Aviator shades will be out in force at Newquay Cornwall Airport this Summer

Watch Top Gun on the Big Screen at Newquay Airport 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Film lovers are being given the opportunity to watch two special film screenings at Newquay Cornwall Airport. Event Cornwall and Skylight Cinema are working together for the second consecutive year in conjunction with Skybus and Newquay Cornwall Airport as part of the… Read the full press release

airberlin’s Austrian subsidiary NIKI delivers growth at Vienna hub

Christian Lesjak appointed NIKI CEO NIKI posts robust results for 2011 Phased introduction of new livery for NIKI fleet 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn officially presented Christian Lesjak as the new Chief Executive Officer of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH in Vienna today.  “NIKI is going to remain NIKI; we want to keep the Austrian… Read the full press release

Higher Spanish airport tax: transavia.com decides against passing on this fee to passengers

Schiphol, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since Spain raised its airport taxes, transavia.com has faced the challenge of having to deal with all of the tickets to Spanish destinations already sold. The airline has to pay this tax for more than 100,000 passengers, while this additional amount was not included in the ticket price. transavia.com pursues a policy… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR IMPROVES BOARDING EXPERIENCE

NEW CABIN BAGGAGE POLICY TO IMPROVE ON-TIME PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TESTED 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it will start testing a new cabin baggage policy from August 1, 2012 to enhance on-time performance and improve customer experience during aircraft boarding. The test,… Read the full press release

MOKULELE AIRLINES RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR USE OF I-PADS

Mokulele Airlines has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the use of iPads (Electronic Flight Bags) replacing paper on the flight deck.  The use of i-Pads replaces logbooks, manuals, charts and also displays satellite weather.  The 1.5 pound iPad replaces about 15 pounds of paper on each of Mokulele’s Caravans saving an estimated 1,400… Read the full press release

Hilton Colón Quito es el primer hotel cinco estrellas de la ciudad en recibir la certificación Smart Voyager

Smart Voyager, una de las certificaciones turísticas más conocidas a escala mundial, reconoce y garantiza la hospitalidad y gestión del Hilton Colón Quito. QUITO, Ecuador, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — El adecuado manejo de los recursos naturales, culturales y sociales en el ámbito turístico forman parte de una preocupación global. Con el objetivo de poder identificar destinos y… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand brings the world to Middle-earth

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air New Zealand is the official airline of Middle-earth with the announcement of a global two-movie partnership with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyand The Hobbit: There and Back Again, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. As part of the two-year partnership, passengers to and from the UK and North America can look forward to flying on two film-branded… Read the full press release

The Broad Appeal raises £20K at Charity Event

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gemma Broad together with brother Stuart Broad and father Chris Broad, current and former international England cricketers, hosted the Broad Appeal Charity Golf Day and Dinner at Stapleford Park on Wednesday 11th July 2012. The Broad Appeal was established by the three of them when Chris’s wife Miche’s personal battle with Motor… Read the full press release

More choice for Scottish sun seekers flying from Aberdeen

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in Summer 2013 they will be doubling capacity at Aberdeen Airport through the introduction of a brand new route to Tenerife and an additional weekly flight to Palma, Majorca. This move is part of the UK’s largest tour operator’s strategy to ensure customers… Read the full press release

Stapleford Park nominated for best spa in the Midlands

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stapleford Park Luxury Country House Hotel near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire has received a regional nomination for The Good Spa Awards 2012. Stapleford Park will be up against 15 other Spa’s in the region for the title of Best Spa in the Midlands. Among those nominees are Champney Springs and Ragdale Hall. Spas… Read the full press release

Great Website Available for Motorcycling in Arkansas

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Like to ride? If you’re big on motorcycling, the Natural State has what you’re looking for: great expanses of wide open roads through the Delta, challenging curves through the Ozarks and undulating ribbons of blacktop through the Ouachitas. Arkansas is blessed with great terrain for riders of every level. Now you can… Read the full press release

THE NLRB IN CHICAGO FOUND MERIT IN HYATT HOTELS’ CHARGES THAT UNITE HERE NEGOTIATED IN BAD FAITH AND HAS MADE AN ILLEGAL PROPOSAL WHILE HYATT ASSOCIATES WAIT FOR RAISES

Hyatt Calls on Union Leaders to Allow Members to Vote on New Contract So Associates Can Get their Wage and Benefit Increases CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago area Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has found merit in Hyatt’s  unfair labor practice charges that Unite Here locals representing Hyatt associates in the Chicago… Read the full press release

HYATT HONORS DAVIDSON HOTELS & RESORTS WITH ITS INAUGURAL NORTH AMERICAN FULL SERVICE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AWARD

CHICAGO 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt is proud to announce that Davidson Hotels & Resorts is the recipient of Hyatt’s inaugural North American Full Service Strategic Partnership award. Davidson, a leading U.S.-based hotel management company, is being recognized for its notable contributions to the development of Hyatt’s full service hotel franchising platform in North America. Davidson President and Chief Executive Office… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING CHILDREN’S MENU “FOR KIDS BY KIDS” AND THREE-COURSE ORGANIC MENU DEVELOPED BY ALICE WATERS

Developed for Kids, by Kids, Hyatt’s New, Healthier Menu Offers Fun, Fresh and Flavorful items CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Corporation today announced the launch of a new, innovative menu, “For Kids By Kids,” which provides more nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings for the three million children served annually in all full-service Hyatt hotels and resorts… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ANDAZ GURGAON AND GRAND HYATT KOCHI FOR A TOTAL OF 56 HOTELS UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt affiliates signed management agreements for an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon and a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi, bringing the total number of announced Hyatt-branded hotels under development in India to 56. “We are focused on creating preference by enhancing distribution of our full-service, extended-stay… Read the full press release

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A PARK HYATT HOTEL ON CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF ST. KITTS

CHICAGO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with Range Developments for a Park Hyatt hotel in St. Kitts. Slated to open in 2015, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will be located on the southeast peninsula of St. Kitts in Christophe Harbour, a 2,500-acre master planned community… Read the full press release

Heathrow Talks Sport

Sporting legend Barry Davies takes to the tannoy as Olympic commentator-in-residence 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow has appointed one of the country’s most distinguished sports commentators, Barry Davies MBE, as its official ‘Voice of London 2012’ – providing passengers with audio commentary on the sporting action taking place in London and across the UK through the… Read the full press release

Hansiko Named to Adventure Travel Trade Association’s First Senior Marketing Post

Seattle, WA, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ —  For the first time since its 2005 re-launch, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a trade organization encouraging responsible tourism development worldwide with more than 800 businesses and tourism organization members across 82 countries, has introduced the new post of Vice President of Marketing & Communications. The ATTA named marketing and travel… Read the full press release

Mexico’s First Adventure Travel Trade Show Kicks Off in September 2012

Boca del Rio, Veracruz, MEXICO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mexico’s state of Veracruz announces it will host ATMEX, the country’s first trade and consumer adventure travel fair featuring Mexico’s top adventure travel tour operators and destinations. Taking place September 5-­?9, 2012 at the World Trade Center of the coastal city of Boca del Rio, Veracruz, ATMEX is organized… Read the full press release

MAN at the heart of discussions between UNWTO and AMFORHT

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Philippe FRANCOIS, President of the World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT), has met, Marcio FAVILLA, Executive Director and Javier BLANCO, Director of Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization, in Madrid, on Monday July 2. The core of the discussion was: put the MAN at the centre of… Read the full press release

Industry update: Canada’s tourism industry maintains social-media momentum.

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Facebook’s stock price might have taken a dip after its controversial stock-market flotation, but its popularity continues among the Canadian travel industry. Naturally, it features in the next edition of the Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC)’s bird’s-eye view of the action in cyberspace. This series highlights the hard graft of CTC’s partners and friends from across… Read the full press release

Messy, Inaccurate, Confusing: Study Finds Corporate Travel Managers Waste Over 400,000 Hours Reconciling Travel Data

GBTA Foundation Study Finds Travel Managers Lack Single Solution to Efficiently Manage Multiple Data Streams Costing Companies Millions Effective Use of Travel Data Can Help Companies Control Travel Spend Alexandria, VA, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel data can play a key role in helping travel managers control travel spend, increase compliance, negotiate with suppliers and manage safety… Read the full press release

Eurostar reports a resilient performance in the first half of 2012

Passenger numbers up 2% to 4.8 million in H1 2012 Sales revenues up 1% to £425 million Growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues driven by leisure traffic 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported continuing  growth in passenger numbers and a resilient performance in… Read the full press release

Swissport acquires ground handling activities of Finland’s Inter Handling

Zurich, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has acquired Finnish ground handling company Inter Handling and sister company Inter Handling Turku, to accelerate the group’s expansion in this important and promising market. Inter Handling offers ground handling services at various airports in Finland, including… Read the full press release

World Committee on Tourism Ethics backs calls for Safe Coastal Tourism

Rome, Madrid, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Eleventh Meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics has closed with calls to make “Safe Coastal Tourism” a priority in coastal destinations worldwide (Rome, Italy, 12-13 July,). The Committee heard from invited guest, Caroline Danneels, founder of the non-profit organization “Safe Coastal Tourism”, on the importance of safety precautions at… Read the full press release

Discover More Fun in the Philippines at PTM2012

Bangkok, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines have created exclusive tour itineraries for delegates attending the PATA Travel Mart (PTM2012) in Manila, Philippines, September 25-28. The tours are either complimentary or discounted. Each one gives an in-depth insight into the natural resources, heritage, culture – and fun – of the Philippines. PATA… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes the publication of the final report on the safety investigation of the accident of flight AF 447 on 1 June 2009

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes today’s publication by the BEA (French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority) of the Final Report on the safety investigation of the accident of flight AF 447 on 1 June 2009. The lessons learned from this accident will help to advance aviation safety. EASA has already… Read the full press release

News Brief: Strategic Action Plan to Improve Aviation Safety in Africa

Montreal 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urge Ministers attending the African Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safety being held in Abuja, Nigeria to endorse and adopt the  Africa Strategic Improvement Action Plan. The plan will enhance safety by addressing deficiencies and strengthening regulatory oversight in… Read the full press release

IATA Welcomes ICAO Progress on a CO2 Standard for Aircraft

Important Milestone in a Comprehensive Global Solution for Aviation Emissions Geneva, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) environment committee on a metric to define a CO2 standard for new aircraft. “This major milestone in developing a CO2 standard for new aircraft demonstrates the… Read the full press release

Steak lovers in for a treat at Copenhagen Airport

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The opening of MASH – one of the most popular Danish restaurants since 2009 – marks a new chapter of the F&B history at Copenhagen Airport. Food and beverage company SSP is the business partner behind the venture, which is part of Copenhagen Airport’s strategy of offering passengers the right mix of… Read the full press release