airberlin, “We are working above the clouds at Christmas”

Thomas Schuster, pilot at airberlin, flies flight guests from Moscow to Berlin on the 24th of December.

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flying Home for Christmas – once again this year airberlin is flying thousands of flight guests home to their families and friends for the Christmas break. On 24th December 2012 alone, a total of 238 flights will take off, destined for and leaving from Germany. Whether they are flying to Oslo, New… Read the full press release

Capella Hotels and Resorts is Proud to Anounce That Its Resort in Cabo San Lucas Has Been Bestowed With AAA’S Five Diamond Award® – Capella Pedregal awarded AAA’s highest level of Diamond Ratings

ATLANTA, GA – 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr. Horst Schulze, CEO and Chairman of Capella Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce today that Capella’s Cabo San Lucas property, Capella Pedregal, has been honored with the coveted Five Diamond Award®, the highest level of rating for lodgings and restaurants administered by AAA. Situated on the side… Read the full press release

Travel is All the Rage at New Logan Art Exhibit

Travel is All the Rage at Boston Logan’s Newest Art Exhibit Terminal E display explores the use of design to transform travel through the age BOSTON – 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Design for travel is all around us whether we realize it or not. For decades, designers, artists and engineers have worked behind-the-scenes envisioning, planning and… Read the full press release

GBTA Commends Congress for Passing No-Hassle Flying Act

Alexandria, VA, 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, following the vote in the House on The No-Hassle Flying Act. The bill will give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the authority to waive baggage re-screening requirements when flyers enter the United States from one… Read the full press release

Marriott, A Legend Joins Travel Hall of Fame

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Executive Chairman Bill Marriott was inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame earlier this week, where he was recognized for creating opportunities for people around the world, and as a business and hospitality icon. Congratulations, Mr. Marriott! ###    [Pictured left is Mr. Marriott accepting the award and pictured right is Mr…. Read the full press release

SWISS names an A320 “Crans-Montana”

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — SWISS has just named one of its Airbus A320 (registration HB-IJN) after the resort of Crans-Montana. The symbolic ceremony held on Thursday underlines the company’s policy of reinforcing its presence in western Switzerland and at Geneva International Airport. Holger Hätty, Chief Commercial Officer at SWISS, hosted the ceremony together with Francis Tapparel,… Read the full press release

Marriott, Residence Inn Goes (adverb) with Mad Libs on Facebook

Marriott, Residence Inn Goes (adverb) with Mad Libs on Facebook

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Residence Inn by Marriott celebrates the holiday season, inviting Facebook fans to take a trip down memory lane with the new Travel Mad Libs application. In an exciting collaboration with Penguin Young Readers Group’s Mad Libs series, online enthusiasts can now create a series of fun, travel-inspired word games that will evoke a favorite… Read the full press release

Quieter aircraft land at Heathrow

Qatar Boeing 787

Heathrow’s commitment to reducing the impact of aircraft noise takes another step forward today with the start of the UK’s first scheduled Boeing 787 Dreamliner service. Qatar Airways is the first airline to operate the 787 at Heathrow and the move marks the first scheduled 787 service to a UK airport. It boasts a noise… Read the full press release

IHG Positions Senior Leadership in Asia

Simon Scoot

Singapore, 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG has added two senior leaders to Asia, highlighting the group’s focus on Asia as a major hub of growth. Having relocated from IHG’s headquarters in Denham, UK, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for the InterContinental brand, Simon Scoot will now helm the brand out of Asia in Bangkok, while… Read the full press release

JAL Lowers International Fare Fuel Surcharge for Tickets Issued between February and March 2013

TOKYO, 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise down the fuel surcharges applied on all international passenger tickets issued between February 1 and March 31, 2013 as detailed below. JAL sets fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Introduces ‘Deals and Destinations’ Windows 8 Travel App

SEATTLE — 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines today launched “Deals and Destinations,” a Windows 8 travel application that alerts fliers to airfare deals from their hometown and to cities where their friends live. The app is available for free in the Windows 8 Store and can be used on a variety of devices including tablets,… Read the full press release

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL GROUP CONFERS AWARDS ON HOTEL DIRECTORS

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL GROUP CONFERS AWARDS ON HOTEL DIRECTORS

Steigenberger Hotel Group confers awards on Hotel Directors 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Elisabeth Perwanger and Thomas Nixdorf have been named as the Steigenberger Hotel Group “General Managers of the Year”. Ms. Perwanger, Director of the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna and Area General Manager Austria, and Mr. Nixdorf, Director of the InterCityHotel in Hanover, both received their prizes at… Read the full press release

IHG signs third Holiday Inn property in Madrid

Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala to open in 2013 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced the signing of its third Holiday Inn hotel in Madrid, the Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala. Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala will open in April 2013, following a conversion from a… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports November 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida,  2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for November 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in November 2012 increased 28.1 percent versus November 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 30.9 percent. Load factor for November 2012 was 83.9 percent, a decrease of… Read the full press release

French Supreme Court issues unfavorable ruling in the French distribution tax case

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In its ruling issued on December 10, 2012, the French Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat) sharply reduced the entitlement to a refund of the “précompte” distribution tax paid by Accor in respect of 1999, 2000 and 2001. As a result, the Group will have to repay €149.7 million it received in 2007, along with the… Read the full press release

Replicon Unifies Time Tracking with Concur’s Travel and Expense Management Solution

San Mateo, Calif., 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Replicon, the global leader in cloud-based time tracking software is introducing a unified cloud-based travel, time and expense tracking offering  through a partnership with Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. The Replicon Concur Connect offering gives companies a seamless way to benefit from the unique time-saving… Read the full press release

Jersey, Seafish Café: A sustainable take on a traditional classic

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The latest addition to Liberty Wharf, brand new premium fish and chip restaurant and takeaway Seafish Café aims to reel in fish fans with tasty recipes using the freshest local and sustainable fish. Takeaways are raising the bar to tempt the tastebuds of today’s discerning diners, and Seafish Café is doing exactly… Read the full press release

VIA Rail and Robert Q offer 8 trips daily between Sarnia and Toronto

London, 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — VIA Rail Canada and Robert Q’s Airbus announced today the launch of a new partnership which will create 8 daily options between Sarnia, London and Toronto from Monday to Friday, and five on Saturdays and Sundays. This partnership will make regional transportation for residents of Southwestern Ontario easier. Robert Q now… Read the full press release

SSP Group Results for the year ended 30th September 2012

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — SSP Group, the leading dedicated operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations, announces its audited financial results for the year ended 30 September 2012. Financial and operational highlights Strong financial performance benefitting from continued recovery in global travel markets: Sales of £1.74bn, +3.2% (on a constant currency basis) Like-for-like sales… Read the full press release

Ryanair Board Changes

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair Holdings plc following its December Board meeting this morning (13 Dec) in London Stansted announced the following changes to the Board of Europe’s largest low fares airline, and the world’s favourite international scheduled passenger airline. 1. Klaus Kirchberger who joined the Board of Ryanair in September 2002 has indicated his wish… Read the full press release

Holiday Car Rental Reservations Up 25 Percent at Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Neighborhood Locations

Consumers Planning More Road Trips in Rental Vehicles to Celebrate Holidays with Family and Friends ST. LOUIS, Mo. – 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In anticipation of the AAA Christmas holiday travel announcement,  Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America’s largest rental car brand, reports today that advance reservations are currently up more than 25 percent over last year. This… Read the full press release

FROM SHIP TO HOTEL – NEW “MEET & CRUISE” CONFERENCE CONCEPT

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter is one of the hotels where guests can meet.

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Steigenberger Hotel Group and the cruise operator A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH are launching a new “Meet & Cruise” concept for meetings and incentive trips. The programme makes it possible to book cruises on the Rhine, Main and Danube in combination with events at selected Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and InterCityHotels. Since December… Read the full press release

Double 50th Openings Mark Major Milestone for Hotel Indigo® Brand

Award-Winning Boutique Hotel Brand Expands in London and New Orleans; 14 hotels added to global portfolio in 2012 LONDON, 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hotel Indigo®, IHG’s upscale boutique brand, will pass the 50th property milestone with the opening of two hotels in London and New Orleans, two cities renowned for their rich history and culture, making them… Read the full press release

Heathrow Terminal 2 – The new home of Star Alliance

Heathrow Airport allows all Star Alliance Carriers to move under one roof Star Alliance commends today’s announcement by Heathrow Airport to designate Terminal 2 as the new home for its member carriers serving one of the world’s most important international airports. “We are delighted by today’s decision, which gives the green light for creating a… Read the full press release

Vaasa Airport has new baggage facilities

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first stage of the Vaasa Airport renovation is ready. The renovated baggage facilities will be introduced on 13 December, just in time for the busy holiday season. Finavia launched the Vaasa Airport renovation project with the City of Vaasa and the Vaasa sub-region about three months ago. The goal is to… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Launches Recycling Program

DEAD SEA, Jordan – 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Driven by its commitment to build on Hilton Worldwide’s legacy of operating responsibly and making a positive impact on its business and communities, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center managed by Hilton, (“KHBTCC”), is extending its sustainability agenda by launching a property-wide recycling program. This activity adds to… Read the full press release

Enterprise rebrands Spanish ATESA and French Citer SA

Enterprise rebrands Spanish ATESA and French Citer SA

2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings has announced that it plans to rebrand Spanish ATESA and French Citer SA as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which will take effect on 1 February. This decision follows the group acquiring both of the companies in February this year as part of its growth strategy in Europe to develop an extensive network… Read the full press release

Marriott, Autograph Collection Blooms in Asia Pacific

Marriott, Autograph Collection Blooms in Asia Pacific

Indonesian President Yudhoyono Helps Open The Stones Hotel Legian, Bali Bali, 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The visit of the president of Indonesia to The Stones Hotel Legian, Bali, marks the official opening of this landmark property today. The opening of the hotel also marks the official launch of Autograph Collection into Asia. Autograph Collection is a lifestyle… Read the full press release

OAKWOOD WORLDWIDE® POSITIONS COMPANY TO ADDRESS CORPORATE HOUSING INDUSTRY’S GLOBAL GROWTH

Corporate Housing Provider Announces Expanded Global Leadership LOS ANGELES – 2012-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, is pleased to announce organizational changes designed to offer improved in-region expertise and deliver customized solutions that meet the needs of its customers in the rapidly evolving global business environment. The new… Read the full press release

Ryanair Announces New Krakow Base (No 53)

31 ROUTES (4 NEW ROUTES) & 1.6m PAX P.A. AT RYANAIR’S 2nd POLISH BASE 2012-12-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (12 Dec) announced it would open its 53rd base and 2nd in Poland at Krakow in April 2013 with two-based aircraft and unveiled 4 new routes (31 in total), to/from Dortmund,… Read the full press release