Boardwalk Scores Another Golden Ticket

Boardwalk Scores Another Golden Ticket

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has again been recognized as the “Best Seaside Park” in the world by the amusement industry. The historic California amusement park was honored during the 2012 Golden Ticket Awards, considered the Academy Awards of the amusement industry. TheBoardwalk has won the Golden Ticket Award… Read the full press release

Iberia ofrece un millon de plazas a precios muy reducidos

Iberia garantiza que en la propia web de la compañía, www.iberia.com, el cliente encontrará el precio final más bajo, precio que es el que se anuncia desde el principio. Esta oferta está disponible para volar a 30 destinos nacionales y 67 internacionales, en vuelos operados por Iberia y por sus afiliadas y asociadas. Los precios parten desde 39 euros por… Read the full press release

SFO Wins Gold and Silver Magellan Awards

Travel Weekly Lauds SFO as Sustainability Leader and Recognizes Its Social Media Program SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel Weekly, a business-to-business resource for the travel industry, recently announced the winners of its annual Magellan Awards, and in this Olympic year, San Francisco International Airport came away with both a gold award and a silver… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE SWEARS IN NEW POLICE OFFICER

Los Angeles, California, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — New Officer Vincent Roddy joined the ranks of the Los Angeles Airport Police today following graduation from the Los Angeles Police Academy in downtown Los Angeles. Roddy was selected as class vice-president by his academy peers. He was also voted top cadet in report writing and in tactical training,… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: passenger numbers up 1.5% in August

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — With 1,930,954 passengers handled, growth at Brussels Airport continues through August. This 1.5% increase in passenger numbers is in line with the average traffic growth recorded at other European airports this summer. Year-to-date passenger growth amounts to 2%. Whereas the last few months, growth was particularly driven by transfer traffic, O&D traffic… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Graduates 197 Professionals

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 12 pilots, 125 aviation maintenance technicians and 60 cabin crew at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Headquarters on Thursday, September 6, 2012. At the graduation ceremony, Ethiopian CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, gave out diplomas to all the graduates, and flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew…. Read the full press release

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Starts

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest staged its première fireworks display tonight, featuring the wonderful performance from the Korean and Thailand teams and attracted a great number of citizens and visitors to enjoy. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Cheong U, Secretary-General of World Tourism Organization… Read the full press release

BRITISH GOVT SHOULD FOLLOW SPANISH LEAD – CUT COSTS – FLY RYANAIR

TAXPAYERS DESERVE THE BEST VALUE ON TRAVEL EXPENSES 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (10th Sept) called on the British Government and its civil servants to follow the cost saving example of Spanish politicians after the President of Valencia (Alberto Fabra) instructed govt workers to cut costs by flying with low… Read the full press release

“Wild at Heart” Bridges Gap between Primates and People Lincoln Park Zoo, University of Chicago Medicine host special evening

Chicago, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heart disease is the primary cause of death for American adults and captive chimpanzees. Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s Dr. Lester E. Fisher Director of Veterinary Medicine Kathryn Gamble, DVM, and Allan Anderson, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of theAdvanced Heart Failure Program at the University of Chicago Medicine, for a… Read the full press release

RYANAIR AUGUST TRAFFIC GROWS BY 760,000 (+9%)

RECORD 8.9M PASSENGERS IN ONE MONTH 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair today (5 Sep) released passenger and load factor stats for Aug 2012 as follows: Aug 11 Aug 12 Change Yr to Aug 12 Passengers  1 8.14M 8.90M +9% 78.48M Load Factor 2 89% 88% -1% 82%     August 2012 was Ryanair’s highest-ever monthly traffic figure… Read the full press release

EASTERN AIRWAYS EXPANDS NEWCASTLE’S SERVICES TO OIL CAPITAL

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flights to Europe’s leading oil centre, Aberdeen, are being expanded from Newcastle Airport with Eastern Airways introducing an even greater choice of flights to meet the needs of business travellers and the offshore industry. The UK regional airline, which has consistently provided the north east with reliable services to Aberdeen from Newcastle… Read the full press release

Marriott Rewards Members Can Now Combine Cash + Points To Book Rooms Online

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s now easier for Marriott Rewards members to book their stays online.  Cash + Points, a new Marriott.com booking tool, allows members to combine nights paid with cash and redemption nights within a single reservation at over 3,600 hotels worldwide. When members go online to make a reservation, a member will be… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Canadian River Expeditions / Nahanni River Adventures

CTC’s program has helped this Yukon wilderness operator pique fresh interest in markets from Japan to Germany. 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Awesome is a hugely overused word, but in the case of Canada’s North, it does the landscape and its people justice. Neil Hartling, owner of Canadian River Expeditions / Nahanni River Adventures, YK, fell in love with… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Announces First Hotel in Tunisia

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., the leader in luxury hospitality, has announced the brand’s first hotel in Tunisia. The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage is owned by Companie Tunisienne de Development Touristique (CTDT), a subsidiary of the Driss-Jenayah Group, and a pioneer group in hospitality. Located in Carthage-Sidi Bou Said,… Read the full press release

Online Registration for Contractor Open House

Chicago, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Contractor Open House on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for firms interested in bidding on work at Chicago’s airports. The event will take place at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL. The Contractor Open House provides an excellent… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS INTRODUCES NEW GATEWAY IN SAUDI ARABIA

Qatar Airways Flies An A320 To Gassim

Scheduled Flights To Gassim Set To Begin In January 2013 Newest Destination Joins Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam And Medina In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Doha, QATAR, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has today announced the launch date for scheduled flights to Gassim – its newest gateway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Effective 7 January 2013,… Read the full press release

airberlin offers frequent flyers maximum flexibility

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — For business passengers flexibility is absolutely crucial when making travel plans. With its new fare structure, YourFare, airberlin has further improved the service it offers especially for business travellers. The FlyFlex fare category ensures a high level of flexibility and convenience and bookings can be made right up to the time of… Read the full press release

Airport City vision unveiled

Ambitious plans to create Scotland’s first ‘airport city’ are taking shape around Aberdeen Airport. 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airport MD Derek Provan has hailed a series of major multi-million pound developments, currently underway or planned for the future, which he says have the potential to transform the local economy. But with Aberdeen set to grow by… Read the full press release

New Aberdeen to Barcelona route

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Barrhead Travel has announced the launch of an exciting new route from Aberdeen for summer 2013 in addition to their successful Aberdeen to Malaga route. Scotland’s leading independent travel group will operate weekly charter flights to Barcelona between May and October next year, using British Airways aircraft and crew. Departing early morning… Read the full press release

Heathrow bids farewell to athletes from around the world

Heathrow bids farewell to athletes from around the world

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — London September 10 2012: Heathrow today waved goodbye to 5,000 departing Paralympic athletes and officials following the largest ever Paralympic Games. It has been a fantastic summer of sport for Great Britain and, as the Host Airport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Heathrow has been the first – and… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Launches US$50 Million In-Flight Connectivity Programme

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines is today formally launching In-Flight Connectivity as part of a US$50 million programme to bring Internet and mobile data services to customers, even when flying at 35,000ft. Following a recent soft launch on a limited number of aircraft, In-Flight Connectivity is today available on 14 aircraft in the fleet, including… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways announces successful completion of Voluntary Early Retire Programme and Staff rationalization Exercise

Kenya Airways announces successful completion of Voluntary Early Retire Programme and Staff rationalization Exercise Thursday, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — National carrier, Kenya Airways has announced the completion of its staff rationalization programme that will see the airline save close to Sh1.2 billion annually in labour costs as it embarks on its ambitious expansion programme. According to… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways takes delivery of first fully-owned Embraer E190 jet

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first Embraer E190 aircraft to be fully purchased by Kenya Airways touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on September 1st. The aircraft is expected to boost the airline’s expanding fleet and service new routes and frequencies on its growing African network. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Titus… Read the full press release

Arik Air, Lufthansa Technik seal new partnership deal

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier and world renowned aircraft maintenance service provider, Lufthansa Technik of Germany have sealed a new partnership deal that will maintain the safe operations and support further growth of the Nigerian airline. During a meeting held at Arik Air corporate head office in Lagos on… Read the full press release

Singapore Welcomes Kai Kai & Jia Jia

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia arrived safely in Singapore this morning, flown in comfort on board a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter. The approximately 4.5 hour flight, which departed Chengdu at 0345hrs, landed at Singapore Changi Airport at 0820hrs today. The departure and arrival timings were scheduled as such… Read the full press release

American Bus Association picks best events of 2013

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that the National Centennial Celebration of the Lincoln Highway, to be held June 30-July 1 in Kearney, Neb., has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013 by an expert tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in the… Read the full press release

Mena Stages New Cycling Event

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mena is the site of a new cycling event: The Wheel A’ Mena. The event is a tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. “The Ouachita Mountains in our area are beautiful and we felt this was a good way for people to see what we have to… Read the full press release

Thousands of Pilots Descend into Palm Springs for AOPA Summit in October

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Over 70 airplanes will taxi down the city streets of Palm Springs for a “Parade of Planes” event to kick-off the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit, one of the industry’s largest aviation tradeshow and conventions, scheduled for October 11-13, 2012 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. “Airplanes… Read the full press release

They’re Back! It’s Hairy Crab Season at Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Hairy Crab Season at Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Making their annual trek from Yang Cheng Lake, hairy crabs are greeted with gusto by gourmands at Jiang-Nan Chun this October. 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Come October this year, hairy crab lovers can look forward to feasting on their favourite crustaceans as they return to the dining tables in Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Under the culinary stewardship… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport Reports New All-Time Monthly Record

More Than 2.2 Million Passengers in July 2012, Busiest Month Ever 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that a record number of passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in July 2012. In total, 2,222,329 commercial passengers used the airport, a 0.8 percent increase over the previous monthly record set in… Read the full press release