Late Surge in UK Bookings Indicates Big Opportunity for Agents, Says Leading UK Operator

Lowestoft, U.K., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK continues to offer significant opportunities for travel agents during the peak season, according to the UK’s largest self-catering holiday company Hoseasons. Hoseasons has reported strong demand during the first three weeks of the school summer holidays, with the UK specialist also adding more than 10 percent extra capacity to… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Issues Travel Advisory for Customers Impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac

Airline allows passengers to change travel plans and waive change fees for travel to, from and through Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, or Tampa DENVER, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the projected impact of Tropical Storm Isaac in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and nearby areas, Frontier Airlines today enacted a flexible policy for travel to, from or… Read the full press release

IHG and Sebastopol Management Company Announce the Opening of Hotel Indigo® – Veracruz Boca Del Rio

New build hotel features design elements reflective of local culture and traditions Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hotel Indigo, IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] upscale boutique brand, today announced the opening of the Hotel Indigo Veracruz – Boca del Río. The new hotel, located in the Veracruz business district and just… Read the full press release

Wi-Fi Service at Chicago’s Airports Now Available for Half-Price

Laptop users at O'Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Great news for O’Hare and Midway travelers! The fast and secure Wi-Fi service for passengers at O’Hare and Midway International Airports is currently available at a reduced rate of $3.48 for 24-hour, unlimited Internet access through a special offer sponsored by Google. “We are very pleased to partner with Google and Boingo to offer Wi-Fi service for O’Hare… Read the full press release

Taste Australia’s Finest Wines at ekki BAR & GRILL at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi Throughout September 2012

Taste Australia’s Finest Wines at ekki BAR & GRILL at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi Throughout September 2012

Australian icon Penfolds Grange will be available by the glass and bottle. 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi presents a collection of the finest wines from Penfolds throughout September 2012 at ekki BAR & GRILL, including Grange by the glass. ekki BAR & GRILL is the only restaurant and bar in Tokyo where one can enjoy this series of… Read the full press release

Celebrate Milton S. Hershey’s 155th Birthday

New Documentary on Chocolate Making in Hershey Includes a Look into the Future Hershey, Pa., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —On Thursday, September 13, residents of and visitors to Hershey are invited to celebrate the birthday of chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey, who was born on September 13, 1857. The Hershey Company and The M.S. Hershey Foundation will… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Continues Its Commitment To Piedmont Triad Community Through Charitable Giving During Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Championship spectators voted Victory Junction second annual “Charity of Choice” campaign winner Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Through its Wishes by Wyndham foundation, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the nation’s largest hospitality companies, continued its support of the Piedmont Triad community through a week of charitable activities during the Wyndham Championship held at Sedgefield Country… Read the full press release

Chicago’s Renowned Union League Club Tours O’Hare

Union League Club members stop for a quick photo during tour of airfield at O'Hare International Airport on August 23, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Earlier today, the  Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) hosted 13 members of the  Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) at  O’Hare International Airport. The distinguished civic group included members from the League’s  Public Affairs Committee and its Transportation Subcommittee. The ULCC engages a wide range of public policy issues through its Public Affairs Committee… Read the full press release

Staybridge Suites® Reveals the Secrets Behind The Art of Traveling Solo

Staybridge Suites® Reveals the Secrets Behind The Art of Traveling Solo

ATLANTA, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Staybridge Suites, IHG’s upscale extended stay hotel brand, knows that many travelers, especially those who stay in hotels for weeks or even months at a time, struggle with being away from home. To help ease this struggle, Staybridge Suites has partnered with celebrity chef, world traveler, author and television personality G. Garvin to… Read the full press release

Edge, Steak and Bar Celebrates “Eat Outside Day” with Family BBQ on August 31 at Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Edge, Steak and Bar Celebrates "Eat Outside Day" with Family BBQ on August 31 at Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Chic terrace is the perfect setting to celebrate with friends and family 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Edge, Steak and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Miami will celebrate Eat Outside Day on Friday, August 31, 2012 with a haute picnic complete with family-style BBQ and a scrumptious menu. Starting at 7:00 pm, for USD 35.00, guests will start with blue crab and… Read the full press release

Dragonair Kaohsiung Flights This Evening Planned to Operate as Scheduled; Okinawa Flights on Sunday Cancelled

Hong Kong, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 24 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Typhoon Tembin, the airline plans to operate its two evening flights to Kaohsiung and one evening flight from Kaohsiung as scheduled. The Kaohsiung flights this evening (24 August) which are planned to operate as scheduled are:… Read the full press release

airberlin Board stands firmly behind Hartmut Mehdorn

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin Chairman Dr. Hans-Joachim Körber today affirmed that airberlin’s senior management enjoys the Board’s full support: “The entire Board stands firmly behind Hartmut Mehdorn and the airberlin management team.” At the same time he confirmed that an executive search process is currently being conducted, but that this is due to the fact… Read the full press release

Parramatta to Welcome Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Parramatta hotel exterior

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wednesday 22 August 2012: The 60th anniversary of the world’s fastest-growing mid-market hotel brand will be celebrated in Sydney’s west come October, with the signing of a new franchise agreement that will see the 181-room Clarion Hotel on the Park Parramatta become Holiday Inn Parramatta. The ten-year franchise agreement with owner, Australia… Read the full press release

Hotelzon strengthens relationship with Travelport

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two leading providers to the travel industry further reinforce their relationship through an integration of Hotelzon’s advanced technology with Travelport Rooms and More as a means to grow its business. Created specifically for travel professionals, Travelport Rooms and More gives agents real time access to one of the world’s largest hotel inventories… Read the full press release

MAG announces strong trading performance

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Highlights • Encouraging progress made on re-shaping the business whilst delivering on key measures • Passenger numbers increased by 1.5m (6.7%) to 24.0m passengers • Revenue growth* of £29.6m (8.6%) to £373.2m • Underlying operating profit** up £13.5m (26.0%) to £65.5m • Cash flow from operations up £15.0m (13.6%) to £125.7m •… Read the full press release

Fly for £12 on over 1,000 routes in September, October and November

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Thur 23 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must… Read the full press release

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Double Portfolio in Russia and CIS with Seven New Hotels by 2015

Starwood Announces Deal to Open Russia’s First Aloft Hotel The Company’s CEO and Senior Executives Tour Russia in Pursuit of Development Opportunities MOSCOW, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces plans to expand its portfolio throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Over the next three years, Starwood will more than… Read the full press release

HSBC’S LATEST BRANDING CAMPAIGN MAKES FIRST NORTH AMERICAN LANDING AT CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Garth Atkinson, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority; Randy Otto, President, Pattison Outdoor Advertising; Drew Single, Vice President, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Canada; Stephan Poirier, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, The Calgary Airport Authority

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — HSBC Bank Canada and The Calgary Airport Authority have unveiled one of the most extensive branding campaigns to ever take place at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Entitled ‘In the Future’, HSBC’s latest global brand campaign will feature prominently across the interior and exterior of 34 jet bridges in the airport’s domestic, international… Read the full press release

MAG submits planning application for ‘World Logistics Hub’ at Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a World Logistics Hub in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone at Manchester Airport. Creating between 1.2- to 1.4-million square feet (sq ft) of new logistics space, the proposed Enterprise Zone development will generate more than 1,800 new… Read the full press release

Night of celebrities at the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe during the summer most recognized charity event: The Global Gift Gala-Marbella

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe in Marbella hosted the social event of the summer on 19 August: The Global Gift Gala-Marbella. The Gala featured the actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria as hostess of honor and was attended by numerous celebrities from the world of culture, entertainment and sport, such… Read the full press release

AENA ALICANTE’S TRAFFIC FALLS BY OVER 640,000 (11%) IN 2012 FOLLOWING AIRBRIDGES DISPUTE WITH RYANAIR

RYANAIR OFFERS TO GROW BUT ONLY IF UNNECCESSARY AIRBRIDGES ARE REMOVED 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (22 Aug) revealed AENA Alicante’s January-July traffic has now fallen by over 640,000 (-11%) in the first 7 months of 2012, after decisions by Ryanair and other airlines to cut flights following AENA’s forced… Read the full press release

Notting Hill Carnival Highlights Cost of Tax to Fly to and from the Caribbean

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — London is hosting the biggest Carnival in Europe this weekend which celebrates the UK’s rich Caribbean cultural heritage and generations of shared history. However, these ties are under pressure, with thousands being priced out of trips to and from the Caribbean by the UK’s sky high rates of aviation tax which have… Read the full press release

New store heralds big changes to come in the terminal

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first steps towards the redevelopment of Aberdeen Airport terminal have taken place, with the opening of a new luggage store. ‘Rolling Luggage’ has had a presence at a temporary unit in the airport before security for a number of years, and has now moved into a dedicated space, reflecting their success… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Friday 24 August

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — 219,083 passengers are expected at Heathrow today – 110,968 of which are arrivals. More than 1,100 members of the Paralympic Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today. 219,083 passengers are expected at Heathrow today – 110,968 of which are arrivals. More than 1,100 members of the Paralympic Games Family* are… Read the full press release

Allegiant Announces Nonstop Travel Between Gateway and St. Cloud MN

$89.99* INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES ST. CLOUD, Minn., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces new, nonstop jet service between St. Cloud, Minn. and Phoenix / Mesa, Ariz. beginning December 15, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $89.99* one way. “We are pleased to bring… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Takes Guests Back to School

LHW Immerses Guests in Local Experiences with Arts & Culture Offerings NEW YORK, NY, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Not only are Leading Hotels unique reflections of their destinations, they are also instrumental in offering insight into their local arts and culture scenes with packages designed to more deeply enrich guests’ experiences. The buzz on the art scene in Philadelphia,… Read the full press release

White Weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Catering Manager Elisa Peroli helps brides and grooms plan their important day 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Elisa Peroli is often asked about about colours and flowers for weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. “White verging on creamy pearl seems to be the bride-to-be’s favourite colour lately, while exotic orchids have been taking the place of the classic rose. The bouquet… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Kaohsiung Flights on Friday

Hong Kong, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Thursday, 23 August) announced that it will cancel four flights to Kaohsiung and five flights from Kaohsiung tomorrow (24 August) due to expected severe impact of Severe Typhoon Tembin on southern Taiwan. Flights which have been cancelled are: Flight No./Route/Scheduled Departure Time KA452/From Hong Kong to Kaohsiung/0805 KA432/From… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Welcomes National Car Rental Onboard

DALLAS, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the addition of National Car Rental as a new Partner of the carrier’s frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards. Members of Rapid Rewards will receive 600 points per qualifying rental from National. To celebrate the new partnership, now through Nov. 15, 2012, Members can receive triple points… Read the full press release

RAK Airways to launch its first domestic flight to Abu Dhabi

UAE’s national carrier to launch its 10th destination 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE : Since its relaunch in October 2010, RAK Airways, one of the flagship carriers of the United Arab Emirates has worked on building passenger numbers, filling 250,000 seats in 2011, while gradually expanding its destination network to Africa, Middle East… Read the full press release