Massport Awards Annual Scholarships

Massport Awards Annual Scholarships Scholarships honor memory of longtime employees and encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs BOSTON –2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the recipients of the Authority’s 2012 Diversity Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships and annual memorial scholarships honoring longtime employees Tommy Butler, Donna Rauseo and Lowell Richards… Read the full press release

GBTA Applauds TSA Pre✓™ Expansion Into Canada

Alexandria, VA,  2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— applauds the decision by the Transportation Security Administration to include Canadian NEXUS members in the TSA PRE✓™ program.  “This is a significant benefit for Canadian business travelers and a significant milestone in the United States-Canada Beyond the Border Action… Read the full press release

SWISS voted “Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class” again in latest World Travel Awards

“Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class” in the 2012 World Travel Awards, retaining the title it earned last year. The awards reflect the views and votes of more than 183’000 professionals from the worldwide travel and tourism sector. 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — This latest success is the fourth time since 2005 and the second year running that… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions Boosts Global Client Portfolio with Significant New Business

Southlake, Texas, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions has tapped into regions throughout the globe, building new business and offering hotels the most comprehensive set of hotel distribution and marketing services in the industry.   The hospitality technology company has gained momentum by proving the worth of a true end-to-end solution, helping hoteliers increase their revenue,… Read the full press release

Oman Air Celebrates Official Launching of Muscat-Tehran-Muscat Route

Oman Air Celebrates Official Launching of Muscat-Tehran-Muscat Route

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, officially launched its new destination Tehran, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which commenced operation early last month. An official ceremony was held at Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran under the patronage of HE Dr. Salim bin Nasser al-Ismaili, Chairman of the Public Authority for… Read the full press release

Hit the Swiss Slopes this Season with Eurostar

Eurostar launches new weekly ski service to the Swiss Alps Tickets on sale from Thursday 11 October   2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — This winter, Eurostar is forging an exciting partnership with the international high-speed train service, “TGV Lyria” to launch a new weekly service between London and some of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts. On sale… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Recognized as One of the Best Companies in the Digital World by the Altagamma Digital Luxury Index.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Recognized as One of the Best Companies in the Digital World by the Altagamma Digital Luxury Index.

Hotel cited in the Customer Decision Journey and Best Performers on Facebook categories. Paris, France – 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel George V has received recognition in a new study by Fondazione Altagamma, Digital Luxury Experience – Altagamma Index 2012 – The best performers in the digital world. The study of more than 300 international brands in… Read the full press release

TravelClick Hotel Customers Take Home 15 W3 Awards For Excellence in Website Design

NEW YORK, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 15 W3 Awards, which recognize creativity and excellence in website design.  TravelClick was presented with 3 “Gold” and 12 “Silver” awards for websites designed for hotel properties and hotel management groups. Websites designed by TravelClick that received Gold awards… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet to Keynote and Chasing Ice Advance Screening at Airports Going Green Conference

Lonely Planet's Brice Gosnell

CHICAGO, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held November 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org and check back often for updates! Lonely Planet to Provide Keynote Address Lonely Planet’s Brice Gosnell, Vice President of Publishing, will provide the Keynote Address to Conference attendees on… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Names New Vice President of Human Resources

SEATTLE — 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tammy Young has joined Alaska Air Group as vice president of human resources. Young will oversee employee benefits, compensation, training and development, recruitment, workers compensation and the employee travel services department at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. “Tammy is a seasoned human resource professional whose leadership and commitment to diversity… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts Service Between Denver and Phoenix/Mesa

Miramar, Florida, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today started daily nonstop service between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and offers. “We’re thrilled to continue saving consumers money and satisfying… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS CEO AKBAR AL BAKER DELIVERS INSPIRING LEADERSHIP SPEECH AT CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Students, faculty and guests of Carnegie Mellon University Qatar attend the Lecture Series event on the university campus where Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker delivered an address on the airline’s vision and its success story.

More Than 500 People Attend Lecture As Airline Chief Shares Story Behind Company’s Success Doha, QATAR – 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker today delivered an inspiring speech on leadership and the airline’s success story during a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Doha. Al Baker’s address, attended by over… Read the full press release

World’s Largest Salmon Lands in Anchorage, Alaska

‘Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II’ aircraft underscores airline’s role in transporting Alaska seafood ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Weighing in at 91,000 pounds, the world’s largest salmon landed in Anchorage today to a cheering crowd of hundreds of Alaska Airlines employees and seafood industry executives. Stretching nearly 129 feet, the fish-themed Boeing 737-800 is the most intricately… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Grows in Houston; Starts Ultra Low Fare Service to Chicago and Las Vegas

Miramar, Florida -2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just two weeks after starting service in Houston, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is already expanding with the addition of daily nonstop service to two more cities. The airline today began ultra low fare service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports September Traffic

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported September 2012 consolidated traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran.  AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (“the Company”) on May 2, 2011.  For purposes of comparability, year-to-date 2011 traffic results presented in the accompanying tables include the combined results… Read the full press release

CAG, SIA and SilkAir Renew Partnership To Boost Singapore Tourism

2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Joint Release With CAG) – Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have again partnered to offer value-packed holiday deals that showcase the best that Singapore has to offer. Priced from as low as $54[1], compared to $60 last year, Singapore Stopover Holiday (SSH) packages offer customers of Singapore Airlines and SilkAir… Read the full press release

flydubai adds Tabuk to KSA network

flydubai adds Tabuk to KSA network

Low-cost link to start on 7 November 2012 Dubai, UAE, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, today announced it is to start operations to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (KSA), on 7 November 2012. flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “We are very grateful to the Saudi authorities for helping us connect Dubai to underserved… Read the full press release

Arik Air, Boeing strengthen partnership

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial airline, along with the world’s largest aerospace company, The Boeing Company of the US, recently hosted Arik Air’s financial partners in Seattle for a series of planning courses designed to provide a deeper understanding of the aviation business and manufacturing process. 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The exercise will… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR LAUNCHES NEW CABIN BAGGAGE POLICY

NEW ₤9 FEE FOR LARGE CABIN BAG ASSURES MORE SPACE ON BOARD AND RESULTS IN ₤4.5 DISCOUNT ON WIZZ AIR FARES 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline connecting Western and Eastern Europe, today announced its new cabin baggage policy designed to eliminate the excessive number of bags carried onboard, overcrowding aircraft… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand to further increase capacity to North America

2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air New Zealand will add approximately 5,000 return seats a month to North America as it further increases capacity to San Francisco, Vancouver and Los Angeles from April 2013. The airline will operate daily return flights on the Auckland – San Francisco route. To date, the San Francisco service has predominantly run five times… Read the full press release

Public Notice: State Parks Matching Funds Public Hearings

NEWS MEDIA NOTICE 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The October 17, 18, and 19, 2012, meeting of the Outdoor Recreation Grants Advisory Committee will be held in Little Rock and in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Parks and Tourism Conference Room of the Multi Agency Complex,… Read the full press release

Nevada Magazine wins ‘General Excellence’ award from Nevada Press Association

CARSON CITY – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nevada Magazine, the official travel publication for the state of Nevada, raked in the awards at the annual Nevada Press Association’s 2012 “Better Business Contest,” once again earning first place in General Excellence for magazines. “We are so proud of the magazine and the hardworking team at Nevada Magazine,”… Read the full press release

The Board of Directors of JSC “AEROFLOT”

Moscow – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot” Board of Directors ordinary meeting was held today chaired by Kirill Androsov. The Board of Directors considered results of execution of consolidated budget figures of Aeroflot Group according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the first 6 months of 2012. Provided data persuasively confirms position of the Group… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A HYATT HOTEL IN MONTEVIDEO

Hyatt Montevideo will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uruguay CHICAGO, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Dilony S.A. for a new Hyatt hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay. Hyatt Montevideo will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uruguay, bringing the total number of… Read the full press release

Aeroflot traffic and capacity figures reached record levels in August and 8 Months of 2012

Moscow – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” traffic and capacity figures reached record levels in August and 8 months of 2012. In August 2012 passenger turnover of the company went up by 19.1% against the same period in 2011 and reached record level of 5,201 mln passenger-kilometers. The international passenger turnover totaled… Read the full press release

PARK HYATT CHENNAI OPENS IN INDIA

CHICAGO, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai, marking the 30th hotel in the Park Hyatt collection and the first Park Hyatt hotel to be introduced in the city of Chennai, known as the gateway to Southern India. Designed as a serene and tranquil retreat for the astute business… Read the full press release

Welcome Back: The New Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Soars as the Canadian Brand’s New Flagship

Soaring above the city, the new Four Seasons flagship

Four Seasons brings home 50 years of experience and innovation with an all-new 259 room hotel in the heart of Toronto, the year’s most exciting restaurant debut, and the first Four Seasons Spa in the city Toronto, Canada – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Back home at last: in the city where it all began, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts now comes full… Read the full press release

Renaissance Hotels Welcomes Unique Barcelona Gem to its Growing European Portfolio

Renaissance Hotels Welcomes Unique Barcelona Gem to its Growing European Portfolio

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Opens as Brand’s Second New Hotel This Year in Barcelona. 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Renaissance Hotels, Marriott International’s signature lifestyle brand, has opened its second hotel in Barcelona this year, the spectacular 357-room Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, under a franchise agreement with Hoteles Catalonia.  Located in Plaza Europa and designed by Ateliers… Read the full press release

Air Cargo Germany to begin service at Hartsfield-Jackson

Airport also announces plans for a fourth cargo facility ATLANTA – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced on Tuesday that Air Cargo Germany will begin service there and that it is planning to build a fourth cargo facility. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed revealed the news at the Georgia World Congress Center, where Hartsfield-Jackson is… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson prepares to host the world’s largest air cargo conference

The 26th International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition arrives in Atlanta October 2 ATLANTA – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will host the 26th International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) October 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The 50th anniversary forum and exposition is presented… Read the full press release