Lufthansa, CARIBIC instrument container logs two million kilometres in the air

Lufthansa Group committed to climate research for close on 20 years 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The CARIBIC flying laboratory will have rounded the earth 50 times. Now it has returned from its 80th research trip on board the Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 ”Leverkusen“.  Since  December 2004, the mobile observatory has been underway once monthly in the service… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Completes more than 800 Volunteer Events during Inaugural Global Week of Service

Team Members served more than 660 local organizations in 401 cities across 51 countries MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — During the week of November 11-18, Hilton Worldwide celebrated its first annual Global Week of Service and furthered the company’s Vision to “fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” In just eight… Read the full press release

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile with Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile with Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence

200 Airlines, 140,000+ Hotel Properties Accessible Via Seamless, Simple Interface; Mobile-Only Hotel Deals Up To 60% Off BELLEVUE, Wash.,  2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Instant flight sorting of more than 200+ airlines. Beautiful, intuitive interface. More than 140 thousand hotel properties. Crisp, gorgeous destination imagery. Mobile-only deals of up to 60% off. Say hello to the new features… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines и Iberia открыли совместные рейсы на Тенерифе и в Малагу

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, объявляет о расширении код-шерингового соглашения с авиакомпанией Iberia, которое предусматривает выполнение совместных рейсов на популярные курорты Испании. В рамках подписанного соглашения пассажиры S7 Airlines получили возможность путешествовать из Москвы в Малагу и на остров Тенерифе  с удобной стыковкой в аэропорту Мадрида. Авиакомпании выполняют 10 рейсов в… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Number One in Hotels and Restaurants in Newsweek Magazine’s Annual Greenest Companies Survey

Parsippany, N.J. – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the second consecutive year, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, is ranked number one among hotels and restaurants by Newsweek magazine in their annual Greenest Companies survey. The rankings evaluate the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and… Read the full press release

Top Russian consolidator signs new deal with Travelport

Aviacenter extends agreement with Travelport for a further three years Langley, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport and Aviacenter, one of Russia’s leading consolidators, have today announced a new contract extending their relationship until at least 2015. As part of the deal, Aviacenter will use both Galileo Web Services and Travelport SmartPoint App™ to deliver a leading service… Read the full press release

Agoda.com gives Asia Miles members even more chances to earn miles

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced a partnership with Asia Miles™, Asia’s leading travel reward program. In this partnership, Asia Miles will promote agoda’s hotel offering to its 4.5 million members worldwide who will earn air Asia Miles when booking hotels with… Read the full press release

Application deadline approaching for 2013 Nebraska Passport program

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Applications for the 2013 Passport program are due by 5 p.m. Friday. Attractions, museums, water parks, galleries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, wineries, parks and other tourism-related businesses are invited to apply. The Passport program encourages travelers to visit attractions across the state, collect stamps at participating stops and earn prizes…. Read the full press release

Swissport Algeria wins ground handling licence for Oran International Airport

Swissport Algeria wins ground handling licence for Oran International Airport

Zurich, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services, welcomes the announcement by the Etablissement de Gestion des Services Aéroportuaires d’Oran (EGSA Oran) Tender Commission to award Swissport Algeria with a 5-year ground handling licence for Oran International Airport Ahmed Ben Bella. The award of the licence follows a comprehensive and… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off Seeks Chefs

SANTA CRUZ, CA – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Registration is now open for the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival. The 32nd annual event returns to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Contestants registered by January 18, 2013 will receive 2 Unlimited Ride passes to the Boardwalk and 2 official event t-shirts…. Read the full press release

SAS launches 13 new routes from Oslo Airport

SAS launches 13 new routes from Oslo Airport

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — SAS will launch several new routes from Oslo Airport in the summer of 2013. Palermo, Lisbon and Athens are among the new destinations. Eleven of the routes will only run during the summer months, while the Berlin and Budapest routes will run year-round. These two routes will start running on 31 March… Read the full press release

Not one, not two, but three awards for Jersey’s luxury hotels

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Luxury Jersey Hotels group is finishing the year on a high as its members celebrate three coveted industry and consumer awards, reinforcing Jersey’s position as a centre for excellence in hospitality. Grand Jersey’s Executive Head Chef Richard Allen was rewarded with a highly-acclaimed Hotel Catey ‘Chef of the Year’ award this… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia response to Qantas

Full story 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the Tourism Australia Board is appointed and reports to the Federal Minister for Tourism. Mr McEvoy said Tourism Australia had a strong governance framework and the Tourism Australia Board will consider the matter of Qantas’ suspension of future activities later today. Mr McEvoy… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport Limited – Report for the six months ended 30 September 2012

Gatwick Airport delivers a robust financial performance, driven by passenger growth and operational excellence despite the economic headwinds (Gatwick Airport Limited (“the Company”) is the owner and operator of Gatwick Airport (“Gatwick”)) 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport delivers a robust financial performance, driven by passenger growth and operational excellence despite the economic headwinds · Turnover… Read the full press release

Swissport agrees pan-Africa handling partnership with fastjet

Swissport agrees pan-Africa handling partnership with fastjet

Zurich, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has signed an agreement with new African lowcost carrier fastjet under which it will provide ground services throughout the airline’s network. fastjet, Africa’s first pan-continental low-cost carrier (LCC), is set to launch operations later this month in Tanzania’s… Read the full press release

JAL and KFC Serve [AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN] Onboard Select Flights to US and Europe

JAL and KFC Serve [AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN] Onboard Select Flights to US and Europe

TOKYO, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan (KFC) have collaborated on the 7th installment of the popular AIR SERIES in-flight meal onboard select international JAL flights, and will be serving onboard, [AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN] from December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. During this period, customers traveling in Premium Economy… Read the full press release

Hilton Cardiff’s Top Talent Cook Up A Storm

Hilton Cardiff is cooking up a storm thanks to two of its young chefs who have been recognised for their considerable talent in the kitchen. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

CARDIFF, Wales – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Cardiff is cooking up a storm thanks to two of its young chefs who have been recognised for their considerable talent in the kitchen. 29-year-old Eva Zdanska, who joined Hilton Cardiff 12 months ago, took third place in Hilton Worldwide’s European Culinary Challenge 2012, which was hotly contested… Read the full press release

Concur to Present at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference

Redmond, Wash., 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that management will be presenting at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference on Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00 PM MT at The Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ. The live webcast and replay of the presentation will be… Read the full press release

VISIT FLORIDA Selects Will Seccombe as New President & CEO

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – is proud to announce the selection of Will Seccombe as its new President and CEO. Seccombe, VISIT FLORIDA’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2008, has been serving as the Acting President and CEO since Chris Thompson’s departure to head… Read the full press release

KYOTO TRAIL Association “KYOTO TRAIL DIGEST” in English version

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — We “KYOTO TRAIL Association” manage and maintain 5 hiking courses in total with which the participants climb Kyoto mountains of rich history; Higashi-yama course, Eastern Kitayama course, Western Kitayama course, Nishiyama course, and Keihoku Course, with an aim to promote pleasant sightseeing walk and to keep and enhance the health of the… Read the full press release

Emergency Exercise at Abu Dhabi International Airport Today, Wednesday, 28th November 2012

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will conduct a full scale emergency exercise at Abu Dhabi International Airport on 28 November 2012, in accordance with Civil Aviation Regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority, and in compliance with standards and recommendations as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation… Read the full press release

agoda.com presents its Gold Circle Awards celebrating hotel excellence

agoda.com presents its Gold Circle Awards celebrating hotel excellence

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced the 2012 recipients of its prestigious Gold Circle Awards, recognizing hotels that lead by example in the competitive hospitality industry. Launched in 2009, the awards are given to agoda.com partners who are committed to accommodating the… Read the full press release

Australia brings news of new products and developments to EIBTM

Key facts Tourism Australia and a delegation of leading Australian tourism operators are in Barcelona to attend EIBTM, the leading global event for meetings, incentives and business events. Australia continues to be a destination of choice for European business event planners. Key European markets are showing encouraging signs of growth despite the economic environment. Key… Read the full press release

Lodging Hospitality Covers Revinate

2012-11-28 – /travelprnews.com/ — Lodging Hospitality interviewed Revinate co-founder and CEO, Jay Ashton, and Sean Mullen, Noble House chief sales and marketing officer for a story about how social media and online reviews are changing the way staff bonuses are determined in the hospitality industry. With Revinate’s GS 2.0 reports, more and more management companies and brands are using Revinate… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Signs Full Content Agreement with Travelport

Atlanta, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Alaska Airlines, ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers” in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for five consecutive years since 2008, today announce a new global full content agreement. The new multi-year deal will… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Supports Local Career Day

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center managed by Hilton, (“KHBTCC”), offered advice and support to over 250 students at Amman Baptist School at their recently held 8th Annual Career Day event. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

DEAD SEA – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center managed by Hilton, (“KHBTCC”), offered advice and support to over 250 students at Amman Baptist School at their recently held 8th Annual Career Day event. Students from the 10th, 11th and 12th grades were given coaching lessons, insights into career options and tips… Read the full press release

Oman Air’s Sindbad Programme Rewards its Online Raffle Winners

Oman Air's Sindbad Programme Rewards its Online Raffle Winners

Sindbad online Raffle winners thrilled to have won  2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sindbad, Oman Air’s Frequent Flyer Programme has announced the winners of its exclusive online Raffles on sindbad.omanair.com where Sindbad members can use their miles to purchase Raffle tickets and stand a chance to win exciting prizes. Wayne Pearce, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, said:… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn & Suites/Waterfront-West Homestead Opens in Pittsburgh

New hotel is fourth property Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) manages in Greater Pittsburgh ATLANTA – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), a privately owned hotel ownership and management group based in Atlanta, today announced the grand opening of the new Hampton Inn & Suites/Waterfront-West Homestead in West Homestead, PA.  The new hotel is the fourth… Read the full press release

New Wyndham Garden Hotel Debuts in Manhattan’s Chinatown

The new 106-room Wyndham Garden Chinatown in New York City offers complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, 24-hour business and fitness centers and an on-site restaurant and lounge.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – 2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of the new 106-room Wyndham Garden Chinatown in New York City to the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts portfolio, increasing the upscale hotel brand’s presence in New York City. The opening of… Read the full press release

Aeroflot launches additional services to Donetsk

MOSCOW – 2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting from January 07, 2013 Aeroflot will introduce a second daily flight to Donetsk, Ukraine. Aeroflot SU1812 flight will leave Moscow from Sheremetyevo airport Terminal D daily at 09:45 and arrive at Donetsk International Airport at 09:35. The return flight, SU1813, will leave Donetsk at 10:15 and will land in Moscow at 14:30. The flights will be conducted on Airbus A319 aircraft. Aeroflot is already… Read the full press release