DoubleTree by Hilton and the New Tropicana Las Vegas Announce Strategic Partnership

DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the Las Vegas Strip after an almost 14-year absence. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

Agreement Puts Hilton Worldwide Back on the Vegas Strip for the First Time in Almost 14 Years MCLEAN, Va., LAS VEGAS – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the… Read the full press release

Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a new flight simulator for the training of its pilots

Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a new flight simulator for the training of its pilots

After 20 years the Airline recovers the ability to train its pilots in their Country 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aerolineas Argentinas launched a second FFS (Full Flight Simulator) at its training centre in the industrial sector of Ezeiza. It is an FFS level “D” certified by the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), for training and teaching… Read the full press release

Hilton Naples Appoints Courtney Strong As Corporate Account Sales & Catering Manager

Hilton Naples today announced the appointment of Courtney Strong as corporate account sales & catering manager. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

NAPLES, Fla. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Naples today announced the appointment of Courtney Strong as corporate account sales & catering manager. Clark Hill, general manager, Hilton Naples, said, “Hilton Naples is fortunate that Courtney Strong will be assisting clients with their banquets, catering, and meetings needs. Ms. Strong exemplifies the Hilton Brand Promise by… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide And Silverbirch Announce Partnership To Expand Presence In Canada With Three-Hotel Deal

Pictured (left to right): Rob Palleschi, Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton; Steve Giblin, President and CEO, Silverbirch and Craig Mance, Senior Vice-President of North American Development, Hilton Worldwide. Credit: Hilton Worldwide.

Agreement includes first Home2 Suites by Hilton outside of the U.S. and two DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Edmonton and Regina MCLEAN, Va. and EDMONTON, AB – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts to build one new hotel and rebrand two additional hotels,  including the first Home2 Suites… Read the full press release

ABTA Statement on Bowen Travel

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA is aware of reports that coach operator Bowen Travel Group has applied to go into administration. Bowen Travel is a part of independent travel agents group Hays Travel, and a member of ABTA and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (with whom it is fully bonded). The company sells holidays on behalf… Read the full press release

Key management personnel changes at SWISS

SWISS has announced some important changes within its Commercial Division in both personnel and organizational terms. Markus Binkert, who is currently Head of Marketing, will succeed the long-serving Rudolf Schumacher as Head of Sales & Marketing Switzerland. The present Sales & Marketing Europe and Sales & Marketing Intercontinental departments will be merged under the leadership… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Growth and Investment in the Caribbean

Commitment by IHG and owners drives multi-brand expansion and renovations ATLANTA – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading, global hotel companies, today announced renovation plans for upscale and resort properties in key Caribbean markets, alongside recent additions to the region’s existing hotels. Owner and franchisee community continues to demonstrate confidence… Read the full press release

Launch of Edition 2 of the European ATM Master Plan at EUROCONTROL

European ATM Master Plan

Brussels, Belgium – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new and totally updated electronic version of the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan was launched yesterday at EUROCONTROL. For the first time, all stakeholders will be able to access the content of the Plan in an interactive and dynamic manner, and visualise it in the context of… Read the full press release

Todd F. Temperly Appointed General Manager Of The Marquette

Today, Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Todd F. Temperly as general manager of The Marquette. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Todd F. Temperly as general manager of  The Marquette. Temperly will oversee the day-to-day operations of this full-service Minneapolis hotel and will report directly to Hilton Worldwide Area Vice President, Thomas Loughlin. “Todd’s long-standing career with Hilton Worldwide and his experience in… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS APPOINTS PATRICK GANNON CHIEF OF AIRPORT POLICE

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced the appointment of law-enforcement veteran Patrick Gannon as Chief of LAWA’s Airport Police Division. Chief Gannon will be responsible for law enforcement and security at Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports, as well as at LAWA’s aviation-related… Read the full press release

Oman Air to Host IAAIA Conference in Muscat

Oman Air to Host IAAIA Conference in Muscat

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is hosting the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Airline Internal Auditors (IAAIA). The IAAIA Annual Conference will be held at the luxurious Shangri-La Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat from 14th – 17th October 2012. The Conference… Read the full press release

FLYBE SCOOPS TWO TOP ‘AIRLINE OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS

General Manager of Market Development at Flybe Andrea Hayes and Flybe Regional Sales Manager Ken Harrower pictured holding the 'Airline of the Year for the UK & Ireland' Award

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the biggest operator at George Best Belfast City Airport, has won two top travel industry awards, being named ‘Airline of the Year for the UK & Ireland’ in this year’s Travel Agents Choice Awards; and scooped the ‘Best UK Domestic Airline’ accolade at the Northern Ireland Travel and… Read the full press release

Notice of emergency simulation exercise at O.R. Tambo International Airport

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of O. R. Tambo International Airport’s preparedness for aviation and other emergency situations the airport will be embarking on an emergency simulation exercise this morning. The airport therefore wishes to advise media to expect reports of an emergency situation at the airport. While you are welcome to engage with the… Read the full press release

Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast

Redmond, Wash., 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. The call will feature Steve Singh, chairman and chief executive officer, Rajeev Singh,… Read the full press release

EVEN™ Hotels Announces First Property Signing

Wellness Brand Will Fill Unmet Demand for Healthier Travel in New York City ATLANTA,  2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —  IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announces the signing of the first EVEN™ Hotels property which will be located in New York City, with ownership group CWC, Inc. The IHG managed hotel will be located at… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC announces Third Quarter Americas RevPAR Growth at Annual Conference for Hotel Owners

2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Hotels Group’s (“IHG”) annual conference for hotel owners in the Americas region commences today.  Details of revenue per available room (RevPAR) for IHG’s brands in the US and Americas for July, August and September 2012, for the third quarter 2012 and for the nine month period to 30 September 2012 will… Read the full press release

Wolfgang Puck’s Expert Team at Hotel Bel-Air Introduces Mixology, Wine and Culinary Classes

Wolfgang Puck’s Expert Team at Hotel Bel-Air Introduces Mixology, Wine and Culinary Classes

2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — From shaking the perfect martini to perfecting risotto, Wolfgang Puck’s team at his signature, namesake restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and the popular Bar at Hotel Bel-Air will share their expertise on everything food and beverage related in new, how-to-classes offered at Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Bel-Air. Participants will learn the art… Read the full press release

Oman Air’s Sales Teams Gather in Muscat

Oman Air's Sales Teams Gather in Muscat

2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air’s international sales teams gathered at the airline’s Muscat base recently for a series of meetings which reviewed progress over the course of 2012 and agreed targets for future activity, particularly during the peak winter tourism period. The meetings took place between 30th September and 8th October and were held at… Read the full press release

Travelport Comments on IATA’s NDC (New Distribution Capability) Following 2012 IATA World Passenger Symposium

Travelport Comments on IATA’s NDC (New Distribution Capability) Following 2012 IATA World Passenger Symposium

Atlanta, 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport welcomes open engagement with IATA on its New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative to ensure an effective and efficient method for delivering supplier content to all participants in the travel supply chain. In this regard, Travelport has consistently maintained that standards are an important aspect of the technology landscape in that they… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Appoints Leroy Browne As General Manager Of Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Leroy Browne as general manager of the 418-room Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton Worldwide Brings Barbados Talent to the Island of Trinidad MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Leroy Browne as general manager of the 418-room Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre. Browne, a Barbados native, has been acting as interim general manager at Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre since August… Read the full press release

Konstantin Goriainov Named General Manager Of Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya

Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya announced the appointment of Konstantin Goriainov as the general manager of the hotel. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

MOSCOW – 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya announced the appointment of Konstantin Goriainov as the general manager of the hotel. In his new role, Konstantin will oversee all areas of the distinguished 273-room hotel, which is the first Hilton property in Russia. Most recently, Konstantin Goriainov held the position of general manager at two… Read the full press release

FLY OFF TO MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL AND KUALA LUMPUR WITH AIR FRANCE NEXT SUMMER

2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France is continuing the development of its international long-haul network, the most extensive in the world, with two new destinations in summer 2013: Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). “With these two new routes, Air France is offering its customers greater choice and additional flight opportunities alongside existing services operated… Read the full press release

Best staff in rail recognised at Heathrow Express

The Heathrow Express team has been recognised as being among the best in the railway industry at the Rail Staff Awards hosted at the ICC in Birmingham on Saturday night 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Heathrow Express team has been recognised as being among the best in the railway industry at the Rail Staff Awards hosted… Read the full press release

Advocacy, collaboration to be discussed at Governor’s Conference on Tourism Dec. 4-5

CARSON CITY, Nev. — 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism professionals will gather to discuss industry advocacy, international visitation and collaboration at the Nevada Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Dec. 4-5 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. Keynote speakers are Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, and Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and current… Read the full press release

CAREER TAKE-OFF FOR HEATHROW CLASS OF 2012

Heathrow Academy Graduation

2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow Airport is celebrating the Class of 2012, after holding its 7th annual Retail Academy graduation ceremony. The event brings together candidates who have completed retail or customer service apprenticeships at Heathrow with the employers that have help make the programme a success and so far this year 300 candidates have been… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson hosts South African aviation officials

ATLANTA – 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials met today with South African delegates interested in learning how the world’s busiest airport plans for growth while managing daily operations in conjunction with other aviation agencies. Representatives of Hartsfield-Jackson, Delta Air Lines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection discussed the… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport calls for balanced aviation policy

Government urged to encourage use of existing airport capacity outside London  2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport has responded to the Government’s consultation on its Draft Aviation Policy Framework with five recommendations which would deliver real benefits for airports in the regions, the wider economy and passengers across the country. The Draft Framework was published by… Read the full press release

AMFORHT IN ROMANIA

AMFORHT IN ROMANIA

2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Our President Philippe FRANCOIS has accepted to attend and participate to the 4th European Congress of Rural Tourism from Saturday 06 to Wednesday 10 October in Romania. More than 300 persons from 23 countries attended the 2 full days. Philippe held the microphone 3 times : official inception speech in the morning –… Read the full press release

Jonathan Tisch Live on CNBC – Thursday, October 18, 2012

2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts sits down with CNBC to discuss boosting US Tourism, the visa waiver program and more, live from the New York Stock Exchange. Click here to watch the interview: Jonathan Tisch live on CNBC ###

Competitive intelligence: tourism big hitters look to carve out more territory

Competitive intelligence: tourism big hitters look to carve out more territory

Hobbits hog the headlines as Canada’s rivals dream of further success in the latest global update 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers are dreamers, looking to turn their fantasies into their next trip. CTC News has separated fact from fiction to keep the Canadian tourism industry informed of overseas ambitions. Gathering the information is a painstaking process,… Read the full press release