Jazzing It Up At O’Hare and Midway for Labor Day Weekend

The Ray Bailey Band performs in Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport in 2010.

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re traveling through O’Hare or Midway International Airports over the next two days, be sure to stop by the entertainment stages in the terminals for a preview of this weekend’s Chicago Jazz Festival. Local jazz bands will entertain passengers tomorrow, August 30 and Friday, August 31 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The entertainment lineup on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Celebrates the Close of Summer with a Flurry of Fabulous Events in September.

Executive Chef Ned Bell

GranFondo Package, Julia in Paris gala dinner, Feast of Fields event and Passions fundraiser pack the calendar Vancouver, Canada , 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Executive Chef Ned Bell are kicking off September at high velocity. Celebrating health, wellness, superb food and great times, Four Seasons and YEW restaurant are putting some muscle behind their commitment to community. Take advantage… Read the full press release

NEW POLICY GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today’s new International Air Transport Policy Statement is being described by Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) as a significant change in thinking. One aspect of the new policy gives favourable consideration to airlines offering new services to and from Christchurch, to assist with the region’s recovery from the earthquakes. “That aspect alone… Read the full press release

Tourism makes vital contribution to economy of Argentina says President

Buenos Aires, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has underlined the importance of tourism as a sector able to “generate decent work and wealth across the entire country” on receiving the UNWTO/World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Tourism (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 August 2012). “The travel and tourism industry… Read the full press release

Maldives roadshows during fourth quarter of 2012

Maldives roadshows during fourth quarter of 2012

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives marketing activities have been strategized to increase arrivals during fourth quarter of 2012 and to cushion market fluctuations in Europe. Investing in potentials areas to diversify markets and maintaining arrivals in traditional markets are key approaches to meet the target of 1 million tourists in 2012.  As a measure to meet… Read the full press release

Limited edition Fashion Prize cocktail menu toasts the shortlist of the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new fashion season cocktail menu celebrates the five gifted designers who have been shortlisted for the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The cocktail menu will be available during the upcoming fashion season in Europe from 6 September to 3October 2012 at 45 Park Lane in London, Hotel Principe di Savoia in… Read the full press release

REMAINING OPEN HOUSE/PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, FOR LAX SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT STUDY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The remaining open house/public meeting scheduled by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to enable interested parties to obtain information and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from… Read the full press release

Aerolíneas Argentinas Joins SkyTeam

Alliance welcomes first South American airline as 18th member, continues to focus on finding growth opportunities on the continent Buenos Aires, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomes Aerolíneas Argentinas as its 18th member. The national airline of Argentina – South America’s second largest economy – Aerolíneas Argentinas becomes SkyTeam’s first South American… Read the full press release

Island Aviation Services Ltd to Start New Routes in November 2012

Island Aviation Services Ltd to Start New Routes in November 2012

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Island Aviation Services Ltd is to start new direct routes to Mumbai Chennai and Dhaka in November this year and direct flights to New Delhi in April 2013 as part of the company’s regional expansion. For a successful operation Island Aviation Services Ltd plans to add an Airbus A320 into our fleet…. Read the full press release

Chairman Antunes Advances the PATA ‘Next Gen’ Agenda in India

L/R Minister of Tourism of India, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, PATA Chairman Mr João Manuel Costa Antunes and PATA India Chapter Honorary Secretary Mr Sanjeet

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr. João Manuel Costa Antunes, in his capacity as PATA Chairman, held dialogue with India’s tourism industry leaders in New Delhi, August 28. It was the Chairman’s first official PATA visit since becoming chairman in April. Chairman Antunes, also the Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), visited the Cabinet Minister… Read the full press release

Florida Tourism Industry on Pace for Record Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 22.1 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period in 2011. Direct travel-related employment in Florida also rose 1.1 percent to… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: who is playing the strongest hands in the global tourism marketplace?

Apps, David Beckham and the power of social media for travel are some of devices analyzed in this latest bulletin. 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The global tourism marketplace hums with activity 24/7. CTC News has done the rounds of its purveyors to assemble another round-up of the latest happenings from across the globe. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s teammates, partners,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Serves Up Cooking Classes with Chef Oliver Beckert

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Serves Up Cooking Classes with Chef Oliver Beckert

Guests and locals can tap into their inner foodies with a series of interactive culinary experiences that combine education and degustation “These days, a good meal is as much about being entertained as about the food.” – Chef Oliver Beckert Baltimore, U.S.A., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Improve culinary technique, become immersed in another culture and impress friends and… Read the full press release

1.5 Million Travelers Expected At Chicago’s Airports For Busy Labor Day Holiday

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is ready to welcome travelers as the busy 2012 summer travel season draws to a close this Labor Day weekend. Airlines at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports anticipate nearly 1.5 million passengers to travel through the airports beginning today, August 29 through Tuesday, September 4. At O’Hare, the busiest day is anticipated… Read the full press release

Award Ceremony of 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Photo and Student Drawing Competition

Group Photo of Guests and Winners of Photo and Drawing Competition

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is organized by Macau Government Tourist Office. The Student Drawing Competition and Photo Competition are held annually in conjunction with Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. MGTO hosted the related award ceremony today (August 30) and awarded the prizes to the winners last year. The Ceremony of 23rd… Read the full press release

IATA: Growth Slows Again in July

Geneva, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in both air travel and freight, but with considerable variation by region and market. July passenger demand in aggregate was 3.4% higher than the same month last year, compared to a 6.3% increase in June and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Introduces Special Fall Mushroom and Game Menus in CottoCrudo Restaurant

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Introduces Special Fall Mushroom and Game Menus in CottoCrudo Restaurant

Business lunch offer and DJ Nights at CottoCrudo are back after the summer holiday Prague, Czech Republic, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — CottoCrudo restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Prague is introducing new seasonal menus after the summer holiday. Moreover, starting September CottoCrudo will re-launch the popular business lunch menu and DJ Nights in the bar and lounge. Executive Chef Richard Fuchs has created… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Chicago and Houston

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Chicago and Houston

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines today announced it will add new daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport. The new route will launch on October 4, 2012. The daily flights will depart from Chicago O’Hare at 8:35 p.m. and arrive to Houston at 11:19 p.m.The flight from Houston will depart each day at 6:15 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 8:52 a.m. The arrival/departure times will change… Read the full press release

Charles Fisher Appointed Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

Four Seasons veteran brings international experience to the islands Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A., 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Charles Fisher has been named Resort Manager of Four SeasonsResort Lanai at Manele Bay. Fisher, a 13-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, has worked in management positions throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Charles makes the move to Hawaii… Read the full press release

GIANT PANDA BIRTHDAY SEASON BEGINS AT ZOO ATLANTA

Details emerge on four elaborate cakes planned for Lun Lun, Yang Yang, Xi Lan and Po ATLANTA, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Ace of Cakes,” you could be trumped. “Cake Boss,” you may be demoted. The behind-the-scenes machinations of the giant panda keepers at Zoo Atlanta may not have landed a prime-time reality show, but the race… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT HELPS BRING COUNSELLING SERVICE TO THE STREETS OF EAST BELFAST

Roberta Richmond from East Belfast Community Counselling shows Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport Michelle Hatfield and east Belfast councillor Jim Rodgers the benefit of being mobile.

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — With debt and financial worries becoming an ever-increasing problem, East Belfast residents can avail of a new “Money Matters” counselling service, thanks to the George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund. The funding, awarded to East Belfast Community Counselling by the Community Fund which sees the airport fine airlines for operating late flights, has provided the… Read the full press release

Connecting Airports Conference Brings Regional Airports Together at O’Hare

CHICAGO, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today hosted its second “Connecting Airports Conference” at O’Hare International Airport. The day-long event brought together directors from regional airports that have connecting flights through O’Hare to meet with staff from the CDA, airlines, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Region, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Representatives from regional airports in South… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific appoints new Communications Head

Ms Cecilia Leung General Manager Corporate Communication, Cathay Pacific Airways

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the appointment of Ms Cecilia Leung as General Manager Corporate Communication with effect from 1 September. In her new position, Ms Leung is responsible for the communication strategies of the Cathay Pacific Group and oversees all public and media relations, public affairs, general communication issues and corporate… Read the full press release

Auction Features Art Inspired by Nature’s Beauty

Proceeds From Annual Event Help Support Conservation Mission INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — See the works of a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol or an elephant Escher. During the the Naturally Inspired Silent Auction and Reception presented by The Great Frame Up of Indianapolis guests can peer through the eyes of an artist — whether she’s… Read the full press release

airberlin Help & Fly charity flight

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — On 24th November 2012, for the 15th year in succession, airberlin is organising the charity event “Help & Fly” to mark the 25th World AIDS Day. All the proceeds will be donated to the AIDS relief project in Dusseldorf (AIDS-Hilfe Düsseldorf e.V.). Over the past 14 years, this remarkable and highly successful… Read the full press release

Greece and nearby destinations gained popularity in summer charter flights

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to Finavia airports’ passenger statistics, Greece reinforced its position as Finns’ most popular holiday destination in charter traffic. Regardingindividual destinations, especially Iraklion in Greece and Billund in Denmarkbecame more popular. The variation is explained by changes in the offering oftravel agencies and airlines. In total, flight travel volume decreased slightlycompared to… Read the full press release

“The Royal Rajasthan” Food Festival @ Zune, Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri

"The Royal Rajasthan" Food Festival @ Zune, Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri

2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi/ Janakpuri gives you a traditional Rajasthani welcome with ‘Padharo Mhare Des’.  Savor a range of authentic preparations from the kitchens of Royalty in Rajasthan at Zune, the Indian specialty restaurant. Explore the robust essence of this historic state of Rajputs and Marwaris with live music. Indulge your taste buds… Read the full press release

Metrolink to offer exclusive Labor Day service

Antelope Valley Line will have two round trips LOS ANGELES, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Metrolink will suspend service on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run between Lancaster and L.A. Union Station, with stops at the Glendale,… Read the full press release

SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO OPENS SPECTACULAR NEW AMERICAN TRAIL EXHIBIT

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — After five years of planning and construction, the National Zoo will open the new American Trail exhibit to the public Saturday, Sept. 1, at noon. The renovated area in the extensive lower valley between Elephant Trail and Amazonia will transport visitors to the Pacific Northwest where they will come face-to-face with California… Read the full press release

VISITENGLAND HELPS DESTINATIONS ATTRACT MORE VISITORS WITH ACCESS NEEDS

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the day of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, VisitEngland has launched “Winning More Visitors” – a new online guide designed to help destinations attract more visitors with access needs by providing access information on their websites.  The online resource was developed following a survey by the national tourist board,… Read the full press release