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

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

Forbes: Houston the Coolest City to Live in the U.S.

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The writers at Forbes get what makes a city cool. It’s the interesting people and quirky places, innovative arts groups and multiculturalism. And, oh yes, a vibrant economy. So when the writers set out to select the coolest city to live in the U.S., it was clear Houston had this one in the… Read the full press release

RYANAIR WELCOMES COURT OF APPEAL REJECTION OF BAA’S 7TH APPEAL AGAINST SALE OF STANSTED

CALLS FOR EARLY SALE TO PREVENT FURTHER BAA MISMANAGEMENT AS STANSTED TRAFFIC FALLS BY 600,000 PAX IN H1 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (26 July) welcomed the Court of Appeal rejection of the BAA monopoly’s 7th appeal against the sale of London Stansted Airport, as recommended by the Competition Commission (in… Read the full press release

Don’t over tax tourism – WTTC tells EU Finance Ministers

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has written to all 27 Finance Ministers in the European Union urging them to recognise the important role of the industry in stimulating economic growth and jobs, while avoiding unproductive knee-jerk tax hikes at a time of austerity. The letter, written by Dr Michael Frenzel,… 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

Building the Future of Indian Aviation – An India Inc. Approach

New Delhi, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an “India Inc.” approach to resolve India’s aviation crisis and improve competitiveness to drive economic and social benefits. “Indian aviation is in a multi-faceted crisis. Before aviation can deliver greater benefits to the Indian economy, this crisis must be resolved with coordinated public… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport contributes to Good Hope FM’s “Keeping Cape Town Warm” campaign

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA) will be hosting Good Hope FM’s “Keeping Cape Town Warm” campaign on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 from 09:00 to 12:00 midday. The airport will be donating R80 000 worth of goods to the station as part of its Corporate Social Investment Winter… Read the full press release

VOLUNTEERS ON THEIR MARKS FOR LONDON 2012

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The excitement is mounting as the volunteers from Northern Ireland make last minute preparations to take up their roles in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this week. Wendy Osborne OBE, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for volunteering in Northern Ireland, speaking at George Best Belfast City Airport said: “We… Read the full press release

Second annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk/Run 2012

This year’s proceeds to be invested in education 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation in partnership with O.R. Tambo International Airport and the City of Ekurhuleni launched the second annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk/Run at the O.R. Tambo International Airport today, 24 July 2012. This year’s theme is “Walk to… 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

UNWTO strongly condemns attack on tourist bus in Bulgaria

Madrid, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — UNWTO is deeply shocked by the bombing of a tourist bus in Bulgaria and condemns the act in the strongest possible terms. “We strongly condemn this horrific attack that has killed and injured Israeli tourists in Bulgaria,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “On behalf of UNWTO and the international tourism community,… Read the full press release

PATA CEO Meets UK Government Minister to Raise Concerns

Bangkok, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — To advance the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA’s) advocacy platform on behalf of PATA members, PATA CEO Martin J Craigs met with Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on July 9. Lord Green invited Martin Craigs to the… Read the full press release

ACSA welcomes recent sentencing in multimillion rand airport heist

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has welcomed the lengthy sentences handed down to those responsible for the 2006 O.R. Tambo International Airport robbery in which R100 million was stolen. Alleged airport heist mastermind Christopher Billings was sentenced to 22 years in prison at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday for armed… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces University of Texas Athletics And Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas Sponsorship

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Texas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will become the Official Airline Sponsor of The University of Texas Athletics and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes. The five-year partnership, brokered and managed by IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for Texas Athletics and the Texas Exes, kicks off in… 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

O’Hare Site of “Noble Lifesaver” Exercise

CHICAGO, July 19, 2012 – What would happen to patients if the hospital they were in was affected by an earthquake or other disaster? That was the scenario Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport as nearly 150 staff members from the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center participated in an emergency exercise called “Noble Lifesaver”. The purpose of… Read the full press release