London City Airport Most Punctual In the UK

2013-03-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — London City Airport is the most punctual airport in the UK, according to figures published by the Civil Aviation Authority [CAA]. The data, which measures flights during October to December 2012, shows that 87 per cent of flights were on time at LCY, the only airport actually in London. LCY also had… Read the full press release

GBTA Praises Bill to Increase International Business Travel

Alexandria, VA, 2013-03-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, following yesterday’s introduction of the JOLT Act (Jobs Originating through Launching Travel) by  U.S. Representatives Joe Heck (R-NV) and Mike Quigley (D-IL). “Opening U.S. markets to more international business travelers is exactly what our economy needs. … Read the full press release

The Massachusetts Port Authority Board approves an additional Funding for renovations and security improvements of Terminal B at Boston Logan International Airport

Terminal renovations boost customer service, accommodate airline mergers and allow passengers to avoid rescreening Boston, 2013-03-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Massachusetts Port Authority Board today (March 21) approved an additional $54 million to fully-fund renovations and security improvements of Terminal B. Last September, the Board authorized an initial $70 million to partially fund the project… Read the full press release

University of Alaska Anchorage Names New Arena: The Alaska Airlines Center

Airline commits $6.3 million to UAA over 10 years, including $1 million scholarship endowment ANCHORAGE, 2013-03-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Chancellor Tom Case announced today that the new on-campus arena, scheduled to open in fall 2014, will be named the Alaska Airlines Center in recognition of a newly forged 10-year agreement with… Read the full press release

Big Brothers Big Sisters Debuts First Orlando-based, Industry Leading Hospitality Company to Mentor Youth in Need

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Mentors 15 Youth on Waiting List for up to Seven Years ORLANDO, Fla., 2013-03-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida has launched its partnership with Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), a member of Wyndham Worldwide’s (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, and the first industry leading hospitality company in Central Florida… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has put its full support behind the reintroduced Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act

Legislative Action Summit to Focus on the Business of Travel 2013-03-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has put its full support behind the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act reintroduced today in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Joe Heck (R-NV) and Mike Quigley (D-IL). The JOLT Act will be… Read the full press release

In the summer of 2013 Brussels Airport will be connected to almost 200 nonstop destinations

2013-03-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the summer of 2013 Brussels Airport will be connected to 191 passenger destinations served by 63 airlines. For the whole 2013 summer season from 31 March to 27 October over 115,000 passenger flights are scheduled, offering nearly 17 million seats. The average number of seats offered per flight increases from 141… Read the full press release

GBTA Announces New Exploratory Task Force For Atlanta And Surrounding Markets

GBTA Elects To Withdraw Arbitration Claim Alexandria, VA, 2013-03-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced the creation of a new exploratory task force to develop a local chapter membership plan for Atlanta and the surrounding local markets. This task force will be led by Jim Wilkins,… Read the full press release

New World Hotels has launched the Residence Club floors with a dedicated new concept, design, name and signature amenities

New executive club lounge delivers enhanced benefits 2013-03-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — New World Hotels has launched the Residence Club floors with a dedicated new concept, design, name and signature amenities.  Fittingly, Residence Club features a luxuriously comfortable environment reminiscent of a private home, with extensive benefits available exclusively for club floor and hotel suite guests. In… Read the full press release

Trenitalia – ECTAA partnership

BEST PERFORMANCES: Spain and the UK have recorded the highest growth rates of Trenitalia sales (Spain +170% in 2013 versus 2012 and United Kingdom  +200%) United States and Canada (35%), France (24%), Japan, Korea and Taiwan (21%) are ranking among the first markets for Trenitalia sales. 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Trenitalia’s sales and ticketing across Europe… Read the full press release

airberlin records net profit in 2012

Net result of EUR 6.8 million, 33.3 million guests Group revenue of EUR 4.31 billion, capacity utilization and yield increased Strategic partnership with Etihad Airways provides joint revenue of EUR 100 million, new code share routes expected to provide further growth First “Turbine” measures started – EUR 400 million until the end of 2014 180… Read the full press release

Marriott International has been named one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute

2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International has been named one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies (WME) by the Ethisphere Institute.  This is the sixth time the company has been recognized by Ethisphere for its commitment to maintaining superior business practices. In selecting the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere considered codes of ethics; investments in… Read the full press release

Survey Results Reveal Overseas travelers are avoiding the U.S. due to “embarrassingly” lengthy and inefficient customs and entry procedures

At least $95 billion and 518,900 American jobs at risk in the U.S. economy; 100 million travelers aware of negative entry experience Washington, D.C. 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Overseas travelers are avoiding the United States due to “embarrassingly” lengthy and inefficient customs and entry procedures at the nation’s gateway airports according to a new survey released… Read the full press release

Travelport has announced a new multi-year, global content agreement with China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines

Beijing, China, 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry, has announced a new multi-year, global content agreement with China Eastern Airlines (MU), one of the leading carriers in China, and Shanghai Airlines (FM), a fully owned subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines. The agreement ensures… Read the full press release

Istanbul Ataturk Airport was selected as the “Airport of the Year” at Air Transport News Awards held in Montreal

2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Istanbul Ataturk Airport operated by TAV Airports was selected as the “Airport of the Year” at ATN (Air Transport News) Awards held prior to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) meeting organized annually by the United Nations. The most prestigious awards  in the Aviation industry were presented to the winners during a ceremony held in Montreal…. Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority announced that Jane L. Morris is the new Executive Director

Airport Authority Board of Directors Approves Unanimously MESA, Ariz., 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority announced today that Jane L. Morris is the new Executive Director. Ms. Morris, 53, will report to the Board of Directors and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Airport and replaces the Airport Authority’s Lynn Kusy, who retired March… Read the full press release

Ryanair purchases 175 new Next Generation 737-800 airplanes from Boeing

When finalized, deal will allow Ryanair to grow traffic to more than 100 million passengers per annum, and create more than 3,000 new jobs across the airline 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today (19 Mar) signed an agreement with the Boeing Company to purchase 175 new Next Generation 737-800 airplanes.  When… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Launches New Ad Campaign with TBWA\Chiat\Day

2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — A fresh face of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is coming to a television near you!  Today, the airline kicks off its new advertising campaign with TBWA\Chiat\Day—its first with the agency.  Southwest worked with TBWA\Chiat\Day to build a campaign that tells the story of how Southwest became America’s Largest Domestic airline, while also… Read the full press release

IATA Honors the 2013 Top-Performing Global Training Partners

Montreal, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its 2013 worldwide best performing training partners as part of its training partner recognition programs. The IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) training partner recognition program recognizes excellence among IATA’s Authorized Training Centers (ATCs). The program also awards IATA’s strongest partners in dangerous goods… Read the full press release

GBTA Announces New Program: GBTA Spotlight on Transformation

Alexandria, VA, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association, the voice of the global business travel industry, launched a new recognition program: GBTA Spotlight on Transformation.  This new program will focus on the future thought leaders of business travel management and will highlight successful innovations that allow the travel manager and the corporate traveler to elevate… Read the full press release

Dès aujourd’hui: le premier navetteur avec la carte MOBIB

Les navetteurs dont l’abonnement annuel tombera très bientôt à échéance seront prochainement transférés vers MOBIB : une carte de transport intermodale sur laquelle plusieurs abonnements peuvent être placés. Cette carte à puce au format bancaire pratique est respectueuse de l’environnement et facile à utiliser. 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — La SNCB lance cette semaine vers ses abonnés… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office announced office in Russia to diversify visitor source market

2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) announced today in a special promotional event in Moscow the opening of its representative office in Russia, taking advantage of the peak period of travel shows in the country, where Macau is also joining hands with Hong Kong to promote the two cities as one destination, to… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport attracted more than 2,700 job seekers to apply for 800 positions

Airport officials and prospective employers accommodate more than 2,700 job seekers, offer 800 positions. ATLANTA, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thousands of applicants attended an Airport community job fair last week hosted by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in partnership with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency. Attendees had an opportunity to meet with recruiters from 23 airport area… Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism Commission announces 2013 tourism marketing grants

LINCOLN, NEB. 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Commission today (March 15, 2013) announced 23 tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $125,000 for entities across the state. Grant funds are used to promote attractions and activities in Nebraska. “The grant program helps Nebraska communities spread the word about what Nebraska has to offer potential travelers,” said Nebraska… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR UKRAINE ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF 3RD AIRCRAFT TO ITS BASE AT KIEV (ZHULIANY) AIRPORT

New technology saves fuel and helps lowering fares Kiev, Ukraine, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air Ukraine, the first Ukrainian low-cost airline, announced delivery of a new Airbus А320 aircraft to its hub at Kiev (Zhuliany) Airport. The Airbus А320 has arrived to Kiev this weekend from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. Wizz Air Ukraine’s new… Read the full press release

flydubai touches down at Sri Lanka’s new Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

Carrier to start scheduled operations to its second destination in Sri Lanka on 21 May 2013 Year-on-year increase in passenger numbers indicative of the carrier’s commitment to boosting tourism in the market Hambantota, Sri Lanka, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative airline, today made a special touch down at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, also known… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection continues to grow in the U.S. with the debut of three new hotels

2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s (NYSE: MAR) exclusive portfolio of upscale, independent hotels continues to grow in the United States with the debut of three new hotels, including its first hotels in California, this spring.  With the new additions, the collection will grow to include nearly 45 exceptional independent hotels, with plans… Read the full press release

Following the Multimillion Dollar Renovation, Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Opens in Detroit

Hotel Conveniently Located Less Than a Mile from the Detroit Metro Airport ATLANTA, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announces the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express® Romulus/Detroit Metro Airport, less than a mile from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and less than 30 minutes… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Margaritaville Hospitality Group Jointly Announce Plans to Develop First-Ever Margaritaville Vacation Club Resort in St. Thomas, USVI

Slated as Flagship Resort in Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham “It’s not just a vacation, it’s a state of mind”    Orlando, FL, 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), and Margaritaville Hospitality Group broadly recognized as the hospitality… Read the full press release

Bloom with Baby Blossom at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — All mothers-to-be need to be pampered and cared for during this special time. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel offers a nurturing, beautiful package designed soothe away the stresses associated with pregnancy. The Baby Blossom Treatment begins with a gentle lower leg and foot massage to energize, reduce swelling and stimulate circulation. This is followed by a relaxing… Read the full press release