SFO to Conduct Full Scale Emergency Water-Crash Exercise

SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport will conduct a full-scale emergency exercise on the morning of Wednesday, September 26, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. The exercise will test and evaluate the new Marine Emergency Response Facility (MERF), aka boat house, and will simulate the rescue of passengers involved in a… Read the full press release

KCI Airport Terminal A Roadwork Underway

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Work is underway on the Kansas City International Airport Terminal A loop road, which may impact Air Canada, United (Chicago, Denver, San Francisco & Washington-Dulles) and US Airways customers.The project involves milling, some full-depth repairs, paving striping, and curb repairs. This work will require the closure of some traffic lanes and access… Read the full press release

Aerolineas and Sol have signed and agreement that will permit better air conectivity in the Country

Aerolineas and Sol have signed and agreement that will permit better air conectivity in the Country

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sol Airlines S.A. that will allow each company comlement its routes and flight time tables with the obective of offering a better product and oprimum conectivity for the passenger. This way Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral will operate main routs with or without… Read the full press release

The top managers of Sheremetyevo Airport have been recognized as Leaders in the Transportation Industry

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The managers of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport took leading positions in the 13th annual rating of the “1000 Most Professional Managers in Russia,” according to the Russian Managers Association and the Kommersant publishing house. Four key managers from Sheremetyevo are represented in this authoritative rating; just as in 2011, this was the best result achieved by any airport in the country. As usual, Mikhail… Read the full press release

107 MINORITY HOSPITALITY STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

Washington, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), is awarding 343 scholarships totaling $514,500 this year – of which more than 30% will be to minority hospitality management students. Of its 10 scholarship programs, two are dedicated specifically for minority… Read the full press release

Iberia firma un contrado de mantenimiento de componentes con Orbest Airlines

– Iberia será proveedor de servicios de mantenimiento de componentes de los aviones Airbus A320 y A330 – El acuerdo tendrá una duración de tres años y contempla tareas como el desmontaje, inspección o reparación de averías, entre otras Madrid, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia y Orbest Airlines han firmado un contrato para el mantenimiento de componentes de los aviones Airbus A320… Read the full press release

Passenger traffic at Sheremetyevo has grown by 17%

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo has set two records for daily traffic; on September 14th, 726 takeoff and landing operations were conducted, and on September 16th, the airport served over 100 thousand passengers for the first time in its history From January to August of 2012, Sheremetyevo International Airport served 17 million 429 thousand passengers, which is 17.1% higher compared to the same period… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group Kick Off Annual School Fundraiser

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ —– The 2012Drive for Schools fundraiser kicks off this week with more than seventy schools in Santa Cruz County selling tickets for a chance to win a new car or $25,000 in cash, plus one hundred other prizes. Drive for Schools, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Capitola… Read the full press release

Aerolíneas Argentinas unveiled new customer service positions at it’s Ezeiza International Terminal

Aerolíneas Argentinas unveiled new customer service positions at it’s Ezeiza International Terminal

Buenos Aires, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aerolineas Argentinas extended the customer services area in terminal C at Ezeiza International Airport with the unveiling of ten new check-in positions and offices for traffic agents. The new counters, in addition to the twenty already in operation, will reduce the time to check passengers in and therefore improve customer services. New… Read the full press release

Iberia Express cumple seis meses de operación con una puntualidad del 94%

– La compañía mantiene su expansión prevista desde el inicio de operaciones – Alrededor de 1,5 millones de pasajeros han volado ya en la compañía, que alimenta los vuelos de largo radio de Iberia Madrid, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia Express cumple hoy sus primeros seis meses de operación, con unos niveles de puntualidad del 94%. En este… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson’s international terminal wins development award

Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal receives 2012 Award of Excellence from Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta ATLANTA 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport received the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta during a ceremony at the Atlanta History Center on… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Announces Hilton Garden Inn Development in Montevideo, Uruguay

Company’s First Hotel in Montevideo and First Managed Property in Uruguay Strengthens Hilton Worldwide’s Plans to Introduce Portfolio of Brands to New Markets MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ —Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement to operate a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay – the country’s capital and financial center.  The… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority’s Marsha Stone elected to Airports Council International-North America 2013 board of directors

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — During its annual General Membership Business Meeting on Sept. 12, members of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) elected Marsha Stone, senior director of finance for the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), as a new member to its board of directors. Her term is effective immediately. ACI-NA is an international trade association representing more… Read the full press release

nasair enters into new GDS partnership with Travelport

Riyadh-based low cost carrier to participate in the GDS channel for the first time Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Global distribution systems (GDS) provider Travelport and Saudi Arabian low cost carrier nasair have confirmed the signing of a new content agreement that will see the Riyadh-based airline distribute its fares through the GDS channel for the… Read the full press release

Acuerdo entre ENECSA e Iberia destinado al fomento de la actividad congresual en Pamplona

De izq a dcha: Carlos Rathmann, Gestor Comercial Norte; José Ignacio Fariña, Gerente Comercial Norte; Javier Lacunza Arraiza, Director Gerente de ENECSA y Jose María Urtasun Juaniz, Director de Administracción de ENECSA.

Gracias a este acuerdo, los delegados que asistan a congresos en Baluarte y Planetario se beneficiarán de descuentos en vuelos de Iberia, Air Nostrum y Vueling Madrid, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia y Empresa Navarra de Espacios Culturales (ENECSA), que gestiona el Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra Baluarte y el Planetario de Pamplona, han firmado un Acuerdo de… Read the full press release

Hilton Sydney Appoints New Public Relations Manager

SYDNEY, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Sydney welcomes the appointment of Kimberley Roberts as Public Relations Manager. Reporting to Josh Roberts, director of business development, Kimberley will be responsible for building media relationships, managing all media relations, development of the hotel’s social media channels and leveraging the profile of Hilton Sydney and its outlets amongst national and international… Read the full press release

Whole Foods Market Develops a “Crush” on October Virginia Wine Month

Virginia Wine Month logo

New partnership will feature in-store wine tastings, expanded Virginia wine selection and chance to win a trip on the Virginia Crush Bus RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia is a Commonwealth of wine, with more than 200 wineries statewide.  Wine is so big that the entire month of October is dedicated as Virginia Wine Month.  This… Read the full press release

SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY TRAINING EXERCISE WRAPS UP AT YYC

– Operation Paratus- CALGARY, AB, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — A mock emergency response training exercise, Operation Paratus, took place this morning at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Operation Paratus, which simulated the collision of fictitious airlines Vega Airlines 123 and Vega Airline 987, provided multiple agencies with the opportunity to practice their emergency response plans and coordinate communication between… Read the full press release

Concession Opportunity for the International Terminal “G” Electronics Kiosk Lease at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport is preparing to conduct the competitive selection processes through a Request for Proposal for the International Terminal “G” Electronics Kiosk Lease, and invites you to attend the informational conference scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at SFO Business Center located at 575 McDonnell Road,… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri Announces the Launch of a Sicilian Food Festival at Pomodoro the Italian Fine Dining Restaurant

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of a Sicilian Food Festival at Pomodoro, the Italian fine dining restaurant. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

NEW DELHI, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of a Sicilian Food Festival at Pomodoro, the Italian fine dining restaurant. For lunch and dinner daily, from October 5 – 20, 2012, guests at the five star deluxe hotel, located adjacent to Janakpuri West Metro station, will be able to relish the… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wild Weekend at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago Lions and tigers and bears… oh my! Have a great family weekend getaway to the Brookfield Zoo while staying at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge.  Guests will receive: • Deluxe accommodations • Admission for four to the zoo • Parking (one vehicle)… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport bosses head for Abu Dhabi World Route Development event

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Senior Management from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) along with colleagues from owners The Vantage Airport Group are heading to Abu Dhabi this week to meet with airlines from across the globe at the 18th World Route Development Forum. The conference, taking place from 29th September to 2nd October, is an annual… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri Introduces Kachchi Handi Food Festival At Zune The Indian Specialty Restaurant

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri announces a Kachchi Handi Food Festival at Zune, the Indian specialty restaurant. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

NEW DELHI, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri announces a Kachchi Handi Food Festival at Zune, the Indian specialty restaurant. From September 28 until October 12, 2012, guests at the five star deluxe hotel, located adjacent to Janakpuri West Metro station, will be able to savour an exotic array of delicacies cooked in an unglazed… Read the full press release

British Airways makes travel easier at LBA

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways is keeping its Leeds Bradford Airport customers ‘Appy, with an App that allows them to save time and check-in on their smartphones. Executive Club iPhone users can use the App to display Mobile Boarding Passes on their phones. In addition, customers using Android and Blackberry devices will be able to benefit… Read the full press release

New charge for Radio Operators Certificate of Competence

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — A charge of £35 will be levied on the Radio Operators Certificate of Competence (ROCC) from 1 October 2012, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today. The CAA said the charge was necessary to cover administration costs. ROCC is a qualification designed to ensure the safe and effective operation of aeronautical… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Cairo

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Cairo, Egypt landing at Cairo International Airport on September 20, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Cairo is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Cairo is the largest city in Africa and also the… Read the full press release

Celebrate The End Of The Year At Hilton Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya today announced a year-end celebration package for its customers with fabulous party offers immediately available until January 2013. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Embrace the Year-end Spirit and Celebrate in Style at the Award-winning Hilton Pattaya PATTAYA, Thailand, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Pattaya today announced a year-end celebration package for its customers with fabulous party offers immediately available until January 2013. Featuring stunning views across the bay, the centrally situated Hilton Pattaya offers a range of venues suited for functions… Read the full press release

LBA promotes Yorkshire to Global Airline Chiefs

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Director, promotes the region to leading airlines

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) will be promoting Leeds and Yorkshire to the World at the 18th World Route Development Forum to be hosted in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi between 29 September and 2 October. The Conference is an annual global meeting place for airlines, airports and tourism authorities. … Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Arlanda

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Stockholm, Sweden landing at Arlanda Airport on September 20, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Arlanda is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Arlanda is the largest airport in Sweden, located in Stockholm, the… Read the full press release

Pablo Torres Named General Manager Of Hilton Short Hills

Hilton Worldwide announces the appointment of Pablo Torres as the general manager of the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Short Hills located in the metropolitan New York suburban bedroom community of Short Hills, New Jersey. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Accomplished Hospitality Management Veteran with Proven Track Record Spanning 20 Years MCLEAN, Va. 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announces the appointment of Pablo Torres as the general manager of the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Short Hills located in the metropolitan New York suburban bedroom community of Short Hills, New Jersey. In his new role, Torres will oversee… Read the full press release