Chicago Cultural Center Hosts Crain’s Small Business Week Event, October 1

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Randolph) hosts the aptly named “Adventures in Running a Creative Business”, one of the first business development activities of Crain’s Small Business Week.  The seminar featuring Tom Duff, President of Optimus, Inc., Joe Shanahan, owner of Smartbar, Metro and Double Door, and restaurateur Donald J. Madia… Read the full press release

FirstGroup response to Secretary of State comments

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — A FirstGroup spokesman said: “We are pleased that the Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed that the Government intends to proceed with the award of the InterCity West Coast franchise to FirstGroup. Our focus is to ensure a smooth transition with continuity for staff and passengers alike. With that in mind,… Read the full press release

Sloth bears make their final appearance before new exhibit construction begins. Last chance to visit the sloth bears until 2014

Sloth bears Randy and Tasha will make their final appearance at Woodland Park Zoo before new exhibit construction begins. Rendering credit: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

SEATTLE, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — September 15-16 marks the final weekend to view the sloth bears at Woodland Park Zoo before construction begins for the new Asian tropical forest exhibit. Randy, the 16-year-old male sloth bear, came to the zoo in June of 1996. Tasha, a 7-year-old female, has lived at Woodland Park Zoo for just under… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Presents Picture Perfect Pools

Guests Take the Plunge in Spectacular Surroundings NEW YORK, NY 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Make a splash in the best pools around the world with Leading Hotels. From Thailand to Turkey, LHW offers pools with panache. The heart of bustling Bangkok may seem an odd place for a truly spectacular swimming pool, but that is just… Read the full press release

Atlantic Hotel welcomes Mark Yates to join award-winning team

Atlantic Hotel welcomes Mark Yates to join award-winning team

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Atlantic Hotel is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Yates as its new Hotel Manager. With an outstanding track record of delivering exceptional service standards, Mark is now responsible for the smooth running of one of the finest privately owned hotels in the UK and heads up a 60 strong… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR TV AD CAMPAIGN BRINGS CUSTOMER SERVICE HOME (UK)

LONDON – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched a new television brand campaign to extend awareness of the company and its customer service culture. The advertising started on August 13th and a second TV commercial is planned to air later in the year. The ad features fictional US Enterprise employee Brad and his UK… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Maui Presents an Unforgettable December Event – The Red Violin and Opus One Winery Come Together as Part of “Unforgettable Events” Series and the First Wailea Wine and Food Festival

Four Seasons Resort Maui Presents an Unforgettable December Event - The Red Violin and Opus One Winery Come Together as Part of “Unforgettable Events” Series and the First Wailea Wine and Food Festival

A private performance, uncompromising wines, international dinner and ocean-view room at Maui’s only Forbes Five Star resort. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering an exceptional package for its December 7, 2012 Red Violin Opus One Event, a one-of-a-kind private classical music concert performed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, American violin virtuoso and owner of the legendary 1720 Red… Read the full press release

Winnipeg’s First Courtyard by Marriott Lands on Airport Campus

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce Manitoba’s first Courtyard by Marriott is landing on the airport campus. This first Courtyard property in Winnipeg will be owned and built by Brock Hotels and Belmont Equity Partners Inc. The six-story Courtyard will be located on the eastern side of the airport and… Read the full press release

Spa Sirene wins ‘Best Channel Islands Hotel’

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spa Sirène at The Royal Yacht Hotel are thrilled to announce that they have been chosen as the winner of the Readers Regional Award for Best Spa in the Channel Islands by the Good Spa Guide. The Good Spa Guide compiles the list of nominees yearly based on their evaluation and subsequent… Read the full press release

Marriott International to Open 14th Hotel in Paris with Signing of AC Hotel by Marriott

AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot Opens in 2014. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced the signing of its first AC Hotel by Marriott in Paris, the 166-room AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot.  The hotel will be operated under a franchise agreement with SHEPI SNC. The AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot will represent… Read the full press release

Los Angeles Mayor and NTSB Chairman inspect new test equipment for life-saving rail safety technology

Metrolink will be first commuter agency in the nation operating with state-of-the-art Positive Train Control technology LOS ANGELES, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —Yesterday, Metrolink unveiled its fully equipped Positive Train Control (PTC) test train at an event hosted by Metrolink Board Chair Richard Katz and the Metrolink Board. Participants included Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chair of… Read the full press release

AOPA inks strategic partnership with Enterprise Holdings

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — AOPA has entered into a strategic partnership with St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates the flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. As a strategic partner in… Read the full press release

Hilton Palacio del Rio Announces Art, Love & Romance Package

Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced a promotion in partnership with the San Antonio Museum of Art. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

SAN ANTONIO, Tx. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced a promotion in partnership with the San Antonio Museum of Art. The Art, Love & Romance package offers guests the opportunity to relax on the River Walk at Hilton Palacio del Rio and explore SAMA’s newest exhibit, Aphrodite and the Gods of Love. Hilton… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix Software Supporting the Maintenance Business Transformation at LAN Airlines

Region’s largest airline group reaches organizational milestone with receipt of the America’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner LAN Airlines first operator in the Americas to use Maintenix for the 787 Rapid induction a hallmark of the Maintenix software Ottawa, Canada, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, today announced that with the receipt… Read the full press release

Overhead Walkway and Island Platform Now Open at Oshawa Train Station

Oshawa, ON, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, as part of the ongoing modernization of Canada’s national passenger rail service, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and MP for Whitby Oshawa, Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and MP for Oshawa, and VIA Rail Canada officially opened a new overhead walkway and… Read the full press release

Celebrate with Fiesta-Inspired Specials This September at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Dining and Spa offers tie into annual culinary celebration. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Join Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe this September to celebrate the annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, September 26 – 30, 2012. Terra will offer a four-course tasting menu to accompany wines from Tablas Creek Vineyard from Wednesday, September 26, to Saturday, September 29, 2012. Menu highlights… Read the full press release

ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA TO CELEBRATE A NEW WORLD ON 12. 21.12

Award-Winning Resort is Reborn and Ready to Celebrate Following $1,000,000 Renovation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — On December 21, 2012 (12-21-12), all eyes will be on the vibrant and beautiful Riviera Maya region of Mexico as one phase of the ancient Mayan calendar ends and another begins. Following a $1,000,000 renovation this September,… Read the full press release

Fairmont, The Savoy & Abbey Road “Come Together” For Exclusive Studio Experience

Toronto,  2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Luxury Hotel Brand Invites Guests to Record A Song at Abbey Road Studios Where Iconic Music Has Been Made by The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd & Many Others Warm up those vocal chords and head to one of the music capitals of the world for a legendary weekend worthy of rock… Read the full press release

13th Annual World Gourmet Festival at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Raises THB 1.5 million for Charity

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Hotel also announces dates for the 14th Annual Festival, to be held from September 2-8, 2013. Bangkok, Thailand – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 13th Annual World Gourmet Festival at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, held from September 3-9, 2012, has raised more than THB 1.5 million for the Save A Child’s Life From AIDS project under the auspices of HRH Princess… Read the full press release

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Voted World’s Best Waterpark For 15th Year In A Row!

Schlitterbahn’s attractions receive three of the five Best Waterpark ride distinctions NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark received the top international honor from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards naming the park as the World’s Best Waterpark for the fifteenth consecutive year in a row. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is also honored with three of… Read the full press release

Ramada Offers Guests a Chance at a Weekly “Grand Giveaway”

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ramada®, the hotel brand that encourages their guests to “Do Your Thing. Leave the Rest to Us”, is giving travelers the chance to win a $1,000 Wyndham Rewards® Prepaid Visa® Card with their A Grand Giveaway Sweepstakes. Beginning this Saturday, September 15, 2012, consumers in the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec, who… Read the full press release

Hotelzon notes emergence of corporate travellers in high-end hotels – 5* discounting drives return of business travelers

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Data released by Hotelzon shows the growing popularity of 5* hotels with business travellers, resulting in a 2.4% increase in average corporate room rates year on year. The statistics, collated between April 01 and June 30th 2012, solely represent transacted room nights by Hotelzon’s global corporate and agency travellers and give one… Read the full press release

Warwick New York Hotel names new general manager: veteran hotelier Andrew Schlesinger

NEW YORK – 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Warwick New York Hotel on West 54th Street, one of the city’s most iconic hotels, has a new general manager as of Aug. 28. He is Andrew “Drew” Schlesinger, a veteran hotelier whose career has taken him across major hotel brands in the Eastern United States, and Los Angeles,… Read the full press release

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark’s King Kaw Rapids River Voted The World’s Second Best New Waterpark Ride

Park receives national recognition during the annual Golden Ticket Awards KANSAS CITY, KS 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark received international recognition from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards naming the King Kaw rapids river as the World’s Second Best New Waterpark Ride. Nicknamed the “Academy Awards of the Amusement Park Industry,” the Golden Ticket… Read the full press release

Free Admission to The Hershey Story as Part of “Museum Day Live!”

Hershey, Pa., 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s eighth annual “Museum Day Live!” on Saturday, September 29, 2012. This one-day program emulates the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities and includes participating museums across the country that offer free admission on… Read the full press release

Fairmont Chefs Get Saucy

Toronto 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — From House-Cured Meats to Ketchup Made from Beets, Fairmont Chefs Hand Craft Every Detail Fairmont Chefs are getting back to the basics by crafting as much as they can in house, right down to the smallest culinary accents. By preserving their own produce and curing their own meats, chefs can be sure… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Launches in Latin America

PARSIPPANY, N.J. 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with nearly 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout Latin America, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands. The expansion is part of the program’s strategy to provide Wyndham Rewards members with earning and… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri Announces the Launch of an Iti Food Festival at Chynna Gold the Sichuan and Cantonese Fine Dining Restaurant

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of an 'Iti Food Festival' at Chynna Gold, the Sichuan and Cantonese fine dining restaurant. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

NEW DELHI 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of an ‘Iti Food Festival’ at Chynna Gold, the Sichuan and Cantonese fine dining restaurant. From September 14 – 29, 2012, guests at the five star deluxe hotel, located adjacent to Janakpuri West Metro station, will be able to relish authentic Chinese… Read the full press release

Condé Nast Traveller Names Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora #1 Resort in Australasia and the South Pacific in Annual “Readers’ Travel Awards

Overwater bungalows, exterior view

French Polynesian Resort also named to “The World’s Top 100” list. Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was named the #1 resort in Australasia and the South Pacific and #55 on the list of the ‘World’s Top 100″ Hotels in Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Travel Awards. “We’re honoured that the distinguished readers of Condé Nast… Read the full press release

Hilton Surfers Paradise Celebrates First Birthday With A Major Award Accolade

Hilton Surfers Paradise's first birthday celebration has coincided with a major award win for the $700 million property located on Queensland's Gold Coast. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

SURFERS PARADISE, QLD, Australia, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Surfers Paradise‘s first birthday celebration has coincided with a major award win for the $700 million property located on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The hotel was awarded the prestigious title of 2012 Hotel Management Awards ‘New Hotel’ of the year at a gala dinner held in Sydney on Friday… Read the full press release