The Great August Bank Holiday Getaway

2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA, The Travel Association estimates that 1.8 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas during the August Bank Holiday (24-27 August). Spain continues to be the UK’s favourite foreign holiday destination for Brits heading overseas during this period, with the Balearic Islands being the most popular area. Turkey and the Greek… Read the full press release

Stamp of Approval for Jersey Heritage Visitor Sites

2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jersey Heritage visitor sites have once again passed an annual independent quality assessment with flying colours, to retain their accreditation as Quality Assured Visitor Attractions. All six sites managed by the Heritage Trust were visited by a VisitEngland Assessor in July who praised ‘very high standards of customer care’, ‘fascinating’ exhibitions and… Read the full press release

Travel With Purpose, Lewis the Duck Gives Back to the Community in His Latest Adventure

MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has announced the much anticipated release of “Lewis The Duck Lends a Helping Wing,” the fourth edition in the hotel brand’s “Lewis The Duck” children’s book series.  Created to help its guests stay connected with young ones at… Read the full press release

A Taste of Pan Asian Cuisine in Canary Wharf

Hilton London Canary Wharf is delighted to announce the launch of its new Pan Asian menu at Cinnamon. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Cinnamon at Hilton London Canary Wharf Launches New Pan Asian Menu LONDON, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton London Canary Wharf is delighted to announce the launch of its new Pan Asian menu at Cinnamon. Inspired by the tastes of Asia, this eclectic menu draws on Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Malay influences, combining and injecting flavours from across… Read the full press release

SUMMER ISSUE OF LAX CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS E- NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Summer issue of the LAX Capital Improvements e-newsletter is now available online at: http://www.lawa.org/laxdev/Newsletter.aspx The newsletter describes the latest developments and current status of the multi-billion-dollar capital improvements program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The current issue highlights: Modernization projects begin impact on Central Terminal Area as part of new… Read the full press release

Mexico Welcomes Its First Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta Rocks Out for the Official Grand Opening Party, Aug. 24-26, 2012, With Unmatched All Inclusive Amenities, Award Winning Entertainment and Exclusive Access Behind the Velvet Rope MIAMI, Fla., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — All Inclusive Collection – the brand that is shifting the sands of the all inclusive resort experience – proudly announces… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico Recognized as “Best of the Best” Family Program by Virtuoso

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico Recognized as "Best of the Best" Family Program by Virtuoso

Virtuoso, the world’s most important luxury tourism network, presented its annual Best of the Best Awards at the 2012 Virtuoso Travel Week conference, August 12-17, 2012. Punta Mita, México, Mexico, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico has been honoured by renowned luxury travel network Virtuoso as having the “Best of the… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL AND THE GATEWAY PGA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE NATIONAL CAR RENTAL PGA REACH CHARITY PRO-AM TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT ST. LOUIS YOUTH

National Car Rental Helps Bring Golf and St. Louis Youth Together ST. LOUIS, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — St. Louis-based National Car Rental, an Official Partner and Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, announced the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am golf tournament with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting PGA REACH. Scheduled forMonday, October 8, at… Read the full press release

LAX FLYAWAY® BUS SERVICE AT IRVINE STATION TO CEASE OPERATION

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — FlyAway ® nonstop bus service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Irvine Transportation Center (Irvine Station) in Orange County will cease operation, it was announced today by airport officials.  The exact date and time of the cessation of service are not known at this time, but are expected to occur by September… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — American Music Awards VIP Experience Get the ultimate VIP experience for the 2012 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is offering guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the star-studded award show.  As a VIP, guests will enjoy: • A two-night stay… Read the full press release

Pin your support to Shannon

Pin your support to Shannon

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shannon Airport is asking the local community and its strong customer base to get behind the airport by wearing a Shannon Airport pin or displaying a car sticker to show their support for the airport. The pins and car window stickers are part of the “I’m for Shannon” initiative that was launched… Read the full press release

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona celebra la Semana Internacional de la Juventud

Con motivo del Día Internacional de la Juventud, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona se ha puesto en marcha para ayudar a los jóvenes a aprovechar su potencial. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

El hotel contribuye a generar estabilidad y esperanza para la juventud en Barcelona BARCELONA, Spain, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Con motivo del Día Internacional de la Juventud, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona se ha puesto en marcha para ayudar a los jóvenes a aprovechar su potencial. A través de sus empleados y de socios locales, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona… Read the full press release

Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-cost Travel Between Gateway and Hawaii

$199.00* INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES Mesa, Ariz. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces new, nonstop jet service between Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. and Honolulu International Airport (HNL) beginning February 8, 2013. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $199.00* one way. “We are pleased to bring another affordable… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines to Present Donation to Pikes Peak Red Cross for Colorado Wildfire Victims

On-board fundraiser totals $54,440 DENVER, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Frontier Airlines will today present a check totaling $54,440 to the Pikes Peak Red Cross to help people affected by the Colorado wildfires. The check presentation and a small appreciation event will take place today at 10 a.m. at the Frontier Airlines ticket counters in the Colorado… Read the full press release

ECONOMIC STUDY FINDS LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GENERATES 294,400 L.A. COUNTY JOBS, $39.7 BILLION IN ECONOMIC OUTPUT, $2.5 BILLION IN LOCAL AND STATE TAX REVENUES

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — An economic impact analysis released today reaffirmed the role of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as one of Los Angeles County’s major economic generators.  According to a study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), activity at LAX generates 294,400 jobs in Los Angeles County with labor income of $13.6 billion… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Introduces Complimentary Basic Internet to In-House Guests

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Introduces Complimentary Basic Internet to In-House Guests

Enhanced service includes increased standard internet speed and total bandwidth. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In recent years, with the popularity of personal devices requiring an internet connection, accessibility has become a key amenity. To meet the fast-changing needs of its guests, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is now offering resident guests complimentary* basic internet service…. Read the full press release

Groups of Travellers Can Now Submit Multiple ESTA Applications

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that the Electronic System for Travel Authorization web application has been updated to allow for multiple applications to be submitted and paid for in one transaction. The new online application will be available Wednesday, August 15. Applicants must enter biographic data and an email address… Read the full press release

‘SEA MICE & A MILLION’ Returns to Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa for Second Consecutive Year

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it is bringing back the successful 'SEA MICE & A MILLION' campaign from Hilton Worldwide for a third time in two consecutive years. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton Worldwide’s Successful MICE Campaign Offers More Perks for Meetings in Southeast Asia PHUKET, Thailand, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it is bringing back the successful ‘SEA MICE & A MILLION’ campaign from Hilton Worldwide for a third time in two consecutive years. Aimed at the corporate meetings,… Read the full press release

LEADING EASTERN REGION MEP VISITS EASYJET AND LONDON LUTON AIRPORT

Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director with Eastern Region MEP, Vicky Ford

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and operator of Europe’s No.1 air transport network, today welcomed Vicky Ford MEP to its European headquarters in Luton. During the visit, Mrs Ford met members of the airlines’ senior management team, along with staff in its Operations Control Centre and other key team members who contribute… Read the full press release

A new look for the Royal Suite Hôtel Plaza Athénée

A new look for the Royal Suite Hôtel Plaza Athénée

The Royal Suite on the 5th floor of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée has recently been renovated and redecorated by Marie-José Pommereau. With a total area of 450m², it is the largest suite in Paris. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — It comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two lounges, an office and even a galley kitchen. It overlooks the… Read the full press release

The All Inclusive Collection’s Cancun Palace & Vallarta Palace To Be Re-Flagged As Hard Rock Hotel Cancun & Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

MIAMI, FL, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The All Inclusive Collection – the brand that is shifting the sands of the all inclusive resort experience – proudly announces the re-flagging of Cancun Palace and Vallarta Palace resorts to Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.  The Hard Rock flag was raised at both Cancun Palace… Read the full press release

Travel Industry Plays Key Role at Republican National Convention

Tampa, Fla., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the nation’s attention expected to focus on next week’s Republican National Convention, the $1.9 trillion U.S. travel industry will advance its priorities in groundbreaking ways as it plays host to the 50,000 travelers expected to visit Tampa. “Whether it is hotels, rental cars or convention halls, no other industry… Read the full press release

SAA’s Cadet Pilot Development Programme: The fact

Johannesburg, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) has taken note of a skewed report in a local (South African) newspaper on its Cadet Pilot Development Programme. SAA wishes to point out that the airline does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age and any other criteria. SAA recruitment process – the true… Read the full press release

Celebrities back ‘Keep Virgin Trains’ e-petition as it passes 36,000 signature mark

As of 15:15 on August 22 total signatures reaches 50,000 London UK, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — 22 August 2012: High profile celebrities have given their backing to the independently-set up Government-run e-petition to force a debate in Parliament on the decision to strip Virgin Trains of the prestigious West Coast rail franchise. Earlier today the number of… Read the full press release

For the Ultimate Romance Revival Experience, Steal Away for a Rendezvous or Renew Your Vows at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

For the Ultimate Romance Revival Experience, Steal Away for a Rendezvous or Renew Your Vows at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Introducing “Baby, You’re Mine” rendezvous, and poolside vow renewal ceremonies. Singapore, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Armed with a wealth of experience, resources and innovative ways to help couples celebrate their love for one another, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore sets the stage to mark new milestones in a couple’s journey. Be it the “Baby, You’re Mine” rendezvous or a vow… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific introduces signature Chinese dishes to enhance inflight experience

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific today announced the introduction of the new “Cathay Pacific Signature Chinese Dishes” on its inflight menus. The dishes, follow authentic Chinese recipes and traditional taste, have been specially created by culinary experts to be enjoyed in the cabin environment. The new dishes are being served to Business, Premium Economy and… Read the full press release

airberlin: Stella Warmuth becomes Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa

Stella Warmuth becomes Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stella Warmuth (34) has been appointed the new Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa and is now responsible for sales in these markets. She will report to Mats Jacobsson, Vice President International Sales at airberlin. “The countries in the Middle East, in the Asia-Pacific region and in Africa are strategically… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Names Bill Murphy, Chief Information Officer

Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Credit: Hilton Worldwide

MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Murphy will be responsible for managing the company’s global technology team and infrastructure, as well as its technology business partnerships. He will also retain his previous responsibilities, when he held the title of the company’s Chief Technology… Read the full press release

ADAC presents the Program for the World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012

The 2 day conference to tackle critical air transport issues on a global platform Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) presented today the program of the World Route Development Strategy Summit, the conference that will be held along side the 18th World Route Development Forum (World Routes), the largest… Read the full press release

South Korea stars put Canada in the spotlight

Mr Calgary Stampede behind the scenes at the Stampede’s closing ceremony.

Actors and musicians boost exposure in series of media trips to BC, Alberta and Quebec. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The South Korea office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has taken to the airwaves to improve awareness of Canada. A series of media trips, which were covered on TV, through social media and in print, has injected a new wave… Read the full press release