Marriott International Fuels Development in Africa with Educational Partnership

First Graduates of Akilah Institute for Women to Open First Marriott Hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) increases its presence in Africa more than six fold from eight to 50 hotels by 2020, it anticipates hiring nearly 10,000 employees, the majority of whom will be local residents.  Committed to investing in… 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

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri Announces the Launch of Chick-n-Tandoor Food Festival at Twenty-9 the All Day Dining Restaurant

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of ‘Chick-n-Tandoor’, a weeklong food festival at Twenty-9, the popular all day dining restaurant. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

NEW DELHI 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of ‘Chick-n-Tandoor’, a weeklong food festival at Twenty-9, the popular all day dining restaurant. From September 15 – 24, 2012, guests at the upscale hotel, located adjacent to Janakpuri West Metro station, will be able to choose from sixteen different varieties of… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection Continues Global Expansion with Three New Hotels in Europe

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s (NYSE: MAR) evolving portfolio of independent hotels, continues its global growth with plans to debut three new European hotels by the end of the year. Opening in key gateway cities including Lisbon, Portugal; Rouen, France; and Lille, France; the new additions will expand the current portfolio to 12… 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

Concur Unveils Enhanced Social and Mobile Capabilities For Concurforce

Concurforce leverages the Salesforce Platform and Concur T&E Cloud to tap the power of social, mobile and open technologies, delivering innovation to help clients maximize each and every business trip Dreamforce, the world’s largest cloud computing and enterprise technology event, invites attendees to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways with social,… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Announces 2011 LightStay™ Sustainability Results

Achieves Waste Goal within Three Years; More than Doubles Savings to $147 Million MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announced the 2011 results of LightStayTM, the company’s proprietary sustainability measurement system. Overall, the program has been a tremendous success with over $147 million in cumulative savings from efficiency projected for hotels reporting through LightStay.  Additionally, Hilton Worldwide… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines снижает льготный тариф из Магадана в Иркутск

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о снижении льготного тарифа на направлении Магадан — Иркутск в рамках государственной программы обеспечения доступности авиаперевозок между Дальним Востоком и европейской частью страны. Теперь размер специального тарифа на этом направлении составляет 9000 руб.1 при покупке авиабилета экономического класса в одну сторону. Пассажиры S7 Airlines также могут приобрести льготные авиабилеты по… Read the full press release

OFFICIAL VALENCIA FUEL REPORT CONFIRMS RYANAIR EU OPS COMPLIANCE & SAFETY

JOINT GOVT STATEMENT CONFIRMS RYANAIR “ON A PAR WITH SAFEST EU AIRLINES” RYANAIR INVITES SPANISH GOVT TO INSPECT OPERATIONS 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Spain’s largest airline, today (20 Sept) released copies of the official IAA report* into the 3 Valencia fuel emergency procedures of 26 July last which confirm that all 3 Ryanair aircraft: 1…. Read the full press release

Safari Africa Groundbreaking at the Columbus Zoo

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — WHAT: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for its newest region, Safari Africa. WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. WHERE: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s future Safari Africa site. Members of the media should report to the Zoo’s Business Office. WHY: Safari… Read the full press release

Maldives Destination Guide iPhone App now available on App Store

Maldives Destination Guide iPhone App now available on App Store

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — This is a faster and easier way for you to discover Maldives on your iphone. This application holds all the information in the Maldives destination guide. It includes information about the environment, climate, and history and culture. Your simple and easy way to access listings of all Maldives hotels, resorts, liveaboards, restaurant… Read the full press release

ENGLAND 2015: 3 YEARS TO GO

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games begins to subside, the thoughts of the country’s sports enthusiasts turn towards 2015, when the country will host the Rugby World Cup. The Rugby World Cup is the third largest global sports event and, in 2015, is anticipated to attract 400,000… Read the full press release

Metrolink schedule adjustments to go into effect first week of October

San Bernardino, Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines to be affected LOS ANGELES, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Monday, Oct. 1, Metrolink will implement a schedule change to three weekday trains. San Bernardino Line train 302 will complete its route in San Bernardino, Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., five minutes later than its current schedule…. Read the full press release

Travelport appoints interim General Manager for Saudi Arabia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the travel industry, has announced the appointment of Ghulam Al Balooshi as interim General Manager for its Galileo operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Al Balooshi took the post in Jeddah earlier this month. He takes over from Faris Azzee, who… Read the full press release

Eight in Ten Consumers Recognise the ABTA Logo

Positive Associations with the Brand Continue to Improve 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA continues to be by far the most recognised travel industry trade body among UK consumers with a 78% public recognition factor, according to new research conducted by Arkenford for ABTA*. After ABTA, ATOL is the most recognised travel trade industry brand (47%) followed… Read the full press release

Two Grand Jersey employees are shortlisted for prestigious Hotel Cateys awards

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The shortlist of nominations for this year’s respected Hotel Cateys award has been announced and features two names from Grand Jersey. The awards, organised by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine, were launched in 2007 and are designed for hoteliers to celebrate the achievements of their staff and give them the recognition they deserve…. Read the full press release

Metrolink Board of Directors Names Transit Industry Veteran Michael P. DePallo as new Chief Executive Officer

DePallo brings over 30 years of experience with a focus on safety, security and customer service LOS ANGELES, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — At its monthly meeting, the Metrolink Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Michael P. DePallo, a veteran transit leader with over 30 years of experience, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  DePallo currently serves as… Read the full press release

Porter Airlines suits up for second season of Vermont service

TORONTO, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Porter Airlines is preparing for another year of service to Burlington, Vt., from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, beginning Dec. 15 until April 8. Four weekly roundtrip options are now available compared to two last season. This is Porter’s second year flying to Burlington, a popular destination for passengers looking to enjoy… Read the full press release

RYANAIR ANNOUNCES OVER 350,000 EXTRA SEATS ON 2,000 EXTRA CHRISTMAS FLIGHTS

RECORD DEMAND FOR RYANAIR’S LOW FARES TO THE SUN AND SLOPES 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (19 Sept) announced over 350,000 extra seats on over 2,000 extra ‘Christmas’ flights across 300 routes following record advance bookings for Ryanair’s festive flights since its winter schedules were launched last month. Ryanair confirmed… Read the full press release

New fast food restaurant at Helsinki Airport

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Richie’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Finnish fast food chain specialising in hotdogs, has opened a sales outlet in Terminal 2. Steaming hot, delicious hotdogs are available in the arrivals lobby 2A-2B. Richie’s Gourmet promises to make hotdogs in about 30 seconds. The selection includes high-quality sausage options and a wide range of spices and… Read the full press release

Sydney to host major youth tourism conference

Key facts Tourism Australia Managing Director, Andrew McEvoy and ATEC Managing Director, Felicia Mariani, have congratulated Sydney on becoming the host city for next year’s World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC). The conference, to be held in Sydney in September 2013, will bring the international youth tourism industry right to the door of Australian… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide and Global Soap Project “Best Partnership” Finalist in 2012 Corporate Citizenship Award

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Names Finalists, Initiates Public Vote for Winner MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide and nonprofit partner, the Global Soap Project, are finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s Best Partnership Award, a category in the Center’s prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program. The Best Partnership category focuses… Read the full press release

PORTER AIRLINES AND SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE NEW INTERLINE AGREEMENT

Travelers now able to purchase tickets and access easy connections between 12 Porter Canadian destinations and SAA’s 44 African destinations via Washington Toronto, CANADA, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Canada-based Porter Airlines and South African Airways (SAA) announced a new interline agreement that will open up connection opportunities for passengers traveling between Canada and West and Southern Africa… Read the full press release

MP Kramp and VIA Rail Officially Open New Belleville Station

Belleville, ON, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Earlier today, as part of the ongoing modernization of VIA Rail Canada, Mr. Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings on behalf of the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), officially opened the new Belleville train station, overhead walkway and island platform. “Our government is proud to support… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Executive Director Lynn F. Kusy Announces Retirement

Served 20 years as the Airport’s sole Executive Director MESA, Ariz. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s Executive Director, Lynn F. Kusy announced his retirement plans at Monday’s Board of Directors meeting. His final day of employment is expected to be March 15, 2013. “I have been honored to be a part of Gateway’s success… Read the full press release

Virginia is Ready to Celebrate October Virginia Wine Month

Wine lovers invited to “Discover Your Local Crush” during statewide celebration at wineries, festivals and special tastings RICHMOND, Va. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — October Virginia Wine Month is just around the corner, presenting the ideal time for wine lovers to visit Virginia and Discover Your Local Crush at more than 220 wineries statewide.  2012 marks the… Read the full press release

Industry update: Canada flies the flag in meetings, conventions and incentive travel sector.

Canada pavilion tops the bill at ASAE annual meeting, plus CTC’s inaugural SEE event in Montréal 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Those who work in the world of meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) rack up the air miles each year. Joining them in transit is the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s MC&IT team, which criss-crosses North America and the… Read the full press release

Gateway Airport Announces Michael Merk Manager – Real Estate and Business Development

Oversees airport property management, terminal advertising and concessions, leasing, and real estate development MESA, Ariz., 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has named Michael Merk as its new Manager of Real Estate and Business Development – responsible for airport property management, terminal advertising and concessions, leasing, and real estate development “The expansion of our Business Development… Read the full press release

Where the Chefs Eat Houston Culinary Tours Back for 2013 with New Chefs, New Tours

Tours Showcase City’s Culinary Diversity, Hidden Gems 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Houston’s top chefs–who are just as interested in showcasing Houston’s mom and pop restaurants as their own–continue their mission into 2013 to introduce locals and visitors alike to Houston’s culinary diversity by showing participants where they eat on their days off. Four years in, Houston… Read the full press release