Annual “Open Day” in Gherardesca Park at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Annual "Open Day" in Gherardesca Park at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

5th annual Open Day on December 16 supports the Istituto degli Innocenti Florence, Italy – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — It is one of the most longed-for events of the pre-Christmas period: the wonderful Gherardesca Park, an integral part of Four SeasonsHotel Firenze, will be open to the public and, in particular, to children of all ages. On December 16, 2012… Read the full press release

Jet Airways inducts state of the art ATR 72-600 aircraft to enhance regional connectivity

MUMBAI, 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced the planned induction of five new state-of-the-art ATR 72-600 series aircraft into their fleet. The ATR 72-600 series will commence their flight between December 2012 and March 2013. The ATR 72- 600 series aircraft comes equipped with the latest avionics technology and will… Read the full press release

The Board of Directors of JSC “AEROFLOT”

Moscow,2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot” Board of Directors ordinary meeting was held today chaired by Kirill Androsov. The Board of Directors considered the project of operating and financial activities plan of JSC “Aeroflot” standalone including capital expenditure plan of JSC “Aeroflot” for 2013. In the forthcoming year the leading Russian carrier is determined to preserve… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Ocala

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 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala located at 3601 SW 38th Avenue. Credit: Hampton Hotels

101-room property brings Hamptonality to Florida OCALA, Fla. – 2012-12-07 — /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 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala located at 3601 SW 38th Avenue. “Hampton… Read the full press release

Iberia vuelve a convocar a los sindicatos para sentarse a negociar y evitar la huelga

El próximo día 7, la compañía ha programado diferentes reuniones con las comisiones negociadoras de los convenios colectivos de tierra y TCP, con el Comité de Huelga, y con SEPLA. Ayer la compañía se reunió también con el comité de huelga, sin llegar a un acuerdo sobre los servicios mínimos.  Madrid, 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia ha… Read the full press release

Successful 13th Full Scale Emergency Exercise At Bahrain International Airport

Successful 13th Full Scale Emergency Exercise At Bahrain International Airport

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rescue and emergency services and operations ran smoothly as Bahrain International Airport (BIA) carried out a full scale emergency exercise on Tuesday 4th of DEC 2012 South East of the runway. The drill was a tough test for the emergency capabilities and rescue services at BIA, putting the comprehensive Airport Emergency Plan… Read the full press release

Premier Dining, Retail Coming to New Tom Bradley International Terminal $1.5B development to feature celebrated local and global brands

Los Angeles – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Westfield today reached an important milestone in the Los Angeles International Airport modernization by unveiling the more than 60 premier dining and luxury retail shops – including 22 local L.A. brands – coming to the New Tom Bradley International… Read the full press release

easyJet announce two new routes from Liverpool

easyJet announce two new routes from Liverpool

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced two new routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA), with services to Nantes and Newquay starting in Summer 2013. Flights go on sale today with Newquay becoming easyJet’s fourth domestic route from JLA, alongside Belfast, the Isle of Man and Jersey, while Nantes becomes the… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Start International Franchise Network

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings announced today that for the first time in its more than 55-year history, the company is franchising its Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand and is appointing Guerin Car Rental Solutions as a franchisee in Portugal. “While this may be the first franchising agreement for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, it won’t be the… Read the full press release

ABTA to Encourage Consumers to “Look for the Logo”

Marketing campaign will focus on educating consumers about the benefits of booking with an ABTA Member 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the peak booking season approaching ABTA is launching a new marketing campaign with the aim of educating consumers about the benefits of booking with an ABTA Member and reminding them to look for the logo… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn Opens in Toronto

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 92-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto/Brampton located at 8710 The Gore Road in Brampton. Credit: Hampton Hotels

92-room property brings Hamptonality to Ontario TORONTO – 2012-12-07 — /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 92-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto/Brampton located at 8710 The Gore Road in Brampton…. Read the full press release

Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club Unveils Mural Restoration to Commemorate 20th Re-Opening Anniversary

Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club Unveils Mural Restoration to Commemorate 20th Re-Opening Anniversary

Artists Robert Schott & Tom Stovall Logged Over 600 Man Hours to Bring the Original 1925 Paintings Back to Life St. Petersburg, FL – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club re-opened in 1992 fully restored and returned to its rightful state of glory. To mark… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes Budget 2013 measures

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chairman of the Shannon Airport Aviation Business Development Task Force, Rose Hynes, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Finance, Mr Michael Noonan, TD, in the budget of his intention to put in place measures which will assist in anchoring the aviation industry in Ireland. Said Ms Hynes:  “Minister Noonan’s… Read the full press release

ALLEGIANT TO BEGIN NONSTOP, LOW COST SERVICE BETWEEN PUNTA GORDA AND TOLEDO EXPRESS – INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES STARTING AT $89.99

Allegiant has announced today that it will begin to offer new nonstop, low cost weekly service between Toledo Express Airport and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) starting February 16, 2013. Fares are starting as low as $89.99* one-way. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will hold a press conference this morning at 11 a.m. to discuss the… Read the full press release

“New Germanwings” to become Europe’s most modern airline with à la carte travel

New Best, Smart and Basic fare products in Economy Class/Launch of new brand and service concept on 1 July 2013 Cologne/Bonn – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — German budget airline Germanwings is set to revolutionise the European low-cost market. In the future it will offer the highest value airline product in this segment in Europe. On 1… Read the full press release

CTC, Competitive intelligence: keeping surveillance on the international tourism marketplace

CTC, Competitive intelligence: keeping surveillance on the international tourism marketplace

007 turns his sights on boosting traveller numbers, while the competition for Chinese tourism dollars heats up again 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Assessing your rivals’ strengths and slip-ups plays a big part in planning tourism marketing activities to keep Canada ahead of the game. Like a master of international espionage, CTC News has gone behind the… Read the full press release

Travelport: Servicing the Digital Leisure Traveller

Global survey provides insights into leisure travellers, technology and trends and how leisure travel agencies can engage further with customers Langley, UK – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today released the findings of an international survey providing insight into how digital leisure travellers plan and book their trips:… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches Budapest – Tel Aviv flight

Wizz Air launches Budapest – Tel Aviv flight

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air launched its new Budapest-Tel Aviv flight this afternoon, with 175 passengers on board its Airbus A 320. József Váradi, the CEO of Wizz Air, Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest Airport and Ilan Mor, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Hungary were on hand to… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Reports November 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for November 2012. For the month, Frontier’s load factor was flat at 88%. Frontier’s traffic decreased 9%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) on a 9% decrease in capacity to 1.0 billion available seat miles… Read the full press release

AIR FRANCE CELEBRATES THREE MILLION PASSENGERS ON ITS A380

AIR FRANCE CELEBRATES THREE MILLION PASSENGERS ON ITS A380

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France welcomed its three millionth passenger in on its Airbus A380.  To celebrate the occasion, Air France offered a special welcome to a passenger when she checked in yesterday for flight AF007 from New York- JFK to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Mrs. Aurelie Barthaux Naderzad, who was traveling in Economy, won two… Read the full press release

EASYJET LAUNCHES NEW ROUTE TO NEWQUAY FROM LONDON SOUTHEND AIRPORT

2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has announced today that it will be further expanding its route offering from London Southend Airport with a new service to Newquay, from Summer 2013 with seats on sale from today – Thursday 6 December. The new thrice weekly service which departs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays… Read the full press release

LA SAMANNA REOPENS IN ST.MARTIN WITH THE COMPLETION OF AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION PROJECT

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on the French side of St. Martin, La Samanna has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project. Revitalising its long-standing reputation as the ultimate luxury Caribbean destination, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as part of the redesigned main building,… Read the full press release

Amid the Setting of Jiang-Nan Chun, the “Dream of the Red Chamber” Unveils the Intricacies of Aristocracy, Romance and Beauty Secrets at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Chinese Chef Alan Chan

Guests are feted to a progressive menu jointly created by Chef Alan Chan and Restaurant Manager Ng Chong Kim Singapore – 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enthralled by the compelling insights of 18th century aristocracy and the vivid portrayal of cuisine in Cao Xue Qin’s Dream of the Red Chamber, Restaurant Manager Ng Chong Kim and Chef Alan Chan present a culinary… Read the full press release

Allegiant Announces Low-Cost Travel To Provo Utah

Flights will operate twice weekly PROVO, Utah, 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today new, nonstop jet service between Provo, Utah and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. beginning Feb. 15, 2013. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $49.99* one way. “We are pleased to announce… Read the full press release

Work begins on new lounge at Bristol Airport

Stylish design and extra space will appeal to business and leisure passengers  2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Work is underway on a £600,000 project to create a new lounge at Bristol Airport. Bearing the Aspire by Servisair brand, the new facility will see the current executive lounge relocated, resulting in a 50 per cent increase in space…. Read the full press release

Changes in the nomination committee for SAS AB

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in SAS AB on April 19, 2012, members of the Nomination Committee for SAS AB were appointed. Information about the Nomination Committee’s composition has previously been published through a media release and via the company’s homepage. SAS AB has been informed that SEB Fonder has significantly reduced… Read the full press release

Climate Counts Predicts Sunny Forecast for Marriott

Climate Counts Predicts Sunny Forecast for Marriott

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the third consecutive year, Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) was ranked #1 in the hotel sector by Climate Counts for its sustainable business practices.  Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change.  Climate Counts uses a 0-to-100 point scale and 22… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Wins International Diamond Prize for Excellence

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) on December 2, 2012 in Brussels. Ethiopian won the award for its commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement. Esayas Woldemariam, SVP Global Sales, received… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starting New Routes Early

Dallas/Fort Worth – Philadelphia and Dallas/Fort Worth – Minneapolis-St. Paul Starts April 4, 2013 Miramar, Florida, 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has moved up the start date for its new service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia and between Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The new daily nonstop service for both flights begins April… Read the full press release

Vermont Find Your Winter Wonderland in the Green Mountain State this January

MONTPELIER, Vt. – 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The month of January has indoor cultural events and outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s Official Winter Sports of skiing and riding, and all the revelry that surrounds them. Young Tradition Vermont Reunion Jan. 4 Burlington, Vt. Annual reunion of alumni of Young Tradition Vermont showcasing musical performances and dancers in… Read the full press release