Travel Guard® – 2012 In Review & 2013 Travel Predictions

2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Welcome to the December edition of TRAVEL GUARD UPDATE, a monthly review designed to provide you with up-to-date information on the latest travel trends. This month, we polled travel agents to learn about trends that shaped travel in 2012, and their predictions moving into 2013. We’ll also touch upon New Year’s resolutions and… Read the full press release

DAVID CAMPBELL APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING FOR ROSEWOOD BEIJING

2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Joining the executive committee led by Marc Brugger, Managing Director of Rosewood Beijing, David Campbell has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing to drive the pre- and post-opening momentum of the first China property of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, opening Summer 2013. Mr. Campbell has worked in Asia for more… Read the full press release

Heathrow, Publication of Investor Report

Northern runway and tower

Update for investors Publication of Investor Report Heathrow Funding Limited Heathrow Finance plc 2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — On behalf of Heathrow Airport Limited, Stansted Airport Limited, Heathrow Express Operating Company Limited, Heathrow (AH) Limited and Heathrow (SP) Limited, LHR Airports Limited (as Security Group Agent) is today distributing an Investor Report to various parties pursuant to… Read the full press release

VIVANTA BY TAJ – MADIKERI, COORG OPENS – DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF A RAINFOREST

VIVANTA BY TAJ - MADIKERI, COORG OPENS - DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF A RAINFOREST

2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg. Adding to the rapidly expanding Vivanta portfolio, this hotel is the 25th property to open since the brand was launched in 2010.   Situated at an altitude of 4000 ft. within 180 acres of subtropical… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Receives Perfect Score On Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality” Parsippany, N.J. – 2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has announced it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Right’s Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), and is recognized by… Read the full press release

The Holiday Inn® Brand Ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates Second Year in a Row

ATLANTA – 2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, is honored to announce that the Holiday Inn brand ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Full Service Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power and Associates’ annual North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM for… Read the full press release

STAGECOACH ANNOUNCES SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT UK BUS DIVISION

2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stagecoach today (18 December 2012) announced a series of appointments at its UK Bus division as preparations continue for Robert Montgomery to take up the post of Managing Director at the business unit next year. Robert Montgomery, Deputy Managing Director, Stagecoach UK Bus, is scheduled to take over the running of the… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Debuts Hotel In Lima, Peru With Opening Of Hilton Lima Miraflores

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the new-build 207-room Hilton Lima Miraflores – the company’s first managed hotel in Peru and its flagship brand’s first Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

First Hilton Worldwide Managed Hotel in Peru Welcomes Guests with Special Introductory Offer LIMA, Peru and MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the new-build 207-room Hilton Lima Miraflores – the company’s first managed hotel in Peru and its flagship brand’s first Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country…. Read the full press release

Travelport appoints new distributor in Morocco

Alternative GDS provider now available in the region giving customers choice Casablanca, Morocco, 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the appointment of Global Solutions Travel as its new distributor in Morocco. Under the terms of the new agreement, Global Solutions Travel will have exclusive rights to… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR ADDS 2 NEW BERGEN ROUTES

2 NEW LOW-FARE ROUTES TO POZNAN AND RIGA 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced two new routes from Bergen to Poznan in Poland and Riga in Latvia. These two routes will initially operate two days per week each and start operating in spring 2013…. Read the full press release

PSAC Fails to Meet its Obligations under Essential Services Agreement

PSAC’s continual refusal to abide by the Essential Services Agreement resulted to flight disruptions over the weekend  ST. JOHN’S, NL – 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — PSAC has once again failed to meet its obligations under the Essential Services Agreement during the most recent snow event and contributed to a number of flight delays and cancellations over… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International signs a third hotel for Innside by Meliá in Madrid (Spain)

• The new hotel will open in 2014 and will be housed within the fully renovated Hotel Suecia, keeping the name of the old hotel and retaining all the charm of the Madrid of the Austrians • The company had recently announced the launch of the brand in Spain with the opening of two other… Read the full press release

RAK Airways increases frequency to Abu Dhabi to daily flights

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — In October, RAK Airways made history as the first UAE national carrier to operate domestic flights into the capital. The route has proved popular with passengers and so the airline has made the decision to fly daily effective 11 December 2012. Says Mr. John Brayford, CEO of RAK Airways, ‘We believe in… Read the full press release

SIA To Make Network Adjustments In Northern Summer Schedule

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines will be increasing frequency to points in Australia, Asia and Europe during the Northern Summer operating season (31 March 2013 – 26 October 2013) to cater to growing demand in select markets. A fourth daily service will be operated to Melbourne, up from the current three flights per day, while… Read the full press release

flydubai celebrates opening of Sharjah Travel Shop

flydubai celebrates opening of Sharjah Travel Shop

flydubai celebrates opening of new flydubai Travel Shops in the Northern Emirates with partner Sharjah National Travel & Tourist Agency Dubai, UAE – 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, was joined by Sharjah National Travel & Tourist Agency (SNTTA) today to celebrate the opening of the new flydubai Travel Shops in both Sharjah and… Read the full press release

easyJet to fly from Newquay for the first time

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyjet, the South West’s largest airline, has announced that it will operate flights from Newquay Cornwall Airport for the first time in its history. The airline will operate six services per week to Liverpool and London Southend from Summer 2013 with tickets now on sale. easyJet expects to attract over 20,000 passengers… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR MOVES ALL CHRISTMAS FLIGHTS FROM MODLIN TO WARSAW CHOPIN

PASSENGERS SHOULD NOT BE DISRUPTED BY LACK OF ILS IN MODLIN 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following weeks of continual distruption at Warsaw Modlin Airport, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today has taken the unprecedented decision to move all its Christmas operations from midnight 17th December until midnight 6th January… Read the full press release

Brand new A330 aircraft “L.Kantorovitch” was set in operation by Aeroflot

MOSCOW, 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — On December 17, 2012 Aeroflot took delivery of A330-300 airplane made by Airbus. The aircraft is named in honor of Leonid V. Kantorovitch, a prominent Russian mathematician, economist and one of linear programming inventors. Now Aeroflot fleet counts 22 A330 family long haul aircraft. «L.Kantorovitch» A330 is one of eleven A330-300 ordered by Aeroflot from Airbus in 2010. All A330-300 aircraft are received by Aeroflot directly… Read the full press release

Acuerdo de Iberia con los representantes sindicales del 93 por ciento de la plantilla

Compañía y los representantes sindicales reunidos en el SIMA negociarán hasta el 31 de enero los términos del Plan de Transformación y futuro de la empresa. Ambas partes han acordado ampliar dicho plan hasta 2017. Madrid, 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia y los representantes de los trabajadores de tierra y TCP, el 93 por ciento de la… Read the full press release

Ryanair To Carry Over 3m Passengers This Christmas & New Year

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 Dec) announced it will carry over 3m passengers between 20th Dec and 7th Jan, with ‘flying home for Christmas’ passengers up by over 100,000 on last Christmas, setting a new record for Ryanair’s festive flights. Extra flights on ski routes to Grenoble, Salzburg and… Read the full press release

Marriott is “Where, I Belong”

Marriott is “Where, I Belong”

New Technologies to Make the Job Search Easier 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International is making it easier for job seekers to find employment at its thousands of hotels and businesses worldwide. Today, Marriott launched the new “Marriott, Where I Belong” campaign. The campaign features real associates and highlights what it feels like to work for… Read the full press release

CAA announces decision in Aer Lingus Heathrow complaint case

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published its decision on a complaint made by Aer Lingus about landing charges for small aircraft and charges on airlines for passengers on domestic and Irish flights at Heathrow Airport. The CAA has found that while Heathrow’s landing charges discriminate by not reflecting that… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes Aeromexico

Heathrow welcomes Aeromexico

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aeromexico has celebrated the launch of its first flight between Heathrow and Mexico City (MEX), one of the eight largest emerging markets in the world. The Boeing 767 aircraft arrived into Heathrow from MEX as flight AM007 on Saturday before departing on its schedule from the UK at 22:25 GMT. Aeromexico, a… Read the full press release

Hilton Los Angeles Airport Announces $30 Million Dollar Guest Room Renovation

"The renovation will add the sophisticated yet warm, relaxing touches that are so important to our travelers," said Grant Coonley, general manager, Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Guest Room Renovation Expected to Be Completed by January 5, 2013 LOS ANGELES – 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — “The renovation will add the sophisticated yet warm, relaxing touches that are so important to our travelers,” said Grant Coonley, general manager, Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The redesign of all guest rooms feature stylish touches such as new,… Read the full press release

Travelport Agent of the Future Announced

Sydney, Australia, 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced the 2012 Agent of the Future. Rajina Almeida from Bankstown TAFE in New South Wales has been recognised as Australasia’s most outstanding travel and tourism student from more than 60 tertiary colleges in Australia and New Zealand that offer… Read the full press release

Marriott Strengthens Focus on the Caribbean and Latin America by Naming First-Ever Regional President

Marriott Strengthens Focus on the Caribbean and Latin America by Naming First-Ever Regional President

2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Company cites strong local economies, growing middle class and an uptick in travel to and from the region as reasons for increased interest. Recognizing the increasing importance of the Caribbean and Latin America as a destination and source market for its portfolio of hotels, Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) has named company veteran Craig… Read the full press release

IND to offer electronics recycling on Dec. 12

INDIANAPOLIS – 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Dec. 12, airport-based employees and nearby residents need look no farther than the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to free up space in basements, garages, attics, and other storage areas. In partnership with RecycleForce, a local, nonprofit recycling services organization, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is hosting Electronics Recycling Day (see attached list… Read the full press release

TWENTY AIRPORT POLICE CADETS GRADUATE LAPD CADET ACADEMY

Los Angeles, California – 2012-12-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Twenty Los Angeles Airport Police cadets, ranging in ages 13 to 19, will graduate from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Cadet Academy Program.  The cadets will be sworn in during a ceremony beginning 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center, 3400… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport receives communication award

Oslo Airport receives communication award

2012-12-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oslo Airport was named “Newsroom of the Year for public enterprises and organisations” by Mynewsdesk For the third year in a row, Mynewsdesk announced the newsroom of the year in Norway. Oslo Airport was nominated in the public enterprises and organisations category, along with contenders such as the National Museum for Art,… Read the full press release

DHL moves to Budapest Airport Business Park

DHL moves to Budapest Airport Business Park

2012-12-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL and one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, will move to the new Airport Business Park development area offered by Budapest Airport. DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight will have both their offices and… Read the full press release