Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Okinawa on Sunday due to Impact of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 14 September) announced that flights to and from Okinawa will be cancelled on Sunday, 16 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The aircraft deployed for the Okinawa flights on Saturday (15 September) will be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally… Read the full press release

“Drink Pink” in October at Four Seasons

“Drink Pink” in October at Four Seasons

Hotels and resorts across the Americas participate in “Drink Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — This October, Four Seasons hotels and resorts across the Americas are encouraging guests to raise a glass for the cure and “Drink Pink.” The Drink Pink program will be brought to life at Four Seasons locations offering… Read the full press release

Härth Restaurant Debuts At Hilton Westchester, Offering A Fresh Approach To Traditional Hotel Dining

Hilton Westchester today launched its signature härth restaurant, an innovative addition to the Westchester County dining scene. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

RYE BROOK, N.Y. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Westchester today launched its signature härth restaurant, an innovative addition to the Westchester County dining scene featuring locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients cooked in a wood-burning oven, seasonal al fresco seating and outdoor and kitchen views from every table. The restaurant’s seasonal menu, designed by Executive Chef Rafael Velazquez, is… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for August 2012

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for August 2012 that show an increase in the number of passengers carried alongside a drop in the passenger load factor. The amount of cargo and mail carried showed another year-on-year decline. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano Launches Cultural Experience Package

Get in touch with Alexandria and discover this beautiful city. Alexandria, Egypt – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Few cities have made so magnificent an entry into history as Alexandria. She was founded by Alexander the Great. – E.M. Forster Alexandria is the Pearl of the Mediterranean and the second capital of Egypt. This cosmopolitan city was home to… Read the full press release

New partnership: airberlin and airBaltic start codeshare flights

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is entering the Baltic region by offering nonstop flights to Riga with the new codeshare partner airBaltic. airberlin adds its code on flights operated by airBaltic to the Latvian capital from several German cities: Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin. In return, airBaltic flight guests are – for the first time… Read the full press release

Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo after-hours, beer-tasting event. Presented by Union Bank

Join Woodland Park Zoo for the second annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 4. Photo Credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo after-hours, beer-tasting event. Presented by Union Bank. WHAT Raise your glass to conservation and animals! Join Woodland Park Zoo for the after-hours, adults-only Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 4. Head to the zoo’s Rain Forest Food Pavilion and Zoomazium to sample imports,… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport is inducted into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA) is one of five airports for 2012 in the world nominated by the Airports Council International (ACI) to be inducted onto the Director General’s Roll of Excellence. This is for its exceptional achievements in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) surveys conducted over… Read the full press release

JAL Launches All-New Products and Services, Starting January 2013 on International Routes

Welcome! JAL New Sky TOKYO, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today launched JAL NEW SKY PROJECT, a thorough revamp of its in-flight products and services on international routes under a collective theme “Welcome! JAL New Sky”. As an initial phase of this Project, JAL will introduce a sweeping change to the seat designs in every cabin… Read the full press release

Honor Flight Chicago hosts 95 WWII Veterans at Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Legacy Girls entertain at Midway

CHICAGO, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — While many folks were still sleeping, 95 World War II veterans from the Chicago area showed up extra early this morning at Midway International Airport for a very special day trip to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial sponsored by Honor Flight Chicago. Among those traveling today are brothers Nick and George Collias. Nick, 86,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Makes Travel Easier with Launch of Mobile Booking Site

Flight status information also available via text now SEATTLE, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —Travel on Alaska Airlines got easier for smart phone users today with the launch of mobile booking, which allows customers to buy tickets from any mobile device. The carrier also rolled out Flight Status On the Go, which allows customers to text 252752 (ALASKA)… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Giving Away 60 Million Frequent Flyer Miles Next Week in Houston

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —  3,000 Area Residents to Receive Enough Miles for Award Ticket* (with taxes and fees from only $5 per award) WHO/WHAT: Spirit Airlines is celebrating its arrival in Houston in a big way and giving away 60 million frequent flyer bonus miles next week. 3,000 residents (18 years and older) will receive… Read the full press release

THAT’S HOW MANY POUNDS OF SNAKE?

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Largest snake at Zoo Atlanta will be weighed and measured on September 18 WHO: Just how big is she? Take a guess during a public demonstration of the annual weighing and measurement of the World of Reptiles’ largest resident, a female reticulated python, on Tuesday, September 18. WHAT: The reticulated python is… Read the full press release

Seymour Hotels Appointment

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Seymour Hotels of Jersey is delighted to announce that Stephanie Seymour has recently joined their Marketing Department. Stephanie is the 5th generation of the Seymour family to join the Group, which was started in 1920 by her great grandfather, George Frederick Seymour and her great, great grandfather, George Andrew Seymour. Stephanie graduated… Read the full press release

FIRST EVER ROCK-N-ROAR 80S NIGHT TO BE HOSTED AT THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Put on your dancing shoes, tease your hair, break out your acid wash jeans, pull on your legwarmers and get ready to rock! Friends of the National Zoo is hosting its first ever 80s dance party-themed Rock-N-Roar Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Musical guest… Read the full press release

Panda Cub’s Eyes Begin to Open During Fourth Exam at San Diego Zoo

Photo taken on Sept. 12, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

San Diego Zoo Global Will Take Name Submissions Starting Sept. 17 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The panda cub at the San Diego Zoo is starting to take a peek at the great, big world around him. During an exam on Wednesday morning, animal care staff could see the cub’s eyes beginning to open. This is right… Read the full press release

Simon Casson of Four Seasons Hotel Doha Recognized Among the Middle East’s Most Powerful Hoteliers in “Hotelier Middle East Power 50” 2012

Simon Casson of Four Seasons Hotel Doha Recognized Among the Middle East's Most Powerful Hoteliers in "Hotelier Middle East Power 50" 2012

Annual list reveals the most significant in the industry. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Simon Casson, regional vice president and general manager of Four SeasonsHotel Doha, has been recognized for the second consecutive time among the Middle East’s most powerful hoteliers and most influential industry professionals in the fourth edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50. Named among this year’s… Read the full press release

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR JAZZOO

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR JAZZOO WHAT: Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Jazzoo, set for Saturday, October 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Atlanta’s wildest creative cocktail party returns with food from 30 of Atlanta’s best restaurants; 20 full-service open bars throughout the Zoo; and live… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines запустила новое приложение для iPhone

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о запуске обновленного приложения для iPhone. Новое приложение стало удобнее для пользователей, процесс покупки занимает меньше времени. Пассажир может приобрести авиабилет на любой рейс S7 Airlines, оплатив его кредитной картой, или забронировать, чтобы оплатить позже при помощи электронных денег, банковского перевода или наличных денег в офисах продаж S7 Airlines, салонах… Read the full press release

A Perfect Day in the Downton Era

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since its screen debut in autumn 2010, Downton Abbey has captivated the hearts and minds of the world with its picture perfect sets and costumes and upstairs-downstairs shenanigans. The series racked up an impressive 16 nominations at this year’s Emmy Awards, and it has even been affecting our holiday habits. 2011 saw… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund Aim to Raise USD One Million at Fourth Annual Run of Hope Seattle

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund Aim to Raise USD One Million at Fourth Annual Run of Hope Seattle.

5K Run/3K Walk to be held on September 30 at Seward Park benefits groundbreaking research for children with brain tumours and brain cancer. Seattle, U.S.A. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Run of Hope Seattle, an annual 5K run and 3K walk to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (PBTRF), will hold its fourth annual Run of Hope on Sunday, September… Read the full press release

Chicago Cultural Center Hosts Crain’s Small Business Week Event, October 1

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Randolph) hosts the aptly named “Adventures in Running a Creative Business”, one of the first business development activities of Crain’s Small Business Week.  The seminar featuring Tom Duff, President of Optimus, Inc., Joe Shanahan, owner of Smartbar, Metro and Double Door, and restaurateur Donald J. Madia… Read the full press release

FirstGroup response to Secretary of State comments

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — A FirstGroup spokesman said: “We are pleased that the Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed that the Government intends to proceed with the award of the InterCity West Coast franchise to FirstGroup. Our focus is to ensure a smooth transition with continuity for staff and passengers alike. With that in mind,… Read the full press release

Sloth bears make their final appearance before new exhibit construction begins. Last chance to visit the sloth bears until 2014

Sloth bears Randy and Tasha will make their final appearance at Woodland Park Zoo before new exhibit construction begins. Rendering credit: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

SEATTLE, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — September 15-16 marks the final weekend to view the sloth bears at Woodland Park Zoo before construction begins for the new Asian tropical forest exhibit. Randy, the 16-year-old male sloth bear, came to the zoo in June of 1996. Tasha, a 7-year-old female, has lived at Woodland Park Zoo for just under… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Presents Picture Perfect Pools

Guests Take the Plunge in Spectacular Surroundings NEW YORK, NY 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Make a splash in the best pools around the world with Leading Hotels. From Thailand to Turkey, LHW offers pools with panache. The heart of bustling Bangkok may seem an odd place for a truly spectacular swimming pool, but that is just… Read the full press release

Atlantic Hotel welcomes Mark Yates to join award-winning team

Atlantic Hotel welcomes Mark Yates to join award-winning team

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Atlantic Hotel is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Yates as its new Hotel Manager. With an outstanding track record of delivering exceptional service standards, Mark is now responsible for the smooth running of one of the finest privately owned hotels in the UK and heads up a 60 strong… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR TV AD CAMPAIGN BRINGS CUSTOMER SERVICE HOME (UK)

LONDON – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched a new television brand campaign to extend awareness of the company and its customer service culture. The advertising started on August 13th and a second TV commercial is planned to air later in the year. The ad features fictional US Enterprise employee Brad and his UK… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Maui Presents an Unforgettable December Event – The Red Violin and Opus One Winery Come Together as Part of “Unforgettable Events” Series and the First Wailea Wine and Food Festival

Four Seasons Resort Maui Presents an Unforgettable December Event - The Red Violin and Opus One Winery Come Together as Part of “Unforgettable Events” Series and the First Wailea Wine and Food Festival

A private performance, uncompromising wines, international dinner and ocean-view room at Maui’s only Forbes Five Star resort. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering an exceptional package for its December 7, 2012 Red Violin Opus One Event, a one-of-a-kind private classical music concert performed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, American violin virtuoso and owner of the legendary 1720 Red… Read the full press release

Winnipeg’s First Courtyard by Marriott Lands on Airport Campus

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce Manitoba’s first Courtyard by Marriott is landing on the airport campus. This first Courtyard property in Winnipeg will be owned and built by Brock Hotels and Belmont Equity Partners Inc. The six-story Courtyard will be located on the eastern side of the airport and… Read the full press release

Spa Sirene wins ‘Best Channel Islands Hotel’

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spa Sirène at The Royal Yacht Hotel are thrilled to announce that they have been chosen as the winner of the Readers Regional Award for Best Spa in the Channel Islands by the Good Spa Guide. The Good Spa Guide compiles the list of nominees yearly based on their evaluation and subsequent… Read the full press release