TRAFFIC ADVISORY – PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LINCOLN BOULEVARD AT LAX SCHEDULED

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has informed Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officials of the closure of Lincoln Boulevard (SR-1) from Sepulveda Boulevard to McConnell Avenue beginning Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 31 as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Caltrans work aims to enhance safety and mobility… Read the full press release

78.000 VOYAGEURS EN DIRECTION DE LA CÔTE!

La SNCB a connu un weekend chargé. Avec le beau temps, plus de 78.000 voyageurs ont pris le train en direction de la côte. De plus, beaucoup de festivaliers du Pukkelpop ont regagné leur domicile. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — La SNCB a transporté 78.000 personnes à destination de la côte. C’est la journée de samedi qui… Read the full press release

Concern mounts over transfer of West Coast rail franchise as 100,000 people ask for review

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — As more than 100,000 people sign the petition set up by passenger Ross McKillop to force a debate in Parliament on the decision to strip Virgin Trains of the prestigious West Coast rail franchise, celebrities are offering their support. Sir Richard Branson said: ‘In less than a week one hundred thousand of you… Read the full press release

Minor Timetable Changes for Winter Buses

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Minister for Transport and Technical Services is putting forward alterations to bus timetables from 30 September 2012, featuring some revisions which are being incorporated after feedback from passengers. The winter bus timetable is based on the service operated between October 2011 and May 2012, however it is proposed to incorporate the… Read the full press release

MAG submits planning application for ‘World Logistics Hub’ at Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a World Logistics Hub in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone at Manchester Airport. Creating between 1.2- to 1.4-million square feet (sq ft) of new logistics space, the proposed Enterprise Zone development will generate more than 1,800 new… Read the full press release

South Africa to host Air Cargo Africa Conference for the first time

2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southern Africa’s Transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport today announces its “Gold Sponsorship” status of Air Cargo Africa 2013 which takes place for the first time in South Africa from 20th – 22nd February 2013 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg’s East Rand. The exhibitions will create a platform for cargo industries… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL AND THE GATEWAY PGA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE NATIONAL CAR RENTAL PGA REACH CHARITY PRO-AM TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT ST. LOUIS YOUTH

National Car Rental Helps Bring Golf and St. Louis Youth Together ST. LOUIS, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — St. Louis-based National Car Rental, an Official Partner and Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, announced the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am golf tournament with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting PGA REACH. Scheduled forMonday, October 8, at… Read the full press release

LAX FLYAWAY® BUS SERVICE AT IRVINE STATION TO CEASE OPERATION

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — FlyAway ® nonstop bus service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Irvine Transportation Center (Irvine Station) in Orange County will cease operation, it was announced today by airport officials.  The exact date and time of the cessation of service are not known at this time, but are expected to occur by September… Read the full press release

ECONOMIC STUDY FINDS LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GENERATES 294,400 L.A. COUNTY JOBS, $39.7 BILLION IN ECONOMIC OUTPUT, $2.5 BILLION IN LOCAL AND STATE TAX REVENUES

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — An economic impact analysis released today reaffirmed the role of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as one of Los Angeles County’s major economic generators.  According to a study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), activity at LAX generates 294,400 jobs in Los Angeles County with labor income of $13.6 billion… Read the full press release

Celebrities back ‘Keep Virgin Trains’ e-petition as it passes 36,000 signature mark

As of 15:15 on August 22 total signatures reaches 50,000 London UK, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — 22 August 2012: High profile celebrities have given their backing to the independently-set up Government-run e-petition to force a debate in Parliament on the decision to strip Virgin Trains of the prestigious West Coast rail franchise. Earlier today the number of… Read the full press release

ADAC presents the Program for the World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012

The 2 day conference to tackle critical air transport issues on a global platform Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) presented today the program of the World Route Development Strategy Summit, the conference that will be held along side the 18th World Route Development Forum (World Routes), the largest… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo Takes Top Honors in Performance Study

Airline Earns Quest for Quality Award for 16th Year in a Row DALLAS, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Cargo is honored to receive the 2012 Quest for Quality Award, awarded by Logistics Management Magazine.  The Quest for Quality Award is the most extensive year-to-year market research study conducted in the logistics industry, which evaluates and measures transportation… Read the full press release

CVG Awards Contract for Runway Rehabilitation

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Kenton County Airport Board has authorized CVG to enter into a contract with Hi-Way Paving Inc. to complete runway rehabilitation. The runway rehabilitation project is necessary for ongoing safe and efficient operations at the airport and is critical to maintain CVG’s world-class infrastructure well into the future. The work will be… Read the full press release

Major roadway project cleared for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson

Improved traffic flow, safety are goals ATLANTA, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has signed a contract with C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., paving the way for a major project to improve access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and to enhance safety on Airport roadways. The plan to improve the inbound roadways to the… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR’S NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS REPORT 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN LABOR DAY ADVANCE RESERVATIONS

Overall Weekend Neighborhood Car Rentals Increase from Summer 2011 St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — In anticipation of the AAA Labor Day travel announcement, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America’s largest rental car brand, announced today that advance neighborhood rental car reservation numbers for the 2012 Labor Day holiday currently are trending at 25 percent above 2011. The data… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL “RENT RENT REWARD” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS (CANADA)

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travellers, is launching its annual Rent Rent RewardSM Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that National has offered the Rent Rent Reward… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and VIA Rail Canada renew their partnership

London, UK, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces its renewed partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s most important national rail passenger service. The deal will give viarail.ca customers access to EAN’s extensive inventory of hotels, totalling nearly 155,000 worldwide. VIA Rail’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Steve Del Bosco comments, “We value our partnership with… Read the full press release

Packaging company guilty of safety breaches when carrying ‘dangerous goods’ on aircraft

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A West London packaging company has been fined £25,000 and £6,630 costs at Isleworth Crown Court for attempting to transport improperly packed dangerous goods on a cargo flight from Heathrow airport in August 2011. Angel Case and Packing Company Limited pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing, following a prosecution… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines To Fly Giant Pandas From China To Singapore

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia will arrive in Singapore on 6 September 2012, flown in comfort from Chengdu on board a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter. Throughout their journey, the cabin temperature will be kept at between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius, consistent with the temperature of the… Read the full press release

Statement: from Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the DFT’s decision to award the West Coast Mainline franchise to FirstGroup, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, said: “The Government decision to award the West Coast Main Line Franchise to FirstGroup is extremely disappointing for Virgin, and for our staff that have worked so hard to transform this railway… Read the full press release

DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Department for Transport (DfT) has today, Wednesday 15 August, announced that following a bidding competition, Virgin Rail Group will not be operating the new Intercity West Coast franchise which starts on 9 December 2012 and runs through to 31 March 2026. Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Virgin Rail Group, said today:… Read the full press release

Olympiërs signeren medailles op Thalys

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Op station Brussel-Zuid hebben de medaillewinnaars van het Olympic Team Netherlands de medailles op Thalys gesigneerd. Zij wonnen in Londen bij elkaar 6 gouden, 6 zilveren en 8 bronzen medailles. Treinreis Olympic Team Netherlands Jan-Willem Siebers, Directievoorzitter NS Hispeed verwelkomde het Olympic Team Netherlands aan boord van Thalys: “Wij zijn er trots… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS’ SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS WIN PROJECT ICARUS GOLD MEDAL FROM GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION

World’s Largest Car Rental Company Honored at GBTA Annual Convention ST. LOUIS, 2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, announced today that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation has honored the company with its Project ICARUS sustainability Gold Medal. InterContinental Hotels Group and Symantec also received Gold Medals at GBTA’s annual convention in Boston. The… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR RECEIVES FIT SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

AkzoNobel honors Enterprise for outstanding commitment to corporate sustainability at awards banquet in San Antonio ST. LOUIS – 2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car has received the 2012 FIT Sustainability Award from AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas. The award was created in 2009 to honor the contributions of key corporate leaders within the collision repair industry for… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR, NATIONAL CAR RENTAL NAMED OFFICIAL CAR RENTAL PARTNERS OF AMERICAN EXPRESS SAVINGS AT WORK PROGRAM

New partnership offers American Express Corporate Cardmembers valuable savings ST. LOUIS, Mo., 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands, announced today that it is the official rental car partner of the American Express Savings at Work program.Through this partnership, American Express Corporate Cardmembers can receive a five percent discount off… Read the full press release

IAG Cargo named new freight handling agent for TAM Linhas Aereas in Spain

It expects to handle some 8,000 tonnes in the next 12 months under the new contract Madrid, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — IAG Cargo, through its brand Iberia Cargo, is the new freight handling agent for TAM Linhas Aereas S.A. in Spain. TAM operates daily flights between São Paulo and Madrid using A330s that can carry more than 10,000kgs of freight… Read the full press release

NS Hispeed brengt Olympic Team Netherlands thuis

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — NS Hispeed brengt morgen het Olympic Team Netherlands snel en comfortabel met de hogesnelheidstrein van hartje Londen naar de feestende fans op stationsplein van ’s-Hertogenbosch. Het Olympic Team vertrekt met de 6 gouden-, 6 zilveren- en 8 bronzen medailles om 11.00 uur (UK time) vanuit Londen (St London Pancras Int) met Eurostar… 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

Enterprise Helps Address Traffic Fines

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — In an attempt to help address the outstanding traffic fines incurred by its car hire customers, Enterprise Holdings has contacted over 6,500 local governments across the US and Canada. It has submitted its contact information as part of public record in an annual reminder that directs government officials to deliver notices of… Read the full press release