Hull Trains achieves record score for overall customer satisfaction

2013-01-31 — / — Figures released today by Passenger Focus, the independent rail industry passenger champion and watchdog, reveal that First Hull Trains scored 95 per cent in overall customer satisfaction – a seven per cent improvement on the autumn 2011 survey, and two per cent better than the score achieved in spring 2012. The figures put… Read the full press release

Make It a Valentine Celebration to Remember at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane.

Valentine Celebration package is packed with romantic experiences. 2013-01-31 — / — It’s the most romantic time of year and Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has made all the arrangements for the most divine Valentine treat for sweethearts. The spoiling begins upon arrival at the superbly located luxury Hotel, right in the heart of Mayfair just steps… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Celebrates The Opening Of Chloé’s Flagship Store On Rue Saint-Honoré

Hong Kong, 2013-01-31 — / — Calling all fashionistas…Mandarin Oriental, Paris is delighted to announce a new fashion offer J’aime Chloé, inviting guests to celebrate the opening of the first Maison Chloé on 253 rue Saint-Honoré. The new space on Rue Saint-Honoré is the label’s first Maison with a new architectural and client experience concept, with a team of… Read the full press release

Attractions and Tour Operations at Royal Caribbean Private Destination CocoCay Certified to a Globally Recognized Sustainable Tourism Standard

Royal Caribbean Island Awarded STEP Gold-Level Eco-Certification Portland, Oregon, 2013-01-31 — / — The attractions and tour operations at CocoCay, a private cruise destination managed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., have been awarded the Sustainable Tourism Education Program™ (STEP) Gold-Level Eco-Certification for its attractions and tour operations. This certification is a flagship program of Sustainable Travel International, a… Read the full press release

Loews Hotels Returns to Washington D.C. and Celebrates the Golden Anniversary of The Madison Hotel

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2013-01-31 — / — Loews Hotels & Resorts returns to Washington, D.C. with a new running mate, the Loews Madison Hotel. The hotel, which recently completed a dramatic $23 million renovation, is celebrating 50 years as one of the most distinguished hotels in the nation’s capital. With fifty years of unprecedented success, past presidents, D.C…. Read the full press release

First Capital Connect passenger satisfaction score rises for third year running

2013-01-31 — / — Latest results of a survey by industry rail watchdog Passenger Focus show that overall satisfaction with First Capital Connect (FCC) services has grown for the third year in a row. Of those customers surveyed in autumn 2012, 81% said they were satisfied or very satisfied (a 1% increase year on year, which is… Read the full press release

Celebrate Love as a True Jetsetter

2013-01-31 — / — Celebrate love with a fabulous Valentine’s Day experience at W Retreat & Spa – Maldives. W Maldives welcomes you to a luxury playground of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking reefs. Experience one of the 78 Retreats, either on the beachside or overwater which gives you access to endless Indian Ocean views…. Read the full press release

Gilles Bonnier is appointed Head of Accor’s new Property Management Department

Accor continues to adapt its organization structure and is creating a Property Management Department. 2013-01-31 — / — As announced by Chairman and CEO Denis Hennequin at the presentation of the half-year results, Accor is redefining its organization structure to create a less capital intensive, more effective business model. Gilles Bonnier is appointed Global Chief Asset and… Read the full press release

Concur Reports Strong Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2013

REDMOND, Wash., 2013-01-31 — / — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2012. Concur reported total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 of $122.8 million, up 22% from the year-ago quarter and up 4% from the prior quarter. Fiscal 2013 first quarter non-GAAP pretax income was $17.2 million,… Read the full press release

Customers voice satisfaction for First TransPennine Express

2013-01-31 — / — First TransPennine Express (FTPE) scored 88 per cent overall satisfaction in the independent National Passenger Survey. The research which canvasses the opinions of around 30,000 passengers was conducted in Autumn 2012. Results released today show that the train operator has improved in 19 of the 36 categories (since Autumn 2011) with customers particularly… Read the full press release

Three New Ways of Enjoying Champagne at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

2013-01-31 — / — With an extensive wine cellar of over 20,000 bottles, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island further enhances its guests’ wine experience this year with the introduction of three new ways of enjoying champagne at this luxury resort: ‘Bubbles on the Beach’, ‘Sparkling Hour’ and ‘The Perfect Sundowner’. Priced at US$800, ‘Bubbles On The Beach’… Read the full press release

Purchase Zoobilation Tickets Starting Feb. 1

City’s biggest black-tie fundraiser supports the Indianapolis Zoo INDIANAPOLIS, 2013-01-31 — / — It’s the largest and most anticipated black-tie fundraiser in Indianapolis, drawing thousands of people annually for an adventurous evening of amazing entertainment and delicious delicacies from more than 70 of the area’s top restaurants. Tickets for Zoobilation 2013 presented by Indianapolis Power & Light… Read the full press release

Cocktails Come of Age in the Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Austin

New barrel-aged cocktail trend gaining momentum in Texas. 2013-01-31 — / — The latest trend in mixology is proving to be barrels of fun, not just forFour Seasons Hotel Austin Sommelier Mark Sayre and Bartender Travis Tober, but also for Austin’s growing contingent of cocktail connoisseurs. Started in Portland, Oregon, the idea of barrel-ageing cocktails borrows from the concept of… Read the full press release


Palace Resorts partners with Cirque Dreams for a second consecutive summer to bring the musical spectacle, Cirque Dreams Rocks, Complimentary Tickets & Kids Stay Free. MIAMI, FL. 2013-01-31 — / — Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – is pleased to announce the return of Cirque Dreams this summer.  Back… Read the full press release

Meliá surprises the FITUR audience with Mallorca’s first “play and stay” entertainment experience: Sol Katmandu Park & Resort

The resort, of 22,000 m2, will open this summer with classic themed resort hotel facilities, new generation entertainment attractions and two mini-golf courses “Boro” the Yeti and the other Katmandu characters were presented at FITUR to bring the new themed resort experience to life for the audience Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO, introduced the… Read the full press release

Women to Gather for Second Annual Celebration of Health & Wellness

The Hotel Hershey to Host Women’s Wellness Weekend  Hershey, Pa., 2013-01-31 — / — Women are invited to The Hotel Hershey for a weekend of heath, wellness and relaxation. The second annual “Women’s Wellness Weekend” package is available March 8-10, 2013 and is designed to create an energizing and reflective atmosphere for women seeking more “me” time. While at the Hotel, women… Read the full press release

Jersey Tourism Shadow Board Chairman appointed

2013-01-31 — / — Following the recent States decision to appoint a Shadow Board for Jersey Tourism, local businessman John Henwood has been appointed Chairman. The Board’s role carries a number of responsibilities, but the principal task is to advise the Minister for Economic Development on the optimum operational and governance structure for the future of tourism… Read the full press release


2013-01-31 — / — On Valentine’s Day, bring your loved ones to Dusit Thani Manila and experience the perfect Valentine’s created.  Indulge in a fine selection of dining options, bask in the romantic ambiance and enjoy the live instrumental music offered at Tosca, Benjarong, Umu and Basix. Couples are invited to a dreamy rendezvous at Tosca the Italian… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip Invites Guests to Spoil Their Beloved This Valentine’s Day

The Hotel’s Spa and restaurants have all the romantic elements to celebrate love. 2013-01-31 — / — Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip invites lovers to indulge in an array of romantic experiences this Valentine’s Day. Honey and Vanilla – A Match Made in Heaven One’s beloved can be pampered this Valentine’s Day with a luxuriously indulgent day… Read the full press release

GHA Discovery Reaches Three Millionth Member Mark

Geneva, 2013-01-31 — / — Three is the magic number for the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) as it is on the verge of welcoming its three millionth member to its GHA Discovery loyalty programme which was launched in June 2010. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent… Read the full press release

Celebrate the Return of Spring at Hershey Highmeadow Campground

Hershey, Pa., 2013-01-31 — / — Spring is in the air and Hershey Highmeadow Campground will once again offer sweet fun for campers who travel to Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth this season. Hershey Highmeadow Campground, an official resort of Hersheypark, provides guests with free shuttle service to the Park and discounted tickets to Springtime in the Park. Part of… Read the full press release

Meliá to focus on globalisation in 2013 to strengthen its leadership and adapt to market conditions

With a consistent growth plan, the company added 15 hotels in 2012, with 80% of the room outside Spain The hotel company has doubled its portfolio in the last two years in Asia-Pacific, which will remain a strategic focus for growth Gabriel Escarrer announces openings in 2013 in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Germany and Austria, amongst… Read the full press release


2013-01-31 — / — An ancient tradition in China, the Chinese New Year signifies the start of the Lunar calendar. It has been customary for families and friends to get together and celebrate this festivity with a sumptuous feast, generous gift-giving, colorful decorations and loud cheers to welcome a prosperous year ahead. This 2013, Dusit Thani Manila… Read the full press release

Priority Club® Rewards Launches Cars Anywhere Rental Programme

New point redemption option adds instant car rentals to hotel loyalty programme’s travel offerings LONDON, 2013-01-31 — / — IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) Priority Club® Rewards, the first, fastest-growing and largest guest loyalty programme in the hotel industry, has launched a new point redemption programme for car rentals called Cars Anywhere. This new offering joins Priority Club’s suite… Read the full press release

Aeroflot new Boeing 777-300ER flights are postponed due to a tangle in the Russian aviation authorities

2013-01-31 — / — Yesterday, on January 30, 2013, after completing all the necessary formalities Aeroflot took delivery of new Boeing 777-300ER at Seattle manufacturing plant. According to the statement of the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia to the mass media, Aeroflot will not get the permission of the Russian aviation authority to start the commercial… Read the full press release

Valentine’s Day is Dead (especially for women!)

2013-01-31 — / — A recent survey by Essential Travel, the leading online travel essentials provider, has found that 32% of respondents (out of a total of 1,306) say that Valentine’s Day isn’t important at all, and another 20% agree that it’s not important but would still like something on the day. That’s over half of us that… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Presents Enneagram Package, February 22-24

A mind and soul reawakening. 2013-01-31 — / — Are you prepared for a mind and soul reawakening? From February 22 to 24, 2013,Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence will take guests on road of self discovery with the new Enneagram Package. The human psyche is complex. All are born with unique characteristics that, as the years… Read the full press release

Meliá opens Fitur with the presentation of two new Innside by Meliá hotels in Madrid

Recently launched in Spain, the brand aims to position itself as the leading lifestyle city hotel and grow in new markets The Innside Madrid Génova and Innside Madrid Luchana are two new hotels for the Spanish capital announced at Fitur 2013 Madrid, 2013-01-31 — / — Meliá Hotels International is once again attending the FITUR Tourism Trade Fair… Read the full press release


EL SEGUNDO, CA, 2013-01-31 — / — Air Tahiti Nui, named the 2012 “Best Airline in the South Pacific” by Global Traveler magazine, will launch its new $17 million cabin reconfiguration and entertainment system on board its fleet of Airbus A340-300 aircraft in April 2013. Three aircrafts will be updated by June for the Los Angeles and… Read the full press release


Moscow, 2013-01-31 — / —  JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” completed sale of CJSC “Aerofirst” stake to CJSC “ARIAL”. Sold equity stake amounts to 200 ordinary registered uncertificated shares, which total 66.66% of CJSC “Aerofirst” issued shares. The decision on cessation of shareholding in CJSC “Aerofirst” was taken by the Board of Directors of JSC “Aeroflot” on December… Read the full press release