CAA to accept online applications and payments for some approvals and renewals

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will soon offer online applications and provide payment options for certain services through secure online processes. As part of a major project to update and improve the way it handles applications, the CAA will begin accepting e-applications and payments, initially, for two services – Part 145 maintenance… Read the full press release

JOB FAIR AT ZOO ATLANTA

2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Apply for seasonal positions on Wednesday, January 30 WHO: It’s not spring yet, but the busiest season of the year for the city’s wildest workplace is just around the corner. Zoo Atlanta will host a Job Fair for seasonal positions on Wednesday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHAT: Available positions include cashiers,… Read the full press release

NEW WORLD HOTELS LAUNCHES ECO-FRIENDLY CHECK-IN

2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — New World Hotels has introduced a seamless check-in experience with the launch of an electronic signature service at the properties in Manila and Dalian.  Designed for optimum convenience, guests will save time waiting and queuing when checking in or out. The e-signature initiative improves front desk service through the use of tablets… Read the full press release

TOURISM VANCOUVER’S FLAGSHIP VISITOR CENTRE WELCOMES NEW NEIGHBOUR

Vancouver, BC, 2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the heels of last week’s announcement regarding the launch of Vancouver’s new Tourism Master Plan and process for the city, Tourism Vancouver is taking the next step to more fully engage visitors. The organization has temporarily closed its flagship Visitor Centre and major renovations are now underway that will lead… Read the full press release

Dusit Thani Manila: A Wise Hotel Choice For M.I.C.E. In The Philippines

Makati, Philippines, 2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Award-winning Dusit Thani Manila today offers more reasons to highly guarantee a successful Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition in the Philippines. Situated in the heart of the premiere financial district, located just 15 minutes away from the country’s major convention centers and 25 minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, right-at-the-doorstep shopping… Read the full press release

BX SOLUTIONS BEGINS EXPANSION SERVICE IN MIDWEST AND SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES

Toledo, OH, 2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and BX Solutions is pleased to announce the beginning of a new time definite trucking service connecting 31 markets in the Midwest and Southeast through its new hub operations located in Toledo, Chicago and Atlanta. This service offering specializes in airport-to-airport service using a combination of trusted… Read the full press release

Global Business Travel Association Announces Creation of GBTA Russia

GBTA Operates Across All Four BRIC Countries MOSCOW, 2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry — today announced the formation of a GBTA Russia chapter. The development of GBTA Russia means that the association now has activity and membership in all BRIC regions for the first… Read the full press release

International tourism to continue robust growth in 2013

2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Emerging economies (+4.1%) regained the lead over advanced economies (+3.6%), with Asia and the Pacific showing the strongest results. Growth is expected to continue in 2013 only slightly below the 2012 level… Read the full press release

JAL and Japan Post Cooperate to Offer Trial Express Mail Service (EMS) of Temperature-Sensitive Parcels to Taiwan and Singapore

TOKYO, 2013-01-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Japan Post Co., Ltd. (Japan Post) will begin cooperating to offer “Cool EMS*” – a new international speed post service of small, temperature-sensitive parcels from Japan to addresses in Taiwan and Singapore during this trial period of April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Japan is well-known for… Read the full press release

Design & Art Shows Scheduled at Palm Springs

Palm Springs, Calif., 2013-01-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — During Presidents’ Day Weekend and Modernism Week, thousands of art lovers and designers will be attending two shows taking place at the Palm Springs Convention Center to shop for vintage furniture, decorative arts, and to meet with artists and designers. Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Date: February 15-17, 2013 Location:… Read the full press release

DHL Express renews lease at Schiphol

2013-01-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — DHL Express has renewed its tenancy agreement at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by 10 years. Wouter van Benten (Managing Director of DHL Express) and André van den Berg (Director of Schiphol Real Estate) have signed the new agreement today. DHL Express has been located at Anchoragelaan at Schiphol Southeast since 2006, in a… Read the full press release

An East Boston Renaissance in the Making

City of Boston, Massport Announce First Large-Scale Residential Waterfront Development BOSTON, 2013-01-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today joined with Governor Deval Patrick, New Jersey-based developer Roseland, RBS Citizens and other elected officials and members of the East Boston community to celebrate the groundbreaking of Portside at Pier… Read the full press release

Dirk Burghartz Named General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Burghartz arrives in the nation’s Capital with more than 20 years of hospitality experience. 2013-01-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dirk Burghartz is appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the city’s only hotel to be granted both the Forbes Five-Star and the AAA Five Diamond awards. Burghartz manages a staff of more than 450 employees who service… Read the full press release

CityZen Receives Prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for 2013

Hong Kong, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the seventh consecutive year, CityZen, the acclaimed signature restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., has been awarded the coveted American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five Diamond Award for 2013. The restaurant remains the only establishment to have earned this symbol of excellence in Washington, D.C. “This level of recognition is truly… Read the full press release

Chiranjeevi Welcomes Exclusion of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected area Regime for a Further Period of One Year

2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi has welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs relating to the exclusion of the entire area of the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order, 1958 for a further period of one year… Read the full press release

VISIT FLORIDA Announces Acquisition of Florida Huddle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Today, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – announced its acquisition of Florida Huddle. The event, which has been operating for 37 years, is the longest running travel trade show in Florida where suppliers from around the state meet directly with domestic and international buyers of travel… Read the full press release

New Holiday Inn Express® Philadelphia NE – Bensalem Opens Following Extensive Renovation

Hotel Just Minutes from Downtown Philadelphia Includes New Décor and Completely Remodeled Guest Rooms ATLANTA, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announces the recent opening of the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem following extensive renovations. Located at 1329 Bristol Pike, the hotel is centrally situated in suburban… Read the full press release

CENTRAL TERMINAL AREA CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO FURTHER IMPACT MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Construction continues on various projects in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – all part of the ongoing $4.1-billion airport modernization program. The latest impact to travelers will be the closure of the elevator on the west side of Parking Structure 4 facing the… Read the full press release

Precise navigation from space

2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin also starts satellite-based precision approaches in Salzburg airberlin is now the first German airline in Salzburg to use satellite-based precision approaches with its Boeing fleet in accordance with the RNP-AR procedure, thereby further developing its technical leadership role. Since January 2012, airberlin has been using the RNP-AR procedures for approaches and take-offs… Read the full press release

In 2012, Sheremetyevo Airport provided services to more than 26 mln passengers with 90% flight punctuality

2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has summarized its production performance for 2012. For the first time in its history, the Airport provided services to 26 million 188 thousand passengers, which is 16.1% more than in 2011. Passenger traffic on international air lines increased by 18.4%, amounting to 17 million 178 thousand passengers, and on domestic air lines — by 12%, amounting to 9 million 10 thousand passengers. In 2012, scheduled and charter… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

NEW YORK, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO): • Revenue of $37.0 million, up 5% year-over-year • Net income of $3.8 million, down 42% year-over-year • Earnings per share of $0.24, compared to $0.40 in the prior-year period • Cash flow from operations of $13.0 million Travelzoo Inc., a global Internet media company, today… Read the full press release

Passenger numbers grow for third year running at Bristol Airport

2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport have risen for the third successive year. The number of people passing through the terminal was up 2.8 per cent compared to the previous year, making Bristol the only airport in the UK’s top ten to see growth each year since the end of 2009.* A total… Read the full press release

Interview with Ibrahim Gülcan, head of airberlin’s crisis team, on the German police security service providers’ strike at Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports

2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Interview with Ibrahim Gülcan, head of airberlin’s crisis team, on the German police security service providers’ strike at Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports Mr Gülcan, was airberlin able to prepare for the strike? We have followed the development of the pay dispute closely but the trade union wanted to hit flight operations hard… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to fly German Olympic team to Sochi

Partnership with German Olympic Sports Confederation extended by four years 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is to remain a partner of the German Olympic team for a further four years. The agreement extending the partnership was signed during a personal meeting between Thomas Bach, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), and Christoph Franz, Chairman… Read the full press release

Content From Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Travels a More Cost-Efficient Path to Travelport’s GDS Platforms Via XML Supplier Link Technology

Atlanta, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces the completion of an advanced interface between Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s central  reservations system, Curtis-C and Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS).  By implementing Travelport Hotel XML Supplier Link technology, Carlson Rezidor now transmits its content directly to Travelport’s Worldspan™, Galileo™… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions Launches Private Label Chain Code for Park Hotel Group

Travel agents receive an 18 percent commission on GDS promotional rates through Feb. 28 SINGAPORE, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a global technology company serving the hospitality industry, today announced that one of Asia-Pacific’s best hospitality groups, Park Hotel Group, has chosen Sabre Hospitality Solutions to launch its private label Global Distribution System (GDS)… Read the full press release

Midcounties Co-operative Travel announced as latest ATOL accredited body

2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced Midcounties Co-operative Travel as the latest accredited body under the ATOL financial protection scheme. Under reforms introduced by the Government in April 2012, members of accredited bodies can sell ATOL protected holidays without having their own ATOL. Membership of an accredited body may… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: keeping Canada’s tourism rivals under close scrutiny

Seoul tourism goes Gangnam Style, while Downton Abbey proves a big draw upstairs—and downstairs—for the UK. 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marketers everywhere love viral videos. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is no stranger to their power, with 500,000 people viewing “Canada. Shared by Canadians” within seven days of its release on YouTube. CTC News is back… Read the full press release

Travelport announces full content agreement with Virgin Australia

Sydney, 2013-01-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a new full content agreement with Virgin Australia (VA).   Under the new agreement, Travelport-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Virgin Australia’s full published inventory, including both public and private fares. The new agreement takes immediate effect. The addition of… Read the full press release

Robin Kiely Promoted To Ryanair Head Of Communications

SEARCH FOR NEW APPRENTICE BEGINS! NEW MEDIA WEBSITE TO BE LAUNCHED 2013-01-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (23 Jan) announced that after considering over 75 applicants, it has appointed Robin Kiely as its new Head of Communications (from 1 Feb) following an extensive recruitment process. A former journalist, Robin (31 –… Read the full press release