Six Flags Magic Mountain Brings You Thrills by Day, Fright by Night

New Mazes, Scare Zones, Shows and Extended Park Hours OCTOBER 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Six Flags Magic Mountain transforms from a “theme park” to a haunted “scream park” for the 20th season of Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®, Southern California’s most thrilling Halloween experience. This season marks one of the biggest and… Read the full press release

Warwick International Hotels welcomes Hotel Jardin Savana Dakar in its Collection

Paris, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Group’s portfolio is still growing through the affiliation of a new hotel, located beachfront in the heart of lush vegetation and just five minutes from downtown Dakar, Senegal. Hotel Jardin Savana Dakar is located in the residential area of Dakar, on Cap Manuel, five minutes from the city center. At the… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Acquires Shell Vacations LLC

Acquisition immediately accretive to adjusted EPS; Expands fee-for-service businesses PARSIPPANY, NJ, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) today announced that its subsidiary, Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), has acquired privately held Shell Vacations LLC (Shell) and its subsidiaries.  Shell is one of the largest independent vacation ownership club and property management groups, serving approximately 115,000… Read the full press release

IHG announced Special Dividend and Share Consolidation: Publication of Circular

On Tuesday, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — the Board of IHG announced its intention to return US$1 billion of funds to Shareholders via a Special Dividend with a Share Consolidation of US$500 million and a Share Buyback Programme of US$500 million. The Board of IHG today announces it is publishing a circular (the “Circular”) setting out full… Read the full press release

China Airlines Receives Sports Activists Award from Sports Affairs Council

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — China Airlines received the “Sports Activists Award” from the Sports Affairs Council on September 7 for its contribution to the development of sports in Taiwan. As a first-time nominee, China Airlines was recognized by the judging panel for its long-term sponsorship of golf in Taiwan. Sports Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport and Hallé Orchestra launch China trade mission with UKTI

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manchester Airport’s ambition to secure a direct route to China has taken a further step forward by supporting Manchester’s world-famous Hallé Orchestra, as they announce their first tour to China and link up with a UKTI trade mission that aims to increase exports from the North West. Senior executives from Manchester Airports… Read the full press release

EVA Wins Two Prestigious Travel Industry Awards, Magellan Gold and Silver New Royal Laurel Class, Hello Kitty program take top honors

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air’s brand-new Royal Laurel Class business cabin is the 2012 Gold Magellan Award winner in the business class category for international carriers and its innovative Hello Kitty Jet program won the 2012 Silver Magellan Award for Advertising/Marketing campaigns in Travel Weekly’s prestigious annual recognition of the best in travel. Titled Royal… Read the full press release

China Airlines Forms Partnerships with NTUT, YunTech and NFU

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — China Airlines (CAL), National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) and National Formosa University (NFU) have signed industry-academia agreements that will offer internships to science and engineering seniors from the three universities at CAL Engineering and Maintenance Organization. The internships will count towards students’ academic… Read the full press release

Dulles Day Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Plane-Pulling’ as Airport Marks a Half-Century of Service

Sept. 22 Event to Benefit Special Olympics Virginia 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s the Man vs. Machine event of the year. Special Olympics Virginia and Dulles International Airport will hold their 20th anniversary of Dulles Day Plane Pull during the airport’s celebration of its 50th anniversary. Nearly 70 teams will try to hold their own in… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to test new generation of privacy friendly security scanners

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manchester Airport has confirmed today that its trial of “naked” body scanners will end in October when testing will also begin on a new generation of privacy friendly security scanners. The current body scanners will initially be replaced by five next generation security scanners. In line with Government policy, these include a… Read the full press release

New Water Park Breaks Ground in Texarkana

Invite

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Holiday Springs Water Park is set to be Texarkana’s new go-to water playground. This Wednesday (September 19) marks the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility .The multi-million dollar venture will be built at Crossroads Business Park, a 1,000 acre multi-use area that is quickly becoming the center of an ongoing citywide business… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport: Lots of passengers travelling – Arrive early at the airport

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — There will be a lot of passengers at Helsinki Airport on Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Sunday 23 September. Please arrive early at the airport if your flight departs at 14-18 hrs in the afternoon. Passengers must reserve enough time for check-in, baggage drop, security check and passport control. ###

Port of Halifax and Halifax Stanfield International Airport Promote Halifax as the East Coast Gateway

Halifax, NS, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Halifax Port Authority and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport hosted a reception together last evening in Shanghai, China to promote Halifax as an east coast gateway. The reception was hosted as part of the Council of the Federation trade mission to China, led by Premier Darrell Dexter.  This event… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority Launches a Strike Website

ST. JOHN’S, NL, Monday, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — St. John’s International Airport Authority released a new website today specifically designed to address questions that arise in relation to the strike and to keep the public informed on the negotiations with PSAC and the present labour disruption.The new website address is www.sjiaanegotiations.com. “St. John’s International Airport is the… Read the full press release

Norwegian wins international award for best in-flight WiFi

Norwegian wins international award for best in-flight WiFi

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian has won the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards 2012 for the category “Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications”. The airline competed against major international airlines like Virgin America, Emirates, Oman Air and Gulf Air. The award was presented in Long Beach, California, USA on Monday 17. September. The award proves that Norwegian’s commitment… Read the full press release

Airport receives share of £140million Government investment

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manchester Airport, Siemens, Sembcorp and Nissan are some of the 34 businesses that have successfully bid to design the vocational training programmes they need to grow and create tens of thousands of opportunities for young people, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced. They are the first round of winners taking part in… Read the full press release

Haute cuisine, golf, unique spots where you can enjoy unique premium experiences this fall with Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fall is the season when we start to notice changes, in the weather, habits and the pace of life. Meliá Hotels & Resorts offers you the chance to visit some magical places in a different season, thanks to the special packages it has prepared for this fall. Lanzarote, Madrid, Barcelona… Read the full press release

First Airbus A320 to enter operation in fleet renewal lands in Vienna

• Austrian Airlines harmonizing its medium-haul fleet • First Airbus A320 expected to be put into operation on 1st October 2012 under registration OE-LBI • Total of seven Airbus A320 scheduled to replace Boeing 737 fleet 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Austrian Airlines is harmonizing its medium-haul fleet: Austrian crews and aircraft engineers today brought the first… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand invests in B777-200ER upgrade programme

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air New Zealand is investing more than $100 million in upgrading its Boeing 777-200ER fleet to ensure it continues to deliver the most innovative product and technologies to customers flying on its international network. Air New Zealand Deputy CEO Norm Thompson says the upgrade of the eight aircraft is scheduled to begin in the second quarter… Read the full press release

Two Arkansas Events named as 2013 Top 100 Events in North America

Johnny Cash Tribute

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two Arkansas events, the Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro and Little Rock’s Riverfest, have been selected by the American Bus Association as two of the ABA’s 2013 Top Events in North America. Riverfest has an impressive record with this honor, having also been selected in 1984, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010,… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways and RAK Airways sign codeshare deal

Etihad Airways and RAK Airways sign codeshare deal

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 5 September, 2012 – Etihad Airways and RAK Airways have signed an agreement to codeshare on five flight sectors including, for the first time, domestic flights in the UAE. The agreement, the first ever between two UAE carriers, will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on the… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways receives second fully owned Embraer

Kenya Airways receives second fully owned Embraer

Aircraft emblazoned with SkyTeam Livery Second of eight fully owned Embraer’s that KQ is acquiring this Financial year Nairobi, S2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — National carrier Kenya Airways has deepened its relationship with the SkyTeam Alliance with the arrival of its second fully owned Embraer E-190 in Skyteam livery. The aircraft registered as 5Y- FFB, becomes… Read the full press release

Arik Air reaches 10 millionth passenger milestone

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s leading commercial airline, has finished a busy summer season by flying its 10 millionth passenger – a landmark achievement in its short history. The carriage of ten million passengers is an important milestone for an airline that has grown rapidly since it began operating in 2006…. Read the full press release

24 HOSPITALITY STUDENTS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS

Industry Suppliers Provide Critical Funding to AH&LEF Washington, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), administers three scholarships on behalf of American Express, Ecolab, and PepsiCo.  These scholarship programs, totaling $44,000, contribute to AH&LEF’s total of $514,500 in academic scholarships… Read the full press release

Jet Airways offers guests a host of attractive travel options to China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand

Introducing convenient connections and fares beyond our international gateway points: Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, with partner airlines. MUMBAI, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has a truly unmatched bouquet of unique travel options from India to multiple destinations in the ASEAN region, Australia and New Zealand. Jet Airways has launched these… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Traffic Results for August 2012: Targeted capacity adjusted, further improvement of passenger load factor

• January-August 2012: 2.9 percent more passengers carried • August 2012: Capacity reduced by 9.3 percent, but passenger load factor up by 5.8 percentage points 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Austrian Airlines Group increased the number of passengers carried in the period January to August 2012 by 2.9 percent from the prior-year level to a total… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand to Increase Antarctic Research Support

Air New Zealand announced today that it is contributing more than $1 million toward scientific research in Antarctica. 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airline has entered into a formal three-year partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI). Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says the airline is contributing more than $1 million… Read the full press release

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is a Perfect Playground for Rock Climbing, Zip Lining and Swinging

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in the fall

Jasper, Ark., 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Adventure Package adds wild excitement to the dude ranch experience for kids and adults of all skill levels interested in rock climbing, zip lines and canyon-sized swings. I had the pleasure of giving it a whirl in late August and felt like a kid on the… Read the full press release

STAPLEFORD PARK’S 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP OFFER

2012-09-19 — /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

Nevada’s cultural, historical sites bring classroom studies to life

CARSON CITY, Nev., 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The schoolroom may teach history, science and business, but real, life-long learning comes through experience. There’s no place like Nevada to discover a wealth of richly diverse educational experiences that enrich and expand young people’s minds. “Nevada is a great place to learn about geology, paleontology and the history of… Read the full press release