Capella Hotels and Resorts is Proud to Anounce That Its Resort in Cabo San Lucas Has Been Bestowed With AAA’S Five Diamond Award® – Capella Pedregal awarded AAA’s highest level of Diamond Ratings

ATLANTA, GA – 2012-12-13 — / — Mr. Horst Schulze, CEO and Chairman of Capella Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce today that Capella’s Cabo San Lucas property, Capella Pedregal, has been honored with the coveted Five Diamond Award®, the highest level of rating for lodgings and restaurants administered by AAA. Situated on the side… Read the full press release


2012-12-13 — / — In 2013, the British Pullman and Northern Belle, sister trains to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will be taking guests in style and comfort on a number of new exciting and interesting day trips across Great Britain, departing from a host of regional stations year-round. As leisure rail travel and the vintage era are… Read the full press release

Travel is All the Rage at New Logan Art Exhibit

Travel is All the Rage at Boston Logan’s Newest Art Exhibit Terminal E display explores the use of design to transform travel through the age BOSTON – 2012-12-13 — / — Design for travel is all around us whether we realize it or not. For decades, designers, artists and engineers have worked behind-the-scenes envisioning, planning and… Read the full press release

New to See and Do in Virginia for 2013

New to See and Do in Virginia for 2013

New destinations, major anniversaries and LOVE popping up around the Commonwealth next year RICHMOND, Va. – 2012-12-13 — / — A vacation in Virginia is all about love, pure and simple. Virginia enjoys its well-deserved reputation as a top American travel destination with high-quality experiences that enable visitors to feel completely connected to loved ones. Though… Read the full press release

Hilton Hawaiian Village Completes $4.3 Million Swimming Pool Rejuvenation

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has completed its seven-month, $4.3 million Tapa Pool rejuvenation project. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Project Includes Water Features, Landscaping and Expansion of Deck HONOLULU – 2012-12-13 — / — Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has completed its seven-month, $4.3 million Tapa Pool rejuvenation project. The work includes the expansion of the swimming pool’s deck space by more than twenty percent, retiling of the existing pool, the addition of water… Read the full press release

GBTA Commends Congress for Passing No-Hassle Flying Act

Alexandria, VA, 2012-12-13 — / — The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, following the vote in the House on The No-Hassle Flying Act. The bill will give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the authority to waive baggage re-screening requirements when flyers enter the United States from one… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Houston Does It Four Ways

Enjoy a seven-course dinner & dancing in Quattro

Ringing in the New Year Downtown comes with lots of options Houston, U.S.A. – 2012-12-13 — / — Anyone in a quandary on what to do for kissing 2012 goodbye and welcoming in 2013 need only apply a little Four-sight. Downtown’sFour Seasons Hotel Houston, to be exact. Four Seasons Hotel Houston with its highly popular Italian restaurant Quattro and hopping first-floor… Read the full press release

Last Chance To Buy Ryanair’s 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar

JUST 500 COPIES REMAIN AS RED-HOT CALENDAR SMASHES SALES RECORD 2012-12-13 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (13 Dec) announced just 500 of its 2013 Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendars remain after 9,500 copies were sold in just 8 weeks, smashing previous calendar sales records and ensuring Ryanair remains on course to… Read the full press release

Marriott, A Legend Joins Travel Hall of Fame

2012-12-13 — / — Executive Chairman Bill Marriott was inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame earlier this week, where he was recognized for creating opportunities for people around the world, and as a business and hospitality icon. Congratulations, Mr. Marriott! ###    [Pictured left is Mr. Marriott accepting the award and pictured right is Mr…. Read the full press release

SWISS names an A320 “Crans-Montana”

2012-12-13 — / — SWISS has just named one of its Airbus A320 (registration HB-IJN) after the resort of Crans-Montana. The symbolic ceremony held on Thursday underlines the company’s policy of reinforcing its presence in western Switzerland and at Geneva International Airport. Holger Hätty, Chief Commercial Officer at SWISS, hosted the ceremony together with Francis Tapparel,… Read the full press release

Marriott, Residence Inn Goes (adverb) with Mad Libs on Facebook

Marriott, Residence Inn Goes (adverb) with Mad Libs on Facebook

2012-12-13 — / — Residence Inn by Marriott celebrates the holiday season, inviting Facebook fans to take a trip down memory lane with the new Travel Mad Libs application. In an exciting collaboration with Penguin Young Readers Group’s Mad Libs series, online enthusiasts can now create a series of fun, travel-inspired word games that will evoke a favorite… Read the full press release

Quieter aircraft land at Heathrow

Qatar Boeing 787

Heathrow’s commitment to reducing the impact of aircraft noise takes another step forward today with the start of the UK’s first scheduled Boeing 787 Dreamliner service. Qatar Airways is the first airline to operate the 787 at Heathrow and the move marks the first scheduled 787 service to a UK airport. It boasts a noise… Read the full press release

IHG Positions Senior Leadership in Asia

Simon Scoot

Singapore, 2012-12-13 — / — IHG has added two senior leaders to Asia, highlighting the group’s focus on Asia as a major hub of growth. Having relocated from IHG’s headquarters in Denham, UK, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for the InterContinental brand, Simon Scoot will now helm the brand out of Asia in Bangkok, while… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s website voted world’s best

2012-12-13 — / — Tourism Australia’s website voted world’s best Key facts has been recognised at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA), being voted World’s Leading Tourism Authority Website by more than 220,000 travel agents and other industry professionals from over 175 countries. Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the award reflected the national… Read the full press release

Christmas at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

Grilled wagyu beef with shaved truffles

ekki BAR & GRILL present sumptuous Christmas menus and special cocktails to bring Christmas cheer Tokyo at Marunouchi, Japan – 2012-12-13 — / — Escape from the December hustle and bustle of the city and celebrate the Christmas holidays in the quiet haven of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi. ekki BAR & GRILL presents a sumptuous Christmas menu and special… Read the full press release

JAL Lowers International Fare Fuel Surcharge for Tickets Issued between February and March 2013

TOKYO, 2012-12-13 — / — Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise down the fuel surcharges applied on all international passenger tickets issued between February 1 and March 31, 2013 as detailed below. JAL sets fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Launches Wyndham Home Exchange

Parsippany, N.J. – 2012-12-13 — / — Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, today announced the launch of Wyndham Home ExchangeSM .  The program allows homeowners of vacation rental properties to trade weeks at their rental property for access to accommodations at more than 4,000 RCI affiliated resorts around the world. “With Wyndham… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Introduces ‘Deals and Destinations’ Windows 8 Travel App

SEATTLE — 2012-12-13 — / — Alaska Airlines today launched “Deals and Destinations,” a Windows 8 travel application that alerts fliers to airfare deals from their hometown and to cities where their friends live. The app is available for free in the Windows 8 Store and can be used on a variety of devices including tablets,… Read the full press release



Steigenberger Hotel Group confers awards on Hotel Directors 2012-12-13 — / — Elisabeth Perwanger and Thomas Nixdorf have been named as the Steigenberger Hotel Group “General Managers of the Year”. Ms. Perwanger, Director of the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna and Area General Manager Austria, and Mr. Nixdorf, Director of the InterCityHotel in Hanover, both received their prizes at… Read the full press release

IHG signs third Holiday Inn property in Madrid

Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala to open in 2013 2012-12-13 — / — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced the signing of its third Holiday Inn hotel in Madrid, the Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala. Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala will open in April 2013, following a conversion from a… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports November 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida,  2012-12-13 — / — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for November 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in November 2012 increased 28.1 percent versus November 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 30.9 percent. Load factor for November 2012 was 83.9 percent, a decrease of… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces #12daysofluv Photo Contest!

LUV Airline Teams with Dr Pepper to Offer Chance at $1,000 southwestgiftcard® Each Day for 12 Days! DALLAS – 2012-12-13 — / — It’s 12/12/12, and the partridge has flown from its pear tree—but in its nest are 12 southwestgiftcards®, each worth $1,000. The 12 Days of LUV have returned for yet another festive year, and this… Read the full press release

French Supreme Court issues unfavorable ruling in the French distribution tax case

2012-12-13 — / — In its ruling issued on December 10, 2012, the French Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat) sharply reduced the entitlement to a refund of the “précompte” distribution tax paid by Accor in respect of 1999, 2000 and 2001. As a result, the Group will have to repay €149.7 million it received in 2007, along with the… Read the full press release

Replicon Unifies Time Tracking with Concur’s Travel and Expense Management Solution

San Mateo, Calif., 2012-12-13 — / — Replicon, the global leader in cloud-based time tracking software is introducing a unified cloud-based travel, time and expense tracking offering  through a partnership with Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. The Replicon Concur Connect offering gives companies a seamless way to benefit from the unique time-saving… Read the full press release

W Maldives Named ‘Best Worldwide Resort Hotel’ at Recent Awards Ceremony

W Maldives Named 'Best Worldwide Resort Hotel' at Recent Awards Ceremony

2012-12-13 — / — W Retreat & Spa Maldives has been named the Best Worldwide Resort Hotel at The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers’ Awards 2012 – held in London, 3 December 2012. W Maldives – a private island and luxury playground in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breath-taking reefs.  W Retreat… Read the full press release

The Marque Hotel Sydney Renamed Rendezvous Studio Hotel Sydney Central

2012-12-13 — / — After a rebranding and refurbishment initiative announced late last year by the Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) to unite its Rendezvous Hotels and The Marque Hotel portfolio into one Rendezvous brand, the Marque Hotel Sydney has been renamed. The Marque Hotel Sydney is now Rendezvous Studio Hotel Sydney Central and joins Auckland, Adelaide,… Read the full press release

Jersey, Seafish Café: A sustainable take on a traditional classic

2012-12-13 — / — The latest addition to Liberty Wharf, brand new premium fish and chip restaurant and takeaway Seafish Café aims to reel in fish fans with tasty recipes using the freshest local and sustainable fish. Takeaways are raising the bar to tempt the tastebuds of today’s discerning diners, and Seafish Café is doing exactly… Read the full press release


Vancouver, BC, 2012-12-13 — / — ‘Tis the season to replace resolutions with reservations! With Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival just one month away, now is the perfect time for local and out-of-town foodies to visit the new Dine Out website and book event tickets as well as hotel rooms and packages – essential ingredients for a full-blown culinary… Read the full press release

VIA Rail and Robert Q offer 8 trips daily between Sarnia and Toronto

London, 2012-12-13 — / — VIA Rail Canada and Robert Q’s Airbus announced today the launch of a new partnership which will create 8 daily options between Sarnia, London and Toronto from Monday to Friday, and five on Saturdays and Sundays. This partnership will make regional transportation for residents of Southwestern Ontario easier. Robert Q now… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia to double global marketing spend to $12m

2012-12-13 — / — Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia to double global marketing spend to $12m Key facts Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia are to double the value of their current marketing partnership in a bid to further support the growth of Australia’s inbound tourism market. Under the new arrangement, the two parties will increase their… Read the full press release