UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum – Setting a common growth agenda for tourism and aviation

Madrid/Dubai, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The development of tourism in the Middle East is the prime example of how tourism and aviation can act together as drivers of growth. With the region as a background, Ministers of Tourism and aviation leaders will gather at the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum to set a common agenda for air transport and tourism that allows… Read the full press release


Campaign Kicks Off in Well-Established Car-Sharing Markets, Including New York City, Boston and Philadelphia ST. LOUIS, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise CarShare today announced the launch of an integrated marketing campaign that will bring together advertising, event sponsorships, street teams, public relations and social media efforts to introduce “the new standard in car sharing.” The multi-year marketing… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Upgrading its Aircraft With New Seats and Power Outlets

SEATTLE, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelers flying on Alaska Airlines starting this fall will enjoy new aircraft seats that feature a personal space-enhancing design and are equipped with power outlets. The airline is also nearing a decision on an enhanced inflight entertainment system that will allow customers to watch movies, television shows and other programming streamed… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Founder and Chairman Isadore Sharp will be honoured by The British Travel Industry Hall of Fame

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Founder and Chairman Isadore Sharp will be honoured by The British Travel Industry Hall of Fame at a special awards dinner on April 25, 2013 in London. The Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to “honour excellence and outstanding achievement in those who have played a significant part in creating and… Read the full press release

PATA’s Face of the Future 2013 award goes to Hotelier James Mabey

Bangkok, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr James Mabey is the recipient of the most prestigious honour for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific – the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future 2013 award. Mr Mabey is the Senior Director of Development for Marco Polo Hotels, based in Hong Kong. Mr Mabey is set… Read the full press release

Finalists announced in the 2013 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four pioneering sustainable travel schemes from the UK and Belgium have been selected as finalists in the 2013 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel. Each finalist is now one step closer to winning a share of the £30,000 prize fund, when the ultimate winners are announced on 20 June 2013. The Awards,… Read the full press release

Air France launches new service to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France is launching a new service to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia served with three weekly flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. This night-flight service will be operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with 246 seats, including 4 in Première, 48 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 170 in Economy, offering… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains is urging customers to Book now for May Day holiday train services

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virgin Trains is urging customers to make sure they have reserved seats for train travel over the May Day bank holiday weekend by booking their tickets as soon as possible.  This can be done on line by visiting virgintrains.com, phoning 0871 977 4222 or calling in at any Virgin Trains station where… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Launches food guide for May 1st long holidays

MGTO enforces coping measures for May 1st long holidays Launches food guide and sends mobile messages 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — In response to the upcoming May 1st long holidays, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has produced pamphlets as a food guide for visitors to obtain local restaurants’ operation information during the May 1st long holidays. The… Read the full press release

Gatwick calls for night flight quota limits to remain the same

Night flights are crucial for the economy in terms of tourism and trade Current night quota is key for creating new routes and passenger growth 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — London Gatwick has asked that its current night flight quota remains consistent for the next regime in its response to the Department for Transport’s Night Flying Restrictions… Read the full press release

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport Enterprise Zone becomes one of the largest planning free development areas in the UK

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport Enterprise Zone was today established as one of the largest planning free development areas in the UK, after it was awarded its second Local Development Order (LDO). The new LDO provides a simplified planning process and allows development on the Aerohub site without the need for planning permission,… Read the full press release

The Holiday Inn Resort® Brand Launches “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” Offer

Priority Club® Rewards members can earn up to $100 gift card for consecutive nights stays this spring ATLANTA, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Your next vacation escape is just a plane, train or automobile ride away, and the Holiday Inn Resort brand wants to help get you there. IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announced the Holiday Inn Resort® brand’s… Read the full press release

Fairmont expands sustainability efforts

Luxury brand expands its sustainability efforts to more effectively support its communities and achieve positive, long term change  2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — More than two decades after Fairmont Hotels & Resorts led the foray into environmental stewardship with the launch of its highly acclaimed and industry-leading Green Partnership program, the luxury hotel brand is again raising the bar… Read the full press release

Club Carlson to be the first hotel loyalty programme to commit to global carbon offsetting initiative

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Club CarlsonSM, the global loyalty programme for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announced today, Earth Day, that Club Carlson has become the first loyalty programme in the hospitality industry to commit to a global carbon offsetting initiative. Carlson Rezidor will offset meetings for all Club Carlson For Planners meetings and events across the… Read the full press release

Atmosphere resort brand coming to Maldives

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Atmosphere is an exciting, new “Indian Ocean resort brand”, promoted by the renowned Maldivian resort development & research group – Eon Resorts. Offering unique experiences rooted in their natural and cultural environment of the region, Atmosphere places guests‟ emotions firmly at its core, crafting perfectly balanced, enriching experiences that intuitively respond to… Read the full press release


2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Detailed market by market figures released today(1) show the increasing popularity of Britain from emerging tourism powerhouse China, a French inbound market which is stronger than ever and record spend figures from Australia, Canada and the UAE. In the year London hosted its third Olympics, Britain achieved solid overall results with a record… Read the full press release

India’s ace golfer, Gaganjeet Bhullar to promote Thailand’s Golf Tourism

New Delhi, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), New Delhi Office has appointed India’s ace golfer, 24-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar, as a Brand Ambassador for a campaign to promote Thailand as one of the most sought after golfing destinations. The campaign is part of a carefully-crafted strategy to attract upmarket Indian visitors to… Read the full press release

Metrolink passengers traveling to LAX no longer need to purchase a separate ticket to ride the LAX FlyAway® bus

Connection to FlyAway® bus has become even easier LOS ANGELES, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Metrolink passengers traveling to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) no longer need to purchase a separate ticket to ride the LAX FlyAway® bus starting today. Metrolink, in partnership with the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), has developed the option of adding the $7… Read the full press release

AAAE Calls on FAA to More Strategically Manage Controller Furloughs

Alexandria, VA, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — AAAE Gov President Todd Hauptli issued the following statement today on behalf of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in response to the wide-scale furloughing of air traffic controllers by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a result of sequestration and across-the-board budget cuts: “Sequestration was avoidable and so… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: Domestic tourism spend in England grew by 9 per cent in 2012

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitEngland has released figures showing that the trend to holiday at home is holding strong. The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey reveal that Britons took 104 million overnight trips in England last year; which is on par with 2011. Domestic tourism spend in England grew by 9 per cent… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards 2013 in the Maldives

Maldives to host World Travel Awards 2013 – Indian Ocean category 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Maldives…the sunny side of life” is proud to be hosting the World Travel Awards Regional Category on 12th May 2013 at Paradise Island Resort and Spa.  This is the first time a travel event of such high calibre is being hosted… Read the full press release

Power Recycling Weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Old Electronics at the Zoo Power Recycling Weekend presented by Ingram Micro is April 27-28 INDIANAPOLIS, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — With Earth Day just around the corner, the Indianapolis Zoo is inviting area residents to do something kind for Mother Earth by participating in Power Recycling Weekend presented by Ingram Micro. Electronic… Read the full press release

A year after the launch of PLANET 21, Accor plans to strengthen its leadership position in sustainable hospitality

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — After nearly 20 years of environmental commitment, last April 21, Accor again demonstrated its pioneering spirit when it launched PLANET 21. A year on, the group’s sustainable development program has won over customers and employees alike and modified behaviors. The first results, both environmental and societal, are already visible! “Here we are… Read the full press release

Al Fresco Dining this Summer At Mandarin Oriental’s European Properties

Hong Kong, 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental’s European hotels are ideal to visit this summer with a range spectacular gardens, terraces and rooftops with panoramic vistas or lush surroundings to complement the hotels’ innovative dining. The Terrace at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London: Dining with exceptional royal parkland views Overlooking the southern meadows of the… Read the full press release