“Baobab: Tree of Generations” exhibit takes root at Hartsfield-Jackson

ATLANTA, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The baobab tree, also known as the “tree of life,” has taken root in a new art exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The tree, made famous in movies such as Disney’s “The Lion King,” is prominently featured in “Baobab: Tree of Generations,” an exhibit of work by Canadian photographer Elaine… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia celebrates 30 years of Great Southern Land

Key facts Tourism Australia has collaborated with ICEHOUSE lead singer, Iva Davies and Qantas to create an online video clip to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Great Southern Land. Iva Davies was inspired to write the song while on a Qantas plane flying over the vast landscape of central Australia on his way to the… Read the full press release

Fashion Focus Chicago 2012

A Week Long Showcase of Chicago’s Fashion Industry Monday, October 15 – Sunday, October 21 CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fashion Focus Chicago 2012 returns for its eighth year October 15-21 for a week-long celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry while showcasing some of its top designers.  Highlights include three headlining runway shows in Millennium Park and… Read the full press release

Jungle Jack Hanna Hosts Golf Scramble On Par With Conservation

Powell, OH, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Golf for a great cause at Jungle Jack’s Conservation Cup, presented by Messer Construction, on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at Safari Golf Club. A shotgun start kicks off this 18-hole scramble that includes a special appearance by Jungle Jack Hanna and his animal friends. Participants will receive a complimentary… Read the full press release

The Garden Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel New York Re-opens For Dinner Thursday, September 13

Executive Chef John Johnson presents his new Eat-Drink-Local fall menu

Executive Chef John Johnson presents his new Eat-Drink-Local fall menu New York, U.S.A. 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Garden restaurant re-opens for dinner with a menu by new Executive Chef John Johnson on Thursday, September 13, 2012 atFour Seasons Hotel New York. Chef Johnson, a 10-year culinary veteran, recently joined the Hotel from the Water Club at the Borgata in Atlantic… Read the full press release

PATA: Asia Pacific Tourism Arrivals Grow in May, But Slowdown Continues

Bangkok, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — International Visitor Arrivals into Asia Pacific1 destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). This was the second consecutive month with a declining growth rate and heralds the impact of the various economic contagions across the… Read the full press release

Art Coming To A Block Near You

17th Annual Chicago Artists Month Celebrates Visual Arts Community throughout Chicago This October 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the City of Chicago prepares to unveil a new Cultural Plan, this year’s Chicago Artists Month (CAM) takes its theme from the process with Art Block By Block.  This annual month-long celebration in October explores the impact of artists… Read the full press release

Virginia Shows It’s All Heart with New Coloring Book for the Youngest of Vacationers

Width: 8" × Height: 11" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: JPG Credit: Virginia Tourism Corporation Description: The Trip Heartmann Coloring Book.

The Vacation Adventures of Trip Heartmann, the Loveable Heart Who LOVEs Virginia will be free at Welcome Centers or by request RICHMOND, Va., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple.  Nobody knows that better than families who come to Virginia for a great vacation with loved ones.  Moms and dads… Read the full press release

Jazzing It Up At O’Hare and Midway for Labor Day Weekend

The Ray Bailey Band performs in Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport in 2010.

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re traveling through O’Hare or Midway International Airports over the next two days, be sure to stop by the entertainment stages in the terminals for a preview of this weekend’s Chicago Jazz Festival. Local jazz bands will entertain passengers tomorrow, August 30 and Friday, August 31 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The entertainment lineup on… Read the full press release

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Leadership Change

POWELL, OH, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Columbus Zoo and Aquarium COO Tom Stalf has assumed the role of interim President and CEO following the departure of Dale Schmidt. In a special meeting on Aug. 21 the Zoo’s Board of Directors accepted his resignation for personal reasons effective immediately. Tom Stalf joined the Columbus Zoo as COO… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Celebrates the Close of Summer with a Flurry of Fabulous Events in September.

Executive Chef Ned Bell

GranFondo Package, Julia in Paris gala dinner, Feast of Fields event and Passions fundraiser pack the calendar Vancouver, Canada , 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Executive Chef Ned Bell are kicking off September at high velocity. Celebrating health, wellness, superb food and great times, Four Seasons and YEW restaurant are putting some muscle behind their commitment to community. Take advantage… Read the full press release


2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today’s new International Air Transport Policy Statement is being described by Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) as a significant change in thinking. One aspect of the new policy gives favourable consideration to airlines offering new services to and from Christchurch, to assist with the region’s recovery from the earthquakes. “That aspect alone… Read the full press release

Tourism makes vital contribution to economy of Argentina says President

Buenos Aires, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has underlined the importance of tourism as a sector able to “generate decent work and wealth across the entire country” on receiving the UNWTO/World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Tourism (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 August 2012). “The travel and tourism industry… Read the full press release

Maldives roadshows during fourth quarter of 2012

Maldives roadshows during fourth quarter of 2012

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives marketing activities have been strategized to increase arrivals during fourth quarter of 2012 and to cushion market fluctuations in Europe. Investing in potentials areas to diversify markets and maintaining arrivals in traditional markets are key approaches to meet the target of 1 million tourists in 2012.  As a measure to meet… Read the full press release

Limited edition Fashion Prize cocktail menu toasts the shortlist of the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new fashion season cocktail menu celebrates the five gifted designers who have been shortlisted for the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The cocktail menu will be available during the upcoming fashion season in Europe from 6 September to 3October 2012 at 45 Park Lane in London, Hotel Principe di Savoia in… Read the full press release


Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The remaining open house/public meeting scheduled by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to enable interested parties to obtain information and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from… Read the full press release

Aerolíneas Argentinas Joins SkyTeam

Alliance welcomes first South American airline as 18th member, continues to focus on finding growth opportunities on the continent Buenos Aires, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomes Aerolíneas Argentinas as its 18th member. The national airline of Argentina – South America’s second largest economy – Aerolíneas Argentinas becomes SkyTeam’s first South American… Read the full press release

Carve Fall Fun And Jack Hannas Fall Fest Into Your Calendar

Powell, OH, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Celebrate the harvest season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during new fall hours and seasonal celebrations. Beginning Sept. 4 the Zoo will beopen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Jack Hanna and his animal friends will visit the Zoo during Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest, presented by Fifth Third… Read the full press release

Island Aviation Services Ltd to Start New Routes in November 2012

Island Aviation Services Ltd to Start New Routes in November 2012

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Island Aviation Services Ltd is to start new direct routes to Mumbai Chennai and Dhaka in November this year and direct flights to New Delhi in April 2013 as part of the company’s regional expansion. For a successful operation Island Aviation Services Ltd plans to add an Airbus A320 into our fleet…. Read the full press release

Chairman Antunes Advances the PATA ‘Next Gen’ Agenda in India

L/R Minister of Tourism of India, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, PATA Chairman Mr João Manuel Costa Antunes and PATA India Chapter Honorary Secretary Mr Sanjeet

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr. João Manuel Costa Antunes, in his capacity as PATA Chairman, held dialogue with India’s tourism industry leaders in New Delhi, August 28. It was the Chairman’s first official PATA visit since becoming chairman in April. Chairman Antunes, also the Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), visited the Cabinet Minister… Read the full press release

Florida Tourism Industry on Pace for Record Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 22.1 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period in 2011. Direct travel-related employment in Florida also rose 1.1 percent to… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: who is playing the strongest hands in the global tourism marketplace?

Apps, David Beckham and the power of social media for travel are some of devices analyzed in this latest bulletin. 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The global tourism marketplace hums with activity 24/7. CTC News has done the rounds of its purveyors to assemble another round-up of the latest happenings from across the globe. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s teammates, partners,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Serves Up Cooking Classes with Chef Oliver Beckert

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Serves Up Cooking Classes with Chef Oliver Beckert

Guests and locals can tap into their inner foodies with a series of interactive culinary experiences that combine education and degustation “These days, a good meal is as much about being entertained as about the food.” – Chef Oliver Beckert Baltimore, U.S.A., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Improve culinary technique, become immersed in another culture and impress friends and… Read the full press release

1.5 Million Travelers Expected At Chicago’s Airports For Busy Labor Day Holiday

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is ready to welcome travelers as the busy 2012 summer travel season draws to a close this Labor Day weekend. Airlines at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports anticipate nearly 1.5 million passengers to travel through the airports beginning today, August 29 through Tuesday, September 4. At O’Hare, the busiest day is anticipated… Read the full press release


2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Friends are invited to celebrate a long and remarkable life on September 8 WHO: Zoo Atlanta has announced memorial plans for Ivan the western lowland gorilla, who died on August 20, 2012, at the age of 50. Per the wishes of the family of Ivan’s original owners, and of the Woodland Park… Read the full press release

Award Ceremony of 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Photo and Student Drawing Competition

Group Photo of Guests and Winners of Photo and Drawing Competition

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is organized by Macau Government Tourist Office. The Student Drawing Competition and Photo Competition are held annually in conjunction with Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. MGTO hosted the related award ceremony today (August 30) and awarded the prizes to the winners last year. The Ceremony of 23rd… Read the full press release

IATA: Growth Slows Again in July

Geneva, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in both air travel and freight, but with considerable variation by region and market. July passenger demand in aggregate was 3.4% higher than the same month last year, compared to a 6.3% increase in June and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Introduces Special Fall Mushroom and Game Menus in CottoCrudo Restaurant

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Introduces Special Fall Mushroom and Game Menus in CottoCrudo Restaurant

Business lunch offer and DJ Nights at CottoCrudo are back after the summer holiday Prague, Czech Republic, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — CottoCrudo restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Prague is introducing new seasonal menus after the summer holiday. Moreover, starting September CottoCrudo will re-launch the popular business lunch menu and DJ Nights in the bar and lounge. Executive Chef Richard Fuchs has created… Read the full press release

Rescued Sea Lion Comes to Indianapolis Zoo

INDIANAPOLIS. 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — California is a long way from the Indianapolis Zoo, but by all accounts Ray the sea lion will be glad to call the Crossroads of America home. Ray is a rescued animal from California with a very troubled past. After a cross-country flight on a FedEx cargo plane accompanied by the… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Chicago and Houston

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Chicago and Houston

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines today announced it will add new daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport. The new route will launch on October 4, 2012. The daily flights will depart from Chicago O’Hare at 8:35 p.m. and arrive to Houston at 11:19 p.m.The flight from Houston will depart each day at 6:15 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 8:52 a.m. The arrival/departure times will change… Read the full press release