An Urban Water Excursion

Kayaking along Oklahoma’s North Canadian River from the Route 66 Boathouse offers outdoor water recreation, adventure and a trek into Oklahoma City’s natural side near Lake Overholser 2012-07-24 — / — The meandering North Canadian River is a mainstay in Oklahoma’s landscape, serving as an early-day thoroughfare for Native peoples, explorers and traders.  Today, cars zoom… Read the full press release

‘Live With GBTA’ Kicks Off 2012 GBTA Convention With American Airlines Thomas Horton and Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell

Boston, MA, 2012-07-24 — / — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – kicked off 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts hosting on stage Thomas Horton, CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines as well as Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, author and NBC News Analyst in… Read the full press release

Liverpool – Are You Normal? DaDaFest and Virgin Trains link up to find out!

(The press release below was issued by Bill Elms Associates on 18 July 2012). 2012-07-24 — / — Commuters and tourists passing through Liverpool Lime Street station faced an intriguing question last Thursday afternoon (12 July) when the city’s DaDaFest disability and deaf arts festival challenged them to ask themselves ‘Am I normal?’ The survey took… Read the full press release

Free Silver Line from Logan Airport to Continue

Free Silver Line Rides from Logan to Continue Through September Program Shaves Almost Two Minutes off 10 minute Route; More Ridership Data Needed BOSTON, 2012-07-24 — / — The Massachusetts Port Authority announced today that it was extending through the month of September the popular free Silver Line service from Boston Logan International Airport to South Station… Read the full press release

GBTA and Egencia® Research Shows Travel Professionals Gaining Control of Travel Policies

Report Ranks Top 10 Most Important Factors in Defining Policy Alexandria, Va. and Bellevue, Wash., 2012-07-24 — / — Travel professionals are playing an increasingly large and influential role in shaping and controlling business travel policy, aided by online booking tools and fueled by a growing focus on cost-saving efforts, according to a new report by the… Read the full press release


2012-07-24 — / — Les conseils d’administration de la SNCB et d’Infrabel ont approuvé la mise en oeuvre, à partir de 2015, d’une nouvelle procédure de départ des trains, plus sûre. Situation actuelle Les procédures actuelles obligent l’accompagnateur du train à fermer toutes les portes des ra-mes dès le coup de sifflet de départ, à l’exception… Read the full press release

UNWTO strongly condemns attack on tourist bus in Bulgaria

Madrid, 2012-07-24 — / — UNWTO is deeply shocked by the bombing of a tourist bus in Bulgaria and condemns the act in the strongest possible terms. “We strongly condemn this horrific attack that has killed and injured Israeli tourists in Bulgaria,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “On behalf of UNWTO and the international tourism community,… Read the full press release

PATA CEO Meets UK Government Minister to Raise Concerns

Bangkok, 2012-07-24 — / — To advance the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA’s) advocacy platform on behalf of PATA members, PATA CEO Martin J Craigs met with Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on July 9. Lord Green invited Martin Craigs to the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted today

2012-07-24 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website,, to get the latest flight… Read the full press release


2012-07-24 — / — East Belfast is to host a vibrant new arts festival this autumn, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport. The East Belfast Arts Festival, which will run from 5th -9th September 2012, will showcase a wide range of cultural events, culminating in a concert by local legend Van Morrison. The five-day festival will… Read the full press release

O’Hare Hosts Fascinating “Art of Science” Photo Exhibit

Chicago, 2012-07-24 — / — In pursuit of better batteries, cures for diseases, clean energy sources or a better understanding of the world around us, scientists often find unexpected beauty. Stunning visual examples of these occurrences are now on display for travelers to enjoy at O’Hare International Airport as part of Argonne National Laboratory’s annual “Art… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted

2012-07-24 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to strong and gusty crosswind conditions and availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website,… Read the full press release

ACSA welcomes recent sentencing in multimillion rand airport heist

2012-07-24 — / — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has welcomed the lengthy sentences handed down to those responsible for the 2006 O.R. Tambo International Airport robbery in which R100 million was stolen. Alleged airport heist mastermind Christopher Billings was sentenced to 22 years in prison at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday for armed… Read the full press release

ORD Bubbles Chosen as Best Airport Wine Bar by Chicago Magazine

CHICAGO, 2012-07-24 — / — Chicago magazine has selected Bubbles Wine Bar at O’Hare International Airport as “Best Airport Wine Bar”for its annual “Best of Chicago” awards featured in the August 2012 issue. Bubbles was named one of Chicago’s best alongside several other of the city’s top restaurants, bars, shops and other local businesses for its unique and relaxing atmosphere, great wine selection and live… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific plans to resume operation

2012-07-24 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it plans to resume operation at 08:00am on 24 July with exception of the following flights which have been delayed. Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New departure Time CX580 Hong Kong to Sapporo 09:40 11:00 CX257 Hong Kong to London 10:05 11:15 CX691 Hong Kong to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Suspends Operation Until Tuesday Morning

2012-07-24 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it has suspended all of its flight operations to and from Hong Kong until 08:00am on 24 July due to the adverse weather as a result of the passing of Severe Typhoon Vicente. The airline will reassess the weather situation at 08:00am on Tuesday morning to determine… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Increases Second Quarter Adjusted Net Income 35.4% While Lowering Average Base Fare per Flight Segment to $81.06

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2012-07-24 — / — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE) today reported second quarter 2012 financial results. Net income, excluding special items, for the second quarter 2012 increased 35.4 percent to $35.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, as compared to pro forma second quarter 2011 net income.1 GAAP net income for second quarter 2012 was $34.6… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces University of Texas Athletics And Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas Sponsorship

2012-07-24 — / — Texas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will become the Official Airline Sponsor of The University of Texas Athletics and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes. The five-year partnership, brokered and managed by IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for Texas Athletics and the Texas Exes, kicks off in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information

2012-07-24 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Monday, 23 July) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled on 23 and 24 July, however it expects some disruptions caused by the adverse weather as a result of the passage of Typhoon… Read the full press release

Gliding through the air even more efficiently with Sharklets

airberlin is one of the first airlines in the world to equip its new Airbus A320/A321 fleet with fuel-saving Sharklet technology 2012-07-24 — / — The airberlin group is having new fuel-saving wing tip devices fitted on all 14 of the Airbus A320/A321 aircraft which are still on order with the manufacturer. These devices, known as… Read the full press release


Enterprise’s Chief Strategy Officer Greg Stubblefield: “We have a unique and great responsibility to take care of our communities, longtime partners and local customers when emergency-preparedness and disaster recovery efforts are priority No. 1.” COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 2012-07-24 — / — As Greg Stubblefield, chief strategy officer of the world’s largest car rental company, addressed the… Read the full press release

Ramadan Kareem from Renaissance

Celebrate Iftar and Sohour in Style Doha, Qatar, 2012-07-24 — / —  The Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel will be transformed to reflect the colours, flavours and sounds of Ancient Arabia with a modern twist during Ramadan. The Renaissance, led by General Manager John Northen, has announced its inaugural Ramadan celebrations in its magnificently decorated Al Areen Ballroom…. Read the full press release

Travelport delivers mobile app for Italian youth travel service CTS

2012-07-24 — / — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the development of a mobile app for CTS Viaggi, the Italian member of the WYSET (World Youth Student and Educational Travel) Confederation. The app, called CTS Mobile, is available for users of Apple and Android products and is available… Read the full press release

ATIPAC calls for swift progress on further ATOL reforms

2012-07-24 — / — The Air Travel Insolvency Protection Advisory Committee (ATIPAC) has welcomed the first phase of ATOL Reform, but says much more must be done to protect holidaymakers. In its annual report, published today, the Committee supports the introduction of Flight Plus sales into ATOL, and the forthcoming production of ATOL Certificates for anyone… Read the full press release


2012-07-24 — / — The Olympic and Paralympic Games present the UK with its biggest peacetime transport challenge, with an extra three million journeys every day. For passengers travelling to and from Heathrow, the airport is advising people to use the Heathrow Express train service, which has extra capacity during the Games and offers a way… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: Canada’s tourism rivals make a summer splash.

Videos, merchandise and business-travel stats: just some of the promotions other international tourism destinations are carrying out 2012-07-24 — / — Pay attention, trendwatchers. CTC News is back with another collection of notable activities in the global tourism marketplace to share with the Canadian tourism industry. Thanks again for all the hot tips passed on by our colleagues,… Read the full press release


2012-07-24 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon, 23 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be booked… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Tuesday 24th July

2012-07-24 — / — A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 99,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also the airport’s busiest day for Olympic arrivals – nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* are expected at Heathrow today, representing almost every team. Weather at Heathrow is expected to be… Read the full press release