Enterprise Holdings affiche ses Ambitions de Croissance en Europe avec L’integration de Citer et Atesa sous sa Marque (France – French)

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Avec le rebranding de Citer et Atesa, Enterprise Holdings passe un nouveau cap dans son développement européen Dès février 2013, le réseau global d’Enterprise Rent-A-Car sera renforcé avec les 350 agences des réseaux Citer et Atesa Enterprise Holdings prévoit des investissements en France pour l’ouverture de nouvelles agences tout au long de… Read the full press release

FirstGroup, Statement re: ScotRail Franchise

FirstGroup, Statement re: ScotRail Franchise

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — FirstGroup plc, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government today that the ScotRail franchise will continue until 31 March 2015, from its current end date of 9 November 2014. ScotRail will continue to deliver improvements for passengers throughout this period, and play… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Marks European Growth Intentions with Rebrand of Citer and ATESA as Enterprise (France – English)

Rebrand of Citer and ATESA, as Enterprise takes next steps in company’s European expansion. 350 locations added to global Enterprise Rent-A-Car network from February 2013 Investment in new branches planned in France throughout  2013 Programme to increase and develop French employee base Paris, 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider, has… Read the full press release

Christmas Getaway Rush and Severe Weather is a “Lethal Combination” warns Essential Travel

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Essential Travel is warning customers to drive safe in this severe winter weather. The rush to reach the airport on time, combined with the freezing temperatures, ice, snow or fog we are starting to see, can result in a lethal combination that makes an accident on the way to the airport much more likely. The… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Start International Franchise Network

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings announced today that for the first time in its more than 55-year history, the company is franchising its Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand and is appointing Guerin Car Rental Solutions as a franchisee in Portugal. “While this may be the first franchising agreement for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, it won’t be the… Read the full press release

ALLEGIANT TO BEGIN NONSTOP, LOW COST SERVICE BETWEEN PUNTA GORDA AND TOLEDO EXPRESS – INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES STARTING AT $89.99

Allegiant has announced today that it will begin to offer new nonstop, low cost weekly service between Toledo Express Airport and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) starting February 16, 2013. Fares are starting as low as $89.99* one-way. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will hold a press conference this morning at 11 a.m. to discuss the… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Wins International Diamond Prize for Excellence

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) on December 2, 2012 in Brussels. Ethiopian won the award for its commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement. Esayas Woldemariam, SVP Global Sales, received… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to continue running West Coast services

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virgin Rail Group (VRG) was today appointed as operator of the InterCity West Coast franchise under a contract to operate the network from 9 December. The contract is for the period from the end of the current franchise on 9 December 2012 to 8 November 2014. The agreement may be terminated earlier… Read the full press release

La SNCB et Infrabel activent le plan hiver

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — La neige et le gel exigent une approche spécifique afin de réguler au mieux la circulation des trains. L’opérateur ferroviaire SNCB et le gestionnaire de l’infrastructure Infrabel ont préparé ensemble leur plan hiver afin d’anticiper les problèmes éventuels et de les solutionner au plus vite. Infrabel et la SNCB lancent leur plan… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Marks European Growth Intentions with Rebrand of Citer and ATESA as Enterprise

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rebrand of Citer and ATESA, as Enterprise takes next steps in company’s European expansion. 350 locations added to global Enterprise Rent-A-Car network from February 2013 Investment in new branches planned in France throughout  2013 Programme to increase and develop French employee base Paris, 5 December 2012 – Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific statement on crew bus incident #2

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific is providing an update on the accident involving a crew bus this morning: Cathay Pacific can confirm that a crew bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident this morning (Thursday, 6 December) at approximately 7:50 a.m. Hong Kong time. The crew bus was transporting two pilots and 17 cabin crew… Read the full press release

Swedish Rail Operator SJ joins the Amadeus Rail GDS

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swedish Rail Operator SJ joins the Amadeus Rail GDS • SJ to extend its distribution strategy through the offline and online travel agency solutions benefiting from the multi-channel capabilities of the Amadeus’ Global Rail Sales Platform • Contract signing follows several recent landmark partnership deals agreed between Amadeus Rail and other leading… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Appoints Guerin Car Rental Solutions as Franchisee in Portugal

Enterprise Takes Next Step In Comprehensive Expansion Across Europe Guerin First Enterprise Rent-A-Car Franchise In The World ST. LOUIS, 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings today announced that, for the first time in its more than 55-year history, the company is franchising its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as it appoints Guerin Car Rental Solutions as a… Read the full press release

Jersey, Measures to improve whelk stocks

2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Marine Resources Panel has proposed a number of measures to help restore whelk stocks in local waters after research showed little improvement in 2012. Members of the Marine Resources Panel heard recently that regular research work by Marine Resources Officers from the Environment Department and information from commercial fishermen indicated that… Read the full press release

First Bus Achieves Record 10% Reduction in Waste Going to Landfill

2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — First Bus, one of the UK’s largest bus companies, has revealed it has reduced the volume of waste going to landfill by 10% over the last 12 months across its entire UK operations – more than 70 depots.  The company also confirmed that it has successfully reduced its gas and electricity usage… Read the full press release

Jersey, Condor Ferries licence extended

2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Jersey and Guernsey authorities are proposing to extend Condor Ferries’ operating permit for car and passenger ferry services for five years from January 2014. Jersey’s Economic Development Minister and the Chairman of Guernsey’s External Transport Group have agreed a draft update of the Joint Channel Island Sea Transport Policy Statement, which… Read the full press release

Minister Fletcher and VIA Rail announce improvements to its locomotives, frequencies and infrastructure

Ottawa, 2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and VIA Rail announced the completion of a number of important projects including additional frequencies and the introduction of a new service between Ottawa and Quebec City. These initiatives will lead to safer, faster, and more efficient service in the Quebec-Windsor corridor…. Read the full press release

Enterprise Brand Entering Retail Car-Sharing Market

Company Targets Boston and New York First, With Other U.S. Cities to Follow Next Year ST. LOUIS, 2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ —  A variety of vehicles, where and when they need them, and at affordable rates − that’s the bottom-line for car-sharing customers, according to independent research conducted by Northeastern University’s Fleura Bardhi and Suffolk University’s Giana… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Collaborates with Mercedes Benz in China to Offer Exclusive Benefits to Ritz-Carlton Rewards Members

Hong Kong, China,2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. today announced its collaboration with luxury automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz in China to offer exclusive benefits to members of Ritz-Carlton’s frequent stay program – The Ritz-Carlton Rewards. The collaboration will give Ritz-Carlton Rewards members access to exclusive Mercedes-Benz benefits and will enhance the relationship the brand… Read the full press release

BONNES VACANCES: EUROSTAR TRIALS NEW DIRECT SPRING SERVICE TO LYON & PROVENCE

Tickets for new service as well as for the existing summer service to Avignonon sale from 11 December 2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe is launching a new direct service from London and Avignon to three popular holiday destinations in the South of France – Lyon, Avignon… Read the full press release

Silicon Valley’s Airport Receives Partnership Award from Transportation Security Administration

Team Effort to Protect Nation’s Air Transportation System SAN JOSE – 2012-12-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) was honored with the TSA Partnership Award 2012 at a ceremony in the Transportation Security Administration San Jose Field Office on November 28, 2012. On behalf of SJC staff, Director of Aviation Bill Sherry accepted the award… Read the full press release

VIA Rail Canada publishes its Third Quarter 2012 Results

Montréal, 2012-12-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — VIA Rail Canada’s Board of Directors today released the Corporation’s third quarter 2012 results. Between July and September 2012, VIA Rail’s ridership and revenues were lower than last year for the same period, due partially to challenges faced by the travel industry. However, as a result of stringent cost management measures,… Read the full press release

Maritime Bus and VIA Rail Canada Join Forces

Montréal, 2012-12-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new operating partnership between Maritime Bus and VIA Rail Canada will greatly improve service and add options for Maritimes travellers. The two companies will share the existing VIA Rail stations in Halifax, Truro, and Moncton as at December 1st, 2012. This partnership is wonderful news for our customers,” says Mike… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport invests heavily in logistics

2012-12-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since two years Brussels Airport is implementing a new strategy to play a key role as intercontinental air cargo hub. Compared to other transport sectors, air cargo provides an exceptional added value to our economy. Worldwide cargo development has a growth potential that is much higher than our domestic economic growth rate,… Read the full press release

Survey finds men are more environmentally responsible car drivers than women

Poll shows a gender split on gentle driving

2012-12-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Male motorists are more likely to drive in a more environmentally friendly manner than females, according to the surprising results of a new survey. And more men than women say they will only use a car when cycling, public transport or walking are not an option. The new research, published today, also… Read the full press release

Aeroflot Legal Department is the Best in Russia

MOSCOW, 2012-11-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — On November 26, 2012 Aeroflot Legal Department took top honor as the Best Legal Department in Russia — 2012 in Transport and Logistics category. Russia’s Best Legal Department Award is organized by Legal Insight magazine and Odgers Berndtson company with independent international auditor support of Ernst & Young. The Award has been celebrated annually since 2006 and is considered to be the most prestigious national trophy… 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

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

The French Take 30 Days Off, Americans Take 10: Expedia’s 2012 Vacation Deprivation Study Reveals Stark Differences in National Attitudes Towards Vacation

Japanese, Koreans, Americans and Mexicans take fewest vacation days; French, Spanish, German and Brazilian workers take most BELLEVUE, Wash., 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia.com®, the world’s leading online travel agency, today released the results of the 2012 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The 2012 study was conducted online by Harris… Read the full press release

Enterprise, National, Alamo Brands Offer Most Competitive Gas Prices and Refuelling Fees (Canada)

Refuelling Charges Transparent, Easy to Compute and More Economical Than Competitors TORONTO – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the arrival of summer and a busy travel season kicking into gear, many travellers may be shocked at the cost of refuelling at some airport car-rental return counters if they return their vehicle with less than a full… Read the full press release