and high-jump… Read the full press release

Virginia Puts Love on Tap with First-Ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month

-New interactive map leads visitors to Virginia craft breweries statewide- Richmond, VA, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —Virginia’s reputation as a destination full of local flavor has a new experience to tout with the first-ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month.  The month’s theme, Love on Tap, is a nod to the state’s famous Virginia is for Lovers slogan and local… Read the full press release

Airport’s Quieter Home Program celebrates completion of its 2,000th home

Milestone will be honored with community BBQ event 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — What: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and its Quieter Home Program (QHP) are celebrating a major milestone: the renovation of their 2,000th home. The Quieter Home  Program offers free sound attenuation for homes under the airport’s flight path, helping reduce the effects… Read the full press release

Liverpool – Are You Normal? DaDaFest and Virgin Trains link up to find out!

(The press release below was issued by Bill Elms Associates on 18 July 2012). 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Commuters and tourists passing through Liverpool Lime Street station faced an intriguing question last Thursday afternoon (12 July) when the city’s DaDaFest disability and deaf arts festival challenged them to ask themselves ‘Am I normal?’ The survey took… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT SPONSORS EAST BELFAST ARTS FESTIVAL

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — East Belfast is to host a vibrant new arts festival this autumn, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport. The East Belfast Arts Festival, which will run from 5th -9th September 2012, will showcase a wide range of cultural events, culminating in a concert by local legend Van Morrison. The five-day festival will… Read the full press release

Ramadan Kareem from Renaissance

Celebrate Iftar and Sohour in Style Doha, Qatar, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel will be transformed to reflect the colours, flavours and sounds of Ancient Arabia with a modern twist during Ramadan. The Renaissance, led by General Manager John Northen, has announced its inaugural Ramadan celebrations in its magnificently decorated Al Areen Ballroom…. Read the full press release

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Celebrates the Launch of “Uniquely British”

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended a book launch at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 18 July 2012 to celebrate Her Regiment’s new book, Uniquely British. Compiled by The Household Cavalry’s men and officers, it tells the story of a historically ‘British’ year – a year in which Britain’s… Read the full press release

Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Announces New Talent

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, announces Sie7e,Matt Hunter, Funkdation Crew, Sebastien De La Cruz (America’s Got Talent), Elida Reyna and Michael Salgado, Lorena Rojas and Miguel Cotto are joining the line-up of talent performing and appearing during the free, open to the… Read the full press release

Results of the Preselection Meurice Prize for contemporary art

Hôtel Le Meurice presents, for the fifth consecutive year, the Meurice Prize for contemporary art, and is more committed than ever to defend the young French creation 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — On June 18th, 2012, the Jury of the Meurice Prize for contemporary art met in closed session. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Patron of the Prize; Montse… Read the full press release

Business Travel Forum takes off

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Business people from across Bristol took the opportunity to share their views on travel related issues at a special event hosted by Bristol Airport and easyJet recently (26 June). The Business Travel Forum took place at the city’s Mercure Holland House Hotel following a successful inaugural event held last year. The Forum… Read the full press release

Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Prepares for the Month of Ramadan

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace today announced the offering of special menus and attractive offers in the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Al Shindagah restaurant, at Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, offers the most delectable Iftar meals, Lebanese delicacies, traditional sweets, Arabic coffee and more. In addition, lavish souhour meals will also… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 18 July 2012

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,000 of which are arrivals. There is not expected to be any effect on operations today from the weather. A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,000 of which are arrivals…. Read the full press release

agoda.com highlights Oktoberfest – Don’t miss Munich this year!

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic Munich hotel rates for Bavaria’s biggest festival – Oktoberfest! Launching on Saturday 22 September and wrapping up on 7 October, Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest fair, attracting more than six millions visitors a year… Read the full press release