Авиакомпании oneworld принимают участие в благотворительной акции

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Менеджер авиакомпании British Airways и статусный участник программы лояльности авиакомпании планируют совершить кругосветное путешествие менее чем за семь дней на рейсах авиакомпаний альянса oneworld, привлекая тем самым внимание к проблемам нуждающихся детей. Собранные средства будут направлены в совместную программу British Airways и фонда Comic Relief UK – Flying Start, в рамках которой оказывается… Read the full press release

Strictly Wheels cha cha cha, all the way to check-in

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Customers checking in for British Airways flights at Manchester airport this morning (Wednesday 29th August) found themselves in the middle of a dancefloor, as Strictly Wheels performed sambas, rumbas and cha-cha chas in the departure hall. Paula Molton and Gary Lyness (who are from Manchester) were last seen performing on ITV’s Britain’s… Read the full press release

CAA publishes prosecutions data for 2011 /12

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published its log of prosecutions for the year 2011/12, including details of the offences prosecuted, pleas and penalties imposed by the courts. In total during the year, the CAA undertook 16 prosecutions, resulting in fines totally in £20,050. The most common types of offences… Read the full press release

PHOTO RELEASE: FISHING CAT KITTENS EXPLORE THEIR YARD AT THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo can now see its three-month-old fishing cat kittens exploring, playing, climbing and fishing on Asia Trail. The kittens and their mother, Electra, will be on exhibit from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, weather permitting. They are most active in the morning. The kittens’… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo Conducts First Exam of Giant Panda Cub

PHOTO NEWS RELEASE San Diego Zoo Conducts First Exam of Giant Panda Cub 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — A giant panda cub at the San Diego Zoo received its first veterinary exam this morning. The quick, 3-minute exam allowed staff just enough time to determine that the cub is healthy, thriving and weighs 1.5 pounds. Vets were… Read the full press release

PASSENGER NUMBERS SOAR ON EASYJET’S BUSIEST DAY

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has announced that a record breaking number of passengers will be boarding its aircraft today. Over 200,000 passengers will be flying easyJet on its busiest day of the year so far as they head to popular destinations such as Faro, Barcelona and Milan. As the night’s draw… Read the full press release

Thursday Night Football Gains Yardage with New Courtyard “Greatness on the Road™ Award”

Thursday Night Football Gains Yardage with New Courtyard "Greatness on the Road™ Award"

Bethesda, Md., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — As fans get Back to Football and prepare for the upcoming season, the National Football League (NFL) and its official hotel sponsor, Courtyard by Marriott, today announced an exciting new feature on NFL Media platforms, the new “Greatness on the Road™ Award.”  The first “Greatness on the Road™ Player of… Read the full press release

VIRTUOSO and VIRTUOSO LIFE MAGAZINE HONOR THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

The Beverly Hills Hotel Named “Best Hotel of the Year” at “Virtuoso Travel Week” LAS VEGAS, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, proudly honored a venerated group of hotels, resorts and hospitality professionals with prestigious “Best of the Best” Awards during its 24th Virtuoso Travel Week conference, taking place in Las Vegas this… Read the full press release

«S7 Приоритет» и «Связной-Клуб» объявляют о старте совместного проекта

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines и бонусная программа «Связной-Клуб» запустили совместный проект, в рамках которого участники программы для часто летающих пассажиров «S7 Приоритет» могут получать мили в обмен на баллы, накопленные в программе «Связной-Клуб». Бонусная программа «Связной-Клуб» позволяет ее участникам получать баллы, совершая покупки и пользуясь услугами партнеров ― крупных торговых сетей, ведущих интернет-магазинов, кафе,… Read the full press release

RYANAIR INTENDS TO RE-BID FOR AER LINGUS IF THE EC GRANTS PHASE II APPROVAL

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following today’s (29 Aug) decision of the European Commission to refer the acquisition of Aer Lingus to Phase II, Ryanair’s Offer lapses, in accordance with the Takeover Rules, with immediate effect, and all acceptances of the Offer to date are void. Ryanair intends to re-bid for Aer Lingus if the European Commission… Read the full press release

First Joint Tourism Promotion Event of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in India

Director João Manuel Costa Antunes made a courtesy visit to Chinese Ambassador to India, H.E. Zhang Yan

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office, Hong Kong Tourism Board and Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province co-organized joint promotion activities in three Indian cities to promote Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau tourism as well as travel itineraries with multi stops among their local media and trade. The event is aimed at developing new visitor… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains Limited commences Court proceedings in respect of West Coast Main Line franchise award

Statement by Virgin Trains Limited, 28 August 2012 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Virgin Trains Limited (VTL) has today commenced Court proceedings in respect of the decision to award the West Coast Main Line franchise to FirstGroup. We have tried for three weeks to get clarity over the Department for Transport’s decision and to have a… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation REMINDER – CDA Concessions Open House on August 30, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Online registration for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Concessions Open House will close tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4 p.m. The Concessions Open House is an event for operators interested in responding to an upcoming RFP relating to food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport. Concession categories include: Quick service restaurant, casual dining with… Read the full press release

airberlin and NIKI expand codeshare agreement with S7 Airlines

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin and NIKI are expanding their existing codeshare agreement with their Russian oneworld® partner, S7 Airlines. Since 2009 airberlin, NIKI and S7 Airlines have been operating codeshare flights connecting cities such as Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna with Moscow, and Berlin with Kaliningrad. The flights offered under this agreement are now being expanded… Read the full press release

Industry update: it’s cool to share in a Canadian summer

Video contest, new brand and more apps top the bill in the latest social-media news digest from around the country. 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Smartphones are now up there with sunscreen as a must-have beach accessory. The social-media world doesn’t get put in the shade in the summer months, as this popsicle-sized round-up from CTC News shows. The Canadian… Read the full press release

M29 LIFESTYLE at Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC Presents the Fall Fashion Forecast with a Night of Fortune Styling for Fashion’s Night Out

FNO Georgetown on September 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Style maven and personal shopper Wendy Pilch of Spendalla and cult stylist Ismail Tekin from George’s Salon will join M29 LIFESTYLE as fortune “style” tellers for Georgetown’s biggest night of fashion Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — M29 LIFESTYLE joins Georgetown’s Fashion’s Night Out for the third consecutive year. The newly refined and redefined store just off… Read the full press release

Aviation Security Officers Graduate from Chicago Police Department Academy

Aviation Security Officers Graduate from Chicago Police Department Academy

CHICAGO, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) congratulates 10 Aviation Security Officers (ASO) who graduated from the Chicago Police Academy today as part of a Metropolitan Recruit ceremony for two classes of officers. The 10 ASOs are part of a group of 13 Aviation Security Officers who were hired in May to fill vacancies at O’Hare… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Service Between Portland, Ore., and Reagan Washington National Airport

Six World War II veterans onboard first flight to visit national WWII Memorial SEATTLE, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines and the Port of Portland today inaugurated new nonstop service between Portland, Ore., and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington. D.C. Elected officials from Washington and Oregon joined in a patriotic send-off for passengers onboard… Read the full press release

The agoda.com Loving Las Vegas SALE: from USD 35 per night!

Las Vegas, USA - November 30, 2011: The Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino in Nevada. Seen on the left are the venues replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Montgolfier Balloon adorned in bright lights.

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special deals on top Las Vegas hotels. Las Vegas is one of the most compelling destinations in the world. Exciting, invigorating and unapologetically over-the-top, this flashy desert outpost lives up to its international reputation as the… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Portland, Oregon and San Diego, California

Daily Nonstop Service Starts November 8, 2012 Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding daily nonstop service between Portland International Airport and San Diego International Airport starting November 8, 2012. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts… Read the full press release

airberlin: Beate Kassner strengthens tourism department

New Vice President Sales Projects Touristic 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — As per 1st November 2012 Beate Kassner will be strengthening the Sales Touristic department at airberlin. As Vice President she will be responsible for Sales Projects Touristic in the Sales Touristic Services department headed by Senior Vice President Detlef Altmann. After graduating in Business Administration, Beate… Read the full press release

RYANAIR OPENS 2 NEW MANCHESTER ROUTES TO GDANSK AND RIGA

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Britain’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (28 Aug) announced two new winter routes from Manchester to Gdansk and Riga, (from Nov 2012), as Ryanair expands its winter Manchester schedule to 18 routes, which will deliver over 1.3m passengers p.a., sustaining 1,300* “on site” jobs at Manchester Airport. Ryanair celebrated its 2… Read the full press release

agoda.com celebrates the Singapore F1 in style: from USD 248 per night!

Aerial view on Singapore Flyer from Marina Bay Sands resort at night

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hard-to-find rooms in some of Singapore’s most stylish hotels for the F1 race weekend. The Singapore F1 is one of the nation’s most exciting and anticipated events. F1 enthusiasts from around the world converge on the… Read the full press release

Bocuse d’Or Asia 2012 winner, Chef Yew Eng Tong presents a fresh menu at The Cliff

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — With 14 new dishes available at The Cliff, the selection is overwhelming but a perfect excuse for you to plan a return visit. Set in stunning interiors with commanding views of the South China Sea, The Cliff, features a show kitchen, cascading water features and a split-level platform built over lush jungle…. Read the full press release

VIRTUOSO® HONORS TOP PERFORMERS AND INDUSTRY STANDOUTS IN GRAND FASHION

TRAVEL ADVISORS, MEMBER AGENCIES AND PREFERRED SUPPLIERS RECOGNIZED AT ‘VIRTUOSO TRAVEL WEEK’ CONFERENCE LAS VEGAS, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — International luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, celebrated the close of its 24th annual conference, Virtuoso Travel Week, last night with its annual Gala and Virtuoso Awards at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The well-attended event, which saw a record turnout… Read the full press release

CTC Allocates $60 Million to Metrolink to Upgrade Locomotives and Cab Cars

Project will enable Metrolink to move more people, lower emissions, reduce delays and support the economy LOS ANGELES, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — At its August 22 meeting, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $60 million in Proposition 1 A bond funds to help pay for much-needed upgrades to Metrolink’s fleet of locomotives and coach cars. This… Read the full press release

Christopher K. Ivy Joins Interstate Hotels & Resorts as Executive Vice President, Development and Acquisitions

ARLINGTON, Va., 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announced that Christopher K. Ivy joined the company as executive vice president, development and acquisitions. In his new position, he will focus on sourcing business development projects within the select-service sector. Ivy will report to Interstate’s chief investment officer, Leslie Ng. Ng noted that Ivy’s appointment… Read the full press release

LONDON 2012 TO IMPROVE PERCEPTIONS OF BRITISH WELCOME EVEN FURTHER

Regent Street in London welcomes the world to celebrate the Summer games. Flags from all the participating countries were launched on Regent Street today. The Mile of Style and the surrounding streets display brightly coloured national flags to celebrate the sporting spectacular.

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Paralympic heroes get set to take the stage this week, new research from VisitBritain suggests that receiving a good welcome is likely to see visitors recommend travelling to the UK to others, with 80% of visitors feeling at least ‘very welcome’ in 2011. VisitBritain sponsored a question on the Civil Aviation Authority’s survey… Read the full press release

Travel Guard® North America Providing Free Assistance Services to U.S. and Canadian Travelers Affected by Tropical Storm Isaac

Flight and Hotel Rebooking, Emergency Medical Assistance and More Available Through Toll-Free Number Stevens Point, WI, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Tropical Storm Isaac continues on its path through the Gulf of Mexico, Travel Guard North America® (www.travelguard.com) announced today that it will provide emergency travel and medical assistance services free to all U.S. and Canadian travelers… Read the full press release

3.6 MILLION BRITS TO TAKE A HOLIDAY AT HOME OVER AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

43% of population inspired to explore more of UK by exciting events of 2012 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — 3.6 million Brits (7% of the adult population) will make the most of the forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend by taking an overnight holiday trip in the UK, with 2.8 million people (6%) taking that trip in England,… Read the full press release