Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Hampton Hotels as Top Global Franchise

Hampton Hotels, recently named the top global franchise by Entrepreneur magazine, is known for the value and quality it provides to both franchisees and guests alike. All Hampton hotels feature a free, hot breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed, modern amenities, proactive, friendly customer service and, by end of 2012, a newly redesigned and renovated Perfect Mix Lobby. The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth in Nova Scotia, Canada (shown above) features the brand’s signature Perfect Mix Lobby design, which is intended to create an inviting space that ultimately becomes an extension of the guest room. Credit: Hampton Hotels

Hampton Hotels earns No. 1 franchise spot based on size, growth and financial strength MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels today announced that it has been named the top global franchise by Entrepreneur magazine out of 200 franchisors listed in the publication’s October issue.  The international ranking follows two consecutive years as the No. 1 franchise… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Resorts Portfolio Christens October as Culinary Month With First-Ever Online Cookbook & Dessert Specials

Ten Resorts in U.S. & Mexico Offer Easy to Make Regionally-Inspired Recipes & All Resorts Will Feature Specially-Priced “Throwback” Desserts.

Ten Resorts in U.S. & Mexico Offer Easy to Make Regionally-Inspired Recipes & All Resorts Will Feature Specially-Priced “Throwback” Desserts.  2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — October is known as Cook Book Month and National Dessert Month and to celebrate, the JW Marriott Resort Portfolio has launched its own Culinary Month across the collection of ten JW Marriott… Read the full press release



KNOTT’S CAMP SNOOPY INVITES KIDS TO JOIN THE BIGGEST COSTUME PARTY EVER! BUENA PARK, CA – 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Pirate, witch, cowboy, angel? It’s that time of year to decide who you want to be. Knott’s invites you to dress to the nines in your Halloween finery and come to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” in Camp Spooky. This… Read the full press release

Luminous Eyes and a Ghostly Gator Awaits Visitors During Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica

Hershey, Pa. – 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park during Halloween In Hershey are in store for an evening of adventure as they explore the nocturnal habits of its animals during its Creatures of the Night event. Offered over three fall weekends – October 19-20, October 26-28 and November 2-4 – guests are… Read the full press release

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Teams Up with US Club Soccer

Fairfield Inn & Suites becomes Official Hotel of US Club Soccer.

CHARLESTON, S.C.- 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — US Club Soccer members score a win today with the announcement of the organization’s exciting new partnership with Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. As the official hotel of US Club Soccer, Fairfield Inn & Suites will be the preferred brand for all of US Club Soccer’s national and regional… Read the full press release


ZURICH, 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The international hotel group Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its portfolio in China. The future deluxe hotel will be located in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province and the transportation hub in southcentral China. Swissôtel Changsha will be part of a mixed-use development featuring a Grade A office tower,… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 16 Hotels in India and Indonesia

The newly opened 120-room Ramada Resort Udaipur will add to Wyndham Hotel Group’s expanding portfolio of more than 40 hotels currently in operation or under development in India.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand introduced into India HONG KONG, 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and a part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today signed deals for 16 hotels throughout India and Indonesia and announced the launch of the extended stay Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® brand in… Read the full press release

Marriott’s Deals of the Week

Say Aloha to 55% Savings in Hawaii 2012-10-12 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Say goodbye to the work week and hello to a fall Hawaiian vacation. Hawaii’s swaying palms, golden sunsets, spectacular beaches and unique culture truly define paradise. For a limited time, guests can enjoy four nights in Hawaii with round-trip airfare from just $549 and… Read the full press release

China Airlines Celebrates the First Anniversary of SkyTeam Membership

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — September 28 marked the first anniversary of China Airlines’ SkyTeam membership. One year has passed since CAL became the 15th member and SkyTeam has now grown to 18 members. Thanks to the extensive SkyTeam network, CAL now offers more than 15,000 daily flights to 993 destinations in 186 countries, with 520 VIP… Read the full press release

Passenger volumes slightly down at Finavia airports in the third quarter

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passenger volumes at Finavia airports reached 4.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. The figure was 2.6 percent lower than in the same period in the previous year. The Asian volumes continue to increase at a slower pace than before. In the third quarter, a total of 4,843,974 passengers used Finavia… Read the full press release

China Airlines Joins SkyTeam Cargo

Taipei, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — China Airlines joined SkyTeam Cargo today as its 10th member, marked by a joining ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. As the first airline from Taiwan to join the only global airline cargo alliance, China Airlines not only strengthens SkyTeam Cargo’s network in Asia, but also elevates Taiwan’s position as a regional air… Read the full press release

Gather Around the Kitchen Table at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Chef Robert Gerstenecker

Park 75 invites diners to pull up a chair inside the kitchen 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guests of Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta have enjoyed fabulous meals at Park 75 restaurant, or perhaps have ventured into the kitchen for the acclaimed Chef’s Table, but this fall Park 75 will issue ultimate insider’s invite. Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker invites guests to lose the tie,… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reports Solid September Traffic Figures

Norwegian Reports Solid September Traffic Figures

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian’s (NAS) passenger growth continued in September, up 11 percent compared with the same month previous year. Even with a capacity growth of 21 percent the load factor is a solid 80 percent. The airline flew 1,647,702 passengers in September. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 20 percent and the total… Read the full press release

JetPrivilege offers its members an opportunity to learn with professionals at unique golf clinics

MUMBAI, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aimed at providing exceptional value to its JetPrivilege members, Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, India’s largest frequent flyer programme will now offer its members the unique opportunity to learn golf from professionals in the sport. JetPrivilege members will now be able to get tips of the ‘Sport of Kings’ under the expert tutelage… Read the full press release

Traffic Results for September 2012: Austrian Airlines Increases Load Factor to Over 80 Percent

• January-September 2012: 2.1 percent more passengers carried • September 2012: Fewer passengers due to reduction of capacity 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Austrian Airlines Group increased the number of passengers carried in the first three quarters of 2012 by 2.1 percent from the prior- ear level to a total of 8.8 million passengers. The passenger load… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways acquires a new Embraer to growing fleet KQ proud owner of the 900th E-Jet Manufactured by Embraer

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kenya Airways has added another Embraer E-jet to its rapidly growing fleet as it expands its destinations in Africa while increasing frequencies on existing routes. The aircraft registered 5Y- FFC was delivered in a special ceremony in Brazil as it was the 900the E-Jet to be produced by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer…. Read the full press release

SIA Appoints Italian Star Chef Carlo Cracco To Acclaimed Culinary Panel

SIA Appoints Italian Star Chef Carlo Cracco To Acclaimed Culinary Panel

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Italian star chef Carlo Cracco has been named the newest member of the Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel (ICP). The Chef and Restaurateur of two Michelin-starred Ristorante Cracco in Milan joins a stellar team of eight other international chefs on the highly regarded ICP. For a start, his dishes will be rolled out… Read the full press release

Jet Airways introduces its Full Service Première cabin on all JetKonnect Boeing 737-700/800 flights

MUMBAI, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has introduced its acclaimed full-service Premiere product on all JetKonnect Next-Generation Boeing 737-700/800 flights across India. These JetKonnect flights will now come equipped with a premium, front end Premiere cabin allowing guests to experience Jet Airways’ acclaimed Premiere service across its full service and low… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines takes off with new long-haul cabin

• Austrian Airlines invests over 90 million euros in conversion of long-haul fleet • Entire long-haul fleet given modern cabin • Greater seat comfort with new Economy Class seats, improved entertainment experience with new inflight entertainment system, and full-flat beds in Business Class 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Austrian Airlines is converting its entire long-haul fleet and installing… Read the full press release

Streghe e Fantasmi Al Party Di Halloween Dell’ Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

VENEZIA – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lo Skyline Rooftop Bar all’ottavo piano dell’ Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, l’elegante hotel del Gruppo Hilton situato sull’isola della Giudecca, propone per la notte del 31 ottobre una festa incredibile tra spiriti, mummie e fiumi di “bloody drink”! Il locale alla moda del prestigioso Hotel Hilton, offrirà un’esperienza ai confini della… Read the full press release

JSC “Aeroflot” and JSC “Sheremetyevo International Airport” signed an agreement on strategic partnership

Moscow – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot” and JSC “Sheremetyevo International Airport” (JSC “SIA”) signed an agreement on strategic partnership. The agreement has been concluded on mutually beneficial and long-term basis in order to optimize Aeroflot operations in the base airport Sheremetyevo. Under the agreement both parties came to an accord over the key subjects. As… Read the full press release

Brand USA and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)

TOKYO,  2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and Brand USA has announced the launch of the Japan-U.S. Tourism Exchange Year.  The nationwide one-year initiative runs from September 2012 through August 2013 to jointly stimulate tourism between the two countries.  The goal of the Japan to U.S. effort is to generate 3.75… Read the full press release


Hyatt recognized as one of the most technologically innovative companies CHICAGO, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that it ranked 25th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The annual list was revealed on September 11 at the InformationWeek 500 Conference gala awards ceremony. “For… Read the full press release

High levels of occupancy on Aerolineas Argentinas flights during the october long weekend

Buenos Aires, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Despite the bad weather conditions that prevailed during the long weekend throughout the country, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral scheduled flights operated normally to various tourist destinations required by a significant number of passengers. The high levels of occupation on flights and the punctuality in the programming during the four days of intense… Read the full press release

oneworld anuncia la incorporación de Qatar Airways

Es la primera de las tres grandes líneas aéreas del Golfo que entra a formar parte de una alianza Madrid, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — oneworld ha anunciado hoy en Nueva York la entrada de Qatar Airways en la alianza. Se prevé que el proceso de integración de la aerolínea enoneworld dure entre 12 y 18 meses. Qatar Airways, elegida… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson marks National Energy Action Month

Airport events aimed at conserving energy, saving money ATLANTA – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport leaders got employees excited about energy conservation with a kickoff event in the Atrium Tuesday morning to introduce a series of events held in conjunction with National Energy Action Month in October. “Hartsfield-Jackson continues to make strides in reducing… Read the full press release

Ignite the Spark: Four Seasons Resort Vail Offers Romantic Escape for Couples Who Crave Time Away Together

Love abounds at properties around the world, including a romantic escape in Vail

Love abounds at properties around the world, including a romantic escape in Vail 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Couples are invited to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and rediscover each other withFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts this fall.Four Seasons has announced a new campaign, The Spark, featuring highly romantic experiences for two. “Four Seasons has always been… Read the full press release

Travel Exports Continue to Outpace Overall Export Growth in 2012

Spending in U.S. by International Travelers up $26 Million in August Washington, D.C. -2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ —  David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement on August exports: “The Commerce Department reported today that the trade deficit increased by $1.7 billion in… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company represents the Kingdom at World Route Development Forum

Bahrain Airport Company represents the Kingdom at World Route Development Forum

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — A delegation led by the Bahrain Airport Company attended the World Route Development Forum and exhibition 2012 which took place in Abu Dhabi between September 29th and October 2, 2012. The delegation representatives from the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) along with the Airport valued partners, Civil Aviation… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson participates in Fire Prevention Week

Airport officials encourage families to develop two emergency escape routes ATLANTA – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the City of Atlanta’s Fire Rescue Department kicked off national Fire Prevention Week on Monday morning with a public message to announce a weeklong event to promote fire safety. Throughout the week, the Airport will have… Read the full press release