PATA Travel Mart 2013 to Take Place in Chengdu, China Sept 25-27

PATA Travel Mart 2013 to Take Place in Chengdu, China Sept 25-27

Bangkok, 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 will take place September 25-27 at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chengdu in Sichuan province, China. Alongside the Mart, the PATA Board Meeting will be held September 27-29 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chengdu. Established in 1978,… Read the full press release

IATA, Hurricane Sandy Added to Industry Challenges in October

Geneva – 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October showing a persistent softening of passenger traffic growth and a significant deterioration in freight demand. Passenger demand rose 2.8% compared to October 2011, but declined 0.5% compared to September. Capacity increased by 2.3% over the year-ago period, and… Read the full press release

A Heartwarming Christmas Eve at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake with WLB’s Christmas Feast

A Heartwarming Christmas Eve at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake with WLB’s Christmas Feast

Traditional delicacies and seasonal specialties await Hangzhou at West Lake, China – 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Deck the halls with boughs of holly – Christmas is right around the corner! With holiday spirit in the air and lovely decorations everywhere, December is bound to be an exciting month. On Christmas Eve, stockings are hung and presents… Read the full press release

£1.7 MILLION ARRIVALS LOUNGE OPENS AT BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson and Katy Best Commercial and Marketing Director at the airport at the opening of the new international arrivals lounge

2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson has officially opened a £1.7 million international arrivals lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport. The private investment significantly enhances capacity of the arrivals areas and provides statutory agencies with improved facilities to process international passengers when Aer Lingus begin flights to and from Palma,… Read the full press release

SHENZHEN AIRLINES WSTĘPUJE DO STAR ALLIANCE

SHENZHEN, Chiny –2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shenzhen Airlines zostały dzisiaj kolejnym przewoźnikiem, który dołączył do sojuszu linii lotniczych Star Alliance. Na uroczystości zorganizowanej na międzynarodowym lotnisku Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Mark Schwab, Prezes Star Alliance w imieniu Zarządu powitał tę linię w rodzinie aliansu “Shenzhen Airlines jest piątym co do wielkości przewoźnikiem w Chinach, co… Read the full press release

CDA, Airport Concessions Workshop on December 14, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will present a free workshop on “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. The workshop will be held at: City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St.,… Read the full press release

Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa Announces Purification Programme

Christmas and New Year is renowned for certain excesses of food, drinks and parties. Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa has a fabulously addictive new purification programme on its spa menu. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Detox Programme Introduced to Banish the Excesses of Celebrations at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa MALDIVES – 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Christmas and New Year is renowned for certain excesses of food, drinks and parties. Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa has a fabulously addictive new purification programme on its spa menu. Banish… Read the full press release

Jane Morris Joins Executive Team at Gateway Airport

MESA, Ariz. — 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has named Jane Morris as its new Director of Special Projects – a new position primarily responsible for leading efforts in the planning and execution of the visionary Gateway 2030 plan. Gateway 2030 is a cost feasible phasing plan to develop approximately 700 acres of Airport… Read the full press release

Jersey, Durrell scoop top award in 2012 BIAZA Awards

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jersey based wildlife conservation charity Durrell received one of the top awards from the zoo world last night, following the prestigious British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) awards ceremony held at West Midland Safari Park. Durrell was commended in recognition for its pioneering work on the innovative ‘Island Bat… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies Announces the Market Availability of Maintenix Version 8

Latest Maintenix product stream sets a new industry standard for aviation maintenance management with a focus on mobile applications, advanced planning, and analytics News at a Glance Maintenix version 8 now commercially available Latest version reflects the dynamic nature of the industry and supports advanced infrastructure options V8 offers a business platform for capitalizing on… Read the full press release

TAT Stockholm Launches Website to Promote Health and Wellness Trips

TAT Stockholm Launches Website to Promote Health and Wellness Trips

Bangkok, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Stockholm Office has launched its first website specifically to promote health and wellness travel to Thailand, especially by Swedish women and senior citizens. Ageing populations and changing lifestyles are contributing to a growing demand for health and wellness solutions, with a specific focus on prevention, maintenance… Read the full press release

City of Chicago, Department Of Cultural Affairs And Special Events Releases 2013 Dates

2013 Festival/Event Dates – Subject to Change Chicago Cultural Center Presents: Year-round Various Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Film and Lectures Series Chicago Neighborhood Festivals May – September Chicago Farmers Markets May – October 15th Annual Kids and Kites Festival May 4 Chicago Memorial Day Parade May 25 Millennium Park Music Series: Downtown Sound: New… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta, BOUNDLESS BUDGIES PARAKEET AVIARY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Veterinary Team continues to monitor flock following confirmation of one instance of psittacosis WHO: As a precautionary measure, the Boundless Budgies parakeet aviary has been temporarily closed. A histopathology report from a deceased parakeet has indicated the presence of psittacosis, a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory problems in birds and humans. This is the… Read the full press release

Новый образ бортпроводников S7 Airlines

Новый образ бортпроводников S7 Airlines

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — С 1 декабря 2012 года бортпроводники S7 Airlines будут встречать пассажиров в новой форме – авиакомпания поменяла строгий темно-серый цвет на смелый малиновый. Оригинальный цвет призван не только дополнить яркий образ S7 Airlines, но и создать доброжелательную атмосферу в салоне самолета. «Мы стремились сформировать образ внимательного, приветливого и профессионального бортпроводника. Ведь первое… Read the full press release

Marriott International Commits to Career Development of Youth Throughout Europe

Marriott International Commits to Career Development of Youth Throughout Europe

Apprenticeship Schemes Offer Industry Training and Long-term Employment Opportunities for Young People London – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has launched the Marriott Culinary Apprenticeship Academy (MCAA), its first coordinated effort in the United Kingdom to train and offer young people a viable career in the culinary and hospitality industry. The MCAA is… Read the full press release

Qatar Tourism Authority is one of the Official Sponsors for Qatar Sustainability Expo (QSE)

On the sideline of COP18

Doha, Qatar – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is one of the official sponsors for QSE taking place on the sideline of the COP18 Exhibition at the global UN Climate Change Conference in the Qatar National Conference Centre (QNCC) in Doha. This is part of QTA’s new strategy and commitment to ecotourism to… Read the full press release

LAS VEGAS IS THE PLACE TO BE IN DECEMBER

Special Events Fill Up Month LAS VEGAS – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — From boots and ball gowns to running shoes and New Year’s revelers, Las Vegas hosts a full calendar of special events in December, attracting as many as 275,000 visitors a night at various times of the month and generating roughly $520 million in non-gaming… Read the full press release

Transport Minister Meets ABTA Board Members in Park Street

Transport Minister Meets ABTA Board Members in Park Street

Minister discusses ATOL reform and aviation capacity 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Rt Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Transport, met the ABTA Board today to discuss his views on the challenges facing the travel industry and how he will work to address them. The Minister’s visit to ABTA is one of the first… Read the full press release

Jersey, THE INN Hotel retain their Gold Taste Award

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — THE INN Hotel, Restaurant & Bar is very proud to have retained a GOLD award from Visit Britain for the fourth consecutive year. This award recognises outstanding levels of quality, service, customer care and food. THE INN is also delighted to be one of the first Restaurants in Jersey to have been… Read the full press release

Metrolink posts record-setting Thanksgiving ridership

Passengers take advantage of $10 Weekend Pass LOS ANGELES – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Metrolink experienced record ridership this Thanksgiving holiday. Operating the same number of trains as last year, Metrolink reported 4,448 Thanksgiving Day riders; a 36 percent increase from 2011. On Thanksgiving, a Sunday schedule offered 20 trains on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies Launches MRO IT Industry First with its Avinomic Predictive Control System

Mxi’s exclusive PCS drives broader oversight through real-time, enterprise-wide enforcement of MRO business, resource, and regulatory compliance constraints News at a Glance Mxi announces industry first with the launch of Avinomic Predictive Control System (PCS) The PCS governs the enterprise-wide enforcement of MRO business, resource, and regulatory compliance constraints The Mxi Avinomic PCS is the… Read the full press release

TAT Launches “Amazing Thailand” Official LINE Account, Offers Fun Stickers for Download until Dec 26

TAT Launches “Amazing Thailand” Official LINE Account, Offers Fun Stickers for Download until Dec 26

Bangkok, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched its “Amazing Thailand” official LINE account to help travellers receive the latest real-time information about the kingdom’s tourism activities and promotions on their smartphones. The information will be available for travellers who are already in Thailand as well as target travellers in Singapore,… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Keystone Offers Kids Free Ski Rentals for the 2012-2013 Ski Season

Breckenridge, Colo. – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kids Can Upgrade to Snowboards for $4 Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is celebrating the start of the 2012-2013 ski season by offering free ski rentals for children 12 years and under staying… Read the full press release

Marriot Deals of the Week- Holiday Edition

Celebrate the Holidays with Gaylord 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — 2 million pounds of ice is the perfect holiday ingredient for ICE! at Gaylord Hotels.  Join our newest family member this holiday season for ICE!, an indoor winter wonderland made up of DreamWorks  Animation themed ice sculptures and thrilling two-story tall ice slides.  All 4 Gaylord Hotels… Read the full press release

British Airways, Stocking up, up and away for Christmas

British Airways, Stocking up, up and away for Christmas

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — As thousands prepare to go abroad for Christmas, with an estimated 30,000 people flying with British Airways on Christmas Day alone, the airline is stocking extra gifts for its busiest shopping month on board. This includes the launch of an exclusive charity donation card, created by Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin…. Read the full press release

TOP INTERNATIONAL Hotels MARKETING PLAN 2013 READY

TOP INTERNATIONAL Hotels, MARKETING PLAN 2013 READY

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — A number of new activities and sales/marketing actions have been decided on for 2013. Ranging from trade fair participation, over to the new approach to mobile devices and upcoming partnerships are stated in this preliminary version. Included are the activities of our corparted partners like TOP City&CountryLine, wellnessfinder.com, Falkensteiner and VCH-Hotels Germany. The… Read the full press release

Wyndham Brand Opens First Hotel in Costa Rica

The new Wyndham Garden San José Escazú, the first Wyndham® hotel in Costa Rica, features 111 guest rooms and suites, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, a state-of-the-art fitness center and on-site dining.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the debut of its upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand in Costa Rica with the opening of the 111-room, newly constructed Wyndham Garden San José Escazú. The hotel, owned by Rocca Portafolio… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport, Lighting up passenger journeys

nternational Departure Lounge featured ceiling

As part of our airport-wide investment in passenger facilities, Terminal 4 has unveiled the latest stage of its multi-million pound regeneration 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — An innovative ceiling in the international departure lounge with more than 800 LED lights, capable of creating over 16 million colours, has been turned on for the first time, creating a… Read the full press release

Steigenberger heritage hotel secured for the long term future

Steigenberger Europäischer Hof, Baden-Baden, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brierly Gardens Investments Limited, Cyprus, owner of Steigenberger Hotels AG since 2009, has acquired the real estate of Steigenberger Europäischer Hof in Baden-Baden, the very first hotel operated by the company. This move ensures further management by Steigenberger of its original hotel, continuing a tradition of more than… Read the full press release

Jet Airways JetPrivilege to offer members unique benefits through partnership with EasyCabs and Jetfleet

MUMBAI, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, India’s largest frequent flyer programme, today announced the launch of a partnership in the Car Rentals category with EasyCabs, a radio cab company with a fleet of 6500 cars in four major cities, and Jetfleet, a pan India car rental company. While Easy cabs has a fleet of… Read the full press release