The Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators commits to UNWTO Code of Ethics

The Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR), representing 200 tour operators and 1,400 travel agencies in the Netherlands, has pledged to observe the principles of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 9 January 2013). 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The ANVR joins the growing number of tourism companies and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Names Constance von Muehlen Managing Director of Airframe, Engine and Component MRO

SEATTLE, 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines has promoted Constance von Muehlen to managing director of airframe, engine and component maintenance repair and overhaul. In her role within the airline’s Maintenance & Engineering Division, von Muehlen will lead maintenance teams, supplier operations associated with products, and Alaska’s materials and stores organization. A veteran who flew Black… Read the full press release

IHG’s groundbreaking Academy Programme Celebrates its 150th Partner Globally

2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, today celebrates the launch of its 150th IHG Academy in China. The global IHG Academy Programme partners with community organisations and education providers in local markets, to offer skills development and improve employment prospects of the local population.  The IHG Academy Programme has… Read the full press release

ALIS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Most Noteworthy Hospitality Investment Deals and Executives to be Honored at ALIS Conference Executives and companies responsible for the most influential hospitality industry developments in 2012, will be honored during the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 22-24 at the JW Marriott and NOKIA Theatre at L.A. LIVE. Nominees are considered for the… Read the full press release

Travel Channel International Becomes PATA Preferred Partner

Bangkok, 2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Travel Channel International as a new PATA Preferred Partner. Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the Travel Channel is the world’s leading international travel broadcaster, transmitting 24 hours a day in 21 languages to 130 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It is… Read the full press release

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Receives FAA 2012 Regional Safety Award

CHICAGO, 2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) today received a 2012 Airport Safety Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Region. The award was presented to Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino by Susan M. Schalk, Manager for the Airports Division of the FAA Great Lakes Region. In 2001,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports December 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida, 2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in December 2012 increased 30.6 percent versus December 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 27.6 percent. Load factor for December 2012 was 84.7 percent, an increase of 1.9… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines и Etihad Airways выполняют совместные рейсы в Мельбурн

2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о расширении код-шерингового соглашения с национальным авиаперевозчиком Объединенных Арабских Эмиратов – Etihad Airways, которое предусматривает выполнение совместных рейсов из Москвы в Мельбурн (Австралия). Полеты по маршруту Москва — Мельбурн с удобной стыковкой в аэропорту Абу-Даби (ОАЭ) осуществляются ежедневно. Вылет из московского аэропорта Домодедово в 15:20, прибытие в аэропорт Мельбурна – в… Read the full press release

Accor signs partnership with ESSCA to develop its pool of Revenue Managers

Accor, which seeks highly qualified and rapidly operational individuals, continues to deploy its training and pre-recruitment policy in schools with a Revenue Management course. 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — On January 8th, 2013, in the presence of Jean-Luc Chrétien, Accor’s Executive Vice-President Sales, Distribution and Loyalty, Evelyne Chabrot, Accor’s Chief Human Resources Officer, and Agnès Roquefort, Accor’s Chief… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Ottawa, Canada, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, today announced the appointment of three new members to the company’s Board of Directors. As senior executives with experience spanning the aviation industries and information technology , Glenn Leonard, Cameron Burr, and Dave Curley join current Board members, Dave Seibel, Kurt Larson,… Read the full press release

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority bonds receive high ratings from major credit agencies

Ratings in from Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s SAN DIEGO, 2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three major credit rating agencies have given high marks to bonds to be issued by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority for continued funding of The Green Build Terminal 2 expansion program and a variety of programs in the Capital… Read the full press release

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION SET TO VOTE ON LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS EL SEGUNDO DUNES AREA REHABILITATION PERMIT APPLICATION

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The California Coastal Commission is scheduled to vote on Los Angeles World Airports‘ (LAWA’s) application for a permit to improve the visual appearance of and plant native vegetation in a portion of the former residential subdivision in the ecologically important El Segundo Dunes area west of Los Angeles… Read the full press release

Thai Airways selects Accelya’s REVERA® PRA the most comprehensive passenger revenue accounting platform for the airlines industry

REVERA® PRA to help Thai Airways streamline their passenger revenue accounting process Mumbai, India, 2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Accelya Kale Solutions Limited, part of the Accelya Group – a leading solutions provider to the Airline and Travel industry, today announced that Thai Airways, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand has chosen Accelya Kale’s passenger… Read the full press release

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority: REORGANIZATION & EXPANSION OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONE 8 UNDER ALTERNATIVE SITE FRAMEWORK APPROVED

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has been the grantee of Foreign Trade Zone 8 since 1971, and has recently been approved for the reorganization and expansion of the zone under the Alternative Site Framework (ASF). The ASF takes the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) area from single buildings or parcels and overlays the FTZ over a… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: record number of passengers since 2001 despite crisis

2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brussels Airport: record number of passengers since 2001 despite crisis. Passengers Brussels Airport ended 2012 with nearly 19 million passengers – 18,971,332 to be precise. That represents an increase of 1 percent compared to 2011 and is a record since 2001. The number of passengers who board locally – otherwise known as… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Appoints Austin Watkins as Director of Marketing

Four Seasons veteran welcomed to the team in Singapore. 2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — A seasoned marketing veteran who joinedFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 2003 at the former Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach, Austin Watkins is the newly appointed Director of Marketing at Four SeasonsHotel Singapore. Prior to his recent arrival in Singapore, Watkins was atFour Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where… Read the full press release

Passenger numbers at Gatwick up by 0.2% in December

2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Over 2,280,000 passengers flew through Gatwick in December – 5,600 more than the prior year December 2012 traffic performance summary Month Moving Annual Total Growth Jan-12 Jan-11 Growth Dec-12 Dec-11 (%) Dec-12 Dec-11 (%) Total terminal passengers (000s) 2,280.4 2,274.8 0.2 34,211.2 33,652.3 1.7 Market Analysis: UK + Channel Islands 294.7 290.9… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Adds Exclusive Slinky® Component to Groundhog Day Foursquare Partnership

Unlocked Badge at Gobblers Knob Results in Toy Giveaway Harrisburg, 2013-01-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced today the continuation of its partnership with location-based social media platform Foursquare for Groundhog Day 2013 with a custom badge available to Groundhog fans worldwide. New for 2013, Foursquare users who check in at Gobbler’s Knob will… Read the full press release

Centara Maldives launches next generation leadership programme

2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has launched a programme to groom Maldivians for hotel and resort management, providing training in Thailand and Switzerland to selected personnel who will continue to receive full pay and benefits during their studies. The programme is operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand, who… Read the full press release

Upswing in Cargo Brightens Cautious Demand Outlook

Geneva, 2013-01-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released traffic results for November 2012 which showed an improvement in both passenger and air freight demand. Air travel was 4.6% higher compared to November 2011, up on the October result of 2.9%. Air freight volumes edged up 1.6% over the same period after declining 2.6%… Read the full press release

Horizon Air Pilots Ratify Six-Year Contract

SEATTLE, 2013-01-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that the carrier’s 610 pilots ratified an agreement to extend the current contract for three years, creating a new six-year pact. Among pilots who voted, 77 percent approved ratification. “The fact that the extension was achieved three years before the… Read the full press release

In line with asset-light strategy, Rezidor converts two leases in Sweden to franchise agreements

In line with asset-light strategy, Rezidor converts two leases in Sweden to franchise agreements

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Rezidor Hotel Group today announced the conversion of two lease agreements, the Park Inn by Radisson Malmö and the Park Inn by Radisson Hammarby Sjöstad, in Sweden to franchise agreements. Combined, the two hotels comprise more than 400 rooms and will remain under the Park Inn by Radisson brand. Ligula Hospitality… Read the full press release

Foreign Exchange Earnings from Tourism shows an Increase of 21.8 Percent During 2012 Foreign Tourist Arrivals also Goes up by 5.4 Percent During the Year

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism during the year 2012 showed an increase of 21.8% as compared to FEEs of 2011. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the country also registered an increase of 5.4% during the year 2012 as compared to FTAs of 2011. The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs… Read the full press release

Estonian Air and the Pilots Trade Association signed a Collective Agreement

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Estonian Air and Estonian Pilots Trade Association (ELA) signed a Collective Agreement which has been confirmed by the Supervisory Board of Estonian Air which had its regular meeting today. The Collective Agreement is valid up till 31 January 2014. “The company has signed the Collective Agreement with ELA and from now on… Read the full press release

Franck Riboud has stepped down from the Accor Board of Directors

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Accor has announced that Franck Riboud stepped down from the Company’s Board of Directors effective December 31, 2012. His decision was in line with the recommendation limiting the number of directorships that should be held by an executive director in accordance with good corporate governance practice. Mr. Riboud was first elected to Accor’s Supervisory… Read the full press release

More Benefits For Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Customers Transiting At Changi Airport

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Joint Release With Changi Airport Group) –  Singapore Airlines and SilkAir customers transiting in Singapore have more to look forward to with the enhancement of the recently introduced Changi Transit Programme. For a limited period from now until 30 June 2013, eligible customers will receive $40 worth of Changi Dollar Vouchers (CDVs) per ticket –… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels & Resorts and GOOD Worldwide Announce Contest to Make an Entrepreneur’s Dreams Come True

Marriott Hotels & Resorts and GOOD Worldwide Announce Contest to Make an Entrepreneur's Dreams Come True

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the signature brand of Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) and GOOD Worldwide, a leading community-driven platform, are announcing the Work and Play in L.A. GOOD Maker Challenge. It is an opportunity for a winning entrepreneur to learn from experts and transform a great idea into a viable business venture. Now… Read the full press release

Un millón de plazas desde 39 euros por trayecto

Un millón de plazas desde 39 euros por trayecto

Vuelos nacionales desde 39 euros por trayecto; Europa desde 59 y América desde 209 euros. Los viajes deben iniciarse entre el 20 de enero y el 20 de junio de 2013. Doble puntuación Iberia Plus si los billetes se adquieren en iberia.com. Madrid, 2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia acaba de lanzar al mercado un millón de plazas ajustando… Read the full press release

Change in leadership at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

New routes, new agreements, new airline and new CEO ahead in 2013 2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vantage Airports UK, the company that owns Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA), today announced a change in leadership at JLA. Outgoing CEO, Craig Richmond, will leave the post on 1st March 2013 to take up a senior position within the… Read the full press release

Copa Airlines Signs New Global Full Content Distribution Agreement with Travelport

Atlanta, 2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating both the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, today announces details of a new global full content agreement with Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. The new multi-year agreement secures access to the airline’s full range of published fares and inventory for… Read the full press release