Oman Air Meets Huge Increase in Demand on Muscat-Salalah Route During Eid Al Adha Holidays

Oman Air Meets Huge Increase in Demand on Muscat-Salalah Route During Eid Al Adha Holidays

Operated 214 flights Offered more than 28000 seats 55% increase in Passengers carried 75% increase in number of flights 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ —Oman Air has recorded a huge surge in traffic between Muscat and Salalah during the Eid Al Adha holidays this year. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman operated 42 extra flights… Read the full press release

All About Algae: Danforth’s Quest to Turn Pond Scum Into Gasoline

Dr. James Umen in his Danforth/Enterprise algae lab. His grow lights are impressive. (Jim Motavalli photo)

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — I am standing in an algae lab in the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. James Umen, a principal investigator, opens a magic cabinet and—lo and behold!—it’s an amazing blue and red light show that’s mesmerizing, though nobody ever gets to see it. What I’m looking at, under an ideal set… Read the full press release

Travel Exports Highest in Six Months; Outpace Overall Export Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement on September 2012 exports: “Travel exports rebounded in September to a six month high, rising $192 million to $13.9 billion. In fact, travel exports grew faster than travel… Read the full press release

Marriott International Declares Cash Dividend

2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirteen cents ($0.13) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 23, 2012. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For… Read the full press release

HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR AND HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN PHOTO EXHIBITION AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Los Angeles, California – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces a new exhibition of photographs documenting Hollywood’s past and present at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  Let’s Get Lost: Polaroids from the Coast , features a 30-year collection of large-format Polaroid photographs… Read the full press release

Peel Airports urge Government to urgently rethink UK Aviation Policy

2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Peel Airports, the owners of Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, have submitted their response to the Government’s consultation on its Draft Aviation Policy Framework. In a detailed response, Peel Airports have highlighted the need for a coherent national aviation policy which places the industry and regional airports… Read the full press release

Sarah Thompson Appointed New Pastry Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Pastry Chef Sarah Thompson

Chef Thompson brings new level of skill in pastry arts to all outlets at urban resort Miami, U.S.A. – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The creative spirit of recently appointed Pastry Chef Sarah Thompson is already evident throughout the dining venues at Four SeasonsHotel Miami. She oversees the development, creation and execution of breads, pastry and desserts for Edge, Steak & Bar, in-room dining… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Adds New Boeing 737-900ER to its Fleet

Cabin enhancements include innovative seats, larger overhead bins and softer lighting SEATTLE — 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines today introduced its first 737-900ER, which carries more passengers, flies farther and is the most fuel-efficient aircraft the carrier operates. Passengers traveling on Alaska’s new 737-900ER will enjoy more comfortable seating and Boeing’s Sky Interior, which features… Read the full press release

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort And Different Pointe Of View Restaurant Recognized With AAA Four Diamond Rating

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort and its renowned restaurant, Different Pointe of View, have been once again recognized as AAA Four-Diamond establishments during last night's award ceremony. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Honors Mark Sixth Consecutive Year for Phoenix Resort and 23 Years for Noted Restaurant PHOENIX – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort and its renowned restaurant, Different Pointe of View, have been once again recognized as AAA Four-Diamond establishments during last night’s award ceremony. The ceremony honored Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort for… Read the full press release

Ryanair Calls On Youtube To Donate Advertising Revenue From 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar Video To Tvn

ALMOST 350,000 VIEWS SEES YOUTUBE CASHING IN 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (8 Nov) called on YouTube to donate all advertising revenues generated from the popularity of Ryanair’s behind-the-scenes video of its 2013 Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar photoshoot to the TVN Foundation in Warsaw. After the phenomenal success of… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport awards largest construction contract to transform its oldest pier

GAL - Pier 1

  Gatwick awards its largest construction contract to Vinci Construction to construct a new baggage system and gate rooms Enabling flexible check-in options and gate rooms within easy reach of the departure lounge 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport has awarded a significant contract to Vinci Construction to transform Pier 1 in the South Terminal. At… Read the full press release

Christmas Eve with Jacadi at Le Meurice

Christmas Eve with Jacadi at Le Meurice

It’s almost time for the enchantment of Christmas… 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Le Meurice invites you to spend the very special night of December 24th in the 18th century of splendor of one of its rooms, and make this a Christmas Eve to remember for your children, dressed for the occasion by Jacadi Paris. For the festive… Read the full press release

Brussels Airlines introduce bigger aircraft on Bristol flight

Brussels Airlines introduce bigger aircraft on Bristol flight

New aircraft increases capacity to ‘capital of Europe’  2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The number of seats available on the popular Bristol-Brussels route has increased by 60 per cent with the introduction of a new aircraft by Brussels Airlines. Under a new agreement with Flybe, the three-times daily service from Bristol Airport will be operated by a… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Deploys Dreamliner on Daily Addis Frankfurt Route

2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has started daily service on its Addis-Frankfurt route v.v. using its brand new and ultra modern B787- Dreamliner as of October 27, 2012. Frankfurt, the financial center of Europe, is a major Star Alliance hub and an important part of Ethiopian extensive worldwide network…. Read the full press release

Massport Schedules November Board Meeting

Massport Schedules November Board Meeting 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The next meeting of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Massport’s Executive Offices located at the Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA. A draft agenda will be posted prior to the Board Meeting. View… Read the full press release

UNWTO, Ministers of Tourism call for intra-governmental coordination to address visas and air connectivity

London – Madrid, 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ministers of Tourism gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit concluded that complicated visa processes and policies that limit air connectivity continue to present major barriers to the growth of travel and tourism. Ministers and representatives from major tour operators and airlines further called for increased intra-governmental… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C Launches Innovative Double Rewards Promotion for Event Planners in the Middle East

The first of its kind in the region from the luxury hotel company  Dubai, UAE, 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC has launched a Double Rewards Promotion for Event Planners throughout the Middle East, the first promotion of its kind for the luxury hotel company in the region. The innovative promotion is part… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Board of Directors Announces Four Executive Elections

SEATTLE — 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group’s board of directors and CEO Brad Tilden announced today the elections of four executive officers. Keith Loveless, who serves as vice president, legal and corporate affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary, has been elected an executive vice president of Alaska Air Group, reflecting his broad strategic role… Read the full press release

Thierry Papillier Appointed New Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Executive Chef Thierry Papillier

Resort welcomes new culinary innovator for its multiple dining venues Mauritius – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita has named Thierry Papillier as its new Executive Chef. Papillier takes up his new position from the Resort’s sister property, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, where his flair for creativity and natural leadership saw… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Included in Business in the Community’s Top 10 List of Diverse Companies (UK)

LONDON – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — In a benchmarking exercise that assessed the company’s gender and race diversity practices, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been named as a “gold” category employer by responsible business charity Business in the Community. This award places the company amongst the 10 most diverse businesses in the UK, among other leading companies including Ernst… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces results for first nine months of 2012

Growth record supported by both Distribution and IT Solutions businesses Year-on-year highlights for year-to-date (nine months ended September 30, 2012) • Revenue grew 8.4%1 to €2,233.1 million • EBITDA rose 6.5% to €889.8 million • Adjusted profit increased 20.2% to €481.3 million • Net debt reduced further to 1.43x last twelve months’ EBITDA • Global… Read the full press release

Hilton Lima Miraflores Announces Introductory Opening Offer

Valid Jan. 1, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2013, business and leisure travelers alike will be welcomed to the new Hilton Lima Miraflores with special introductory rates starting at US$159.00* per night based on double occupancy, including Internet access and breakfast. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

First Hilton Worldwide Managed Hotel in Lima, Peru Scheduled to Open this Year LIMA, Peru – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expected to open later this year and already accepting reservations for 2013, the city center 207-room Hilton Lima Miraflores announces an introductory offer to celebrate the anticipated opening of the company’s first managed hotel in Peru… Read the full press release

IATA Infrastructure to Support Asian Growth

Kuala Lumpur – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged Asia-Pacific aviation leaders to focus on airport and air traffic management infrastructure as the region’s demand for connectivity continues to grow. “Aviation is a vital part of Asia’s economy, supporting 24 million jobs and nearly half-a-trillion dollars of GDP. Connectivity, facilitated by… Read the full press release

Marriott International and The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Donate $500,000 for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

• $250,000 in immediate relief through the American Red Cross • $250,000 pledged for longer-term recovery • Customers and associates mobilized in the effort 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:  MAR) and The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation, the Marriott family’s private foundation, announced today they will each contribute… Read the full press release

Ryanair Welcomes Spanish Court Ruling In Favour Of Ryanair’s Online Check-In Policy

2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (8 Nov) welcomed the Commercial Court of Madrid’s ruling in favour of Ryanair’s online check-in and boarding card policy, which the Court said expedited the boarding process and saved passengers time. A Spanish passenger had claimed they were unable to check-in online as their credit… Read the full press release

Now Open: Rich Chinese Traditions Meet Modern Elegance and Style at the New Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Close to Beijing's most fascinating sites

Five-star savvy travellers and the city’s elite flock to the first Four Seasons in China’s capital Beijing, China – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Beijing – since ancient times a centre of learning, achievement and power, more recently host to the world’s greatest sporting festival, and today, the cultural heart of China with its dynamic visual arts movement, rich… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT REWARDED FOR ONLINE CAR PARKING SERVICE

The Commercial and Marketing team pictured holding the Award

2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has scooped gold for the Best Sales Campaign at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing Excellence Awards held last night in Belfast. The talented marketing team beat off tough competition to win the award for a hugely successful campaign to promote the incredible value of its onsite parking via its… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino Keynotes Global Supply Chain Forum at Loyola University Chicago

CHICAGO, 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was the keynote speaker today at a forum entitled “State of Chicago in the Global Supply Chain” at Loyola University Chicago. The event is Chicago’s premiere supply chain event, bringing together industry, academia and government to discuss the supply chain issues facing Chicagobusinesses. Andolino was… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways To Begin Flights To Salalah In Sultanate Of Oman

Qatar Airways To Fly Four-times-a-week With An A320 To Popular Tourist Spot Salalah

Airline Plans New Route To Country’s Second Largest City Four Services A Week Link Airline’s Doha Hub With Popular Tourist Destination In Gulf State Carrier Already Serves Omani Capital Muscat With 31 Flights Each Week… …And Begins New Code Share Agreement With Oman Air Increasing Capacity Between Both Countries Doha, QATAR – 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ —… Read the full press release

Eric Yeaman Joins Alaska Air Group Board of Directors

SEATTLE — 2012-11-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group’s board of directors and Chairman Bill Ayer announced today that Eric Yeaman, president and CEO of Hawaiian Telcom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Alaska Air Group Inc. Yeaman will serve on the board’s Audit Committee. “We’re delighted that Eric is joining Air Group’s… Read the full press release