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

CHANGES TO THE AIR FRANCE GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — As from 1 January 2013, Air France will introduce its new organization, in line with the announced schedule, in an aim to place the customer at the heart of its strategy and restore the Company’s competitiveness. This new organization is structured around eight business lines: long-haul, medium-haul at Paris-CDG, Paris-Orly and French… Read the full press release

Hilton Petaling Jaya Appoints Peter Webster As General Manager

Hilton Petaling Jaya has appointed Peter Webster as general manager. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Petaling Jaya has appointed Peter Webster as general manager. Peter is responsible for the operations and performance of the Hotel and its team of over 400 employees. “I am excited to welcome Peter Webster to Hilton Petaling Jaya. He brings to us more than 17 years of… Read the full press release

EASYJET PUTS FIRST EVER SCHEDULED MANCHESTER – MOSCOW FLIGHTS ON SALE FROM TODAY WITH PRICES FROM £47.49 ONE WAY

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced the first ever scheduled flights between Manchester and Moscow will go on sale today with fares starting from as little as £47.49 one way*. easyJet will operate four flights each way a week from 28 March. Paul Simmons, UK Director for easyJet, commented: “We… Read the full press release

Corsica specialist announces new flight to Corsica

Corsica specialist announces new flight to Corsica

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading tour operator to Corsica announces its decision to launch a new flight service from Bristol to Bastia (North East Corsica) for summer 2013. Corsican Places will offer the service for 13 weeks from June 23rd through to September, chartering the airline bmi regional. This new flight will provide holidaymakers… Read the full press release

India Bags three World Travel Awards

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — India has bagged three prestigious awards from World Travel Awards (WTA). These are: World’s Leading Destination – India, World’s Leading Tourist Board – Incredible India and World’s Leading Tourist Attraction – Taj Mahal. Union Tourism Minister Sh. K. Chiranjeevi received these awards here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Tourism Minister… Read the full press release

QATAR EXECUTIVE RECEIVES EUROPEAN AIR SAFETY AGENCY CERTIFICATION APPROVAL FOR ITS MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN DOHA

Qatar Executive Hangar at Doha International Airport

Corporate Jet Provides Maintenance Operations To Enhance Customer Support For Challenger And Global Aircraft Qatar Airways’ Private Jet Offers Maintenance & Repair Services To Bombardier Operators From Europe And Middle East Doha, QATAR – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways’ private jet division Qatar Executive has received a European Air Safety Agency (EASA)certification approval to provide… Read the full press release

Macau Day held at annual congress of Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies

Portuguese and Macau officials watch Dragon Dance exhibition at the Macau Day

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 38th National Congress of the Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies (APAVT) was held December 6 to 9, at the Portuguese historical city of Coimbra, with a Day dedicated to Macau, under the partnership with APAVT as Favorite Destination for 2012. Among the promotions activities organized by Macau Government Tourist Office to… Read the full press release

UNWTO, International tourism hits one billion

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — One billion tourists have travelled the world in 2012, marking a new record for international tourism – a sector that accounts for one in every 12 jobs and 30% of the world’s services exports. On the symbolic arrival date of the one-billionth tourist (13 December 2012), UNWTO revealed the actions tourists can… Read the full press release

JAL Group Reports Traffic Forecast for 2013 New Year Vacation Period

TOKYO,  2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The JAL Group (JAL) estimates a total of 401,928 passengers traveling on its international flights during the Japanese New Year vacation period from December 21, 2012 to January 6, 2013 based on current reservation figures. This is 10.2% more than the number of people who traveled to and from Japan during… Read the full press release

Hilton Orlando Appoints Gino Marasco As Director Of Sales

Gino Marasco has been named Hilton Orlando’s new director of sales according to Doug Gehret, the hotel’s general manager.

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gino Marasco has been named Hilton Orlando’s new director of sales according to Doug Gehret, the hotel’s general manager. Marasco will lead the sales efforts for the 1417-room Hilton Orlando which has twice been the winner of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate “Connie Award”. Recipients of this award, named after Conrad Hilton the company’s… Read the full press release

Philadelphia Launches Initiative Aimed At Increasing International Visitation And Global Business Opportunities

PHL – Modern Renaissance City: Unique Open Source Destination Marketing Venture Enlists Regional Partners PHILADELPHIA, 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — In a major effort aimed at strengthening Philadelphia’s positioning for global business attraction, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia, has undertaken a marketing initiative designed… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Appoints Chairs of State Tourism Directors, Destinations & Attractions Councils

Washington, D.C. – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association announced at its recent Board of Directors meeting the appointments of John Edman, Barbara Steinfeld and Marilyn Hannes as chairs of the association’s National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD), Destinations Council and National Council of Attractions, respectively. John Edman is the director of Explore… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Hawaii Named Top Four Hotels in Hawaii in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Gold List – The World’s Best Places to Stay

Four Seasons Resort Maui

Resorts celebrate with exceptional value promotions through 2013 Hawaii, Maui, U.S.A. – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resorts Hawaii were named the top four hotels in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler in the 2013 Gold List – The World’s Best Places to Stay. All four resorts scored above 93 points out of a possible 100. The annual Gold List is… Read the full press release

Third Quarter 2012 Hotel Performance Shows Healthy Growth Across Online Channels

NEW YORK— 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Third quarter hotel industry performance continued to strengthen with Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) up 3.4 percent in comparison to the previous year, according to data from the TravelClick North American Distribution Review (NADR; Fourth Quarter 2012). The NADR aggregates hotel bookings by channel for the transient segment which includes individual… Read the full press release

Sofia Airport, Count of passengers on scheduled domestic flights increased twice in November

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Sofia Airport, Count of passengers on scheduled domestic flights increased twice in November Passengers The count of passengers on scheduled domestic flights at Sofia Airport increased twice in November.12 517passengersflew to Varna and Burgas as compared to 5 985 for the same month last year. Over 218 000 passengers flew on… Read the full press release

Doha International Airport To Host ACI Europe And ACI Asia Pacific Airport

Executive Vice President of Doha International Airport Patrick Muller, pictured right, receives a traditional Dutch plate from Jos Nijhuis of Schiphol Amsterdam signifying the handover of the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange to Doha International Airport. The three-day event will take place November 18 – 20, 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre and is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from around the world.

Key Aviation Event To Take Place In Qatari Capital Doha From November 18 – 20 Doha, QATAR – 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Doha International Airport, in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI), is delighted to announce the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange Conference will take place in the Qatari capital Doha next year. The three-day event, at… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for November 2012

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for November 2012 that show an increase in passenger numbers alongside a drop in capacity. For the third month in a row, cargo and mail tonnage showed an increase compared to the same month in 2011, but was some way… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu Set to Open its Doors in Summer 2013

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu Set to Open its Doors in Summer 2013

First International Luxury Hospitality Brand to Enter Southwest China 2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announces that  The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, located in the heart of the capital of Sichuan province, will become the luxury hotel operator’s first flag in Southwest China, when it opens in summer 2013. Sichuan is renowned globally as the… Read the full press release

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