Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto to Host Wine Dinner

Executive Chef Marco Fossati visits with guests

Special event with Schweiger Vineyards highlights love story of family and place 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Quattro and Schweiger Vineyards and Winery will celebrate the spirit of family and community at a special dinner on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy free flowing conversation with Executive Chef Marco Fossati, Quattro General Manager Adam Ashukian and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

CFO Laura Wright Announces Retirement; Tammy Romo Named as Successor DALLAS – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced that its Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Laura Wright, has advised the Company of her decision to retire. Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman, President, and CEO, said that Wright’s decision was accepted with profound… Read the full press release

TRANSASIA AIRWAYS REPORTS NT$4.5 BILLION REVENUE FOR FIRST HALF-YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL YEAR – UP 11.15% YEAR-ON-YEAR

1H2012 Financial Highlights:  Achieved Net profit after tax of NT$45.5 million  Strong cross-straits business driven by increasing number of inbound travellers from PRC Singapore, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Taiwan’s leading airline TransAsia Airways, today reported its financial performance for the first half of 2012 ended 30th June. The Airline achieved 11.15% increase in revenue with NT$4.5… Read the full press release

New EVA Cargo Mobile App Ready to Download Now, Free Software designed for use on iPhones, iPads and Androids

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air Cargo is giving shippers and consignees faster, easier access to up-to-the-minute airfreight shipping and shipment status information anytime, anywhere with a brand-new app. The free EVA Air Cargo App for hand-held devices is available in four languages, English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Japanese. Users can download EVA… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International redesigns Meeting & Events website

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International continues to innovate in its use of new technologies and has just launched a new version of its website specialising in Meetings & Events, www.melia.com/meetings with improvements to design and accessibility offering users a better online experience and, above all, easy access to special offers and promotions for any… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin All Abuzz About Texas Honey

Texas Honey

Local ingredient featured in TRIO, the Lobby Lounge and Spa in September. Austin, U.S.A., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fact: Texas honey is the bee’s knees. And throughout the month of September, locals and guests who visit Four Seasons Hotel Austin will be able to experience what all the buzz is about thanks to a full menu of special offerings… Read the full press release

CHICAGO O’HARE AND BIRMINGHAM BECOME SISTER AIRPORTS TO STRENGTHEN LINKS

CHICAGO, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Birmingham Airport in Birmingham, England have become Sister Airports to formalize a working relationship and commit to the development of new opportunities; particularly the reinstatement of direct flights between the two cities. At a meeting in Chicago today, members of the executive management teams from the… Read the full press release

Operational Impact of Isaac – Updated Thursday, August 30

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thursday, August 30 – Thursday Update on Operational Impact of Hurricane Isaac As of 5pm on Thursday, Southwest and AirTran intend to resume operations at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at noon on Friday. The suspension of service for Friday morning means Southwest will cancel approximately 23 total flights in and… Read the full press release

Dragonair Launches Flights to Zhengzhou

HONG KONG, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today announced that it will launch a new scheduled service to Zhengzhou on 8 January 2013, offering more travel choices and greater convenience for passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Mainland China. The new daily service will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. Zhengzhou will be the ninth destination… Read the full press release

Be part of Newquay Cornwall Airport 2012 Passenger Survey today!

Win a bottle of Camel Valley Sparkling Wine

Win a bottle of Camel Valley Sparkling Wine 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tell us about your experiences at the airport and be entered in to the prize draw to win a bottle of Camel Valley Sparkling Wine. To start the survey paste the link below in to your internet browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NQYS12 Terms and Conditions: All names and… Read the full press release

Brand USA to lead largest-ever delegation of senior U.S. travel representatives to India

Brand USA to lead largest-ever delegation of senior U.S. travel representatives to India India Mission Promotes Travel to the United States New Delhi, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brand USA, the new tourism marketing entity responsible for promoting the United States to world visitors, has organized its first-ever travel mission from September 9 to September 14, 2012 in… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Host City for International Reality Show

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Palm Springs has been selected as the premier destination for the 9th season of  “Occupation Double,”  the #1 reality television series in Montreal, Quebec, Canada – broadcast on TVA network, the largest French-Canadian network in North America. The show’s crew and cast recently arrived in Palm… Read the full press release

Pink Your Drink at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

General Manager Dan Normandin

Park 75 Lounge introduces the Pink Drink in support of cancer research at Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Atlanta, U.S.A., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is offering locals and guests the opportunity to “drink pink” with the month long availability of the Pink Drink in Park 75 Lounge in October. While the cocktail is as… Read the full press release

Saint Louis Zoo Is Jumping with Joeys

Tree kangaroo joey 2012. Press room photo

A Matschie’s tree kangaroo and a red kangaroo emerge from their mothers’ pouches 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meet the Saint Louis Zoo’s new little pride and joeys! Two baby faces have emerged from within pouches this summer – a Matschie’s tree kangaroo in Emerson Children’s Zoo, and a red kangaroo in Red Rocks. Seven months ago,… Read the full press release

Delegates Urged to Book Accommodation Now For 2012 Travel Convention

“Latest Speaker Announced – Lady Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland” 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA is reminding delegates not to delay booking their accommodation for the 2012 Travel Convention in Turkey. On Wednesday 5 September any unsold discounted accommodation at both the five star Cornelia and Susesi resorts will be released back onto general sale and with… Read the full press release

The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, debuts restaurant NAO: New World Flavors

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus continues to grow, the college has opened its restaurant NAO: New World Flavors. Pronounced “nay-oh,” the student-staffed restaurant is a culinary tapestry of Latin ingredients, traditions, and culture. The opening of NAO further solidifies San Antonio as an important culinary gateway to Latin… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC Gears Up for 32nd Annual Sprint Four the Cure on September 29, 2012 to Benefit the Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Britt McHenry and Tommy McFly at Sprint Four the Cure 2011

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC will be hosting its 32nd Annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run and walk on Saturday, September 29, 2012 – the second of two major fundraising events held this year benefitting the Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This year’s run is especially near and dear to the… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Receives FAA Grant

$4 million in grants to reconstruct taxiway infrastructure MESA, Ariz., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gateway Airport received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the Taxiway Papa Reconstruction project. FNF Construction was awarded the construction contract. “Investing in new and upgraded facilities at Gateway Airport is one of the most important factors in creating economic… Read the full press release

“Baobab: Tree of Generations” exhibit takes root at Hartsfield-Jackson

ATLANTA, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The baobab tree, also known as the “tree of life,” has taken root in a new art exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The tree, made famous in movies such as Disney’s “The Lion King,” is prominently featured in “Baobab: Tree of Generations,” an exhibit of work by Canadian photographer Elaine… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia celebrates 30 years of Great Southern Land

Key facts Tourism Australia has collaborated with ICEHOUSE lead singer, Iva Davies and Qantas to create an online video clip to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Great Southern Land. Iva Davies was inspired to write the song while on a Qantas plane flying over the vast landscape of central Australia on his way to the… Read the full press release

Fashion Focus Chicago 2012

A Week Long Showcase of Chicago’s Fashion Industry Monday, October 15 – Sunday, October 21 CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fashion Focus Chicago 2012 returns for its eighth year October 15-21 for a week-long celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry while showcasing some of its top designers.  Highlights include three headlining runway shows in Millennium Park and… Read the full press release

Jungle Jack Hanna Hosts Golf Scramble On Par With Conservation

Powell, OH, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Golf for a great cause at Jungle Jack’s Conservation Cup, presented by Messer Construction, on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at Safari Golf Club. A shotgun start kicks off this 18-hole scramble that includes a special appearance by Jungle Jack Hanna and his animal friends. Participants will receive a complimentary… Read the full press release

The Garden Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel New York Re-opens For Dinner Thursday, September 13

Executive Chef John Johnson presents his new Eat-Drink-Local fall menu

Executive Chef John Johnson presents his new Eat-Drink-Local fall menu New York, U.S.A. 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Garden restaurant re-opens for dinner with a menu by new Executive Chef John Johnson on Thursday, September 13, 2012 atFour Seasons Hotel New York. Chef Johnson, a 10-year culinary veteran, recently joined the Hotel from the Water Club at the Borgata in Atlantic… Read the full press release

PATA: Asia Pacific Tourism Arrivals Grow in May, But Slowdown Continues

Bangkok, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — International Visitor Arrivals into Asia Pacific1 destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). This was the second consecutive month with a declining growth rate and heralds the impact of the various economic contagions across the… Read the full press release

Art Coming To A Block Near You

17th Annual Chicago Artists Month Celebrates Visual Arts Community throughout Chicago This October 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the City of Chicago prepares to unveil a new Cultural Plan, this year’s Chicago Artists Month (CAM) takes its theme from the process with Art Block By Block.  This annual month-long celebration in October explores the impact of artists… Read the full press release

Virginia Shows It’s All Heart with New Coloring Book for the Youngest of Vacationers

Width: 8" × Height: 11" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: JPG Credit: Virginia Tourism Corporation Description: The Trip Heartmann Coloring Book.

The Vacation Adventures of Trip Heartmann, the Loveable Heart Who LOVEs Virginia will be free at Welcome Centers or by request RICHMOND, Va., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple.  Nobody knows that better than families who come to Virginia for a great vacation with loved ones.  Moms and dads… Read the full press release

Jazzing It Up At O’Hare and Midway for Labor Day Weekend

The Ray Bailey Band performs in Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport in 2010.

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re traveling through O’Hare or Midway International Airports over the next two days, be sure to stop by the entertainment stages in the terminals for a preview of this weekend’s Chicago Jazz Festival. Local jazz bands will entertain passengers tomorrow, August 30 and Friday, August 31 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The entertainment lineup on… Read the full press release

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Leadership Change

POWELL, OH, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Columbus Zoo and Aquarium COO Tom Stalf has assumed the role of interim President and CEO following the departure of Dale Schmidt. In a special meeting on Aug. 21 the Zoo’s Board of Directors accepted his resignation for personal reasons effective immediately. Tom Stalf joined the Columbus Zoo as COO… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Celebrates the Close of Summer with a Flurry of Fabulous Events in September.

Executive Chef Ned Bell

GranFondo Package, Julia in Paris gala dinner, Feast of Fields event and Passions fundraiser pack the calendar Vancouver, Canada , 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Executive Chef Ned Bell are kicking off September at high velocity. Celebrating health, wellness, superb food and great times, Four Seasons and YEW restaurant are putting some muscle behind their commitment to community. Take advantage… Read the full press release

NEW POLICY GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today’s new International Air Transport Policy Statement is being described by Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) as a significant change in thinking. One aspect of the new policy gives favourable consideration to airlines offering new services to and from Christchurch, to assist with the region’s recovery from the earthquakes. “That aspect alone… Read the full press release