Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Flags Formula 1 Races with Accommodation Experience Revved Up by Summer Value-Add Benefits

A luxe oasis minutes from the Marina Bay Street Circuit Singapore, 2012-08-16 — / — As Singapore ramps up for its fifth Formula 1 night race, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore offers racing enthusiasts a pit stop 15 minutes from the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Located on tree-lined Orchard Boulevard with access to a host of retail, dining and entertainment establishments… Read the full press release

Statement: from Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group

2012-08-16 — / — Following the DFT’s decision to award the West Coast Mainline franchise to FirstGroup, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, said: “The Government decision to award the West Coast Main Line Franchise to FirstGroup is extremely disappointing for Virgin, and for our staff that have worked so hard to transform this railway… Read the full press release

WINTA Assembles First World Indigenous Tourism Forum 12 October 2012 in Lucerne, Switzerland, as Extension to Adventure Travel World Summit

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-16 — / — The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) is hosting the first international forum on Indigenous Tourism. In close collaboration with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), this event, free to participants, is supported by Lucerne Tourism and will be held October 12, 2012, in Lucerne, Switzerland as a first-ever ATTA Summit Extension Program immediately… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia welcomes new China flights for Cairns and Brisbane

Key facts News that China’s largest international carrier, China Southern Airlines, is to commence new flights to Cairns – its fifth port in Australia – could trigger a ‘tourism Renaissance’ for Tropical North Queensland. China’s largest international airline will operate three new weekly flights to Cairns and increase its existing four-per-week service to Brisbane to… Read the full press release


2012-08-16 — / — As the curtain comes down on the Games of the XXX Olympiad, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, has released initial findings on how the hosting of the London 2012 Games has showcased Britain to the world – and how the agency plans to make the most of this opportunity. Since the bid… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Introduces Its Own Wedding Blog

Interactive environment stimulates ideas and eases the planning process Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A. – 2012-08-16 — / — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, introduces its own wedding blog. Intended to inform guests of all wedding related options available at the Resort, the blog was created to ease the planning process… Read the full press release

Newly Formed World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, Plus Four Others, Join Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Partner Program

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-16 — / —  Networking, cooperative marketing and collaboration serve as the driving forces behind increased participation in the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) Association Partnership Program, which today announced the addition of five new members, including the global body representing indigenous tourism interests. With the addition of these organizations the ATTA’s Association Partner (AP) network… Read the full press release

DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise

2012-08-16 — / — The Department for Transport (DfT) has today, Wednesday 15 August, announced that following a bidding competition, Virgin Rail Group will not be operating the new Intercity West Coast franchise which starts on 9 December 2012 and runs through to 31 March 2026. Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Virgin Rail Group, said today:… Read the full press release

Australian Institute of Company Directors – Geoff Dixon Speech

2012-08-16 — / — Thank you, it is always nice to be back in Tasmania. I have been asked to speak to you today as Chairman of Tourism Australia, an organisation of some 220+ people with the responsibility for marketing Australia both within Australia and overseas. Our main role is internationally and we have offices and… Read the full press release

Luxury Cruise Ship Route Featuring MV “Ocean Dream” Launched on Gulf of Thailand, Reinforcing Thailand’s Position as the Travel Hub of the ASEAN Region

Bangkok, 2012-08-16 — / — The luxury cruise ship MV “Ocean Dream” recently kicked off its inaugural 4-day, 3-night cruise on the Gulf of Thailand. The 420-cabin luxury liner departed from the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand’s Chonburi province, stopping at Ko Samui, and then calling in at Sihanoukville, Cambodia before returning to Laem Chabang… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: who’s flexing their muscles in the global tourism marketplace?

Partnerships form a central core to the latest round-up of activities from around the world by Canada’s rivals for travellers’ attentions. 2012-08-16 — / — Ever since Dale Carnegie first saw his self-help book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” hit book stores in 1936, partnerships have been a big mantra in doing business. The… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains plays its part in 2012 Games success

2012-08-16 — / — Virgin Trains is proud to have played its part in helping Britain deliver a fantastic 2012 Games experience. Chief Operating Officer, Chris Gibb led the Virgin Trains’ planning, supported by Olympic Delivery Manager, Natasha Grice and the company’s Olympic Steering Group. Chris said: “Thanks to the positive efforts and commitment of staff,… Read the full press release

Marketing is not the only answer for UK tourism, says WTTC

2012-08-16 — / — New plans announced to boost UK tourism are unlikely to have the desired effect unless much more fundamental reforms are implemented, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Reacting to plans from Jeremy Hunt, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for an £8m extension of the “GREAT”… Read the full press release

Olympiërs signeren medailles op Thalys

2012-08-16 — / — Op station Brussel-Zuid hebben de medaillewinnaars van het Olympic Team Netherlands de medailles op Thalys gesigneerd. Zij wonnen in Londen bij elkaar 6 gouden, 6 zilveren en 8 bronzen medailles. Treinreis Olympic Team Netherlands Jan-Willem Siebers, Directievoorzitter NS Hispeed verwelkomde het Olympic Team Netherlands aan boord van Thalys: “Wij zijn er trots… Read the full press release

Shine from Within: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin Offers Sodashi Marine Mineral Facial Package in September

Reverse the signs of aging with this exclusive treatment 2012-08-16 — / — Rushing around to make all the deadlines and keep all those appointments? Diaries should be on alert for the exclusive Sodashi Marine Mineral Facial Package with mini Afternoon Tea at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin this September. Designed by The Spa’s award winning therapists, the… Read the full press release

GBTA Foundation Congratulates Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal Award Winners

Awards Program Recognizes Travel Industry Leaders Spearheading Green Efforts Alexandria, VA, 2012-08-16 — / — The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), warmly congratulates the five winners of the Project ICARUS Gold Medal award: IHG, Symantec Corporation, Sabre Holdings, Enterprise Holdings and PwC. Gold Medals are given to travel… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific expects typhoon Kai-Tak to affect operations on Friday morning

2012-08-16 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled today (16 August). However it expects that adverse weather as a result of Typhoon Kai-tak will affect operations between midnight and Friday Midday (17 August), and some… Read the full press release


World’s Best Airline To Begin Services To ‘The Windy City’ In April 2013 Chicago O’Hare Will Be The Fourth USA Gateway For The Award-Winning Carrier Route To Be Operated Daily Non-Stop From Doha With Flagship Boeing 777 Doha, QATAR, 2012-08-16 — / — Qatar Airways today announces an expansion of its USA route network with the introduction… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Presents Destination Downton Abbey

A true taste of England with the ultimate town and country package London at Park Lane, England – 2012-08-16 — / — Bringing together all the glamour and excitement of a hugely popular television series, the history of a majestic English castle and the luxury of a Four Seasons stay, Destination Downton Abbey is the ultimate town and country package. The… Read the full press release

Travel Guard is a New PATA Preferred Partner

Bangkok, 2012-08-16 — / — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, as a new PATA Preferred Partner. The partnership aims to increase opportunities to coordinate events, research and publications. Mr Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO, said:” I’m delighted to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information (9:30am update)

2012-08-16 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Thursday, 16 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled today (16 August). However its flights may be subject to disruption between midnight tonight and Friday midday caused by the adverse weather as… Read the full press release

Daniel Boulud Appoints Chef de Cuisine of Café Boulud at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Highly anticipated restaurant and flagship hotel open October 5, 2012 Toronto, Canada, 2012-08-16 — / — Straight from his brigade in New York City, Daniel Boulud has named Tyler Shedden as Chef de Cuisine of the much anticipated Café Boulud Toronto. A native to Canada’s west coast, Tyler began cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen before deciding he was destined for… Read the full press release

Demand Generation and Social Media: Best Practices and Measurements

TRAVELCLICK HOSTS COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR ON Q2 HOTEL INDUSTRY TRENDS NEW YORK, 2012-08-16 — / — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers, will present three free webinars on August 28th and 29th to review second quarter hotel performance results and trends.  Findings will be presented by John Hach, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Announces New Service Between Chicago O’Hare and Doha

CHICAGO, 2012-08-16 — / — Qatar Airways today announced it will launch daily nonstop passenger service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Doha, capital of the State of Qatar on April 10, 2013. Qatar’s service is a brand new destination in theMiddle East for O’Hare travelers. The carrier, which already operates twice-weekly cargo flights to Chicago O’Hare, will use long-haul Boeing 777-300 Extended… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information (Wednesday, 15 August)

2012-08-16 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 15 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled on 15 and 16 August, however its flights may be subject to disruption as early as Thursday night caused by the adverse weather… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide First Out Of the Blocks To Support New UK Sports Tourism Legacy and Youth Development

Strong Summer Performance Boosted Further by Opening of New Hotels at St George’s Park LONDON, 2012-08-15 — / — Amidst a successful summer for British sport and tourism, and following speeches from Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt and IOC President Jacques Rogge in support of British hospitality, Hilton Worldwide is stating its intention to support a long… Read the full press release


World’s Largest Car Rental Company Honored at GBTA Annual Convention ST. LOUIS, 2012-08-15 — / — Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, announced today that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation has honored the company with its Project ICARUS sustainability Gold Medal. InterContinental Hotels Group and Symantec also received Gold Medals at GBTA’s annual convention in Boston. The… Read the full press release

Marriott International to Open First Hotel in Ukraine

Robust Growth Across Eastern Europe Continues wtih Addition of Histroic Hotel to Renaissance Hotels Growing Global Portfolio London, 2012-08-15 — / — Mrriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that it will open its first hotel in Ukraine, the 173-room Renaissance Kiev Hotel, under a management agreement with Subsidiary Enterprise Grand Plaza. The hotel is expected to open in mid-2013… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Between Denver and Minot Beginning Nov. 5

Nonstop fares starting at $79* each way available until Saturday only at DENVER, 2012-08-15 — / — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Minot, N.D. (MOT), with four weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 5, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release


AkzoNobel honors Enterprise for outstanding commitment to corporate sustainability at awards banquet in San Antonio ST. LOUIS – 2012-08-15 — / — Enterprise Rent-A-Car has received the 2012 FIT Sustainability Award from AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas. The award was created in 2009 to honor the contributions of key corporate leaders within the collision repair industry for… Read the full press release