Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First Wyndham Hotel in Bahrain

The first Wyndham® property in Bahrain, the five-star, 260-room Wyndham Grand Manama, is currently under development in Manama’s Bahrain Bay

Hotel at architectural landmark in Bahrain Bay to be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group as Wyndham Grand MANAMA, BAHRAIN, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced plans for the first Wyndham Grand® property in Bahrain following the signing of an agreement with… Read the full press release

The Sweetest Place On Earth Plans Ninth Annual Chocolate-Covered February

Hershey, PA welcomes chocolate devotees to celebrate all things decadent Hershey, Pa. -2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hershey, the sweetest place on earth, welcomes “Chocolate-Covered February,” a month-long, town-wide celebration of everything chocolate featuring unique events and activities for all ages and tastes. As has become a ‘sweet’ tradition, the Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey will kick… Read the full press release

The Gallery Hotel, member of the Warwick International Hotels Collection, completed major renovation

2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — 10 rooms offer guests new opportunities for accommodation in the Gallery Hotel, according to their needs and the reason for their stay. Gallery Hotel has designed 5 Deluxe rooms dedicated for clients looking for sophistication & 5 e-rooms designed for young businessmen who want technology & comfort within reach. The e-room is… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Expands Portfolio in Europe

Parsippany, N.J., 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — World’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals company adds 600-unit luxury holiday resort in the Drenthe province of Netherlands Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that its Netherlands-based Landal GreenParks® brand has acquired the… Read the full press release

Millennium Hilton Bangkok Welcomes Denis Richter As Hotel Manager

Millennium Hilton Bangkok today announced the appointment of hotel manager Denis Richter. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

BANGKOK – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Millennium Hilton Bangkok today announced the appointment of hotel manager Denis Richter. A seasoned professional of the hotel industry with nearly 20 years of global experience, Richter is set to bring crucial expertise and fresh ideas to the role. Before joining Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Richter worked extensively around the world,… Read the full press release

“The Great Wall of Yao” on TransAsia Airways Flight

Ex-NBA star Yao Ming, with his team – the Shanghai Sharks, flies TransAsia Airways to Taipei for 2012 Straits Cup Singapore, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Yao Ming, ex-NBA star and the owner of China Basketball Association (CBA) team Shanghai Sharks, was on-board TransAsia Airways with his team and family flying from Shanghai to Taipei and reached Taoyuan International… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi – Noida – Mayur Vihar Introduces Navratra Vegetariano At Infinity

In celebration of Navratra, Hilton New Delhi - Noida - Mayur Vihar introduces special pure vegetarian Italian cuisine prepared with no onion and garlic at Infinity, the all day dining restaurant. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

This Navratra Enjoy Pure Vegetarian Italian Cuisine NEW DELHI – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — In celebration of Navratra, Hilton New Delhi – Noida -Mayur Vihar introduces special pure vegetarian Italian cuisine prepared with no onion and garlic at Infinity, the all day dining restaurant. Guests of the upscale hotel, located just off the DND Flyway and five… Read the full press release

Travel Conference speaker to offer tips on relating to different cultures

Expand tourism by attracting diverse customers LINCOLN, NEB.,  2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The demographics of today’s traveler are changing, and that can create new business opportunities for those who know how to connect with the diversifying market. At this year’s Nebraska Travel Conference, nationally recognized marketing expert Kelly McDonald will share her expertise in multicultural marketing… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A HYATT PLACE HOTEL IN REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Armenia’s First Hyatt-branded hotel to be Located in Capital City of Yerevan CHICAGO, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Ginekar Limited Liability Company for a Hyatt Place hotel in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Hyatt Place Yerevan is the third Hyatt Place hotel… Read the full press release

Celebrate Halloween at EDGE Bar or Visit The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Denver to “Trick or Treat” for Special Perks

Enjoy Halloween drinks and snacks at EDGE Bar

Enjoy signature Halloween-theme cocktails and snacks in EDGE Bar Denver, U.S.A. – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kettle corn-infused cocktails, vampire-theme snacks dubbed “bar bites” – even trick or treating: it’s all available this October atFour Seasons Hotel Denver. Stop in to EDGE Restaurant & Bar for some Halloween treats or to The Spa for some perfect fall pampering. The… Read the full press release

New Flights for Sunseekers on Allegiant Airlines and Virgin America

Palm Springs, Calif., – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just in time for the holiday season, the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) announces new non-stop flights making it more convenient than ever to experience the desert playground. Beginning November 15, 2012, Allegiant Airlines will have seasonal direct flights from Oakland, CA and Eugene, OR on Thursdays and… Read the full press release

Schiphol acclaimed best airport by Canadian travel agents

2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today marks the eighth year in a row that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been acclaimed best airport by Canadian travel agents. With this prize Amsterdam once again leaves not only London Heathrow but also Canada’s two largest airports, Toronto and Vancouver, trailing. These awards are organised every year by Baxter Travel Media…. Read the full press release

Perfecting Airport Readiness Emergency exercise at Bahrain International Airport in December 10 October 2012

Perfecting Airport Readiness Emergency exercise at Bahrain International Airport in December

Muharraq, Bahrain – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bahrain Airport Company announced today that in coordination with various Governmental authorities, it will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) on the 4th of December 2012. The exercise will involve a dummy aircraft with actors who will play the role of the injured… Read the full press release

Family Fun At Hilton Doha This Eid Al Adha

Hilton Doha has announced a special Eid Al Adha package for guests looking for short getaway to spend the long weekend with their families, without venturing too far from the city. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Eid Package Offers an Island Getaway in the Heart of the City DOHA, Qatar -2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Doha has announced a special Eid Al Adha package for guests looking for a short getaway to spend the long weekend with their families, without venturing too far from the city. With great views of the… Read the full press release

Air Cargo Germany begins service at Hartsfield-Jackson

ATLANTA – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials on Friday morning welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Cargo Germany, which began its twice-weekly service in Atlanta. The first flight arrived a little after 3:30 a.m. Atlanta Fire Rescue trucks provided a water-cannon salute to herald the airline’s first departure from Hartsfield-Jackson at about 6… Read the full press release

Weekend/overnight runway construction to affect Eagle Creek Airpark

Local residents may notice temporary construction activity as weekend runway closure goes into effect INDIANAPOLIS – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Beginning today at 5 p.m., rehabilitation work will start on runway 3-21, the sole runway at Eagle Creek Airpark (EYE), located just south of Eagle Creek Park on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The work will continue through… Read the full press release

New Fall Lunch and Dinner Menus at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

New Fall Lunch and Dinner Menus at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Introducing new seasonal dishes and flavours at Boston’s favourite restaurant Boston, U.S.A. – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — On October 23, 2012, The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston will unveil new Lunch and Dinner menus featuring fresh and heartwarming fall flavours that guests and Bostonians will crave. “We’ve combined our unique interpretation of comfort-driven favourites with the best local, seasonal… Read the full press release

Scary Low Fares for Fall; Frontier Offers Sale with Fares as Low as $68* Each Way

Purchase at FlyFrontier.com by Oct. 19; Travel Oct. 30 – Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 – Dec. 13 DENVER, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines is celebrating falling leaves and chilly temps with some scary low fares for fall. Travel to your favorite city with fares as low as $68* each way. Tickets must be purchased… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement With Orix Real Estate Corporation To Mark Re-Entry Of Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand In Okinawa

OKINAWA, Japan and MCLEAN, Va., 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Chatan Hotel and Resort Corporation, a subsidiary of Orix Real Estate Corporation, to manage Hilton Okinawa Chatan in central Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. Scheduled to open in 2014, the 346-room Hilton Okinawa Chatan is located in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels Istanbul at Sultanahmet and the Bosphorus are Inspirational Stops During Istanbul Design Biennial, October 13-December 12, 2012

Istanbul’s First Design Biennial takes over the city with a series of events this season

Istanbul’s First Design Biennial takes over the city with a series of events this season Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Turkey – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Istanbul Design Biennial, covering fields of urban design, architecture, industrial design, graphic design, fashion design and new media design as well as relevant creative products and projects, hosts more than 100 projects by… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Announces Opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman, the Brand’s First Hotel in Argentina

New Hotel Contributes to Tucuman Tourism and Economic Development MCLEAN, Va., – 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the new-build 103-room Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman, the brand’s first hotel in Argentina.  The company also announced the official appointment of Agustin Maddocks, former rooms division manager at Hilton Buenos Aires, as general… Read the full press release

Bungalow 8 Spa Capsule at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Bungalow 8 Spa Capsule at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

An exclusive accessories collection at The Spa 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Introducing an eclectic selection of hand-made and unusual jewelry, scarves and garments by prominent Mumbai concept store Bungalow 8 on level three of The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. The Bungalow 8 design philosophy has always been about different ways of expressing one’s individuality in an increasingly homogenous world, and in… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Announces Preliminary Financial Results and Growth Plans

NEW YORK, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced certain preliminary financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 and announced that the Company is in negotiations to acquire a hotel booking website. Travelzoo expects to report revenues in the range of $35.0 million to $35.5 million for… Read the full press release

CARTIER INTERNATIONAL CHINA POLO CHALLENGE OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY 10TH OCTOBER 2012

2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ms Rebecca Zhang, PR and Publicity Director for Cartier China, was at Tang Polo Club Beijing yesterday to attend the launch event for the first Cartier International China Polo Challenge. Joining her at this elegant evening reception, held within the hotel at Tang Polo Club were the event’s host Mr Shilai Liu,… Read the full press release

InterCity West Coast franchise

Virgin Trains issued the following statement on 15 October 2012: 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Our customers have made clear they want Virgin Trains to continue its excellent service and we now have the chance to deliver that and offer customers some short-term continuity. We will now be working hard to make sure we continue to provide… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches Global Partnership for the Hotel Industry

Madrid, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — UNWTO has launched, in cooperation with representatives of leading international, regional and national hotel associations, a Global Partnership for the Hotel Industry aimed to bring the industry together to share best practices and find common positions on issues such as hotel quality, distribution or major consumer trends (Madrid, Spain, October 4, 2012)…. Read the full press release

Massport Schedules October Board Meeting

Massport Schedules October Board Meeting 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The next meeting of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board will be held on Thursday, October 18, 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

GBTA and Egencia® Study Shows Travel Professionals Gaining Control of Travel Policies in Europe

Report Ranks Top 10 Most Important Factors in Defining Policy  Alexandria, Va., Bellevue, Wash., Paris, London, Munich, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel professionals are playing an increasingly large and influential role in shaping and controlling business travel policy, aided by online booking tools and fueled by a growing focus on cost-saving efforts, according to a new… Read the full press release

The Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics

Madrid, 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW) has signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, joining the growing number of private sector companies and associations which have pledged to the principles of the Code (Berlin, Germany, 8-9 October). The signing, held in the… Read the full press release

News Brief: Aviation is a Critical Component of the Saudi Arabian Economy

IATA presents Benefits of Aviation Study to H. H. Prince Fahad Alabdullah 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jeddah The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a study quantifying the economic benefits of aviation to the Saudi Arabian economy. The study was commissioned by IATA and completed by Oxford Economics…. Read the full press release