Robin Kiely Promoted To Ryanair Head Of Communications

SEARCH FOR NEW APPRENTICE BEGINS! NEW MEDIA WEBSITE TO BE LAUNCHED 2013-01-24 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (23 Jan) announced that after considering over 75 applicants, it has appointed Robin Kiely as its new Head of Communications (from 1 Feb) following an extensive recruitment process. A former journalist, Robin (31 –… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Celebrates Sydney

2013-01-24 — / — Global travel authority Lonely Planet has published an all-new edition of its best-selling Sydney City Guide. To celebrate the release of this 10th Edition, Lonely Planet has provided the 300-plus businesses included in the guide with a special “Featured by Lonely Planet 2013” window sticker to display as an endorsement. “Compared to… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Opens New Hotel In Guangzhou

Hong Kong, 2013-01-24 — / — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of its first city hotel in China, Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou. In celebration, the hotel is offering guests two tantalizing packages both priced from CNY 2,100 and available from 24 January to 13 April 2013. The Second Night On Us package includes: Two-nights… Read the full press release

Loews New Orleans offers gal pals a great getaway deal

NEW ORLEANS, 2013-01-24 — / — Loews New Orleans Hotel is encouraging shop-til-you drop fashionistas, princesses who love to be pampered and ladies who live for a night out on the town to grab their girlfriends and escape to the city with the hotel’s Girlfriends Getaway Package. For rates starting as low as $289, up to four… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay Serves Up Second Annual David MacPherson Tennis Camp

World-renowned tennis ace brings the love to Lanai. 2013-01-24 — / — Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay announces the second annual David MacPherson Tennis Camp, February 7-9, 2013. MacPherson, a nationally ranked Men’s Doubles Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) champion and coach of the top ranked American doubles players Bob and Mike Bryan, will serve… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub – Happy at Home

Happy at Home 2013-01-24 — / — The San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu, is enjoying his new home and getting comfortable in his new surroundings. Xiao Liwu has been climbing up into the trees in his new habitat and enjoys sitting up in the branches, as well as taking naps in the sunshine. Since… Read the full press release


LAS VEGAS, 2013-01-24 — / — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center for four years after a two-year absence.  This is the first time the show will be held in Las Vegas for four… Read the full press release

Aeroflot will offer satellite-based onboard Wi-Fi service on 26 long-haul aircraft in 2013

MOSCOW, 2013-01-24 — / — According to Aeroflot program of introducing Wi-Fi Internet access on board of its long-haul aircraft for 2013, this service will be available on 26 long-haul airplanes by the end of the year. 22 Airbus 330 and 4 Boeing 777 airliners will be connected to Internet through satellite-based onboard Wi-Fi, and on 15 of them (12 Airbus 330 and 3 Boeing 777) this service will be already available in Q1 2013. Aeroflot long-haul… Read the full press release


DENVER, 2013-01-24 — / — This Valentine’s Day, grab your sweetheart and get lost in five romantic adventures for all five senses. Whether it’s taste, touch, smell, sight or sound that makes your heart skip a beat, an unforgettable fairy tale getaway awaits in Colorado. Following are Valentine’s Day packages and a sampling of flirtatious ideas… Read the full press release

Silversea Details ‘Grand Voyages’ for 2013

2013-01-24 — / — Silversea Cruises, known for its luxurious cruise ships and exotic destinations, has rolled out 10 exquisitely tailored “Grand Voyages” for 2013. Designed for the traveller who relishes a more leisurely pace, this special collection offers extended voyages from 34 to 54 days. These unique odysseys combine the luxury of sailing aboard intimate,… Read the full press release

Kempinski Opens Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp

Luxurious 12 Tent Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy – Complete with over two million wildebeest, zebras and the world’s largest lion population Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-01-24 — / — Kempinski Hotels today (January 15, 2013) opened the doors (or rather tent flaps) to its all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp. As the company’s… Read the full press release


CHICAGO, 2013-01-24 — / — Preferred Hotel Group™, a global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, reported today its 2012 year-end results, which include a 19 percent increase in revenue produced for its members hotels, up to a total of $730 million. In the past 12 months, the company also generated a 14 percent… Read the full press release

Art at Helsinki Airport: is it an airplane turbine or an EKG?

The crackling red piece by Hans-Christian Berg invites passengers into the new Art Gallery exhibition at Helsinki Airport, which displays dark-toned visual art by Visa Norros. The exhibition, included in Finavia’s Art Port concept, will open on Thursday, 24 January. 2013-01-24 — / —  The humourous atmosphere of the previous exhibition by Bo Haglund and Kim… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Brings the HydraFacial to the American Riviera

2013-01-24 — / — New technology offers a ground-breaking skincare resurfacing solution with none of the usual drawbacks. The Spa at Four SeasonsResort The Biltmore introduces the HydraFacial to Santa Barbara for the first time. This non-invasive, non-surgical skin resurfacing procedure combines spa therapies with medical technology to deliver maximum results for skin that’s glowing and healthy. The… Read the full press release

Pulkovo airport passengers awarded Aeroflot for Best Price

2013-01-24 — / — Aeroflot received LED TOGETHER Award 2012 in «Best Price» nomination. Starting from October 15, 2012 till January 15, 2013 Pulkovo Airport passengers voted on the airport’s site for best air carriers providing services in the hub. Aeroflot’s Best Price Award recognizes air company’s continuous efforts in expanding its activities in Saint-Petersburg, aiming to satisfy the growing demand of the Northern Capital… Read the full press release

What’s New in Palm Springs: Winter 2013

2013-01-24 — / — Compiled by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, this quarterly update includes events, specials and renovations. Plus, what to expect for the winter season featuring new venues, attractions, activities, and signature events. LODGING UPDATE New Hotel Opens: Skylark Hotel This hotel has been completely restored to the Skylark Hotel, which was built… Read the full press release

Boardwalk Announces New “Family Fun Overnight”

March 8-9, 2013 at the Cocoanut Grove SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2013-01-24 — / —  The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced a new event for 2013 – the first annual Family Fun Overnight. The event kicks off March 8 at the Cocoanut Grove, adjacent to the Boardwalk.  With the historic, oceanfront event facility as a base, families… Read the full press release

Holiday like a celebrity from Leeds Bradford Airport with British Airways

2013-01-24 — / — British Airways has seen a boost in bookings to celebrity-favourite destinations this January, thanks to stars uploading pictures of their holidays to popular social media sites over the Christmas and New Year period. Top destinations for stars included Dubai, enjoyed by Rita Ora, Denise van Outen and Nell McAndrew, and Australia – popular… Read the full press release

PATA and WTTC Reaffirm Aligned Advocacy Agenda

Bangkok, 2013-01-24 — / — Mr Martin J Craigs, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO and Mr David Scowsill, the President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), outlined next steps and a united agenda in advocacy for the total travel industry chain at a media briefing that took place January 24 at PATA head… Read the full press release

IATA and European Aviation Partners Launch European Action Plan for Preventing Runway Excursions

Brussels, 2013-01-24 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with 16 other aviation stakeholder organizations in developing a European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of one of the most common types of air accidents by providing operational and system recommendations to aircraft operators,… Read the full press release

Celebrate an Epic Valentine’s Night with the Love Actually Package at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin.

Seductive surprises await. 2013-01-24 — / — Couples can celebrate Valentine’s at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin with the ultimate romantic combination of delights with the new Love Actually package. Seductive surprises to discover and share include an intimate dinner for two in Seasons Restaurant or an exclusive private dining experience in one’s room; a hand tied rose bouquet and bubbles; and a… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Employees earn $88 million in incentive pay Highlights and achievements: • Record fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $50 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared to $37 million, or $0.51 per diluted share. This quarter’s results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $0.71 per share. • Record full-year net… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts Ultra Low Fare Service Between New Orleans and Dallas/Fort Worth

Miramar, Florida, 2013-01-24 — / — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today starts operating nonstop ultra low fare service between New Orleans and Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition to nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Spirit offers connecting service from New Orleans to Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale and Houston. “We are committed to saving our customers money on travel… Read the full press release

Dragonair Unveils Comprehensive Enhancements to Cope with Future Expansion and Development

HONG KONG, 2013-01-24 — / — Dragonair today unveiled a major new product enhancement, its biggest since 2005, that will see the introduction of New Business Class and New Economy Class cabins together with a brand-new inflight entertainment system named StudioKA. The product announcement was made at a media event hosted by Dragonair Chief Executive Officer… Read the full press release