Mandarin Oriental, Paris opens stunning courtyard garden for the summer

Hong Kong, 2013-04-16 — / — Mandarin Oriental, Paris is delighted to announce that its stunning courtyard garden is open for the summer season. Providing one of the most charming green spaces within the city for guests and locals to dine, enjoy cocktails and socialise, the courtyard garden is now open daily from 11am – 2am. Mandarin Oriental,… Read the full press release


PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2013-04-16 — / — Building upon last year’s award-winning integrated marketing strategy, Avis Car Rental today launched a new campaign – “The Professionals.” The campaign showcases that, with Avis, the rental car becomes an essential part of successful travel. The campaign includes four national TV commercials, each of which depicts how Avis provides busy… Read the full press release

FirstGroup Ranked Gold in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index

2013-04-16 — / — Transport operator FirstGroup has today been officially recognised in the UK’s leading and most in-depth voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility, Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). First has achieved ‘Gold’ company status for its operations across the UK and North America improving upon the ‘Silver’ status which it secured… Read the full press release

W Retreat & Spa Maldives welcomes DJ Lady Dee

2013-04-16 — / — W Retreat & Spa Maldives welcomes DJ Lady Dee who takes residency at the retreat for the next three months. Chinese born, Lady Dee, arrives in the Maldives directly from Melbourne’s best clubs bringing electric and pulsating beats to W Maldives. With an impressive resume of DJ gigs around Asia, DJ Lady… Read the full press release

Летние путешествия с S7

2013-04-16 — / — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, объявляет о проведении специальной акции накануне летнего сезона. Пассажиры, которые летят в отпуск с семьей или компанией от четырех человек, могут получить скидку на авиабилеты. Акция действует на ряде наиболее популярных туристических направлений России, СНГ и Западной Европы1. Чтобы получить скидку в размере 5% от тарифа, пассажирам, путешествующим группой… Read the full press release and USA TODAY Travel Media Group have announced the launch of Experience Travel

LAS VEGAS, 2013-04-16 — / — and USA TODAY Travel Media Group have announced the launch of Experience Travel, a collection of travel planning tools and information to help travelers make the most of their trip by giving them the information they need, personalized to fit their lifestyle.  The first in the product portfolio isExperience Las Vegas,… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia participates in Travelweek and increases focus on Brazil’s affluent travel market

2013-04-16 — / — Tourism Australia will participate in luxury travel trade show, Travelweek, this week as part of its efforts to strengthen relationships with leading travel operators and encourage more Brazilians to experience Australia’s unique attractions for themselves. Brazil is a priority growth market for Tourism Australia as it pursues a goal of tripling Brazilian… Read the full press release

Rezidor opened and signed ten hotels in the first quarter of 2013

2013-04-16 — / — Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, signed five new hotels with over 1,000 rooms and opened five properties with 940 rooms in the first quarter of 2013. At the end of Q1 2013, Rezidor’s operating portfolio comprises 338 hotels with… Read the full press release

The Altstadt Vienna now offers “Free Space” for creativity

2013-04-16 — / — Gallery, seminar room, pop-up store? All at the same time? Or something completely different?  The Altstadt Vienna now offers a “Free Space”, where the only thing that counts is what clients want. It is equally capable of becoming a creativity workshop, as it is a pop-up store for design-ware. Level_41 is the perfect… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Exceeds 2012 Supplier Diversity Goals

Global hospitality company exceeds 2012 targets; increases total diverse supplier spend by 19 percent Parsippany, N.J., 2013-04-16 — / — With an eye on both U.S. domestic and global growth, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), announced today it has again surpassed its annual goals in strengthening the diversity of its global supply chain. An industry leader in supplier diversity,… Read the full press release

The Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts Launches National Ad Campaign Featuring Golfer Rickie Fowler

ATLANTA, 2013-04-16 — / — The Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand today announced the launch of a multimedia advertising campaign starring PGA TOUR professional Rickie Fowler. The upscale hotel brand is continuing its relationship with Fowler for a second consecutive golf season and will execute a multichannel campaign designed to show how Crowne Plaza hotels help business travelers meet their personal… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines: Scaling new heights with American Express

American Express and Singapore Airlines open the door to a world of unforgettable experiences with the debut of American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card  Singapore, 2013-04-16 — / — Joint News Release with American Express – American Express and Singapore Airlines are taking the success of their exclusive cobrand card partnership in Singapore of 13 years to… Read the full press release

Jet Airways and South African Airways announce code share agreement

2013-04-16 — / — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and the only airline with non-stop flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg, are pleased to announce a code share agreement enabling seamless connectivity between India and South Africa. The code share opens for Sale effective April… Read the full press release


2013-04-16 — / — The Classic Air Force visitor centre – which has seen more than 11,000 people through its doors since it opened at Easter – is getting set to host a collection of “far from standard” vintage cars on Sunday April 21. The new facility, which is located at Newquay Cornwall Airport, is playing… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines: Purchase More Legroom in Economy Class on Medium-Haul Flights

40 euros for a seat in the emergency exit row Simply book extra red|legroom during Web Check-in 2013-04-16 — / — Effective immediately, passengers can purchase additional legroom in the Economy Class on medium-haul flights of Austrian Airlines. Starting 36 hours before departure, customers can secure the coveted seats in the emergency exit row for 40… Read the full press release

Iberia cumple 50 años en Lima

El 16 de abril de 1963 salía de Madrid a las 10:30 el primer vuelo de Iberia con destino a Lima, a donde llegó a las 21:15 La compañía ha preparado una serie de actividades para celebrar su 50 aniversario, entre las que destacan diversas ofertas para volar entre Perú y Europa A partir del… Read the full press release


2013-04-16 — / — Christchurch Airport’s CEO Jim Boult is applauding the Government’s announcement of a funding boost for tourism over the next four years. Mr Boult says he’s delighted by the $158 million extra funding and has no doubt it will boost tourism. “Tourism is one of this country’s largest export industries, second only to… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport: Norwegian now flies directly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2013-04-16 — / — Norwegian is launching Fort Lauderdale, Florida as a new destination from Oslo Airport. The new route, which opens 30 November, is an important event for the airport and completely in line with its strategy of becoming a Scandinavian aviation hub. “This is a good day and an important event for Oslo Airport. The… Read the full press release

Air France launches new world exclusive “AF Press” App

2013-04-16 — / — Today, Air France launches its new world exclusive “AF Press” app, offering its French travel saver card users* equipped with an iPad the possibility to download free of charge a selection of magazines and newspapers onto their tablet. AN EXTENDED PRESS OFFER THANKS TO THE AF PRESS APP! Each year, Air France… Read the full press release

MGTO organizes mega Southeast-Asia trade familiarization visit to Macau

2013-04-16 — / — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) organized a familiarization group of nearly 100 Southeast-Asian travel agents coming from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to Macau for site inspections and business networking during April 14 – 17. The mega trade visit serves to further promote international visitor-source markets. During their stay in Macau, the travel… Read the full press release

IATA: Warren Jones Appointed Head of Cargo Network Service

Geneva, 2013-04-16 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Warren Jones as Head of Cargo Network Service (CNS), effective 24 April 2013. Jones, a US national, was previously the Aviation Development Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and has more than 15 years’ experience in aviation and cargo issues. He… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport invites public for a photo opportunity with Barclays Premiership, FA Community Shield Trophies

2013-04-16 — / — Members of the public are invited to George Best Belfast City Airport on Friday 19th April for a photograph opportunity with the Barclays Premiership Trophy and the FA Community Shield Trophy. The trophy tour, arranged by Brantwood Manchester City Supporters Club, will see the amazing silverware arrive at Belfast City Airport on… Read the full press release

Fouad Shafik appointed as new Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Industry veteran brings wealth experience in award winning 179-room Hotel on the Danube. 2013-04-16 — / —  Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest announces the appointment of Fouad Shafik to the role of Director of Marketing at the Hotel. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree from Arab Academy for Science & Technology in Hotel Management, Fouad Shafik started his career… Read the full press release

Dragonair launches new European-themed menu

HONG KONG, 2013-04-16 — / — Dragonair has launched a new European-themed menu that features authentic dishes inspired by the cuisines of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. First Class and Business Class passengers on selected Dragonair flights from Hong Kong to Beijing and Shanghai can now enjoy the dishes from this newly introduced menu through… Read the full press release

Strategic Partners airberlin and Etihad Airways will launch the first in a series of nationwide sales roadshows

Alignment of the full-flat Business Class product and service 239 destinations in 77 countries Enhanced synergies between the carriers 2013-04-16 — / — Today strategic partners airberlin and Etihad Airways will launch the first in a series of nationwide sales roadshows in Berlin. The events are targeted at German travel trade partners. Beyond the German capital,… Read the full press release

Oman Air Announces major growth of its inflight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity

2013-04-16 — / — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced major growth in uptake by passengers of its inflight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity. Between January 2012 and January 2013, the airline experienced a 130 per cent increase in internet package sales and a 180 percent increase in connectivity revenues…. Read the full press release

Marriott Responds to Boston Explosions

2013-04-16 — / — As a member of the Boston community, with eight Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in the immediate vicinity, we are saddened by the tragedy caused by the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible incident. At this time,… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Praises Senator Blunt for Legislation That Gives Federal Agencies Budget Flexibility, Helps Facilitate Travel Process

Washington, D.C., 2013-04-16 — / — The U.S. Travel Association today praised Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) for introducing the “Essential Services Act of 2013,” which would give federal agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection the flexibility to determine which employees are essential personnel as they manage sequester… Read the full press release

Gateway Airport — Fastest Growing U.S. Commercial Airport in 2012, and still growing!

MESA, Ariz., 2013-04-16 — / — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board of Directors authorized a contract with D.L. Withers Construction today to build an additional two gates and an additional outdoor courtyard at the Airport’s Charles L. Williams Passenger Terminal at a cost of $4,871,600. The additional gates will increase the total number of gates from… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority secures $100 million in bond financing

2013-04-16 — / — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) announced today the closing of a $100 million privately-placed bond issue with institutional investors across Canada. The bond issuance provides WAA with capital to, among other things, repay certain amounts owing under WAA’s bank credit facility with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, finance capital expenditures and… Read the full press release