Nevada’s American Indian culture takes center stage in November

Explore American Indian culture, from creation stories to modern-day life, this November in Nevada 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The state is home to three major American Indian tribes — Washoe, Paiute and Western Shoshone — all with rich and nuanced histories and traditions to share. Recognizing the contributions of American Indians, Gov. Brian Sandoval has proclaimed… Read the full press release

Nebraska, Applications being accepted for 2013 Passport program

Apply to participate in 2013 Nebraska Passport program LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Passport Program. For those unfamiliar with the program, travelers are encouraged to visit attractions across the state, collect stamps at participating stops and earn prizes. Last year, 80 stops were broken into 10 special-interest… Read the full press release

Skytrax amend website wording, but are recognised for rigorous authentication process applied to processing and checking of user reviews

London, UK, 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — After complaints to an advertising regulator by a self-appointed critic of review sites, Skytrax were requested to change some review website wording. The ASA requested change of trusted and genuine wording for user reviews. This was due to our data privacy policy, by which a user’s personal e-mail details are deleted… Read the full press release

Travelport launches mobile app for MEA agents

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel agents in the Middle East and Africa will now be able to manage their bookings on the move, as Travelport has announced the roll-out of its mobile GDS application, Travelport Mobile Agent. The app, available to download from the App Store, will enable Travelport-connected agents to gain full… Read the full press release

Ryanair Checks In To Amscreen’s Low Cost Audience Delivery

2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two of the UK and Ireland’s best known entrepreneurs, Lord Sugar and Michael O’Leary, have joined forces on an innovative new advertising deal, which was announced today. The agreement, which was brokered personally between the pair, will see O’Leary’s Ryanair become the first global partner of Sugar’s Amscreen, the UK’s largest Digital… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection Debuts in Asia Pacific with Opening of The Stones Legian, Bali

Autograph Collection Debuts in Asia Pacific with Opening of The Stones Legian, Bali

Marriott International’s Portfolio of Independent Hotels Expected to Include Nearly 40 Properties by Year End 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s (NYSE: MAR) exclusive portfolio of independent hotels, continues its global growth with the opening of its first property in Asia Pacific. Newly opened, The Stones Legian, Bali, in Indonesia, represents the debut of… Read the full press release

INFRABEL et la SNCB unifient leurs outils de gestion du trafic ferroviaire

Le « Top Account Meeting », organe réunissant quatre fois par an les Comités de Direction d’Infrabel et de la SNCB, a décidé de rassembler le « Traffic Control » et le « RDV ». Cette décision, aboutissement positif de plusieurs mois d’études et de travaux, constitue une étape importante pour améliorer la coordination entre… Read the full press release

GCAS Voted Unanimously to Chair the TRAINAIR PLUS Committee Worldwide

GCAS Voted Unanimously to Chair the TRAINAIR PLUS Committee Worldwide

The region’s leading aviation training hub to lead the development of a programme in an initiative to unify aviation training standards globally Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), was unanimously elected to chair the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s… Read the full press release

TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Q3 2012 Hotel Industry trends

Leveraging Key Revenue Metrics and Driving Hotel Profitability Best Practices and Effective Measurement NEW YORK – 2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers, will present three complimentary webinars on November 28th and 29th to review third quarter 2012 hotel performance results and trends. Findings will be presented by TravelClick executives… Read the full press release

CTC – Competitive intelligence: international tourism marketers vie for podium places

Competitive intelligence: international tourism marketers vie for podium places

Sports stars and events are among the latest aces in the hole being played in the global marketplace 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — No quarter is spared in the race for traveller attentions. CTC News is your trusty umpire in sifting through the latest jostling for position by international travel big-hitters. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s colleagues,… Read the full press release

LATEST ISSUE OF LAX CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California – 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The latest issue of LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/LAWANewsletters.aspx. The newsletter provides information to the public and the travel-tourism industry about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and air service developments. This issue features news on the LAX FlyAway bus service at Union Station and Van Nuys now offering… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport honored with 2012 “Airports Going Green” Award

SFO recognized for Employee Wellness Program SAN FRANCISCO — 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been honored with the 2012 “Airports Going Green” Award for their Employee Wellness Program.  At an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation, SFO was recognized for its comprehensive focus on employee health. “We are honored to… Read the full press release

FIRST LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER RECEIVES CERTIFICATION AS MASTER INSTRUCTOR FROM CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING

Los Angeles, California – 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police Officer John Youngblood, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Training Unit during the last three years, has been certified as a Master Instructor by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).  He is the first Los Angeles World Airports police officer to successfully… Read the full press release

APPOINTMENT – JEAN-CHRISTOPHE LALANNE APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AIR FRANCE AND AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP

2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — On October 1 2012, Jean-Christophe Lalanne took over from Edouard Odier as Executive Vice President Information Systems Air France and Air France-KLM. In this capacity he becomes a member of the Air France-KLM Group Executive Committee. Edouard Odier is appointed advisor to the Air France Chief Executive Officer, in charge of drafting… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways and Japan Airlines Start Codeshare and Mileage Tie-up

TOKYO, 2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Bangkok Airways (PG) today announced the commencement of their codeshare agreement on select flights between three airports in Japan and Bangkok operated by JAL, as well as between Bangkok and four points within the region on PG, effective from November 15, 2012. The new partnership will enable customers of both Japan Airlines and… Read the full press release

agoda.com lights up Thailand with fabulous Loy Kratong deals

agoda.com lights up Thailand with fabulous Loy Kratong deals

2012-11-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is helping travelers find great deals during Loy Kratong, Thailand’s most romantic and beautiful festival. Falling on the night of the 12th full moon – which this year is November 28th – it’s a tradition that dates back… Read the full press release

One Billion Tourists: One billion Opportunities – new UNWTO campaign calls on one billion tourists to make their actions count

Madrid,2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Small changes in travel behavior can contribute to positive change throughout the world. With one billion tourists traveling the world in a single year in 2012, transforming these one billion tourists into one billion opportunities is at the heart of the online campaign launched by UNWTO to celebrate this historic milestone. Recalling… Read the full press release

PATA and Travel Industry Criticize UK APD at the House of Commons

PATA and Travel Industry Criticize UK APD at the House of Commons

LONDON, 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a politicians’ and travel industry leaders’ dinner in the House of Commons in London, November 5. The aim was to draw attention to unfair taxation and ill thought-out schemes that are hurting the travel industry, especially UK outbound travel to longhaul destinations. The main… Read the full press release

IATA Successfully Developing MENA Aviation

Algiers – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) outlined five areas in which opportunities exist to further develop aviation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to benefit the region’s economies. “MENA is a growing force in aviation. For example, over the last decade, the Middle East share of global international… Read the full press release

Chicago Hosts Fifth Annual Airports Going Green Conference

Airport CEOs discuss the airport sustainablity vision. (L-r) Panel moderator Tudor Van Hampton, Engineering News Record; Mark Gale, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport; Jeffrey Fegan, CEO, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport; Jim Elwood, Aviation Director, Aspen/Pitkin County Airport; John Potter, President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority and Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)

CHICAGO, 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The future of airport sustainability, aviation biofuels, green concessions, “net zero” energy strategies, as well as FAA reauthorization and sustainability mandates, are among the key topics of discussion at the Airports Going Green conference hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed the conference attendees… Read the full press release

LOT Polish Airlines obtained financing for purchase of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Warsaw,2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today at the Polish Embassy in Washington Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, Fred Hochberg, Chairman & President of Export-Import Bank of the United States and Jon Byron, Vice-President of Apple Bank for Savings signed the agreement for financing of the first of five Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, covered by the… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Announces Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton in Merida, Mexico’s Yucatan Capital

Former Mansion Welcomes Guests to Historic Experience MCLEAN, Va. and MERIDA, Mexico – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of a DoubleTree by Hilton in Merida – the largest city and capital of Mexico’s state of Yucatan.  Built around an early 20th century mansion, the four-story DoubleTree by Hilton Merida welcomes guests… Read the full press release

Travelport and Alitalia agree merchandising distribution

Italian carrier to distribute seats, bags, lounge access, insurance… Langley, 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Alitalia, Compagnia Aerea Italiana, today announce the implementation of a new agreement for the distribution of ancillary services to Travelport-connected agencies in Italy and worldwide. Fulfilled seamlessly via an electronic miscellaneous document… Read the full press release

Expansion of Accor in a new country with the signing of two hotels in Bangladesh

The Group continues to strengthen its network throughout South Asia 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, announces that it will enter Bangladesh, the Group’s 17th market in Asia-Pacific. Accor will open two properties in the country under management contracts – Novotel Dhaka Gulshan Avenue in the country’s capital and Novotel Chittagong. These developments will add over… Read the full press release

FirstGroup Awarded Prestigious Accreditation for its Supplier Relationship Management Programme

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s largest transport operator, FirstGroup, has become just the 25th company and the first public transport operator to be awarded the prestigious British standard, BS11000. BS11000 is the world’s first national standard for ‘collaborative business relationships’.  In achieving BS110000 status, FirstGroup, through its internal Supplier Relationship Management Programme, has formalised and… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group Third Quarter Results to 30 September 2012

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Solid third quarter performance Financial summary1 2012 2011 Actual % Change YoY CER2 CER & ex. LDs3 Revenue $473m $467m 1% 3% 4% Operating profit $167m $153m 9% 9% 14% Total adjusted EPS 40.6¢ 36.2¢ 12% Total basic EPS4 59.8¢ 61.4¢ (3)% Net debt $472m $644m 1 All figures are before exceptional items… Read the full press release

Huge Chinese Incentive Group to Convene in Thailand in November

Bangkok, 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — More than 10,000 employees of leading Chinese health food supplement company Pro-Health are to be in Thailand between 4-20 November as part of their incentive award for meeting sales targets. The award-winners, who will split their annual conference and associated events between Bangkok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Pattaya, are the… Read the full press release

Revinate Goes Global

Revinate Goes Global with Increased Language Support and Regional Offices to Answer Growing Worldwide Demand for Online Reputation and Social Media Management Revinate Adds 12 of the World’s Most Common Languages to Upgraded Platform; New Release Supports Growing International Customer Base Featuring Top Global Brands in 120 Countries San Francisco, Calif.—2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Revinate, the new… Read the full press release

Marriott Honors Top Franchisees for 2012

Marriott Honors Top Franchisees for 2012

Prestigious Partnership Circle Award Given to Five Marriott Franchise Companies 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International honored top full service franchise partners at their annual MINA Conference held last week at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Florida. Five companies – E.J. Del Monte Corporation, JHM Hotels, PCH Hotels & Resorts, White Lodging Services and… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Express conversions open in Braintree, Shrewsbury and Birmingham UK

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG has signed and opened three new Holiday Inn Express hotels in the United Kingdom following their fast track conversion from Hampton by Hilton. The hotels will be managed by Kew Green IHG Chief Development Officer Europe, Robert Shepherd, said the owner’s decision to convert the properties to Holiday Inn Express hotels was… Read the full press release