ANDAZ NAPA OPENS AS FIRST ANDAZ HOTEL IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Located in the heart of wine country, Andaz Napa brings unrivaled personalized guest service and heritage-style cuisine with Andaz Farmers Table restaurant NAPA, Calif. 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first Andaz hotel in Northern California, Andaz Napa, makes its debut today  in the heart of California wine country. Formerly Avia Napa, the newly rebranded Andaz Napa is… Read the full press release

MICHAEL A. LEVEN TO RECEIVE ALIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Washington, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Michael A. Leven, president/CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 22-24, 2013, in Los Angeles.Leven is a veteran hospitality executive with more than 50 years in the business who holds a distinguished and well-recognized record of… Read the full press release

AH&LA PARTNERS WITH GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER FOR INAUGURAL HOTEL & LODGING LEGAL SUMMIT

Washington, D.C., 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Georgetown University Law Center are hosting the inaugural Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit on November 8-9, 2012, on the campus of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  The conference will feature panels of leading industry attorneys, who will explore current legal… Read the full press release

Media Advisory For Thursday, September 20, 2012: Hackers welcome: SFO hosts THack, first time web developer event held at an airport

SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — On September 20, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be the first airport in the world to host THack, an event created by Tnooz to encourage collaboration in the travel technology development community. Participants are invited to create a new product using the application program interfaces (API’s) made available from sponsors… Read the full press release

Iberia atenderá a los 2.700 vuelos que Turkish Airlines opera con España

Iberia prestará servicios de handling a la compañía turca en Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga y Valencia. Ambas empresas han firmado un contrato de 5 años de duración. Madrid, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia Airport Services (IBAS), división de Iberia para la prestación de servicios aeroportuarios, acaba de renovar y ampliar su contrato de handling con la aerolínea Turkish Airlines…. Read the full press release

ARTHUR J. PACKARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO THREE STUDENTS

Best of the best in hospitality receives Foundation’s most prestigious scholarship Washington, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, awarded three scholarships via its Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship Program, the Foundation’s most prominent and oldest scholarship award. Winning first-place and… Read the full press release

British business travellers vote Schiphol ‘Best European Airport’

British business travellers vote Schiphol 'Best European Airport'

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — British business travellers have voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the winner of the Business Traveller Award in the category of ‘Best Airport in Europe 2012’. “We are honoured that British business travellers have voted Schiphol best European airport for the 23rd time”, says Maarten de Groof, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial… Read the full press release

Katherine Grainger MBE to speak at 2012 Travel Convention in Turkey

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — With only three weeks to go until The 2012 Travel Convention, ABTA is delighted to reveal today that Olympic Gold Medallist Katherine Grainger MBE will be speaking at The Travel Convention. Katherine will be attending the Convention as a special guest of The Telegraph and will be interviewed on stage as part… Read the full press release

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with Qantas Airways

Sydney, Australia, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new long term agreement with Qantas Airways. Effective immediately, the new agreement ensures Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Qantas’ full published inventory including ancillary content such as paid seating, consistent with… Read the full press release

ALAMO RENT A CAR AND NATIONAL CAR RENTAL LOCATIONS OPEN IN FIVE BRAZILIAN AIRPORTS

Franchise Agreement With Unidas Will Bring Alamo and National Brands to 100+ Brazil Locations by March 2013 ST. LOUIS and SAO PAULO, Brazil, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, for the first time, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental locations are serving customers in Brazil. Five Brazilian airports − Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo; Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and Codic start Gateway office project

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Brussels Airport Company has chosen Codic to deliver Gateway: a unique office project at Brussels Airport. The project comprises the complete redevelopment of former offices that formed part of the old terminal building. The U-shaped complex was home to Sabena, the former Belgian Airways and Airports Agency and later a part… Read the full press release

AIRPORT COMMISSION APPROVES CORINTHIAN INTERNATIONAL TO OPERATE WESTWOOD AND METRO EXPO/LA BREA FLYAWAY® BUS ROUTES

Los Angeles, California 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today approved a three-year-agreement with Corinthian International Parking Services, Inc., Los Angeles, to operate and manage the existing LAX FlyAway® bus service between Westwood and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and a planned stop adjacent to the Metro Rail Expo Line at… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport announces two new scheduled routes from October

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport announced today that Russian scheduled service carrier Ural Airlines, will commence new direct flightsbetween Koltsovo International Airport and Budapest commencing 3rd October. Ural is a brand new airline at Budapest and its service to Ekaterinburg(Yekaterinburg)will be the second direct flight to the Russian Federation from the leading central European hub…. Read the full press release

South African Airways begins flights to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Johannesburg, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) today launched its first flight from Johannesburg to Brazzaville, the capital of The Republic of Congo.  SAA will serve the expanded Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) regions by providing stronger intra-regional connectivity to its customers. SAA now operates… Read the full press release

Fleet Expansion for UK Airline with 5th Jet Aircraft

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eastern Airways, which operates flights from Leeds Bradford Airport, has further expanded its jet fleet after taking delivery of a third Embraer 145 regional aircraft, increasing its number of Embraer jets to five. This new addition to the UK’s second largest regional airline follows on from the arrival of its second Embraer… Read the full press release

WOW Air launches twice-weekly service from Gatwick Airport to Reykjavik

Gatwick welcomes WOW Air offering passengers flights to Reykjavik twice-weekly WOW Air joins Icelandair and Iceland Express linking London to Reykjavic 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today Gatwick Airport welcomes WOW Air as it begins its twice-weekly service from Gatwick to Reykjavik, Iceland. Departing from Gatwick every Monday at 1315hrs, the flight will arrive in Reykjavik at… Read the full press release

SKEWERS BY MORIMOTO AND WOLFGANG PUCK EXPRESS CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Skewers by Morimoto is Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s First-Ever Airport Location Los Angeles, California – 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Today Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and airport officials joined with Wolfgang Puck and Masaharu Morimoto to celebrate the official grand openings of these chefs’ new dining concepts at Los Angeles… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and Montea invest in Brucargo

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the development of Brucargo West, The Brussels Airport Company reached a cooperation agreement with the Belgian real estate developer Montea for the Construction of a third air cargo building on the site. A first 30,000m² building was delivered in 2008 and is used among others by bpost and a… Read the full press release

New shops opening one after the other at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The selection of retail outlets at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport is set to be enhanced and expanded. The recently completed internal refurbishment of Terminals 2A and 2B enabled the airport operator to add new shops and to introduce brands not available previously in Hungary. The new outlets will include jewelry and… Read the full press release

Marriott Helps Moms ‘TakeCare’ Every Day

Company Selected as a Working Mother ‘100 Best Company’ for 21st Year. Bethesda, Md., 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Working Mother has named Marriott International as one of the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. The companies will be recognized in the October/November issue of the magazine, on www.workingmother.com, and will be honored at the Work Life Congress, to be… Read the full press release

AIR FRANCE INVESTS SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION EUROS FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — At the IFTM-Top Resa fair, Air France is confirming an investment of several hundred million euros to reposition its products and services at the best possible level in the industry. With this first announcement, the Company, which has put customer satisfaction at the heart of its transformation plan, is illustrating the dynamic… Read the full press release

Africas First, Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Milan

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Milan, Italy on September 09, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Milan is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Milan is a main commercial centre of the country and part of Ethiopian network in… Read the full press release

EASYJET ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DEAL FOR HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced a new travel deal with parliamentarians which promises to provide affordable travel for MPs and peers and save money for British taxpayers. The year-long preferred partnership deal between easyJet and Hillgate Travel, the Travel Management Company for the Houses of Parliament, will come into effect… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Colorado Springs-San Diego Service Ready For Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines expands its service from Colorado Springs Airport with the launch of nonstop service to San Diego this week. The new nonstop flights enable southern Coloradans to save significant time and avoid connections getting to southern California from the Colorado Springs Airport. This new service… Read the full press release

World Duty Free launches largest European walk through store in Gatwick Airport South Terminal

New World Duty Free store in Gatwick's South Terminal

Today marks the official launch for World Duty Free Group’s newly developed store in Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. An investment of over £4 million has transformed the tax and duty free store into the largest ‘walk through’ in the Group’s European operations. 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — This dramatic new retail space incorporates a number of innovative… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus interline and code-share agreement with Etihad Airways GOES LIVE

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways interline and code-share arrangement went live today on aerlingus.com The first phase of the arrangement is now available for sale on the airline’s website aerlingus.com with a choice of destinations including Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Bahrain. The second phase is expected to be… Read the full press release

ADAC to host Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 for the second year

The unique general commercial aviation show to be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport over 3 days in March Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the overwhelming success of Abu Dhabi Air Expo held at Al Bateen Executive Airport in March, ADAC will be hosting the show for the second year in a… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian Dreamliner Touches Down in Kigali

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Kigali, Rwanda on 08 September 2012. Ethiopian’s 1st Dreamliner flight to Kigali is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Kigali is the political and economic hub of Rwanda and is an important part of… Read the full press release

New Suites at The Dorchester

New British Spirit in heart of Mayfair – The Dorchester Debuts 22 New Suites by Alexandra Champalimaud 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a fresh take on the eclecticism of the English spirit, The Dorchester yesterday unveiled 22 new suites by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. Whilst the new suites at Dorchester Collection’s iconic London address in the… Read the full press release

SAS signs an agreement to sell and phase out all MD-80 aircraft

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — SAS continues to renew its aircraft fleet and has signed an agreement to sell four MD-82/87 aircraft. The purchaser also has an option on a further 19 MD-82s and 10 spare engines from SAS. Assuming that the option is exercised, this will complete the phase-out of the SAS MD-80 aircraft fleet, which… Read the full press release