NEW WORLD HOTELS CONTINUES STRATEGIC EXPANSION IN CHINA WITH TWO NEW PROJECTS OPENING IN 2015

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — New World Hotels furthers its expansion plans in China with two new projects in areas of high economic potential opening in 2015.  In all, 14 New World Hotels are in operation or in the pipeline, with a focus on China. Foshan New World Foshan Hotel will be a deluxe city resort located… Read the full press release

Пассажиры S7 Airlines могут выбирать попутчиков через социальные сети

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines первой в России предоставила возможность своим пассажирам еще до посадки в самолет получать информацию о попутчиках. Чтобы узнать, кто летит вашим рейсом, необходимо во время регистрации на сайте www.s7.ru указать свой профиль в одной из социальных сетей – Facebook, Vkontakte или Google+. На схеме салона самолета появится имя и фото пассажира, а… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways готовится стать участником oneworld

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways, одна из ведущих и наиболее быстро растущих авиакомпаний мира, стала кандидатом на вступление в глобальный авиационный альянс oneworld®. Об этом было объявлено в Нью-Йорке, где расположена штаб-квартира альянса, в присутствии руководства Qatar Airways. Вступление Qatar Airways в oneworld ожидается в конце 2013 или начале 2014 года. Спонсором присоединения авиакомпании к альянсу станет… Read the full press release

WIRED Study Finds Today’s Workers Are More Productive Outside the Office

WIRED Study Finds Today's Workers Are More Productive Outside the Office

Survey of WIRED community underscores the heightened importance of mobility for an increasingly untethered workforce New York – 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The lines between business and leisure are vanishing rapidly according to a recent survey of WIRED’s audience of influencers, conducted in collaboration with Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The study, designed to explore the reality… Read the full press release

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Completes $6 Million Enhancement Project

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Completes $6 Million Enhancement Project

Resort Unveils Revitalized Public Spaces, Redone Tennis Courts, New Restaurant and the Area’s Only Executive Conference Center TUCSON, Ariz. – 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The AAA Four Diamond award-winning, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort today announced the completion of a multi-million dollar enhancement project. As part of the updates, guest will be introduced… Read the full press release

Веб-регистрация на рейс доступна пассажирам с детьми до 2-х лет

Веб-регистрация на рейс доступна пассажирам с детьми до 2-х лет

S7 Airlines объявляет об обновлении системы онлайн-регистрации. 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Теперь пассажиры, путешествующие с детьми в возрасте до двух лет, также могут регистрироваться через сайт авиакомпании1. Процесс регистрации ничем не отличается от обычного, но система автоматически запретит выбор мест, недоступных для детей – например, рядом с аварийными выходами. «Мы стремимся сделать путешествие удобным для всех,… Read the full press release

Picasso À La Carte Con Hilton Milan

Picasso À La Carte Con Hilton Milan

In occasione della mostra più attesa dell’anno a Palazzo Reale a Milano, Hilton Milan propone due pacchetti speciali con biglietti d’ingresso e una cena ispirata alle opere del grande Maestro MILANO – 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vivere la città ammirando Picasso e godersi l’elevato standard e l’eccellente servizio dell ‘Hilton Milan, gustando una cena ispirata ai… Read the full press release

Второй лайнер в раскраске oneworld в парке S7 Airlines

Второй лайнер в раскраске oneworld в парке S7 Airlines

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянсаoneworld®, объявляет о появлении в парке авиакомпании второго самолета, оформленного в фирменном стиле альянса. Теперь в цвета oneworld, кроме Boeing 737-800NG, покрашен самолет Airbus A319. На белом фюзеляже изображен логотип S7 Airlines и надпись Member ofoneworld. Самолеты семейства Airbus A320 составляют основу парка S7 Airlines. Авиакомпания оперирует 20… Read the full press release

Ryanair Withdraws From Stansted Sale Process, As Ferrovial Refuses To Engage With Ryanair

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Stansted’s largest airline (with almost 70% of Stansted’s traffic), today (9 Oct) announced that it had withdrawn from the Stansted sale process, having been advised by BAA Stansted’s owner, Ferrovial, that it will exclude Ryanair (and any Ryanair related consortium) from the Stansted sale process. Since Ryanair does not wish to… Read the full press release

Hilton Cardiff To Host ‘Groovy Baby Ball’ For Charity

Hilton Cardiff To Host 'Groovy Baby Ball' For Charity

CARDIFF, Wales – 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tickets have gone on sale for Hilton Cardiff‘s annual Hilton Foundation Ball, which this year has a retro ’70s theme. The Groovy Baby Ball will be held on Friday, November 9, to fundraise for Hilton in the Community Foundation, which supports local children’s charities in the region. This year… Read the full press release

Travel Industry Continues to Put Americans Back to Work

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Washington, D.C. – David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s September 2012 Labor Department report: “The Labor Department reported today that the economy created 114,000 jobs in September while the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent, the lowest level in 45… Read the full press release

Hilton Meetings; Det gode møde i nye rammer

Hilton Meetings; Det gode møde i nye rammer

Hilton Copenhagen Airport afslører mødefaciliteter i elegant, nyt design KØBENHAVN – 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Copenhagen Airport slår dørene op for en ny epoke i hotellets historie, som Danmarks ultimative businesshotel. Som en del af Hiltons store satsning ‘Room for the New’ har Hilton Copenhagen Airport forvandlet deres mødefaciliteter ved at opgradere hotellets 15 Hilton Meetings… Read the full press release

Marriott Launches New Ad Campaign for Frequent Business Travelers

Marriott Launches New Ad Campaign for Frequent Business Travelers

“For You, We’re Marriott” Campaign Welcomes Frequent Business Travelers Across Cultures. 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Global lodging leader, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today introduces its newest advertising campaign designed to showcase the breadth of its brands and welcome all frequent business travelers. The  new “For You, We’re Marriott” campaign focuses on African-American, Hispanic and lesbian, gay,… Read the full press release

Five new lounges provide more space for passengers at Frankfurt / Lounges in new design

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tomorrow morning the new A-Plus Concourse at Frankfurt Airport will go into operation, and at the same time Lufthansa will open five new lounges there. A First Class Lounge, a Senator Lounge and a Business Lounge are located on the EU Departures and Arrivals level. For passengers in the so-called Non-Schengen area… Read the full press release

Fly From Just £12 On Over 1,000 Routes In Nov

RYANAIR £12 SEAT SALE 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon 8 Oct, it will release 100,000 seats at prices starting from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in November. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European… Read the full press release

Lars Jønstrup Dollerup new CFO in Copenhagen Aiport

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lars Jønstrup Dollerup has been appointed new Chief Financial Officer of Copenhagen Airports A/S (CPH). He takes up his new position with immediate effect. Lars Jønstrup Dollerup is a state-authorised public accountant. He has been with CPH for more than six years, holding various management positions in the CPH Finance Department, most… Read the full press release

Travelport adds to UK & Ireland team

Appointments reflect key areas of strategic focus Langley, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced several new additions to its UK & Ireland team in a move that will further enhance the services it offers to its travel agent, Online Travel Agent and Tour Operator customers. Jasmeen… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways is to join oneworld®, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced today (October 8, 2012) at a press conference in New York – home of oneworld’s central alliance management… Read the full press release

Guoman Hotel Management Limited Achieves Carbon Trust Standard

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited is delighted to be awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard which recognises the approach to saving energy and successfully reducing carbon emissions across all 36 Guoman and Thistle hotels in the UK during the period 2009 to 2011. Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited has undertaken and implemented… Read the full press release

Porter Airlines heads for the hills with a new season of service to Mont Tremblant

TORONTO, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Porter Airlines is suiting up for the ski season with another year of winter service to Mont Tremblant, beginning Dec. 7 until April 7. Non-stop flights are available from both Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. An improved winter schedule starts a full week earlier than last… Read the full press release

Blue Islands launch Paris and Amsterdam

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two more European routes from Blue Islands will connect the Channel Islands to the world. Amsterdam (Schiphol airport) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport) are two of the largest airports in Europe with unparalleled connections worldwide compared to London Heathrow and London Gatwick. The new services, announced today by the local airline,… Read the full press release

Inaugural AAAE Airport Diversity Summit ‘Pathway to Prosperity’ Coming To Little Rock

Alexandria, Va. – 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Creating and enhancing diversity in airports and their communities will be the focus of the inaugural Pathway to Prosperity Summit, November 14-16, 2012, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The summit, hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, will bring together airport and community leaders along with executives from minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged… Read the full press release

Porter Airlines releases September statistics

TORONTO, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Porter Airlines reported a 62.3 per cent load factor for September. This is a decrease from last year of 5.7 points, partly attributable to a significant portion of Labour Day traffic flying in August due to the early holiday. August was the busiest month in Porter’s history. Figures for the month… Read the full press release

Royal Jordanian, VIA Rail Canada conclude agreement enabling RJ passengers to land in Montreal and travel to Ottawa and Toronto

Amman, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Royal Jordanian (RJ) signed an agreement with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s rail passenger service, whereby RJ may sell train tickets to its passengers wishing to continue their travel beyond the RJ destination in Canada – Montreal – to Toronto and Ottawa. Royal Jordanian becomes thus VIA Rail Canada’s first code-share partner…. Read the full press release

Thailand has won the TTG Travel Awards 2012 for the “Outstanding Achievement Award: Destination of the Year”

Thailand has won the TTG Travel Awards 2012 for the "Outstanding Achievement Award: Destination of the Year"

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thailand has won the TTG Travel Awards 2012 for the “Outstanding Achievement Award: Destination of the Year”, organised by TTG Asia Media, a leading travel and tourism publisher and events organiser in the Asia-Pacific. The award was accepted by Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East… Read the full press release

Korean Air Partners with Boeing in Defense Industry

Korean Air Partners with Boeing in Defense Industry

Seoul, Korea , 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Korean Air signed an MOU creating a closer partnership with Boeing in the defense sector, with areas of cooperation including service and MRO collaboration on drones (UAVs) and rotorcraft. Present at the signing ceremony were June Chul Choi, senior vice president of the Aerospace division of Korean Air and… Read the full press release

Wedding Planners explored The World Best Wedding Destination

Bangkok, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi in cooperation with Thai Airways International; New Delhi recently hosted a 5-day trip ( 15-21 Sept ) to Thailand  (The World  Best Wedding Destination  Awarded 2011  voted by readers of Travel & Leisure )  for the exclusive top wedding planners of India. They  were… Read the full press release

Korean Air Official Sponsor of ‘2014 Incheon Asian Games’

SEOUL, South Korea, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Korean Air has become an official sponsor and ‘Prestige Partner’ of the 17th Asian Games, to be held in Incheon, South Korea in September 2014. The airline has become the first Korean partner to officially sponsor the Games, with the official signing taking place on 4 October at the… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton York Begins Welcoming Guests

119-room hotel is Hampton Hotels’ 12th location in the United Kingdom YORK, U.K. – 2012-10-9 — /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 latest property, the 119-room Hampton by Hilton York.  Ideally located in the city… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises Announces Promotions in Sales

2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced the promotion of three of its area sales directors. Kris Emery and Nancy Gonzales have been appointed regional sales directors for the eastern and western United States, respectively, and Kim Guimaraes has been named director of national accounts. Emery and Gonzales will oversee a field sales team… Read the full press release