InterContinental Hotels Group Third Quarter Results to 30 September 2012

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Solid third quarter performance Financial summary1 2012 2011 Actual % Change YoY CER2 CER & ex. LDs3 Revenue $473m $467m 1% 3% 4% Operating profit $167m $153m 9% 9% 14% Total adjusted EPS 40.6¢ 36.2¢ 12% Total basic EPS4 59.8¢ 61.4¢ (3)% Net debt $472m $644m 1 All figures are before exceptional items… Read the full press release

Huge Chinese Incentive Group to Convene in Thailand in November

Bangkok, 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — More than 10,000 employees of leading Chinese health food supplement company Pro-Health are to be in Thailand between 4-20 November as part of their incentive award for meeting sales targets. The award-winners, who will split their annual conference and associated events between Bangkok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Pattaya, are the… Read the full press release

Revinate Goes Global

Revinate Goes Global with Increased Language Support and Regional Offices to Answer Growing Worldwide Demand for Online Reputation and Social Media Management Revinate Adds 12 of the World’s Most Common Languages to Upgraded Platform; New Release Supports Growing International Customer Base Featuring Top Global Brands in 120 Countries San Francisco, Calif.—2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Revinate, the new… Read the full press release

ENJOY THANKSGIVING FEAST AT THE PARK OR TAKE HOME A CLASSIC THANKSGIVING DINNER

WHY COOK WHEN MRS. KNOTT’S CAN DO THE COOKING Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast at the Park or Take It Home BUENA PARK, Calif. – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Why spend the time laboring over the Thanksgiving meal when you can have Mrs. Knott’s do the cooking? This Thanksgiving Knott’s Berry Farm will be offering a special Thanksgiving Holiday… Read the full press release

South Florida Hotel Reflagged DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach – Boca Raton

DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach, the latest addition to the rapidly expanding portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton hotels worldwide. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

Hotel’s New Identity Reflects Destination’s Warm Hospitality MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach, the latest addition to the rapidly expanding portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton hotels worldwide.  Owned by Continental Properties and managed by Ocean Properties, the 220-room hotel, previously a… Read the full press release

Marriott Honors Top Franchisees for 2012

Marriott Honors Top Franchisees for 2012

Prestigious Partnership Circle Award Given to Five Marriott Franchise Companies 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International honored top full service franchise partners at their annual MINA Conference held last week at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Florida. Five companies – E.J. Del Monte Corporation, JHM Hotels, PCH Hotels & Resorts, White Lodging Services and… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Express conversions open in Braintree, Shrewsbury and Birmingham UK

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG has signed and opened three new Holiday Inn Express hotels in the United Kingdom following their fast track conversion from Hampton by Hilton. The hotels will be managed by Kew Green IHG Chief Development Officer Europe, Robert Shepherd, said the owner’s decision to convert the properties to Holiday Inn Express hotels was… Read the full press release

ST. JOHN’S – Authority’s Latest Attempt to Engage PSAC is Rejected

PSAC shows no interest to resume negotiations despite the Authority’s efforts to engage them  ST. JOHN’S, NL – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since the start of the strike at St. John’s International Airport, the Airport Authority has repeatedly stated its willingness to re-start negotiations, and demonstrated flexibility on all outstanding issues. However, its efforts to engage… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reports Solid October Traffic Figures

Norwegian Reports Solid October Traffic Figures

Norwegian’s (NAS) passenger growth continued in October, up 9 percent compared with the same month previous year 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airline flew 1,646,938 passengers in October. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 11 percent and the total capacity (ASK) increased by 15 percent. The unit revenue also developed positively, with a RASK increase… Read the full press release

Dresden International Airpor Our Gala tip for New Year’s Eve: ‘Flying Silvester’ at the airport terminal

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dresden International Airport will be seeing in the New Year under the motto ‘Flying Silvester’. The organisers Flair Gastronomie Dresden GmbH will be hosting a festive New Year’s Eve party with a gala buffet, a DJ, and ice cream pyramid at midnight and a fun-packed show programme. Highlights are an ice dance… Read the full press release

Schiphol hosts ACI Airport Exchange 2012

Over 1,500 aviation experts to convene in Amsterdam 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — From Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 November, Schiphol Group will be hosting the Airport Exchange 2012, a leading conference for airports in Europe and Asia, organised in conjunction with Airport Council International. Over 1,500 aviation professionals will be convening at the RAI Conference Centre… Read the full press release

London City Airport Celebrates 25 Anniversary With £15m Terminal Upgrade

London City Airport Celebrates 25 Anniversary With £15m Terminal Upgrade

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — London City Airport, the only airport actually located in London, is today [Monday November 5] celebrating a quarter of a century in business with the announcement of a £15m investment programme. Plans include the refurbishment of the Western Pier, with new departure gates and improved lounge facilities, re-development of the International Arrivals… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson introduces Thanks Again loyalty program

Members earn frequent-flier miles with participating airlines for everyday transactions ATLANTA – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting today, loyalty is even more rewarding for customers who enroll in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new Thanks Again program. Consumers who register their debit or credit cards earn frequent-flier miles for parking, shopping or dining at participating merchants at the… Read the full press release

Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Offers Weekly Market Menus Showcasing Freshest Seasonal Offerings

Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Offers Weekly Market Menus Showcasing Freshest Seasonal Offerings

Executive Chef Andrew Cooper’s farmer’s market finds inspire tasting menus Santa Fe, U.S.A. – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — A weekly pilgrimage to the farmer’s market in downtown Santa Fe provides inspiration for Executive Chef Andrew Cooper’s Saturday Market Menu in Terra, highlighting “of the moment” produce and locally-raised meats at the new Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. “My goal is to make the… Read the full press release

Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort Wins Award As ‘Korea’s Leading Resort’ And ‘Korea’s Leading Golf Resort’ At The ‘2012 World Travel Awards’

Stefano A. Ruzza, general manager of Hilton Namhae, accepts the property's awards

NAMHAE, South Korea – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort, the first international brand resort in Korea, today announced that it has received the awards of ‘Korea’s Leading Golf Resort’ for the sixth consecutive year and ‘Korea’s Leading Resort’ at the recent -‘2012 World Travel Awards’- held on October 18, 2012, in… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Denver-Minot Service Ready for Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today expands its service from Denver, Colo. (DEN) with the launch of nonstop service to Minot, N.D. (MOT). The new nonstop flights also provide great access with an easy connection to 15 additional destinations throughout the west, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle…. Read the full press release

Discover the Distinctive Flavours of Turkey at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano

Discover the Distinctive Flavours of Turkey at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano

One of the world’s most popular cuisines comes to Byblos in November Alexandria, Egypt – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano will offer a daily Turkish à la carte menu at Byblos Restaurant from November 15 to 24, 2012. In cooperation with Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul, Chef Mehmet Özturk will offer Alexandria the chance to discover… Read the full press release

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao Appoints Michael Williamson As General Manager

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao today announced appointment of Michael Williamson as general manager. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

SHANGHAI – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao today announced appointment of Michael Williamson as general manager. Michael’s experience in the hospitality industry spans nearly 30 years, of which the last 17 years with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Until taking over the helm at Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, Michael was the general manager of various prestigious… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier to Jackson Hole this Ski Season

Fares as low as $99* each way only at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced it will expand on its existing annual summer seasonal nonstop service between Denver, Colo. (DEN) and Jackson Hole, Wyo. (JAC) with the addition of winter season flying beginning Feb. 13, 2013. The Denver-based carrier will operate two… Read the full press release

ABTA Calls on International Community to Join Campaign Against APD

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the world’s key players in the travel and tourism industry gather at World Travel Market in London, ABTA is calling for the international community to join the campaign against further increases in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD). Britain’s aviation tax is the highest in the world. Since APD was introduced… Read the full press release

August 2012: the long and short of travel to Canada

August 2012 the long and short of travel to Canada

Americans headed north in droves this past summer, according to latest CTC Tourism Snapshot 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer witnessed millions of international visitors to Canada. Approximately 2.5 million travellers came for an overnight trip to Canada in August 2012, reports the new Tourism Snapshot, just off the Canadian Tourism Commission… Read the full press release

Aer Arann, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, to suspend services from Waterford Airport

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Arann, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, is to suspend its services at Waterford Airport with effect from 6 January, 2013. The routes affected will be Aer Lingus Regional services from Waterford Airport to London Southend, London Luton and Manchester. The airline will continue to operate as normal from Waterford up to… Read the full press release

PATA Announces the 2nd China Responsible Tourism Forum

Bangkok, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ —   The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in collaboration with the Marketing & International Cooperation Department of China National Tourism Administration and the ASEAN-China Centre, will organise the 2nd China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF) on November 16, 2012 at the Parkview Hotel in Shanghai, China. PATA CEO, Martin Craigs, said: “We were… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Begins Three New Routes Linking Hawaii and the West Coast

Portland-Kauai, Bellingham-Maui and Anchorage-Kona flights begin this month SEATTLE — 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines is launching three new routes linking the West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands, with new seasonal service between Portland, Ore., and Kauai beginning Nov 5; between Bellingham, Wash., and Maui beginning Nov. 8; and between Anchorage, Alaska, and Kona on… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Promotes in Hong Kong the 59th Macau Grand Prix – officially sponsored by SJM

Engineer João Manuel Costa Antunes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office and Coordinator of Macau Grand Prix Committee, together with the honorable guests officiated the open ceremony

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 59th Macau Grand Prix officially sponsored by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (“SJM”) is coming around the corner. Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Macau Grand Prix Committee (MGPC) organize the 59th Macau Grand Prix Roadshow on 3-4 November at Central Atrium of Olympian City 2 to let visitors experience… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay Presents the Lanai Cabernet Classic

Executive Chef Kevin Erving

Eat, drink and enjoy Lanai at inaugural food and wine festival Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resorts Lanai announces the inaugural Lanai Cabernet Classic Wine Festival, December 13-16, 2012. Epicureans and wine connoisseurs are invited to uncork the event with four oenophilic driven days of exquisite food and wine pairings matched with… Read the full press release

International tourism strong despite uncertain economy

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — International tourist arrivals grew by 4% between January and August 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The resilience of international tourism in a continuing uncertain economy is further confirmed by the positive data on tourism earnings and expenditure. The number of international… Read the full press release

PhoCusWright Joins PATA as a Preferred Partner

Bangkok, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce PhoCusWright as a new PATA Preferred Partner. PhoCusWright is the research authority providing information and analysis in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It is headquartered in the United States with Asia Pacific operations based in India and local analysts on five continents…. Read the full press release

Celebrate the Festive Season at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Celebrate the Festive Season at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Enjoy special holiday happenings at Sonoran Desert getaway Scottsdale, U.S.A. – 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Make the season bright with Five-Diamond luxury this festive season at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, a Sonoran Desert retreat situated in the cooling foothills of Pinnacle Peak. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale will be decked out with all the holiday trimmings. Guests can… Read the full press release

United Airlines Dreamliner Arrives in Chicago

Jeff Smisek, United CEO;Rosemarie S. Andoolino, CD Commissioner

CHICAGO, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — United Airlines today became the first airline in North America to operate a scheduled, commercial flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, United Flight 1116, from Houston landed at O’Hare International Airport just before 10 a.m. CST. More than 200 smiling passengers, reporters and United employees deplaned at Gate C20 in Terminal 1 at O’Hare,… Read the full press release