SENSE, A ROSEWOOD SPA® UNVEILS NEW SPA TREATMENTS IN CELEBRATION OF MAYAN MILESTONE

Rosewood Mayakoba’s Award-Winning Spa Calls on Ancient Practices to Impart Relaxation and Rejuvenation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rosewood Mayakoba’s award-winning Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, is pleased to announce the launch of a series of new spa treatments that are directly inspired by the Mayan people’s ancient traditions of healing. In celebration of the highly… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Gives Pediatrics Patients a Fun-Filled “Vacation Day” as Part of Wyndham Championship Week

Patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital enjoy day of classic beach boardwalk-themed games Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, brought some fun and sun from the Wyndham Championship to the patients, families, and staff in the pediatrics department at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a… Read the full press release

ATMEX Veracruz 2012 Announces Efforts to Reduce Carbon Footprint

To compensate for greenhouse gas emissions, Mexico’s first International trade and consumer travel show on Adventure will provide funds to the conservation and restoration of the Sierra Gordo Biosphere Reserve Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The National Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico-Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012), announced today that the event taking… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Tags and Releases First Green Sea Turtle as Part of Worldwide Conservation Program to Protect Endangered Species

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Resort partners with international Sea Turtle Conservancy and local Nevis Turtle Group in annual “Tour de Turtles” race to raise awareness of sea turtle survival Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sharing space with the Queen of England on the Eastern Caribbean currency, sea turtles hold a precious place is Nevis history and culture. These magical… Read the full press release

Cambria Suites Research Finds Productivity Is Key To Achieving Work-Life Balance For Business Travelers

Free Wi-Fi Almost As Important As a Comfortable Bed When Traveling for Work SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new survey* from Cambria Suites fielded by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), revealed that work-life balance is an important goal for almost nine of 10 surveyed business travelers. Seventy-one percent of… Read the full press release

airberlin welcomes its three millionth topbonus member

Family Boyarkina with Marcus Puffer (2. from right) and airberlin flight attendant

Competitions for all frequent flyers 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was a great surprise for Dr. Albina Boyarkina from Sankt Petersburg: She is the three millionth member to join airberlin’s topbonus frequent flyer programme. Marcus Puffer, Vice President Loyalty & Partnerships, presented her with the gift of a long-haul flight voucher for two within airberlin’s route… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL “ONE TWO FREE” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS (U.S.)

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travelers, is launching its annual One Two Free® Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the tenth consecutive year that National has offered the One Two Free… Read the full press release

Super 8 Hotels Giving Away New Ford Escape, Free Weekend Getaways

One lucky winner will drive home a new 2013 Ford Escape SE courtesy of the Super 8 hotel brand and its GR8 Escape sweepstakes

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelers looking to sneak in one last trip this summer have a chance to hit the road in style thanks to the Super 8® hotel brand and its “GR8 Escape” Sweepstakes, which offers prizes ranging from free weekend getaways to a new 2013 Ford Escape SE. Now through August 31st, Wyndham Rewards® members who visit and… Read the full press release

IHG Wins Gold at Project ICARUS Sustainability Awards

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG today announces that it has achieved Gold in the Project ICARUS Gold Medal programme, from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings organisation. The Project ICARUS Gold Medal initiative identifies organisations that are taking action in… Read the full press release

Hilton Woodcliff Lake Celebrates International Youth Week

Bringing Stability and Hope to Youth in Bergen County WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — In honor of International Youth Day, Hilton Woodcliff Lake took action to help young people achieve their full potential. Together with team members and local partners, the hotel supported young people in the local area by hosting “Bright Blue Futures at Hilton Woodcliff… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia unveils new marketing push in Asia

Key facts Tourism Australia will focus on four key strategic projects to be funded this year under the Australian Government’s new Asia Marketing Fund. The new funding – worth up to A$48.5million over the next four years – aims to generate greater visitation and economic returns from Australia’s fastest growing tourism region. Key quotes “This… Read the full press release

Roadshow for Amazing Thailand to Punjab & West Bengal

New Delhi, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized a roadshow to North & East India, with 14 travel trade partners invited from Thailand, consisting of hotels, handling agents, attractions, entertainment options and airlines. The roadshow was held in two cities – Kolkata on 31st July and Chandigarh on 2nd August. Over… Read the full press release

SENSE, A ROSEWOOD SPA® REFLECTS THE SOUL OF RIVIERA MAYA AT ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA

Inspired by Mayan Traditions, Mexico’s Acclaimed Spa Calls on Ancient Practices to Impart Relaxation and Rejuvenation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on its own private island at the heart of Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico’s premier resort, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® beckons guests in search of the ultimate escape. The unparalleled spa retreat spans 17,000-square-feet… Read the full press release

Hotel Indigo expands in Germany

Hotel Indigo Dusseldorf-Victoriaplatz to open in 2013 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo continues to grow in Germany, with the signing of Hotel Indigo Düsseldorf-Victoriaplatz following two successful openings in Berlin earlier this year. Hotel Indigo Düsseldorf-Victoriaplatz will operate under a franchise agreement with LFPI Hotels Management Germany GmbH…. Read the full press release

RYANAIR WELCOMES BAA DECISION TO SELL STANSTED AND CALLS FOR EARLY SALE TO PREVENT FURTHER TRAFFIC DECLINE

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (20 Aug) welcomed the decision of the BAA monopoly to finally see sense and proceed with the sale of London Stansted Airport, as recommended by the Competition Commission (in 2008), which noted the BAA’s monopoly of London’s big 3 airports ‘adversely affected competition’. Ryanair has… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR’S NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS REPORT 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN LABOR DAY ADVANCE RESERVATIONS

Overall Weekend Neighborhood Car Rentals Increase from Summer 2011 St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — In anticipation of the AAA Labor Day travel announcement, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America’s largest rental car brand, announced today that advance neighborhood rental car reservation numbers for the 2012 Labor Day holiday currently are trending at 25 percent above 2011. The data… Read the full press release

SAS has filled the gap after Cimber

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — When flight SK1280 took off from Danish provincial airport Billund at 6:30 last monday, SAS filled the last gab on the route map after the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling in the early summer. First, there was a bankruptcy in May which closed much of the domestic traffic in Denmark. Then, there was… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Becomes Trustee of The First Tee, Pledging a $1 Million Donation

Partnership takes relationship to a national level, expands reach and impact Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced that the Company has become a Trustee of The First Tee, a nonprofit youth development organization that provides life skills and character education programs to young people using… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL “RENT RENT REWARD” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS (CANADA)

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travellers, is launching its annual Rent Rent RewardSM Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that National has offered the Rent Rent Reward… Read the full press release

Over 10,000 aircraft handled by Atlas control as main Olympic airspace restriction period successfully passed after unique collaborative work

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The removal of the main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics at midnight on 15/16 August marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well throughout the period of the restrictions and, in general, showed a… Read the full press release

LUXURY LANGKAWI FROM JUST £1,999 PER PERSON WITH PREMIER HOLIDAYS

Five-star break with 50% off 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading independent tour operator has put together a fantastic deal to Langkawi for travel during August 2012. 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per person – saving £1,978 per person Premier Holidays (www.premierholidays.co.uk / 0844 937 444) is offering 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Launches Global Shop-to-Earn Mall

Members worldwide now have more opportunities to earn HHonors Bonus Points through retail purchases MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct brands, launched its global Shop-to-Earn Mall, a network of online shops that allows HHonors members to earn Bonus Points through retail purchases. The Hilton HHonors Shop-to-Earn… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and VIA Rail Canada renew their partnership

London, UK, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces its renewed partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s most important national rail passenger service. The deal will give viarail.ca customers access to EAN’s extensive inventory of hotels, totalling nearly 155,000 worldwide. VIA Rail’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Steve Del Bosco comments, “We value our partnership with… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Icefield Helicopter Tours and Kananaskis Heli Tours.

The sky is the limit for this Albertan business that takes travellers from around the world into majestic mountain settings. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passion drives the best in any business to excel. The Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) has the passion to bring people to our country; it’s the fuel that drives the Signature Experiences Collection®(SEC) program forward into… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Opening of First Candlewood Suites® with New Interior Design Scheme

$7.1 million hotel in North Little Rock, Ark., is first to incorporate schemes ATLANTA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], announces the opening of the first Candlewood Suites hotel to include the brand’s new interior design package, created with graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the… Read the full press release

Packaging company guilty of safety breaches when carrying ‘dangerous goods’ on aircraft

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A West London packaging company has been fined £25,000 and £6,630 costs at Isleworth Crown Court for attempting to transport improperly packed dangerous goods on a cargo flight from Heathrow airport in August 2011. Angel Case and Packing Company Limited pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing, following a prosecution… Read the full press release

THAILAND TOPS PREMIER HOLIDAYS LONG HAUL BOOKING CHART

Passenger numbers increase 17% for travel during 2012 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading independent tour operator Premier Holidays has reported an increase in bookings to Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma) for 2012. With fantastic savings of up to £740 on offer, Thailand is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Passenger numbers for Thailand are currently up by… Read the full press release

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

2012-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton McLean Tysons Corner has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award® designation. The AAA Diamond rating process is a premier program which annually evaluates more than 60,000 lodging establishments and restaurants, and assigns them a rating of one to five Diamonds. Lodgings at the Four Diamond level, including Hilton McLean Tysons Corner,… Read the full press release

FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTED BY TARGET ANNOUNCES LINE-UP

FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTED BY TARGET ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR EVENING CONCERTS IN SAN ANTONIO on SEPT. 1-2 NEW YORK 2012-08-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, is excited to announce the line-up for its mega-wattage concerts on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2… Read the full press release

STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE THE ESSEX HOUSE HOTEL

Purchase of Iconic Asset Situated on Central Park South Marks Strategic Hotels’ Return to the New York City Market; Hotel Will Be Converted to the JW Marriott Brand CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(NYSE: BEE) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchaseNew York City’s Essex House Hotel from the Dubai Investment Group for… Read the full press release