Expedia Adds Beautiful, Simple Itinerary with Live Data to Award-Winning Booking App

Expedia Shares New Download Numbers, Passes 11 Million Downloads Milestone on Eve of Mobile Itineraries Launch BELLEVUE, Wash., 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia.com®, the world’s leading online travel company, today announced the addition of a set of robust, visual mobile itineraries capabilities to its award-winning Expedia mobile app. Because the itinerary is connected to the traveler’s… Read the full press release

TAT Promotes Cycling Tours at the “Bangkok Bike 2013”

Bangkok, 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), along with NCC Exhibition Organisers (NEO), is to organise the Bangkok Bike 2013 during 2-5 May 2013 at Hall 4, Impact Muang Thong Thani. The first exhibition of its kind in the country, it is designed to promote the use of bicycles for both recreational… Read the full press release

IHG® Announces New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel for Downtown Oklahoma City

Award-Winning owner NewcrestImage Group Expands Midscale Hotel Portfolio with IHG ATLANTA, 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announces its newest hotel development for Oklahoma City, in the vibrant Bricktown entertainment area. In partnership with NewcrestImage, the new-build Holiday Inn Express® will join the neighborhood at… Read the full press release

Aeroflot puts its third brand new Boeing 777-300ER into service

MOSCOW, 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aeroflot puts its third brand new Boeing 777-300ER into service in accordance with the delivery plan and without any delays. The aircraft is named in honor of Prince Mikhail B. Barclay de Tolly (1761-1818), Russian Field Marshal and Minister of War during the Patriotic War of 1812 against the Napoleonic forces. This Boeing 777-300ER is the third to join the Aeroflot fleet out… Read the full press release

Skytrax: ANA All Nippon Airways achieves 5-Star Airline rating

2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the latest Skytrax Airline Star Rating review, Japan’s largest airline, ANA All Nippon Airways has been elevated to the exclusive 5-Star Airline Rating, reflecting the high quality of Airport and Onboard product and service standards of ANA All Nippon Airways. The exclusive, top-tier 5-Star Rating is only awarded to airlines achieving the highest… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Aviation Awards 2012

bmi regional, Aegean Airlines, Thai Airways International and Saudi Airlines Cargo best-performing airlines 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — In 2007 Brussels Airport for the first time handed out the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards to airlines and partners that stand out in terms of punctuality and performance, environment and safety and network and route development. During the sixth… Read the full press release

The Best of the West on Two Wheels: New Biking Package at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — This summer, guests can immerse themselves in Wyoming’s expansive sky, rushing rivers and grand beauty while riding alongside the Teton mountain range on an exclusive Fitzgerald’s Bicycles tour with Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. On these new tours, guests ride through four distinct regions of Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, sampling the authentic Wild West. Pedals… Read the full press release

JAL New jal.com Homepage for Overseas

TOKYO, 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) renewed its overseas homepage http://www.jal.com/ on March 28, 2013 to reflect customer needs to improve usability. In line with the homepage used in Japan http://www.jal.co.jp/, JAL’s overseas websites which is being served in 26 countries and regions, served in 11 different languages*1 have been reconstructed to provide customers with more information that is… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches nonstop flights between San Diego and Boston

$159* one-way fare available for purchase now through April 9, for travel April 30 through June 12, 2013  SEATTLE, 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines launches nonstop flights today between San Diego and Boston—the sixth new city the carrier has begun serving from San Diego in the past year. To kick off the new service, the… Read the full press release

airberlin: topbonus spring promotion to take place in April

2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Throughout April, members of topbonus, the airberlin frequent flyer program, can collect five times as many miles with every purchase at a Heinemann Duty Free shop in Germany or Austria. For every euro spent, topbonus members receive five topbonus award miles. With topbonus, award miles can be redeemed for an award flight… Read the full press release

Hilton Anaheim, Orange County’s Largest Hotel, will be hosting a job fair on Monday, April 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Anaheim, Orange County’s largest hotel announced today that it will be hosting a job fair on Monday, April 1 in its Pacific Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The job fair will feature opportunities for positions in Housekeeping, Communications, Front Office, Guest Services, Kitchen, Stewarding, Health Club, Food… Read the full press release


Enterprise one of only five major companies to publish GRI-verified sustainability reports in travel industry Kirk Kazanjian: “Today’s customers have a strong interest in doing business with companies committed to sustainability” ST. LOUIS, 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings has received the 2013 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), honoring the company as a leader… Read the full press release

Oman Air Celebrates Success at ITB Berlin

Oman Air is celebrating its participation this year in an extraordinarily successful ITB Berlin. 2013-03-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman welcomed an unprecedented number of visitors to its spectacular stand at the German travel fair, which is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. In addition,… Read the full press release

JetBlue and the Houston Airport System Announce New Flights from Hobby Airport to Boston

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — JetBlue Airways, Boston’s largest airline with more flights than any other carrier at Logan International Airport (BOS), today announced it will be adding two daily flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) starting July 25, 2013. To celebrate, customers can now book sale fares from $49… Read the full press release

Friday Night Fever rate is now available during the month of April at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California

Friday Night Fever Continues into April at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California with Special Overnight Promotional Rate of $199. Friday Night Fever promotional rate is inclusive of valet parking and more with additional savings on dining, cooking expos and spa. 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Back by popular demand, the Friday Night Fever rate is now available during… Read the full press release

Swissport Executive Aviation Nice rated ‘3rd’ of the Top FBOs

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport Executive Aviation Nice, part of Swissport International Ltd., has been voted 3rd of the top FBOs (fixed-base operators) in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa by readers of ‘European Business Air News’, in recognition of the excellent ground handling services it provides to the international community of operators and executives who use… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces three product enhancements that are set to delight passengers

Johannesburg, 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced three product enhancements that are set to delight customers flying on the award-winning South African national flag carrier. SAA is a premium brand proud to associate with other quality and established premium brands to offer customers a world-class service when travelling. From 1 April 2013, SAA… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains supports Guide Dog training

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virgin Trains and the British Transport Police have joined forces to help a guide dog get accustomed to the railway environment. For most of us, getting on and off a train is not a matter of concern and barely something we pay any attention to. But for a person who is blind… Read the full press release

New destinations bring eggstra special start to the Easter getaway at JLA

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the first Bank Holiday period of the year this weekend, staff at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) are gearing up for a busy couple of weeks with both the great Easter holiday getaway and the start of the airlines’ summer schedules. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is forecasting a possible 10% increase… Read the full press release


NEW SERVICE TO GOTHENBURG STARTS 31 MAY 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today that following strong demand for its low fares from Skopje a new route will be launched from 31 May. In addition to the popular services to Stockholm and Malmo in Sweden,… Read the full press release

flydubai to fly double daily to Sri Lanka this summer

Carrier to increase its frequency to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport from 03 June 2013 Dubai, UAE, 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, announced that it will fly double daily to Sri Lanka starting this summer, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 14. The announcement comes a week after the carrier attended the… Read the full press release

IHG announces sale of InterContinental London Park Lane for £301.5m

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces it has agreed to sell InterContinental London Park Lane (“the Hotel”) to Constellation Hotel (Opco) UK S.A., which is an affiliate of Constellation Hotels Holding Limited, a Middle Eastern private investment group.  IHG’s leasehold interest in the Hotel has been sold for… Read the full press release

RCI Ireland Achieves National Recognition as a ‘Great Place To Work’

Cork, Ireland, 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — RCI, the world’s leading timeshare exchange business, has been officially recognised as a Best Workplace 2013, following an award ceremony designed to showcase the best employers in Ireland. Of the 49 leading companies who made the list, RCI was 12th in the large business category, making it the highest placed tourism… Read the full press release

Hershey Highmeadow Campground Adds new accommodations in Celebration of 50th Anniversary season

Just in time for summer, new accommodations available for upcoming travel season  Hershey, Pa., 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guests visiting Hershey Highmeadow Campground this summer can enjoy entertainment at neighboring Hershey attractions, brand new facilities at the Campground, and enjoy a 50th anniversary season. Hershey Highmeadow Campground opened on May 16, 1963 and has grown from 50 sites and one… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia: New report to help guide future Tourism Distribution Strategy

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The findings of a comprehensive review of how Australian tourism product is distributed internationally have been published by Tourism Australia and its state and territory tourism partners. The “Distribution 2020: Situational Analysis” report provides industry with an overview of current distribution approaches and potential models for the future across Australia’s key holiday… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “Songkran Splendours” — A variety of events to celebrate the Thai New Year

Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising a variety of events from 6 to 21 April 2013 to celebrate the Thai New Year under the name “Songkran Splendours.”  The holiday, which falls during the hottest month of the year in Thailand, celebrates the conventional calendar’s “astrological passage” and is marked… Read the full press release

James Park Associates and Jamco will launch a brand new, world-leading business class seat at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — James Park Associates and Jamco, the acclaimed supplier of aircraft interior engineering and products, will launch a brand new, world-leading business class seat at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013. The seat, which is uniquely configured and can be optimised for a range of different aircraft types, offers aisle access, improved passenger… Read the full press release

Jersey Crowned Second Best Island in Britain and Eighth in Europe

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, have announced the winners of its inaugural 2013 Travellers’ Choice Islands Awards, based entirely on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travellers. Jersey has great cause for celebration – the Channel Island has been crowned Britain’s second best island and even features in the European top 10… Read the full press release

Charles “Chip” Barclay Announces Retirement at American Association of Airport Executives

Alexandria, VA, 2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Charles “Chip” Barclay announced today his retirement as CEO of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), effective December 1, 2013. Barclay joined the association as CEO in 1983 and has led the staff during a period of rapid growth and advancement for the organization. Barclay said, “I want to… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines увеличивает частоту полетов в Волгоград

2013-03-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, объявляет об открытии нового рейса Москва – Волгоград. Рейс S7-1169/1170 Москва – Волгоград – Москва будет выполняться c 1 апреля 2013 года с периодичностью четыре раза в неделю – по понедельникам, вторникам, четвергам и субботам. С 27 мая частота полетов увеличится до шести раз в неделю –… Read the full press release