Cathay Pacific New York City and Vancouver flights affected by severe snowstorm; passengers advised to check latest flight information

2013-02-08 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that the following New York City and Vancouver flights today (8 February) and Saturday (9 February) have been delayed or cancelled due to the severe snowstorm approaching New York City and the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Details of the delayed flights are as follows:  Flight No.    Route                            … Read the full press release

Valentine’s Survey Finds Traveling Together Strengthens Relationships

Couples who take regular trips report increased satisfaction and romance Washington, D.C. – 2013-02-07 — / — Instead of buying jewelry and chocolate this Valentine’s Day, consider planning a trip for you and your sweetheart. New research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, found at, reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with… Read the full press release

Airport’s Green Build Summer 2013 Grand Opening on Schedule and on Budget

Significant Construction Milestones Ahead in 2013; Dual-Level Roadway Canopy Installation Under Way SAN DIEGO – 2013-02-07 — / — Construction on The Green Build Terminal 2 expansion continues to move forward on time and on budget, looking toward a grand opening this summer. To date, nearly 6,000 workers have had a role in The Green Build, the largest construction… Read the full press release

Burning with passion for Canada? Ask CTC’s Tourism BizWiz

Burning with passion for Canada? Ask CTC’s Tourism BizWiz.

2013-02-07 — / — Get the latest info on the CTC and Canadian tourism industry. This time: visiting Canada from the Philippines. Hi BizWiz I want to visit Canada to see my boyfriend. What do I need to come there? And what papers do I need to visit him? I am from the Philippines. Thanks, Cherry… Read the full press release

Love is in the air: Gatwick Airport passengers pick Edinburgh and Belfast over traditional Valentine’s retreats

2013-02-07 — / — Edinburgh and Belfast have flown into the top ten list of favourite Valentine’s destinations for Gatwick Airport passengers this year, with the two British cities coming third and seventh respectively in the airport’s top ten. Surprisingly, traditional romantic hotspots such as Venice and Rome did not feature at all in the top… Read the full press release

What’s New in Sports in Virginia for 2013

New sports venues, renovations and events make Virginia a top destination for sports in 2013 and beyond RICHMOND, Va., 2013-02-06 — / — Athletes take note of Virginia’s new and updated sports venues and events in 2013. From a new squash facility in Charlottesville to a new tennis center in Virginia Beach and many new sporting events throughout… Read the full press release

Holidaymakers urged to check the cost of airline extras before booking

2013-02-06 — / — The millions of UK sun-seekers looking to book flights this winter have been urged to check the cost of any airline fees and charges to make sure they don’t end up paying for services they don’t want. The warning comes from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), whose online tool helps people compare… Read the full press release

Always up-to-date with the Lufthansa app

Apps and mobile website for smartphones in a new design 2013-02-06 — / — Lufthansa has revamped its mobile portal, which is designed special-ly for smartphone users. It has also updated the corresponding apps and added a number of new, practical functions. With this latest Lufthansa app, users of iOS- and Android-powered smartphones can receive automated flight… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Leads Family Travel Discussion With “Hilton Mom Voyage” Forum For Moms And Dads

MCLEAN, Va., 2013-02-06 — / — Hilton Hotels & Resorts, a leader in family travel around the world, today launches Hilton Mom Voyage,, a dynamic family travel site featuring 14 moms and one dad who will engage with parents nationwide as they share insider travel content based on their own vacation experiences from the white sand beaches of… Read the full press release

Travel Employment Rebounds In January

Washington, D.C., 2013-02-04 — / — David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Labor Department report on January 2013 employment numbers: “The travel industry continues to drive our nation’s economic recovery, adding 2,300 jobs last month, driven primarily by increases in the amusements, gambling and recreation… Read the full press release

Chiranjeevi Welcomes Exclusion of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected area Regime for a Further Period of One Year

2013-01-25 — / — Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi has welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs relating to the exclusion of the entire area of the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order, 1958 for a further period of one year… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Celebrates Sydney

2013-01-24 — / — Global travel authority Lonely Planet has published an all-new edition of its best-selling Sydney City Guide. To celebrate the release of this 10th Edition, Lonely Planet has provided the 300-plus businesses included in the guide with a special “Featured by Lonely Planet 2013” window sticker to display as an endorsement. “Compared to… Read the full press release

Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Advice from Hilton Worldwide’s Head of Fitness MCLEAN, Va., 2013-01-22 — / — Whether you’re away for business or pleasure, don’t let traveling be an excuse to break your healthy New Year’s resolutions.Check out these tips from Jodi Sullivan, Hilton Worldwide’s senior director of global fitness, to help maintain your health wherever your travels may take you. Eat… Read the full press release

VISIT FLORIDA Launches Year-Long Viva Florida 500 Commemoration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2013-01-14 — / — Today, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – marked the official launch of its year-long commemoration to honor the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s sunny shores. His discovery in 1513 paved the way for 500 years of exploring the Sunshine… Read the full press release

VIA Rail Resumes Its Normal Activities – First Nations’ Railroad Blockade Has Ended on the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Routes

MONTREAL – 2013-01-07 — / — VIA Rail wishes to advise customers that following the clearance of the railway tracks in the Marysville area, all services will gradually return to normal on the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto routes in both directions. Yesterday, a First Nations’ railroad blockade in the Marysville area, near Kingston, caused delays and inconvenienced more than… Read the full press release

GBTA Applauds Delta’s Postponement of Clarified Baggage Check Policy

Alexandria, VA, 2013-01-04 — / — GBTA applauds Delta Air Lines’  (Delta) recent decision to postpone implementation of their baggage check process when traveling on separate tickets. “GBTA welcomes Delta’s decision to postpone their new checked baggage policy.  With the postponement of this decision, it ensures that Delta’s business travelers’ baggage will arrive at their final… Read the full press release

Update on Kenya Airways Flight KQ 320 Air Turnback

2013-01-04 — / — Further to our earlier statement we would like to confirm that, we have confirmed alternative travel arrangements for the 56 passengers who were on KQ320/1st January. Today’s flight KQ320/2nd January has been upgraded to a B737-800 which has a capacity of 145 seats. Kenya Airways will also endorse extra passengers on other… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport launches free Wi-Fi for passengers

2013-01-03 — / — Budapest Airport has provided a wireless internet connection for passengers in all departing passenger circulation areas. From now on, access to the internet is available free of charge on the departure levels of Terminals 2A and 2B and in the SkyCourt. This is another important development focusing on passengers’ needs, since nearly… Read the full press release

India’s Ministry of Tourism to Set-up multi-Lingual helpline for Tourists

2013-01-02 — / — Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi, has approved the setting – up of a multi – lingual helpline to provide general information and assistance to tourists. To begin with, the helpline will be in the languages of the important source countries besides Hindi and English. The Minister has directed that the toll… Read the full press release

Take Metrolink, Metro to 2013 Tournament of Roses® celebrations

Limited service offered on Christmas Day, modified schedule offered on New Year’s Day LOS ANGELES – 2012-12-27 — / — Metrolink will operate a Sunday schedule on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. Metrolink will operate a modified schedule on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, which will allow people… Read the full press release


Toronto — 2012-12-27 — / — One of the busiest travel weeks of the year has begun at Toronto Pearson. The airport is expecting to welcome approximately 105,000 guests on Friday which will be the busiest day of this year’s holiday travel season. More than two million passengers will travel through the airport during the three weeks… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport opening hours during Christmas and New Year

2012-12-24 — / — During Christmas and New Year, both terminals (T1 and T2) will be open as usual, 24/7. Some shops, cafes and restaurants will have exceptional opening hours, or will be closes because traffic will slow down after the morning of Christmas Eve. Finavia’s information and parking service will be open 24/7 during Christmas and… Read the full press release

Gateway Airport Offers Holiday Travel Tips

MESA, Ariz. — 2012-12-20 — / — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport works hard to make your travel experience just plane easy.® You can take steps to better ensure an easy experience by arriving at Gateway two hours before your flight departs and allow for possible traffic delays on your way to the airport. If you are picking… Read the full press release

Arrive early at the Helsinki Airport on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

There will be a lot of passengers at Helsinki Airport December 21-23, 2012. 2012-12-18 — / — Please arrive early at the airport if your flight departs on Friday at 6.30-10 in the morning or at 15.30-18 n the afternoon on Saturday at 7.30-10 in the morning or at 15.30-18 in the afternoon on Sunday at… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Top Seven Air Travel Tips for Busy Holiday Season

Halifax, N.S. – 2012-12-18 — / — It’s Halifax Stanfield International Airport’s holiday wish that passengers have a happy, low-stress travel experience. “The period around Christmas and New Year is one of the busiest travel seasons,” says Tom Ruth, Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO. “Travelling over the holidays is exciting, however it can also… Read the full press release

SIA To Make Network Adjustments In Northern Summer Schedule

2012-12-18 — / — Singapore Airlines will be increasing frequency to points in Australia, Asia and Europe during the Northern Summer operating season (31 March 2013 – 26 October 2013) to cater to growing demand in select markets. A fourth daily service will be operated to Melbourne, up from the current three flights per day, while… Read the full press release


PASSENGERS SHOULD NOT BE DISRUPTED BY LACK OF ILS IN MODLIN 2012-12-18 — / — Following weeks of continual distruption at Warsaw Modlin Airport, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today has taken the unprecedented decision to move all its Christmas operations from midnight 17th December until midnight 6th January… Read the full press release

Can I take Christmas goodies in my hand luggage?

2012-12-14 — / — As a rule, we recommend that you pack all foods in the hold luggage when flying to your Christmas holiday destination. But what if you plan to travel with hand luggage only? “For reasons of flight security, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi has issued clear guidelines on which items passengers are… Read the full press release

Christmas Getaway Rush and Severe Weather is a “Lethal Combination” warns Essential Travel

2012-12-10 — / — Essential Travel is warning customers to drive safe in this severe winter weather. The rush to reach the airport on time, combined with the freezing temperatures, ice, snow or fog we are starting to see, can result in a lethal combination that makes an accident on the way to the airport much more likely. The… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Announces Top 10 US Destinations for 2013

LONELY PLANET ANNOUNCES TOP US DESTINATIONS FOR 2013 The US-based staff and authors at the world’s leading travel publisher tell you where to visit in the United States next year with Lonely Planet’s Top 10 US Destinations for 2013 2012-12-06 — / — Lonely Planet, the #1 travel guidebook publisher in the world, has released its… Read the full press release