JAL SKY SUITE 777 Ready for Launch on January 9, 2013

“Welcome! JAL New Sky” takes off with the launch of the newly-furnished 777-300ER TOKYO,  2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) will deploy the first JAL SKY SUITE 777 between Tokyo (Narita) and London Heathrow from January 9, 2013. Eligible customers can from today, select their preferred seats on flights operated with the JAL SKY SUITE… Read the full press release

Festive and New Year’s Celebrations at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Festive and New Year’s Celebrations at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Family dinners and stylish parties for a merry celebration Budapest, Hungary – 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Celebrate the festive season in Budapest, a city embraced by a holiday spirit with decorations and glittering Christmas illuminations. At Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, a series of exquisite dinners and parties has been planned for both young and old. The… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport continues to support communities in its vicinity

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) hosted its annual Corporate Social Investment event at the Granger Bay Hotel School yesterday, where eight organisations each received a portion of just under R2, 5m. The airport contributed roughly R1.1m with the remaining funds of the R2.5m being invested in various… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Offers “Access Washington” Package for Inauguration 2013

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Offers “Access Washington” Package for Inauguration 2013

Exclusive access to Inaugural perks and amenities usually reserved for celebrities, rock stars, and platinum rewards status 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the world watches, the President of the United States of America will take the country’s highest office this January following this oath: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of… Read the full press release

Horizon Air and its Pilots Tentatively Agree on Six-Year Contract Extension

SEATTLE — 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today they have reached tentative agreement to extend the current contract for the carrier’s 610 pilots for six years. “I’m very proud of both negotiating teams for crafting additional improvements to an already excellent existing agreement,” said Gene Hahn, Horizon Air’s… Read the full press release

Forget The Holiday Party Planning Headaches And Bring The Gang To The Second Annual “Best Holiday Party Ever!” At Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

This holiday season forget about the headaches of planning your office party and reserve your tickets to Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort's Best Holiday Party Ever. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Event to Feature Lavish Holiday Buffet, Door Prizes, Entertainment HONOLULU – 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — This holiday season forget about the headaches of planning your office party and reserve your tickets to Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort‘s Best Holiday Party Ever. Following on the heels of the successful inaugural gala in 2011,… Read the full press release

Children to travel for free on Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express - New exterior

Two children travel free with each paying adult New value ticket deals also announced for couples and groups 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow Express today announced that families and groups can travel for less today as it introduced new online deals between Heathrow and Paddington. The news comes as Heathrow is awarded its highest ever result… Read the full press release

MPs Vote for APD Review as Eight in Ten Agree APD May be Pricing People out of Flying

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA welcomes the outcome of a three hour debate in the House of Commons on the future structure and level of Air Passenger Duty [APD], which saw MPs vote in favour of the Treasury undertaking an economic assessment of the impacts of APD on the UK economy. The debate was brought about by… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific resumes services to New York

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it has resumed its New York service today and it plans to add capacity in the coming days to bring passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted to their destinations.  The airline will communicate details to its passengers once the arrangements are finalised. “Though we have resumed… Read the full press release

JAL Group Announces Consolidated Financial Results for First Half of Fiscal Year 2012

TOKYO, 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The JAL Group (JAL) announced today, the consolidated financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2012 (year ending March 31, 2013). During this reporting period of April 1 to September 30, 2012, risks from downward pressure on the economy caused by the European debt crisis, deflation, and recent territorial… Read the full press release

‘Tis Another Season at Four Seasons Hotel Houston: Want S’more?

Thursdays Happy Hour at the Pool Bar

Thursday Happy Hours with roast-your-own s’mores poolside returns beginning November 1 Houston, U.S.A. – 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was only a few weeks ago that Houston was seeing how many 100 degree days it would have without a break. Now, it’s almost November and the talk is winter holidays, seasonal drinks and even an open… Read the full press release

EMERGENCY SIMULATION AT BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November 2012 a major emergency will be simulated at Belfast City Airport involving the emergency services and other support agencies. The exercise will simulate a serious incident at the airport. This type of exercise is run on a regular basis and will happen alongside the… Read the full press release

Top Airport CEOs to speak at Airports Going Green Roundtable

CHICAGO, 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will kick-off on Sunday, November 4 with the Airport CEO Roundtable, open to all conference registrants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about airport sustainability vision from the highest level! Roundtable speakers include: Jeffrey Fegan, A.A.E., C.E.O., Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Mark Gale,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Announces Twice-Daily Service Between Seattle and Salt Lake City

Introductory one-way fares available for as low as $99* for travel through May 31, 2013 SEATTLE — 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines today announced new twice-daily service between Seattle and Salt Lake City. Year-round flights to the “Crossroads of the West” are scheduled to begin April 4, 2013, and are available for purchase today at www.alaskaair.com or… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific offers special discounts to senior citizens

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways is once again offering senior citizens in Hong Kong and Macau a special discount of 20 per cent on tickets to a number of popular destinations in celebration of Senior Citizens’ Day, which this year falls on 18 November. This is the 13th consecutive year for the airline to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports Third Quarter Adjusted Net Income of $25.2 million And Delivers on the Promise of Low Fares at $71.85 per Flight Segment Average

MIRAMAR, FLORIDA, 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported third quarter 2012 financial results. Net income, excluding special items, for the third quarter 2012 was $25.2 million, or $0.35 per diluted share1. GAAP net income for the third quarter 2012 was $30.9 million, or $0.43 per diluted share. Operating margin, excluding special items,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Service At San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport With $99 One-Way Fares, Bringing Customers More Value, Flights, And Destinations

Southwest Expands Footprint Beyond the 48 Contiguous States as the Carrier Continues to Integrate with AirTran Airways DALLAS, 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) now offers for sale nonstop service from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Orlando and Tampa Bay, for travel beginning on Sunday, April 14, 2013.  Beginning in April, Southwest will operate three… Read the full press release

airberlin celebrates 1,000,000 check-ins via its iPhone app

2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is delighted that a total of one million check-ins have now been made via its iPhone app. More than 500,000 passengers have already installed the airberlin iPhone app on their Smartphone. Daniel Haisch, Vice President e-commerce at airberlin, said: “We offer the option of online check-in via app from up to… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Industry to Add Nearly 100,000 Jobs By 2013

Domestic Leisure Travel to Increase to Record High for 2013 Washington, D.C., 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today projected increases in leisure, business and international inbound travel next year will enable the industry to add 98,800 American jobs by the end of 2013. Leisure travel is expected to rise 1.2 percent, business travel… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide firma acuerdo de gerenciamiento para desarrollo de Hilton Hotels & Resorts en Pilar, Argentina

Este quinto proyecto en Argentina de la compañía contará con acceso al Pilar Golf Club, uno de los mejores campos de golf y urbanización privada del país. MCLEAN, Va., 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Worldwide anunció que firmó un acuerdo de gerenciamiento con El Hotel Pilar S.A. para un hotel Hilton de 170 habitaciones a construirse en… Read the full press release

ABTA Opposes Extension of Consumer Rights Directive to Cover Package Travel and Timeshare Markets

2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA – the Travel Association today submitted its formal response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skill’s (BIS) Consultation on the Consumer Rights Directive. The Consultation focuses in particular on whether pre-ticked boxes for additional payments and premium rate consumer helpline numbers should be allowed. ABTA believes it is unfair to… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines significantly expanding services to Copenhagen

2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelling from Copenhagen to the growth markets and popular holiday destinations in South-East Asia and Australia will now become even easier. Singapore Airlines is increasing its non-stop flights from Copenhagen to Singapore from three to five per week. Copenhagen Airport’s position as the key transport hub of northern Europe will be strengthened,… Read the full press release

Automated runway surface condition reporting takes a big leap forward

2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — After months of testing, discussion, feedback, revision and finalization, Winnipeg Airports Authority, NAV CANADA and Team Eagle celebrated the successful ‘go-live’ of the much-anticipated automated runway surface condition reporting system ‘SNOWiz’. SNOWiz is an innovative web-based infrastructure capable of handling incoming electronic runway surface condition reports in common formats such as NOTAMJ… Read the full press release

RYANAIR EXTENDS SUCCESSFUL RESERVED SEATING TO 6 ROWS

ESERVE YOUR SEATS ON ALL RYANAIR ROUTES FROM JUST €10/£10 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (1 Nov) announced that it will extend its popular reserved seat service from 4 to 6 rows by adding rows 5 & 15 on all aircraft from today, which will allow even more passengers to… Read the full press release

Heathrow unveils new technology to make journeys better

Self Service Bag Drop

Innovative check-in technology to streamline passenger journeys was unveiled last night by Heathrow and Qantas in a joint trial at Terminal 3.   2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — The ‘self-service bag drop’ process enables passengers to check in at the kiosk, generate and attach their own bag tags before placing their luggage onto the automated bag drop… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Career takeoff for class of 2012

Heathrow Academy Graduation

2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow Airport is celebrating the Class of 2012, after holding its 7th annual Retail Academy graduation ceremony. The event brings together candidates who have completed retail or customer service apprenticeships at Heathrow with the employers that have help make the programme a success and so far this year 300 candidates have been placed… Read the full press release

Scottish airports call for immediate action on damaging aviation tax

2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Scotland’s largest airports have demanded the UK Government takes immediate action on air passenger duty (APD) following the publication of a report warning it could cost Scotland more than two million passengers per year by 2016. The managing directors of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports have come together to once again urge… Read the full press release

BidTravel Group and Travelport reach new strategic partnership agreement

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Africa’s largest travel group, BidTravel, has signed a new, strategic agreement with Travelport which will see its franchise businesses in Southern Africa continue to have access to the Galileo GDS platform as well as other extensive industry-leading technology emanating from the Travelport stable. BidTravel, which operates leading travel management company… Read the full press release

Custom Travel Solutions Designates Travelport as Primary Technology Partner

Atlanta, 2012-10-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces the details of a new long term agreement with Calgary-based Custom Travel Solutions, and the Associate member of the TSI Travel Network for Canada.   Through the agreement, Custom Travel Solutions has appointed Travelport as its primary technology provider for the… Read the full press release

Marriott International on Fast Track for Asia Growth, Expects to Double Number of Properties in Region by 2016

[Pictured: Ms. Sandra Ngan, Area Director of Human Resources, North China; Mr. Franco Io, Market Vice President, North China; Mr. Henry Lee, Senior Vice President, Greater China; Mr. Simon Cooper, President and Managing Director, Asia; Mr. Colin Lin, Senior Vice President, Hotel Development China; Mr. Lawrence Ng, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Greater China]

Growing pipeline of new hotels signals rapid growth. 2012-10-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced that it expects to more than double the size of its portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few years. With 132 hotels open in Asia today and a pipeline of signed and approved deals now… Read the full press release