Ethiopian Receives Award for Excellent Customer Service to African Diaspora

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, was recognized by Planet Africa Network with the Transformation Award 2012 at a ceremony held in Toronto on 17 July 2012, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Bal Gosal, Minister of State for Sports of Canada, Mr. Howard Eng, CEO of the Greater Toronto… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S £12 SEAT SALE – FLY IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

FLY FOR £12 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Thur 26 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available… Read the full press release

Good and wholesome food on the go

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new high-quality deli in Copenhagen Airport’s Terminal 2 is based on Danish nutrition expert Louise Bruun’s philosophy that good and wholesome food will make you happy. The concept results from an unusual partnership between food and beverage operator SSP and well-known Copenhagen restaurateurs Jakob Blom and Kristian Willumsen. A quick glance… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Three New Cities: Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service to three new cities from Minneapolis-St. Paul, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers. Daily nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Fort Lauderdale starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. Daily nonstop… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago. Daily nonstop seasonally service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. “We are committed to saving our customers money on travel… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Fort Myers to Three New Cities: Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is doubling the number of cities it serves from Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) this winter as it today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service to three new cities, including Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Daily nonstop seasonal service between Fort… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Tampa and Chicago

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service between Tampa and Chicago. Daily nonstop seasonally service between Tampa International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. “We are committed to saving our customers money on travel… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Continues Liberating Consumers from High Fares

THE Ultra Low Fare Airline continues DFW expansion by announcing addition of five more cities: Baltimore, Houston, Oakland/San Francisco, Los Angeles and files to service Cancun Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is continuing its expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and its commitment to liberating consumers from high fares as it today… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Launches Daily Service Between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Carrier offers double Mileage Plan miles on new route SEATTLE, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines today launched new daily nonstop service between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief joined Alaska Airlines employees and community leaders in welcoming the flight when it landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this morning. “Our flights continue… Read the full press release

New baggage pick-up service for SWISS customers

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers departing on SWISS from Zurich Airport can now have their baggage picked up from their home or hotel. The new service, which has already been introduced, promises sizeable time savings, as it eliminates the need to check in or hand in baggage on arrival at the airport. The new baggage pick-up… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Third Annual, Award-Winning Diversity Summit to be held August 2nd

Dallas, TX, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announces its third annual, award-winning Diversity Summit  will be held on August 2  in Dallas at the airline’s headquarters. Themed “LUVing Employees, LUVing Communities,” the summit will gather executives from North Texas Fortune 500 companies to join the conversation about Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, foster new opportunities, and… Read the full press release

RwandAir launches direct flights to Mwanza

Second largest city in Tanzania served 3 times a week from Kigali Kigali, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda and Africa’s fastest growing airline, launched direct flights from Kigali to Mwanza, the rock city of Tanzania today. Mwanza is the 3rd destination for the airline in Tanzania and the 14th destination… Read the full press release

SIA And SilkAir Upgrading Reservations System On 8 July

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be undergoing a transition to a new reservations system on 8 July 2012. During the transition, all SIA and SilkAir flights are due to operate as scheduled. However, booking, reservation and ticketing services through singaporeair.com,silkair.com, call centres, service centres and travel agents, as well as KrisFlyer-related transactions and online/mobile functions… Read the full press release

airberlin reduces winter schedule to increase efficiency

Aviation tax results in routes being unprofitable in winter Around 40 fewer flights per week in the winter than originally planned in Hamburg 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the next winter schedule, airberlin will adjust its capacity according to market requirements. In the context of its Shape & Size efficiency-increasing programme, airberlin constantly monitors its route… Read the full press release

Aviator shades will be out in force at Newquay Cornwall Airport this Summer

Watch Top Gun on the Big Screen at Newquay Airport 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Film lovers are being given the opportunity to watch two special film screenings at Newquay Cornwall Airport. Event Cornwall and Skylight Cinema are working together for the second consecutive year in conjunction with Skybus and Newquay Cornwall Airport as part of the… Read the full press release

Great Website Available for Motorcycling in Arkansas

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Like to ride? If you’re big on motorcycling, the Natural State has what you’re looking for: great expanses of wide open roads through the Delta, challenging curves through the Ozarks and undulating ribbons of blacktop through the Ouachitas. Arkansas is blessed with great terrain for riders of every level. Now you can… Read the full press release

Industry update: Canada’s tourism industry maintains social-media momentum.

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Facebook’s stock price might have taken a dip after its controversial stock-market flotation, but its popularity continues among the Canadian travel industry. Naturally, it features in the next edition of the Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC)’s bird’s-eye view of the action in cyberspace. This series highlights the hard graft of CTC’s partners and friends from across… Read the full press release

Messy, Inaccurate, Confusing: Study Finds Corporate Travel Managers Waste Over 400,000 Hours Reconciling Travel Data

GBTA Foundation Study Finds Travel Managers Lack Single Solution to Efficiently Manage Multiple Data Streams Costing Companies Millions Effective Use of Travel Data Can Help Companies Control Travel Spend Alexandria, VA, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel data can play a key role in helping travel managers control travel spend, increase compliance, negotiate with suppliers and manage safety… Read the full press release

Eurostar reports a resilient performance in the first half of 2012

Passenger numbers up 2% to 4.8 million in H1 2012 Sales revenues up 1% to £425 million Growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues driven by leisure traffic 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported continuing  growth in passenger numbers and a resilient performance in… Read the full press release

Swissport acquires ground handling activities of Finland’s Inter Handling

Zurich, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has acquired Finnish ground handling company Inter Handling and sister company Inter Handling Turku, to accelerate the group’s expansion in this important and promising market. Inter Handling offers ground handling services at various airports in Finland, including… Read the full press release

Steak lovers in for a treat at Copenhagen Airport

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The opening of MASH – one of the most popular Danish restaurants since 2009 – marks a new chapter of the F&B history at Copenhagen Airport. Food and beverage company SSP is the business partner behind the venture, which is part of Copenhagen Airport’s strategy of offering passengers the right mix of… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Commends Visa Waiver Program Working Group with Brazil

Announcement Follows U.S. Travel Recommendation Washington, D.C., 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today commended the Department of Homeland Security for announcing a Statement of Intent to establish a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Working Group with Brazil. The agreement was signed by Secretary Janet Napolitano and Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. “This is a significant step… Read the full press release

Ryanair: FLY FOR £13 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon, 16 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £13 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in August, September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be… Read the full press release

SWISS earns top honours for its Business Class catering

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swiss International Air Lines has taken first place in the “Best Business Class Catering” category in this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. The annual industry distinctions are based on a survey of several million air travellers by the UK-based Skytrax consultancy company. Over 18 million air travellers from more than 100 countries… Read the full press release

British Airways Launch Campaign To Celebrate New Gatwick To Las Vegas Flights

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways are offering special deals on three night stays at the top hotels on the Las Vegas strip for holidays booked by July 25, 2012 to celebrate the launch of the new London Gatwick to Las Vegas flights which begin on October 29. British Airways are including a range of hotels… Read the full press release

Kuoni Launches New iPad App

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kuoni has announced the launch of a new iPad app which allows users to enjoy fast and easy access to Kuoni’s range of brochures, videos, travel article feed and website with Kuoni’s new app. The free app is available to download now from Apple’s App Store. The app is automatically kept up… Read the full press release

Travelport and Air Canada Unveil Enhanced Version of Travelport Agencia™

Travel Agency Desktop Tool Enables Canadian Agents to Book All Air Canada Fare Families and Optional Services – Travelport Remains Only GDS with Full Air Canada Content and Capability to Fully Support Air Canada’s Merchandizing Functionality — Toronto, 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating the Apollo, Galileo… Read the full press release

IN JULY’S EDITION OF LATEST FROM LONELY PLANET: Spotlight on London • Free London eBook and app • Lonely Planet Manchester Airport store opens • Lonely Planet digital and print bundles

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spotlight on London As the world’s attention focuses on London, we’ve packed the London 2012 page of lonelyplanet.com with information on how locals and visitors can make the most out of summer in the capital. Articles on the site include; the best places to eat near the Olympic park, advice for disabled visitors and… Read the full press release

Published This Month: Lonely Planet’s All-New Southeast Asia on a Shoestring

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s all-new edition of its iconic best-seller, Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, hits bookstores this month. Evolving from the first-ever Lonely Planet guidebook (1973’s pioneering Across Asia on the Cheap), the Shoestring guides have been bibles for travellers planning big trips on small budgets for almost 40 years. The 16th edition of Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is 100% researched… Read the full press release

agoda.com highlights Oktoberfest – Don’t miss Munich this year!

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic Munich hotel rates for Bavaria’s biggest festival – Oktoberfest! Launching on Saturday 22 September and wrapping up on 7 October, Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest fair, attracting more than six millions visitors a year… Read the full press release