JSC “Aeroflot” and JSC “Sheremetyevo International Airport” signed an agreement on strategic partnership

Moscow – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot” and JSC “Sheremetyevo International Airport” (JSC “SIA”) signed an agreement on strategic partnership. The agreement has been concluded on mutually beneficial and long-term basis in order to optimize Aeroflot operations in the base airport Sheremetyevo. Under the agreement both parties came to an accord over the key subjects. As… Read the full press release

Brand USA and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)

TOKYO,  2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and Brand USA has announced the launch of the Japan-U.S. Tourism Exchange Year.  The nationwide one-year initiative runs from September 2012 through August 2013 to jointly stimulate tourism between the two countries.  The goal of the Japan to U.S. effort is to generate 3.75… Read the full press release

HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION RANKS #25 ON 2012 INFORMATIONWEEK 500

Hyatt recognized as one of the most technologically innovative companies CHICAGO, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that it ranked 25th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The annual list was revealed on September 11 at the InformationWeek 500 Conference gala awards ceremony. “For… Read the full press release

High levels of occupancy on Aerolineas Argentinas flights during the october long weekend

Buenos Aires, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Despite the bad weather conditions that prevailed during the long weekend throughout the country, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral scheduled flights operated normally to various tourist destinations required by a significant number of passengers. The high levels of occupation on flights and the punctuality in the programming during the four days of intense… Read the full press release

oneworld anuncia la incorporación de Qatar Airways

Es la primera de las tres grandes líneas aéreas del Golfo que entra a formar parte de una alianza Madrid, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — oneworld ha anunciado hoy en Nueva York la entrada de Qatar Airways en la alianza. Se prevé que el proceso de integración de la aerolínea enoneworld dure entre 12 y 18 meses. Qatar Airways, elegida… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson marks National Energy Action Month

Airport events aimed at conserving energy, saving money ATLANTA – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport leaders got employees excited about energy conservation with a kickoff event in the Atrium Tuesday morning to introduce a series of events held in conjunction with National Energy Action Month in October. “Hartsfield-Jackson continues to make strides in reducing… Read the full press release

Ignite the Spark: Four Seasons Resort Vail Offers Romantic Escape for Couples Who Crave Time Away Together

Love abounds at properties around the world, including a romantic escape in Vail

Love abounds at properties around the world, including a romantic escape in Vail 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Couples are invited to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and rediscover each other withFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts this fall.Four Seasons has announced a new campaign, The Spark, featuring highly romantic experiences for two. “Four Seasons has always been… Read the full press release

Travel Exports Continue to Outpace Overall Export Growth in 2012

Spending in U.S. by International Travelers up $26 Million in August Washington, D.C. -2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ —  David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement on August exports: “The Commerce Department reported today that the trade deficit increased by $1.7 billion in… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company represents the Kingdom at World Route Development Forum

Bahrain Airport Company represents the Kingdom at World Route Development Forum

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — A delegation led by the Bahrain Airport Company attended the World Route Development Forum and exhibition 2012 which took place in Abu Dhabi between September 29th and October 2, 2012. The delegation representatives from the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) along with the Airport valued partners, Civil Aviation… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson participates in Fire Prevention Week

Airport officials encourage families to develop two emergency escape routes ATLANTA – 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the City of Atlanta’s Fire Rescue Department kicked off national Fire Prevention Week on Monday morning with a public message to announce a weeklong event to promote fire safety. Throughout the week, the Airport will have… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Denver-South Bend Service Ready for Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today expands its service from Denver, Colo. (DEN) with the launch of nonstop service to South Bend, Ind. (SBN). The new nonstop flights also provide great access with an easy connection to 15 additional destinations throughout the west including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and… Read the full press release

Oman Air Meets Huge Increase in Demand on Muscat-Salalah Route

Oman Air Meets Huge Increase in Demand on Muscat-Salalah Route

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nearly 50,000 passengers flew on the route, an increase of more than 20,000 compared with August-September 2011. The extra flights accounted for 40% of the total number of people travelling to Salalah with Oman Air and the extraordinary demand for travel also resulted in an impressive average seat factor of 88% for… Read the full press release

WHAT A LOVELY PAIR

WHAT A LOVELY PAIR

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to the airport will see Christchurch Airport’s terminal and Airway’s air traffic control tower looking a lovely pair for the month. Both buildings can change their exterior lighting colours and often support charities, such as “Going Blue” last month for prostate cancer awareness and yellow on Daffodil Day. CIAL and Airways… Read the full press release

Sun, Sand and Spa – Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand Launches The Beach Spa

Sun, Sand and Spa - Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand Launches The Beach Spa

Simple, natural treatments using local ingredients now available in a quiet, private corner of the white sand beach Koh Samui, Thailand, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Imagine lying in the shade of majestic palms, a warm ocean breeze blowing, cocooned in deep relaxation as a talented Spa therapist gently heals tired muscles with a soothing natural coconut oil massage. Sounds pretty… Read the full press release

LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR OCT. 11-12, 2012 — SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR DEPARTS LAX OCTOBER 11-12, 2012; TRAFFIC DELAYS ANTICIPATED IN COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING AIRPORT

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its two-day trek from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center, passengers, visitors, airport workers, and ground transportation providers driving to/from LAX are advised to plan ahead and travel alternative routes to avoid possible traffic delays due to full and intermittent street closures… Read the full press release

easyJet welcome onboard their 30 millionth passenger at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

easyJet welcome onboard their 30 millionth passenger at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet has today celebrated a landmark passenger boarding a flight at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA). Brendan Vinter, who was travelling on the 10.35am flight to Belfast, is the 30 millionth passenger to be welcomed onboard an easyJet flight operating via Liverpool and has won a pair of return flights to an… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT REPORTS $19.6M PROFIT

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — This result was a reflection of very satisfactory returns from the company’s commercial operations. The reported profit also includes a net after tax gain on the revaluation of the company’s investment property portfolio of $4.1m. Excluding the impact of this revaluation gain, CIAL’s operating profit after tax of $15.5m was 30% ahead… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport : 1.9 million passengers in September, no growth

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — With 1,888,193 passengers handled in September, Brussels Airport records a slightly negative growth of -0.1%. As is the case at most other European airports, the crisis is now also starting to affect passenger numbers while cargo volumes have been showing negative growth these past months. All departing passenger segments (originating -0.5%; transfer… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport reports excellent passenger numbers on its 14th anniversary

Oslo Airport reports excellent passenger numbers on its 14th anniversary

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oslo Airport turned 14 years old on Monday 8th October, celebrating its anniversary with outstanding passenger statistics for September. The number of passengers travelling via Oslo Airport in September totalled 2 039 604, up 66 332 or 3.4% from September 2011, setting a new passenger record for the year’s ninth month. The number… Read the full press release

Celebrate the Festive Season in Asia’s Most Dynamic City with Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Celebrate the Festive Season in Asia's Most Dynamic City with Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Festive Season Package offers guests even more reasons to visit Bangkok for the holidays 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether looking to splurge on some Christmas shopping, celebrate the New Year countdown at one of the season’s hottest parties, share the festive spirit with the whole family, or simply retreat to the Spa for some “me time,” Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok… Read the full press release

HUB 2012: CLEARER PASSENGER CHANNELS FOR CUSTOMERS AT PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since 1st October 2012, Air France customers at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub have had access to faster and easier passenger channels, in the airport’s most modern infrastructures: – All international flights are now grouped at terminal 2E(1), – Terminal 2F is exclusively dedicated to European (Schengen)(2) flights operated by Air France and… Read the full press release

EASYJET URGES EU TO BREAK DOWN WALLS OF AVIATION PROTECTIONISM

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, today encouraged the EU to break down the remaining walls of protectionism in European aviation on slots and ground handling. Speaking at the European Aviation Club before an audience of MEPs, EU officials, academics and aviation industry representatives, she urged the EU to continue the liberalisation of… Read the full press release

Gatwick sees passenger numbers increase by 2.4% in September

Over 80,000 more passengers flew from Gatwick compared to the prior year Load factors remain high at 86.6% – 1.4% higher than the prior year 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — September 2012 traffic performance summary   Month Moving Annual Total Growth Oct-11 Oct-10 Growth Sep-12 Sep-11 (%) Sep-12 Sep-11 (%) Total terminal passengers (000s) 3,443.80 3,363.50 2.4… Read the full press release

EASA updates its Code of Conduct

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated the Code of Conduct for its staff, including an overarching policy on the Prevention and Mitigation of Conflict of Interest. A similar policy is also being adopted by the Members of EASA’s Management Board. The objective of the Code of Conduct is to maintain… Read the full press release

Canada gets the sweet smell of success in France

Canada gets the sweet smell of success in France

New maple perfume launch coincides with strong Canadian showing at major Parisian tradeshow 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) and its partners have been putting some extra va-va-voom into travel to Canada from France over the past few weeks. IFTM Top Resa at the Porte de Versailles in Paris was the headline act… Read the full press release

SAA CEO Tenders Resignation

Johannesburg, 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) confirms that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms Siza Mzimela resigned today (8 October 2012). She tendered her resignation to the chairperson of the board of directors, Mr Vuyisile Kona at the airline’s head office, Airways Park in Johannesburg. The resignation has been accepted by the board… Read the full press release

Vermont Foliage Report: Find Peak Foliage in Several Regions Statewide

Vermont Foliage Report: Find Peak Foliage in Several Regions Statewide

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first snowfall of the season beautifully complements the foliage change as it steadily moves throughout the Green Mountain State. Near-peak to full color change is seen from the Canadian border south to Route 302, and is emerging in the central valleys and higher elevations of southern Vermont. Best Bets: This week, Full… Read the full press release

Un billet gratuit pour aller voter ce dimanche 14 octobre 2012

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — A l’occasion des élections communales et provinciales organisées ce dimanche 14 octobre 2012, la SNCB propose le billet électeur. Valable du vendredi 12 octobre à partir de 19 heures au dimanche 14 octobre, ce billet gratuit permet aux électeurs de se rendre à la gare la plus proche de l’endroit où ils… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Adds to Caribbean Presence with Exclusive Resort in Aruba

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba: Set for 2013 opening  MIAMI, Fl. — 2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to unveil plans for The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, an exclusive 320-room oceanfront resort situated on the Caribbean island’s famed Palm Beach. Ushering in a new level of elegance in accommodations and amenities to the island, the grand resort… Read the full press release

EASA promotes the future of Safety Oversight

2012-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — On 10 and 11 October 2012, EASA hosts its 4th annual safety conference, which this year focusses on Performance Based Oversight. More than 300 aviation specialists are gathered in Cologne, Germany to consider the future of oversight by regulatory authorities, when Safety Management Systems (SMS) will be fully implemented by organisations in… Read the full press release