Statement of David S. Mackey, Interim CEO & Executive Director Massachusetts Port Authority

Statement of David S. Mackey, Interim CEO and Executive Director Massachusetts Port Authority 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — “The safety and security of passengers and airport workers are the top priorities of Massport. There is no place for racial profiling in any security program. It is illegal and it is not effective. As the airport operator we… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Hosts 5th Annual Terry Fox 5 km Run For Cancer Research

Sunday September 9, 2012 will be a day of fun and giving, come rain or shine as this year is set to be the best yet Hampshire, England – 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teaming up once more withFour Seasons Hotels in London at Park Lane and Canary Wharf, Four SeasonsHotel Hampshire will be embracing the spirit of the… Read the full press release

Hong Kong youth see dreams take flight as they graduate from the fifth ‘I Can Fly’ Programme

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — One-hundred energetic and motivated young Hong Kong people today celebrated their graduation from the Cathay Pacific “I Can Fly” programme at Cathay Pacific City, the airline’s headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. The event was hosted by the airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Ivan Chu. Joining the graduates for the celebration were the… Read the full press release

O’Hare Receives Sweet Environmental Award for its Beehive Farm

CHICAGO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Hare International Airport was selected to receive a distinguished industry environmental award for its unique and innovative airport beehive farm. O’Hare will receive an Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) in the Outreach, Education and Community Involvement Award Category. The beehives are tended by ex-offenders, who get a second… Read the full press release

Military Members Score Free Vacations from Travel Site’s Buy One, Get One Free Vacation Sale

Parsippany, N.J, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Armed Forces Vacation Club® (AFVC) is holding a Buy One, Get One Free Sale. Members who book any seven-night stay by August 15, 2012 will receive a free seven-night Space Available (Space-A) stay. To take advantage of this opportunity, customers should enter the promo code BOGO when making the initial booking…. Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Honored at White House for Leadership in Reduction of Health Disparities in the Workplace

One of the world’s largest hospitality companies recognized during special roundtable held by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, White House Business Council,and National Business Group on Health Parsippany, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the nation’s largest hospitality companies, was recognized at the White House yesterday by the U.S. Department of… Read the full press release

Marry Mound has a nice ring to it…

Day 13: Park Live Presented by British Airways LONDON, ENGLAND, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The eastern lawn of Park Live presented by British Airways has been dubbed ‘Marry Mound’ following a number of engagement proposals during the London 2012 Olympic Games. BA Lawn Hosts manning the area noticed the romantic hostpot when they heard loud cheers… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL RECOVERY PLAN

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chief Executive Jim Boult says the team at Christchurch Airport looks forward to a new central city which he believes will be the envy of similar sized cities throughout the world. “We applaud this eagerly awaited plan for the recovery of central Christchurch,” says Mr Boult. “The process behind the plan has… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Now Accepting Applications From Hospitals And Charities To Participate In 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program

Airline Continues Providing Much-Needed Travel Assistance of More Than $2.4 Million in 2012 Additional Information: Dear World Photos DALLAS – 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced a call for applications from hospitals and medical transportation charities across the nation to participate in the carrier’s 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program. Southwest seeks to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Raises Money for Cancer Care and Research In Southern Nevada with 13th Annual Seasons 4 A Cure 5K Run, October 7, 2012

Proceeds benefit UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute; raffle prizes include dinners, shows, entertainment and Four Seasons stays Las Vegas, U.S.A., 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas continues to make strides in the fight against cancer. The Hotel’s 13th Annual Seasons 4 a Cure Cancer Run & Fun Walk will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the campus… Read the full press release

FedEx to Donate Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to Kansas City Aviation Department

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), made its final taxi today after landing at Kansas City International Airport. Community and airport leaders gathered to celebrate this generous donation to the Kansas City Aviation Department for emergency response training. A tour of the aircraft followed… Read the full press release

Horizon Air President Responds to Redmond, Ore., Customer

SEATTLE, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Horizon Air President Glenn Johnson apologized to a customer on Facebook today after the man’s trip to visit his daughter was interrupted and a fellow traveler recounted the experience on the social media site. After the man missed his flight on Friday, he flew to see his daughter on Saturday. “First and… Read the full press release

RYANAIR WARNS CHARITIES OF 10TH AUGUST CALENDAR DEADLINE

100,000 REASONS NOT TO MISS FRIDAY’S DEADLINE 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (7 Aug) warned charities that applications for Ryanair’s 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar partnership must be submitted by 5pm (GMT) on Friday – 10th Aug. With just three days to the application deadline, Ryanair has received over 200 applications from… Read the full press release

August Short & Sweet

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — WEDNESDAYS ARE KIDS’ DAYS AT CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE: Wednesday, August 8 is the last “Kids’ Day” at ChocolateTown Square (presented by The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue), located in downtown Hershey at the corner of Cocoa and Chocolate Avenues. “Spirit Wing and Eastern Woodland Pathways Dance Troupe” starts at noon and… Read the full press release

LAX CRIME TASK FORCE ARRESTS COMMERCIAL BURGLARY SUSPECT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police and Los Angeles Police Department Joint Crime Task Force (LAX-CTF) arrested a burglary suspect for stealing luggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), after they received a tip and established a surveillance team in the airport parking structures. The suspect, 54-year-old Hawthorne resident Fidel Enrique Fleites,… Read the full press release

Update: Overnight Effort Resolves Issue Causing Multiple Bookings in Error

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer created website performance issues at various times during the weekend. Our Employees worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and have confirmed that the duplications are no longer occurring. By initiating an “all hands on deck” approach, we… Read the full press release

Information and Update for Customers who Recently Experienced Multiple Bookings in Error

DALLAS – 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer launched to celebrate three million Fans on Facebook, created website performance issues at various times during the day. We realize that some Customers were charged more than once for the same reservation and we want to… Read the full press release

Nominations open for UNWTO Ulysses and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Madrid, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nominations are open for the 2012 UNWTO Awards, recognizing exceptional leaders in the tourism community, as well as the most innovative tourism initiatives. Since 2003, the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards have honored those individuals and tourism initiatives that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism through knowledge creation… Read the full press release

Ninety-six WWII Veterans visit Memorial in Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight Chicago

CHICAGO, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — This morning, 96 World War II veterans from the Chicago area received a special morning send-off celebration at Midway International Airport prior to their departure to Washington, D.C. for a day trip to visit the WWII Memorial. Army Ranger Bob Roenna and Honor Flight Chicago Secretary Read Boeckel While in the nation’s capital today, the veterans will experience a… Read the full press release

Think you can pull 90 tons? Sign up for the Fourth Annual Special Olympics Illinois Plane Pull at O’Hare

CHICAGO, Illinois – 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Saturday, September 15, Special Olympics Illinois will pit teams of 20 men and women against each other as they play tug-of-war with an Airbus 300 aircraft weighing more than 198,000 pounds. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Check out the YouTube video that tells the story of the Plane Pull… Read the full press release

Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Free Admission to Museums in Arkansas

Free Tickets from Coast to Coast Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Tickets Now Available for Download New York, NY, 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The best free ticket in town is just a click away – starting today, museum-goers can head to smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to download tickets for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! Tickets grant free admission for two people per… Read the full press release

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona colabora con asociaciones locales para ofrecer empleo a personas con discapacidad

BARCELONA, 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — En los tiempos que corren, hay un colectivo quesufre especialmente la difícil situación del mercado laboral: las personas con alguna discapacidad. Afortunadamente, hay iniciativas que reivindican el valor añadido que estas personas aportan a sus puestos de trabajo, sea cual sea el sector. En el ámbito de la hostelería, el equipo… Read the full press release

Courtyard Survey Reveals Route to Ideal Journey

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Courtyard by Marriott partners with engaged travel bloggers Johnny Jet and Natalie Bahadur to highlight destinations and travel tips for couples Courtyard by Marriott is encouraging men and women across the U.S. to pack their bags and do something with their significant others that they rarely get a chance to do—take a… Read the full press release

HELP A CHILD TO SHINE THIS SUMMER

easyJet customers invited to donate their spare change onboard as airline partners with UNICEF to save children’s lives 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — At a time when UK holiday makers are escaping one of the wettest English summers in history, easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and operator of Europe’s No. 1 air transport network, has joined forces… Read the full press release

BIG BUS DRIVES CANCER SERVICES TO CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Best Belfast City Airport passengers and staff are used to “check-ins” but this time it was “check-ups” Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity, Action Cancer brought its mobile unit, the Big Bus, to the airport to raise much-needed awareness of the disease.Michelle Hatfield, Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport, said: “We are… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport to host exhibit featuring Hoosier athletes, inventors, and business leaders

The Indiana Humanities ‘‘Spirit of Competition’’ exhibit contains a variety of engaging interactives, films, and stories about unknown and well-known Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS ,2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just in time for some highly competitive events that are coming to town, such as the Brickyard 400 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, visitors to the Indianapolis International Airport… Read the full press release

London City Airport staff get green fingered at Britannia Village Hall

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nine staff members from London City Airport recently volunteered at Britannia Village Hall in West Silvertown, Newham, as part of a team challenge organised by the airport. The volunteers set to work on the community centre’s garden to give it a makeover as requested by centre users and management. The team of… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Point State Park, Concludes Kayak Tour

Pittsburgh, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today toured Point State Park in Pittsburgh, concluding his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the Pittsburgh state park to which he shares a personal connection. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh, Corbett’s father moved… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Johnstown’s Whitewater Park, Discusses the Importance of Supporting Pennsylvania’s Natural Resources

Johnstown, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett, joined by First Lady Susan Corbett, today visited Whitewater Park in Johnstown during his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote our vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. “It’s an amazing thing to look at this place, a stretch of pure whitewater coursing down a river… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Western Pennsylvania on Three-Day Kayak Trip

Tidioute, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today began a three-day kayak tour through Western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. Gov. Corbett will be joined on the water by First Lady Susan Corbett and representatives of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of Environmental… Read the full press release