LBA promotes Yorkshire to Global Airline Chiefs

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Director, promotes the region to leading airlines

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) will be promoting Leeds and Yorkshire to the World at the 18th World Route Development Forum to be hosted in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi between 29 September and 2 October. The Conference is an annual global meeting place for airlines, airports and tourism authorities. … Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Arlanda

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Stockholm, Sweden landing at Arlanda Airport on September 20, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Arlanda is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Arlanda is the largest airport in Sweden, located in Stockholm, the… Read the full press release

Pablo Torres Named General Manager Of Hilton Short Hills

Hilton Worldwide announces the appointment of Pablo Torres as the general manager of the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Short Hills located in the metropolitan New York suburban bedroom community of Short Hills, New Jersey. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Accomplished Hospitality Management Veteran with Proven Track Record Spanning 20 Years MCLEAN, Va. 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announces the appointment of Pablo Torres as the general manager of the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Short Hills located in the metropolitan New York suburban bedroom community of Short Hills, New Jersey. In his new role, Torres will oversee… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS NAMES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR

Los Angeles, California – 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — John Kinney has been appointed Director of Emergency Preparedness, responsible for developing, administering and coordinating emergency management for all airports within the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) system. “He will be working with Deputy Executive Director Jacqueline Yaft in performing these duties and closely with staff as well… Read the full press release

UK flights’ punctuality falls in the second quarter of 2012

• In the second quarter of 2012, 78% of scheduled flights were on-time, four percentage points lower than in the second quarter of 2011 (April-June). Average delay increased by one minute to 12 minutes. • Heathrow registered the biggest year on year fall (six percentage points) and had the worst on-time performance for scheduled flights… Read the full press release

RYANAIR OPENS ITS FIRST POP-UP SHOP IN MANCHESTER

FLY ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES FOR JUST £12 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Michael Cawley and Ken O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer for the Manchester Airports Group, at Ryanair’s new ‘pop-up shop’ in Piccadilly, Manchester. Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (25 Sep) opened its first ever ‘pop-up shop’… Read the full press release

More flights on time at Liverpool John Lennon Airport compared to other UK airports

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Results published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that airlines operating at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) are some of the most punctual in the UK. Data from the CAA released today shows that during April to June 2012, the overall on-time performance (defined as the proportion of flights arriving… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT PREPARES TO WELCOME MORE AUSTRALIANS

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The campaign is called Christchurch Reimagined and has been launched today by Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism, in association with the Canterbury Tourism Partnership. It aims to show Australians how Christchurch has moved on since the earthquakes, to become creative and exciting again. Christchurch Airport is a partner within the Canterbury Tourism Partnership… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: Canada’s tourism rivals test their ambitions.

A new travel planning tool, fun video and bold target-setting are making noise in the marketplace in this round-up. 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Countries looking to own part of the global tourism marketplace are making bolder pitches. CTC News has ignored the white noise to sift out the nuggets from around the world to keep the Canadian tourism… Read the full press release

Canada can-do with British Airways/WestJet tie-up

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The wide-open spaces of Canada are becoming more accessible to British Airways customers with the start of a new code-share agreement with WestJet. British Airways has direct flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Tickets for onward services on WestJet, to select destinations in Canada are now available for sale on ba.com,… Read the full press release

DAA Statement Re Potential Industrial Action on October

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) regrets to inform passengers that operations at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports may be affected by industrial action on Monday, October 1. DAA has been served with notice of potential industrial action for October 1 by SIPTU and Mandate and in recent days, SIPTU has indicated that its… Read the full press release

ebookers commits to Travelport in France

Migration of www.ebookers.fr successfully completed Langley, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced the successful migration of ebookers, a leading pan-European online travel agency, to their search and shopping product in France.  As a result,  ebookers customers using the French website now have access to the vast array… Read the full press release

Exhibition of the finalists of the fifth edition of the Meurice Prize for contemporary art, from October 9th to October 21st 2012.

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Electric and eclectic, the 2012 Prix Meurice exhibition shows eight key artists on the young French contemporary art scene. They are Claire Adelfang, Alexandre Singh, Nick Devereux, Baptiste Debombourg, Emmanuelle Lainé, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Xavier Antin and Mathilde Rosier. Suggesting a trompe-l’oeil, or a hole in the wall, each work is a self-contained… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Receives Africas First Boeing 777 Freighter

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — In another milestone, Ethiopian Airlines again led the African aviation industry by being the first in the continent to receive and operate the B777 Freighter on 19 September 2012. Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam said: “The B777 Freighter aircraft has unparalleled performance in its category fleet with its long-range capability, exceptional cargo… Read the full press release

Vermont Foliage Report: Bursts of Mid-Peak Foliage Begin to Glow in the Green Mountains

Listen to the  Quick-Info Radio Foliage Report (30 sec) Listen to the Full Audio Foliage Report (1 min) MONTPELIER, Vt. 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — As seasonal cooling continues, colors are firing up, sometimes seemingly brightening overnight as foliage unfolds across Vermont’s scenic landscape. Foresters are now pointing out regions where colors are showing mid-stage foliage, at 25-50 percent peak in… Read the full press release

Adrian Messerli Appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Adrian Messerli Appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sebastien Carre, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh announces the recent appointment of Adrian Messerli as Director of Food and Beverage. Adrian grew his passion for the hospitality industry in his family’s hotel in the Swiss Alps. After completing a culinary apprenticeship Adrian followed his roots in… Read the full press release

Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai Signed the First Cooperative Agreement in Tourism

First “Cooperative Agreement in Tourism among Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai” signed in Shenzhen

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) had a meeting and signed the first cooperative agreement in tourism among the four places with Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TICHK), Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sport and Tourism and Zhuhai Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism together this… Read the full press release

SWISS to introduce non-stop Zurich-Singapore service

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be adding Singapore to its route network in May of next year. The new long-haul destination, one of Asia’s prime business hubs, will receive daily non-stop service from Zurich using Airbus A340 equipment. SWISS will be further expanding its range of air services to and from… Read the full press release

VERMONT STATE CALENDAR OF EVENTS: OCTOBER FOLIAGE CELEBRATIONS ABOUND

MONTPELIER, Vt., 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The month of October marks peak foliage and harvest festivals honor this dynamic change of seasons statewide. Here’s a sampler of the 250 events on VermontVacation.com this month: SculptFest 2012 Now – October 21 West Rutland The 25th anniversary exhibition features sculptural installations by regional and national artists on the theme “Keep… Read the full press release

Arthur’s Four Square Menu at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

Available through September 29, 2012 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Dublin has launched a tribute to Arthur Guinness, the founder of the Guinness brewery business, with an Arthur’s Four Square Menu, available now through Saturday, September 29, 2012 and timed to coincide with the celebrations to mark Ireland’s beloved Arthur’s Day, taking place throughout the… Read the full press release

La SNCB soutient l’action de sensibilisation Pink Ribbon

La SNCB soutient l’action de sensibilisation Pink Ribbon

Les accompagnateurs de train et le personnel des guichets porteront le ruban rose symbolique de la campagne de sensibilisation au cancer du sein 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — La SNCB soutient l’action Pink Ribbon durant tout le mois d’octobre. De nombreux accompagnateurs de train et membres du personnel de guichets porteront le célèbre ruban rose pour attirer… Read the full press release

UNWTO and WYSE Travel Confederation Launch Global Declaration to Promote Youth Travel

San Diego and Madrid, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Global Organisations join forces to Encourage Governments and Businesses to Tap into Huge Potential of Youth Tourism. Over 700 delegates from 63 countries meeting at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in San Diego, USA have called on governments and businesses worldwide to tap into the potential of… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart Opens in Manila, CEO says PATA ‘Next Gen’ momentum is gathering pace

Manila, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The PATA Travel Mart 2012 opened today in Manila, Philippines. Some 925 attendees have joined the three-day annual B2B travel industry event, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hosted by The Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines. At the opening press briefing, PATA CEO Martin Craigs told… Read the full press release

agoda.com offers winter deals at the top ten theme hotels in Taiwan

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has secured exclusive year-end deals at some of the top theme hotels in Taiwan. With travellers demanding more unique and memorable vacation memories to match those they see on readily-accessible social media connections, hotels have leapt into action,… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Launches Doubletree by Hilton Brand in South Africa

Second Cape Town Hotel For Global Hospitality Company DUBAI, U.A.E. & MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Cape Town, South Africa with local operator, Upper Eastside Hotel (Pty) Ltd.  The hotel will be Hilton Worldwide’s fifth property in South Africa and its second… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Ignites New “The Spark” Romance Package

Fan the flames of love this fall with inspired offerings for couples. San Francisco, U.S.A. – 2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco presents a new travel package for couples seeking to rekindle the fires of passion. With a set of amenities that includes romantically inspired cocktails and canapés, frisky “Spark the Conversation” cards, and access… Read the full press release

San Antonio Selects Design-Build team for Convention Center Expansion Project

San Antonio Selects Design-Build team for Convention Center Expansion Project -- Conv. Ctr. Barge Approaching

Contract calls for modernization, expansion to be complete in 2016. 2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — After announcing plans to expand the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in June, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and City Council have officially approved the project by awarding the design-build contract to the Hunt/Zachry Joint Venture team that will design and construct… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya Welcomes Leading Indian Wedding Planners From New Delhi

The award-winning, upscale Hilton Pattaya recently warmly welcomed Indian wedding planners organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi at Seaboard Ballroom on level 17 to showcase Hilton Pattaya’s wedding facilities as Thailand has become a popular destination for Indians. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Well-designed Hotel Helps Boost Indian Weddings in Pattaya, Thailand’s Famous Beach Resort, Positioning as an Ideal Destination for Any Special Occasion PATTAYA, Thailand, 2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The award-winning, upscale Hilton Pattaya recently warmly welcomed Indian wedding planners organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi at Seaboard Ballroom on level 17 to showcase Hilton Pattaya’s wedding facilities… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Offers Couples the Ultimate Winter Retreat

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Offers Couples the Ultimate Winter Retreat

Baltimore’s waterfront hotel welcomes couples to “Ignite the Spark” over shared “DIT” experiences. “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert   2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s true: couples that play together, stay together. And now, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is offering a special getaway designed exclusively for couples to… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS PILOTS RENEWABLE SYNTHETIC DIESEL FOR AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUSES

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent A Car Airport Shuttle Buses Running on Cleaner-Burning Fuel in New Orleans, Houston ST. LOUIS, 2012-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is piloting a program with Mansfield Oil Company to use renewable synthetic diesel fuel in its airport shuttle… Read the full press release