VIRTUOSO AND VIRTUOSO LIFE MAGAZINE HONOR LAS VENTANAS WITH 2012 ‘BEST OF THE BEST’ AWARD

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort honored with the “Most Innovative Guest Experience” at ‘Virtuoso Travel Week’ LAS VEGAS, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, proudly honored a venerated group of hotels, resorts and hospitality professionals with prestigious “Best of the Best” Awards during its 24th Virtuoso Travel Week conference, taking place… Read the full press release

TravelClick Leads Hospitality Industry with 22 Interactive Media Awards for Website Design Excellence

NEW YORK, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 22 Interactive Media Awards (IMA), more than doubling the number of awards won for the previous year.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, and honored TravelClick with a total… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico Recognized as “Best of the Best” Family Program by Virtuoso

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico Recognized as "Best of the Best" Family Program by Virtuoso

Virtuoso, the world’s most important luxury tourism network, presented its annual Best of the Best Awards at the 2012 Virtuoso Travel Week conference, August 12-17, 2012. Punta Mita, México, Mexico, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico has been honoured by renowned luxury travel network Virtuoso as having the “Best of the… 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

IHG Wins Gold at Project ICARUS Sustainability Awards

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG today announces that it has achieved Gold in the Project ICARUS Gold Medal programme, from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings organisation. The Project ICARUS Gold Medal initiative identifies organisations that are taking action in… Read the full press release

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

2012-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton McLean Tysons Corner has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award® designation. The AAA Diamond rating process is a premier program which annually evaluates more than 60,000 lodging establishments and restaurants, and assigns them a rating of one to five Diamonds. Lodgings at the Four Diamond level, including Hilton McLean Tysons Corner,… Read the full press release

GBTA Foundation Congratulates Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal Award Winners

Awards Program Recognizes Travel Industry Leaders Spearheading Green Efforts Alexandria, VA, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), warmly congratulates the five winners of the Project ICARUS Gold Medal award: IHG, Symantec Corporation, Sabre Holdings, Enterprise Holdings and PwC. Gold Medals are given to travel… 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

Warwick International Hotels Wins Best in Class for New Website

Interactive Media Council grants site its highest award 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the revamp of its website www.warwickhotels.com in November 2011, Warwick International Hotels has been awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Council (IMC). The IMC, a nonprofit organization of web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, created this top award to elevate the standards of excellence… Read the full press release

Istanbul on the Rise: Travel + Leisure Names Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet #1 Small City Hotel in Europe in Annual World’s Best Awards

Sister hotels in Istanbul continue to receive accolades from travellers and industry experts around the world. Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Turkey, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet was named the #1 Small City Hotel in Europe in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ poll. The Hotel is set in the heart of Sultanahmet, less than… Read the full press release

RCI Pacific Awarded Industry Gong at ATHOC Awards

GOLD COAST, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —  RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced that RCI Pacific was recognized at the 21st annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) industry awards. The awards were presented on July 20 at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, where more than 280 industry heavyweights enthusiastically cheered on winners and… Read the full press release

TRIO-WIN FOR DORCHESTER COLLECTION’S UK HOTELS IN WINE SPECTATOR’S 2012 RESTAURANT WINE LIST AWARDS

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three restaurants within Dorchester Collection’s UK properties, The Dorchester, Coworth Park in Ascot and London’s latest, 45 Park Lane, have been acknowledged within Wine Spectator’s 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards for their notable lists. Wine Spectator’s esteemed awards programme honours 3,795 restaurants every year, across more than 70 countries, for their top-quality… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport wins national car park award

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport’s Silver Zone car park has recently won Essential Travel’s car parking award, which is based on customer reviews of their car parking experience. Thousands of responses were received and these included many nominations for staff who went the extra mile and provided “exceptional service”. Since May 2011 Essential Travel has… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide’s UK Hotels Awarded Carbon Saver Gold Standard

LONDON, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide has been awarded the highly acclaimed Carbon Saver Gold Standard for effective carbon reduction and management at all of its UK hotels, where carbon emissions have been reduced over a three year period. Sustainability is a critical performance measure of the business, just like quality, service, and revenue. Hilton Worldwide… 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

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Receives Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings Magazine

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award as one of the 2012 Best Hotels and Resorts from Successful Meetings magazine. The Pinnacle Awards are given annually as a mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers that demonstrate outstanding… Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Receives ‘Greens of Distinction’ Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Greens of Distinction’ award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine. This marks the 13th time Hilton Sandestin Beach has received the recognition. Presented to hotels, resorts and conference centers committed to their golf courses, meeting facilities, food and… Read the full press release

AkzoNobel honors companies using sustainability practices

2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas recognized three companies engaged in and advancing sustainability practices. AkzoNobel gave the 2012 FIT Sustainability Award to two repairers and a car rental company during a special program last month at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The businesses recognized are Oka’s Auto… Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Enjoys Busy 2012 Awards Season, Honored with Four Prestigious Awards

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Northwest Florida’s Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has enjoyed an eventful 2012 awards season, garnering a number of prestigious awards from national industry trade publications. The resort’s recent awards include the Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings, the Greens of Distinction and Award of Excellence from Corporate & Incentive Travel, and the Best… Read the full press release

Qunar teams up with Lonely Planet to launch “Vote China’s Best Hotels” Campaign

Beijing, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qunar.com, the world’s most popular Chinese travel website, announced today that it is collaborating with Lonely Planet to launch a “Vote China’s Best Hotels” Campaign. Qunar, partnering with Lonely Planet travel experts, will develop hotel rankings aimed to promote a consumer-driven hotel review standard in China. Each ranking will be based on… Read the full press release

GBTA Congratulates University of Texas Travel Manager at Austin and GBTA Vice President Kevin Maguire for Travel Manager of the Year Award from Business Travel News

Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today congratulated Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, GBTA Vice President  and Travel Manager for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Texas at Austin, for receiving the Business Travel News Travel Manager of the Year Award. The award recognizes the… 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

San Francisco International Airport Voted Best Airport in the Americas

GobeRunner Awards Honor the World’s Top Travel Companies SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has been named Best Airport in the Americas by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/), an online publication written for and by affluent frequent business travelers.  The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world’s best travel companies,… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Tops J.D. Power and Associates Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for Luxury Hotel Brands for Third Consecutive Year

Chevy Chase, Md. 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — T he Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has once again ranked highest in the luxury brand segment, for an impressive third year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study. “It is a tribute to our ladies and gentlemen that they… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide’s Brands Awarded Highest Rankings by J.D. Power and Associates

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Ranked Highest in North American Guest Satisfaction Index MCLEAN, Va, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton Worldwide announced that two of its hotel brands received highest rankings in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. Hilton Garden Inn achieved the highest ranking in the “Upscale Segment”… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines marks the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed

LONDON – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) marked the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed by SKYTRAX. The recognition comes at a time of great change within the national airline of Malaysia as it embarks upon a series of improvements to repositioning it as… Read the full press release

SFO Recognizes Customer Service That’s “Above and Beyond”

Annual Awards Honor Those Who Set the Standard for Outstanding Service SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has announced the winners of the 2012 “Above and Beyond” Airport tenant recognition program, one of the first of its kind in the nation.  This unique program monitors and promotes stellar customer service by recognizing individual… 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

STAR ALLIANCE TAKES BEST ALLIANCE TITLE ATSKYTRAX WORLD AIRLINE AWARDS FOR SIXTH TIME

Three of the Top Five Airlines are Star Alliance members Member Carriers Claim a Total of 19 Awards FRANKFURT, Germany, 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has again claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards, winning this category for the sixth time in the last… Read the full press release