Lonely Planet Releases Fully Updated Northern Honshū Chapter for Free on Lonelyplanet.com

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet has released a fully updated Northern Honshū (Tōhoku) chapter from its forthcoming Japan guidebook (September 2013) as a free download on lonelyplanet.com. In November 2012, Lonely Planet author Rebecca Milner researched and wrote about the region affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and now Lonely Planet is offering… Read the full press release

The Drake Hotel Announces Packages For The Hottest New Year’s Celebration

The Drake Hotel recently opened up package reservations for the annual ChicagoScene New Year's Eve Gala. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

The Drake Hotel Announces Packages For The Hottest New Year’s Celebration CHICAGO – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Drake Hotel recently opened up package reservations for the annual ChicagoScene New Year’s Eve Gala. The overnight package includes deluxe accommodations and tickets for general or VIP admission. The tickets grant admission to the festivities at The Drake… Read the full press release

Chicago – Twirl, Twist And Turn Into The New Year

Winter Dance 2013 and Wired Fridays Begin January 4 at the Chicago Cultural Center 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — As winter takes hold, swing into the new year with Winter Dance 2013 and Wired Fridays DJ/dance series at the Chicago Cultural Center (77 East Randolph). Both events are free to the public. Winter Dance 2013 Winter’s version… Read the full press release

Marriott CyberMonday brings ShopMarriott.com’s biggest deal ever

Marriott CyberMonday brings ShopMarriott.com’s biggest deal ever

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and worn your feet out at the mall, check out ShopMarriott.com for a deal that will leave you sleeping easy. For the first time ever, ShopMarriott.com is offering $600 off of a queen or king-sized Marriott bed. This deal is only available on CyberMonday, November 26…. Read the full press release

VisitEngland Has ‘Licence to Thrill’ at EIBTM 2012

Delegates to enjoy 007-themed cocktails and giveaways 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to VisitEngland’s stand at EIBTM 2012 will be ‘shaken, not stirred’, with a special James Bond-themed cocktail reception and fantastic competition prizes up for grabs. Running from 27-29 November in Barcelona, Spain, EIBTM is the world’s largest meetings and events trade show, attracting thousands of visitors… Read the full press release

Estonian Air to reduce the number of employees

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the need to adjust operations in accordance to the reduced flight capacity, Estonian Air will decrease its staff by 146 people. Workforce reduction will be applied to all structural units of Estonian Air. Currently 318 people are working in the company. “Noticeable cutbacks in the flight volumes unfortunately leads to… Read the full press release

Virginia Will Shine This Holiday Season with 100 Miles of Lights

Millions of lights, grand illuminations and celebrations bring families together for the holidays RICHMOND, Va. – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Families and friends looking for a little sparkle over the holidays will find hundreds of ways to celebrate together in Virginia. The state’s legendary 100 Miles of Lights connects world-class illuminations across six cities – Richmond, Williamsburg,… Read the full press release

Now Boarding! Fly Frontier Between Orlando and Shenandoah Valley

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today expands its service from Orlando International Airport, Fla. (MCO) with the launch of nonstop service to Shenandoah Valley, Va. (SHD). Frontier Airlines is the only low-fare carrier at the airport, the first jet service at the airport, and the only airline offering nonstop… Read the full press release

Chicago, It’s Tu-Tu Wonderful!

Holiday Favorite Dance-Along Nutcracker® Returns to Chicago Cultural Center, Sunday, December 9 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The visions of sugar plums aren’t just dancing in their heads….the sugar plums are actually dancing when the 9th Annual Dance-Along Nutcracker® returns to the Chicago Cultural Center, Sunday, December 9.  Presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special… Read the full press release

Concur Launches $150 Million Concur Perfect Trip Fund

Company drives its vision of The Perfect Trip by expanding the T&E Cloud ecosystem through investments in innovative companies Redmond, Wash., 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced the launch of the Concur Perfect Trip™ Fund, $150 million in capital allocated specifically to invest in and nurture… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo new WildLights presented by KeyBank

Woodland Park Zoo will be illuminated in thousands of sparkling LED lights during its first ever winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank, November 23-January 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. WildLights will be closed December 24 and 25.

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Woodland Park Zoo new WildLights presented by KeyBank WHAT Woodland Park Zoo will be illuminated in a whole new light when its first ever winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank, premieres this winter for children and adults alike. The press is invited to a preview of WildLights Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-21,… Read the full press release

Chicago Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate Alive With Sound Of Music As Holiday Favorite Returns

Caroling at Cloud Gate, Fridays at 6p.m. Nov. 23 – Dec. 21 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Celebrate the holidays in Millennium Park, when Caroling at Cloud Gate returns on Friday evenings from November 23 through December 21, 2012 at 6 PM during the holiday season. This free program, presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs… Read the full press release

ENGLAND’S STARRING ROLE

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — England has a star turn in huge cinema releases next year, including new ventures from Richard Curtis, the Coen Brothers and Edgar Wright. The English pub, stately homes and London’s skyline will all take their turn in the limelight in these most anticipated releases: Great Expectations Rounding off the year that marked… Read the full press release

Complimentary Ocean-Front Yoga Classes Offered at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Complimentary Ocean-Front Yoga Classes Offered at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Wailea-Makena, Maui, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Makena Beach & Golf Resort offers another complimentary service for its resort guests, now offering free morning oceanfront yoga classes twice a week. The resort has partnered with Juliet Lee to bring an oceanfront health and fitness program to Makena. The program offers oceanfront yoga classes every Tuesday and… Read the full press release

Metrolink will operate limited service on Thanksgiving

The $10 Weekend Pass will be valid from 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday LOS ANGELES – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Metrolink will operate limited service Thanksgiving Day, while riders will be able to utilize the Weekend Pass beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 25. On Thanksgiving, a Sunday schedule will be offered on the San… Read the full press release

TAT Launches “Thainess” Concept in Indonesia, Projects Major Growth in Arrivals

Indonesia, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand is anticipating a significant increase in arrivals from Indonesia, the largest country in ASEAN, after a successful participation in the country’s largest consumer travel fair in early November. The annual fair, Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF), is organised by Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, to promote… Read the full press release

SIA And Virgin Australia Announce Codeshare Expansion

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Joint release with Virgin Australia) – SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY: Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia today announced the expansion of their codeshare agreement to cover further destinations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Codesharing has been extended with immediate effect to all of Virgin Australia’s domestic destinations, offering SIA customers access to… Read the full press release

TradeWinds Island Resorts Magnificent Island-Style Meetings

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — TradeWinds Island Resorts Magnificent Island-Style Meetings A Meeting Paradise Hosting more than 700 meetings and social functions annually, the TradeWinds Island Resorts– the TradeWinds Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort – can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,000. The TradeWinds provides business travelers access to 14 restaurants and… Read the full press release

Negotiations concluded at Helsinki Airport

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Finavia has concluded the negotiations concerning the business operations of Helsinki Airport. The goal of the organisation renewal, which forms the background for the negotiations, is to have an operating model which promotes customer service development and ensures a cost effective way of working. The outcome of the negotiations is that Finavia… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport wins Respect for Nature Award

Brussels Airport wins Respect for Nature Award

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — During the annual Travel Magazine Awards event, which this year took place on Friday 16 November in Antwerp, the “Respect for Nature Award” was given out for the first time.  Although in general the Travel Magazine Awards are intended for the travel industry in particular, the case submitted by Brussels Airport was… Read the full press release

The Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel, a luxury epicenter for your Christmas shopping

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enjoy the winter sun and take a stroll to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to visit the temporary exhibition. Stop along the way to refuel with some traditional hot chocolate and churros. From there, you can walk to the heart of the capital, the Plaza Mayor, to browse the Craft Market stalls… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines And Aegean Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Joint Release With Aegean Airlines) – From 1 December 2012, Singapore Airlines customers will be able to fly to the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki through a codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner Aegean Airlines. Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ code to Aegean-operated flights serving the Greek capital Athens from… Read the full press release

Europe helps deliver global interoperability at ICAO’s Twelfth Air Navigation Conference

Montreal, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The States of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the European Union and EUROCONTROL, working with the European Aviation Safety Agency, the EUROCONTROL Agency, the European Commission, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and the ECAC Secretariat are playing a central role at ICAO’s Twelfth Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/12) taking place until 30… Read the full press release

SFO Golf Tournament raises $63,000 for three local charities

Check presentation ceremony to be held November 29th SAN FRANCISCO — 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Francisco International Airport Charity Golf Tournament Committee (SFO-CGTC) will donate $63,000 to three local charities on November 29, 2012. The funds were raised during a charity golf tournament held on October 1st, and will benefit the San Francisco Police Wilderness Adventure… Read the full press release

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate at Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Celebrate the season at EDGE Restaurant & Bar

Special holiday dinners, new winter beverages at EDGE Restaurant & Bar, a gourmet popcorn class and more await this festive season Denver, U.S.A. – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The holiday season in downtown Denver is truly magical, with nearly 600,000 lights illuminating downtown from Union Station to the City and County Building. Four Seasons Hotel Denver is in a… Read the full press release

KCI Airport Preparing for Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thousands of workers at Kansas City International Airport are gearing up for the annual rush of Thanksgiving holiday travelers. To keep things at the terminal curbs running smoothly, KCI Airport Police Traffic Control Officers will strictly enforce parking restrictions. Passenger volume Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading… Read the full press release

Thanksgiving travel tips from San Diego International Airport

SAN DIEGO – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traveling during the holiday season can be hectic, so to help air travelers navigate safely to their Thanksgiving getaway or vacation this year, the Airport Authority has some important information for those using San Diego International Airport (SDIA). Plan Ahead Arrive at least 1½ hours before departure for domestic flights and… Read the full press release

LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to phased closures of westbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Sepulveda boulevards, and then of northbound Sepulveda Boulevard between… Read the full press release

The Brussels Airport House is born

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — 2013 will see the opening of The Brussels Airport House that will bring together, under one roof, the people and the means to provide a complete service to job seekers, employees and employers. Brussels Airport is the second centre of economic growth and employment in Belgium, after the port of Antwerp. With… Read the full press release

New Sunday Service to be launched for Leeds Bradford – Aberdeen Route

New Sunday Service to be launched for Leeds Bradford – Aberdeen Route

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new southbound Sunday service is being introduced by Eastern Airways on the Leeds Bradford – Aberdeen route, as well as a retiming for northbound Sunday flights. The UK’s second largest regional airline will offer passengers more choice with Sunday flights starting from 18 November 2012 and will complement the newly timed… Read the full press release