Capella Under the Stars

Welcome the New Year in style at Singapore’s most luxurious New Year’s Eve Party SINGAPORE, 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Count down to the New Year in a white wonderland. Singapore’s most sophisticated New Year revelers will be able to dance the night away on a luminous glass dance floor at  Singapore’s most exclusive and exquisite New… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Offers Unique Agritourism Trip For Travellers

HONG KONG, 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — For travelers interested in learning about the connection between the land and food, the new Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta offers a unique educational opportunity to visit a local farm with its Experience Farming package.  In partnership with Daron Joffe (known as Farmer D), founder and president of Farmer D Organics in Atlanta, guests… Read the full press release

VisitBritain STRONG SEPTEMBER FIGURES SIGNAL POST-OLYMPICS BOUNCE

VisitBritain STRONG SEPTEMBER FIGURES SIGNAL POST-OLYMPICS BOUNCE

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — New tourism figures issued this morning confirm that Britain is well placed to build on encouraging inbound Olympic numbers. September’s International Passenger Survey (IPS) figures issued today by ONS(1) reveal that visitor numbers were up by 1% (2.63m) and that visitor spending reached a record £1.9BN (an increase of 17%). Overseas visitor… Read the full press release

Travel Guard® Update – Holiday and Multigenerational Travel Trends

Holiday and Multigenerational Travel Trends 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Welcome to the November edition of TRAVEL GUARD UPDATE, a monthly review designed to provide you with up-to-date information on the latest travel trends. This month, we polled travel agents to learn about where their clients are traveling this holiday season, how they are getting there and who… Read the full press release

Orange Wednesday: Save 50 Percent Off at Howard Johnson Hotels

For one day only on November 28, unofficially Orange Wednesday, consumers can save 50 percent off at any of 50 participating Howard Johnson hotels including the Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa - Downtown in Tampa, Fla.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Let’s face it: Last year’s Black Friday was a mess. The alarm didn’t go off and you missed out on that $10 toaster you had your eye on. This year, forget about the cheap household appliances and let yourself sleep in. Then, come the Wednesday directly following Thanksgiving, grab… Read the full press release

Calling all Music Lovers: InterContinental Alliance® Resorts Announces Exclusive “Meet Tim and Faith” Event

Sweepstakes to meet Tim McGraw and Faith Hill face-to-face and get tickets to “Soul2Soul” Las Vegas kicks off winter celebrations and promotions for your next stay at The Venetian® ATLANTA – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Alliance® Resorts announces today the “Meet Tim and Faith” event, exclusively for followers of InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts on Twitter, which offers a once-in-a-lifetime… Read the full press release

Parisian hotels of Warwick International Hotels’ Collection celebrate Christmas

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hotel Westminster & Hotel Warwick Champs-Elysées, two emblems of Warwick International Hotels’ Collection in the City of Light celebrate Christmas and take their guests on an experience featuring Brussels and New York! To celebrate the 2012 holiday season, these two Parisian hotels celebrate the best of international festive traditions.  The Warwick New York… Read the full press release

Apptricity Teams Up with GetThere to Deliver Streamlined Business Travel and Expense Management

DALLAS – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Apptricity Corporation, provider of Jetstream which includes E-Procurement, Financial Productivity and Supply Chain solutions, announced today a new agreement with GetThere, the world’s leading travel and collaboration management solution, to deliver advanced business travel booking and expense management. “We are pleased to bring together GetThere and Apptricity Expense Management so that… Read the full press release

RCI Launches New Technology That Provides Seamless Connectivity For Affiliated Resorts

Parsippany, N.J. – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, has recently implemented two new initiatives that will streamline the deposit and exchange process for affiliates, while making the exchange process easier for members. The initiatives include integration of property management systems for a more automated data sharing process and a new outlet… Read the full press release

PREFERRED HOSPITALITY GROUP INTRODUCES OPTRIANT

Parent Company of Preferred Hotel Group Launches New Division Extending Services to All Segments of the Travel Industry CHICAGO – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Preferred Hospitality Group, parent company of Preferred Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the expansion of its services with the launch of Optriant. This new business division provides representation, reservations, and consultancy services for… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach Opens Its Doors

Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach Opens Its Doors

Singapore, 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Holiday Inn brand opens the Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach in Thailand this month at the former Sala Talay Resort. The rebranding of the resort adds yet another Holiday Inn flag on Thailand’s map and also marks another milestone in the history of the brand as it celebrates… Read the full press release

Flight information disruptions at provincial airports until the evening of 15 November

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting from Wednesday, 14 November, 10 pm, there may be errors in the details of departures and arrivals. The disruptions will be fixed by Thursday evening (15 November). This only applies to provincial airports. Helsinki Airport’s flight details are up to date and shown as usual. Possible errors and disruptions are caused by the… Read the full press release

Gabriel Escarrer Juliá, Chairman of Meliá, first UNWTO awardee for Lifetime Achievement

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gabriel Escarrer Juliá, Chairman and founder of  Meliá Hotels International, has been awarded the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of a whole life of work and devotion to the hospitality industry. Jointly with Mr. Escarrer, the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Mr. Shao Qiwei, have… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Launches Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge Package for December 14-17 Event in Florence

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Launches Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge Package for December 14-17 Event in Florence

The River Arno becomes the focal point of the International Approach Championship 2012 Florence, Italy – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Great golf returns to Florence, Tuscany for the 13th edition of the Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge, also known as the International Approach Championship, which qualifies as one of the most extraordinary golfing events taking place in the most… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege inks partnerships with six leading brands in publishing

MUMBAI, 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — India’s largest frequent flyer programme, Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, today announced exciting new opportunities for its members to earn JetPrivilege Miles, with the addition of six new partners in the ever expanding publishing industry or sector. Jet Airways is proud to partner with Magzter.com, the world’s largest and fastest growing global cross-platform… Read the full press release

Hilton Chongqing To Share The Wine Feast With Chongqing, Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 Wine Tasting

The traditional slogan “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” is gradually becoming popular all over the world, in order to bring the brand new wine experience to Chongqing, Hilton Chongqing will hold Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting & evening party on the 16th of November 2012. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

CHONGQING, China – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The traditional slogan “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” is gradually becoming popular all over the world, in order to bring the brand new wine experience to Chongqing, Hilton Chongqing will hold Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting & evening party on the 16th of November 2012. Mr. Jean-Philippe Jacopin, general manager,… Read the full press release

Tamales! Holiday Festival Celebrates a Tasty San Antonio Tradition

Tamales! Holiday Festival Celebrates a Tasty San Antonio Tradition

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The third annual Tamales! Holiday Festival celebrates San Antonio’s beloved holiday staple, the tamale. Tamales! will be held at the Pearl Brewery on Saturday, December 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. More than 35 tamale vendors will feature tamales ranging from traditional San Antonio classics to unusual Latin American to sweet,… Read the full press release

Heathrow airport One hub or none

Terminal 5 airfield exterior

New research from Frontier Economics shows the lack of capacity at Heathrow airport is already costing the UK up to £14bn a year in lost trade and this figure could rise to £26bn a year by 2030 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The figures form part of a new report “One hub or none” published by Heathrow… Read the full press release

Marriott International Recognises Its Freshwater Conservation Project Supporters and Invites Them to See Programme’s Latest Site and Progress

Marriott International Recognises Its Freshwater Conservation Project Supporters and Invites Them to See Programme’s Latest Site and Progress

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International hosted an awards ceremony in Shanghai yesterday at the Marriott Shanghai Luwan to recognise representatives of three sponsor companies and 10 hotel ambassadors for their support of Nobility of Nature, the company’s ambitious freshwater conservation programme in China. The sponsors and hotel ambassadors have helped to advance Nobility of Nature’s… Read the full press release

Iberia denuncia las mentiras del Sepla

Sepla lleva meses intentando engañar a la opinión pública. El sindicato de pilotos propaga información falsa acerca de Iberia de forma reiterada.  Madrid, 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ante las reiteradas mentiras y falsedades propagadas por el Sepla en los últimos días, Iberia denuncia la actitud totalmente maliciosa del sindicato de pilotos. Iberia asegura que con este comportamiento Sepla… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL West-to-East traffic shift continues for summer 2012

Brussels, Belgium – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Over the summer months (June to September included), European traffic has been close to the last forecast published in May 2012. Nevertheless, high oil prices, a weaker economic outlook and other factors have all led to a downwards revision of the forecast. The forecast update is for 1.5% fewer… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Recommends 10 Cool Ways to Get to Know Guangzhou

Pearl River night cruise

Guangzhou, China – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou recommends their top ten attractions and activities in Guangzhou. 1. Soar to the top of the Canton Tower Just across the Pearl River from Four Seasons, the Canton Tower is a 600 metre (1,968 foot) spire that has been nicknamed “the supermodel” for its narrow hourglass silhouette…. Read the full press release

Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Offer and Travel Tips from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Take off $4 per day in SJC’s Daily Lots SAN JOSE – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelers planning to take off from Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) during the Thanksgiving holiday will enjoy a welcoming airport team, discounted parking, and improvements to customer services, making SJC the easy choice for travel in the Bay Area. The most important… Read the full press release

Positive passenger figures for Oslo Airport

Positive passenger figures for Oslo Airport

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The positive trend continues for passenger figures at Oslo Airport. In October, 2 022 346 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport, which is an increase of 3.1% compared with last year. International passenger figures increased by 6%, while domestic traffic was approximately the same as in October in 2011. “We are happy to… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport Debuts Environmentally Friendly Receiving and Distribution Center

Center will help reduce traffic on Harbor Drive, removing 50-75 truck trips each day SAN DIEGO – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Diego International Airport held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of its new receiving and distribution center (RDC). More than 60 people attended the ceremony, including Airport Authority Board members and business and community leaders. Located… Read the full press release

Registration is now open for Rendez-vous Canada 2013

Registration is now open for Rendez-vous Canada 2013

CTC’s premier international tourism industry marketplace heads for Ottawa, ON, in May next year 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dial “O” for Ottawa in 2013. The registration cyber doors are wide open for next year’s Rendez-vous Canada (RVC), which will take place in the nation’s capital May 12-15, 2013. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) organizes RVC, Canada’s… Read the full press release

SWISS strengthens position in Western Switzerland

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swiss International Air Lines is planning to make extensive changes to its organisational and market-development activities in Geneva. The aim is to offer Geneva-based customers a service that is even more flexible and more closely tailored to their specific needs. The overall SWISS product offer is to be aligned to local requirements… Read the full press release

ABTA Research Shows Popularity of Mobile Devices for Online Bookings

2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — When it comes to booking holidays online many people are using their mobile devices to book, according to the latest research* from ABTA. When asked what device they used when booking a holiday online in the last twelve months (either through a travel agent, tour operator, bookings engine or direct), nearly a… Read the full press release

Global Week of Service – November 13 Recap

More than 60 Hilton Worldwide Team Members partnered with Chicago Cares and returned to Dewey Elementary Academy in downtown Chicago to continue work begun in June to revitalize the school's facilities. Learn more about the more than 300 Global Week of Service projects at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve.

MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Day two of the Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service included more than 130 service events around the world including signature events in Memphis, TN; Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL and Watford, England. Many projects were an extension of ongoing community partnerships and previous service projects that Team Members have been involved with in their local communities as… Read the full press release

NEARLY 1.8 MILLION PASSENGERS EXPECTED AT LAX THIS THANKSGIVING; NEW AIRPORT POLICE EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMS INTRODUCED TO HELP MANAGE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AND ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY

Los Angeles, California – 2012-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airport officials forecast that over 1.792 million passengers will pass through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this Thanksgiving, a modest increase of 0.3 percent over last Thanksgiving’s 1.786 million passenger level.  Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 25 – and NOT the traditional day before Thanksgiving — is forecasted to be… Read the full press release