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

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Offers New Winter Packages for Those Seeking Adventure, Romance or Their First Ski Experience

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Offers New Winter Packages for Those Seeking Adventure, Romance or Their First Ski Experience - Photo Credit- Steve Casimiro/ Jackson Hole Mountian Resort

New wilderness art and sleigh ride excursions also offered. Jackson Hole, U.S.A., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole is unveiling three new packages for the winter season: Green With Envy The Resort’s debut “Learn to Ski” package is an all-encompassing experience for beginner skiers. This customized three-day package is the ultimate introduction to skiing…. Read the full press release

Food tourism an important pillar for tourism growth along the Silk Road

Baku, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Food plays a crucial and growing role in tourism development and can be a pillar for growth for the countries of the Silk Road, said experts meeting at the Flavours of the Silk Road: International Conference on Food, Culture and Tourism Conference (Baku, Azerbaijan, 6-7 September). Experts from the areas of tourism,… Read the full press release

Pumpkin, Spice and Everything Nice at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago This Fall

The Relaxation Lounge at the Spa at Four Seasons Chicago

The Spa introduces new autumn-inspired treatments and the return of the Runner’s Recovery Package. Chicago, U.S.A., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Turn over a new leaf this season at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago with fall treatments and the return of the Runner’s Recovery Package, just in time for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Pumpkin, Spice and Everything… Read the full press release

PATA Stages ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Debate in PTM Week, PATA Next Generation ‘Walks the Talk’ at Youth Forum

Bangkok, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is to break new ground in the conduct and content of industry forums globally by holding the first-ever debate on the future of travel and tourism between the PATA CEO and a leading regional travel journalist. To focus on the topic, “The Future of Travel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay Invites Guests to Feel Like Wine Experts

Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay Invites Guests to Feel Like Wine Experts

Local restaurant and winery Narbona offers tours and hands on experiences for wine lovers. 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located just ten minutes by car from the Resort, Finca Narbona invites Four Seasons guests to its charming restaurant and beautifully restored farmhouse and winery from the turn of the century. Finca Narbona – a National Historical Monument – together… Read the full press release

Travel Industry Continues to Put Americans Back to Work

Job Creation Outpaces Rest of Economy by Nearly 30 Percent Washington, D.C., 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s August 2012 Labor Department report: “The U.S. travel industry continues to spur our nation’s economic recovery by putting Americans back to work, adding 7,000… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico DF Celebrates Independence Day at Reforma 500

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico DF Celebrates Independence Day at Reforma 500 -- Reforma 500 terrace

Annual celebrations includes special menus September 15-16, 2012. México, D.F., Mexico, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Mexico DF celebrates Independence Day as it does every year and invites its guests and clients to celebrate theGrito (cry) of independence in El Bar on September 15. A special cocktail will be offered, plus an à la carte menu with a… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts Service from Baltimore/Washington to Fort Lauderdale and Dallas/Fort Worth

Miramar, Florida, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today starts service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with twice daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth. The new service also offers customers connections to 29 destinations throughout the Americas. Customers can check out the insanely low fares… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports August Traffic

DALLAS – 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported August 2012 consolidated traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran.  AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (“the Company”) on May 2, 2011.  For purposes of comparability, year-to-date 2011 traffic results presented in the accompanying table include the combined results of Southwest… Read the full press release

airberlin continues to offer its passengers the best service possible at Tegel Airport

2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn comments on the further postponement of the opening of BER Airport: “We are still looking forward to our new home base at BER and we are fully committed to the airport. As the market leader here in the capital, we want to consolidate our position, to grow steadily… Read the full press release