Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt am Main: “The Spa” – a new dimension in relaxation

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt am Main: "The Spa" - a new dimension in relaxation

2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — In January 2013, Frankfurt will see the opening of “The Spa”, a new urban day spa. The exclusive facilities will stretch over a floor space of 1,000 m² and provide a combination of health, beauty and care treatments. “The Spa” will feature a high-quality traditional men’s barber, and further highlights will include an… Read the full press release

ABTA Launches Checklist for Consumers on Financial Protection, including ATOL Certificates

2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA today launched a new checklist for consumers offering advice on what paperwork to look for when booking travel arrangements.  The checklist is intended to help consumers understand the impact of the changes brought in by the Government reforms to the ATOL scheme of financial protection, including the introduction of ATOL certificates… Read the full press release

IHG Signs Deal to Open First Crowne Plaza Resort in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced it has signed an agreement with Kuwaiti-owned Almadina Real Estate Development to open a 442-room Crowne Plaza Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The hotel is currently under development on the manmade Marjan Island, giving it the… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide expande su cartera en Latinoamérica con desarrollo de Hilton Hotels & Resorts en Río de Janeiro, Brasil

El primer hotel de la compañía en esta importante ciudad brasileña consolida los planes de ingreso a nuevos mercados MCLEAN, Virginia, EE. UU., 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide ha anunciado la firma de un acuerdo de gerenciamiento con Carvalho Hosken Hotelaria Ltda. para la construcción del hotel de 298 habitaciones Hilton Barra, Río de Janeiro, el primer… Read the full press release

Finavia makes it easier to look up Finnish flight connections online

It is now easier to look up flights departing from Finnish airports. Finavia has introduced a new search service on its website for convenient searches of flight connections and schedules for all Finavia airports. 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new search service makes its easier for customers to look up suitable schedules from their local airport… Read the full press release

Sabre Establishes “Passport to Freedom” as Part of Commitment to Fight Human Trafficking Worldwide

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith joins Sabre Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland to introduce landmark program geared at empowering the travel and tourism industry to end human trade and exploitation (SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS) 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, today launched “Passport to Freedom,” its comprehensive initiative seeking to unite the travel and tourism… Read the full press release

Jet Airways takes deserving, underprivileged students from Ngo, Shrimad Rajchandra love and care on an educative journey

MUMBAI, 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the “Joy of Giving Week- India’s Festival of Giving”, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline today offered 160 students from the Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Jet Airways’ aircraft maintenance hangar near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Santacruz. The educational excursion programme… Read the full press release

A Hilton Worldwide expande seu portfólio na América Latina com o projeto do Hilton Hotels & Resorts no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

O primeiro hotel da companhia nesta vibrante cidade brasileira reforça os planos de entrada em novos mercados MCLEAN, Va. 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Hilton Worldwide anunciou a assinatura de um contrato de administração com a Carvalho Hosken Hotelaria Ltda. para a construção do Hilton Barra, no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, que terá 298 apartamentos e será o… Read the full press release

Qantas renews global full content agreement with Amadeus

Qantas renews global full content agreement with Amadeus 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus travel agencies worldwide will continue to have guaranteed access to Qantas full range of fares and ancillary services via the Amadeus distribution system Madrid, Spain, 26 September 2012: Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and… Read the full press release

HEATHROW’S GROUND-BREAKING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CENTRE RECOGNISED IN AWARDS

HEATHROW’S GROUND-BREAKING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CENTRE RECOGNISED IN AWARDS

2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow has secured a prestigious award for ‘Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility’ from The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). This is a global organisation dedicated to promoting best practices in procurement and supply. The shortlist included Balfour Beatty, EDF Energy, The FA Group and LOCOG. The award recognises ‘the highly… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES LAUNCHES GUYANA – TORONTO NON-STOP

2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Effective December 1st 2012, Caribbean Airlines launches a twice weekly non-stop service between Georgetown and Toronto, adding to the daily flights now offered by CAL on the route, clearly demonstrating the airline’s commitment to Guyana travel and tourism. Robert Corbie, Caribbean Airlines’ CEO (Ag), is quoted as saying, “With the recent arrival… Read the full press release

Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for October 5

2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee (DCAC) will meet on Friday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m. at: The Center for Innovative Technology – CIT Complex The Briefing Room (Level P-1) 2214 Rock Hill Road Herndon, VA 20170 The meeting is open to the public. The DCAC is an eight-member committee that advises the… Read the full press release

Jet Airways offers guests attractive travel options with 21–day and 30–day APEX FARES

MUMBAI, 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — This festive season, Jet Airways has introduced new 21-day and 30-day Apex fares, offering guest’s attractive savings on several domestic routes. The travel validity for the 21-day Apex fares is valid till October 18, 2012. While the 30-day Apex fares have no expiry date. On launching these exclusive fares, Mr.Sudheer Raghavan,… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES ADDS THIRD WEEKLY NON-STOP LONDON FLIGHT

2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Effective November 20th, Caribbean Airlines commences a third weekly non-stop service between London and Port of Spain. The 3rd weekly non-stop will leave Port of Spain on Tuesdays to return from London on Wednesdays. The current non-stop services leave Port of Spain on Thursdays and Saturdays, returning on Fridays and Sundays. Caribbean… Read the full press release

Airports Authority Directors Adopt New Ethics Policies

Board Member Martire Re-seated; Will Serve through October 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors approved new ethics policies for board members and employees Wednesday in a meeting that also featured approval of an agreement to end legal action between Director Dennis L. Martire, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Airports… Read the full press release

GTAA COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL ISSUE OF 10-YEAR MEDIUM TERM NOTES

TORONTO, CANADA, 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) today announced that it has completed an issue of $400 million, 10-year Series 2012-1 Medium Term Notes. The notes carry a fixed 3.04 per cent coupon. The issue was oversubscribed with 58 institutional investors participating. Proceeds of the offering will be used to fund future… Read the full press release

Love Every Second in Sydney

Destination NSW, Qantas Airways and Qantas Vacations launch not-to-be-missed savings New York, NY – 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qantas Airways, Destination NSW and Qantas Vacations today announced fantastic travel deals and packages making it possible for Australia-bound travelers to “Love Every Second in Sydney.” Sydney’s natural surroundings and glorious harbor make it a must-see destination. Available for booking by September 28,… Read the full press release

Aviation an extraordinary opportunity for Austria as economic location

• Aviation sector employs a total of 75,000 people, and generates 4.6 billion euros, or 1.7 percent of total GDP • Forecast: demand for air transport services to double by 2030 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The renowned consulting and analysis company, Oxford Economics, has carried out a survey into the economic importance of the aviation industry… Read the full press release

Brand USA Announces Preliminary Results

Marketing Campaign Supports the President’s Executive Order on Travel and Tourism 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brand USA today announced preliminary results of its national tourism marketing efforts.  The announcement follows today’s release of a progress report by the Departments of State and Homeland Security on the advances made in travel facilitation since the announcement of the… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Brand to Open Luxury Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico

2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International’s (NYSE:MAR) world-class luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, announced today plans to open a new 300-room JW Marriott Hotel in Cabo San Lucas in 2015.  The property will be operated by Marriott under an agreement with Operadora Punta Peninsula, S.A. de C.V., and ownership group Grupo Diestra.   Located… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S TEAM EUROPE IRISH RYDER CUP SPECIALS

1,000 €16 Seats For Every Point Won For Europe By Ireland’s Graeme McDowell & Rory McIlroy 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (27 Sept) announced its 2012 ‘Ryder Cup Specials’, offering 1,000 €16 seats for every point won by Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy during this weekend’s Ryder Cup. 12 of… Read the full press release

New Mercedes E-Class starts economy challenge at Nqy Airport

New Mercedes E-Class starts economy challenge at Nqy Airport

2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — New Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid started economy challenge by driving up Newquay Cornwall Airport runway. Mercedes claims its most efficient E-Class ever combines both performance and efficiency. It says the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid can accelerate from rest to 62mph in 7.5 seconds. It can also achieve a maximum speed for 150mph and… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Applauds Selection of Chris Thompson as President and CEO of Brand USA

Washington, D.C., 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association applauded today’s announcement by the Brand USA board of directors that Chris Thompson would be its next president and CEO. Thompson is currently president and CEO for VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s destination marketing organization. “Chris Thompson is one of the strongest destination marketing leaders in the country, and he… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR PRESENTS ITS BIGGEST EVER HUNGARIAN SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR 2013

AND ANNOUNCES 1 NEW BUDAPEST ROUTE TO/FROM GENEVA 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, Hungary’s low-cost, low-fare airline, today presented its summer schedule for 2013 which, with 33 routes on sale, is the largest ever. The airline also launched additional flights to Kiev**, Tel Aviv**, London and to sea destinations to accommodate the strong demand for… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand launches global search for The Great Walker

2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A global search is underway to find four adventurers to take on the challenge of a lifetime by completing all of New Zealand’s nine famous Great Walks in just nine weeks. Air New Zealand’s search for The Great Walker is being run in association with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) and will see… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S TEAM EUROPE UK RYDER CUP SPECIALS

1,000 £12 Seats For Every Point Won For Europe By UK Golfers 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (27 Sept) announced its 2012 ‘Ryder Cup Specials’, offering 1,000 £12 seats for every point won by Luke Donald, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood during this weekend’s Ryder Cup…. Read the full press release

Stapleford Park’s 6 Month Membership Offer

2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stapleford Park, a Luxury Country House Hotel in Leicestershire, East Midlands, would like to celebrate this year’s summer of Sporting success by offering a unique six month only membership from 1st October 2012 until 31st March 2013. This one time only membership offer has all the benefits and privileges of a full… Read the full press release

Transforming the passenger experience at Heathrow

T2B Topping Out

2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow is another step closer to transforming passenger experience with the ‘topping out’ ceremony of Terminal 2’s satellite pier, known as T2B. Transforming the passenger experience at Heathrow · Final construction stage of phase 1 of Terminal 2’s satellite pier, T2B · 20 million passengers a year will use the new £2.5bn… Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism Strategic Plan complete

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Strategic Plan ordered by the Nebraska Legislature is complete and available for review. This legislation, introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala, called for a study of current conditions and issues facing Nebraska tourism, and a long-term strategy for growth. The statewide plan to grow the economic base of… Read the full press release

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

Moscow, 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” traffic and capacity figures reached record levels in August and 8 months of 2012. In August 2012passenger 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 3,567 mln passenger-kilometers… Read the full press release