airberlin significantly increases capacity utilization

2013-04-05 — / — airberlin is optimizing its route network and offering more flights on well-established routes. The success of this strategy is reflected in a continuously increasing seat capacity utilization rate. In March 2013, Germany’s second-largest airline company was able to increase capacity utilization by 4.7 percentage points, to 87.73 percent. In total, airberlin welcomed… Read the full press release

UN Tourism and Crime bodies to call on tourists to play a role in reducing illicit trafficking

Madrid, 2013-04-05 — / — In the presence of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today agreed to launch a new public awareness campaign calling on tourists to help reduce demand for illicit goods and services linked to transnational organized crime. Preparations… Read the full press release

SAS and Jet Time sign Letter of Intent

2013-04-05 — / — SAS and Jet Time have signed a Letter of Intent to enter into an agreement on the wet lease of four factory-newATR72-600s. The intention is to enter into an agreement for 36 months, so that the new aircraft can be used on routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm in the SAS winter timetable… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport becomes Britain’s first WorldHost airport

Training programme will deliver warm welcome for overseas visitors  2013-04-05 — / — Bristol Airport has demonstrated its commitment to welcoming visitors to the South West and Wales by becoming the first Airport in Britain to gain WorldHost Recognised Business status. WorldHost is a world-class customer service training programme that has already been used to train… Read the full press release

Staff at Leeds Bradford Airport join coffee road-show to raise funds for When You Wish Upon A Star

2013-04-05 — / — A pop-up coffee shop is coming to town on 15th April and will be raising money for a very good cause. Throughout the day, staff at Leeds Bradford Airport will be selling Lavazza coffee, other hot drinks and cakes outside the airport’s terminal, as part of a campaign to raise over… Read the full press release

Jan Molby cuts the ribbon on Norwegian’s inaugural service from JLA to Copenhagen

2013-04-05 — / — Former Danish International and Liverpool FC legend Jan Molby today helped Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) celebrate the first Norwegian service to Copenhagen. Celebrations commenced with a traditional arch of water aircraft ‘baptism’ performed by the Airport’s Emergency Response Service to welcome the arrival of Norwegian’s first aircraft to Liverpool. This was… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport Partners with American Heart Association to Create Walking Trail, Encourage Healthy Travel

2013-04-05 — / — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today introduced the BWI Cardio Trail, two marked walking paths inside the Airport terminal. The BWI Cardio Trail is an officially-designated American Heart Association Walking Path. The American Heart Association has named the first Wednesday of each April as “National Walking Day” to highlight the importance of… Read the full press release

SFO Museum Receives Gift of Historic United Airlines Uniforms, Now on View in New Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, 2013-04-05 — / — SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport has received fifty-five flight attendant uniforms donated to its aviation collection by the United Airlines Historical Foundation. This major gift represents the full history of the airline’s company-issued cabin crew attire. Both female and male outfits are included in the donation that spans… Read the full press release

Schiphol airport’s employment figures continued to improve In 2012

2013-04-05 — / — In 2012, employment figures at Schiphol airport continued to improve. After employment figures rose in 2011 for the first time since 2008, by 4.1%, the upwards growth continued in 2012 (an increase of 2.8%). A total of 64,061 people worked at the airport on 31 October 2012, 1,775 more than in 2011…. Read the full press release

New Music Festival Hits the Stage in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA, 2013-04-05 — / — Passion Pit, an indie band with one of the biggest hits in the country right now, will headline Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party, a new open-air concert scheduled April 17, 2013 between the two Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival weekends. Over 7,500 people are expected to attend the… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Wins Six Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

ORLANDO, Fla., 2013-04-05 — / — Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), earned six awards in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service on February 25, 2013. More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually… Read the full press release

Applicants for ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have until April 10 to submit their video entries

2013-04-05 — / —  With the closing date just a week away, potential candidates for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition are being warned not to leave it too late to upload their video entry. Applicants have until April 10 to submit their 30 second video and convince the judges why they should be considered for one… Read the full press release

Thailand’s Islands Best in Asia: Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-04-05 — / — Thailand, always a traveler favorite for places to visit, has garnered yet more awards in TripAdvisor’s Annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2013. In the “Top 10 Islands – Asia” category, Thailand ran away with 40% of the awards, placing first with Ko Tao, in Surat Thani Province. TripAdvisor (TA) writes… Read the full press release

AAAE/USCTA File Suit Against FAA to Keep Towers Open

Alexandria, VA, 2013-04-05 — / — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and its affiliate organization the U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA) announced today that they have filed suit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in advance of the agency’s plans to close 149 contract air traffic control… Read the full press release


LAS VEGAS, 2013-04-05 — / — Las Vegas is known for continually reinventing itself to provide the best possible experience for visitors.  A series of new projects announced recently is injecting more than $5 billion into the destination over the next several years. “This is an exciting time as the confidence in the Las Vegas brand… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines обновила систему онлайн-регистрации

2013-04-05 — / — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, обновила систему онлайн-регистрации. Теперь зарегистрироваться на рейс на сайте могут пассажиры, приобретающие авиабилеты через туристические агентства в составе турпакетов. Ранее пассажирам,  приобретающим туры с перелетом на S7 Airlines, данная услуга была недоступна.  Регистрация на рейс производилась только на стойках в аэропорту. Также через Интернет не могли регистрироваться группы… Read the full press release

VisitEngland Teams up with Wallace & Gromit to Launch ‘Great Adventure’ – a nationwide campaign to boost tourism in the UK in 2013

2013-04-05 — / — VisitEngland, the national tourist board has recruited Wallace & Gromit as Tourism Trailblazers to inspire Britons to take a holiday at home this year.  The intrepid duo have pledged to make 2013 the year they take their well-earned holidays here in the UK, and to kick start the holiday season are starring… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Invites Facebook Fans to Get “Dressed at Four Seasons.”

2013-04-05 — / — Get inspired by five top fashion blogs’ takes on a Santa Barbara beach getaway then enter to win one of your own plus USD 500 at Montecito boutique Dressed. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is giving fans an opportunity to win a two-night stay at the glamorous oceanfront retreat, along with… Read the full press release


2013-04-05 — / — Located on a private atoll, 1.5 kilometres in circumference, off the coast of Zanzibar, &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge has notched up several research and conservation successes over the past 12 months: The Island is one of only two protected nesting sites in Zanzibar for the endangered green turtle.  Since 1996 the Lodge has been… Read the full press release

One more alternative for passengers from Berlin to Sofia Airport

2013-04-05 — / — Passengers travelling to Berlin from Sofia Airport were provided with one more alternative. As of today, EasyJet, the low-cost airline, will carry passengers to Berlin (Schönefeld) three times a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays). Thus, in summer schedule, valid since 31 March, the weekly frequencies on Sofia-Berlin route, together with daily flights of Bulgaria Air and Air Berlin, operating… Read the full press release

Travelport launches new direct commercial presence in Kenya

Latest Travelport investment in east Africa in response to projected GDP growth of 5.6% Nairobi, Kenya, 2013-04-05 — / — Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to the global travel industry, has today announced the launch of a new direct Travelport commercial presence in Kenya, one of Africa’s fastest growing travel markets. … Read the full press release

UNICEF and Amadeus partner to enable selected travel providers and sellers to raise funds online for UNICEF

New partnership will enable selected travel providers and sellers to raise funds online for UNICEF Madrid, Spain, 2013-04-05 — / — Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, have come together to help shape a better future for the world’s most vulnerable children. The partnership will… Read the full press release

Spring is in the air at Marriott — April Deals of the Month

Beyond the Garden Gates Tour in Frederick, Maryland 2013-04-05 — / — Guests at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick can explore elegant, whimsical and inventive gardens during the 2013 Beyond the Garden Gates Tour in quaint Downtown Frederick.  In a town with a rich history, Frederick residents have turned their backyard gardens into public art displays… Read the full press release showcases ten exciting rebranded & refurbished hotels in Paris

2013-04-05 — / —, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing ten fantastic hotels in Paris that have undergone recent renovations or rebrandings to offer a new style of convenience and ensure the very best experience during a stay in the City of Lights. Paris, of course, has… Read the full press release