Virginia Offers Twelve Scenic Road Trip Ideas for Fall 2012

Width: 17" × Height: 11" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: TIF Credit: Cameron Davidson.Virginia Tourism Corporation Description: Experience the unmatched beauty and motorcycle riding enjoyment provided by Virginia Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the three mountains between Tazewell and Marion.

RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia boasts more than 3,000 miles of scenic roadways, taking travelers to coastal beauty, mountain vistas, quaint small towns and peaceful countryside.  Combine this with 15 million acres of fall foliage and two of the country’s most legendary scenic drives and Virginia is the ideal place for a classic fall road trip. … Read the full press release

JAL and British Airways Expand Codeshare Arrangements on Tokyo=London Routes and Begin Sales of Joint Fares

TOKYO, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (BA) today announced the start of codeshare arrangements on the routes between Tokyo and London (Heathrow), as well as the sales of joint fares on applicable routes from October 1, 2012. Codeshare At present, the airlines are codesharing on a total of 23 routes connecting… Read the full press release

Now Open: Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan

Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan (rendering)

Experience one of the world’s most exciting cities,Four Seasons-style Baku, Azerbaijan, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Where do you want to go next? For many, the answer this year will undoubtedly be Baku. As football fans worldwide look forward to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the fall, and the country’s firstFour Seasons now welcoming guests, the capital… Read the full press release

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO VAN MORRISON WITH BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO VAN MORRISON WITH BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — We are on the final countdown to the first ever East Belfast Arts Festival in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport and to celebrate we are giving away a pair of tickets to the Big Top Festival featuring Van the Man! The festival takes place from 5th to 9th September 2012 and is spread… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner flies into South Africa

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing airline in Africa, will soon be flying its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner into Africa’s busiest airport, O.R. Tambo International in Johannesburg, an event that is being eagerly awaited by the travel industry and passengers alike. Ethiopian is the first airline outside of Japan to take delivery of the… Read the full press release

airberlin technik: 17 new trainees start their careers

With approximately 100 trainees, the aviation technology service division within the airberlin group is one of the largest training providers in the Dusseldorf area. 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — On 3rd September 2012, a total of 17 new trainees started their first year of training with airberlin technik GmbH in Dusseldorf. With approximately 100 trainees, airberlin technik… Read the full press release

Spa Corner at Maldives Stand during WTM 2012

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives to allocate a special space within the stand to promote the wellness tourism segment which is one of the most promising niche markets in the tourism industry today.  The focus would be to attract more visitors to the Maldives stand by giving them the opportunity to seek tranquil refuge for a… Read the full press release

¡Que Bueno Marriott!

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Five is the magic number this year as LATINA Style Magazine ranks Marriott number five on its LATINA Style 50 list, which ranks the top 50 companies for Latinas to work.  For the fifteenth year in a row, Marriott is on the ‘top 50’ list and this year is the only hotel… Read the full press release

Maldives holds fam trip for Indian market to boost the arrivals

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation jointly with the industry partners organized a fam trip for Indian market from 5-12th August 2012. The fam group includes journalists from travel magazines, mainline publications, newspapers, fashion and lifestyle magazines from various cities in India. During the 6day fam trip, apart from the beauty of the… Read the full press release

Reservations Manager celebrates 30 years of dedicated service at The Atlantic Hotel

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — There is a special place at The Atlantic Hotel for Reservations Manager Hayley Brockwell, who is celebrating 30 years of dedicated service and the honour of being this Small Luxury Hotel of the World’s longest standing member of staff. Commenting on the anniversary Hayley said: “I am so proud to be part… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, İstanbul’un Anadolu Yakasına İlk Adımını Atıyor

Hilton Worldwide, Hilton İstanbul Kozyatağı Konferans Merkezi ve Spa açılışı için sözleşme imzaladı ISTANBUL, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide, İstanbul’un Anadolu yakasında açılacak ilk Hilton Hotels & Resorts markalı oteli için Emaytaş Turizm Gayrimenkul Yönetim Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Tic. A.Ş. ile bugün bir franchise sözleşmesi imzaladığını açıkladı. Hilton İstanbul Kozyatağı Konferans Merkezi ve Spa, Hilton Worldwide’ın Türkiye… Read the full press release

Africa First, Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner Touches down in Maputo

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian 1st B787 Dremaliner, dubbed “Africa First” touched down at Maputo International Airport on 2 September 2012. Ethiopian is the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft. Ethiopian is pleased to introduce the Dreamliner to Maputo, ahead of major destinations in Europe, Asia, the Middle… Read the full press release

Go. See. Do. (and save); Frontier Offers Fare Sale Featuring Fares as Low as $48 One-Way*

Purchase at FrontierAirlines.com by Sept. 11; travel through March 17, 2013. DENVER, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines is celebrating the end of summer with falling fares. The fare sale offers fares as low as $48* for travel through mid-March on all nonstop routes. Go to more than 80 destinations across the lower 48 states. See amazing sites…. Read the full press release

Virginia Wins Award for Best State Travel Web Site

ercury Award winning Virginia.org website

Virginia Tourism Corporation wins Mercury Award at national conference RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Virginia Tourism Corporation received a singular honor last week from the National Council of State Tourism Directors when it received the Mercury Award for Best Travel Web Site among states. The award was presented last week at the annual United States Travel… Read the full press release

W Talent Gets Ready for Culinary Challenge

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — W Retreat & Spa Maldives is pleased to announce the enrollment of seven Talent for the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge. From 10th to 12th of September seven Talent from W Maldives will compete in the 10th edition of the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge. Each Talent selected by Nikolaj Retpen will… Read the full press release

British Airways becomes the first airline to sign for Amadeus’ new revenue accounting solution

British Airways becomes the first airline to sign for Amadeus’ new revenue accounting solution Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting enables real-time revenue monitoring for faster, more accurate revenue decisions Madrid, Spain, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announces that British Airways has… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Set To Debut On Istanbul’s Asian Side

ISTANBUL, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Emaytaş Turizm Gayrimenkul Yönetim Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Tic A.Ş. to open Hilton Worldwide’s first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded property on the Asian side of Istanbul. Hilton Istanbul Kozyataği Conference Center & Spa joins a fast growing portfolio of 40 hotels across Turkey… Read the full press release

The 2012 Jersey Customer Service Awards

Public voting opens today for nominations for the Jersey Customer Service Awards. 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Jersey public has from today until the 28 September to vote for their Customer Service Heroes, giving them the opportunity to walk away with one of the coveted 2012 Customer Service Awards. The Customer Service Awards, which are now… Read the full press release

VIA Rail looking to improve Halifax station property: Seeks partner to develop land adjacent to Halifax station

Halifax, Sept. 4, 2012, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of its ongoing modernization, VIA Rail Canada recently sought expressions of interest (EOI) from a number of potential investors to partner with VIA in the development of some four acres of its property in the area surrounding the Halifax train station. Pre-qualified candidates from the EOI… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces Management of Holiday Inn West Bay Traverse City, Mich.

Hotel was Recently Acquired by Michigan-based ValStone Partners, LLC ARLINGTON, Va. /TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announced that it has assumed management of the 179-room Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City, Mich. The hotel was recently acquired by ValStone Partners, LLC, a Michigan-based private equity firm. The new owners… Read the full press release

Oman Air Launches New Service to Tehran

Oman Air Launches New Service to Tehran

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has on the 1st of September launched a brand new service between the Omani capital of Muscat and Tehran, the ancient capital city of Iran. In celebration of the inaugural flight, every passenger was presented with a rose and the aircraft was greeted… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn Opens in Dahlgren

66-room property brings Hamptonality to Virginia DAHLGREN, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the opening of its newest property, the 66-room Hampton Inn Dahlgren located at 16450 Commerce Dr. in King George, Va. “Hampton combines quality, innovation,… Read the full press release

Fall Travel Deal: Save 25 Percent off Stays at Marriott Vacation Club Resorts Worldwide

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Vacation Club is offering a world of travel opportunities through a limited time deal this fall. Reserve your stay with family or friends in a spacious and luxurious villa at one of our resorts and make vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Take 25 percent off regular room rates at over 50… Read the full press release

Celebrity Chefs Spice Up Silversea Voyages

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Renowned chefs and food writers are set to share some of the world’s finest gastronomic traditions on seven upcoming Culinary Artsvoyages aboard ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises. These unique culinary theme cruises showcase the skills of culinary experts and award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world, including the internationally acclaimed chefs of… Read the full press release

ABTA Comments on Government Reshuffle

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Responding to the Ministerial changes announced by the Prime Minister today, Luke Pollard, Head of Public Affairs at ABTA – The Travel Association said: “It is all change for Ministers with travel and tourism portfolios. It is too early to read too much into a change of personnel at the top so… Read the full press release

RYANAIR CALLS FOR DEEP COST CUTS AT STANSTED TO REVERSE BAA’S TRAFFIC COLLAPSE

Prospective bidders should ignore BAA’s inflated £1.3billion RAB 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Stansted’s largest airline, today (4th Sept) called on airport regulator, the CAA, to confirm for prospective investors in Stansted what it intends to do about (a) Stansted’s 5 years of traffic declines, (b) Stansted’s grossly inflated £1.3bn RAB, (c) how it will reduce Stansted’s… Read the full press release

Africa First, Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner Touches down in Accra

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines 1st Dreamliner, dubbed “Africa First”, touched down in Accra on Saturday, September 1, 2012, making Ghana one of the few countries in the world to receive the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft. Accra was chosen among the rotating destinations for the Dreamliner, as it is a major and fast growing metropolis… Read the full press release

Douglas Martell Assumes Role of Vice President, Operations, South West Asia for IHG

Douglas Martell

New Delhi, India, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announces Douglas Martell’s commencement in his role as Vice President, Operations, for the company’s South West Asia region. He succeeds Chris Moloney, who has retired after a career spanning three decades with the company. In his new role, Douglas will spearhead IHG’s operations across… Read the full press release

MasterCard and eNett International form strategic partnership with exclusive 5 year deal to drive innovative payment solutions across the travel industry

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — MasterCard Worldwide and eNett International have signed a partnership agreement which provides innovative payment and reconciliation solutions for the travel industry through the use of Virtual Account Numbers (VANs).  The partnership aims to facilitate high volumes of global payments over a 5 year period and sets MasterCard up as the exclusive payment… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S LOW FARES NOW AVAILABLE ON IPHONE

BOOKING & FLIGHT INFO APP NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES FOR JUST €3 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (4 Sept) made it even easier for passengers to access its guaranteed lowest fares with the launch of a new iPhone/iPad app, which is available on iTunes for just €3. Ryanair’s new… Read the full press release