Nebraska Tourism Commission elects leaders, sets meeting

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently elected its leadership team. Mike Kesselring of Crawford, owner of High Plains Homestead, was elected commission chairman; Jeff Boeka of North Platte, general manager of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in North Platte, was elected vice chairman; and John Chapo of Lincoln, director of Lincoln… Read the full press release

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Thrills 60 Million Riders

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Classic Ride Reaches Milestone SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s signature ride, the Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster is reaching a major milestone. The 88-year-old coaster is on track to log 60 million riders by the end of the week. In celebration of the giant milestone, the… Read the full press release

Iberia launches “IBHelp”, revolutionising customer service via mobile devices

Original and innovative new in-house technology connects more than 100 iPads and PDAs to check-in kiosks, the new Quick Service Points and other devices that can issue the documents customers may need IBHelp enables Iberia staff to deal with any incident or customer request at any point from check-in to boarding, making connections, retrieving luggage,… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport Voted Best Airport in the Americas

GobeRunner Awards Honor the World’s Top Travel Companies SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has been named Best Airport in the Americas by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/), an online publication written for and by affluent frequent business travelers.  The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world’s best travel companies,… Read the full press release

British Airways flies Team GB Swimming to the London Olympic Games

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Team GB Swimming team flew into London City airport this lunchtime (Tuesday July 24th) ahead of the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this weekend.  The swimming disciplines are among the first sports to take part in the Games. Wearing their British Swimming tracksuits, the team, including medal hopefuls… Read the full press release

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 7.4 Percent in June

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 904,047 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in June, which represents a decrease of 7.4 percent from June 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 8.5 percent, with a total of 447,501 during June. For the… Read the full press release

Runway extension adds to Hartsfield-Jackson’s efficiency

Provides safer conditions during emergency landings ATLANTA 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — More nonstop destinations, additional payload capacity, more flexibility for aircraft operations and enhanced safety during emergency situations are all potential benefits of a runway extension that recently opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A 500-foot extension of Runway 27R, the Airport’s longest runway, opened to… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Tops J.D. Power and Associates Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for Luxury Hotel Brands for Third Consecutive Year

Chevy Chase, Md. 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — T he Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has once again ranked highest in the luxury brand segment, for an impressive third year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study. “It is a tribute to our ladies and gentlemen that they… Read the full press release

Virginia Puts Love on Tap with First-Ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month

-New interactive map leads visitors to Virginia craft breweries statewide- Richmond, VA, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —Virginia’s reputation as a destination full of local flavor has a new experience to tout with the first-ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month.  The month’s theme, Love on Tap, is a nod to the state’s famous Virginia is for Lovers slogan and local… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide’s Brands Awarded Highest Rankings by J.D. Power and Associates

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Ranked Highest in North American Guest Satisfaction Index MCLEAN, Va, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton Worldwide announced that two of its hotel brands received highest rankings in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. Hilton Garden Inn achieved the highest ranking in the “Upscale Segment”… Read the full press release

A Deal Fit for a Royal – Escape to London and Tour Buckingham Palace

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enjoy an exclusive stay at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel – the same property where Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II learned to ice skate at the age of seven! Check into one of the elegant, deluxe rooms and experience a sense of tranquility seldom found in the city.  Following a… Read the full press release

All the people, so many people, test out Park Live

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — It is set to become the ‘Henman Hill’ of the Games, and yesterday (24 July) ‘Park Live Presented by British Airways’ was tried and tested by hundreds of the airline’s staff and volunteers. BA Lawn Captains, who will be performing dance routines on the lawns, tested their moves while wearing giant wings…. Read the full press release

THE LATEST LUGGAGE MUST HAVE…A TRAVEL TUCK BOX!

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways has created a commemorative travel tuck box for a number of Team GB athletes in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will be loaded with energy-boosting goodies including dried fruit and nutrition bars, and given to the British Swimming team at when they arrive… Read the full press release

RYANAIR SEEKS PARTNER FOR 2013 CABIN CREW CHARITY CALENDAR

CHARITY TO RECEIVE €100,000 PROCEEDS FROM WORLD FAMOUS CREW CALENDAR 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (25 July) began its search for a charity partner to receive the entire sales proceeds (up to €100,000) from the 2013 edition of the world famous Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar. Sales from Ryanair’s 2013… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s First Klass Olympic welcome

Classical pianist Myleene Klass performs a unique rendition of the Chariots of Fire theme at Heathrow Terminal 5 to welcome arriving passengers to the London 2012 Games 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers arriving into Heathrow today will be given an Olympic welcome to remember, with a live rendition of Vangelis’ ‘Chariots of Fire’ performed by classical… Read the full press release

SHD Announces New United Express Carrier

SHD Announces New United Express Carrier Silver Airways to Replace Colgan Air Weyers Cave, Virginia – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce a change in United Express carrier from Colgan Air to their new regional airline partner, Silver Airways. Silver Airways will operate all United flights from SHD… Read the full press release

Galway-Tuam motorway extension a major boost for Shannon Airport passengers

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has described the green-light for the Gort-Tuam motorway under the Government stimulus programme as a significant boost for passengers across the wider West of Ireland. “The announcement by Government that the Gort to Tuam motorway will proceed under its major stimulus programme is very positive… Read the full press release

JLA celebrates 10 years of the ‘new’ terminal

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today marks the 10th anniversary of the official opening of the current passenger terminal at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It was 10 years to the day that Her Majesty The Queen visited the Airport to unveil a plaque and to declare the new multi-million pound passenger terminal officially open, meeting a number… Read the full press release

Shannon enjoys record month for Business Aviation traffic

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has today said that last month’s record number of Business Aviation jets landing in Shannon gives further confidence that this sector can be an area of growth for the airport. A total of 460 ‘Business Aviation jet movements ’ took place at Shannon in June,… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Parking Praised Again

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers parking at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) will be pleased to learn that the facilities have been praised once again by the Merseyside Police’s Safer Parking Scheme. Inspector Bob Daly, of Merseyside Police, presented the Airport’s Car Parks team with their Safer Parking Award following the on-site car parks having been… Read the full press release

Airport’s Quieter Home Program celebrates completion of its 2,000th home

Milestone will be honored with community BBQ event 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — What: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and its Quieter Home Program (QHP) are celebrating a major milestone: the renovation of their 2,000th home. The Quieter Home  Program offers free sound attenuation for homes under the airport’s flight path, helping reduce the effects… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flight disruptions continue; Passengers requested to postpone non-essential travel

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that its flight operations and schedules are still not yet back to normal because of the knock on effect and passengers backlogs arising from the cancellation of 56 flights and diversion of 16 flights caused by typhoon Vicente. The airline expects it could take a few… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines marks the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed

LONDON – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) marked the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed by SKYTRAX. The recognition comes at a time of great change within the national airline of Malaysia as it embarks upon a series of improvements to repositioning it as… Read the full press release

Flybe Celebrates Ten Years from Leeds Bradford Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — 2012 is a significant year for Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, as it today celebrates the tenth anniversary since its changed business model transformed the then 23-year old airline, into Flybe. Flybe passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport have increased by 98% over the last decade, offering a selection of popular routes… Read the full press release

Skytrax issue rebuttal and refusal to subscribe to a self-appointed critic of user-review sites

London, UK, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A self-appointed critic of review sites that seeks to attract revenue by cajoling websites into paying for their accreditation, has targeted Skytrax by questioning the reliability of our user-created content – going so far as to suggest that Skytrax display fake content. Aside from also having no knowledge or understanding about… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to increase the number of frequencies from Oslo Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways continues its focus on Oslo Airport and is introducing daily flights from Oslo to Doha. From 1 January 2013 the number of departures will increase from 5 to 7 a week, divided between both morning and afternoon flights. Qatar Airways was recently named the world’s best airline for the second consecutive year,… Read the full press release

Dutch Swimmers Arrive at Leeds Bradford Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — This week Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) was delighted to welcome the Dutch Olympic Swimming Team as they flew into Yorkshire’s Gateway airport following a short flight with KLM from Amsterdam. The Leeds City Region has been chosen as the Dutch Swimming Federation’s training base for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Tony… Read the full press release

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS SATISFIED WITH WELCOME AND SERVICES OFFERED AT PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT

91% overall satisfaction A more favourable image of the airport after a trip An investment of 580 million euros 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  According to a recent study* conducted among 816 passengers, foreign travellers are satisfied with the welcome reserved for them in France and especially the services offered at Paris airports. This study dispels… Read the full press release

RYANAIR CALLS ON SPANISH GOVT TO PROHIBIT POLICE BRINGING GUNS ON BOARD AIRCRAFT

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (24Jul) called on the Spanish Govt to prohibit the unsafe regulation allowing police officers – even off-duty – bringing firearms onto domestic flights in Spain, after a Spanish policeman breached safety regulations by boarding a flight while secretly carrying a gun. Ryanair has formally complained… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 25th July

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 101,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also another very busy day for Olympic arrivals – with nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* expected at Heathrow. Passengers at Terminal 5 will be treated to a rendition of ‘Chariots… Read the full press release