VIA Rail’s Second Quarter Results Confirm Need for Modernization Plan

Halifax, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the quarterly meeting of its Board of Directors in Halifax, N.S., VIA Rail Canada released its second quarter 2012 results today. The Corporation’s ridership and revenues were lower than in the same period last year, due partially to continued economic uncertainty affecting travel markets. However, as a result of… Read the full press release

High Flying Ticket Sales! Less than 2,000 tickets left for Jersey Live

JERSEY LIVE FESTIVAL 2012 with JT SEPTEMBER 1ST – 2ND 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Set in the lush countryside of the Parish of Trinity, in the rural heart of Jersey, Channel Islands, Jersey Live Festival sponsored once again by JT returns for its 9th edition this September. Surrounded by 45 miles of stunning coast and enjoying… Read the full press release

Go Exclusively to Thailand

Go Exclusively to Thailand

New Delhi, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi office joined hands with Odysseus India Pvt. Ltd. to organise familiarization trips for luxury-end agents to visit Thailand from 4th to 10th August, 2012. A total of ten agents from Delhi, Kolkata, Punjab, and Bangalore participated in the trip. The properties… Read the full press release

Celebrate This Year’s Mid-Autumn Festival and Gift Mooncakes from Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Celebrate This Year's Mid-Autumn Festival and Gift Mooncakes from Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Limited-edtion and hand-made in the kitchens of three Michelin-starred Lung King Heen Hong Kong, China – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong will once again offer the famed Lung King Heen mooncakes for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Chef Chan Yan Tak and his team at Lung King Heen will be creating limited-edition mooncakes presented in beautifully designed boxes by… Read the full press release

Weddings at Dusit Thani Manila

Weddings at Dusit Thani Manila

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Dusit Thani Manila continues to be the popular venue for couples seeking to experience their dream wedding. It takes pride in its posse of banquet experts that matches the hotel’s luxury in experience and creativity, guaranteeing a truly unforgettable celebration. From conceiving a couple’s ideal wedding theme, selecting an appropriate menu… Read the full press release

PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND ENTERPRISE CAR SALES WORK TO SAVE SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS FROM MAKING BAD CAR DEALS AND DECISIONS

Bred-in-the-Bone Commitment to the Military Alexandria, VA and St. Louis, MO, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Staff Sergeant Shawn Marsland, 16th Signal Company, stationed at Fort Hood, TX, and his wife Cassandra are experienced car buyers. So even though they were eager to buy a pickup when they moved back to the states, they took the time to shop… Read the full press release

China Rising: Four Seasons Shares Good Fortune with Three New Hotels in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing in 2012

Indoor lap pool at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai (rendering)

88th Four Seasons kicks off an auspicious year in China. 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons continues to expand its presence in China with three openings in 2012, including its first hotels in Guangzhou and Beijing, and a second location in Shanghai. Ten years ago, the company began its expansion strategy in the country with its… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Takes Entertainment To New Heights

Airline Renews “Live In The Vineyard” partnership and launches national sweepstakes DALLAS – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines™ (NYSE: LUV) celebrates its continued partnership as the Official Airline Sponsor of “Live In The Vineyard” by reintroducing the official “Live In The Vineyard”-decaled Boeing 737 airplane to its fleet and kicking off the national Getaway Sweepstakes for… Read the full press release

Beachfront Hotel And New Year-Round Indoor Waterpark Now Open!

New South Padre Island Indoor Resort Waterpark features seven new attractions including the first double tidal wave river and unlimited access to the summertime Schlitterbahn Beach outdoor waterpark. SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn, respected worldwide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, is now welcoming guests to the new beachfront hotel and indoor, year-round resort… Read the full press release

Face Off 2012: The Biggest Filipino Bridal Show in Years at Dusit Thani Manila

(Featuring 40 designers, it will show the breadth and depth of Philippine bridal fashion design) Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the first time in years, a big collection of wedding gowns and bridal wear by Filipino designers will be held at the Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila on the 5th of September 2012. The Samsung… Read the full press release

TRANSASIA AIRWAYS TO TAKE DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST A330 AIRCRAFT IN NOVEMBER 2012

The first of 29 new aircraft currently on order Singapore, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading Taiwanese airline, TransAsia Airways’ fleet expansion proceeds according to plan with its first A330-300 aircraft scheduled for delivery this November. The Airline currently operates a fleet of 18 aircraft, which service a network of 46 destinations within Asia. The A330-300’s delivery… Read the full press release

The Circus Is Coming To Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Hilton Birmingham Metropole is excited to announce a complimentary evening of fun and entertainment. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

The Hotel Will Host An Evening Of Fun Under The Big Top BIRMINGHAM, U.K., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Birmingham Metropole is excited to announce a complimentary evening of fun and entertainment. For the second consecutive year, guests and corporate partners will have the opportunity to experience Hilton Birmingham Metropole’s incredible event facilities while letting loose and… Read the full press release

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces World’s Tallest and Fastest Looping Coaster for 2013

Theme Park Firmly Holds Coveted World Record of More Coasters than Any Other Theme Park on the Planet! 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Six Flags Magic Mountain today announced another world-record addition to their coaster dynasty with FULL THROTTLE, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster slated for the Valencia theme park in 2013.  Unlike traditional coasters, this unique,… Read the full press release

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto to Host Wine Dinner

Executive Chef Marco Fossati visits with guests

Special event with Schweiger Vineyards highlights love story of family and place 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Quattro and Schweiger Vineyards and Winery will celebrate the spirit of family and community at a special dinner on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy free flowing conversation with Executive Chef Marco Fossati, Quattro General Manager Adam Ashukian and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

CFO Laura Wright Announces Retirement; Tammy Romo Named as Successor DALLAS – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced that its Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Laura Wright, has advised the Company of her decision to retire. Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman, President, and CEO, said that Wright’s decision was accepted with profound… Read the full press release

TRANSASIA AIRWAYS REPORTS NT$4.5 BILLION REVENUE FOR FIRST HALF-YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL YEAR – UP 11.15% YEAR-ON-YEAR

1H2012 Financial Highlights:  Achieved Net profit after tax of NT$45.5 million  Strong cross-straits business driven by increasing number of inbound travellers from PRC Singapore, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Taiwan’s leading airline TransAsia Airways, today reported its financial performance for the first half of 2012 ended 30th June. The Airline achieved 11.15% increase in revenue with NT$4.5… Read the full press release

New EVA Cargo Mobile App Ready to Download Now, Free Software designed for use on iPhones, iPads and Androids

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air Cargo is giving shippers and consignees faster, easier access to up-to-the-minute airfreight shipping and shipment status information anytime, anywhere with a brand-new app. The free EVA Air Cargo App for hand-held devices is available in four languages, English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Japanese. Users can download EVA… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International redesigns Meeting & Events website

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International continues to innovate in its use of new technologies and has just launched a new version of its website specialising in Meetings & Events, www.melia.com/meetings with improvements to design and accessibility offering users a better online experience and, above all, easy access to special offers and promotions for any… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin All Abuzz About Texas Honey

Texas Honey

Local ingredient featured in TRIO, the Lobby Lounge and Spa in September. Austin, U.S.A., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fact: Texas honey is the bee’s knees. And throughout the month of September, locals and guests who visit Four Seasons Hotel Austin will be able to experience what all the buzz is about thanks to a full menu of special offerings… Read the full press release

CHICAGO O’HARE AND BIRMINGHAM BECOME SISTER AIRPORTS TO STRENGTHEN LINKS

CHICAGO, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Birmingham Airport in Birmingham, England have become Sister Airports to formalize a working relationship and commit to the development of new opportunities; particularly the reinstatement of direct flights between the two cities. At a meeting in Chicago today, members of the executive management teams from the… Read the full press release

Operational Impact of Isaac – Updated Thursday, August 30

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thursday, August 30 – Thursday Update on Operational Impact of Hurricane Isaac As of 5pm on Thursday, Southwest and AirTran intend to resume operations at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at noon on Friday. The suspension of service for Friday morning means Southwest will cancel approximately 23 total flights in and… Read the full press release

Dragonair Launches Flights to Zhengzhou

HONG KONG, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today announced that it will launch a new scheduled service to Zhengzhou on 8 January 2013, offering more travel choices and greater convenience for passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Mainland China. The new daily service will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. Zhengzhou will be the ninth destination… Read the full press release

Be part of Newquay Cornwall Airport 2012 Passenger Survey today!

Win a bottle of Camel Valley Sparkling Wine

Win a bottle of Camel Valley Sparkling Wine 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tell us about your experiences at the airport and be entered in to the prize draw to win a bottle of Camel Valley Sparkling Wine. To start the survey paste the link below in to your internet browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NQYS12 Terms and Conditions: All names and… Read the full press release

Brand USA to lead largest-ever delegation of senior U.S. travel representatives to India

Brand USA to lead largest-ever delegation of senior U.S. travel representatives to India India Mission Promotes Travel to the United States New Delhi, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brand USA, the new tourism marketing entity responsible for promoting the United States to world visitors, has organized its first-ever travel mission from September 9 to September 14, 2012 in… Read the full press release

Palm Springs Host City for International Reality Show

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Palm Springs has been selected as the premier destination for the 9th season of  “Occupation Double,”  the #1 reality television series in Montreal, Quebec, Canada – broadcast on TVA network, the largest French-Canadian network in North America. The show’s crew and cast recently arrived in Palm… Read the full press release

Pink Your Drink at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

General Manager Dan Normandin

Park 75 Lounge introduces the Pink Drink in support of cancer research at Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Atlanta, U.S.A., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is offering locals and guests the opportunity to “drink pink” with the month long availability of the Pink Drink in Park 75 Lounge in October. While the cocktail is as… Read the full press release

Saint Louis Zoo Is Jumping with Joeys

Tree kangaroo joey 2012. Press room photo

A Matschie’s tree kangaroo and a red kangaroo emerge from their mothers’ pouches 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meet the Saint Louis Zoo’s new little pride and joeys! Two baby faces have emerged from within pouches this summer – a Matschie’s tree kangaroo in Emerson Children’s Zoo, and a red kangaroo in Red Rocks. Seven months ago,… Read the full press release

Delegates Urged to Book Accommodation Now For 2012 Travel Convention

“Latest Speaker Announced – Lady Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland” 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA is reminding delegates not to delay booking their accommodation for the 2012 Travel Convention in Turkey. On Wednesday 5 September any unsold discounted accommodation at both the five star Cornelia and Susesi resorts will be released back onto general sale and with… Read the full press release

The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, debuts restaurant NAO: New World Flavors

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus continues to grow, the college has opened its restaurant NAO: New World Flavors. Pronounced “nay-oh,” the student-staffed restaurant is a culinary tapestry of Latin ingredients, traditions, and culture. The opening of NAO further solidifies San Antonio as an important culinary gateway to Latin… Read the full press release