Introducing Minako At The Met

One of the highest restaurants in London, Minako at the Met has recently launched an Asian Fusion menu, incorporating the traditional Pan Asian cuisine whilst exploring a more creative approach in both preparation and presentation. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

New Menu Showcases Creative Asian Fusion Cuisine LONDON, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of the highest restaurants in London, Minako at the Met has recently launched an Asian Fusion menu, incorporating the traditional Pan Asian cuisine whilst exploring a more creative approach in both preparation and presentation. Located on the 23rd floor at Hilton London Metropole,… Read the full press release

Covered play paradise with panoramic view: Playport Dresden opens at the airport on 1 September

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dresden Airport is breathing new life into its former Terminal 2: Playport Dresden, Saxony’s most exciting indoor playground, opens there on 1 September. Operators Anke and Mario Otto have created around 2000 square metres of brightly coloured, air-conditioned adventure playground fun with a panoramic view of planes taking off and landing. Attractions… Read the full press release

PRESS KIT FOR AMERICAN TRAIL

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — American Trail showcases species that are gems of North American wildlife, and treasures to us all. These animals represent the triumph of the American spirit and conservation success stories. The majority of American Trail species have rebounded after facing severe threats. Many of the residents of American Trail have been listed as… Read the full press release

Marriott International Announces Release Date for Third Quarter 2012 Earnings

BETHESDA, Md., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) will report third quarter 2012 earnings results on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at approximately 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).  The company will hold a conference call for the investment community to discuss its third quarter 2012 earnings on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10 a.m…. Read the full press release

Aerolineas Argentinas inaugurates its flights to Rio Hondo hot springs

Buenos Aires, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Last Friday the President of Aerolineas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, inaugurated the new route to Rio Hondo Hot Springs in Santiago del Estero, this will be the 34th destination for the flag carrier in all of the country. The International Airport at Rio Hondo Hot Springs was inaugurated on the 24th of… Read the full press release

Thinking Inside The Box

Hilton London Metropole, one of the largest conference hotels in Europe, continues to lead the way in the meetings and events market, with the introduction of its new Bento Box concept. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton London Metropole Introduces New Bento Box Delegate Menu LONDON, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton London Metropole, one of the largest conference hotels in Europe, continues to lead the way in the meetings and events market, with the introduction of its new Bento Box concept. A flexible and original dining option, the Bento Box Delegate Menu… Read the full press release

Baby Elephant Makes Grand Entrance at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

PHOTO NEWS RELEASE Baby Elephant Makes Grand Entrance at San Diego Zoo Safari Park SAN PASQUAL VALLEY, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hours after birth on Tuesday, an unnamed female African elephant made her public debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The 205-pound calf was born at 3:39 a.m. to the Safari Park’s matriarch, Swazi…. Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions selected by New World Hotels to Launch Private Label Chain Code

New World Hotels offers special introductory offer to travel agents; 18 percent commission and complimentary internet access through December SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a global technology company serving the hospitality industry, today announced that Hong Kong-based New World Hotels, managed by New World Hospitality has chosen Sabre Hospitality Solutions to launch its private… Read the full press release

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