S7 Airlines открывает новый рейс в Казахстан

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines, участник глобального авиационного альянса oneworld®, объявляет об открытии рейсов из Новосибирска в Шымкент (Казахстан). Полеты будут осуществляться с 5 апреля 2013 года с периодичностью один раз в неделю – по пятницам. Вылет из новосибирского аэропорта Толмачево в 13:45, прибытие в аэропорт Шымкента – в 15:55 по местному времени. Обратный рейс вылетает… Read the full press release

LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR 2013: YEAR OF THE SNAKE WITH WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT AND FESTIVITIES

Unrivaled Cultural Celebrations among Highlights for Ushering in a Year of Luck and Excitement this February in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — In Chinese astrology, The Year of the Snake is marked by intuition, instinct and thoughtfulness.  This February, Las Vegas resorts will prepare for the Chinese New Year, celebrating Asian culture with stunning… Read the full press release

Silversea Welcomes New Sales Directors

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is pleased to welcome three new area sales directors with responsibility for key regions in the United States. Kevin Smith has joined to cover the Northeast, Rachel Woodward has the Northwest, and Saul Fonseca is responsible for southern Florida. John Wilson continues as acting area sales director for northern… Read the full press release

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Appoints Patrick Davis Vice President of Operations, North America East

Parsippany, N.J., 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today the appointment of Patrick Davis as vice president of operations, North America East, effective immediately. Davis most recently served as the general manager of ResortQuest Delaware overseeing and managing Wyndham Vacation Rental operations for over… Read the full press release

IHG Announces New Management Appointments to Executive Committee

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announces the following changes to its Executive Committee. Keith Barr will take up the new role of Chief Commercial Officer, effective from 1 June, 2013.  The role takes responsibility for IHG’s global sales, marketing and brands functions, to drive consistent brand strategies across all geographies and leverage… Read the full press release

Finavia – The Growth in Air Traffic Volume Slowed Down in 2012

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The passenger volume at Finavia airports increased last year to the record-high level in 2011, i.e. to 19.2 million passengers. However, as the global economy continued to be unstable, the volume growth experienced a rapid slowdown and remained at 0.5 % compared to 2011. The strong development in Asian traffic continued, and… Read the full press release

The iconic Meliá White House presents its recent renovation and strengthens its position as one of the leading hotels in London

• The hotel has renovated 200 rooms and transformed its restaurant and bar service and The Level executive floor • It will host food festivals and events featuring traditional dishes from different countries and a chance to win a stay in the “country of the month” Palma de Mallorca, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá White House,… Read the full press release

LAWA INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY GROUP RECEIVES CYBER INTELLIGENCE AWARD

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — CSO magazine has recognized the Information Management & Technology Group (IMTG) of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) for its cyber security initiatives to help safeguard the IT (information technology) network infrastructure of the three Southern California facilities owned and operated by LAWA:  Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT), and Van… Read the full press release

TripAdvisor Names Four Seasons Resort Hualalai #1 Hotel in the World

Acclaimed Hawaiian beachfront resort also named one of the top 10 hotel spas in America. 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, has been named the #1 Hotel in the World in the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Based on the reviews… Read the full press release

HEATHROW AND AIRLINES ANNOUNCE REDUCED FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR 20th JANUARY 2013 DUE TO ANTICIPATED SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITY.

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following a joint decision by Heathrow, airlines and air traffic control, the flight schedule at Heathrow tomorrow will be reduced in order to minimise the expected disruption caused by snow and low visibility. Latest forecasts for tomorrow show a high probability of around 2-6cm of accumulating snow and low visibility at… Read the full press release

SNCB : des bons points pour l’aide aux personnes à mobilité réduite

Score convenable de 77 % avec encore des points à améliorer 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — La SNCB a reçu des bons points pour son assistance aux personnes à mobilité réduite. C’est ce qui ressort d’une enquête indépendante effectuée par des “mystery shoppers” qui ont analysé l’entièreté du processus d’assistance de la SNCB. Les résultats de l’étude… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Opening Flight Attendant Base in San Diego

SEATTLE, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines will open a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1. Between 150 and 200 flight attendants are expected to fly out of San Diego, Alaska’s fifth base in its network, which will save the carrier more than $1 million annually in travel-related costs. “This is an exciting… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Holdings announces sale of Stansted Airport

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited today announces that it has agreed to sell its 100% interest in Stansted Airport Limited to Manchester Airports Group for £1,500 million in cash, payable in full at closing. Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow, said: “Stansted Airport and its people have been part of our company for… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Salutes Anniversary of President Obama’s Call for National Travel and Tourism Strategy

Washington, D.C., 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — In a firm acknowledgement of the powerful contributions that travel makes to the country’s economy, President Obama announced a goal of attracting 100 million international travelers to the U.S. by 2021 on January 19, 2012. In the year since that announcement, strong progress has been made both through an executive… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s 1 Bag Rule Is Driven By Safety, Not Revenue

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (18th Jan) explained that its 1 carry-on bag rule is necessary for safety reasons. Ryanair also rejected many of the false claims made by a number of poorly briefed MEP’s in the European Parliament yesterday. Because Ryanair operates with very high load factors (avg load factor last… Read the full press release

Travelport Rooms and More Adds Huntington Travel’s Hotel Consolidator Content to Travelport Rooms and More™

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces that its Travelport Rooms and More™ hotel booking engine, the one-stop hotel shop for travel agents, now includes accommodation offers from Canada’s award-winning, leading hotel consolidator, Huntington Travel, which provides a wide product range of hotels to worldwide destinations. The… Read the full press release

250,000 members in CPH’s customer loyalty programme

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — CPH Advantage, Copenhagen Airport’s loyalty programme, has reached a quarter of a million members after just 13 months. The programme benefits both passengers and the airport. Travellers are joining Copenhagen Airport’s loyalty programme, CPH Advantage, in large numbers. The programme offers free wi-fi, bonus points and special parking offers. Just 13 months… Read the full press release

BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION ON LAX SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT STUDY

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) will listen to members of the public regarding the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) at a special session beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the Samuel Greenberg Board Room of the Clifton… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager’s role reinforced with the approval of the Network Strategy Plan

Brussels, Belgium, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — On 19 December 2012, the European Commission (EC) formally approved the Network Strategy Plan (NSP) for the period 2012-2019.  On the same day, the EC also appointed the chairperson and voting members of the Network Management Board. The Network Manager, a function carried out by EUROCONTROL, is responsible for developing,… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER CIPRIANO MONTES RECOGNIZED BY INGLEWOOD AIRPORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Cipriano Montes, a five-year veteran, was recognized at the annual Police and Fire Appreciation luncheon today hosted by the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick M. Gannon said, “I am very proud to have officers who put their personal… Read the full press release

Deloitte chooses the “Gateway” building at Brussels Airport

DELOITTE has signed a long-term lease for the use of the “Gateway” building. CODIC and IMMOBEL will join forces to develop the “Gateway” project in Zaventem on the site of the old airport terminal. Codic and Immobel were assisted by Jones Lang LaSalle while DELOITTE Belgium could count on the help of its internal team… Read the full press release

British Airways Leeds Bradford Flights Move to Terminal 5

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The newly launched British Airways flights from Leeds Bradford Airport will move to the airline’s flagship Heathrow home, Terminal 5, from this summer. The new service, which started on December 9 last year, currently operates into Heathrow’s Terminal 1. The move will cut minimum connection times to onward British Airways flights by 30 minutes,… Read the full press release

SAS and Singapore Airlines launch joint venture between Scandinavia and Singapore

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — SAS and Singapore Airlines will be cooperating on flights between Scandinavia and Singapore from February 1st. During the summer of 2012, the CEOs of the two companies signed a joint venture agreement, which includes, among other things, the coordination of timetables and joint sales activities. The regulatory authorities have since then approved… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Temporarily Pulls the 787 out of Service for Precautionary Inspection per US FAA Directive

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the directive of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Ethiopian has decided to temporarily pull its B787 Dreamliners out of service for precautionary inspection on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The US FAA issued a directive on January 16, 2013 that mandates operators to perform special inspection requirements on the Dreamliner airplane… Read the full press release

Record-Breaking Year at Boston Logan International Airport

Record-breaking Year at Boston Logan as Passenger Count Tops 29 Million BOSTON, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Boston Logan International Airport set a new passenger record in 2012 with 29,325,617 people passing through the airport, an increase of 416,350 over 2011, which was the previous record high year. “Massport capped off a very successful year in 2012… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for December 2012

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for December 2012 that show an increase for both passenger numbers and cargo and mail tonnage compared to the same month last year. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,520,864 passengers in December – an increase of 2.5%… Read the full press release

Sweet 16 – Marriott Again Named a FORTUNE ‘Best Company to Work For’

Marriott Joins Google, Starbucks and Other Top Employers on the ‘100 Best’ List  2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the 16th consecutive year, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” according to FORTUNE magazine. This distinction maintains Marriott’s “All Star” status as one of only 13 companies that have… Read the full press release

WAA Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Garth Smorang, Q.C. as Chair and Mr. Tom Payne Jr. as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Previously Vice Chair, Mr. Smorang succeeds Mr. Tom Bryk as Chair and whose term concluded December 31, 2012. “I am honoured to… Read the full press release

ATC Travel Management Designates Travelport as Primary Technology Partner

Atlanta, 2013-01-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces the details of a new long term agreement with Wisconsin-based ATC Travel Management, a leading travel management company that provides travel and meeting services. Through the agreement, ATC Travel has appointed Travelport as its primary technology provider and will… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Anchors North East China with 2013 Opening in Revitalised Historical Heart of Tianjin

2013-01-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in the heart of the revitalised former British concession and central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin will form an iconic landmark when it opens mid-2013 and pays homage to the city’s historical heritage and vibrant modern development. Tianjin, which literally means Emperor’s Port in North East China, has long been recognized… Read the full press release