Senior management change at Cathay Pacific

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific today announced the appointment of Mr Joe Locandro as Director Information Technology effective 1 August 2012. Mr Locandro will take over the company’s information technology leadership role from Mr Tomasz Smaczny who chose to leave the company last week to pursue other interests. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said:… Read the full press release

Iconic Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre Completes $18 Million Transformation

DALLAS, Texas, 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre has recently completed a full transformation project consisting of the entire lobby, guest rooms, Lincoln ballroom and Lakeview room. All renovations were complete on July 1. The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global… Read the full press release

Meeting Goes BBQ: Hilton Frankfurt Präsentiert Kulinarische Meeting- und Teambuilding-Rezepte Für Grill-Liebhaber

FRANKFURT/MÜNCHEN, Germany, 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teambuilding und Grill-Tipps aus Meisterhand: Gemeinsame Erlebnisse stärken das „Wir-Gefühl”. Auf diese Weise kann nicht nur ein Seminar-Tag entspannt ausklingen, auch Mitarbeiter- oder Kunden-Veranstaltungen bekommen durch das Grill-Erlebnis eine ganz besondere Note. Seit dem 11. Juli 2012 bietet das Team des Hilton Frankfurt BBQ-Erlebnisse zum Preis von 79 Euro pro Person im Rahmen… Read the full press release

CAA helps holidaymakers compare cost of flight extras before booking

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — UK holidaymakers looking to book a last minute getaway this summer can compare the cost of any optional extra fees and charges for their flights, thanks to the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) comparison tool. The online tool allows passengers to compare the optional fees and charges applied by the top 23… Read the full press release

Third Tower Construction Begins at Marriott’s Grand Chateau in Las Vegas

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Vacation Club announces the start of construction on the third tower at Marriott’s Grand Chateau, located at 75 East Harmon Avenue just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Maintaining the design inspiration of Southern France from the existing two towers, the 37-story, third tower will add 223 one-, two- and three-bedroom… Read the full press release

Courtyard Survey Reveals Route to Ideal Journey

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Courtyard by Marriott partners with engaged travel bloggers Johnny Jet and Natalie Bahadur to highlight destinations and travel tips for couples Courtyard by Marriott is encouraging men and women across the U.S. to pack their bags and do something with their significant others that they rarely get a chance to do—take a… Read the full press release

May 2012: the nuts and bolts of travel to Canada

Almost a million Americans crossed their northern border: just one of the stellar stats from CTC’s key international markets in the latest CTC Tourism Snapshot 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was the merry month of May for international travel to Canada. With 1.4 million visitors from around the world—up 2% on 2011—coming to Canada, the latest fact-packed Tourism Snapshot by… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Tuesday 31 July

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218, 974 passengers expected in the terminals – 105,921 of which are arrivals. Over 700 members of the Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today, with around 170 departing. There is some rain this morning but it should clear later and it is… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES RAISES THE PULSE OF SUMMER IN GUYANA

Port-of-Spain, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines, main sponsor of the Pulse Entertainment Summer Fete in Guyana, delivered on its promise of international star power for the event when brand ambassadors for Caribbean Airlines, Machel Montano and Miss India Guyana/Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seeberan, landed at the Cheddi Jagan Airport. The entertainers, along with guests and Caribbean… Read the full press release

Dragonair’s New Kolkata Service to Launch in November; Chiang Mai Service to Become Year-round

(HONG KONG) 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today announced that its new four-times-weekly service to Kolkata will launch on 2 November, offering more travel choices and greater convenience for passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Eastern India. The new service will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. Kolkata is Dragonair’s second passenger destination in India, adding… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Reported on its Operations in 2011 in Accordance with IFRS

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo reported on its financial / economic activities in 2011 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). According to the results of an audit of consolidated financial statements according to IFRS, the total earnings of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport (JSC SIA) including JSC Terminal in 2011 amounted to 11 billion 415 million rubles, which is 19.52% more than the figure for 2010. The net income of JSC SIA… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson to host the Airports Council International–North America 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition

ATLANTA, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials announced that the Airport will host one of the premier conferences for airport industry professionals, the Airports Council International–North America (ACI-NA) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition September 7-9, 2014. “ACI-NA is thrilled to be coming to Atlanta, home to the world’s busiest airport, for our 23rd Annual… Read the full press release

Public auction to offer surplus airport items

Inventory includes vehicles, office equipment. lighting fixtures, commercial-grade tools and equipment, and lost-and-found items INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — A public auction of Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) surplus items will be held on Tuesday Aug. 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at the IAA’s Maintenance and Operations Building, located at 2000 S. Banner Ave. An inspection day will… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines FIRST HALF YEAR RESULTS 2012

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — SECOND QUARTER: – 4.5% rise in revenues to 6.5 billion euros. – Decline in unit costs on a constant currency and fuel price basis. – Improvement in operating result (-66 million euros against -145 million euros at 30 June 2011). – Net result impacted by non-cash items not affecting operating cash-flow (restructuring… Read the full press release

EASYJET STATEMENT ON ISS AND GLASS LEWIS REPORTS

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet welcomes the recommendations from the proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewis that shareholders vote against the resolution to remove Sir Mike Rake at the company’s forthcoming EGM. The majority of easyJet’s institutional shareholders subscribe to one or other of these bodies. In their report, Glass Lewis said: “..we question whether… Read the full press release

HELP A CHILD TO SHINE THIS SUMMER

easyJet customers invited to donate their spare change onboard as airline partners with UNICEF to save children’s lives 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — At a time when UK holiday makers are escaping one of the wettest English summers in history, easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and operator of Europe’s No. 1 air transport network, has joined forces… Read the full press release

Coworth Park reveals new marquee in polo setting

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel and spa in Ascot, adds an additional venue to its event space offering this year. A semi-permanent marquee will be available every year from May until late September to host lavish occasions The marquee at Coworth Park, which can host up to 300 people… Read the full press release

Chengdu Will Host PATA Travel Mart 2013

Bangkok ,2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 (PTM2013) and PATA Board Meeting will be hosted by the City of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China in September 2013, at its PATA’s Executive Board Meeting on July 28, at the Hotel ICON, in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Mr Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO,… Read the full press release

BIG BUS DRIVES CANCER SERVICES TO CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Best Belfast City Airport passengers and staff are used to “check-ins” but this time it was “check-ups” Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity, Action Cancer brought its mobile unit, the Big Bus, to the airport to raise much-needed awareness of the disease.Michelle Hatfield, Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport, said: “We are… Read the full press release

MANX2.COM UNVEILS NEW LONDON-BOUND SERVICE FROM BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Isle of Man based airline Manx2.com is starting a new return route from Belfast City Airport to London Oxford Airport, it was announced today. The new five days a week service, which starts on Monday 30 July, has fares starting from £74.95 one-way including taxes, with no credit or debit card charges or booking fees… Read the full press release

Houston Lands Largest Passenger Aircraft in the World; Historic Flight is a First for Texas

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is welcoming the largest passenger aircraft in the world to Texas. The Lufthansa A380 will make its first arrival at Intercontinental on Wednesday, August 1, and is inviting Houston to the “A380 Houston Party” to celebrate from noon – 2 p.m. at FM 1960, just east of… Read the full press release

Airports Going Green Agenda Announced — Register Today

CHICAGO, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Don’t miss the fifth annual Airports Going Green conference in Chicago this fall! The conference will be held Nov. 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel in Chicago. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org  and take a look at the exciting, informative agenda below. Airports Going Green is the aviation industry’s leading sustainability forum and will offer the opportunity to hear about sustainability… Read the full press release

Five Star Carrier’s Specially Designed Iftar Boxes And Carefully Selected Meal Options Offer Passengers A New Gastronomical Experience This Ramadan

Doha, QATAR, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Qatar Airways will bring a taste of Qatari hospitality to the skies by offering guests who are fasting with a specially designed Iftar box. The box consists of traditional and local gastronomical delights traditionally associated with breaking of the fast. Qatar Airways Iftar Boxes In… Read the full press release

LOT zwiększa swoją ofertę na trasach krajowych

Warszawa, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Od 1 sierpnia br. Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT zwiększają swoją ofertę na rejsach krajowych poprzez wprowadzenie na stałe do rozkładu lotów dodatkowego rejsu z Warszawy do Rzeszowa. LOT rozważa również zwiększenie częstotliwości rejsów na innych połączeniach krajowych. Dodatkowy rejs do Rzeszowa wykonywany będzie samolotem typu Embraer 170 lub 175, który może… Read the full press release

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