IHG® Becomes First Global Hotel Company to Launch App for Windows 8

Holiday Inn® branded booking app furthers hotelier’s e-commerce strategy ATLANTA – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced that its Holiday Inn brand is marking another innovative first by becoming the first major hotel brand to launch a travel app for Windows 8 – the newest… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Assures Public of Continued Safe Winter Operations

Winter fleet operators are considered essential employees under an Order by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board ST. JOHN’S, NL – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – St. John’s International Airport Authority is assuring the public of continued safe Airport operations if the strike continues into the winter months.The Airport is deemed an essential… Read the full press release

CTC celebrates 50 years in the UK at World Travel Market

CTC celebrates 50 years in the UK at World Travel Market

Signature Experiences Collection®draws industry crowds at Brit mega show 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) had to blow out the candles on two significant anniversary cakes at 2012’s World Travel Market (WTM) at ExCeL London, UK. This year marks the 50th year since Canada first opened a tourist office in the UK. On… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways and Barclays Bank of Kenya Launch KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card

Kenya Airways Flight Attendants Hazel Nzioka and Sonia Sheikh accompanied by Captain Isaac Owino deliver the KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card from the latest Kenya Airways Embraer E190 jet.

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kenya Airways and Barclays Bank of Kenya have partnered with Visa to relaunch a co-branded credit card dubbed KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card. The KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card holders will benefit by earning miles on any purchase on Visa points of sale worldwide. The miles will be redeemed for a world… Read the full press release

For 12 Days Only, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Offers the 12/12/12 Package to Mark This Rare Date with a Unique Experience

The Living Room

Guests can also enter to win an additional stay on Facebook Singapore – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located steps away from the Orchard Road light-up and myriad lifestyle, retail and dining establishments teeming with the festive season’s offerings, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore provides a welcome retreat for residents on staycation and visitors on vacation. Starting December 12, 2012 for… Read the full press release

Klaus Froese becomes new Managing Director of Tyrolean

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Klaus Froese (49), currently the managing director of Lufthansa CityLine, is to become the new managing director of Tyrolean Airways from 1 February 2013. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group have been bundled in Tyrolean Airways since 1 July 2012. Jaan Albrecht, CEO Austrian Airlines, said the following: “I am… Read the full press release

Rafael Sánchez-Lozano, consejero delegado de Iberia, en los medios de comunicación españoles

Rafael Sánchez-Lozano, consejero delegado de Iberia, en los medios de comunicación españoles

Hoy han salido publicadas entrevistas del CEO de Iberia en El Economista y El Mundo, y anoche se emitió una entrevista en TVE 24 horas Madrid, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — El consejero delegado de Iberia, Rafael Sánchez-Lozano, ha concedido varias entrevistas a diversos medios de comunicación españoles. En todos ellos, lanza el mensaje de que solo el… Read the full press release

Travelport’s e-volve Summit explores the future of MEA travel industry

First event of its kind gathers over 100 decision-makers from 17 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The future direction of the travel industry in the Middle East and Africa was subject to extensive discussions by more than 100 industry experts from 17 countries at a Travelport-organised summit this month. The latest Travelport e-volve… Read the full press release

ANOTHER PROUD FIRST IN THE VIRTUOSO NETWORK

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — &Beyond is pleased to announce that &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge now joins the ranks as Virtuoso’s first property in Namibia.  In addition,&Beyond is the newly appointed Virtuoso onsite for Bhutan, offering insightful travel planning for discerning guests in South East Asia. &Beyond is already a proud member of the Virtuoso Travel Network’s Hotels and Resorts Programme, an… Read the full press release

Iberia firma un acuerdo de mantenimiento con Rwandair

Iberia firma un acuerdo de mantenimiento con Rwandair

Se trata de un contrato por el que Iberia realizará el mantenimiento de componentes a dos aviones del modelo CRJ900. El nuevo acuerdo tiene una duración de tres años Madrid, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia y Rwandair han firmado un contrato integral para el mantenimiento de componentes de dos nuevos aviones de la flota CRJ900 con los que cuenta la… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL, Efficiency efforts by airports yielding significant results for airlines and passengers

Amsterdam, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the entire aviation sector is facing patchy air traffic growth in the short term, significant financing challenges and a growing focus on emissions, the themes of efficiency and performance have become key for Europe’s airports.In 2008, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE and EUROCONTROL the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, launched a… 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

Alaska Airlines and Rose Festival Sign New Three Year Deal

PORTLAND, Ore.- 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines has signed a new three-year sponsorship agreement with the Portland Rose Festival as its “Official Airline” and exclusive presenting sponsor of the Grand Floral Parade Telecast. The sponsorship highlights the airline’s commitment to the greater Portland community and their expanded air service from Portland International Airport. Alaska’s sponsorship… Read the full press release

SHENZHEN AIRLINES JOINS STAR ALLIANCE

Alliance Expands in China SHENZHEN, China – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shenzhen Airlines today became the latest carrier to join the Star Alliance network. At a ceremony held at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance, welcomed the airline into the family on behalf on the Alliance’s Chief Executive Board (CEB). “Shenzhen Airlines is… Read the full press release

Average Travel Management Salary Up 3.4% Over 2011

Alexandria, Va. –  2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The average salary for travel buyers has increased by 3.4% in the past year, according to new research being released today from the GBTA Foundation’s 2012 Travel Management Compensation and Benefits Survey. Sixty-three percent of travel buyers are satisfied with their overall compensation and benefits. These findings are based… Read the full press release

Reorganisation at Swissport International

Zurich, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading aviation services group, has strengthened its top management structure in order to enhance performance and service quality and build upon its strategy of pursuing profitable growth. With effect from 1st January 2013, Joe Phelan will become responsible for Ground Handling and Cargo in North America (USA… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS FIRST BOEING 787 LONG HAUL FLIGHT STARTS DECEMBER 13 TO LONDON HEATHROW

Qatar Airways First Boeing 787 Long Haul Flight Starts December 13 To London Heathrow

Airline Becomes First Carrier To Offer Regular Scheduled 787 Flights To UK State-Of-The-Art Dreamliner To Operate Daily From Doha To European Gateway Doha, QATAR – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways today announced December 13 as the launch date of its first long-haul Boeing 787 commercial service from Doha to London Heathrow. The 787 Dreamliner will… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Names Ron Calvin as Managing Director, Inflight Operations

SEATTLE — 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines has promoted Ron Calvin to managing director of inflight operations, with responsibility for the carrier’s flight attendant bases in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle. Calvin is a 26-year veteran at Alaska Airlines, having held positions of increasing responsibility in the Customer Service – Airports division. Most recently,… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Applauds Enactment of EU Emissions Scheme Prohibition

Washington, D.C. – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today applauded President Barack Obama for signing into law a bill exempting U.S. airlines from the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme. The European Union Emission Trading Scheme Prohibition Act (S. 1956) protects U.S. air carriers and passengers from the potential for an unprecedented tax levied… Read the full press release

Lufthansa, CARIBIC instrument container logs two million kilometres in the air

Lufthansa Group committed to climate research for close on 20 years 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The CARIBIC flying laboratory will have rounded the earth 50 times. Now it has returned from its 80th research trip on board the Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 ”Leverkusen“.  Since  December 2004, the mobile observatory has been underway once monthly in the service… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Completes more than 800 Volunteer Events during Inaugural Global Week of Service

Team Members served more than 660 local organizations in 401 cities across 51 countries MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — During the week of November 11-18, Hilton Worldwide celebrated its first annual Global Week of Service and furthered the company’s Vision to “fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” In just eight… Read the full press release

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile with Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile with Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence

200 Airlines, 140,000+ Hotel Properties Accessible Via Seamless, Simple Interface; Mobile-Only Hotel Deals Up To 60% Off BELLEVUE, Wash.,  2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Instant flight sorting of more than 200+ airlines. Beautiful, intuitive interface. More than 140 thousand hotel properties. Crisp, gorgeous destination imagery. Mobile-only deals of up to 60% off. Say hello to the new features… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines и Iberia открыли совместные рейсы на Тенерифе и в Малагу

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, объявляет о расширении код-шерингового соглашения с авиакомпанией Iberia, которое предусматривает выполнение совместных рейсов на популярные курорты Испании. В рамках подписанного соглашения пассажиры S7 Airlines получили возможность путешествовать из Москвы в Малагу и на остров Тенерифе  с удобной стыковкой в аэропорту Мадрида. Авиакомпании выполняют 10 рейсов в… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Number One in Hotels and Restaurants in Newsweek Magazine’s Annual Greenest Companies Survey

Parsippany, N.J. – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the second consecutive year, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, is ranked number one among hotels and restaurants by Newsweek magazine in their annual Greenest Companies survey. The rankings evaluate the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and… Read the full press release

Top Russian consolidator signs new deal with Travelport

Aviacenter extends agreement with Travelport for a further three years Langley, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport and Aviacenter, one of Russia’s leading consolidators, have today announced a new contract extending their relationship until at least 2015. As part of the deal, Aviacenter will use both Galileo Web Services and Travelport SmartPoint App™ to deliver a leading service… Read the full press release

Agoda.com gives Asia Miles members even more chances to earn miles

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced a partnership with Asia Miles™, Asia’s leading travel reward program. In this partnership, Asia Miles will promote agoda’s hotel offering to its 4.5 million members worldwide who will earn air Asia Miles when booking hotels with… Read the full press release

Application deadline approaching for 2013 Nebraska Passport program

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Applications for the 2013 Passport program are due by 5 p.m. Friday. Attractions, museums, water parks, galleries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, wineries, parks and other tourism-related businesses are invited to apply. The Passport program encourages travelers to visit attractions across the state, collect stamps at participating stops and earn prizes…. Read the full press release

Swissport Algeria wins ground handling licence for Oran International Airport

Swissport Algeria wins ground handling licence for Oran International Airport

Zurich, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services, welcomes the announcement by the Etablissement de Gestion des Services Aéroportuaires d’Oran (EGSA Oran) Tender Commission to award Swissport Algeria with a 5-year ground handling licence for Oran International Airport Ahmed Ben Bella. The award of the licence follows a comprehensive and… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off Seeks Chefs

SANTA CRUZ, CA – 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Registration is now open for the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival. The 32nd annual event returns to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Contestants registered by January 18, 2013 will receive 2 Unlimited Ride passes to the Boardwalk and 2 official event t-shirts…. Read the full press release

SAS launches 13 new routes from Oslo Airport

SAS launches 13 new routes from Oslo Airport

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — SAS will launch several new routes from Oslo Airport in the summer of 2013. Palermo, Lisbon and Athens are among the new destinations. Eleven of the routes will only run during the summer months, while the Berlin and Budapest routes will run year-round. These two routes will start running on 31 March… Read the full press release