EPA Honors Hilton Worldwide with Award for Top Renewable Power Purchase

Randy Gaines, vice president of engineering operations for Hilton Worldwide in the Americas is joined by additional members of the Hilton Worldwide engineering and energy sourcing team. Credit: Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide Receives EPA Green Power Partner of the Year Award MCLEAN, Va. 2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announced today that it received a 2012 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading renewable power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development… Read the full press release

Oman Air Honoured for Supporting Oman Pavilion at Expo Yeosu 2012, Korea

2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Companies that contributed to Oman’s remarkable success at the Expo Yeosu 2012 in Korea this summer have been thanked and presented with individual awards by His Excellency Sayyid amoud Bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Interior Minister and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee that supervised the Sultanate’s participation in Expo Yeosu 2012 in Korea,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Boston Introduces the “Ask FSBoston Series” Facebook Video Series

Four Seasons experts answer fans’ questions live each week. 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Did you know that Four Seasons Hotel Boston has twenty-four departments, thirteen directors and more than 500 employees? Each department at the Hotel has experts in their respective fields who are ready and excited to share their knowledge with the Hotel’s Facebook fans. Hence introducing the… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Giving Away 20 Million Frequent Flyer Miles Next Week in Maryland

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — 1,000 Area Residents to Receive Enough Miles for Award Ticket* (with taxes and fees from only $5 per award) WHO/WHAT: Spirit Airlines is celebrating its recent arrival to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in a big way and giving away 20 million frequent flyer bonus miles next week.1,000 residents (18 years… Read the full press release

Global and Local Partners Line Up to Sponsor 2012 World Routes Development Forum

Key partners, business sponsors, suppliers and media partners support world’s largest event for airlines and airports United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) presented the key sponsors of the 18th World Route Development Forum to be held in Abu Dhabi from September 29th to October 2nd at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition… Read the full press release

CTC wraps up its 2013 Global Marketing, Sales and Communications Plan.

Focus on greater destination awareness, demand and conversion in the face of vigorous competition from new and traditional tourism rivals. 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just completed its 2013 Global Marketing, Sales and Communications Plan. The plan, which focuses on leisure travellers, examines the opportunities and challenges for the Canadian tourism industry in the… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet’s New NZ Guide Honours Kiwi Resilience

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s new edition New Zealand Travel Guide, released today, pays tribute to the strength of New Zealand’s people in the wake of a series of challenges. “There’s no denying it,” the guidebook says, “New Zealand has had it tough over the last few years.” (p.638) Reflecting on the past two years in which… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Provides Retail Sector Training

Director João Manuel Costa Antunes encourages tourism sector personnel to receive training

2012-09-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) will hold four training sessions in four consecutive months to enhance the service quality of tourism and related sectors and promote the Quality Pledge, with the retail sector as the foremost training target. During his speech, Director of MGTO João Manuel Costa Antunes expressed that Macau is… Read the full press release

First National Adventure Travel Tradeshow: ATMEX 2012 Attracts International Media Attendees

Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The First Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico, Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012)—which took place in Boca del Río from September 5 to 9, and included the involvement of fifteen Mexican states—had twenty international media attendees from a wide variety of media outlets including travel blogs, monthly… Read the full press release

GBTA Recognises “Innovative and Passionate” Volunteer

Services to European Travel & Meetings Management Appreciated BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA  today announced Ms. Caroline Strachan, Global Travel Lead for Astra Zeneca and GBTA’s former European advisory board chair, as the winner of the GBTA Luoma Award. The GBTA Luoma Award was created in 2011 in honour of Jutta Luoma, the Executive Director… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Welcomes Two New Members in Sales and Marketing Team

Veronika Szabo, Public Relations Manager

Public Relations Manager and Director of Sales strengthen the Hotel team. Budapest, Hungary 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest announces the appointment of two new professionals, Veronika Szabo, Public Relations Manager and Drew Clarke, Director of Sales. Based in Budapest, Veronika´s role encompasses managing media relations in both international and local markets, social… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Promotes Macau across Mainland China

Tourism Department Heads of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau at the joint booth

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Deputy Director of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes visited Guangzhou and Shanghai to attend China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE2012) and Shanghai Tourism Festival 2012 respectively to promote Macau and the joint tourism of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. MGTO set up a booth around the… Read the full press release

GBTA Forecasts Overall Fall in Business Travel Spend Across Major European Markets in 2012, But Expects Markets to Improve in 2013

Report Finds Strong Correlation Between Job Growth, Exports, and Business Travel Spend Across Western European Markets LONDON, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA announces the results of its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain. These five markets… Read the full press release

First National Adventure Travel Tradeshow: ATMEX 2012 Involves Fifteen Mexican States to Successfully Promote Adventure Tourism

Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The First Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico, Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012), took place in Boca del Río from September 5 to 9, included the involvement of fifteen Mexican states, had 2,000 business meetings, 578 exhibitors, and 180 national and international buyers. It is estimated… Read the full press release

Eurostar 2013 Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel opens for entries

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The search is on for the best sustainable travel initiatives in Europe as the 2013 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel opens for entries. The Award, which is free to enter, recognises pioneering sustainable travel schemes from Belgium, France and the UK that are leading the way in encouraging people to adopt… Read the full press release

Countdown to World Tourism Day 2012

Madrid, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — With less than one week to go to World Tourism Day (WTD) on September 27, preparations for the official celebrations in host country Spain are well underway. In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Maspalomas, one of Spain’s famed seaside towns on the island of Gran… Read the full press release

Savvy Business Travellers Rank Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong #1 in the World

A home away from home in Hong Kong

Hotel wins Best Business Hotel Worldwide at 2012 Business Traveller Awards 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Readers of Business Traveller (UK) have just named Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong the Best Business Hotel Worldwide in the annual Business Traveller Awards, and also voted Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts the #1 Business Hotel Chain Worldwide. Whether a final destination or a stopover on the way to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Voted Best Business Hotel in Western Europe by Readers of Business Traveller

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Voted Best Business Hotel in Western Europe by Readers of Business Traveller

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts also voted #1 Business Hotel Chain Worldwide, and #1 Luxury Hotel Chain. 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The readers of the UK magazine Business Travellerhave again voted to elect their favourite hotels in the 2012 edition of the Business Traveller Awards, published annually.Four Seasons Hotel George V was voted for the third consecutive year Best Business… Read the full press release

LAMILL COFFEE at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is Creating a Buzz in Charm City

LAMILL COFFEE at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is Creating a Buzz in Charm City

The Baltimore café introduces coffee and tea pairings, and weekly coffee cuppings. Baltimore, U.S.A. 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the new generation of artisanal roasters and enthusiastic baristas, coffee culture across the country has been dramatically changing, especially in Baltimore. The city has seen an influx of artisan coffee shops over the past year, and at… Read the full press release

Amadeus debuts on Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as a worldwide Support Services leader

• Amadeus has scored the highest amongst peers in our sector, becoming the leader for the Support Services sector • The company enters both the European and World indexes 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, will debut on Monday September 24 on… Read the full press release

Iconic Marriott Hotels & Resorts Brand Chooses Grey as its New Advertising Agency of Record

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of its campaign to reimagine hospitality, Marriott Hotels & Resorts (MHR), the signature brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), today announced it has chosen Grey New York as its lead creative agency of record.  Grey is expected to officially begin working for the brand next month, pending a signed contract…. Read the full press release

LOT chosen the best airline in Central and Eastern Europe!

Warsaw, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Readers of the British prestigious magazine – “Business Traveller” – have appreciated the LOT Polish Airlines again. The Polish airlines received an award in the category of the best airline in Central and Eastern Europe. The ceremony of giving the statues was held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London… Read the full press release

#iHeartLanai Pinterest Contest Encourages Guests to Pack Their Pins to Paradise

The Lodge at Koele

Enter to win a getaway to Four Seasons Resort Lanai this fall Hawaii, Lana’i, Lodge at Koele, U.S.A. 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether in search of the perfect wave or an escape from the everyday, wanderlust travellers are invited to” pin to win” an idyllic getaway to Lanai, sponsored by Four Seasons Resorts Lanai and the Lanai Visitors Bureau. Year-round sunshine,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Announces #iHeartLanai Virtual Vacation Pinterest Contest

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Announces #iHeartLanai Virtual Vacation Pinterest Contest

Pack your pins this fall for a chance to win a Lanai getaway. Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether in search of the perfect wave or an escape from the everyday, wanderlust travellers are invited to” pin to win” an idyllic getaway to Lanai, sponsored by Four Seasons Resorts Lanai and the Lanai Visitors Bureau. Year-round… Read the full press release

Home2 Suites by Hilton® Takes Four Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Brand Recognized in Hospitality Category for Excellence in Advertising, Marketing & Web Marketing MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Home2 Suites by Hilton, the award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for modern business travelers and extended-stay guests, was recently recognized by Travel Weekly with a total of four 2012 Magellan Awards.Travel Weekly is among the most influential business news resources for… Read the full press release

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Paints Global Picture for Philadelphia

PCVB shares its international sales, marketing and messaging strategy PHILADELPHIA, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amid the backdrop of the Van Gogh Up Close exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB) last night showcased its strategies for attracting business to Philadelphia through its global marketing efforts and how local businesses can… Read the full press release

Hilton Lake Taupo Named Best New Zealand Regional Property Two Years Running At The HM Awards 2012

Hilton Lake Taupo has won the coveted award for Best New Zealand Regional property for the second year in a row at the tenth annual HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation excellence. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Multi-Award-Winning Hilton Lake Taupo Has Added Yet Another Award To Its Impressive Line Up, HM Magazines Best New Zealand Regional Property Award 2012 TAUPO, New Zealand, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Lake Taupo has won the coveted award for Best New Zealand Regional property for the second year in a row at the tenth annual HM Awards for… Read the full press release

Giant LOVE artwork to appear at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Giant LOVE artwork to appear at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

LOVE Sandsculpture to be part of Virginia is for Lovers social media marketing campaign VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Love is popping up all over Virginia in many different and unexpected places as part of a state tourism campaign to share the message that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.  Giant LOVE… Read the full press release

New Marketing and Communications Manager Appointed for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo

Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Jo Marsh as Marketing and Communications Manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Jo Marsh Appointed As Marketing And Communications Manager For Hilton Auckland And Hilton Lake Taupo AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Jo Marsh as Marketing and Communications Manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo. In her new role Jo will be responsible for the hotels’ marketing and communication strategies,… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Rockwood Adventures.

Domestic and international media exposure continues to grow for this Vancouver, BC, operator with a love of the Canadian outdoors. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Few cities in the world offer urban and nature travel experiences so close together as Vancouver, BC — that priceless ability to go from a downtown lunch to a beach or mountain slope in less… Read the full press release