Southwest Airlines Midday Update on Operational Impact of Isaac

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of 1pm CDT today, Southwest Airlines canceled 13 flights and AirTran canceled 22 flights due to Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida airports affected by cancelations are Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach, and Key West. Key West Airport made the decision to close until tomorrow. Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Transitions Marketing Outlook Forum to TTRA

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today announced that it is transitioning its Marketing Outlook Forum (MOF) conference to the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA). The 37-year-old MOF has been the premier gathering of research professionals in the travel industry interested in learning more about travel trends and forecasts. TTRA announced that… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Fares And Flights To Branson, Missouri

Southwest Airlines Opens Flight Schedule through April 12, 2013 DALLAS – 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the carrier will add a 79th destination to its route map with service to Branson, Missouri, beginning in March 2013. Southwest starts service in Branson on March 9, 2013, with daily flights offering nonstop service to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Flight Operations to and from Seoul Tomorrow Affected by Severe Typhoon Bolaven

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Monday, 27 August) announced that based on the latest forecast for Severe Typhoon Bolaven, two flights to and from Seoul on Tuesday will be cancelled. Details of the flights cancelled are as follows: Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time (Local Time)   CX434 From Hong Kong to Seoul… Read the full press release

airberlin: new department Guest Experience strengthens the product

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin has restructured its “Guest Experience” department to deal with all aspects of its product. From now on the new team will steer and develop the airberlin product range centrally and thus realise synergies within the company. Thomas Ney, Executive Vice President Guest Experience at airberlin, together with his team of colleagues,… Read the full press release

OPUS Vancouver Wins Interactive Media Award

Partnership with TravelClick Results in Industry Recognition for Website Design Excellence Vancouver, BC, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) honors OPUS Vancouver with a “Best in Class” award for 2012.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization… Read the full press release

Marriott Honored by the National Urban League

National Urban League - 2012 Corporate Circle Award #1

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International was recently honored by the National Urban League with the 2012 Corporate Circle Award given to corporate partners who demonstrate support through funding and strategic programs to help advance the mission of the organization’s Young Professionals Network. The Young Professionals support the Urban League Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Orlando

McKibbon Hotel Group Opens Expands into Orlando Market ORLANDO, Fla., 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. celebrates the completion of the first of two hotels under construction in the Orlando International Airport market, the Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village Center opened today. The 180-room property is a franchise of Hampton Hotels,… Read the full press release

Baymont Inn & Suites Salutes “Noteworthy Neighbors”

PARSIPPANY, N.J.m 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Honoring the selfless work of their guests, the Baymont Inn & Suites® hotel brand today announced the winners of “Noteworthy Neighbors”, a Facebook-based contest and sweepstakes designed to recognize the notable deeds of people who are a positive influence in their community. Baymont Inn & Suites’ most noteworthy neighbors are Mike… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Issues Travel Advisory for Customers Impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac

Airline allows passengers to change travel plans and waive change fees for travel to, from and through New Orleans DENVER, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the projected impact of Tropical Storm Isaac in New Orleans and nearby areas, Frontier Airlines today enacted a flexible policy for travel to, from or through New Orleans, La. This… Read the full press release

Celebrate Treasured Moments with Hilton Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya, together with Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, today kicked off its holiday getaway offer 'Travel and Save 20% Off Rooms And Dining for Those Treasured Moments.' Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Guests Get to Treat Themselves with Some Well-deserved Time off While Enjoying 20% off Room and Dining Rates PATTAYA, Thailand, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Pattaya, together with Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, today kicked off its holiday getaway offer ‘Travel and Save 20% Off Rooms And Dining for Those Treasured… Read the full press release

Iberia traslada a los deportistas paralímpicos

Iberia traslada a los deportistas paralímpicos

Hoy han viajado 37 deportistas paralímpicos y a lo largo de estos días se trasladaran todos los demás Iberia ha puesto en marcha un dispositivo especial para atender a sus clientes paralímpicos en su traslados a Londres Madrid, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Empiezan las Paralimpiadas 2012 en Londres, los cuartos Juegos Paralímpicos.  Y los deportistas españoles ya están en… Read the full press release

ADVISORY – AFFECTED PASSENGERS TO BE REACCOMMODATED ON EXTRA SERVICES

Port-of-Spain, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines wishes to advise the public that passengers affected by the cancellation of today’s flights into and out of Florida will be re-accommodated on extra services. Passengers are asked to contact our Reservations department for information on the re-scheduling of their respective flights at the following numbers: Caribbean: 1-800-744-2225 Toll free… Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Offers Special Rate for Fall Festival-Goers

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is welcoming friends and fans with a special "Fall Festival-Goers" rate starting at just $189* per night during select weekends in October. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The fall season is packed with popular annual festivals and events on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, where Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is welcoming friends and fans with a special “Fall Festival-Goers” rate starting at just $189* per night during select weekends in October. The largest full-service beachfront resort on… Read the full press release

JLA continues partnership with Travel Provider

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) is delighted to announce that The Co-operative Travel will be their official airport travel provider, giving customers the ability to book flights and holidays on-line all via the Airport’s popular website www.liverpoolairport.com. The Co-operative Travel is part of Europe’s largest consumer co-operative, taking care of the travel… Read the full press release

Buffalo National River Celebrates 40 Years With Public Party on September 1

Floating the Buffalo National River

Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Join the celebration of the 40th anniversary of America’s first national river from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at a public event at the pavilion at Tyler Bend, located off Ark. 65 north of Marshall. Meandering through… Read the full press release

ADVISORY – CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS INTO/OUT OF FLORIDA FOR 26 AUGUST CANCELLED

Port-of-Spain, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines wishes to advise the public that due to effects of Tropical Storm Isaac in Florida, all Caribbean Airlines flights into/out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale for today 26 August 2012, are now cancelled. BW 484 Trinidad to Miami now cancelled  BW 483 Miami to Trinidad now cancelled  BW 480 Trinidad… Read the full press release

THREE OPEN HOUSE/PUBLIC MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR LAX SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT STUDY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three open house/public meetings are scheduled by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to enable interested parties to obtain information and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS).  No decisions on the project will be made at these… Read the full press release

Busy Bank Holiday Weekend Expected for JLA

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The August Bank Holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) with around 65,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport With further rain set to dampen more than just spirits, the attraction of some much needed summer sunshine is likely to see… Read the full press release

1.000 clientes de Iberia han comprado sus billetes de avión desde el móvil

1.000 clientes de Iberia han comprado sus billetes de avión desde el móvil

Los clientes pueden reservar y comprar los billetes tanto en la versión móvil de iberia.com, www.iberia.mobi, como en las aplicaciones específicas para iPhone, Android, Blackberry y Windows Phone 7. Además, durante el mes de julio, se han descargado 75.000 tarjetas de embarque en dispositivos móviles, lo que supone un 66 por ciento más que en… Read the full press release

Paralympic hopeful, Amy Marren, flying high with London City Airport

Photo caption: Amy Marren at London City Airport

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Paralympic swimming star, Amy Marren, aged 13 and born in the London Borough of Newham, recently visited London City Airport with her family before her Paralympic debut in London this summer. As well as visiting London City Airport, Amy and her family also had the opportunity to meet Her Majesty The Queen… Read the full press release

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 8.4 Percent in July

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 908,624 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in July, which represents a decrease of 8.4 percent from July 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 8.7 percent, with a total of 458,084 during July. For the… Read the full press release

UK’s Oldest Traveller: 101 year old “Turbaned Tornado”

Fauja Singh, the winner of Gatwick Airport's UK's oldest traveller competition, arrives at Gatwick's North Terminal

Gatwick Airport announces winner of its Oldest Traveller competition 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport today announces 101 year old Fauja Singh the winner of its nationwide search for the UK’s Oldest Traveller which was set up to help highlight how accessible airport travel can be for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). Singh is an age-defying… Read the full press release

SUMMER ISSUE OF LAX CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The summer issue of LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/LAWANewsletters.aspx.  The newsletter provides information to the public and the travel-tourism industry about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and air service developments. The summer issue features news on the Central Terminal Area curbside improvements underway in front of the Tom Bradley… Read the full press release

Fairfield Inn & Suites Celebrates 25 Years with National Vacation Giveaway

Twenty-five guests to win free weekend trips during Silver September. Bethesda, Maryland, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marking a quarter of a century in catering to the needs of business and leisure travelers alike, Fairfield Inn & Suites is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its national Silver September giveaway, awarding 25 lucky guests with an… Read the full press release

The Saltaire opens with celebratory cocktails at LBA

Winning Cocktail creator, Barry Maguire (left) was joined at the new Eatery launch by competition judges: Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Performance Manager, Richard Aldridge (Centre) and Sarah Brown of the Saltaire Bar & Eatery.

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the launch of the Saltaire Bar & Eatery at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), mixologist Barry Maguire unveiled his winning concoction from the recent Ryanair Cocktail Competition. The cocktail; ‘Dublin’s Calling’, aptly named after one of Ryanair’s routes, will take pride of place in the new Saltaire Bar & Eatery as a signature tipple. The… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Mobile Soars This Summer as Vacationers Seek Hot Deals

NEW YORK, August 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today revealed that mobile users represented 26 percent of all U.S. visits this summer, up from 10 percent in the same period last year. Since July 1, 2012, more than 4 million visits to Travelzoo came from mobile devices to… Read the full press release

Gatwick calls for the new Thameslink ‘super franchise’ to protect and enhance the Gatwick Express

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport has responded to a Department for Transport consultation about the future combined Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise, which is due to commence in September 2013. Gatwick Airport’s Head of Surface Access, Julia Gregory said: “High quality rail links are key to attracting airlines and passengers to an airport…. Read the full press release

Busy Bank Holiday Weekend Expected for Robin Hood Airport

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The August Bank holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for Doncaster Sheffield Airport with over 12,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport. With further rain set to dampen more than just spirits, the attraction of some much needed summer sunshine is likely to see a late… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Opens its First Hotel in Austria on Iconic Schubertring Boulevard

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna is the 80th hotel in the luxury hotel company’ s portfolio VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened its first hotel in Austria in the capital city of Vienna. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, a 202 room property located on the central Schubertring Boulevard, is the ninth hotel in… Read the full press release