2012-12-06 — / — Located on the French side of St. Martin, La Samanna has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project. Revitalising its long-standing reputation as the ultimate luxury Caribbean destination, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as part of the redesigned main building,… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Expands Pool Lounge And Launches New Gourmet Brunch

Hong Kong, 2012-12-06 — / — Mandarin Oriental, Miami is delighted to unveil its expanded pool lounge area, providing additional space for guests to enjoy the hotel’s infinity-edge swimming pool and balmy South Florida weather. Guests can take in sweeping water and city views at the sleek pool setting, which features an elevated pool deck and vibrant… Read the full press release

Amid the Setting of Jiang-Nan Chun, the “Dream of the Red Chamber” Unveils the Intricacies of Aristocracy, Romance and Beauty Secrets at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Chinese Chef Alan Chan

Guests are feted to a progressive menu jointly created by Chef Alan Chan and Restaurant Manager Ng Chong Kim Singapore – 2012-12-06 — / — Enthralled by the compelling insights of 18th century aristocracy and the vivid portrayal of cuisine in Cao Xue Qin’s Dream of the Red Chamber, Restaurant Manager Ng Chong Kim and Chef Alan Chan present a culinary… Read the full press release

Allegiant Announces Low-Cost Travel To Provo Utah

Flights will operate twice weekly PROVO, Utah, 2012-12-06 — / — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today new, nonstop jet service between Provo, Utah and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. beginning Feb. 15, 2013. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $49.99* one way. “We are pleased to announce… Read the full press release

Work begins on new lounge at Bristol Airport

Stylish design and extra space will appeal to business and leisure passengers  2012-12-06 — / — Work is underway on a £600,000 project to create a new lounge at Bristol Airport. Bearing the Aspire by Servisair brand, the new facility will see the current executive lounge relocated, resulting in a 50 per cent increase in space…. Read the full press release

Changes in the nomination committee for SAS AB

2012-12-06 — / — At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in SAS AB on April 19, 2012, members of the Nomination Committee for SAS AB were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee’s composition has previously been published through a media release and via the company’s homepage. SAS AB has been informed that SEB Fonder has significantly reduced… Read the full press release

Climate Counts Predicts Sunny Forecast for Marriott

Climate Counts Predicts Sunny Forecast for Marriott

2012-12-06 — / — For the third consecutive year, Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) was ranked #1 in the hotel sector by Climate Counts for its sustainable business practices.  Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change.  Climate Counts uses a 0-to-100 point scale and 22… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Wins International Diamond Prize for Excellence

2012-12-06 — / — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) on December 2, 2012 in Brussels. Ethiopian won the award for its commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement. Esayas Woldemariam, SVP Global Sales, received… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starting New Routes Early

Dallas/Fort Worth – Philadelphia and Dallas/Fort Worth – Minneapolis-St. Paul Starts April 4, 2013 Miramar, Florida, 2012-12-06 — / — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has moved up the start date for its new service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia and between Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The new daily nonstop service for both flights begins April… Read the full press release

Vermont Find Your Winter Wonderland in the Green Mountain State this January

MONTPELIER, Vt. – 2012-12-06 — / — The month of January has indoor cultural events and outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s Official Winter Sports of skiing and riding, and all the revelry that surrounds them. Young Tradition Vermont Reunion Jan. 4 Burlington, Vt. Annual reunion of alumni of Young Tradition Vermont showcasing musical performances and dancers in… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to continue running West Coast services

2012-12-06 — / — Virgin Rail Group (VRG) was today appointed as operator of the InterCity West Coast franchise under a contract to operate the network from 9 December. The contract is for the period from the end of the current franchise on 9 December 2012 to 8 November 2014. The agreement may be terminated earlier… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific statement on crew bus incident #3

2012-12-06 — / — Cathay Pacific is issuing a final statement on today’s crew bus accident: Cathay Pacific confirms that no crew members sustained life-threatening injuries from today’s crew bus accident. As of 5:30pm Hong Kong time, one cabin crew member remains in hospital. The other 15 cabin crew members originally taken to hospital have been… Read the full press release

Tourism as a vehicle for sustainable growth and jobs: Unleashing Europe’s full competitive potential

2012-12-06 — / — “Tourism is a global phenomenon, but it is shaped locally and it should have people or citizens at its centre”, said Mr Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee at the conference on ‘Tourism and Competitiveness’ held in Lefkosia, Cyprus, on 30 November 2012…. Read the full press release

WTTC, Job creation and economic growth at risk as UK raises APD – again

2012-12-06 — / — The news that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has once again chosen to raise Air Passenger Duty (APD) is economically self-defeating – as research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) continues to show. Research conducted for WTTC by Oxford Economics earlier this year shows that removing Air Passenger Duty… Read the full press release

La SNCB et Infrabel activent le plan hiver

2012-12-06 — / — La neige et le gel exigent une approche spécifique afin de réguler au mieux la circulation des trains. L’opérateur ferroviaire SNCB et le gestionnaire de l’infrastructure Infrabel ont préparé ensemble leur plan hiver afin d’anticiper les problèmes éventuels et de les solutionner au plus vite. Infrabel et la SNCB lancent leur plan… Read the full press release

Ignite the Spark This February: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita Introduces “A Month of Romance.”

A romantic escape

Mauritius resort launches exclusive romantic offerings for the month of Valentine’s Mauritius – 2012-12-06 — / — From a single red rose to a hand-written note, there are many ways couples choose to show their love on Valentine’s Day, but with the fast pace of today’s world and everyday commitments, time together can often be limited on… Read the full press release

Amadeus makes inroads with Ground Handling Companies with 20 signed contracts in just over a year

Amadeus makes inroads with Ground Handling Companies with 20 signed contracts in just over a year • Swissport and Singapore’s SATS are two of the latest to sign for Amadeus Altéa Departure Control (DCS) for Ground Handlers • Amadeus to process 85+ million passengers by 2015 through this solution Madrid, Spain,2012-12-06 — / — Amadeus, a… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Detroit and Denver

Nonstop Service Starts February 14, 2013 Miramar, Florida, 2012-12-06 — / — Detroit and Denver, get ready for even more ultra low fare options – and just in time for Valentine’s and President’s Day Weekend. Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop service between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Denver International Airport (DEN)… Read the full press release

Hilton Milan Amplia La Propria Offerta MICE Con L’Inaugurazione Della Nuova Ballroom


Uno spazio nuovo al pianoterra dell’hotel di 260 mq per eventi fino a 200 partecipanti MILANO – 2012-12-06 — / — Continua l’investimento dell’Hilton Milan nella propria offerta congressuale: ad appena un anno dal restauro del Centro Congressi, l’hotel in Via Galvani inaugura oggi una nuova sala meeting raggiungibile direttamente dalla lobby. La nuova ballroom si… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Marks European Growth Intentions with Rebrand of Citer and ATESA as Enterprise

2012-12-06 — / — Rebrand of Citer and ATESA, as Enterprise takes next steps in company’s European expansion. 350 locations added to global Enterprise Rent-A-Car network from February 2013 Investment in new branches planned in France throughout  2013 Programme to increase and develop French employee base Paris, 5 December 2012 – Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest… Read the full press release

IATA, Airlines to Welcome 3.6 Billion Passengers in 2016

China Accounts for Nearly One in Four Additional Passengers Geneva – 2012-12-06 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an industry traffic forecast showing that airlines expect to welcome some 3.6 billion passengers in 2016. That’s about 800 million more than the 2.8 billion passengers carried by airlines in 2011. These figures are… Read the full press release

airberlin further increases capacity utilization

2012-12-06 — / — In November 2012, airberlin increased its capacity utilization to 76.94 percent, i.e. 2.7 percent more than in the corresponding month of the previous year. By eliminating unprofitable flight routes and through optimizing flight frequencies, airberlin reduced capacity in November in a targeted manner by 11.6 percent over the previous year. Capacity utilization… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Announces Top 10 US Destinations for 2013

LONELY PLANET ANNOUNCES TOP US DESTINATIONS FOR 2013 The US-based staff and authors at the world’s leading travel publisher tell you where to visit in the United States next year with Lonely Planet’s Top 10 US Destinations for 2013 2012-12-06 — / — Lonely Planet, the #1 travel guidebook publisher in the world, has released its… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific statement on crew bus incident #2

2012-12-06 — / — Cathay Pacific is providing an update on the accident involving a crew bus this morning: Cathay Pacific can confirm that a crew bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident this morning (Thursday, 6 December) at approximately 7:50 a.m. Hong Kong time. The crew bus was transporting two pilots and 17 cabin crew… Read the full press release

Lufthansa plans Premium Economy

Supervisory Board approves investment in introductory project / Development will take about two years 2012-12-06 — / — Lufthansa is expanding its product portfolio and will equip the entire Lufthansa long-haul fleet with a Premium Economy. The Supervisory Board has approved the investment capital for the introductory project to achieve this. At the beginning of… Read the full press release

The Woods Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Opens

Butcher's block and wood-fired oven

A new era in Australian hotel dining has been born Sydney, Australia – 2012-12-06 — / — The Woods, the adventurous new dining destination at Four SeasonsHotel Sydney, has thrown open its doors, paving the way for a new generation of hotel dining in Australia. Sporting a chic contemporary yet rustic appearance, this stunning ground floor restaurant’s ethos revolves… Read the full press release

O.R.Tambo International Airport hosts Stakeholder Awards

2012-12-06 — / — O.R. Tambo International Airport hosted its annual Feather Awards on Friday, 30 November 2012. The Feather Awards ceremony is a prestigious event which is hosted to thank all of the Airport’s stakeholders and reward consistent stakeholder service excellence. Through the Awards, O.R. Tambo International also aims to enhance business partnerships with its various… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya Offers Guests The Opportunity To Take Time Off To Relax With Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale

Hilton Pattaya, together with Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, today kicked off its holiday getaway offer ‘Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale with 25% Off Stays’. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Guests to Save 25 Percent on Weekend Stays till December 31, 2013 PATTAYA, Thailand – 2012-12-06 — / — Hilton Pattaya, together with Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, today kicked off its holiday getaway offer ‘Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale with 25% Off Stays’. Available for bookings until February 14, 2013, guests… Read the full press release

Ryanair November Traffic Grows 5%

2012-12-06 — / — Ryanair today (5 Dec) released passenger and load factor stats for November 2012 as follows: Nov 11 Nov 12 Change Yr to Nov 12 Passengers  4.68M 4.91M +5% 79.6M Load Factor 80% 80% – 82% Ryanair carried over 79m passengers for the 12 months to November 2012, which is a record. ###

Swedish Rail Operator SJ joins the Amadeus Rail GDS

2012-12-06 — / — Swedish Rail Operator SJ joins the Amadeus Rail GDS • SJ to extend its distribution strategy through the offline and online travel agency solutions benefiting from the multi-channel capabilities of the Amadeus’ Global Rail Sales Platform • Contract signing follows several recent landmark partnership deals agreed between Amadeus Rail and other leading… Read the full press release