SKEWERS BY MORIMOTO AND WOLFGANG PUCK EXPRESS CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Skewers by Morimoto is Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s First-Ever Airport Location Los Angeles, California – 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Today Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and airport officials joined with Wolfgang Puck and Masaharu Morimoto to celebrate the official grand openings of these chefs’ new dining concepts at Los Angeles… Read the full press release

TakeCare Run & Walk Benefits Back on My Feet

President and CEO Arne Sorenson (left in gray shirt) joined more than 300 associates for a 5K/1K Run & Walk to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the company’s “TakeCare” Wellness program.

Bethesda, Md. 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — At Marriott International Headquarters, president and CEO Arne Sorenson (left in gray shirt) joined more than 300 associates for a 5K/1K Run & Walk to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the company’s “TakeCare” Wellness program. As part of TakeCare, Marriott provides tools and resources to associates, partnering with medical plans and wellness… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and Montea invest in Brucargo

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the development of Brucargo West, The Brussels Airport Company reached a cooperation agreement with the Belgian real estate developer Montea for the Construction of a third air cargo building on the site. A first 30,000m² building was delivered in 2008 and is used among others by bpost and a… Read the full press release

New shops opening one after the other at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The selection of retail outlets at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport is set to be enhanced and expanded. The recently completed internal refurbishment of Terminals 2A and 2B enabled the airport operator to add new shops and to introduce brands not available previously in Hungary. The new outlets will include jewelry and… Read the full press release

Africas First, Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Dar es Salaam

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on September 11, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Dar ės Salaam is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Dar es Salaam is a major tourist destination with huge economic… Read the full press release

Marriott Helps Moms ‘TakeCare’ Every Day

Company Selected as a Working Mother ‘100 Best Company’ for 21st Year. Bethesda, Md., 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Working Mother has named Marriott International as one of the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. The companies will be recognized in the October/November issue of the magazine, on www.workingmother.com, and will be honored at the Work Life Congress, to be… Read the full press release

AIR FRANCE INVESTS SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION EUROS FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — At the IFTM-Top Resa fair, Air France is confirming an investment of several hundred million euros to reposition its products and services at the best possible level in the industry. With this first announcement, the Company, which has put customer satisfaction at the heart of its transformation plan, is illustrating the dynamic… Read the full press release

Soliloquize – Exhibition of Landscapes by Young Artists at Hilton Chongqing

The grand opening of Soliloquize - Exhibition of Landscapes by Young Artists, will be organized and held by Hilton Chongqing and Jinse Gallery on September 16th, 2012. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

CHONGQING, China, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The grand opening of Soliloquize – Exhibition of Landscapes by Young Artists, will be organized and held by Hilton Chongqing and Jinse Gallery on September 16th, 2012 in Jinse Gallery located on the first floor of Hilton Chongqing. On this occasion, Jinse Gallery will exhibit 55 works which made by 11 middle-aged and… Read the full press release

Africas First, Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Milan

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Milan, Italy on September 09, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Milan is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Milan is a main commercial centre of the country and part of Ethiopian network in… Read the full press release

EASYJET ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DEAL FOR HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced a new travel deal with parliamentarians which promises to provide affordable travel for MPs and peers and save money for British taxpayers. The year-long preferred partnership deal between easyJet and Hillgate Travel, the Travel Management Company for the Houses of Parliament, will come into effect… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Colorado Springs-San Diego Service Ready For Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines expands its service from Colorado Springs Airport with the launch of nonstop service to San Diego this week. The new nonstop flights enable southern Coloradans to save significant time and avoid connections getting to southern California from the Colorado Springs Airport. This new service… Read the full press release

World Duty Free launches largest European walk through store in Gatwick Airport South Terminal

New World Duty Free store in Gatwick's South Terminal

Today marks the official launch for World Duty Free Group’s newly developed store in Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. An investment of over £4 million has transformed the tax and duty free store into the largest ‘walk through’ in the Group’s European operations. 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — This dramatic new retail space incorporates a number of innovative… Read the full press release

RYANAIR WELCOMES STATEMENT FROM IRISH & SPANISH GOVTS

AFFIRMS RYANAIR’S SAFETY STANDARDS ARE ON A PAR WITH SAFEST EU AIRLINES RYANAIR INVITES SPANISH TO INSPECT ITS OPERATIONS 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Spain’s largest airline, welcomed today’s (18 Sept) joint statement from the Irish and Spanish Transport Ministries which affirms that Ryanair’s safety standards are on par with the safest airlines in Europe. Ryanair… Read the full press release

Plan Ahead for a Sun-filled Fall Getaway at Pointe Hilton Resorts

Sun-seeking vacationers can enjoy sparkling pools, outdoor activities, spacious suites and a host of resort amenities at special rates when they book early for autumn at Pointe Hilton Resorts. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Early Bookers Enjoy Value-packed Rates from October through December, 2012 PHOENIX, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sun-seeking vacationers can enjoy sparkling pools, outdoor activities, spacious suites and a host of resort amenities at special rates when they book early for autumn at Pointe Hilton Resorts. From October through December, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort will offer… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus interline and code-share agreement with Etihad Airways GOES LIVE

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways interline and code-share arrangement went live today on aerlingus.com The first phase of the arrangement is now available for sale on the airline’s website aerlingus.com with a choice of destinations including Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Bahrain. The second phase is expected to be… Read the full press release

ADAC to host Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 for the second year

The unique general commercial aviation show to be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport over 3 days in March Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the overwhelming success of Abu Dhabi Air Expo held at Al Bateen Executive Airport in March, ADAC will be hosting the show for the second year in a… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian Dreamliner Touches Down in Kigali

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Kigali, Rwanda on 08 September 2012. Ethiopian’s 1st Dreamliner flight to Kigali is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Kigali is the political and economic hub of Rwanda and is an important part of… Read the full press release

Hilton Palacio del Rio Goes Orange

Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced participation in SA Goes Orange by changing all the balcony lights to orange. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

In Partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank and SA Goes Orange SAN ANTONIO, Texas 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced participation in SA Goes Orange by changing all the balcony lights to orange. SA Goes Orange is the San Antonio Food Bank local campaign to raise awareness and engage local businesses, government and… Read the full press release

ARGENTINIAN WINS STAR ALLIANCE 15TH ANNIVERSARY COMPETITION AND WILL SAY “HOLA” TO THE MUNICH OKTOBERFEST WITH 14 FRIENDS

Runner-up winner from Taiwan selects Wearable Art Show in New Zealand as part of Round-the-World trip FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — September 12th, 2012 – Congratulations go to Diego M. from Argentina who was closest in finding the virtual airplane in Star Alliance’s 15th Anniversary competition. Having won the top prize – a trip of a… Read the full press release

New Suites at The Dorchester

New British Spirit in heart of Mayfair – The Dorchester Debuts 22 New Suites by Alexandra Champalimaud 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a fresh take on the eclecticism of the English spirit, The Dorchester yesterday unveiled 22 new suites by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. Whilst the new suites at Dorchester Collection’s iconic London address in the… Read the full press release

SAS signs an agreement to sell and phase out all MD-80 aircraft

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — SAS continues to renew its aircraft fleet and has signed an agreement to sell four MD-82/87 aircraft. The purchaser also has an option on a further 19 MD-82s and 10 spare engines from SAS. Assuming that the option is exercised, this will complete the phase-out of the SAS MD-80 aircraft fleet, which… Read the full press release

HispanicBusiness Magazine Names Hilton Worldwide One of the ‘Best Companies for Diversity’

Hilton Worldwide’s Diversity and Recruitment Initiatives Ranked Among Top 20 MCLEAN, Va. 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announced today that it was ranked No. 16 on the HispanicBusiness 2012 Best Companies for Diversity list by HispanicBusiness magazine, up from its No. 26 ranking last year. By sector, Hilton Worldwide scored among the highest in restaurants and resorts. The 2012 Best Companies… Read the full press release

Ethiopian First 787 Dreamliner Outside Japan Lands in Frankfurt

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its 1 st Dreamliner, “Africa First”, landed in Frankfurt on 07 September 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Frankfurt is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Frankfurt, the financial centre of Europe, is a major Star Alliance hub and an important part… Read the full press release

Macau is Elected a Council Member of World Tourism Cities Federation

Director João Manuel Costa Antunes signs the World Tourism Cities Federation “Beijing Declaration” on behalf of Macau SAR

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Inaugural Meeting of the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) and the Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit are held under the theme “Better City Life through Tourism” in China National Convention Centre in Beijing during September 14 – 16, 2012. The Macau Special Administrative Region is elected a city member of the Council… Read the full press release

First JW Marriott Hotel Opens in New York City

First JW Marriott Hotel Opens in New York City

Global Brand Brings Modern Luxury to Iconic Essex House Hotel 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its world-class JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of JW Marriott Essex House New York, the brand’s first hotel in New York City. The 509-room hotel is located on Central Park South in Manhattan’s renowned… Read the full press release

Accor revolutionizes economy-hotel codes and gives ibis a head start

One year after announcing its economy-hotel ‘Big-Bang’, Accor has unveiled the full scope of the ibis revolution, which it has rolled out simultaneously in 56 countries, in record time. This project involved reviewing economy hotel codes in depth, renewing more than 100,000 beds, honing an allnew concept for its public areas, and briskly installing the… Read the full press release

Al Bateen Executive Airport sees +30% Increase in Visiting Aircraft Movements in First Half of 2012

The leading business Aviation Airport registers +10% growth in overall commercial traffic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), released today its traffic performance for the first half of 2012. The traffic report revealed a strong +30% increase in visiting… Read the full press release

Culina, Modern Italian Debuts Sunday Suppers This Fall at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Culina, Modern Italian Debuts Sunday Suppers This Fall at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Sunday Supper includes a four-course menu changing weekly for $39 per person 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Culina, Modern Italian, located on the lobby level of Four SeasonsHotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, introduces a new weekly Sunday Supper menu. Adding to its repertoire of modern Italian cuisine, each week beginning chef Meredith Manee will create a four-course menu of comforting… Read the full press release

Semaine de la Mobilité: La SNCB y participe

Le train à petit prix et de nombreuses actions du 16 au 22 septembre 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Comme les années précédentes, la SNCB s’associe à la Semaine de la Mobilité et offre à la vente le Mobility Deal. Du 16 au 22 septembre, les voyageurs munis de ce ticket pourront se rendre en train en… Read the full press release

TAV Sees Off Hajj Pilgrims In Turkey And Welcomes Them In The Holy Land

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — TAV Airports, Turkey’s leading airport operator, began welcoming the first group of hajj pilgrims from the early hours of the morning at the airport it has begun operating in Medinah, one of the holy cities of the Islamic World. Departing from Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboga and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airports operated… Read the full press release