Meliá Hotels International to open a new Innside by Meliá hotel in a historical building in Essen, Germany

• The hotel company now manages 27 hotels in Germany, 11 under the Innside brand • A high growth brand for a high growth city Palma de Mallorca, 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International announced today the addition to its portfolio of a new hotel under the urban Innside Hotels brand in Germany. The Innside Essen,… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines и Iberia открыли совместные рейсы на Тенерифе и в Малагу

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, объявляет о расширении код-шерингового соглашения с авиакомпанией Iberia, которое предусматривает выполнение совместных рейсов на популярные курорты Испании. В рамках подписанного соглашения пассажиры S7 Airlines получили возможность путешествовать из Москвы в Малагу и на остров Тенерифе  с удобной стыковкой в аэропорту Мадрида. Авиакомпании выполняют 10 рейсов в… Read the full press release

President Obama’s Cultural Touch in Thailand: An Historic Visit to Wat Pho

Bangkok, 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thailand’s famous Temple of the Reclining Buddha has gained further global prominence following a 45-minute tour by U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during their November 18-19 visit to the kingdom. Known as “Wat Pho”, the historic Bangkok landmark was the first stop on President Obama’s itinerary… Read the full press release

Danish Pilot Union members approve the new collective agreement

~ Following the ballot of Danish Pilot Union members, the new collective agreement that was concluded on 19 November as part of the 4Excellence NG plan has been approved. ~ New SEK 3.5 bn Revolving Credit Facility from Banks and Core Shareholders to secure financial preparedness now only conditional on final parliamentary approvals 2012-11-23 —… Read the full press release

TAT Promotes Khao Yai National Park to Asia-Pacific Travel Trade

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nakhon Ratchasima, November 23, 2012: Nearly 100 travel agents and media from 11 Asia-Pacific countries are to convene in one of Thailand’s most famous national parks between November 26-28 for the first such travel mart organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). “The Ultimate Khao Yai” travel mart is being organised by the… Read the full press release

Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana Heat up the Holiday Season with Festive Programs and Celebrations

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Paradisus Palma Real (www.paradisuspalmareal.com) and Paradisus Punta Cana (www.paradisus-puntacana.com) – luxury all-inclusive resortsin the Dominican Republic – are heating up this holiday season by offering guests myriad ways in which to rejoice. Couples and families alike can take advantage of these resorts’ unforgettable Christmas and New Year’scelebrations and activities, as… Read the full press release

SAS opens 10 new routes from Copenhagen

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — In 2013 SAS opens four new year-round routes and six summer routes out of Copenhagen Airport. Especially the route to San Francisco will strengthen Copenhagen Airport’s position as a hub. SAS four new year-round routes from Copenhagen go to Newcastle, Budapest, Prague and not least San Francisco. The latter route will open… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand reveals Hobbit-inspired 777-300 aircraft

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Live web streaming available to media – 10:30am (NZ time) Saturday, 24 November. On Saturday 24 November, Air New Zealand will unveil its spectacular Hobbit-inspired 777-300 aircraft at an exclusive invitation only event in Auckland, New Zealand. The event will feature: Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe Warner Bros SVP Worldwide Promotions Gene Garlock… Read the full press release

Save up to 30 euros on Lufthansa flights next Monday

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is this year launching its first own online sales promotion on “Cyber Monday“, 26 November. The launch allows all customers booking flights on the airline’s website at www.lufthansa.com on Monday to obtain a personal discount in the form of a promotion code for immediate redemption. The promotion code must be redeemed… Read the full press release

New Heathrow services take off in time for Christmas

Christmas Marketing

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers travelling through Heathrow will now be able to benefit from two new shopping services which have launched in time for Christmas. The launch is being supported by a major advertising campaign on 26 November aimed at the 41% of passengers who travel through Heathrow to visit friends and family over Christmas…. Read the full press release

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Announces Christmas Dining Options

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is celebrating the holiday season with festive spreads that will bring holiday cheer to three restaurants at the resort, and the popular Waikiki Starlight Luau. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Rainbow Lanai, Tropics Bar & Grill, Bali Steak & Seafood and the Waikiki Starlight Luau Will Offer Special Holiday Menus on Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day HONOLULU – 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is celebrating the holiday season with festive spreads that will bring holiday cheer to three restaurants at… Read the full press release

SAS launches 45 new routes in 2013

SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, will in 2013 launch 45 new routes. This means that SAS will offer direct flights to exciting new destinations from all of the main airports and a number of regional airports in the Nordic countries. In addition to these new routes, SAS will also increase the frequency of current flights on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Unveils Its Sky-High Seafood Restaurant on the 100th Floor

Catch at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou - rendering

Catch features fresh seafood from around the world 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the 100th floor and crowning International Finance Center (IFC) Guangzhou, Catch at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is now open, marking the full opening of the Hotel’s six dining and entertainment venues. As the highest hotel restaurant in Guangzhou, Catch specializes in serving western style seafood cuisines and samples wines… Read the full press release

ARE EWE SURPRISED BY THE NEW ARRIVAL AT BELFAST CITY AIRPORT?

Communications Executive at Belfast City Airport, greets South African best-selling artist, Ann Gadd

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — A prolific ‘sheep’ artist has been commissioned to paint quirky artwork in the terminal of George Best Belfast City Airport. Ann Gadd, South Africa’s best-selling and most popular female artist, arrived in the airport on Wednesday to produce a series of paintings to add to her ‘Ewe’ collection. Ruth Morgan, Communications Executive… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority, Oh Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven on the Airport Campus

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority congratulates 7-Eleven and Petro-Canada on their grand opening and officially welcomes them to the airport campus. “The addition of a 7-Eleven and Petro-Canada on the airport campus provides convenient 24/7 services for travellers, customers, employees and campus neighbours,” said Barry Rempel, president & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Today’s… Read the full press release

SWISS names Airbus A320 HB-IJX “Bulle”

2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — SWISS has named a further member of its aircraft fleet after a Swiss municipality. Airbus A320 HB-IJX now bears the name “Bulle”, in honour of the town in Canton Fribourg. The naming, which was performed in a formal ceremony in Bulle today Thursday November 22, is part of SWISS’s broader endeavours to… Read the full press release

Hilton Brighton Metropole Welcomes Award-Winning Manager To Waterhouse Bar & Terrace

Hilton Brighton Metropole, situated on Brighton’s famous seafront, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robb Collins as manager of Waterhouse Bar & Terrace. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

BRIGHTON, England – 2012-11-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Brighton Metropole, situated on Brighton’s famous seafront, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robb Collins as manager of Waterhouse Bar & Terrace. Collins brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role, having been voted by the public in September 2012 as Best Bartender at the Brighton… Read the full press release

‘Let Agents Be Agents’ – ABTA argues its case in Brussels

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In anticipation of important changes to the Package Travel Directive, to be published in spring 2013, in its latest meetings in Brussels ABTA has been making a strong case for preserving the diversity of business models. This includes ensuring that whatever range of holidays is brought within the scope of a new… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta Wins Tourism Marketing Campaign of the Year

Calgary, AB, 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel Alberta was presented with a Canadian Tourism Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year Award during the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual Tourism Summit on November 20, 2012 in Gatineau, Québec. Travel Alberta partnered with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on a Winter Sport in Alberta campaign in The Netherlands to encourage visitation to… Read the full press release

EASYJET ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PARADORES DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA HOTELS

easyJet Holidays and Paradores de Turismo de España 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet the UK’s largest airline, has today announced a strategic partnership with Spanish hotel institution, the Paradores de Turismo de España. In the first collaboration of its kind for the hotel group, all of the Paradores, a collection of 94 uniquely individual properties, will now… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport, NOTIFICATION OF LANE CLOSURE ON SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Roads Service will carry out maintenance patching on the countrybound side of the A2 Sydenham Bypass road this Sunday 25th November. The road will be closed to traffic from 00.01 until 11.00. A diversion route will be in place. The country bound diversion is as follows. M3 Motorway Off-Slip – Middlepath Street… Read the full press release

airberlin, Last Minute Topdeal: to New York for Christmas shopping

airberlin Last Minute Topdeal: to New York for Christmas shopping

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — For its final Happy Hour of the year, airberlin has come up with something extra special for its guests: tickets to New York! On Friday, 23rd November, from 12:00 noon to 15:00 only, tickets from cities such as Dusseldorf to the Big Apple are available from 399 euros return. The travel period… Read the full press release

ABTA, Brits Seek Festive Cheer as Demand for Christmas Market Trips Increases

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — This weekend sees the Christmas Market season getting into full swing and ABTA Members are reporting up to 20% increases in bookings year on year for specialist Christmas Market packages.  In recent years overseas Christmas markets have become increasingly popular with UK holidaymakers looking for an authentic and traditional Christmas experience, and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Carmelo Named Among Best Resorts in South America

Four Seasons Resort Carmelo Named Among Best Resorts in South America

Luxury resort selected fifth in Central and South America by Condé Nast Travelerreaders Carmelo, Uruguay – 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Carmelo has been named #5 among the Top Resorts in Central and South America by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and further holds the #1 position in Uruguay. It’s no wonder travellers continue to give Four Seasons Resort Carmeo high marks,… Read the full press release

Ryanair Announces 40% Cuts At Budapest As Hochtief Fails To Lower Costs

10 ROUTES, 800,000 PASSENGERS & 800 JOBS LOST AT BUDAPEST AIRPORT 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (22 Nov) announced 40% cuts at its Budapest base with the closure of 10 routes and loss of over 280 weekly flights from 10 Jan 2013 after the Hochtief-run airport increased charges, refused to… Read the full press release

First Enjoys Success at UK Bus Awards

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — First Bus enjoyed a successful afternoon at Tuesday’s (20 November) UK Bus Awards.  The company, which transports some 2.5million passengers every day, picked up four awards at the prestigious central London ceremony. First secured the much coveted Environmental Award for its ‘Small Changes, Big Difference’ campaign which aims to get staff throughout… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR LAUNCHES “DOUBLE YOUR DISCOUNT” SEAT SALE

Members only promotion doubles guaranteed discount to €20 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today launched its first ever “Double your discount” promotion which doubles the guaranteed €10 discount for Wizz Discount Club members. The recently launched Wizz Discount Club was designed for loyal customers who… Read the full press release

Child’s Play: Making Their Own Memories with Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Child’s Play: Making Their Own Memories with Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Museums, interactive shows, train rides, the circus and more Budapest, Hungary – 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Families staying at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace will have plenty of ways to enjoy their holidays. Located in the heart of Budapest, the Hotel provides the perfect playground for children of all ages as well as endless activities that families can partake in… Read the full press release

Another boost for Shannon with new Aer Lingus service to sun-kissed Algarve in 2013

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shannon Airport has today received another significant boost for its 2013 schedule with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it will have three weekly services to one of the most popular European summer sun destinations, the Algarve.  The new flights to Faro will operate three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and… Read the full press release

Richard Allen of Grand Jersey is Hotel Catey Hotel Chef of the Year

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Richard Allen of Grand Jersey has been crowned Hotel Catey Hotel Chef of the Year (with less than 250 covers).  He was awarded the prestigious national title at an evening of celebration at the Lancaster London, last Friday night. The awards, organised by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine, were launched in 2007 and are… Read the full press release