CAREER TAKE-OFF FOR HEATHROW CLASS OF 2012

Heathrow Academy Graduation

2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow Airport is celebrating the Class of 2012, after holding its 7th annual Retail Academy graduation ceremony. The event brings together candidates who have completed retail or customer service apprenticeships at Heathrow with the employers that have help make the programme a success and so far this year 300 candidates have been… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson hosts South African aviation officials

ATLANTA – 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials met today with South African delegates interested in learning how the world’s busiest airport plans for growth while managing daily operations in conjunction with other aviation agencies. Representatives of Hartsfield-Jackson, Delta Air Lines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection discussed the… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport calls for balanced aviation policy

Government urged to encourage use of existing airport capacity outside London  2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport has responded to the Government’s consultation on its Draft Aviation Policy Framework with five recommendations which would deliver real benefits for airports in the regions, the wider economy and passengers across the country. The Draft Framework was published by… Read the full press release

AMFORHT IN ROMANIA

AMFORHT IN ROMANIA

2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Our President Philippe FRANCOIS has accepted to attend and participate to the 4th European Congress of Rural Tourism from Saturday 06 to Wednesday 10 October in Romania. More than 300 persons from 23 countries attended the 2 full days. Philippe held the microphone 3 times : official inception speech in the morning –… Read the full press release

Jonathan Tisch Live on CNBC – Thursday, October 18, 2012

2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts sits down with CNBC to discuss boosting US Tourism, the visa waiver program and more, live from the New York Stock Exchange. Click here to watch the interview: Jonathan Tisch live on CNBC ###

Competitive intelligence: tourism big hitters look to carve out more territory

Competitive intelligence: tourism big hitters look to carve out more territory

Hobbits hog the headlines as Canada’s rivals dream of further success in the latest global update 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers are dreamers, looking to turn their fantasies into their next trip. CTC News has separated fact from fiction to keep the Canadian tourism industry informed of overseas ambitions. Gathering the information is a painstaking process,… Read the full press release

Ryanair 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar Video Takes YouTube By Storm

OVER 175,000 VIEWS IN JUST 2 DAYS AS CALENDAR SALES GO THROUGH THE ROOF 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (22 Oct) revealed the behind-the-scenes video of its 2013 Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity was viewed over 175,000 times on YouTube in just 2 days – smashing its previous viewing record set… Read the full press release

Kuusamo selected as Airport of the Year for 2012

Finavia has chosen Kuusamo Airport as the airport of the year for 2012. The main selection criteria were financial effectiveness and customer satisfaction.  2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Kuusamo Airport has successfully improved key financial figures and the efficiency of operations. In addition, operating as a customer-oriented service organisation during the past year has been a good… Read the full press release

iTravel opens at Hartsfield-Jackson

Apple’s latest products available at new retailer on Concourse B ATLANTA – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Searching for the latest iPad or MacBook Air? Well, there’s a store for that — and it’s inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Airport officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning to celebrate the opening of iTravel at Gate B17. Concessionaire Airport… Read the full press release

Gatwick launches its surface transport strategy to support its vision for growth

  Gatwick is aiming to become the best connected and accessible UK airport by enhancing the airport’s strategic connectivity Supporting Gatwick’s development plans to 2030 as outlined in its master plan Encouraging more air passengers to use public transport is a key priority   2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick has today published its Airport Surface Access… Read the full press release

New Brief: Future Simplifying the Business Program Revealed at World Passenger Symposium

Abu Dhabi – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the positive response to the Simplifying the Business (StB) White Paper (WP) by delegates that attended the World Passenger Symposium in Abu Dhabi. The WP was produced by the StB Think Tank which included stakeholders from across the travel value chain. The WP… Read the full press release

Sustainable tourism central to the future of Africa’s Parks

Arusha – Madrid, 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism is one of the most effective ways to preserve Africa’s national parks and protected areas while creating jobs and income for local communities. This was one of the main conclusions of the First Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism in African National Parks, organized by UNWTO and the Government… Read the full press release

News Brief: Industry Group Adopts Foundation Standard for New Distribution Capability

Abu Dhabi – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted a Resolution on a Foundation Standard for a New Distribution Capability (NDC), during a meeting at the World Passenger Symposium in Abu Dhabi this week. The NDC will enable airlines to offer more options… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS CEO CALLS FOR LONDON HEATHROW RUNWAY EXPANSION FOR UK TO REMAIN GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker delivers the keynote address to more than 250 guests at the prestigious Aviation Club in London.

Akbar Al Baker Stressed Airport Growth Was A Necessity Not An Option During Keynote Address To Industry Professionals At Aviation Club Lunch In London Airline Boss Stresses Gulf Carriers Playing Pivotal Role In Global Aviation London, UNITED KINGDOM – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker has called on the British… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Announce College Students Selected for Annual Travel Program

DALLAS – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines,(NYSE: LUV), in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced students selected to receive the annual “Lanzate/Take Off” Education Travel Award. Applications for this year’s program, the theme of which is “Dandole Alas a Tu Exito/Giving Flight to Your Success,” began in March. More than… Read the full press release

The HR Team at Brown’s Hotel are proud winners of the SME HR Initiative of the Year Award

2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — We are pleased to announce that Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel was last night awarded the ‘SME HR initiative of the year Award’ (for small and medium enterprises), at the 2012 CIPD People Management Awards.  Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel prides itself on its unrivalled service and wanted a training programme to reflect this. … Read the full press release

Ryanair Calls On DAA & CAR To Confirm That Pension Bill Will Not Be Passed On To Passengers

2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Ireland’s No1 airline, today (19 Oct) called for confirmation from the DAA airport monopoly and the Commission for Aviation Regulation that any unjustified contribution to the DAA’s pension scheme will not be passed on to passengers in the form of higher airport charges, but will be funded instead from the sale… Read the full press release

National Travel Systems Designates Travelport Primary Technology Partner

Atlanta, 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a long term renewal with National Travel Systems, a Lubbock, TX-based travel management company specializing in education, sports, government and missionary travel. Under the terms of the agreement, Travelport will continue as National Travel System’s travel technology partner and provide… Read the full press release

Thierry Kennel, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Promoted to Regional Vice President

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Kennel, a 25-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, will oversee four properties Denver, U.S.A. – 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thierry Kennel, general manager of Four SeasonsHotel Denver, has received a promotion to Regional Vice President, effective October 22, 2012. Kennel will continue to serve as General Manager of Four SeasonsHotel Denver, while assuming additional responsibilities as a Regional Vice… Read the full press release

Alberta tourism industry hitting its stride

Preliminary 2012 results indicate success for Travel Alberta Calgary, AB, 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism in Alberta celebrates another successful summer and Travel Alberta prepares to launch the second phase of its award-winning brand later this month. Positive results suggest that Alberta’s tourism industry is hitting its stride, working together in partnership to create world-class experiences attracting tourists from all… Read the full press release

Tnooz Feature: How Social Media is Changing Hospitality

Tnooz Feature: How Social Media is Changing Hospitality

2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Over the many centuries that the hospitality industry has existed, technology has rarely changed the way that hotels interact with guests during their stay. The last major disruption was the in-room telephone, which allowed guests to call the front desk with a complaint or request. Now, with the advent of smart phones… Read the full press release

PREFERRED HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES GROWTH OF 65 NEW MEMBERS TO-DATE IN 2012

Third Quarter Sees Continued Increase in Reservations, Significant Milestone in Paris, and Enhancement of Preferred Pride CHICAGO – 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Preferred Hotel Group™, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, welcomed 24 new members during the third quarter of 2012, bringing year-to-date growth to 65 new member hotels. The… Read the full press release

IHG to introduce Managed Service Centre for hotels in Russia and the CIS

2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG has announced plans to establish a managed service centre that will provide support services for its hotels as it grows Russia and the CIS. Once it is open (most likely around March 2013) the Moscow-based centre will enable IHG hotels to access specialised clustered (non-guest facing) services including sales and marketing,… Read the full press release

Canada Specialist Program breaks the 10,000-member barrier

Travel agents around the world are flocking to sign up for CTC’s education tool

Travel agents around the world are flocking to sign up for CTC’s education tool 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Canada, your number’s up…and up and up. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s state-of-the-art tool for the travel trade around the world now has more than 10,000 fully certified agents, and there is no sign of the education momentum… Read the full press release

Concession Opportunity Security Checkpoint Mail Service Lease at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO — 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has commenced the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Security Checkpoint Mail Service Lease, and invites interested parties to attend the Informational Conference on October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at San Francisco International Airport, SFO Business Center, 575 N. McDonnell Road, 2nd Floor, Accounting Conference Room. … Read the full press release

Travelport Announces Release of GalileoTerminal in Asia Pacific

New mobile solution offers travel agents access to the Galileo and Apollo GDS platforms anytime, anywhere Singapore, 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announced the launch of a new, innovative mobile solution for travel agents in the Asia Pacific region. Known as GalileoTerminal, the web-based solution enables travel agents… Read the full press release

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Management training programs help you find your inner manager

2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Management training programs, leadership development programs, and other sorts of professional development offers newer employees that can help them advance further in the company. Specifically, these types of training programs offer a valuable commodity in an economy that has many businesses wanting to cut frills instead of making serious investments that don’t… Read the full press release

The Chairman and CEO of Air France visits Brazil

2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Focusing on the Brazilian market, Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France, was in the country on October 17th to visit the local company operations, in addition to meeting partner companies. On this occasion, the CEO took the opportunity to discuss possible network developments such as the introduction of A380… Read the full press release

Hilton Naples Appoints Niccole Neebling As Director Of Sales, Catering & Marketing

Hilton Naples today announced appointment of Niccole Neebling as Director of Sales, Catering & Marketing. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

NAPLES, Fla. – 2012-10-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Naples today announced appointment of Niccole Neebling as Director of Sales, Catering & Marketing. Clark Hill, general manager, Hilton Naples, said, “We are fortunate to have an experienced professional like Niccole Neebling leading our sales and marketing efforts. Niccole fulfills the Hilton Brand Promise with her commitment to… Read the full press release

Executive Travel Designates Travelport Primary Technology Partner

Atlanta, 2012-10-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a long term renewal with Executive Travel, a BCD affiliate and one of the Midwest’s largest travel management companies based in Lincoln, NE. Under the terms of the agreement, Travelport will continue as Executive Travel’s travel technology partner and provide… Read the full press release