DHL Express renews lease at Schiphol

2013-01-28 — / — DHL Express has renewed its tenancy agreement at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by 10 years. Wouter van Benten (Managing Director of DHL Express) and André van den Berg (Director of Schiphol Real Estate) have signed the new agreement today. DHL Express has been located at Anchoragelaan at Schiphol Southeast since 2006, in a… Read the full press release

CityJet Launches New Flight From London City Airport to Nuremberg

2013-01-28 — / — Passengers checking in at London City Airport [this week] were treated to thigh-slapping musical entertainment, as European airline CityJet launched a new service to the German city of Nuremberg. The new route is CityJet’s second to Germany and will operate twice daily, with fares starting from £109 return. An oompah band entertained… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Announces Service From CVG

Same-Day Connections to 19 Western Destinations 2013-01-28 — / — Frontier Airlines today announced nonstop service from CVG to Denver International Airport. This new service, with connections to 19 destinations beyond Denver, will begin May 17. Frontier’s first flight from Denver will arrive at CVG the evening of May 16. “We are proud to offer this… Read the full press release

HOP! Immediate take-off for the Air France group’s new airline

2013-01-28 — / — Air France today revealed the name and commercial offering of its new regional airline, HOP! A result of the synergy between the Air France group’s three regional airlines – Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair – HOP! aims to become the reference airline on inter-regional routes in France and Europe with a competitive offer, quickly… Read the full press release

Package travel rights: The European Commission examines options

Brussels, 2013-01-28 — / — The European Commission will this week meet with consumer groups and business leaders in the travel industry to discuss the review of the current EU legislation on package holidays. The 1990 Package Travel Directive protects European consumers booking pre-arranged package holidays. For example, the rules ensure that holidaymakers will always get… Read the full press release

An East Boston Renaissance in the Making

City of Boston, Massport Announce First Large-Scale Residential Waterfront Development BOSTON, 2013-01-28 — / — Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today joined with Governor Deval Patrick, New Jersey-based developer Roseland, RBS Citizens and other elected officials and members of the East Boston community to celebrate the groundbreaking of Portside at Pier… Read the full press release

Asia and the Pacific and the Americas the most ‘open’ regions for travellers in terms of Visas

2013-01-28 — / — New UNWTO research on Visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most ‘open’ regions in terms of tourist Visa requirements. Data also shows that there has been significant progress on Visa facilitation globally in recent years, particularly with the implementation of Visa on arrival policies. Based… Read the full press release

JAL and Russia’s S7 Airlines Launch Codeshare Cooperation

TOKYO, 2013-01-28 — / — Japan Airlines (JAL) and S7 Airlines (S7), both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and will commence codeshare flights from January 30, 2013. JAL operates a nonstop service three times a week between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow (Domodedovo). In addition to… Read the full press release

Dirk Burghartz Named General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Burghartz arrives in the nation’s Capital with more than 20 years of hospitality experience. 2013-01-28 — / — Dirk Burghartz is appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the city’s only hotel to be granted both the Forbes Five-Star and the AAA Five Diamond awards. Burghartz manages a staff of more than 450 employees who service… Read the full press release


Najaf, REPUBLIC OF IRAQ, 2013-01-28 — / — Qatar Airways has introduced its latest gateway in the Republic of Iraq with the launch of scheduled flights to the central city of Najaf. Following its move into Iraq six months ago with the start of flights to both the capital Baghdad and Erbil, the Doha-based airline has… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific community flight fulfils flying dreams of 200 people from less-advantaged families

2013-01-28 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today operated a special flight that took more than 200 residents from some 80 less-advantaged single-parent families into the skies over Hong Kong for an unforgettable flying experience. The participants ranged in age from four to 68 and came from families that had never taken a flight together before…. Read the full press release

airberlin launches special offer for extended holidays

2013-01-28 — / — This year is especially ideal for employees looking to extend their holidays by taking extra days off since all German national holidays fall on a weekday. For those planning their holidays early, airberlin is already offering a million additional tickets starting at €49 per person and route for the travel period between… Read the full press release

CityZen Receives Prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for 2013

Hong Kong, 2013-01-25 — / — For the seventh consecutive year, CityZen, the acclaimed signature restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., has been awarded the coveted American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five Diamond Award for 2013. The restaurant remains the only establishment to have earned this symbol of excellence in Washington, D.C. “This level of recognition is truly… Read the full press release

Moët & Chandon Red Carpet Brunch and Viewing Party Series in The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

Toast to the award season in Los Angeles, at brunch in The Blvd. 2013-01-25 — / — Award season is always an exciting time of year in Los Angeles, and at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. To further celebrate the SAG awards and the Academy Awards, The Blvd has teamed up with Moët & Chandon to offer a red… Read the full press release

Chiranjeevi Welcomes Exclusion of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected area Regime for a Further Period of One Year

2013-01-25 — / — Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi has welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs relating to the exclusion of the entire area of the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order, 1958 for a further period of one year… Read the full press release

Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals

2013-01-25 — / — Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals WHAT Love will be in the air for Woodland Park Zoo’s animal ambassadors as they indulge in divine Valentine’s Day treats that are fitting for the animals such as heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets, and heart-shaped steaks on Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The special… Read the full press release

FirstGroup Reveals £250k Support for the Outward Bound Trust

2013-01-25 — / — FirstGroup, the UK’s leading bus and rail operator, revealed today that it has donated more than £250k over the last 18 years to educational charity, The Outward Bound Trust.  First, which is one of the charity’s Patron’s Company members, also confirmed that it is to provide a further £30k over the next… Read the full press release

VISIT FLORIDA Announces Acquisition of Florida Huddle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2013-01-25 — / —  Today, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – announced its acquisition of Florida Huddle. The event, which has been operating for 37 years, is the longest running travel trade show in Florida where suppliers from around the state meet directly with domestic and international buyers of travel… Read the full press release

Fall in love with Bath… again and again and again

Fall in love with Bath… again and again and again 2013-01-25 — / — Couples who are looking for somewhere extra special to spend some quality time together will find romantic experiences in abundance in Bath.  Already featuring in a nationwide Romantic Heritage Cities campaign by national tourist board VisitEngland, The UNESCO World Heritage Site of… Read the full press release

New Holiday Inn Express® Philadelphia NE – Bensalem Opens Following Extensive Renovation

Hotel Just Minutes from Downtown Philadelphia Includes New Décor and Completely Remodeled Guest Rooms ATLANTA, 2013-01-25 — / — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announces the recent opening of the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem following extensive renovations. Located at 1329 Bristol Pike, the hotel is centrally situated in suburban… Read the full press release


Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-25 — / —  Construction continues on various projects in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – all part of the ongoing $4.1-billion airport modernization program. The latest impact to travelers will be the closure of the elevator on the west side of Parking Structure 4 facing the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele Presents the Lanai Film Festival, February 8-10, 2013

Lights, camera, Lanai! Cinematic arts shine on the private island. 2013-01-25 — / — Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele, in partnership with the Lanai community, and Jazz Alley TV, announces the Lanai Film Festival, February 8-10, 2013. Film enthusiasts are invited to enjoy three days of complimentary cinematic arts, music and enriching cultural programs. “Four… Read the full press release

Happy Birthday KQ: 36th anniversary of Kenya Airways

NAIROBI, 2013-01-25 — / —  National carrier Kenya Airways is now 36. The airline launched its first flight in February 1977 following breakup of the East African Community and disbanding of East African Airways. With only six aircraft when it was launched by the Kenyan government – four inherited from the collapsed regional airline and two leased… Read the full press release

Precise navigation from space

2013-01-25 — / — airberlin also starts satellite-based precision approaches in Salzburg airberlin is now the first German airline in Salzburg to use satellite-based precision approaches with its Boeing fleet in accordance with the RNP-AR procedure, thereby further developing its technical leadership role. Since January 2012, airberlin has been using the RNP-AR procedures for approaches and take-offs… Read the full press release

In 2012, Sheremetyevo Airport provided services to more than 26 mln passengers with 90% flight punctuality

2013-01-25 — / — Sheremetyevo International Airport has summarized its production performance for 2012. For the first time in its history, the Airport provided services to 26 million 188 thousand passengers, which is 16.1% more than in 2011. Passenger traffic on international air lines increased by 18.4%, amounting to 17 million 178 thousand passengers, and on domestic air lines — by 12%, amounting to 9 million 10 thousand passengers. In 2012, scheduled and charter… Read the full press release

SFO cancels weekend runway closure planned for January 25-28, 2013

Weather causes delays in work required for temporary weekend runway closure SAN FRANCISCO, 2013-01-25 — / — Officials at SFO announced the cancellation of a temporary weekend runway closure which had been planned for January 25-28, 2013. Rainfall in the preceding days prevented construction crews from conducting preparatory work for a closure of Runway 28L from Friday, January 25th… Read the full press release


Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-25 — / — The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been completed and was released today by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).  An electronic copy of the Final EIR can be found on the LAX SPAS website  Hard copies will be made available at the… Read the full press release

Special Summer Offer From WingsAbroad

2013-01-25 — / — Fly from Shannon Airport to Bodrum this summer and stay in the beautiful Sami Beach Hotel and upgrade your holiday from a B&B basis to a Half Board basis for only €1 per person. Holidays for June start from €419 for 1 week or €589 for 2 weeks per person (prices based… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

NEW YORK, 2013-01-25 — / — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO): • Revenue of $37.0 million, up 5% year-over-year • Net income of $3.8 million, down 42% year-over-year • Earnings per share of $0.24, compared to $0.40 in the prior-year period • Cash flow from operations of $13.0 million Travelzoo Inc., a global Internet media company, today… Read the full press release

Passenger numbers grow for third year running at Bristol Airport

2013-01-25 — / — Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport have risen for the third successive year. The number of people passing through the terminal was up 2.8 per cent compared to the previous year, making Bristol the only airport in the UK’s top ten to see growth each year since the end of 2009.* A total… Read the full press release