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

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