Norwegian Air Shuttle to establish a new London base at Gatwick

One of Europe’s fastest growing airlines chooses Gatwick to expand its UK operations Gatwick rivaling Heathrow for business traffic to key Northern European business markets – Oslo and Stockholm 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines – has announced it is to establish a new base in London at Gatwick Airport… Read the full press release

Bagpipe welcome for new Aberdeen flight

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers on the first bmi regional service from Aberdeen were met by a band of bagpipes as they disembarked at Bristol Airport. The airline has launched a twice daily direct jet service linking the South West with the Scottish city – one of the first new routes announced following bmi regional’s acquisition… Read the full press release

Hurricane Sandy forces SAA to cancel flights to and from the US

Johannesburg, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) wishes to advise its customers that due to adverse weather conditions associated with “Hurricane Sandy”, it has taken a decision to cancel its flight operations into and out of New York and Washington in the United States (US). The flights that are affected are the following: New… Read the full press release

Your Airline in the world of Web 2.0: at airberlin it’s the passengers who decide what’s on

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin passengers can now help compile the entertainment programme on long-haul flights at facebook.com/airberlin. Until 29th October the airline’s fans on Facebook can opt for one of the following three film trilogies: The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather or Batman. From January 2013 the trilogy with the most votes will be… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld on 1 February 2013

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines will become a full member of oneworld® with effect from Friday 1 February 2013, adding one of commercial aviation’s most frequent award winners to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. The national airline of Malaysia received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Qantas, which is sponsoring its… Read the full press release

A Countryside Christmas at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, England

Manor House in the snow

Leave the stress of everyday life behind and cocoon in the warmth of an 11th century English estate, on land where Henry VIII first met Catherine of Aragon Hampshire, England – 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — For a festive season with a difference, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire promises an escape from the regular routine and a special Christmas celebration among… Read the full press release

LOT Polish Airlines Announcement concerning Hurricane Sandy

Warsaw, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — LOT Polish Airlines inform that due to Hurricane Sandy todays flights LO 6/7 on the Warsaw – New York – Warsaw route has been canceled. If the weather situation in the U.S. will not improve also tomorrows flights, 30th October, from Warsaw to New York LO 6 and return flight LO… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific New York flights affected by Hurricane Sandy Passengers advised to check latest flight information

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that the following flights on Monday (29 October) have been cancelled due to the expected major disruption at the John F Kennedy International Airport caused by Hurricane Sandy. Flight No. Route Flight Schedule CX830 Hong Kong to New York 09:35 (29 October) CX831 New York to Hong Kong… Read the full press release

Experience a bird’s eye view of Cologne’s New Year’s Eve firework display with airberlin

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Once again this year, airberlin and the travel company DERPART are offering a very special climax to the New Year’s celebrations, bringing in 2013 with their hour-long flight over Cologne. The Boeing 737-700 will circle over Cologne several times, providing passengers with a spectacular view of the New Year’s Eve firework display,… Read the full press release

Philadelphia Welcomes Lori Andrews, Leading Expert On Fast-Changing Landscapes Of Health, Law And Social Media

Philadelphia, PA, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau(PCVB), will host an invitation-only event to connect life sciences and hospitality professionals with guest speaker Lori Andrews, JD, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology…. Read the full press release

Global Diversity Specialist Nicole Johnson-Reece To Join Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau As Executive Director, Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a nationwide search, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB) today announced Nicole Johnson-Reece as the new executive director of the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the PCVB responsible for increasing Philadelphia’s share of the multicultural meetings, conventions and tourism markets. “Nicole possesses stellar leadership… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Announces Record Profitability, Fiscal 2012 Highlights and Updated Sustainability Report

ST. LOUIS, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings – which owns and operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car – provided highlights of its 2012 fiscal year, including an updated Corporate Sustainability Report.  Generating $13.5 billion in revenue during fiscal year 2012, Enterprise Holdings achieved record revenue and profitability for the third… Read the full press release

Celebrate Halloween 2012 In San Francisco With A Trick Or Treat Upon Check-In At Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Calling all superheroes, vampires and princesses! Trick or treat for ghostly goods upon check-in at Hilton San Francisco Financial District October 27-31, 2012. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

SAN FRANCISCO – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Calling all superheroes, vampires and princesses! Trick or treat for ghostly goods upon check-in at Hilton San Francisco Financial District October 27-31, 2012. Hotel guests may choose from a variety of treats such as Hilton HHonors points, food and beverage discounts, complimentary movie and candy. Guests arriving in costume… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn Opens in Beeville

70-room property brings Hamptonality to Texas BEEVILLE, Texas – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 70-room Hampton Inn Beeville located at 301 South Hall Street. “Hampton combines quality,… Read the full press release

Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service

Pumpkins for the animals, kid-friendly programs inside Zoomazium, trick-or-treating, and a variety of festive fall activities are in store for Woodland Park Zoo’s popular Pumpkin Bash, Saturday-Sunday October 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Photo Credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

WHAT 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service commences with pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating for kids, and festive entertainment for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s popular fall festival. Pumpkin Bash celebrates fall with a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, elephants, birds, bears and more crunch, smash or… Read the full press release

FirstGroup’s Shared Services Achieves Investors In People Bronze Status

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Staff at First Shared Services (FSS), the financial processing centre for Aberdeen based FirstGroup, were celebrating this month.  Not only were they re-accredited with the celebrated Investors in People (IIP) status, but they were also awarded the IIP Bronze standard. FSS Controller Richard Emslie said: “We firmly believe that our people are… Read the full press release

PHOTO RELEASE: FEMALE DAMA GAZELLE BORN AT THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Last month, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the birth of its sprightly male dama gazelle calf, born Sept. 4 to mother Fahima. Five weeks later, three-year-old Zafirah gave birth to a female calf in the early morning Oct. 13, bringing the Zoo’s dama gazelle herd to seven individuals. Raul, an eight-year-old male, sired both… Read the full press release

TAJ HOTELS, RESORTS AND PALACES WINS TRAVEL + LEISURE 2012 GLOBAL VISION AWARD

MUMBAI, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Taj brand has long been a leader in environmental conservation, cultural preservation and community building, and is now recognized by Travel + Leisure (T+L) as a Global Vision Award winner. Taj trains more than 2,000 underprivileged youths in hospitality sectors such as housekeeping and restaurant service and has spent $2.3… Read the full press release

Tourism Industry to lead Ontario Tourism Summit

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) today announced that responsibility for leading the organization and delivery of the annual Ontario Tourism Summit has been given to the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). This change becomes effective for the 2013 conference. As the umbrella organization for the Ontario tourism industry, TIAO assumes leadership of… Read the full press release

Make This a Christmas and New Year to Remember at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Make This a Christmas and New Year to Remember at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Right in the heart of Mayfair, across from Hyde Park and just moments away from the bright lights of theatre land and all the Christmas shops, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is the perfect setting for a winter getaway London at Park Lane, England – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Celebrate with family and friends this… Read the full press release

Steigenberger comes out on top in the 2012 German Service Champions rankings

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frankfurt-based Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts have emerged as the overall winner out of 1,256 companies evaluated in the 2012 Service Champions rankings for all branches in Germany. Current service values for in excess of 150 companies in the tourism segment had already been surveyed in June 2012, when Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHT BW 300 RETURNS TO PIARCO

Port-of-Spain, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines confirms that flight BW300, bound for Caracas with four crew and forty-four passengers, returned to Piarco, when a section of exterior paneling was observed to have become detached on liftoff at 6.49am today October 26th. The aircraft, an ATR72, landed at 7.15am without incident. The passengers and crew deplaned and… Read the full press release

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

GERING, NEB., 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryan Sidwell of Columbus, Neb., is the grand-prize winner in the 2012 Nebraska Passport program. Sidwell will receive an Apple® iPad™ valued at $800, in addition to prizes he earned while participating in the program. The Passport program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa launching new route from Munich to Vancouver

From May 2013 daily flights to British Columbia 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is expanding its long-haul services from its Munich hub and next year, for the first time, will offer a non-stop flight from Munich to Vancouver. From 16 May 2013, the new route to the largest city in British Columbia will be served daily… Read the full press release

DoubleTree by Hilton and the New Tropicana Las Vegas Announce Strategic Partnership

DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the Las Vegas Strip after an almost 14-year absence. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

Agreement Puts Hilton Worldwide Back on the Vegas Strip for the First Time in Almost 14 Years MCLEAN, Va., LAS VEGAS – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the… Read the full press release

Dickey’s Now Serving Mouthwatering Pit Smoked Barbecue in Kenosha

Dickey’s Now Serving Mouthwatering Pit Smoked Barbecue in Kenosha

Kenosha, WI, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — New franchise owner Bill Zimmerman is excited to be bringing authentic pit-smoked barbecue to Kenosha this fall. On Thursday, October 25 the new location will open at 11 a.m. and the first 100 customers will receive a free Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwich. “I am excited about bringing something new… Read the full press release

Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a new flight simulator for the training of its pilots

Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a new flight simulator for the training of its pilots

After 20 years the Airline recovers the ability to train its pilots in their Country 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aerolineas Argentinas launched a second FFS (Full Flight Simulator) at its training centre in the industrial sector of Ezeiza. It is an FFS level “D” certified by the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), for training and teaching… Read the full press release

Gana miles de Avios jugando con Iberia a “Instant Flight”

La compañía recompensa a sus seguidores con 60 premios de 5.000 Avios cada uno, y un premio de 120.000. Iberia espera, con este divertido y sencillo juego, superar los 300.000 fans. Madrid, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia acaba de poner en marcha un nuevo juego para que participen los fans de su perfil en Facebook (www.facebook.com/Iberia)…. Read the full press release

ITALIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY BREAKS UP THE LAST GREAT MONOPOLY ROUTE IN EUROPEAN AVIATION EASYJET AWARDED THE RIGHTS TO FLY BETWEEN MILAN-LINATE AND ROME-FIUMICINO

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, Italy’s third largest airline, has today been awarded the rights to fly between Milan Linate airport and Rome Fiumicino airport in a landmark decision by the Italian competition authority (AGCM). As a result, easyJet will launch flights from early 2013 operating Airbus A319s on five services a day between the two… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

Hike the Inca Trail in Cusco, Peru 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the JW Marriott Cusco grand opening, guests can take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to hike the Inca Trail and explore the beautiful Machu Picchu.  Located at the historical Cusco City Center and surrounded by the main Peruvian archaeological sites,… Read the full press release