Kenya Airways to convert its Boeing 737-300 Passenger Jets into Freighters

The aircraft will complement the Boeing 747-400 Safari Connection Freighter NAIROBI, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kenya Airways has announced that it will convert four of its Boeing B737-300 passenger jets into freighters as it ramps up its cargo unit to meet surging cargo transportation demand across Africa and beyond. The first two of these aircraft are… Read the full press release

KEMMONS WILSON FAMILY RECEIVES HOSPITALITY HERITAGE AWARD

Washington, D.C., 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) presented members of the Kemmons Wilson family with the Hospitality Heritage Award on October 23, in Orlando. Considered one of the lodging industry’s most prestigious honors, the award acknowledges the family’s remarkable leadership and commitment to the hospitality industry and their community… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines entrará a formar parte de oneworld el próximo 1 de febrero

Su incorporación permitirá ampliar la red de la alianza en el Sudeste asiático con 14 nuevos destinos y un país más. Madrid, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines se convertirá en miembro de pleno derecho de oneworld a partir del 1 de febrero de 2013. La incorporación de Malaysia Airlines permitirá ampliar de forma sustancial la red de la alianza… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. Third Quarter Results

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — “We are pleased to note the continued growth of passengers and revenues throughout the quarter.” said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA). “Critical to our revenue diversification strategies, the third quarter included the announcement of important airport campus developments, continuing our contribution to community by leveraging assets… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport, important news about the winter timetable

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — When the clocks change on Sunday 28 October 2012, the winter timetable at Zurich Airport will also go into effect and be valid until 30 March 2013. There are several new developments in the airport’s attractive route network. Swiss International Air Lines (LX) From 29 November 2012 to 5 May 2013 SWISS… Read the full press release

Leading Mexican tourism companies and associations commit to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics

Madrid, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fourteen of Mexico’s major tourism companies and associations have signed commitments to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, joining the growing number of private sector players that have pledged to promote and implement the values of responsible and sustainable tourism as championed by the Code (Campeche, Mexico, 24-25 October). The… Read the full press release

China market was Canada’s star performer in 2011

CTC’s latest Global Tourism Watch report examines the trends, motivations and barriers to Canada travel around the world. 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The long-haul travel market was buffeted by many different factors in 2011. Political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, the Tōhuku earthquake and tsunami in Japan combined with continuing economic troubles, exchange… Read the full press release

Travelport Appoints New Vice President and Regional Managing Director for Asia-Pacific

Seasoned business leader Patrick Andres to spearhead commercial operations in the region Langley, UK and Singapore, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced the appointment of seasoned travel and hospitality industry leader Patrick Andres as its new Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific region. Andres… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld on 1 February 2013

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines will become a full member of oneworld® with effect from Friday 1 February 2013, adding one of commercial aviation’s most frequent award winners to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. The national airline of Malaysia received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Qantas, which is sponsoring its… Read the full press release

THE RESORT AT PAWS UP APPOINTS STEPHEN BEAUMONT AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Greenough, Montana, 2012-10-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stephen Beaumont, a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of The Resort at Paws Up, Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort. Situated on 37,000 acres of Montana wilderness, Paws Up is known for its abundance of outdoor adventures, gourmet culinary experiences and unique accommodations… Read the full press release

Philadelphia Welcomes Lori Andrews, Leading Expert On Fast-Changing Landscapes Of Health, Law And Social Media

Philadelphia, PA, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau(PCVB), will host an invitation-only event to connect life sciences and hospitality professionals with guest speaker Lori Andrews, JD, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology…. Read the full press release

Global Diversity Specialist Nicole Johnson-Reece To Join Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau As Executive Director, Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a nationwide search, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB) today announced Nicole Johnson-Reece as the new executive director of the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the PCVB responsible for increasing Philadelphia’s share of the multicultural meetings, conventions and tourism markets. “Nicole possesses stellar leadership… Read the full press release

FirstGroup’s Shared Services Achieves Investors In People Bronze Status

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Staff at First Shared Services (FSS), the financial processing centre for Aberdeen based FirstGroup, were celebrating this month.  Not only were they re-accredited with the celebrated Investors in People (IIP) status, but they were also awarded the IIP Bronze standard. FSS Controller Richard Emslie said: “We firmly believe that our people are… Read the full press release

DoubleTree by Hilton and the New Tropicana Las Vegas Announce Strategic Partnership

DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the Las Vegas Strip after an almost 14-year absence. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

Agreement Puts Hilton Worldwide Back on the Vegas Strip for the First Time in Almost 14 Years MCLEAN, Va., LAS VEGAS – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the… Read the full press release

Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a new flight simulator for the training of its pilots

Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a new flight simulator for the training of its pilots

After 20 years the Airline recovers the ability to train its pilots in their Country 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aerolineas Argentinas launched a second FFS (Full Flight Simulator) at its training centre in the industrial sector of Ezeiza. It is an FFS level “D” certified by the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), for training and teaching… Read the full press release

Hilton Naples Appoints Courtney Strong As Corporate Account Sales & Catering Manager

Hilton Naples today announced the appointment of Courtney Strong as corporate account sales & catering manager. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

NAPLES, Fla. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Naples today announced the appointment of Courtney Strong as corporate account sales & catering manager. Clark Hill, general manager, Hilton Naples, said, “Hilton Naples is fortunate that Courtney Strong will be assisting clients with their banquets, catering, and meetings needs. Ms. Strong exemplifies the Hilton Brand Promise by… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide And Silverbirch Announce Partnership To Expand Presence In Canada With Three-Hotel Deal

Pictured (left to right): Rob Palleschi, Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton; Steve Giblin, President and CEO, Silverbirch and Craig Mance, Senior Vice-President of North American Development, Hilton Worldwide. Credit: Hilton Worldwide.

Agreement includes first Home2 Suites by Hilton outside of the U.S. and two DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Edmonton and Regina MCLEAN, Va. and EDMONTON, AB – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts to build one new hotel and rebrand two additional hotels,  including the first Home2 Suites… Read the full press release

ABTA Statement on Bowen Travel

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA is aware of reports that coach operator Bowen Travel Group has applied to go into administration. Bowen Travel is a part of independent travel agents group Hays Travel, and a member of ABTA and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (with whom it is fully bonded). The company sells holidays on behalf… Read the full press release

Key management personnel changes at SWISS

SWISS has announced some important changes within its Commercial Division in both personnel and organizational terms. Markus Binkert, who is currently Head of Marketing, will succeed the long-serving Rudolf Schumacher as Head of Sales & Marketing Switzerland. The present Sales & Marketing Europe and Sales & Marketing Intercontinental departments will be merged under the leadership… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Growth and Investment in the Caribbean

Commitment by IHG and owners drives multi-brand expansion and renovations ATLANTA – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading, global hotel companies, today announced renovation plans for upscale and resort properties in key Caribbean markets, alongside recent additions to the region’s existing hotels. Owner and franchisee community continues to demonstrate confidence… Read the full press release

Launch of Edition 2 of the European ATM Master Plan at EUROCONTROL

European ATM Master Plan

Brussels, Belgium – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new and totally updated electronic version of the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan was launched yesterday at EUROCONTROL. For the first time, all stakeholders will be able to access the content of the Plan in an interactive and dynamic manner, and visualise it in the context of… Read the full press release

Todd F. Temperly Appointed General Manager Of The Marquette

Today, Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Todd F. Temperly as general manager of The Marquette. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Todd F. Temperly as general manager of  The Marquette. Temperly will oversee the day-to-day operations of this full-service Minneapolis hotel and will report directly to Hilton Worldwide Area Vice President, Thomas Loughlin. “Todd’s long-standing career with Hilton Worldwide and his experience in… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS APPOINTS PATRICK GANNON CHIEF OF AIRPORT POLICE

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced the appointment of law-enforcement veteran Patrick Gannon as Chief of LAWA’s Airport Police Division. Chief Gannon will be responsible for law enforcement and security at Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports, as well as at LAWA’s aviation-related… Read the full press release

Oman Air to Host IAAIA Conference in Muscat

Oman Air to Host IAAIA Conference in Muscat

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is hosting the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Airline Internal Auditors (IAAIA). The IAAIA Annual Conference will be held at the luxurious Shangri-La Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat from 14th – 17th October 2012. The Conference… Read the full press release

FLYBE SCOOPS TWO TOP ‘AIRLINE OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS

General Manager of Market Development at Flybe Andrea Hayes and Flybe Regional Sales Manager Ken Harrower pictured holding the 'Airline of the Year for the UK & Ireland' Award

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the biggest operator at George Best Belfast City Airport, has won two top travel industry awards, being named ‘Airline of the Year for the UK & Ireland’ in this year’s Travel Agents Choice Awards; and scooped the ‘Best UK Domestic Airline’ accolade at the Northern Ireland Travel and… Read the full press release

Notice of emergency simulation exercise at O.R. Tambo International Airport

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of O. R. Tambo International Airport’s preparedness for aviation and other emergency situations the airport will be embarking on an emergency simulation exercise this morning. The airport therefore wishes to advise media to expect reports of an emergency situation at the airport. While you are welcome to engage with the… Read the full press release

Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast

Redmond, Wash., 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. The call will feature Steve Singh, chairman and chief executive officer, Rajeev Singh,… Read the full press release

EVEN™ Hotels Announces First Property Signing

Wellness Brand Will Fill Unmet Demand for Healthier Travel in New York City ATLANTA,  2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —  IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announces the signing of the first EVEN™ Hotels property which will be located in New York City, with ownership group CWC, Inc. The IHG managed hotel will be located at… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC announces Third Quarter Americas RevPAR Growth at Annual Conference for Hotel Owners

2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Hotels Group’s (“IHG”) annual conference for hotel owners in the Americas region commences today.  Details of revenue per available room (RevPAR) for IHG’s brands in the US and Americas for July, August and September 2012, for the third quarter 2012 and for the nine month period to 30 September 2012 will… Read the full press release

Wolfgang Puck’s Expert Team at Hotel Bel-Air Introduces Mixology, Wine and Culinary Classes

Wolfgang Puck’s Expert Team at Hotel Bel-Air Introduces Mixology, Wine and Culinary Classes

2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — From shaking the perfect martini to perfecting risotto, Wolfgang Puck’s team at his signature, namesake restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and the popular Bar at Hotel Bel-Air will share their expertise on everything food and beverage related in new, how-to-classes offered at Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Bel-Air. Participants will learn the art… Read the full press release