Raffles Praslin Seychelles newlyweds “tree of love” program celebrates one year

25 newlyweds planted their “tree of love” at the resort over the past 12 months  From June, couples will receive a photograph of their tree on their first anniversary 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Couples who celebrated their wedding at the romantic Raffles Praslin Seychelles 12 months ago will soon receive a photograph of their “tree of… Read the full press release

Annual Medical Tourism Fam Trip Thailand 13-18 August, 2013

Bangkok, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — High-end Chinese health and wellness visitors are to be the primary niche-market focus of the annual Medical Tourism Fam Trip to be organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai Spa Association between 13-18 August, 2013. More than 80 registrations from all over the world have been received… Read the full press release

The world’s largest hotel company Wyndham Hotel Group opened its first hotel in Ecuador

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today celebrated its continued expansion in Latin America with the addition of the 179-room Wyndham Guayaquil in Ecuador, marking the introduction of the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand in the South American country. The newly… Read the full press release

Dusit Thani Manila Hotel reports on its recycling projects and initiatives

Makati, Philippines, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — In its commitment to help save Mother Earth, Dusit Thani Manila has gone full blast in its comprehensive waste reduction program to conserve natural resources, protect the environment and help livelihood programs of our neighboring communities. RECYLE, REUSE, REDUCE Dusit Thani Manila collects used soda aluminum cans and plastic bottles which are gathered… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner landed at Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL)

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner touched down at Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) on Sunday morning. See pictures from the landing and arrival here. “It’s fantastic that we have taken delivery of ourvery first Dreamliner and that it can finally enter into service,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. Director of Flight Operations Norwegian Long Haul,… Read the full press release

India’s premier international airline Jet Airways and HDFC Bank launched India’s first Premium Debit card

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has enhanced its partnership with HDFC Bank, the country’s second largest private sector bank, by launching India’s first Premium Debit card, the ‘JetPrivilege-HDFC Bank World Debit Card’. The feature-rich debit card will allow users to earn JPMiles on all daily purchases in stores or online, in… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines survey finds Greece, Spain and USA preferred destinations for Austrians

Greece, Spain and USA preferred destinations Not just about sun and sand: culture main motive for travelling 37% of all Austrians already ‘fly’ abroad on holiday 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Crises may come and go. But Greece remains the destination of choice for Mr and Mrs ‘Average Austrian’. In a survey carried out recently, around one-in-eight… Read the full press release

KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman awarded royal decoration by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — In her speech, State Secretary Mansveld remarked on Mr Hartman’s passion, saying: “This is what they mean when they say that someone has a ‘blue heart’, with kerosene running through his veins.” The state secretary went on acknowledge the role Mr Hartman had played in the merger between Air France and KLM,… Read the full press release

IATA study supported by analysis from McKinsey finds airlines Will be challenged to meet forecast demand growth

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for new thinking on the relationships between partners in the air transport value chain in order to attract the $4-5 trillion that will be needed over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for aviation-enabled connectivity. The call came in an IATA study… Read the full press release

Swissport update on Spanish airports strikes

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport Spain condemns coercion and sabotage allegedly carried out by union militants in Barcelona’s El Prat airport, aimed at intimidating the company´s personnel, which is working in accordance with the minimum services decreed by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. Swissport demands that the unions CCOO, UGT and USO act with… Read the full press release

Finnair to join British Airways and Japan Airlines in their joint business on flights between Europe and Japan

TOKYO, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first step has been taken to enable Finnair to join British Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) in their successful joint business on flights between Europe and Japan. The three airlines intend to cooperate commercially by sharing revenue and by coordinating flight schedules and fares in order to offer greater benefits to… Read the full press release

Hristo Shterionov appointed Sofia Airport Executive Director

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hristo Shterionov is the new Executive Director of “Sofia Airport” EAD. On 26 June 2013 (Wednesday), he was appointed by Danaill Papazov, the Minister of Transport, at the position occupied by Veselin Peikov until then. Hristo Shterionov was born on 7 July 1963. In 1986, he completed a full higher education course at Higher Military Air Force School “G. Benkovski “in Dolna Mitropoliya, specializing in Aircraft Maintenance and Exploitation Engineering –… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to sponsor FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013

Tour Takes Football Stars To Fans In Bangkok And Kuala Lumpur For Friendly Matches Airline To Offer Barça Fans A Chance Win Match Tickets And Meet The Players Doha, QATAR, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Let the games begin! Qatar Airways has been named the official title sponsor of the FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013 to be held… Read the full press release

Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative report announced on June 27 in Chicago

CHICAGO, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino joined with leaders from United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP and Clean Energy Trust on June 27 in Chicago to announce the release of a new report by the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI). With the findings and recommendations in the MASBI report, the commercial aviation industry has a… Read the full press release

Aegean Airlines won Best Regional Airline in Europe at this year’s World Airline Awards at Paris Air Show

Kifissia, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aegean Airlines, a Star Alliance member, is a winner in the 2013 World Airline Awards held at the Paris Air Show on 18 June 2013, scooping the award for the Best Regional Airline in Europe. AEGEAN voted by passengers for the 3rd consecutive year the “Best Regional Airline in Europe”. The Survey… Read the full press release

Ryanair statement on UK Competition Commission timetable extension for its investigation into Ryanair’s minority stake in Aer Lingus

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (26th June) noted that the UK Competition Commission has extended the timetable for its investigation into Ryanair’s 6 ½ year old minority shareholding in Aer Lingus from 11th July to 5th September, an extension of 8 weeks. Ryanair believes this extension has been caused by the UKCC’s… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand partner over co-operative marketing initiatives

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia and New Zealand’s national carrier Air New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see more than A$6 million invested in joint marketing activity over a three year period to promote tourism to Australia in key overseas markets. Under the agreement the two parties will each contribute… Read the full press release

Singapore Changi Airport reports it handled 4.28 million passengers in May 2013

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.28 million passenger movements in May 2013, a growth of 4.7% compared to the same period in 2012.  Flight movements increased by 5.4% to 28,500.  During the month, 147,600 tonnes of cargo were handled at Changi, 3.5% less than a year ago. The growth in passenger traffic was… Read the full press release

Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 celebrates 10th birthday, 225 million passengers handled

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — At a celebration yesterday (05/16/13), Munich Airport and Lufthansa, along with their joint subsidiary, the Terminal 2 Operating Company, gathered 150 guests to mark the upcoming 10th anniversary of the launch of operations of the terminal building. Terminal 2 – jointly planned, financed and operated by FMG and Lufthansa – was officially… Read the full press release

Hilton London Canary Wharf And Hilton London Tower Bridge Celebrate The British Weather With A Seasonal Conferencing Menu

LONDON, 2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the characteristically unpredictable British weather, Hilton London Canary Wharf and Hilton London Tower Bridge have created the Conference All Seasons package to reflect the traditional passing of the seasons. Starting in June, with the Summer Time offering, the conference and events menu will change every three months to incorporate favourite ingredients from each… Read the full press release