airberlin: Stefan Magiera to be New Vice President Corporate Sales for DACH Region

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of 1st August 2012, Stefan Magiera (37) will take up the position of Vice President Corporate Sales for the DACH region, which covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trained travel agent and business administration graduate will be responsible for corporate customer sales and travel agencies. He will report to Otto Gergye,… Read the full press release

Marriott’s Select Service and Extended Stay Brands Celebrate Their Superstars

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International’s select service and extended stay brands; Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to recognize and honor 26 of its top general managers. Coming as far as China and Russia, the… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar Launches ‘Pizza Academy’ at Infinity the All Day Dining Restaurant

Learn the Tricks of Preparing Authentic Italian Pizzas from Executive Chef Theodor Rudifieria NEW DELHI, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar has introduced a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare authentic Italian pizzas under the direction of Executive Chef Theodor Rudifieria, at the spacious open kitchen of Infinity, the all-day dining restaurant at the hotel…. Read the full press release

Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Announces £425K Summer Spruce-up

ABERDEEN, U.K., 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Aberdeen Treetops today announced it will undergo a £425,000 refurbishment programme, expected to be completed by autumn 2012. The hotel will remain in operation throughout the works. Hilton Aberdeen Treetops located on Springfield Road will receive a complete overhaul of its bedroom corridors. 30 bedrooms including eight of the property’s deluxe… Read the full press release

Star Alliance builds new lounge at Los Angeles’ upgraded Tom Bradley International Terminal

Air New Zealand to Lead the Project / Lounge to Open in May 2013 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance member carrier Air New Zealand has been selected to design and manage the Alliance’s new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. The creation of this facility has been made possible by the US$ 1.7 billion redevelopment… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport Welcomes over Seven Million Passengers in First Half of 2012

Airport sees 22.8% increase in the first six months compared to same period in 2011 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed 7,050,646 passengers during the first half of 2012, a significant increase of 22.8% compared to the same period in… Read the full press release

Cozmo Travels becomes first Middle East travel agency to sign up for Travelport Universal Desktop™

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new agreement with Cozmo Travels, a leading travel management company in the Middle East, which has seen comprehensive testing of Travelport’s ground-breaking Universal Desktop begin at the agency this month. With operations across… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Monday 30 July

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 229,644 passengers expected in the terminals – 111, 299 of which are arrivals. Around 560 members of the Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today, with a further 180 departing A busy day at the airport with 229,644 passengers expected in the terminals… Read the full press release

RYANAIR Q1 REVENUES GROW 11%, TRAFFIC GROWS 6% TO 22.5M PROFIT’S DECLINE 29% TO €99M – FULL YEAR GUIDANCE UNCHANGED.

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline today (Jul 30) announced that Q1 revenues increased 11% to €1,284m as traffic grew 6% and ave. fares rose 4%.  Unit costs rose 10% mainly due to a 27% (€117m) increase in fuel costs which led to a €40m decline in Q1 profit-as previously guided-to €99m. Summary… Read the full press release

Neues Konzept Nach Der Sommerpause: Brasserie Des Hilton Mainz Jetzt Als Veranstaltungs-Location Buchbar

MAINZ/MÜNCHEN, Germany 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Neue Ausrichtung, neues Konzept: Die Brasserie des Hilton Mainz steht für köstliche Speisen und Weine lokaler Anbieter. Doch künftig wird das Restaurant mit dem atemberaubenden Rhein-Blick exklusiv für Mainzer und Mainz-Besucher als Veranstaltungs-Location buchbar sein. Ob für kleinere Gruppen oder private Feiern mit bis zu 120 Personen – mit dieser… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Offers Special Wi-Fi Services To Its Visitors

DEAD SEA, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Middle East’s biggest convention center is adding to its extensive range of guest services by introducing complimentary Wi-Fi to its 26 halls across three floors. King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center‘s visitors can now stay connected during their time at the convention center enjoying free Wi-Fi access on their mobile… Read the full press release

Pool Party at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

VENICE, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will be hosting an exclusive pool party on Saturday 28th July, to celebrate the summer season. The party will take place at Rooftop Pool, located on the 8th floor of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, offering stunning views over Venice, including the Giudecca Canal and the Venetian Lagoon. Guests will… Read the full press release

Iberia promotes best spanish wines to Business Travellers

From August through October long-haul business passengers can choose reds from Rioja, Toro, and Castilla La Mancha, and whites from Rueda and Rías Baixas. Madrid, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia, advised by the Todovino Spanish wine specialist consulting firm, has selected the wines to be offered to its long-haul Business Plus passengers in the August-October period. Iberia flights to and from… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport to host exhibit featuring Hoosier athletes, inventors, and business leaders

The Indiana Humanities ‘‘Spirit of Competition’’ exhibit contains a variety of engaging interactives, films, and stories about unknown and well-known Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS ,2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just in time for some highly competitive events that are coming to town, such as the Brickyard 400 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, visitors to the Indianapolis International Airport… Read the full press release

Cooperation agreement between Iberia and Santander Group

Covers Iberia’s inclusion as partner in Santander’s loyalty programmes, and specific actions in more than 20 countries Madrid, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia Airlines and the Santander banking Group have signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement intended to benefit the customers of both, chiefly in Latin America. Iberia will become a strategic partner in the Santander Group’s loyalty programmes, and the… Read the full press release

London City Airport staff get green fingered at Britannia Village Hall

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nine staff members from London City Airport recently volunteered at Britannia Village Hall in West Silvertown, Newham, as part of a team challenge organised by the airport. The volunteers set to work on the community centre’s garden to give it a makeover as requested by centre users and management. The team of… Read the full press release

Shuttle service to operate between airport and Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brickyard 400 fans will have a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Race Day, Sunday, July 29. Air-conditioned shuttle service will begin continuous departures at 8 a.m. through the start of the race at 1 p.m. Return service from the… Read the full press release

Terminal 2 parking lot reopens at San Diego International Airport

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ —  700 short-term parking spaces will be available for travelers. What: The short-term parking lot in front of Terminal 2 – which had been relocated for  15 months as part of The Green Build construction – will reopen to airport visitors, providing more convenient parking for travelers flying out of Terminal 2…. Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Announces UK’s Newest Transit Shed Operator

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Doncaster based company has the world at its finger tips thanks to a deal with the region’s airport. Anglo World Cargo, a sub division of Anglo European Express (Doncaster) Ltd, have been appointed as the Cargo Terminal Operator for Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and become the UK’s newest Transit Shed operator…. Read the full press release

Leeds Bradford Airport 80th Anniversary Exhibition

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leeds Bradford Airport’s 80th anniversary exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum has extended its show times until Wednesday 8th August due to popular demand. The fascinating collection of photographs and previously unseen memorabilia charts the history of the airport through the ages. The exhibition follows Leeds Bradford Airport’s journey from its humble… Read the full press release

Amazing Race Australia Comes to Alberta – A Race to the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Sydney, AU, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Seven Network’s The Amazing Race Australia has announced its next leg on Canadian soil: Alberta, Canada. After wrapping up episode 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia, new challenges and drama await in the Western Canadian province of Alberta. Promotions for the Alberta episode share glimpses of a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Announces Share Repurchase Program

NEW YORK, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 1 million of the company’s outstanding common shares. Purchases may be made, from time to time, in the open market and will be funded from available cash. The number of… Read the full press release

TRANSFORM 2015: UPDATE ON THE VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY PLAN FOR GROUND STAFF AND THE REFERENDUMS FOR CABIN CREWS

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — In line with the initial schedule, on Thursday 26 July 2012, the Air France Central Works Council was informed of the Human Resources and Skills Planning (GPEC) and the proposed voluntary redundancy plan for ground staff. This voluntary redundancy plan consolidates the Company’s commitment to exclude the use of forced departures in… Read the full press release

SOUTHEND SATISFACTION FOR EASYJET PASSENGERS

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet has got off to a flying start with passengers at London Southend Airport, according to the findings of a new customer survey. The UK’s largest airline began flying passengers from its eleventh and newest UK base for the first time at the start of April this year and latest research confirms… Read the full press release

Cranberry cocktails and pie sliders: Thanksgiving at 45 Park Lane

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with true American flavours at 45 Park Lane 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in Dorchester Collection’s new Mayfair hotel, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane will be offering customers the chance to celebrate in true American style with a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey with all the trimmings, a cranberry and… Read the full press release

South West’s Swiss link to continue into 2013

 Helvetic Airways confirms commitment to Bristol-Zurich service 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Helvetic Airways has confirmed its continued commitment to the South West and Wales by announcing its schedule of flights from Bristol Airport to Zurich for winter 2012/13. The three-times weekly service to the Swiss financial centre has operated since December 2011, and has proved popular… Read the full press release

Ethiopian First Dreamliner Clad in Ethiopian Livery

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that its Boeing 787 Dreamliner is painted in Ethiopian livery and is at the final stages of preparation for delivery. After being painted with the colors of green, yellow and red, today the Ethiopian Dreamliner will fly back to Seattle from… Read the full press release

President Bill Clinton Speaks at Final Day of 2012 GBTA Convention

Successful Convention Concluded with Record Breaking Attendance and Travel Industry Leaders Discussing Radical Ideas for Innovative Business Practices Boston, MA, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States spoke as the final keynote speaker at the annual 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston. The… Read the full press release

Hit the slopes this winter with Eurostar

Eurostar’s direct ski services open for sale on Monday 31 July 2012 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar’s popular direct ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps, will open for sale at 9am on Monday 31 July 2012. The direct day and night services carry ski and snowboarding… Read the full press release