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

The Dorchester’s Jessica Zammar wins Kerstin Florian’s ‘UK Therapist of the Year’ for third year running

The Dorchester’s Jessica Zammar wins Kerstin Florian’s ‘UK Therapist of the Year’ for third year running

2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Dorchester is delighted to announce Jessica Zammar, spa therapist at The Dorchester Spa, has been awarded Kerstin Florian’s ‘UK Therapist of the Year’ for the third year running. Karyn Glock, senior therapist at The Dorchester Spa, was announced this year’s runner up, also the third year in a row that one… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport Announces Promotional Parking Fares for Winter Holidays

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) launched today its special promotional offer for customers parking at Abu Dhabi International Airport during the upcoming winter holidays, offering great value and maximum convenience for all travelers. Those flying between 1st Dec and 31st January can enjoy preferential rates from only AED… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Partners with iPhone Case Company Uncommon on New Disconnect to Reconnect Program for Guests

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Partners with iPhone Case Company Uncommon on New Disconnect to Reconnect Program for Guests

Guests can take a holiday from technology, reconnect with loved ones and receive a complimentary Costa Rica-style custom iPhone case Costa Rica – 2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Do you love your favorite technology devices but want to take a short holiday from them to reconnect with nature, friends, loved ones and yourself? Guests at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica now… Read the full press release

Massport Opens Road for Commercial Traffic

Massport Opens Commercial Traffic-Only Roadway in East Boston The Multimillion Dollar Project Will Take Thousands of Airport-related Commercial Vehicles Off Residential Streets Each Year BOSTON – 2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today joined local, state and federal officials as well as family members of the late Martin A. Coughlin to open a… Read the full press release

GBTA Australia & New Zealand Announce Appointment to Board

Resources Buyer from Linc Energy to Support Leading Sector Focus Brisbane, Australia, 2012-11-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced a new appointment to the GBTA AUS/NZ Advisory Board to support the region’s activity in the Energy & Resources sector. As the Global Travel Manager at… Read the full press release

Maldives participates in CITM, Shanghai China

2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) together with representatives from Maldives Tourism Industry have participated in China International Travel Market (CITM) 2012, the largest travel fair in Asia which took place in Shanghai China, from 15th to 18th November 2012. MMPRC together with 61 representatives from 31 companies took part in the exhibition. Maldives had… Read the full press release

Holiday Club Resorts Signs Master Affiliation Agreement with RCI

Kettering, Northampton, U.K. – 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Extension of affiliation agreement reaffirms leading European resort developer’s long-standing relationship with vacation exchange leader Holiday Club Resorts has signed a new agreement with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange. The Finland-based developer is the largest European timeshare developer, with resorts in Finland, Sweden, mainland Spain and Gran… Read the full press release

New Internet platform for travel agents: www.steigenbergertravelagents.com

Steigenberger Hotel Group New Internet platform for travel agents

2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Steigenberger Hotel Group has launched its own dedicated website for travel agents. Individually tailored hotel offers and information are now available to travel agency and tour operator staff at www.steigenbergertravelagents.com. Good news for travel agents, who have been able to book specially designed offers from the Steigenberger Hotel group since 22… Read the full press release

Jet Airways and American Express launch the most powerful co-branded airline credit card

20,000 JPMiles and one-way complimentary base fare waived domestic ticket on first charge 10,000 bonus JPMIles for applying before December 25, 2012 Privileges of American Express Platinum membership including world-class service  MUMBAI, 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and American Express today launched the new Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card… Read the full press release

Austrian joins ‘Ärzte an Bord’ programme of Lufthansa

2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Austrian Airlines Group is to join the ‘Ärzte an Bord’ (‘Doctors on Board’) programme run by the Lufthansa Group. Doctors can register immediately, free of charge. Registration is rewarded with a credit of 5,000 premium miles and a pocket book of aviation medicine. In this way, the airlines want to improve… Read the full press release

“Virtual Assistant” Facilitates Automated Arrivals Processing in Frankfurt

“Virtual Assistant” Facilitates Automated Arrivals Processing in Frankfurt 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The automated border checks at Frankfurt Airport are now simpler than ever. An amazingly realistic-looking virtual federal policewoman, projected onto a pane as a hologram, explains in seconds how to quickly and easily pass the immigration check with “easyPASS”. This virtual assistant is located… Read the full press release

EASA publishes new simplified rules for Third Country Operators in the European Union

2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published a proposal to establish a single system for the safety approval of Third Country Operators (TCO) operating into, within or out of the European Union (EU). Released in a document known as an Opinion, the proposed rules have been subject to two rounds public… Read the full press release

Marriott New Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel to Open in Summer 2013

Project Represents First Renaissance Hotel to Open in Alberta 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is thrilled to announce the addition of the new Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel to its portfolio in Canada. When opened, the hotel will represent the first Renaissance Hotel to open in Alberta.  Marriott International currently operates 74 hotels… Read the full press release

Chinese opinion leaders experience some of Australia’s best drops

Key facts Six of China’s leading wine and lifestyle opinion leaders have been visiting Australia this month as part of a joint Tourism Australia and Wine Australia initiative to promote Australia’s world class tourism and wine experiences. The visiting opinion leaders represent major media titles and wine blog sites in China such as WineOnline, WineBlogChina.com,… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A HYATT RESIDENCE CLUB LOCATED ON MAUI’S KA’ANAPALI BEACH

CHICAGO,  2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that an affiliate of the company has formed a joint venture with an affiliate of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. to develop and operate a 131-unit Hyatt Residence Club resort in Maui, Hawaii on Ka’anapali Beach. A Hyatt affiliate will invest approximately $40 million in… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport Named Transportation Company of the Year

2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Sheremetyevo International Airport has emerged as a winner of the 13th annual Company of the Year business competition in the “Transportation/Logistics” category — this according to Russia’s leading business magazine Kompaniya (Company). The award ceremony was held on 23 October. More than 50 companies operating in various industries were recognized as competition winners. Sheremetyevo Airport was awarded the distinguished title 2012 Transportation Company of the Year in recognition of the launch and introduction of its Airport Operation Center (AOC)…. Read the full press release

Budapest Airport starts Business Park development

Budapest Airport starts Business Park development

2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport has made an important step in developing a completely new Business Park area on the Southern edge of the airport. The area adjacent to national road No.4 has been out of use for long time, and was marked in Budapest Airport development plans as a site of a future business… Read the full press release

German tourism companies pledge to uphold the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Madrid, 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The German Travel Association (DRV) and thirteen of its members have joined the growing list of tourism enterprises and associations to commit to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (Budva, Montenegro, 17 November 2012). A total of fourteen German entities signed Private Sector Commitments on the occasion of the DRV’s… Read the full press release

Oman Air Boosts Economic Development with Launch of New Muscat – Jaaluni Charter Service

Oman Air Boosts Economic Development with Launch of New Muscat - Jaaluni Charter Service

The sector will shorten distances, save time, effort and money, as well as accelerate the pace of development of both Duqm and Al Wusta Governorate alike. Oman Air will operate 3 flights weekly between Muscat and Jaaluni. The Royal directives to link infrastructure and social development are evidently carried out through such steps. 2012-11-26 —… Read the full press release

Al Bateen Executive Airport records 210 commercial Aircraft movements during 2012 F1 season

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Al Bateen Executive Airport, ADAC’s dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), witnessed a spur in traffic during the 2012 Formula 1 season. The executive airport recorded 210 total commercial aircraft movements during the F1 race period between 28th October and 5th November, with the… Read the full press release

Ein erfolgreiches Wochenende in London: Hilton Frankfurt Airport räumt mehrere internationale Auszeichnungen ab

Es gibt viel zu feiern für das Hilton Frankfurt Airport. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Deutschland – 2012-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Es gibt viel zu feiern für das Hilton Frankfurt Airport. Denn das Hotel wurde bei den International Hotel Awards 2012 am vergangenen Wochenende in London gleich mit vier der renommierten Preise ausgezeichnet. Das Mitte Dezember 2011 im futuristischen THE SQUAIRE am Frankfurter Flughafen eröffnete Haus konnte sich… Read the full press release

Strategic expansion in Central Europe: airberlin opens new route and increases flight frequencies from Berlin to Poland

New: up to three flights a day Berlin – Warsaw from 23rd March 2013 Additional flight frequencies: up to three flights a day Berlin – Krakow from 23rd March 2013 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is expanding its route network competencies in Poland and from 23rd March 2013 will operate up to three flights a day… Read the full press release