GBTA Forecasts Continued Growth in Brazilian Business Travel Spending Despite Challenging Global Economic Conditions

Business travel spending remains positive despite global economic ripple effect September 11th, 2012: Sao Paulo, Brazil – GBTA has released its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook report on Brazil as part of its semiannual series. The report, sponsored by Visa, includes the GBTA BTI™, an index of business travel spending which provides a way to distill market… Read the full press release

Advancing Cancer Research: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Aims to Reach CAD 9 Million Mark at 2012 Wilket Creek Park Terry Fox Run as Part of Continuing Global Commitment to the Cause

Isadore Sharp and Terry Fox

More than 350 corporate and hotel employees will participate in September 16 event in Toronto. Toronto, Canada 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world are participating in Terry Fox Runs and other fundraising initiatives again this year, marking more than three decades of commitment to cancer research. Every year, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and the… Read the full press release

GBTA Reveals Best and Worst Travel Taxes in Top 50 U.S. Destinations

Fifth Annual List Finds That Taxes Targeting Travel Services Increase Total Tax Burden by 57% Alexandria, VA, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Discriminatory travel taxes and fees enacted on travel-related services impose an average increased cost on visitors of 57% over general sales tax, according to new research released by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research… Read the full press release

Sip and Spa for “Pink” This October at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Pamper for "Pink" with the Pink Ribbon Massage at the Spa

The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago and Allium restaurant participate in The Lynn Sage Foundation’s “In Good Taste” campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. Chicago, U.S.A. – September 11, 2012 Four Seasons Hotel Chicago observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with opportunities to dine, drink and pamper for pink with proceeds benefiting The Lynn Sage Foundation. The… Read the full press release

Swissport International completes Flightcare acquisition

Swissport International completes Flightcare acquisition

Zurich, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has completed its acquisition of Flightcare Spain and Flightcare Belgium from FCC Versia, significantly boosting Swissport’s European network of passenger and cargo handling operations. The closing of the deal follows clearance from the various airport and regulatory authorities… Read the full press release

International tourism on track to hit one billion by end of 2012

Madrid, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a record 467 million tourists traveling in the first half of 2012, international tourism remains firmly on track to reach one billion tourists by the end of the year. Despite concerns over the global economy, international tourism demand continues to show resilience. The number of international tourists worldwide grew by 5%… Read the full press release

An Elegant Evening with Silver Oak Wines at Four Seasons Resorts Bali

Executive Chef Greg Bunt

Two special dinners at Jimbaran Bay and Sayan, October 5 and 6, 2012. Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resorts Bali presents two exceptional dining occasions on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and Saturday, October 6 at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, with one of the most… Read the full press release

JAL Cargo Fuel Surcharge for the Month of October 2012

TOKYO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise up its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan from October 2012. Since April 1, 2009, JAL started adjusting its cargo fuel surcharge levels on a monthly basis by using the one-month average… Read the full press release

TIME CHANGE: Airport Concessions Workshop on September 19

CHICAGO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation will present a “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) The workshop will be held at: City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection City Hall 121 N. LaSalle… Read the full press release

Holiday Party Planning Tips from the Experts at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Great ideas for parties at home, and at Four Seasons Dallas, U.S.A. – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas can already imagine the elves hard at work at the North Pole. Santa is only about three months away from his trek around the world. And in true Santa fashion, jolly ol’ Saint… Read the full press release

TravelClick Wins 20 Awards for Excellence in Website Development

WEB MARKETING ASSOCIATION’S 16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WEBAWARD COMPETITION AWARDS TRAVELCLICK CLIENT, PUENTE ROMANO, BEST HOTEL AND LODGING WEBSITE NEW YORK – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 20 awards from the Web Marketing Association’s 16th annual international WebAward Competition, to include the Best Hotel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Caters to Groups with a Departure from the Ordinary; Bold New Hospitality Suites Offer an Alternative to Traditional Boardrooms for Las Vegas Meetings

Stylish design scheme features premium electronics package and innovative technology, reflects city’s iconic glamour and energy. 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The newly announced guest room renovation at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will include the addition of two spacious hospitality suites that feature a sleek and modern design palette, premium electronics package and innovative, user-friendly technology. The renovation… Read the full press release

New 21-kilometre Half Marathon Launched at the Second Annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, in partnership with O.R. Tambo International Airport and the City of Ekurhuleni, has introduced a 21-kilometre half marathon for the second annual Liberation Walk this year. The race has already attracted significant interest among athletes in provinces such as the Eastern Cape, where OR Tambo was… Read the full press release

Experience the Sport of Kings When Staying at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach with “Polo in Paradise.”

As the official hotel partner for International Polo Club Palm Beach, guests choose from three unique and luxurious polo experiences during the 2013 season. 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guests of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach can now enjoy one of the oldest organized sports in the world, a centuries-old magnet for royalty, with the new Polo in Paradise experience. In… Read the full press release

Confirmed Speakers Announced for Airports Going Green Conference

CHICAGO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held November 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org and check back often for updates! We are pleased to announce that the Conference will feature the following sustainability leaders from around the globe! Special Sessions: Christa Fornarotto,… Read the full press release

A Fall Escape to Four Seasons Resort Nevis is Easier than Ever

A Fall Escape to Four Seasons Resort Nevis is Easier than Ever

New flights from American Airlines and a Stay Longer-Third Night Free promotion make for a picture perfect Caribbean getaway. Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The only Four Seasons in the Caribbean on the lush, hidden gem island of Nevis is more accessible than ever with the addition of two non-stop flights by American Airlines from… Read the full press release

DOHA RESIDENT IS NEWEST QATAR DUTY FREE MILLIONAIRE

Indian National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport

Indian National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport Doha, QATAR 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has drawn the winner of its latest dollar millionaire draw promotion, with Indian national Satheesa Babu claiming the coveted cash prize. Qatar Duty Free staff at Doha International Airport are… Read the full press release

On the Move: Four Seasons Keeps Business Travellers Connected with New Mobile Technology Innovations

On the Move: Four Seasons Keeps Business Travellers Connected with New Mobile Technology Innovations

Introducing Meetings on Wheels and complimentary in-car Wi-Fi among many new services offered around the world. 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the moment the plane’s seat belt sign finally turns off at the gate, it’s a race to reconnect and catch up for today’s business travellers, often with the added stress of establishing a local internet… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Issues First Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Report

SEATTLE 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air inflight recycling programs diverted more than 800 tons of inflight waste from landfills last year, including some 230 tons of aluminum and 185 tons of paper. That’s enough aluminum to build three new airplanes and enough paper to replace 3,100 trees. In addition to recycling more… Read the full press release

Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia: A Beer Four All Seasons Fall Release.

Swann Lounge

Spanish Fly to debut outside at Swann Terrace on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Philadelphia, U.S.A. – September 10, 2012 Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia announce the release of the fourth collaboration beer in A Beer Four All Seasons series. Spanish Fly is one of the first beers in the world brewed with aphrodisiacs laced in the recipe. The… Read the full press release

Sale of tickets for first LOT Dreamliner flights is starting now!

Warsaw, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines officially announced the beginning of the sale of tickets for Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights. The first Dreamliner plane will join the fleet of the Polish national carrier already in mid-November. From Friday, 14 September, all prices of tickets for LOT’s Dreamliner flights will… Read the full press release

Ideal for a Weekday Morning, Massage Therapy at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Indulges with an Extra 30 Minutes of Bliss

Ideal for a Weekday Morning, Massage Therapy at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Indulges with an Extra 30 Minutes of Bliss

Extend the experience with a poolside Spa cuisines bento tray. Singapore – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as one of Singapore’s Top 4 Spas, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is a temple of relaxation and rejuvenation. Featuring a diverse spa menu with Asian and European spa therapies from a regionally trained team of visiting Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts therapists from… Read the full press release

InformationWeek Names Sabre Red App Centre as a Top 20 Great Idea for 2012

Sabre Holdings Makes InformationWeek Top 100 List of Leading Technology Innovators for 10th Consecutive Year SOUTHLAKE, Texas – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, picked up two wins last night, after being recognized for the 10th consecutive year by InformationWeek as one of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Sabre was listed… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Welcomes New Resort Manager

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Welcomes New Resort Manager - the company veteran Michael Mestraud

Company veteran Michael Mestraud has been named Resort Manager of California’s only Four Seasons resort Santa Barbara, U.S.A. – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara has appointed a new Resort Manager, Michael Mestraud. Most recently, he comes fromFour Seasons Resort Bora Bora, where he served on the opening team as Resort Manager for the last four years. A… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Commends House Passage of No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012

Washington, D.C., 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Legislation that will eliminate duplicative screening measures and ease burdens on the traveling public is one step closer to reality thanks to a vote in the House today. The “No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012” (H.R. 6028) sponsored by Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8) received strong support, and the U.S. Travel Association… Read the full press release

agoda.com says stay in style at Paris Fashion Week 2012!

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hotel deals in Paris to coincide with the prêt-à-porter shows for Spring/Summer 2013. For fashion lovers, there is simply no place more exciting than Paris during Fashion Week.  Abuzz with models, media and celebrities, the focus… Read the full press release

Enter Marriott Vacation Club’s Live the Good Life Sweepstakes for a Chance at $10,000

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — For more than 28 years, Marriott Vacation Club has been making vacation dreams come true. So far this year, Marriott Vacation Club’s Live the Good Life sweepstakes has given dream vacations to two families who won quarterly travel prizes and a chance at the sweepstakes grand prize – a $10,000 VISA gift card. Register online by… Read the full press release

airberlin: new environment and infrastructure department

Hermann Lindner to take charge of environment and infrastructure 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Germany’s second largest airline has established a new department for environment and infrastructure. The department is responsible for bringing together the extensive range of measures implemented at airberlin which are focused on eco-efficient flying and the reduction of noise from aircraft. “airberlin is… Read the full press release

TUIfly.com Poised to Expand Flight Offering, Service and Partnerships through Travelport Interline e-Ticketing Technologies

ATLANTA, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new long-term airline IT services agreement with TUIfly, the third largest airline in Germany. The e-Ticketing technology is utilized by TUIfly Vermarktungs GmbH (TUIfly.com), the flight travel portal of TUI Deutschland. TUIfly.com has implemented Travelport E-Ticket Technologies™ in combination… Read the full press release

New offices in India, a powerful global campaign and experimenting with Twitter take the headlines in this bulletin.

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — No sooner does the ink dry on one round-up, then another torrent of global tourism news prompts another. That’s the pattern for CTC News as it sifts through the headlines to make sure the Canadian tourism industry keeps its finger on the global pulse. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s colleagues, partners, general sales agents and other… Read the full press release