Marriott International Announces Significant Expansion of Global Sales Network in Spain

New Global Sales Office Will Support Marriott’s Growth in Spain. LONDON, 2012-07-31 — / — Marriott International’s recent growth in Spain has led to a major expansion of its global sales network in the country.  The company’s new global sales office in Madrid, Spain is based at the AC Hotel Cuzco and is now open, complementing our… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. Second Quarter Results

2012-07-31 — / — Revenue was $20.9 million for the second quarter, compared to $18.8 million for the same period in 2011. Earnings before interest, depreciation and taxes were $10.8 million consistent with 2011’s second quarter. Cash generated from operations, not including the change in working capital, remained positive at $7.9 million for the first six… Read the full press release

Global Entry Arrives at San Diego Airport

Trusted Travelers Skip Line When Arriving on International Flights SAN DIEGO, 2012-07-31 — / — Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority unveiled new Global Entry kiosks at the international arrivals area of the San Diego International Airport on July 31. San Diego International Airport is the newest of… Read the full press release

Air Canada and ACPA Receive Arbitrator’s Final Offer Selection

MONTREAL, 2012-07-31 — / — Air Canada said today that it along with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) have received the decision of the arbitrator, Mr. Douglas Stanley, in the final offer selection arbitration conducted in accordance with the Protecting Air Service Act. The arbitrator’s selection of Air Canada’s final offer concludes a new collective… Read the full press release

PATA: International arrivals increase in April but growth rate slows

BANGKOK, 2012-07-31 — / — Collective international arrivals into Asia Pacific1 destinations grew by 4% year-on-year during April 2012, according to preliminary data released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). In percentage growth terms, this result was relatively constrained across the region compared to the robust expansion achieved during the first quarter of the year…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific expands flagship inflight magazine, Discovery, into a multi-channel communication platform

2012-07-31 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that it is expanding its flagship inflight magazine,Discovery, into the digital environment, employing a number of new channels to enrich the airline’s existing customer communication platforms. Digital Discovery, scheduled to go live on 2 August 2012, will be available for download as a digital magazine, as an app… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific expects disruption to Taipei flights from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday

2012-07-31 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Tuesday, 31 July) announced that based on the latest weather forecast regarding Typhoon Saola, the airline expects disruption to its flights to and from Taipei from tomorrow (1 August) afternoon through Thursday (2 August). However, it expects to operate its flights to and from Taipei as scheduled today… Read the full press release

LOT wykona dodatkowe czartery do Egiptu

Warszawa, 2012-07-31 — / — Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT wykonają dzisiaj dwa rejsy czarterowe do Egiptu do miejscowości Sharm El Sheikh. Dodatkowe czartery zabiorą na pokład pasażerów przewoźnika OLT Express Poland, który wczoraj wieczorem zawiesił swoją działalność czarterową. LOT wykona jeden rejs z lotniska Chopina w Warszawie do Sharm El Sheikh o godz. 11.00 (rejs LO… Read the full press release

Senior management change at Cathay Pacific

2012-07-31 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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

Hilton Worldwide to launch new MICE campaign in Asia Pacific to give away 7 million Hilton HHonors points

‘FROM MICE TO MILLIONS’ kicks-off this August in more than 90 regional hotels and resorts SINGAPORE, 2012-07-31 — / — Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will launch a new meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) campaign in Asia Pacific – ‘FROM MICE TO MILLIONS’ – where regional bookers take part in a challenge for a chance to… 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 — / — 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 — / — 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


Port-of-Spain, 2012-07-30 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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 — / — 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


2012-07-30 — / — 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


easyJet customers invited to donate their spare change onboard as airline partners with UNICEF to save children’s lives 2012-07-30 — / — 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 — / — 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

GBTA Announces New Board of Directors at the GBTA Convention

Boston, MA, 2012-07-30 — / — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – revealed the results of its annual Board of Directors elections at the 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston. Michelle (Mick) Lee, managing director, head of Global Travel, Citigroup; Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., Global Procurement—Travel and… Read the full press release

Chengdu Will Host PATA Travel Mart 2013

Bangkok ,2012-07-30 — / — 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

Latest annual review of aviation safety published by EASA

2012-07-30 — / — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2011. In Europe, there was a single fatal accident in scheduled operations during the year. For the decade 2002-2011, the rate of accidents in scheduled operations in EASA Member States was one of the lowest in the world with… Read the full press release


2012-07-30 — / — 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