Kempinski Hotels selected Nor1, Inc. to Provide its Data-Driven Upsell Solutions across the Brand Portfolio

Strategic Agreement to Enhance Guest Experience with Tailor-made Upgrade Options Geneva, 2013-05-31 — / — Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand, announced that it has selected Nor1, Inc., the technology leader in upsell solutions, to provide its data-driven upsell platform for the portfolio of 80 luxury properties. Since 1897, pioneering Kempinski Hotels have been on… Read the full press release

Experience Luxury At The Taj Grand Palaces With The ‘Royal Retreats’ Package

10 WAYS TO LIVE AND FEEL LIKE A MAHARAJA 2013-05-31 — / — The Taj Group of Hotels gives you an opportunity to experience bespoke hospitality fit for royalty with the ‘Royal Retreats’ package this summer. Stay at some of the most enchanting and resplendent palaces in India and immerse yourself in grandeur; Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur that… Read the full press release

Maurizio Gibillini Joins Dusit Thani Manila as Tosca’s new Italian Chef

2013-05-31 — / — Dusit Thani Manila opens its doors to Maurizio Gibillini, Tosca’s new Italian Chef. Chef Maurizio exudes the aura of a passionate chef and businessman, stemming from his extensive experiences in the culinary arts and management of Italian restaurants worldwide. Born in Milan, Italy, Chef Maurizio’s foray into the culinary world began with… Read the full press release

IHG Partners with IIMT, Expands Existing IHG Academy Programme Across India

Delhi, India, 2013-05-31 — / — InterContinental Hotels Group IHG today announced a formal partnership with the Institute for International Management and Technology (IIMT) which expands IHG’s existing IHG Academy programme across India. India’s workforce, those between 15 and 64, is expected to rise to 67 percent in 2020 and the challenge is to turn those people into… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to Order Aircraft Worth of US$17 Billion From Airbus & Boeing

2013-05-31 — / — Singapore Airlines has agreed to order 30 more Airbus A350-900s and 30 Boeing 787-10Xs in deals valued at more than US$17 billion. The agreement with Airbus comprises 30 firm-ordered A350-900s for delivery from the 2016/17 financial year, plus options for 20 more. The options may be converted into firm orders for larger… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Celebrates the Opening of its Newest Concessions Locations

A unique link ties together the Atlanta Braves All Star Bar and Grill, Goldberg’s Café and The New York Times Bookstore ATLANTA, 2013-05-31 — / — You don’t have to be a sports fan or an avid reader to enjoy the two newest concessions locations now open at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Aviation officials celebrated the Atlanta… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Receives the Sixth of the ten ordered Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior on May 31, 2013

2013-05-31 — / — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has received a brand new next generation Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior on May 31, 2013. The addition of this aircraft will bring the number of the total fleet to 58. “Ethiopian Airlines has always been committed to… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels Opens New 10,000 sq. ft. Innovation Lab in Maryland

2013-05-31 — / — Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), today announced the opening of a new 10,000 square foot Innovation Lab located beneath the company’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. The Innovation Lab offers rapid prototyping with instant feedback capabilities, bird’s eye views from Internet-enabled cameras, and multiple avenues for customer participation. Located… Read the full press release

The Cathay Pacific Group Raised HK$2 million to Support UNICEF’s relief efforts in Sichuan Province

2013-05-31 — / — The Cathay Pacific Group today announced that it has raised HK$2 million through a corporate-wide appeal that will go to support UNICEF’s relief efforts in Ya’an, Sichuan in Mainland China, where an earthquake on 20 April took a devastating toll. The donation includes around HK$850,000 contributed by Hong Kong and overseas staff… Read the full press release

Heathrow to Propose Significant Increase in Noise Fines

Heathrow publishes commitments on noise reduction measures Airlines to be ranked on noise performance New noise insulation scheme being piloted 2013-05-31 — / — Heathrow today publishes ‘A quieter Heathrow’, a report setting out Heathrow’s commitments to reducing aircraft noise while safeguarding the UK’s connectivity. In the report, Heathrow makes a range of new commitments on… Read the full press release

London Hilton on Park Lane Creates a Coronation Afternoon Tea

LONDON, 2013-05-31 — / — Guests can raise a toast to The Queen’s Coronation, celebrating 60 years since she was officially crowned Queen of the Commonwealth, with a regal Coronation Afternoon Tea at London Hilton on Park Lane. Located on Park Lane and overlooking Hyde Park, the landmark hotel is only a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace,… Read the full press release

Global Relaunch of Thailand Elite Card in June

Bangkok, 2013-05-30 — / — Directors of the Tourism Authority of Thailand offices and TAT marketing representatives in Russia and the Asia-Pacific convened here today to discuss ways to expand the number of subscribers to the membership privilege scheme known as the Thailand Elite Card. The meeting, called by Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, Winner of Rezidor’s Energy Saving Initiative Think Planet

2013-05-30 — / — The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town in South Africa is Rezidor’s most energy efficient property across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The property is the winner of Rezidor’s energy saving initiative Think Planet. In recognition of the hotel’s stellar performance, all 230 employees have received a bicycle on the occasion… Read the full press release

Wingate by Wyndham Delivers Special Uber Offer to NYC Conference Goers

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2013-05-30 — / — Fighting for a cab in an unfamiliar, bustling city can often be daunting. Wingate by Wyndham® is making that job easier for those attending the 35th Annual New York University (NYU) International Hospitality Investment Conference in New York City next week with a $20 discount on their first ride with on-demand… Read the full press release

EVEN™ Hotels, IHG’s Holistic Wellness Hotel Brand, Expands Options for Manhattan Travelers

ATLANTA, 2013-05-30 — / — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)]today announces the signing of the second EVEN™ Hotels property in New York City, with an ownership group led by Frank Chan and Lance Steinberg. The IHG managed hotel will be located at 321 West 35th Street in midtown Manhattan. The hotel will be a new build… Read the full press release

Beth Hotze to Lead Oakwood Worldwide’s Dedicated Sales and Service Team

LOS ANGELES, 2013-05-30 — / — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Hotze as the company’s director of sales for its relocation business. In this role, she will be responsible for driving market sales strategy while establishing and maintaining key relationships with relocation… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s First Long-Haul Flight Departed For New York’s JKF Airport

2013-05-30 — / — Norwegian’s first long-haul flight took off from Oslo Airport Gardermoen Thursday afternoon, bound for New York’s JKF airport. “The launch of our intercontinental routes is an important milestone in Norwegian’s history. Our goal is that even more passengers should afford to fly – also to other continents,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos…. Read the full press release

Kenya Airways to Introduce 3 Additional Flights to Eldoret

Kenya Airways increases frequency of flights to Eldoret. Nairobi, 2013-05-30 — / — National carrier, Kenya Airways, has announced an increase in the frequency of flights to the city of Eldoret to meet increased seasonal demand on the route. From June 2, 2013, the airline will introduce three additional flights on the route every week – on… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announce the opening of HYATT house Minot

130-room Hyatt House location marks North Dakota’s first Hyatt-branded hotel Minot, ND, 2013-05-30 — / — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announce the opening of HYATT house Minot, North Dakota’s first Hyatt-branded hotel. On top of Minot’s North Hill, HYATT house Minot overlooks the Magic City and offers the conveniences of hotel living with the… Read the full press release

Brand USA Continues To Build A Solid Team, Filling Key Positions With Industry Experts

Washington, DC, SEATTLE, 2013-05-30 — / — Brand USA, the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to increasing international visitation to the United States through cooperative marketing and promotional efforts continues to build a solid team, filling key positions with industry experts. “We have assembled an extremely talented group of professionals to help drive Brand USA through the next… Read the full press release

Inspirational Keynote Addresses By Pico Iyer and Zita Cobb at first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit

SEATTLE, 2013-05-30 — / — Just-released, high-impact, inspirational keynote addresses at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) on the continent of Africa, in Namibia, October 26 – 31, 2013. Keynotes include world-renowned writer and philosopher, Pico Iyer, and visionary investor and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb, who along with other luminaries, will infuse the Summit’s theme, “Imagine. Inspire. Invest.” with… Read the full press release

Aviation Leaders Gather in Cape Town for the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit

Cape Town, 2013-05-30 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that some 700 aviation leaders are gathering in Cape Town, South Africa for the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. From 2-4 June 2013 Cape Town will be the global capital of commercial aviation as the industry discusses… Read the full press release

7 Days of ART officially kicks off summer in ART Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Highlighting local food and beverage dining, the annual seasonal dinner menus add complimentary food and wine tastings. 2013-05-30 — / — Now in its fourth year, the 7 Days of ART officially kicks off summer in ART Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. The special dinner menus highlight a different food and beverage experience each night in the restaurant, from Monday’s Sips… Read the full press release

Ryanair, City Sightseeing Launch New Partnership

2013-05-30 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (30 May) launched a new partnership with City Sightseeing, the world’s number one open-top tour operator, offering Ryanair passengers the chance to pre-purchase tour bus tickets for over 40 cities across Europe. Ryanair passengers can buy City Sightseeing tickets both when booking flights on… Read the full press release

Virginia Promotes Outdoor Month With Travel Sweepstakes, Backpack Giveaways, Travel Deals, Packages, And More

RICHMOND Va., 2013-05-30 — / — June Great Outdoors Month is a time when America celebrates shared natural resources and benefits that outdoor recreation and active lifestyles provide. From the coastal serenity of the Eastern Shore to the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty for outdoor lovers to… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels & Resorts teams up with Mamas & Papas to create an unforgettable Baby Shower experience

Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Mamas & Papas celebrate the Royal Baby with exclusive Baby Shower Suite LONDON, 2013-05-30 — / — To celebrate the birth of the future Prince or Princess, Marriott Hotels & Resorts has teamed up with Mamas & Papas to create an unforgettable Baby Shower experience.  The Royal Baby Shower Suite, which… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports Company Implements eProcurement Technology System

Partnership with Tejari aims to advance procurement functionality  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013-05-29 — / — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today announced a five year contract with Tejari to implement eProcurement technology across all contracting and supply management systems. ADAC will use the technology to enhance buyer and supplier interaction throughout the organization. The contract… Read the full press release

Lufthansa set to change its take-off procedure for all departures outside Germany, implementing worldwide standards

• From 1 June, 1000-foot acceleration outside Germany • New take-off procedure reduces CO2 emissions and fuel consumption • Transparent measurement procedure planned at Frankfurt Airport prior to introduction in Germany 2013-05-29 — / — Lufthansa is set to change its take-off procedure for all departures outside Germany, thereby implementing worldwide standards. As of 1 June… Read the full press release

Tourism trading floor at CTC’s major annual international marketplace yields millions of dollars for Canadian tourism industry

2013-05-29 — / — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has taken down the banners and folded away the tables at the Ottawa Convention Centre, marking the close of another highly successful edition of Rendez-vous Canada (RVC). The premier annual marketplace for the Canadian tourism industry took place May 12-15 in Ottawa,ON. Attendees drew inspiration from the Canadian experiences around them in the… Read the full press release

Gabrielle Aplin and Clean Bandit the Latest to Join the List of Performers for Jersey Live 2013

2013-05-29 — / — Jersey Live Festival returns this summer, supported for the 8th year by headline sponsors JT, for its 10th anniversary event. The past decade has seen huge names including The Prodigy, Kasabian and Snow Patrol perform at Jersey Live, but the 10,000 capacity festival has also had a track record of showcasing young… Read the full press release