“Wild at Heart” Bridges Gap between Primates and People Lincoln Park Zoo, University of Chicago Medicine host special evening

Chicago, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heart disease is the primary cause of death for American adults and captive chimpanzees. Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s Dr. Lester E. Fisher Director of Veterinary Medicine Kathryn Gamble, DVM, and Allan Anderson, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of theAdvanced Heart Failure Program at the University of Chicago Medicine, for a… Read the full press release

RYANAIR AUGUST TRAFFIC GROWS BY 760,000 (+9%)

RECORD 8.9M PASSENGERS IN ONE MONTH 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair today (5 Sep) released passenger and load factor stats for Aug 2012 as follows: Aug 11 Aug 12 Change Yr to Aug 12 Passengers  1 8.14M 8.90M +9% 78.48M Load Factor 2 89% 88% -1% 82%     August 2012 was Ryanair’s highest-ever monthly traffic figure… Read the full press release

EASTERN AIRWAYS EXPANDS NEWCASTLE’S SERVICES TO OIL CAPITAL

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flights to Europe’s leading oil centre, Aberdeen, are being expanded from Newcastle Airport with Eastern Airways introducing an even greater choice of flights to meet the needs of business travellers and the offshore industry. The UK regional airline, which has consistently provided the north east with reliable services to Aberdeen from Newcastle… Read the full press release

Marriott Rewards Members Can Now Combine Cash + Points To Book Rooms Online

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s now easier for Marriott Rewards members to book their stays online.  Cash + Points, a new Marriott.com booking tool, allows members to combine nights paid with cash and redemption nights within a single reservation at over 3,600 hotels worldwide. When members go online to make a reservation, a member will be… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Canadian River Expeditions / Nahanni River Adventures

CTC’s program has helped this Yukon wilderness operator pique fresh interest in markets from Japan to Germany. 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Awesome is a hugely overused word, but in the case of Canada’s North, it does the landscape and its people justice. Neil Hartling, owner of Canadian River Expeditions / Nahanni River Adventures, YK, fell in love with… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Announces First Hotel in Tunisia

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., the leader in luxury hospitality, has announced the brand’s first hotel in Tunisia. The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage is owned by Companie Tunisienne de Development Touristique (CTDT), a subsidiary of the Driss-Jenayah Group, and a pioneer group in hospitality. Located in Carthage-Sidi Bou Said,… Read the full press release

Online Registration for Contractor Open House

Chicago, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Contractor Open House on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for firms interested in bidding on work at Chicago’s airports. The event will take place at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL. The Contractor Open House provides an excellent… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS INTRODUCES NEW GATEWAY IN SAUDI ARABIA

Qatar Airways Flies An A320 To Gassim

Scheduled Flights To Gassim Set To Begin In January 2013 Newest Destination Joins Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam And Medina In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Doha, QATAR, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has today announced the launch date for scheduled flights to Gassim – its newest gateway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Effective 7 January 2013,… Read the full press release

airberlin offers frequent flyers maximum flexibility

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — For business passengers flexibility is absolutely crucial when making travel plans. With its new fare structure, YourFare, airberlin has further improved the service it offers especially for business travellers. The FlyFlex fare category ensures a high level of flexibility and convenience and bookings can be made right up to the time of… Read the full press release

Airport City vision unveiled

Ambitious plans to create Scotland’s first ‘airport city’ are taking shape around Aberdeen Airport. 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airport MD Derek Provan has hailed a series of major multi-million pound developments, currently underway or planned for the future, which he says have the potential to transform the local economy. But with Aberdeen set to grow by… Read the full press release

New Aberdeen to Barcelona route

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Barrhead Travel has announced the launch of an exciting new route from Aberdeen for summer 2013 in addition to their successful Aberdeen to Malaga route. Scotland’s leading independent travel group will operate weekly charter flights to Barcelona between May and October next year, using British Airways aircraft and crew. Departing early morning… Read the full press release

Heathrow bids farewell to athletes from around the world

Heathrow bids farewell to athletes from around the world

2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — London September 10 2012: Heathrow today waved goodbye to 5,000 departing Paralympic athletes and officials following the largest ever Paralympic Games. It has been a fantastic summer of sport for Great Britain and, as the Host Airport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Heathrow has been the first – and… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Launches US$50 Million In-Flight Connectivity Programme

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines is today formally launching In-Flight Connectivity as part of a US$50 million programme to bring Internet and mobile data services to customers, even when flying at 35,000ft. Following a recent soft launch on a limited number of aircraft, In-Flight Connectivity is today available on 14 aircraft in the fleet, including… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways announces successful completion of Voluntary Early Retire Programme and Staff rationalization Exercise

Kenya Airways announces successful completion of Voluntary Early Retire Programme and Staff rationalization Exercise Thursday, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — National carrier, Kenya Airways has announced the completion of its staff rationalization programme that will see the airline save close to Sh1.2 billion annually in labour costs as it embarks on its ambitious expansion programme. According to… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways takes delivery of first fully-owned Embraer E190 jet

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first Embraer E190 aircraft to be fully purchased by Kenya Airways touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on September 1st. The aircraft is expected to boost the airline’s expanding fleet and service new routes and frequencies on its growing African network. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Titus… Read the full press release

Arik Air, Lufthansa Technik seal new partnership deal

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier and world renowned aircraft maintenance service provider, Lufthansa Technik of Germany have sealed a new partnership deal that will maintain the safe operations and support further growth of the Nigerian airline. During a meeting held at Arik Air corporate head office in Lagos on… Read the full press release

Singapore Welcomes Kai Kai & Jia Jia

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia arrived safely in Singapore this morning, flown in comfort on board a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter. The approximately 4.5 hour flight, which departed Chengdu at 0345hrs, landed at Singapore Changi Airport at 0820hrs today. The departure and arrival timings were scheduled as such… Read the full press release

American Bus Association picks best events of 2013

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that the National Centennial Celebration of the Lincoln Highway, to be held June 30-July 1 in Kearney, Neb., has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013 by an expert tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in the… Read the full press release

Mena Stages New Cycling Event

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mena is the site of a new cycling event: The Wheel A’ Mena. The event is a tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. “The Ouachita Mountains in our area are beautiful and we felt this was a good way for people to see what we have to… Read the full press release

Thousands of Pilots Descend into Palm Springs for AOPA Summit in October

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Over 70 airplanes will taxi down the city streets of Palm Springs for a “Parade of Planes” event to kick-off the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit, one of the industry’s largest aviation tradeshow and conventions, scheduled for October 11-13, 2012 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. “Airplanes… Read the full press release

They’re Back! It’s Hairy Crab Season at Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Hairy Crab Season at Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Making their annual trek from Yang Cheng Lake, hairy crabs are greeted with gusto by gourmands at Jiang-Nan Chun this October. 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Come October this year, hairy crab lovers can look forward to feasting on their favourite crustaceans as they return to the dining tables in Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Under the culinary stewardship… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport Reports New All-Time Monthly Record

More Than 2.2 Million Passengers in July 2012, Busiest Month Ever 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that a record number of passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in July 2012. In total, 2,222,329 commercial passengers used the airport, a 0.8 percent increase over the previous monthly record set in… Read the full press release

Celebrate Yi Peng, the Northern Thai Festival of Lights, at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Special package available this November reveals the wonder of this one-of-a-kind spectacle. Chiang Mai, Thailand – 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chiang Mai is a spectacular place to visit at any time of year, with its lush green rice fields, misty mountains, and golden temples that glint and twinkle in the warm, tropical sun. But for one night… Read the full press release

Courtyard by Marriott to Open First Hotel in Chile

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) announced today plans to open a new 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Santiago in the fourth quarter of 2014, under an agreement with Falabella Group, the largest retailer in South America, with operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia. Situated immediately adjacent to the existing 280-room Santiago Marriott… Read the full press release

Become an “Elephant Whisperer” at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

The elephants - Thong Kam, Bounma, Phuang Phet and Yuki

Creating learning opportunities and unforgettable memories with Four Seasons Tented Camp’s gentle giants. Golden Triangle, Thailand, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “What did you do this summer?” It’s the common question asked every autumn, when the excitement of the summer holidays comes to a close, and when the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting longer. There are… Read the full press release

New routes from Oslo Airport

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian and SAS launch this year’s autumn routes to Fuerteventura, Alanya and Prague. Norwegian will offer a weekly route to Fuerteventura from 30 October to 2 April 2013. SAS opened its route to Prague on 30 August, with two weekly departures. In addition, SAS is expanding its summer route to Alanya, Turkey… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Denver Announces September News and Events

EDGE Restaurant & Bar

From special dinners at EDGE to new services offered at The Spa, September will be special at Four Seasons Denver, U.S.A., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Four Seasons Hotel Denver winds down a busy summer, September is gearing up in full swing with a variety of events and specials. From theme dinners at EDGE Restaurant & Bar to new offerings at The Spa, September… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport response to the announcement of an independent commission to review aviation capacity

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Commenting on the creation of an independent commission to review aviation capacity, Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Airport, said: “It is important that the independent commission looks beyond London when considering how to make best use of existing runway capacity. The UK’s regional airports handled 86 million passengers in 2011… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas Hosts 28th Annual Cool October Events for Cancer Center at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas Hosts 28th Annual Cool October Events for Cancer Center at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas.

Resort’s community relations program committed to fighting cancer in the city it serves. Dallas, U.S.A., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas celebrates its 28th year of fighting cancer in its community by raising money for treatment and awareness of the disease among local citizens. To date, Cool October sporting and… Read the full press release

SNCB : RÉSULTAT OPÉRATIONNEL MEILLEUR QUE PRÉVU

Grâce au plan d’économies visant un retour à l’équilibre, la SNCB améliore son résultat opérationnel (EBITDA*) ce semestre. 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Le résultat opérationnel du 1er semestre de 2012 confirme la tendance amorcée en 2010. Avec un EBITDA de – 8,5 millions EUR, la SNCB est en avance sur son budget et commence à récolter… Read the full press release