San Antonio Recognized as a Destination Worth Visiting

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Antonio is widely known as a favorite vacation destination, with 28 million people visiting the city each year. The city’s rich culture and history, burgeoning culinary and cocktail scene, world-class hotels, resorts and meeting spaces, exciting attractions, unique events, affordability – and more – have received praise from established organizations and… Read the full press release

Travelport Enhances Mid Back Office Solution

CrossCheck Travel Enterprise v12.2 launched in Australia and New Zealand Sydney, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the release of CrossCheck Travel Enterprise (CCTE) v12.2. Travelport’s CCTE is a flexible, comprehensive and easy to use client management, fulfillment and financial management system, designed around the workflow… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. 2012 Fourth Quarter Results (Unaudited)

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fourth quarter passenger traffic at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport increased by 1.64% over the same period last year. “Our community’s new airport received a great deal of international attention this past quarter as a result of being named one of the World’s Most Stylish Airports,” said Barry Rempel, President and… Read the full press release

Travelport and Al Tayyar Travel Group join forces to drive developments in Saudi travel industry

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, UAE, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the travel industry, and Al Tayyar Travel group – one of the largest travel companies in Saudi Arabia – have strengthened their partnership with the signing of a new multi-year agreement, which will see Travelport expand its current business and enter… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Receives Honors for Thirty-Two Properties in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — An impressive 32 hotels within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. have been named award winners in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings. To qualify for this distinguished accolade, U.S. News & World Report identifies the best hotels using an unbiased methodology centered on three components: reputation among… Read the full press release

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Welcomes Indian Wedding Planners

PHUKET, Thailand, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand from Mumbai and Delhi, recently welcomed 12 wedding planners from India and introduced the group to the resort’s wedding facilities and amenities for Indian couples. Phuket is one of the leading destinations for Indian weddings, having received more… Read the full press release

British Airways – Flying High

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways has been given two prestigious awards in January, after being recognised for its responsible business ethic. The airline received the Business Travel Award 2013 for Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme and has been recognised for its leadership role in addressing its impact on deforestation by the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project…. Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Passkey join forces to streamline group reservations for meeting planners, hotels and event attendees

Waltham, MA, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions, the industry’s leading global hospitality technology company, and Passkey, the world’s leading provider of group reservation technologies, today announced a new connectivity that will allow group reservations booked through Passkey’s GroupMAX platform to be delivered to a hotel’s Property Management System (PMS) electronically via Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservation… Read the full press release

CTC teams up with Brewster to attract travel agents for training

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — International travel-trade pros get opportunity to improve their Canada knowledge and obtain member discounts. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has joined forces with Brewster to give its international army of travel agents more strings to their bows in selling Canada. Brewster has just rolled out a “private-label” version of CTC’s Canada Specialist Program… Read the full press release

New General Manager Appointed For Hilton Auckland And Hilton Lake Taupo

Roger Brantsma has been appointed as the new general manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Roger Brantsma as general manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo. With a career at Hilton Worldwide that spans more than 17 years, Roger… Read the full press release

Travelport enters into an agreement with one of the world’s largest online travel training companies

New reseller agreement makes the latest online GDS courses more accessible to both the travel trade and general public Langley, United Kingdom, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a significant new reseller relationship with OTT Group Ltd (OTT) that will see one of the world’s largest resources for… Read the full press release

RYANAIR – 3rd Quarter Results 2013

RYANAIR REPORTS Q3 PROFIT OF €18M (UP 21%) TRAFFIC UP 3%, AVG FARES UP 8% – F.Y. GUIDANCE RAISED TO €540M 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier today (Jan 28) announced Q3 profits of €18m, up €3m on last year despite an €81m increase in fuel costs. Revenues rose 15% to €969m as traffic… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Applauds Confirmation of Sen. John Kerry as U.S. Secretary of State

Washington, D.C., 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement on the confirmation of John Kerry as U.S. Secretary of State: “We congratulate Sen. John Kerry on his confirmation as Secretary of State. Sen. Kerry has long appreciated the value of travel as an economic and diplomatic… Read the full press release

Star Alliance opens new Lounge at Buenos Aires Ezeiza “Ministro Pistarini” International Airport

First Star Alliance Lounge in Latin America 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance and local ground handling company CrossRacer have opened a new lounge at Buenos Aires International Airport for the exclusive use of customers travelling on Star Alliance member carrier flights from the Argentine capital. First and Business Class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold… Read the full press release

San Antonio to Kick Off 64th Annual Stock Show & Rodeo

2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — From a cattle drive through historic downtown San Antonio to the always popular livestock show and carnival, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is an annual favorite expected to draw over one million attendees. Scheduled for February 7-24, this year’s rodeo features a musical line-up with performances by Toby Keith, Reba McEntire,… Read the full press release

Hilton San Francisco Financial District Welcomes New Executive Chef Steven Parker

SAN FRANCISCO, 2013-01-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton San Francisco Financial District welcomes Executive Chef Steven C. Parker. Chef Parker’s career mission centers on refining his superb culinary skills, and continuing his fearless experimentation. He grew up making pizza for the Parker family’s pizza parlor in Napa, starting at the early age of four. He completed his culinary… Read the full press release

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