TRANSFORM 2015: UPDATE ON THE VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY PLAN FOR GROUND STAFF AND THE REFERENDUMS FOR CABIN CREWS

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — In line with the initial schedule, on Thursday 26 July 2012, the Air France Central Works Council was informed of the Human Resources and Skills Planning (GPEC) and the proposed voluntary redundancy plan for ground staff. This voluntary redundancy plan consolidates the Company’s commitment to exclude the use of forced departures in… Read the full press release

SOUTHEND SATISFACTION FOR EASYJET PASSENGERS

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet has got off to a flying start with passengers at London Southend Airport, according to the findings of a new customer survey. The UK’s largest airline began flying passengers from its eleventh and newest UK base for the first time at the start of April this year and latest research confirms… Read the full press release

Cranberry cocktails and pie sliders: Thanksgiving at 45 Park Lane

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with true American flavours at 45 Park Lane 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in Dorchester Collection’s new Mayfair hotel, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane will be offering customers the chance to celebrate in true American style with a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey with all the trimmings, a cranberry and… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Johnstown’s Whitewater Park, Discusses the Importance of Supporting Pennsylvania’s Natural Resources

Johnstown, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett, joined by First Lady Susan Corbett, today visited Whitewater Park in Johnstown during his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote our vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. “It’s an amazing thing to look at this place, a stretch of pure whitewater coursing down a river… Read the full press release

South West’s Swiss link to continue into 2013

 Helvetic Airways confirms commitment to Bristol-Zurich service 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Helvetic Airways has confirmed its continued commitment to the South West and Wales by announcing its schedule of flights from Bristol Airport to Zurich for winter 2012/13. The three-times weekly service to the Swiss financial centre has operated since December 2011, and has proved popular… Read the full press release

Ethiopian First Dreamliner Clad in Ethiopian Livery

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that its Boeing 787 Dreamliner is painted in Ethiopian livery and is at the final stages of preparation for delivery. After being painted with the colors of green, yellow and red, today the Ethiopian Dreamliner will fly back to Seattle from… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Western Pennsylvania on Three-Day Kayak Trip

Tidioute, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today began a three-day kayak tour through Western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. Gov. Corbett will be joined on the water by First Lady Susan Corbett and representatives of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of Environmental… Read the full press release

President Bill Clinton Speaks at Final Day of 2012 GBTA Convention

Successful Convention Concluded with Record Breaking Attendance and Travel Industry Leaders Discussing Radical Ideas for Innovative Business Practices Boston, MA, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States spoke as the final keynote speaker at the annual 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston. The… Read the full press release

Hit the slopes this winter with Eurostar

Eurostar’s direct ski services open for sale on Monday 31 July 2012 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar’s popular direct ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps, will open for sale at 9am on Monday 31 July 2012. The direct day and night services carry ski and snowboarding… Read the full press release

PATA Launches The PATA Hong Kong Chapter

Bangkok, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new PATA Hong Kong Chapter on July 27, 2012 at the Hotel ICON, in Kowloon, Hong Kong on the eve of its Executive Board meeting. Eng João Manuel Costa Antunes, PATA Chairman said: “The PATA family is very… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Announces First Hotel in Vietnam, with Development of The Ritz-Carlton, Saigon

HONG KONG, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., the leader in luxury hospitality, has announced the brand’s first hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), marking another step in the group’s expansion in Asia. The Ritz-Carlton, Saigon is owned by the Bitexco Group, one of Vietnam’s most prestigious property developers. The 250-room hotel… Read the full press release

Forbes: Houston the Coolest City to Live in the U.S.

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The writers at Forbes get what makes a city cool. It’s the interesting people and quirky places, innovative arts groups and multiculturalism. And, oh yes, a vibrant economy. So when the writers set out to select the coolest city to live in the U.S., it was clear Houston had this one in the… Read the full press release

LOT zwiększa oferowanie na połączeniach krajowych

Warszawa, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT podjęły decyzję o operacyjnych podmianach swoich samolotów na większe na najbardziej popularnych trasach krajowych w związku z zawieszeniem działalności przewoźnika OLT Express. Narodowy przewoźnik na bieżąco analizuje sytuację w portach krajowych i w przypadku zapotrzebowania dokonuje podmian samolotów na większe. W godzinach nocnych dokonano takie zamiany na… Read the full press release

Marbling Fest At Atatürk Airport!

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers traveling through Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal operated by TAV Airports met with TAV Marbling Art Workshop and instructor Eda Özbekkangay. The exhibition showcasing the marbling works of TAV employees is on display during Ramadan at TAV Gallery Istanbul. Organized by TAV Airports, a global brand in the airport operations sector,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa withdrawing service from Munich to Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia

LH flights from Frankfurt to Singapore will continue /Jakarta will no longer be served 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is cancelling its Munich-Singapore route with the introduction of the 2012/13 winter schedule. As a result, the onward flight from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia, will no longer be operated. Singapore and Jakarta are currently served five times… Read the full press release

LOT podpisał umowę z firmą Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited na obsługę Dreamlinerów

Warszawa, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT podpisały umowę z firmą Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) z Wielkiej Brytanii, na podstawie której brytyjska spółka będzie obsługiwać samoloty Boeing 787 Dreamliner polskiego przewoźnika. Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT wybrały nagrodzoną wieloma nagrodami, niezależną spółkę Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), na głównego wykonawcę liniowej obsługi technicznej ośmiu… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Friday 27th July

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 232,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 115,000 of which are arrivals. With the Olympics opening ceremony taking place this evening around 700 members of the Games Family are expected at Heathrow today, far fewer than in recent days. There is a chance of thundery… Read the full press release

LOT wybrał partnera do wsparcia usług serwisowych Dreamlinerów

Warszawa, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT podpisały długoterminową umowę z firmą AFI KLM E&M (Air France Industries KLM Maintenance & Modernisation) w zakresie wsparcia usług serwisowych ośmiu samolotów Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Pierwszy samolot zasili flotę polskiego przewoźnika już w listopadzie 2012 roku. Wsparcie usług serwisowych dla LOT-u obejmie naprawy, wsparcie logistyczne i dostarczanie… Read the full press release

Oman Air Appoints Assistant Country Manager to UK Team

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air has appointed Jamal Al Azki to the newly-created position of Assistant Country Manager for the UK and Ireland. He will be based at Oman Air’s UK office in Chiswick, London, and will report to Country Manager Rohan Alce. Mr Al Azki was previously Oman Air’s District Sales Manager for the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

DALLAS – 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced executive changes at the Company. Teresa Laraba, most recently Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Customer Services, has been named the airline’s Senior Vice President of Customers. In this new role, Laraba will continue to provide senior Leadership for three departments: Customer Support & Services, Customer… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flight schedule integrity improving; Passengers without confirmed bookings advised not to go to the airport

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that its flight schedule integrity is improving while it has been working hard to put its planes and crew back into position and clear the backlog of customers arising from flight cancellations and diversions caused by typhoon Vicente and the subsequent bad weather throughout the week. Passengers… Read the full press release

Qunar teams up with Lonely Planet to launch “Vote China’s Best Hotels” Campaign

Beijing, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qunar.com, the world’s most popular Chinese travel website, announced today that it is collaborating with Lonely Planet to launch a “Vote China’s Best Hotels” Campaign. Qunar, partnering with Lonely Planet travel experts, will develop hotel rankings aimed to promote a consumer-driven hotel review standard in China. Each ranking will be based on… Read the full press release

EXOTIC CAR COLLECTION BY ENTERPRISE EXPANDS LUXURY CAR RENTAL TO LAX

Premium Selection and Unparalleled Customer Service offered in Various Locations LOS ANGELES – 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the newest location to offer the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise. The Collection, available in select cities throughout the United States, offers more than 50 makes and models of fully loaded luxury and high-performance… Read the full press release

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil presents Meliá Hotels International with the “Sustainability Award 2012”

The hotel company receives the award in the “Contributions to Improvement in Corporate Development” category Palma de Mallorca, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil hosted the third edition of its Sustainability Awards for Spanish companies operating in Brazil that have carried out the best social or environmental protection projects. Meliá… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International welcomes launch of standardised approach to carbon measurement

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International has announced the adoption of the system recently standardized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) for calculating its carbon footprint. From now on, the company will also adopt the HCMI 1.0 methodology to measure and report carbon emissions in… Read the full press release

RYANAIR GUARANTEES 500 £12 GOLDEN TICKETS FOR EVERY BRITISH GOLD MEDAL WON AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra low cost airline, today (26 July) announced it will release 500 £12 Golden tickets for every gold medal won by Great Britain during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Ryanair wished the British Olympic team the best of luck for the Games and encouraged them to win as… Read the full press release

GBTA Congratulates University of Texas Travel Manager at Austin and GBTA Vice President Kevin Maguire for Travel Manager of the Year Award from Business Travel News

Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today congratulated Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, GBTA Vice President  and Travel Manager for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Texas at Austin, for receiving the Business Travel News Travel Manager of the Year Award. The award recognizes the… Read the full press release

RYANAIR GUARANTEES 500 €15 GOLDEN TICKETS FOR EVERY IRISH GOLD MEDAL WON AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra low cost airline, today (26 July) announced it will release 500 €15Golden tickets for every gold medal won by Ireland during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Ryanair wished the Irish Olympic team the best of luck for the Games and encouraged them to win as many of… Read the full press release

George W. Bush, Former President of the United States Spoke at 2012 GBTA Convention

Day’s Events Included Pioneering Travel Industry Leaders Gathering to Discuss Future of Business Travel at ‘Luminaries of Travel’ CEO Panel GBTA Unveiled Business Traveler Innovation Awards 2012 and Announced Launch of New GBTA Media Group Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, spoke as the keynote speaker at… Read the full press release

RYANAIR WELCOMES COURT OF APPEAL REJECTION OF BAA’S 7TH APPEAL AGAINST SALE OF STANSTED

CALLS FOR EARLY SALE TO PREVENT FURTHER BAA MISMANAGEMENT AS STANSTED TRAFFIC FALLS BY 600,000 PAX IN H1 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (26 July) welcomed the Court of Appeal rejection of the BAA monopoly’s 7th appeal against the sale of London Stansted Airport, as recommended by the Competition Commission (in… Read the full press release