RCI Pacific Awarded Industry Gong at ATHOC Awards

GOLD COAST, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —  RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced that RCI Pacific was recognized at the 21st annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) industry awards. The awards were presented on July 20 at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, where more than 280 industry heavyweights enthusiastically cheered on winners and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Converts 20 New Managed Hotels in One Day

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it converted 20 hotels in one day, adding the properties to its portfolio of managed properties under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham brands. The addition of the properties is… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Names C.A. Anderson as Vice President of Development for Cambria Suites Brand

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) recently announced that it has named C.A. Anderson as vice president of development for Cambria Suites—the company’s  upscale, all-suites brand, which was launched in 2005 by the global lodging franchisor and designed to fit the changing needs of today’s modern business travelers. Mr. Anderson will report… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Expands in Middle East and Asia Pacific

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with almost 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands. The expansion of the program is part of Wyndham Rewards’ strategy to provide… Read the full press release


2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Having your wedding reception at Dusit Thani Manila is just one part of the most exciting moments in your life as a couple, the other part is when you get the chance to win in Dusit Thani Manila’s ‘The Magic of Romance’ raffle contest. Three lucky couples will win PhP50,000 worth of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Opens 88 New Hotels in Q2 2012

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, continues to grow its system size with the announcement of 88 newly-opened franchised properties during the second quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company has executed a total of 106 new domestic contracts within the second quarter of… Read the full press release


Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a long week of endless meetings, reports, paper works, late nights of duty – one truly deserves a full weekend rest with much deserved pampering. Dusit Thani Manila understands your need to enjoy your weekend that is why the hotel has created the Easy Weekend Room Package. PhP5,800++ for… Read the full press release

Wilson Children Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn

 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson came together in Memphis, Tennessee today at the Holiday Inn Memphis – Wolfchase Galleria to re-create the photo of their original ribbon cutting from the opening of the very first Holiday Inn hotel. “The… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines to begin offering passenger service at Gateway Airport

Nonstop daily service to Denver International 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines has announced that it will begin daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Denver International Airport Nov. 15.  Frontier will be the third airline to service Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the first to carry daily daytime service to a major metropolitan airport and… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Celebrates its 60th Anniversary around the World

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Holiday Inn, one of the world’s most iconic hotel brands, today marks its 60thAnniversary and the start of a global consumer campaign to celebrate the brand’s innovative heritage. Back in the early fifties, vacations were beyond the means of the average American family and many hotels fell short of providing what travellers… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Nonstop Between Phoenix-Mesa and Denver

Fares starting at $69 each way (all inclusive) available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. (AZA), with daily nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 15, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release


Be an Essential Travel affiliate this summer and earn more commission than ever before 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — This summer, members of the travel trade can now earn more commission than ever before by being an Essential Travel affiliate. Commission rates for affiliates referring sales for Airport Parking, Travel Insurance, Hotel Stays, Airport Lounges and Car… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company Hosts Gergaon Celebrations at Bahrain International Airport

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) organized a Gergaon night at the Bahrain International Airport on August 2, 2012 as part of the company’s dedication toward celebrating the local culture with passengers. The event was organized in the departures area and attended by representatives from the management team as they shared this traditional moment… Read the full press release

Luggage Safety is a Matter of Technical Performance. A New Exclusive Service for Passengers at Sheremetyevo Airport

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport launches an innovative service to protect air travelers’ personal belongings. This exclusive service for air passengers has been developed in cooperation with mySafety — one of the world’s leading companies in the field of protecting customers’ personal belongings. The customer’s property (documents, digital devices, luggage, etc.) is provided with special safety stickers and labels with unique serial… Read the full press release


Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police and Los Angeles Police Department Joint Crime Task Force (LAX-CTF) arrested a burglary suspect for stealing luggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), after they received a tip and established a surveillance team in the airport parking structures. The suspect, 54-year-old Hawthorne resident Fidel Enrique Fleites,… Read the full press release

Ethiopian to Receive 3rd B787 Ever Manufactured

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 14, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Ethiopian is proud to be the first airline from Africa, Europe, Americas and Middle East to take delivery of the Dreamliner, and… Read the full press release

GBTA and ISM Announce New Procurement Symposium

GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 offers tools for managing a strong business travel program Alexandria, VA & Tempe, AZ,  2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) today announced the GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 will be held October 23-24, 2012, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza…. Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services continues to grow in Amsterdam

Zurich, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services for the aviation sector, has secured two additional major cargo customers at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, following several successes already this year. From this month, Swissport Cargo Services will begin cargo handling for Air China’s daily B747-400 freighters into and out of Amsterdam,… Read the full press release

Update: Overnight Effort Resolves Issue Causing Multiple Bookings in Error

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer created website performance issues at various times during the weekend. Our Employees worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and have confirmed that the duplications are no longer occurring. By initiating an “all hands on deck” approach, we… Read the full press release

Hybrid Vehicles Added to ORD Fleet Through FAA VALE Program

CHICAGO, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation’s (CDA) fleet of alternatively fueled and hybrid vehicles at O’Hare International Airport just got a little greener with the delivery of three shiny, new Chevy Silverado Hybrid pickup trucks. The vehicles were financed with grant money awarded to the CDA through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program…. Read the full press release

Information and Update for Customers who Recently Experienced Multiple Bookings in Error

DALLAS – 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer launched to celebrate three million Fans on Facebook, created website performance issues at various times during the day. We realize that some Customers were charged more than once for the same reservation and we want to… Read the full press release

airberlin: swap autumn for blue skies

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The best remedy for those autumn blues is simply not to get them in the first place. With airberlin, south is the way to go – and anyone who wants to escape the season of short days and glum faces should book their flight ticket now. “By providing this additional allocation of… Read the full press release

Vacation Never Has to End With a Free Night from Marriott Rewards

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Take an extra day away with Marriott Rewards popular MegaBonus promotion.  Members will earn one free night for every two paid stays* they make September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013, up to three free nights during the earning period to use towards a future stay at thousands of category 1-4 hotels around the… Read the full press release

eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Unveils Discover and Recover Packages

Family Adventures Matched with Relaxing Spa Treatments for a Perfect Getaway SEDONA, Ariz., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first eforea: spa at Hilton, in the Western United States, today announced the addition of Discover and Recover packages to its selection of innovative services. With the Discover and Recover offerings, guests of eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton… Read the full press release

Air Travel Trust Publishes New Payment Policy

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Air Travel Trust (ATT) has today published a new policy for making payments in the event of an ATOL holder failure, following the introduction of reforms to the ATOL scheme in April this year. The new policy sets out the circumstances in which the trustees of the ATT will make payments… Read the full press release

Have your car washed and cleaned at Copenhagen Airport during your holidays

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Copenhagen Airport and car rental company Sixt offer car owners using Copenhagen Airport’s parking facilities to have their cars washed and cleaned while they’re away. Leave the key with our staff and you’ll return to a newly washed, vacuum cleaned and detailed car. This is a new service that Copenhagen Airport and… Read the full press release

Travelport Triples its Hotel Content

Over 340,000 hotels now available on Travelport Rooms and More™; Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays now signed up to supply content Langley, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has revealed that the number of hotel properties available in its Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine has more than tripled… Read the full press release

Starwood Board Approves $250 Million Increase to Share Repurchase Authorization

STAMFORD, Conn., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the Company’s share repurchase authorization by an additional $250 million. As of August 1, 2012, the total amount available under the authorization is approximately $360 million. About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Monday 6th August

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 107,000 of which are arrivals. More than 900 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with just over 400 arriving. Some heavy and thundery showers are expected around Heathrow this afternoon which could… Read the full press release

New smart phone app to give you all passenger rights

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a smartphone application to check their rights immediately and on the spot. European Commission has launched an application for smartphones which covers air and rail transport and works on four mobile platforms: Apple iPhone and iPad, Google Android, RIM Blackberry and… Read the full press release