Wyndham Worldwide Becomes Trustee of The First Tee, Pledging a $1 Million Donation

Partnership takes relationship to a national level, expands reach and impact Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced that the Company has become a Trustee of The First Tee, a nonprofit youth development organization that provides life skills and character education programs to young people using… Read the full press release

Over 10,000 aircraft handled by Atlas control as main Olympic airspace restriction period successfully passed after unique collaborative work

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The removal of the main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics at midnight on 15/16 August marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well throughout the period of the restrictions and, in general, showed a… Read the full press release

LUXURY LANGKAWI FROM JUST £1,999 PER PERSON WITH PREMIER HOLIDAYS

Five-star break with 50% off 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading independent tour operator has put together a fantastic deal to Langkawi for travel during August 2012. 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per person – saving £1,978 per person Premier Holidays (www.premierholidays.co.uk / 0844 937 444) is offering 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Launches Global Shop-to-Earn Mall

Members worldwide now have more opportunities to earn HHonors Bonus Points through retail purchases MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct brands, launched its global Shop-to-Earn Mall, a network of online shops that allows HHonors members to earn Bonus Points through retail purchases. The Hilton HHonors Shop-to-Earn… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and VIA Rail Canada renew their partnership

London, UK, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces its renewed partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s most important national rail passenger service. The deal will give viarail.ca customers access to EAN’s extensive inventory of hotels, totalling nearly 155,000 worldwide. VIA Rail’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Steve Del Bosco comments, “We value our partnership with… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Icefield Helicopter Tours and Kananaskis Heli Tours.

The sky is the limit for this Albertan business that takes travellers from around the world into majestic mountain settings. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passion drives the best in any business to excel. The Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) has the passion to bring people to our country; it’s the fuel that drives the Signature Experiences Collection®(SEC) program forward into… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Opening of First Candlewood Suites® with New Interior Design Scheme

$7.1 million hotel in North Little Rock, Ark., is first to incorporate schemes ATLANTA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], announces the opening of the first Candlewood Suites hotel to include the brand’s new interior design package, created with graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the… Read the full press release

THAILAND TOPS PREMIER HOLIDAYS LONG HAUL BOOKING CHART

Passenger numbers increase 17% for travel during 2012 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading independent tour operator Premier Holidays has reported an increase in bookings to Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma) for 2012. With fantastic savings of up to £740 on offer, Thailand is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Passenger numbers for Thailand are currently up by… Read the full press release

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

2012-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton McLean Tysons Corner has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award® designation. The AAA Diamond rating process is a premier program which annually evaluates more than 60,000 lodging establishments and restaurants, and assigns them a rating of one to five Diamonds. Lodgings at the Four Diamond level, including Hilton McLean Tysons Corner,… Read the full press release

FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTED BY TARGET ANNOUNCES LINE-UP

FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTED BY TARGET ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR EVENING CONCERTS IN SAN ANTONIO on SEPT. 1-2 NEW YORK 2012-08-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, is excited to announce the line-up for its mega-wattage concerts on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2… Read the full press release

STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE THE ESSEX HOUSE HOTEL

Purchase of Iconic Asset Situated on Central Park South Marks Strategic Hotels’ Return to the New York City Market; Hotel Will Be Converted to the JW Marriott Brand CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(NYSE: BEE) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchaseNew York City’s Essex House Hotel from the Dubai Investment Group for… Read the full press release

NEW HYATT GOLD PASSPORT PROMOTION HELPS TRAVELERS EARN MORE POINTS TOWARD REWARDS

Global campaign encourages members to “Imagine the Possibilities” for their next vacation CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Gold Passport® members can begin registering today for a new global promotion that brings travelers one step closer to their next vacation. From September 1 through November 30, 2012, Hyatt Gold Passport members have the opportunity to earn thousands of… Read the full press release

Concierge Team Members at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Join Prestigious Clefs d’Or Fraternity

Concierge Team Members at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Join Prestigious Clefs d’Or Fraternity

Ahmed Ayoub and Tamer Kelany provide the highest level of service to guests of Four Seasons Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt – 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two members of the Concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence are the latest within the group’s Middle Eastern properties to join the ranks of concierge staff that proudly… Read the full press release

America’s Game Returns To Philadelphia: Limited Tickets For 2012 Army-Navy Game In Philadelphia On Sale Friday At 10 A.M.

Hospitality Packages, Gala, Parking and Tailgate Tickets all Available PHILADELPHIA, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The legendary Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to Philadelphia on December 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field, with limited tickets available for public sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 17. Tickets for the game, which are $75 each, can be… Read the full press release

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Acquires the Essex House Hotel

Iconic Asset in Central Park South will be Converted to the JW Marriott Brand. CHICAGO – AUGUST,  2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase New York City’s Essex House Hotel from the Dubai Investment Group for a gross purchase price of approximately… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL “ONE TWO FREE” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travelers, is launching its annual One Two Free® Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the tenth consecutive year that National has offered the One Two Free… Read the full press release

HYATT REGENCY INDIAN WELLS RESORT AND SPA DEBUTS NEW NAME AND RENOVATION COMPLETION

Renamed Indian Wells resort now offering discounted rates for guests to experience its multi-million dollar renovation INDIAN WELLS, Calif., 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, formerly Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, ushers in a new era today following a phase completion of an ongoing multi-million dollar renovation. To coincide with the… Read the full press release

Live from Palm Springs: New Live Cam of Forever Marilyn

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new web cam has been installed showing a live view of the 26-foot tall “Forever Marilyn” sculpture located in downtown Palm Springs. Visitors from all over the world can now log on to www.VisitPalmSprings.com and click on the “Live Web Cam of Marilyn Sculpture” to see the new tourist attraction… Read the full press release

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL’S BACKPACKER CAMPAIGN FOR YOUNGSTERS

Parents Supporting A Different Kind of Post A-level Education 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — While the publication of A-level results traditionally sees teenagers and their parents thrown into a week of chaos and clearing, there are a growing number of parents who are actively encouraging their offspring to take up a different form of education and head… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman Gives Back to the Community During Ramadan

Partnership with Family Kitchen includes packing and distributing iftar meals, and food bank donations Amman, Jordan – 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Volunteers from Four Seasons Hotel Amman teamed up with Family Kitchen to help distribute and package food to the less fortunate this Ramadan as part of its corporate social responsibility program and to give back to the community… Read the full press release

HYATT PLACE DELRAY BEACH CELEBRATES OFFICIAL OPENING

134-room Hyatt Place hotel located in the heart of Delray Beach Delray Beach, Fla., 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), The Kolter Group LLC and Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Delray Beach, Palm Beach County’s first new hotel opening in more than two years. The refreshing new choice for… Read the full press release

India Has Never Been So Close: Guests Therapists from Mumbai Come to the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon This Fall

Ayurvedic massage

Centuries of history meet in a cultural interchange Lisbon, Portugal – 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Directly from Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai in India, arriving early September at the Ritz Spa, two massage therapists will bring unique and relaxing experiences to guests at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. Ayurvedic treatments and products will make these massages and treatments unforgettable, with an Indian twist. They… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Signature Fall Events: October – December 2012

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Palm Springs Fall Events: September – December 2012 Family Events, Motorcycle and Classic Car Shows, Food and Film Festivals For a complete list of daily, weekly and upcoming events, go to www.visitpalmsprings.com/events Cinema Diverse LGBT Film Festival Date: September 20-23, 2012 Location: Camelot Theater, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Information: http://cinemadiverse.ning.com/ 760-325-6565… Read the full press release

THE STAPLEFORD PARK 2012 SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stapleford Park, a Luxury Country House Hotel and setting for a wide number of country pursuits in Leicestershire, will be holding the 2012 Shooting Championships on Wednesday 5th September, supporting LOROs and the Princes Trust. Following on from the successful Championships in 2011, the event will be entering it’s third year at Stapleford Park…. Read the full press release

HYATT TREATS CHILDREN TO NEW ORGANIC MENU CREATED BY RENOWNED FOOD PIONEER AND CHEF ALICE WATERS

Exclusive organic menu complements Hyatt’s industry-leading children’s menu “For Kids By Kids” and marks the first hotel partnership for Waters CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt today announced details of its new organic and seasonal children’s menu created exclusively for Hyatt by renowned food pioneer and chef, Alice Waters. The new menu, featuring a three-course organic meal,… Read the full press release

Fall 2012: What’s New in Palm Springs

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — What’s New in Palm Springs: Fall 2012 Compiled by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, this quarterly update includes events, specials and renovations. Plus, what to expect for the winter season featuring new venues, attractions, activities, and signature events.  This update is as of August 13, 2012. Palm Springs Tourism media contact:… Read the full press release

Marriott International Kicks Off New U.S Soccer Partnership With All-Expense Paid Trip Giveaway

Marriott International is the Exclusive Hotel Partner of U.S. Soccer. 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the new official hotel partner of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is offering fans the chance to score a trip to see the U.S. Men’s National Team take on Jamaica in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Introduces New Internet and Wifi In-Room Connections

Significant investment in increased bandwidth and signal strength results in better internet service for guests Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt,  2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is now extending basic internet connections to all in-house guests. In recent years, with the explosion of personal devices requiring an internet connection, accessibility has become a key… Read the full press release

Southwest BBQ Academy Comes to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North This Fall

Learn barbecue secrets at the hands of celebrated pitmaster Harry Soo and Four Seasons chefs Scottsdale, U.S.A., 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is teaming up with Grand Champion Pitmaster Harry Soo of Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ to offer the Southwest BBQ Academy: MBA (Masters in BBQ Arts) October 18 – 21, 2012. Presented by Tempe-based BBQ Island, this event promises… Read the full press release

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Appoints New Senior Team Members

LONDON, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 has announced two new appointments to it’s senior team, both set to start this month. Marcus Gregs joins the hotel as Executive Chef and Daniel Hollett as Director of Sales and Marketing. Marcus Gregs has extensive international experience as an Executive Chef with similar roles held… Read the full press release