Trip and Treat: 44% of travellers undulge themselves ahead of a holiday

A third (30%) of Brits are spending £200 plus on pre-holiday shopping sprees Departure deals: A third of Brits (30%) get to the airport early so they can go shopping Lounge luxuries: 44% of travellers treat themselves at the airport 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — When it comes to gearing up for our holidays, research from Gatwick… Read the full press release

Sold-out 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit Attracts 55 Nations

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Representatives from 55 countries make up the 600-delegate, at-capacity 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit set for 8-11 October in Lucerne, Switzerland. This makes it the second year running that the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) marquee annual conference has sold out at least two months prior to each gathering. Tourism industry professionals interested in… Read the full press release

Record July at Bristol Airport

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport topped 650,000 last month, making it the busiest July on record. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The number of people passing through the terminal was up 5.1 per cent year on year, and surpassed the previous July high recorded back in 2008. Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said: “High passenger… Read the full press release

Introducing Waffle Weekends at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston This September, All Month Long

Waffle Weekends at The Bristol Lounge this September

Become a fan of Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Facebook to vote for each Waffle Weekend’s featured flavour Boston, U.S.A., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — This September, The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is celebrating Waffle Week all month long with Waffle Weekends every Saturday and Sunday during the breakfast and brunch meal periods. What’s more, Waffle Weekend flavours will be chosen… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines B787 Dream Interior

Ethiopian Airlines B787 Dream Interior

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is proud to unveil the special features of its B787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first outside Japan to receive the Dreamliner on 14 August 2012. The Dreamliner applies breakthrough technologies of the 21st century and takes passenger comfort and overall travel experience… Read the full press release

SENSE, A ROSEWOOD SPA® UNVEILS NEW SPA TREATMENTS IN CELEBRATION OF MAYAN MILESTONE

Rosewood Mayakoba’s Award-Winning Spa Calls on Ancient Practices to Impart Relaxation and Rejuvenation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rosewood Mayakoba’s award-winning Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, is pleased to announce the launch of a series of new spa treatments that are directly inspired by the Mayan people’s ancient traditions of healing. In celebration of the highly… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Gives Pediatrics Patients a Fun-Filled “Vacation Day” as Part of Wyndham Championship Week

Patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital enjoy day of classic beach boardwalk-themed games Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, brought some fun and sun from the Wyndham Championship to the patients, families, and staff in the pediatrics department at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a… Read the full press release

ATMEX Veracruz 2012 Announces Efforts to Reduce Carbon Footprint

To compensate for greenhouse gas emissions, Mexico’s first International trade and consumer travel show on Adventure will provide funds to the conservation and restoration of the Sierra Gordo Biosphere Reserve Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The National Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico-Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012), announced today that the event taking… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Tags and Releases First Green Sea Turtle as Part of Worldwide Conservation Program to Protect Endangered Species

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Resort partners with international Sea Turtle Conservancy and local Nevis Turtle Group in annual “Tour de Turtles” race to raise awareness of sea turtle survival Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sharing space with the Queen of England on the Eastern Caribbean currency, sea turtles hold a precious place is Nevis history and culture. These magical… Read the full press release

Cambria Suites Research Finds Productivity Is Key To Achieving Work-Life Balance For Business Travelers

Free Wi-Fi Almost As Important As a Comfortable Bed When Traveling for Work SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new survey* from Cambria Suites fielded by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), revealed that work-life balance is an important goal for almost nine of 10 surveyed business travelers. Seventy-one percent of… Read the full press release

airberlin welcomes its three millionth topbonus member

Family Boyarkina with Marcus Puffer (2. from right) and airberlin flight attendant

Competitions for all frequent flyers 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was a great surprise for Dr. Albina Boyarkina from Sankt Petersburg: She is the three millionth member to join airberlin’s topbonus frequent flyer programme. Marcus Puffer, Vice President Loyalty & Partnerships, presented her with the gift of a long-haul flight voucher for two within airberlin’s route… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL “ONE TWO FREE” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS (U.S.)

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travelers, is launching its annual One Two Free® Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the tenth consecutive year that National has offered the One Two Free… Read the full press release

Super 8 Hotels Giving Away New Ford Escape, Free Weekend Getaways

One lucky winner will drive home a new 2013 Ford Escape SE courtesy of the Super 8 hotel brand and its GR8 Escape sweepstakes

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelers looking to sneak in one last trip this summer have a chance to hit the road in style thanks to the Super 8® hotel brand and its “GR8 Escape” Sweepstakes, which offers prizes ranging from free weekend getaways to a new 2013 Ford Escape SE. Now through August 31st, Wyndham Rewards® members who visit and… Read the full press release

IHG Wins Gold at Project ICARUS Sustainability Awards

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG today announces that it has achieved Gold in the Project ICARUS Gold Medal programme, from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings organisation. The Project ICARUS Gold Medal initiative identifies organisations that are taking action in… Read the full press release

Hilton Woodcliff Lake Celebrates International Youth Week

Bringing Stability and Hope to Youth in Bergen County WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — In honor of International Youth Day, Hilton Woodcliff Lake took action to help young people achieve their full potential. Together with team members and local partners, the hotel supported young people in the local area by hosting “Bright Blue Futures at Hilton Woodcliff… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia unveils new marketing push in Asia

Key facts Tourism Australia will focus on four key strategic projects to be funded this year under the Australian Government’s new Asia Marketing Fund. The new funding – worth up to A$48.5million over the next four years – aims to generate greater visitation and economic returns from Australia’s fastest growing tourism region. Key quotes “This… Read the full press release

Roadshow for Amazing Thailand to Punjab & West Bengal

New Delhi, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized a roadshow to North & East India, with 14 travel trade partners invited from Thailand, consisting of hotels, handling agents, attractions, entertainment options and airlines. The roadshow was held in two cities – Kolkata on 31st July and Chandigarh on 2nd August. Over… Read the full press release

SENSE, A ROSEWOOD SPA® REFLECTS THE SOUL OF RIVIERA MAYA AT ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA

Inspired by Mayan Traditions, Mexico’s Acclaimed Spa Calls on Ancient Practices to Impart Relaxation and Rejuvenation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on its own private island at the heart of Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico’s premier resort, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® beckons guests in search of the ultimate escape. The unparalleled spa retreat spans 17,000-square-feet… Read the full press release

Hotel Indigo expands in Germany

Hotel Indigo Dusseldorf-Victoriaplatz to open in 2013 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo continues to grow in Germany, with the signing of Hotel Indigo Düsseldorf-Victoriaplatz following two successful openings in Berlin earlier this year. Hotel Indigo Düsseldorf-Victoriaplatz will operate under a franchise agreement with LFPI Hotels Management Germany GmbH…. Read the full press release

RYANAIR WELCOMES BAA DECISION TO SELL STANSTED AND CALLS FOR EARLY SALE TO PREVENT FURTHER TRAFFIC DECLINE

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (20 Aug) welcomed the decision of the BAA monopoly to finally see sense and proceed with the sale of London Stansted Airport, as recommended by the Competition Commission (in 2008), which noted the BAA’s monopoly of London’s big 3 airports ‘adversely affected competition’. Ryanair has… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR’S NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS REPORT 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN LABOR DAY ADVANCE RESERVATIONS

Overall Weekend Neighborhood Car Rentals Increase from Summer 2011 St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — In anticipation of the AAA Labor Day travel announcement, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America’s largest rental car brand, announced today that advance neighborhood rental car reservation numbers for the 2012 Labor Day holiday currently are trending at 25 percent above 2011. The data… Read the full press release

SAS has filled the gap after Cimber

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — When flight SK1280 took off from Danish provincial airport Billund at 6:30 last monday, SAS filled the last gab on the route map after the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling in the early summer. First, there was a bankruptcy in May which closed much of the domestic traffic in Denmark. Then, there was… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Becomes Trustee of The First Tee, Pledging a $1 Million Donation

Partnership takes relationship to a national level, expands reach and impact Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced that the Company has become a Trustee of The First Tee, a nonprofit youth development organization that provides life skills and character education programs to young people using… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL “RENT RENT REWARD” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS (CANADA)

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travellers, is launching its annual Rent Rent RewardSM Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that National has offered the Rent Rent Reward… Read the full press release

Over 10,000 aircraft handled by Atlas control as main Olympic airspace restriction period successfully passed after unique collaborative work

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The removal of the main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics at midnight on 15/16 August marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well throughout the period of the restrictions and, in general, showed a… Read the full press release

LUXURY LANGKAWI FROM JUST £1,999 PER PERSON WITH PREMIER HOLIDAYS

Five-star break with 50% off 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading independent tour operator has put together a fantastic deal to Langkawi for travel during August 2012. 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per person – saving £1,978 per person Premier Holidays (www.premierholidays.co.uk / 0844 937 444) is offering 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Launches Global Shop-to-Earn Mall

Members worldwide now have more opportunities to earn HHonors Bonus Points through retail purchases MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct brands, launched its global Shop-to-Earn Mall, a network of online shops that allows HHonors members to earn Bonus Points through retail purchases. The Hilton HHonors Shop-to-Earn… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and VIA Rail Canada renew their partnership

London, UK, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces its renewed partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s most important national rail passenger service. The deal will give viarail.ca customers access to EAN’s extensive inventory of hotels, totalling nearly 155,000 worldwide. VIA Rail’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Steve Del Bosco comments, “We value our partnership with… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Icefield Helicopter Tours and Kananaskis Heli Tours.

The sky is the limit for this Albertan business that takes travellers from around the world into majestic mountain settings. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passion drives the best in any business to excel. The Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) has the passion to bring people to our country; it’s the fuel that drives the Signature Experiences Collection®(SEC) program forward into… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Opening of First Candlewood Suites® with New Interior Design Scheme

$7.1 million hotel in North Little Rock, Ark., is first to incorporate schemes ATLANTA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], announces the opening of the first Candlewood Suites hotel to include the brand’s new interior design package, created with graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the… Read the full press release