New Hampton Inn Opens in Morgan Hill

107-room property brings Hamptonality to California MORGAN HILL, Calif. – 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 107-room Hampton Inn Morgan Hill located at 16115 Condit Road. “Hampton combines quality,… Read the full press release

Enotel Affiliates its Five-Star Resort with RCI

The Portuguese hotel group enters timeshare market by joining the leader in vacation exchange Kettering, Northampton, U.K. – 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enotel has signed an affiliation agreement with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange. Enotel, one of Portugal’s leading hotel brands, has recently joined the timeshare mixed-use market with its Madeira-based resort, Enotel Lido Resort… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International reaches a global agreement with the environmental management system EarthCheck

• In the past decade, the hotel company has recorded savings of €1.3 million in energy costs and 500 million litres of water thanks to the EarthCheck system Palma de Mallorca, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s leading hotel company, has extended its partnership with EarthCheck, one of the most important Sustainable Tourism certification programmes… 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

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Named Best Spa in Egypt in SpaFinder Wellness’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Named Best Spa in Egypt in SpaFinder Wellness’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

Prestigious tenth annual awards favourite spas across the globe Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — SpaFinder Wellness, the global spa and wellness resource, has named The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh as winner of the prestigious 2012 Country Award for Egypt. This recognition is given annually to the number-one most-voted spa in the region and… 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

Your Airline in the world of Web 2.0: at airberlin it’s the passengers who decide what’s on

2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin passengers can now help compile the entertainment programme on long-haul flights at facebook.com/airberlin. Until 29th October the airline’s fans on Facebook can opt for one of the following three film trilogies: The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather or Batman. From January 2013 the trilogy with the most votes will be… 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 PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS AWARDED #1 HOTEL

THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS AWARDED #1 HOTEL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY THE READERS OF CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Peninsula Beverly Hills has been rated as the top hotel in Southern California by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in the magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners of the annual awards contest are featured in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler and on condenasttraveler.com. ###  

Serena Hotels wins in Condé Nast Traveler 2012

Serena Hotels wins in Condé Nast Traveler 2012

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/— Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp led a number of Serena Hotels properties in being featured at this year’s  Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards by the world’s premier travel magazine lists hotels chosen by a team of editors, writers and experts and recognizes them for their best service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities… 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

TAJ HOTELS, RESORTS AND PALACES WINS TRAVEL + LEISURE 2012 GLOBAL VISION AWARD

MUMBAI, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Taj brand has long been a leader in environmental conservation, cultural preservation and community building, and is now recognized by Travel + Leisure (T+L) as a Global Vision Award winner. Taj trains more than 2,000 underprivileged youths in hospitality sectors such as housekeeping and restaurant service and has spent $2.3… Read the full press release

Tourism Industry to lead Ontario Tourism Summit

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) today announced that responsibility for leading the organization and delivery of the annual Ontario Tourism Summit has been given to the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). This change becomes effective for the 2013 conference. As the umbrella organization for the Ontario tourism industry, TIAO assumes leadership of… Read the full press release

TATA MEDICAL CENTRE RUNS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

CO-PARTNERS WITH ‘FOOTSTEPS 4 GOOD’ TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT CANCER Mumbai, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tata Medical Centre in association with ‘Footsteps 4 Good’ organized a marathon for cancer awareness in Mumbai on 2 October, 2012 on Gandhi Jayanti at Bandra Kurla Complex. The marathon was organized to raise funds for charity and create awareness for… Read the full press release

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

GERING, NEB., 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryan Sidwell of Columbus, Neb., is the grand-prize winner in the 2012 Nebraska Passport program. Sidwell will receive an Apple® iPad™ valued at $800, in addition to prizes he earned while participating in the program. The Passport program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska and… Read the full press release

Gana miles de Avios jugando con Iberia a “Instant Flight”

La compañía recompensa a sus seguidores con 60 premios de 5.000 Avios cada uno, y un premio de 120.000. Iberia espera, con este divertido y sencillo juego, superar los 300.000 fans. Madrid, 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia acaba de poner en marcha un nuevo juego para que participen los fans de su perfil en Facebook (www.facebook.com/Iberia)…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Ranks #1 Among Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Top Las Vegas Hotels as It Embarks on Major Renovation

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Ranks #1 Among Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Top Las Vegas Hotels as It Embarks on Major Renovation

Stylish, art-deco inspired guest room renovation underway with completion slated for December 8, 2012 Las Vegas, U.S.A. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the eve of completion of its USD 30 million guest room renovation, Four SeasonsHotel Las Vegas was ranked the #1 Hotel in Las Vegas as part of Condé Nast TravelerMagazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The list is featured… 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

Rendezvous Hospitality Group Wins Two Awards For Website Design And Development

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has been honoured with two awards for its newly designed website, recognising the highest standards in website design and development. The hotel group has been acknowledged with a Standard of Excellence award in the 2012 WebAwards and a Best in Class award at the Interactive Media Awards (IMA)…. Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Halifax Citadel

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Halifax Citadel

It’s a soldier’s life for visitors to this National Historic Site in Nova Scotia that is seeking more ways to attract international visitors 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Atten-shun! Quiet at the back of the ranks there! The ways of the redcoats still live on at the Halifax Citadel, NS. This National Historic Site of Canada gets… Read the full press release

TAJ HOTELS RESORTS AND PALACES SCORES BIG IN THE CONDE NAST TRAVELER READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2012

TAJ Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives #2 in the World, #1 in Asia The Pierre, A Taj Hotel #12 in New York City Taj Lake Palace, Rambagh Palace, Taj Palaces Delhi and Taj Mahal Palace are Top 10 in India MUMBAI, 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces has once again scored top honors… 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

HEATHROW GETS KIDS EXCITED ABOUT ENGINEERING

HEATHROW GETS KIDS EXCITED ABOUT ENGINEERING

HEATHROW. The annual Heathrow Primary School Challenge is underway in the Boroughs surrounding the airport; Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Slough and Spelthorne. 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The challenge, funded and run by Heathrow in partnership with the National Schools Partnership, is aimed at students aged 10/11 and is looking to bring out the creativity in the students… 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

Airport Authority receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

SAN DIEGO – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has received the 19th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2012 from the National Procurement Institute. This is the Airport Authority’s third consecutive time receiving the award. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award is designed to recognize organizational excellence in procurement. The… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta debuts next phase of experiential brand

Epic brand commercials and Alberta Stories delve deeper into Alberta’s tourism experience Calgary, Alberta, 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Continuing along their brand journey after the launch in 2011, Travel Alberta has revealed new brand videos and images showcasing authentic experiences in breathtaking landscapes. Brand 2.0 was revealed before Alberta tourism industry partners and operators at the… Read the full press release