Baby giraffe born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle

SEATTLE, 2013-08-13— / — The tallest baby in Seattle made its appearance last night, August 6 at 7:03, when 6-year-old Olivia, a Rothschild’s giraffe, gave birth at Woodland Park Zoo. The calf, whose sex has not yet been determined, was born to the first-time mom in the giraffe barn at the zoo’s award-winning African Savanna under the… Read the full press release

Estonian Air announced it carried 326 064 passengers for the period January – July 2013

2013-08-13— / — From January to July Estonian Air carried altogether 326 064 passengers, out of which 322 154 on regular flights. In July Estonian Air carried 50 806 passengers, out of which 50 267 on regular flights. “Comparing to 2012, the year of enlargement of the operations, we are planning to carry less passengers by… Read the full press release

Golden Week celebration accommodation packages at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong for its 50th anniversary this year

Hong Kong, 2013-08-13— / — With Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong celebrating its Golden Anniversary throughout 2013, the hotel offers the perfect location in which to celebrate Golden Week in October 2013. Guests can indulge in a host of promotions from the exclusive Golden Celebration accommodation package to a series of golden spa treatments, as part of the hotel’s… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Navigator iPad app won the prestigious Communication Design 2013 competition Red Dot Award

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2013-08-13— / — The Star Alliance Navigator app for the iPad has received the prestigious Red Dot at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013 competition, one of the largest and most acclaimed international design contests. The judges based their decision on the fact that the Navigator app for the iPad sets a new industry… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou launched two exclusive packages for the 114th China Import and Export Fair

Hong Kong, 2013-08-13— / — Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou which opened earlier this year, fuses stylish, chic modernity with traditional elements of the Orient, and offers the most spacious accommodation in the city. In conjunction with the 114th China Import and Export Fair, the hotel is offering two exclusive packages – the Ultimate Canton Fair and a Canton Fair Plus package. Ideally… Read the full press release

Update on Mara Serena Safari Lodge refurbishment program

2013-08-13— / — A new dawn at Mara Serena Safari Lodge We are pleased to inform you of the progress to date of Mara Serena Safari Lodge refurbishment program. The new facilities that are now operational include: New reception. New bar lounge. New arrival lobby area which leads to a terrace that has sweeping views of… Read the full press release

Chengdu’s scheduled international air seat capacity grown with 40 percent per year in 2009 – 2012

2013-08-13— / — New Markets: Key Facts on Air Connectivity – Chengdu Chengdu’s scheduled international air seat capacity – both inbound and outbound – has increased remarkably with annual growth rate of 40 percent per annum during 2009 and 2012. Both Inbound and outbound seats are expected to rise to 1.8 million at the end of… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport reports 18.9% increase of its East Asia traffic in July 2013

2013-08-13— / — Heathrow saw 6.9 million passengers in July, a 5.5% increase on July 2012. The growth is largely attributable to lower traffic in July last year as a result of the timing of the London Olympics. Load factors continued to be high at the same time as average aircraft size maintained its recent upward… Read the full press release

The University of York and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo to display captive Homo sapiens at North Yorkshire zoo

2013-08-13— / — For one week, the two male and two female humans will be on public display in a special enclosure at the North Yorkshire zoo. Feeding will take place at 1pm each day, while an education officer will provide insights into some of the interesting habits of the last surviving species of the Homogenus during… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet: Australia has 58 of the world’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures

2013-08-13— / — Global travel authority Lonely Planet says Australia has 58 of the world’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures. Published this month, Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures features 100 “Top 10 Lists” that bring together the world’s most captivating activities and inspirational challenges. Fifty-eight Australian adventures spanning the continent are included in the book’s collection of thrilling travel ideas.  The following is a breakdown by state and… Read the full press release

Canadian Tourism Commission rolled out “Aurora Kingdom, Canada” online campaign to position Canada as the No. 1 aurora borealis viewing destination in the world

2013-08-13— / — Awesome! There’s no better word to describe the aurora borealis and there are no bigger fans of this marvel of Canada’s North than Japanese travellers. To capitalize on the deep devotion of this army of cold-weather adventurers, the Japan office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has launched a new campaign highlighting Canada’s status as the world’s top destination… Read the full press release

Ryanair donates to the Men’s Sheds Association from the sale of Ryanair’s “Fly to Win” scratchcards

2013-08-13— / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline (ULCC), today (8 Aug) made a €5,000 donation to the Men’s Sheds Association, from the sale of Ryanair’s “Fly to Win” scratchcards. The Men’s Sheds Association promotes social interaction and well-being of Irish men and there are 135 “sheds” spread across Ireland. Ryanair’s scratchcards are very popular… Read the full press release