Over 10,000 aircraft handled by Atlas control as main Olympic airspace restriction period successfully passed after unique collaborative work

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The removal of the main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics at midnight on 15/16 August marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well throughout the period of the restrictions and, in general, showed a… Read the full press release

LUXURY LANGKAWI FROM JUST £1,999 PER PERSON WITH PREMIER HOLIDAYS

Five-star break with 50% off 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading independent tour operator has put together a fantastic deal to Langkawi for travel during August 2012. 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per person – saving £1,978 per person Premier Holidays (www.premierholidays.co.uk / 0844 937 444) is offering 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Launches Global Shop-to-Earn Mall

Members worldwide now have more opportunities to earn HHonors Bonus Points through retail purchases MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct brands, launched its global Shop-to-Earn Mall, a network of online shops that allows HHonors members to earn Bonus Points through retail purchases. The Hilton HHonors Shop-to-Earn… Read the full press release

Expedia Affiliate Network and VIA Rail Canada renew their partnership

London, UK, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces its renewed partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s most important national rail passenger service. The deal will give viarail.ca customers access to EAN’s extensive inventory of hotels, totalling nearly 155,000 worldwide. VIA Rail’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Steve Del Bosco comments, “We value our partnership with… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Icefield Helicopter Tours and Kananaskis Heli Tours.

The sky is the limit for this Albertan business that takes travellers from around the world into majestic mountain settings. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passion drives the best in any business to excel. The Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) has the passion to bring people to our country; it’s the fuel that drives the Signature Experiences Collection®(SEC) program forward into… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Opening of First Candlewood Suites® with New Interior Design Scheme

$7.1 million hotel in North Little Rock, Ark., is first to incorporate schemes ATLANTA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], announces the opening of the first Candlewood Suites hotel to include the brand’s new interior design package, created with graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the… Read the full press release

Packaging company guilty of safety breaches when carrying ‘dangerous goods’ on aircraft

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A West London packaging company has been fined £25,000 and £6,630 costs at Isleworth Crown Court for attempting to transport improperly packed dangerous goods on a cargo flight from Heathrow airport in August 2011. Angel Case and Packing Company Limited pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing, following a prosecution… Read the full press release

THAILAND TOPS PREMIER HOLIDAYS LONG HAUL BOOKING CHART

Passenger numbers increase 17% for travel during 2012 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading independent tour operator Premier Holidays has reported an increase in bookings to Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma) for 2012. With fantastic savings of up to £740 on offer, Thailand is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Passenger numbers for Thailand are currently up by… Read the full press release

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award®

2012-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton McLean Tysons Corner has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award® designation. The AAA Diamond rating process is a premier program which annually evaluates more than 60,000 lodging establishments and restaurants, and assigns them a rating of one to five Diamonds. Lodgings at the Four Diamond level, including Hilton McLean Tysons Corner,… Read the full press release

FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTED BY TARGET ANNOUNCES LINE-UP

FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTED BY TARGET ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR EVENING CONCERTS IN SAN ANTONIO on SEPT. 1-2 NEW YORK 2012-08-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, is excited to announce the line-up for its mega-wattage concerts on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2… Read the full press release

STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE THE ESSEX HOUSE HOTEL

Purchase of Iconic Asset Situated on Central Park South Marks Strategic Hotels’ Return to the New York City Market; Hotel Will Be Converted to the JW Marriott Brand CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(NYSE: BEE) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchaseNew York City’s Essex House Hotel from the Dubai Investment Group for… Read the full press release

SIA To Celebrate A380’s Fifth Anniversary With Delivery Flight Contest

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines has launched a contest for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be on the delivery flight of SIA’s 19th Airbus A380 from Toulouse, France in early September. The winner of the lucky draw and a guest of his or her choosing will be flown to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse from any point in… Read the full press release

NEW HYATT GOLD PASSPORT PROMOTION HELPS TRAVELERS EARN MORE POINTS TOWARD REWARDS

Global campaign encourages members to “Imagine the Possibilities” for their next vacation CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Gold Passport® members can begin registering today for a new global promotion that brings travelers one step closer to their next vacation. From September 1 through November 30, 2012, Hyatt Gold Passport members have the opportunity to earn thousands of… Read the full press release

30-Day Public Comment Period about Proposed Toll Increases Now Open

Exhibits are Available Online and at Upcoming Public Hearings 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has opened a public comment period about proposed toll rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road. The tolls support operation of the Toll Road, construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and Dulles Toll Road improvements. Under the… Read the full press release

Concierge Team Members at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Join Prestigious Clefs d’Or Fraternity

Concierge Team Members at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Join Prestigious Clefs d’Or Fraternity

Ahmed Ayoub and Tamer Kelany provide the highest level of service to guests of Four Seasons Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt – 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two members of the Concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence are the latest within the group’s Middle Eastern properties to join the ranks of concierge staff that proudly… Read the full press release

America’s Game Returns To Philadelphia: Limited Tickets For 2012 Army-Navy Game In Philadelphia On Sale Friday At 10 A.M.

Hospitality Packages, Gala, Parking and Tailgate Tickets all Available PHILADELPHIA, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The legendary Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to Philadelphia on December 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field, with limited tickets available for public sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 17. Tickets for the game, which are $75 each, can be… Read the full press release

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Acquires the Essex House Hotel

Iconic Asset in Central Park South will be Converted to the JW Marriott Brand. CHICAGO – AUGUST,  2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase New York City’s Essex House Hotel from the Dubai Investment Group for a gross purchase price of approximately… Read the full press release

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL “ONE TWO FREE” PROMOTION FOR EMERALD CLUB MEMBERS

Customers Can Earn Additional Free Rental Days By Referring Others To Join The Emerald Club St. Louis, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travelers, is launching its annual One Two Free® Emerald Club promotion. This year marks the tenth consecutive year that National has offered the One Two Free… Read the full press release

HYATT REGENCY INDIAN WELLS RESORT AND SPA DEBUTS NEW NAME AND RENOVATION COMPLETION

Renamed Indian Wells resort now offering discounted rates for guests to experience its multi-million dollar renovation INDIAN WELLS, Calif., 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, formerly Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, ushers in a new era today following a phase completion of an ongoing multi-million dollar renovation. To coincide with the… Read the full press release

Live from Palm Springs: New Live Cam of Forever Marilyn

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new web cam has been installed showing a live view of the 26-foot tall “Forever Marilyn” sculpture located in downtown Palm Springs. Visitors from all over the world can now log on to www.VisitPalmSprings.com and click on the “Live Web Cam of Marilyn Sculpture” to see the new tourist attraction… Read the full press release

Notice of Change – Hello Kitty Jet Services from Sept. to Oct. 2012

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to aircraft scheduling, the flights below will not be made with the Hello Kitty Jet. However, inflight Hello Kitty service items and Hello Kitty meals will still be offered. Hello Kitty Jet flight routes and numbers affected by aircraft scheduling are as follows: Flight Route  Flight No. Date Details Taipei (Taoyuan)-Fukuoka… Read the full press release

Wall for Peace 2011 Sculpture On Display at Washington Dulles International Airport

Wall for Peace 2011 Sculpture On Display at Washington Dulles International Airport

New Artwork Aims to Encourage Peace and Tolerance Among All People 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Arts Program, Washington Dulles International recently unveiled DC-based artist Anil Revri’s Wall for Peace 2011 sculpture in Concourse A/B. The placement of this sculpture enhances the Airports existing artwork and adds to the enjoyment of millions… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport’s Primary Runway is Back in Operation

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — ST. JOHN’S, NL, August 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. – At 5:45pm this evening St. John’s International Airport Authority announced that its primary runway (R11/29) is back in operation following an overrun of an Ilyushin IL76 cargo aircraft on Monday, August 13, 2012. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) completed its initial investigation of… Read the full press release

Airport Set to Return its Primary Runway Back to Full Service

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — ST. JOHN’S, NL, August 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. – At 8am tomorrow, St. John’s International Airport Authority will start the process of returning its primary runway (R11/29) back into full service following an overrun of an Ilyushin IL76 cargo aircraft. At 6pm this evening the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) completed its initial… Read the full press release

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL’S BACKPACKER CAMPAIGN FOR YOUNGSTERS

Parents Supporting A Different Kind of Post A-level Education 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — While the publication of A-level results traditionally sees teenagers and their parents thrown into a week of chaos and clearing, there are a growing number of parents who are actively encouraging their offspring to take up a different form of education and head… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman Gives Back to the Community During Ramadan

Partnership with Family Kitchen includes packing and distributing iftar meals, and food bank donations Amman, Jordan – 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Volunteers from Four Seasons Hotel Amman teamed up with Family Kitchen to help distribute and package food to the less fortunate this Ramadan as part of its corporate social responsibility program and to give back to the community… Read the full press release

HYATT PLACE DELRAY BEACH CELEBRATES OFFICIAL OPENING

134-room Hyatt Place hotel located in the heart of Delray Beach Delray Beach, Fla., 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), The Kolter Group LLC and Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Delray Beach, Palm Beach County’s first new hotel opening in more than two years. The refreshing new choice for… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Schedules to/from Mexico: San Diego – Los Cabos, Dallas/Fort Worth – Los Cabos, Dallas/Fort Worth – Cancun

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced schedules for new service to/from Los Cabos and Cancun, Mexico starting November 8, 2012. Daily nonstop service between Los Cabos, Mexico (serving Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) and San Diego starts November 8, 2012, with connecting service to Dallas/Fort Worth. In… Read the full press release

CDA Hosts Students in CAPS Safe Summer Program for Fifth Year

Tuskegee Airmen Beverly Dunjill and Milton Williams Jr. (front row) meet with CAPS Safe Summer students at the CDA

CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thirty students from Chicago neighborhoods today completed a comprehensive, three-day aviation career program provided by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with the City’s Safe Summer Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) initiative, and the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. The CDA has participated in the program for the past five years. CDA Assistant Commissioner and Illinois National Guard… Read the full press release

India Has Never Been So Close: Guests Therapists from Mumbai Come to the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon This Fall

Ayurvedic massage

Centuries of history meet in a cultural interchange Lisbon, Portugal – 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Directly from Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai in India, arriving early September at the Ritz Spa, two massage therapists will bring unique and relaxing experiences to guests at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. Ayurvedic treatments and products will make these massages and treatments unforgettable, with an Indian twist. They… Read the full press release