Marriott Hotels & Resorts and WIRED Hosted an Evening of Music & Art to Entertain and Inspire

Marriott Hotels & Resorts and WIRED Hosted an Evening of Music & Art to Entertain and Inspire

An Evening of Innovative & Interactive Cultural Experiences with Critically Acclaimed Artist Todd McLellan and DJ KISS.    2012-12-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the signature brand of Marriott International, and WIRED, hosted Collective ReMix on Thursday, December 13, at the WIRED Store in New York City. Marriott Hotels & Resorts and WIRED curated… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara To Join The IRFU As Ryanair Advertises “The Worst Job In PR”

2012-12-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline, today (Dec 14th) announced that Stephen McNamara, after 4 years of being battered and abused by Michael O’Leary on one side and the European media on the other, has decided to pursue an easier life and will, in February next, join the IRFU as their Director of Communications…. Read the full press release

VisitEngland congratulates Yorkshire on Tour de France bid

2012-12-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — In reaction to Yorkshire winning the bid to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive James Berresford said: “Congratulations to Yorkshire on winning the bid to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014. This is a fantastic opportunity for Yorkshire and will showcase to… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn Opens in Limerick

95-room property brings Hamptonality to Pennsylvania LIMERICK, Pa. – 2012-12-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 95-room Hampton Inn Limerick located at 430 Linfield Trappe Road. “Hampton combines quality, innovation,… Read the full press release

St. Kitts and Nevis Demonstrates Global Leadership At Innovative Sustainable Tourism Awareness Forum

Forum Participants Identify and Develop Four Exciting New Sustainable Tourism Projects BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — In collaboration with Sustainable Travel International, the St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Tourism and International Transport convened the island nation’s first-ever Sustainable Tourism Awareness Forum in late November. The forum brought together nearly 50 representatives… Read the full press release

The Cabin crew Trade Union and Estonian Air have signed a Collective Agreement

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Estonian Air Cabin Crew Union (ESSA) and Estonian Air have signed a new Collective Agreement today which is valid up till the end of 2013. The provisions of the Collective Agreement are extended to all Employees of the Department of Cabin Crew of Estonian Air, regardless of their trade union membership. The… Read the full press release

Le Club Accorhotels goes mobile!

A new service for loyalty program members  2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — For its 10 million members, Le Club Accorhotels, the Accor Group’s loyalty program, is now available on FidMe and Passbook, two mobile cardholder applications that allow users to store all their loyalty cards on their mobile phones. FidMe, developed by Snapp, is available on all mobile operating… Read the full press release

Fifth DoubleTree by Hilton Opens In Turkey

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Turkey, in the Avcilar district of Istanbul. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton.

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar Becomes Upscale Brand’s Latest Istanbul Addition with Locations in the Historic Old Town, Moda on the Asian side, and now Avcilar. ISTANBUL – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Turkey, in the Avcilar district of Istanbul. DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul… Read the full press release

Copenhagen Airport, Much more space for intercontinental passengers

Copenhagen Airport, Much more space for intercontinental passengers

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — A DKK 255 million investment in 5,100 sqm of additional space at Copenhagen Airport’s Pier C has provided facilities for sustaining the current growth in intercontinental traffic to and from Denmark. The Danish Government is pleased with the expansion. When passengers from China, Russia, the United States and other non-EU member states… Read the full press release

Travelport and Sharaf Aviation Services Academy announce a pioneering new partnership

Dubai, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Sharaf Aviation Services Academy (SASA) – one of the leading providers of travel, cargo and aviation education in the Middle East – have announced a new partnership, which will see SASA become the first education facility in the Middle East to… Read the full press release

Hampton Hotels Tops Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® List for Third Consecutive Year

Hampton Hotels (www.hampton.com), the international brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced its number one ranking on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500® list for the third year in a row. Credit: Hampton Hotels

Brand Maintains No. 1 Spot Through Continued Growth, Stability and Passion Among Owners MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels (www.hampton.com), the international brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced its number one ranking on Entrepreneurmagazine’s annual Franchise 500® list for the third year in a… Read the full press release

Fairmont Announces New Resort on the Indonesian Island of Bali

Fairmont Bali Slated to Open 2016 Toronto,2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new development on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia scheduled to open in 2016. Perched on a ‘bukit’, or bluff, on the spectacular Balinese coastline with a spectacular and unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean, Fairmont Bali will offer… Read the full press release

Second Upscale Wyndham Hotel Opens In Costa Rica’s Capital

The 230-room Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Conference Center is located just steps from downtown San Jose and offers free wireless internet, on-site dining, three pools and some of the largest meeting space in Costa Rica.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the 230-key Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel & Conference Center in San José, Costa Rica, the second Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts property to open in the country’s capital… Read the full press release

JÖRG SCHIFFMANN THE NEW VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS STEIGENBERGER BUSINESS HOTELS

Jörg Schiffmann, Vice President Operations Steigenberger Business Hotels at Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts.

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jörg Schiffmann has been appointed new Vice President Operations Steigenberger Business Hotels at Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts. Since the middle of November, he has been in charge of the implementation of strategic measures to review performance and to secure and continue to develop operational standards in the 35 Business Hotels operated by Steigenberger… Read the full press release

IHG continues to expand in Germany: Group signs new franchise agreement

Contract for five hotels with Arcadia Hotel Hotelbetriebs GmbH Stuttgart 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has signed a franchise agreement with Arcadia Hotelbetriebs GmbH Stuttgart to develop five hotels in Germany and Austria, continuing the growth of its Holiday Inn Express brand. The new agreement with… Read the full press release

11,400 jobs set for take-off as £650m plans submitted for UK’s first ‘Airport City’ at Manchester Enterprise Zone

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manchester Airport’s parent company M.A.G has submitted plans for the £650 million development of a major new commercial location – including offices, hotels, manufacturing centres, retail outlets and leisure facilities – to attract global businesses to the North West, creating 11,400 jobs. Airport City Manchester is the core element of the Government designated… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International and the Chinese Greenland Group join forces to develop their presence in China and Europe

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Spanish hotel company Meliá Hotels International and the Greenland Group, one of the largest real estate group in China, have reached a strategic agreement today to join forces to pursue their growth internationally, inside and outside China, respectively. For Greenland Group, an immediate impact of the agreement will be… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES WARMS PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TORONTO WITH PARANG

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES WARMS PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TORONTO WITH PARANG

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers heading for the warmth of the Caribbean got an unexpected head-start at Pearson International Airport in Toronto when they were greeted, at the Caribbean Airlines check-in counter by the seasonal sounds of sweet Parang- a traditional musical favourite of the Southern Caribbean where Spanish roots run deep. Passengers checked in for… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines And Virgin America Sign Codeshare Agreement

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — From 19 December 2012, Singapore Airlines customers will be able to enjoy seamless travel to more cities in the United States through a codeshare agreement with Virgin America. Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ code to Virgin America-operated flights serving Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, San… Read the full press release

Jet Airways introduces Cash on Delivery

Book tickets online and pay cash later   Mumbai, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India s premier international airline, has announced the introduction of Cash on Delivery , an additional form of payment, exclusively on the airline’s website at www.jetairways.com. This convenient payment option allows guests to book their tickets online and pay by cash later…. Read the full press release

ANDAZ TOKYO TO OPEN IN 2014 AS FIRST ANDAZ HOTEL IN JAPAN

Tokyo launch unites Hyatt’s boutique-style brand with world-renowned Japanese hospitality CHICAGO,  2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Mori Building Co., Ltd. announced today that their affiliates have signed an agreement to launch Andaz Tokyo, the first Andaz hotel in Japan. When it opens in the summer of 2014, Andaz Tokyo will join… Read the full press release

AH&LA 2013 Events Offer Top-Tier Programming for Hotel Owners, Operators

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the national trade association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, today released its 2013 schedule of industry events, which includes investment conferences, fundraisers, and industry tradeshows. These events provide forums for members to network with top executives, stay engaged on key issues… Read the full press release

Nevada Tourism awards more than $500,000 in marketing grants to rural Nevada communities

CARSON CITY, Nev. — 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) awarded more than $500,000 in marketing grants to promote tourism in rural Nevada at today’s commission meeting, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced. In this grant cycle, NCOT funded a project to develop a mobile application for Virginia City as well as efforts… Read the full press release

Aeroflot celebrates one millionth passenger on Saint-Petersburg – Moscow route

MOSCOW, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — On December 12 Aeroflot has carried the one millionth passenger on Saint-Petersburg — Moscow route. Alexander Lebedev was a lucky flyer taking his SU13 flight from Saint-Petersburg Pulkovo airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo hub. He received a return ticket to any destination point in Europe from Aeroflot and a free certificate for visiting business lounge from Pulkovo airport authorities. In November 2012 the annual passenger… Read the full press release

Fraport Traffic Figures – November 2012

Airfreight Grows for the First Time This Year – Passenger Traffic Declines FRA, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fraport AG welcomed about 4.2 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base – down 2.7 percent compared to the same month last year. With the start of the Winter Timetable 2012/2013, the airlines implemented a wave of consolidation initiatives because they have… Read the full press release

CVG, Master Plan Information Session

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — CVG will hold its public information session on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Meeting Rooms 1-2, located at One West Rivercenter Blvd., in Covington, Ky.  Complimentary parking will be available across the street in the parking garage. The Master Plan Study is… Read the full press release

Major opportunities identified for Shannon Airport in new Irish Exporters Association Report

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chairperson of the Shannon Airport Aviation Business Development Task Force, Rose Hynes, has welcomed a range of recommendations for Shannon Airport included in a major new airfreight study for the country. Responding to the release today of the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) All-Island Airfreight Study, Ms Hynes said that the considerable… Read the full press release

Meet the leading women behing the grape at Dorchester Collection

Meet the leading women behing the grape at Dorchester Collection

Behind every great wine list is an even greater woman 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — At least that is the case for three of Dorchester Collection’s properties: 45 Park Lane, Le Meurice, and Hotel Principe di Savoia, whose head sommeliers are Vanessa Cinti, Estelle Touzet and Alessandra Veronesi respectively. Not only do these leading ladies provide expert… Read the full press release

ALLEGIANT’S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY – PRESS CONFERENCE AND “PACK YOUR BAGS” FLYAWAY CONTEST

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

Saturday, December 15, 2012 marks the seventh anniversary of Allegiant out of Toledo Express Airport. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will celebrate this success and thank Allegiant by hosting a press conference tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the airport terminal. TOLEDO, Ohio, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Saturday, December 15, 2012 marks the seventh anniversary of Allegiant… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport, Passenger growth surges in November

Oslo Airport, Passenger growth surges in November

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelling from Oslo Airport continues to climb. In November, 1,788,373 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport, an increase of 3.9% compared with last year. While the number of international passengers increased by 5.1%, domestic traffic grew by 2.8%. “We’re pleased to see the continuing growth of passenger numbers,” says Knut Stabæk, marketing manager… Read the full press release