Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

CHICAGO, 2013-02-14 — / — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) today reported fourth quarter 2012 financial results as follows: Adjusted EBITDA was $147 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $143 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 2.8%. Net income attributable to Hyatt was $16 million,… Read the full press release


Provides data on state lodging taxes and tax collections 2013-02-14 — / — The 2012 Lodging Tax Study, commissioned to provide current information on state lodging tax structures, total lodging tax collections, and lodging taxes in the largest cities, has been released by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF).  The study was funded by… Read the full press release

Iberia pone en marcha un plan de contingencia para atender a todos sus clientes durante la huelga

La compañía ha flexibilizado las tarifas para facilitar los cambios o reembolsos a los clientes afectados por estas jornadas de huelga. También ha alcanzado acuerdos de protección de clientes con numerosas compañías aéreas, para disponer de más alternativas para los clientes. Durante los próximos días la compañía española comunicará el listado de vuelos de las… Read the full press release

Reckitt Benckiser to move to WTC Schiphol Airport

2013-02-14 — / — Reckitt Benckiser and WTC Schiphol Airport signed a long-term lease for office space at WTC Schiphol. A leading manufacturer of home cleaning, healthcare and personal care products, Reckitt Benckiser will be establishing its European and North American headquarters here. The company is renting a total of 2,560 m2 of office space in… Read the full press release

The airline world is in need of new business models – Experts discuss change in aviation at the Hamburg Aviation Conference

2013-02-14 — / — Michael Eggenschwiler, Chief Executive Officer of Hamburg Airport, is certain that “the world of the established airline is in need of new business models.” Many traditional airlines, including Lufthansa and Air France, are already looking for new ways of commercially viable operation and are launching low-cost subsidiaries for the short and medium-haul… Read the full press release

New deal for London Gatwick better for passengers and airlines

Gatwick puts forward a new seven-year ‘Contracts & Commitments’ framework to replace the current system of regulation The new deal will deliver better outcomes for airlines and passengers in terms of the quality of airport facilities, service levels and price Gatwick proposes to keep up the pace of change with a further £1 billion investment… Read the full press release

Buyers Expect Better Year for Business Travel, but Rising Rates and Tough Negotiations Loom

Big Jumps Anticipated for International Airfares and Hotel Rates Alexandria, VA,  2013-02-14 — / — Companies in North America are more optimistic about business travel in 2013 but also bracing for higher travel costs only partially offset by modest budget increases.  Hotels, airlines and meetings venues will capitalize on growing demand to wield more power in… Read the full press release

Ministry of Tourism uploads two Sound and Light shows on you tube: First Tourism Authority in the World to do So

2013-02-13 — / — The entire 58 minute sound and light show at Red Fort, Delhi is now available for free viewing on You Tube. This has been done on the directions of Shri K Chiranjeevi, Union Minister for Tourism. The Minister had last month directed that the audio tracks of all 23 sound and light… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines и JAL открывают совместные рейсы

S7 Airlines и JAL открывают совместные рейсы

2013-02-13 — / — S7 Airlines и авиакомпания Japan Airlines (JAL) заключили код-шеринговое соглашение, предусматривающее выполнение совместных рейсов из России в ключевые города Японии. Теперь пассажиры S7 Airlines, путешествующие рейсами авиакомпании из Хабаровска и Владивостока в Токио (аэропорт Нарита), смогут с удобной стыковкой добраться в пять крупных городов Японии – Саппоро, Нагоя, Осака, Фукуока и Окинава. Совместные… Read the full press release

Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi Is Now Open

Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi Is Now Open

Official blessing and inauguration held by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on Christmas Day Geneva, 2013-02-13 — / — Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand, Kempinski, has reinforced its commitment to India by launching its first independently managed hotel in the commercial district of Shadara in East Delhi – Kempinski Ambience Delhi. The Buddhist spiritual leader and… Read the full press release


New InterCityHotel in Ingolstadt

2013-02-13 — / — At the end of 2013, a new InterCityHotel will be opening its doors in Ingolstadt in Bavaria, an important centre of the German automobile industry. The hotel will be located close to the city’s main railway station and will offer 144 rooms of the latest InterCityHotel design generation, each of which will be at… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Lavasa to open in Mugaon, India by 2015

Lavasa (District Pune), 2013-02-13 — / — Lavasa Corporation recently signed an agreement with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms to open Holiday Inn at Mugaon, the second town under development at Lavasa. Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon, a 200-room mid-scale hotel is expected to open by 2015. Lavasa, India’s first planned hill… Read the full press release

Iberia presenta a los representantes sindicales un ERE para 3.807 empleados y un Plan de Acompañamiento Social

En los términos que recoge la legislación laboral vigente. Dicho expediente se negociará con los sindicatos durante los próximos 30 días. La compañía ha presentado también un Plan de Acompañamiento Social, que contempla reducciones salariales, congelaciones, medidas de productividad y de flexibilidad. Iberia ha perdido más de 850 millones de euros entre 2008 y septiembre… Read the full press release

South African Airways Certified as a 4-Star Airline for 11 Years in a Row

SAA Chairperson meets unions, staff Johannesburg, 2013-02-13 — / — Acting SAA Chairperson, Ms Dudu Myeni, today met the airline’s management teams and union representatives to share with them the progress that is being made by the group as it works closely with the shareholder to deliver a winning long-term strategy for the airline. Ms Myeni… Read the full press release

Aero Club selects Travelport in Russia

Russia’s leading travel management company focuses on future growth Moscow, Russia, 2013-02-13 — / — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Aero Club, Russia’s leading travel management company (TMC), have today announced that the TMC will move part of their business to the Travelport platform.  As part of this agreement, Aero Club… Read the full press release

Sofia Airport Extends the Pier of Terminal 2

2013-02-13 — / — Sofia Airport launched construction works on the extension of the T2 Pier. The reconstruction will lengthen this facility northwards by approximately 6 m. The event was attended by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications -Ivaylo Moskovski, the Deputy Minister of Interior – Dimitar Dimitrov, the Executive Director of Bulgaria Air – Captain Yanko Georgiev, the Manager of АТ Engineering 2000 – Iliyan Terziev, and MPs. Minister… Read the full press release

Driving ATM Improvements, Delivering the Single European Sky

Madrid – 2013-02-12 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for action to improve air traffic management (ATM) efficiency and costs, put forward key objectives for a better-performing global ATM system, and set out a vision for achieving the goals of the long-delayed Single European Sky (SES). “It is time for action on… Read the full press release

Searidge Surface Surveillance Solution Selected for Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

MADRID, Spain. 2013-02-12 — / — World ATM Congress, Stand #826 – Searidge Technologies, provider of intelligent video solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports, announced that their ATC-grade video system and intelligent video platform, IntelliDAR™ have been selected to enhance Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower situational awareness at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International… Read the full press release

The Personal Touch: New Task Force Leader Shares Plans for the Future of Spa at Four Seasons

Simon Casson

Simon Casson talks trends and innovation, plus details of a new global spa promotion Corporate – 2013-02-12 — / — When Simon Casson refers to the personal touch, he’s talking about more than his leadership style, or even the literal interaction between spa therapist and client. “What sets Four Seasons Spas apart is a sense of caring and the intuitive… Read the full press release


24 stations re-accredited with Secure Station status Passenger satisfaction with safety and security continues to grow 2013-02-12 — / — Passengers using South West Trains have been given a further boost after 24 more locations on the network were re-accredited with Secure Station status, taking the total number with the nationally recognised safety mark to more… Read the full press release

India and Japan to Strengthen Cooperation in Tourism Sector

2013-02-12 — / — India and Japan have resolved to strengthen cooperation in tourism sector.  This was decided at a meeting between the visiting Japanese Senior Vice-Minister of Tourism, Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama and Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi here today. It was also decided that both the countries will identify areas for working together and explore new opportunities in tourism sector especially in… Read the full press release


2013-02-12 — / — G6 Hospitality, one of the nation’s largest owner/operators of economy lodging, under the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, announces the opening of 63 locations in 2012, all under franchise contracts. The latest openings include 57 Motel 6 and six Studio 6 properties, with a room count of more than 5,100. “We… Read the full press release


Members receive savings through soap, bottled amenities recycling 2013-02-12 — / — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has joined forces with Clean the World Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that collects and recycles used soap and bottled amenities from hotels, to offer AH&LA members an exclusive additional five percent discount per room. More than… Read the full press release

Ryanair increases Sun flights this summer from Shannon

2013-02-12 — / — Tuesday, 11 February 2013:  Shannon Airport has today welcomed the decision by Ryanair to add extra flights to both its Palma and Malaga services during the peak summer months in a further indication of the return to growth at the airport. The extra Ryanair flights are the latest addition to Shannon’s European summer sun… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport takes measures following incident with unaccompanied minor

2013-02-12 — / — Brussels Airport takes additional measures regarding access control to the non-public area of the airport following the incident with an unaccompanied minor who travelled to Malaga last Friday. Together with the competent authorities, Brussels Airport will investigate whether additional security measures are required, in terms of infrastructure as well as procedures. In… Read the full press release

bmi regional takes off with new Bristol to Hamburg route

bmi regional takes off with new Bristol to Hamburg route

Inaugural flight marks airline’s continued network expansion into mainland Europe  2013-02-12 — / — bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual airline, will today (Monday, February 11th) welcome a delegation of business leaders from across South West and South Wales on the inaugural flight of the new Bristol to Hamburg route. With thousands of bookings made since… Read the full press release

Responsible growth and accessibility to be at the heart of tourism development says President of Uruguay accepting the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism

Montevideo – Madrid, 2013-02-12 — / — The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, underscored the need to place responsibility and accessibility at the center of any tourism development. President Mujica stressed the importance of responsible tourism when presented the UNWTO / World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Travel and Tourism. By accepting the Open… Read the full press release

Jeffrey N. Shane appointed IATA General Counsel

Geneva – 2013-02-12 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announces the appointment of Jeffrey N. Shane as General Counsel. Shane will begin working with the Association from 2 April 2013 and will be based at its headquarters in Montreal. Shane joins IATA from the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP where he… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces £3bn of new private-sector investment in UK infrastructure

T2 Construction

2013-02-12 — / — Heathrow today announced £3 billion of investment in Heathrow airport in addition to the £11bn that has been invested since 2003. The announcement forms part of the airport’s business plan for ‘Q6’ – the regulatory period which covers 2014-2019 – and it represents one of the largest private-sector investments in UK infrastructure…. Read the full press release

Horizon Air Passenger Service Agents Ratify Three-Year Contract

Agreement covers employees in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. SEATTLE — 2013-02-12 — / — Horizon Air passenger service agents in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., who are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers, have ratified a new three-year contract. All of the 44 agents at the two airports who participated in the ratification vote approved the contract,… Read the full press release