Abu Dhabi International Airport Starts the Year with 19.6% Passenger Growth in January

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013-02-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today released the first traffic report of the year for Abu Dhabi International Airport. The report that covers the month of January indicated a double digit increase of a 19.6% growth in passenger traffic, compared to the same month last year. The report… Read the full press release

FirstGroup Helps Ensure No-one Faces Cancer Alone by Donating more than £225k Ad Space to Support New Macmillan Campaign

2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aberdeen buses will hit the road this week to help Macmillan Cancer Support reach out to the 7,000* people living with a cancer diagnosis in the city and help ensure no one faces cancer alone as FirstGroup donates significant advertising space to support the charity’s new ‘Not Alone’ campaign. The number of… Read the full press release

Andrew Abram Appointed General Manager of Raffles Dubai

2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Peter French, President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, announces the appointment of Andrew Abram as General Manager of Raffles Dubai. Mr. Abram takes up his new role from 20 January 2013. Peter French says, “I am delighted to welcome Andrew into the Raffles family. He has extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry,… Read the full press release

Make Your Next Meeting A Smart Meeting With Rendezvous Hospitality Group Plus Have The Chance To Win A Trip To Singapore – Now That Would Be Smart!

2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has launched a range of Smart Meeting Hot Offers available across their entire hotel portfolio. With 13 hotels in 10 locations across Asia Pacific and with special Conference Day and Residential Package rates on offer along with a number of value added options and discounts, there is sure… Read the full press release

Newquay Cornwall Airport: £60m fund to accelerate Enterprise Zone infrastructure

2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership welcomes today’s launch of the Enterprise Zone Infrastructure Fund by the Department of Communities and Local Government. The £60m fund is being targeted at Enterprise Zones which have real short term growth potential and is aimed at unlocking key infrastructure projects. Aerohub @ Newquay… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Applauds TSA PreCheck Reaching Milestone of 40 Airports

Washington, D.C., 2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Statement by Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, regarding today’s announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that PreCheck, a trusted traveler program, has expanded to Austin-Bergstrom International, Cleveland Hopkins International, Memphis International, Nashville International and Raleigh-Durham International airports: “We are thrilled to see PreCheck expand… Read the full press release


Cites Need for Industry to Support Student Scholarships 2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Harry Javer has been named chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) Fund Development Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Annual Giving campaign, the group’s primary fundraising vehicle. Javer is founder and president of The Conference Bureau and the co-founder… Read the full press release

Iberia pone en marcha un plan para ofrecer alternativas a los clientes afectados por la huelga

En iberia.com están ya publicados los listados de vuelos cancelados para los días 4, 5, 6, 7 y 8 de marzo. La compañía ha flexibilizado las tarifas para facilitar los cambios o reembolsos a los clientes afectados por las cancelaciones. Los clientes que hayan adquirido sus billetes a través de agencias de viajes, deben ponerse… Read the full press release

GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announces Finalists for the Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2013

Award for Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs Alexandria, VA, 2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the finalists in contention for the first Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit to Define and Advance the ‘Complete Visitor Economy’

Bangkok, 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy will gather for the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013. Confirmed speakers include Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, UNWTO; Gloria Guevara, Former Secretary of Tourism, Mexico; Lothar Pehl, Senior VP Operations and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Abid Butt, CEO, Banyan… Read the full press release


2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France today (20 February 2013)  signed a set of decisions with the three cabin crew unions (SNPNC, UNAC and UNSA) which will give rise to a new collective cabin crew agreement before 15 March 2013. This set of decisions for cabin crew, as for ground staff and pilots, is based on… Read the full press release

Camiel Eurlings Appointed KLM President & CEO

2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Based on a decision taken by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ Supervisory Board on Wednesday, Camiel Eurlings is appointed President & CEO effective 1 July 2013. He will succeed Peter Hartman who has held this position since 1 April 2007. As of 1 July 2013, KLM’s statutory Board of Managing Directors will then… Read the full press release

Executive Conference Center At Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Receives Prestigious Certification

International Association of Conference Centers Approves Area’s Premier Meeting Facility TUCSON, Ariz., 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort today announced that its 11,000 square-foot contemporary conference center received the coveted approval from the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). Only select conference centers that meet stringent quality standards and provide… Read the full press release

Airport bus set to boost Bath business

2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new bus service between Bristol Airport and Bath has been welcomed by the organisation representing businesses in the city. The Bath Bus Company announced its plans to commence an hourly service from 24 March at the recent annual forum for members of Bath Tourism Plus, where the news was warmly received…. Read the full press release

Aer Lingus and JetBlue Airways announce code-share agreement

Agreement includes connecting East Coast flights to/from New York’s JFK and Boston’s Logan International Airport  2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus and JetBlue Airways today announced a code-share agreement, expanding the current interline partnership between the carriers’ two networks at New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport as well as Boston’s Logan International airport. The two… Read the full press release

SAS continues to achieve world-class punctuality

2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, continues to achieve world-class punctuality. According to independent source FlightStats, 87.91% of all SAS flights landed on time in 2012. This puts SAS in second place in the “Major European Airlines” category and in third place in “Major International Airlines”. StarAlliancewas also in second place in the new “AirlineAlliance”… Read the full press release

Manal Kelig Joins the Adventure Travel Trade Association as Executive Director of Middle East and North Africa

Seattle, WA., 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) announced today that Ms. Manal Kelig, an expert in community development and tourism in the Middle East and Northern Africa, has joined the ATTA global team. Over the last three years the ATTA has created executive director positions in targeted regions across the globe in order to… Read the full press release

Hilton Palacio del Rio Appoints Bethany Reese As Sales Manager

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Zachry Hospitality today announced appointment of Bethany Reese as sales manager at Hilton Palacio del Rio. TJ Pritchard, director of sales, Hilton Palacio del Rio said, “Bethany’s role will be to maintain the hotel’s position in the Texas association and convention market. Her well rounded experience includes sales, catering… Read the full press release

Massport Board Approves Billion Dollar Capital Program

Five Year Plan Funds 341 Projects, Supports 7,887 Jobs BOSTON, 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today approved a rolling five-year program of more than $1 billion to fund 341 projects as part of the Authority’s fiscal year 2013 – 2017 comprehensive financial plan of capital improvements. “Each year, this is one of the most… Read the full press release

Swissport International Ltd. reports 10% revenue growth in 2012

Zurich, 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation industry, is reporting total revenue of CHF 1.9 billion for the year 2012. This represents a 10% increase in revenue compared to 2011 which is reinforcing the market leading position of the company. The results… Read the full press release

Amadeus mid office partnership makes a splash in Australian market

2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, has today announced a strategic partnership with Dolphin Dynamics, as the latest addition to Amadeus’ comprehensive mid and back office offering in Australia and New Zealand, alongside Travelog, Tramada®, VTO and Amadeus Agency Manager. The partnership agreement sees Amadeus offer pre-sales, training… Read the full press release

PATA Appoints Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator

Bangkok, 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ms Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator, effective February 22, 2013. Mr Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO said: “I am delighted to welcome Ms Daniela Wagner to the PATA family. Her long and relevant career experience will add value as we build the PATA… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes ICAO agreement on new aircraft CO2 and noise standards

2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes progress made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) at their 9th Meeting on 4-15 February in Montreal. Agreement was reached within CAEP on a new aeroplane CO2 certification requirement, as well as a new global noise standard that… Read the full press release

Jay Miller Named Director of Golf at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

New director is 17-year resident of Costa Rica, 8-yearFour Seasons veteran, tropical turfgrass specialist and award-winning conservationist. 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jay Miller has been promoted to Director of Golf at Four SeasonsResort Costa Rica. He was previously Director of Golf Operations at the Resort since the opening of the Arnold Palmer signature golf course in 2005. “We are grateful… Read the full press release


2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa’s nine airports provide vital connectivity, accessibility and location benefits for air cargo links between South Africa, Africa and rest of the world Johannesburg, 21 February 2013 – Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is showcasing its unique connectivity attributes at the Air Cargo Africa exhibition and conference taking place… Read the full press release

airberlin records profit in 2012

Positive operating result (EBIT) of EUR 70.2 million – an improvement of more than EUR 300 million over the previous year Net profit of EUR 6.8 million Group revenue of EUR 4.31 billion, capacity utilization increased from 78.21 to 79.80 per cent, Yield improved by 7.7 per cent to EUR 120.05 “Shape & Size” efficiency… Read the full press release

The ATPI Group and Travelport extend long-term partnership

Langley, UK, 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading business travel and events company, the ATPI Group, has confirmed a substantial contract extension with Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry. The partnership between the two businesses allows the ATPI Group access to Travelport’s travel booking technology in a multitude of countries.  Travelport is now the… Read the full press release

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Unveils $30 Million Guest Room Redesign

Washington, DC, 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW,  announced the completion of the redesign of its 807 guest rooms and suites, a 30 million dollar investment by its owners, Sunstone Hotels.   Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:… Read the full press release

Heathrow to pilot new noise insulation scheme

Heathrow is to trial a new noise insulation scheme, designed to provide more effective and tailored assistance for people affected by aircraft noise. 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The ‘Quieter Homes Initiative’ has been developed following a consultation about the existing noise insulation schemes on offer and research into schemes offered by other major airports around the… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Launches 2013 “Travel Blitz”

Grassroots initiative will coordinate travel supporters to engage Members of Congress and reveal travel’s deep economic impact in communities nationwide Washington, D.C., 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Elected officials across the country will hear of travel’s broad and significant economic contributions thanks to a new program the U.S. Travel Association is launching called Travel Blitz. “Those of… Read the full press release